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    As stated elsewhere there are different types of...

    As stated elsewhere there are different types of Sharpton stone, the glass backed stones, the professional series are the easy to find types currently available. I have most of the professional...
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    Thanks for posting, these boxes are spectacular....

    Thanks for posting, these boxes are spectacular. They make my utilitarian finger jointed boxes look rather sad. All the best.
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    NEW I know the safety officer police will come after...

    I know the safety officer police will come after me but that safety shield was the first thing I removed as the first few times I used the drill it really annoyed me. I am of the belief that too much...
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    I did not look at the link in chinas post or I...

    I did not look at the link in chinas post or I would not have posted. Fortunately I am just a bloke in his shed because I am presently arranging to have the machining done for one. with one...
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    It is from internal checking due to existing...

    It is from internal checking due to existing internal stresses or more likely from bad kiln drying. Look at the end grain and you will see the short tell tale splits in the end grain. I have treated...
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    Go onto youtube and find "Rosa string works" he...

    Go onto youtube and find "Rosa string works" he uses a shop made drum sander for small parts it is simple and very efficient and he apparently uses it in preference to the supermax sander he also...
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    The Laguna cabinet saw that I use regularly has a...

    The Laguna cabinet saw that I use regularly has a riving knife mounted on the trunion so it rises and falls with the blade and it has a quick release feature to get it out of the way for blade...
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    Hi, My understanding is there is very little...

    Hi, My understanding is there is very little difference between the saws in the various models of Laguna and Harvey. The sales pitch about the Platinum dovetail saw was that in the saws trunion...
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    I go to a woodcarving/woodwork group that has a...

    I go to a woodcarving/woodwork group that has a store room half full of these "lathes" all with different brands. It is normally along the lines that grandad or dad has passed away and we would like...
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    Just for reference I have a Veritas LA jack plane...

    Just for reference I have a Veritas LA jack plane and it can be closed to zero opening if desired, It has a brass screw to prevent the mouth being closed against the cutting edge of the blade and...
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    I knew a bloke who was a doctor and his hands...

    I knew a bloke who was a doctor and his hands needed to look the part so when he did any gardening or workshop tasks he put barrier cream on his hands and around the nails. It prevented dirt and...
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    I am not a sound engineer but have lined an A...

    I am not a sound engineer but have lined an A frame Titan shed with with R3.5 bats and 19mm ply on the A frame ends so that I could remove the short braces. The walls were lined with R3.5 bats and...
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    Hi Paul.aldred1 Each time I have visited the...

    Hi Paul.aldred1
    Each time I have visited the Australian amazon site, I have been appalled by the difference in cost of the items compared to the US site. More expensive by a factor of 2 or 3 on many...
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    I have a number of Narex chisels but none are as...

    I have a number of Narex chisels but none are as pretty as those. Thanks for the post and pic.
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    Hi, Rather than a long description there is a...

    Hi, Rather than a long description there is a three part you tube video that shows the process and has clear descriptions. It will also guide you to the second and third parts as well as other...
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    A while ago I bought some lounge furniture from...

    A while ago I bought some lounge furniture from Harvey Norman, NEVER AGAIN. I was quoted2- 3 weeks for delivery and after "the computer stock levels being wrong" "the container is arriving in another...
  17. Thread: Aldi tool sale

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    Hi Treecycle, Thanks for that, I took the pic...

    Hi Treecycle,
    Thanks for that, I took the pic with an android phone and my apple desktop computer would not talk to the phone so I attached it to an email and sent it to myself and then put it in...
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    Isolationist policy like north Korea. They can't...

    Isolationist policy like north Korea. They can't communicate outside of the country, here we won't be able to buy outside the country, or not much any way. This is all to make Gerry Harvey happy, he...
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    Hello Qwertyu, You pose a big question and from...

    Hello Qwertyu, You pose a big question and from what I have read in this thread you will require at least two planes. The scale of your work will also impact your plane choice. you can do an awful...
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    I was thinking the same thing, I have come across...

