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    Warrick Nicely crafted box and I am sure the...

    Warrick

    Nicely crafted box and I am sure the recipient will be thrilled but I have to ask. What is a Llama party? I just wish to know if I should be scheduling one any time soon.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Another great build. I actually think the...

    Ian

    Another great build. I actually think the stuff up adds even more veracity, not that I am suggesting anything else: I just like the human fallibility. I think it draws woodworkers together.
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  3. Clinton The material used in my pic was...

    Clinton

    The material used in my pic was actually mild steel pipe (galvanised I think). It was simply polished up on a buffing wheel. The thickness of that was I think, 2.5mm. I can't check for the...
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    An interesting topic, so, well initiated JW. ...

    An interesting topic, so, well initiated JW.

    As usual I have no idea but I would comment that trees have a tendency to compensate for conditions that impact them. For example, a burl is the tree...
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    Luke It looks like it was Rockler and I think...

    Luke

    It looks like it was Rockler and I think this is the US$80 set to which you referred:

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    That was just for the bits. I could not see the cables that I purchased.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Luke I did buy that kit from the States, but I...

    Luke

    I did buy that kit from the States, but I can't remember who through. Maybe Lea Valley? Of course I don't really know what I am talking about, but my concern with any "string" type product,...
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    Graham I took the pictures a couple of days...

    Graham

    I took the pictures a couple of days ago and then it went out of my bird brain to do something with them. Apologies.

    I was right in that I did not have a saw as small as yours! In fact...
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    Luke This is the kit I have that uses cables....

    Luke

    This is the kit I have that uses cables.

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    The router bits still have their protective coating on them.

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    Pete The only one of the saws mentioned that I...

    Pete

    The only one of the saws mentioned that I have tried is the Lie Nielsen and it was a beauty. Checking their website they have two versions: One with a .015" plate and the other with a .020"...
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    Luke I once nearly constructed a tambour so as...

    Luke

    I once nearly constructed a tambour so as you can gather I don't have much experience at all. However, I did go to the lengths of purchasing a kit for this purpose. I will try to dig it out...
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    Lance I was only teasing with the suggestion...

    Lance

    I was only teasing with the suggestion of another D17 :).

    I would agree with Ian on using it for a pruning saw if I had not had the opportunity to try it out for myself. In fact I think I...
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    Lance My thoughts are that you will need to...

    Lance

    My thoughts are that you will need to joint that saw. Use two sizes of files to suit the crosscut and rip teeth. Draw a line with a felt tip pen along the lowest gullets and lower them to...
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    Hpf While is was looking for the D-17 thread,...

    Hpf

    While is was looking for the D-17 thread, which I didn't find, I came across this thread which may be of interest

    Saw Storage

    As you can see it is not the first time the subject has been...
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    So we are talking less than ten saws, which means...

    So we are talking less than ten saws, which means they can be stored in a rack by themselves (Old Tom's example) and either on open display or closed in a cupboard if moisture and rusting is an...
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    Lance It is a Disston D17 Double Duty saw. The...

    Lance

    It is a Disston D17 Double Duty saw. The conventional teeth at the front have been cut off.

    Online Reference of Disston Saws -- D-17 Saws

    As it was only made in a 26" length, you can...
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    Hpf Much is going to depend on the number of...

    Hpf

    Much is going to depend on the number of saws we are going to store. 5, 10, 20, 50, 100? I think the U tube vid idea is quite good, but I am not sure I would like to put "good" saws to the...
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    yowie Luckily, for you that is, I didn't see...

    yowie

    Luckily, for you that is, I didn't see that. :D In fact I had to enlarge the pix to even spot it. However I am booking an appointment with the optician this week for an eye test. Also you...
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    Yes. A teeney weeney bit green. Luckily I didn't...

    Yes. A teeney weeney bit green. Luckily I didn't see any handsaws to covert or the green would be adapted to camo and I would be on my way, knife between teeth.:D

    Nice haul.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Dave 12 degs is OK on the outside: Not the...

    Dave

    12 degs is OK on the outside: Not the inside! :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
  20. Dave That has come up well with a good, warm,...

    Dave

    That has come up well with a good, warm, golden hue entirely in keeping with it's age. Good one.

    Regards
    Paul
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    HPF Spear and Jackson made saws with what they...

    HPF

    Spear and Jackson made saws with what they called an "unbrake handle." I had a dowel placed through the length of the grip. Not at home and have lost my glasses so struggling to provide more...
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    Graham Away from home and lost my glasses!...

    Graham

    Away from home and lost my glasses! Please excuse typos. Yes, almost certainly a No.8 between 1910 and 1922 (two etches). My feeling is that it is a panel saw, but may have been cut down a...
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    Doug I missed the initial posts on this thread...

    Doug

    I missed the initial posts on this thread and have only picked up on it since your move and subsequent return to bench building.

    I do love a good bench build so looking forward to the...
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    Bob Very good point. If you are going to have...

    Bob

    Very good point. If you are going to have a hole in the wall make it a window or a door so that it is always serving some purpose even if you are not poking long lengths of timber through it....
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    DTH1 I think Bob was referring to your first...

