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    Use on weathered timber is an idea I can run with.

    Use on weathered timber is an idea I can run with.
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    Well I just learnt :) I had to Google "arris" :)

    Well I just learnt :)
    I had to Google "arris" :)
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    Thank you, I'll have fun and not stress too much...

    Thank you, I'll have fun and not stress too much about it :)
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    Vintage variable size hole cutter

    I am I guessing right and this is a vintage variable size hole cutter? Cheers
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    110 block plane

    Cleaning this up now but would like to identify maybe the maker and age. Thank you

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  6. Thread: Wooden plane

    by Blackout
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    Wooden plane

    OK I have know idea what I have bought except to say I want to learn. This plane was part of a group of tools. At a minimum I would like to clean up to look really nice but if possible I would really...
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    Ulmia OTT mitre saw

    This is part of a group of tools bought. Not in the best of condition but I'm hoping I can do something with it. I don't know if it can be dated. I'm looking for advice on cleaning and maybe...
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    Vice Record 53 Green Made in England

    Hi, This week I bought a load of old tools of a former antique dealer. The vice didn't interest me so much until he made the price too interesting. Now it is far heavier than my current vices. I'm...
  9. Newbie trying to identify pink and black wood

    Hi, I hope I can learn to make these requests better as I go. This weekend I rescued a PNG rosewood desk and then this table top. I have no idea where it could come from but it is denser than pine...
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    Wow, thank you Rob. I will clean and use shellac...

    Wow, thank you Rob. I will clean and use shellac and see how it goes. You have introduced me to something very new and interesting to me. Now I think I have something to look forward learning. I...
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    Sewing table (not machine type)

    Hi,
    I'm looking for advice on this (well this is what I was told) sewing table. I want to clean, fix and protect it. I would also really like to understand how they made the impressions or carved...
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    Decided it was time to use some high gloss...

    Decided it was time to use some high gloss Estapol up so started doing this top before I put the final pieces of veneer on. Last step will be cleaning and matching the lower section brown stain. This...
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    I know the feeling. I started work on a 3 panel...

    I know the feeling. I started work on a 3 panel silky oak wardrobe. It was when it came time to do something with the missing mirror that I realised it would be money wasted. It took months but...
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    Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Outside of the reconstruction of the rear Queen Anne legs I have to clean off the old brown shellac to reveal the silky oak. Doing this by wetting with mentholated spirits and the scrubbing with...
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    I took all the legs off and decided to dismantle...

    I took all the legs off and decided to dismantle the loose good ones to clean and glue them. I think they will be the basis of making suitable clamping system first. I suspect I will end up making...
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    Hi droog, Just to let you know the new owner was...

    Hi droog, Just to let you know the new owner was delighted to get the original leadlight that I had replaced with glass. He gets to use the cupboard now in his kitchen but can have the leadlight...
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    Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    I picked a small old mirror and frame up out of a farm bonfire thinking I could maybe reuse it with a dresser top I had minus the mirror and frame. Different wood under the dark brown crusty BLO (?)...
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    Happy to report this sold with in minutes of...

    Happy to report this sold with in minutes of posting on line to someone from a drought affected area so I'm glad it was so cheap It's returning to an old kitchen where a bigger unit wouldn't fit. The...
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    Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Picking this unit up tomorrow but think this will be my greatest challenge yet. Has anyone experience with repairing legs like this?

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    It's been too long but I finally cut some old...

    It's been too long but I finally cut some old glass. So the damaged leadlight removed (mainly because so much was missing) and clear float glass inserted. Finally I broke down and actually bought...
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    I like what you are saying and now think I will...

    I like what you are saying and now think I will pass the other leadlight onto the new owner when it's sold. For now it has helped learn a lot ready for the bigger ones. Haven't found it easy to get...
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    Door panels replaced and new locks installed....

    Door panels replaced and new locks installed. Time to cut some glass for the top and then final close in the bottom sides.
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    Near enough is not good enough. The door plyboard...

    Near enough is not good enough. The door plyboard panels lifted and so SWMBO said it had to be replaced. Tried the mallet but finally learnt to reverse the panel clamps and use to expand doors...
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    Veranda coffee time table

    I picked this table up for $5 as a throw out item. It was very scruffy and had a split in the middle. To date I cleaned down the metal base and painted with gloss black. The the top was stripper. For...
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    Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Visited a property yesterday not realising they were clearing everything off the property ready for the bulldozers to come through. The shed had been bought down in a hurry with everything still in...
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    Thank you very much Auscab. So many things I've...

    Thank you very much Auscab. So many things I've seen now make sense. Hopefully I can find something in it one day.
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    Carved picture frame - early Australian

    I was offered this a while ago and now would like to clean , protect and use. I'm looking for advice on safely cleaning the frame and then how to protect. I would really like to use Danish oil but...
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    Needed to replace some screws before getting to...

    Needed to replace some screws before getting to lock up stage. The long hinges for the top were off and rusty when I got it so that is another area to clean. Finally got a records player installed. I...
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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,
  35. 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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  38. Thread: Unknown part?

    by Blackout
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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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  43. 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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