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    Hey Brian, Curtain rail track,..!!!,...hmm not a...

    Hey Brian, Curtain rail track,..!!!,...hmm not a bad idea. I just googled it for Bunnings but no results come up. I'll be at Bunnings on Wednesday and check this out. And I do like your idea of a...
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    Hi and thanks Brian, Yes a lot of different...

    Hi and thanks Brian, Yes a lot of different paths up the mountain but they all end up at the same place. When I read your descriptive article on your router set up in previous threads I couldnt...
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    I've had this idea ticking over in my mind for a...

    I've had this idea ticking over in my mind for a week or so, after I was making new fences for my new Gifkin router table, (which I love). Then this idea co incides with this thread. The photos...
  4. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Thanks Adam for those comments. That box was...

    Thanks Adam for those comments. That box was maybe a bit too large, but I didnt want to waste that section of burl that I had prepared. That shape box has pretty much become my "large box shape" at...
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    Hey Brian, yes, I was assuming the costs would be...

    Hey Brian, yes, I was assuming the costs would be similar.
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    $82 plus postage is getting a tad expensive for a...

    $82 plus postage is getting a tad expensive for a pair of hinges,..!!

    Paul
  7. Thread: Pencil box

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    AND as an added extra, if you want to make your...

    AND as an added extra, if you want to make your own WOP Wipe On Polyurethane, use the above formula without the boiled linseed oil IE Equal part of (gloss) polyurethane and White Spirits. Very...
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    Hey there Adam, You can buy all this from...

    Hey there Adam, You can buy all this from Bunnings. Last lot I bought was from my local hardware store, but its always the same brand.
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    Hey Jacques, Dont give up. Work out why this...

    Hey Jacques, Dont give up. Work out why this happened and try and correct the problem. Even if it means getting some more timber and starting again.

    Paul
  10. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hey there Dallas. I got that recipe from...

    Hey there Dallas. I got that recipe from somewhere online. The first batch I made I did buy Satin Poly, then I went to Gloss. I dont think there is that much difference. It really brings out the...
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    Hey there Dengy, I know exactly what your...

    Hey there Dengy, I know exactly what your saying, its a real pain in the butt. BUT,,.....this week I've been spending some time making things easier for me. You might have noticed on another...
  12. Thread: Pencil box

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    thanks Adam for all those comments. My Danish...

    thanks Adam for all those comments. My Danish Oil is very simple. Equal parts of polyurethane (I go for the gloss), white spirits and boiled linseed oil. One litre of each of these makes me up...
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    You should be able to fit 2 or 3 pens in that...

    You should be able to fit 2 or 3 pens in that Jacques,...!!!

    Paul
  14. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hey Adam, I sand down to 2000, then apply my...

    Hey Adam, I sand down to 2000, then apply my Danish Oil (home made). Second coat is cut in/rubbed in with 1200 W&D. Then after a day a light rub with the same W&D (dry)then wax buffed on with a...
  15. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hey Stratman, thats a very neat looking pencil...

    Hey Stratman, thats a very neat looking pencil case. Very clean joints, great looking finish. I'm a danish oil bloke also, and then a couple of coats of buffed in wax. I assume you own a...
  16. I watched the first couple of minutes of each...

    I watched the first couple of minutes of each video. I dont think I would be interested in something like this. (plus my bandsaw is about 35 years old I dont really use it that much these days).
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  17. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Thanks and very interesting Brian. Never thought...

    Thanks and very interesting Brian. Never thought these would get down to a 2.5mm cutting blade. I am guessing you make your initial cut with your sawtable?. I shall toss this around in my old...
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    hi Brian, I had to google to see what a small...

    hi Brian, I had to google to see what a small router plane was, very interesting. One I just looked at has a cutting blade of 1/4 inch on it. Shall keep this in mind. And I started to make a...
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    Thanks Dallas and all. Well I finally finished...

    Thanks Dallas and all. Well I finally finished my little router invention. The sled is made from a cutting board I bought at Big W $20. 10mm thick. I think it was around 400 x 300, and that stuff...
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    Hi and thanks Brian, you are totally correct on...

    Hi and thanks Brian, you are totally correct on both accounts. I didn't really notice the "unflatness" of my router top obviously creeping up on me. I was routering the slot for a smart hinge and...
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    Thanks Alex and Dave and Jacques, very kind...

