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  3. Thread: Veneer Tape

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    Homey from these forums has kindly sent me 2...

    Homey from these forums has kindly sent me 2 rolls. He has refused payment, so I will have to shout him a lemonade when I'm next in Melbourne.

    Thanks all for your suggestions.

    Thank you Brian.
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    Great result! I don't usually go for a gloss...

    Great result! I don't usually go for a gloss finish, but that looks terrific on those timbers.
  5. Thread: Veneer Tape

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    According to their website they do, so I've sent...

    According to their website they do, so I've sent them an email.
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    Thanks Homey, will PM you.

    Thanks Homey, will PM you.
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    Thanks John, might be worth a try.

    Thanks John, might be worth a try.
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    Very nice. Projects like that, that make you...

    Very nice. Projects like that, that make you think about how you'll do them, are always interesting.



    The only way to work. I've only done one job that was the client's design, and he nearly...
  9. Thread: Veneer Tape

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    Veneer Tape

    Hi all, does anyone know where in Australia I can obtain paper veneer tape. The roll I was given on a course several years ago is finally getting low. I'm after the unpunched version. Can get it in...
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    I presume that it would be if you tested it to...

    I presume that it would be if you tested it to failure by applying a load that broke the pins, but how often would such a load apply? If the failure was because of the glue failing, there should be...
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    I cut my pins first, then mark the tails out from...

    I cut my pins first, then mark the tails out from them. The reason for this is that on boxes & drawers, I use London pins, which are very thin. If the tails are cut first it can be difficult to get...
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    If you're going to attack it with a gas axe, from...

    If you're going to attack it with a gas axe, from memory it should be done after the valve has been removed and the tank filled with water. Check the exact requirements. I vaguely remember that the...
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  17. Thread: Cows

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    Eider way, it's downright wrong.

    Eider way, it's downright wrong.
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    Non sequitur.
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    There used to be a place in Kawagoe that made &...

    There used to be a place in Kawagoe that made & sold fantastic (but not cheap) blades, but it's 15 years since I was there. Even if you don't buy anything it's well worth a look, as is the whole...
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    That's my concern. Maybe they can be firmed up...

    That's my concern. Maybe they can be firmed up with CA glue. May be worth a try.
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    Nice result for a simple box, especially the hand...

    Nice result for a simple box, especially the hand cut mitre corners. I reckon it's a ripper. My only concern is how secure the hinge screws will be.
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    I don't know of any seal that will work enough to prevent the cupping. I would glue the wood on both sides as suggested by Elanjacobs, then reduce thecovers in thickness by putting them through a...
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    Excellent result, and you've made a good choice...

    Excellent result, and you've made a good choice of timbers, they go well together and with the pattern.

    What you have used are correctly called splines. The ones that can be seen from the outside,...
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    Enjoying seeing how you do things, and...

    Enjoying seeing how you do things, and appreciating that nice box.
    Agree with you re Andrew Crawford's workshop & books. I visited him last year, and found him to be a most generous and helpful...
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  38. As said, spotty can be quite hard, but it also...

    As said, spotty can be quite hard, but it also can look very nice. It can also give gluing problems. It's worthwhile wiping liberally with acetone immediately before gluing.

    As others have said,...
  39. Thread: Slow responce

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    Yep, very slow this morning.

    Yep, very slow this morning.
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    They are great patterns, I hope you can find a...

    They are great patterns, I hope you can find a way to keep & use them. Oystering, as suggested by Thumbsucker is probably one good way. Another may be to use square or rectangular veneers containing...
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    Some women are just so smooth.

    Some women are just so smooth.
  43. Thread: A "T" Shirt

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    A few years ago there was a public transport...

    A few years ago there was a public transport strike in Sydney. A few of us who cycled to work had t-shirts made, that simply said "What Strike?"

    How to be popular with cars stuck in a traffic jam.
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    What is the dimension across the horns - top to...

    What is the dimension across the horns - top to bottom in the photo?
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    Good result, but try not to throw your money...

    Good result, but try not to throw your money around.:D
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    Agree, it looks like a go/no go gauge. What are...

    Agree, it looks like a go/no go gauge. What are the disatnces between the "horns" on each side, and across the end of the "horns" at each end?
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