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  1. Thread: Firewood

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    I'll go for curly maple?

    I'll go for curly maple?
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    Ive only cut one of Sams patterns but you have...

    Ive only cut one of Sams patterns but you have achieved the good look that comes with cutting Sams patterns.
  3. Thread: Red Cedar

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    wow what a beauty that would make great...

    wow what a beauty that would make great guitar/ukulele book matched sound board and bottom of body, but unfortunately there would be a fair amount of waste to use else where.
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    I agree spiral blades have a place but you have...

    I agree spiral blades have a place but you have to be VERY careful when cutting.
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    very nice if you like to cut Australian cars...

    very nice if you like to cut Australian cars Helen the scroll saw goto for problems has a catalogue of Australian scroll work.
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    I have made segmented pens with offcuts of...

    I have made segmented pens with offcuts of acrylic and the look pretty good if you choose the right colours of the offcuts, this will work with any product you make pens out of.
  7. IMPORTANT slow here today 25/6 so far.

    slow here today 25/6 so far.
  8. Thread: Seahorse

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    you won't be disappointed I have purchased Alex's...

    you won't be disappointed I have purchased Alex's patterns and they are a challenge but what would be the fun if not challenged by the pattern.
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    well done I found the most frustrating thing was...

    well done I found the most frustrating thing was folk didn't appreciate the time spent to achieve a quality finish, gifts are great to get friends to appreciate the work.
  10. IMPORTANT slow is an understatement the forum is very very...

    slow is an understatement the forum is very very slow I don't envy the person who has to try a fix.
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    i used a bimetal blade to cut the kerfs on a...

    i used a bimetal blade to cut the kerfs on a concert and found that bending was a nightmare will increase the spacing to approx 0.9 or there about see how that goes thanks.
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    thanks Cal will give this setup a try next time I...

    thanks Cal will give this setup a try next time I have to cut kerfs simple but effective looking kit.What is the cut width using the bandsaw?
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    I'm with you on cutting kerfing time consuming...

    I'm with you on cutting kerfing time consuming and not always successful in my attempts, by the look of yours there is a gap on cuts that may be the answer next time I cut kerfing I cut my cuts on a...
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    The jig involved does do a heap of patterns...

    The jig involved does do a heap of patterns limited by imigination.
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    I second the type of cypress is critical .If you...

    I second the type of cypress is critical .If you use the wrong type it will be hard as and prone to split, but I like the smell and look.
  16. Thread: Scroll saw

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    hegner is definitely the go to scroll saw for...

    hegner is definitely the go to scroll saw for most it will cut timber up to 55mm which is a big ask for a scroll saw, happy hunting they are a popular item
  17. yep the finer the sandpaper the better the...

    yep the finer the sandpaper the better the finish. If timber is not dry you are not going to get a smooth finishes .The bending of the slices will bend depending on the wood some bends some doesn't....
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    Scroll sawing is certainly addictive I don't...

    Scroll sawing is certainly addictive I don't think it has quite taken off like in other places but it will when people appreciate the skill required to complete projects.
  19. WARNING - WARNING!!! Cal will love this who would have thought a small...

    Cal will love this who would have thought a small ukulele would shine.
  20. Thread: level ends

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    these jigs in the right hands work a treat if you...

    these jigs in the right hands work a treat if you still experience issues on trimming the blanks purchase an end trimmer I don't think they are that expensive and you will avoid stuffing up blanks....
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    I love doing complicated cuts like this they are...

    I love doing complicated cuts like this they are very satisfying, congratulations on capturing a great likeness not easy to do.
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    Im with elanjacobs on this one what a comment to...

    Im with elanjacobs on this one what a comment to make you are a faceless warrior or to put it mildly a gutless individual who hides behind your computer.
  23. Thread: Red Oak Ply

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    I have found anything but marine ply has a...

    I have found anything but marine ply has a tendency to have voids or surprise holes not good for scrollers.
  24. yep what they said, blade setter for Makita...

    yep what they said, blade setter for Makita electric hand planer.
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    wow very talented, if only I was artistic enough...

    wow very talented, if only I was artistic enough to attempt work this great.
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    thanks Cal the sides are Queensland oak at 1.5 mm...

    thanks Cal the sides are Queensland oak at 1.5 mm the top and bottom are walnut about 3mm this may contribute to quality of sound ,good to hear that the quality will improve with time, once again...
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    My preference of blades are the PG ones from...

