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    Hi WoodPixel, yes that jig was $50 something...

    Hi WoodPixel, yes that jig was $50 something each, I didnt worry about it. I do remember you selling off a lot of your timber several months ago.

    So you're a bit like Arnie,............"I'll be...
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    Hi WoodPixel, So you have that jig, is it very...

    Hi WoodPixel, So you have that jig, is it very accurate?. I looked at it and thought it was a bit expensive (on top of the hinges), so I didnt worry about it. And your box looks excellent, very...
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    Hi Dave, yes I noticed that when I seen that half...

    Hi Dave, yes I noticed that when I seen that half price offer, only 15mm wide. I've never bought any Brusso hinges before, but everyone says how good they are.

    To answer your question I really...
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    Not a bad idea there WoodPixel, I am assuming you...

    Not a bad idea there WoodPixel, I am assuming you just screw one leaf of the hinge on, place this tape under the other leaf, close box to ensure it is all nice and even, open box and pre drill,...
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    Hi Dave, Here are the pics I just took of the...

    Hi Dave,

    Here are the pics I just took of the hinge I am using at present. I am sure it is the exact same as McJing used to sell. 8mm wide x 3mm thick and 40mm in total length. I set my stop...
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    Hi Dave, The hinges I used on this box I bought...

    Hi Dave, The hinges I used on this box I bought from I think WoodCraft in the USA. I am sure they are exactly the same as the old McJing hinges, certainly not the ones that McJing sells now, ( I...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas. I have four nearly...

    Hi and thanks Dallas. I have four nearly finished resin boxes, just waiting on some "stuff" to arrive to finish them off with. I'll bore you with pics maybe towards the end of the week.

    Paul
  8. Thread: Pen boxes

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    Very nice boxes and equally lovely pens Dallas,...

    Very nice boxes and equally lovely pens Dallas, well done. I haven't made any pens for a while now, one day I will make a few again.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Brian, Yes this box is on my...

    Hi and thanks Brian,

    Yes this box is on my Etsy site as of yesterday. That's an interesting point about the use of dovetails in the trays, I'll have to toss that around in my head. I recess the...
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    Hi and thanks Bob. The dimensions are 315mm x...

    Hi and thanks Bob. The dimensions are 315mm x 185mm x 105mm. I make most of my large boxes this size and this design. Ample storage and takes 12 rings. Since I eliminated the lift handle in the...
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    Japanese Maple

    Hi all, On a recent trip to Mal's I picked up a length of Japanese Maple. I think it was old lining boards or something, but after some dressing, wow, the grain was very eye catching. I wouldn't...
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    Nice shed setup you have there Dave, I am...

    Nice shed setup you have there Dave, I am envious,

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Brian, yes one watches blokes on...

    Hi and thanks Brian, yes one watches blokes on youtube do all these sorts of things and they make it look easy. I'll keep that table and won't make any more that size. I'll cut the mold down to...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas, glad you found my pics. It...

    Hi and thanks Dallas, glad you found my pics. It sure was a learning experience on a pour of that size. When the project was fast becoming a disaster I took it over to a custom made furniture shop...
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    My resin coffee table.

    Hi all,

    This was my first (and maybe last) experiment of a "big pour". About 9 litres of casting resin, finished off with 400 ml of Stone Coat Countertop resin for the flood coat. I got into...
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    That box I just put on, sold in just over 1 day. ...

    That box I just put on, sold in just over 1 day. I'll have to get busy.

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas, When friend Pammy asked me to...

    Thanks Dallas, When friend Pammy asked me to make a tea bag box I thought, well that shouldnt be too hard. Then after researching a bit more, the "tea" is a big industry. I had to think of not...
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    Always Tea Time At Pammy's

    Hi All,

    A very good friend of mine at bowls, I've played a lot of pairs games with her, Pammy. She's been asking me for ages if I can make her a tea box. So it's finally done. She will go...
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    Hi All, As I mentioned in the last resin box...

    Hi All, As I mentioned in the last resin box above, (now sold), I made up another mold for a full resin lid 315mm x 185mm. I actually made the mold 320mm x 190mm, gives me a little room for...
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    Hi Jearve, very nice looking box and the finish...

    Hi Jearve, very nice looking box and the finish looks super also. Those hinges have me a bit intrigued. Seems the recess for the hinge for the base is well under the timber, or maybe its the...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas, The photos don't show the...

    Hi and thanks Dallas, The photos don't show the clear resin on top as its identical to looking through a sheet of glass. When I first take the lid out of its mold and put it through my home made...
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    Me again, with one more resin box. The previous...

    Me again, with one more resin box. The previous boxes gave me an idea which I now just finished making. I used a mold that I had made before for my lid inserts. 280mm x 150mm. My idea being that...
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    Hi gang, You might recall in another thread...

    Hi gang, You might recall in another thread somewhere I bought 5 pairs of those $20 solid brass stop hinges. I had used 2 pairs, those two boxes are elsewhere, but I wanted to use the other 3...
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    Hi Tinkerbelle. Aldav is right there. If you...

    Hi Tinkerbelle.

    Aldav is right there. If you browse over a lot of threads on this site over a lot of years, you will find that sourcing good quality brass hinges at a reasonable price is well, to...
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    Nice looking box there Bob, those mitre joints...

    Nice looking box there Bob, those mitre joints look pretty good to me. I always find getting nice clean fitting mitre joints is very difficult, hence I only use them when I really have to, which...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas. I pretty much followed...

