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    My preference in a smoother is a #3 size. I have...

    My preference in a smoother is a #3 size. I have a Stanley #3, which belonged to my FIL, and it is tuned up with a Clifton O1 blade. Nice user.
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    Definitely not! See the Veritas shooting plane...

    Definitely not! See the Veritas shooting plane review, link above.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  3. Thread: Bit Cabinet

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    Bit Cabinet

    Here is a little cabinet I knocked up for the workshop over the past two weekends.


    Nothing to get excited about. Just scrap wood - Jarrah-veneered MDF for the case, mitred corners. The drawers...
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    Mike, the HE planes (marketed by David Eckert ......

    Mike, the HE planes (marketed by David Eckert ... Henry is his son, who is about 12 years old) chose a name similar to Veritas' PM-V11 for obvious reasons. Their V10 steel is CPM-10V steel, as I...
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    Mike, only Veritas sell PM-V11 steel. The name is...

    Mike, only Veritas sell PM-V11 steel. The name is Rob Lee's little joke ... PM stands for powder metal, V stands for Veritas, while 11 comes from Spinal Tap ("turn it up to 11").

    Before Veritas...
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    Veritas and Lie Nielsen both make premium tools....

    Veritas and Lie Nielsen both make premium tools. Both work extremely well. Either would satisfy you. However ...

    When you work with them alongside each other, what you have are Stanley designs...
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    Agree Matt. The advantage of a Stanley 42X is...

    Agree Matt. The advantage of a Stanley 42X is that the jaws grip the plate and ensure that there is no slippage when the hammer strikes the tooth.

    A couple of each. This is helpful to save a...
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    Lyle, I checked that the top of the plate was...

    Lyle, I checked that the top of the plate was level in the vise.

    There is a complete write up here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/MakingADovetailSaw.html

    This includes sharpening...
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    It's okay, Matt. Mine came from Lee Valley for...

    It's okay, Matt. Mine came from Lee Valley for testing before they went into production.

    I modified mine by adding a small spirit level (from Bunnings) ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/fLHTR71z/17.jpg...
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    Excellent. I have two. ...

    Excellent. I have two.

    https://i.postimg.cc/hPZg2GsJ/4.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    If you use too little set, the plate will bind in...

    If you use too little set, the plate will bind in the wood. Then add more set.

    If you use too much set, the surface finish will be rough. Then reduce the set by wrapping copy paper over the...
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    When I think of transitional planes, I think of...

    When I think of transitional planes, I think of the work of Brian Buckner. Brian made some of the most stunning infills and thumb planes ... this was about 20 or 30 years ago. He also made a few...
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    I think that the value of a transitional plane...

    I think that the value of a transitional plane lies with its wooden sole, which has less friction than a steel sole. Why are they not more popular? Simply because they are old and vulnerable to...
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    Hi Lyle The Eclipse is a good setter. I have a...

    Hi Lyle

    The Eclipse is a good setter. I have a few. The numbers do not relate to tpi, but are simply a scale from least to greatest (amount of bend). It is a matter of trial-and-error to get the...
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    You do not need a slow speed grinder for lathe...

    You do not need a slow speed grinder for lathe chisels, which are either M2 or M4 steel. The slow speed grinder is recommended for bench chisels and plane blades, which use steel that is vulnerable...
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    Hi Lyle The plate is what I anticipated....

    Hi Lyle

    The plate is what I anticipated. Because it is thicker than your standard dovetail saw, the teeth will be removing more wood as well. Consequently a higher tooth count is preferred. I'd go...
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    Lyle, filing 12 tpi for a dovetail saw with a...

    Lyle, filing 12 tpi for a dovetail saw with a thicker plate (I bet this is about 0.025” thick) would create an awful saw. Even for a thinner plate (0.020”), I would be filing 15 tpi rip with 7...
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    PM me if you would like to bring along your plane...

    PM me if you would like to bring along your plane and board.

    Derek
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    Hi Ian I thought that the OP mentioned a 20...

    Hi Ian

    I thought that the OP mentioned a 20 degree backbevel.

    If this is correct, the plane is cutting at 65 degrees (regardless of the angle of the primary bevel). In other words, a scraping...
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    Where about in Perth are you? I am in Rossmoyne,...

    Where about in Perth are you? I am in Rossmoyne, and you are welcome to bring your plane (and Jarrah board) to my workshop, where I will check over the blade (which may be okay, but the sharpening...
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    Quercus magazine (in the UK) will be devoting its...

    Quercus magazine (in the UK) will be devoting its next issue to the memory of David Charlesworth - I believe the edition is July/August.

    https://quercusmagazine.com/


    Regards from Perth
    Derek
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    And Brad is correct, of course. You will need...

    And Brad is correct, of course.

    You will need to be very diplomatic if changes are discussed. Or just live with it. Happy wife ... and all that :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Matt, to be blunt, I like most of it but not the...

    Matt, to be blunt, I like most of it but not the tops of the legs. There is much that is square, and this accentuates it.

    What you could consider is re-shaping the the legs. My first thought is to...
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    N.S.W. Good starter set of waterstones. Just...

    Good starter set of waterstones.

    Just remember that the flattening stone probably needs to be flattened first (use 120 grit sandpaper on glass or a coarse diamond stone). Check it occasionally...
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    I recently ordered 3 bimetal 1/2" 3 tpi blades...

