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  1. You might then be better off looking for complete...

    You might then be better off looking for complete planes at a flea market; a dirty & rusty plane can be had for $20 (mileage my vary) which is much cheaper than the spares would be.

    You can buy...
  2. Do a Google Images search for Lee Valley Plane...

    Do a Google Images search for Lee Valley Plane tote template; LV produced full sized paper templates for making your own.

    Otherwise there are a few dealers on Ebay who sell them.
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    If itís anything like the QLD app the certificate...

    If itís anything like the QLD app the certificate doesnít get updated when you receive booster shots. My original cert was dated back in August last year; having received a booster shot I then had to...
  4. If you mean the Kreg ďAccu-cutĒ; donít bother...

    If you mean the Kreg ďAccu-cutĒ; donít bother with it. I have one that I use very very rarely and only for breaking down panels to more manageable sizes. The plastic base that your saw mounts to is...
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    I had my 2nd shot of AZ in mid August so was...

    I had my 2nd shot of AZ in mid August so was expecting to get the booster 6 months later in Feb; then they changed it to only 5 months and then as of Tuesday 4 months thus putting me in the eligible...
  6. Places like Clark Rubber use a bandsaw with a...

    Places like Clark Rubber use a bandsaw with a knife edge to cut both solid and foam rubber.

    Having cut many a gasket from rubber sheeting up to 10mm thick I can definitely recommend having water...
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    Yes; A4 only refers to the material, 8.8 refers...

    Yes; A4 only refers to the material, 8.8 refers to the tensile and yield strengths. Normal high tensile 316SS are marked A4-80 but there are applications that require 8.8 high tensile with A4...
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    My error in naming them ďVipersĒ. They were...

    My error in naming them ďVipersĒ. They were definitely the Sutton cobalts, purple boxed set SM2. Fortunately I didnít purchase them; I ordered them for my workshop. The bits were blunted by (again)...
  9. Total Tools just had a clearance sale of Stanley...

    Total Tools just had a clearance sale of Stanley chisels; 13/19/25mm sets for $15 instead of $49 so I bought two sets to make a trio of left and right skew chisels. Ok; these are not particularly...
  10. Grind the bevel edges to an angle less than the...

    Grind the bevel edges to an angle less than the dovetail angle.

    Derek Cohen has a good write up on his website; So you want to make a dovetail chisel?
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    Iíve produced male and female M30 threads by hand...

    Iíve produced male and female M30 threads by hand in EN58 stainless; somewhat hard going but certainly not beyond the ability of the average built male. And I always drill for tapping to the...
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    From RS Components, yes. However Elanís linked...

    From RS Components, yes.

    However Elanís linked German set looks interesting if you are happy with holes at .5mm increments. They are certainly cheaper than every other brand mentioned so far.
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    RS components are the only Aus franchise that...

    RS components are the only Aus franchise that regularly stocks them but at full retail price they are expensive.

    However; click here for an online trader who is selling a comparable 29 piece set...
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    An auger bit would give the straightest holes, a...

    An auger bit would give the straightest holes, a forstner bit would give the cleanest.

    Are you using a drill freehand? If so then an auger bit. If you are holding the drill in a plunging jig then...
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    Personally I would go for Milwaukee but that is...

    Personally I would go for Milwaukee but that is because I am biased against Sutton. I find their grades of HSS are inferior to European branded cutting tools such as Dormer and SKF.
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    Polyurethane glue works well too and as it...

    Polyurethane glue works well too and as it expands and foams up while curing it will squeeze itself into any cracks or voids that are present on the inside of the blank. Extremely useful for burls!
    ...
  17. Whatís wrong with having a Google account? I was...

    Whatís wrong with having a Google account? I was ďforcedĒ to open a Gmail account; same as my Apple email, Virgin email and Westnet email. They exist but are never used; I would be hard pressed to...
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    Thatís correct for the Condamine Power Station...

    Thatís correct for the Condamine Power Station which has a pair of GTís and a single steam turbine powered by Heat Recovery Steam Generators. The GT exhaust gasses can either go straight up their...
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    I have deleted my post as clearly I was...

    I have deleted my post as clearly I was incorrect. I have only seen Handyman planes in the Number 4 size and they still managed to have proper handles but your linked Lumberjocks article opened my...
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    CLAIMED Always the bridesmaid; never the bride :wink: ...

    Always the bridesmaid; never the bride :wink:

    Congratulations guys; and many thanks to Neil and Mr Anonny Mouse for everything you've done over the years.
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    Without seeing pictures I would say you have a...

    Without seeing pictures I would say you have a no-name clone that someone has simply put a Stanley lever cap on.

    To me the big giveaway is the handle; the single screw and dimple securing method...
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    I fully support all forms of atheism but perhaps...

    I fully support all forms of atheism but perhaps in this matter you could lean towards being a dyslexic devil worshiper; and simply say youíve sold your soul to Santa :p

    I showed the mock-up to...
  23. Possibly; but done professionally would cost more...

    Possibly; but done professionally would cost more than the router is worth. There are a couple of things you can try first; but you need to be able to remove the cover and access the commutator and...
  24. Have you considered a guillotine? This is the...

