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    That's looking very nice Vann !! Rob

    That's looking very nice Vann !!

    Rob
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    I like to find my near enough Center by running...

    I like to find my near enough Center by running my slicing gauge over each edge and have it set just off Center . I end up with a little square in the middle and I center mark that by eye with an awl...
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    Looks great . You have a leg vice missing itís...

    Looks great . You have a leg vice missing itís Face ? Jaw ? Not sure what itís called . Google wooden leg vice and you will see plenty . Iíve got the same type wooden threads on my bench . Their the...
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    Lol !! :laughing1:

    Lol !!
    :laughing1:
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    Ha Ha no probs . Ive done that before . ...

    Ha Ha no probs . Ive done that before .


    When I fit drawers I just plane the front it till it fits and the gap looks as small as possible . And the back is a touch narrower. Ive never measured...
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    Nice looking unit ☝️. I like running drawers on...

    Nice looking unit ☝️.
    I like running drawers on mid drawer side slots that way sometimes. If Iím understanding you correctly .
    I wouldnít have fitted the slots and runners last . I would have...
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    Yeah . Probably , but I’m talking without having...

    Yeah . Probably , but I’m talking without having seen what you mean by “Rot “ . To me rot means you can poke a screwdriver into it 10 mm or right through . Rot in the foot of a leg means it’s shorter...
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    First we’d all like pictures if you could please...

    First we’d all like pictures if you could please :). It sounds good , got to see it .

    Patching up rot with two packs or spray on stuff is really if from this point the bench will only be looked...
  9. If anything I think its looking on the light side...

    If anything I think its looking on the light side already , nothing can go wrong if you lighten with metho though .
    Strange question ?? You've just put it on with metho added , how could more put...
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    The sooner you start telling the client how...

    The sooner you start telling the client how furniture works well and how it doesn't, and how it costs them for doing dumb ideas the better off things will be .

    Like I'd be saying
    "This type of...
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    Oven cleaner / Caustic soda . Same thing . Edit ,...

    Oven cleaner / Caustic soda . Same thing . Edit , On a lot of them , not the non caustic ones of course :).

    Its the Sodium Hydroxide / Caustic soda in the oven cleaner that eats the gunk .
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  12. The effects I do after sealing . Ive said it...

    The effects I do after sealing .
    Ive said it all. All I'm prepared to say that is :)
    A lot in this thread and a little in some other threads around here.


    Ill add, there is a fast standard...
  13. Sam . After all we've been through What on Earth...

    Sam . After all we've been through What on Earth do you think I'm going to say :)

    It looks about like what you showed you wanted.

    You have an oil based sanding sealer yes ? Thin it a little...
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    I mix the CS with warm water. Be careful because...

    I mix the CS with warm water. Be careful because it will boil up and shoot out at you if the waters to hot . Just lay the blade in a tray of strong soloution and it will start working . A rub with...
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    Caustic soda is the go .

    Caustic soda is the go .
  16. Yeah work up to the shade you want . In the space...

    Yeah work up to the shade you want . In the space of 5 minutes . Add all the stain you want and get it over with .
  17. lol . You can do anything with that . Nothing...

    lol .

    You can do anything with that . Nothing is sealed in . You could pull more out with metho or add more . Play with it and when your happy let it dry and seal it in .

    As it is , it looks...
  18. The Jarrah you had samples of looked darker.

    The Jarrah you had samples of looked darker.
  19. Thread: Osmo Poly X

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    Is what you have applied the Satin or Gloss ? ...

    Is what you have applied the Satin or Gloss ?

    I haven’t used the product yet so can’t help . I have my first tin of Satin sitting here waiting for the woodwork to be completed .
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    Here's a fresh looking small part of a set ....

    Here's a fresh looking small part of a set . Works out at $45 ea I think . I just doubled the cost for a rough idea.

    There's a Sydney hand Tool club that has swap meets . Go there for $20...
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    There's good old imported Beech available which...

    There's good old imported Beech available which is what they were all made from in UK .
  22. Did you go buy all that ? Its a good range . ...

    Did you go buy all that ? Its a good range .

    Yes the Jarrah looks dead on but consider how much your putting on over that to finish it . If your doing to the same level as that test and that's it...
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    Buying old is a lot cheaper than making if your...

    Buying old is a lot cheaper than making if your counting your time as being worth a good rate. I made one once, I found a single moulding plane was about 7 hours work as a one off.

    That was...
  24. Thread: Brass hardware

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    If you look at other Sconces like that . Were any...

    If you look at other Sconces like that . Were any of them made so the pins were be able to be pulled out so the wax could be cleaned off them ? That looks like it could be a possibility. Not just...
  25. Thread: Brass hardware

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    GB may have the screws . Your going to have to...

    GB may have the screws . Your going to have to make or have made the hinge pins . Fist thing to look for if your making them is nails of the right diameter or larger .
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    You can do them on the long side but Ive seen...

