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  1. Welding is out of my skill set. So I am trying...

    Welding is out of my skill set. So I am trying what I can first.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    RB, are the wheels white or grey? Grey are for...

    RB, are the wheels white or grey? Grey are for HSS (M2) and white for high carbon steel (O1).

    If you are grinding HSS lathe chisels, then it does not matter, since the HSS will not over heat. I'd...
  3. Chris, I have done that using this feather board...

    Chris, I have done that using this feather board (moved to the wagon) ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/8z0M2bX1/K3-1a.jpg

    The issue I had with this process, and the reason I went for the JessEm, was...
  4. Chris, I am very familiar with the first video of...

    Chris, I am very familiar with the first video of Sam's. I have been ripping and crosscutting using the slider from day 1.

    The MDF jig in the second video, which I had not seen, is essentially the...
  5. Graeme my friend, you are thoughtful and always...

    Graeme my friend, you are thoughtful and always supportive. I have no difficulty listening to your advice and comments. This is how we progress.

    Your instructor's words are accurate in my...
  6. Bern, the Jessem is magic. ...

    Bern, the Jessem is magic.

    https://i.postimg.cc/VLGK100n/Y1a.jpg

    What is does so well is force the work piece against the rip fence, and this ensures that there is no wandering at the blade....
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    Just to be clear, it is a right-handed plane ......

    Just to be clear, it is a right-handed plane ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/9MMztRSq/5721e6b6-5135-43ea-bc89-1182afa761a3-zpsexi1kful.jpg

    Example from 2009: ...
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    Chris, it very much depends on what you want to...

    Chris, it very much depends on what you want to use the knife to do.

    Marking pins from skinny tails with a knife requires a thin blade. Some of the dovetails I make, with a pointy end, require the...
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    Rob, one can do as you suggest. That is what I...

    Rob, one can do as you suggest. That is what I have done for years. However, it is not as secure a method as this fixture. Nor it is as likely to prevent damage - the leg vise squeezes from the side,...
  10. Thank Bob. I have had the same thoughts as you,...

    Thank Bob. I have had the same thoughts as you, with the same solution in mind. I decided to just drill the two holes and thread them at this stage out of curiosity. If (when?) needed, I can enlarge...
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    Drawer planing fixture

    This concept is not original, but I breathed on it to make it adjustable and rigid in use.


    This is the basic design ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/rpyQj7R6/1a.jpg


    The legs can open to 24"...
  12. Here is an update on the hold down. This...

    Here is an update on the hold down.

    This attachment ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/7LvwzSzC/HD8a.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/nzpxRZ0p/HD9a.jpg

    ... did not last well. There was too much stress on...
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    Marking knives for joinery

    These are some the knives I have collected over the years and use for laying out joinery. Obviously not all at the same time :)


    Three popular knives - these ones get a lot of use. From the top...
  14. Interesting that it was for decking! Termites...

    Interesting that it was for decking! Termites love Karri!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  15. Bob, try dropping it and if it holds its setting....

    Bob, try dropping it and if it holds its setting. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  16. Lance, I am surprised when I hear that so few do...

    Lance, I am surprised when I hear that so few do not include the sliding bevel among their measuring tools. I use these all the time with angled drawer sides, for example ...

    Sawing at this angle...
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    The past 2 weeks, after the last patient is done...

    The past 2 weeks, after the last patient is done for the day, I have been chilling out for a short while watching Rob Cosman building a drawer and fine tuning its installation on his YouTube...
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    Ian, that was a wonderful account, with suspense...

    Ian, that was a wonderful account, with suspense to the end, and what a great ending!

    Now tell me - my geometry is fuzzy tonight - but would a thicker blade have closed the mouth (I suspect not...
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    WANTED:VIC Watch his first video on this. In it he shows how...

    Watch his first video on this. In it he shows how to make the jig in wood. It seems simple enough.

    Regard from Perth

    Derek
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    Hold downs and augers

    There is a technique to using augers in hard wood that I would like to pass on.


    What has this to do with hold downs? Well, I have two Gramercy hold downs, and they are great. I also have a...
  21. Yep. I posted about it 2 weeks ago as such a...

    Yep. I posted about it 2 weeks ago as such a better option, used here ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/3xBHtBRg/X1.jpg

    A Gigantic Shooting Board!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Dan, before you go buying G15 ... I use it on...

    Dan, before you go buying G15 ...

    I use it on the cast iron beds of my machines. I was introduced to it about 10 years ago by Chris Vesper. It is great for this purpose, but I would not spray it...
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    Try Chris Vesper. He also stocks it. Regards...

    Try Chris Vesper. He also stocks it.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Mark I did write this up here: Drill Press...

    Hi Mark

    I did write this up here: Drill Press Table

    Short story - purchased at my local salvage yard. About $45. The idea was that the UHMW would not move, chip or wear. But it cupped after a...
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    Yes, just search eBay. Regards from Perth ...

