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  1. It may not be as complete as hoped; there should...

    It may not be as complete as hoped; there should be a tracking knob on the back under the blade tensioning knob. The hole for it is there, and you can just make out the threaded hole in the plate.
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    Have you considered making a push-it mechanism...

    Have you considered making a push-it mechanism from brass, with the "springs" being made from wood? There are many examples of 17th & 18th century cabinets with secret compartments that are opened...
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    You can make your own just by drilling through...

    You can make your own just by drilling through steel plate, at least 1/4” thick*. The LN and Veritas plates are nothing but that in principle, what you pay for with them is much harder steel and...
  4. Planing, cabinet scraping and burnishing can...

    Planing, cabinet scraping and burnishing can replace sanding in many instances. I hate sanding and always look for an out.
  5. I want one!

    I want one!
  6. Essentially the combination plane will do the...

    Essentially the combination plane will do the same job as the rebate plane; but it's performance is compromised by a couple of factors:

    No mouth. Combo's run on skates so they have an open mouth;...
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    I’d be tempted to blame the blade rather than the...

    I’d be tempted to blame the blade rather than the tool; although I truly utterly despise Ryobi products a quality blade should track straight. My blades are all Bosch and Makita and I don’t have any...
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    Concrete, cast iron or lead are the normal...

    Concrete, cast iron or lead are the normal materials used for that type of base weight. Concrete is the cheapest & easiest to cast but has the least mass. Lead has the most mass and is relatively...
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    You can source some very good quality router...

    You can source some very good quality router table components very cheaply from Chinese sources; T-tracks, aluminium extrusions for fences and router mounting plates. The router table can be made...
  10. Thread: Post Drill

    by Chief Tiff
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    What is generally referred to as “Whitworth”...

    What is generally referred to as “Whitworth” thread is BSW sometimes also referred to as BSC. The threadform has a 55 degree thread angle and rounded roots and crests. The fine pitch series is BSF...
  11. For the plough plane keep an eye out for a Record...

    For the plough plane keep an eye out for a Record or Marples 043. These are beaut little planes that theoretically can cut up to about 7/16” wide grooves but are usually only used in the 1/8”-5/16”...
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    My property is a steel framed house built about...

    My property is a steel framed house built about 20 years ago with brick veneer and a tiled roof, its construction mirrors 70x35mm studs at 600mm centres and the steel is 1.2mm thick, plenty strong...
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    Write to Dai Sensai and ask if he’d be willing to...

    Write to Dai Sensai and ask if he’d be willing to sell some or share his source; he uses it for casting knife scales and pen blanks.
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    I made a tiered cake tray for a wedding some...

    I made a tiered cake tray for a wedding some years back; the central support posts were made from quadrant moulding glued into cylinders and sanded round. The top handle had a length of threaded rod...
  15. Electric hand planes are vicious little sods that...

    Electric hand planes are vicious little sods that can take an alarming amount of material away unless used with care, plus they are a good example of “you get what you pay for”. I’ve had several...
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    Hope youse all have a great day today!

    Hope youse all have a great day today!
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    Record did the same with their 5-1/2, I have an...

    Record did the same with their 5-1/2, I have an early one with the 2-1/4” wide blade.
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    I very much doubt a chip that small could cause...

    I very much doubt a chip that small could cause any issues; I can’t think of any circumstances where you could induce chatter from the blade being unsupported just in that corner.
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    Knifing the lines works for me in hardwoods such...

    Knifing the lines works for me in hardwoods such as red gum, I just take care to make them accurate and vertical. I also first chop out the far end with a chisel so I don’t get blow out or spelching...
  20. If you put a keg underneath with a tap in the...

    If you put a keg underneath with a tap in the front and a filling hole in the seat, you could have a never-ending supply of Dutch lager...:wink:
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    Regarding seperate tail and pin bits; these are...

    Regarding seperate tail and pin bits; these are only needed on through dovetails. Most router bit sets come with a dovetail bit, but they are only suitable for half-blind dovetails. This is because...
  22. I like it...

    ... but my beloved would injure herself trying to lick the last possible remnants of red!

    I wonder... if I could get hold of a Merlot barrel for her... and a rum barrel for me!
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    I may be reading it wrongly but I don't see a...

    I may be reading it wrongly but I don't see a 30mm guide bush in the bushing kit?
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    I have a Triton JOF and made a 10mm thick acrylic...

    I have a Triton JOF and made a 10mm thick acrylic sub-base for it machined to fit standard Trend guide bushes These bushes are designed to fit straight into De-Walt/Elu machines. There are also lots...
  25. Excellent work as ever Handy; and it's good to...

    Excellent work as ever Handy; and it's good to see that you allow the big fella to get involved :D
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    There is an alternative; marble suppliers usually...

