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    Paul, do you know how these files were made? I...

    Paul, do you know how these files were made? I assume being machine made that the teeth are possibly not cut in the way a hand-made rasp is made (by chisel), in other words with some force. Could...
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    Bob, it all comes down to experience and...

    Bob, it all comes down to experience and exposure. Do yourself a favour and compare the results you are getting to that of a cheap Eclipse-copy honing guide and wet-and-dry sandpaper at 2500 grit. Or...
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    Chris, either one of those machines would be...

    Chris, either one of those machines would be useful for flattening the backs of blades. That would be valuable if you rehabbed or build blades/planes/chisels.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  4. This is how NOT to remove waste from multiple...

    This is how NOT to remove waste from multiple half blind sockets! In the time PS has completed one socket, I would have finished 10 (or more)!

    YouTube

    I am not knocking the method - I use it...
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    Chris, it may help to mention the sharpening...

    Chris, it may help to mention the sharpening systems you have.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  6. Hi Bevan By coincidence, there is a shop tip...

    Hi Bevan

    By coincidence, there is a shop tip in the latest FWW magazine to use a reading book lamp (attached to the router). I thought I would try this out ...

    10 LED Eye Care USB Stand Light...
  7. Screwdrivers by Wera are excellent ... ...

    Screwdrivers by Wera are excellent ...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81ffZduyhBL._SX342_.jpg


    Get one of these for yourself ...
    ...
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    Even if the jig ground flat and straight (which I...

    Even if the jig ground flat and straight (which I doubt - I have one of these for knives), are you happy with 1500 grit. I start my sharping at 1000 grit and generally finish at 13000 (waterstone) or...
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    Chris, that is an interesting idea. I would be...

    Chris, that is an interesting idea. I would be interested in doing this to mine as it is a pain in the watsit to swap over inserts.

    I'll graciously allow you to lead the way :)

    Regards from...
  10. Hi Lance Great minds think alike. I did try...

    Hi Lance

    Great minds think alike. I did try and utilise the mortice jig - in fact, routed horizontal sliding dovetails to clamp across the face and not just in the slots shown here ...
    ...
  11. It occurred to me later that a central issue that...

    It occurred to me later that a central issue that was concerning me was one I neglected to emphasise!

    You have to ask why I set up the work holding so that I pull the trim router towards myself?...
  12. Thread: New A3-31

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    Mine works just fine on a 15 amp. It does not...

    Mine works just fine on a 15 amp. It does not require 20 amps.

    Please keep in mind at all times when using Hammer machines: hold the start button down until the motor is running, and only then...
  13. Removing the waste from half blind sockets

    In July, I posted a router-based method I used to remove the waste from hand cut hand-blind sockets (link). This involved orientating the boards vertically and routing into the end grain. This...
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    WP, this is especially for you! The answer :) ...

    WP, this is especially for you! The answer :)

    The Ultimate Solar-Powered Mobile Tiny House Workshop | Living Big In A Tiny House

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Pete, a couple of points ... The Pax saw is...

    Pete, a couple of points ...

    The Pax saw is very easy to re-file to rip .... for someone who is experienced in doing this. As a newbie to this, you are likely to cock it up and destroy the saw. I...
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    Pete, then there is a simple cure for this. It is...

    Pete, then there is a simple cure for this. It is not the handle that determines the angle at which you saw. It is the sight lines you use.

    On all occasions, saw to two lines simultaneously,...
  17. Thread: Bench dogs

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    The traditional work bench will use rectangular...

    The traditional work bench will use rectangular dogs, with "holes" formed at the start of the bench build ...


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/BuidingaBench2_html_m6b98176c.jpg
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    There are two different types of gouges:...

    There are two different types of gouges: in-channel and out-channel, with bevels inside- and outside, respectively.

    In-channel are easier for paring, while out-channel are used to create the...
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    That is disgustingly neat and tidy, Ian! You set...

    That is disgustingly neat and tidy, Ian! You set a bad example for all ....

    :U

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  20. Nice work all round, Luke. That Douglas Fir is...

    Nice work all round, Luke. That Douglas Fir is outstanding, and is complimented by your design and craftsmanship. Top marks!

    I must say that the Maple is really striking as well. I have really...
  21. WEST AUST The fretsaw is sold. The dovetail saw is still...

    The fretsaw is sold. The dovetail saw is still available.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  22. Thanks for the update Craig. Your price may be...

    Thanks for the update Craig. Your price may be realistic, but it is far more than I can justify, so it is open to offers from others.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I am really sorry to hear this (and it does not...

    I am really sorry to hear this (and it does not help if I predicted it earlier in the thread). I fear that you live in an area in which prejudice runs high.

    I abhor any form of prejudice. There...
  24. I may be interested, but you have not supplied a...

    I may be interested, but you have not supplied a price.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  25. WEST AUST It will be great to catch up, Dave. Cheers ...

    It will be great to catch up, Dave.

    Cheers

    Derek
  26. WEST AUST Knew Concept Fretsaw ((titanium) and Glen Drake dovetail saw

    Knew Concepts 5" fretsaw in titanium!

