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  1. Yes, it was a type. I'll send you a pm

    Yes, it was a type.
    I'll send you a pm
  2. Thanks for the reply and offer, mate. Might take...

    Thanks for the reply and offer, mate. Might take you up on getting some pieces from you, if a cuppa would be involved :roll:
    I'm no expert, but I've never heard of a blond/light coloured Ironwood.
  3. Im trying to find a way to calculating overall R (insulation/energy efficiency of a h

    I'm trying to calculate overall R (insulation/energy efficiency) value of a house.
    I'm hoping to find an app or webpage calculator that can do this.

    If anyone can steer me in the right direction,...
  4. I was originally inspired by a bloke who modified...

    I was originally inspired by a bloke who modified a surf lifesaving boat to put a weather proof canopy on the front, with a sleeping platform, and mounted an outboard motor in a well about 1/4 back...
  5. HELP Sorry, can't work out how to edit my posts, so...

    Sorry, can't work out how to edit my posts, so you'll just have to figure out my late night, tired as hell, nonsense. Sorry.
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    Well done all, what a great thread.

    Well done all, what a great thread.
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    Yes, no need to get heated. And thanks Ian for...

    Yes, no need to get heated. And thanks Ian for hosing out a fire that I wasn't going to get ito and that I don't think that elanjacobs was trying to start.

    Calling a board figured or highly...
  8. Excellent advice Chief, greatly appreciated.

    Excellent advice Chief, greatly appreciated.
  9. HELP I'm giving up on editing my middle post till...

    I'm giving up on editing my middle post till tomorrow
    It's late
  10. HELP My lazy and "she'll be good" with an enforceable...

    My lazy and "she'll be good" with an enforceable environmental formed would be to fill in the hole with the same lazy, glue treatment. Clear setting epoxy would be my photo,should do. Over a floor, a...
  11. HELP I think that the research you've done has given...

    I think that the research you've done has given you the best answer. But dont prick holes on the floor finish, scrape the hole clean, soak boiling water to steam out thebdemysteam or touch up with...
  12. Chief, The Veritas Large Router adjustment...

    Chief,
    The Veritas Large Router adjustment mechanism is 1 mm per turn, from what I remember. I guess you need to measure veneer thickness, then use a gauge to set the cutting depth? Allowing for...
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    My dodgy pic of Cambia ash glued up into a...

    My dodgy pic of Cambia ash glued up into a decorative 150mmx350mm posts in a commercial setting.
    Poor photos I know.
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    It's your taste that influences if figure is good...

    It's your taste that influences if figure is good or not, so I'll leave that to you.
    Yeah, the info about taking pressure of tropical forests attracted me. North America prime forestry areas have...
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    It's probably my selection of photo area, the...

    It's probably my selection of photo area, the figure is quite good.
  16. And it seems that Lee Valley direct purchase...

    And it seems that Lee Valley direct purchase prices, and the import tax and local reseller product prices from LV make it cheaper to buy direct from LV.
    It's a shame as it limits the shops that...
  17. Thanks Chief. I'm thinking of buying the box set...

    Thanks Chief.
    I'm thinking of buying the box set with the additional metric blades as well as the inlay head.
    Thanks for your opinion.
  18. Thanks Bob, much appreciated.

    Thanks Bob, much appreciated.
  19. Really good tool for cutting dadoes/grooves for veneers inlays.

    I've done panel veneering but never inletted/dado/grooves cut for veneer infill.
    I'm thinking that the Veritas Large Router Plane might be a great tool for it. The precise blade depth adjustment...
  20. Is there a "Design" section of the forums?

    Hey all,
    If there is a "Design" section I can't find it, if there isn't, it might be good to add it as a subgroup or as a subthread?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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    "Smoked Ash"/Cambia Ash

    I came across this highly figured timber I'd never seen before.
    It's called Smoked Ash or Cambia Ask, which is a trade name.
    It seems to be a marketing name for a mix of the North American White...
  22. Timber 'veneered block, timber choices for aesthetic and playing look

    Hey all.
    This post is about seeking your thoughts on 'veneered' timber colour combo's.
    I want to reduce the cost of the infill for a set of rebate planes, and a carriage makers plane, I'm about to...
  23. Andrew and Paul, thank you very much. Yes, I...

