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    Lots of wood dust and nothing to show for it :B

    Lots of wood dust and nothing to show for it :B
  2. Thread: Hide glue pot

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    Don't want to hijack the thread but what is the...

    Don't want to hijack the thread but what is the difference between the genuine hide glue which needs to be mixed with H2O & heated and the Titebond ready-made hide glue? Is Titebond's all...
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    Lance, Have a look at "DYI Japanese Joinery"...

    Lance,

    Have a look at "DYI Japanese Joinery" on Youtube. (I don't know how to quote an address)
    He demonstrate what he calls kirogoshi: hammering the joint before wetting it.
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    Auscab, Is your cleaning mix of Linseed oil...

    Auscab,

    Is your cleaning mix of Linseed oil and mineral turps a general cleaning mix or is it specifically for old dry raw wood?

    Boiled LO?

    Thanks Yvan
  5. Thumbsucker, Thank you for your detailed...

    Thumbsucker,

    Thank you for your detailed answer to my query.
    Your offer to assist with questions is most appreciated.

    Cheers Yvan
  6. Thumbsucker, How does one try to deal with...

    Thumbsucker,

    How does one try to deal with Habori Hamono with no Japanese.
    I had a look at their site which seems quite comprehensive.

    Are there other options to purchase directly from Japan?...
  7. Square & Pollie - a classic contradiction in...

    Square & Pollie - a classic contradiction in terms :U
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    Yvan is next to the scruffy one !! :U

    Yvan is next to the scruffy one !! :U
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    Thanks Lance & Maja for a great evening! :clap3:...

    Thanks Lance & Maja for a great evening! :clap3:

    Yvan
  10. Yep, the universal rule "Don't use Force, use a...

    Yep, the universal rule "Don't use Force, use a bigger Hammer" was, once again, applied
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    Lance, See you on Thursday Yvan

    Lance,

    See you on Thursday

    Yvan
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    Yes, I am interested too. Hobart to Margate...

    Yes, I am interested too. Hobart to Margate shouldn't take long !! Notice is all I would need, except Mondays.

    Yvan
  13. Thread: Nova Comet II

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    Mick, thank you very much for sharing your...

    Mick, thank you very much for sharing your opinion of the Nova Comet II and for the spindle thread details.

    Orraloon, yes I have already been thinking about the necessary tools and I can already...
  14. Thread: Nova Comet II

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    Nova Comet II

    This lathe is currently offered at an attractive discount by Carbatec.
    I am not a wood turner but would like to turn tool handles and the like. No interest in bowl turning.
    Does the collective...
  15. Derek Thanks for the post and the pictures!...

    Derek

    Thanks for the post and the pictures!
    What are the hose connection diameters at the Festool Vac end and at the Dust Commander end? It appears that the Festool Vac end diameter is smaller...
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    VICTORIA I'll take one Yvan

    I'll take one

    Yvan
  17. Thread: HELP - Group Buy

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    HELP - Group Buy

    It was only yesterday that I read a thread re: a group buy of Forstner and brad-point drill bits and I cannot find it now.....

    Help!!!

    Much appreciated Yvan
  18. 6 x 3 = 19 for greater values of 3 5 x 4 = 19...

    6 x 3 = 19 for greater values of 3

    5 x 4 = 19 for smaller values of 4

    Easy !!!
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    Thanks Fletty, this would be great! I didn't...

    Thanks Fletty, this would be great!
    I didn't know that shellac could be used on top of mother-of-pearl.

    Yvan
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    On the assumption that the scrolls around the...

    On the assumption that the scrolls around the doors are mother-of-pearl inlays, was the Howard product used to clean the mother-of-pearl too? Will they also be shellacked?

    I have a writing box...
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    Woodworm Treatment?

    I recently acquired an old wall clock with the idea of restoring it.
    On close inspection, I noticed worm holes in the wooden case.
    I have not seen any fine wood dust to indicate that worms are...
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    So, if diamond stone users strop a blade as a...

    So, if diamond stone users strop a blade as a final step after using an xx-fine stone and, as mentioned by Derek that "...diamond stones generally end where waterstones begin (an "extra fine"...
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    Is it an oak?

    Is it an oak?
  24. Thread: Monster plane

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    IanW I found this photo OUTILS ANCIENS -...

