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    When this question was asked before, this was my...

    When this question was asked before, this was my reply.
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    Forget About Learning Woodworking Skills...

    Let your computer do it for you. :doh:

    http://www.carvewright.com/video.html
  3. Thread: Box lid question

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    Perhaps this is nit-picking. I thing MDF is a...

    Perhaps this is nit-picking. I thing MDF is a superior substrate to ply, unless you are using a cabinet makers grade, then it's pretty much the same. The advantage of MDF is that it is absolutely...
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    Or you can even make the lid slightly smaller...

    Or you can even make the lid slightly smaller like I've done here. http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/3343/blackwoodlinedwitheurobtt7.jpg
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    Swimming Pools

    OK, I'm going to stick my neck out a country kilometer.

    When I purchased my house, it had a swimming pool which holds about 20,000 litres of water. If I spent about $45,000, I could have it...
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    How Fast is Your Internet Connection?

    Here's a great site that allows you to test your download and upload speed.

    I'm using ADSL broadband that is supposed to be 528. :C

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/69696881.png
  7. Thread: First Box

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    Lachstar, welcome to the box maker's forum. I;m...

    Lachstar, welcome to the box maker's forum. I;m looking forward to you posting pictures larger than the thumbnails.

    Goodness, Mate! Someone should have told you - you don't make jewelry boxes for...
  8. Thread: Jewlery Box

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    Let's stick to the truth here, Bill. You are a...

    Let's stick to the truth here, Bill. You are a very talented crafter of wood. I doubt that anything has just "popped out" of your shop.:yeah:
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    To quote you, "Bloody Hell, Major!" I've...

    To quote you, "Bloody Hell, Major!"

    I've silently watched this project progress from the beginning without any comment. Lost for words I am. All I can say is top job, Major, and bloody hell! :)
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    Cisco, that's how I learn as well. Just to...

    Cisco, that's how I learn as well.

    Just to re-emphasize the point, always put the veneer on both sides of a thin substrate. Doing so counteracts the force on one side against the force of the...
  11. Thread: 3 Tier Box

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    Nice work. The timber in the middle box reminds...

    Nice work. The timber in the middle box reminds me of a freshly cut field of wheat. :)
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    Yes, the mitre gauge can be reversed. Or you can...

    Yes, the mitre gauge can be reversed. Or you can slide it away from the blade and use a sacrificial secondary fence through which you can happily run the blade.

    I would never consider a table saw...
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    CK, I like this box. Like every one you've shown...

    CK, I like this box. Like every one you've shown us, this is well executed.

    I'm curious about your choice of substrate for the veneer panel. In my limited experience, I believe most woodworkers...
  14. Thread: Tissue box

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    Wow! Love the wood and the box is beautiful!:)

    Wow! Love the wood and the box is beautiful!:)
  15. Thread: How Do You......?

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    You mean like this?:) (http://canuckdon.vox.com/)

    You mean like this?:)
  16. Thread: How Do You......?

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    How Do You......?

    I frequently see forum members type something like this that is a link (which "this" was not). How do you do that? :confused:
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    Not yet - finished my boxes for Christmas &...

    Not yet - finished my boxes for Christmas & taking a short break from WW.:)
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    ...but it's a matter of degree.

    I agree with Derek, and I tend to abandon any piece I cut with a poor fit, but it's a matter of degree. My preference is for an exact fit, but I've learned that a minor gap, i.e. less than .05mm can...
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    Judging from what I've seen of your craftsmanship...

    Judging from what I've seen of your craftsmanship so far, I knew it was unlikely to be an error. Thanks for the explanation. :)
  20. Thread: xmas present

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    Love that Huon!

    Just simply beautiful, NF.
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    Tell me about this

    Bill is this intentional, or did I miss something? :confused:

    http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1787/untitled1wu3.jpg
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    Thanks, Zenwood. Yes, the handle, cut from...

    Thanks, Zenwood.

    Yes, the handle, cut from Ebony, has a gentle curve as you point out.

    The interior sides and the top edge of the sides are lined with Beech. You can see that here.
    ...
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    Bill and Harry, come to think of it, it wasn't...

    Bill and Harry, come to think of it, it wasn't 1/8th, it was 1/4" joints. Just too much inconsistency between fingers. I could hammer them together, but I reasoned over the four corners of a box I...
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    Yes, I have. I couldn't make it work. The...

    Yes, I have. I couldn't make it work. The tolerances are just too exacting. I tried it on some scrap Tassie Oak, just two pieces and found it impossible to get all of the fingers inserted into each...
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    I Still Love Small Boxes, But...

    I still love small boxes, but after making seven different boxes, I need a break. Here's the last three.

    http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/1905/groupofthreebkn6.jpg

    Common to these boxes, is...
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    Spotted On A Toorak Tractor

    "PROUD AND BLOND Of It"
  27. Thread: Boxes

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    Why didn't I think of that. Cool split lid - am...

