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    I have seen a lot of furniture designs over the...

    I have seen a lot of furniture designs over the years, but this one is very impressive. :2tsup:

    I am sure the client is very happy!
  2. According to Australian Aviation, the last time...

    According to Australian Aviation, the last time an Antonov AN-124 came to Australia was September 2021.

    If this is accurate, then the photographs are not reflective of the article implying this...
  3. Forgive my ignorance on all matters aviation but,...

    Forgive my ignorance on all matters aviation but, isnít that a Russian plane?
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    Thatís a nice contrast colour used in the epoxy...

    Thatís a nice contrast colour used in the epoxy vs timber. :2tsup:

    I generally have difficulty getting the swirl patterns looking what I would like, but then I am using West System fast/slow cure...
  5. Thread: Greetings

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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    I understand that most wood is toxic to a greater...

    I understand that most wood is toxic to a greater or lesser degree. However the human body, in my opine, can handle and break down natural toxins to some degree.

    The concern is that Glyphosate...
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    Glyphosate Treated Wood

    I am not sure if this is the correct forum, or not, so mods please remove if applicable.

    The question is, if a tree has been killed through the use of a glyphosate substance, can the resultant...
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    Not sure about timber, but in NSW the same mark...

    Not sure about timber, but in NSW the same mark was used on Board of Works tools such as shovels etc. This would probably be from the 1930-40ís.
  9. Thread: Timber id

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    Depending on weight, it looks like some Meranti I...

    Depending on weight, it looks like some Meranti I have.
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    I would have loved to go. But apparently am a...

    I would have loved to go.

    But apparently am a leper, and not allowed.
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    Acetone for me too.

    Acetone for me too.
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    OK, spill the beans :D. I am always on the...

    OK, spill the beans :D.

    I am always on the lookout for good sources of timber, especially if local. You can PM me if you like.

    George
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    Thank you all. So would it be safe to state,...

    Thank you all.

    So would it be safe to state, given the size of box that I listed, that a mitred joint on say 10mm thick timber be sufficient without splines?
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    Very well done. :2tsup: How long did it take...

    Very well done. :2tsup:

    How long did it take to do, and what tools did you use?
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    Oops, yes. Sorry for not making that...

    Oops, yes. Sorry for not making that clearÖÖ:rolleyes:
  16. Thread: Newbie

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    Thanks Brian. Personally, I am very interested...

    Thanks Brian.

    Personally, I am very interested in the rosin manufacturing process and any information would be well received.

    George
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    Splines vs Wall Thickness

    Just a quick question to the collective brains trust as follows:

    Consider using a 200mm x 150mm x 100mm box as a base.

    The question is, what is the minimum wall thickness that could be gotten...
  18. Thread: Newbie

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    Welcome Brian, I hope you enjoy the ride. Care...

    Welcome Brian, I hope you enjoy the ride.

    Care to expand on the secrets of the pigment and rosins manufacture and how you use them? I would be most interested.

    George
  19. Thread: Beautiful slabs

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    It’s times like this that I’m glad I live in...

    It’s times like this that I’m glad I live in Melbourne - if I was closer I would be compelled to spend more money than I have. :D
  20. Thread: Music box design

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    Hi Dengue, I am also considering building a...

    Hi Dengue,

    I am also considering building a music box, and am in the early stages of thinking about it.

    The question I have is, where is the best place to source a decent mechanism from? Online...
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    Since you’re down there, have you noticed any...

    Since you’re down there, have you noticed any appreciable difference in price for Huon Pine compared to Sydney?

    Just interested as I have seen cheaper prices outside of Tasmania at times and...
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    So being the troglodyte that I am, I finally got...

    So being the troglodyte that I am, I finally got onto Instagram and had a look. The pricing that I saw for some timber was a real surprise!

    Maybe I am looking at the wrong seller sites.

    In a...
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    What I want to know is, where do you source such...

    What I want to know is, where do you source such beautiful wood from?
  24. What about planning down to ~5mm and glueing...

