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    That is brilliant Hughie, are you keeping it or...

    That is brilliant Hughie, are you keeping it or selling it.
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    Article on air pollution and lung cancer

    This article relates to the initiation of cancer in the lungs and the potential role of PM2.5 particles.
    Air pollution cancer breakthrough will rewrite the rules - BBC News
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    Thanks BEM. As for selling stuff, not interested....

    Thanks BEM. As for selling stuff, not interested. Ive a whole heap of my own projects that Ill struggle to finish in this lifetime.
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    Have been away for a little while and saw...

    Have been away for a little while and saw Johknee's comments on my return which motivated me (Albee it a little slowly) to give a follow up having used the plane for a while. Part of the reason for...
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    Thanks Charlie / Cam Pulled the motor out of the...

    Thanks Charlie / Cam
    Pulled the motor out of the saw today and it may not be overly serious. One of the connection wires had broken/burnt out just inside the cover, between the connection block and...
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    3 phase motor failure on wadkin table saw

    Simple explanation is that my old wadkin PP table saw saw wont start. After a bit of detective work with the multi meter have found that one of the motor's coils has gone open circuit.
    So the...
  7. Thread: A plane journey

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    Part of my problem is a multitude of part...

    Part of my problem is a multitude of part finished projects started over the last 40 years.
  8. Thread: A plane journey

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    Ive enjoyed reading your plane making adventures...

    Ive enjoyed reading your plane making adventures and have learnt a lot from them. I appreciate the time and effort you have taken to to present your builds and mistakes.
    There are a couple of planes...
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    How safe is google password manager, I assume not...

    How safe is google password manager, I assume not very?
  10. Thread: Rob Roy

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    That nearly sums me up Derek, general woodworking...

    That nearly sums me up Derek, general woodworking more than model making and a bit of mountain biking thrown in as well.
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    I also have a versaflo but with the helmet rather...

    I also have a versaflo but with the helmet rather than the hood. Can you fit a pair of earmuffs under the hood?.
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    That looks magnificent DD. She wont have to worry...

    That looks magnificent DD. She wont have to worry about someone else having something similar.
  13. Thread: Rob Roy

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    This is a great looking project Derek. Ill follow...

    This is a great looking project Derek. Ill follow with interest. No doubt there are plenty of steam enthusiasts in the UK that you can turn to if you need specific advice.
    I have access to a...
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    I was looking for a similar finish on an outdoor...

    I was looking for a similar finish on an outdoor chair and went for Cutek CD50 clear decking oil. It is going to need re oiling 2 or 3 times a year by the look of it but that isnt a big job. The CD50...
  15. Thread: Olive bowl

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    Nicely done Lance. Olive is a nice timber

    Nicely done Lance. Olive is a nice timber
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    They'd be just the thing for building a dolls...

    They'd be just the thing for building a dolls house, do I remember you saying one was on your list of projects.
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    Who's a lucky man. Look forward to some photo's...

    Who's a lucky man. Look forward to some photo's of your work.
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    Have had a 5hp Hansa for about 10 years and its...

    Have had a 5hp Hansa for about 10 years and its given good service. Good for chipping branches, less so for mulching leaves and mushy stuff. It works nicely with straight branches and it can rip...
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    Would appreciate a photo or two and brief...

    Would appreciate a photo or two and brief description of the process when you have it working Ian.

    Lovely little plane, by the way. Thanks for taking the trouble to write up
    Tony
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    That looks fantastic Hughie, I don't want to...

    That looks fantastic Hughie, I don't want to think how much you spent finishing it.
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    Settings for the compas are in "View" then Show...

    Settings for the compas are in "View" then Show Navigation set to always or automatic.
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    It definitely works although I'm still finessing...

    It definitely works although I'm still finessing my technique. Try it on a chisel.
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    A photo of the seat finished with CD50 clear. Timber used (reused) was old celery top pine railway sleepers. After years of service on Tassies West Coast they had varying levels of rot and it took a...
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    Derek, I'm curious about the benefit you feel a...

    Derek, I'm curious about the benefit you feel a slow speed grinder gives in this situation.
  25. Thread: Sheoak

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    It wluld stop the drying and therefore shrinking...

    It wluld stop the drying and therefore shrinking process, sawmillers down here will run sprinklers on their log piles to stop them drying and cracking before milling. Soaking may have other effects...
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    A fantastic piece Hughie, thanks for posting. I...

    A fantastic piece Hughie, thanks for posting. I do miss seeing your work pop up here from time to time, good to see your still about.
    I like the look pieces like this with all their imperfections...
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    Sticky: Congratulations CT, Not an enviable job for the...

