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    Ahhh, while it should have been obvious why...

    Ahhh, while it should have been obvious why people used brass hammers, it eluded me until your post, so thank-you. You're right, it shouldn't take much to make one. I'll keep a look out.

    And as...
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    My hammer, the most musical of all tools.

    A while ago I realised that a little hammer can be really useful for fine adjustment of planes. While I really admired some of the cute little hammers others use, I couldn't justify buying a...
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    Actually, the worst thing when you start wearing...

    Actually, the worst thing when you start wearing glasses/contacts is that your brain readjusts to expecting crisp vision, so when youíre not wearing them, you really notice how blurry things are,...
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    Just a quick update, as I had planned on making...

    Just a quick update, as I had planned on making some drawers today...

    I needed to get the rest of the back saws out of the vinegar solution, so flushed them thoroughly with water then removed the...
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    Let's not get ahead of ourselves now...

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves now...
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    Thanks Ian. My progress is a credit to the very...

    Thanks Ian. My progress is a credit to the very generous advice here by the likes of yourself, Paul, Matt and others, so thank you.

    I was surprised how easy it was to re-tooth entirely with a...
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    Today was a workshop day. I was really hoping to...

    Today was a workshop day. I was really hoping to get Maatsuyker #59 as close to done as I could.

    First things first, I removed the saw plate from the vinegar bath and gave it a good flush with...
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    Whoah, there's been a lot of discussion while...

    Whoah, there's been a lot of discussion while I've been gone. Let me try and catch up...




    Work required brain power. Waxing a handle not so much ;)
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    Restoring the Maatsuyker saw collection

    I thought rather than pollute Matt's saw dispersal thread, I'd start a new one to cover the rehabilitation of my picks.

    The name? Well it was through Matt's efforts they came to be here, and...
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    Roll up roll up free vintage handsaws

    Wow, I needed to do a better job of managing expectations! In my defence, I had soccer training this afternoon, then did pop into the shed and disassembled the most damaged one (the little dovetail...
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    That was my first impression too. Many of them...

    That was my first impression too. Many of them just need a bit of spit and polish, along with a sharpening and they should be ready for use.
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    I was busily beavering away at work, when "hark,...

    I was busily beavering away at work, when "hark, what do I hear? Could it be the postman?"
    Popping my head out of the window showed a white van with a delivery canary.
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    I rushed...
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    Whilst I don't recall him ever talking, or seeing...

    Whilst I don't recall him ever talking, or seeing writing to the effect of him being in Australia, the general feel of the clothes, tools, shed, along with the sound of magpies in the background...
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    I found a Record 043 on Gumtree the day after I...

    I found a Record 043 on Gumtree the day after I started this thread. It was one of those "too good to be true" affairs, so thought I'd wait to see if it actually arrived before mentioning it here....
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    Wow! That was fast. Here's hoping I see mine...

    Wow! That was fast. Here's hoping I see mine this afternoon too (unless that roofing nail fell out and punctured the postman's tyre.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    One thing to consider is that the stated rating...

    One thing to consider is that the stated rating is generally under static conditions. As soon as you move the box, additional loading is exerted on the wheels. After having had some disappointing...
  17. A great story so far. I'm really looking forward...

    A great story so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've done.
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    I thought Matt was being silly when he suggested...

    I thought Matt was being silly when he suggested my roofing nail would offer an advantage. Evidently not!
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    463993 Come on, let's make a game of it. For...

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    Come on, let's make a game of it. For those that Matt has sent a tracking number too, post it here and we can pretend we're racing cockroaches!

    And in an effort to manage expectations,...
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    No! That fellow has far more self confidence...

    No! That fellow has far more self confidence than I do. I choose quiet dignity instead. :)
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    1:08 https://youtu.be/Yz6hTuK9yBo

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    https://youtu.be/Yz6hTuK9yBo
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    Thatís stunning!

    Thatís stunning!
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    My barber faced this issue too, and ended up...

    My barber faced this issue too, and ended up buying a PayPal card reader. It simply connects to the PayPal app on a phone via bluetooth.

    As it uses PayPal, all you need is a PayPal account.
    ...
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    Unless I'm looking at the wrong defects, a...

    Unless I'm looking at the wrong defects, a smoothing plane will clean it up nicely.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    "Yes", and "get one". I'm an occasional user,...

    "Yes", and "get one".

    I'm an occasional user, and after about five years of using a normal round file and guide, I bought the combined job. So much simpler in every way from my perspective, and...
  26. I'm at a loss as to why you need to re-finish it...

