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    What type of hinge are you talking about,...

    What type of hinge are you talking about, butterfly, strap or round hinges?

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    I think that you will find that the mold spots...

    I think that you will find that the mold spots that are appearing is quite normal. All of my rubbers are the same and this does not hinder the performance.


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    I have been using disks supplied by Smith and...

    I have been using disks supplied by Smith and Arrow for quite some time now and find them to be up to the task and the company is really good to deal with. They are a sponsor of this forum and...
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    Not too sure where the scale comes from but in...

    Not too sure where the scale comes from but in NSW the use of a scale to determine costs has not been in use for well over 10 years and most likely getting up towards 20 years. That maybe an internal...
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    Hi, I am a retired Solicitor in NSW and the going...

    Hi, I am a retired Solicitor in NSW and the going rates around the traps is around the $1,000.00 mark (plus disbursements) for a Torrens Title sale and/or purchase. The quote at $3,000.00 seems to be...
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    I use templates quite often. If it were me i...

    I use templates quite often. If it were me i would be taking the router out of the table, fix the template to the blank and then clamp it onto a workbench and you will then have control of the...
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  10. As an alternative to the above, cut a lemon in...

    As an alternative to the above, cut a lemon in half and rub the cut piece over the stain. I have used this several times with stains and it works.

    Good luck

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    This may be a basic, but you seem to be over one...

    This may be a basic, but you seem to be over one side of the opening. I wonder is the timber running along the side guide and creating drag. Have you tried positioning the timber in different...
  12. Hi Tim In the past i have used this system and...

    Hi Tim

    In the past i have used this system and got rid of some stains left from a tin. Cut a lemon in half, put a bit of salt on the stain and then rub it down with the cut lemon. Keep rubbing...
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    One thing that you may wish to check is that the...

    One thing that you may wish to check is that the chisel itself is seated correctly in the chisel holder. When firming up the clamp in the holder it is absolutely essential that the two holding bolts...
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    Hi Dengue, Over the years i have polished quite...

    Hi Dengue, Over the years i have polished quite a few chisels and once I have finished with the initial process of using abrasive paper ( I do not always use wet and dry) and going through the...
  15. Thread: Finishing

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    Hi, The first question is what type of timber are...

    Hi, The first question is what type of timber are you trying to get a shine on? Some timbers are that open grained that you simply will not get a shine without doing a great deal of concentrated...
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    This is a good exercise, I have made four so far....

    This is a good exercise, I have made four so far. Try Goods and Chattels in Queensland for the kit. Not related to them except that i have dealt with them several times.

    Have fun

    Router
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    This has been a good debate. I am afraid that i...

    This has been a good debate. I am afraid that i cannot see the point of angling the box when going through a bandsaw, all that is doing is making a simple task more difficult. If the box is kept flat...
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    It is good that you have released the faceplate....

    It is good that you have released the faceplate. All i have on my lathe is a fibre washer. The same as the ones that are used by plumbers on taps. Get one that fits on the shaft and job done.

    Good...
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    It may be helpful if you could advise the brand...

    It may be helpful if you could advise the brand and model of the lathe as most likely a Formanite has had this problem before, a photo of the lathe would also help.

    Regards


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    When you solve your problem i found that by...

    When you solve your problem i found that by putting a fibre washer on the spindle shaft you can avoid this issue.

    Good luck


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    I agree with woodpixel. I have made numerous...

    I agree with woodpixel. I have made numerous boxes and now always cut the top off using the Bandsaw. If the saw is set up properly and the fence is straight it is then only a matter of making sure...
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    Hi, Is it possible to put a sleeve inside the...

    Hi, Is it possible to put a sleeve inside the bottom of the box so that it is about say 5mm over the top on all the sides and then your lid should just slide over it and fit perfectly flush.

    Good...
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    You seem to be going to a lot of trouble by...

    You seem to be going to a lot of trouble by taking shortcuts/cheating. The best method to get a fair result. Try on one of your panels doing a skin in coat by giving the piece a couple of coats with...
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    The shine that you are getting on the "rounds" is...

    The shine that you are getting on the "rounds" is most likely not french polish. Sometimes on rounds it is somewhat difficult to see the difference between french polish and a good even coating of...
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    Tuning an old plane is very relaxing. If you can...

    Tuning an old plane is very relaxing. If you can sharpen the blade and fettle the plane so it operates as it should you will end up with a smile on your face. An old plane has most likely already...
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    French Polishing is an art and does take a lot of...

    French Polishing is an art and does take a lot of time to master. A polished item if done correctly gives a deep 3D effect and is a finish that stands out from the crowd.

    When oil is used (which...
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    Veneering is very satisfying. It is quite easy to...

