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    Thank you John. Elegant and practical. It will...

    Thank you John. Elegant and practical. It will certainly improve posture and reduce fatigue.
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    There are large tracts of pine forest in British...

    There are large tracts of pine forest in British Columbia and other parts of North America that were decimated by the Asian Pine Beetle. Besides killing the trees the wood is stained with blue...
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    My blower is only 1.5 HP which I would like to...

    My blower is only 1.5 HP which I would like to upgrade.( purchased it when I only had a couple of tools)
    Do you know how hard it is to buy just a 3 HP blower without all the other stuff.
    Maybe...
  4. What a deal! If it's not a genuine antique, and...

    What a deal! If it's not a genuine antique, and it doesn't look like one to my semi-trained eye, you might want to consider shortening the length and eliminating the large open rectangle if you can't...
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    My old mouse caused the cursor to jump around on...

    My old mouse caused the cursor to jump around on wood grain so I had to use a mouse pad. The new mouse doesn't. Maybe I should have said 'Some mice require a pad on top of woodgrain (or other strong...
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    If you plan to use an optical computer mouse you...

    If you plan to use an optical computer mouse you may find some wood will require a mat on top of the wood. I haven't used a mouse for ages, mainly working on a laptop, but it's something to consider...
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    Bunnings has a range of drop cloths.......from...

    Bunnings has a range of drop cloths.......from plastic to canvas, even plastic backed canvas so you can use either side depending on the task.
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    I'll preface this suggestion by saying I haven't...

    I'll preface this suggestion by saying I haven't tried this, just thinking in print.....

    Is the burn deep enough to permit removing a micro-thin layer of wood and the print with a very gentle...
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    Here's a photo of the floor finish.450727

    Here's a photo of the floor finish.450727
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    Thank you for letting me know that it's not just...

    Thank you for letting me know that it's not just my problem. I was surprised to see I'd somehow double posted yesterday as well as having lost the post twice when I tried to upload it.

    Whenever I...
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    Ceiling paint is fairly fragile so it's likely...

    Ceiling paint is fairly fragile so it's likely that the more robust top coat will pull it off as it is applied.
    The paint we thinned for the floor was a high quality paint to begin. That's why I...
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    Ceiling paint is fairly fragile so it's likely...

    Ceiling paint is fairly fragile so it's likely that the more robust top coat will pull it off as it is applied.
    The paint we thinned for the floor was a high quality paint to begin. That's why I...
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    Agree that ceiling white is not suitable for...

    Agree that ceiling white is not suitable for anything other than ceilings that presumably won't be danced upon. I forget what exactly is missing but it's the component that gives wall paint its...
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    Pine flooring takes home-made limewash beautifully.. Modify for plywood walls.

    Wanting a uniform clear white transparent finish on our clear pine 140 x 21 floor boards we mixed our own.

    1. Sand to eliminate any height difference in boards. (Not necessary in plywood wall. It...
  15. Looks great, Newbie 57. Congratulations. It looks...

    Looks great, Newbie 57. Congratulations. It looks very professional and thanks for the photos and description of the process you used.

    Next project :2tsup: ?
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    Thanks woodPixel. As far as I know glitter isn't...

    Thanks woodPixel. As far as I know glitter isn't known for longevity. I don't have a particular use for metal filings at this time I've just eyed them off thinking that there must be something they...
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    Joe Greiner, in Post #2, suggested Rub'n'Buff but...

    Joe Greiner, in Post #2, suggested Rub'n'Buff but as he notes, that would be very expensive for a tabletop.

    I've looked longingly at the flakes of aluminium found in any machine shop or metal...
  18. Sounds like an interesting project, Newbie57. I...

    Sounds like an interesting project, Newbie57. I see this post is a few months old so if I'm telling you stuff you've already found out, my apologies, I just saw your post today.

    Gold leaf, as...
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    Depending on the size of the article you're...

    Depending on the size of the article you're trying to 'de-borer 'this might work for you.

    Some years ago I noticed borers in an antique spinning wheel I'd purchased for 3.00 at a garage sale. I...
  20. Silicon carbide or aluminum oxide for an abrasive...

    Silicon carbide or aluminum oxide for an abrasive for tumbling?
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    CLAIMED Congratulations to the winner and thanks to the...

    Congratulations to the winner and thanks to the donor!
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    Beautiful work. Congratulations.

    Beautiful work. Congratulations.
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    is there a link to the picture that I can't...

    is there a link to the picture that I can't find?? Would love to see it.
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    Careful....it does have a copyright notation.()...

