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    Unknown Disston Handsaw

    Hi all. Breaking with tradition here and posting a photo of a tool I have bought before I have it in my "hot little hands".

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    I was interested because I don't have a really coarse rip saw...
  2. N.S.W. What a great project. Pity it's too far away.

    What a great project. Pity it's too far away.
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    Looks good Pete. Is the wobble at the steel post...

    Looks good Pete. Is the wobble at the steel post end of the opening? Or at the other side (with the 4 studs)?
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    Hi SCD. I have installed some of the Carter...

    Hi SCD. I have installed some of the Carter urethane (blue) tyres to my bandsaw (12") and ended up having to use some rubber cement (from memory) to hold them in place. The slip fit just wasn't quite...
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    Price wise I have found ST and TT to be...

    Price wise I have found ST and TT to be identical. They will actually check prices while you are at the register and then match them. My local TT beats ST hands down for service
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    Me too. Great gun but not sold as a Metabo in Oz.

    Me too. Great gun but not sold as a Metabo in Oz.
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    Hi Pete. I would look for a kit with 2 batteries....

    Hi Pete. I would look for a kit with 2 batteries. You will get sick of changing batteries every time you change tool. Drilling a pilot hole and then driving a screw is much quicker if you have both...
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    Hi Pete. I have mostly Makita and for the tools...

    Hi Pete. I have mostly Makita and for the tools you want they would be perfect. Part of my choice had to do with availabilty and the other is servicability. Most parts were warehoused in Sydney and...
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    Thanks again Ian. Long posts make me feel more...

    Thanks again Ian. Long posts make me feel more important so don't feel bad.:D

    I actually got my hands on a 1/2" cutter and there is plenty of potential depth. I am thinking of starting again with...
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    Thanks AB and WP. Yes Andy, WP put the PDF's up...

    Thanks AB and WP. Yes Andy, WP put the PDF's up in an earlier thread. Started by Jonesy.... I wonder if a keyway on the bottom of the opening could also allow for swarf collection.

    IanW , you also...
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    Love 'em!

    Love 'em!
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    Hi Pete. If your wall is not load bearing, then...

    Hi Pete. If your wall is not load bearing, then installing one 90 x 45 on edge above the trimmer (90 x 45 on flat) and checked into bottom of jack studs (short studs above opening) would be plenty to...
  13. Hi Scott. Good practice to make them yourself...

    Hi Scott. Good practice to make them yourself (using the template CT suggested) and being a regular user should be even more reason to do them :D
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    Nice work CK :). And more from that same plank?

    Nice work CK :). And more from that same plank?
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    Thanks Ian.

    Thanks Ian.
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    Thanks Ian and Matt. The pine I was using is...

    Thanks Ian and Matt. The pine I was using is probably very dry and was from an offcut of a laminated beam (so grain direction is potentially counter productive). Cutter was brand new. Looking closer...
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    Well, not so much success today. Took a bit to...

    Well, not so much success today. Took a bit to tap a thread in Messmate and had trouble with the cutter moving, but got there in the end. Lining up the "threadbox" with the cutter took a lot of...
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    Wooden thread......thread

    Hi all. Happy to report that I have finally got round to having a go at tapping and threading my 1st wooden nut (and soon, screw). Thanks to WoodPixel for posting PDF's of IanW's articles regarding...
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    Hi Robyn. I agree. I think it's also described...

    Hi Robyn. I agree. I think it's also described as "flame" figure.
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    Wow. :D this is me, green with envy. :)

    Wow. :D this is me, green with envy. :)
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    SOLD: Hi Nathan. I think people may have been put off...

    Hi Nathan. I think people may have been put off by the "religious" nature of your title :D. Or maybe they belong to another "chisel sect".
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    Just discovered this myself the other day. So the...

    Just discovered this myself the other day. So the algorithms do work!! He is very, very good.
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    Thanks Derek. I did have to look up what...

    Thanks Derek. I did have to look up what "torrified" was though! Never to old too learn something new, and that explains the darker look to the maple.
  24. QUEENSLAND Not quick enough! :(

    Not quick enough! :(
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    Hi Derek. Lovely box. What timbers did you make...

    Hi Derek. Lovely box. What timbers did you make your chisel handles from?
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    Hi TT. Thanks for sharing your resto. Where are...