    Have you considered a guillotine? This is the preferred tool of picture frame makers. Alternatively consider making a simple mitre shooting board; much cheaper than buying a new chop saw that is...
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    QUEENSLAND Ok; yours is quite different to mine and...

    Ok; yours is quite different to mine and unfortunately you wonít be able to fit this item.
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    QUEENSLAND Thatís too small; but to just to be sure does you...

    Thatís too small; but to just to be sure does you drill not have a thicker section at the end of the quill; holding the final bearing? My quill is also only 42mm-ish but widens out to about 51-52mm...
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    QUEENSLAND Thatís correct; the collar attaches to the quill....

    Thatís correct; the collar attaches to the quill. The kit comes with a few plastic reducing collars to accomodate different diameter quills; I didnít like them and turned one up in brass. If you...
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    QUEENSLAND Depends on your drill pressÖ I have one of these...

    Depends on your drill pressÖ I have one of these and it works fine but thatís because it was mounted on a 40yo Brobo Waldown; solid as a rock. Probably the biggest issue is with the tables; if your...
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    Iím no expert with Titebond Liquid Hide glue but...

    Iím no expert with Titebond Liquid Hide glue but it might be possible to remelt it using a warm iron, then put a heavy weight on top to press the veneer back down and leaving it overnight. For this...
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    Youíve hit the nail on the head; the reason I...

    Youíve hit the nail on the head; the reason I canít stand them isnít so much as to whether or not theyíd work as how they are constantly being held up as an example of how Aussie ingenuity was able...
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    I would say a few were adequate; about half could...

    I would say a few were adequate; about half could be made adequate by varying degrees of fettling (depending on the fettler's knowledge, skills and available time) and ALL of the rest were outright...
  32. Rex Kruger does a review of (probably) that S&J...

    Rex Kruger does a review of (probably) that S&J saw; initially he panned it but after reshaping the handle and knocking off most of the set he made it work.

    Make a budget backsaw AWESOME. Total...
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    Iíd rather have a red one; much faster! :D

    Iíd rather have a red one; much faster! :D
  34. HELP If you have a lathe you can make this out of an...

    If you have a lathe you can make this out of an old pill bottle or similar threaded plastic container. Knock out the bottom of the bottle and glue it into the hole in the rod; then insert the bottle...
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    Hi Martin; if you have an old 10p coin (or...

    Hi Martin;

    if you have an old 10p coin (or pre-decimal Florin) they are identical in size to the Aus 20c coin that Ian uses to show scale.
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    Make sure you alternate the direction of the bent...

    Make sure you alternate the direction of the bent planks; you don't want them laid like this ))))))) or all the bending forces will accumulate and can cause the bearers to distort. lay them like...
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    There is an online company in the UK called...

    There is an online company in the UK called ďScrewfixĒ who may be cheaper than Axminster; give them a whirl.
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    Back when I lived in Victoria a young couple...

    Back when I lived in Victoria a young couple moved into the house next door and bought a dog which they declined to do much with except throw it in the back yard. Every evening it would go frantic...
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    A gorgeous young lady once sashayed up to me;...

    A gorgeous young lady once sashayed up to me; pressing her hot, young body against me she whispered: ďIíll do anything you want for $500Ē.

    I whispered back: ďPaint my houseĒÖ
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    Who needs a lathe when you have ingenuity? When I...

    Who needs a lathe when you have ingenuity? When I needed to make vise handles for my outdoor workbench the belt on my lathe decided that it no longer wanted to be a team player; I made them using a...
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    VICTORIA Iíll take it, Iíve been after one of these for...

    Iíll take it, Iíve been after one of these for years!

    PM to follow
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    16 pallets 1.2m long gives you a circumscribed...

    16 pallets 1.2m long gives you a circumscribed circle of 6.03m diameter.

    I could have worked it out by myselfÖ but I cheated :B
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    FREE ANYWHERE: AV Labs digital TV tuner AVL680HD

    This is a little old, at the time of purchase it was designed for Windows XP and Vista but drivers for 7, 8 & 10 might be available online. Obviously designed to turn a laptop into a TV before the...
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    CLAIMED Iím in.

    Iím in.
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    Salko Safic is a forum member who goes by the...

    Salko Safic is a forum member who goes by the username Section1; he has put up some interesting threads on hide glues. He also has a Youtube channel; HERE is one of his videos on the subject.
  46. Whoever wins that is going to be stoked!

    Whoever wins that is going to be stoked!
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    There are several versions; HERE...

    There are several versions; HERE is a link to the You-Tube video of the Oz-Vice which pretty much covers everything it can do. The DVD which came with mine was basically the same.
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    A drawknife/spokeshave/shave similar to the...

    A drawknife/spokeshave/shave similar to the picture of the wagonmakers drawknife was featured in IanW's thread HERE

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    Here are the pics. I had sharpened the cutter...

    Here are the pics.

    I had sharpened the cutter for Crowie and needed to trial it; but the first wheel made such a mess of chips that I quickly needed to knock up a simple chip collection system....
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    Update on Igaging cutting gauge wheels

    Ok; thanks to Derekís suggestion I can now confirm that Veritas cutting wheels fit the Igaging gauges, including the digital one. They are also sharp enough to allow the gauge to act as a sort of...
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