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    Thanks Paul. I hope you have a great Christmas...

    Thanks Paul. I hope you have a great Christmas too and a safe trip. Lots of kilometers ahead of you there. We only have to travel about 45 kilo's to our son's new house this Christmas.
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    Probably the last box for the year

    This is a jewelry box made from Myrtle with a Banksia lid insert. I am unsure what the internal tray is made from as it was just some timber I had in my stash, but was very nice to work with.
    I...
  3. Thread: Sawdust rob

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    See if you can follow this...

    See if you can follow this tutorial
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    Have you been watching Col's livestreams on...

    Have you been watching Col's livestreams on Youtube on Sunday mornings?
  5. Thread: Novelty box

    by Treecycle
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    Thanks Paul. I tried a method for positioning the...

    Thanks Paul. I tried a method for positioning the hinges that Brian (Homey) posted just a little while ago and that seemed to work pretty good for me. I also saw what Col did so yesterday I made up a...
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    I only just came across this post. Did you ever...

    I only just came across this post. Did you ever get an answer to this as I don't even see the 20 series cutters listed on the Gifkins site, or does that number system only refer to the templates?
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    I had a chance to test out my hinge setting gauge...

    I had a chance to test out my hinge setting gauge on my latest box. After dressing up the ends of the cheap hinges so that both arms were the same length, the alignment of the lid and box came out...
  8. Thread: Novelty box

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    Novelty box

    As the title suggests, this is a little box I made just to try out some Red Pine I was given which I had never seen or used before. It has the look of Cedar but the feel and texture of Pine. The...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I was just in my local Aldi and saw they had...

    I was just in my local Aldi and saw they had Thicknessers on special for $349 this week and they appear to be the standard design that everyone sells. Don't know if it's the same in your area if you...
  10. Thread: 14" bandsaw

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    Just don't go too aggressive with the tooth count...

    Just don't go too aggressive with the tooth count as the lower the number the bigger the bite and that can cause the machine to stall if there isn't enough hp. I would be going for one of the off the...
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
  12. Has there been a solution to this?

    Has there been a solution to this?
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    Nice box and nice setup for your stops. I made a...

    Nice box and nice setup for your stops. I made a hardwood spacer block recently for the cheap and nasty 6mm hinges. I've yet to use it but it should work okay. It has a 6mm hole drilled on one side...
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    That is a nice looking timber. Almost looks like...

    That is a nice looking timber. Almost looks like the leftovers from a bush fire:)( Seems to be that the harder the timber the better it polishes up.
    I have some of aldav's hinges too but haven't...
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    After seeing your concept I did as Vern did and...

    After seeing your concept I did as Vern did and made a version out of hardwood. I made a couple with the hole at different distances from the side to accommodate different wall thicknesses. I haven't...
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    Brian, I notice Ian uses talcum powder on the...

    Brian, I notice Ian uses talcum powder on the sandpaper. Is that to make the box slide easier so you're not fighting against it and consequently put pressure on the wrong spots.
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    Hopefully Dennis still gets emails from threads...

    Hopefully Dennis still gets emails from threads he is subscribed to and will see this question as he hasn't been on since May.
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    All benchtop Thicknessers are loud just because...

    All benchtop Thicknessers are loud just because of the universal type motor they use and every brand is the same. The benefit you get with the segmented head is the cutting noise from the blades is...
  19. The only concern I would have with Melamine is...

    The only concern I would have with Melamine is that the surface you put your workpiece on will be quite slippery and you don't want your timber moving during the cut. The slippery face where it...
  20. Jet saw...

    Jet saw
  21. I haven't heard of anyone who has brought one in...

    I haven't heard of anyone who has brought one in recent years having the problem. Hopefully they found the issue and rectified it some years ago. I had the problem on my MOF001 when it was fairly...
  22. Any reason you wouldn't entertain the idea of a...

    Any reason you wouldn't entertain the idea of a Triton TRA-001. They can be adjusted from above the table and has plenty of power.
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    Nice box and very interesting timber.

    Nice box and very interesting timber.
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    The only problem is you can't do angled cuts...

    The only problem is you can't do angled cuts unless you make an insert like this for all angles.
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    I like the quick release overhead guard and...

    I like the quick release overhead guard and riving knife on the Carbatec. The wood club I go to has the overhead guard that can be purchased with the Timbecon unit and I find it very awkward to use...
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    Do either of these videos give an insight on...

