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  1. SOUTH AUST Pearl glue -free, but will accept a 6 pack...lol

    Hi, Iím in Strathalbyn and am interested if you still have it available.
    I would most likely leave it a week before travelling to collect it.
    What beer do you drink?
    Cheers Cal
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    Yep, you are probably right about the one you...

    Yep, you are probably right about the one you have not having the poke to run the gun.
    The bigger one you have access to should be able to cope with it.
    Use the fine needle in the gun, the others...
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    You are welcome! Because itís only a 20-25psi...

    You are welcome!
    Because itís only a 20-25psi gun you should be fine using it for small boxes. The longer a gun runs the more air you go through and the more the compressor has to start to replenish...
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    While not pure white, Claret Ash is a very light...

    While not pure white, Claret Ash is a very light timber and very nice to work with. A common street tree too.

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    I tried it with a few ukuleles last year and...

    I tried it with a few ukuleles last year and didnít like the results. I used Ubeaut hard shellac and cut it 50/50, I used my gravity fed 25psi gun. Although it atomised well, it wasnít the same as...
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    Haha! Thanks Bob!!

    Haha! Thanks Bob!!
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    Thank you! For French polishing the inside, I...

    Thank you!
    For French polishing the inside, I did it all prior to glue up. Then tape the entire inside of the box up before it is glued together. The inside needs taping up anyway, otherwise there...
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    Well thatís that done! And not a day too soon....

    Well thatís that done! And not a day too soon. Hope the mother in law is happy with this one!

    Back to ukuleles and harmonicas in the new year!
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    Next one under way...

    Next one under way https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211211/6a395331e646ba2b18db8c75a9447088.jpg

    Basically the same as the last but with a different fill in the top.
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    Finally I have finished one of the two jewellery...

    Finally I have finished one of the two jewellery boxes. This one is heading intestate and is a bit late for my mumís birthday that was last week.

    I had a go at using wipe on poly but hated the...
  11. Thread: Harmonica combs

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    Thanks Eugene! Iím getting more interest in them...

    Thanks Eugene! Iím getting more interest in them which is great. Iím trying to draw up more models from different manufactures, finding time is the hard part. And coming into warmer weather is going...
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    Jewellery box

    Still working on this box, cut some brass rod to hold the tray on the runners. Started finishing with wipe on poly.

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    Ohh and there is a pair of rails in the box, at...

    Ohh and there is a pair of rails in the box, at the moment the tray is just sitting there on a couple of blocks of wood. Iím toying with the idea of a pair of brass rods each side to use as runners...
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    Thanks, I just found the 15mm and 10mm on the...

    Thanks, I just found the 15mm and 10mm on the Bunnings page too. I think the 15mm will be fine anyway, the tray is about 36mm deep inside so I may add a bit of a fill panel. Will play it by ear.
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    Thanks Alex! Brilliant idea. Will get some...

    Thanks Alex! Brilliant idea. Will get some tomorrow.
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    Thanks! I thought you might be able to help me...

    Thanks!
    I thought you might be able to help me identify the burl, I have no idea. I was given a heap of veneers by a friend. Most I can identify but this burl has me stumped.
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    Jewellery box

    Hi all, Iím in the process of making two jewellery boxes and would like to know what foam people use to make the ring holders/rolls that go in the trays. Any suggestions would be great. I have velvet...
  18. Thread: Harmonica combs

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    Here is the next challenge, a harmonica that has...

    Here is the next challenge, a harmonica that has nothing but curves. With many offerings to the CNC gods, I am finally getting closer to the finish.
    ...
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    Thanks Matt! Sorry I saw your reply earlier,...

    Thanks Matt!
    Sorry I saw your reply earlier, but there was work to do in the shed! Trying to get a bit done while on holidays and balance it with the family.
    Cheers Cal
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    Had a bit more time on the CNC to create some...

    Had a bit more time on the CNC to create some cases for the harmonicas. I laminated some scraps together to form the box and added 2mm veneer to the Redgum lid.
    Waiting on some more magnets to...
  21. Thread: blue fig

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    Go as wide as you can for any quarter sawn areas...

    Go as wide as you can for any quarter sawn areas and remove the heartwood. Luthiers would be interested in pieces 50-60mm thick and 900-1000mm long x 300+wide.
    Anything close to quarter sawn would...
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    Haha! I thought about sending him one. Turns out...

    Haha! I thought about sending him one. Turns out he has one that he has never used, I could just imagine my mum yelling at him for using it in the house!! Gold!!
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    He does like them. We are in different states so...

