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    PLASTIC? :oo: UGH! :disgust1: I thought it...

    PLASTIC? :oo:

    UGH! :disgust1:

    I thought it was brass plated steel that had been crudely folded over with sharp edges biting into the wedge; that would cause the symptoms you were describing. I...
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    Weird. About the only advice I can offer is to...

    Weird. About the only advice I can offer is to first try holding it upside down before wacking the strike; if there's no joy there then try holding it upright but by the wedge only as you hit the...
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    :banghead:
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    Ruixin...

    Ruixin brand on Aliexpress. I bought the stainless steel version and modified it like this. Just throw Ruixin into you tube & there are a wealth of videos.

    However; I wouldn't touch any of my...
  5. This is on my I-Pad: 460185 I apologise for...

    This is on my I-Pad:
    460185

    I apologise for the extremely boring advert...
  6. Giant advertisement banners have returned

    For the last couple of days every forum page now has a giant advertising banner at the top; originally you only got this if you were a non-subscriber. Subscribers received a smaller, more genteel...
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    Kryn, one day you and I really need to sit down...

    Kryn, one day you and I really need to sit down and compare Emailís; I swear somewhere down the track we share a common denominator as I get a significant percentage of your jokes just before you...
  8. Another vote for a decent quality belt/disc...

    Another vote for a decent quality belt/disc sander. Swapping grits on one of those is a POP compared to swapping and truing grinding wheels. Plus a belt sander will grind away non-ferrous material...
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    459956

    459956
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    Drilling by hand often results in less than ideal...

    Drilling by hand often results in less than ideal holes.

    However, as you have a brace try using an adjustable bit. This device allows you fine tune the diameter of the hole.

    Irwin adjustable bit
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    You might have a Record "Stay Set" cap iron....

    You might have a Record "Stay Set" cap iron. These allowed you to quickly remove the assembly and hone without disturbing the position of the cap iron; if all the tolerances on the plane are tight...
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    Ok, Iíve just never seen it like that. Here in...

    Ok, Iíve just never seen it like that. Here in Bundy the biggest use for white oak is for making rum vats and itís always quarter sawn. I bought a pile of boards recently that was actually thrown in...
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    If itís an oak it was milled backsawn which...

    If itís an oak it was milled backsawn which doesnít show any of the beautiful medular rays associated with true oaks, and I canít think why this would be done deliberately. Some of the beading...
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    No, brand new Stanley and Carter planes only ever...

    No, brand new Stanley and Carter planes only ever came with normal carbon steel irons, and Carter only ever made carbon steel irons. If a HSS iron was wanted then it had to be purchased separately....
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    Titan mainly made chisels and branched into...

    Titan mainly made chisels and branched into making plane irons. These were unique in that the first 30mm or so (the usable cutting length) was made from a brazed on piece of solid HSS.

    When...
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    There was a tiny bit of urine extraction with my...

    There was a tiny bit of urine extraction with my statement; but I generally only have to charge my Nokia once a week. My usage is mainly text messaging with about an hour or two worth of telephone...
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    Yep, that's the chap. They came back into...

    Yep, that's the chap.



    They came back into the market over 2 years ago; you must have just missed them; or possibly the phone dealer wanted you to buy one of his wares instead :rolleyes:? Big...
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    Anyone using a new Nokia 8110?

    Does anyone have one of the new Nokia 8110 slider phones? Iím considering replacing my Nokia 3110 with one as I can also use it as a WIFI hotspot for my tablet. My phone plan keeps accumulating data...
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    The Open Slather sub-forum is only accessible via...

    The Open Slather sub-forum is only accessible via an application to the mods for your own password to be issued. Access isnít denied to those who ask for it but be warned it may contain topics or...
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    Yes except for Carter; their blades are thicker...

    Yes except for Carter; their blades are thicker because the frogs only support them at the extremities. A Carter blade will fit any other bailey style plane but if you try to use another blade in a...
  21. A.C.T. Iíll take them Evan, can you please add on...

    Iíll take them Evan, can you please add on postage to 4670?
  22. A double hit; first you get a unique jointer AND...

    A double hit; first you get a unique jointer AND you managed to find a use for a couple of Carters!
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    A good haul there! That Stanley isnít a 4,...

    A good haul there!

    That Stanley isnít a 4, itís a 4-1/2 smoother which is slightly wider than a 4. Tall front knob without a ring in the casting, ďStanleyĒ embossed in the lever cap and with a...
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    Itís only the first of three rings; 1: The...

    Itís only the first of three rings;

    1: The engagement ring
    2: The wedding ring
    3: The suffering.

    :q:q
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    I forgot all about this... ok, I have the...

    I forgot all about this...

    ok, I have the Stanley 47-091 which is just an updated 91. By ďupdatedĒ, I mean they stopped nickel plating them...

