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  1. Well said Paul :2tsup:. I watched that P...

    Well said Paul :2tsup:.

    I watched that P Sellers video today and enjoyed it. It's another personal preference thing I know so some people probably wouldn't appreciate it but I like his style of...
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    My understanding of the question is a bit...

    My understanding of the question is a bit different: the tenons are 7mm long and the mortices 12mm deep, leaving a gap between the end of the tenon and the back of the mortice. This is not seen and...
  3. Thread: "Shed" Stool

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    Did you have much trouble with final assembly? ...

    Did you have much trouble with final assembly? Doesn't look like it would be easy with every part at an angle to everything else.

    The final result justifies the effort though - they are nice...
  4. Thread: Leftovers moxon

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    Leftovers moxon

    As part of my retirement project to clear out the stuff accumulated in my shed over 30 years I have been trying to use up various bits of timber. There was some reclaimed oregon on hand so I knocked...
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    Arron is on the right track. The technique is to...

    Arron is on the right track. The technique is to have the temperature falling as the epoxy cures. This means that in summer it's best to wait until late afternoon to apply the coating. In winter you...
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    Sheer understatement Lance - let's face it, she's...

    Sheer understatement Lance - let's face it, she's a bloomin genius!

    I reckon this is a problem - and solution - that would apply to hundreds of us. Thanks for posting.
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    Yep, it's important to have access to the...

    Yep, it's important to have access to the coolant during this warm weather :U.

    That's a clever design and looks like it wouldn't be too expensive to make.
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    Derek, your mention of half round pivoting...

    Derek, your mention of half round pivoting drawers led me to think of pivoting drawer fronts. If the front of the drawer pivots by about 20 degrees 1 side can be pushed in to make the other side pop...
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    Another way would be to have a "seesaw" jigger...

    Another way would be to have a "seesaw" jigger behind the drawers so that when you push 1 drawer in a bit the other is pushed open as in diagram below.

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    Advantages are that there is no...
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    You've done well with those M &T joints, they...

    You've done well with those M &T joints, they look good.

    I've not used dominos but have read a number of posts suggesting that they are really only good for alignment, not for strength. It...
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    The only way I'd make those tiles look that good...

    The only way I'd make those tiles look that good is with Photoshop!
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    Howdy and welcome to the forum. Can you post...

    Howdy and welcome to the forum.

    Can you post some photos of the bulkhead and surrounds? People on here are usually willing to help but they need to understand the situation to be able to give...
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    It's all looking good Cal. The timber benchtop...

    It's all looking good Cal. The timber benchtop works really well - plus it's a good use of available product.
  14. Welcome to the forum Derek, that's an...

    Welcome to the forum Derek, that's an interesting project and you should get some good responses.

    In the meantime, if you edit your profile to show your location (town and state) then you may...
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    Dth1, That's a comprehensive post - well worth...

    Dth1,
    That's a comprehensive post - well worth waiting 6 years for :U.
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    I can't offer any better advice than that posted...

    I can't offer any better advice than that posted above but I can confirm that you're not the only one. When I made my bench 3 years ago my through mortices were shorter than yours but were 31mm wide...
  17. Thread: Tom Cat

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    Looking good Laurie but really, you need to do...

    Looking good Laurie but really, you need to do that back splice - you know you want to :U.
  18. Just straight tung oil. The label has changed a...

    Just straight tung oil. The label has changed a bit since I last bought any but it is the one at the web address below.

    Organoil - Pure Tung Oil
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    Good to see the correct use of technical...

    Good to see the correct use of technical terminology :U

    Looks like some good gear there - gloat justified!
  20. What upkeep? Most of the frame is covered by the...

    What upkeep? Most of the frame is covered by the skin and what little is exposed to sunlight doesn't get a lot of direct sun anyway. Most people use either linseed or tung oil (real tung oil, not...
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    Also have a look at Jeff Horton's designs and...

    Also have a look at Jeff Horton's designs and shop. I built his Curlew design using skin, sinew and footrests purchased from him. He was good to deal with.

    http://kudzucraft.net/


    He also...
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    Try Stuart Bywater at the internet address below....

    Try Stuart Bywater at the internet address below.

    https://bywaterdesign.com.au/paulownia-sales

    I obtained my paulownia from SE Qld and I think it was from the same plantation in northern NSW...
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    Thanks to Cal and Kym for being such good hosts...

    Thanks to Cal and Kym for being such good hosts and also to Ella for announcing that lunch was ready (saved us from going hungry :U).

    Thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing the varied...
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    That's funny, I never pictured you as the sort...

    That's funny, I never pictured you as the sort of bloke to drive a short bus. :U

    As for the almost-fullness of the rack, you can always make another one - but of course then you'll have to build...
  25. Thread: Workbench Advice

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    Howdy, and welcome to the forum. I notice...

