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    Yes, that was the one! I remember it covered a...

    Yes, that was the one! I remember it covered a large number of manufacturers; poor old Stanley and Record were pretty well panned. Ah, Hotley. Not a brand I’m given to thinking of much, to be...
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    You car is even thirstier than Geoff's truck! ...

    You car is even thirstier than Geoff's truck!

    However.....
    At max chickens running two Olympus gas turbines my old Type 42 destroyer (HMS Exeter) used to give about 27-28 knots; two hours of...
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    The idea has been successfully used; about 10...

    The idea has been successfully used; about 10 years ago AWR did a comparison of (I think) block planes, including a Veritas and a Bridge City. The Veritas had the opposing LH & RH threads for speedy...
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    I had a feeling the next “last plane” wouldn’t be...

    I had a feeling the next “last plane” wouldn’t be too far away :rolleyes:

    I have no experience of the Norris style adjuster so I can’t comment with any authority on which would suit me the best,...
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    Fuel consumption as measured by how many litres...

    Fuel consumption as measured by how many litres it takes to drive 100km (or any other arbitrary distance) is one of the most stupid things ever.

    MPG or km per litre make it a damn sight easier to...
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    Cars run on petrol; vee-hickles use gasoline

    Cars run on petrol; vee-hickles use gasoline
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    A regulator is pretty pointless for this as the...

    A regulator is pretty pointless for this as the bottle size has no bearing on pressure. The pressure inside the gas bottle is entirely dependant on its temperature; a full 45kg domestic bottle will...
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    The most effective mouse trap I’ve ever seen was...

    The most effective mouse trap I’ve ever seen was just a beer bottle taped to a tomato stake over a bucket of water. You tape the bottle with the end of the stake ending at the bottle shoulders and...
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    Go to a flea market, there’s usually an old...

    Go to a flea market, there’s usually an old toolbox or two full of random junk.

    Does your drill need the type that clamps around the 43mm collar, or is there a threaded boss to take a screw on...
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    I think it’s a fantastic keepsake and reminder of...

    I think it’s a fantastic keepsake and reminder of the old man, and would not look out of place in a museum in a Depression era or bush mechanic type setting, particularly as you have provenance for...
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    Here is a link to fairly reasonable description...

    Here is a link to fairly reasonable description of saw filing and setting; there are many more out there. https://woodandshop.com/how-to-sharpen-hand-saws-for-woodworking/
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    How much do you need? If it’s only a few metres...

    How much do you need? If it’s only a few metres then you could make an exact replica with a scratch stock. You just need a bit of scrap wood for the handle and a piece of thin steel for the blade.
    ...
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    The first method you mention uses an insert...

    The first method you mention uses an insert commonly referred to as a bow-tie or butterfly, this video shows a method of making them
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iryk-76bmH4
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    VICTORIA Had a few days away and when I got home today the...

    Had a few days away and when I got home today the 100-1/2 was waiting for me in all it’s tiny cuteness!
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    The plan view shows the legs being half-round...

    The plan view shows the legs being half-round where they join the carcase sides, but the front elevation doesn’t indicate any transition to fully round. My suggestion would be to have the legs fully...
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    N.S.W. Go on then, I’ll take them. Can you add on...

    Go on then, I’ll take them. Can you add on postage to 4670 please?
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    Both the H&F and the Carbatec use the same head,...

    Both the H&F and the Carbatec use the same head, it is neither a spiral nor a helical but a segmented head. Saying that, they do give a better finish than the majority of straight knife thickies. A...
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    SW stands for Stanley Works, in this context it...

    SW stands for Stanley Works, in this context it refers to planes made just after the merger of the Stanley Rule And Level Company and the Stanley Works. These tools carry the nickname “Sweetheart”...
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    That’s not an easily answered question beyond “it...

    That’s not an easily answered question beyond “it depends”. How ”valuable” is a Holden Commodore?

    It depends on the condition.
    It depends on the era of manufacture.
    It depends on your...
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    Close... but knot quite. That description...

    Close... but knot quite.

    That description matches a heaving line, if you tie it without the benefit of a hammer handle through the middle it allows a rope end to be weighted for throwing. A hammer...
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    VICTORIA Dammit, I’ve spent all night agonising about how...

    Dammit, I’ve spent all night agonising about how I don’t need a 100-1/2... but now I want one!

    Sigh, I’ll take it!
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    Comfy chair pulled up, just waiting for the...

    Comfy chair pulled up, just waiting for the popcorn to be ready.

    Will your curved drawers also have half-blind dovetails like those in your apothecary cabinet?
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    My personal belief is that you can achieve pretty...

    My personal belief is that you can achieve pretty much everything with 5 saws; 3 of them are available new from you local hardware store.

    1: Fretsaw. Available from anywhere; prices range from...
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    I enjoy reading 3 magazines, Australian...

    I enjoy reading 3 magazines, Australian Woodworker, Australian Woodworking Review... and Viz. AWR is my preferred woodie reading material, AW less so but I still get something out of it. And Viz?...
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    Forum sponsor Screwit sells screws suitable for...