    Do either of these videos give an insight on anything you may have missed when making your insert which prevents you raising the blade all the way up. Theirs seems to go all the way. Both a bit rough...
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    My insert for angled cuts can do anything from...

    My insert for angled cuts can do anything from 90° to 45°. I made the insert originally at 90° and then lowered the blade, tilted it to 45° and raised the blade again. I think there may have been a...
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    Did it come out as a DVD? I used to have a VCR...

    Did it come out as a DVD? I used to have a VCR version from years ago but I don't seem to have it any more.
    I found this on YouTube if it helps.
    Found this later for the 2000 series which breaks up...
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    Is it possible to widen the slot at the back to...

    Is it possible to widen the slot at the back to just clear the splitter or does the slot need to go right through the back like the original metal insert?
    I have 2 inserts for my saw. One for 90°...
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    Very sorry to hear of your loss Bob. Keep talking...

    Very sorry to hear of your loss Bob. Keep talking with your family and friends and hopefully that will keep your mind occupied, but unfortunately your alone times will be the hard ones when you were...
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    What is it that is actually catching on your...

    What is it that is actually catching on your insert to prevent you raising the blade higher? Is there a wider part on the riving knife below the surface?
    I made my insert from MDF and put a lick of...
  32. Thanks for all the effort you have put into this...

    Thanks for all the effort you have put into this tutorial Brian. Your meticulous attitude that you make sound so simplistic helps to inspire us to all be better. Good luck with all your Christmas...
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    I doubt you will find Jarrah sleepers advertised...

    I doubt you will find Jarrah sleepers advertised in Victoria as Jarrah costs a fortune here. Bunnings only have a few Jarrah lining boards advertised as Special Order.
  34. I don't have any of these units but I do have a...

    I don't have any of these units but I do have a 6" Jointer which has a true spiral helical head with TCT inserts which is what the Timbecon unit is. The Carbatec unit has a segmented head even though...
  35. Have you had a read through this thread...

    Have you had a read through this thread?
    This new thread might be of interest too as you are from Perth where Timbecon is too.
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    Have they changed the cutter head in these as...

    Have they changed the cutter head in these as they used to be just a segmented head rather than spiral?
  37. Are these the 2 you are comparing? Timbecon...

    Are these the 2 you are comparing?
    Timbecon
    Carbatec
    There is also a 150mm Carbatec unit.
    Both the Carbatec units have segmented cutter heads whereas the Timbercon only has straight blades.
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    Very nice box with something a little different....

    Very nice box with something a little different. Are those push button locks readily available?
  39. I was asked by my neighbor to make a box to hold...

    I was asked by my neighbor to make a box to hold some special cards or something and he asked if I could put a lock in it. I said I haven't done one before and was concerned I might mess the whole...
  40. Thread: Myrtle magic

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    Myrtle magic

    Just finished this box from a few pieces I had in my stockpile. The lid insert is Myrtle Burl which came from a block that I resawed then bookmatched together. The box body is made from what I...
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    Is this...

    Is this the link you are after?
    Take note that the chart is for A section pulleys but if yours is different at least you will be able to check with them as to whether they have what you want.
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    Is this...

    Is this link of any help?
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    The inserts for the Sherwood unit can be...

    The inserts for the Sherwood unit can be purchased here.
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    Just be careful you don't pay too much for the...

    Just be careful you don't pay too much for the sander as the spindles and rubber sleeves aren't cheap, even if you can get them. I see that Carbatec don't even list their equivalent machine on their...
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    I can understand you saying they are too fiddly,...

    I can understand you saying they are too fiddly, but they are great for us to admire.
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    Here's...

    Here's one that's a good buy.
  47. One of the benefits of using quality hinges is...

    One of the benefits of using quality hinges is you can use those spacer blocks and know that the length of your mortice will match the hinge. Because the cheap hinges vary in length, you always have...
  48. Looking good now.

    Looking good now.
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    WOOHOO! Will you be offering any more of these in the...

    Will you be offering any more of these in the future or was that just a one off offer?
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    Up to your usual top quality. I have some Silver...

    Up to your usual top quality. I have some Silver Ash here and can see that I need to use it to make some enhancements inside a box as the contrast looks really good.
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