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    Very nice first box :2tsup:- quite a leap from...

    Very nice first box :2tsup:- quite a leap from Blue-goo and pipe bending!

    Is that a tab on the base liner I can see? - hidden space below perhaps?!?!?!? :think:
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    The magic formula

    For anyone that's interested, I resawed the veneers off the ply and sized them down to 1.5mm to get rid of any traces of PVA. Got some 10mm MDF and went with gluing one door at a time but...
  3. Hmmmm :think: - that is the one I had previously...

    Hmmmm :think: - that is the one I had previously - circuitry died after just 3 years. I don't expect to get more than 3 years from the batteries but would like a little more life from the rest of it!...
  4. If you get the right type of UPS your powerboard...

    If you get the right type of UPS your powerboard will be redundant for the most part. Even a lightweight 650VA rig like I use to run my CPAP has four filtered outputs and another four filtered with...
  5. Thread: Fake suede???

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    Somehow missed your offer first time around...

    Somehow missed your offer first time around :shrug: Thanks, but I've got so much of this stuff with the backing on it now I had better work out how to use some of it before I go buying another type ...
  6. Thread: Fake suede???

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    Still haven't got to it - planning on trying it...

    Still haven't got to it - planning on trying it in the drawers and ring tray on the jewellery box I'm making at the moment but there's been a few hold-ups on that - eg: Veneering the doors! :C
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    As mentioned in my first post, I used a piece of...

    As mentioned in my first post, I used a piece of benchtop material on one side and some 16mm MDF on the other side as cauls - no way the ply/veneer could have altered their flatness. The doors came...
  8. Maybe try your local club - our club Domino gets...

    Maybe try your local club - our club Domino gets more use than most of the machinery in the place!
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    They were sitting on stickers that I later...

    They were sitting on stickers that I later checked to be parallel and I thought keeping them between the slabs I used during the glue-up might hinder the glue drying properly - something for me to...
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    Yes and yes! Clamped as evenly as I could -...

    Yes and yes!


    Clamped as evenly as I could - could barely see for clamps on it (and didn't take a pic). You've got me wondering now if I didn't leave the veneers to rest for long enough after...
  11. Thread: Quadrant hinges

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    I fitted some cheaper quadrant hinges to a few...

    I fitted some cheaper quadrant hinges to a few boxes a while back and made this jig to get the job done. The ply disks are screwed on off-centre so they can be turned for micro-adjustment from the...
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    Veneering - where did I go wrong?

    Building a jewellery box-cabinet out of Emu Apple and decided to veneer the doors in case any of it started moving. Sized the veneers to about 2mm thick and glued them to 8mm marine-ply with Titebond...
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    I put urethane tyres on my 18" saw last year and...

    I put urethane tyres on my 18" saw last year and started out trying to fit them 'in place' because I thought it would be too difficult to get the wheels off :no: - very quickly gave up on that idea....
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    I had the need to keep some rings moving while...

    I had the need to keep some rings moving while that Luci-clear epoxy dried on them last year and dug out a turntable motor (24V) from an old microwave oven - did the job perfectly - about 8 rpm for...
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    I was sent some of that carp from the trials in...

    I was sent some of that carp from the trials in laminated form to try out . . . :puke::yuk: Horrible stuff to work with! It might great for structural use and allow them to go a couple of floors...
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    QLD.Swap This is one of the old legs where I planed most...

    This is one of the old legs where I planed most of the bleaching off but it is roughly the same colour down a couple of mm as in the piece I chiselled a chunk out of. I really could use anything that...
  17. Thread: Fake suede???

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    This is the type I bought . . . Bari Faux Suede...

    This is the type I bought . . . Bari Faux Suede Fabric Caramel . . . but it was only $15/m at the time. I'll have to do a dummy run with it to see how it goes - that backing felt just seems too...
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    QLD.Swap Hi Neil. We were guessing it was E. crebra...

    Hi Neil. We were guessing it was E. crebra (sometimes called Red Ironbark) because it came from the Gilgandra area where a mill once operated cutting Ironbark and White Cypress - the braces on the...
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    Looks like the coarse sanding marks from a drum...

    Looks like the coarse sanding marks from a drum sander to me! - needs a whole lot more hand sanding at about 180# to get rid of them before you start stepping through the finer grits. They WILL show...
  20. Thread: Fake suede???

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    Fake suede???

    Getting a bit bored with velvet for lining boxes and when I searched for some suede online this fake stuff at Spotlight seemed interesting (and cheap) so I got the missus to pick some up in Rocky....
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    QLD.Swap Slightly wrong colour Croc!! :no: Trying to get a...

    Slightly wrong colour Croc!! :no: Trying to get a close match to the rest of the 100 or so year old table. It's all grey/bleached at present but parts of the raw timber will be exposed once I...
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    QLD.Swap Need some old Ironbark

    Chasing some 75x75mm, or preferably bigger, Narrow-leaved Ironbark - 4 pieces about 780mm long - rough-sawn, weathered and bleached would be even better! Would also consider anything that looks very...
  23. Thread: Good news

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    They simply ran out and can't get anymore - were...

    They simply ran out and can't get anymore - were probably a one-of run from China that they thought they would never get rid of!!.


    Saw an interesting twist on this issue in a gallery over xmas....
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    Me too :2tsup: but luckily the whipper-snipper...

