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    Column Corners on Box

    Just experimenting with an idea for putting an "interesting" column on the corners of a box.


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    Basically, its just a standard dovetail joint, and then cut away half the...
  2. Short of going to a two-pot polyurethane, the...

    Short of going to a two-pot polyurethane, the toughest, glossiest and longest wearing paint that I know is Wattyl Killrust. I know, its a metal paint, but it still works on wood.

    I just use...
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    Thanks Ian, MA and Aldav. I also have scarcely...

    Thanks Ian, MA and Aldav.

    I also have scarcely used a western style marking gauge since I bought a cheap Japanese mortise gauge about ten years ago, and a second a year later. Occasionally I use...
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    Interesting, MA. One little question: What is...

    Interesting, MA.

    One little question: What is the purpose of the rebate on the body of your and Rex's cutting gauges?
  5. Sorry, Barry, but Elan is talking a lot of sense...

    Sorry, Barry, but Elan is talking a lot of sense - hard earned commercial logic.

    My kitchen is now 8 years old made largely from 18mm HMR melamine; all 28 drawers still work perfectly and there...
  6. Wilson & Bradley are good to deal with.

    Wilson & Bradley are good to deal with.
  7. Hope you can get this off the ground, Scott. ...

    Hope you can get this off the ground, Scott. There must be a lot of potential customers living in apartments or in "shedless houses". But all new enterprizes are hard to start.

    Another issue not...
  8. Push-to-open drawers are very sensitive to...

    Push-to-open drawers are very sensitive to extraneous friction - contents touching other surfaces, any alighnment inaccuracies, and subsequent distortions, etc. When we rebuilt our kitchen we...
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    Ten+ years ago I made an assembly bench with 3/4"...

    Ten+ years ago I made an assembly bench with 3/4" holes on 4" centres, drilled quite accurately. It was not difficult - I used a piece of peg-board as my template.

    Peg-board has holes arranged in...
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    Thanks, Alex. My sentiments exactly. The more I...

    Thanks, Alex. My sentiments exactly. The more I think about it, the more I believe that this is actually one of the strengths of this Forum; perhaps its greatest strength?




    True enough,...
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    Assuming that you are referring to Crowie, I...

    Assuming that you are referring to Crowie, I concur.
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    To paraphrase you, Derek, "...you are more than...

    To paraphrase you, Derek, "...you are more than kind....". Over the years I have been much more a seeker and recipient of advice and assistance, than a contributor.
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    Thanks, Derek. I realised that, and fining...

    Thanks, Derek.

    I realised that, and fining down the rail also helped, as did tapering only the insides of the legs. Really sophisticated design elements that contributed to the gestalt.
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    Honour Roll - Most Helpful Members

    Good Morning

    Over many years I have received a tremendous amount of help from many members on this Forum. Some members names just keep cropping up, repeatedly offering sage advice, sharing their...
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    If this is the same as PNG beech, then it is...

    If this is the same as PNG beech, then it is actually a series of related species from the gmelina family.
    Similar properties and appearance to Tas oak but blander, finer grain tho; carves quite...
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    Delightful. Amazing how the tapering of the...

    Delightful.

    Amazing how the tapering of the legs transformed it from chunky to elegant. Once conceptualised, so easy to do. "Once conceptualised...." that's the hard bit.
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    Cost more ...... must be better.

    Cost more ...... must be better.
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    Not so sure, Ian. I am also a sole polisher or...

    Not so sure, Ian. I am also a sole polisher or waxer; for some subconscious reason, every two or three years I switch between using paraffin wax and furniture polish, so both heavier and lighter...
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    It is going to be interesting to see what...

    It is going to be interesting to see what responses you get on this one, Derek; a really provocative question!

    For years I was in the "high mass" camp and believed that for bench planing where...
  21. If you want species like Huon pine, celery top...

    If you want species like Huon pine, celery top pine, sassafras, myrtle, figured blackwood, etc, probably the best source is Island Specialty Timber at Geeveston. Give Chris Emmett, a ring on 0419...
  22. Hope it goes well, Josh. I omitted to say that...

    Hope it goes well, Josh.

    I omitted to say that I use furniture polish on the top of the MDF sheet to make sure everything slides smoothly. Its really worthwhile.
  23. Delightful work, Dom, well done. Was very...

    Delightful work, Dom, well done.



    Was very surprised by your statement so I checked with my usual timber supplier. His quotes for Tas oak were more than double his price of radiata - for...
  24. Really good advice from Ian. Businesses that...

    Really good advice from Ian.

    Businesses that have stuff shipped in from virtually anywhere, not just SE Asia, have an issue with old pallets and dunnage (the stuff that holds stuff in place inside...
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    No, No, No....... Great selection of toys,...

    No, No, No.......

    Great selection of toys, really good fit out, but the shop itself is way too small. More like trying to get a Texan to fit into New England.
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    First, welcome to the Forum, Luke. As John...

