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    Oiled with Tung Oil 1st round 1 Side 2 Top...

    Oiled with Tung Oil 1st round

    1 Side
    2 Top RHS
    3 Top LHS
    4 Door
    5 Door
    6 Overall (with out doors
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    Sanded state 1 Side 2 Legs 3 Side 4 Top 5...

    Sanded state
    1 Side
    2 Legs
    3 Side
    4 Top
    5 Top door

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    Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    We've had this one over a year and I wasn't planning to touch it until I mastered stripping veneers. Well it was time and I learnt it was not a veneer. It was an ugly brown duckling to me. After a...
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    All my painting did was to highlight the terrible...

    All my painting did was to highlight the terrible mess on the wood. I sanded it back again. Painting was easier and nicer on the properly sanded surfaces. Two layers of paint and then satin clear to...
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    You are right a visitor was telling me it was a...

    You are right a visitor was telling me it was a linen cupboard board looking at the missing inside parts I can see it was really a cupboard. Thanks for making me look closer. Cheers,
  6. Thread: Unknown part?

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    Thank you. Now I realise when I got it :)

    Thank you. Now I realise when I got it :)
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    Couldn't leave the harsh scratches alone so back...

    Couldn't leave the harsh scratches alone so back to basics and stripped it properly on the front.
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    Silly me. 461015

    Silly me.
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  9. Thread: Unknown part?

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    Unknown part?

    Hi,
    In cleaning through my shed I have found this and really confused by what it came off. A lot of my equipment was taken at one stage and this may belong to some of it. Can you help me identify...
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    Barley twist table

    Bought this table some time ago and just stripped the brown paint of the top and then sealed it. Today we have moved it into the house for eating in the kitchen. Can anyone help me identify the wood...
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    Cleaned first by scraping and then some sanding....

    Cleaned first by scraping and then some sanding. Sealing with Danish oil. Panels going back in ready to have cover at back installed. While the mirror is in this is where it will stop while I work on...
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    Upcycle old linen cupboard

    This was done to prove that old furniture that may seem ugly today can be nice again and have a new life. I took this away to help clear someone's shed for more interesting things. I offered it to...
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    Slow but there is progress. I have taken scrap...

    Slow but there is progress. I have taken scrap pine and been cutting down very thin strips to secure the panels and mirror.

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  14. Thread: Elu TGS 172

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    You're welcome I finally sold my saw just...

    You're welcome I finally sold my saw just recently to a carpenter.
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    Not to upset at the colours but learning about so...

    Not to upset at the colours but learning about so many mistakes. Each of these I have stripped putty (or whatever other name) off has revealed so many harsh scratches.

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    I checked the bronze out and a bit expensive for...

    I checked the bronze out and a bit expensive for this little one but may be used for the better quality ones if I don't go for the original holy sheet.
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    Fresh mint green chalk paint is going onto the...

    Fresh mint green chalk paint is going onto the panels. The frame work is getting an enamel cream. The doors will probably get a lemon matching the original interior. For the damaged / missing...
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    Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Picked this little kitchen cabinet from a lady who brought it up from Sydney over 20 years ago. Sadly the missing leadlight pieces were not included so a different plan is coming together based on...
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    Thanks Luke that's a big help. You've really...

    Thanks Luke that's a big help. You've really understood what I was wanting to achieve in looks and protecting it. I have always gone for one or the other and never thought about the 2 so I'll be...
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    Progressing with gentle dismantling and cleaning....

    Progressing with gentle dismantling and cleaning. Even found the mirror makers mark.

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    Red cedar round table

    I picked this up last week. It is 4' round and 1" thick. It was covered in white paint but this is it with the paint removed from the top. It looks to me like it was 2 mirror pieces put together. I...
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    De-silvered mirror question

    Just a question has there been successful attempts to place new mirror behind old mirror glass to make it like the original item? I have a bevelled mirror that has lost 95% of the silver and was...
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    Cleaning of wood and mirror has started ...

    Cleaning of wood and mirror has started

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    That's a good question because I thought I just...

    That's a good question because I thought I just saw some copper but I definitely see specks of rust. Can you get copper plated steel sheet from then?
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    Side board mirror top recovery

    Hi,
    I'm starting the cleaning of this unit top reseal and use again. I'm looking for advice on cleaning the pressed metal ready for sealing again. Also would appreciate any information on what the...
  26. If I couldn't find something original then I was...

    If I couldn't find something original then I was going to try the Men's shed as we have a shed full of new equipment coming soon and a mill and lathe are amongst the equipment. But your idea may be...
  27. Yes, that's correct Rob. I found similar ones for...

