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    Told ya! Worked out very nicely!

    Told ya! Worked out very nicely!
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    Go to your local tip and pick up an old handsaw. ...

    Go to your local tip and pick up an old handsaw. Cut the blade to the shape you want.
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    Depends a bit on the timber. A dense hardwood...

    Depends a bit on the timber. A dense hardwood should be alright at that thickness but I've seem softer stuff affected by swelling of the biscuit.
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    The legs are a pretty tight fit and I just put a...

    The legs are a pretty tight fit and I just put a screw through the back where it can't be seen. Very handy for breaking it down for transport.
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    Got it milled and then dried it on the side...

    Got it milled and then dried it on the side verandah.
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    Dovetail table

    Seems a pity to have a dovetail jig and not be able to show it off so i came up with this design. Timber is Bloodwood, a tree that was in my yard and showing signs of distress.
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    A thick leather washer under the faceplate might...

    A thick leather washer under the faceplate might help to keep it from sticking in the future.
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    Shellac

    Shellac
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    QUEENSLAND Rules, not rulers.

    Rules, not rulers.
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    Not commercially I'm afraid, there's plenty...

    Not commercially I'm afraid, there's plenty growing around the Lithgow/Hartley area.
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    I don't know what you're using it for, but have...

    I don't know what you're using it for, but have you tried the more local Hickory Wattle (Acacia implexa). I've used it for tool handles in the past.
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    You'd probably get it into a 3 jaw on a metal...

    You'd probably get it into a 3 jaw on a metal lathe. Slow speed and care would get you there faster.
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    Be careful with pallet timber, some are methyl...

    Be careful with pallet timber, some are methyl bromide treated and I wouldn't use that. On a whole pallet there are codes which tell you what sort of treatment has been used but not on the...
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    I'm a fan of breadboards myself, tidies up...

    I'm a fan of breadboards myself, tidies up endgrain nicely.
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    ironbark table top

    This is a project for my daughter. She wanted a small dining table with live edges, the legs will be those steel things that are apparently all the rage at the moment.
    I had an ironbark cut down...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, but I don't do...

    Thanks for the suggestions, but I don't do 'driving in Sydney'.
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    Table delivery, Nowra to Paddington

    I wonder if anyone has experienced the need to transport works to new owners some distance away and what means you have used that are cost effective? Do I look for a removalist or would a courier...
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    Thanks Joe, that seems to do the trick!

    Thanks Joe, that seems to do the trick!
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    negative > computer> positive?

    Is there any way I can scan some old negatives and process them through the computer so as they can be printed as positives?
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    I understood Warracknabeal was the town involved.

    I understood Warracknabeal was the town involved.
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    A waste of time as well. The aluminium frame...

    A waste of time as well. The aluminium frame will continue to be the biggest source of heat loss from your windows. Better to replace with wood or plastic frames.
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    How big is your freezer? That'll work if you...

    How big is your freezer? That'll work if you want to go chemical free.
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    I've seen the added strip in that style of chair...

    I've seen the added strip in that style of chair quite often, I always thought it was manufactured that way. There is a consistency of construction and dimension across the chairs that I have seen...
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    VICTORIA Have a look at Robson's Tool King Store if you're...

    Have a look at Robson's Tool King Store if you're after similar wheels. Three grit sizes available. I've been using them for years.
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    Reshipping from UK

    I've used ReShip from USA quite often and found prices for postage acceptable when i'm not in a hurry, but recently bought a small item in the UK and sent it to ReShip UK. Nearly fell over when I...
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    Nah, I'm not set up for that sort of stuff. ...

    Nah, I'm not set up for that sort of stuff. Trusty bench and angle grinders are about as far as I can go with metal shaping and I do have an old plane iron to use.
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    Thanks Ian, hardness testing by filing?

    Thanks Ian, hardness testing by filing?
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    bullnose plane iron

    I picked up a cheap 1" bullnose plane at a garage sale. Cheap because no iron. I've got a couple of well worn 2 1/2" irons that have been replaced on other planes, are they potential material for...
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    Automotive rear axle?

    Automotive rear axle?
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    My experience has been not to expect too much and...

    My experience has been not to expect too much and take it slowly. I'm quite happy to run a single grit (150) and do subsequent finishing with a ROS. It will do the job on curly grain quite well,...
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    Here's a couple of taps I looked out this...

    Here's a couple of taps I looked out this morning, 1/2" and 5/8" by the look of them. They're sizes I don't think I'll use and there's no corresponding dies for them. Would anyone find them of use?...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
  33. If that's the case it's an easy fix. It is more...

    If that's the case it's an easy fix. It is more likely (especially in older doors) that the panels are held in rebates in the stiles and rails which would mean, at least, removing the outer stiles...
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    https://youtu.be/kdOPBP9vuZA

    https://youtu.be/kdOPBP9vuZA
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    I dunno, on it's ass?

    I dunno, on it's ass?
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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/vincentia/power-to...

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/vincentia/power-tools/wood-lathe/1182431056
    worth a drive to Nowra?
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    Yeah, nah. Lovely job, but it just doesn't work...

    Yeah, nah. Lovely job, but it just doesn't work for me. I'd reckon either all straightish boards or all dodgy ones, I don't think they mix to the best effect.
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    You put a price on it, if it sells then it's too...

    You put a price on it, if it sells then it's too cheap. If it doesn't, then its too expensive. Adjust as necessary.
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    I sometimes go back to a 120 on the ROS, but...

    I sometimes go back to a 120 on the ROS, but generally the 240 is fine. The longitudinal lines from the drum sander can be persistent and I take most care to get rid of those. Although the DS came...
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    That's a lot of grits to use and a lot of...

    That's a lot of grits to use and a lot of changing over. For myself, I only use 150 grit on the drum sander. Sequence goes; thicknesser/ drum sander (150)/ ROS (240 then 320). Generally serves...
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    I think the rule of thumb was that the dowel...

    I think the rule of thumb was that the dowel should be about 1/3 the thickness of the pieces being joined. 6mm is your closest suggestion but 5mm dowels appear to be available on the web.
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    This is the definition I've always worked with. ...

    This is the definition I've always worked with. It becomes confusing because the Yanks call glazing bars muntins.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Wish I'd seen that back then! Used a roman ogee...

    Wish I'd seen that back then! Used a roman ogee bit from Carbatec, close enough, but not quite what I was after. also a standard rebate bit on the other side. That one looks much better.
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    Muntin? Do you mean glazing bar? I've done a...

    Muntin? Do you mean glazing bar?
    I've done a few french doors, no great problem, as said, use a router for glazing and profile.
    Someone's pulling your leg about hanging them!
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    I'd take a different approach, especially if...

    I'd take a different approach, especially if you've got a metal lathe.
    Cut the broken piece off square at the break and then onto the metal lathe to turn the lowest remaining section parallel so it...
  47. Copy of an email from ReShip, worth looking at...

    Copy of an email from ReShip, worth looking at their site about how to ship to Australia for less.

    We wanted to clarify customers about the new Australian GST.
    As of July 1st, 2018, the...
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    Have been using one for years, made from leather....

    Have been using one for years, made from leather. We called it the Hartley Vale Handbag.
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    Can you adjust the rollers on the bottom? ...

    Can you adjust the rollers on the bottom? Personally, I gave up on playing with snipe and do the last couple of passes on a sander.
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    Have seen it used just recently by an antiques...

    Have seen it used just recently by an antiques restorer. He said it was quite commonly used in that trade and it left quite a good finish on an oak table. I asked what he had used because of the...
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