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  1. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    Ooo yes GC, I fear you might be correct! It...

    Ooo yes GC, I fear you might be correct! It reminds me of another rule but there’s no need for me to use theography because I don’t have a theograph to play it on?
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    I reckon itís actually the entrance to a secret...

    I reckon itís actually the entrance to a secret passageway and heís the bouncer?
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    nup, already done Crowie!

    nup, already done Crowie!
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    Constructive criticism is always welcome Ian...

    Constructive criticism is always welcome Ian .......... just donít open any delivered parcels for a while though :no:?

    Apparently the cordless microphone set up is very sensitive and ďboomsĒ if...
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    Call it finished

    I delivered the lectern today and they were very happy with it.

    These photos show the now retired lectern and the context with which the new one had to blend....

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    The brief...
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    This appears to be the best compromise for both...

    This appears to be the best compromise for both aesthetics and ergonomics......

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    The fence had to be below the leather but
    if the pen holder was below the fence it pushed the...
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    Before coming up with a design, I asked about...

    Before coming up with a design, I asked about what wiring or electronics they would need and they showed me their cordless blue tooth microphone stand that relays back to a receiver Ďoff stageí. :o
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    You're safe mate, the lectern is mostly used for...

    You're safe mate, the lectern is mostly used for weddings and youíve already mastered that one :B
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    I got very close to finishing but........ ...

    I got very close to finishing but........

    Heading off soon to pick up the grandurchins from school, cook an early dinner then 1 to hip-hop and the other to boxing, I hope I donít get them mixed...
  10. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    Aha, watch this space!

    Aha, watch this space!
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    Gíday Ian, I havenít been following the Canadian...

    Gíday Ian, I havenít been following the Canadian COVID lockdown status but I do hope you are OK?
    Nup, thereís no compressor in the shed! I love air tools but have never been prepared to put up with...
  12. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    I THINK that the top will be attached via screws...

    I THINK that the top will be attached via screws through the lower of the 2 ply faces on the book stand and then the bottom fixing will be up through the timber strips between the leather panels on...
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    In the final straight now. Iíve made the book...

    In the final straight now. Iíve made the book stand whose height and slope replicate the lectern that this is to replace. In the attached photos the top itself is upside down but it will have another...
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    No Paul I really donít have any concerns about...

    No Paul I really donít have any concerns about ironing prowess now that I donít have any more business shirts to iron BUT , if it is realised that the domestic iron has been used then I may have to...
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    May I introduce to you THERMAL REACTIVATION OF...

    May I introduce to you THERMAL REACTIVATION OF PVA GLUE.
    This is a technique I was first shown right here on the forum by ( I think) AlekS but apologies to whoever if not Alek?
    the recesses on the...
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    Graeme, that marketing course you did is REALLY...

    Graeme, that marketing course you did is REALLY starting to pay off!
    Im glad you didnít do the politics module though. If you had done that, you would have said all of those wonderful things .........
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    I forgot to mention my very deft dodging of a...

    I forgot to mention my very deft dodging of a bullet yesterday. When assembling the lower part, I Ďmisdrilledí 2 holes in the base 😳 which was VERY obvious. I took MALE STRATEGY NUMBER 3B to cope and...
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    BUT, theyíre square on the fat end Matt?

    BUT, theyíre square on the fat end Matt?
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    I started todayís woodworking by going back a...

    I started todayís woodworking by going back a millennia or two and used tapered pins to fix the trim which would otherwise have hung on with glue only. By the end of the session which was marked by...
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    ďThe Bosch Professional trim nailer that is in...

    ďThe Bosch Professional trim nailer that is in all of the YouTube clips is obsolete and there is NO REPLACEMENTĒ Bosch Customer Service, Friday 19th March 2021

    OK, Iíve finally standardised on...
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    Mick, weíve been through this before! 17...

    Mick, weíve been through this before! 17 poofteenths = a skerrick and 17 skerricks = 1 modicum so YES, there are 289 poofteenths in a modicum unless it is a Leap Year in which there are 290!
    If...
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    Yes Matt and you can have every remaining ...

    Yes Matt and you can have every remaining skerrick of the bl**dy stuff when this lectern is finished!
    ( Above message sent while extracting all of the splinters in both hands and my forehead (DONT...
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    Today, not even a looming deadline could keep me...

    Today, not even a looming deadline could keep me in the shed for as long as I should. Although looking at these photos reminds me that I did make some progress. I had hoped to get both top and bottom...
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    Hi Lapí S T R A N G E you should say that...

    Hi Lapí
    S T R A N G E you should say that because Iíve just been on line looking at pin nailers! The shed is quite well stocked with 18V Bosch cordless tools and chargers so Iím looking lustfully...
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    Thanks Mick, yes it is beautiful timber but Iím...

