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    Tell your neighbours you gave it some hare...

    Tell your neighbours you gave it some hare restorer.
  2. Thread: Tilt!

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    Tilt!

    I've just finished the prototype for a jewellery box idea I have. The timbers are northern silky oak and Australian red cedar.
    The main challenges were visualising it in my head, then calculating...
  3. You could have a look at Formply...

    You could have a look at Formply and treat it as suggested by GraemeCook. I've used it externally and it's pretty robust.
  4. Smidsy, I did a similar thing once. Back in the...

    Smidsy, I did a similar thing once. Back in the day pre-Do Not Call register, we were getting a lot of unsolicited calls from real estate agents, so I tended to rip them a new one. Had a call fro an...
  5. Oh, we're such naughty, naughty boys.:D Knew...

    Oh, we're such naughty, naughty boys.:D

    Knew one bloke, now sadly deceased who was a retired IT type. He used to pretend he was an old Polish gent who didn't really understand, and see how long he...
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    Sturt School for Wood

    I've just returned from the opening of this years' graduating students' exhibition at the school, Range RD. Mittagong. It's an excellent exhibition, showcasing the great work of the twelve students,...
  7. Thread: Lost in Time

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    A colleague, bachelor, was being transferred from...

    A colleague, bachelor, was being transferred from Sydney to our Albury office. He was due to start there on his birthday, which was the same as mine. I arranged for as many women from various offices...
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    As Mr. B says, fresh surface, quick wipe with a...

    As Mr. B says, fresh surface, quick wipe with a generous serve of acetone, and glue as soon as it's dry.
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    Very sorry to hear this Bob. There's probably...

    Very sorry to hear this Bob. There's probably nothing we can say now to ease the pain, but you should know that if there's any time you need to chat to any of us, we're here.
  10. Like most scams, they are just dialling random...

    Like most scams, they are just dialling random numbers, or numbers from a list they have bought. Because there are now quite a few Chinese in Australia, there's a good chance they will get some who...
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    Coming along. I can't see why contact adhesive...

    Coming along. I can't see why contact adhesive wouldn't work. What sort of backing fabric did you use?

    Bit late now, but I always use cotton duck fabric with Titebond II. Put the glue on both...
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    Not sure if you've ever actually seen a madrone...

    Not sure if you've ever actually seen a madrone tree. Here are a couple of pics of a branch and burl, seen on an island near Vancouver a few years ago.
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    I think I may have a Triton book of that vintage...

    I think I may have a Triton book of that vintage with various plans in it. Will check tomorrow.
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    Very nice result so far. I prefer not to make...

    Very nice result so far.
    I prefer not to make climbing cuts. Instead, I lower the box onto the cutter as I move the box slowly, then make a second pass lowering it directly onto the cutter. I've...
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    Ah, the well known Vinder's Green Viper, named by...

    Ah, the well known Vinder's Green Viper, named by the famous German herpetologist, Fritz Vinder. He and his colleague Gustave Steppl visited Australia in the 19th century and named a few Australian...
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    +1. Perhaps even a pot plant in the car near...

    +1. Perhaps even a pot plant in the car near where he is will give him somewhere to go.
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    As long as you don't plan to glue anything in the...

    As long as you don't plan to glue anything in the holes, a candle rubbed on the flutes seems to keep the heat down, which seems to reduce the flutes clogging.
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    Try cleaning the rollers and also the feed table....

    Try cleaning the rollers and also the feed table. Lubricate the bed with candle wax, or with a light lanolin spray. (Wipe off afterwards.) Often, a sticky film forms on the table & needs to be...
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    It's worth remembering that the 'bow tie' or...

    It's worth remembering that the 'bow tie' or 'butterfly' key doesn't have to be restricted to that shape. Have a look at the ties on some of Leon Sadubin's pieces.
  21. Thanks, I'd like to watch it, but I'm just off to...

    Thanks, I'd like to watch it, but I'm just off to the servo to watch the numbers tick over on the petrol bowser for an hour or two, and I couldn't handle two lots of excitement in one day.
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  23. Thread: Roosters Gone

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    When we lived in the country we bought an old...

    When we lived in the country we bought an old school on a couple of acres. The former school teacher used to keep a cow and calf there until the calf was ready to go to the abattoir. They kept the...
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    Sticky: Ripple

    Ripple
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    The compound mitre calculator posted by Pearo is...

    The compound mitre calculator posted by Pearo is what you need. When making the triangles, cut the sides going to the apex first, with the blade tilted and the mitre gauge at an angle. Then, make a...
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    If there were good reasons for him to take on all...

    If there were good reasons for him to take on all these ministries at the time, why did he keep it secret? Why was the only time he used the ministerial power, to override the real minister and...
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    Sticky: Corrigan...

    Corrigan
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    Sticky: Long way

    Long way
  29. Thread: Box for tobacco

    by AlexS
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    Shouldn't do, the solvent evaporates pretty...

    Shouldn't do, the solvent evaporates pretty quickly, unlike polyurethane that off-gasses for quite a while.
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    Sticky: Intelligence

    Intelligence
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    Sticky: Vintage

    Vintage
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    Sticky: Shrugged

    Shrugged
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    Ray
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    Glory
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    Great work, Miyoshiki, I always have a good laugh...

    Great work, Miyoshiki, I always have a good laugh at your whimsical creations.
  36. Thread: kauri pine

    by AlexS
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    If you can manage to salvage it there should be...

    If you can manage to salvage it there should be some great timber in it for you. In 2010, I was part of The Kauri Project, where an historic kauri in the Sydney Botanic Gardens that had died because...
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    Sticky: Bread basket

    Bread basket
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    Sticky: Gables

    Gables
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    The three best things in life are a beer before...

    The three best things in life are a beer before and a dip in the hot springs after.:D
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    In a similar vein, there was the Gynaecologist...

    In a similar vein, there was the Gynaecologist who retired and decided to become a motor cycle mechanic. In his final exams, he earned 110%. When he asked about the extra 10%, the examiner told him...
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    Sticky: Home & Away

    Home & Away
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    Klink
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    I think this sums up my feelings. I've made many...

    I think this sums up my feelings. I've made many jewellery boxes (including a number of repeat customers) using this method and never had a problem. I suspect that's because there are usually a...
  44. PVA Glue possibly causing jewellery corrosion

    Link to a thread in the Glues forum re corrosion possibly caused by PVA glue off-gassing.
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    PVA Glue off-gassing causing corrosion?

    SWMBO recently found three 9ct gold rings that were stored in a jewellery box I made for her a year ago had corroded to the point, in one case, of disintegration. The rings were held between...
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    Sticky: Hot dog

    Hot dog
  47. Thread: roofing shingles

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    Not shingles, but does anyone remember the late...

    Not shingles, but does anyone remember the late 'Johnno" Johnson, who used to make violins which were allowed to be "given away, but never sold." He had soundwoods, some over 100 years old, which he...
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    What, and suck what little energy they have out?

    What, and suck what little energy they have out?
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    Sticky: Auction

    Auction
  50. Thread: roofing shingles

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    Thanks Paul, I think you may be right about OTT.

    Thanks Paul, I think you may be right about OTT.
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