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  1. I am down in Tassie where most cutting boards are...

    I am down in Tassie where most cutting boards are made from Huon pine. Other favoured timbers are celery top pine, sassafras, blackwood, myrtle, cheesewood and whatever else you have on hand.


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    True enough, but it varies significantly between...

    True enough, but it varies significantly between timbers. For example:

    Huon Pine - 2.5% radial, 3% tangential.
    Karri - 4.5% radial, 10% tangential.


    The figures are given in any standard...
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    Asa Christiana

    Coincidentally, Asa Christiana has a ten page article in Fine Woodworking Magazine's Tools and Shops 2022 edition entitled "Versatile shop cabinets".
    Versatile shop cabinets - FineWoodworking
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    As Potts implies, I would be wary of such a large...

    As Potts implies, I would be wary of such a large box size - think of your back.

    I have some stuff in boxes that are 400 x 300 x 200 mm, and that is a good compromise between convenience and...
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    Bloody clients ! Me, too, from a local...

    Bloody clients !




    Me, too, from a local joinery. They can buy sheet material - MDF, Melamine, plywood, etc - much cheaper than you and me, and their equipment and machinists will cut far...
  6. Sometimes I think that you are too honest and too...

    Sometimes I think that you are too honest and too self effacing, Ian.

    Perhaps I should have said "not too short" a grain. I thought the complex grain at the top of the tote may have been from a...
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    Really good advise, especially from WP. I would...

    Really good advise, especially from WP. I would like to add a couple of supplementary suggestions:

    Beer cartons and wine boxes are the size they are for some very good reasons. Use that as a...
  8. Delightful work, Ian. And beside the aesthetics,...

    Delightful work, Ian. And beside the aesthetics, the grain orientation is brilliant - no short grain anywhere, even on the horn.
  9. A great outcome! So generous, Ian. Your...

    A great outcome! So generous, Ian.

    Your challenge now scott will be to make sure the metal bits are adequately restored to match Ian's tote and knob. That is a challenge!
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    Nice; but also remember, as MA illustrated, that...

    Nice; but also remember, as MA illustrated, that chisels do not have to have turned handles.

    Pfeil of Switzerland make a lot of very good quality chisels and carving tools with shaped octagonal...
  11. I use three different techniques, Bob; all work...

    I use three different techniques, Bob; all work well.

    Smaller work: I just tape across the corner joint to form a "gaffer hinge" , then glue the surfaces and fold the joint untill the surfaces...
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    A further refinement of the keyed alike principal...

    A further refinement of the keyed alike principal is the master - submaster system. You can then have a separate key for every lock in the house plus a master key that opens every lock. If, for...
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    Book Depository also has it - plus several other...

    Book Depository also has it - plus several other books by Tolpin - look interesting.
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    Me, too. I have been doing that for over 30...

    Me, too. I have been doing that for over 30 years but using a Makita router. (See Graeme's Strategy in Post #15 above.) Works fine, but a little cumbersome to adjust.

    Many (most) routers have...
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    There must be a reason why I do not need one of...

    There must be a reason why I do not need one of those.

    I just cannot think what it is!
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    Could you explain further, Elan. I would have...

    Could you explain further, Elan. I would have thought stability on the CNC table would be a problem with the disks skating everywhere. The vacuum table is unlikely to work with the rough cut...
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    Before you make any decisions, Gordon, may I...

    Before you make any decisions, Gordon, may I suggest that you consider three different strategies as advocated by Forum members Derek Cohen, Chris Parks and myself.


    Graeme's Strategy

    I simply...
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    Me, too, Azahan; I have also received heeps of...

    Me, too, Azahan; I have also received heeps of excellent advice over the years.

    Often, I make practice pieces out of cheap pine - pallet wood - while I sort out design details and crafting...
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    Yeah; I can also remember good quality dowelling...

    Yeah; I can also remember good quality dowelling made from mountain ash. Stuff that I have seen lately is much lighter, much courser grained, much wider growth rings, etc. Does anyone still make...
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    Hi Azahan If you are talking about the...

    Hi Azahan

    If you are talking about the "dowells" sold by BigChain, then I would be very wary of the quality and variability of the timber.

    It is probably a light tropical hardwood, grown super...
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    My question was specifically about Milwaukee Red...

    My question was specifically about Milwaukee Red Helix drill bits.

    Jack has given a generic answer opining that in his experience cobalts lasted 100X longer when drilling stainless steel.

    But...
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    A bit for drilling around corners?

    A bit for drilling around corners?
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    Au contraire. Jim paid nothing and got nothing!...

    Au contraire. Jim paid nothing and got nothing!




    Whoever named Ali Baba was very prescient or had a wicked sense of humour. Remember the full name of the original children's book?
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    I was hoping someone would comment unassisted. ...

    I was hoping someone would comment unassisted.

    The Milwaukee propaganda alleges that their titanium drill bits will last three times longer than black oxide bits, and their cobalt bits will last...
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    Seems that Milwaukee rather confusingly use the...

