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  1. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Great box, Jacques. I’m not usually a big fan of...

    Great box, Jacques. I’m not usually a big fan of mahogany but that grain is a real standout and it seems to work really well with the design of the top. The lid ‘stop’ is so simple but so effective....
  2. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Jacques, I wouldn’t have realised the tray was...

    Jacques,

    I wouldn’t have realised the tray was a different timber, so from my point of view yes - definitely similar enough.

    As to your feeling that the tray is a bit chunky, twice recently...
  3. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Jacques, Is that just straight Poly-X on...

    Hi Jacques,

    Is that just straight Poly-X on the mahogany? It really highlights the gold toning in the wood doesn’t it?

    Looking forward to the unveiling. :)

    Brian
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    Looks like a great pickup, Bob. What functions...

    Looks like a great pickup, Bob. What functions does it have?

    Brian
  5. Thread: Veneer Tape

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    Alex, I’m sure I have some rolls of the brown...

    Alex,

    I’m sure I have some rolls of the brown unpunched veneer tape. Would this help? I can send to you if so. I use the punched stuff and have enough to stretch from here to the planet Zog.
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    Thanks, guys - I really appreciate it. Dallas...

    Thanks, guys - I really appreciate it.

    Dallas - Festool Speed Gloss is part of Festool’s polishing range. They are similar to ‘cut and polish’ for a car. Essentially a cream with fine abrasive in...
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    Apologies to those who’ve followed along this...

    Apologies to those who’ve followed along this far. A bit of a delay as the love of my life has been bedridden with back pain for the past 3+ weeks so I’ve been distracted by other things.

    OK, a...
  8. Hi Doug, Is this an “all welcome” event - if...

    Hi Doug,

    Is this an “all welcome” event - if so, when is it and where?

    Thanks,

    Brian
  9. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Jacques, Looking good (yet again)! ...

    Hi Jacques,

    Looking good (yet again)!

    What type of timber are you using for the banding, feet and handle, and what did you use to ebonise it?

    Brian
  10. WP, I have a small workshop (4x2.3) so I’m...

    WP,

    I have a small workshop (4x2.3) so I’m familiar with being a bit space-poor. That’s partly why I focus on box making. I guess your tool needs will follow the type of stuff you intend to build,...
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    QUEENSLAND I have the Woodpecker plate and the same set of...

    I have the Woodpecker plate and the same set of rings. I’ve no knowledge of the Kreg stuff, but the Woodpeckers build quality is very good.

    Brian
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    The ads certainly don’t worry me. I think that is...

    The ads certainly don’t worry me. I think that is part of the advertisers’ problem - we have become so used to seeing ads that they are easy to ignore.

    In a past life I owned and ran an online...
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    There were a number of improvements in the TSR: ...

    There were a number of improvements in the TSR:

    ”In other words, a TS 55 which is still unmistakably just that, but one that gives you noticeably more in every application situation.” This quote...
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    Hi Damienol, The 555 replaced the 430. See...

    Hi Damienol,

    The 555 replaced the 430. See note to the right of main picture on this page:

    Festool - TS 55 160 mm Plunge Cut Saw Plus

    Brian
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    These little models are a lot of fun - and...

    These little models are a lot of fun - and clever, too!

    Thanks for sharing, Myoshiiky.

    Brian
  16. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Nev, A really beautiful box. Congratulations....

    Nev,

    A really beautiful box. Congratulations. I think it is very special when the timber has a personal family connection as it does in this case, and I agree with Uncle Al that your mate’s...
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    i knew a pirate once. They tied him to the main...

    i knew a pirate once. They tied him to the main mast and gave him twenty lashes with the cat o’ nine tails. He recovered but the cat’s right off his milk.......

    Steven,

    here’s a screenshot...
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    WP, Do they all fit inside one another?

    WP,

    Do they all fit inside one another?
  19. Might even help if the original poster put in his...

    Might even help if the original poster put in his message what the product is and the model.

    I’ve never had a bad experience with Incra or their products.
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    Hi Lappa, Hard shellac acts like other shellac...

    Hi Lappa,

    Hard shellac acts like other shellac in the first instance, i.e. it dries very quickly and your brushes, rags, rubbers will harden in minutes if left exposed to the air. This is because...
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    Hi Lappa, No, don’t do anything except use the...

    Hi Lappa,

    No, don’t do anything except use the rubber, put it in an airtight container like a small jam jar, put in about a teaspoonful of IMS then screw the lid tight. I’ve left mine like that...
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    Thanks, guys! Paul, I haven’t looked at...

    Thanks, guys!

    Paul, I haven’t looked at Andrew’s video, but I remember the pipe from my last visit. The “other” end of the pipe is connected to the dust extractor. It didn’t work as well as I...
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    Hinges at last! A little bit more polishing...

    Hinges at last!

    A little bit more polishing before I start on the hinges. Here I’m polishing the edges where that little defect was in an earlier picture. All gone now. I use a piece of timber...
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    Hi Dallas, Thanks! IMS (Industrial Methylated...

    Hi Dallas,

    Thanks! IMS (Industrial Methylated Spirits) is just 100% methylated spirits (denatured alcohol) - not difficult to get, e.g. Timbecon, auto paint shops, presumably decent paint stores...
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    Edge Banding Now to tackle the egde banding. A...

    Edge Banding

    Now to tackle the egde banding. A small rebate is cut on the router table to take the 4mm x 1.5mm boxwood dyed black.


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    The banding is rough-cut to size then finished...
  26. As elanjacobs said, what you do on one side you...

