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  1. How was I judgemental?

    How was I judgemental?
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    Timbers are often carried to their intended...

    Timbers are often carried to their intended location and then bent to shape. In the case of long timber it is nice to be able to remove the timber, still in the hose, from the steamer by way of the...
  3. Have you learnt anything from the exercise?

    Have you learnt anything from the exercise?
  4. That is the purpose of the tongue, to keep the...

    That is the purpose of the tongue, to keep the adjoining sheet edges level. Sheets should be layed across joists not parallel, thus supporting flooring edge at regular joist spacing intervals.
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    For long lengths I introduce steam from both...

    For long lengths I introduce steam from both ends. The other advantage of hose is the availability of connectors and valves. Heat retention in the thicker hose is much better and increases working...
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    Horizontal borer.

    Horizontal borer.
  7. It's the buyers premium plus gst that kills these...

    It's the buyers premium plus gst that kills these sales for me. Add to that freight cost and a slow resale market and one tends to look much closer to home and better auctioneer fees.
    Sorry that...
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    SOLD: Saw is sold.

    Saw is sold.
  9. Assuming a framed wall. Determin stud locations...

    Assuming a framed wall. Determin stud locations adjacent to proposed cutout. Determin proposed top edge of cutout. Drive exploratory nail through gyprock. If nail meets no resistance you can move to...
  10. I'd just shoot em down with a Ramset gun. A...

    I'd just shoot em down with a Ramset gun. A squirt of builders adhesive under the batten at each nail point and go to rat with the ramset. All done in an hour. Simples.
  11. No treatment required. Second hand building...

    No treatment required. Second hand building materials would be the best bet for a bit of cheap stuff.
  12. The timber has no span as the concrete below...

    The timber has no span as the concrete below carries the load. They are not joists in the true sense of the word, they are battens.
  13. Fibre Cement flooring would be my choice.

    Fibre Cement flooring would be my choice.
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    Contiuous poly bag works well but often damaged...

    Contiuous poly bag works well but often damaged when long lengths are being worked. For full length yacht timbers ie gunnels, chines etc. I use lay-flat hose rather than bag. Usually, the better...
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    Go quietly but carry a big stick.

    Go quietly but carry a big stick.
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    If a short/stub tenon is your only option I would...

    If a short/stub tenon is your only option I would go to my option (1) Glue tenon into rail. I mortise my rail ends on a horizontal mortiser so depth is only restricted by the bit length which, of...
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    Derek, As a rule of thumb loose tenons are 1.5...

    Derek, As a rule of thumb loose tenons are 1.5 times the width for depth with the grain. Therefore, a 100mm wide tenon would run 150mm into the rail. Not very practical for a router. Two ways to...
  18. I'd be chasing some second hand WRC or...

    I'd be chasing some second hand WRC or Californian Redwood rather than oregon. Ive got plenty of Redwood if you want some.
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    A quick way of doing a curved slat base is to...

    A quick way of doing a curved slat base is to make an adjustable frame with slat pockets down each side frame. End frames are in two pieces, half lapped in the centre with two slotted bolts to...
  20. I'm suspicious the cutters or some of the cutters...

    I'm suspicious the cutters or some of the cutters are not the correct size or incorrectly sharpened or drilled off centre. If not then the head itself may be the issue. Either way the thing's a dud....
  21. A mate of mine recently purchased a Sherwood 13"....

    A mate of mine recently purchased a Sherwood 13". Same problem as yours. Planing teak boards for a yacht deck. He brought the timber to me and we ran it all through my three straight blade...
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    SOLD: I'll take it if can be picked up tday.

    I'll take it if can be picked up tday.
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    Sad news Bob. The closer the relationship the...

    Sad news Bob. The closer the relationship the greater the pain. All the best as you make your way through this.
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    Its simple enough with the jig. Be diligent with...

    Its simple enough with the jig. Be diligent with the flux. I wear rubber gloves when setting the teeth to keep them clear of any hand grease. Warm the adjacent blade metal immediatly after brazing...
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    He cooks Italians???!!!:o

    He cooks Italians???!!!:o
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    The short answer to your question is probably...

