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    Cheap means nasty.

    I have the carbatec equivalent, similar price point (i think I paid about 350), similar spec. If I had another chance i would go with a better machine. These cheapies are fine for occasional work...
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    If you want to restrict to only aussie sites in...

    If you want to restrict to only aussie sites in google add the following "site:.au" (excluding quotation marks)
  3. Thread: Rubio Monocoat

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    Yeah i'm going to get some to try out too, the...

    Yeah i'm going to get some to try out too, the hard thing to gauge is how well it wears on high contact areas....like floors. It's pretty new by the looks of things so there isn't a lot of evidence...
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    Rubio Monocoat

    I came across this product yesterday from an Instagram user that i Follow. It sounds very interesting and almost too good to be true but I've also read a number of good reviews online. They seem to...
  5. Thread: Axe handle.

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    +1 for spotted gum

    +1 for spotted gum
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    too nice

    Very nice work, far too nice for metalwork though. I think that would be ruined pretty quickly with swarf and oil.
  7. Not sure why you would want it to be smooth, it's...

    Not sure why you would want it to be smooth, it's not furniture. I don't think what you are suggesting is a good idea, as others have mentioned the timber was probably green when installed and given...
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    Doesn't Huon pine take thousands of years to grow...

    Doesn't Huon pine take thousands of years to grow to any appreciable size? I had a look at one of the small pieces i've got laying around for a special project one day and it had several hundred...
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    Rob is right about it not being a strong joint...

    Rob is right about it not being a strong joint however if you are going to put a piece of ply on top that should provide the lateral stiffness necessary. As a beginners bench it's probably ok. Once...
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    If you prefer not to use MDF you can get long...

    If you prefer not to use MDF you can get long pieces of aluminium at any aluminium supplier. Get yourself some thick rectangular section stuff and you can order whatever length you want...within...
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    good to hear there are some people out there...

    good to hear there are some people out there challenging convention. In terms of the guillotine effect, my brother was going to put in this sort of door, nothing that heavy but the hinge set he got...
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    You sure that's oregon? Looks like some sort of...

    You sure that's oregon? Looks like some sort of hardwood to me. I any case you don't need biscuits or dowels, a simple butt joint will work just as well and be just as strong on the long grain....
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    How do I edit my listing once posted? When i...

    How do I edit my listing once posted? When i posted it said that the last image is used for the 'post image' but it's the opposite, the first image is used. Also on re-reading the posting several...
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    veneered kitchen cabinet doors.

    HI All,

    Just came across this on the renovate forums and i thought this may be the better place to ask about the veneered timber sections. Anyone care to guess what type of timber this is, also...
  15. Thread: inlay question

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    Hello again Chris, Glad you found my post...

    Hello again Chris,

    Glad you found my post helpful.

    In terms of routers the only thing that i would suggest is that you stick with one that has a 1/2inch collet and a reasonable amount of...
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    The problem with these trimmer routers is that...

    The problem with these trimmer routers is that they are typically only 1/4in collets and you can't use a decent length bit in them which limits what you can do with them in a pantorouter setup.
    ...
  17. Thread: inlay question

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    Hi Chris, Not sure why you would put pine into...

    Hi Chris,

    Not sure why you would put pine into a hardwood table, pine is soft and will scar easily on a coffee table.

    That aside the task shouldn't be too hard to do, if you have a router you...
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    Just to add some food for thought, veneered...

    Just to add some food for thought, veneered panels of ply/MDF/particle board may be desirable in some instances where furniture is exposed to widely varying temperatures/humidity and where wood...
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    I came across this by searching for 'offset...

    I came across this by searching for 'offset chisel'

    Cranked-Neck Paring Chisels - Lee Valley Tools

    Looks like what you were after.
  20. :wts: - kuffy

    :wts: - kuffy
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    Firstly i have never owned Festool, like you I...

    Firstly i have never owned Festool, like you I find it hard to justify such a price hike from other quality brands. In contrast I also agree with the sentiment that you should buy the best quality...
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    I don't think he's being biased jenno. The point...

    I don't think he's being biased jenno. The point of his video is a direct comparison of one type of joint vs another for strength. There are probably dozens of combinations that he didn't cover but...
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    Hi Don, I know exactly what you are after, i...

    Hi Don,

    I know exactly what you are after, i made something similar about a year back and wanted the exact type of castor you are looking for. Sadly i wasn't able to locate one either. I ended up...
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    Sir Google can help you with that request. Search...

    Sir Google can help you with that request. Search for 'Torsion Box' and click on the images tab, that should give you an idea of what malb means. Although in my opinion a 36mm ply piece will be stiff...
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    Perhaps i missed something...why not just split...

    Perhaps i missed something...why not just split the piece of wood down the length using a bandsaw or table saw with a thin kerf blade. Cut out the required slot size in one piece and then glue the...
  26. I've done something similar but not happy with...

    I've done something similar but not happy with the results, I still see scratch marks because of the rotary action of the sander not matching the grain of the wood which changes as you go around. I...
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    Hi, I've used the vertical method before for a...

