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    One tip that will help with a good bond ...as...

    One tip that will help with a good bond ...as well as a wipe with acetone ....is to score the mating surfaces with a knife (or chisel edge) before applying glue. I use a criss-cross pattern. I have...
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    Thanks to all for the replies to my question....

    Thanks to all for the replies to my question.
    The local supplier here is out of the standard 45deg No 4 so it will be a waiting game from here.
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    New Plane Purchase

    Happy New Year to all.

    I am looking to pick up a Lie Nielsen No 4 and would appreciate comments/suggestions on the frog angle I should get: 45, 50 or 55 degree.

    Most use will be for smoothing...
  4. Thanks Derek. I have just ordered some of the...

    Thanks Derek.

    I have just ordered some of the same.
    Tests from a 100ml sample bottle were pretty impressive.
    Regards
    Peter
  5. Very nice job Derek - Kudos! What finish did you...

    Very nice job Derek - Kudos!
    What finish did you use?
    Peter
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    Hi Zahid, I have had good results with a brew...

    Hi Zahid,

    I have had good results with a brew I found on a website a while back:

    a 3 equal part mix of white vinegar, boiled linseed oil and mineral turps....apply with a light or medium...
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    Just in time for a certain day in April?

    Just in time for a certain day in April?
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    Steven, Looking forward to this one. I am...

    Steven,
    Looking forward to this one.
    I am getting closer to a start on 2 very similar units - made in Victorian Ash: a local hardwood down here.
    Mine will also have 5 drawers each with heights...
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    Really nice piece Barry. Clever idea with the...

    Really nice piece Barry. Clever idea with the mirror incorporated also.
    Peter
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    That's a terrific bench Phil. Congrats and thanks...

    That's a terrific bench Phil. Congrats and thanks for posting.
    Peter
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    Thanks for the kind words ....much appreciated....

    Thanks for the kind words ....much appreciated. One of the tricky parts of the project was to get the grain pattern of the drawer fronts to line up; that is , once we had worked out how to make best...
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    Jewellery Box

    The latest project - a Jewellery Box (late Christmas present) has finally been completed. The box design was inspired by an antique Mah Jong set we have while the front of the drawers was inspired by...
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    Thanks Jim. I had seen the item on ebay. There...

    Thanks Jim. I had seen the item on ebay. There was also a Butcher's saw (NZ) listed by the same maker.
    A bit of a mystery!
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    Bodmann saw set

    Hve just cleaned up a Bodmann saw set that has been waiting in the 'queue'. A boatbuilder mate has a similar tool and we are both in the dark re their use. An internet search has not turned up any...
  15. Nice gift Clay. 'Good to have the instructions to...

    Nice gift Clay. 'Good to have the instructions to go with the tool.
    I have a Stanley 45 that I have refurbished; now to find a few more cutters to go with it.
    Peter Widders
    Sydney, Australia
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    Very nicely done - congratulations!

    Very nicely done - congratulations!
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    Thanks Mike - appreciate the feedback. Peter

    Thanks Mike - appreciate the feedback.
    Peter
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    Bedside Tables

    2 bedside tables have been finished and installed to complement the new bed. Timber is Celery Top Pine (Tasmania) with a Camphor Laurel inserts. Inspiration is Shaker after Moser and Schwarz with a...
  19. That's a really nice unit Jeffrey - well done!

    That's a really nice unit Jeffrey - well done!
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    That's a terrific piece of work - both puzzle and...

    That's a terrific piece of work - both puzzle and box. We have a timber here Down Under - Silky Oak - which has a very similar grain/figure. Congrats.
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    Thanks Michelle...have another piece of highly...

    Thanks Michelle...have another piece of highly figured white cedar for the next one.......
    Peter
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    'Had one for almost 2 years now. With the 1"...

    'Had one for almost 2 years now. With the 1" blade it does a great job. Congrats on the buy and the 'add-on' savings.
    Peter Widders
    Sydney, Australia
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    Hall Table

    A recent project has been a second Hall Table; Shaker style legs with top to my own design. Wood is Australian Red Cedar left over from a kayak project with an inlaid piece of spalted Tasmanian...
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    Thanks Gents, The feedback is appreciated....

    Thanks Gents,
    The feedback is appreciated.
    Peter
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    Drawer Pulls

    'Getting close to done on the first of 2 new bedside tables to go with the new bed. Design is Shaker (after Moser/Schwarz) with my own take on the top with camphor laurel insert to go with the...
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