    I'm at a loss as to why you need to re-finish it at all.

    I just had a look at the product page (BARKABODA Worktop - 246x3.8 cm - IKEA)

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    As such, my suggestion would...
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    11976 should read 11976-432^4. Otherwise it...

    11976 should read 11976-432^4. Otherwise it looks correct.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    I have no answer for you, but this made me laugh...

    I have no answer for you, but this made me laugh as it caught me totally by surprise. There was a thread on here last week about how to raise grain for finishing and the discussion was around...
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    If you do build it, one point to note that I...

    If you do build it, one point to note that I never mentioned in the build, and it may not be obvious from the photos, is that I added a 100 mm section to each of the vertical panels, otherwise...
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    woollybugger, Noooo, I have somewhere between 0...

    woollybugger,
    Noooo, I have somewhere between 0 and no interest in the 45 and 55 combination planes. I won't say never, but certainly not at this juncture.

    markharrison,
    Thanks, I'll keep it in...
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    Hi Sammy, Welcome to the forums. Feel free to...

    Hi Sammy,

    Welcome to the forums. Feel free to post some photos of projects, tools, work area or your autumn colours. :)

    I lived in Surrey for several years, and do miss the spectacular sight...
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    A plough plane in a pinch with a problem

    I've been on the lookout for a plough plane for a little while. My main need is for running grooves for drawers and boxes. I don't have a 6 mm router bit, and knowing that I could buy one, I also...
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    Hmmm, I have enough saws without teeth at the...

    Hmmm, I have enough saws without teeth at the moment, but fortunately my Bahco files arrived today (after being ordered mid Sept). Actually, I should take a leaf out of Bre'r Rabbit's book.
    ...
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    Sally. Matt made up 11976-432⁴, he gets no...

    Sally. Matt made up 11976-432⁴, he gets no flowers, but he's welcome to sniff them if he would like.

    Lance

    P.S. Matt, just to be clear, I'm only joking, and think you've been incredibly...
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    In that case... 463476

    In that case...
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    Roll up roll up free vintage handsaws

    Youíre offended? After a dodgy saw number was put on that one backsaw, I only had my phone with me and wanted to reserve it, so memorised the number in order to reply. Now days later, I can still...
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    Gah! I'll take the following too then: 7, 32,...

    Gah! I'll take the following too then:
    7, 32, 56, 62, 113

    That's it for me though.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    QUEENSLAND Thank-you for your response and PM with the...

    Thank-you for your response and PM with the dimensions. I have spent this morning trying to get a reasonable quote, but the best I can manage is just over $700, which makes it unfeasible. ...
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    I'll poke my head up just to mention how...

    I'll poke my head up just to mention how thoroughly informative and interesting this whole thread is. From drawer design and stops to carcass design to raised grain. I'm learning something new every...
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    QUEENSLAND Would you be willing to mount it on a pallet...

    Would you be willing to mount it on a pallet (lying on its back) for shipping? If so, could you provide estimated shipping dimensions for me to source some quotes?

    Also, can you confirm that it...
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    Please add 11976-432⁴ and 116 to my list. ...

    Please add 11976-432⁴ and 116 to my list.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    She does do the odd bit of residential drafting...

    She does do the odd bit of residential drafting and design from time to time :) . I realised a while ago that her ability to visualise size and space far outstrips mine. You should see her play...
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    You had me scratching my head there for a while...

    You had me scratching my head there for a while wondering how on earth you knew that my clamp storage needed to change. Then it dawned on me that the were some clamps (wonderful clamps they are by...
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    Improved sheet storage

    We generally don't use a lot of plywood and MDF sheet goods. You would then think we would not have much to store, which would discount the fact that leftovers stick around for a while. With the...
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    You're not kidding. Thursday was a public holiday...

    You're not kidding. Thursday was a public holiday here, so took Friday as well and went into the NE Tas wilderness. I saw this thread at one spot that had reception and thought "rehabbing saws,...
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    Just to clarify, this is the 68 I was referring...

    Just to clarify, this is the 68 I was referring to :)
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    I'll put my hand up for 68 and 59. Kind...

    I'll put my hand up for 68 and 59.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    I'd love a set of back saws of different sizes if...

    I'd love a set of back saws of different sizes if you have some in the pack you're getting rid of. As you know, I'm happy to sharpen/rehab/make handles as required.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Thanks for taking the effort to put together a...

    Thanks for taking the effort to put together a fantastic guide.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    That's fantastic! The photo with the plane on...

    That's fantastic!

    The photo with the plane on its side presents it beautifully. Great job!

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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