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    Whilst not wanting to derail the thread, I found...

    Whilst not wanting to derail the thread, I found this statement fascinating. Can you expand on why? I would have thought the wood being softer it would offer little to no wear on the chain.

    I...
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    Wow Paul. The visual effect is stunning!...

    Wow Paul. The visual effect is stunning! Congratulations on an outstandingly executed box.

    Without wanting to be nosey, do you have any work-in-progress photos you can share with us?

    Kind...
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    This is wonderful Ian. Thanks for the detailed...

    This is wonderful Ian. Thanks for the detailed description, allowing us to build a plane vicariously through your efforts!

    When creating the side profile bends, how do you do that? While bending...
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    That's very cute. If the boards were from your...

    That's very cute. If the boards were from your house, it will have extra meaning for her when she grows up.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Gah! I can't believe it's already nearly been a...

    Gah! I can't believe it's already nearly been a month. None the less today was the day I finally bought my stock. After looking at a range of options and costs for the raw materials, I've settled on...
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    Iíve not seen that type of box before. The lid...

    Iíve not seen that type of box before. The lid ďlockĒ is very clever.

    You should be pleased with your boxes, they look like they turned out very nicely. Do you have specific plans for them, or...
  7. I second this. I had a pin inserted through my...

    I second this. I had a pin inserted through my wrist as a youngster, and have struggled with repeated rotation when using a screwdriver ever since. We were given one of these also about ten years...
  8. Thread: New A3-31

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    I was a bit like that when I got mine too. ...

    I was a bit like that when I got mine too. Though I went from hand preparing stock to the Hammer. It is a lovely feeling when you catch yourself grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

    The real ah-huh...
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    Hmmm, you know I racked my brain trying to come...

    Hmmm, you know I racked my brain trying to come up with a simple way of using buttresses (great choice of words) whilst sill keeping plenty of "platform" to potentially build storage onto. Not once...
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    Great find Chris. My first thought was, nice,...

    Great find Chris. My first thought was, nice, but what are the odds of a boutique product like that being available in Tas, only to find most hardware chains stock it.

    I note that Bunnings only...
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    Well I certainly look forward any other ideas you...

    Well I certainly look forward any other ideas you have. It's quite refreshing to see some new thinking on a woodworking YT channel. It is evident from both videos that you like to look for...
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    When I left off last, I had glued the two halves...

    When I left off last, I had glued the two halves of my bench together. I am very pleased to report that the top half glued up very flat, with but the tiniest lip at one end at the intersection of the...
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    Ahhh, yes. Now that I see both together(ish) the...

    Ahhh, yes. Now that I see both together(ish) the issues you raise become evident (it is a good thing we can learn from others' experiences). Considering you can make another one in under five...
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    Huh, funny you should mention it. I was asking...

    Huh, funny you should mention it. I was asking about the cordless Makita trim router a month or so ago with every intention of buying it, but no local stockist had it (14 day lead time), then the...
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    Thanks for posting that Derek. I was...

    Thanks for posting that Derek. I was particularly interested as it appears to use the same clamping foundation as your morticing jig. Looking again, the only addition I think your morticing jig...
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    I found that really interesting. I've heard...

    I found that really interesting. I've heard people extol the virtues of the Parf hole layout, and never really got it. This video gave me my ah-hah moment. It is indeed very clever. I note too...
  17. Woo hoo! Great job.

    Woo hoo!

    Great job.
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    Thatís excellent Matt. Iíve only made two...

    Thatís excellent Matt. Iíve only made two handles, the first of which was destroyed doing the back cutout, so read this with great interest.

    In attempting to salvage my first attempt, I tried...
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    It may help if you tell us what you used to...

    It may help if you tell us what you used to attempt removing the stain, and how.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  20. Don't be discouraged. You'll get there, it will...

    Don't be discouraged. You'll get there, it will just take a bit of trouble shooting. And the next time you come across this issue, you'll know what to do.

    Using thick stock is tricky as it...
  21. Stanley Lever Cap - Why buy it when you can make it?!

    That is just so cool! It looks amazing, and appears to be entirely functional too. Iím looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

    The best part, is any woody who sees that plane is...
  22. Thread: Dovetail Saws

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    Pete, If you are cash poor but time rich, I...

    Pete,

    If you are cash poor but time rich, I started a thread here a couple of months ago where I re-purposed a cheep hardware shop tenon saw for the cost of a single triangle file. ...
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    Thanks for the responses chaps. Paul. While...

    Thanks for the responses chaps.

    Paul. While Iím keeping an eye out for a bargain, I would certainly not choose another of these. My goal with acquiring hand saws at this stage is for a single...
  24. Thread: Bench dogs

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    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good...

    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good one!