    Congratulations CT, Not an enviable job for the judges with a number of quality planes to separate. This has been a bit of fun and thanks to all involved.
    Well done Picko, one of the main reasons I...
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    Reading it again I believe you correct.
    I recently used CD extreme on an outdoor seat and it dried within a couple of days.
  29. I would start by contacting Cutek and asking...

    I would start by contacting Cutek and asking their opinion.
    They replied promptly when I contacted them.
    Let us know what you end up doing and how it works.
  30. Thanks C. We are scraping, and sanding back some...

    Thanks C. We are scraping, and sanding back some window frames at the minute. Its a job both of us dislike and the varnish doesn't seem to last that long. I wonder how would CD50 go.
  31. Thanks Lee roy. Ordered some cd50 after Cgcc's...

    Thanks Lee roy. Ordered some cd50 after Cgcc's suggestion so will see how it goes. Sounds like I need to recoat regularly. What are you using an an indicator for recoating
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    Sounds brilliant John. I have a couple of pieces...

    Sounds brilliant John. I have a couple of pieces of highly figured eucalypt with numerous natural defects (holes) and presume Solarez would be ideal for filling these.
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    Sticky: Thanks Chief, Im am happy to say that it's quite...

    Thanks Chief, Im am happy to say that it's quite modest compared to the other builds here.

    I think that names, like nicknames, are best bestowed by others
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    Sticky: Tony A's Krenov smoother

    My current smoothing planes consist of a mediocre Stanley #3 & #4. I would like a couple more options for taming difficult timber but before embarking on a high angle coffin smoother build, I am...
  35. A clear oil type finish for outdoor furniture

    Am looking for a clear-ish oil based finish for a celery top pine outdoor bench seat. Want to retain the colour of the pine and the grain features. Any suggestions welcome. Have tried the intergrain...
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    I agree, I picked up a second hand lathe for...

    I agree, I picked up a second hand lathe for less than half the price of a new one with a few extras thrown in. Had to watch gumtree for several months for the right one to turn up.
    Mine has a one...
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    Sticky: An interesting read Ian. The "wear" that you...

    An interesting read Ian. The "wear" that you refer to above is an aspect of plane making that seems to get little mention by plane builders. Are there any rules of thumb regarding the angles relative...
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    Ive had the same issue myself John. I think the...

    Ive had the same issue myself John. I think the problem is caused by the wood getting warmer after coating and "off gassing". I have seen specular bubbling when varnishing in direct sunlight. My...
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    Thanks MA. Used Eucalyptus obliqua, or what we...

    Thanks MA. Used Eucalyptus obliqua, or what we would call stringy bark locally, for the plane body and a blackwood wedge. Finished with BLO.
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    Final photos of a finished plane. 495612 495613...

    Final photos of a finished plane.
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    The dark coloured marks on the plane body are from some water stain in the wood.

    An interesting project and a pleasing end result.
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    I've read where he wasn't happy with the results...

    I've read where he wasn't happy with the results of power buff on plane blades and he also has a youtube out there where he uses the power buff. Interestingly, in that video he uses a steel ruler...
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    The first thing I would check is blade sharpness....

    The first thing I would check is blade sharpness. If you have even a 10x magnifier and you can see any nicks or rounding of the cutting edge then it needs sharpening. In my limited experience end...
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    It took me a couple of hours slowly opening the...

    It took me a couple of hours slowly opening the throat, behind the mouth, of my plane just removing enough to let the chips flow while keeping it as tight as possible. Thats one area of plane...
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    Movement is greater in timber at a tangent to the...

    Movement is greater in timber at a tangent to the grain, i.e. backsawn boards, than radially, ie quarter sawn boards. The link below goes into a bit of detail regarding timber movement....
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    I made a kitchen table about 20 years ago and it...

    I made a kitchen table about 20 years ago and it has held together, no cracks, and its half in the sun every day. I was figured there was a high chance the table top would crack and dont claim to...
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    The complexity of every other build in this...

    The complexity of every other build in this challenge is way in excess of my little contribution so harping on about the quick build is all I've got to crow about.
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    Have been super busy for the last 3 weeks helping...

    Have been super busy for the last 3 weeks helping my long suffering wife with a major project in the garden but managed found a few minutes here and there to finish the plane off.

    After gluing up...
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    They've turned out well Ted, that's an...

    They've turned out well Ted, that's an interesting effect.
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    I'm expecting it will work CK and hope to get...

    I'm expecting it will work CK and hope to get some time to finish it off in a few days . Had a busy weekend pursuing one of my other interests, riding a mountain bike around the trails at Derby.
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    That could work, if the plane is no good, that's...

    That could work, if the plane is no good, that's where it will end up
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