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11-12-2016 11:48 PM

Jewellery box lid stay - 4 replies

Hi allIt’s been a while. I have made thiis tumbling block pattern jewellery box. She for whom it was made is less than satisfied because the lid must be opened right back. She would like it to be able to stay upright like in the second photo. Does anyone know of a mail order hardware company that can supply a stay; preferably an articulate...

04-05-2015 09:06 PM

Dust-Proof a Table Saw - 8 replies

Hi JocksI am looking for advice on how to reduce, if not eliminate, the dust nuisance that is my 10” cabinet saw. It is a Chinese-made OEM that is sold under a number of brands here in New Zealand and other countries. I have been using this for a number of years and putting up with it being a very dirty saw – dust piles up underneath...

01-31-2015 03:03 AM

Miter Saw Station - 1 reply

HiI am looking to build a miter saw station into a long bench that will allow me to cut long lengths (up to 8 ft).However, I would like to put the saw away when not in use, so that I have a clear bench. I am thinking of setting the saw into the bench on some kind of lift, so that I can lower it below bench level and then place a “hatch...

06-15-2014 09:40 AM

Fillers - 11 replies

Hi teamI am making a table top from “Flakeboard”, also known as “Strandboard”. It is a particle board made from large flakes. I know it is a bit of an unusual project but I really like to look of the board.I have put the board through a commercial sanding machine, which has a done a good job of smoothing the surface. Howe...

07-28-2013 09:54 AM

Customised dust extraction - 3 replies

I have recently bought an Oneida Super Dust Deputy (5” ports) for connection to my 2 Hp duct collector (with fabric bag and plastic lower dust bag.It occurred to me that I may be able to improve the efficiency over just connecting the Deputy to the dust collector by hose.I was thinking of removing the motor / fan from the duct collector ba...

07-14-2013 08:34 AM

On-line tool suppliers - 5 replies

Hi teamI want to purchase a Super dust deputy but Amazon and Woodcraft won’t ship these to New Zealand.Can anyone advise me of any other on-line retailers.ThanksMax

01-06-2013 07:12 PM

Filling cracks - 10 replies

HiI have been making end-grain cheeseboards for christmas gifts, which have been a geat hit (see my last project).Unfortunately, the one I retained for myself has developed a large crack, whhich goes right through the end-grain block. It’s surprising that it has cracked across several of the blocks. It’s as though a corner of the bo...

04-13-2012 02:02 AM

Coffee Table - 3 replies

Hi JocksI am sure this question has been asked a gazillion times, but I can’t seem to find one right on the point in thies forum.I have just built a couple of bedside tables and am wondering what to finish the tops with. I have experimented with wax and Danish Oil on some scraps. I love the finish of both of them, however, they are not r...

01-14-2012 10:34 AM

Dust collector - 13 replies

The cloth bag on my dust collector is filthy with dust. Should I throw it in the laundry machine, or will that ruin it?

02-16-2011 02:07 AM

louvre doors - 4 replies

HiMy laundry is under the stairs and I want to build a pair of doors to screen it off. Because there is a washing machine I want the space to be ventilated, so I thought I would build a set of doors with fixed louvres (I hope that term is the same in the US as it is in New Zealand).Does anyone have any advice or can point me in the direction of ...

01-15-2011 09:35 PM

Frame and panel - 4 replies

Hi guysLong time no hear from me. My wood working has been on hold while I have been doing serious reconstruction work on my house; I am turning half of it into Farmstay accommodation. So, the workshop became a store room for a year. I am now turning to making some frame and panel wardrobe doors, using 3 mm bamboo ply (woven) for the panel. I ha...

06-22-2009 03:00 AM

Bed, Box joints - 6 replies

I want to start making a bed, which will be very simple with clean lines. it will be, basically a timber frame of 8” x 2”. However, I want the corner joints to be clean – no bed bolts or other such fasteners visible.Does anyone have any ideas on what sort of joint I should use – mitre (if so how do you reinforce the corn...

06-18-2009 12:59 AM

Zero Clearance inserts - 16 replies

HiI want to make a ZCI for my table saw for two reasons:1. Cut down on dust; and2. provide additional support Unfortunately, my saw has a cast aluminium insert (approximately 1/8” thick with strengthening ribs), which sits on a ledge in the table top hole. Therefore I can’t make the usual sort of ZCI, unless I rout a lip on the e...

06-12-2009 01:35 AM

Pattern routing - 4 replies

Hi TeamI am about to embark on making a router table and have plenty of plans from which to get ideas. I intend to use an insert plate. I have two questions of you:1. Are there any recommendations for make and model of plate. Metal vs plastic vs phenolic?2. To cut the hole and the recess for the plate in the top all of the plans I have suggest...

06-03-2009 12:48 AM

Front Vise - Cast Iron - 5 replies

I am building a workbench, for which I have bought a Groz 9” iron QR vise (after reading the write up in Fine Woodworking Magazine). I intend to install it in accordance with the directions in the FWW article “Installing a Cast Iron Vise” – September/ October 2002.Has anyone installed a cast iron vise in this manner and ...

06-02-2009 05:13 AM

Arbor size - 12 replies

G’day from New ZealandI have a cabinet saw with a 3HP motor and 1” arbor size. I want to replace the cheap blade that came with it with a Forrest Woodworker II. However, that has only a 5/8” arbor on the 10” model. I would appreciate any advice on whether its a good idea to use a reducing bush or similar so that I can us...

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