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  1. There is a multitude of materials out there, from...

    There is a multitude of materials out there, from felt, faux suede, velvet, crushed velour, even to the real real pig skin suede. For the materials most are available at Lincraft, spotlight or any...
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    Ted, what happened you’ve done it in reverse,...

    Ted, what happened you’ve done it in reverse, your not supposed to move from there to here, more the other way round. Me I have my little nest in sussex Inlet, and cant wait to get there permenantly,...
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    Nope, it was about 300mm long, 25mm thick and it...

    Nope, it was about 300mm long, 25mm thick and it was tappered out from a 25 mm handle out to 100mm wide at the farthest end. Trust me it you couldnt even fit a small block of mersey valley on it!!
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    your churning the miles just for a sale there Ted.

    your churning the miles just for a sale there Ted.
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    from what i can see out there, "rustic chic"...

    from what i can see out there, "rustic chic" seems to be the way things are going. I went to Kirribili markets a few weeks ago and there was a lot of activity going on, and i am actually surprised at...
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    yes and no, its a solid inlay, ie sliced...

    yes and no, its a solid inlay, ie sliced completely through, then glued back, 4 times to get the effect above once turned.
  7. Thread: Celtic Knot

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    Yes, i learnt this trick early on. You must put...

    Yes, i learnt this trick early on. You must put back "only" what you take out.

    Use a sled and set it to 1 cut, do not change anything, do not move, do not change to do something in between glue...
  8. Further to that, the 5min gives you time to take...

    Further to that, the 5min gives you time to take a breath and put the kettle on!!
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    All the above is good advice, but ultimately...

    All the above is good advice, but ultimately unless you are ordering a top of the line Vicmarc or Woodfast, the lathe will probably be the cheapest part of the deal. Tools and add ons are where it...
  10. Thread: Shop Pencil

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    Not for me thanks Crocy, I have an excess of 75yr...

    Not for me thanks Crocy, I have an excess of 75yr old NSO from a cot and 2 single beds. I just love the timber, I really do.
  11. Yes, it’s fine, medium is probably better, but...

    Yes, it’s fine, medium is probably better, but still think 5min epoxy is the best.
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    Celtic knot rolling pin

    From a “what can this become” moment to how am I going to clamp it together to oh, it’s clamped the wrong way, to holy s—t the glue up just broke, now I just hope it works, and unfortunately the...
  13. Thread: Shop Pencil

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    I love NSA, nice work. i did the same for a...

    I love NSA, nice work. i did the same for a colloeague, i turned him a shop pencil out of Gidgee. i really should've finished it with CA but went the eee and shellawax route.
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    Bog paper i would've thought!! hahahaha

    Bog paper i would've thought!! hahahaha
  15. Thread: Fake suede???

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    Yes i have used it and no there is no problem...

    Yes i have used it and no there is no problem folding over a card as we do. there is no void left and you attach in the same way, spray adhesive, then use double sided tape.

    I have found Spotlight...
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    Thought i recognised the profile. again, great...

    Thought i recognised the profile. again, great idea.
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    If anything the guy is guilty of poor word...

    If anything the guy is guilty of poor word management, but also should've been moved to Market place.

    I'm interested, so i might contact him before i end up being sent to jail for knee capping...
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    is that lid lift what i think it is? one half of...

    is that lid lift what i think it is? one half of a concealed barrel hinge? in reverse? very clever idea (if it is).
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    Maxx02, Machinery house offers a cheaper option...

    Maxx02, Machinery house offers a cheaper option than carbatec, please see link below, not one in Adelaide i'm afraid but they can post.

    Buy Wood Turning Tools Online - Australia | Hare & Forbes...
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    love the burl bowl !! i also hate it when i get...

    love the burl bowl !! i also hate it when i get those ridges. i've ruined many a wing trying one more pass to clean them up, good luck, can't wait to see it finished and finished. let me know how...
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    If the join or separation line is slightly off,...

    If the join or separation line is slightly off, then i would plane the edge, as woodtryer said 2 passes will be enough, but if your joinery is spot on and they meet perfectly, then you dont want to...
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    smiffe, nicely done old boy, always wondered...

    smiffe, nicely done old boy, always wondered though, how do you stop the bark coming off or did you stabilise first? the last piece i cut from a tree peeled off as it dried.
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    try this one next 486483

    try this one next

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  24. Thread: Help!

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    make the first board in the series half the width...

    make the first board in the series half the width of the rest so if your board widths are 40mm and the mortar is 4 mm glue them as follows 20/4/40/4/40/4/40 and then you can flip them horizontally to...
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    Ouch, that looks quite unstable, you’ll need a...

