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  1. I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as...

    I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as needed, about every 3-4 years.

    When things slip - in vise, clamps, or even on the bench top when planing or using hold downs - then I supplement the...
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    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for...

    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for membership....
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    When I retired they said "You may as well keep...

    When I retired they said "You may as well keep your phone....". After three months I realised I was still getting mainly work calls; so I got rid of it.

    Now, people continuously tell me that I...
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    I also tend to agree. Some western OEM's are...

    I also tend to agree.

    Some western OEM's are very good at maintaining or even improving quality standards with Chinese manufactured products. Think Apple and Mercedes Benz.

    Some western...
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    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone...

    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone manufacturing factories at 6 locations .... 50% of Samsung mobile phones are made in Vietnam and 8% in South Korea. Rest is manufactured in India,...
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    You sound like me about five years ago, Pete. ...

    You sound like me about five years ago, Pete. Aliexpress really is worth a try but a few things to bear in mind:


    the parent company is Alibaba,
    Alibaba and Aliexpress are the Chinese...
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    I want to both agree and disagree with John. In...

    I want to both agree and disagree with John. In my view:

    Your design is a central problem. The overall width of 2100mm is far too wide and there is no lateral support, and
    particle board and...
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    Keep us posted when they sell.

    Keep us posted when they sell.
  9. Which other brands make dominoes?

    Which other brands make dominoes?
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    I have always had good experiences with tungsten...

    I have always had good experiences with tungsten carbide router bits, including Chinese el cheapos. Agree with Paul that occasional touch up with diamond feather file is refreshing.

    Cannot say...
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    I have never had problems with either plywood or...

    I have never had problems with either plywood or MDF twisting when the veneering. But I usually veneer:

    in a veneer press, with the veneer between HMWPE cauls, or
    in a vacuum bag, then I leave...
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    Usual rule of thum is to steam for one hour per...

    Usual rule of thum is to steam for one hour per 25mm thickness. But veneers have been kiln dried which impacts the lignin in the timber and they do not bend as well as slightly green air dried...
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    Like the minimalist design; the proprotions look...

    Like the minimalist design; the proprotions look good to my eye.

    Suggestion 1: Metal draw side rnners are highly visible and I think would detract from your design. Underdrawer runners such as...
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    Thanks, Ian; really interesting, but scary...

    Thanks, Ian; really interesting, but scary stuff.

    I knew nothing about Hagen saws so I googled and found this thread from 2005....
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    But you chose the Danarm "blue streak" over a...

    But you chose the Danarm "blue streak" over a two-man cross cut saw??? There is a moral there.
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    490420

    490420
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    Probably correct, but I do not recall seeing any...

    Probably correct, but I do not recall seeing any comparative testing. RN may know?
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    I am not even convinced that would be enough. ...

    I am not even convinced that would be enough. The timbers vary so much. Just look at the variability in hardness of Tasmanian blue gum (E globulus) by its source:

    Old growth - Janka = 12 kN, ...
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    Yeh. We raised the drawbridge and wouldn't let...

    Yeh. We raised the drawbridge and wouldn't let them across Bass Strait, so where else could they go when they abandoned ship?
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    Have you actually built the cabinet and drawer...

    Have you actually built the cabinet and drawer carcases yet?

    If YES, could you post a photo?

    If NO, could you post a drawing?
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    Nah, he was doing post #62 above? :B

    Nah, he was doing post #62 above? :B
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    Almost certainly true now, Paul, but not then (or...

    Almost certainly true now, Paul, but not then (or at least not by us).

    We only used full length timber. In fact, we could not have used shorts as we did not have a finger jointing facility.
    ...
  23. Most commercial veneer is cut to 0.6mm thickness....

    Most commercial veneer is cut to 0.6mm thickness. If you want 1.0-2.0mm then it might require a special order. Order quantity rules might apply.

    Suggest that you work down woodpixel's list,...
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    Have I missed something, Chris. Elraco seems to...

    Have I missed something, Chris. Elraco seems to have full extension drawer slides but the OP is specifically seeking over-extension slides?

    The accuride slides referenced by Elan over-extend by...
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    Interesting RN. I was a director of a couple of...

    Interesting RN. I was a director of a couple of timber companies in the late 1970's, collectively producing 3,000 m3 of laminated posts per month, and it was purely a cost decision:

    a little...
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    Not strictly true, Rusty. The purpose of...

    Not strictly true, Rusty. The purpose of laminations is to speed up the drying in a kiln. Then when you glue them back together the side benefit is slightly improved stability.
  27. Have you also asked this question in art circles...

    Have you also asked this question in art circles and art forums?

    I am sure you are not the only artist in Australia who prefers to paint on panels.

    Secondly, why do you need a smooth obverse...
  28. I have used a Wagner Wall Paper Stripper for...

