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    geez Fred, you are doing it tough! Just one...

    geez Fred, you are doing it tough! Just one suggestion, what about making plastic models, cars, aeroplanes, motor bikes ..... whatever floats you boat (pun intended ��)? You can have the kit and...
  2. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    Not good Iím afraid. 😔 The blast gates have been...

    Not good Iím afraid. 😔 The blast gates have been quite busy and Iíve been scanning and cleaning up literally hundreds of aircraft photos for the 3 books that Iím helping to illustrate. The customer...
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    Thanks Uncle, I DO like the idea of a...

    Thanks Uncle, I DO like the idea of a flamethrower!
    Im comfortable IN the shed but Iíll be walking around the timber stash until after the first frost?
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    I am reluctantly accepting of red-bellied blacks...

    I am reluctantly accepting of red-bellied blacks passing through the shed paddock but last week Django, the dog next door, had an encounter with an eastern brown and proudly presented his owners with...
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    The Mrs Mateís furniture range continues to grow!...

    The Mrs Mateís furniture range continues to grow! The specification this time was only the envelope, 1200w x 700h x 600d to support their sons SNAKE ENCLOSURE!

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    Now, snakes and I donít...
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    Unfortunately and in spite of assurances to the...

    Unfortunately and in spite of assurances to the contrary, after the tree was felled, it was VERY poorly slabbed and dried without stickers 😡. The request was to slab to 30mm thick and sticker for...
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    I’ve found a bit more time to work on the...

    I’ve found a bit more time to work on the lectern. I don’t have enough of the forest red gum (FRG) milled so it was out with the chainsaw jig and back to the slabbed stash.

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    In spite of your athletic misadventures to change...

    In spite of your athletic misadventures to change the situation, 2 is enough legs for you and me and so it will be for the lectern too
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    Iíve been as busy as a one-armed paper hanger...

    Iíve been as busy as a one-armed paper hanger with the hives on other projects but the lectern has been bubbling along courtesy of the effort of others. The columns are finished and now, with one...
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    VERY clever! Well done that man!

    VERY clever! Well done that man!
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    Youíve got to love our forum! Via this online...

    Youíve got to love our forum! Via this online fellowship of woodworkers I have been generously offered turning lessons, turning tools, SketchUp lessons, SketchUp work and even lessons on theology!...
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    I am greatly heartened by everybody elseís...

    I am greatly heartened by everybody elseís confidence that I both know what I am doing and have sorted out the design details. Thank you to those poor misguided souls.
    As much as it is not like me...
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    quietly chuckling ....... I canít do dignified! 🤭

    quietly chuckling ....... I canít do dignified! 🤭
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    Actually, theyíre not curved surfaces. The...

    Actually, theyíre not curved surfaces. The Ďgraphic artistí used cylindrical shading to represent timber grain?
    The bulk of the timber will be some more of the forest red gum stash left over from...
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    Funny you should say that BUT a damned fine...

    Funny you should say that BUT a damned fine looking lathe has just turned up in my shed?
    Suddenly there it was!
    I suspect the wood fairies have been at work again?
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    Got the order! The competitor had a catalogue...

    Got the order!

    The competitor had a catalogue of ready-made lecterns, hadnít bothered to see the chapel but was half my price!

    The computer renders were the clincher PLUS ......... I donít...
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    Iím a convert!

    I have always designed my own furniture and Iím lucky that I can visualise what I am going to make BUT, that simply doesnít work when the piece is for someone else. I have survived making commission...
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    I helped glider install his CV and its...

    I helped glider install his CV and its exceptional performance prompted me to advise him to NOT wear loose clothing into the workshop .......... or he would quickly be naked after turning it on!
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    Someoneís gotta ask the question? Do you think...

    Someoneís gotta ask the question?
    Do you think you would have been happy with your old dust collector now that youíve done all of the other improvement work?
    There, Iíve asked it! :B
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    🤣😂🤣

    🤣😂🤣
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    Hi Pete, Iíve been to Gliderís farm and I have...

    Hi Pete, Iíve been to Gliderís farm and I have noticed that the kangaroos in the top paddock prick their ears when he turns it on but then go back to grazing, the cattle do the same except they show...
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    Chris has reminded me. Iíve still got a couple...

    Chris has reminded me. Iíve still got a couple of surplus 150mm manual gates that have been replaced by auto blast gates. You can have them?
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    Good progress! 150mm flex is designed to fit in...