    There is an alternative; marble suppliers usually have offcuts from sink cut-outs etc that they would otherwise have to pay to dispose of so they are usually happy for people to help themselves out...
  27. I use EBM, but my situation is very different. I...

    I use EBM, but my situation is very different. I own a Brisbane inner city apartment and the Body Corporate covers the building insurance. All I cover is accidental damage caused by the tenant, loss...
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    Sorry Vann; I completely missed your comment...

    Sorry Vann; I completely missed your comment earlier.

    Ok; to re-pack a bearing you hold a small amount of grease in the palm of one hand; then holding the bearing by one edge in your other hand...
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    What is your sharpening system? The faults you...

    What is your sharpening system? The faults you are describing can be attributed to sharpening techniques and equipment. I demonstrate with several types of guide and know that I can make a $100+...
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    Rather than trying to “type” this plane you can...

    Rather than trying to “type” this plane you can guestimate the date of manufacture from the individual components and when they were first introduced on the more common sized bench planes.

    The...
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    What’re the odds! Yeah, all my Titans have a...

    What’re the odds!

    Yeah, all my Titans have a slight hollow on the back of the iron too. When I honed my first one I thought it might have made on a friday arvo, by the fourth one I realised it...
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    On Ebay right now, there is a “Shaw” HSS tipped...

    On Ebay right now, there is a “Shaw” HSS tipped iron in there. This actually pre-dates Titan irons. That plus the two cap irons made me consider putting in a bid but the high postage costs for the...
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    Oops :B

    Oops :B
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    It’s a bearing scraper for scraping inside large...

    It’s a bearing scraper for scraping inside large diameter plane journal bearings. The reason it doesn’t have sharp edges is because it is as blunt as a very blunt thing!

    The upper curved surface...
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    Titan's were only ever HSS; look for this logo: ...

    Titan's were only ever HSS; look for this logo:

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    The join is fairly obvious and easy to spot:

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    Gumtree, Ebay and garage sales. I picked up at...

    Gumtree, Ebay and garage sales. I picked up at least half a dozen over the last year, 3 or 4 of them in unopened packaging. Sometimes you’ll find them installed in planes for sale; if the iron is...
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    Keep an eye out for Titan or Australian Stanley...

    Keep an eye out for Titan or Australian Stanley HSS tipped irons; they haven't been made for about 30 years but do crop up now and again. Brent Beach did a review here on the various HSS irons...
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    RMS 7 & 9 are some big-arsed bearings for only 2...

    RMS 7 & 9 are some big-arsed bearings for only 2 ponies! I don’t have any in those sizes so you’ll have to repack them. First though, if there is only one seal on them you can give them a damn good...
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    Change ‘em.

    Motors bearings designed to be regularly greased need to have an overflow or relief port so they can get rid of the excess. Totally filling a ball bearing with grease is just as bad as running it...
  40. Have a chat with IanW; he has a portable...

    Have a chat with IanW; he has a portable workbench full of drawers/cupboards etc containing many of his own handmade tools. The thick top even boasts a wooden tail vise! I saw it at the 2016 Brisbane...
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    ... and BANG- Ted’s back! 461158 No worries...

    ... and BANG- Ted’s back!

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    No worries Neil; I was hoping that was the case (as suggested in my original post) rather than another glitch. I truly appreciate the free content and sharing...
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    I think it IS a garlic press, but with a...

    I think it IS a garlic press, but with a removable bottom section to assist with cleaning. And the removable bit has gone walkabout.
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    :iagree:

    :iagree:
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    I’ve been looking for one for a while and am...

    I’ve been looking for one for a while and am willing to call you as many names as is necessary to build up the required value of dislike :q.

    Seriously though, these still go for a fair amount of...
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    Probably not repairable, but the iron, cap iron...

    Probably not repairable, but the iron, cap iron and front knob (if undamaged) would each fetch three or four times the asking price for the whole plane.
  46. Thread: Cows

    by Chief Tiff
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    I made the misteak of replying to the first post,...

    I made the misteak of replying to the first post, burger me if I haven’t done it again!
  47. Thread: Cows

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    That was terrible. Udderly terrible.

    That was terrible. Udderly terrible.
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    My 19yo daughter does that by studying hard at...

    My 19yo daughter does that by studying hard at uni while working part time, not drinking/dancing/smoking, having the same boyfriend for the last two years and listening to Elton John. Oh, she’s also...
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    I have this gauge and it is brilliant. One of the...

    I have this gauge and it is brilliant. One of the best things about it is that it also has a fractional inches setting, very handy if you use American plans.
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    It’s a wooden plough plane, unfortunately missing...

    It’s a wooden plough plane, unfortunately missing all the irons. The “handles” are fence rods that slide in and out of the body to set the fence the desired distance away from the iron and are locked...
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