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    Edge Planning

    Wondering, what the wisdom thinks about following from “Art of Joinery” based on Moxon. I am straight sharpened plane iron person but at times found edge planning less than satisfactory. I have...
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    While I have used clamps in box making before, I...

    While I have used clamps in box making before, I have found that scotch tape works quite well with mitered corners. Too much pressure with clamps could also cause alignment issues.

    In the last box...
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    Their subscription forms on Taunton press are...

    Their subscription forms on Taunton press are crap...

    Touch wood so far both my magazine and online subscriptions are working fine at the original rates. My online subscription renewed at the...
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    These timbers could be bit hard to work with. ...

    These timbers could be bit hard to work with.

    I would also suggest Blackwood or Fijian Mahogany. Cherry could be another option.

    For finish, I prefer hardwax oils. Osmo or Livos Kunos are two...
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    Welcome David!

    Welcome David!
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    It took a while to get this chair fully restored....

    It took a while to get this chair fully restored. Number of projects and a house move got in the way. Finally, managed to finish the chair just in time for Christmas festivities.

    Thanks for all...
  7. New Term and Courses at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking

    Hi,

    Just letting you know that the guild at Melbourne has just announced its new term vacancies.

    Details are at following link if interested

    Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking: Classes
    ...
  8. Thread: FWW Archive

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    I have online subscription as well. I just tested...

    I have online subscription as well. I just tested this by downloading this individual article PDF. Yes, the images there do not have this issue, infact the whole article is much clearer and crisp....
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    I have a 2016 version of the archive. Same...

    I have a 2016 version of the archive. Same issues.

    Looks like from issue #189 February 2007 the scanned file sizes have doubled and scans are much crisper. I also suspect that earlier issues were...
  10. Thanks Derek! I meant this Nova Galaxi DVR...

    Thanks Derek!

    I meant this Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 lathe.
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/nova-galaxi-dvr-1624-44-lathe

    Comes with 2hp motor with EVS, 1117 between centres and cast iron legs....
  11. Hi Derek, Great setup, thanks for sharing! ...

    Hi Derek,

    Great setup, thanks for sharing!

    I am considering a lathe purchase soon. Wondering if you compared Nova 1644 with Saturn. Similar price with a much longer 44" bed and similar specs...
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    Hi Phil, My work bench is made from Vic Ash...

    Hi Phil,

    My work bench is made from Vic Ash which is a pretty common medium density hardwood and easy to mill.

    Matthews timber sells it around $15 per meter last time I looked but you should be...
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    Yes, workbenches could be bit higher. We were...

    Yes, workbenches could be bit higher. We were mostly sawing and planing on the jig so probably not as high like a bench on bench for inlay work.
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    We were using poplar. Des mentioned that hoop...

    We were using poplar. Des mentioned that hoop pine is his standard and nicer to work with. He has also uses Huon pine.
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    Hi Ian, It was fun! Good pace so pretty much...

    Hi Ian,

    It was fun! Good pace so pretty much everyone managed to finish. While everyone worked constantly, there was good banter in the room. Des is a great teacher and very nice bloke! In terms...
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    Taking of the day. Kumiko - unfinished...

    Taking of the day.

    Kumiko - unfinished probably need couple of hours further work.

    Roorkee chair is finally home....
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    Day Two - Sunday Making As-no-ha pattern. ...

    Day Two - Sunday

    Making As-no-ha pattern. There are 3 pieces 1) Diagonal piece 2) Two side pieces 3) Small locking piece.

    Appologies that I have not taken more shots as I was juggling to...
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    Day one - Saturday Making the frames. The...

    Day one - Saturday

    Making the frames. The piece will consist of two square ‘as-no-ha’ patterns enclosed by twin ‘kumiko’ and a ‘tsukeko’ frame.
    ...
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    Day one - Saturday Introduction. Course notes...

    Day one - Saturday

    Introduction. Course notes and sample Kumikos. Asa-no-ha pattern on the left to be made in the class (4mm Kumiko frame, 3mm pattern...
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    And it starts. Couple of shots of prep before...

    And it starts.

    Couple of shots of prep before everyone arrives.
    ...
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    I will ask him, very politely.

    I will ask him, very politely.
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    Will do Ian.

    Will do Ian.
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    All tools are provided. If you are bringing your...

    All tools are provided. If you are bringing your Kamon-Kiyohisas chisels then it won't hurt ;). There are a few Japanese chisels around in different people's private collection, would be good to...
  24. That is a long wait indeed but good things take...

    That is a long wait indeed but good things take time...

    I have asked at japan-tool.com if I can join the wait-list, haven't heard back yet. Wondering if there is another way to join the wait-list?...
  25. Can I please ask, where have you sourced Kiyohisa...

