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  1. I see. I was shocked at how pretty this piece of...

    I see. I was shocked at how pretty this piece of timber was. I see it all the time being sold on Facebook for only $80 for a large slab.

    Do you know if it's food safe?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS...
  2. Is this really cypress and is it ok to make wooden spoon out of it?

    I bought a slab from someone in Gippsland. It was from a fallen tree on a farm. It has a fragrance - I presume it smells like cypress. The cypress I think I see driving around has a more grey bark...
  3. I used their soft close ones and they were no...

    I used their soft close ones and they were no good. I replaced them with Hettich from WT Hardware in dandenong.
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    I have that 3 flute bit works really well. It...

    I have that 3 flute bit works really well. It seems to work really well at full speed on my router (makita 1/2" 2100w variable speed, cant remember model number) but I often use it at a slower speed...
  5. Thread: Glue for shoes

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    I was under the impression that contact adhesive...

    I was under the impression that contact adhesive is the go-to glue for shoes might be worth a bit looking that up?
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    Interesting - if the fence is on 45 does that...

    Interesting - if the fence is on 45 does that mean the bit plunges at 45? Or does it take some trial and error to set up? Also any tips lining up the machine to get the bit to plunge where you want...
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    Angled mortise with domino

    I came across this:
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    He cut the mortise at an angle with the domino. As I understand, the domino is used so that the bit cuts perpendicular to surface it is plunged into. It appears that...
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    Im going to make the assumption that those...

    Im going to make the assumption that those suggesting the splines were photoshopped dont know how to use photoshop and therefore can't tell why the picture looks 'fake'. Yes one can easily change the...
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    Why are you even replying to this thread. First...

    Why are you even replying to this thread. First time joke sure enough but twice?!?
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    what do you think is the best applicator of...

    what do you think is the best applicator of applying stain in such a delicate/precise way? For splines and for frame
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    Would you do it the same way if you were to stain...

    Would you do it the same way if you were to stain the frame and leave the splines? I'm thinking black frame with timber splines like these:
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    Does tintex dye the spline all the way through?...

    Does tintex dye the spline all the way through? So it can be sanded flush?

    edit: dont worry I get what you mean now by using veneers!
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    So you would have to size the spline perfectly,...

    So you would have to size the spline perfectly, take it back out to colour and then place back in + glue.

    Probably a good idea to prefinish the frame first too so any glue squeeze out isnt...
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    Making splines is no problems - my question is...

    Making splines is no problems - my question is how does one stain just the spline or just the frame without it bleeding over etc as per the picture I linked
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    How to make splines like these

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BCoOnjym8RC/

    Raw frame but splines are stained - how would one do this without getting the stain on the timber?

    I have also seen it where the frame is stained and...
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    Chamfering bit size

    What do you guys recommend when it comes to shank size for chamfering bit? 1/4 vs 1/2" shank. Will only be using it to take the sharp edges off
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    Thanks for the detailed write up :) How do you...

    Thanks for the detailed write up :)

    How do you clean your containers afterwards?

    Yep I'm looking for a good 2 hour epoxy glue if you (or anyone else) knows any
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    wow great work! Is this the megapoxy hx you use?...

    wow great work! Is this the megapoxy hx you use?
    https://www.marbleceramiccorp.com.au/megapoxy-adhesive/2312-megapoxy-hx-epoxy-resin-adhesive.html

    Do you get heat issues with it? What depth can...
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    Is it the dust/smell of WRC which makes is...

    Is it the dust/smell of WRC which makes is carcinogenic?
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    soft woods allergy?

    Is there something about softwoods in particular which make them more allergic for some people?

    Ive noticed that when using douglas fir and cypress i'm more likely to get a blocked/runny nose.
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    Hettich has their entire catalog online - could...

    Hettich has their entire catalog online - could try looking through that.

    Your best bet is probably to speak to a rep directly and ask for the order number and distributor in your area
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    you can probably sand it back and fill the holes...

    you can probably sand it back and fill the holes with epoxy and re-do the top coat?
  23. Thread: eye muffs

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    hmm i cant find them online? these are the...

    hmm i cant find them online?

    these are the ones i was talking about
  24. Thread: eye muffs

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    eye muffs

    Has anyone tried Eye Muffs? safety glasses and earmuffs in 1. I have a large head and therefore my glasses are very wide and had issues finding safety glasses that fit well over them
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    Im fairly sure the gears are fine, the drill...

    Im fairly sure the gears are fine, the drill functions/spins its the locking mechanism on the chuck which is stuck. ive taken the chuck off already just need a new one - would just prefer a different...
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    Broken drill chuck

    I have the 18v Bosch blue drill - its probably one of the earlier Li ion versions. The drill is fine but the chuck broke - doesnt spin at all. It has played up over the years after using a 13mm drill...
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    looks great!

    looks great!
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    I've seen this type of design a lot in timber....