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Restoring a stubby Disston D17

    This saw is now on its third generation, having been passed down from my grandfather to father and now to me. At some point of my dad's custodianship it developed a crack which necessitated its nose...
  26. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Thanks for that Paul and Ian. I'll start a new...

    Thanks for that Paul and Ian.

    I'll start a new thread, lest I drag this one further from the initial intent, as I'm still keen to see others' saw storage solutions, as is Huon Pine Fan, no doubt. ...
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    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest...

    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest of us an inferiority complex. ;)

    Having recently built a bench top (the rest is still in progress), that has been used extensively to build the...
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    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a...

    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a limited extent) of what BobL Et al. have been saying about the effects of increasing airflow into machine cabinets.

    You should have a read over...
  29. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    You're not wrong Ian! I was astounded at the...

    You're not wrong Ian! I was astounded at the difference when we're moved from Brisbane to Hobart. I need to make an effort for rust to develop on my tools here.

    Back to the point at hand, if you...
  30. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Yes, that is a potential hazard, though it is...

    Yes, that is a potential hazard, though it is above a drawer unit at the moment, so there's no bending down under it. More of a stretch and tiptoe to reach for a saw.
    ...
  31. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Mine isn't pretty, and I want to do something...

    Mine isn't pretty, and I want to do something else, but it is simple and functional. My one restored saw however hangs in a hook separately, because it's special.
    ...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes I do. I've sent you a PM too in case you...

    Yes I do. I've sent you a PM too in case you don't have my address.

    Lance
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    QUEENSLAND I'll take them. Kind regards, Lance

    I'll take them.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  34. Thread: A pathway sign

    by LanceC
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    A pathway sign

    The pathway from the drive to my parentsí house is lined with wood chips. It looks nice and serves the purpose well, though as itís commonly used around here as a garden bed cover, some people get...
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    That looks great. Will you apply a finish to...

    That looks great. Will you apply a finish to weather proof it, or just let come what may?

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  36. That's great Steven. This may point you in the...

    That's great Steven.

    This may point you in the right direction.

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    Kind regards,
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  37. Me too, now. I used to pretty conscientious and...

    Me too, now. I used to pretty conscientious and give my surfaces a wax coat and buff. After a while however, it became a pain to maintain, and now just squiggle a candle across the surface. Very...
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    I agree. As woodworking is my de-stressing...

    I agree. As woodworking is my de-stressing activity, I find it's a matter of doing what brings me peace and allows me to recharge. My frustration with the router wasn't phylosophical, more that I...
  39. Enable "mentions" with the @UserName syntax

    Hi all,

    It would make it so much simpler replying to people if the forums supported the @UserName mentioning syntax, such that if someone typed my user name as @LanceC in a post, I would be...
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    Thanks for the further information. Rob,...

    Thanks for the further information.

    Rob, your list was spot on and exactly whta I was looking for. I can see why each point would make a contribution to better morticing. Can you post a...
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    Thanks a lot for posting the photos Fumbler. ...

    Thanks a lot for posting the photos Fumbler. That's a great idea with using the brass angle. And no judgement from me on your block plane. My only block plane is a cheep $20 stanley job I was...
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    Thanks for commiserating with me. I guess these...

    Thanks for commiserating with me. I guess these are the lessons you learn as you go.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Thank you Elan, Luke and Derek. Elan, yes...

    Thank you Elan, Luke and Derek.

    Elan, yes lying in bed last night I was tossing up what to do, and had considered a block of some sort as a vertical aid. It is good to have it confirmed.
    ...
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation Alex. Iíll...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation Alex. Iíll read it again in the morning before attempting it.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Improving mortise chopping efficiency

    Thanks HandyJack and Mark,

    Now I feel like an idiot. Iíve been doing a bunch of reading and it appears that youíre both correct, nobody chops 25 mm mortises with just a chisel like Iíve been...
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    Improving mortise chopping efficiency

    My arms are hanging limply against my sides, and lifting up my fingers to type this post is an undertaking in itself. Simply put, I am shattered from chopping large mortises this afternoon, and I...
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    Thanks Fumbler, I look forward to the photo(s). ...

    Thanks Fumbler, I look forward to the photo(s).

    And the flush cut saw, are those the ones with teeth set on one side only?

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Magnificent!

    Magnificent!
  49. Thread: Spindle Workout

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    Spindle Workout

    Thatís a very elegant profile to my eye.

    Edit: I just figured out why I find it so appealing, it reminds me of a tulip.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Fumbler, what do you mean by a flush saw? I had...

    Fumbler, what do you mean by a flush saw? I had always separated by cutting all the way through, except with the last two, where I left about 0.25 mm which I then split with a Stanley knife and...
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