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    Thanks for aharing your finish, looks pretty...

    Thanks for aharing your finish, looks pretty good.
    what India Ink did you use , water or spirit based, and what black stain did you use over it , and was it water or spirit based?
    I have been...
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    Success with hold down clamp !!

    Many thanks for all the worthwhile suggestions above.

    In the end I stuck with the 2" ToolPro G clamp for $5. I was dead lucky in that the thread was an M10, not an Acme. Thanks for the warning,...
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    A G clamp screw

    I think this 3” G clamp found at SuperCheap Auto is the right length. Just need to get the screw off it
    Does anyone know if you can get nuts to go on this type of thread?

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    Hold down for mitre box

    I have a fretsaw with a kerf of 0.58mm, used for cutting 2mm deep slots on a 6mm thick fretboard for a guitar.

    I have made a mitre box out of 19mm kwila /merbau, having washed the tannins out...
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    Thanks for this helpful advice, Rob. Are you...

    Thanks for this helpful advice, Rob.
    Are you referring to powder here?
    I always thought aniline powder was very carcinogenic
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    Thanks clear_out. You raise an interesting point....

    Thanks clear_out. You raise an interesting point.
    Should I just add black spirit based stain to my shellac and brush it on? I make my own dewaxed white shellac, usually a 1lb cut
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    A black stain and shellac finish

    I have been asked to do a high gloss black finish on a board, so that you can see the grain, and was thinking of a deep black stain followed by several coats of shellac.
    Can anyone please recommend...
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    Thanks Bob, that makes a lot of sense. Will give...

    Thanks Bob, that makes a lot of sense. Will give it a go tomorrow
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    Positioning concealed mini barrel hinges

    I have 5mm diameter concealed hinges as shown attached.
    These are to fit a box and lid with 8 mm wall thickness.
    My question is, where do I drill the centre of the 5mm holes - 4mm in from the...
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    How to adjust vacuum level

    My old Electrolux vacuum cleaner which I use attached to a dust cyclone that is connected to my tools like sanders and routers has finally given up the ghost after more than 20 years. It was my...
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    Found it !!

    Thanks rwbuild, you are spot on!
    I sat the clamping surface of the long arm that holds the workpiece flat on a marble surface, and the rest of the jig was way out of plumb - i.e it was not...
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    Scarf joint jig - problem

    Hello, I have made a scarf joint jig for a guitar neck, cutting a 10 degree angle. Cuts nice and clean, and when one is rotated, it gives a perfect 10 degree angle.
    The only problem is, the...
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    hi homey, I cut it back with Ubeaut cutting ...

    hi homey, I cut it back with Ubeaut cutting compound and 0000 steel to eliminate any surface roughness, and to take some of the gloss off. Shellac ended up very glossy.
    Granddaughters very happy,...
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    Silky oak music boxes

    Originally intended for three granddaughters for Christmas (2021), events overtook the household and they were not completed in time.

    The boxes are made of quarter sawn Northern Silky Oak and the...
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    Here are pics after I had sanded the base with...

    Here are pics after I had sanded the base with 320 grit sandpaper.
    I think Camelot's suggestion of additional colour coats is the way to go. Thanks for that advice
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    Put a primer on, or just more colour coats?

    Put a primer on, or just more colour coats?
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    Thanks FW, there was no silicone anywhere near...

    Thanks FW, there was no silicone anywhere near the workpiece.

    Kwila was the only hardwood timber 25mm DAR that I could find locally in a board 1000 x 120 x 25. Terrible timber to grain fill.
    ...
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    How to re-coat a 2 pac board

    Hello, my nephew sprayed black gloss 2 pac on a kwila board, which is a very open grain timber. The end result was a large number of small shallow dimples all over the surface, which I suspect is...
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    Success !!

    Many thanks for all the suggestions above, they were real eye openers. The things you learn on this Forum :)

    BobL's suggestion of using 5mm wall plugs proved very successful. They were long thin...
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    BobL, the substrate is PVC

    BobL, the substrate is PVC
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    How to drill concentric circles

    I have a 5mm diameter hole in timber 6mm thick, glued to a substrate. I need to drill a 2.5m hole in the substrate, in the dead centre of the 5mm hole
    I don’t have a lathe.
    Can anyone please...
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    The Clock Shop at Montville in Qld has a good...

    The Clock Shop at Montville in Qld has a good range. You need to ask for the Japanese made Sankyo movement. I have also got a really good one from from Rob Wood in Amsterdam. Much cheaper, same...
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    Thanks Crowie, some great information there. What...

    Thanks Crowie, some great information there. What sort of router bit do you recommend so there is no tear out on the vertical surface of the 300mm diameter plate I cut?
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    Thanks Bob. The smallest bandsaw blade I have is...

    Thanks Bob. The smallest bandsaw blade I have is a 1/2” with 3tpi bimetal blade, and that is not smooth enough.
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    Best method of circle cutting

    I have to cut a 300mm diameter circle on 30mm thick timber measuring 320 x320. This timber has cranky grain

    What is the best way to accurately cut this circle, with no tear out on the 30mm...
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    Jim, beautiful job, great instructions about the...