    You can do them on the long side but Ive seen plenty done that end up with a decent sag .
    Whats on your side here though is the 45mm thick top . 45 is a bit thicker than the 19 to 25mm old ones Ive...
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    As for the lid not going back to far, fit a stop...

    As for the lid not going back to far, fit a stop like a small chain .

    What I did for moving for some of my most valuable items when I shifted and needed boxes.
    I didn't fit hinges .
    I just...
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    Bottom mid page 58 for a good box /trunk hinge . ...

    Bottom mid page 58 for a good box /trunk hinge .

    http://www.gbrownantiques.com.au/pdfs/Hardware%20Catalog.pdf
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    Think I should try that just for general night...

    Think I should try that just for general night time shed use . That sounds like it could be the cause of what I don't like about my LED only lighting .
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    Nice wood!! It’ll be fine unless mould or fungus...

    Nice wood!! It’ll be fine unless mould or fungus problems set in . It would have had to be wet for a while for that to cause bad damage . It’ll be perfect I’d bet . What country you from ? We don’t...
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    Are you polishing just using shellac Lyle? As...

    Are you polishing just using shellac Lyle?

    As in stain or leave natural . Coat and build up with shellac . Then finish off with oil , and or wax ?

    Forgetting the Talc / Pumice thing for now....
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    Your asking woodworkers for advice using...

    Your asking woodworkers for advice using shorthand ? F=or Fu===== sa==ke why ?

    Any one who can really help you has spent more time looking in the bottom of an empty can than knowing anything...
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    Whats etal Lyle ? The Pumice method shown to...

    Whats etal Lyle ?

    The Pumice method shown to me was using a sprinkle every now and then during bodying up . So after the first fast brush coat and before finishing off. If you went to quick you...
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    Hi Claw . :) Worked fine by doing what and how...

    Hi Claw . :)

    Worked fine by doing what and how ?
    How did you know the grain was filling faster than just bodying up using shellac and a rubber doing circles and figure eights ?
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    I don't want to show any dis respect for the...

    I don't want to show any dis respect for the forums products .
    But can any one tell me how and why Talcum powder as a grain filler has worked for them in some time saving obviously well working way...
  36. Plasti bond is for filling under surfaces that...

    Plasti bond is for filling under surfaces that are seen . Under the polish job or up level with the polished surface when its repair work .

    Agnews is for filling under where things are not seen ....
  37. Metho for your shellac. Plasti bond for...

    Metho for your shellac.

    Plasti bond for quality filling or Agnews for something similar but better than Timbermate

    Search - Our range | Bunnings Warehouse

    Search - Our range | Bunnings...
  38. We had Masters for a while . They held less stock...

    We had Masters for a while . They held less stock and thought we'd like the pretty organised look .
    Pretty sure they were cheaper at a lot of stuff ? I know glue was . We didn't shop there enough...
  39. Seal stains in with the sanding sealer. Do full...

    Seal stains in with the sanding sealer. Do full test panels with stain, sealer, shellac and what ever you know to see if you can get what you want . Sand the test panels first. Use a heat gun to...
  40. 466295 You had that above And you want this...

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    You had that above

    And you want this below
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    The Mahogany sample below bottom left is terrible . I was saying you could just use a little to add to the others ....
  41. The Walnut and Mahogany are the same type of...

    The Walnut and Mahogany are the same type of stain so they mix . A little Mahog mixed in may warm the Walnut up enough ?

    In my spirit stains I keep Black handy for making a red stain more brown ....
  42. Yeah give it a light sand if it needs it .

    Yeah give it a light sand if it needs it .
  43. Thread: Wet wood advice

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    A heater to dry it off . Then wait a week? You...

    A heater to dry it off . Then wait a week? You cant coat it with anything before its back to dry . Are you asking about what to coat it with so moisture doesn't effect it again ?
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    OMG what an effort . Nice work . What did you...

    OMG what an effort . Nice work .
    What did you do to split the wood down ? Bandsaw or Table saw?
    All that panel and frame , is it Domino jointed or Cope and stick. The back looks the same...
  45. Yes its sanded . Cut back . Thinning . 30%...

    Yes its sanded . Cut back .

    Thinning . 30% turps added to 70% SS is pretty good.

    Two coats with a light cut back after the first and a hard cut back after the second.

    As it comes its...
  46. With the stains , the names on the tin don’t mean...

    With the stains , the names on the tin don’t mean much . What they look like on your wood is what matters . And if they can be used together. You could get some of the same wood to test polish on ....
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    I removed my comment before you posted . I...

    I removed my comment before you posted .

    I was spraying my lathe beds with WD40 and they kept rusting up . They were exposed to mist being under a lean too with no walls . Inox worked WD 40...
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    Inox is what you want . A shipwright friend...

    Inox is what you want . A shipwright friend working for the Australian Navy told us a great story of how they tested and used it on some guns accidentally submerged in salt water .
    ...
  49. Its a type of shading done usually with a spray...

    Its a type of shading done usually with a spray gun . It can be applied lots of ways .

    On guitars its called a sunburst paint or colour job .

    YouTube
  50. First is a good idea .

    First is a good idea .
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