    I have used a Wagner Wall Paper Stripper for steam bending for about 5 years. Works well and needs to be refilled about hourly; reheats quickly. Mine cost about $80 from Mitre 10; should have...
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    I just do not understand where you are going with...

    I just do not understand where you are going with this debate, David.

    Heavy hardwoods like karri, Tas blue gum, spotted gum, etc, almost universally have tightly interlocked grain. It is...
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    Karri is a bit harder than hickory, as measured...

    Karri is a bit harder than hickory, as measured by Janka hardness:

    Hickory - Carya Ovata - janka 8.36 kN,
    Karri - Eucalyptus diversicolor - janka 9.03 kN.


    My experience with hickory is...
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    A lot of propaganda around, much propagated by a...

    A lot of propaganda around, much propagated by a cynically named Sustainable Timbers Tasmania. The only thing sustainable is their propaganda!
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    Vic ash/Tas oak is not plantation grown. It is...

    Vic ash/Tas oak is not plantation grown. It is all old growth or regrowth from selective logging 50+ years ago.

    The components of the Vic ash/Tas oak mixture are:

    Mountain ash (Eucalyptus...
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    So .... next project is to make a new tote for...

    So .... next project is to make a new tote for your LN custom sized for yor hands, and then you will need a matching knob - I prefer knobs about 3mm larger diameter than LN and with a more...
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    I think that you are right. There is also some...

    I think that you are right. There is also some chatter on the sides of the threads. But technique should work well with a finer grained timber.

    But look at your progress....

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  35. Thread: Tool Chest

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    Ciao Guiliano Delightful interpretation of a...

    Ciao Guiliano

    Delightful interpretation of a traditional English tool chest. Beautiful craftmanship.

    My father had a full size chest very similar to yours, but without your drill drawer. It...
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    Me, too. But it is a little more complex than...

    Me, too. But it is a little more complex than that.

    Firstly, for small and non-repetitive jobs it is frequently faster to avoid the machine and jig set up time and do it by hand. No noise,...
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    I'll put my accountants hat on Bob and say that...

    I'll put my accountants hat on Bob and say that it ain't necessarily so.

    What your mate does is probably higher value adding work than feeding boards into a planer/thicknesser - his hourly rate is...
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    With the current exchange rates with NZ$1 worth...

    With the current exchange rates with NZ$1 worth on US73 cents that price may be very attractive. Freight on 0.5 m3, exacerbated by COVID restrictions, could be difficult or expensive.

    Chevpac's...
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    Thanks, Bob, but I am more an owl than a rooster....

    Thanks, Bob, but I am more an owl than a rooster. I rarely do work in the morning, only.

    It always amazes me as to how little fine dust needs to be in the air for it to be highly visible in the...
  40. You win, Bob. You have beaten both me and...

    You win, Bob. You have beaten both me and google. What is a CO canister gas mask?

    CO is the chemical formular for carbon monoxide. Are you wryly suggesting that it would be better to breathe...
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    My view is that an orbital sander is now...

    My view is that an orbital sander is now redundant technology, replaced by random orbital sanders that work so much better. The best brands are probably Mirca and Festool but $$$$; the affordable...
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    Thanks for keeping this thread going, Bob. Some...

    Thanks for keeping this thread going, Bob. Some of us do not have dust meters so I cannot do your version of crispy skin pork belly - it sounds delicious. Just wait for Blumenthal to poach your...
  43. Had a leaf vacuum when we lived in the States in...

    Had a leaf vacuum when we lived in the States in the 1980's except that the leaf collector was 3 or 4 times bigger and made of half inch stainless mesh. Only complaint was that it filled up really...
  44. Thread: Battens

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    Good advice; but I woud go further than RB and...

    Good advice; but I woud go further than RB and suggest that you paint everything before you erect it. Far easier. Say two coats, then after erection touch up any fresh cuts, dings, etc, and then...
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    Poor research, Spin Doctor. Mark Twain...

    Poor research, Spin Doctor. Mark Twain definitely said that before Abraham Lincoln.
  46. Eucalytus lane poolei

    It is not in Bootle, so it doesn't exist........

    I know nothing about Eucalytus lane poolei so I did some googling and found that is was a mallee and plants were available from garden shops. ...
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    I waited five weeks for you to appologise, but...

    I waited five weeks for you to appologise, but you didn't.

    Why on earth would anyone google interwebtools?

    The OP's online business is Interwoodshop - a clever play on "internet wood shop" and...
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    You have used a couple of terms that I am not...

    You have used a couple of terms that I am not familiar with, Robson. Don't know if its because they are carving terms or that you are on the other side of the Pacific. Perhaps you can enlighten me:...
  49. Welcome to the Forum, Julie. You must be...

    Welcome to the Forum, Julie.

    You must be careful watching European and American videos as their timbers tend to be much softer than we routinely use in Australia. And some of our favourites have...
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    Screw Worm

    Screw worm ????
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