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    I agree with pawoods that marine ply appears to...

    I agree with pawoods that marine ply appears to have less voids which can be a nasty surprise when scrolling I find that although MDF is ok for puzzles my preference is for plain old pine easy to cut...
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    Thanks for the replies .This ukulele is to be a...

    Thanks for the replies .This ukulele is to be a learner for now if I am happy with it I will certainly build a tenor and post my progress .Just learning to bend sides is causing headaches ,but...
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    I use an old credit card so far so good, or you...

    I use an old credit card so far so good, or you can cut a hole in the middle of a piece of scrap if it won't go in or out from both sides make the necessary adjustment.
  4. Im no expert but it looks like some sort of oak....

    Im no expert but it looks like some sort of oak. To check if it will take stain do a section on the underside of the top.
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    one thing I didn't mention is it is imperative...

    one thing I didn't mention is it is imperative that the blade is square to the table this is a must or your puzzle will not come apart, sounds silly but this is the best tip I can give for puzzle...
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    I second Helen for blades and advice I have cut...

    I second Helen for blades and advice I have cut puzzles in the past using #3 blades as recommended by Helen.
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    wow what selection of Aussie timber.I am in the...

    wow what selection of Aussie timber.I am in the process of making a concert ukulele [acquired a kit to use parts top and bottom is Mahogony]and am sure to attempt a tenor if this works out . Now for...
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    great pattern on the grain makes for nice pens,...

    great pattern on the grain makes for nice pens, well done
  9. Thread: Big brother

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    thank you for the reply John, the intention is to...

    thank you for the reply John, the intention is to use the kit as a template as you suggest, bloody Ukulele is addictive once you start you want more of the little buggers.
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    No plan as such purchased a complete kit to use...

    No plan as such purchased a complete kit to use all the components less the body ,still waiting for delivery so not sure how it will turn out. Heard of someone making main body by routing out and...
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    just about to embark on my first hand made...

    just about to embark on my first hand made Ukulele have some beaut quilted sequoia grown in Aussie it looks just the business for the Ukulele body. Any tips greatly appreciated.
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    yep Sam has some classic patterns and is very...

    yep Sam has some classic patterns and is very generous sharing them. I have one of his of a classic motor bike.
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    yep first one I have to aggree.

    yep first one I have to aggree.
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    don't be complacent when BCC's [probably had six...

    don't be complacent when BCC's [probably had six removed]are found my GP has indicated to me that they are not as simple as most think,I have three melanomas removed and you MUST remain vigilant...
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    I'll second what BobL said I have used it no...

    I'll second what BobL said I have used it no problem nice whiteish colour.
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    I know this post is late but I have decided that...

    I know this post is late but I have decided that I will attempt to construct a ukulele out of some beautiful quilted redwood I have but I am struggling with a fretboard with frets fitted, neck, head...
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    love cutting letters and signs if the material...

    love cutting letters and signs if the material allows, pretty satisfying when it turns out.
  18. good purchase and you will enjoy the depth of cut...

    good purchase and you will enjoy the depth of cut possible with Hegner.
  19. don't know what features this has ,but hegner are...

    don't know what features this has ,but hegner are probably the best investment you can make and for that price I would not hesitate and I have two scroll saws in hand.Go for it.
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    no idea of species but cut to whatever can be...

    no idea of species but cut to whatever can be handled ,don't forget to seal the ends to avoid cracks.
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    I had the same issue with glue going hard and...

    I had the same issue with glue going hard and found that simple styrene box with a lid greatly lengthens the life of the glue ,no need to cool down before use.
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    WANTED:VIC check first entry in this post GMC for 150.00...

    check first entry in this post GMC for 150.00 sounds like a good first thicknesser.
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    top work folk in the U.S.A. have embraced...

    top work folk in the U.S.A. have embraced scrolling, it's a pity that the same thing hasn't occurred in Australia some very talented scrolling folk in Aussie, but most don't get recognition for the...
  24. Thread: Glue advise

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    I'll second this sentiment I have used both glues...

    I'll second this sentiment I have used both glues and the water resistant aquadhere will do most applications.
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    I agree with Goonyella 100% i have the excalibur...

    I agree with Goonyella 100% i have the excalibur with the replacement blade holders available in Aussie and it is the best investment I made, mind you the Hegner are top of range if you can afford it.
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    yep if you continue to lube the slot and gauge it...

    yep if you continue to lube the slot and gauge it should alleviate the possible issue you talk about.
  27. I purchased the Pegas blade holders for a general...