    Andrew and Paul, thank you very much.
    Yes, I really should get active in the TTTG. I used to go to the annual sale for the Melbourne mob, and have gone to the Sydney mob sale once. Thanks for the...
  24. thanks Iam

    thanks Iam
  25. Thanks Rob

    Thanks Rob
  26. Antique old/collectable tool boxes for carpentry and joinery

    Hey all, its been a long time since I was an active member. So, G'day to you all.

    I've decided that I want and need to house my tools in appropriate storage for antique tools.

    I started buying...
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    I agree Keano. Dom, what surface treatment did...

    I agree Keano.

    Dom, what surface treatment did you use? e.g oil, ?
  28. convert traditional surf lifesaving boat to sail

    Hey all,
    Been a while since I've posted, G'day to all.

    In short, can classic surf lifesaving boat convert to sail and be a good performer?

    In more detail:

    I have a 12' 6" classic timber,...
  29. thanks all, I'll pass it on. greatly appreciated.

    thanks all, I'll pass it on.
    greatly appreciated.
  30. remove enamel paint on French polished side table

    hey all,
    I'm asking for a friend about a piece of furniture I haven't seen.
    "how do I remove enamel paint from a 100 plus year old French polished side table".

    I've certainly never come across...
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    Thank you all.

    Thank you all.
  32. Don't use dowels mate, full length tenons add so...

    Don't use dowels mate, full length tenons add so much strength, a tight fitting tenon all the way through just has a) more surface ares for glue, plus b) each tenon, tightly fitted offers a...
  33. Hey all, thanks for the replies. I thought that...

    Hey all, thanks for the replies.
    I thought that the F rating, as per Graeham's post only related to timber in construction uses. But maybe it's shear strength parallel to the grain as per Two Sheds...
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    Yes. Its one of those tricks where when you see...

    Yes. Its one of those tricks where when you see it done, it is so freaking simple.
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    Japanese chisels - ferrule question

    Hey all,
    The inside of Japanese chisel ferrules are beveled. Does the wider end go on up or down on the handle top end? Mie handles are nicely mushroomed, id have to saw the mushroom off to get...
  36. You win a detective badge. What a simple...

    You win a detective badge. What a simple solution, and judging by all the 78's out there missing parts, a solution not widely known. Well done! I added to your reputation, but made a typo "detective...
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    If you can pull to get a flat, you can push to...

    If you can pull to get a flat, you can push to get a flat. I'd suggest that you get some soft to medium hardness timber and, mark a line and forget about making it flat. Even close your eyes. Just...
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    Nah man, do not give up. Go full bore and keep at...

    Nah man, do not give up. Go full bore and keep at it, you'll get there. Try, try, try again, fanatics are what keeps old tools living.
  39. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    45 pounds, damn did you get a freaking bargain!

    45 pounds, damn did you get a freaking bargain!
  40. If I think it is going to be a drama I either a)...

    If I think it is going to be a drama I either a) spray it with those cooking oil sprays, or if that's run out, b) chuck a bit of clingwrap around the clamp. I don't get too precious about it, but...
  41. Between your pics and the crappy phone I'm...

    Between your pics and the crappy phone I'm looking at them on I can't really tell. If you have (and you say you have done lots of sanding) gone thru the grits, removing one lot of grit marks after...
  42. Property describing the characteristics of timber splitting

    Hey all,
    Sorry for asking this question, I should know but I can't recall, what is the term for the technical property that describes the strength of timber to resist splitting along the grain....
  43. Did my word turning course. I've not been doing...

    Did my word turning course. I've not been doing much ww, transient lifestyle, stuff in storage, different kinda life... but I'm waiting on a spotted gum load to come into the timber yard, about 2...
  44. Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be...

    Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be pretty indestructible, but that might also be a weakness as it'll resist mushrooming, which keeps ferrules tight.... Swings and roundabouts.
  45. Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for...

    Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for that thicker stuff if I decide to go down that route.
  46. Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum...

    Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum is I can get it in the larger size I need for my big hands. Basically it's stair risers stock. There is enough availability that I can pick a 1/4 sawn...
  47. Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope...

    Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope and when you get started, often it's just a wild and unending ride. But, damn, man, the ride is worth it! In the end you'll be bearded with the beard...
  48. Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and...

    Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and that goes a long way to helping me clarifying the issue. I'll rethink the matter and remeasure the ferrules on my old chisels. Goodonya
  49. Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal...

    Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal supplier whose name I've forgotten only stock material up to a 1.63mm wall thickness. I can't find any supplier that has a thicker wall. All my...
  50. Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used...

    Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used for the ferrules in that photo you posted?
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