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That looks great. I find that linseed oil yellows quite a bit on light timber, but we've still used it a lot on on outdoor planters. I prefer decking ...

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Hi there. I am pretty fortunate to have a cabinet maker for a husband but I wanted to get more involved so I just started doing my own projects. One o ...

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Thanks @Mex. We were pretty proud of these. The timber is finished with hard wax oil.

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Thanks @daves880

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I haven't used epoxy resin as a finish because I'm not into shiny, but I do have a table off I bought from a yaught that's been finished that way and ...

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Nice work. Looks pretty solid!! I don't like varnish as it ends up peeling when exposed to the elements. I would use a natural oil. You could use a de ...

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All the above. Only thing I'd add is if you are cutting thick timber (i.e. sleepers) that you do a few passes and go slowly (but not so slow that you ...

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Can't wait to see it!!

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The July issue of Australian Handyman magazine is out now. Congratulations to @ProjectPete who is featured on the member profile page. Other Workshop ...

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The June issue of Australian Handyman magazine is out today, and the member profile is @She_Skills. Congrats Meg! On the "What's trending on Worksho ...

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@Annette, I'm glad you like the suggestions, & I just thought of a way to make french cleats easily, how about using: Cheat's French cleats Now head ...

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Hi all. I am 80 and my husband is 82, and we have been diy'ers for all of our 61 years of marriage. We help each other, and we still can't resist ha ...

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G'day ElaineWelcome. You are not alone. I grew up with four brothers. I did everything they did. As a kid I was always pulling things apart to see how ...

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That looks great. I find that linseed oil yellows quite a bit on light timber, but we've still used it a lot on on outdoor planters. I prefer decking ...

She_Skills
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Hi there. I am pretty fortunate to have a cabinet maker for a husband but I wanted to get more involved so I just started doing my own projects. One o ...

She_Skills
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All the above. Only thing I'd add is if you are cutting thick timber (i.e. sleepers) that you do a few passes and go slowly (but not so slow that you ...

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Can't wait to see it!!

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The Mens Shed is a great organisation where you can learn from experienced craftsmen. I think there is a resurgence in hand making and there are lots ...

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We find lots of great timber at salvage yards or maybe an old door. Make sure you are well protected if you have to remove paint because it's often fu ...

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Hi there. I like hard wax oil finishes. They are attractive, durable and no harsh fumes. Brands to consider are Osmo, Fiddes and Whittle Waxes. You ca ...

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