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    Hi Jacques, Nice box - if itís Tassie...

    Hi Jacques,

    Nice box - if itís Tassie Blackwood thatís one of my favourite woods (other than the damn splinters it gives me). Look forward to seeing what you do with this.

    These old chisels...
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    Good to have another boxmaker on board,...

    Good to have another boxmaker on board, Vintage111. Welcome.

    Look forward to seeing your projects on the Box Making forum :U

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Thanks for sharing the build, Alex. I love...

    Thanks for sharing the build, Alex.

    I love the Aussie Cedar and Cherry combination. Wonder what it would look like with sycamore?

    Very helpful to follow the various stages and not just see...
  4. Iíd much prefer to buy locally and pay a bit more...

    Iíd much prefer to buy locally and pay a bit more to help keep the local chaps in business. However, when I priced the two Starrett combination squares together recently prices were:

    LNA: $A504...
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    Hi Lee roy, Hegner, the german brand, make...

    Hi Lee roy,

    Hegner, the german brand, make some lovely scroll saws. I have one and we also have one at our Menís Shed.
    Very well built and relatively quiet, Hegner machines have a strong...
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    Derek, I bought a flitch of AHM fairly...

    Derek,

    I bought a flitch of AHM fairly recently from Briggs Veneers in Sydney. They rolled it and posted. No problem.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    ďThe second pair of cuts is made starting with...

    ďThe second pair of cuts is made starting with the box against the stop. These are the cuts where there is a danger of chipping out.Ē

    I havenít tried this yet, but lowering the box onto the cutter...
  8. Thread: Coloured Veneer

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    Hi Gop, Luthiers suppliers usually have them....

    Hi Gop,

    Luthiers suppliers usually have them. Hereís one: Veneers - Acoustic + Classical - Timber - Materials + Supplies

    I also find Peter and Rita Karsai (Etsy shop TheVeneerShop) are pretty...
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    Is it because you can tint it? Or second guess...

    Is it because you can tint it? Or second guess because it has gap filling properties?

    regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Dallas, Thanks! Yes, I usually buy the...

    Hi Dallas,

    Thanks! Yes, I usually buy the Mohawk Nitrocellulose laquer off eBay. There are several sellers in Australia. Mostly I use from the seller lmtc14 (I think this stands for Luthiers...
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    +1 for their service. Bought a few things last...

    +1 for their service. Bought a few things last week and they arrived in Melbourne just over 24hrs later.

    Brilliant! :brava:

    Brian
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    Hi woodPixel, Yes, snakewood is a bugger to...

    Hi woodPixel,

    Yes, snakewood is a bugger to find. I try hard to buy timber in Australia but for the exotics I usually go to the UK. Less expensive than the US and you donít get robbed by Butch and...
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    Hi Alex, Wow! Thank you! Coming from the...

    Hi Alex,

    Wow! Thank you! Coming from the master thatís a huge compliment! Part of the inspiration for this box came from Andrew C and part from the late Roger Bean. Roger's projects can still be...
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    Matt - thanks so much for the very kind comments....

    Matt - thanks so much for the very kind comments. :B Iím thoroughly enjoying your plane build and all the great banter. Working metal - now THATíS a real skill!

    Regards,

    Brian
  15. Well done, Charpentier! I bet you learned a...

    Well done, Charpentier!

    I bet you learned a lot along the way.:U

    Looking forward to seeing your next project.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Madrone Burr Veneered Box

    Another Madrone veneered box - this one a little simpler.

    Size is 300 x 200 x 95. The box is mitred with horizontal keys/slipfeathers although these canít be seen under the veneer of course....
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    As a daily user of a SS Pro with 52Ē fence Iím a...

    As a daily user of a SS Pro with 52Ē fence Iím a very happy user. At around $5,000 for this model I donít think its a big ask given the quality and safety. I reckon Iíll get 10 more years out of this...
  18. Hi wP, I bought one of those from BCT in the...

    Hi wP,

    I bought one of those from BCT in the US and agree it is invaluable. However, the tool (not brand) doesnít need to come from the US. Knockoffs can be bought from Bangood for $A37:
    Drillpro...
  19. Thread: Handles

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    Dan74, Itís also worth looking in the Library...

    Dan74,

    Itís also worth looking in the Library section on this forum, subsection Box Bits. There are two articles there on making box handles (articles 7 and 8): Box Bits

    Brian
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    Ditto. Yackís a lovely little town and we visit...

    Ditto. Yackís a lovely little town and we visit there a lot (when weíre allowed to). Many a good meal at Graceís Place and The Star. Love Charles and Nancy Slugaís gallery, too.

    Welcome, Bluesboy...
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    +1 for the Osmo. Great stuff. Brian

    +1 for the Osmo. Great stuff.

    Brian
  22. Hi Maurice, Congratulations on saving your...

    Hi Maurice,

    Congratulations on saving your thumb. Couldn’t agree more. I’ve now seen three incidents on the SawStop Pro in four years. In each case the user avoided serious injury and in every...
  23. Thread: veneer curling

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    Sheesh - thanks MíLord. Wonder how I came...

    Sheesh - thanks MíLord.

    Wonder how I came across that post? Only been looking at Activity posts today. Must have let my fingers do the walking!! :-
  24. Thread: veneer curling

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    TimberNut, I use veneers constantly on my...

    TimberNut,

    I use veneers constantly on my boxes. The veneer should not be wet when you glue up.

    When veneer is wet or even reasonably damp it expands. Glue that on, and as the glue and veneer...
  25. Hi Charpentier, A lot of good advice there...

    Hi Charpentier,

    A lot of good advice there from Auscab. You may not be aware that he is a professional in the area of restoration so he speaks with many years of experience.