    Veneering is very satisfying. It is quite easy to do once you have done some practice and got the basics down. I use veneer quite extensively and use hide glue as the adhesive. I tend to stay away...
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    The two finishes that you mention are very...

    The two finishes that you mention are very different. French Polishing is the process of filling up all the open grain in the timber with polish and pumice so that the surface is perfectly flat and...
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    Using a router is quite simple but with respect I...

    Using a router is quite simple but with respect I would suggest that you practice a bit before you start doing your job. They can bite very quickly and do a lot of damage to the operator.

    If I...
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    I use veneer on a fairly regular basis and finish...

    I use veneer on a fairly regular basis and finish off the jobs by either grain filling or spraying with sanding sealer then sanding down to at least 400 grit and sometimes even more depending on the...
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    Try Henry Bros in Sydney. I have used them for...

    Try Henry Bros in Sydney. I have used them for years and they are great to deal with. They will make them to whatever size you want and give good advice on the types of blades. No affiliation with...
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    Just lay a bit of veneer, 3 ply or MDF on the top...

    Just lay a bit of veneer, 3 ply or MDF on the top surface behind the raised pins, just enough to be a tad higher than the long pins and create a flat surface and then run the trimming bit over the...
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    Hi Dengue, I find that a better way is to use a...

    Hi Dengue, I find that a better way is to use a battery operated router with trimming bit that has a bearing or even two bearings on it. That way no need for a jig and all one has to do is make sure...
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    Following on from the previous post and when I...

    Following on from the previous post and when I want a high gloss finish what I use is pre cat lacquer and I will give the job three four and sometimes up to five coats of lacquer. Once the lacquer is...
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    Pre cat lacquer is a finish in its own right. You...

    Pre cat lacquer is a finish in its own right. You seem to be combining two different finishes to the one job. Assuming that the scratches are in the finish and not in the wood, have you tried just...
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    I have been using Stylewood for some time now and...

    I have been using Stylewood for some time now and always pour the lacquer through a paper filter into the spraygun. It is sometimes quite amazing just how much gunk the filter will pick up from dust...
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    Hi Dengue, You have avery interesting challenge....

    Hi Dengue, You have avery interesting challenge. If you are using glycerine be very careful. I used some in water ( only 10% glyceine) and tried to take a warp out of some Red Cedar and ended up with...
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    Hi, This is a very good question. What you really...

    Hi, This is a very good question. What you really need to do is to obtain a "Colour Wheel" and then learn how to use it. It will show you what mixing different colours and quantities of each colour...
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    It seems to me that you are trying to fill up...

    It seems to me that you are trying to fill up open grain with oil which can be very difficult.

    If it were me i would sand the surfaces down to a smoother flatter finish then seal the surfaces...
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    I have been having the same problem. When the...

    I have been having the same problem. When the sanding disk/pad gets hot the glue then melts and separation then occurs. I have found that it does not happen when I use the white aluminium oxide...
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    I agree with what has been said earlier. The last...

    I agree with what has been said earlier. The last mitre being out could be a combination of the other three all being out slightly. One thing you could try is to make a jig. Use a suitable size bit...
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    Two things that you can try. 1. Polish the four...

    Two things that you can try. 1. Polish the four sides and get rid of all the machine marks that are normally on the chisels and that will make them slide easier. The machine marks act like a vice and...
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    In your commentary you do not seem to mention where the shellac was used but later on you seem to indicate that this may be the problem.
    In my opinion the bubbles would be a reaction between two or...
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    I think that if you put sanding sealer on as you...

    I think that if you put sanding sealer on as you seem to be suggesting there is a very high chance that you will end up with a finish that will not do the red cedar justice.

    I use red cedar quite...
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    Veneer Hammer

    I think it may be wise to stay away from the aluminium as it may well stain the veneer if you are using a light colour veneer. I have made several veneer hammers and 3mm brass seems to be the most...
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    Wood Working

    The Forum is a great way for obtaining very useful help and guidance. I guess that I would call myself a serious amateur having worked with wood for many years. My main focus now is on quality in...
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    When using a crowned set of wheels, the blade...

    When using a crowned set of wheels, the blade will automatically ride up to the centre of the wheel.

    If one tries to set the teeth on the front of the wheel one will be spending a lot of time in...
  48. Thread: nitrocellulose

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    Nitrocellulose

    It sounds a bit like you have not wiped all the sawdust off the item being lacquered.

    How much are you thinning the lacquer down?

    When you are putting the lacquer in the gun are you running it...
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    High Polish

    This is totally dependent of what you have put on, varnish, poly, precat lacquer,shellac?

    If I want a high shine I cut the surface flat with wet and dry from 800 through to 1200 and then cut it...
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    Key Hole Hangers

    Not having seen what you are trying to put up, but depending on the weight that you are going to put on it, you may care to consider by using a forstner bit to drill the correct size hole and...
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