    Seems that Milwaukee rather confusingly use the Red Helix logo on two quite different products.

    RED HELIX™ Titanium Drill bits which (allegedly) "...give you up to 3X life vs. Black Oxide Drill...
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    ??? You have confused me. I thought Milwaukee...

    ??? You have confused me.

    I thought Milwaukee Red Helix were cobalt drill bits?

    Milwaukee 15 Piece Red Helix Cobalt Drill Bit Set 48892340
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    And your local cabinet maker has the equipment to...

    And your local cabinet maker has the equipment to do a far better job than you will be able to.
  28. A definite possibility, Ian - but 8 months??? ...

    A definite possibility, Ian - but 8 months???

    My guess is that they were printed in USA, shipped in bulk to Channel Islands via London or Paris (No direct flights to Channel Islands?) and then...
  29. Hallelujah

    We have made progress.

    FWW #293 Tools and Shops 2022 arrived on Monday 6-12-21.

    FWW #292 Nov/Dec 2021 and #291 Sep/Oct 2021 arrived two days apart in mid-December.

    FWW #290 Jul/Aug 2021...
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    It Works !

    At $14.29 /m2 its doubtful that you will find anything so cost effective and easy to install.

    And it is strong enough to just hang shelves, bins, racks, hooks, etc, straight onto the yellow tongue.
  31. Thread: Wet rot.

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    I would add two points to Franklin's suggestion:...

    I would add two points to Franklin's suggestion:

    Select a rot resistant timber for any replacements, and
    Thoroughly saturate it with a fungicide before painting.

    I have no idea what...
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    Hugh, you ticked the box that you want pictures. ...

    Hugh, you ticked the box that you want pictures. Pictures of what? I do not have any Cedar of lebanon.
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    I am also intrigued, Neil, please tell us more. ...

    I am also intrigued, Neil, please tell us more. What is the "clear coat car lacquer" and the technique?

    Enjoy the rest of Christmas, everyone.
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    I had never heard of atlantic blue cedar, Hugh,...

    I had never heard of atlantic blue cedar, Hugh, but did a little research. Apparently it is also called Atlas cedar and its latin name is Cedrus atlantica. But I couldn't find anything useful on the...
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    They are already doing it. Remember, almost...

    They are already doing it.

    Remember, almost all Apple products are made in China, and their quality is reasonable.

    And lots of Mercedes Benz cars are made in China. I was in China shortly...
  36. Philosophy of paint brush cleaning

    I have bounced between two opposing philosophies of paint brush cleaning:

    Philosophy 1 - Cheap brushes - minimal clean - turps or water only - and then discard after one or two uses.

    Philosophy...
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    Google agrees! 505227Hotel room luggage rack ...

    Google agrees!

    505227Hotel room luggage rack

    Definitely prefer TTIT's "guest room luggage rack" by a big margin - hotel's apparently like cheap and ugly!

    And if you put wheels on it, then it...
  38. Sorry, Steve, but an octagon has eight sides -...

    Sorry, Steve, but an octagon has eight sides - like octopus has eight arms.

    360 / 8 = 45
    45 / 2 = 22.5

    Rogerwilco actually wants to make a circle - more pieces means shape is closer to circle;...
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    Well, Bob, if that ain't true then it should be!

    Well, Bob, if that ain't true then it should be!
  40. Hi Rogerwilco; I used the same method to make...

    Hi Rogerwilco; I used the same method to make some round stool tops with padded seats.

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    I identified about five potential sources of error:

    Mitre not precisely 22.5 degrees,
    Mitre...
  41. Aspirational

    Thanks for the photos, Delbs, absolutely gorgeous!

    I think everyone should have just one tool of this quality. It illustrates:

    how good design can be,
    how functional a tool can be,
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    Definitely "super cute". :U

    Definitely "super cute". :U
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    Delightful work. I particularly like the...

    Delightful work. I particularly like the interplay of Celtic and Maori motifs.
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    I just used some rags - a piece of old sheet, I...

    I just used some rags - a piece of old sheet, I think.
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    And it did not kill Rustynail, which proves there...

    And it did not kill Rustynail, which proves there is nothing to fear.
  46. Rusty's method will give you the same coverage as...

    Rusty's method will give you the same coverage as the original T&G. This picture might explain it easier:

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    But there are many shiplap profiles and your final choice will be influenced by...
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    I got spots of dust on some spray painted kitchen...

    I got spots of dust on some spray painted kitchen doors and drawer fronts - not as bad as Geoffs. Painter friend recommended that I simply use auto Cut and Polish cream - It worked a treat, all the...
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    Does it have to be new?

    Does it have to be new?
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    Schadenfreude! They think it is plastic; you...

    Schadenfreude!

    They think it is plastic; you know it is lemon wood. Enjoy the schadenfreude.

    Everyone here will smile, knowingly.
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    I use Hardener 207 virtually all the time, as I...

    I use Hardener 207 virtually all the time, as I am not fast enough to use 206.

    After mixing the epoxy, I put a small amount in a separate container and then dilute it with an equal amount of...
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