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    I will double check as I saw one for $9.90n I...

    I will double check as I saw one for $9.90n I didn't look to interesting, the others were $20.99, $28.99 and $29.99
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    Where have I been

    A slow trip home from nightshift, so thought I would grab a woodworking magazine to read on the way home. Oops, did I miss something? When did woodworking magazines hit $20? Considering all the...
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    Thanks Brian, I did however mention to the client...

    Thanks Brian, I did however mention to the client that should anything go wrong, I will repair or replace, however I know exactly which part may go first and that's the Huon Pine lid inset, so I will...
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    I have some good news, the client loves it (from...

    I have some good news, the client loves it (from the photos) and his son who is in possession says Iím a panic merchant and I shouldnít be worried. Still I canít help but be concerned.

    thanks for...
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    I think another piece of the puzzle is lid...

    I think another piece of the puzzle is lid height, and the strength or lack thereof once you separate from the base. I think it may have been too thin. I may just have to deepen the lid in future.
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    Thanks AJ, yes, I am very critical, probably too...

    Thanks AJ, yes, I am very critical, probably too much. I just am not happy with non perfection when Iím selling something.

    but as beautiful as the timbers are, they are a bugger to work with and...
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    Done, and done, but I donít know how I missed it,...

    Done, and done, but I donít know how I missed it, or itís the damn weather again, but where I fix one problem another one has shown itís ugly head.

    anyway, I will post to the client and see if he...
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    So with a clear head thanks to the daughters...

    So with a clear head thanks to the daughters Walnut/Rock Maple jewellery distraction, and the fact that time is running out I got back to the box that was giving me so much trouble.

    i took the...
  9. Thanks Adam, the tape is cheap $1.15 low tack...

    Thanks Adam, the tape is cheap $1.15 low tack tape from Bunnings, it’s apparently now a discontinued line so you have to be quick just in case it goes. I bought 10 rolls recently, and had to go to...
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    Well done for going traditional. Also once you...

    Well done for going traditional. Also once you start milling timber you release some tension so its bound to cup, twist and move, and it can be the difference of a few mm. I sliced on the band saw a...
  11. You will notice also that the maker has...

    You will notice also that the maker has alternated the growth ring arc in opposite direction to try and alleviate stress from movement so they should counteract/cancel each other out. The split is...
  12. One more step, I rounded over the edges then ran...

    One more step, I rounded over the edges then ran through the table saw, completely through the front and back and just left 1mm at the ends to finish with the flush saw. Then cleaned up excess with a...
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    Peter, Sewon (lovely lady) was trying to offload...

    Peter, Sewon (lovely lady) was trying to offload it all onto me, as I took my ute, she said 'you have lots of room', I said yes in there, but not at home. There was a lot of pieces that could be...
  14. Thread: Laburnum

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    so if I turned a mushroom, it really would be a...

    so if I turned a mushroom, it really would be a toadstool?
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    Sewon, I will contact you this morning. thanks...

    Sewon, I will contact you this morning. thanks Richard
  16. Got a a it further along yesterday, I trimmed all...

    Got a a it further along yesterday, I trimmed all the Maple corners

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    Then after work this morning, I glued in all said pieces, I saved you the pain of not having to see the sticky taped...
  17. Thread: Laburnum

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    Neil, I have seen some wonderful examples of it...

    Neil, I have seen some wonderful examples of it turned and wanted to get hold of some. As I noted to Euge that I did discover it was toxic and would take every precaution, but when you see the...
  18. Thread: Laburnum

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    These symptoms sound similar to what one of my...

    These symptoms sound similar to what one of my kids gives me when he starts telling to take a long walk off a short plank, especially the part about the intense sleepiness, dilated pupils and...
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    Euge, I would love to get hold of some, do you...

    Euge, I would love to get hold of some, do you have any small logs with the distinctive heart/sap wood comb maybe a bit of bark too? I was looking to turn small mushrooms, maybe an earring stand as...
  20. Thread: Laburnum

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    Laburnum

    Team, I posted this in the Wood turning section (as I forgot about this page).

    Does anyone know where I can source Laburnum in Australia?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Laburnum

    Can anyone help me source some Laburnum in Aus? is it available here, or do we have an equivalent?
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    Climate conundrum

    Team, I was just wondering if anyone chose any time of the year that they didn't make boxes due to the drastic weather patterns and humidity changes etc? any particular days you avoid working (and...
  23. Glue up. you’ll see the piece covered in green...

    Glue up. you’ll see the piece covered in green tape in amongst all the clamps

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    That was the carcass with 24hrs glue up

    and here’s the lid being glued on
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    More tape...
  24. Attacked with great gusto today, sliced diced,...

    Attacked with great gusto today, sliced diced, trimmed and routed.

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    I didnt however cur enough maple edging so ill need to cut some more up to finish the...
  25. Here are the timbers, machines only, I thought I...

    Here are the timbers, machines only, I thought I would give them a day or 4 to settle before cutting to size for glue up.