    I've seen this type of design a lot in timber. Heres a quick mock up of something which could work454647

    I believe this sort of design would have less racking. Also, rather then a single stretcher...
  29. Thread: OMG tenons

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    Do you bother rounding over the sides or keep...

    Do you bother rounding over the sides or keep them square (and smaller)? I figured there is not much point keeping the rounded edges since there isnt much glue contact there anyway

    I made my own...
  30. Thread: OMG tenons

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    OMG tenons

    Has anyone tried these aussie made tenons?

    https://www.idealtools.com.au/product-category/festool/domino-joining-system/omg-australian-hardwood-tenons-dominos/

    Thoughts?
  31. Thread: Shed lights

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    I bought one of the philips today as needed...

    I bought one of the philips today as needed something as it is getting pretty dark - they priced matched so it ended up being about $22

    The alibaba page is very confusing to me there seems to be a...
  32. Thread: Shed lights

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    $20 bucks what an absolute bargain!! Does...

    $20 bucks what an absolute bargain!!

    Does something like this need a third/earth cable which the sparky hooks up? I think I want another cable/RCD in the shed so might get it all done at once
  33. Thread: Shed lights

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will go with these:...

    Thanks everyone.

    I think I will go with these:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/philips-21w-4ft-diffused-lp20-smartbright-cool-white-led-batten_p4371386

    and get bunnings to price match online...
  34. Thread: Shed lights

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    Shed lights

    I need new lights for the shed. Was previously using salvaged fluro lights which I had wired so I could plug into the wall and turn on when needed. The plug melted so there is something wrong with it...
  35. Thread: 6"/150mm pipe

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    6"/150mm pipe

    I would like to get some piping for DC set up - I see most people use storm water PVC pipe. Is there a place online/locally in Melb where I can get this - they seem quite expensive for just a bit of...
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    I see. How about floating tennons/dominos? ...

    I see. How about floating tennons/dominos?


    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
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    Using dowels in this video

    I came across this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvOwCo5PSKQ

    he mentioned that using dowels for the top and bottom not the strongest and opted to use screws.

    Thoughts on this? I...
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    What are the chances of Britton timber's Qld...

    What are the chances of Britton timber's Qld maple or silver ash having some figure if I was to order from them. They dont have racks for you to sort through. Not worth it?
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    Ive come across fiddleback in vic ash but I sort...

    Ive come across fiddleback in vic ash but I sort of want to be able to walk into a store or miller with lots of stock and be able to grab a board when needed.

    I'll give mountain timbers a call.
    ...
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    Light timber that is highly figured

    I would like to get a timber with lots of figure. Something not too dark (blackwood, redgum seems to often have lots of figure but too dark). Around 38x200 or 50x100 in size and 2m in length. Who...
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    Will saw stop stop felder from selling it like...

    Will saw stop stop felder from selling it like they did to bosch? Is there some sort of patent which made Bosch take it off the market? Its a real shame and safety technology like this is suppressed....
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    I have used gulf Western air tool oil for my...

    I have used gulf Western air tool oil for my rattle gun. A couple of drops every now and then never had an issue.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
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    Thanks guys. Hurcorh - do you have any issues...

    Thanks guys.

    Hurcorh - do you have any issues with yellowing? Which penetrating epoxy did you use?
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    Can anyone recommend someone/company who sprays a...

    Can anyone recommend someone/company who sprays a suitable polyurethane? I assume for some good quality poly it will be 2 pack and need special safety equipment.
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    Finish for spotted gum door

    Spotted gum front door which will get some direct sun and rain. Any opinions on finishes that will retain the natural look of the door? Has anyone done it before and what sort of maintenance program...
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    Is there anything I can do to keep it at 90?...

    Is there anything I can do to keep it at 90? Could I add a 3rd rail that runs the length down the centre or not really worth it when it comes to racking
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    Apron size for 2.4x1m table

    Need to make a basic table which is 2.4x1m. What size should I make the aprons? Is 42x90mm beefy enough? I was going to use 32x90 for the timber connecting the aprons in the middle.

    edit: made of...
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    Does anyone use comsel for table tops or other...

    Does anyone use comsel for table tops or other visible areas? Whenever I see a knot in prime white oak I quite like how it looks but have never seen comsel oak planed. Are the knots a lot bigger or...
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    Osmo wood protector followed by polyx or top oil...

    Osmo wood protector followed by polyx or top oil seems to be really popular these days
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    Does anyone ever use their dust extractor...

    Does anyone ever use their dust extractor (instead of shop vac) for their sander? Ie have it plumbed to the bench with a blast gate and just a step down adapter from the pipe to suitable hose?
    ...
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