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    Sticky: Speck

    Speck
  2. We used to use potato bags.

    We used to use potato bags.
  3. Thread: Hydro timber

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    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an...

    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an old boat builder in the school holidays. His boat shed was built over the water on piers. Hanging from the floor joists were pieces of timber "wet...
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    Sticky: Horizontal refrigerator.

    Horizontal refrigerator.
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    WD40 will dissolve any solidified oil or grease....

    WD40 will dissolve any solidified oil or grease. Metho or white spirit to kill the WD40 and re lubricate .
  6. A small dovetail saw is much easier to control...

    A small dovetail saw is much easier to control than a tenon saw. I clamp a couple of thin timber chops on each side of the blade with some tinny G clamps to give consistent depth and chisel out the...
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    Sticky: Pom Pom

    Pom Pom
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    Sticky: Nanna

    Nanna
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    The debate between steel and timber frames has...

    The debate between steel and timber frames has been going on since the advent of steel back in the seventies. Not much has changed. In an earlier life I supervised for a large construction company...
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    Sticky: Duck board.

    Duck board.
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    Sticky: Lodge.

    Lodge.
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    Jack White rushes to mind.

    Jack White rushes to mind.
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    Fifty something years ago I made a drawing board...

    Fifty something years ago I made a drawing board at school. PVA glue and rubbed joints. I still have that board today. Joints are as tight as when I made it.
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    N.S.W. Any saw is dangerous without a guard. Don't let...

    Any saw is dangerous without a guard. Don't let the shiny new painted number fool you, it will cut just as deep and just as long as this old fella.
    Easy enough to drill a hole through the riving...
  15. Milling oak in spring is high risk. Every effort...

    Milling oak in spring is high risk. Every effort should be made to keep it cool and out of sun. As summer approaches drying rates increase dramatically and surface checking will become evident. End...
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    What a beautiful looking floor that would make.

    What a beautiful looking floor that would make.
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    Depends on the tanning process. If the leather is...

    Depends on the tanning process. If the leather is "duckmired" (water proof) or "top tinted" (water resistant) it will glue better on the underside.
    The top surface of leather is much more abrasion...
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    Sticky: Surgery.

    Surgery.
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    Or maybe they just want to stay out of hospital....

    Or maybe they just want to stay out of hospital. Been there done that.
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    Sticky: Ita.

    Ita.
  21. That could be painful.

    That could be painful.
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    Sticky: Bump and grind

    Bump and grind
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    Sticky: Suspect.

    Suspect.
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    When I was a kid growing up I had a pet camel....

    When I was a kid growing up I had a pet camel. Noddy could take you anywhere.
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    The most useless lathe stand of all is a pressed...

    The most useless lathe stand of all is a pressed metal creation. If you do decide to go metal use box section.
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    I have two lathes, one on a timber bench the...

    I have two lathes, one on a timber bench the other a tilting table, adjustable height (stand or sit) metal bench. The timber bench mounted lathe is an old Record and the metal bench carries a Nover....
  27. I too make furniture from rough sawn timber. My...

    I too make furniture from rough sawn timber. My preference for saw is a slider, makes straightening timber quick and easy. I do have an old school heavy duty cabinet saw, permanently fitted with a...
  28. Deceased fridges or freezers make an excellent...

    Deceased fridges or freezers make an excellent tool chest. A minibar fridge with a timber top screwed to it makes a handy bench with tool storage.
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    Sticky: Masons

    Masons
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    Sticky: Provocation.

    Provocation.
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    But is the horse Officially Dead? Who signed...

    But is the horse Officially Dead?
    Who signed off, on who signed off, on the horse signing off?
  32. Thread: Any ideas?

    by rustynail
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    Its a case nail puller. Main use butter boxes,...

    Its a case nail puller. Main use butter boxes, but could be used to open any lightweight wooden packing crates.
  33. I usually use method 1, in which case all cuts...

    I usually use method 1, in which case all cuts are on the waste side of the mark.
    I prefer not to run a scribe line with a marking gauge across the board to mark the bottom of the cuts. Instead I...
  34. Thread: Cows

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    Eider duck. Goose down is second rate crap.

    Eider duck. Goose down is second rate crap.
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    Check the moisture content before dressing. Thin...

    Check the moisture content before dressing. Thin stuff like that will go walkabout if its still carrying moisture.
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    Have been using Stanleys for fifty years.

    Have been using Stanleys for fifty years.
  37. Thread: Log tongs

    by rustynail
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    Oh I forgot. A half inch nut and bolt to hold the...

    Oh I forgot. A half inch nut and bolt to hold the two pieces together.
  38. Thread: Log tongs

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    Two bits of 40x10 flat bar about 600 long, three...

    Two bits of 40x10 flat bar about 600 long, three 100mm "D" shackles. Thats all you need to make one capable of handling 600 dia log.
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    Sticky: Proof.

    Proof.
  40. Thread: Log tongs

    by rustynail
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    Snedden's Fencing Products - Clarencetown NSW....

    Snedden's Fencing Products - Clarencetown NSW.
    Arbormaster - On line.
    Or make your own.
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    As an apprentice, my first boss's opening remark...

    As an apprentice, my first boss's opening remark was, "Be careful. Be very careful, because if you have an accident, the damage will fade into insignificance compared to the kick up the ass you get...
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    Put the battery in, Take the battery out, Give...

    Put the battery in,
    Take the battery out,
    Give a little shimmy,
    And toss the bastard out.
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    I prefer the rings as the suction created when...

    I prefer the rings as the suction created when the glass is pressed into position helps hold while the silicone is curing. This method allows venting behind the mirror and any moisture can run down...
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    As Elan has said, natural cure silicone is the...

    As Elan has said, natural cure silicone is the go. I form "calamari" rings of silicone on the back of the mirror. This gives the benefit of suction when the mirror is pressed into position.
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    Sticky: Obese adolescent.

    Obese adolescent.
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    Sticky: Laryngitis.

    Laryngitis.
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    Isn't slave trading illegal? And what will they...

    Isn't slave trading illegal? And what will they do when they run out of staff?
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    Do me for QLD walnut. IF it is it will smell like...

    Do me for QLD walnut. IF it is it will smell like vomit when you sand it.
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    As a young fella, I used to help my Dad with hut...

    As a young fella, I used to help my Dad with hut repairs in the Alpine areas. Mortising machines and routers tended to be in short supply and the availability of power to operate them was a figment...
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    A screw going into end grain is three parts...

    A screw going into end grain is three parts useless anyway.
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