    Hi TT. Thanks for sharing your resto. Where are you sourcing the replacement red cedar from?
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    Hi Max. Lovely door. It looks like it is made...

    Hi Max. Lovely door. It looks like it is made from cedar? Best repairs are to use same timber, with grain running in same direction but if you don't paint then patches will always be visible. Do you...
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    SOLD: Hi Nathan. No thoughts about your price but I was...

    Hi Nathan. No thoughts about your price but I was reminded about what I thought of the store you bought them from. Great website etc and wonderful to have a store like this but their prices are not...
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    Hi GC. Porta mouldings are still going. As to...

    Hi GC. Porta mouldings are still going. As to whether all their stock is made in Australia, I don't know
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    Hi B. How tall is gate going to be? If not too...

    Hi B. How tall is gate going to be? If not too high, could you install a pad bolt on top of frame/capping that could slide horizontally into a keeper (or even a hole in the gate post)? This would be...
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    I agree. Nice job

    I agree. Nice job
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    Hi Steven. I think that replacing the sheets...

    Hi Steven. I think that replacing the sheets might stretch the friendship but touching up with paint would be reasonable
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    That sir, is what we call progress!

    That sir, is what we call progress!
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    SOLD: Hi Nathan. What is the knurled bolt for (below...

    Hi Nathan. What is the knurled bolt for (below and to the left of the depth stop)? Hope you're not getting rid of everything.
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    Hi all. Through encouragement from others on this...

    Hi all. Through encouragement from others on this forum (particularly IanW) I have "taught" myself to sharpen hand saws. Inspired in part by having a breasted saw that, when I took it to my go to...
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    For what it's worth, I'm impressed. Gives us all...

    For what it's worth, I'm impressed. Gives us all hope :)
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    Thanks Paul. I am assuming that the bigger saw is...

    Thanks Paul. I am assuming that the bigger saw is original. When removing the saw nuts to clean everything up it became apparent that the timber had sort of "closed" over the heads and removing them...
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    Thanks Tom, Matt, Nathan and Ian. I must confess...

    Thanks Tom, Matt, Nathan and Ian. I must confess that restoring old saws has become a little addictive. It is a messy business but when they are cleaned up, sharpened and back together there is just...
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    Disston backsaws

    Hi all and Happy New Year. I hope you don't mind indulging me by reading about two new saw restorations. Thanks in advance :D

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    Apart from picking this up on Ebay for a very...
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    Hi Pete. The majority of work I use my table saw...

    Hi Pete. The majority of work I use my table saw for is ripping, so the set up with the DeWalt saw would be the most useful. I have both this style of saw and a cast iron topped contractors saw and...
  41. Hi Q. Can you eliminate tearout by cutting your...

    Hi Q. Can you eliminate tearout by cutting your boards differently? When I lay decking I use a speed square, circular saw and cut with the underside of the board facing up. Tearout will only be...
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    I'll be "bagginsed"! What sort of timber is it?

    I'll be "bagginsed"! What sort of timber is it?
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    Hi IanW. Truly an impressive collection. Your...

    Hi IanW. Truly an impressive collection. Your patience must be amazing (although maybe things happen quicker with smaller scale projects, less material to deal with :-)
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    Hi Doug. I don't use my chamfer plane as much as...

    Hi Doug. I don't use my chamfer plane as much as I thought I might due to the size of the body. My "reason" for "needing" this type of plane was to more accurately cut chamfers on the moulding planes...
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    Hi Matt. Thanks for reinvigorating my plane...

    Hi Matt. Thanks for reinvigorating my plane building tendencies. What do you think of the 60 1/2? Does the lower angle make a significant difference?
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    Bargain!! New handles for both?

    Bargain!! New handles for both?
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    Thanks Andy and Martin

    Thanks Andy and Martin
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    Now I do have a few cottoneasters on my block....

    Now I do have a few cottoneasters on my block. They can get weedy so maybe I have found a use for them
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    Thanks David. One chisel type that isn't common...

    Thanks David. One chisel type that isn't common here is a slick, which is probably just an extra wide paring chisel. I could make use of one of these, particularly for cleaning/squaring up checkouts...
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    Lovely chisels David. What makes a paring chisel,...

    Lovely chisels David. What makes a paring chisel, a paring chisel?
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