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    I am not seeing anything that indicates...

    I am not seeing anything that indicates shipwright other than the saws came from Hull. All carpenters tools and good ones but nothing shipwright specific. That said a great find, a great chest and...
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    As others have said most woods will do. Softer...

    As others have said most woods will do. Softer woods grip better but you can also use leather or something to give a bit more grip. The thickness of the wood will take away some of overall opening...
  3. As said above just have a go at straitening it as...

    As said above just have a go at straitening it as there is nothing to loose. A tool that old I would be thinking twice on spending money on it. I know they were better built then but everything has...
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    Of the 2 boxes there the one with the sliding lid...

    Of the 2 boxes there the one with the sliding lid would be better as carrying something by the lid is not a good idea especially with livestock. It will need serious ventilation however. You will...
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    These blades are for saws that can not take a...

    These blades are for saws that can not take a full dado stack.
    https://www.timbecon.com.au/torquata-flat-top-dado-saw-blades?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI342ysYPa9wIVaJlmAh1FxQOjEAYYASABEgLD-vD_BwE
    You need...
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    Plenty Somax sawsets on ebay at the moment. ...

    Plenty Somax sawsets on ebay at the moment.
    Pliers Saw Setting no Magnifier Saw Set Plier Hand Tool For Woodworking XL | eBay

    I was surprised at how little they cost as it was about 40 years...
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    I would hang on to it and just keep an eye out....

    I would hang on to it and just keep an eye out. Is there enough frog to still use it? Before lateral adjusters it was tap tap here and tap tap there as in old wooden planes.
    Good luck
    John
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    The #3 was not a plane I went looking for but one...

    The #3 was not a plane I went looking for but one came my way with a job lot of tools some years back. So having cleaned and set it up I gave it a spin and I got to like it for small jobs and these...
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    Most gas water heaters also need lecky to...

    Most gas water heaters also need lecky to operate.
    Regards
    John
  10. Saw this on the UK forum at least a year ago....

    Saw this on the UK forum at least a year ago. This bed episode was the first of a series. I wasted an hour of my life watching it and never saw any other episodes. I am with Old Croc with this one....
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    I would say not feeling safe is a healthy way to...

    I would say not feeling safe is a healthy way to be as it will make you careful around the machine. Being too comfortable is the trap.
    Regards
    John
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    It's never good to have an injury but thanks for...

    It's never good to have an injury but thanks for taking the time to remind the rest of us to be more aware around the bitey machines. Hope it heals up soon and without any loss of function.
    I think...
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    I am a bit out of touch with prices so had a look...

    I am a bit out of touch with prices so had a look on ebay at what the market is doing. $40 for the Pope is a tad high and you could get a reasonable Stanley for that. Pope is not a plane I have ever...
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    That design was used by a few companies and even...

    That design was used by a few companies and even Marpels did one. Morrill is the most common and perhaps the patent holder. I did a quick google but found nothing on the 2 pelican mark either. My...
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    Bit of ear hair never hurt anyone and I only have...

    Bit of ear hair never hurt anyone and I only have 2 boring braces. I must be nearly normal.:D
  16. Shows how hard it is to ID wood from just a...

    Shows how hard it is to ID wood from just a picture. The weight and density would rule out meranti. I laid a merbau deck and thought I knew what it looked like but would not have picked it from the...
  17. Does look like Meranti Regards John

    Does look like Meranti
    Regards
    John
  18. I also use old wood and take a good deal of care...

    I also use old wood and take a good deal of care to get all the metal out. As you have found its not always foolproof. I get out what I can see then probe all the holes with an awl. I then clean up...
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    I guess if its a bit off the top and bottom on...

    I guess if its a bit off the top and bottom on the lock side then it could be done with the door in place. If you use a power planer set it for a very light cut. It will take longer with light passes...
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    As said just scraping off the paint may be all...

    As said just scraping off the paint may be all you need and remember those doors will likely shrink again if this weather ever dries. If you have to remove wood the whole length of the door its...
  21. Thread: Marking knife

    by orraloon
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    Nice job on the knife. I have made a few over the...

    Nice job on the knife. I have made a few over the years after one that I bought had the blade break out of the handle. Tang was only about 12mm into the handle and no ferrule. Old spade bits make a...
  22. It must be a hefty beast being ironbark. I have a...

    It must be a hefty beast being ironbark. I have a 22'' English beech plane thats quite a lump so ironbark would be almost twice the weight. Be fine to joint a couple of edges now and then but a chore...
  23. Similar to what Bob did I used steel brackets and...

    Similar to what Bob did I used steel brackets and screws so it can come apart to move. The base frame is also knock down. Being split top the movement issue is also reduced. I can get mine in the...
  24. Its always a never ending argument about what saw...

    Its always a never ending argument about what saw you need most. Table or bandsaw? They all cost good big wads of cash too. They both have their places and I found over the years that with both you...
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    My attempts at tracing were not good due to the...