    Hi and thanks Dallas. I pretty much followed Rex's method, except for the roundover bit on the router table. Not easy routering end grain on a small piece of timber. I made a foot long concave...
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    Well Rex, (and others). I had been playing with...

    Well Rex, (and others). I had been playing with your timber hinges over the last few weeks. But I just couldn't manage to get them as neat as you did. They opened and closed but the exposed gap...
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    Thanks apple8. That could be what I want, just a...

    Thanks apple8. That could be what I want, just a matter of putting in the correct name. I also seem to recall Bunnings used to sell the legs for these also, but I havent seen them for a while now. ...
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    Joining legs to a coffee table.

    Hi all, A simple question but I just can't find the best fittings to use. I want to make a coffee table, will be 800mm x 400mm and not sure of the thickness of the top yet, maybe around the 30mm or...
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    Hey Dallas, wow, I am impressed mate !, well...

    Hey Dallas, wow, I am impressed mate !, well done. Lovely box all joints look super, nice little spline you put in your tray also. Who will be the lucky recipient of this box.

    I have the DVD...
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    Hi Jacques, Thank you. I know of two...

    Hi Jacques,

    Thank you. I know of two suppliers in Australia that sell that hinge I used. I would be 99.9% sure they are the exact same hinge from either. The first one is Jim Carrol's

    CWS...
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    Thanks Brian, you certainly have some tricky...

    Thanks Brian, you certainly have some tricky little probably rare to find tools tucked away in your shed cupboard.

    I shall ponder on all of this,

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Brian, yes I follow that excellent...

    Hi and thanks Brian, yes I follow that excellent tutorial and photos. That router bit is like a mini flush trim router bit. Very interesting, just follow the template and clean up the corners with...
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    oops, Brian's post come through the same time I...

    oops, Brian's post come through the same time I was typing mine out. I'll read it after I have shower.

    Paul
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    Hi Brian and Dallas, Brian, I just revisited...

    Hi Brian and Dallas,

    Brian, I just revisited that site you posted. I have looked at it before in the past, but always thought his prices were just too high. Just looking at it again, the...
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    A simple trinket box

    Hi all, I recently purchased 5 pairs of the $20 solid brass "stop butt hinges" which are available from a couple of suppliers in Australia. I've never bought any of these stop butt hinges before...
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    Thanks Rex, Yes I see now, from the third...

    Thanks Rex, Yes I see now, from the third photo. Puts the idea clearer in my head how it will end up. I didn't get to drilling the holes today, just made the pieces. I'll drill the holes and play...
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    Hey Rex, I had a bit of shed time this arvo...

    Hey Rex,

    I had a bit of shed time this arvo after bowls. Started to cut some of your hinges out, (no box made as yet). These hinges when installed, are not supposed to allow the lid to sit back...
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    Thanks Rex, for that very detailed explanation. ...

    Thanks Rex, for that very detailed explanation. I've just got around to reading it. Those hinges look great. As you say I have seen others that just look totally out of place and bulky. Your's...
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    Some very nice boxes there and no doubt a lot of...

    Some very nice boxes there and no doubt a lot of work involved. Well done. Very ingenious hinges.

    Paul
  41. Thread: Messmate

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    Hey Dallas, very nice mate. Nice looking box. ...

    Hey Dallas, very nice mate. Nice looking box. I've never heard of that timber before. And your dividers look very smick also.

    Paul
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    Your probably sick of looking at these resin...

    Your probably sick of looking at these resin boxes. On my last trip down to Mal and Greg's, Mal gave me an old length of Blackbean. Just enough to get this one box out of. The colours and grain...
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    Thanks Dave and Dallas, I just spent most of the...

    Thanks Dave and Dallas, I just spent most of the afternoon cutting them up on my drop saw. All cut into about 530mm lengths. Found a corner in my shed to stack all them on. Some beautiful grain...
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    Red Cedar Boxes

    Hi gang, sorry no completed boxes here, but no doubt a lot on there way. I come home yesterday arvo and found all this red cedar on my front lawn. A mate's newphew owns a property over near Uralla,...
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    This is a stand alone lid?. If this was me I...

    This is a stand alone lid?. If this was me I would just use the simple method of getting bows/warps out of timber I have used for the last 22 years. That is,,....Wet with water the underside,...
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    Thanks Fumbler. I do the engraving. I bought...

    Thanks Fumbler. I do the engraving. I bought the Ortur LM2 20W system earlier this year. I made the lid insert/frame section, sanded the inside down to 3000 grit, did the engraving, then glued the...
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    Thank you Dallas and double.d Yes Dallas I buy...

    Thank you Dallas and double.d Yes Dallas I buy that baize from Carrolls woodwork supplies down your way. It has the adhesive backing and I attach and bend it over some of that 1mm white cardboard...
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    Red Cedar Watch and Cufflink box

    Hi all, A few weeks ago a woman down in Melbourne asked me could I make her a box to hold 4 watches, plus up to 5 pairs of cufflinks, plus another compartment for tie bars etc. All for her...
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    Thanks Dallas, yes the resin is quite...

    Thanks Dallas, yes the resin is quite mesmerising. I don't really know exactly how its going to turn out until I run it through my drum sander taking it from 15mm down to (in this case) 13mm. 13mm...
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    Some very old Banksia Paul

    Some very old Banksia

    Paul
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