    Can I please ask, where have you sourced Kiyohisa chisels from.
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    I am really looking forward to it. Thinking of...

    I am really looking forward to it. Thinking of making jigs for it (from Mike Pekovich's article in fine woodworking Jan/Feb 2017) and acquiring some saws (Timbecon has 15% off on Japanese saws atm)...
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    VICTORIA Bummer! Count me second in the queue just incase...

    Bummer! Count me second in the queue just incase :)
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    They have indeed positioned themselves at premium...

    They have indeed positioned themselves at premium end of the market. Premium products at premium prices.

    From time to time, I have seen limited discounts though. Like this one...
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    Kumiko workshop with Des King in Melbourne

    For a little while, I have been keen to learn Kumiko inspired by Mike Pekovich and Matt Kenney @ Fine Woodworking magazine. Infact, Matt Kenney is in Oz at the moment at Wooddust teaching Kumiko...
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    WEST AUST PM sent for Stanley#112.

    PM sent for Stanley#112.
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    WEST AUST PM sent for Veritas small scraping plane and...

    PM sent for Veritas small scraping plane and Stanley#65 knuckle joint.
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    N.S.W. I exchanged messages with him in July. He had a...

    I exchanged messages with him in July. He had a lot on his plate due to house move and trying to keep cattle alive in the drought. Hope, all is well.
  33. I would suggest Vic Ash or Tas Oak as well....

    I would suggest Vic Ash or Tas Oak as well. Matthews Timber - Knoxfield and Whelan the Warehouse stock these both in rough sawn and DAR. I think last time when I bought this, it was around $15 per...
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    I am little confused... So there is no such...

    I am little confused...

    So there is no such thing as a budget shop vacuum. Correct?

    Is there such a thing as a good shop vacuum at all which can replace my crappy Aldi Shop vac?
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    HTPAA has a good selection to choose from. Last...

    HTPAA has a good selection to choose from. Last sale I picked up Marples blue set of 5 chisels with white ring for 50 bucks. Yet to sharpen them as they are old new so need to grind the primary...
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    I have used Narex, Luban and Stubai. I like Luban...

    I have used Narex, Luban and Stubai. I like Luban personally as I like how they feel in my hand. Stubai is nice too, good edge but have only used ones with black plastic handles.
  37. Same here. Got it for free on special when I...

    Same here. Got it for free on special when I bought my CMT combination blade.
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    Thanks Luke! Appreciate your comments. I have...

    Thanks Luke! Appreciate your comments. I have learned a lot from this forum.

    The shelf took a little bit to figure out. I thought of putting dowels in but ended up cutting a step on the corners...
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    It certainly was a great learning experience. I...

    It certainly was a great learning experience. I fretted on all these and at times sat on some of these decisions for a bit. Some of the answers I found on the internet, some based on intuition and...
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    Thanks! Top is from the same board, three pieces...

    Thanks! Top is from the same board, three pieces glued together. It was all straight grain stock. I chose to keep the darker grain in the middle instead of on the edge. In this lower resolution...
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    N.S.W. Sorry, didn't post on the thread earlier. As per...

    Sorry, didn't post on the thread earlier. As per my PM to ozhunter, I ll take it.
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    You can remove the dent with a very wet cloth and...

    You can remove the dent with a very wet cloth and hot iron on it.
  43. Great that you made the veneering and hide glue...

    Great that you made the veneering and hide glue session. I saw it happening from the distance but discouraged by the number of people around his bench.
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    N.S.W. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  45. See you there on 29th Doug. I couldn't do any of...

    See you there on 29th Doug. I couldn't do any of the classes with him, work commitments. Looking forward to the seminar though.

    Sent from my SHIELD Tablet K1 using Tapatalk
  46. I am glad that you had a good time! I was there...

    I am glad that you had a good time! I was there Saturday most of the day but couldn't make it on Sunday.

    The slab is Sycamore. It is from a 150 year old tree at a day care centre at Clifton Hill....
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    Ah...Thanks. That is painful indeed, agree it...

    Ah...Thanks. That is painful indeed, agree it should just work but it does not... :rolleyes:
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    McJing 6 PC Bevel Edge Chisels look the same as...

    McJing 6 PC Bevel Edge Chisels look the same as Luban set I have from

    https://www.finetools.com.au/products/luban-6-bench-chisels

    I am quite happy with these too.
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    Thanks David! Can you please let me know how did...

    Thanks David! Can you please let me know how did you fix it? This has always bugged me.

    P.S. Your clamps are doing very well as you can see in the photos!
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    Shaker Style Table

    I thought I should share the latest woodworking piece just completed.

    This is a Shaker style table in Vic Ash and Alpine Ash with a shelf, mostly hand tools work with tapered legs, tapered top...
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