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    Thanks Cava, There is a bit of "sand coloured...

    Thanks Cava, There is a bit of "sand coloured resin" on the small ring box, but the next one I'll make more sand.

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas and NC Archer. I've seen people...

    Thanks Dallas and NC Archer. I've seen people selling things like food platters etc with this ocean wave effect. Some of those don't have a "sand" colour to them, just use the timber. I watched a...
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    3D beach/waves/ocean resin boxes.

    Hi gang, I have been experimenting and practising on this style of resin for some weeks and initially driving me mad trying to get it right. After about 10 test runs all on offcuts of red cedar I...
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    Hi and thanks Dave, Very nice compliment. Yes a...

    Hi and thanks Dave, Very nice compliment. Yes a lot of work goes into those resin lids. I could knock over a nice ordinary timber lid in a fraction of the time, but I just enjoy the challenge and...
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    Hi and thanks Brian, Firstly the other timber is...

    Hi and thanks Brian, Firstly the other timber is Bolly Silkwood. I just wanted to fancy up the boxes a bit, and sandwiched 4/4/4mm of each to make the ends 12mm. Not sure if I really liked the end...
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    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. ...

    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. These ones have some interesting timber in them. The large one the timber does not have a name, Mal said its from the Solomon Islands and has no idea...
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    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. ...

    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. These ones have some interesting timber in them. The large one the timber does not have a name, Mal said its from the Solomon Islands and has no idea...
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    Hi Brian, I played around with that idea I was...

    Hi Brian,

    I played around with that idea I was mentioning before. From your idea I made 11 of these. I'm also trying to get rid of some of my red cedar, I have tooo much of it. I made these to...
  9. Thread: veneer inlay

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    SOLD: Sold

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    SOLD: veneer inlay

    Hi all. I purchased a lot of veneer inlay strips when I was at the Maleny Wood Expo in 2019. There hasn't been any more expos since then due to covid. I purchased 3 packets, each piece is about...
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    Hi Lyle and thanks, Sure you can print out a...

    Hi Lyle and thanks, Sure you can print out a copy of my sled and show it to your local shop. There are probably others on here that have already started to think about making one. As you say...
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    Hey Scribbly Gum, I see your down at Telegraph...

    Hey Scribbly Gum, I see your down at Telegraph Point. I get all my timber from Mal and Greg. Was down there two weeks ago.

    Paul
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    Very neat box and nice installation of the...

    Very neat box and nice installation of the hinges.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Dallas. I forgot to mention the...

    Hi and thanks Dallas. I forgot to mention the timber in this box is,........in the lid some offcuts from an old slab of Huon Pine. In the box the blonde timber is Jacaranda milled from a tree...
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    My mini overhead router sled

    Hi gang, Over the years I have made a few overhead router sleds for various purposes, but never really been happy with any of them. Now that I am spending a lot of time making boxes with resin lids...
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    Hi and thanks for that Brian, yes I recall when...

    Hi and thanks for that Brian, yes I recall when I used those 5mm barrel hinges the bevel had to go a tad past the centre. That was a few years ago now. I still have a few of them left in my box of...
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    Hi again Brian, just looked at your boxes again,...

    Hi again Brian, just looked at your boxes again, gave me a sort of an idea. As a matter of interest what are the overall sizes you used, they seem to be all similar and your dimensions look pleasing...
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    Hey Dallas, That's a very nice looking box. ...

    Hey Dallas, That's a very nice looking box. Love that lid on it. You have picked up a few nice hints from Col's videos I see. The frame at the bottom to sit your tray on. The tray itself, great...
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    Hi again Brian and Dallas, Looking at your boxes...

    Hi again Brian and Dallas, Looking at your boxes again, I think the ones with the dowel joints look the best. I think a nice butt joint suits that style of box. I bought a nice simple dowel jig...
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    very nice work there Brian. Those boxes might...

    very nice work there Brian. Those boxes might look simple but a lot of work goes into them. Just lining up the barrel hinges is a task in itself. Have you got some sort of a jig for it.

    I've got...
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    All 3 sold. I must have had them too cheap. ...

    All 3 sold. I must have had them too cheap.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Jeff and Alex. I lined the boxes...

    Hi and thanks Jeff and Alex. I lined the boxes with double velvet with wadding underneath to give it a nice padded feel. Same method as I line all my boxes with but I usually use upholstery velvet. ...
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    Men's Valet Box

    Hi all, a couple of years ago a woman purchased one of these for her brother's 60th birthday. Now her other other is turning 60 and she wanted one for him. So I decided to make another 3 of them. ...
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    Very nice looking box. I love the contrast, well...

    Very nice looking box. I love the contrast, well done.

    Paul
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    Yes very interesting, had a smile when I read...

    Yes very interesting, had a smile when I read that post referenced to my resin boxes. I'll some take pics of my sled when its all finished. It basically is finished but I misjudged the length axis...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas. It's the final flood coat...

