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    Cheers Musungu but i still have plenty left.

    Cheers Musungu but i still have plenty left.
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    When cutting mortices i always reach for a spiral...

    When cutting mortices i always reach for a spiral bit, hands down. As has been said a 1/2" spiral would be better still but if you only have a 1/4" spiral & a 1/2" straight bit then go for the 1/4"...
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    4mm perspex is much better than MDF in my opinion...

    4mm perspex is much better than MDF in my opinion as you can see the work while you route. I made 1 down at the community shed only last week (after i broke the old one trying to get a stripped head...
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    Sassy is very easy to work with but always keep...

    Sassy is very easy to work with but always keep in mind that it loves to move. Even kiln dried sassy will move. When milling it to size i always try to mill it oversize then leave it for a couple of...
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    Thats gotta break your heart when that happens....

    Thats gotta break your heart when that happens. :C
    I gotta agree with wongo, its a bit of a worry that it broke in that way, clearly some short grain across the narrow portion of the leg happening...
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    Done, & really nice pen! :2tsup:

    Done, & really nice pen! :2tsup:
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    Awesome piece Dan.:2tsup::2tsup: Do you make all...

    Awesome piece Dan.:2tsup::2tsup:
    Do you make all the fittings etc yourself (bowls & lids)
    Nice website too.
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    Coming along great Kcam. :2tsup: I bought these...

    Coming along great Kcam. :2tsup:
    I bought these same plans last year as well as the Maloof style rocker plans also from Charles Brock, i'm just about to start on the rocker. Can't wait to see how...
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    Nice selection of boxes John, some really fine...

    Nice selection of boxes John, some really fine work there. :2tsup::2tsup:
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    wow shes growing fast! :2tsup:

    wow shes growing fast! :2tsup:
  11. Thread: sheilas' sheds

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    SOMETHING NEW! I think that Avery's last post summed the issue...

    I think that Avery's last post summed the issue up quite well. Its not a matter of guys standing at the door of their men's sheds, arms crossed, saying 'NO SHELAS ALLOWED", its about govt funding. ...
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    SOMETHING NEW! We have a few regular ladies at our 'community'...

    We have a few regular ladies at our 'community' shed (ie mens shed) in Deloraine Tasmania, they are always very welcome. :2tsup:
    We're open monday to thursday, 9am - 2pm.
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    Well the bullet has been bit, least as far as the...

    Well the bullet has been bit, least as far as the set of 3 Woodriver planes go.:2tsup:
    I'm not quite settled on a brand of stone yet, but defiantly either 2 or 3 stones plus a flattening surface.
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    Just got a reply from Jim Davey, very nice of him...

    Just got a reply from Jim Davey, very nice of him to reply on a weekend!

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    Thank you for your enquiry.

    It is true that the Frog is not “keyed” to the Base as in the original Stanley Bed...
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    Excellent pics Scribbly!:2tsup: We have the same...

    Excellent pics Scribbly!:2tsup:
    We have the same cockatoos come thru here regularly, its always a sign of a change coming - or going. But damn they make a hell of a racket & you are sure right they...
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    Just finished sending Jim Davey an query as you...

    Just finished sending Jim Davey an query as you suggested Scribbly, i'll let you know when he replys.
    Eddie thats very much how i am leaning. Couple of grades of stone & a sheet of glass, nice n...
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    Thanks Scribbly, i can understand what you mean...

    Thanks Scribbly, i can understand what you mean now. Is the issue with the frog skewing difficult to allow for, as in, is it easy to correct if you know it may be a problem?
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    Nice shopping list FF, more than i'm really...

    Nice shopping list FF, more than i'm really wanting to spend on sharpening at this stage tho. Cody's list stones sounds more like what would suit me tho.
    I've oggled over the Veritas, HNT & LN...
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    I gotta agree with NCArcher, cutting big sheets...

    I gotta agree with NCArcher, cutting big sheets on the tablesaw on your own is a little tricky but not that hard & a hell of a lot more acurate than a circular saw & 4' x 4' would be easy as. In the...
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    Looking for South Aus woodworker.

    Hi all,
    A mate of mine from SA is looking for a local Adelaide woodworker to do a job for him.
    He wants to have an antique radio modified to accept a touchscreen monitor. Basically he wants to...
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    Those diamond lapping sheets look quite...

    Those diamond lapping sheets look quite interesting but this is where things get confusing for me with so many options & opinions. Thats why i've decided to stay with the stones.
    Scribbly, sadly i...
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    Thanks so much guys, that just the sort of info i...

    Thanks so much guys, that just the sort of info i was after. :2tsup:
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    Hand planes, time to bite the bullet.

