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04-24-2021 08:19 AM

ANZAC Day 25 April 2021 - 16 replies

Due to me repeatedly posting a picture of myself when I was in Special Forces and other LJs picking up on it I comitted to provide some new information to comemorate ANZAC DAY in a more fitting way. In October 2018 there was a street named after my brother who was killed while on active serviceI have never spoken of the ceremony or openly spo...

08-28-2019 10:43 PM

Just something to amuse yourself with if wood working gets boring - 13 replies Or how to stress out your friends and family! Personally I think I will stick with my table saw thanks!

07-23-2019 11:50 AM

Where's you Bin? Pt 2 - 14 replies

OK here I am age 68 and for some bizzare reason volunteered to be a brickies labourer for my No 2 Son in another part of his underhouse Storage area Doomsday bunker or whatever. I spent two weeks wrangling concrete blocks, fetching and carrying stuff for a bricklayer and doing all the other logistics tasks involved with prepositioning concret...

06-21-2019 11:16 PM

DB Items - 60 replies

These are a collection of swap items I have for recycle 1943. Now go to

04-23-2019 05:55 AM

Oxalic Acid staining Question - 23 replies

I was making more Sungka or Mancala Boards.The timber was some recycled cable drum sides.It had the usual nail holes and that was not a problem as I could easly plug them up and almost disquise them. What was more important to me was the removal of the iron nail stains.So I mixed up some Oxalic Acid and applied it to the iron stain marks, sur...

01-09-2019 08:20 AM

Kreg/Sommerfeld Beaded Face Frame kit - 11 replies

I usually try and avoid asking DA questions like this but I would like to make some beaded frames using either product. Sadly the freight discourages me from going with Marks system and the Kreg Kit is BION in Australia around $700 AUD a little bit out of a pensioner/retiree like me’s budget.So here we go Does anybody have either the...

12-12-2018 12:48 AM

Used to say getting rid of some excess stuff,AKA come in handy timber - 27 replies

OK this was the deal If you are in Brisbane Queensland Australia or can get to BQA I have some odd pieces of timber which as its approaching Christmas I will be selling, giving away, or even donating. The stash is mainly QLD Walnut all off cuts, all rough sawn, (in most cases) and all various sizes and lengthsIncluded are some off cuts is two...

07-09-2018 06:38 AM

Handbrake! - 9 replies

I was not sure where this should be posted, Coffee Lounge or Focus on the workplace. Anyway upon entering I saw a tree across the drive way entrance which appeared to be blocking the B Double.However upon getting closer realised it was actually a rollaway. The driver was not in the vehicle at the time went to “do something”...

04-25-2018 03:22 AM

ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - 19 replies

Today the 25 April is a public holiday known as ANZAC DayAustralian and New Zealand Army Corps.Although defined as Army all Armed and Service units of the defence force attend. Its to remember the fallen who lives were given to allow us to live in the lifestyle we have now. Hence the term Lest We Forget. It it also used to recognise cur...

03-07-2018 08:52 AM

Sold used MBS 300 Panel saw Sydney NSW Australia - 4 replies

The saw was currently located at my sons home in Menai NSW Australia.I have just completed building garage shelves with it and its now up for sale $750. It has the sliding panel extension but is not fitted due to the amount of room it requires to set up and use It looks similar to this picture. Please note the saw is not new, and it...

02-02-2018 06:40 AM

3 and 4mm plywood - 34 replies

Now here is an offer you dont see very often.I live in Morningside QLD Australia.I have a stash of plywood I need to get rid of, for reasons see below.its perfectly good and the sort of ply wood you would use for the back of a cupboard etcOtherwise its nice plywood to make whatever you want to make from it. If you would like a few sheets for ...

07-08-2017 11:25 PM

In Memorandum Members - 5 replies

Due to the amount of “retired LJs on this site sometimes a couple just pop off every now and then.I wonder if when this happens and the site is made aware of it can the be recognised as such fairly quickly, if only as a sign of respect.

07-08-2017 11:21 PM

Workshops - 10 replies

I for one enjoy seeing where people live and their workshops. (Fully understanding the security risks) so I have a suggestion to the administrators, 1.To view workshops and home pages you must be logged in and hence traceable.

03-08-2017 11:10 AM

3 and 4 mm Plywood - 8 replies

Do you have a need for some good quality plywood ? I have about 40 sheets of three and four mm plywood Its all interior marine grade G1S and S1S the Mill number is on every sheet. no rubbish, apart from some damage through moving it about all the time The sheets vary around 2.1 m and 1.6m x 900mm There is also a few sh...

02-26-2017 10:54 PM

Ivans two Chisels...? A puzzling dilemma ( Actually Gouges) - 15 replies

I was given some tools that were part of my daughters DIL Dad’s toolkit. He was a very talented graphic artist, carver, model maker and Bonsai propagator. I decided to clean up the chisels and return them to their former glory In doing so I started on the larger of the two.First up I had to dress a grinding wheel to the curve...

08-23-2015 09:08 PM

Water/Swamp Gum Epoxy repair Gone Wrong? - 5 replies

I had a slab length of Water/Swamp Gum a friend and I used to make a breakfast bar.The piece we used is on the left bearing the 270 chalk mark We milled it up and needed to Epoxy some defects. I used West System Epoxy and sawdust from the slab to effect the repairs. The West System Epoxy. The sawdust used. Take particu...

08-21-2015 06:30 AM

Using a round over bit on timber - 10 replies

I used a 2” round over bit on some Kitchen workbench legs. It worked out well until I had a close look at the stopped section. As you can see there is a reverse curve on each side, side 3 and 4 are the same as 1 and 2. Try as I may using every WW trick I knew I could not remove it on the router table, so I used my Oscillat...

06-28-2015 09:32 PM

Moulder cutter knives - 0 replies

I have a set of three knives I have no use for. Do they fit your head? email me a postal address and they are yours

10-13-2014 10:18 AM

Water Swamp Gum - 3 replies

Do any LJs have any experience of the subject timber? I have about 6 lengths, and was advised they were cut from a log as it was being squared up and as refered to as Water Gum. Here is one section I cut into three then flattened . It looks to be reasonable timber. I found a spec sheet referencing Swamp Gum

08-13-2014 12:12 AM

Using a scraper to finish equalivent Grit rating? - 6 replies

I was using my scraper on some QLD Walnut and I found the scraper produced what looked like it was a higher equilavent grit to the 1200G I was using. I the did a couple of tests to follow up my curosity to see if I could find out the answer myself Shot No 1 using surface refelection as a gauge Timber on the left is Jarrah. Shot No 2...

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