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    And so it continues, ~A$64,300.

    And so it continues, ~A$64,300.
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    Why can’t you use it for chopping boards? if...

    Why can’t you use it for chopping boards?

    if it is just because of the silica content, just resharpen the knives more often. Alternately, a Charcuterie Board springs to mind.
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    I have been reliably informed that a mixture of Tomcat rat poison blocks (crushed) and mixed with jam. You will need a lot as they gobble it down very quickly - two days later all gone. Probably 100+.
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    VicAsh would be my go to wood for this.

    VicAsh would be my go to wood for this.
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    Ha Ha, good point (my covers are plywood). :wink:

    Ha Ha, good point (my covers are plywood). :wink:
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    I just put the hive mat directly on the frames...

    I just put the hive mat directly on the frames without any clearance. Been doing it this way for more than 20 years without any major drama.
  7. Thread: Short story

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    When I lived in Scotland, many years ago, it was...

    When I lived in Scotland, many years ago, it was normal practice to sell granite/stone eggs to American tourists as haggis eggs.

    Always sold out, regardless of price, and couldnít keep up with...
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    Great job Pete. Certainly is a Rolls Royce setup....

    Great job Pete. Certainly is a Rolls Royce setup. :2tsup:

    If I can make a suggestion, put wheels on it. It will make a difference when/if you have to move it.

    Can I ask how many frames can be...
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    A rotisserie motor from a domestic (2nd hand...

    A rotisserie motor from a domestic (2nd hand oven) will turn a ~2kg lump of meat for hours.
  10. Thread: "Nautilus"

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    What can I say - stunning. :2tsup::2tsup:

    What can I say - stunning. :2tsup::2tsup:
  11. Thread: Covid Vaccines

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    Thatís the plan. Unfortunately, a lot of people...

    Thatís the plan. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot have the shot due to health issues, and will be affected.
  12. Thread: Good news

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    What are the ones that you are using Paul?

    What are the ones that you are using Paul?
  13. Thread: Good news

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    Coming from a base of ignorance when it comes to...

    Coming from a base of ignorance when it comes to box hinges.

    How does Brusso compare to Ian Hawthorns and Andrew Crawfordís offerings?

    George
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    Merbau.

    Merbau.
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    Fantastic! :2tsup: Where do you get the plans...

    Fantastic! :2tsup:

    Where do you get the plans for this?
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    Donít think itís walnut.

    Donít think itís walnut.
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    Itís on a tear A$52,600.

    Itís on a tear A$52,600.
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    Currently at circa A$47,500. It must be...

    Currently at circa A$47,500.

    It must be related to the insecurity of the USA elections.....
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    Big Green Shed perhaps? (Just guessing)

    Big Green Shed perhaps? (Just guessing)
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    Currently at ~A$42,400.

    Currently at ~A$42,400.
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    Apparently, Bitcoin is recognised as a legitimate...

    Apparently, Bitcoin is recognised as a legitimate alternate currency....

    Currently at ~A$37,700
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    Our woodwork club has the older version with a...

    Our woodwork club has the older version with a spiral cutter head. It gets abused with a lot of timber being processed- and yet it keeps going!

    Not sure what the new model is like, but if I needed...
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    For those interested, currently at ~A$32600.

    For those interested, currently at ~A$32600.
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
  26. Thread: Nail origins???

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    I retrieved some timber from a bench seat...

    I retrieved some timber from a bench seat courtesy of the Kempsey Showgrounds NSW in March this year. It also had square headed nails.

    The research that I did lead me to believe that the timber...
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    Unfortunately no access to a pressure pot. And I...

    Unfortunately no access to a pressure pot. And I canít justify the investment for a once or twice a year usage...
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    For those interested, the middle slice of timber...

    For those interested, the middle slice of timber is the natural wood unmolested.

    The darker timber has been treated with the HEMPEL marine sealer and the timber half coated was treated with CA. I...
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    Apologies for not putting any words to the...

    Apologies for not putting any words to the picture above, but I am operating remotely and cannot do the picture attachment thing solely from my mobile. :~

    Tried a HEMPEL sealer 599 2 pack marine...
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    486469

    486469
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    Never thought of CA. Can I just use the Bunnings...

    Never thought of CA. Can I just use the Bunnings cheap CA, or should I lash out on the better stuff?
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    Definitely too punky to leave as it is.

    Definitely too punky to leave as it is.
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    A couple of years down the track and Bitcoin is...

    A couple of years down the track and Bitcoin is ~A$28,000.

    Seems it is a reflection of the times we are all living in.
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    Spalted Peach - How to proceed?

    Hi All,

    I have just sliced up a small branch of Peach, that was sitting outside for some time, and it is heavily spalted.

    The useable dimensions are quite small at ~70mm x 300mm x 8mm thick. It...
  35. SOLD: Me too. 😉

    Me too. 😉
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I’m in

    I’m in
  37. Thread: Koa on Steroids!

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    Ok. The next question is, where can I buy some?...

    Ok. The next question is, where can I buy some? :rolleyes:
  38. Thread: Koa on Steroids!

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    Absolutely stunning. :2tsup:

    Absolutely stunning. :2tsup:
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    Now to see if it will carry any extra...

    Now to see if it will carry any extra weight......:D
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    I used pine for the blocks I made for the...

    I used pine for the blocks I made for the Grandchildren. Small dents, but that is all and they can be replaced every few years if need be.

    If I had to do it again, I would use Camphor Laurel. Not...
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    How did you stabilise it? With a pressure pot, or...

    How did you stabilise it? With a pressure pot, or something else.

    Enquiring minds etc.....
  44. DRAWN & CLAIMED Congratulations verawood! And thank you to...

    Congratulations verawood!

    And thank you to the donor and Neil.
  45. Thread: Glueing Burl

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    Thanks Cal.:2tsup: Now to figure out how to do...

    Thanks Cal.:2tsup:

    Now to figure out how to do the epoxy over the ~300mm join without glueing everything to the bench. :rolleyes:
  46. Thread: Glueing Burl

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    100 views and no response? Must be a hard...

    100 views and no response? Must be a hard question to answer. :doh:
  47. Thread: Glueing Burl

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    Glueing Burl

    Hi All,

    I had some White Mahogany burl sliced at Boutique Timbers (Mal and Greg) at 20mm thick and now am exploring the possibility of glueing two (2) pieces together end to end, for a ~600mm long...
  48. Thread: Cypress Pine

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    Not sure where you are located, but Woodys...

    Not sure where you are located, but Woodys Sawmilling Hastings specialises in milling Cyprus.
  49. Thread: G'Day from WA

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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
  50. Welcome.

    Welcome.
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