    Careful....it does have a copyright notation.() Did you get permission to copy it?

    OOPs! responded after reading the original post. I see the copyright issue has been dealt with.
  25. Would Letraset or Mecanorma work for you, with...

    Would Letraset or Mecanorma work for you, with dots, lines in India ink? Otherwise it sounds like a job for a calligrapher.
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    Possibly not. You can probably use a...

    Possibly not. You can probably use a shellac-based primer to isolate the oil finish then paint it with acrylic or oil paint. Bullseye makes one or you can buy straight shellac.

    I've done this...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    I'd be interested in a get together. Just saw...

    I'd be interested in a get together. Just saw this thread now so missed the last opportunity. Thanks for considering another one.
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    What a beautiful, sinuous carving!

    What a beautiful, sinuous carving!
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    Just came across this rather ancient...

    Just came across this rather ancient thread.......Re making a press....some time ago I came across an article about using a car jack to make a press. There's quite a bit out there as you've probably...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Very elegant finial. Congratulations!

    Very elegant finial. Congratulations!
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    Er.... not a gent, but the inlay would look far...

    Er.... not a gent, but the inlay would look far classier than the stick-on decoration. Inlay can be successfully coloured if necessary.

    I wouldn't say it's out of your league, just give him your...
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    [QUOTE=Optimark;2065371]I'll just pull my geiger...

    [QUOTE=Optimark;2065371]I'll just pull my geiger counter from under the bench and give it a check... :biggrin2: I don't have a geiger counter, so I don't think that will happen quickly, but it could...
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    Lovely story, rustynail. I hope they have found...

    Lovely story, rustynail. I hope they have found it and appreciate it.:wtg:
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    As xanthorrhoeas suggests, the adhesive may cause...

    As xanthorrhoeas suggests, the adhesive may cause a problem. If you could remove that first with some solvent on a Q-tip the outcome might be more predictable.

    Collage artists and decoupage...
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    I don't have anything handy to test this theory...

    I don't have anything handy to test this theory on a paper sticker right at this moment but my 'go to' with tricky coating issues is to isolate the difficult surface, both sides, with a thin coat of...
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    ANYONE GOING TO: Carefully avoided that topic, skot.....now you've...

    Carefully avoided that topic, skot.....now you've turned it loose!
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    Thanks ian and Arron for the information about...

    Thanks ian and Arron for the information about Bunnings selling tinters. I have a set of Universal Stainers ( the pure pigments used for tinting any type of paint, water-based or oil-based, which I...
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    If the birch plywood is from Russia perhaps run...

    If the birch plywood is from Russia perhaps run it past a geiger counter before deciding to give the artwork shelter indoors. I understand that several years ago, post 1986, some shipments of...
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    Would it be better to coat the surface with poly...

    Would it be better to coat the surface with poly first, then place the sticker, then recoat? That way the sticker is sandwiched between the polyy coats. As Enfield Guy says, do a test piece first....
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    ANYONE GOING TO: Just saw on the news that 'Rusty' is flying home...

    Just saw on the news that 'Rusty' is flying home on Monday!
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    ANYONE GOING TO: That's another good news story emphasizing the...

    That's another good news story emphasizing the importance of ID'ing one's fur-baby. Fortunately the parents of the little adventurer in Snowtown were quickly contacted by the person who found the...
  45. Hi fenderbelly, asking again.....where is this...

    Hi fenderbelly, asking again.....where is this shed that welcomes women, please?
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    ANYONE GOING TO: Snowtown S.A. to Goondiwindi Qld.

    Must be a dog lover...

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/good-news/2018/01/16/dog-hitches-ride-australia/?utm_source=Responsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180117_TND

    This little dog hitched a...
  47. fenderbelly, where is your shed, please?

    fenderbelly, where is your shed, please?
  48. Found this little snippet....

    In the link Lappa posted I found this:

    'The tread width shall be not less than the going and there shall be a minimum overlap of 10 mm'.

    There is no mention of a nosing, per se, but wonder if...
  49. Lappa was doing me the courtesy of asking,...

    Lappa was doing me the courtesy of asking, privately, if I required the standards for someone with a disability. I don't, but appreciated his courtesy in asking, privately.
  50. Lappa, I've tried to send you a PM with email...

    Lappa, I've tried to send you a PM with email info. Did you get it, please? It doesn't show in my 'Sent' mailbox. Thanks
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