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    Not Baltic but I have used old dry Hoop Pine a...

    Not Baltic but I have used old dry Hoop Pine a bit for dovetailed drawer stuff. I initially had problems with the pine crushing and tearing out under the chisel rather than chopping out nicely but...
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    If a repair doesn't work out very well Lee Valley...

    If a repair doesn't work out very well Lee Valley have patterns and instructions of how to make replacement totes for Stanley planes. The No 5 pattern is here:
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    WANTED:WA Here's a pic of mine. 467797

    Here's a pic of mine.
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    WANTED:WA I've got one that is more like 9/16 with a...

    I've got one that is more like 9/16 with a different twist and cutting spurs. I'll get a picture later if it is of interest.
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    Also clamps do wear out. I've got a few old 2nd...

    Also clamps do wear out. I've got a few old 2nd hand F types as well as a couple of cheap sash clamps originally bought new that now have worn out parts. Plan for additions and replacements.

    I'm...
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    I tested a couple of finishes on scraps. In the...

    I tested a couple of finishes on scraps. In the end there really didn't appear to be a substantial colour difference between a Polyurethane finish and the other oil finishes. I decided trying to...
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    The Shakers did hanging wall shelves and there...

    The Shakers did hanging wall shelves and there are many copies around if you google them. With one shelf only it might be reasonably sound if built with dovetails to join to the sides to the base,...
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    I thought .001 would be 1 thou. See how easy it...

    I thought .001 would be 1 thou. See how easy it is to work in Imperial. :p
  9. I have used a triple chip negative rake aluminium...

    I have used a triple chip negative rake aluminium cutting blade for cutting laminate boards and it worked pretty well. Not as good as commercial cuts but OK for hobby work. I guess it depends a bit...
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    Jacaranda hanging wall shelf

    I had a go at making this wall shelf following an article by Peter Turner. There is no WIP but not really having a suitable saw to attempt the sliding dovetails by hand I made up some jigs following...
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    Yeeha! :ninja:

    Yeeha! :ninja:
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    Somehow the Government's response doesn't feel...

    Somehow the Government's response doesn't feel quite right.
  13. When I have recycled painted boards I have...

    When I have recycled painted boards I have skimmed them first with a handheld electric planer before moving on to stationary machinery. The carbide blade inserts in them seem to last for a long time...
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    In Rome I was shown the way to cross the road at...

    In Rome I was shown the way to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing.

    1. Take a deep breath and step out into what appears to be a non stop stream of traffic.
    2. Keep walking.
    3. The traffic...
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    Since the trade ads in the local paper have been...

    Since the trade ads in the local paper have been in terminal decline I've transitioned to the gig economy using places like hipages to advertise jobs. Supposedly they have a vetted list of registered...
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    Which world are you living in? I can't even get...

    Which world are you living in? I can't even get them to turn up to do a quote let alone get them to arrive on time to actually do any work.
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    It all makes me wonder what would happen if all...

    It all makes me wonder what would happen if all the clubs doing Bunnies BBQ's started to get checked for food handling certification.
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    Kitchen cabinets and similar bulk store things...

    Kitchen cabinets and similar bulk store things are merely constructions of tacked together compressed oatmeal boards or metal boxes sliding on metal runners. As Derek illustrates very well, joinery...
  19. Just see what happens when you don't listen to...

    Just see what happens when you don't listen to your customers. RIP Thomas Cook.
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  20. Thread: Lenovo Lap Top

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    I doubt you could even get a new motherboard for...

    I doubt you could even get a new motherboard for an old laptop that cost less than a complete new one. There are ways to recover stuff off the old hard drive if it still works and you haven't got...
  21. There are lots of different fillers on the market...

    There are lots of different fillers on the market these days. Different brands of bog have been around for a long time. They are some sort of poly-something set off by an activator that sets quite...
  22. My experience is you'll have infinitely more...

    My experience is you'll have infinitely more trouble with that effing big knot than be worried about the screw. I never managed to stop pine knot bleed through a painted finish. I've been told a...
  23. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    When I was drawing up my latest will I decided it...

    When I was drawing up my latest will I decided it was probably appropriate to add something about deleting my ever growing digital footprint after my demise. The concept was lost on the person...
  24. Thanks Pal! That's it. White Oak | Weed...

    Thanks Pal! That's it. White Oak | Weed Identification – Brisbane City Council

    To 10m+ on top of the sewer will have to go. :cool:
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    VICTORIA Point Of Sale or Piece Of S..... The last...

    Point Of Sale or Piece Of S.....

    The last glass of red wine made me do it. :p
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    Another what tree is that?