    First, welcome to the Forum, Luke.

    As John says, it depends on what sort of stuff that you want to make, and also on what sort of timber the deck and treads are made of.

    Many years ago I worked...
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    No, you are a little wide of the mark, CT. ...

    No, you are a little wide of the mark, CT. Bushie is obviously an innocent victim of the deviant autocorrect "service".

    Annal is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a "concise historial...
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    Unfortunately, Elan is probably correct. If...

    Unfortunately, Elan is probably correct.

    If you get some UHMW sheeting from your local plastics supplier then it may be possible to work up some replacement tyres on a lathe, or even a CNC router...
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    Precisely




    Your fag ignited that at 14 kms ......
  30. My understanding, FF, is as follows: ...

    My understanding, FF, is as follows:

    Acelylene gas is actually disolved in acetone in those gas cylinders,
    Oxygen bottles contain pressurised oxygen, not liquified, and the OP was all about...
  31. I visited an Otsuka air liquifaction plant in...

    I visited an Otsuka air liquifaction plant in Shikoku, Japan many years ago and refrigeration was certainly used in the surprisingly complicated manufacturing process and in the bulk storage area. ...
  32. Me, too. Considering that air liquifies at...

    Me, too.

    Considering that air liquifies at -196*C it will require one hell of a refrigeration system to both liquify the air and to hold it below -196 degrees.

    If the 'fridge fails, does it go...
  33. I have a ten year old ETS 150/5 and the two year...

    I have a ten year old ETS 150/5 and the two year old Rotex. They are equally smooth in operation, but I have a slight preferance for the Rotex because of its lower centre of gravity. No trouble...
  34. I am am really surprised by your post, Siggy, as...

    I am am really surprised by your post, Siggy, as it is the reverse of my experience.

    My 1980's Makita 100m belt sander is a brute of a tool, but with course paper it certainly does remove...
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    It will be interesting to see what Cal says to...

    It will be interesting to see what Cal says to your question.

    I did a complete kitchen renovation about 7 years ago and I hate cutting melamine, MDF, chipboard, et al because of all those nasty...
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    Great idea; works well. A couple of...

    Great idea; works well. A couple of refinements:

    If you put the rare earths on the inside of the apron then they are invisible, magic holders. Eliminates risk of magnet sticking to tool when...
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    Des Kings books are really helpful. He knows his...

    Des Kings books are really helpful. He knows his stuff!
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    I visited a couple of kumiko shops in Japan 18...

    I visited a couple of kumiko shops in Japan 18 months ago. The timbers that I saw being used in very high standard kumiko, from tiny box panels to very large sliding doors and room dividers were:
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  39. Its largely a matter of approach and scale,...

    Its largely a matter of approach and scale, Barry. Doves and pigeons are ground feeders and are relatively large birds. Use a feeder that requires them to sit on a perch to feed, then make the...
  40. Rustynail Are you still allowed to use...

    Rustynail

    Are you still allowed to use creosote? I thought it had been banned as carcinogenic.
  41. Leigh I agree with Franklin and would make the...

    Leigh

    I agree with Franklin and would make the right hand side of the drawer full length, so that twisting/bending forces are taken up by the woodwork and not just by the metal runner.

    Sag...
  42. Good Morning Coastal Settler Firstly, welcome...

    Good Morning Coastal Settler

    Firstly, welcome to the Forum.

    Spotted gum used to be known as Eucalyptus maculata until they changed its name to Corymbia maculata. Google on its latin name and...
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    It currently has a number of issues that I want...

    It currently has a number of issues that I want to resolve:



    Leaks in heavy rain, mainly from degraded grommets on the screws I had this problem with house roof where screw holes had also...
  44. I use a variation of what is proposed by CT and...

    I use a variation of what is proposed by CT and Glenno.

    Cut a piece of 3mm MDF about 25mm larger than the gross area of the Triton table top - not just the top insert.
    glue two 10 mm battens...
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    So you had a Falcon, too!

    So you had a Falcon, too!
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    I just use water based paint. But never done it...

    I just use water based paint. But never done it with jumbo logs like in Bob's photo. Also paint the end grain of slabs tp slow the drying.
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    How could you mislead our American friends like...

    How could you mislead our American friends like that. Surely the correct response was "...It's only a tiger snake..."
  48. Hi Scorchio Unless you have actually used one,...

    Hi Scorchio

    Unless you have actually used one, it is difficult to understand how much quieter genuine spiral heads are, and how good that noise level is. In my opinion, it is worth paying for.
    ...
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    With respect, skeg, that is a really dumb video. ...

    With respect, skeg, that is a really dumb video.


    He is splitting regrowth or plantation birch which is an extremely soft wood - nominally a hardwood, but far easier to split than radiata.
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    The other issue with fallen timber is the onset...

    The other issue with fallen timber is the onset of rot and/or fungal infection.
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