    He does like them. We are in different states so a drink is out of the question for now. He also liked the idea of using them as helipads! Haha!!...
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    I have completed my set of twelve harmonicas and...

    I have completed my set of twelve harmonicas and finished a few custom orders.

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    On my CNC machine. ...

    On my CNC machine.

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    Quick Fathers Day present

    As my dad is now in his mid 70ís itís hard to think of what to buy him.
    I decided to get on the computer and design some coasters. Then into the shed and on to the CNC, I used some Sheoak and added...
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    Now that would be funny! LOL

    Now that would be funny! LOL
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    Harmonica combs

    Thanks Everyone!!
    John,
    I have had the idea of reproducing them for about 5 years! To let you and others know, there are a few after market manufacturers of combs around the world. And many brands...
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    Harmonica combs

    And for something different, I have been making harmonica combs.
    I purchased a CNC machine last year and have been experimenting with cutting my own harmonica combs. Timber was stabilised with...
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    I have a set of Luban chisels. I like them, they...

    I have a set of Luban chisels. I like them, they sharpen well and keep their edge for a long time. I use them on a mix of soft and hardwood.
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    There is no real order to mine but here goes!...

    There is no real order to mine but here goes!
    Most of these are from KMart $5 each, sturdy https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210813/1137c2278b2700f6a248c928be6ce5f9.jpg
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    I have the workbee and Iím happy with it so far,...

    I have the workbee and Iím happy with it so far, Iím just getting into it and learning CAD. The limiting factor is the Z clearance as you mentioned. I have the 1.5kw water cooled spindle and it is...
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    That is very clever! A lot of thought has gone...

    That is very clever!
    A lot of thought has gone into that and his CNC set up looks really nice too.
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    SOLD: I will take them then thanks

    I will take them then thanks
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    Iím not sure that a huge amount of juice made its...

    Iím not sure that a huge amount of juice made its way in to every nook and cranny in the Redgum, there was some small worm hole that definitely filled. I have more sitting on the CNC bed awaiting the...
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    Still working on the harmonica combs. Here is a...

    Still working on the harmonica combs.
    Here is a Redgum one, stabilised and sealed with shellac then food safe resin on top.
    ...
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    Haha, yes indeed!!

    Haha, yes indeed!!
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    Ahh yes you noticed! I knew it was too wide and I...

    Ahh yes you noticed! I knew it was too wide and I have a background in photoshop and illustrator, I should have seen it when I first created it. I imported the type face into fusion originally. I am...
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    Am I on the right track?

    Engraving sorted, using a 10 degree 2 flute 0.1mm tip 3.175 mm bit.

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    Iím just getting started, haha! It has been a bit...

    Iím just getting started, haha! It has been a bit of an up hill battle and I still have a lot to learn about it all but I am starting to get the hang of it. Small steps!
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    Haha! You may be on to something! I actually do...

    Haha! You may be on to something!
    I actually do have a use for the combs I have cut already. I am going to replace all of my combs (12 in total currently), I have an order for 20 of them from...
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    Okay I got around to cutting out the new name...

    Okay I got around to cutting out the new name plate for my amplifier this morning. Then pulled the amp apart and fitted it with LEDís. I followed your recommendation Andrew and just stuck with...
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    Thought I would add a link to my video, I was...

    Thought I would add a link to my video, I was using the air compressor to blow out the chips and it was becoming a bit annoying having it recharge constantly and a bit of moisture in the line etc. so...
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    Must be getting use to the process by now, I have...

    Must be getting use to the process by now, I have cut a few harmonica combs!

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    Just had some more bits arrive from Adamís bits....

    Just had some more bits arrive from Adamís bits. See how they go.
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    Yep, I agree! Much quieter than what a router...

    Yep, I agree! Much quieter than what a router would be but I still have my ear muffs on with it and the dust extractor and air compressor all going itís still fairly noisy in there.
    I will have to...
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    Getting brave, now creating the holes I need to...

    Getting brave, now creating the holes I need to mount these combs to the harmonicas.

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    Thanks for your reply. This confirms what I read...

    Thanks for your reply. This confirms what I read from your replies to other posts. I understand about leaving the timber thicker due to movement during drying, makes total sense. I will give my...
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    Thanks for your reply, Iím starting to wonder if...

    Thanks for your reply, Iím starting to wonder if I should just stick with Shellac? After the timber goes through the process of heating to remove moisture and then re heated to set the CJ, I can...
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    Yes, great. It is taking a bit of time to get the...

    Yes, great. It is taking a bit of time to get the tool path worked out in Fusion. I had to edit the Gcode in Openbuilds because fusion added a z10 to the start of the file which ate into the front...
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