    I've looked through my local trees guide but can't see any thing that matches this garden tree. It appears to be self seeded and growing strongly immediatley next to the...
  27. The non-word riveability may apply, as in Hand...

    The non-word riveability may apply, as in Hand Riven Shakes. :hmm:
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    If you want to go French Oak, don't be cheap,...

    If you want to go French Oak, don't be cheap, forget herringbone and do it properly...
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    BTW that looks like a workbench in the background. Maybe the floor in my new workshop should be ........
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    I've just gone through this and decided to go...

    I've just gone through this and decided to go with engineered spotted gum flooring. The wood effect tiles look good, but in the end they are just ceramic tiles and they have the feel of tiles. If you...
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    I believe you can buy them over the counter at...

    I believe you can buy them over the counter at Total Tools, the Men's shed bought one last week to replace a 'lost' one.
  31. I started reading and was getting set to draw up...

    I started reading and was getting set to draw up the stool to watch the rest of the build, but alas the story has already come to an end. I'll content myself with absorbing some of the background...
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    I was going to keep experimenting on this cabinet...

    I was going to keep experimenting on this cabinet by scratching beading around the drawers and edges, but I got tired of the project and just decided it was time to finish up and move on to something...
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    Marveer seemed to be the housewife's upkeep...

    Marveer seemed to be the housewife's upkeep polish of choice from my memories of the 60's. I don't think it comes in the little bottles anymore but it was a mixture of carnuba and beeswax in solution...
  34. Plenty of modern doors made with machinery use...

    Plenty of modern doors made with machinery use stile and rail router bit sets that form joints that lock together sufficiently well with modern glue and perhaps a few dowels but it's not too...
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    I agree with Tonzeyd. That article does not give...

    I agree with Tonzeyd. That article does not give any information on why the 'front' fence is shaped with a quarter circle cut out. It would prove no aid in making a tilted cut other than perhaps...
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    Not much of a WIP thread I know, but I keep...

    Not much of a WIP thread I know, but I keep chipping away at this project as time permits.

    Here's a pic of where I'm up to fitting the drawers. I can see an end in sight. :rolleyes:

    I'm not...
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    All glued up!

    I haven't used epoxy much and this one from the $2 shop seems a bit runny and has a fairly long set time. I thought the other thing I used it on took about 48hr to harden up...
  38. Oooh that looks torturous but a great result! I'm...

    Oooh that looks torturous but a great result! I'm not doing a full rebuild just trying to get the arch back glued on cleanly. I spent part of yesterday cleaning the joints getting things to fit as...
  39. The current holes are out of alignment. Here is a...

    The current holes are out of alignment. Here is a pick of the joint cleaned and reseated on the existing dowels. One side is misaligned more than the other.
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    I'm pretty sure my ability to...
  40. Thanks Rob and Mark. I've just discovered metho...

    Thanks Rob and Mark. I've just discovered metho softens PVA enough to be able to scrape the faces of the joints clean. Having done that I can now see one of the uprights has been filled/repaired with...
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    Ah yes, I resized them but forgot to attach to the original post. :doh:

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  42. Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    A friend of mine who likes his antique furniture had previously had repair work done on some balloon back chairs. The top of one has come loose again and I have offered to try and fix it. :console:
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    Proximity to ocean is a significant...

    Proximity to ocean is a significant consideration. I'm not sure of the building regs but we are building with a Project builder who promotes steel frame construction. Because we are within 100m of...
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    WANTED:SA. Maybe the Hare and Forbes manuals would be...

    Maybe the Hare and Forbes manuals would be similar, look under the download tab W622 - PT-161 Planer Jointer | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse

    Does the 196 designate an 8" jointer? If so maybe look...
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    I like the idea. :2tsup: I reckon there are many...

    I like the idea. :2tsup: I reckon there are many homes/hallways that are in dire need of one!

    I think I might have covered such a mistake by gluing on vertical cover strips to hide the shelf ends.
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    New build workshop walls.

    I'm contemplating the design for a new house build that will have a workshop space at the end of a double garage. Rather than just starting with a blank gyprock area to fit out I'm wondering if it...
  47. I tried a few online quotes in the last few days...

    I tried a few online quotes in the last few days and AAMI was the cheapest for me. Interestingly we are looking to do a knock down rebuild next year on the house and several similar sized project...
  48. HELP I would guess a standard cheap water blaster held...

    I would guess a standard cheap water blaster held close might do enough of a job distressing the surface of oregon for a rustic look. It might even be suitable to use AFTER the trestle table are...
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    Look like Franken plane parts. A lot of bodies,...

    Look like Franken plane parts. A lot of bodies, no blades or chip breakers.
  50. Thread: Lightning Box

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    Interesting box with character not just from the...

    Interesting box with character not just from the joinery!
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