    My attempts at tracing were not good due to the thickness of the pencil. The photo copy idea came from someone on this forum years ago and also works well. I have used it a couple of times. I would...
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    Mountain Ash, Tracing a handle can induce errors...

    Mountain Ash,
    Tracing a handle can induce errors so its better to photo copy the actual handle and use that as a template.
    I made a replacement handle for one of those some years back. The old one...
  27. I just thought the infeed table being used was a...

    I just thought the infeed table being used was a clever move. The jig has been around for years and I use one myself by hand like later in the clip.
    Paul, Glad to hear its worth a go. My current...
  28. Yet another way to sharpen jointer blades.

    Have not yet tried this but it looks like it may be worth a go.
    Sharpening Planer - Jointer Blades With Belt Sander 💛💙 - YouTube

    Regards
    John
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    A very nice bench and I will admit I've got vice...

    A very nice bench and I will admit I've got vice envy.
    Nice bench dog too.
    Regards
    John
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    Do a search for woodturning clubs. There are...

    Do a search for woodturning clubs. There are bound to be a few around Melbourne. Men's sheds would be the next place to try.
    Regards
    John
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    I have also been thinking its gone a bit quiet....

    I have also been thinking its gone a bit quiet. Could be down to all sorts of things as after all this last couple of years have hardly been good. Every time you think you can stick your head up then...
  32. While I am one of those that usually over...

    While I am one of those that usually over engineers there are limits. If the bench is just to sit on then the OP's suggested repair sounds fine. If however the forward pack are to be jumping around...
  33. Looks like something heavy got dropped on it and...

    Looks like something heavy got dropped on it and its bust out below. Your idea is right and as it wont be seen it wont matter if the repair is not teak. I would cut well back beyond the ends of the...
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    Good job on the fence arms:2tsup:. Regards John

    Good job on the fence arms:2tsup:.
    Regards
    John
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    As the others have said getting all the heavy...

    As the others have said getting all the heavy stuff on wheels is always a good move.
    Regards
    John
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    Welcome to the forum. The trivet looks good....

    Welcome to the forum.
    The trivet looks good.
    Regards
    John
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    That's a double knicker blade so its for cutting...

    That's a double knicker blade so its for cutting a dado or trench.
    I freehand sharpen on an oilstone as a skewed blade cant be done in the usual hone guide. With the knicker a slip stone or diamond...
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    I do like a boxwood rule. Had my one over 40...

    I do like a boxwood rule. Had my one over 40 years now. Its getting a bit faded on the outside face now but the face inside the fold is fine. Does anyplace still sell boxwood rules? As the eyesight...
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    Not at all what I expected of the heading Kitchen...

    Not at all what I expected of the heading Kitchen Cabinet. A fine looking bit of furniture.
    Regards
    John
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    As a bit of lateral thinking its quite smart....

    As a bit of lateral thinking its quite smart. What could let you down are the practical details. Door would need to be robust and also the hinges. If door was not hung perpendicular then it would be...
  41. Thread: Time Warp

    by orraloon
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    All that modern steam driven stuff still wont...

    All that modern steam driven stuff still wont beat old fashioned horse power.
    Horse powered saw mill, Belize - YouTube
    Regards
    John
  42. Thread: Bargain

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    I think its just sellers trying it on. The odd...

    I think its just sellers trying it on. The odd sucker comes along now and then or they would not bother still doing it. Say you have a heap of chucks to sell. Try an ad at a silly price under one...
  43. Yes thats pine or something like that. Radiata...

    Yes thats pine or something like that. Radiata pine likely.
    Regards
    John
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    The timbecon 13'' deluxe with helical head is...

    The timbecon 13'' deluxe with helical head is great value for that price and would be my pick if I was in the market for one. I just recently fitted a helical head to my dewalt 735 as the cost of the...
  45. I would rip those boards up as they will be a...

    I would rip those boards up as they will be a problem to whatever you lay on top. Then use red or yellowtongue sheets on the joists to make a new floor.
    3600 x 800mm 19mm Flooring Particleboard...
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    Depends on the bench. Is it a hand tool bench or...

    Depends on the bench. Is it a hand tool bench or a MFT bench. For a hand tool bench 19mm or 3/4'' is the usual size as things like holdfasts and dogs fit that. Best advice is get the hardware like...
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    The UK forum was talking about this when it was...

    The UK forum was talking about this when it was first shown a few months ago. I managed to track down the first episode on line. What a waste of time. Dont know how it can be called woodworking. Also...
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    The way you have drawn it will work and given the...

    The way you have drawn it will work and given the reasons you have pointed out it sounds fine. We all have to make the space we have work when all is said and done. One thing I would think about is...
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    Well done with the repair. Regards John

    Well done with the repair.
    Regards
    John
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    Well I installed the head yesterday with no real...

    Well I installed the head yesterday with no real problems. Took a couple of hours as I made the mistake of attaching the small bearing to the shaft first so some head scratching as to get the big one...
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