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    Hi Adam What I need are lipped drawers.The...

    Hi Adam

    What I need are lipped drawers.The question is whether I make them the easy way, which is by planting (glueing) on fronts. Or, whether I build them out of one piece, which is a lot more...
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    Part 4 Having completed the dovetailing of the...

    Part 4

    Having completed the dovetailing of the case, the next step is to bevel the front face, and rebate the rear for a back panel.


    I had been considering a cove in place of a bevel, however...
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    WANTED:WA Hi Geoff I appear to have a box of them,...

    Hi Geoff

    I appear to have a box of them, assorted sizes. Yours for the collection.

    I am in Rossmoyne and free this weekend.

    Cheers

    Derek
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    Bob, you may wish to try Puffin as a web browser...

    Bob, you may wish to try Puffin as a web browser for the iPad. It is very fast. I tend to use Crome on my iPad, because it is easiest to create accessible bookmarks and is quicker than Safari....
  5. It does not need to cost much to get going. I...

    It does not need to cost much to get going. I have been building furniture for 4 decades. The nice Besseys were only purchased over the past 6 or 7 years, and only about 2 or 3 at a time. Look for...
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    Part 3 I've been away from the workshop for a...

    Part 3

    I've been away from the workshop for a month, travelling around a few cities in Austria and Germany, as well as Prague. It was a good trip, but it's great to be home.


    The current...
  7. Here are my clamp racks. This is after 40 years...

    Here are my clamp racks. This is after 40 years of discarding crap and slowly building up decent clamps.

    Tucked alongside a tool cabinet in a corner unused (mainly 600mm and 900mm Bessey parallel...
  8. RB, I find that space is cramped enough without...

    RB, I find that space is cramped enough without making it more so with mobile clamp racks, etc. As a result, I use wall spaces to house my clamps - spaces where nothing else can go. These must be...
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    Hi Mat No. There were lots of woodworking...

    Hi Mat

    No. There were lots of woodworking places I missed out on. We were travelling with another couple, and for the most part this restricted the choices to places we all wanted to visit. I got...
  10. Do NOT lap the Veritas chisels! Their backs...

    Do NOT lap the Veritas chisels!

    Their backs are flatter than anything you could do. I have been to the factory and seen the process, and they spent a LOT of money on achieving their claims. Your...
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    I think I hate you. I would kill to have met...

    I think I hate you.

    I would kill to have met those builders and seen .. touched ... their work!

    I do wish you would tell us more about them.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Pinakothek der Moderne - Part 3

    I've long had a love of design in everyday items ... simple, clean designs, classic lines, curves with emotion. Some watches are beautiful. I have a small collection of vintage fountain pens. I use...
  13. I am in total agreement with everything Ian has...

    I am in total agreement with everything Ian has written.

    To note: Two Cherries have tough steel, but they are best used as general purpose bench chisels, rather than for fine detail work owing to...
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    Ian, thanks for writing this. I posted this...

    Ian, thanks for writing this. I posted this thread at WoodCentral and SMC, the two other forums I frequent. Only posts here have demonstrated an interest in design. I was wondering whether I should...
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    Pinakothek der Moderne - Part 2 POST SCRIPT ...

    Pinakothek der Moderne - Part 2 POST SCRIPT



    Lynndy and I were about to board the plane from Munich to Singapore when we came face-to-face with this glass cabinet ... filled with miniature...
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    I am still waiting on the light from Lee Valley...

    I am still waiting on the light from Lee Valley .... it now looks like it will end up on the bandsaw.

    The light for the drill press now looks to be a bike light (found on eBay) ....
    ...
  17. At about half- to a third of the price of the...

    At about half- to a third of the price of the Veritas are the Ashley Iles chisels. These are O1 steel (not as durable as the PM-V11, but excellent steel for chisels). However they are not available...
  18. Hi Biggus A Monty Python fan? :) By "fine...

    Hi Biggus

    A Monty Python fan? :)

    By "fine chisels" you could mean chisels for dovetailing, which then means chisels with fine side lands. If so, then you must look carefully at this area on any...
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    That would be my guess as well, Ian. Regards...

    That would be my guess as well, Ian.

    Regards from Singapore ... flying home very soon.

    Derek
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    The Speedbore are only designed for use in a...

    The Speedbore are only designed for use in a power drill because that is what most use these days. The "design" part here is simply the hex shaft. If you can fit the hex shaft to your brace, they...
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    The hex-shafted bits work fine in some braces,...

    The hex-shafted bits work fine in some braces, such as the North Yankee Bell System, made by Stanley ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/cLMf66MR/Yankeesand-RJaugers1.jpg

    More modern braces may work in a...
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    That is the same light I posted. It is made by...

    That is the same light I posted. It is made by Nova.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Yeah .... since everyone has been letting me...

    Yeah .... since everyone has been letting me know! I never knew.

    At Munich airport

    Derek
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    Pinakothek der Moderne - Part 2

    I was very much looking forward to visiting the Bauhaus Museum. This has been a long-standing area of inspiration. Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts...
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    Paul, yes to the RO80. That rings a bell. I did a...

    Paul, yes to the RO80. That rings a bell. I did a Search on them. It was Car of the Year in 1968. It was an amazing shape for a production saloon at that time. I was too young to consider buying one,...
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    Pinakothek der Moderne - Part 1

    The Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art, and situated in central Munich's Kunstareal.

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    I have Bessey Revo in longer lengths. They are...

