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    It may be worth resawing them so that you have...

    It may be worth resawing them so that you have one 'good' side. I did this with some old cedar school desks that had all the stuff that kids carve into them. I wanted to keep them on the underside of...
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    Interesting comments, especially re CAD, Graeme....

    Interesting comments, especially re CAD, Graeme. I chose the packages I've used (firstly DesignCad, then Viacad3D) because they were intuitive for one who grew up using pencil & paper. What I found,...
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    Sturt now has more variety in teachers. When I...

    Sturt now has more variety in teachers. When I studied there Tom taught everything, with a bit of input on design from another teacher. I had no problems with that, but from what I've seen, using...
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    For a mix of hand and machine skills, you could...

    For a mix of hand and machine skills, you could look at the Sturt School for Wood 1 year course. Not cheap, and you need to have the time available, but I believe it is accredited.
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    I use a similar idea for the top rails of doors...

    I use a similar idea for the top rails of doors with glass fills. I make them using four pieces of wood - the front & back long pieces, and a spacer at each end. I make the rail oversize, then dress...
  7. Thread: Sculpted Box

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    Funny, many of us who are well versed in the...

    Funny, many of us who are well versed in the 'proper' techniques would love to be able to make a nice sculpted box like that.
  8. Thread: Endgrain glueing

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    Like Festrules, I made that mallet too, and it's...

    Like Festrules, I made that mallet too, and it's still stuck, gets used all the time. From memory, it didn't stick properly the first time, so I had to clean the glue off the rubber with acetone,...
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    Haven't seen it used for furniture, but I've seen...

    Haven't seen it used for furniture, but I've seen it used for lining an office building and it looked quite good. Quite a pronounced grain, light brown colour.

    They used timber from a couple of...
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    Clown prince
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    I have an old drill press, similar size, which is...

    I have an old drill press, similar size, which is OK for most things.
    It might be worth while comparing it with the similar sized Detroit model, 500w, at the same price from Total Tools.
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    Sticky: Polyandry

    Polyandry
  13. Thread: Sculpted Box

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    Agree about the white cedar - I stand corrected.

    Agree about the white cedar - I stand corrected.
  14. These two photos show how mine look when open and...

    These two photos show how mine look when open and closed.

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    Thanks Derek. I'm fortunate in that, partly from...

    Thanks Derek. I'm fortunate in that, partly from my early apprentice training and partly from a dislike of loud noises, I've always worn hearing protection. Even so, I have slight hearing loss,...
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    Veneer Inlay have a variety of butler table hinges that may fit. I've also used card table hinges from Graeme Brown Antiques. These sit on the sides of the box.

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    Sticky: Double up.

    Double up.
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    Put it in the fridge and it will keep forever.

    Put it in the fridge and it will keep forever.
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    Homesy has described the problem and the solution...

    Homesy has described the problem and the solution perfectly. Remember though, if you're going to veneer the top of the panel, you should put a similar thickness veneer on the underside.
    It's...
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    I was told that marriage boils down to giving...

    I was told that marriage boils down to giving away half your tucker to get the other half cooked.
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    Thanks for the warning.

    Thanks for the warning.
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    I made mine similar to Derek's, from aluminium...

    I made mine similar to Derek's, from aluminium right-angle extrusion. They've lasted me well over many years. If I were making them now I'd use brass, purely from the point of view of appearance, and...
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    That would make sense.

    That would make sense.
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    No idea - and Wiki doesn't help. I'm guessing...

    No idea - and Wiki doesn't help. I'm guessing that London cabinetmakers were known to use them, compared to elsewhere, where they used larger pins.
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    Sticky: Gilding

    Gilding
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    Very nice work on the box and the mirrors, and a...

    Very nice work on the box and the mirrors, and a great thought.
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    My slight preference is for side by side.

    My slight preference is for side by side.
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    Sticky: Smithy

    Smithy
  29. Thread: Medal box

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    Good thought. This is something you can use all...

    Good thought. This is something you can use all those old fridge magnet advertisements for.
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    I've never used karri and wouldn't recognise it...

    I've never used karri and wouldn't recognise it if I saw it, but does this description from the wood database match what you have?

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    If you don't get any replies here, you should try...

    If you don't get any replies here, you should try on the Metalwork forums - you may find someone there who is happy to make some for you, maybe as a trade or for a reasonable price.
  32. Thread: Huon pine stump

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    I think you have to have a certain number of...

    I think you have to have a certain number of posts before you can post photos.

    Euge's suggestion of high pressure water blasting is probably the best suggestion around. You'll need to do that...
  33. Thread: Wooden Hinges

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    By 'blow out' I presume you mean that the hinge...

    By 'blow out' I presume you mean that the hinge pin blew the end grain out of the hinges. I was concerned about this happening, so started putting a splines across the grain just to give a little...
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    Sticky: Waterhole.

    Waterhole.
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    Sticky: Silly song

    Silly song
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    Sorry, I only looked at the thumbnail. I stand...

    Sorry, I only looked at the thumbnail. I stand corrected.
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    According to the diagram, they are mitred.

    According to the diagram, they are mitred.
  38. Thread: Unusual Request

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    Traditionally, flat nails were used in coffins....

    Traditionally, flat nails were used in coffins. Because they were being driven into end grain at the head and foot of the coffin, their tendency to turn around and look at the hammer was an advantage.
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    How are you clamping it? Is it possible that one...

    How are you clamping it? Is it possible that one or more of the mitres is slipping, so that the ends of some of the adjacent sides aren't touching? I like to tape three corners together, fold them up...
  40. Thread: Unusual Request

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    Interesting, Hilly, about the screws. One of the...

    Interesting, Hilly, about the screws. One of the few laws about coffins in NSW is that the lid must be screwed down.

    (I'm told that it is so the oncologists won't try just one more round of...
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    Thanks Brian, I'm glad you've enjoyed the trip,...

    Thanks Brian, I'm glad you've enjoyed the trip, as I enjoy other peoples' WIPs.
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    The jewellery box is now completed. The...

    The jewellery box is now completed. The Australian red cedar and American cherry work well together, and I'm pleased with the look of it.
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    Prevarication
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    The box is almost complete. I finished off the...

    The box is almost complete.
    I finished off the ring holders, and after discussion with the client we decided to only put six rolls. As all men know, if space is provided for more, there will be a...
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    I gave the exterior of the box another coat of...

    I gave the exterior of the box another coat of oil today. From now on it will just get very light buff coats.
    The next step is making the ring holders. These are made by wrapping 15mm gap filler...
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    Sticky: Tip

    Tip
  47. Thread: Unusual Request

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    In that case, you need to make sure they plant a...

    In that case, you need to make sure they plant a woolybutt.
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    G'day Zed, Hope you're keeping well. Had a...

    G'day Zed, Hope you're keeping well.

    Had a quiet day in the workshop today. did some oiling and also put slipfeathers in the mitres on the tray. I had a very thin veneer, offcut from a cedar...
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    Have a look at New Age Veneers...

    Have a look at New Age Veneers. They supply reconstituted wood veneers in a variety of colours, grains and patterns.
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    The first photo shows the tray components. You...

    The first photo shows the tray components. You can see the slot in the sides that the tray bottom sits in.
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    Today I made the lid lifting handles. There are a pair so that the lid can be...
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