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    what type of wood? Need to replace veneer

    Hi guys I need to replace the veneer on thus rather lovely Parker Knoll coffee table, but the question is, what wood is this? The same tables online say teak, but I'm not sure thats not just lazy sellers putting 'teak! Teak! Teak' on everything. Same adverts say the '60s, but it looks more...
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    Bronze Miniature Hand Plane - What Use?

    Hi all A local auctioneer has 3 of these handplanes, described as above and as being approx 3 inches wide. What an earth are they for? Would they be worth a punt? I'm not a hand plane collector per se. This auctioneer doesn't usually have hand tools so I suspect these are a from a deceased...
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    Parkside Thread - (in)famous plasmer cutter

    ...is on sale in Rep Ireland Lidl next week, probably in UK the week after? Parkside Plasma Cutter Still waiting on the bandsaw to appear. :(
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    Amazon - delivery to Ireland

    So I've been doing some reading and, for those on here who are based in RoI, there's some good news. 1. Amazon UK are correctly calculating and charging VAT & Duty on checkout, so no unexpected charges from couriers should be levied; Money Guide Ireland - Amazon post-BREXIT 2. Amazon have a...
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    And BREXIT Bites

    Another thread has been dealing with the ramifications of BREXIT on getting goods into and out of the EU. This thread is about concrete consequences, like me, being based in Rep. Ireland, losing access to most of the Amazon Prime UK library. My Amazon Prime subscription is with Amazon UK...
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    Paint Workshop Walls?

    Hi all just getting to the finishing stages of my workshop, and I'm wondering if I should paint my walls or leave bare? I've clad the walls in recovered pallets, some of which I've roughly planed clean, other's I've left au naturale, i.e. worse for wear. Ceiling is pine 9mm T&G. I was thinking...