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    Hi crowie many thanks for chasing up the...

    Hi crowie many thanks for chasing up the alternative mix for your brew. I will probably now just go for a few coats of Danish oil, which is a weak polyurethane according to Neil.
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    Hi crowie, many thanks for your recipe. Sounds an...

    Hi crowie, many thanks for your recipe. Sounds an interesting brew. Would this be suitable for outdoor use too?

    I have some pure tung oil and turps but no polyurethane. But I do have a tin of...
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    YIKES !! Well this is a real eye-opener, thanks...

    YIKES !! Well this is a real eye-opener, thanks Neil. I have never come across NSO as an allergy causing timber before, so will bear that in mind.
    I’m very much tempted to try Crowie’s brew as an...
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    Gotcha! thanks Dallas

    Gotcha! thanks Dallas
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    Thanks Dallas, mine is only a 5 W x 2.5 D key....

    Thanks Dallas, mine is only a 5 W x 2.5 D key. Weird. But I am not going to worry about it, as you said it is not needed on the 5/8” spindle
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    Thanks treecycle, that is a relief. Good...

    Thanks treecycle, that is a relief. Good exlanation, and again, a picture worth a 1,000 words.

    I have not yet pulled the 1/2" and 2" spindles apart.

    I am wondering why the key is 6 x 6 x 50 and...
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    Thanks riverbuilder. Do you have any idea as to...

    Thanks riverbuilder. Do you have any idea as to why the key is needed?
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    JET sanding spindle

    I was fortunate to get a 2nd hand Jet JBOS-5 oscillating spindle sander recently.

    Had a lot of trouble getting the worn sanding sleeves off the 4 spindles, ended up putting them in the freezer...
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    Finish for table board

    My son likes Northern Silky Oak, and has asked for a 250 x 250 piece to go on the dining table as a decorative piece. It would probably have their pepper, salt containers and other breakfast and...
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    Another bandsaw failure !!!!!

    Hi all, after fitting the new tyres ( one had snapped after many years of operation), and a new 3/8" blade, I was looking forward to many hours of trouble free bandsawing on my Laguna 14-12. The...
  11. thanks to crowie, I had a look at our local store...

    thanks to crowie, I had a look at our local store and found 90 x 19mm KD Select Grade Merbau Decking - Linear Metre (I/N: 006273)


    Same as I found, but wider, so more runners per metre. But be...
  12. If you go to your local Special Orders desk, I ...

    If you go to your local Special Orders desk, I am sure they can get it in from a QLD store at no extra cost
  13. Crowie, Merbau is Kwila. verawood, look up the...

    Crowie, Merbau is Kwila.

    verawood, look up the item description: 67mm x 19mm x 900mm Plain Hardwood Baluster. Comes under their Internal Handrail category

    Yep, aussiePhil. Available in the QLD...
  14. 3/4" x 3/8" hardwood runners for table slots

    I have always found it hard to find good runners for the standard 3/4" wide lots on tablesaws, bandsaws and even disk sander. Very fiddly to make.

    The other day in Bunnings Townsville I walked...
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    Success with fitting bandsaw tyre !!!

    Thanks everyone for sharing your valuable experiences. In the end I decided to remove the wheels, which was just as well as there was some surface rust on the shafts holding the wheels, and under...
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    Best way to cut a 7 sided heptagon

    I need to cut a 7 sided polygon plate, as shown in the attached drawing. The sides are about 100mm long
    Without a bandsaw, is there a straightforward and safe way of cutting it on the table saw or...
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    Best way to fit eurethane tyres to bandsaw

    I have an old Laguna 14/12 bandsaw for many years, and today the original tyre on the lower wheel broke and jammed the saw blade.
    I was able to extract it and removed the blade. Not sure if the...
  18. Can large bandsaw blade in jig cut small circles

    Hello, looking at the bandsaw circle cutting jig, I am used to cutting large circles on this with a 3/4” blade. The workpiece rotates on a pivot in the centre point location.
    Can anyone advise if a...
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    Enamel spraying problem solved

    In the end, after lots of testing and sanding, I was able to get a nice uniform silky smooth finish straight out of the spray can. The trick was to put down a fine mist coat, and then a few minutes...
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    I suspect this business owner has very poor...

    I suspect this business owner has very poor people skills and /or anger management issues when under stress and is quick to take offence. The best way is to avoid contacting him personally, in case...
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    Making enamel finish feel silky smooth

    Hello, unexpected and urgent time constraints meant that I had to use a Dulux Duramax Satin enamel spray paint on a small box. Touch dry in 20 minutes, cured in 2 hours.

    I applied 5 coats 30...
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    He hasn't changed, Brian, based on my recent...

    He hasn't changed, Brian, based on my recent very unpleasant experience. (think F** words too)
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    Many thanks to China and Moby. Looks like you are...

    Many thanks to China and Moby. Looks like you are both correct. Firstly, I was spraying two thick boards sitting parallel 6” apart, so there definitely was overspray as I was painting the sides of...
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    Sprayed undercoat surface is powdery

    Hello, I am using a Dulux Duramax Undercoat spray cans on a workpiece, prior to applying a topcoat of Dulux Duramax Spray enamel.

