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    Hi Brian, To make a nice box it has to be time...

    Hi Brian, To make a nice box it has to be time consuming. You cant knock up a beautiful box in "five minutes". I've never got into veneering. A few years ago an old chap gave me a bundle of...
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    Great work there Brian, You certainly are the...

    Great work there Brian, You certainly are the Master of Veneering. The final result should be amazing.

    Paul
  3. Funny thing, I was just looking through my...

    Funny thing, I was just looking through my stockpile of timber for a couple of largish ring boxes I want to knock up. And come across 2 good size lengths of Spotted Gum. They certainly do look...
  4. Hi Derek, welcome to this forum. Not sure what...

    Hi Derek, welcome to this forum. Not sure what size timbers you're trying to mill down on your table saw and what sort of table saw it is. I personally dont have a lot of machinery, but the table...
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    Hi Clarky, have the bit in front of me now. ...

    Hi Clarky, have the bit in front of me now. Its called a Wood Cut Spiral Flute TSRW 12 - 1/2 inch solid carbide. A very chunky bit. From memory I think I paid around the $140 mark from Col for...
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    Hi Clarky, I use the same technique as Fumbler...

    Hi Clarky, I use the same technique as Fumbler described. You only need a stop at one end. Col at Gifkin showed me this trick. I also bought the router bit from him that he uses solely for this...
  7. Thread: my second box

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    Nice looking box there Bob, well done. It looks...

    Nice looking box there Bob, well done. It looks like you used the Gifkins variable spacer unit also, to keep the space between the dovetails equal after slicing off the lid. How many coats of the...
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    Finish on a guitar body

    Hi all, I wanted to share a finish I am putting onto a guitar body. Telecaster shape made from Australian Red Cedar. I sanded to 2000 grit initially. Then I applied about a dozen or so coats of...
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    Ha ha Dallas, good one. I pay top hospital...

    Ha ha Dallas, good one. I pay top hospital coverage so I should be covered. I've got another little project to keep me busy at present. Just about to put a thread onto the "Finishing" section of...
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    Just watched the video, very clever indeed. It's...

    Just watched the video, very clever indeed. It's unreal the workshops some of these blokes on youtube have. Leaves my little "half a double garage" for dead. My boxmaking has come to a standstill...
  11. Thanks Runningman. My electronics skill are...

    Thanks Runningman. My electronics skill are pretty limited. Your comments sound good, I might leave this to the professionals at the Power Tools Shop tomorrow.

    Paul
  12. De Walt 744 XP - XE Type 3 ,........no power

    Hi,

    Just reporting on what has happened to my beloved De Walt table saw. One week ago on turning it on, there was a pause,...hmm, this is not good. Then nothing. I removed the ON OFF switch...
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    Hey Cal, that is amazing, totally superb. That...

    Hey Cal, that is amazing, totally superb. That would be worth a fine penny or two. A woman down the road got me to repair a crack in the back of one of her ukeles. She told me she had two others,...
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    Hey John, thanks for that info, this is very...

    Hey John, thanks for that info, this is very fascinating to say the least. I've made 10 guitars all from scratch so I have a lot of bits and pieces laying around in a couple of boxes. Pickups,...
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    Hey Orraloon, that is amazing, what a beauty. I...

    Hey Orraloon, that is amazing, what a beauty. I am impressed. What scale length is used. Are all CBG's similar scale lengths.?

    Paul
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    Hi Cal and thanks for your comments. I'm not...

    Hi Cal and thanks for your comments. I'm not going to worry about the binding now. I've had the guitar together and I think it looks better without worrying about binding. I routered a nice...
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    hi Cal, interesting theory, wouldnt the acetone...

    hi Cal, interesting theory, wouldnt the acetone run into the ARC and leave blotchy marks on it?

    Paul
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    Hi Bob, that box is very impressive and for your...

    Hi Bob, that box is very impressive and for your first box to use the inlay also, very nicely executed.

    Happy dovetailing and you will find that jig and boxmaking very addictive.

    Paul
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    Decided not to use the binding, after having it...

    Decided not to use the binding, after having it almost finished. The ARC looks nice as is.

    Paul
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    Hey there Brian, A spring inside the tube...

    Hey there Brian,

    A spring inside the tube component, then to push the rod across into the wall compartment, which would hold a short version of the tube. Very very interesting, I shall have to...
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    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. ...

    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. To try and answer your questions, here goes.

    The lid is pivoting on a brass tubing with a brass rod inside it. This became a huge dilemna and a...
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    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You...

    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You should be proud of this build.

    Paul
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    Glueing binding to a guitar body

    Hi all,

    I am looking at putting black plastic binding around the top and bottom of the body for a telecaster style guitar body. The body is made from Australian Red Cedar. I don't want any of...
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    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck...

    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck Jacques making my "block"

    Paul
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    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my...

