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    Reference from the two edges to find the true...

    Reference from the two edges to find the true corner apex. The cheap and nasty way is by using one of these
    https://www.timbecon.com.au/centre-finder
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    I am in Melbourne, but most steel places will...

    I am in Melbourne, but most steel places will have 50 x 25 C channel. It is hot rolled, and has a forged finish, so you need to give it a wire wheeling and some black paint to pretty it up. you also...
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    You need to stop the table from falling over when...

    You need to stop the table from falling over when pushed from the ends. It is effectively standing on two playing cards in this orientation, though the playing cards are 45mm thick. A steel plate...
  4. You can cup a cutting board easily. They are best...

    You can cup a cutting board easily. They are best to be stored standing on edge to allow them to fully dry after use, and it also allows even air flow all around. Here is a photo of some extra...
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    The top of the workpiece is best to be somewhere...

    The top of the workpiece is best to be somewhere between your hips and your elbow, aiming to be closer to your hips rather than elbow. For me its about 880mm - 940mm.
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    The sliding deadman. I was going to use some...

    The sliding deadman. I was going to use some super special reserve figured Redgum for the sliding deadman, but the deep red won't work well now that I have decided to colour the top with pink nail...
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    When I was making my shelf, I left the two end...

    When I was making my shelf, I left the two end pieces for last so I could fit them around the legs. I also didn't put a supporting cleat on the side rails until I had made the end pieces. With the...
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    Doug, what were you planning on doing with your...

    Doug, what were you planning on doing with your shelf? Building from the same/similar ironbarks that you have used for the top?

    I like contrasting timbers. I find it an easy way to create an...
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    The shelf. I had planned to use a piece of...

    The shelf. I had planned to use a piece of plywood for convenience and for the significant bracing properties it has, but I have some Spotted Gum floorboards which have been sitting around for ages...
  10. Thread: Enough is enough

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    Cut it off. Mark a shark bite around the top...

    Cut it off. Mark a shark bite around the top right corner, band saw it off. Then you can tell people that "it was the board or my arm!!!" :D
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    Hmm. Sounds like you need more benches. I have...

    Hmm. Sounds like you need more benches. I have three, soon to be four. Plus my bandsaw, jointer, router table and the panel saw act as workbenches too. I am assuming the definition of workbench is...
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    Heh, I wish Doug. Although I haven't set a...

    Heh, I wish Doug. Although I haven't set a completion date, I have expectations of myself to have a functionally complete bench done by Sunday. I'll polish it up after work for a couple of weeks, and...
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    The two top slabs have been sitting and waiting...

    The two top slabs have been sitting and waiting for their time to shine, and today was the day. I sent them through the thicknesser and over the saw to finish up with two slabs 2100 x 300 x 75mm...
  14. Thread: Unkown cutter

    by Kuffy
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    FREE: A.C.T. It's kinda like one of these. SLOT MORTISE BIT...

    It's kinda like one of these.
    SLOT MORTISE BIT 8.0MM SOLID CARBIDE, 2 FLT 1/2 SHK (TSM 1408 M) - Carbitool
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    This is a good video to show what happens when...

    This is a good video to show what happens when you load up the rear of a trailer, with say....another trailer.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mW_gzdh6to
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    Oh! You found them for me. I've been looking for...

    Oh! You found them for me. I've been looking for those all day :D
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    Looking at the base frame this morning, it just...

    Looking at the base frame this morning, it just doesn't seem strong enough :D In fact it would just be bad form on my part not to do the basic things to make it better. I added some diagonal corner...
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    Yeah, I could have done that and it would have...

    Yeah, I could have done that and it would have been slightly easier but would have only saved me about 8 minutes on setup. It would have worked perfectly fine for myself because I am building to my...
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    I didn't think you were having a go at anything....

    I didn't think you were having a go at anything. I agree that once the bar begins to bend, it is nothing but depreciating returns from there. I touched on the issue in the 2nd video about milling....
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    Parallel clamps are F clamps. They are the same...

    Parallel clamps are F clamps. They are the same thing but with slightly different heads. The reason F clamp bars bend so easily is because the force is being applied a good distance away from the...
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    The photos from my last post were taken at 5pm...

    The photos from my last post were taken at 5pm today. I'm back at work next Monday, so I have 7 more days to get this thing done which is doable except for the finishing. I'm gonna shine this baby up!
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    It's beginning to look like something! With the...

    It's beginning to look like something! With the front and rear frames glued up and dry, I could then set to the task of installing the side rails. Firstly I needed to locate where the mortises go for...
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    It was a holy time in my garage yesterday, and no...

    It was a holy time in my garage yesterday, and no I haven't found God. I met him (or her, it's 2020 now!) ages ago and he or she is cool. I wanted to get the front and rear frames assembled so I had...
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    I think waiting for interest levels in a product...

    I think waiting for interest levels in a product to be there before purchasing is a very likely and great strategy. It's not uncommon to put niche items on back order. When they come in, they...
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    I got those besseys fairly cheaply in an...

    I got those besseys fairly cheaply in an overstock sale a few years ago. I think I will fill out the collection with Timbecon's new line of heavy duty Torquata parallel clamps. But not until I have...
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    I have a router table, trim router and a bigger...

