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  1. The non-word riveability may apply, as in Hand...

    The non-word riveability may apply, as in Hand Riven Shakes. :hmm:
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    If you want to go French Oak, don't be cheap,...

    If you want to go French Oak, don't be cheap, forget herringbone and do it properly...
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    BTW that looks like a workbench in the background. Maybe the floor in my new workshop should be ........
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    I've just gone through this and decided to go...

    I've just gone through this and decided to go with engineered spotted gum flooring. The wood effect tiles look good, but in the end they are just ceramic tiles and they have the feel of tiles. If you...
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    I believe you can buy them over the counter at...

    I believe you can buy them over the counter at Total Tools, the Men's shed bought one last week to replace a 'lost' one.
  5. I started reading and was getting set to draw up...

    I started reading and was getting set to draw up the stool to watch the rest of the build, but alas the story has already come to an end. I'll content myself with absorbing some of the background...
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    I was going to keep experimenting on this cabinet...

    I was going to keep experimenting on this cabinet by scratching beading around the drawers and edges, but I got tired of the project and just decided it was time to finish up and move on to something...
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    Marveer seemed to be the housewife's upkeep...

    Marveer seemed to be the housewife's upkeep polish of choice from my memories of the 60's. I don't think it comes in the little bottles anymore but it was a mixture of carnuba and beeswax in solution...
  8. Plenty of modern doors made with machinery use...

    Plenty of modern doors made with machinery use stile and rail router bit sets that form joints that lock together sufficiently well with modern glue and perhaps a few dowels but it's not too...
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    I agree with Tonzeyd. That article does not give...

    I agree with Tonzeyd. That article does not give any information on why the 'front' fence is shaped with a quarter circle cut out. It would prove no aid in making a tilted cut other than perhaps...
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    Not much of a WIP thread I know, but I keep...

    Not much of a WIP thread I know, but I keep chipping away at this project as time permits.

    Here's a pic of where I'm up to fitting the drawers. I can see an end in sight. :rolleyes:

    I'm not...
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    All glued up!

    I haven't used epoxy much and this one from the $2 shop seems a bit runny and has a fairly long set time. I thought the other thing I used it on took about 48hr to harden up...
  12. Oooh that looks torturous but a great result! I'm...

    Oooh that looks torturous but a great result! I'm not doing a full rebuild just trying to get the arch back glued on cleanly. I spent part of yesterday cleaning the joints getting things to fit as...
  13. The current holes are out of alignment. Here is a...

    The current holes are out of alignment. Here is a pick of the joint cleaned and reseated on the existing dowels. One side is misaligned more than the other.
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    I'm pretty sure my ability to...
  14. Thanks Rob and Mark. I've just discovered metho...

    Thanks Rob and Mark. I've just discovered metho softens PVA enough to be able to scrape the faces of the joints clean. Having done that I can now see one of the uprights has been filled/repaired with...
  15. Ah yes, I resized them but forgot to attach to...

    Ah yes, I resized them but forgot to attach to the original post. :doh:

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  16. Fixing a poor Balloon Back chair glue repair

    A friend of mine who likes his antique furniture had previously had repair work done on some balloon back chairs. The top of one has come loose again and I have offered to try and fix it. :console:
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    Proximity to ocean is a significant...

    Proximity to ocean is a significant consideration. I'm not sure of the building regs but we are building with a Project builder who promotes steel frame construction. Because we are within 100m of...
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    WANTED:SA. Maybe the Hare and Forbes manuals would be...

    Maybe the Hare and Forbes manuals would be similar, look under the download tab W622 - PT-161 Planer Jointer | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse

    Does the 196 designate an 8" jointer? If so maybe look...
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    I like the idea. :2tsup: I reckon there are many...

    I like the idea. :2tsup: I reckon there are many homes/hallways that are in dire need of one!

    I think I might have covered such a mistake by gluing on vertical cover strips to hide the shelf ends.
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    New build workshop walls.

    I'm contemplating the design for a new house build that will have a workshop space at the end of a double garage. Rather than just starting with a blank gyprock area to fit out I'm wondering if it...
  21. I tried a few online quotes in the last few days...

    I tried a few online quotes in the last few days and AAMI was the cheapest for me. Interestingly we are looking to do a knock down rebuild next year on the house and several similar sized project...
  22. HELP I would guess a standard cheap water blaster held...

    I would guess a standard cheap water blaster held close might do enough of a job distressing the surface of oregon for a rustic look. It might even be suitable to use AFTER the trestle table are...
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    Look like Franken plane parts. A lot of bodies,...

    Look like Franken plane parts. A lot of bodies, no blades or chip breakers.
  24. Thread: Lightning Box

    by Fuzzie
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    Interesting box with character not just from the...