    Me too :2tsup: but luckily the whipper-snipper uses the same battery so I have a spare battery either way. Since the back op', that and the Makita 240V saw are the only ones I can use - gave one of...
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    Ditto :2tsup: . . . and I thought it was just me...

    Ditto :2tsup: . . . and I thought it was just me :shrug:
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    Nice looking box considering the unconventional...

    Nice looking box considering the unconventional methods you've used :2tsup: Shame it's not Maple though . . . think you'll find it's Northern Silky Oak :shrug:
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    Shouldn't be too hard to replicate the spalting...

    Shouldn't be too hard to replicate the spalting Ian - I've got chunks here from 3 different trees from as far apart as Vic and Qld and they all have some level of spalting :2tsup:
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    Unfortunately the table has spent some years...

    Unfortunately the table has spent some years outdoors and most of the lanolin has weathered off the outside and it doesn't look like it ever reached the inside of the rails. I've spoken to the owner...
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    I hadn't considered that and I suspect it might...

    I hadn't considered that and I suspect it might work but a join along the sides would destroy the rural look . . . I think :shrug:. Might run it past the owner as an option :think:
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    No harm done . . . I guessed that you thought I...

    No harm done . . . I guessed that you thought I was trying to get the steel to match the timber instead of the other way around :wink:
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    Thanks Paul. I had thought about wetting/steaming...

    Thanks Paul. I had thought about wetting/steaming but at 8' long and 6" wide, I don't have anything available to soak it in as such. I have considered giving it a good wetting and wrapping it in...
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    Seeking advice . . . or wasting my time??

    Looking for some help. I'm trying to straighten the side rails of an old wool-classing table to convert it into a dining table for a friend. Too many years of being overloaded with junk or bent from...
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    All comes down to 'best guess' and a lot of luck....

    All comes down to 'best guess' and a lot of luck. I set one up many years ago on my Stubby and it got less and less use as my turning skills improved. What I found happening was that as my bowls got...
  34. Thread: Nail origins???

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    Thank for all the input everyone:2tsup: - much...

    Thank for all the input everyone:2tsup: - much appreciated and I'll go with the nails at least being around 100 years old. I have googled my butt off but not knowing exactly how to describe these...
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    Nail origins???

    Doing a little job for a friend - converting a wool-classing table into a dining-table - the 'new black' in dining-tables apparently! After having the rails under weights for the last few months to...
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    Thanks Alex. I do much the same thing with the...

    Thanks Alex. I do much the same thing with the last passes through the drum sander but I start at #240 by hand as the oscillating action of my drum sander leaves a much finer finish than the grit on...
  37. Thread: Advice needed.

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    Sorry to go off topic but . ....

    Sorry to go off topic but . . .:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:. Thought I was the only one that ever got sucked in by the mail-order ads in the back of the comic books :B. BIL that only lasted 12 months...
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    Thanks for the comments guys - much appreciated...

    Thanks for the comments guys - much appreciated :2tsup: Woodpixel, If you'd like I can give you copies of the .jpg files I print out as plans and you can just adjust the dimensions to suit yourself -...
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    Finished . . . twice!

    Got both boxes finished with 4 coats of Kunos and the linings done in black velvet and took them in to the house only to discover under the unforgiving LED lighting that the Milkwood lid had patches...
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    The handles on my original design didn't appeal...

    The handles on my original design didn't appeal to me by the time I got this far so I rethought them a little. I wanted them to look like one knob/pull but didn't want them sticking out too far and...
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    Little bit more progress this weekend. As the...

    Little bit more progress this weekend.
    As the offspring of an engineer I tend to make things so they can be repaired/maintained so I don't like gluing hinge-pins in place and decided to make this...
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    Got the drawers cleaned up and sized to fit and...

    Got the drawers cleaned up and sized to fit and the dovetails don't look quite so bad with a bit of glue in them :; Couple of problems with the drawers though. The first was the piston-fit which made...
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    . . . and also managed to get the drawers...

    . . . and also managed to get the drawers together. Some of the dovetails are a little sloppy but I'm improving all the time :shrug:

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    Then set about joining the lids. Decided...

    Then set about joining the lids. Decided slip-feathers on just one edge would look odd so I thought about using stopped spline joins instead . . . and then decided short dominos were easier :B. I've...
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    Nearly done . . .

    Made some good progress over the weekend. Ply floors cut and fitted and the carcases glued up.

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    I have to look twice to find my patch job on the back of the camphor box myself -...
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    Shipping was $29.61US for 8 pairs - pricey for...

    Shipping was $29.61US for 8 pairs - pricey for such a small package but they still worked out just over $17/pair in my hands and I'm not going to complain about that!:2tsup:
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    1140mm to the highest point.:2tsup:

    1140mm to the highest point.:2tsup:
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    Little bit of progress . . .

    Cutting the dovetails before applying the veneers turned out to be a very easy way to produce the half-blind dovetails on the drawer fronts. OK, so they might not technically be half-blinds in the...
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    Finally got em' - not bad value!

    The strap hinges I ordered from the US via Amazon finally arrived (only took 2 months) and I'm pretty happy with them. The finish isn't as good as I would like but I can't complain for the price -...
  50. Would this style work for you?? 484605

    Would this style work for you??

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