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  1. Ah - NOW I understand. Or do I? :C 465436 ...

    Ah - NOW I understand. Or do I? :C

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    Homey the Confused
  2. Agree about Paul Sellers. There is a lovely...

    Agree about Paul Sellers. There is a lovely YouTube video where he sharpens a $20 set of chisels from Aldi and gives them a very good review.

    Brian
  3. +1 for the Bessey Uniklamps for clamping boxes...

    +1 for the Bessey Uniklamps for clamping boxes and similar.

    Brian
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    :2tsup: Great result, Richard. Brian

    :2tsup: Great result, Richard.

    Brian
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    Hi Richard, I’m with ajw on this. The box...

    Hi Richard,

    I’m with ajw on this. The box looks great and I’d be surprised if the recipient isn’t impressed.

    For box tops I use birch plywood veneered both sides. Dimensionally stable and flat...
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    My Paypal transactions (not with FTA) must run...

    My Paypal transactions (not with FTA) must run into many hundreds. Never had a problem. Ever.

    I’ve had returns and refunds - all have been prompt and accurate. Given that I’ve dealt with people...
  7. Thread: Veeners in Melb

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    Also: AP Veneers in Box Hill. Australian...

    Also:


    AP Veneers in Box Hill. Australian Premier Veneers

    TopVeneers in Qld (a forum sponsor) Top Veneer – The Australian Online Veneer Shop . Thomas sends all over Australia and there is...
  8. Thread: Jewellery box

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    What they said! :2tsup: There is something...

    What they said! :2tsup:

    There is something extra special about making something that will live on in the family. Congratulations.

    Brian
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    Stunning finish there, Derek. Brian

    Stunning finish there, Derek.

    Brian
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    Aldav, I can only speak for Abranet. I have a...

    Aldav,

    I can only speak for Abranet. I have a Festool ETS150 and preciously used Festool abrasives. I changed to Abranet and would not go back. The Abranet last so much longer and keep very clean....
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    Ian, if you have any luck please could you...

    Ian,

    if you have any luck please could you leave a note here. I’m after the same thing.

    Many thanks,

    Brian
  12. I really like the clean crisp look, Richard. It...

    I really like the clean crisp look, Richard. It will be interesting to see a picture of this one and it’s “negative image” partner together. What are the dimensions of the boxes?

    Brian
  13. Likewise I’d love to hear from those who went to...

    Likewise I’d love to hear from those who went to the show. I had thoughts of driving up from Melbourne for this but circumstances prevented it. It would be great to get some opinions on the show.
    ...
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    I have not experienced any ads appearing...

    I have not experienced any ads appearing throughout posts - all has worked perfectly for me.
    i’m using an iPad, iOS13.2.2 and Safari.

    Brian
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    We have the Carbatec CT300X ‘spiral head’...

    We have the Carbatec CT300X ‘spiral head’ thicknesser at our Men’s Shed. We only use it outside due to the very high noise level. Certainly can’t hold a conversation anywhere near it - it’s a real...
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    Here’s one approach to a similar drawer design ...

    Here’s one approach to a similar drawer design

    Bergen Oak: Console Table in American White Oak
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    Derek, This page shows the table (“blonde...

    Derek,

    This page shows the table (“blonde mellow oak”) along with a shot of a partly-open drawer. Also gives dimensions.

    Chevron Oak Storage Console Table

    No further info on the opening...
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    Stunning work, Alex. Colour me green with envy! ...

    Stunning work, Alex. Colour me green with envy!

    Brian
  19. Thread: glue quandry

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    I use TB, Sellys and several others. I can’t...

    I use TB, Sellys and several others. I can’t remember the last time I saw a failure at the glue line from any of them.

    I’m more likely to pick a PVA on the basis of the colour of the glue line...
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    Great result, Jacques! Brian

    Great result, Jacques!

    Brian
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    I agree, Paul. UHMWPE isn’t at all essential - I...

    I agree, Paul. UHMWPE isn’t at all essential - I like it because it is low friction and handles knocks well, but if I didn’t have it I wouldn’t lose any sleep.

    Do you get two fences out of one...
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    Hi Joe, +1 for what Jacques said. That’s a...

    Hi Joe,

    +1 for what Jacques said.

    That’s a box from Dennis Zongker’s book “Wooden Boxes”. If you can find the book in a library it describes the process in detail. It is quite straightforward....
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    Paul, I like your idea of stops attached...

    Paul,

    I like your idea of stops attached directly to the fence. Here’s my setup - not quite as directly attached. The low UHMWPE fence is attached to an MDF board. Both are 1-2 mm off the table to...
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    Dallas, The smartHinge is designed to make it...

    Dallas,

    The smartHinge is designed to make it unnecessary to mess around with chamfers. The critical point of the hinges is the dead centre of the hinge pivot. The hinge gain should be cut so this...
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    Old Croc, Love to see a picture of this. ...

    Old Croc,

    Love to see a picture of this.

    Brian
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    Aeolus, Have a look at eBay UK. They ...

    Aeolus,

    Have a look at eBay UK. They currently have quite a few jigs available. Trend, Leigh etc. Prices from 30 pounds up. Search for “dovetail jig”.

    Brian
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    Paul, Do you mean the Neat II hinge? If so,...

