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    Finally .. ...

    Finally ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/YCykmsDT/Ritas-table1.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    If you envisage your furniture lasting 100 years,...

    If you envisage your furniture lasting 100 years, or being handed down the generations, then you need to make provision for repair. The best glue for this - that can be undone with moist heat, and...
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    Franklin, the leg tenons were large enough...

    Franklin, the leg tenons were large enough overall but reduced in size by the dowels (which had been there in the original build). The corner braces were just added security. And I was not going to...
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    Ian, I contemplated a sliding dovetail. It just...

    Ian, I contemplated a sliding dovetail. It just felt right. Sat on this thought for days. In the end I decided against it as I was concerned that the dovetails might distort the carcase (if not 100%...
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    There are four parts to the drawer build: the...

    There are four parts to the drawer build: the drawer size and design, the drawer case, fitting the drawer case, and the drawer.


    Part 1 described the drawer size and design, and the apron of the...
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    Ian, you make a good point with the soft timbers....

    Ian, you make a good point with the soft timbers. Of course, we in WA know nothing of these woosy woods. :) Then again, we walk about singing "I'm a lumberjack, I'm OK ...".

    The softest wood I...
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    Ian, I have a different appreciation of the...

    Ian, I have a different appreciation of the chisel steel thing. I agree with you that PM-V11 is top and that I would rather have O1 than A2. But the bevel angle issue is another matter.

    First...
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    The drawer - Part 1

    https://i.postimg.cc/mDLjWm0t/8a.jpg




    It was my intention from the outset to hide the drawer as best as possible. This required that the drawer not have a pull or handle visible on the...
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    Finishes ... Somehow this area was forgotten,...

    Finishes ...

    Somehow this area was forgotten, and of course it is important.


    All surfaces were hand planed, and then finished in de-waxed Ubeaut Hard Shellac. This concentrated and thinned...
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    Graeme, you are more than kind. I insist on...

    Graeme, you are more than kind. I insist on including your name. You have provided me, personally, with so much objective and insightful feedback, along with inspiring suggestions, and been a good...
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    Ian, I wonder what will happen if Rita says she...

    Ian, I wonder what will happen if Rita says she wants me to return it to the original? Now that transformation would be amazing to achieve! :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Graeme, thank you. It was not just tapering the...

    Graeme, thank you. It was not just tapering the legs that creates the transformation. In addition, the legs were splayed out at 3 degrees. The combination of the two were important. I could see this...
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    There is one other, equally simple method to use...

    There is one other, equally simple method to use ..

    1. Take a blade with a known bevel angle, say 25 degrees. Mark/colour the bevel with black texta.

    2. Place the blade on the tool rest and the...
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    Yeah. I did question using a digital gauge on a...

    Yeah. I did question using a digital gauge on a round wheel. It does not compute that simply since you are dealing with a 3-D arrangement and not a 2-D positioning.

    Far better to use my jig or the...
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    Dave, that is superior work all round: great...

    Dave, that is superior work all round: great design, spectacular wood, and perfectly executed. Can you say something about the interior - flocking?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ray, not yet seen. This weekend. Regards from...

    Ray, not yet seen. This weekend.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Transformations

    Not quite 4 weeks ago, a good friend, Rita, brought along an entrance hall table she wanted me to fit a drawer into ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/CxX6M7D6/3a.jpg

    ...
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    Chris, how do you do that with a grinding wheel?...

    Chris, how do you do that with a grinding wheel? Curious minds want to know :)

    Another alternative is the Tormek angle setter, which is what I use.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFmGfDULpiQ...
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    Jeff, here is a jig I made to set bevel angles on...

    Jeff, here is a jig I made to set bevel angles on that stand ...

    Return to Woodwork Techniques

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    N.S.W. What is comes down to is supply and demand. If...

    What is comes down to is supply and demand. If you want one of these Jessem guides for the table saw - and I think that they are amazingly good! I have a set on my Hammer K3 ...
    ...
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    OG, the small DD is a great small cyclone for...

    OG, the small DD is a great small cyclone for that purpose. I have one similar. However, the Super DD (SDD) is a Large version of this, for the dust collector ... :)
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    Light vs Heavy planes

    There has been some controversy over many years as to the part played by mass in a plane. Some argue that it improves planing and others that it is irrelevant. Higher mass is typically a feature of...
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    Keith, I have the SDD with 5"/6" in-outlets into...

    Keith, I have the SDD with 5"/6" in-outlets into a 2 hp Carbatec DC with 1micron canister filter and short 5" hoses (from Hammer machines). All this is due for the next upgrade, but it soldiers on. I...
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    N.S.W. Hi Nick I will take the 6mm. I'll reply to...

    Hi Nick

    I will take the 6mm. I'll reply to your PM. Thanks for the extra photos.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Note one cannot retrofit the Felder/Hammer helix...

    Note one cannot retrofit the Felder/Hammer helix blades. They are only available on new machines. I imagine one can fit an aftermarket kit: Spiral Cutter blocks - Helical Cutter Blocks

    Regards...
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    N.S.W. Nick, if the earlier side photo is the same, then...

    Nick, if the earlier side photo is the same, then I'll take it (6mm). Let me know the cost with postage.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Updated ... The Felder version …. ...

