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    Pretty sure the cabinetmaker that made my wall...

    Pretty sure the cabinetmaker that made my wall hung vanity, put 2 x 16 mm sheets on the back.
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    It’s an old Carbatec job. Pretty sure it’s just a...

    It’s an old Carbatec job. Pretty sure it’s just a generic Taiwanese made machine which has been rebadged.
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    Handsome looking pen Pete. Never heard of the...

    Handsome looking pen Pete.
    Never heard of the timber before, but sounds interesting.
    Is it a Canadian native ?
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    I usually drill mine with the drillpress, mine...

    I usually drill mine with the drillpress, mine has about 80mm travel so not a problem.
    But if I am going for maximum accuracy, I turn the blank round and put it in a collet chuck and drill on the...
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    Sorry to hear of your loss Mike. They are...

    Sorry to hear of your loss Mike.
    They are certainly family members, our pets.
    I can still remember the day I had to put down my 14 year old Lab, still can bring a tear to my eye if I dwell on it...
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    Pretty flash Gary. I can see why thereís unrest...

    Pretty flash Gary. I can see why thereís unrest in your camp. Better get that chequebook out mate :D
  7. Thread: I'm back!.

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    Good to see you back mate 🙂

    Good to see you back mate 🙂
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    Looks good mate, you gotta love Conkerberry.

    Looks good mate, you gotta love Conkerberry.
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    Hi Troy, long time no see. How are you going mate...

    Hi Troy, long time no see. How are you going mate ?
    Still turning pens ?
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    Cheers Euge. Later on when I have a bit more time...

    Cheers Euge. Later on when I have a bit more time on my hands, I will find a way into the the market for this type of pen, it will take a bit of work. I know of quite a few people doing ok with their...
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    That is similar to what we are having here, the...

    That is similar to what we are having here, the temps arenít too bad, but the humidity is what gets you. I am working nights at the moment, and even at night we have humidity in the high 80%ís.
    ...
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    Sounds a bit chilly for this Black Duck Pete. The...

    Sounds a bit chilly for this Black Duck Pete. The ice pen sounds cool, but definitely wouldn’t last long here.
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    Cheers Pete . Hows the weather over your way ?...

    Cheers Pete .
    Hows the weather over your way ? Hot and humid here even at 3am.
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    Musk and Green

    I have used some spare time over the last couple of days making this fountain pen.
    A piece of Musk caught my eye when I was looking through a box of blanks, I am pretty sure this piece came from...
  15. Thanks Paul, a timely post post for me. Some of...

    Thanks Paul, a timely post post for me.
    Some of the saws that I received from Matt, were obviously using the same dentist as Chad Morgan.
    As I can’t afford Braces for them all, I will be looking...
  16. I just spent an hour fiddling about with the...

    I just spent an hour fiddling about with the sawvice.
    I got the low angle jack out, and took most of the bow out of the contacting jaw faces. Then spent some more time refining the contacting...
  17. I went with 10 degrees on the tapers, as you...

    I went with 10 degrees on the tapers, as you mentioned that figure in the other thread. Maybe this could be reduced back to 7 or 8, this would reduce the tendency of the jaws to move up as you are...
  18. Cheers Ian, I know it doesn’t have to be fancy to...

    Cheers Ian, I know it doesn’t have to be fancy to do the job, but I can already see a few problems with mine.
    The Khaya jaws have a bow in them. I ran them through the thicknesser, but it didn’t...
  19. A rainy day here, so spent half the day in the...

    A rainy day here, so spent half the day in the shed mucking around, after I spent a few hours putting in water run-offs down the driveway to stop it washing away. Funny how I can be having this...
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    Welcome to the forum Josh. Looking forward to...

    Welcome to the forum Josh. Looking forward to seeing your spin on the craft.
    I follow a couple of resin artists on my instagram feed, I like what some are doing with timber that was considered...
  21. No problems Matt. I’m in no hurry. I still...

    No problems Matt. I’m in no hurry.
    I still haven’t made the saw vice or turned the handles for the files .
    But I did have a cleanup in 2 of my sheds today. The woodworking shed is a lot less...
  22. HeyMatt, I meant to measure up the original bolt...

    HeyMatt, I meant to measure up the original bolt before I came back up to the house. A beer fridge in the shed has it’s good points and bad :B.
    I know the diameter of the original brass heads is...
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    Well, retreads wouldn’t be out of the question. I...

    Well, retreads wouldn’t be out of the question. I can supply some quarter cut Cooktown Ironwood blanks if you wish to go that way .
  24. Over the last few days I have had a few minutes...

    Over the last few days I have had a few minutes spare here and there.
    I got old #10, which is actually a #12, back together again.

    The Epiglue wasn't a total success. I was expecting more of a...
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    Still a bit of life left in those yet Paul....

    Still a bit of life left in those yet Paul. Squirt a bit of Sikaflex into the holes and I reckon they'll be good for another 5 years at least :cool:
  26. Have you checked out the 240v die grinders? Both...

    Have you checked out the 240v die grinders? Both Makita and Hitachi make one and no doubt more make them as well. Also there are battery power ones, a mate has a Milwaukee and loves it.
  27. It seems they do make saw files too. Saw files:...