    Yes, just search eBay.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  26. Dan, if you have not dovetailed before, you are...

    Dan, if you have not dovetailed before, you are aiming very high!

    Try this ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/ApothecaryChestWeekend8.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ross, other than the laser lines being a tad...

    Ross, other than the laser lines being a tad thicker than I would like, it seems to be accurate and reliable.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Sherwood drill press kit

    When I purchased the Nova Voyager drill press as a Black Friday discount in November 2019, one of the discounts was a complementary Nova fence (this usually sells as an accessory). I built a table...
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    Chris, while it would be great for Felder to...

    Chris, while it would be great for Felder to announce there is a replacement that now works, I think that the issue is mult-factorial. That is, the off-square is dependent on the straightness and...
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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Chris....

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Chris. I had a look at mine today. The is a possible reason why this occurs, and there is a terribly simple fix.

    I will show you the situation, and then...
  31. Okay, RM, the basic price on your linisher from...

    Okay, RM, the basic price on your linisher from Machinery House is $2400. This is not apples vs apples here. A CBN wheel-based machine is about $300-400.

    I would LOVE a Radius Master 48! I could...
  32. Yes RB, I have done this for many years just that...

    Yes RB, I have done this for many years just that way, although my choice of poison was a bench grinder (hollow grind) rather than belt linisher (flat bevel?). I am not sure how this information aids...
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    VICTORIA I'll take them. PM postage to Perth Derek

    I'll take them. PM postage to Perth

    Derek
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    Lance, my concern with MDF is that is is fine...

    Lance, my concern with MDF is that is is fine while the top surface is intact. Under the surface the core is softer, and very susceptible to imitating a sponge. This section is also quite coarse -...
  35. That is a starting point. Ensure that the rod is...

    That is a starting point. Ensure that the rod is square to the face if the wheel. Also ensure that the face of the wheel is flat (see my article for the dangers when this is not so).

    A second way...
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    My office (and practice) rooms are situated over...

    My office (and practice) rooms are situated over the garage, like a granny flat. The modem for NBN is downstairs in the house. I use a powerline extender successfully, where the wifi versions would...
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    With a larger plane, of course! :) Regards...

    With a larger plane, of course! :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Chris I suspect that you are citing my 8"...

    Hi Chris

    I suspect that you are citing my 8" half-speed CBN bench grinder in your post. Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/UltimateGrindingSharpeningSetUp.html

    It is relevant...
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    I posted this at WoodCentral, where Steve Voigt...

    I posted this at WoodCentral, where Steve Voigt was questioning if the Veritas #7 was big enough .. and so he produced a large plane. :)

    But I had an even larger plane ... heh heh :D

    ...
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    Graeme and Cgcc You have captured it...

    Graeme and Cgcc

    You have captured it perfectly. The intensity of focus to extract more information, as well as the extra administration (4 emails plus text, and then the added documentation ......
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    Chris I have that Orb Light from Lee Valley....

    Chris

    I have that Orb Light from Lee Valley. It's an excellent concept, with good light. But poor for the drill press or bandsaw. The issue is that the light may be directed wheree you want it to...
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    The ring lights were too cumbersome to set up,...

    The ring lights were too cumbersome to set up, requiring a large external battery. The bike light is slim and unobtrusive. I epoxied on a rare earth magnet, and it clips on.
    ...
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    Your computer has good sense to avoid dangerous...

    Your computer has good sense to avoid dangerous me! :)

    I use the free version of PostImage. Have used it for some years now, since Photobucket became impossibly slow and expensive.

    Regards...
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    There were a number of photos and comments I...

    There were a number of photos and comments I might have added, but thought that I had probably said too much already. One of the photos omitted was with clamps.


    I decided against the T-track...
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    A Gigantic Shooting Board!

    The hall table for my niece was completed and delivered, but the wedding was postponed owing to Covid-19. Australia locked down early, and we have suffered less than other countries.


    I realised...
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    Evan, you try that and tell us how it works out...

    Evan, you try that and tell us how it works out for you :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ck, there is one more piece of advice I neglected...

    Ck, there is one more piece of advice I neglected to offer early on.

    Place a straight edge along both sides of the body. I would wager that it is no longer straight. These planes tend to move and...
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    Add a few drops of baby oil (= mineral oil). This...

    Add a few drops of baby oil (= mineral oil). This will dissolve the compound and spread it.

    See: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Stroppingwithgreenrougeversesdiamondpaste.html
    ...
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    As Rob said, remove the screws. I would go a step...

    As Rob said, remove the screws. I would go a step further ..

    The first thing to do is determine if the blade is seated securely on the bed, and that the wedge also fits well - does not require a...
  50. That is some beautiful work, and exceptional...

    That is some beautiful work, and exceptional finishing, by WW. I also learned something new about pegging and draw boring.

    Fuzzie, I judge that a mortice-and-tenon is a correct fit when they...
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