    Updated ...

    The Felder version ….


    https://i.postimg.cc/SscSbxRr/5511323-H59549a89c122f.jpg


    And mine ...
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    Henry Bros for 1/2” bimetal, and my last 1”...

    Henry Bros for 1/2” bimetal, and my last 1” Woodmaster CT (for resawing) from Felder. Previously from Henry Bros.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    N.S.W. Hi Nick Any update on the 6mm chisel photo? It...

    Hi Nick

    Any update on the 6mm chisel photo? It is difficult to judge from the view posted what the chisel is like.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    WANTED:VIC Hi Bernard A great article on setting the...

    Hi Bernard

    A great article on setting the chipbreaker: Setting a Cap Iron

    The actual distance varies according to the thickness of the shaving. I generally set it 0.4 - 0.5mm from the edge.
    ...
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    WANTED:VIC I shall be blunt - a 40 degree bevel angle is a...

    I shall be blunt - a 40 degree bevel angle is a recipe for premature dulling. On a 45 degree frog, you have 5 degrees of clearance. As soon as a wear bevel develops, and it will, the plane will stop...
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    WANTED:VIC Bernard, I would not recommend the route you want...

    Bernard, I would not recommend the route you want to travel. There are reasons why a HNT Gordon works well with a 60 degree bed (and cutting angle), and this will not translate to a LN #7 ... or any...
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    N.S.W. Hi Nick I am very interested in the 6mm...

    Hi Nick

    I am very interested in the 6mm mortice chisel. Can I see a side-on photo? - in the images it is not evident if they are bench or mortice chisels.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Many reasons, Chris. Fori are woodworking clubs,...

    Many reasons, Chris. Fori are woodworking clubs, and YouTube is the new forum. For some it is "Look at me", others sharing what they have, and yet others hoping to make a buck. Apparently, some do...
  35. Brett, it helps to use a Mac :) For some years...

    Brett, it helps to use a Mac :)

    For some years now I have also used Bitdefender. They have generally ranked among the top antivirus apps available.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Just looked at the earlier photos on the thread....

    Just looked at the earlier photos on the thread. The accessories have since been updated. Here are the updates.

    1. The zero clearance was reduced in height to allow the blade and guard to be...
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    Bern, my local salvage yard had quite a lot of...

    Bern, my local salvage yard had quite a lot of it, some in long rectangular sections, which was used on the K3, and some 2" thick panels, one of which became the table for my drill press.

    The...
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    This turned up on WoodCentral as well ... ...

    This turned up on WoodCentral as well ... totally OTT, and too busy, busy, busy for me. I think that we need to take a poll of how many had a seizure after watching. I lasted 3 minutes....
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    If you purchased that new, send it back. If...

    If you purchased that new, send it back. If second-hand, contact the manufacturer - they built it for the Triton, and it is faulty.

    Yes, you can re-make it. But why?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    WANTED:QLD. Unless you are attempting to dress really rough...

    Unless you are attempting to dress really rough and twisted boards, you are better off with a jack plane (wood or metal #5) with a 10-12" radius blade. I cannot recall when I last used my scrub...
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    Thanks Chris. I think I mentioned this before,...

    Thanks Chris.

    I think I mentioned this before, but the point you (also) make about ensuring the sliding- and outfeed tables are co-planar, is critical. The top of the crosscut fence needs to be...
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    Extensions ... ...

    Extensions ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/pdfbK7t4/K3-1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/76qv9VH6/K3-2.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    These are the photos I have. Will take more. ...

    These are the photos I have. Will take more.

    Extent of rip on slider (12" blade and full extension): 54"

    https://i.postimg.cc/9FJb44Xt/Resaw10.jpg
    https://i.postimg.cc/DfQBTjtN/Resaw11.jpg
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    Thanks. Good thinking. I am doing something...

    Thanks. Good thinking. I am doing something similar. I shall share this when done.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  45. Bumper, look up Router Raizer: Router Raizer...

    Bumper, look up Router Raizer: Router Raizer

    I have one with an Elu 177e ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/8zzQHmhY/Router_Raizer_1.jpg

    Add a Muscle Chuck, and changing bits above the table is...
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    FREE: WA Sorry. I really do not have the time to do this -...

    Sorry. I really do not have the time to do this - 15 hour work days. Pick up only.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Damien, I am curious whether you read this thread...

    Damien, I am curious whether you read this thread before placing an order with Fine Tool Australia ???

    (.... incidentally, the abbreviation here is FTA ... aka known as "fail to attend").
    ...
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    Scott, look up Fine Wood Work Association (WA): ...

    Scott, look up Fine Wood Work Association (WA): Fine Wood Work Association (WA) Inc.

    They hold monthly meetings, on the second Monday of each month. Currently suspended owing to Covid.
    ...
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    Ck, that is a wonderful project.:2tsup: Ian, I...

    Ck, that is a wonderful project.:2tsup:

    Ian, I blame all this planemakeritis pandemic on you! :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Siggy I have limited experience with...

    Hi Siggy

    I have limited experience with Blackbutt. I do not recall using anything special by way of preparation or glue.

    In use, the Roubo is the perfect bench for me. It does a superb job at...
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