    I have a router table, trim router and a bigger hand held router/s. If I had to choose the router table plus one other, it would definitely be the bigger hand held router. The bigger router is a pain...
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    Thanks Doug and Happy New Year. I worry about the...

    Thanks Doug and Happy New Year. I worry about the presentation on YouTube, and I think that is justified given the little traction my videos receive. But slowly and surely the channel grows a little...
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    Nope, it's 2020. An Olympic year, a leap year. I...

    Nope, it's 2020. An Olympic year, a leap year. I get an extra day for the 29th of February. Tis the year to be building benches :D
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    Happy New Year everyone. My new years resolution...

    Happy New Year everyone. My new years resolution is to work on a better bench of my own sometime "before the end of the year", I reckon I have given myself enough time :D

    This installment involves...
  30. The paint will dull the cutters extremely...

    The paint will dull the cutters extremely quickly. I once had to send a pack of pink primed 42x42 LOSP through a four sided moulder just to remove the paint. I had to sharpen the knives a few times...
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    With the upper rail leg mortises done, I could...

    With the upper rail leg mortises done, I could move on down to the lower rail leg mortises. It was a pretty simple because my mortising jig was already mostly setup. I just had to move the end stops...
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    Today I squared off the top of the legs. Remember...

    Today I squared off the top of the legs. Remember that the legs are set to a slight angle, and I wanted the joint between the top rail and legs to be squared off because it looks better. The squared...
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    I have a little under half a 750ml can of clear...

    I have a little under half a 750ml can of clear satin. I used it on a baby cot 22months ago. It seems to be ok in the can. You can have it for free if you pick it up. I'm in Caroline Springs. I'll...
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    Lol, am not! I'm just used to rejecting this sort...

    Lol, am not! I'm just used to rejecting this sort of garbage timber on behalf of the customers because they are timber snobs for sure!. I'm willing to use this stuff for myself because I know it'll...
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    Now that I am holidays for the next few weeks, I...

    Now that I am holidays for the next few weeks, I can get stuck into this build good and proper. Today I milled the lower frame components to their final dimensions. It's a bit of a risk to do this,...
  36. Thread: polli publicity

    by Kuffy
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    Getting your face on TV works...up to a point. It...

    Getting your face on TV works...up to a point. It almost worked for Bill Shorten. I still remember when his face was plastered all over the news during the Beaconsfield mine disaster. Talk about...
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    Because I have made my life difficult for myself...

    Because I have made my life difficult for myself by angling the legs out slightly to resist racking, but mostly just to make the bench look cool, I produced a full sized MDF layout template. I will...
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    I don't recall ever having purple hands though I...

    I don't recall ever having purple hands though I believe Walnut can do it. I've certainly ended up with black hands from leeching tanins out of the timber into my hands. I had a purple thumb before,...
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    Yesterday evening, I had the thought that after...

    Yesterday evening, I had the thought that after gluing up the two top slabs, they will need to go straight through the thicknesser. My thicknesser is only 12", though I can fit 307mm. But the glue...
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    So I spent a good portion of the day milling the...

    So I spent a good portion of the day milling the timbers required for the two top slabs. Often when I am milling timbers, I am hoping when it comes out the other side of the thicknesser, it will have...
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    My Bessey clamps are about 4 years old. Titebond...

    My Bessey clamps are about 4 years old. Titebond Original and Titebond II cleans off pretty easily with a soak in the bath. Titebond III needs to be scraped off because even after soaking in the bath...
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    So I finally made a start on this bench today....

    So I finally made a start on this bench today. First up I selected the boards that i'll use for the longer front and rear rails as well as the pieces needed to laminate the two top slabs. Many of the...
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    Most things stack pretty well, and drawer sides...

    Most things stack pretty well, and drawer sides primarily act as a boundary. If you need the drawer sides to act as a retaining wall, you are using the drawer as a dumping ground instead of using the...
  44. Yep, bingo! The retailer took the money, they...

    Yep, bingo! The retailer took the money, they have to deal with it.
  45. Did your friend purchase the completed dining...

    Did your friend purchase the completed dining table, top and base? or just the top?

    In the first photo at the bottom joint, there appears to be visible glue squeeze out in a finished piece!!!!!...
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    That's exactly what keeps me away from the beach...

    That's exactly what keeps me away from the beach when I do have time. If it isn't sand in my jocks, it is salt burn on my arms as they rubbed along the edge of the surfboard...sux so bad.


    The...
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    Kuffy's Workbench

    For the past 20 years I have been working with kinda flat horizontal surfaces as work benches. For the most part, that is all that anyone really needs but a nice solid and genuinely flat surface has...
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    I use the SIAnet from The Sandpaper Man. Works...

    I use the SIAnet from The Sandpaper Man. Works good enough, lasts long enough. It's not great for hand sanding but I use it anyway. Because of the mesh structure, it gets snagged on sharp corners...
  49. The risk is probably about the same, and fairly...

    The risk is probably about the same, and fairly negligible either way. With a climb cut, the router will want to push away from the timber rather than pulling itself into the timber. This gives you a...
  50. Just for those that read two words "climb cut"...

    Just for those that read two words "climb cut" and begin to sweat. I've found that climb cut is a trigger word nowadays. I probably sound like an angry grump that has lost faith in the internet. Nup,...
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