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  1. I suspect an exercise mat would be somewhat...

    I suspect an exercise mat would be somewhat uncomfortable due to the keelson running down the middle of the hull .....

    A seat can be quite simple though. You just need to make something that...
  2. Hi Fuzzie, sorry this is so late - only noticed...

    Hi Fuzzie, sorry this is so late - only noticed it yesterday and am still considering what advice to give.

    Regarding the seat, I will dig up some photos of my home made seats later to give you...
  3. Can't believe it's nearly 3 weeks since my...

    Can't believe it's nearly 3 weeks since my previous post :oo:.
    Anyhow, I decided to make a working model out of mdf and veneer so that concepts and design goals could be tested more thoroughly. Made...
  4. They are both impressive projects Graham. I...

    They are both impressive projects Graham. I really like the lashed frame for the SOF. I made one SOF with the "fuselage frame" type of design so it was somewhat simpler than yours but the frame was...
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    Managed to have a few minutes chat with Simon but...

    Managed to have a few minutes chat with Simon but then my grandson arrived a bit earlier than expected so had to go. Should be there next week.
  6. Nice job Graham, something to be proud of. Sounds...

    Nice job Graham, something to be proud of. Sounds like you are a quick builder. 850 hours may seem like a lot at first but I spent 300 on my first strip built kayak so you really did quite well.
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    Welcome Gerry and thanks for adding another word...

    Welcome Gerry and thanks for adding another word to my vocabulary - I had never heard of nostepinnes before.
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    Doug and Pagie, the zoom meeting ended for me...

    Doug and Pagie, the zoom meeting ended for me with about 3 or 4 minutes left on the timer. Second time this has happened to me - did it do the same to you?
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    I'm not certain but I think I saw Stan Ceglinski...

    I'm not certain but I think I saw Stan Ceglinski doing a similar demonstration at one of the woodworking shows many years ago. He showed how to make a few things using a froe and I reckon shingles...
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    I'll not be prattling this week but should here...

    I'll not be prattling this week but should here next time.

    Doug, that box shares some features with my cubism challenge entry.
  11. Just to recap, the main design goals are 1 Box...

    Just to recap, the main design goals are
    1 Box with drawer and tambour openings.
    2 Tambour to have marquetry design with no gaps.
    3 Tambour to be flush with face either side.
    4 Drawer and tambour...
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    So I'm not the only one:). I use a lot of...

    So I'm not the only one:). I use a lot of question marks like you do but your doodles look like technical sketches compared to mine.
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    Mystery structure on cliff over the Main river in...

    Mystery structure on cliff over the Main river in Germany.
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  14. That's a very nice fail :). The problem I...

    That's a very nice fail :).

    The problem I have with continuous grain is the effect of the saw kerf and cleanup of the cut faces after splitting the board. It can result in some mismatch if the...
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    So.... you're onto me :C

    So.... you're onto me :C
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    Good one RGP. Is the handle one of the push down...

    Good one RGP. Is the handle one of the push down spring loaded types or hammer driven?
  17. My previous post showed the tambour slats in the...

    My previous post showed the tambour slats in the former. Since then I have sanded them, glued on a layer of canvas and then a simple piece of marquetry. This was a trial to determine if I could make...
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    I automatically thought of China but now that you...

    I automatically thought of China but now that you mention India it seems a very likely origin. I'm not well educated on planes but if the parts on this thing are all original then the makers must...
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    This thread prompted me to go and look at a...

    This thread prompted me to go and look at a cheapy I picked up in a second hand store many years ago. It has no markings at all, not just no brand but no size/type either. It is definitely a bitzer:...
  20. Have been thinking about the issues with the...

    Have been thinking about the issues with the proposed flush surface marquetry tambour and many ideas for solutions to the problems have occurred to me. However I have trouble putting these ideas into...
  21. The small one is oregon and the large is meranti,...

    The small one is oregon and the large is meranti, both recycled from structures built in the 1970s.
  22. Who gives a hoot about bandsawn boxes?

    Well......
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    Another fan of the natural top on the painted...

    Another fan of the natural top on the painted cabinet here, and yours has turned out really well :2tsup:.
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    Had heard of shaker furniture but not boxes. What...

    Had heard of shaker furniture but not boxes. What thickness are the sides and did you bend them around a form?
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    Serves me right for abbreviating it to just...

    Serves me right for abbreviating it to just Sassafras all the time :doh:
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    Well, I was feeling quite clever earlier, having...