    My preference of blades are the PG ones from Helen she is a great go to for advice for unsure cutters, good luck.
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    great should be better, control shouldn't be an...

    great should be better, control shouldn't be an issue with that size MDF
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    just a question Cal on what thickness are the...

    just a question Cal on what thickness are the body top and bottom I built my first concert ukulele happy with the build but not the sound any suggestions.
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    what made you use such a big blade #5 on 3 mm...

    what made you use such a big blade #5 on 3 mm mdf you would get much less furring of the pattern with a smaller blade.
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    good one you have achieved what many say is...

    good one you have achieved what many say is imperfect, that is the eyes say it all you have captured a great likeness
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    beautiful timber getting rare to get ,make the...

    beautiful timber getting rare to get ,make the most of your haul.
  33. Thread: Big brother

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    made the ukulele very pleased with the look but...

    made the ukulele very pleased with the look but struggling with final tuneup almost given up just can't tune the bugger may have to get a pro to attempt the tuneup [not part of plan.] but gone this...
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    there are different grades of bimetal blades [2]...

    there are different grades of bimetal blades [2] I had them break after no time at all because the supplier was giving me there wrong grade of metal. Since I have changed supplier I haven't had any...
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    welbond is my go to glue for general glues ,I...

    welbond is my go to glue for general glues ,I also have specific glue for melamine called AV 180 which looks like welbond, that is its liquid but it is made for melamine glueups. Can't remember where...
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    versatile enough to be used in the shed i like.

    versatile enough to be used in the shed i like.
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    I have found the bandsaw the best over table saw...

    I have found the bandsaw the best over table saw in fact my table saw hasn't been used for ages and has a solid timber top so i can use it as a bench extension.
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    top cut Peter lots of fine work,Sam is a great...

    top cut Peter lots of fine work,Sam is a great contributor of patterns I used one of his for a Motor Bike recently.
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    I don't know about sanding sealer but I just...

    I don't know about sanding sealer but I just finished a ukulele using silky oak for the sides of the main body using oil based poly and it took forever to dry I'm thinking oak must contain natural...
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    my preference is without background.

    my preference is without background.
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    I agree I have done as Alex suggested and have...

    I agree I have done as Alex suggested and have the blade tracking as mentioned and have no drift and can cut 2mm slices no problem.
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    wow those pop I attempted to use some sequoia for...

    wow those pop I attempted to use some sequoia for the body of a ukulele I attempted to make but had no luck it was subject to splitting so I used walnut instead with similar oak sides, looks ok for...
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    been experiencing same just place cursor in what...

    been experiencing same just place cursor in what is left of log in ,log in and move the cursor across to box beside.
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    I agree with pawoods that marine ply appears to...

    I agree with pawoods that marine ply appears to have less voids which can be a nasty surprise when scrolling I find that although MDF is ok for puzzles my preference is for plain old pine easy to cut...
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    Thanks for the replies .This ukulele is to be a...

    Thanks for the replies .This ukulele is to be a learner for now if I am happy with it I will certainly build a tenor and post my progress .Just learning to bend sides is causing headaches ,but...
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    I use an old credit card so far so good, or you...

    I use an old credit card so far so good, or you can cut a hole in the middle of a piece of scrap if it won't go in or out from both sides make the necessary adjustment.
  47. Im no expert but it looks like some sort of oak....

    Im no expert but it looks like some sort of oak. To check if it will take stain do a section on the underside of the top.
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    one thing I didn't mention is it is imperative...

    one thing I didn't mention is it is imperative that the blade is square to the table this is a must or your puzzle will not come apart, sounds silly but this is the best tip I can give for puzzle...
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    I second Helen for blades and advice I have cut...

    I second Helen for blades and advice I have cut puzzles in the past using #3 blades as recommended by Helen.
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    wow what selection of Aussie timber.I am in the...

    wow what selection of Aussie timber.I am in the process of making a concert ukulele [acquired a kit to use parts top and bottom is Mahogony]and am sure to attempt a tenor if this works out . Now for...
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