    The screws are 36 tpi 0.185Ē dia which doesnít...
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    I really donít think itís a go/no-go gauge; the...

    I really donít think itís a go/no-go gauge; the manufacturing is too... well, wrong. Itís a piece of pressed steel so it couldnít be used on anything precise, plus it has been given a polished nickel...
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    N.S.W. Iíll take it if Patch doesnít finish the deal.

    Iíll take it if Patch doesnít finish the deal.
  28. Thread: Too late?

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    Thatís GOLD!!! :rotfl:

    Thatís GOLD!!! :rotfl:
  29. Just about any blade you can buy will give chip...

    Just about any blade you can buy will give chip out on one side, professional panel saws have a second scribing blade on the other side. The more expensive negative raked blades only reduce the...
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    Never used Titebond poly but I donít see why it...

    Never used Titebond poly but I donít see why it wouldnít be any different to the Sika brand that I use.
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    Try polyurethane, youíll need to clamp the join...

    Try polyurethane, youíll need to clamp the join somehow as poly foams up and will push the brass off quite happily. Make sure the brass is keyed with 40-60 grit and wiped with metho or acetone.
  32. Iíd be tempted to carve off the ď8Ē and mould a...

    Iíd be tempted to carve off the ď8Ē and mould a ď7-1/2Ē from bog or similar before repainting! Talking of which, black engine enamel gives a not-too-shiny gloss that doesnít
    look out of place.
    ...
  33. Looks a generic 14Ē bandsaw, nothing special...

    Looks a generic 14Ē bandsaw, nothing special about the design and parts for one brand will fit them all. These machines were made in their thousands by every machine maker under the sun for decades,...
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    Simply stunning, Iíd even go as far to say itís...

    Simply stunning, Iíd even go as far to say itís worthy of becoming your new avatar!
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    Sorry Ian, but while Sidchrome can make adequate...

    Sorry Ian, but while Sidchrome can make adequate spanners and sockets they canít make a shifter any better than Gripwell or Supertool.

    As an instructor at HMAS Cerberus teaching basic mechanical...
  36. Yep; cut through the glue line and rejoint. I...

    Yep; cut through the glue line and rejoint. I would also add some form of aligning method such as dowels or biscuits; even just a couple of hand drilled dowels in the middle of the join will help...
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    Whatís the target species for this type of lure?

    Whatís the target species for this type of lure?
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    No. 3 I donít know what it is, what it would...

    No. 3

    I donít know what it is, what it would be used for or why it even exists but that one is the most aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
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    The pins in mine are just that, sharpened pins. I...

    The pins in mine are just that, sharpened pins. I canít remember if the go all the way through the stocks or not but I do remember they were very short, almost too short to resharpen which is why...
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    I turn the occasional pen and would definitely...

    I turn the occasional pen and would definitely prefer to see blanks with at least one face cleaned up; as an example that batch of five could be presented alongside an identical but uncleaned batch...
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    Agree with Old Tom, that looks like a ďPusserís...

    Agree with Old Tom, that looks like a ďPusserís ArrowĒ. The marks on either side of it would have been a date stamp, either month and year or just the year with the arrow in the middle. As the bars...
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    I'm also a little confused as to what makes this...

    I'm also a little confused as to what makes this so special. The jaws on yours can obviously be used to measure the thickness of a plank and then directly transfer that thickness onto another piece,...
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    Sorry, thereís no cure. You just have to develop...

    Sorry, thereís no cure. You just have to develop a habit of deliberately forcing it to one side/twisting it to eliminate the play and obtain repeatability in your cuts.

    Pretty much all mitre...
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    Itís an Archimedes drill. Simpler and cheaper to...

    Itís an Archimedes drill. Simpler and cheaper to make than an eggbeater style.
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    Definitely a different approach!

    Definitely a different approach!
  46. N.S.W. I'll take it! Can you please add postage to 4670?

    I'll take it! Can you please add postage to 4670?
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    N.S.W. A six is about four inches shorter than a seven;...

    A six is about four inches shorter than a seven; 18" instead of 22"

    I too am somewhat surprised by no-one taking this up; they are both pre-'57 which puts them in the same ballpark as pre-'36...
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    Straight for me; and I always attribute any and...

    Straight for me; and I always attribute any and all errors to my skillset (or lack thereof).

    I wonder though if the "slightly curved" plane irons were simply the result of hand sharpening/honing...
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    Not feeling very overloaded with either, keep...

    Not feeling very overloaded with either, keep them coming! Everybody loves a good WIP. Plus we get to have a perve at your workshop...:rolleyes:
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    Any chance of a photo of the pack, or the model...

    Any chance of a photo of the pack, or the model number so we can Google them? I could do with some more to turn into specialists like skews...
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