    Ouch, that looks quite unstable, you’ll need a lot of CA
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    To quote Al, “I don’t think so Tim”

    To quote Al, “I don’t think so Tim”
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    Ignoring my "it's too early in the morning gag",...

    Ignoring my "it's too early in the morning gag", have you ever used this stuff?
    If so what happens to the timber when cured? how does it perform its little miracle? how does it look and feel post...
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    I wonder if it works on anything else!!??

    I wonder if it works on anything else!!??
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    if you put 2 together, book matched style, your...

    if you put 2 together, book matched style, your lid would be 140'ish and using the golden ration the length of the carcass would be 225 (ish) so yes reasonable size. i'd machine 2 opposing edges,...
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    very nice indeed. and when i am finished with my...

    very nice indeed. and when i am finished with my current project i might tap you for the plans. I have also found that the more coats of finish i put on the more the scuffs became visible, and...
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    Did it come with the usual Chines disclaimer...

    Did it come with the usual Chines disclaimer accurate to +/-3mm?
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    I cant say i have used their online service, but...

    I cant say i have used their online service, but it sounds like its exactly like their in-store service which is excellent. Love taking a trip just for a look, but that's never happened as i have...
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    Glue - what’s best

    Team,

    in another thread/post I have been discussing glue creep and my relative success/failures as to getting/not getting this nasty little feature of PVA glue on my adventures. I have to a...
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    It had success in the past. And don’t know what...

    It had success in the past. And don’t know what I did to achieve it.
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    Glue creep - how to avoid

    I have made a solid English oak end grain cutting board for a friend, it measures 560x420x65, and yes, its very heavy, i am concerned about possible glue creep in the joints. i have done a few of...
  36. [FONT=Verdana] Not sure, lets let the stigma...

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    Not sure, lets let the stigma of chemicals call the shots. Why don't we do a " MB scrap wood challenge", we'll all make some toys, label them "made from pallets treated with Methyl...
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    I can well imagine. again, nice work.

    I can well imagine. again, nice work.
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    As Brian said, its hypnotic. What we would give...

    As Brian said, its hypnotic. What we would give to get some quilted maple like that down here.
  39. Thread: Sculpted Box

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    David, was your mitre saw broken that day, had to...

    David, was your mitre saw broken that day, had to change tack perhaps? Hahaha, that's a beaut, very creative indeed.
  40. So why all the fuss about MB treated pallets and...

    So why all the fuss about MB treated pallets and the description - DO NOT USE?

    I think there is something in that, and that is some countries seem to use MB to treat pallets (as cheaper) and when...
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    36 pieces all cut at 10deg. For the progressive...

    36 pieces all cut at 10deg. For the progressive Breakdown have a look at the Thread named “starburst box”, oh and thanks. I’m finishing hard to top that one. I really am.
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    Another Baton Monsieur?

    Another conductors Baton, with a laminated handle, that was kicking around the shed for a while, I knocked it up a long time ago from offcuts of Silky Oak, Rock maple and Tassie Blackwood. No guesses...
  43. Ok, now I get you, my apologies, it was a long...

    Ok, now I get you, my apologies, it was a long night last night at work last night. I’ve just gone through my photos and it started out that way as all 10mm thick and the top was going to be rebated...
  44. Gents, to be honest, I had never considered...

    Gents,

    to be honest, I had never considered any such “blow out”. The box is made of 5 x 10mm thick pieces, each rebated into the other, with. 4mm space left around the outer perimeter. For the...
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    It was done in 3 stages 484051 Sliced 484053...

    It was done in 3 stages
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    Used a template to shape
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    Then used template to cut rebate
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    Cut the acrylic
    then sandwich together and remove blue film after finish...
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    Thank you all, looks like side by side is the go,...

    Thank you all, looks like side by side is the go, and outside of Ian throwing more conjecture onto the pile I will consult someone from the Navy to see if there are any rules to which side things...
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    Box lid insert survey

    Just want to check people’s thoughts on which would look better in the lid

    Side by side

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    Or centred

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    PS. The mirror is acrylic so that if dropped it...

    PS. The mirror is acrylic so that if dropped it won’t break and will last a long time. Also if scratched it could possibly be buffed out.
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    Not boxes but no section for them

    Team, seeing as there isn’t a section for Beauty or grooming products, I thought I would post here as I know they will be appreciated by the box making community. Moderator, please move if not deemed...
  50. Thread: Medal box

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    The lid is double rebated if that make sense....

    The lid is double rebated if that make sense. First the walls then the lid

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    The hinges have built in 90deg stops and the lid is actually quite light so stress is minimal. I do have chain...
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