    Thanks Alex and Dave and Jacques, very kind compliments. Dave, yes the dovetails are made with the gifkin jig. When I bought my Gifkin dovetail jig etc from Col, I made my own router table. ...
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    My Burl Box

    Recently I purchased two burls, cut into 15mm slices. Burls are Coolabah and RedGum. Slices are about the 15mm mark, maybe somewhere between 14 and 16 or 17. I was keen to try out one of the burls...
  23. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Looking good there Jacques,,.....did you cut the...

    Looking good there Jacques,,.....did you cut the frame for the lid on your CNC,....also the V grooves for it,..?

    Top job,

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas, I'm always trying to find...

    Thanks Dallas, I'm always trying to find something just that little bit different. How did you go at the Melbourne Wood Expo, make any big purchases.?

    Paul
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    Thank Opy and yes, the insert is sitting in a...

    Thank Opy and yes, the insert is sitting in a trench/dado, which I cut on my table saw. Then I tidy the insert up with a panel raising bit in my router table, just to give it that nice roundness. ...
  26. Thread: Lightning Box

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    As I was saying one of my sons was a high voltage...

    As I was saying one of my sons was a high voltage electrician, used to build substations, now in a different career path. I don't even want him to make me one. I hope to be over visiting with him...
  27. Thread: Lightning Box

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    I come across a site somewhere, where some bloke...

    I come across a site somewhere, where some bloke I think over in a european country makes boxes with this technique. His patterns are amazing, but his boxes are,................hate to say it,...
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    Very nifty box, and nice effects on it. One of...

    Very nifty box, and nice effects on it. One of my sons who used to be a high voltage electrician tells me to do that effect is pretty dangerous. There is a name for it, escapes my mind at present. ...
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    Burls and Warping

    HI all, I recently purchased two burls, coolabah and red gum,,.....each sliced into approx 15mm slices. Grain is amazing especially in the Coolabah burls. I have them all stacked on top of each...
  30. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Wow Botes, looking very nice indeed. Should be a...

    Wow Botes, looking very nice indeed. Should be a smashing box when its all finshed, good luck with it,................Paul
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    Lid insert from offcuts

    Hi all, I've had a couple of ring holders laying about for a few years that I originally bought on ebay. I dont use these type anymore and wanted them gone. So decided to make a couple of boxes...
  32. Thread: Jarrah Box

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    Very nice box Warrick, well done. Nice work on...

    Very nice box Warrick, well done. Nice work on your lining also. I met a bloke up at the Maleny Wood Expo who makes those small flip lid ring holder boxes. That's all he uses is that Tru Oil. His...
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    Very nice looking guitar there Kirby, well done....

    Very nice looking guitar there Kirby, well done. Those P90s sound pretty good also. Interesting that you went with a 25.5 scale length when the shape of your body lends itself to a 24.75 scale...
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    Hi Brian, thats a very informative post there,...

    Hi Brian, thats a very informative post there, and I like your idea of that positioning jig. I have been using the way Andrew does it on his video, but often I am always that smidgeon out, which...
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    Thanks Dallas, with the plans being American and...

    Thanks Dallas, with the plans being American and the timbers they used on the plans, I was lucky I had something I could pretty well match it.

    Paul
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    Hi Dallas, thats very interesting to know, must...

    Hi Dallas, thats very interesting to know, must keep that in mind. Not that I have used it as described.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks very much Gents, for all your kind...

    Hi and thanks very much Gents, for all your kind remarks. Dave, yes its all solid timber, the plans said 1/2 inch for the sides, mine are very close to 12mm. The lid insert is spot on, the plans...
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    Something a bit different

    Hi gang, I'm always looking for something a bit different when it comes to boxes. Around last Christmas I seen the plans for this on some site up in the USA and purchased them (hard copy posted,...
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    Very nice box Warrick, well made and looks...

    Very nice box Warrick, well made and looks super.

    Paul
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    Very meticulous Brian, as always, lovely work. ...

    Very meticulous Brian, as always, lovely work.

    Paul
  41. Sorry Chaps,I forgot to do an update on my DeWalt...

    Sorry Chaps,I forgot to do an update on my DeWalt table saw. After buying a new Power Switch after even getting mate an electrician mate to check the old one again for me on his multimetre, and...
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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
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  48. 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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