    As elanjacobs said, what you do on one side you should do on the other. Especially when your substrate is very thin like 3mm. Long ago I veneered one side of a piece of 4mm ply with some 0.6mm timber...
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    The mineral oil I’m using at the moment is...

    The mineral oil I’m using at the moment is Johnsons Baby Oil. Works a treat.

    Shellac, once mixed, has a definite shelf life. I’m sure others will have views on this. All sorts of factors - storage...
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    Hi Dallas, Here’s my basic shellac finish kit:...

    Hi Dallas,

    Here’s my basic shellac finish kit:

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    I apply shellac with a rubber made from scrap cotton inside another piece of cotton. The rubber, seen here sitting on top of it’s home...
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    Hi Joe, You seem to have plenty of interesting...

    Hi Joe,

    You seem to have plenty of interesting projects on the go!

    I make quite a few small boxes for our local neighbourhood centre to sell. In many ways these are similar to what you have in...
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    They’re not boxes, Paul - they are works of art!...

    They’re not boxes, Paul - they are works of art!

    Absolutely lovely and a testimony to your thoroughness and patience. You should be very proud indeed of these. Fabulous!!

    :brava: :hooray:

    ...
  31. Anyone who has been to the show so far - any...

    Anyone who has been to the show so far - any photos?

    thanks,

    Brian
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    The Veneering Begins Time to cut the lid from...

    The Veneering Begins

    Time to cut the lid from the body before veneering the sides. Why not veneer the sides first then cut? By cutting the lid off first there will be no loss of 2-3mm in the...
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    Hi Alex, Thanks! I’m hoping to visit Andrew’s...

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks! I’m hoping to visit Andrew’s extended workshop early next year and also to visit Little Halstock if they are willing. Capital Crispin Veneers is also on the list although I’ve got...
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    Completing the Carcass OK, the carcass is...

    Completing the Carcass

    OK, the carcass is glued up. Just a few more things before veneering.

    First thing is to take care of those rebate joints that were cut over-long. I usually allow about...
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    Thanks, Dallas. :) Credit for most of my jigs...

    Thanks, Dallas. :)

    Credit for most of my jigs goes to Andrew Crawford. They have been designed along the lines of those in his books or ones I’ve been shown on visits to his wonderful workshop in...
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    Right - on we go! :U The Carcass Like the...

    Right - on we go! :U

    The Carcass

    Like the original box I saw the carcass is Walnut. I imagine the original was European Walnut but this is American. If my box was taller I’d have gone with a...
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    Oops - didn’t mean to hit “Thanks for the...

    Oops - didn’t mean to hit “Thanks for the pictures”!

    Richard - any chance of a couple of pics so we can see what’s happening? It sounds very peculiar.

    Couple of thoughts. Was the timber really...
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    Kryn - part of a pallet!!! :oo: I bet the...

    Kryn - part of a pallet!!! :oo:

    I bet the pens were stunners!

    Brian
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    Thanks, Paul! :) I do like using veneer sometimes...

    Thanks, Paul! :) I do like using veneer sometimes even though it is more time consuming. Things like Ebony Macassar, Zircote and various burrs would be difficult to find in full timber thicknesses,...
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    Ebony Macassar Box - Work in Progress

    Recently I saw a Victorian-era ladies travelling box, veneered with Coromandel. The richness and glow of the timber was almost luminous.

    Coromandel was reported as being logged out by around...
  41. Hi Derek, Personally I’d avoid spotted gum in...

    Hi Derek,

    Personally I’d avoid spotted gum in this situation as it is so hard - and tough on the tools. However, if you really want to use this timber I suggest finding a local Men’s Shed to help...
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    VICTORIA I think the P13F might have two straight blades....

    I think the P13F might have two straight blades. Is this correct?

    Edit: I’ve just answered my own question looking at the manual online - says 2 blades.
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    Looks good to me, Richard. The little chamfer...

    Looks good to me, Richard. The little chamfer draws the eye and makes it easier for the user to know where to lift if you don’t want to interrupt the clean lines with a lid lift.

    Can’t really...
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    +1 for SJE Tools. I’ve done business with Steve a...

    +1 for SJE Tools. I’ve done business with Steve a couple of times for replacement carbide heads for the CT330. Great quality - made all the difference.

    Brian
  45. There are many brands excluded from the sale. I’d...

    There are many brands excluded from the sale. I’d rather go to the show and support those firms who support us.
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    Derek, Thank you for taking the trouble to...

    Derek,

    Thank you for taking the trouble to post these photos. Some extraordinarily fine work there, not least your own.

    For us poor Easterners I recommend a look at the WA Wood Show website WA...
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    Great stuff! Mine too. Now I’ve got to make lots...

    Great stuff! Mine too. Now I’ve got to make lots more boxes :D

    Brian
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    Hi Richard, OK - now I understand. For a medal...

    Hi Richard,

    OK - now I understand. For a medal box or jewellery box these joints would be strong enough on their own. If it is to be used to contain something heavy or if it will get rough...
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    Hi Richard, Which joints are you concerned...

    Hi Richard,

    Which joints are you concerned about, the ones on the box or the ones on the tray? If it’s the tray then my approaches are usually:

    If using mitred joints on the tray I do reinforce...
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    As Woodpixel and others have said, normal PVA, be...

    As Woodpixel and others have said, normal PVA, be it Titebond 1, 2 or 3, or Selleys Aquabond, or Parfix or Sikkens - just about any woodworking glue will do the job and still be stuck together long...
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