    Interesting box with character not just from the joinery!
  25. QUEENSLAND Now listed on Gumtree.

    Now listed on Gumtree.
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    QUEENSLAND If nobody has any real interest it will be going...

    If nobody has any real interest it will be going in the wheelie bin next week.
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Steve, I assume you will want it posted...

    Hi Steve,

    I assume you will want it posted unless you will be up this way shortly. Do you want to PM me your details so I can work out the postage?

    Cheers,
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    QUEENSLAND Hand Saw Tragics - Old Canvas Sheath

    I have an old canvas sheath for protecting your toolbox handsaw from rust. I guess this might be a collectable for some handsaw enthusiasts. Free to a good home, postage costs only to wherever,...
  29. QUEENSLAND 100l drum fitted as pre separator for dust collector.

    I need to make some space in my garage and this chip separator is the first likely candidate to go.

    It uses 100mm plumbing fittings as inlets to connect inline and it has a Thein baffle internally...
  30. By the look of it another of his projects calls...

    By the look of it another of his projects calls it Mahogany. YouTube

    BTW it looks like he is using snake skin as rope. :oo:
  31. Thread: Bench dogs

    by Fuzzie
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    I originally started out with 2 of the larger...

    I originally started out with 2 of the larger Veritas round brass bench dogs for my bench. They work well but I found them a bit tight in the original 3/4" or 20mm holes I drilled for them. Later I...
  32. Nice cabinets Luke! There is no problem making...

    Nice cabinets Luke! There is no problem making beautiful cabinets for yourself, you know absolutely the client will get daily delight in seeing them that is worth more than the $.
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    Unexpected problem

    I started fitting the drawer sides and found one set wouldn't go in all the way. When I looked in the slot I could see a scrap I had used to hold the shelf in place during glue up was still in the...
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    MC900 belt...

    MC900 belt
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    At a guess I would say the collar on the inboard...

    At a guess I would say the collar on the inboard side of the top pulley might have broken off. Any silvery looking dust around?
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    :2tsup: Nice boxes with great connections to...

    :2tsup:

    Nice boxes with great connections to both Australia and the people who will use them!
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    Hi Deckell, I'll work out postage and PM you. If...

    Hi Deckell, I'll work out postage and PM you. If you find it doesn't fit when you get it, there was another member who has expressed interest in the kit who has a Jet, perhaps in that case you could...
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    All glued up. I clamped some scraps below the...

    All glued up.

    I clamped some scraps below the trenches to help locate the drawer dividers and they went in OK. I did have a small problem with the rear dust panels. I had made them out of some...
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    Finally at a full dry fit stage. Trying to juggle...

    Finally at a full dry fit stage. Trying to juggle the drawer dividers into place would be easier with about eight hands. I think the dividers on the left need to have about half a mm taken off to...
  40. I made a frame and panel dining table ...

    I made a frame and panel dining table top about 5 years ago out of Maple Silkwood. It has been pretty dry here for a while now and the gap allowance is showing about 6+mm across the panel. During the...
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    The casting where the riser inserts......

    The casting where the riser inserts...
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    I have a Jet one packaged up somewhere that was...

    I have a Jet one packaged up somewhere that was advertised in the old market place, but the sale never eventuated. As I understand it there are different profiles to the throat castings used on the...
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    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal...

    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal when paring by chisel leaves something to be desired. No surprises there really. :-

    Prior to proceeding to a full dry fit it occurred to me to...
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    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to...

    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to attack the mitres. I cut a jig to help chisel down the leading corners and then proceeded to pare off the bulk of the waste from the edges by eye...
  45. Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff...

    Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff actually used in pallets. I reused some stuff from a deconstructed pallet awhile ago and it makes that lot look high structural, good 2 face furniture grade....
  46. Thread: MC900 belt

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    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the...

    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the other is a new O-560. They look to be about the same length, the A22 is thicker than the O-560. It might depend on the generation of the reeves pulleys,...
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    The reknife just made the original lines all look...

    The reknife just made the original lines all look good. I decided instead to shave the ends of the tails a tad, allowing the pins to seat further in and the pins then started to fit the sockets with...
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    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple...

    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple strudel) and a good nights sleep I think I did cut on the right side of the line, they are just a very tight fit. If they were through dovetails in...
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    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the...

    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the sockets. First I knocked up a simply jig to help align the boards so I could mark the sockets from the pins. I also found the sides bowed ever so...
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    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of...

    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of my stuff is defect free. Joints are sometimes a bit open or drawers have an odd personality, BUT they're unique and have handmade character that'll...
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