    Yes, that's correct Rob. I found similar ones for sale in the USA but just not the same. May be another of my 2 year hunting jobs :)
  28. Thank you the catalogue is excellent. I couldn't...

    Thank you the catalogue is excellent. I couldn't find the pieces but may contact. Thank you :)
  29. Thank you Chris I had forgotten them. No luck...

    Thank you Chris I had forgotten them. No luck from what I could see.
  30. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Finally found an old filing cabinet to match some of my older desks. This one was going into the ground before being rescued so has suffered some scratches. My problem is I want to find some...
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    Repair and new finish for veneer - advice?

    Hi, I normally clean and re finish solid wood but this is a veneer I would like to do well. I believe English oak. I was thinking to try stripping by using a scraper. Cleaning would be using...
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    Hospital bed workbench upgrade

    I've used this bed for a while with another undersized board to support things while I sand and paint them.

    Now I want to use it for actual woodwork. I thought about building a bench to go over...
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    Current table height is 86cm (34"). My small one...

    Current table height is 86cm (34"). My small one has table height of 106cm (-42"). This is very heavy even without motor so I may have to limit trying to lift it too much. Now I can see the motor...
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    I think you are right and probably the way I have...

    I think you are right and probably the way I have to go. Just want to try and make it mobile.
  35. Finally got back to this vice and it was easier...

    Finally got back to this vice and it was easier than I expected. Once I separated the quick release handle from the long bar I was able to gradually remove the bar. Seems is was badly rusted inside...
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    Unknown old band saw needs motor added

    Hi,
    I bought this bands aw some time ago and now ant to get it operational. It's approximately a 20 inch unit. There was no motor when I got it so don't have a clue except for a bolt hole on the...
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    Cup seal for older Wagner HVLP unit

    Hi I have an older Wagner HVLP unit needing the cup seal replaced. I haven't been able to even find the unit listed so gave up on the parts. Can anyone tell me the right name of the seal material and...
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    My first one was from the Council Recycling...

    My first one was from the Council Recycling centre.
    I have been offered another pair but they are not recliners that I really wanted for our sewing / reading room :)
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    Hi Arron, Your post is extremely helpful and...

    Hi Arron,
    Your post is extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.

    My first MCM was meant just for me but it seems everyone in the family enjoys it so much I have to fight to get it back.

    I've...
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    Trialed Danish Oil and Tung Oil on the underside...

    Trialed Danish Oil and Tung Oil on the underside of an arm. She who chooses colour better than I can told me "Danish Oil". First photo shows Danish Oil on the left and Tung Oil on the right. Second...
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    Not getting the opportunity to work on these as I...

    Not getting the opportunity to work on these as I would have liked but a couple hours this afternoon got one cleaned back to the wood and the only marks I can find are "Lane" on the hinges.
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    Mid century recliner chairs

    I have been watching for a decent matching pair of MC recliners to restore and use in reading room. Got the bug after finding one for $10 and found I kept sitting in it and enjoying it. I never...
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    I have been getting them for local recycle centre...

    I have been getting them for local recycle centre for $100 to $150.
    I have had opportunity of bidding for them through government site disposing of hospital goods.
    It's always a risk on the...
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    It's linear actuator technology which for me is...

    It's linear actuator technology which for me is far safer than the older hydraulic cylinder supported benches. Basically an electric drive powers your screw drive similar to to you driving your vice....
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    Sorry for delay but we were away. Stripped side...

    Sorry for delay but we were away. Stripped side rails and tilt section (frame was broken) and added simple board. Raise ad lower via controller. Wheels are nice and large and can be locked to...
  46. Hi John, Thanks for the offer but after...

    Hi John,
    Thanks for the offer but after dismantling I realised there is only one thing to adjust. The future maintenance will be beyond what a manual would provide. I have seen another for $10 so...
  47. It took a lot and the soles aren't the greatest...

    It took a lot and the soles aren't the greatest as they have plenty of pitted holes. Glad I did strip and clean as it had eggs and some sort of ants nest inside. Gave the commutator a gentle clean as...
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    Next step ready

    Ready for the next painting tomorrow. Really appreciating the electric drive raise and lower work bench as it makes it so much easier to sit and move the piece to my height. Looking for ideas to put...
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    Simple silky oak sideboard getting new life

    Firs up sorry I don't have pictures of the original piece before sanding but it was a typical brown to black aged piece showing no signs of silky oak. Not a great value piece so no real attempt to...
  50. Hitachi F20A planer clean up and use as jointer

    Looking for help with manual as I can't seem to find one of the Internet.

    I bought this with a load of other electrical tools. For $20 the lot I thought it was a steal. Reality is they had been...
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