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    I know that just occasionally some Aldi tools...

    I know that just occasionally some Aldi tools actually work but I have been sucked in too many times. I would no longer support an organization that sells such junk. Many of their tools are not fit...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Sounds reasonable. From memory I paid $40 for one...

    Sounds reasonable. From memory I paid $40 for one side only but they were his slabs. I didn’t see the CNBC but it would have to have been difficult to get to. Nice bloke but very disorganized place.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. There is a bloke in Leura who has a CNBC for...

    There is a bloke in Leura who has a CNBC for flattening slabs. It only does 2.4 m I think but he was able to reposition the slab and do a second cut. Fey swipes of a plane took out the overlap...
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    Yep, you got it! Slip of the brain rather than...

    Yep, you got it! Slip of the brain rather than the finger!

    And after writing I headed down to the workshop and had another go with the 78 nicker. I remembered I had fixed a slight nick in the...
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    Correct me someone if I am wrong but don’t...

    Correct me someone if I am wrong but don’t Tapatalk hijack the advertising revenue From the forum? Fair enough to use it on a phone where the browser version of the forum is not great, but on a...
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    I bought some of the 72 nickers and found they...

    I bought some of the 72 nickers and found they needed a lot of fettling to fit my 72. My point is that I think the design of some parts changed over time and a recently made part might not fit an old...
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    I have not used one but have seen them on...

    I have not used one but have seen them on YouTube. The jig fits on the bed ways in place of the tail stock. Mount a 4 jaw chuck on the jig (facing the spindle) and mount the workpiece on the chuck....
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    QUEENSLAND HNT Gordon stock the Gramercy holdfast. Three...

    HNT Gordon stock the Gramercy holdfast. Three times the price of McJing but much better. I pondered for ages and tried the mcjing ones but use the gramercy ones every day.
  9. Thread: Hinge help

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    Thanks everyone. Some good suggestions here. I...

    Thanks everyone. Some good suggestions here. I had seen the barrel-style soss hinges on some websites, but did not twig as to how they worked. They loom like being worth a try.
    Thanks also for the...
  10. Thread: Hinge help

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    Hinge help

    This is a project that has been sitting in the too hard pile for far too long. I was making a chess board to match a set of chessmen that I had turned. When the grandson wanted the men, I offered to...
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    The best fix is timber selection. It is probably...

    The best fix is timber selection. It is probably a combination of factors including the makeup of the plant, the time of the year, and the drying process may all contribute. I think I have seen one...
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    Not sure if this has been said but i think these...

    Not sure if this has been said but i think these tables are sometimes over-engineered to hell. On the support question you have a 50 mm slab of hardwood that is used to build bridges. A span of 2.5 m...
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    I struggled a bit - probably needed a larger...

    I struggled a bit - probably needed a larger file, but I got by. Filed gleam onto the front face of all forward facing teeth from both sides. It seems to cut better but needs a little more set.
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    Thanks Graham, that gives me a good starting...

    Thanks Graham, that gives me a good starting point (no pun intended). I will give it a go and report back.


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    I just ran a tape over the saw and the plate is...

    I just ran a tape over the saw and the plate is 24 in - 600 mm so even smaller than the standard 26in saws.


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    Yes Ian, you are right in your estimates. It is...

    Yes Ian, you are right in your estimates. It is roughly the same length as a normal handsaw and looks like it has had a lot of use. I don’t read anything into the lack of gleam which only reflects...
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    Sharpening large pitch crosscut saws

    In another thread about identifying an uncarved Diston saw we drifted into talking about saws with a more complicated tooth geometry. These are very large pitch saws with periodic deeper gullets for...
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    Be careful when planning capacity. Murphy says...

    Be careful when planning capacity. Murphy says that hand tools, particularly saws and planes, expand to fit available space!

    I have two tills, one for backsaws and one for larger saws.
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    Thanks Paul, That looks complicated! I think...

    Thanks Paul,
    That looks complicated!
    I think you are right that the pattern in Graham’s post is a normal crosscut with periodic deeper gullets to contain sawdust. To be clear, both my Swedish saws...
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    The tooth pattern is typical of very large pitch...

    The tooth pattern is typical of very large pitch crosscut saws. I have seen it referred to as “M” pattern. The extra-deep gullets with round bottoms improve sawdust extraction when sawing wet wood I...
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    CLAIMED Im in

    Im in
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    Thanks Paul, I actually read some of your thread...

    Thanks Paul,
    I actually read some of your thread as it emerged and have to admit to a serious infection of the hand tool bug. I have made a few saw handles and re-toothed several old saws.
    But I am...
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    I have far too many saws anyway, so will probably...

    I have far too many saws anyway, so will probably start to rationalise soon. I mainly use a matched pair of more recent Distons, one filed rip and the other crosscut. I will also keep my Dad's saw...
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    The other saw I was given seems to be very...

    The other saw I was given seems to be very similar to one I have had for a few years. The top one in the photo of the new acquisition and the bottom is the older one.
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    To my eye, the plate...
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    I did a bit more work on the saws today. Removed...