    What about planning down to ~5mm and glueing together at 90 degrees to make a 2 ply product. I believe that Matthias Wandel (Canada) has done this but with more layers successfully. Itís much more...
  25. How old is it? Is it the current humidity we have...

    How old is it? Is it the current humidity we have here in Melbourne?

    I have some 40 year old Merbau thicknessed down to ~13mm that does not bend (at least from what I have seen). But perhaps it’s...
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    I tend to use Camphor Laurel, Cootamundra Wattle,...

    I tend to use Camphor Laurel, Cootamundra Wattle, Silver Ash, Merbau, Sheoak and Purpleheart in any combination.

    There are some which you should stay away from such as Mulga. I am lead to believe...
  27. Thread: Panic buying

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    Yes. It would be foolish to believe the...

    Yes.

    It would be foolish to believe the situation will change in the short term and lockdowns are the order of the day.
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    Almost 100 views and no response to what I would...

    Almost 100 views and no response to what I would have thought would have been a simple answer.
  29. Just did a very quick search of the Carbatec...

    Just did a very quick search of the Carbatec website, and could not find it. It could very well (in all likelihood just be my search skills) be there, but I could not find it.

    Any direct links...
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    Watch Box Dimensions

    Hi All,

    Looking at making a watch box for some watches.

    The question is twofold as to what internal dimension should I aspire to for the watch compartments, and also where is the best place to...
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    Hope you get well soon.

    Hope you get well soon.
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    Leather/Suede Storage

    Hi All,

    Got my first delivery from Birdsall Leather and noticed creases in the split pigskins due to folding and packaging.

    The question is two (2) fold. How do I get the crease marks out, or...
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    CLAIMED Congratulations to all the winners and to Neil...

    Congratulations to all the winners and to Neil for setting this up.:2tsup:
  34. Thread: Hi everyone

    by cava
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride. :D On...

    Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride. :D

    On a side issue I remember partially travelling through Corfu with a nurse from Vancouver Island back in 1978. I remember her stating that there was only...
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    CLAIMED I’m in

    I’m in
  37. Thread: Timber ID

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    +1 for Casuarina.

    +1 for Casuarina.
  38. Thread: Wild Lilies

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    Fantastic! :2tsup:

    Fantastic! :2tsup:
  39. Thread: Mineral Oil

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    Try a stock feeds supplier. They sell a lot of it...

    Try a stock feeds supplier. They sell a lot of it for horses. Generally it is the purest and cheapest you can get commercially. Sceneys is one brand that I know of.
  40. Thread: Not dead yet.

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    Wow, from someone who has had a stroke, I hope...

    Wow, from someone who has had a stroke, I hope you get well soon.
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    What grit do you recommend Alex?

    What grit do you recommend Alex?
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    For the suggested price of $8.30, I would be...

    For the suggested price of $8.30, I would be inclined to use a hacksaw and cut fully through it. That would definitely show what is under the plating.
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    I have the big brother of this saw, and have...

    I have the big brother of this saw, and have effectively given up on the reliability of the fence to accurately be parallel to the blade. I adjust the fence prior to each cut - time consuming, but it...
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    Sticky: K9.

    K9.
  46. Thread: Bit of Figure

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    Stunning!! Are you selling any? :D

    Stunning!!

    Are you selling any? :D
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    Why not consider lifting the boards, turn them...

    Why not consider lifting the boards, turn them over, and re-nail them?

    Some nail holes will be evident and need to be filled but you will have a better surface to work with.

    Just a thought....
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    Not close to you, however the bandsaw that Greg...

    Not close to you, however the bandsaw that Greg and Mal Ward (Boutique Timberís) have near Port Macquarie NSW may be able to handle it.
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    What was the paper work to be signed? Was it...

    What was the paper work to be signed?

    Was it to absolve the doctor of any damage caused by the jab?
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    You may have to look at sites such as Alibaba and...

    You may have to look at sites such as Alibaba and similar Chinese websites. Cheap does not equate to quality, but sometimes you can get lucky...:D
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