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    Jim, beautiful job, great instructions about the...

    Jim, beautiful job, great instructions about the lid construction, will be very helpful to a lot of people, myself included.

    Do you ever bleach the white beech?
  2. Thread: Black Bean urn

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    Black Bean urn

    Photos attached of two urns of our late 16 yr old dog Harry, a beagle cross, one for youngest daughter whose dog he was until she left home 12 years ago, and one for us. He was my wife's constant...
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    Found it on Workshop companion .com Looks like...

    Found it on Workshop companion .com
    Looks like quartersawn timber expands on half as much as plain sawn timber. See attached

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    Quartersawn timber movement

    Hello, learning that timber you normally buy expands and contracts across the width of the board, how does quartersawn timber expand and contract?
    Are special precautions necessary when using this...
  5. WANTED:QLD. Success!

    Thanks everyone for your help. Carbatec had one for a Triton router TRA001’B’ , and I found out the same speed controller unit was used for all the TRA001 models.
    Cost $99 plus $10 postage
    New...
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    Triton router nameplate intepretation

    My 240 volt 2400W Triton router nameplate shows it is a TRA001 with year of manufacture stamped 0460 ( possibly 0450) , and serial number 04558

    Can anyone tell if it is a TRA001A or TRA001B, and...
  7. Circuit diagram for Triton router speed controller

    Would anyone have a circuit diagram for the soft start / speed controller circuit board for a Triton TRA001 2400W router, or advise where I might get a replacement board?
  8. WANTED:QLD. Trton router tra001 soft start speed controller

    Looking for a speed control / soft start circuit board to fit the Triton TRA001A 2400 W router.
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    Doing inlay on a two pack finish

    Hello, making a guitar stand for granddaughter, I decided to inlay two 40mm mother of pearl disks in the timber. Recessed an exact hole with a 40mm Forstner bit OK, correct depth.

    Decided for the...
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    I was following this guys technique for applying...

    I was following this guys technique for applying shellac to some small boxes, as found online in Fine Woodworking.com
    ...
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    Found it in Wikipedia. It is mineral turps.

    Found it in Wikipedia. It is mineral turps.
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    What are mineral spirits in the USA?

    Reading an article in the online Fine Woodworking on how to shellac small boxes, and it refers to mineral spirits used to lubricate the 800 grit W&D paper for use after the first couple of coats (...
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    QUEENSLAND Checked with Blackwoods. It now sells for $154...

    Checked with Blackwoods. It now sells for $154 for the gun, and $51 for the pot
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    QUEENSLAND Errata

    Well, I certainly got that wrong. The gun and canister were sitting in the Star box so muggins here thought the whole thing was a Star gun and pot.
    Will change the heading and details above. Thanks...
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    QUEENSLAND Samson S90 spray gun - $120

    New Samson S-90 spray gun, never been used, sitting in cupboard for 5 years. Cost $240 new.
    Never got around to buying a compressor for it.
    Took air thingy off the other day to take pics, and there...
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    Thanks for the links woodPixel. The $72...

    Thanks for the links woodPixel. The $72 replacement on Amazon was for a 4 pack, postage included. i.e., $18 each.
    The BC Coating was the same individual cost, but each one if purchased individually...
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    I don’t think it comes with replacement filters....

    I don’t think it comes with replacement filters. They are extra 😩
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    It is the only timber readily available that is...

    It is the only timber readily available that is reasonably hard and is 25mm thick. Radiata pine too soft for my application
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    WoodPixel, that Motor Guard unit with the two...

    WoodPixel, that Motor Guard unit with the two replacement filters looks good at $150. Trouble is the replacement filters are $75.
    Wonder if this unit takes”Good” toilet papers instead
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    Thanks for this woodPixel. Very interesting...

    Thanks for this woodPixel. Very interesting device, this dunny roll thing, pity it is so expensive. Certaily sounds the bees knees.
    What stops the toilet paper from disintegrating after being hit...
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    Thanks BobL. Would be interested in learning how...

    Thanks BobL. Would be interested in learning how to make a dessicated bowl filter like the one you showed, with beads.
    How do the beads differ from silical gel crystals normally used to absorb...
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    Thanks woodPixel- how does it work? Do you fill...

    Thanks woodPixel- how does it work? Do you fill it with a toilet paper roll? Seriously.
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    Drying your compressor air line

    Does anyone have any experience or comments on the effectiveness of this dessicant air drier connected to your compressor air line immediately after the water trap atthe compressor end?. The idea...
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    Thanks Cal, you have been very helpful. Will get...

    Thanks Cal, you have been very helpful. Will get the P-102G gun for $110 locally, and use the Repco Mechpro 60litre compressor with 320 litre Free Air Delivery, and ise the 1.4mm diameter needle....
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    Hi Cal, just found on our local Paint Warehouse...

    Hi Cal, just found on our local Paint Warehouse site this P-102G pulls 420 litres /minute and needs a 12cfm 2.5hp compressor. I don’t think that my small 110 litre / min FAD 2.5hp unit will do.
    ...
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    Thanks Cal, this is very interesting information....