    I did a bit more work on the saws today. Removed the plate and did a basic clean, then removed the finish and sanded the handle. Th plate seems original with no evidence of hole alterations, Same...
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    Thanks Paul. I plan to clean up the blade so will...

    Thanks Paul. I plan to clean up the blade so will go carefully where the etch should be. My question on value had a point. I will probably downsize things in the next couple of years and will look to...
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    The flow hive concept requires absolute precision...

    The flow hive concept requires absolute precision in manufacturing. There are knock-offs but from what I have heard that they look good and don't work! Have a look on the web for flow-hive hybrid...
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    Diston handsaw - no carving?

    I have just acquired an old Diston saw. I am not a collector, but have cleaned up a few users over the last 10 years. This saw looks original, although there are two odd saw nuts that don't look...
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    Top bar hives were developed for developing...

    Top bar hives were developed for developing countries. Low cost, low tech. Harder to source starter bees. Harvesting cost similar (a good press costs same as an extractor). Different set of...
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    If you go down the Langstroth option, probably...

    If you go down the Langstroth option, probably any softwood. Weight is an issue. 22 mm is the standard thickness. You could go thicker but remember the weight issue. Stick to standard internal...
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    You have had some good advice here River. I have...

    You have had some good advice here River. I have this season returned to bees after 35 years and a
    have been amazed at the newfangledness of the choices! I support the recommendation of 8-frame...
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    I just use a normal hand plane. Paul Sellers has...

    I just use a normal hand plane. Paul Sellers has a good demo on a YouTube project at present - I think the first episode of the desktop organizer series.

    it is not a perfect curve but it would be...
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    I maybe less choosy than some but I have turned a...

    I maybe less choosy than some but I have turned a lot of handles from a batch of pallet skids that I suspect are merbau. There are a few flaws, but also some nice grain, but I have had zero problems....
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    I have tried two types from Timberbits...

    I have tried two types from Timberbits (Timberbits.com) in Sydney. One type fits in the standard slimline kit I think. I would steer well away from these (told so by Timberbits and backed up by own...
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    Think carefully about what sort of work you want...

    Think carefully about what sort of work you want to do. The cheaper sets from Carbatec for example are not that good if you move away from softer woods and cross grain work. I have read that sawtooth...
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    How old is this nail?

    I have been fixing up an old chair for a bloke - it required complete Reggie and a new front stretcher. I could see at least 4 different repair attempts over time including a new front leg at one...
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    A mate from the bee fraternity has just published...

    A mate from the bee fraternity has just published a landmark book on the ‘Honey and Pollen Flora of South Eastern Australia’. (Even though it does not cover timber it is a great book) At the launch...
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    The timber matched the Wikipedia description for...

    The timber matched the Wikipedia description for E. globulus - 'yellow-brown, fairly heavy, with an interlocked grain'. This is Southern Blue Gum or Tasmanian Blue Gum. There are a few subspecies,...
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    I had a similar experience with the sliding lid...

    I had a similar experience with the sliding lid of a box for chess pieces. I inlaid and laminated a tiny board onto a piece of ply. It was fine at first but over a few months it warped and jammed...
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    Your experience may well be as much about grain...

    Your experience may well be as much about grain as plane grip. But a reverse (pull) grip is quite normal. I am sure I have seen a Paul Sellers video on various ways if g
    using a handplane.

    Bruce
  41. Thread: Gday all

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    Welcome to the forum. The WL20, or the...

    Welcome to the forum.

    The WL20, or the smaller version, the WL18, are popular choices for a first lathe. A lot of people have started out with one of these, and they meet the needs of many hobby...
  42. Thread: Circles?

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    It also depends on the size of the circle, the...

    It also depends on the size of the circle, the width of the blade and the amount of set on the blade (or in other words the width of the kerf). The kerf does not change much though.

    My bandsaw...
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    Probably a good idea if you are not into making...

    Probably a good idea if you are not into making tools and intend to make a few grinders. There used to be plans available for what in my opinion was a better design but the site has been removed I...
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    I think the Easygrind is a knock-off version of...

    I think the Easygrind is a knock-off version of the Crushgrind and I think I saw that they are a copy of an older style, meaning that the current Crushgrind would be more expensive, but probably more...
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    I turned a couple of bowls from sequoia - I think...

    I turned a couple of bowls from sequoia - I think it is also called redwood? Very soft, hard to get a clean cut. Also had alternating hard and soft growth rings so very tricky to sand. The tree had...
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    #2.

    #2.
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    Nice work. I am not into pointy finials normally...

    Nice work. I am not into pointy finials normally but you have now implanted an idea in my head that I will have to try out!

    Thats what I like about this forum - getting inspiration.

    Bruce
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    On special at Hare & Forbes and cheaper....

    On special at Hare & Forbes and cheaper. https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W935?From=Search&s=Caster
  49. Second that recommendation. After using Sketchup...

    Second that recommendation. After using Sketchup for years, their move to the online version removed a lot of the useful tools so I took the plunge into F360. I am finding it FAR superior in both...
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    Choosing materials for a bookshelf

    I am helping my son-in-law to design some built-in bookshelves and together we have been pondering the properties of the basic choices for timber. I quick search of the net failed to find the sorts...
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