    IanW

    I found this photo OUTILS ANCIENS - ART POPULAIRE :: colombe.

    Dimensions given are: length 1300mm - width = 170mm and iron width = 130mm

    Wood = walnut and sorb tree (?) (Sorbus...
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    Failed on all counts !!!

    Failed on all counts !!!
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    I leave my turps to decant before reusing the...

    I leave my turps to decant before reusing the clear layer. During the decanting the paint particles settle at the bottom of the container and, if left long enough, forms a gooey layer which separates...
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    A picture of Bob's rawhide in situ would be nice,...

    A picture of Bob's rawhide in situ would be nice, thank you :U
  28. AB, Are you sourcing the timber from Britton...

    AB,

    Are you sourcing the timber from Britton Bros?

    Cheers Yvan
  29. Thread: Grain filling

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    So, grain filler is not the same as sanding...

    So, grain filler is not the same as sanding filler?
  30. woodPixel, Thanks very much for the...

    woodPixel,

    Thanks very much for the clarification and for the tip regarding single shipments.
    I'm taking the plunge :)

    Yvan
  31. So, How Does it Work?

    Read the full thread and decided to give S&S a try without having ever used a freight forwarder before.
    I get the basic idea but I am lost with the finer details! Say,



    I buy a few w/working...
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    Iwcs ????

    Iwcs ????
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    Thank you very much for all your explanations,...

    Thank you very much for all your explanations, suggestions and photos. Much appreciated

    I will report back !!

    Yvan
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    Tell me more fergiz !:)

    Tell me more fergiz !:)
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    www.lie-nielsen.com/product/block-planes/small-blo...

    www.lie-nielsen.com/product/block-planes/small-block-planes?node=4072
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    Block Plane Blade Adjustment

    I have come to appreciate the usefulness of my block plane (LN) but find it difficult to make a fine adjustment to the blade's depth of cut.

    Having adjusted the depth of cut, the blade seems to...
  37. Thread: Blade Wallet

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    NC, FF mentions that "...The business end of...

    NC,

    FF mentions that "...The business end of the blades get nowhere near the stitching. ..." . How is this achieved?

    I happen to wear a leather apron in the shed and succeeded in cutting the...
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    On the assumption that the table was a gift of...

    On the assumption that the table was a gift of the state of South Australia to the royal couple, the state department in charge of protocol would be likely to have a record of the gift, including a...
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    VICTORIA Sent PM Yvan

    Sent PM

    Yvan
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    My Rubber Has Black Spots

    Some six months ago, I mixed a batch of brown shellac in a glass jar that I keep in a cupboard and transfer some of it in a plastic sauce bottle that I use to charge my rubber which I keep in a screw...
  41. Thread: Apothecary chest

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    Derek IMHO, your silver grey knobs are...

    Derek

    IMHO, your silver grey knobs are perfect. Black would distract the eye from the beauty of the timber. As a very crude "experiment", replace one of the knobs with a bubbly cork cut to...
  42. Thread: Floor Matting

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    Ouch!!!

    Ouch!!!
  43. Thread: Floor Matting

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    Floor Matting

    I noticed that our green big shed is currently offering 1.8m x 1.2m mats made of recycled tyres to fit the back of a ute.
    The price of $59 is, I believe, reasonable. Compared to anti-fatigue...
  44. A spokeshave for me.

    A spokeshave for me.
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    BobL "...I got a bit peeved at having to...

    BobL

    "...I got a bit peeved at having to replace the Sodastream cylinders so often so we invested in a 10L CO2 cylinder and a pressure hose adapter. This produces soda water @ 8c/L which means you...
  46. Smart dogs, they've got their master trained :U

    Smart dogs, they've got their master trained :U
  47. Got to be quick around here !!!!!:D re: RIP...

    Got to be quick around here !!!!!:D

    re: RIP wallet - opening rather than ripping it open
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    Brasso's cheaper and tastes better :D:D

    Brasso's cheaper and tastes better :D:D
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    Maybe a fireplace screen manufacturer? But, in...

    Maybe a fireplace screen manufacturer? But, in Brisbane...

    Yvan
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    Charles Nurse Infill Plane

    Saw a photograph of an infill plane with its blade stamped with "C. Nurse xxx" which is for sale.

    Tried to Google " Charles Nurse Infill Plane" without much success. Did Charles Nurse produce...
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