    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my old thread on that jig I made. I think back then I pushed the jig through the sawblade. The other day when I was making these this time, I clamped...
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    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that...

    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that question.,..!. So I found my original thread on here when I made this jig early last year. There is quite a bit of reading in the thread and some good...
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    My latest Box Creation(s)

    Hi all, I've been working on these two boxes for a few weeks now, they proved to be a real challenge. I change the design a few times I reckon, even cut the rear dovetails on the side pieces 3...
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    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. ...

    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. Goes nice with the huon pine. You were very patient leaving the timber all that time, well done.

    Paul
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    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.

    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.
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    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont...

    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont allow the lid to close, wouldnt they have to be recessed in to the timber?. They sure do look pretty complicated to install.

    Looking pretty good...
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    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all...

    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all through that site during the week and didnt notice those. I placed an order with Jim during the week, wish now I would have got one of those to see what...
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    Yes botes, your right there. Those clasps are...

    Yes botes, your right there. Those clasps are quite nice for ten bucks though. I've never seen any in solid brass yet. Out of the five I bought I used another on a watch box that is finished but...
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    Hi there Gents, firstly the strap hinges and the...

    Hi there Gents, firstly the strap hinges and the clasp and the banding were bought from

    https://www.veneerinlay.com.au/

    I'd never used those clasps before but seeing as I met Michael on that...
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    Some Inlay/Banding Strips

    I haven't done much of inlaying/banding strips and what I have done I've made myself. But, whilst at the Maleny Wood Expo last month and talking to the owner of where a lot of you guys (and myself)...
  35. Hi Dallas, just home from a morning on the...

    Hi Dallas, just home from a morning on the bowling green. Yes thats the ones I am talking about. With my link if you copy and paste it, it works ok for me, but glad you found it anyway.

    Yes...
  36. Hi Brian, and thanks for your kind comments. I...

    Hi Brian, and thanks for your kind comments. I make all my trays with 8mm sides. Nice and sturdy. The ring holders I make myself. I've tried a few different methods but I find this one by far the...
  37. Very old split and cracked and knotholed Red Gum

    When I was at the Maleny Wood Expo last month, I bought some very old Red Gum timber, without looking really closely at it. The price was very cheap ($10 for two lengths of it), so I wasn't...
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    Very nice work Alex, and very sad also, only 39...

    Very nice work Alex, and very sad also, only 39 years old.

    Paul
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    Very nice box Brian, looks superb. I always like...

    Very nice box Brian, looks superb. I always like how neat you get your linings on your walls. So the lid is two different veneers, top and bottom. Glued on to MDF?

    Paul
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    Hey Dengy, great reply. So obviously you buy a...

    Hey Dengy, great reply.

    So obviously you buy a MOP disc with a 40mm diameter, very nice. Talking about pool tables, I used to have a 1920 Heiron & Smith billiard table. My Dad bought it second...
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    Hey Dengy, Very nice looking box there, very...

    Hey Dengy,
    Very nice looking box there, very impressive indeed, your sister will be stoked with that I reckon. For your pearl inlay did you use one of those template followers that you put on the...
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    Hi Brian, Yes its from Spotlight. Women use it...

    Hi Brian, Yes its from Spotlight. Women use it for quilting. It comes in various thicknesses, you just need to "feel" the range to see what suits you best. I bought a roll of it a couple of weeks...
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    Hi and thanks for that info Brian. I'll let you...

    Hi and thanks for that info Brian. I'll let you know how my lining on the sides go. I do intend on folding the suede fabric over that 1mm white cardboard. On the bottom I'll pad it with wadding...
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    Hi Brian, that is one lovely box, very impressive...

    Hi Brian, that is one lovely box, very impressive indeed. Looks superb. I like the way you do the lining on the sides. I've got a few boxes under construction at present, one of which is a watch...
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    Shep, how did you go with your new...

    Shep, how did you go with your new 3040?,........I am curious

    Paul
  46. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Nice looking box there Kerry. Did you buy the...

    Nice looking box there Kerry. Did you buy the inlay? I just come back from the Maleny Wood Expo (last week), was huge, loved it. The bloke from Veneer Inlay where a lot of chaps on this site buy...
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    Very nice box X, great work, totally impressed. ...

    Very nice box X, great work, totally impressed.

    Paul
  48. Thread: Walnut Box

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    Hi and thanks for all that info Brian, very...

    Hi and thanks for all that info Brian, very informative indeed. I've never worried about attempting to line the sides of boxes or trays. I guess I just prefer to see the nice timber there. But I...
  49. Thread: Walnut Box

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    Hi Brian (Homey), Just perusing through a few...

    Hi Brian (Homey), Just perusing through a few old threads. I am curious here, how did you apply your suede to the lid please. Interested in how you adhered the side strips etc.

    Thanks, Paul
  50. Thread: Tool chest

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    Looking goooood, very impressive indeed. Paul

    Looking goooood, very impressive indeed.

    Paul
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