    If you want to...
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    Absolutely agree with the others, homesy. Thanks...

    Absolutely agree with the others, homesy. Thanks for sharing the start of your journey. Not many can say they have their original piece.

    Thanks again,

    Brian (Home)
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    :wts::wts: Happy to stick with known and...

    :wts::wts:

    Happy to stick with known and trusted seller.

    Brian
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    +1 more for SJE. Over the past few years weíve...

    +1 more for SJE. Over the past few years weíve bought several sets from Steve for our Menís Shed thicknesser - it gets a pounding. Particularly love the 100% carbide cutters.

    Brian
  29. Thread: A simple box

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    Hi Dallas, Now thatís what I call popping the...

    Hi Dallas,

    Now thatís what I call popping the grain! Need my sunnies for this :cool:

    Youíve obviously mastered the Organoil Danish Oil which I never have. My results have been disappointing - I...
  30. Thread: Box proportions

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    Likewise the smartCorner which I’ve used in AC’s...

    Likewise the smartCorner which I’ve used in AC’s workshop and is brilliant for those of us who use inlay banding a bit.

    Brian
  31. Thread: Box proportions

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    Alex makes a very good point. I do knife the edge...

    Alex makes a very good point. I do knife the edge and watch for the last little bit to fly off but itís a pain trying to screw my head around to see this happen with the jig as is. I keep meaning to...
  32. Thread: Box proportions

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    I really like the slimline boxes, Richard.:2tsup:...

    I really like the slimline boxes, Richard.:2tsup:

    If youíre having challenges with cutting mitres accurately this might be worth a try. I cut the mitres with any saw but then finish off on this...
  33. Hi Oldtex, I canít speak for the Woodfast but...

    Hi Oldtex,

    I canít speak for the Woodfast but I do have a fair bit of experience with the Professional Sawstop.

    The Pro Sawstop build is excellent and everything is (to my mind) rock solid....
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    Brilliant, Chief. Lovely to see that one good...

    Brilliant, Chief. Lovely to see that one good turn did indeed create another.

    Colour me DEEEEP green with envy :U


    Brian
  35. Thread: Box proportions

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    Luckyb, All good advice in the posts above. ...

    Luckyb,

    All good advice in the posts above.

    If youíre just starting in boxmaking there are lots of YouTube videos. Try a search on Ďmake jewellery boxí or Ďkeepsake boxí.

    Itís well worth...
  36. IMPORTANT Working fine for me right now. iOS, Safari, NBN50...

    Working fine for me right now. iOS, Safari, NBN50 with TPG.

    Brian
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    Also Plyco Buy Plywood, Timber, Veneer, MDF,...

    Also Plyco Buy Plywood, Timber, Veneer, MDF, Particleboard & Marine Ply | Plyco in Fairfield.

    Brian
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    Donít think so. No Jet machinery on their website...

    Donít think so. No Jet machinery on their website any more, but Laguna, Woodfast, Sawstop.

    Brian
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    Chief, Not sure if this will help, but here is...

    Chief,

    Not sure if this will help, but here is my experience.

    Myopic from age 8, deteriorating to -12 both eyes by the time I developed cataracts. I asked the eye surgeon about mulitifocal...
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    My experience with Timbecon has been universally...

    My experience with Timbecon has been universally positive. I buy from them in preference to others as does my Menís Shed.

    We recently had a problem with a 3 year old bandsaw. Timbecon could not...
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    A great find there, Jacques. Lots of character...

    A great find there, Jacques. Lots of character and a beautiful top. Looks like it was a sewing box? Iíd take a box like this any day over its glitzy sisters with marquetry and pearl inlays.

    Good...
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    Hello Yoshii, Greetings from Melbourne...

    Hello Yoshii,

    Greetings from Melbourne Australia. These are excellent examples of how Gaussian acceleration works - and a lot of fun too :) I particularly like Ako-chan shooting off fireworks!
    ...
  43. Thread: Warping lid

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    Hi Dan, I think Fumbler is spot on. With a...

    Hi Dan,

    I think Fumbler is spot on. With a piece of timber less than 3mm thick you are effectively veneering one side of a piece of MDF. Try searching ďveneering both sidesĒ on the web and youíll...
  44. Thread: Warping lid

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    Hi Dan, Very frustrating. How thick is the...

    Hi Dan,

    Very frustrating. How thick is the panel on the top? Is it solid timber or veneer over a substrate? If solid, did you give the top panel time to settle after it was thicknessed, i.e. to...
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    CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
  46. Thread: Veneer suppliers

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    topVeneer.com.au is a sponsor of this forum....

    topVeneer.com.au is a sponsor of this forum. Thomas is happy to mail - and at good rates.
  47. Thread: Progress

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    Agree with Jack - Iíd be concerned about further...

    Agree with Jack - Iíd be concerned about further joint failures.

    Are the failures just at the corners or also along the side-to-side joins? If just at the corners could you disassemble with...
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    Jack, The screws Iíve had from Ian H with his...

    Jack,

    The screws Iíve had from Ian H with his hinges in the past have been machine screws not wood screws.

    +1 for Metro Bolts in Swan Street Richmond Vic.

    For fine boxes, where the hinges...
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    I have a series of brass jigs for fitting Brusso...

    I have a series of brass jigs for fitting Brusso hinges (which I donít use much these days). They are much the same in principle as the one Dallas linked to:

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    I have others shop-made from...
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    I, too, wonder about the strength but then I...

    I, too, wonder about the strength but then I think Ian’s box sides are 15mm MRMDF so there is a substantial glue surface at the mitres, and this only a keepsake box. I do know that Ian has used...
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