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    I used bondcrete in the past and found that in...

    I used bondcrete in the past and found that in hot dry conditions, it will let go after a couple of years.... Lost a fair bit of stuff because of it. Only use titebond 2 and 3 now.
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    Thanks for the replies gents, I disassembled the...

    Thanks for the replies gents, I disassembled the carcass a couple of days ago and found that the same borers had ruined the sides and some other parts of the unit. So with great regret, it has gone...
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    borers in red cedar

    I was given an old set of cedar draws and the top and sides have been eaten by some sort of borer. This is old heart wood and I have found some live grubs in the galleries. They are in some sort of...
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    That is dedication, more than I have.....

    That is dedication, more than I have.....
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    No problem.

    No problem.
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    Thanks for that, I am up for a challenge.

    Thanks for that, I am up for a challenge.
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    :roflmao:

    :roflmao:
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    Finished table and customer has picked it up and...

    Finished table and customer has picked it up and paid.:yippy:

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    For the life of me, I can't understand why the images insert skewed:doh: anyway you get the idea of how it...
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    Finalized the top today, sanded ready for an oil...

    Finalized the top today, sanded ready for an oil finish.

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    The table frame is now finished, support blocks, and braces in place

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    Thanks for looking
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    Some more done today. 448592 The ends of...

    Some more done today.

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    The ends of the legs were decayed as was mentioned.

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    I used protite casting compound to stabilize the rotten ends
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    I do this with a cheap square, when the square...

    I do this with a cheap square, when the square moves around 5mm, it will snipe around 3thou off the last 15mm of the board. Works for me.
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    After a bit of surgery to get the frame apart,...

    After a bit of surgery to get the frame apart, the mortises were pinned, but loose enough for me to cut the pins. Infact, it looked like whomever built the table chewed the mortises out with their...
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    Not quite, but was close.

    Not quite, but was close.
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    I am proceeding, the top is flat and the legs...

    I am proceeding, the top is flat and the legs repaired ready to have new mortices cut, I am still undecided how to fix the top down, as the frame is a little rough around the top where it was nailed...
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    Blanket box/coffe table

    I had this brief to make a coffee table/ blanket box from some timber that was reclaimed from an old family home. The family had already had two boxes made up for two of their three daughter and had...
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    Old shearers kitchen prep table

    I was approached to restore an old table rescued from a shearers quarters that was being demolished... Really needing the money, :BI basically took the job based on a couple of photos.:C

    This is...
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    I have built 2 queen beds for myself and found...

    I have built 2 queen beds for myself and found that you will need a center rail unless you make your slats at least 35mm thick. I recommend that you don't go less than 50mm clearance all round to...
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    Henry's did a 3/16 blade for me a while ago.

    Henry's did a 3/16 blade for me a while ago.
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    Thanks for the replies, I was being lazy when I...

    Thanks for the replies, I was being lazy when I posted the thread, and as usual, google was my friend. Time for plan B.
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    end grain cutting boards

    I was wondering if there is any reason that I couldn't make endgrain cutting boards from silkyoak? I have copious quantities of southern silky, so the grain is very tight and have made a sample to...
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    I know that a cabinet shop that I used to get...

    I know that a cabinet shop that I used to get timber benches from had one that did all four side in one pass. I shudder to think what that would have cost:C
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    I stayed at the chermside motor inn while my wife...

    I stayed at the chermside motor inn while my wife was having chemo and also the green motel. The motor inn had hospital rates, maybe the green motel has, I'm not sure now.

    Motor inn :Address: 644...
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    I got out on the weekend to resight the rifle and...

    I got out on the weekend to resight the rifle and the difference is astounding, from a 5 shot group 50mm wide at 50m to a 10 shot group under a 20c piece at 50m. :o Well worth the effort in every...
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    :2tsup:

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    :2tsup::2tsup:

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    Yes your right, it's a 22 savage, you don't need...

    Yes your right, it's a 22 savage, you don't need a huge calibre for what I use it for. For feral animal control, I have a mid sized centerfire. Or the property owner usually leaves some cannon to...
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    Yes it is a vast improvement on the old one, it...

    Yes it is a vast improvement on the old one, it is a real eye opener about how people view what happens in the country, not that there has been any negative comments here. I really love being out on...
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    Yes, I found this a very satisfying job to do,...

    Yes, I found this a very satisfying job to do, mainly because of the challenge that it presented, I have never even dreamed about doing something like this in the past and will probably never do...
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    It's a good thing that it doesn't happen often,...

    It's a good thing that it doesn't happen often, your right about close shots, no aiming required.
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    We are currently in drought here in western...

    We are currently in drought here in western Queensland, animals weak from hunger get bogged in bad watering points, (nearly dry dams etc). We pull them out to save them, but sometimes they are too...
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    Something a little different

    This is different, I have in the last 2 years tried to rationalize my life due to a back injury that is affecting my heart, causing it to have an irregular beat. I can still work, but need to manage...
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    Awesome:2tsup:

    Awesome:2tsup:
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    I can see you have your safety boots on:doh::D

    I can see you have your safety boots on:doh::D
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    I can't see why you can't put a bigger blade on...

    I can't see why you can't put a bigger blade on the saw, but I own one, and have never really seen the need to put a bigger blade on. A 16 with 3tpi will do all that the saw is capable of. I...
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    :tongueroll::tongueroll::tongueroll::tongueroll: ...

    :tongueroll::tongueroll::tongueroll::tongueroll: She who must be obeyed reckons that there might be mango kitchen benchs:; in the near future:C
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    Simple and solid, I like it.:2tsup:

    Simple and solid, I like it.:2tsup:
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    I would be pleased to have that in my dining...

    I would be pleased to have that in my dining room, Well done:2tsup:
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    Looks good, it's always good to re-purpose...

    Looks good, it's always good to re-purpose something that would otherwise be thrown out.:2tsup:
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    This stuff is absolutely...

    This stuff is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!:2tsup::2tsup:

    The pics don't really do it justice, I saw some yesterday in the flesh, and I really wanted some, but I had already filled my trailer to...
  40. Voice of experience?:rolleyes::D

    Voice of experience?:rolleyes::D
  41. Thread: camouflage

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    camouflage

    How is this for camouflage?
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  42. :whs: I also found that in addition to honing...

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    I also found that in addition to honing the outside, I also all but polished the inside so that the chips ejected smoothly. If they don't the chisel will get hot and swell and jam on the...
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    I just used a 90 mm holesaw to drill a hole right...

    I just used a 90 mm holesaw to drill a hole right through the centre. You could probably do a series of smaller holes that over lap and achieve the same effect. I am currently in brisbane for the...
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    :2tsup::2tsup:
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    That makes good sense

    That makes good sense
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    Cool:2tsup:

    Cool:2tsup:
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    Probably a good move, but in my opinion not...

    Probably a good move, but in my opinion not necessary if all the spinning bits have guards covering them.:hmmm:
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    Well that looks absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!:2tsup:

    Well that looks absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!:2tsup:
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    Very nice:2tsup:

    Very nice:2tsup:
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    I would make a template for a router and rout the...

    I would make a template for a router and rout the hole with a flat bottom with a bowl bit, leaves a radii around the bottom edge. If you make the template with all three holes, the job could be...
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