    Thanks Cal, this is very interesting information. Very much appreciate you sharing your extensive experience.
    with the Workgroup P-102G, what compressor size do you recommend?
    our local paint store...
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    Gun for spraying shellac

    Hi, I have an old Blackridge air compressor which delivers 110 litres /m FAD and runs at a max 90 psi.
    I would like to try spraying shellac on small boxes to see how it turns out.
    I use #1, #2...
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    Thanks for this contribution, John. Considering ...

    Thanks for this contribution, John. Considering these music boxes have been around for 100’s of years, there is very little available on the best designs. But I was able to find some advice on the...
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    Thanks for sharing this amazing history, Neil....

    Thanks for sharing this amazing history, Neil. Not many of us were aware of your amazing craftmanship. A lifetime's work to be very proud of. Well done sir !!
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    Music box design

    Is there anyone who can help with advice on music box design or reference links please?

    Looking for recommendation on the type of timber for the soundboard ( base of the box that the mechanism is...
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    Success!

    Many thanks for all the advice and help in the above comments.
    I have found that the post by TiJ recommending rubbing with duct tape works very well. But I used blue painters maskimg tape which was...
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    That is so awesome, and a work of art too. Thanks...

    That is so awesome, and a work of art too. Thanks Picko
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    WOW !! Thanks Picko,what a generous offer, and...

    WOW !! Thanks Picko,what a generous offer, and what a great forum.
    Will take a couple of weeks to finalise the design. I was going to design the box around the knob on sale, but now I can design...
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    Best tannin blocking primer?

    I am using kwila / merbau for an indoor furniture project ,and have used Intergrain tannin remover and then the cleaner. Lots of brown stain poured out of the timber.

    Can anyone please advise the...
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    Have attached a sketch showing what I need,...

    Have attached a sketch showing what I need, thanks
    I plan to use it as part of a sliding switch that fits in the front of a box, if it is suitable
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    Dimensions of brass knob.

    The proprietor can be a real pain at times, and refuses to give me the dimensions of a knob he sells.
    can anyone please help out? I would buy one to try, but he has a $45 minimum order.
    i am...
  37. Thanks aldav. What page in the book is it? I have...

    Thanks aldav. What page in the book is it? I have the earlier 4th edition, 2002

    ooooooppps. Silly bugger, found it page 38. Have read that book many times, had skipped over that as irrelevant to...
  38. Multiple coats of shellac and talc for filling grain

    Hello, trying out dewaxed white shellac and talc ( all Ubeaut products) to fill the large open grain on kwila / merbau. Brushing on 50ml shellac, 50ml metho and a level teaspoon of talc, forms a...
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    Thanks hurcorh, did you use any grain filler...

    Thanks hurcorh, did you use any grain filler first to get a smooth finish?
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    aldav, you might care to read the user comments...

    aldav, you might care to read the user comments at the bottom of this web page. Make sure you click on the “View More “ button:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/feast-watson-250ml-sanding-sealer_p156477...
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    Thanks aldav, have edited the original post...

    Thanks aldav, have edited the original post showing it is for indoor furniture. I wasn’t aware that poly was grain filling, much appreciated.
    I would prefer to steer clear of the plastic look of...
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    Clear finish for kwila / merbau anyone?

    I have some kwila /merbau that I would like to finish in a nice smooth clear finish. It is for indoor furniture.
    This timber is typically open grained with lots of hairline cracks. I have washed it...
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    Many thanks for this beautiful comment, LanceC....

    Many thanks for this beautiful comment, LanceC. It is appreciative comments like this that encourages one to keep going with work like this.
    My granddaughter (and her mother) now want another one...
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    Thanks for all, there were some great designs in...

    Thanks for all, there were some great designs in the links provided. I ended up making one like the one Sir Stinky suggested, but with a few more curves and a lock-in hanger at the top
    Silky oak...
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    Silky oak guitar stand

    Have just completed an acoustic guitar stand for my 14 yr old granddaughter who has just finished her Gr 5 AMEB examination - i.e., a serious guitar player.

    The base is made of three pieces of...
  46. Have found a couple of circle sanding jigs for...

    Have found a couple of circle sanding jigs for use with a vertical disc sander. Should be able to make something simple to suit

    Disc Sander - Circle Sanding Jig - YouTube

    Super accurate circle...
  47. Smoothing outer edges of 300mm diameter disc

    Hello, have cut a 300mm diameter circle with a bandsaw jig fitted with 1.2" bimetal blade 3tpi. The timber is 25mm thick kwila /merbau
    As expected, there are vertical ridges all around the outer...
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    Found it - 3mm thick felt or adhesive backed felt...

    Found it - 3mm thick felt or adhesive backed felt from Spotlight

    Arbee Square Felt Sheet With Adhesive Back Black
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    Looking for floor protector suggestions

    Hello, have been making a guitar stand with a 300mm diameter kwila base, which has a 200mm diameter 10mm thick steel plate recessed into it for stability.

    I was quite surprised at just how heavy...
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    Carbatec FM300 DC capacitor locations

    I have an old Carbatec FM-300 dust collector that only intermittently starts these days.
    I believe there is a 50 uF run capacitor on the fop of the motor.
    Can anyone please tell me where the...
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