    Paul,

    Do you mean the Neat II hinge? If so, that sounds like the price for the stainless steel ones. SS hinges always seem much more expensive than brass. Their brass ones are not yet on sale (I...
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    Hi Dallas, I bought mine at Carbatec, but...

    Hi Dallas,

    I bought mine at Carbatec, but there are plastics firms online where you can order to size.

    UHMW Length - 3/8" x 3/4" x 24" (9.5 x 19 x 610mm) | Workshop Hardware & Fittings -...
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    Joe, Found Ian Hawthorne’s comment. it is on...

    Joe,

    Found Ian Hawthorne’s comment. it is on his facebook page. Look for Hawthorne Fine Wooden Boxes and scroll down to the entry for 8th February 2017.

    Brian
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    Hope this helps, Joe. Best regards, Brian

    Hope this helps, Joe.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, A few thoughts: Lid Separation. ...

    Hi Joe,

    A few thoughts:

    Lid Separation.

    I haven’t used a router cutter, so I can’t comment there. I have used both a bandsaw and a table saw, and if I had a bandsaw at home I’m 100% certain...
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    Hi Don, Sorry, stains are a mystery to me....

    Hi Don,

    Sorry, stains are a mystery to me. However, there is a very good finishing ‘flowchart’ at Stewmac and they are the experts.

    Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule | stewmac.com

    Good luck,...
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    Don, I don’t know details about your choice of...

    Don,

    I don’t know details about your choice of lacquer, but I use Behlen’s Stringed Instrument Lacquer. Under this I use Behlen’s ‘Vinyl’ Sanding Sealer (which is the recommended product). Works...
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    Lovely work, Joe, and a very precise fit...

    Lovely work, Joe, and a very precise fit everywhere. I especially like the number of dowels you’ve used to join the sides :wink: - a bit of the engineer coming out there?

    Love to see another pic...
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    Nice work, Ruddy! Am I correct in thinking the...

    Nice work, Ruddy! Am I correct in thinking the birdseye lid panel is quilted maple on the inside? Looks good.

    Brian
  36. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Paul, This is one of my favourite tools...

    Hi Paul,

    This is one of my favourite tools when I’m doing inlay work. I use the ‘closed mouth’ small Lie-Nielsen plane, fitted with either the 6mm or 2.5mm blade:

    462130

    I was using it just...
  37. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Paul, With your new table the uneven hinge...

    Hi Paul,

    With your new table the uneven hinge cuts will presumably be a thing of the past. However, just as a thought, I have found a small router plane cleans up this sort of thing really well....
  38. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Paul, A beautiful use of the burl and a...

    Hi Paul,

    A beautiful use of the burl and a great box overall. Congratulations! It must have been hard work getting the burl down to size, but definitely worth it. A very clean and elegant box!
    ...
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    Very smart thinking, Dennis. Thank you for...

    Very smart thinking, Dennis. Thank you for sharing.

    Brian
  40. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Great box, Jacques. I’m not usually a big fan of...

    Great box, Jacques. I’m not usually a big fan of mahogany but that grain is a real standout and it seems to work really well with the design of the top. The lid ‘stop’ is so simple but so effective....
  41. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Jacques, I wouldn’t have realised the tray was...

    Jacques,

    I wouldn’t have realised the tray was a different timber, so from my point of view yes - definitely similar enough.

    As to your feeling that the tray is a bit chunky, twice recently...
  42. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Jacques, Is that just straight Poly-X on...

    Hi Jacques,

    Is that just straight Poly-X on the mahogany? It really highlights the gold toning in the wood doesn’t it?

    Looking forward to the unveiling. :)

    Brian
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    Looks like a great pickup, Bob. What functions...

    Looks like a great pickup, Bob. What functions does it have?

    Brian
  44. Thread: Veneer Tape

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    Alex, I’m sure I have some rolls of the brown...

    Alex,

    I’m sure I have some rolls of the brown unpunched veneer tape. Would this help? I can send to you if so. I use the punched stuff and have enough to stretch from here to the planet Zog.
    ...
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    Thanks, guys - I really appreciate it. Dallas...

    Thanks, guys - I really appreciate it.

    Dallas - Festool Speed Gloss is part of Festool’s polishing range. They are similar to ‘cut and polish’ for a car. Essentially a cream with fine abrasive in...
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    Apologies to those who’ve followed along this...

    Apologies to those who’ve followed along this far. A bit of a delay as the love of my life has been bedridden with back pain for the past 3+ weeks so I’ve been distracted by other things.

    OK, a...
  47. Hi Doug, Is this an “all welcome” event - if...

    Hi Doug,

    Is this an “all welcome” event - if so, when is it and where?

    Thanks,

    Brian
  48. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Jacques, Looking good (yet again)! ...

    Hi Jacques,

    Looking good (yet again)!

    What type of timber are you using for the banding, feet and handle, and what did you use to ebonise it?

    Brian
  49. WP, I have a small workshop (4x2.3) so I’m...

    WP,

    I have a small workshop (4x2.3) so I’m familiar with being a bit space-poor. That’s partly why I focus on box making. I guess your tool needs will follow the type of stuff you intend to build,...
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    QUEENSLAND I have the Woodpecker plate and the same set of...

    I have the Woodpecker plate and the same set of rings. I’ve no knowledge of the Kreg stuff, but the Woodpeckers build quality is very good.

    Brian
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