    What more can be said. This is the ultimate fretsaw for dovetails. Actually, it is even better since it comes with a custom handle in Jarrah (one I made).
    ...
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    Thank you. Regards from Perth Derek

    Thank you.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    WEST AUST The Makita trim router is still available. My...

    The Makita trim router is still available. My apology, but I have only just managed to reply to the interested parties (I was way laid in my efforts to get my recent entry to the WA furniture...
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    Lance, I do love hand work, however there is a...

    Lance, I do love hand work, however there is a time and a place for it and for power tools. When working with hard West Australian timbers, a mortice chisel is really only viable for small stuff. If...
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    Where about in Cape Town? :) Any pictures of...

    Where about in Cape Town? :)

    Any pictures of the woods you use?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Most of the time I use a router to mortice. This...

    Most of the time I use a router to mortice. This is the jig I built ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/5NLS6KHj/1a.jpg




    https://i.postimg.cc/TPYVNRtW/2a.jpg
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    Lance, there are occasions when a 25mm wide...

    Lance, there are occasions when a 25mm wide mortice is used (such as a bench), however the rule with something this wide is to do a double 6mm mortice/tenon joint.
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    WEST AUST sold

    sold
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    WEST AUST HNT Gordon Tail Vise (new)

    I have a brand new and unused HNT Gordon Tail Vise for sale. This was a prize in the recent WA Wood Show. I have no need for it as my bench already has a tail vise.I have used this vise before and it...
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    West Australian (Perth) Wood Show 2019

    The Show ran Friday to Sunday, today - which is when I managed to attend. Some of the photos are taken early in the day. The plan was that I would do a few demonstrations (of hand tool use, plus run...
  36. Neil, if I could have afforded it, I would have...

    Neil, if I could have afforded it, I would have jumped on the VL240. I really wanted a Vicmarc, but there was nothing second hand available in Perth. I was upgrading from a Jet mini, and had a budget...
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    FINAL PICTURES We are done building the side...

    FINAL PICTURES

    We are done building the side table. Here are pictures (taken with my iPhone6).


    The case is Hard Maple from the USA. The drawer fronts are Black Walnut, figured Hard Maple,...
  38. Neil, that is not so. The VL200 is close to $4950...

    Neil, that is not so. The VL200 is close to $4950 from Jim. The Nova Saturn + bed extension is currently $3900 (I paid $3500 on Black Friday) at Carbatec, that is about $1000 less than the VL200.
    ...
  39. For 10 years I used a 1/2 hp Jet mini with bed...

    For 10 years I used a 1/2 hp Jet mini with bed extension to turn spindles. It was OK, but the power was low and it did require a few compromises. A year ago, I upgraded to a Nova Saturn (plus bed...
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    I am in the process of completing the Harlequin...

    I am in the process of completing the Harlequin Table. I will post the finished piece in a couple of days. Here are a few pictures of making the drawer bottoms for the slips, which may interest a...
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    I will be doing a couple of presentations on the...

    I will be doing a couple of presentations on the Sunday (10-ish and 1:30-ish). Not quite sure yet, but likely to be a master class on dovetailing, and another on hand plane set up and planing.

    I...
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    Hi Chris You are correct - I should have...

    Hi Chris

    You are correct - I should have stated that it is OK that way when using the rip fence. As soon as my current project is done (got to finish this weekend to be in time for the Perth...
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    Hi Chris The dado blank insert is pictured...

    Hi Chris

    The dado blank insert is pictured above with the ZCI. For the K3, one requires 2 inserts: one for 90 degrees and another for 45 degrees. I cannot use the ZCI above for 45 degrees - if you...
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    This is mine, built around the original insert....

    This is mine, built around the original insert. With rebates and recessed aluminium strip.

    https://i.postimg.cc/G2MQDN4X/3.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/QM30ZcLJ/2.jpg

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    Hi Owen I built a ZCI for my Hammer K3. If no...

    Hi Owen

    I built a ZCI for my Hammer K3. If no one comes along, this may work for you, or a modification. Shoot some pictures and post them here.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I would use a flexible contact glue, such as...

    I would use a flexible contact glue, such as Selleys Kwik Glue: Kwik Grip(R) Horizontal - solvent based | Selleys Australia

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I think that should be fine. The purpose of the...

    I think that should be fine. The purpose of the splitter is to keep the kerf open and prevent any pinching at the rear of the blade. The saw kerf is a smidgeon wider than the splitter, which means...
  48. Brett, I generally only use rough sawn timber....

    Brett, I generally only use rough sawn timber. Some of it is 3 or 4 metres long x 100mm thick and 250-300mm wide. Big buggers. I still cut it up first. That is the economical way (to preserve...
  49. You know Brett, I've never needed the extensions...

    You know Brett, I've never needed the extensions on the A3-31. I am not saying that they are not needed (although I think I did say that :rolleyes:), just that they are not needed by normal people...
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    I love this Doug! :U It reminds me of the...

    I love this Doug! :U

    It reminds me of the newspaper advert: "Looking for a wife who owns a tractor ... send photo of the tractor".

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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