    Hi,

    I've used the vertical method before for a stool but mine had a 'stretcher' arrangement holding the legs together lower down so the forces really aren't comparable. I'm not sure there will be...
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    FYI, There is a big difference in the quality of...

    FYI, There is a big difference in the quality of screws out there. I tried this when i was laying my small deck at the front of the house and made a mistake. Some of the screws i got from the big...
  29. Kinda hard to picture what you're referring to....

    Kinda hard to picture what you're referring to. Images help a lot.

    I've had issues with hand cut M&T joints before too, my solution was to cut a groove in the tenon and then put a wedge down the...
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    I thought the same thing as @elanjacobs when i...

    I thought the same thing as @elanjacobs when i saw this. I've seen traditional french polish turn opaque when a pizza box was placed on it for 5min and that's just shellac isn't it? I guess it makes...
  31. Thread: Hutch WIP

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    :o HEAVY-DUTY! Looks nice, must be heavy...

    :o

    HEAVY-DUTY!

    Looks nice, must be heavy though? What will this be carrying? or were you going more for the aesthetics of the 45mm timber?

    Are you milling your own timber? I'd have to sell a...
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    I think 3/4in ply would be plenty strong if each...

    I think 3/4in ply would be plenty strong if each of those cupboards is it's own box. Keep in mind that wood is very strong for compression, provided you brace it correctly to account for any...
  33. Thread: Branding irons

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    A bit more expensive but it's another option

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakersMarkBranding
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    Hello, A lot of people give dowels a poor...

    Hello,

    A lot of people give dowels a poor rating however in my experience they work just fine unless you need ultimate strength which most of us don't. I own the self centering jig you are...
  35. Paul Sellers timber dogs

    Alternatively you could joint panels using Paul Sellers timber dog method. Might take a bit of practice to perfect though and you would probably need a plane. Speaking of planes, you can pick one up...
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    I often find i need to make jigs or forms when...

    I often find i need to make jigs or forms when starting on some unusual projects. Often it makes the job a lot easier, especially when dealing with things that need to be repeatable like...
  37. Thread: Small projects

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    Yes it is solid (two boards butt jointed). If i'm...

    Yes it is solid (two boards butt jointed). If i'm being honest I have to admit that i didn't even consider expansion when i made this. I haven't found it to be an issue in the past with other things...
  38. Thread: Small projects

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    Small projects

    Hi All,

    Been a while since i shared anything on the forums so I thought that it might be nice to post some pictures of my latest little project. I've been running out of things to make since the...
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    No one has responded yet so i'll give it a crack....

    No one has responded yet so i'll give it a crack. First thought is...wow that will be one heavy door....especially for indoor use. Second thought is...it would be a shame to stain mahogany but i get...
  40. Thread: BBQ Table

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    use straps

    Just wondering why you would use pocket holes when glue will provide a much stronger joint. If you are after help with alignment then biscuits or dowels may be a better option. That shouldn't be...
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    wedges?

    Hi Gareth,

    I've done a similar design step stool with through tenons out of eastern red cedar (just had a single plank of the stuff). It was just a quick project to keep me occupied and try out...
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    Sorry about that, i missed the detail in the...

    Sorry about that, i missed the detail in the second picture. I would second the chisel option, sneak up on it slowly and it should be fine.
  43. :doh: I know that the offcuts he has are already...

    :doh: I know that the offcuts he has are already laminated but there is little point to buying new equipment or tools to make use of a piece of small offcut. It would be far more economical to but a...
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    sand it?

    Looks like the inside edge of one of those border piece mitres needs to be shaved down a bit. I would very carefully sand this on a disk sander (i made a disk that fits to my lathe's face plate and a...
  45. You could cut the curve you need before...

    You could cut the curve you need before laminating the merbau pieces. Cut 5 seperate 20mm pieces with a jigsaw then glue them together and do a final smoothing/shaping with a belt sander. May not be...
  46. Hi Jorge, Whilst i agree with you on the...

    Hi Jorge,

    Whilst i agree with you on the conservation of old growth timber I'd have to agree with others about the lack of excitement when it comes to using pine, especially plantation timber. The...
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    Nice work Bart. Those tenons are beautifully...

    Nice work Bart. Those tenons are beautifully done, i suspect you have a pantorouter or something like that?

    I can see why you would be concerned about the strength given that the whole rear leg...
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    :whs: Looks just like the blackwood i'm working...

    :whs:
    Looks just like the blackwood i'm working with at the moment. The background makes it looks a little more greyish but otherwise it's the same. Mine is Tasmanian Blackwood, i think Victorian...
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    dry assemble

    Hi Sam,

    Depends on how clean the T&G is, sometimes they can be quite rough. If you dry assemble it should give you a good idea of how they will fit. I've done a piece out of reclaimed T&G boards...
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    Hi Graham As with the others i would suggest...

    Hi Graham

    As with the others i would suggest clamping the boards together face to face with the joining edge on one side (think of a book being closed, the adjoining pages are now face to...
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