    Hi and thanks Dallas. It's the final flood coat that gives them the "wow" factor. The first part of the lid is done in a mold with casting resin. That's where I place the timber into the mold and...
  27. Thread: Giffkin jig

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    Hi Brett, bit of a tuff one there. I've had my...

    Hi Brett, bit of a tuff one there. I've had my Gifkin outfit for at least ten years now, and its the newer plastic type (handles etc). I just cant tell exactly which kits those are from the pics. ...
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    Yes it was that shop in Orange, nice woman I...

    Yes it was that shop in Orange, nice woman I recall her name, Jolene. Reminded me of the song. I've moved on a lot from what I learnt from her. I have found with resin that all brands are...
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    Hi gang, I wasn't going to put any more resin...

    Hi gang, I wasn't going to put any more resin boxes on here as I thought everyone is sick of seeing them. But the views are continually rising, so here is my latest 3 resin boxes. Lids are all...
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    Fail in what way??? Paul

    Fail in what way???

    Paul
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    Yes I have 7 pairs of Aldav's hinges also. I...

    Yes I have 7 pairs of Aldav's hinges also. I have only tested them in an offcut so far, haven't made a full box with them yet. They do seem excellent. And yes the price is at least half what the...
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    Thanks everyone. I'll go with it being Jarrah. ...

    Thanks everyone. I'll go with it being Jarrah. I have had quite a bit of jarrah, hard as a rock, and different in appearance, but with different species and some soft, that'll do me. Thanks again...
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    Hi and thanks Rod. Not real sure, I've used...

    Hi and thanks Rod. Not real sure, I've used Jarrah which is hard as a rock. This timber cuts and works lovely. It really soaked up my Danish Oil also.

    Paul
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    Thanks elanjacobs. This is about the best pic I...

    Thanks elanjacobs. This is about the best pic I can get of the end grain.

    Paul
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    What timber is this?,...........

    Hi all,

    I've just finished making a box and used some of this timber in it. However I have no idea what it is. Two local woodwork mates thought,............some sort of oak,...............other...
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    Thanks Bob. All the sides are 13mm thick, that...

    Thanks Bob. All the sides are 13mm thick, that worked perfectly with my dowel jig. For the hinge pins I used 6mm O.D. copper tubing, cut into short lengths and inserted into the sides and lid and...
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    experimental box with dowel joints

    Hi gang. I've seen this box or similar, on various sites. I know the plans are in a book somewhere that you can purchase, which I don't have. But I wanted to have a go at making it. So I resorted...
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    Some Stringy Bark and Silver Ash. The velvet in...

    Some Stringy Bark and Silver Ash. The velvet in this box goes perfectly with the "wild watermelon" resin.

    Paul
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    I agree, go with the 4mm. I have some 4mm...

    I agree, go with the 4mm. I have some 4mm versions of those concealed hinges (I think), tucked away somewhere that I purchased some years ago.

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas, I have a problem with huon pine. ...

    Thanks Dallas, I have a problem with huon pine. My wife is allergic to the smell of it. And also with camphor laurel. To be honest I am not that keen on the smell of camphor laurel myself, tends...
  41. Hey Dallas, wow, that is some huge old timber, I...

    Hey Dallas, wow, that is some huge old timber, I think I might have to give that one a miss.

    Paul
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    A few more resin boxes for you blokes to look at....

    A few more resin boxes for you blokes to look at. I finished these in the last day or so. They all have flood coats on the lid. I wouldn't say I have perfected this process, but pretty happy with...
  43. Borers would have had a party in this very old piece of ZebraWood years ago

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    Borers must have loved this old ZebraWood. This is the last of this timber I got from Mal. More use of the Brusso JB 101 hinges which I am not really fussed about. I only bought them as...
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    That is a very nice looking box Jim. Very...

    That is a very nice looking box Jim. Very attractive indeed, well done.

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas, very good comment. I'm at the...

    Thanks Dallas, very good comment. I'm at the stage now where it doesn't worry me how long it takes to make a box, as long I am totally happy with the end result and the finish on it. I've got two...
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    Oh no, not more,.........I did some experimenting...

    Oh no, not more,.........I did some experimenting with this latest box. An idea I had been toying with for some time. To put a "flood coat" of resin on top of the lid. 6 months ago I didn't even...
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    I bought one of those flocking kits some years...

    I bought one of those flocking kits some years ago, ended up in the bin. (IMO) the result looks very cheap.

    Paul
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    HI George, I was hoping someone might come up...

    HI George,

    I was hoping someone might come up with a better answer than I can. I've made and sold quite a few watch boxes, but they are not something I like making. Mucking about cutting glass...
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    Hi and thanks Brian. After I take my "resin lid"...

    Hi and thanks Brian. After I take my "resin lid" out of the mold I put it through my home made drum sander that has 120 grit sandpaper and you can imagine the scratches on it then. I then use my De...
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    Hi and thanks Dallas, Maybe it does harden with...

    Hi and thanks Dallas, Maybe it does harden with age, I've never had any Walnut before. I've still got a fair bit of this Walnut left, maybe I might do one totally from the Walnut, including the lid...
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