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    Finished size should be circa 260x155x90, as much as Iíd like...
  26. taking troubles away - or should i say deferring them

    As you know I am in a little bit of strife with an angry piece of Huon pine cut on the angle, so what better way to help forget your troubles, make another box. This time the daughter wants one, so I...
  27. still waiting for mine. I saw on Banggood that it...

    still waiting for mine. I saw on Banggood that it had "been delivered", yet no sign. so I contacted the couriers and they told me they tried to deliver on Oct 19th but no one home so they took it to...
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    I have applied finish to the inside of the lid,...

    I have applied finish to the inside of the lid, so I don’t think anything will now stick to it. NOESs I sand or scrape it off and then apply but I will then have to glue a piece inside that to...
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    Paul, no, the lid is still free, I tried scraping...

    Paul, no, the lid is still free, I tried scraping the inside as will be covered but to no avail, I can’t use as is so will do one more effort and that will be to use double sided tape around the rim...
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    A close up view front left 464060 Side view...

    A close up view

    front left
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    And rear right
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    Team, help please!!! we have had a disaster, I...

    Team, help please!!!
    we have had a disaster, I have put finish on and Lo and behold the lid has twisted, I am sure it’s due to the way the lid insert is cut on the angle but I was wondering if...
  32. Thread: box magnets

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    box magnets

    I was looking for 5mm x 2mm brass coloured magnets, does anyone know where I can get them?

    thanking you in advance
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    All the way, it had $50 worth in there and I...

    All the way, it had $50 worth in there and I designed the hole so that only a small clenched fist could come out and prevent kids taking big handfuls. My son went round with his mates and there were...
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    I did that too but as it was my first one I...

    I did that too but as it was my first one I didnít know that itís supposed to be done on the day or the night before and it literally disintegrated in the front yard.
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    Halloween special

    Finally got into the spirit and knocked up a coffin to give the kids a treat and a bit of a scare.

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    Sorry but to hear about the loss, and Dads are...

    Sorry but to hear about the loss, and Dads are funny creatures, they keep all sorts of things..... except when one of them injured them! My effort was a metal work project, a cold chisel. And still...
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    End grain board

    Following a tidy up of the shed and my want to gain some space and use up off cut laminated bench tops, I felt only one would suit.

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    Its 600 x 300 x 35mm, not perfect but a great use of...
  38. Yes, I own a set of the 15mm - 36mm aliexpress...

    Yes, I own a set of the 15mm - 36mm aliexpress puppies. No issues, nice clean cuts.
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    Joe, This was my effort and very similar but...

    Joe,

    This was my effort and very similar but also thicker, an I made a rebated frame box and ten used the router to put a rebate all around for the Wenge. I'm sure it would be the same principle....
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    Cant say I have had any experience with the...

    Cant say I have had any experience with the Sherwood sorry.
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    I did the same for my club, but bought the WL-20...

    I did the same for my club, but bought the WL-20 (1100 bed), then had to arrange others to help me unload as its double the weight. almost. its a 92kg box!!
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    Brainstrust, why not sign up as a Machinery House...

    Brainstrust, why not sign up as a Machinery House Mate and you'll get $50 off (atleast covers the GST)
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    Its exactly as Redbeard says, his description is...

    Its exactly as Redbeard says, his description is basically on the money, and although I'd like the bed extension also I am somewhat restricted with space. its a very good lathe for the money...
  44. Thread: Will this work

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    I cant imagine that it'd fall apart too quickly,...

    I cant imagine that it'd fall apart too quickly, maybe over time, but I think most of the time the relationship of face grain to end grain glue up is in joints that come under stress, as this wold be...
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    great idea, and congrats on the 6wk mark. think...

    great idea, and congrats on the 6wk mark. think of all the tools you'll now be able to buy with the extra cash!! I'm trying, but admittedly very unsuccessfully maybe put it in terms that my brain can...
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    Joe, I initially used a 1.6mm Kerf slot cutter on...

    Joe, I initially used a 1.6mm Kerf slot cutter on the router table, to keep as much body as i can but used to spend too much time setting it up, then making several passes to ensure I didn't go...
  47. My experience with Chinese made tools are not to...

    My experience with Chinese made tools are not to trust their measurements, but as this is set by 1. Calipers to the kerf thickness, and 2. The thickness of the piece of timber, there’s no way it...
  48. I liked it, and took me 40sec to find, but 40min...

    I liked it, and took me 40sec to find, but 40min to figure out that Banggood didn’t like opening in IE, so opened in Chrome and whalla. 2 now on their way, one for me and one for my club which I’m...
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    unfortunately Alex that was last week and now I’m...

    unfortunately Alex that was last week and now I’m staring at the boxes and cutting board and realise I have to get cracking. But trust me I only lifted the arm to call the poolside waiter over for...
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    No point wasting time putting the feet up and...

    No point wasting time putting the feet up and having a cuppa, hey Keith?!! Straight back into it.

    I think I might skip watching this one however........not, are you kidding. I'll never miss a...
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