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  1. Thread: Box top que

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    A dab of glue in the middle of the end grain...

    A dab of glue in the middle of the end grain sides works well, holds the panel in place & if the panel shrinks it shouldn't crack.:q
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    Timber bits has a 150mm brass plated 90' stop...

    Timber bits has a 150mm brass plated 90' stop hinge in their shop quite reasonable. Cheers RGP.
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    I found cutting the key to a tight thickness,...

    I found cutting the key to a tight thickness, gluing the slot then hammering the key with a flat faced hammer just before you insert it makes a good tight fit as the wood swells very quickly. Check...
  4. Nice job, :2tsup:

    Nice job, :2tsup:
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    Wheres the sawdust? You will never find anything...

    Wheres the sawdust? You will never find anything now. I love all the draws under the bench, be full of surprizes I bet.:2tsup:
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    White Beech Trinket Box

    Hi all,

    I havn't posted much lately so heres the latest.

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    The beech timber has been resawn from an old windowsill. my late father remarked how rare this wood is these...
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    Looks very good Bob. My most used joint is keyed...

    Looks very good Bob. My most used joint is keyed mitred. The shooting board is a must, if there is a slight gap I use a round burnishing rod to push the seam closed or glur & sawdust rubbed into the...
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    Very nice burl. I have been trying thick...

    Very nice burl. I have been trying thick superglue to stabilize fragile pieces of wood, also mixing with fine sawdust to be a filler. takes 5 - 10 minutes to cure enough blue painters tape or glad...
  9. Thread: French Oak Box

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    French Oak Box

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    I purchased a stick of lumber when I was at Carbatec Brisbane last. It had a label " French Oak" very similar to English Oak or White USA Oak. it had a very nice...
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    I made a tea box.

    Best match I could get is Claro Walnut. The bark & leaves are very close to what the tree had.
    I did a grain match around the box with keyed miters. Inner & base match. The whole box came from the...
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    What type of wood is this?

    Hi all, I do intend to make a box out of this lumber but I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help? Due to Covid I haven't been able to take it to the experts at the Melany wood show. The tree was...
  12. Thread: Home for my knife

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    A good sharp plane & shooting board does wonders...

    A good sharp plane & shooting board does wonders when doing miters, nice neat work,:2tsup:
  13. Thread: Red Cedar Box

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    Red Cedar Box

    Hi all, Bit of a different design. Red Cedar from Mummulgum in northern NSW. Milled about 10 years ago from a fairly young tree. (about 80 years old) The colour changes from heart to sapwood, grain...
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    Huon Pine over time

    Hi all,

    just want to do a quick post to show how Huon Pine goes a darker honey colour in time, especially when in light conditions.

    The candle holder is about 15 years old, the Green & Green...
  15. Thread: Huon Pine

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    Huon Pine

    Hi all, 2 boxes in just over a week must have had a few good shed sessions. Trying to use up some good small bits of wood I collected.

    This small box was to use a small bit of birdseye Huon, good...
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    Widely used for sand rejuvenation after the sand...

    Widely used for sand rejuvenation after the sand mining went through back in the 60' & 70's. decays very quickly if left on the ground. The couple of millable bits I have collected have produced very...
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    Coastal Banksia & Silver Ash

    Hi all,

    I purchased a box lid & base at the Melany Wood Expo some years back but only recently found some more Coastal Banksia to do the liner. Most bits that I have picked up after storms have...
  18. Thread: New to Box Making

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    I found the local Tender Centre was a good source...

    I found the local Tender Centre was a good source for raw wood & old furniture that yielded some very good figured pieces. This forum has a marketplace for lumber may be useful.
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    TAS Blackwood & Sassafras small keepsake box.

    Another grandchild on the way, coin set from the mint in a home made box
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  20. Thread: Red Wattle

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    Red Wattle

    Why pay big $ for TAS Wattle when the local wattle looks good + it was free.


    Trying out a locking miter router bit. Rubbish bin not exactly a box.


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  21. Thread: Tas Oak/Amoora box

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    Are you going to fit a liner inside the box? I...

    Are you going to fit a liner inside the box? I use 3mm thick timber that matches the lid inlay makes a good fit for the lid. I find that a fine bevel on all external surfaces looks good....
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    :cool:Good looking boxes. Where do you get the...

    :cool:Good looking boxes.

    Where do you get the lock escutcheon? I have purchased a few types of cigar box locks not many arrive with the keyhole plate.
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    Greene & Greene style box

    Something different from my normal style of small box.
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    box making

    Not much time to make boxes at present, last time I viewed the forum was may this year time flies.I'm a mexican as well Cudgen on Tweed. Box of cypress pine from QLD.
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    big lids

    Hi capt. Zero,

    I found it makes an easy job if you cut a rebate on the inside edge before yoy assemble the box. About 2/3 deep, drill a couple of marker holes so you can cut after the box is...
  26. Thread: Jewellery Boxes

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    Nice work

    Good looking natural timber. How fiddly was the sliding inserts?:cool: RGP
  27. Thread: The pirate chest

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    The pirate chest

    Hi all,

    Thanks for some good links, I think the curved top is the go. The appropriate hardware was very hard to find, I had to paint most of it so it matched.

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    I used maranty frame...
  28. Thread: pirate chest

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    pirate chest

    :cool: Hi all,

    After some pic's or plans for a Kid's pirate chest, small prefferably. Curved lid type. Can you help?


    THANKS

    RGP.
  29. Thread: Huon Pine

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    Huon Pine

    Hi all,

    Bit of scrap Huon Pine I plucked out of the discard box at one of the old mills at Straun & my last little bit of Huon Pine burl venere.

    RGP.:cool:


    It took quite a while to find...
  30. Thread: Strange wood

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    Coachwood

    :2tsup: I finally got back in touch with the fellow who gave me the wood & it is coachwood. There was a very faint smell when I cut it down but I could not pick it.

    THANKS:cool:
  31. Thread: Strange wood

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    Strange wood

    Hi all,

    I was given a small plank from a wood place in Ulmarra.
    I have turn't it into a small jewellery box. Does anyone have any idea what sort of wood it is? Maple? Light brown honey colour,...
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    box 3

    the top is huon pine burl venere from a little wood shop up on the hill in Burnie TAS it cost $15 per sheet, very hard to get it home. I got 2 small box lids out of the figured piece.:cool:
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    Wood Type

    Silky oak from Artech Murwillumbah now gone?

    Red cedar recovered from a toilet door.

    Huon pine from my trip to Straun in Tas.

    Last two is resewood from a very kind old chap at...
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    Good use for those offcuts.

    Just a small snitbit of my work.
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