    The short answer to your question is probably not. If you are happy just with hand tools and bench you would be OK. Machinery needs room.
    As others have said your car space is your best option,...
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    You are welcome Auscab. We are, or should be, all...

    You are welcome Auscab. We are, or should be, all products of our experience. I too started out as a tradesman and happily returned to it in later life and continue to ruin good timber in my...
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    Hang on fellas, this is not a witch hunt. We are...

    Hang on fellas, this is not a witch hunt. We are just a couple of old hands thrashing out a difference of opinion. Sometimes arrogance can be confused with passion and vice versa. I think with our...
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    When visual grading oak, one must be able to...

    When visual grading oak, one must be able to determin wether staining is mold or blue stain. The latter does not effect the grade. The former renders it useless. If blue stain is the offender no...
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    What are you apologising for? There is no four...

    What are you apologising for? There is no four letter word. Just a rude, dismissive comment that you feel justified in making.
    A couple of questions: Do you have a Grading Ticket? Do you have much...
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    I didn't "come up with that idea" as you so...

    I didn't "come up with that idea" as you so eliquently put it. I am sure if you can read up on BLUE STAIN IN OAK you will find your answers and find another use for your crockpot.
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    Its BLUE STAIN. Caused by Ophiostomatales Fungi....

    Its BLUE STAIN. Caused by Ophiostomatales Fungi. Very common in oak. Has no effect on the timber strength or quality. Does not become a mold and does not cause spalting. Contact with tanic acid ie...
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    I always went out with models... Made a model,...

    I always went out with models...
    Made a model, realised it didn't work, closed the shed door and went out for a drink.
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    CNC will give the neatest finish. If the kirf is...

    CNC will give the neatest finish. If the kirf is too much, edge with some rubber to make up the difference.
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    I agree with Beardy. Replace the blocks with...

    I agree with Beardy. Replace the blocks with material double the thickness. Use four screws into each end of the block and rail connection. The blocks are called GLUE blocks. There is a reason for...
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    Now you tell us.

    Now you tell us.
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    I'm thinking QLD Walnut.

    I'm thinking QLD Walnut.
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    Bump and grind. As Clear out has said, bump tip...

    Bump and grind.
    As Clear out has said, bump tip of bit on a bit of scrap timber to clear the flutes. When this no longer works the bit needs sharpening.
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    Best if stickers are dry from the start,...

    Best if stickers are dry from the start, otherwise you are forming a verticle unseasoned column the height of your pack at every sticker interval. I have been using dried Radiata for many years with...
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    BIL's should always be kept in awe. Particularly...

    BIL's should always be kept in awe. Particularly if they still talk to their sister.
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    Wax the table. Candle or paraffin wax. Do not use...

    Wax the table. Candle or paraffin wax. Do not use silicone, it will penetrate the timber and give problems when polishing.
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    I've never seen a bull ride a motor cycle.

    I've never seen a bull ride a motor cycle.
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    A riving knife that is not correct for the blade...

    A riving knife that is not correct for the blade is all of that and more. The correct knife and it can save your life.
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    What was his problem with riving knives?

    What was his problem with riving knives?
  45. I have a fox who comes and sits outside the door...

    I have a fox who comes and sits outside the door of my shed to listen to either the thicknesser or the jointer. He would sit there for hours. Don't know how he would feel about a spiral head. Hit a...
  46. Im one of those strange blokes that prefers a...

    Im one of those strange blokes that prefers a soft bench top. Most of my work is in Australian cedar so a soft bench is much more sympathetic. Yes, dings do happen but an annual steam brings the...
  47. A slab of Californian redwood would solve your...

    A slab of Californian redwood would solve your problem. Light weight and stable. How many would you like?
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    The leaves tell the story. It will be Antique...

    The leaves tell the story. It will be Antique wood.
  49. Timber shrinks and swells, always. Wet shrinks...

    Timber shrinks and swells, always. Wet shrinks and dry swells. Your timber is no different. Like any fifty year old, it needs room to move.
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    I made a dining suite for a client some years...

    I made a dining suite for a client some years back. The brief was Australian red cedar, Colonial style, designed to accommodate a 23stone gentleman who regularly attended family functions. The client...
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