    Hi all,
    Well the time has come for me to actually get 'roundtuit' & buy myself some hand planes & with the sale of my cheval mirror plus some xmas pressie money its time to do the deed.
    I've had my...
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    The trick i've found with border collies, - we're...

    The trick i've found with border collies, - we're on our 3rd, - is toys toy toys!
    Teach the pup to play fetch, which is about as hard as teaching a border collie to breathe.:D
    They were born to...
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    wow thats a really nice piece.:2tsup: you turned...

    wow thats a really nice piece.:2tsup:
    you turned it green, aren't you concerned it may warp/twist/crack?
  26. HEADS UP Count me in if he comes to Tassie!!! :2tsup:

    Count me in if he comes to Tassie!!! :2tsup:
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    Google sketchup, u gotta love it, especially...

    Google sketchup, u gotta love it, especially since its free!:2tsup:
    I do all my designing with it, i'll tinker with different models at night when theres rubbish on the TV. I never bother with the...
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    Happy Birthday!:2tsup:

    Happy Birthday!:2tsup:
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    Beautiful dog Bob.:2tsup: border collies are...

    Beautiful dog Bob.:2tsup: border collies are excellent dogs, smarter than many humans! You're in for years of joy. We are on our 3rd border collie, wouldn't be without 1!
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    Beautiful creation Greg. :2tsup::2tsup:

    Beautiful creation Greg. :2tsup::2tsup:
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    I just bought some inserts online from McJing...

    I just bought some inserts online from McJing tools. Their banner is at the top of the page. Their price was excellent & they arrived 2 days after i ordered. :2tsup:
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    Beautiful chair :2tsup::2tsup: I've had the...

    Beautiful chair :2tsup::2tsup:
    I've had the plans for a rocking chair for over 12mths, i'm dieing to get started on it.:doh:
  33. Poll: HEADS UP My package also arrived today so thats my order...

    My package also arrived today so thats my order all completed.:2tsup:
    A big thanks to you Brett for all the headaches you must have endured over this ordeal.:2tsup::2tsup:
  34. Thread: Rustic chair

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    :2tsup: Love it!

    :2tsup: Love it!
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    :iagree: You got my attention! :2tsup:

    :iagree: You got my attention! :2tsup:
  36. Really nice job Ruddy, thanks so much for the...

    Really nice job Ruddy, thanks so much for the detailed pics. :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Good on you Tea Lady! :2tsup:

    Good on you Tea Lady! :2tsup:
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    :whs: :2tsup::2tsup:

    :whs: :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Thanks guys, My wife said the same thing...

    Thanks guys,
    My wife said the same thing Christos, she recons i'm being too hard om myself & the screen.
    The first day of the fair & there was a lot of interest in the screen but so far no buyers,...
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    Hi all, Well here it is all finished & on...

    Hi all,
    Well here it is all finished & on display in the showroom of the community shed.
    To be perfectly honest i'm not quite happy with it, i let myself down with the finish. The panels came up...
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    Thanks guys, The screen is nearing completion,...

    Thanks guys,
    The screen is nearing completion, it needs to be, its gotta be down at the show by tomorrow afternoon! The slats are all finished, i ended up finishing them in wipe on poly rather than...
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    Hi all, Well the crunch time is here! Just 6...

    Hi all,
    Well the crunch time is here!
    Just 6 days to the big Deloraine craft fair, so much to do yet, so little time!
    Today saw the first full dry fit up of a wing. It went fairly smoothly tho i...
  43. Very striking & a nice mix of timbers, well done!...

    Very striking & a nice mix of timbers, well done! :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Great pics, thanks claw! :2tsup::2tsup:

    Great pics, thanks claw! :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Hi all, Thread has been a bit quiet but plenty...

    Hi all,
    Thread has been a bit quiet but plenty going on in the shed.:2tsup:
    The privacy screen is almost ready for assembly. All the components have been cut out, joinery completed, the headers...
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    And a great little story to go with the timber,...

    And a great little story to go with the timber, :2tsup:
    This box was before my time, i really like it tho.
  47. Thread: mastercrafts

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    Thanks for the reminder, LoL I wasn't real...

    Thanks for the reminder, LoL
    I wasn't real interested in thatching but blacksmithing would be interesting.
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    Big shed is spot on, i use the CR2032 in a couple...

    Big shed is spot on, i use the CR2032 in a couple of wixey devices that chew thru batteries something shocking. I now open up the battery compartment & slip a small piece of paper under the battery...
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    Very nice indeed, i particularly like the legs...

    Very nice indeed, i particularly like the legs :2tsup:
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    Really nice box, great layout of grain, good job...

    Really nice box, great layout of grain, good job AlexS :2tsup:
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