    Thanks Mick, yes it is beautiful timber but Iím not game to take a moisture reading because I donít know what I would do if it was too green. The lectern has to be made from the timber from this tree...
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    I wasnít happy with the assembly so, after gluing...

    I wasnít happy with the assembly so, after gluing up the Ďtable topí, I pulled the whole lectern apart, fixed a couple of fit issues and put it all back together again. Just a few words however for...
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    Good one Matt! 👍

    Good one Matt! 👍
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    Nah, still get giddy Ray, I subbed out the...

    Nah, still get giddy Ray, I subbed out the turning.
    This afternoon I got back on to the torsion box. I dressed the face timber to width and thickness and then dragged out my old mitre sled to cut to...
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    491275 👍

    491275 👍
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    I had a one-step-backwards one-step-forward sort...

    I had a one-step-backwards one-step-forward sort of day so the only positive thing i can show you today is......

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    ...... this little piece of magic I picked up on line. I want the old...
  31. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    Refusal didnít seem to be an option?

    Refusal didnít seem to be an option?
  32. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    The problem with making furniture directly from...

    The problem with making furniture directly from the felled tree is that every time you run out of timber, you have to pick up the chainsaw! It was raining most of today and, being a Sunday, the...
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    Today, either side of a baby shower (since when...

    Today, either side of a baby shower (since when have men started being invited to baby showers?) I marked up the ĎMickey Mouseí base, machined, glued, fitted dominos and clamped it. The glue was...
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    491049 491050 491051 ...............smokin’ !

    491049 491050 491051

    ...............smokin’ !
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    I made more progress today BUT when every piece...

    I made more progress today BUT when every piece of timber used has to be chainsaw milled from slabs and then dressed, progress can be glacial! I milled the timber for the side panels and the heavily...
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    OK, Iím back on deck! Iíve nearly finished the 4...

    OK, Iím back on deck!
    Iíve nearly finished the 4 projects that have taken me away from the lectern for a couple of months and so I started on it again today .......... only to have the local power...
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    geez Fred, you are doing it tough! Just one...

    geez Fred, you are doing it tough! Just one suggestion, what about making plastic models, cars, aeroplanes, motor bikes ..... whatever floats you boat (pun intended ��)? You can have the kit and...
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    Not good Iím afraid. 😔 The blast gates have been...

    Not good Iím afraid. 😔 The blast gates have been quite busy and Iíve been scanning and cleaning up literally hundreds of aircraft photos for the 3 books that Iím helping to illustrate. The customer...
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    Thanks Uncle, I DO like the idea of a...

    Thanks Uncle, I DO like the idea of a flamethrower!
    Im comfortable IN the shed but Iíll be walking around the timber stash until after the first frost?
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    I am reluctantly accepting of red-bellied blacks...

    I am reluctantly accepting of red-bellied blacks passing through the shed paddock but last week Django, the dog next door, had an encounter with an eastern brown and proudly presented his owners with...
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    The Mrs Mateís furniture range continues to grow!...

    The Mrs Mateís furniture range continues to grow! The specification this time was only the envelope, 1200w x 700h x 600d to support their sons SNAKE ENCLOSURE!

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    Now, snakes and I donít...
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    Unfortunately and in spite of assurances to the...

    Unfortunately and in spite of assurances to the contrary, after the tree was felled, it was VERY poorly slabbed and dried without stickers 😡. The request was to slab to 30mm thick and sticker for...
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    I’ve found a bit more time to work on the...

    I’ve found a bit more time to work on the lectern. I don’t have enough of the forest red gum (FRG) milled so it was out with the chainsaw jig and back to the slabbed stash.

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    In spite of your athletic misadventures to change...

    In spite of your athletic misadventures to change the situation, 2 is enough legs for you and me and so it will be for the lectern too
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    Iíve been as busy as a one-armed paper hanger...

    Iíve been as busy as a one-armed paper hanger with the hives on other projects but the lectern has been bubbling along courtesy of the effort of others. The columns are finished and now, with one...
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    VERY clever! Well done that man!

    VERY clever! Well done that man!
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    Youíve got to love our forum! Via this online...

    Youíve got to love our forum! Via this online fellowship of woodworkers I have been generously offered turning lessons, turning tools, SketchUp lessons, SketchUp work and even lessons on theology!...
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    I am greatly heartened by everybody elseís...

    I am greatly heartened by everybody elseís confidence that I both know what I am doing and have sorted out the design details. Thank you to those poor misguided souls.
    As much as it is not like me...
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    quietly chuckling ....... I canít do dignified! 🤭

    quietly chuckling ....... I canít do dignified! 🤭
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    Actually, theyíre not curved surfaces. The...

    Actually, theyíre not curved surfaces. The Ďgraphic artistí used cylindrical shading to represent timber grain?
    The bulk of the timber will be some more of the forest red gum stash left over from...
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