    I have applied the undercoat as three thin coats, with the can...
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    Not to mention his unique customer service style

    Not to mention his unique customer service style
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    WARNING: $45 Minimum Charge applies

    Hello, I went to buy some hinges and screws from Veneer Inlay ( now Hardware for Creative Finishes), only to find there is now a $45 minimum charge and $12.80 flat postage rate.

    Be warned in...
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    Yep, knew that, thanks Tonyz. Just wondering if I...

    Yep, knew that, thanks Tonyz. Just wondering if I had the address correct :)
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    Hooker Rd, Ferntree Gully, VIC? That pizza still...

    Hooker Rd, Ferntree Gully, VIC? That pizza still on offer?
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    Thanks raffo, but I got the 1.55” reading off the...

    Thanks raffo, but I got the 1.55” reading off the imperial fixed scale. It was not a made up number.
    I read 1” + .5” + 2x.025” =1.55”.
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    Got it !!

    Each of the tiny graduation marks on the upper fixed imperial scale is 0.25". Therefore the point of the zero on the sliding scale reads 1.55"
    Moving on to the sliding scale, each graduation is...
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    How to read imperial scale vernier caliper?

    Hello all machinists, turners and woodies, I have set the Moore & Wright vernier calipers set to 39.7mm as shown in the attached pic. It is correct, but the parallax error of the camera lens does...
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    Yep that’s the one. Interesting video too, very...

    Yep that’s the one. Interesting video too, very well done. Thanks NCArcher
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    What is this chisel?

    A non-woodworking friend picked this chisel up at a market, thinking I might be able to use it.

    It is quite solid and heavy, and the handle does not look to have been hit with a hammer but it...
  34. thanks Geoff. Not sure if I would be able to use...

    thanks Geoff. Not sure if I would be able to use that epoxy on a box 540 x 70 x 60H, and not sure how to get a deep black colour for the box but still be able to see the grain.

    Merry Christmas,...
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    Thanks for this reply, Swifty. Where do you get...

    Thanks for this reply, Swifty. Where do you get your Aqua Coat from?
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    Shellac as a grain filler?

    Has anyone had any success using shellac to fill the grain of open pored timber? if so, do you use a heavy mix, say a 3lb cut, or several light coats before sanding back to the surface?
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    Easy way to work out shellac mix

    The standard way of mixing shellac flakes and alcohol is by a 1, 2 or 3lb cut, referring to the number of pounds weight of shellac flake to a gallon of alcohol. Having a bit of trouble converting to...
  38. Hi powderpost. Thanks for this suggestion. I ...

    Hi powderpost. Thanks for this suggestion. I have been playing with these boards, you will see a letter stamped on each to distinguish them.

    I did one board with only three coats of spirit...
  39. russ57. I thought the first step was to make the...

    russ57. I thought the first step was to make the board really smooth, hence my effort above. The lacquer would subsequently give the depth and gloss. But also the lacquer would show up any...
  40. Getting a very smooth finish with grain filler

    Hello, I am aiming for a nice piano style finish for a board, but first I need to get a very, very smooth sanded finish , and have used cerejeira , a South American timber with nice straight, but...
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    Thanks Brian, I was concerned it might be a...

    Thanks Brian, I was concerned it might be a 25-75 mix or something like that, as this shellac based Indian Ink is not cheap. Last bottle in Townsville sold last week, will have to go online to order...
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    Sounds the way to go, thanks Brian, really...

    Sounds the way to go, thanks Brian, really appreciate it. I have just applied my 4th coat of Prooftint. Definition of madness? Feast Watson tech guy says should only need one flooding coat applied...
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    Not black enough

    As part of a test, I have applied two coats of ebony Timbermate as filler. The 1st coat left the grain feeling obvious to the finger nail brushed across the board. After the 2nd layer , the board...
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    A suggested finish

    Without any response so far to my question above, I have a suggestion and a question:

    I have some dark brown timber with quite open grain. I want to make it black with a nice smooth satin finish...
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    Oil finishing over stain

    Hello, can anyone please suggest a good process for getting a nice smooth oil finish on timber that needs to be stained? I often wet sand Cabots Danish Oil or use Kunos #244 oil, but that is only on...
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    Box locks supplier?

    Hello, does anyone know where to find the style of lock shown in the attached picture please?
    what sort of lock is it called?



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    Hang in there with the new Ubeaut shop website,...

    Hang in there with the new Ubeaut shop website, Neil. I feel your pain. I too wrote the website for my son’s Strutmaster business over 10 years ago now, but the web design software has all changed...
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    How to make tapered rounded slot

    I have a 100 year old 500mm long music conductors baton that I would like to make a case for. Max diameter at one end is 20mm, at the other end is 10mm

    One suggestion is to make a tapered slot...
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    Hi woodPixel, not a stupid question, and a very...

    Hi woodPixel, not a stupid question, and a very important one. Were the shellac flakes kept in a cool location, like in a fridge?

    Extract from Neil's "A Polisher's Handbook" 4th Edition : Flake...
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    Thanks Brian. Yes, I thought the wetter the...

    Thanks Brian. Yes, I thought the wetter the rubber the better, being nice to see that thin run of wet shellac on the timber. Big mistake. Back to the practice board for me
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