    Why didn't I think of that. Cool split lid - am already thinking of iterations of this idea.

    Good work, Rty.:)
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    Scott, I have also found the Arbortech to be an...

    Scott, I have also found the Arbortech to be an aggressive carver. In fact, I now seldom use the metal carving disk and find a course grit sanding disk better. It can remove a lot of wood, but is...
  29. Thread: Gift box

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    Alex, this is spectacular. How did you do it?...

    Alex, this is spectacular. How did you do it? More info please!:confused::):confused::):confused::)
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    Men ARE HAPPIER PEOPLE

    Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures? <o></o>
    Your last name stays put.

    The shed is all yours. <o></o>
    Wedding plans take care of themselves.

    ...
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    Simply lovely, Derek. :)

    Simply lovely, Derek. :)
  32. Thread: Dovetail Tearout

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    ] Problem solved! I'll trade you my dovey for...

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    Problem solved! I'll trade you my dovey for your domo.:D
  33. Thread: New member.

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    Just Lovely!:)

    Just Lovely!:)
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    Yes you can. Visit the Liegh site and see this...

    Yes you can. Visit the Liegh site and see this joint which they refer to as a "variation on the Half blind dovetail". :)

    http://urlzip.org/Leigh_Jig
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    Is This Permissable?

    No offense intended, but this strikes me as funny.

    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6465/pointlessfamilyphotooftau1.jpg
  36. Thread: Divorce

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    Divorce

    A man in Brisbane calls his son in Adelaide two days before Christmas and
    says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your Mother and
    I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is...
  37. Thread: New member.

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    First, welcome Cisco! Good to have another Sepo...

    First, welcome Cisco! Good to have another Sepo join us. Like the work of your compatriots, this is a lovely piece.

    It's interesting to see how the choice of timber determines the appearance of a...
  38. Thread: Having trouble...

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    Ivor, I'm relatively new to the Incra system. I...

    Ivor, I'm relatively new to the Incra system. I have an Incra Ultra Lite and use a Triton router in my table.

    I agree that the problem appears to be with the depth of cut. But I don't think it is...
  39. Thread: Milton Woodshop

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    Milton Woodshop

    For those of you that subscribe to Foxtel Digital, there's a new one half hour show on the How-To Channel, produced here in Australia entitled Milton Woodshop. It showed this evening at 8:00pm in...
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    Bill, the Gifkins Jig is very easy to use, but...

    Bill, the Gifkins Jig is very easy to use, but suitable for doing through-dovetails only.

    You would use the Gifkins when you wanted to make this type of joint quickly and easily. :)
  41. Thread: Spotted Gum Box

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    Yes, it's a beautiful timber, but it's not Red...

    Yes, it's a beautiful timber, but it's not Red River Gum, its River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis).

    It is a durable, medium to large hardwood, grown in plantations in Egypt, South Africa,...
  42. Thread: Quadrant Hinges

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    Lee Valley has an impeccable reputation. I think...

    Lee Valley has an impeccable reputation. I think you will find that they are held in high esteem amongst forum members. I've dealt with them for years and have always been satisfied with their...
  43. Thread: Quadrant Hinges

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    Lee Valley Hardware

    Try here http://urlzip.org/Quandrant_Hinges:)
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    Another Great Overseas Supplier

    Late last month (25/11), I placed an Internet order for the first time with Dick Fine Tools in Germany. http://urlzip.org/Dick

    I've always been impressed with the fine range of hand tools this...
  45. Thread: Box "Unmaking"

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    Come-on, Bill, tell the truth. Did your wife pick...

    Come-on, Bill, tell the truth. Did your wife pick out that fantastic saw, or did you have to mount a campaign to sell her on the idea.

    I can hear it now, "Honey, you know how much I love you, and...
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    My Hinge Mortise Method

    I couldn't agree more. (And by the way, Bwillie, that is one beautiful box. The exacting detail speaks of fine craftsmanship.)

    My preference is to use a marking knife, a good square and a very...
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    keep them comming, Gecko. Love the veneer. ...

    keep them comming, Gecko. Love the veneer.

    :confused: I'm a little confused by the dimensions you've given. You state that the outside dimension of your boxes is 4 inches and that the inside is...
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    I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did;...

    I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did; and dovetails no less. Very interesting!:)

    Where did you get the plywood. It looks like a fairly high quality grade - the kind you often see in those...
  49. Thread: Kiss

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    Gumby mentioned earlier in this thread that I...

    Gumby mentioned earlier in this thread that I demonstrated wooden hinges in one of the first videos posted in these forums. These are the very hinges I made during that demonstration from some Fijian...
  50. Thread: Cedar Toy Box

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    I don't know if Teejay is questioning the...

    I don't know if Teejay is questioning the truthfulness about how you made those dovetails, Ninefingers, but I think I spot a repaired error in the lower dovetail that would be unlikely with a jig -...
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