    I have Bessey Revo in longer lengths. They are solid, heavy, but do everything I want for this size. I looked at the cheaper, other brand version of this style at Carbatec (in orange?) and thought...
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    I am enjoying your build very much and do not...

    I am enjoying your build very much and do not want to side-track. But can you say a little about the differences in the HE and LN? Curious minds want to know.

    Regards from Munich

    Derek
  29. Evan, given a choice of the Small and the Combo,...

    Evan, given a choice of the Small and the Combo, I would plump for the Combo. But it does cost more (of course!).

    Having said this, while I am far from my workshop and only able to visualise the...
  30. Thread: Coping saws

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    Ian makes excellent tools, and his coping saw is...

    Ian makes excellent tools, and his coping saw is a classic style. However, I suspect that you are referring to steel types.

    There is a cheap-sh one made by Olson. It is decent and does the job...
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    Hi Roy I re-sharpened a 1" Lennox Woodmaster...

    Hi Roy

    I re-sharpened a 1" Lennox Woodmaster CT four or five times in its life, before replacing it with a new (current) one. However, it needs to be noted that the tooth design on the Woodmaster...
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    Lappa, it should be a fairly straight forward...

    Lappa, it should be a fairly straight forward task, however there are a couple of issues. These are my ideas, and reflect how I would do it. Others may disagree - that would make good discussion.
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    I have been sharpening bandsaw blades for many...

    I have been sharpening bandsaw blades for many years using a Dremel and a diamond disk. In the system I use, only the very back of the tooth is touched, and then just a smidgeon is removed. It...
  34. Thread: Festool vac

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    Ian, both the Mirka and the Festool hoses I...

    Ian, both the Mirka and the Festool hoses I linked to are anti-static.

    Regards from Berlin

    Derek
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    I keep a tin of paste wax on hand for screws. It...

    I keep a tin of paste wax on hand for screws. It only required a tiny dot on the threads.

    In the USA - I do not recall seeing this in Oz - many use a wax sealing ring for the toilet ... probably...
  36. Chief, thanks for the reminder - I have had one...

    Chief, thanks for the reminder - I have had one of those Bosch IXO drivers for several years. I keep it charged at home and grab it when screws need to be worked. It is fantastic! Perfect speed....
  37. Ian is correct ... a light cordless drill with...

    Ian is correct ... a light cordless drill with variable speed is better than an eggbeater. My go-to is the Festool C12, but the CSX is even smaller.

    Use self-centering drill guides for hinges, and...
  38. If you think that site is expensive, try this...

    If you think that site is expensive, try this one: Restored Vintage Hand Drills and Braces. Buy Tools that Work! - wkTools.com

    Look for Millers Falls #5 and #2A. These are the two of three best...
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    The 27mm AS Mirka hose is 4m long and $140...

    The 27mm AS Mirka hose is 4m long and $140 (Mallee agencies, Perth). The 27mm AS Festool hose is 3.5m long and $226 (from Carbatec). Mine had identical fittings.
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    Samo, I’m pleased to see someone else...

    Samo, I’m pleased to see someone else recommending the Makita trimmer. Here it is, with the plunge base, alongside the Chinese copy ... which is excellent. One can pick up the Chinese copy plus all...
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    I recommended the Wera bits. They are the Best. ...

    I recommended the Wera bits. They are the Best.

    If you are looking for a combination screwdriver, the Wera Compact 20 is superb. Not only can you use the bits in the handle, but they can be used...
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    I have had the Nova light for several months. The...

    I have had the Nova light for several months. The illumination around my lathe is poor, and this light does a great job. It is very directional, so will focus light on a specific area.
    ...
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    I have the Festool 27mm hose into a CT26E along...

    I have the Festool 27mm hose into a CT26E along with a 35mm Bosch AS hose, which is identical to the Festool 36mm. These were OK using the heavy Festo sander (forerunner of the Festool 150). When I...
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    My thoughts exactly, Graeme. Regards from a...

    My thoughts exactly, Graeme.

    Regards from a chilly Prague

    Derek
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    Hi Peter If the B&D motor is to be dedicated...

    Hi Peter

    If the B&D motor is to be dedicated to the router table - which ideally needs a 1/2 collet (or metric equivalent) and at least 2 hp - then my choice for a second router would be a trim...
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    I’m sure that I posted this before, but for those...

    I’m sure that I posted this before, but for those who did not see it, these screwdrivers are really easy to make if you have a lathe ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/wBBTFVks/Screwdriver1.jpg

    If you...
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    Just for clarification, I was linking to the Wera...

    Just for clarification, I was linking to the Wera bits, not a specific type of head. I do not use posidrive. Look up Wera (and Wiha). These are the two premier screwdrivers in my opinion.

    Google...
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    These are the best ... Diamond-Tipped...

    These are the best ...

    Diamond-Tipped Screwdriver Bits - Lee Valley Tools

    The are diamond tipped for non-slip.

    466325

    Regards from Prague
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    Parallels vs PC

    I have been running Macs since 2011. I now have a bunch of them at home since they refuse to die!

    My current user is a 13 2019 MacBook Pro (1Tb and 16Gb). I travel with a 11 MacBook Air. And at...
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    Bridges and Christmas markets. Lots of hot wine...

    Bridges and Christmas markets. Lots of hot wine .... brrrrrrr

    https://i.postimg.cc/W46DGFpW/Market1.jpg

    Regards from Prague

    Derek
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