    I purchased the Pegas blade holders for a general scroll saw if the holders are anywhere as good as the saw you have kicked a goal with your purchase.
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    I have a beard and wear specs and find that the...

    I have a beard and wear specs and find that the trend powered mask does the job for men the only issue I have is the harness is filsmy I am on my second replaced free no question asked.
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    love your work Alex layered projects appeal to...

    love your work Alex layered projects appeal to most folk. Because you used thin material it is possible to cut multiple crosses at once and donate to charity groups.
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    Hi Dibbers don't forget to use steel mesh for...

    Hi Dibbers don't forget to use steel mesh for strength I have made tops for a pro who is a stone mason and he is big on using mesh for strength. He also has a large steel roller to make sure no air...
  31. I can vouch for good dust control. As an...

    I can vouch for good dust control. As an apprentice cabinet maker many years ago no provision was made for dust or spray painting. Now I only have to go in to shed for no time at all just for a minor...
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    great skill and patience for these they look...

    great skill and patience for these they look fantastic.
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    I found that google was the best resin go to...

    I found that google was the best resin go to place when I was interested in doing resin related work. check out pin interest lots of helpful info.
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    in the old cabinet maker days we used to use a...

    in the old cabinet maker days we used to use a roofing square and just line up runners to the front of the carcass with the square seemed to work out alright.
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    once again a top bit of kit would look good as a...

    once again a top bit of kit would look good as a door hanger or perhaps a gift for someone who appreciates a lot of fine work.
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    I'm with Brian with this I only use abranet and...

    I'm with Brian with this I only use abranet and they are great you can buy bulk if you want.
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    give Helen Harris a go in S.A her and hubby carry...

    give Helen Harris a go in S.A her and hubby carry one or they did. They supply the best blades and bits and pieces for scrolling in my opinion.
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    well done it is great to see that more folk are...

    well done it is great to see that more folk are getting into scrolling,Steve is a great source of patterns.
  39. Thread: New project

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    great cut I have done owls with lots of cuts on...

    great cut I have done owls with lots of cuts on an old desk top given to me ,being two owls on pattern can sympathise with number of entry holes required.
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    thanks Gary H they sound like just what I need. I...

    thanks Gary H they sound like just what I need. I have lots of tubes spare but because I don't do many of the elegant pens I didn't have any spare, would appreciate a couple if that is ok.
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    buggered tube on pen

    I had only one chance to glue 8mm tube in elegant beauty pen and stuffed up .Does anyone have a spare 8mm tube for elegant pen it appears to be out of stock in most places.
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    the most satisfying work is working for folk who...

    the most satisfying work is working for folk who for whatever reason don't have the ability or tools to achieve this sort of work, great stuff.
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    I had te carbatec thicknesser for 7 years of hard...

    I had te carbatec thicknesser for 7 years of hard use and found that the only issue was the on / off switch. Finally died and purchased the machinery house thicknesser, hasn't had much use the...
  44. can't help with date but in my opinion it is...

    can't help with date but in my opinion it is cypress pine you should be able to tell by smell .
  45. Thread: Best Sheds

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    I used colorbond on my shed and it hasn't faded...

    I used colorbond on my shed and it hasn't faded at all [ built before house] however I used colorbond on house roof and it has faded big time. The moral of the story is where you used to get 25...
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    no you don't need a thickener if you have a...

    no you don't need a thickener if you have a router there are lots of videos on how to join the edges with a router. As for the top for a small cost you would be better off getting them dressed at a...
  47. Thread: Circles?

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    I agree with Uncle Al if you haven't set up...

    I agree with Uncle Al if you haven't set up correctly which sounds like your problem you will find the blade will run off.
  48. the american scrollsaw community are very helpful...

    the american scrollsaw community are very helpful if you provide a shot of what you want to scrollsaw the steve good run site is the go too when I need a pattern for the scroll saw.
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    looks complicated but very satisfying to get to...

    looks complicated but very satisfying to get to work i bet.
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    TASMANIA beautiful grain in this species I have recovered...

    beautiful grain in this species I have recovered some and love the grain and the resulting timber is quite hard .Just have to slice when green and allow lots for warping and cupping.[if using bandsaw]
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