    Howdy, and welcome to the forum.

    I notice there have been quite a number of views but no replies yet. It may help to provide some details of the type of woodworking you want the bench for and...
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    It's not the pitting you remove - it's everything...

    It's not the pitting you remove - it's everything around the pitting. You obviously need more acid! :D

    The're looking good Paul. I notice the middle one has a different shape - would it be for...
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    Thanks for starting this Cal, count me in too. ...

    Thanks for starting this Cal, count me in too.

    I don't think I really have much of interest to bring unless you have a dam for the kayaks I've built - but it's going to be too cold for them...
  28. Thread: Tom Cat

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    Be careful posting those photos Laurie - some of...

    Be careful posting those photos Laurie - some of us could get a tad overexcited :U.

    It's looking stunning - keep up the good work.
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    Looks good Mike, 7 years well spent :2tsup:

    Looks good Mike, 7 years well spent :2tsup:
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    I have no real interest in it myself but there's...

    I have no real interest in it myself but there's a member who hasn't posted here since 2015 that made a form of wing sail for his SOT. It needed outriggers to stay upright so was more of a trimaran...
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    Very classy Jim. It's bound to become the...

    Very classy Jim. It's bound to become the heirloom as intended.
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    Installed the side walls a few weeks back and...

    Installed the side walls a few weeks back and then glassed all seams in and around the cockpit.

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    Made and installed a backrest, also made a seat pad that is velcroed to the cockpit floor....
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    Thanks for those photos Allan. Is the canoe in...

    Thanks for those photos Allan. Is the canoe in pic number 7 made of paulownia?
  34. Howdy Simh, Is the one in the site at the link...

    Howdy Simh,

    Is the one in the site at the link below the type you want?

    http://www.tulsawalk.com/projects/foldingtable/index.html
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    This how it looked at the beginning of the year. ...

    This how it looked at the beginning of the year.

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    Since October the floor was glued in, hatch lid made, sidewalls made and side scuppers constructed. Next step is to glue in the side...
  36. Thread: Epoxy resin

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    Given that this is in the finishing section I...

    Given that this is in the finishing section I presume you want a thick gloss finish on those projects. A pour on epoxy may be suitable for the top of the coffee table but I don't see how that would...
  37. Thread: Epoxy resin

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    If it is for food contact then your question may...

    If it is for food contact then your question may have been answered already but otherwise it may help to know what the application is ie floor, furniture, marine etc
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    The water may move a bit when the plug is added...

    The water may move a bit when the plug is added but also when in use the plug will stop air entering as the water is pulled down and start to create a vacuum. This will cause the measurement to be...
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    Or....... Wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose!

    Or.......
    Wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose!
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    Hdo1, it looks like Tolyinoz is not active on...

    Hdo1,
    it looks like Tolyinoz is not active on this forum anymore - he has not posted for 3 years. You could try sending a private message - he might get a notification if his email address is still...
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    Possibly. It comes back to the earlier comment...

    Possibly. It comes back to the earlier comment about too rigid / not rigid enough. My preference would be light glass over it all but second would be for small fillets with glass tape over them (and...
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    A few random thoughts to get things started: ...

    A few random thoughts to get things started:

    For a budget build consider doing taped seams but no glass on the rest. Won't last as long but is cheaper and also quicker.

    I suspect you will...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    It looks like surface tension is pulling the...

    It looks like surface tension is pulling the resin away from some areas but that the low areas are still wetted.

    I often get something similar, even on second coats. Have used it on "Tassie oak"...
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    I've had what I call "peripheral" vision in one...

    I've had what I call "peripheral" vision in one eye all my life (oncee measured as 6/60). I am bad at sawing accurately but suspect it is not all to do with the eyesight. One thing that has helped...
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    I use home made sanding dust from my ROS as an...

    I use home made sanding dust from my ROS as an epoxy thickener. Any dust from a coarse abrasive should do. Obviously you need to clean out the collection container before sanding so you get...
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    The hatch rear wall modification is done, cockpit...

    The hatch rear wall modification is done, cockpit rear wall glued in, 4 seat supports glued in, hatch rim done, footwell ends done, I decided to put inspection hatches in the footwell end walls and...
  48. Thread: Two Dories

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    Let's hope not! To me they look like what is...

    Let's hope not!

    To me they look like what is also known as a pirogue - but maybe there are subtle differences such as amount of rocker and pointy ends vs transom.

    Either way they do look like...
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    Yep, I agree with Artful - a perfect match!

    Yep, I agree with Artful - a perfect match!
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    For blades I have used Elite Saw Sharpening at...

    For blades I have used Elite Saw Sharpening at O'Sullivan Beach (South), Central Saw and Knife at Edwardstown (central, obviously) and Q-Saw at Queenstown (north). All good but I tend to use Central...
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