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    A little update for those attending or those considering attending.

    Iíve done a lot of soul searching, and this could be possibly the hardest some would say dumbest thing ever Iíve done.
    But sometimes you just have to man it up, I even think woman should man it up too.
    Tho they will possibly man it up better than me.
    Ok with a big breath and Iíve never ever ever done this in a social media kind of way.
    Iíve had a bit of saw cleansing, and will have a few saws to sell at the saw handle making thingy day.
    Prices starting at $0,00AU and upwards.
    Will post some pics on the weekend(Note point donít go losing sleep over it or getting to exciting think more bargain basement type saws.
    Some still even have sort of teeth on them)

    Cheers Matt.

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    Matt,

    I am not sure whether to curse you or thank you for starting all this. It seems all the gear I need to make saw handles was in a state of disrepair or pending an upgrade.

    First of all I had to fix my 14" bandsaw, then I had to put my scroll saw back together and now I have had to pull my drill press apart and build a dust box under it to incorporate sanding drums into the setup.

    I took the auxiliary table off of the drill press and made and attached a plywood box under it with a port for a vacuum cleaner hose. The table has sacrificial inserts in the drilling area. I opened up the bottom of the insert mortise so that it now goes right through the table leaving a small lip on all four sides to support the sacrificial inserts for drilling and also the new inserts I made with holes a bit larger than the sanding drums that go into the drill chuck.

    I had an offcut piece of 9mm MDF with a hardwood veneer on one side, which was the right thickness for the sanding inserts. The veneer should make them more durable and they are much smoother to make moving the workpiece over the sander easier. It made 14 inserts. I have eight sizes of sanding drums so plenty for spares in case I need ot make custom sized drums.

    The port to attach the vacuum is removable by four screws to allow easy access inside the box if needed and also to allow a 4" dusty port to be attached if needed.

    (Mandatory paragraph to appease the dust fanatics) Initial indications are that there would not be enough air able to enter the box for a 4" dusty to be worth while and the vacuum is working perfectly to remove dust from the table. I am using other collection methods to deal with any airborne dust that the vacuum misses or generates.

    Anyway, the drill press auxiliary table is still fully functional and has only been modified by cutting out the base of the insert mortise. It works exactly the same as it used to, but now I have the added advantage of the sanding capability with no mess.

    So thanks Matt, for motivating me to get on with some overdue jobs, but I'm not sure I really need to be this busy.

    Six weeks to go.

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    I just had another look at the pictures above and they don't really show much of the box - I need more light in the shed if I want it to double as a photography studio.

    SO here's a picture of the box and the vac port prior to fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Matt,

    I am not sure whether to curse you or thank you for starting all this. It seems all the gear I need to make saw handles was in a state of disrepair or pending an upgrade.

    First of all I had to fix my 14" bandsaw, then I had to put my scroll saw back together and now I have had to pull my drill press apart and build a dust box under it to incorporate sanding drums into the setup.

    I took the auxiliary table off of the drill press and made and attached a plywood box under it with a port for a vacuum cleaner hose. The table has sacrificial inserts in the drilling area. I opened up the bottom of the insert mortise so that it now goes right through the table leaving a small lip on all four sides to support the sacrificial inserts for drilling and also the new inserts I made with holes a bit larger than the sanding drums that go into the drill chuck.

    I had an offcut piece of 9mm MDF with a hardwood veneer on one side, which was the right thickness for the sanding inserts. The veneer should make them more durable and they are much smoother to make moving the workpiece over the sander easier. It made 14 inserts. I have eight sizes of sanding drums so plenty for spares in case I need ot make custom sized drums.

    The port to attach the vacuum is removable by four screws to allow easy access inside the box if needed and also to allow a 4" dusty port to be attached if needed.

    (Mandatory paragraph to appease the dust fanatics) Initial indications are that there would not be enough air able to enter the box for a 4" dusty to be worth while and the vacuum is working perfectly to remove dust from the table. I am using other collection methods to deal with any airborne dust that the vacuum misses or generates.

    Anyway, the drill press auxiliary table is still fully functional and has only been modified by cutting out the base of the insert mortise. It works exactly the same as it used to, but now I have the added advantage of the sanding capability with no mess.

    So thanks Matt, for motivating me to get on with some overdue jobs, but I'm not sure I really need to be this busy.

    Six weeks to go.

    20190221_100830.jpg20190221_100845.jpg
    Doug,
    Glad I could be of assistance, the drill press thingy table bit thingy looks excellent.
    Iíve never consider a career in motivational speaking but immmmm YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention..
    Is there much money in it.

    Cheers Matt.
    Did you say only six weeks till I need to be ready
    ďSALLY SALLY SALLYĒ

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    I got my new toy today - Liogier Handle-maker's Rasp

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    Brett (FenceFurniture) put it up for sale in the Marketplace Liogier Handle Maker's Rasp #9, Sapphire coated, brand new, $100

    I have a lot of handles to make so this should come in handy right now and in the future with other projects other than saw-making too.
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    Doug

    I saw that you bought that. Good choice.

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    I saw that you bought that. Good choice.
    Thanks Paul,

    I have a couple of Auriau rasps, which have convinced me that it's worth paying out for quality rasps.

    Hopefully Liogier is of a similar quality to the Auriau ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Thanks Paul,

    I have a couple of Auriau rasps, which have convinced me that it's worth paying out for quality rasps.

    Hopefully Liogier is of a similar quality to the Auriau ones.
    Doug,
    Are there any chance you will be bringing them with you in April.
    I would like to have a closer look if I may.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Doug,
    Are there any chance you will be bringing them with you in April.
    I would like to have a closer look if I may.
    If I am making timber handles, they will be in my toolbox

    Yes, you can check them out, mate
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    Shameless bump.


    Cheers Matt.
    (Not to far away now folks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Shameless bump.
    I am slowly getting stuff together for this event.

    I raided the scrap bin at Williamstown metal yesterday and purchased some offcuts of half-inch brass rod to make up some saw-nuts.

    I still haven't got the sheoak thumb-hole handle cut out yet, although I have fixed my scrollsaw and modified the drill press to double as a drum sander to make the job easier.

    Too many projects and so little time. How did I ever find time to go to work?

    I'll have to get back into the workbench build when all this is over.
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    Since Matt recently reminded us that his sawhandle making day is only three weeks away, I thought I had better get a wriggle on.

    Here's what I did today:

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    Is it wrong to fall in love with a saw handle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post

    Is it wrong to fall in love with a saw handle?
    It's fine providing it doesn't morph into an indecent obsession, but I don't wish to say any more on the subject. As it happens I now eagerly await the curves. Looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Since Matt recently reminded us that his sawhandle making day is only three weeks away, I thought I had better get a wriggle on.

    Here's what I did today:

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    Is it wrong to fall in love with a saw handle?

    Doug,
    Itís certainly not wrong to proud of ones own work,
    With regards your being in love with soon to be born saw handle
    I ainít going there YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, your attention.

    Cheers Matt,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    It's fine providing it doesn't morph into an indecent obsession,
    I will do my best to ensure it does not develop into a paraphilia

    I hope to make some sexy sawnuts over the weekend so that I can take my mind off of the handle.
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