    Jim, beautiful job, great instructions about the lid construction, will be very helpful to a lot of people, myself included.

    Do you ever bleach the white beech?
  27. Thread: Black Bean urn

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    Black Bean urn

    Photos attached of two urns of our late 16 yr old dog Harry, a beagle cross, one for youngest daughter whose dog he was until she left home 12 years ago, and one for us. He was my wife's constant...
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    Found it on Workshop companion .com Looks like...

    Found it on Workshop companion .com
    Looks like quartersawn timber expands on half as much as plain sawn timber. See attached

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    Quartersawn timber movement

    Hello, learning that timber you normally buy expands and contracts across the width of the board, how does quartersawn timber expand and contract?
    Are special precautions necessary when using this...
  30. WANTED:QLD. Success!

    Thanks everyone for your help. Carbatec had one for a Triton router TRA001’B’ , and I found out the same speed controller unit was used for all the TRA001 models.
    Cost $99 plus $10 postage
    New...
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    Triton router nameplate intepretation

    My 240 volt 2400W Triton router nameplate shows it is a TRA001 with year of manufacture stamped 0460 ( possibly 0450) , and serial number 04558

    Can anyone tell if it is a TRA001A or TRA001B, and...
  32. Circuit diagram for Triton router speed controller

    Would anyone have a circuit diagram for the soft start / speed controller circuit board for a Triton TRA001 2400W router, or advise where I might get a replacement board?
  33. WANTED:QLD. Trton router tra001 soft start speed controller

    Looking for a speed control / soft start circuit board to fit the Triton TRA001A 2400 W router.
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    Doing inlay on a two pack finish

    Hello, making a guitar stand for granddaughter, I decided to inlay two 40mm mother of pearl disks in the timber. Recessed an exact hole with a 40mm Forstner bit OK, correct depth.

    Decided for the...
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    I was following this guys technique for applying...

    I was following this guys technique for applying shellac to some small boxes, as found online in Fine Woodworking.com
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    Found it in Wikipedia. It is mineral turps.

    Found it in Wikipedia. It is mineral turps.
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    What are mineral spirits in the USA?

    Reading an article in the online Fine Woodworking on how to shellac small boxes, and it refers to mineral spirits used to lubricate the 800 grit W&D paper for use after the first couple of coats (...
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    QUEENSLAND Checked with Blackwoods. It now sells for $154...

    Checked with Blackwoods. It now sells for $154 for the gun, and $51 for the pot
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    QUEENSLAND Errata

    Well, I certainly got that wrong. The gun and canister were sitting in the Star box so muggins here thought the whole thing was a Star gun and pot.
    Will change the heading and details above. Thanks...
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    QUEENSLAND Samson S90 spray gun - $120

    New Samson S-90 spray gun, never been used, sitting in cupboard for 5 years. Cost $240 new.
    Never got around to buying a compressor for it.
    Took air thingy off the other day to take pics, and there...
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    Thanks for the links woodPixel. The $72...

    Thanks for the links woodPixel. The $72 replacement on Amazon was for a 4 pack, postage included. i.e., $18 each.
    The BC Coating was the same individual cost, but each one if purchased individually...
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    I don’t think it comes with replacement filters....

    I don’t think it comes with replacement filters. They are extra 😩
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    It is the only timber readily available that is...

    It is the only timber readily available that is reasonably hard and is 25mm thick. Radiata pine too soft for my application
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    WoodPixel, that Motor Guard unit with the two...

    WoodPixel, that Motor Guard unit with the two replacement filters looks good at $150. Trouble is the replacement filters are $75.
    Wonder if this unit takes”Good” toilet papers instead
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    Thanks for this woodPixel. Very interesting...

    Thanks for this woodPixel. Very interesting device, this dunny roll thing, pity it is so expensive. Certaily sounds the bees knees.
    What stops the toilet paper from disintegrating after being hit...
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    Thanks BobL. Would be interested in learning how...

    Thanks BobL. Would be interested in learning how to make a dessicated bowl filter like the one you showed, with beads.
    How do the beads differ from silical gel crystals normally used to absorb...
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    Thanks woodPixel- how does it work? Do you fill...

    Thanks woodPixel- how does it work? Do you fill it with a toilet paper roll? Seriously.
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    Drying your compressor air line

    Does anyone have any experience or comments on the effectiveness of this dessicant air drier connected to your compressor air line immediately after the water trap atthe compressor end?. The idea...
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    Thanks Cal, you have been very helpful. Will get...

    Thanks Cal, you have been very helpful. Will get the P-102G gun for $110 locally, and use the Repco Mechpro 60litre compressor with 320 litre Free Air Delivery, and ise the 1.4mm diameter needle....
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    Hi Cal, just found on our local Paint Warehouse...

    Hi Cal, just found on our local Paint Warehouse site this P-102G pulls 420 litres /minute and needs a 12cfm 2.5hp compressor. I don’t think that my small 110 litre / min FAD 2.5hp unit will do.
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