    Forum sponsor Screwit sells screws suitable for pocket holes, but only for softwoods used for indoor or undercover projects. They do advertise a “hardwood” screw but as it’s still a coarse thread I...
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    QUEENSLAND Keep an eye out for a Titan plane blade, these...

    Keep an eye out for a Titan plane blade, these are HSS tipped and would be a correct period replacement for the missing Turner blade in the number 4. They crop up on Ebay a few times a year, this...
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    Hey, they don’t look too shabby at all;well done!...

    Hey, they don’t look too shabby at all;well done!

    You could strengthen them further by drilling a hole straight through all the fingers and inserting a dowel.

    Don’t knock the Aldi chisels,...
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    I haven't bought any Carbitool products since the...

    I haven't bought any Carbitool products since the mid-2000's but I'm pretty sure all my existing cutters are fitted with straight inserts; certainly the old-style pin guided roundovers and cove...
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    That's worthy of a thread of its own, because now...

    That's worthy of a thread of its own, because now I want one!

    Did you weld or braze on some hidden threaded fittings to hold the handle and knob?
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    Carbitool still use inserts chopping into the...

    Carbitool still use inserts chopping into the wood at 90 degrees; although their edges are wickedly sharp and polished you still get scalloping. CMT set their carbide inserts at an angle to give...
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    That's an excellent job; well done! :2tsup: ...

    That's an excellent job; well done! :2tsup:

    Quick question; what is the dinky little smoother next to the block plane?
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    I'm with Kuffy on this one; many years ago I...

    I'm with Kuffy on this one; many years ago I purchased a couple of generic very cheap router bit sets comprising of a mixture of straights, roundovers, and flush trims, they also held at least one...
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    N.S.W. THESE...

    THESE “vintage” Supacraft abominations are as low as it is possible to go!
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    N.S.W. No, Stanley planes made after 1983 are still...

    No, Stanley planes made after 1983 are still sloppy!
    The first planes manufactured with the ogee shouldered frog still used tight tolerances, the central rib in the base and the mating gap in the...
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    N.S.W. Your research may be slightly off, Stanley didn’t...

    Your research may be slightly off, Stanley didn’t produce planes in England until 1937 :rolleyes:

    Yours looks to have been made somewhere between 1945 and 1983; going by the sloppy fit of the frog...
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    Are you talking about the painted scales on the...

    Are you talking about the painted scales on the series 2000 or the stickers on the MK3?
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    That looks a very interesting design and the...

    That looks a very interesting design and the frame wouldn’t be too hard to make.

    Probably the “modern” way to make those joints would be by using Dominos, but that tool is well out of your budget....
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    by Chief Tiff
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    How have I missed this build? :oo: I’ve always...

    How have I missed this build? :oo:

    I’ve always liked that style of toolchest and I’m looking forwards to seeing it all finished. G’donya too for using recycled timber.
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    VICTORIA Hi Sheddie, I’ll take the drill press table if...

    Hi Sheddie,
    I’ll take the drill press table if it’s still available; will need posting to QLD 4670 if that’s ok?
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    Good to see some old tools given a new lease of...

    Good to see some old tools given a new lease of life rather than a trip to the scrap metal bin.
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    How big do you want to go with router capacity?...

    How big do you want to go with router capacity? All three Tritons have above table height winders, above table bit changing and excellent dust & chip extraction. The only real differences between...
  42. That’ll be another happy little customer, well...

    That’ll be another happy little customer, well done!
  43. Bunnings have a Makita and a Dewalt biscuit...

    Bunnings have a Makita and a Dewalt biscuit jointer, either of those will perform well for you but will still require you to wear hearing protection. They also stock a Ryobi and an Ozito model; as...
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    What does it feel like, is it heavy and hard?...

    What does it feel like, is it heavy and hard? Going by the picture alone it looks like a gidgee
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    I’m going; I’ve booked myself a coopering...

    I’m going; I’ve booked myself a coopering workshop for the Monday and already committed myself to buying a Dunstone bowsander and one of Chris Vespers exquisite little precision squares.
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    It's described as "In a very good condition"... ...

    It's described as "In a very good condition"...

    I tend to agree, for example the handle is in such good condition that the uninformed could easily mistake it for a replacement. And look; the...
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    How could anybody not like Sammy; happily wearing...

    How could anybody not like Sammy; happily wearing his Easter present?

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    (I'm away at work; daughter has recently flown the nest, partner is lonely and obviously needed a...
  48. This Spear & Jackson model is for all intents and...

    This Spear & Jackson model is for all intents and purposes exactly the same as yours; here is the manual:
    ...
  49. Found your major problem; the pressure regulator...

    Found your major problem; the pressure regulator has been snapped off.

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    Unfortunately it looks like it had a cast male threaded piece; if so you'll have to replace the entire assembly...
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    The top three are my favourites. I love puns...

    The top three are my favourites. I love puns where you may have to look twice before groaning...

    I also have a suitably sarcastic T-shirt; "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for...
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