    DTH1

    I think Bob was referring to your first foray into posting (your join date was 2013?). However, I believe he was being complimentary as your first (and second) post is a ripper and something...
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    Aaaaagh!:oo: It's white! That's the sort of...

    Aaaaagh!:oo:

    It's white! That's the sort of weather you have to do a quick count to see if they have both dropped off. :wink:

    It should provoke a chorus of "Brass Monkey Weather," which, as I'm...
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    Lance A maul is normally a timber "mallet"...

    Lance


    A maul is normally a timber "mallet" of some description. In it's most crude form it is a branch or small log. This is what I call a maul:

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    Bob At least you gave it a really good go...

    Bob

    At least you gave it a really good go first.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Colin What I meant to add and I think is more...

    Colin

    What I meant to add and I think is more bizarre is the bolts on the second plane. Was it to prevent cracking. It seems extreme and not a little unsightly. Perhaps that was all he had. :?
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    Colin I think the first plane is actually a...

    Colin

    I think the first plane is actually a skew rebate rather than a shoulder plane. The 'modified' plane is just that, modified. Possibly the mouth was too wide and the steel sole is to rectify...
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    Blackhorse There are few descriptions that...

    Blackhorse

    There are few descriptions that don't quite translate across the water (one or two can raise an eyebrow, but I won't get into that here, although a brief clue is that it involves...
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    Colin You are quite right. I have often...

    Colin

    You are quite right. I have often thought that we call them "shifters" because they move when you don't want them to.

    I don't think it is your technique at all and the "cream" of...
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    I wonder if Colin appreciated how much comment he...

    I wonder if Colin appreciated how much comment he would stir up with this thread: I suspect he did, although I also believe it was a genuine distaste for the ubiquitous shifter.

    I found myself...
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    Ian That is a wonderful build and somewhat...

    Ian

    That is a wonderful build and somewhat inspirational. I wrote to a mutual friend last night, who lives in Seattle, and happened to comment by the way that I was beginning to feel a plane...
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    Some of our shifters at work (we have hundreds...

    Some of our shifters at work (we have hundreds :rolleyes: ) have "I am not a hammer" inscribed on them. This succinct reminder doesn't work quite as well as you might expect as it relies heavily on...
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    Elan That's most interesting. I would...

    Elan

    That's most interesting.

    I would encourage you to start a thread on that subject as I for one would be most interested. Like Bob, I have many used and discarded bits, not all thrown out by...
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    Hugh!!! That is very non PC! But you are...

    Hugh!!!

    That is very non PC!

    But you are allowed under the rule that anybody growing up before PC was invented can continue in the fashion to which they have become accustomed. Besides which...
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    Sitting back (metaphorically speaking) to watch....

    Sitting back (metaphorically speaking) to watch.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Dom I can see why you hung out ( :rolleyes: )...

    Dom

    I can see why you hung out ( :rolleyes: ) for those doors: Very spectacular. And I do like the way you have supported them for painting.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Once upon a time I worked in a motorcycle shop....

    Once upon a time I worked in a motorcycle shop. That establishment did not allow shifters at all. This was particularly because motorcycles tend to have smaller bolts than other vehicles and the...
  41. Thanks Bob I forgot to emphasise that. The end...

    Thanks Bob

    I forgot to emphasise that. The end stickers should be flush with the end of the boards otherwise there is no point in having a wider sticker. Just looking back at the pix posted, it...
  42. TS The ends of the log dry more quickly than...

    TS

    The ends of the log dry more quickly than the middle, which is why they are sealed to slow the process. Another technique is to use wider stickers at the ends or just use two stickers together....
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    Graham Interesting old advertisement. Without...

    Graham

    Interesting old advertisement. Without pictures of the product, I could easily imagine some misconception as to it's purpose!

    There again, many old ads would not have passed the censor...
  44. Alan Looking good in an apron! Is that...

    Alan

    Looking good in an apron!

    Is that what a third child does or does it have to be a third daughter as our No.3 child is a daughter? If the latter, have I left my dash too late?...
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    #3. I'm addicted to curves. Regards Paul

    #3.

    I'm addicted to curves.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Rob I should have mentioned before, instead of...

    Rob

    I should have mentioned before, instead of just thinking it,that you have collected a very nice group of saws there. Thanks for showing.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I have this feeling that you may have...

    Matt

    I have this feeling that you may have confused "bane" with "thane." You may recall how Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor and Glamis in Billy S's play (if you were paying attention that day at...
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    Matt Are you suggesting our stateside comrade...

    Matt

    Are you suggesting our stateside comrade could become the "bane of the plane?"

    Regards
    Paul
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    They are a more modern development and truthfully...

    They are a more modern development and truthfully easier to use than the originals. The original was just a very small diamond shaped piece of thin, flat metal.

    I don't think I would trouble with...
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    Graham I think we are describing the same...

    Graham

    I think we are describing the same thing, but I worded it poorly. When I have performed this I actually hold the head of the hammer in my hand as it gives good control and the glazing brads...
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