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11-21-2010 07:29 PM

Banksia - A question for LJ's down under. - 10 replies

I recently had the opportunity to obtain a few slabs of Banksia, about 400W x 50T.The very conspicuous rays immediately reminded me of both African boekenhout (Faurea saligna) and Terblanz (Faurea macnaughtii). Both these timbers are indigenous to South Africa and both are members of the Protea family. In my mind the Banksia just had to b...

09-26-2010 09:23 PM

International Plywood thief - 55 replies

The CIA has been circulating a photo amongst prominent woodworkers world wide. Apparently there is an international plywood thief on the loose. Interpol has asked for the cooperation of woodworkers globally in identifying the thief. I am posting this photo on LJ’s in the hope that you can assist in identifying this sly fox. Latest reports have i...

06-08-2010 11:15 PM

A monkey working for peanuts - 38 replies

We all want to build custom furniture. It’s not always easy though, well not for me anyway. I’m not talking technical side. I’m talking numbers; the cost, the labor, the profit, calculating the price. Working out the cost of materials is still OK, but how do you figure the time it will take to build something you never done before? Off course ex...

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