    I recently ordered 3 bimetal 1/2" 3 tpi blades from Henry Bros. I sharpen these myself, get about 4 -5 sharpenings, but now needed new ones. Henry has been my go to for 20 years. I also contacted a...
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    Nathan, I would try that, or a business near you...

    Nathan, I would try that, or a business near you that services power tools.

    I imagine that you could try opening it up and blowing out all the accumulated dust. It is likely a factor in affecting...
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    Nathan, it is time for a service. Regards from...

    Nathan, it is time for a service.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Siggy, I agree about the 2002 tii and E-Type,...

    Siggy, I agree about the 2002 tii and E-Type, although I always hankered after a XK-150. I also had ideas of restoring a MkII, but the stories of rust ....

    When I think back on the cars I would...
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    Measure twice, cut once. And only show the...

    Measure twice, cut once.

    And only show the successes on camera.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Rob, my dad had one, a 1965 3.4 MkII in pale...

    Rob, my dad had one, a 1965 3.4 MkII in pale grey. This one off the 'Net ...

    https://classicandsportscar.ltd.uk/images/2012/08/lg/jaguar-mkii-34-manual-with-overdrive_14132.jpg

    It was an...
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    If it makes you feel better, I took my licence...

    If it makes you feel better, I took my licence test in an Anglia. You recall those - with the reverse slanted rear window? They were before the Escort. There was nothing more desirable to a 17 year...
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    At the risk of overstaying my welcome in this...

    At the risk of overstaying my welcome in this thread, a few more pictures ..

    Apprapo the photos of my (late) 356A and (current) Boxster 986 S posted earlier, I love the styling of Porsche. Old...
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    Escort .. schmescort ... I asked Lynndy to buy me...

    Escort .. schmescort ... I asked Lynndy to buy me this for my next birthday ...
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    I never “got” the Torana, that is, why it became...

    I never “got” the Torana, that is, why it became so revered in Oz. But then I never really got American aesthetics in cars either. The Torana to me was a small wannabe American muscle car.
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    SAABs were so over-engineered, that they lost...

    SAABs were so over-engineered, that they lost money on every car they sold. I recall taking one to a roof rack seller to have a set attached to the roof. Well, the installer struggled to drill...
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    Photo, Bob? I am always happy to find something...

    Photo, Bob? I am always happy to find something better.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Nathan, they are $24 from AliExpress: 6 Inch...

    Nathan, they are $24 from AliExpress: 6 Inch 150mm Back up Sanding Pad M8 Thread Multi Hole for Hook and Loop Sanding Disc Dust Free Grinding Pads Festool Sander Pad|Abrasive Tools| - AliExpress
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    Thanks Bob. I did consider that when I secured...

    Thanks Bob. I did consider that when I secured the clamp (several years ago). The reason the clip faced the lower side is that this avoids it gashing the hand when the handle is gripped (to use the...
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    Nathan, here is mine. Had it about 20 years ... ...

    Nathan, here is mine. Had it about 20 years ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/GmTGBcSQ/ET2E.jpg

    It is the forerunner of the Festool ETS150 models, and the pads are a direct swap over.
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    Thanks Paul. Y'know, I've never owned a new...

    Thanks Paul.

    Y'know, I've never owned a new car in all my years. Bought them for my wife, but never for myself. The problem is that the one's I like are always out of the range at the time - too...
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    I owned a Beetle as a student at uni, and it was...

    I owned a Beetle as a student at uni, and it was great fun .. 1967 sunroof.

    But my first car was this 5th hand, clapped out 1965 Lancia Fulvia coupe. I was in love at 20 …
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  42. The method I show will allow one to level the...

    The method I show will allow one to level the tops of the legs as easily as the bottoms. Just up-end the base. This method was intended for the tops of legs.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  43. One way to level the legs is to begin with a flat...

    One way to level the legs is to begin with a flat surface, and find the levels from leg-to-leg (length and sides) ..



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    FREE: WA Bump .... I shall be dismantling this box and...

    Bump .... I shall be dismantling this box and pallet later today.

    Derek
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    Look into the Whittle Evolution hard wax oil. ...

    Look into the Whittle Evolution hard wax oil. Easy to apply, clear and very hard wearing. Perfect for buffet tops.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    FREE: WA Wooden crate and pallet - in Perth

    This crate and pallet was delivered yesterday (to protect art work). It is extremely well built in Pine and ply, and screwed together (no nails). All edges routered.

    Dimension 19 wide x 39" long...
  47. There is a spring-loaded tongue (like a tenon)...

    There is a spring-loaded tongue (like a tenon) which enters the groove (like a mortice) when you slide the blade into the handle. Tighten down at the screw.

    The same as all combination squares.
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  48. Dick, here is a travelling box I built for...

    Dick, here is a travelling box I built for chisels, which is similar to the drawer ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/fyqKjwmM/4.jpg
    The chisel blades rest on rare earth magnets ...
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    Hi Pat

    Here is the original box and extra blade for the Starrett double square ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/xTRnTC7p/1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/Fsmh4cPJ/3.jpg

    It is a #14M ...
  50. Hi Ian Your drawers are packed! Not an inch of...

    Hi Ian

    Your drawers are packed! Not an inch of space over. And this is why my drawers look like they have extra room for more tools. But I don't really intend to add more. The chest is full.
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