    Well, I was feeling quite clever earlier, having finished the Guardian cryptic crossword, but now feel dopey because I can't work out what BHS means :?. Probably obvious to everyone else but I'm just...
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    Some art deco influence

    Did some boxes recently and a couple have art deco influences I rather like the way they turned out so will keep this in the mix.

    This one is New Guinea Walnut with Sheoak ends.

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    Found it fairly easily with an interweb search. ...

    Found it fairly easily with an interweb search.

    His name is Jeffro Uitto and he's in Washington (state presumably) in the US.

    Artist Jeffro Uitto Creates Incredible Driftwood Animal Sculptures...
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    I've always liked that style of sculpture. Here's...

    I've always liked that style of sculpture. Here's one from Singapore:
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    Where is the lion and who did it?
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    Rob, the Falcon 220 was made back around 1950 ish...

    Rob, the Falcon 220 was made back around 1950 ish but I think they are still relatively low priced so probably still around. Mine was around $20 and I think I've had it about 10 years. It's one of...
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    Falcon - 620 g 512634 Veritas - 48 g ...

    Falcon - 620 g

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    Veritas - 48 g

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    Those curves give it a bit of an Art Nouveau...

    Those curves give it a bit of an Art Nouveau feel, very nice indeed.
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    Sounds like we have some serious competition for...

    Sounds like we have some serious competition for the box makers. Haven't used coachwood - what is it like to work with?
  34. So, only a bit under 5 months to go and nothing...

    So, only a bit under 5 months to go and nothing cut but at least now there is a plan. I'm thinking of doing a box with a drawer that opens a tambour top. It's been done before so not overly...
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    Commisserations Bem, that really is a beech :D....

    Commisserations Bem, that really is a beech :D.
    That sort of thing is not confined to beech though. I've had a similar thing with sassy recently and vaguely related experience with blackwood.
    And...
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    My desktop pc has been out of action (in for...

    My desktop pc has been out of action (in for repair) for the last 4 or 5 fridays :~ but when (if) I get it back then I'll be interested in joining future chats.
  37. Sticky: WOOHOO IT'S HERE! I suspect that many people are still trying to...

    I suspect that many people are still trying to decide on a project before posting. Some things might be easy to change direction on but since we will probably put some serious effort into this...
  38. Cubism competition 2022 - [email protected]

    Still trying to decide on a suitable project at this stage. I have a list of ideas but none of them stand out as a preferred option at this stage.
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    Have you considered the potential problems from...

    Have you considered the potential problems from expansion and contraction differences between the top and the cross pieces that the legs sit on? The cross pieces have the grain running across the...
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    It's not the smell of the shellac WP it's the...

    It's not the smell of the shellac WP it's the metho - I think you need to face the fact that your cat is an alcoholic :wink:.

    I've only had 1 go at FP and found that the shellac would fill pores...
  41. :oo: I hope those kids were well compensated :U

    :oo: I hope those kids were well compensated :U
  42. Thanks Mark, I will keep that in mind in future....

    Thanks Mark, I will keep that in mind in future. For this box I will use the wax stick because I already applied wax to the shellac and I don't have confidence that shellac on top of the wax would...
  43. Thanks Alex, only saw your post after my previous...

    Thanks Alex, only saw your post after my previous reply. I did see some at Bunnies in the search results so will nip up there today.
  44. Thanks Picko, just did a search fo info on this...

    Thanks Picko, just did a search fo info on this and it sounds like a good option. Do you recommend any particular brand or are they all likely to be similar?
  45. How to repair chip out after waxing?

    So I thought this small box was finished tonight then noticed some pieces had chipped out just next to a joint. They are relatively small but are on the front face and I think would be quite...
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    Sticky: HEADS UP - COMPETITION Yes, definitely interested. Now I'll spend 8...

    Yes, definitely interested.
    Now I'll spend 8 months trying to decide what to make :rolleyes:.
  47. Looks good from here. The shaping at the bottom...

    Looks good from here. The shaping at the bottom of the sides work well. What material do you use for the hinge pins?
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    Sticky: HEADS UP - COMPETITION Glad to see something like this because let's...

    Glad to see something like this because let's face it, thinking outside the box is so yesterday.
  49. HEADS UP - COMPETITION You're not fooling us Picko - we know that...

    You're not fooling us Picko - we know that matchbox came from the same place that Ianw found his 20c piece :wink:
  50. HEADS UP - COMPETITION Hhmmm... looks like hysteria is spreading already...

    Hhmmm... looks like hysteria is spreading already :C
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