    Good progress!
    150mm flex is designed to fit in to 150mm female fittings and so canít fit over 150mm duct.
    Easy Duct have a 160mm flex that fits perfectly over 150mm duct but it is hellish...
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    481637 481638 481639 Im afraid mine is more...

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    Im afraid mine is more like plankton bloom than swimming fish ......... but I do have quite a lot of it?
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    Crocy, I’m just SO glad there’s no bones in...

    Crocy, I’m just SO glad there’s no bones in Shiraz!
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    noted!

    noted!
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    Nah, youíre covered Bushy, itís taken a while but...

    Nah, youíre covered Bushy, itís taken a while but Iíve finally worked out how to differentiate between, planes, planes, planes and plains? My recent semi-absence from the forum is due to a...
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    Could you put a blade on it?

    Could you put a blade on it?
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    The French cleats mightn’t be an OBSESSION yet...

    The French cleats mightn’t be an OBSESSION yet but Paulcall machines .......... hmmmmm?
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    Noooooooo ................. :roll:

    Noooooooo ................. :roll:
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    The last time I saw your shed, you DIDNíT HAVE...

    The last time I saw your shed, you DIDNíT HAVE ANY WALLS!
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    Ēhate and firesĒ.............. :hahaha: Once...

    Ēhate and firesĒ.............. :hahaha:

    Once again I suggest you confirm with glider who has made a wheeled bin for dust disposal but I donít think he lines it with a bag? My Ďhate and firesí also...
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    Dead ON SCHEDULE mate, just need a piggy back to...

    Dead ON SCHEDULE mate, just need a piggy back to the finish line ........... :;
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    Hi Tuckers, congratulations on your Clearvue...

    Hi Tuckers, congratulations on your Clearvue purchase, you wonít be disappointed.Just a suggestion if I may, glider (on the forum) has just completed his Clearvue and Auto Blast Gate installation and...
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    CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    HEADS UP Sending PM

    Sending PM
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    Job done.... 477393 477394 477395

    Job done....

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    Brilliant work again Keith, WELL DONE!

    Brilliant work again Keith, WELL DONE!
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    A cautionary tale..... I think the third?

    Iíve had a long term plan to make a model of the aircraft my father flew in during WW2. He flew in Halifaxes of 466 Squadron RAAF. A few weeks ago through serendipitous circumstances, I met a very...
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    I’ve had a long term plan to make a model of the...

    I’ve had a long term plan to make a model of the aircraft my father flew in during WW2. He flew in Halifaxes of 466 Squadron RAAF. A few weeks ago through serendipitous circumstances, I met a very...
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    I’m feeling a little chuffed! It has just been...

    I’m feeling a little chuffed! It has just been pointed out to me how close the back-of-a-beer-coaster sketch and the final product are! I wish I’d remembered that I’d done the sketch?

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    Sunshine, no wind and no virus today so I was...

    Sunshine, no wind and no virus today so I was able to spray water-based clear finish outdoors. It dried quickly although water-based clear finishes always seem to raise the grain and so it was all...
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    It rained again today in my Ďspray boothí so all...

    It rained again today in my Ďspray boothí so all finished except for the clear finish? I wonít drill the shelf support holes inside the cupboards until after the finish is applied.

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    I got it ‘mechanically’ finished today but...

    I got it ‘mechanically’ finished today but couldn’t spray the clear finish due to rain.

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    The cupboard modules now have 12mm thick plywood backs to prevent the whole cabinet from...
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    Mrs Mateís cabinet

    Wow, it HAS been a long time since I posted! Iíve been a bit consumed with my other hobbies recently like scanning and publishing from my and my fatherís aviation photo collection.....

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    Thank you for taking the time to read the whole...

    Thank you for taking the time to read the whole thread! I know it has turned into a written marathon but it evolved with the shed and the trials and tribulations within it? I donít have a lathe...
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    Yet another masterpiece, well done Keith!

    Yet another masterpiece, well done Keith!
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    Bob, only YOUR sink could look like that! Im...

    Bob, only YOUR sink could look like that!
    Im glad youíre feeling better.
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    Strange you should say that Pete! Late yesterday...

    Strange you should say that Pete! Late yesterday I did a few more trials using the extremely unscientific method of throwing in handsful of fine dust and there seems to be a ‘dead spot’ against the...
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    Thanks Bob, as I said in the earlier post, I...

    Thanks Bob, as I said in the earlier post, I simply threw in a handful of dust and swarf which seemed to immediately disappear into the orange bell mouth. I also did the paper ribbon test ....
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