    It seems they do make saw files too.
    Saw files: For a fine and even surface - Friedr. Dick
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    Got any photos ? Edit- sorry, I see you did...

    Got any photos ?

    Edit- sorry, I see you did load some pics. One eventually loaded for me, the rest failed to load.
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    That should impress the better half Pat. Great...

    That should impress the better half Pat.
    Great looking blank paired with a stylish kit, very nice.
  30. Not a lot of progress has happened since my last...

    Not a lot of progress has happened since my last post. But I did drill the two 1.6mm holes for the pins and inserted the pins into the handle of #10.
    This morning I mixed up some Epiglue, and...
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    A bit hard to see from the pic, but can you get...

    A bit hard to see from the pic, but can you get an ezi-out in there to unscrew the remaining piece ? A bit of heat from an oxy or mapp torch will soften the loctite.
  32. Cheers Paul, hopefully the heat wave will ease...

    Cheers Paul, hopefully the heat wave will ease soon and some more agreeable weather will make things more conducive for getting things done. We have had mid to high 30's here lately and I have been...
  33. And here I was thinking a mirror finish was the...

    And here I was thinking a mirror finish was the standard, and my mere 400 was a dull and lowly effort, thanks for that.
    When Paul said to start with 240, I was a bit taken aback, normally I probably...
  34. #2 is the end. The Canadian Disston that is :). ...

    #2 is the end. The Canadian Disston that is :).

    I had some other chores to take care of first, 3 ute loads of palm leaves, and rebuild the cement mixer motor, then I made a start on #2.

    The...
  35. Cheers Matt, I still haven’t decided which one...

    Cheers Matt, I still haven’t decided which one will be #2.
    Will have a look through the candidates tomorrow and see which one it will be.
  36. Thanks for that link Ian, a pretty handy looking...

    Thanks for that link Ian, a pretty handy looking reference. Probably a bit handier than H.W.Holly’s scripture, I think he was on the same rotten Granny Smith juice as Matt has been taking :wink:.
    ...
  37. I got a bit impatient and put the saw back...

    I got a bit impatient and put the saw back together :-.
    The stamp was 7P not 7T as I formally reported.
    I haven't jointed or sharpened yet.

    More scraping and less sanding helped preserve the...
  38. I have cleaned up the blade somewhat with CRC and...

    I have cleaned up the blade somewhat with CRC and W&D. On the heal of the blade is stamped 26 , 7T. I assume that means itís 26Ē long and 7 tpi.
    Another thing I have noticed once I started sanding,...
  39. Thanks for that link to that bit of light reading...

    Thanks for that link to that bit of light reading Matt, he certainly had a way with words that I haven’t seen for some time.

    I have found the best cure for that ailment bought on by the excessive...
  40. Cheers Ian. Thanks for the tips. I still think I...

    Cheers Ian. Thanks for the tips. I still think I will go the CA route with this one, my distance from town means that I generally use whatever I have at hand, and make do, unless I am prepared to...
  41. Thanks Mark, I think CA will be the way I go too....

    Thanks Mark, I think CA will be the way I go too. I have some super thin stuff that will wick right into those cracks, then I’ll fill them with some thicker CA.
    I am not too worried if the cracks...
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    Good stuff Vern. Looks great and sounds like like...

    Good stuff Vern. Looks great and sounds like like it works great too.
    I reckon you could patent your design and go into production, might make a nice retirement sideline for you :2tsup:
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    Thanks Mate.

    Thanks Mate.
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    I didn't get a start on that saw yesterday, I had...

    I didn't get a start on that saw yesterday, I had to battle a bit of dehydration from building those stairs out in the heat :wink:.
    A swim and a beer turned into about 6 beers, then didn't feel like...
  45. The new nut-driver worked great once I scraped...

    The new nut-driver worked great once I scraped the green paint out of the slots in the brass nuts.
    I had a bit of trouble getting the handle off, looks like the handle was put in place on the blade,...
  46. Looks like 6 PPI, or maybe 7 TPI depending how...

    Looks like 6 PPI, or maybe 7 TPI depending how you measure them.
    Has a bigger handle than a lot of the others, I can fit 4 fingers in the hole.
    Not as refined as most of the others, but still...
  47. Ironwoods Handsaw Bonanza & Restoration of...

    I have started this thread to log my progress on restoring and reviving the bunch of old handsaws I scored over in this thread -...
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    I just finished the veranda stairs, a swim and a...

    I just finished the veranda stairs, a swim and a beer first, then I am going to check out that saw.

    I spotted a few old mower blades near the shed door, they might make good drivers for a split...
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    I have a few tins of CRC in the shed, I use it...

    I have a few tins of CRC in the shed, I use it for lube/coolant when turning aluminium on the lathe, so will probably start with that.
    I laid the saws out on the veranda, and went through them,...
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    Thanks for that post Paul, it came at just the...

    Thanks for that post Paul, it came at just the right time. I am loitering around the house waiting for a phone call, so can’t go too far or start any noise making activities for fear of not hearing...
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