    I was thinking the same thing, I have come across it with plane blades and also with some leather working knives and re tempered chisels . They seem to get a hard brittle shell over thin areas. On...
  21. Thread: Aldi tool sale

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    I have previously bought both of these and my...

    I have previously bought both of these and my experience with them is mixed. The drop saw stand is simple and functional I found the best way to mount the saw was to first attach a 19mm ply base to...
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    I do not know about that particular chisel set...

    I do not know about that particular chisel set but I can recommend the Narex Professional polished chisels as they have an easy to prepare back and have fairly fine sides that are around 1.5mm high...
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    I used to work with a man who was a fitter and...

    I used to work with a man who was a fitter and worked in Sheffield and his take on Stanley plane castings was not to bother with a plane that had the ribs behind the rear tote as they were introduced...
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    I do not think it is the Aust Govt that is...

    I do not think it is the Aust Govt that is forcing any one to stop selling to Australia, with Amazon no one forces it to do anything it does not want to do. They have decided it is too much work to...
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    Most of these bigger manufacturing companies did...

    Most of these bigger manufacturing companies did some tool and die work, I wonder if it is one part of a press tool to punch out or form some item.
  26. Thread: Berg Chisels

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    I just had my brother take a look at a couple of...

    I just had my brother take a look at a couple of gouges he got as an apprentice and they were his from new and they have no Berg logos or markings. I have a lot of Bergs and the only ones I have...
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    You are a lot more fussy than me I use 80 and 120...

    You are a lot more fussy than me I use 80 and 120 grit and that is where I stop. One hint put a curtain cleaning brush on an old vacuum and you will be amazed how well the sand paper lasts if every...
  28. I would try a soak in a molasses and water in a...

    I would try a soak in a molasses and water in a big tub for a few days and clean up with a green scourer pad. It is the gentlest derusting technique. As for the handle make one. start by drilling...
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    Hi Kbs PensNmore, They are leather working awls...

    Hi Kbs PensNmore,
    They are leather working awls and the blades are driven into the wood inside the ferrules and work surprisingly well. The ferrules are generally spun brass and on occasion I have...
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    It is a type of sash clamp that is fitted to a...

    It is a type of sash clamp that is fitted to a timber beam . The timber beam needs to be a size that fills the width but allows the sides of the loops to sit at around 45 degrees away from the centre...
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    Some pics of the spindle in the drill might help...

    Some pics of the spindle in the drill might help establish if your drill has an female morse taper or as some older drills had a male taper . They were actually pretty good as they had thread in the...
  32. Hello Ian, I am going to stick my nose in to...

    Hello Ian,
    I am going to stick my nose in to say that epoxy likes not just a clean surface free of debris and algae but also a fresh surface. The local manufacturer of kwila garden furniture I...
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    I only have a couple of Bridge City tools and...

    I only have a couple of Bridge City tools and although they are well made, I do not really feel they are worth the money. I bought a little HP-5 mini block plane because,I had to have it after...
  34. Hello Barry, I would follow the advise given...

    Hello Barry,

    I would follow the advise given by Ian. Use the bench as a pattern and rebuild it with new timber. My suggestion there would be Kwila/merbau with M&T construction with a good epoxy...
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    Hi, You have asked a big question. First up I am...

    Hi,
    You have asked a big question. First up I am not an expert but I do have an interest in hand planes and hand planing. I've put some links for youtube videos that may help. These people are...
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    Hello Ian W, After reading your last post I...

    Hello Ian W,
    After reading your last post I fell I should say the following. My experience with the threads on my Luban #4 was on an earlier version with the Bronze lever cap and my understanding...
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    My experience with a Luban #4.

    My suggestion is strip down the plane and check the threads in the two outside frog locking screws. The issue with my Luban #4 was that the threads were not threaded fully. the screws would screw in...
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    Hi Doug3030. I have Colt and Vermont America...

    Hi Doug3030.
    I have Colt and Vermont America foster bit sets along with the cheap Chinese sets and the common thread is that they all work fine in softer wood such as pine, silky oat, Mertyle or...
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    Doug 3030, I believe any bench that gets me to...

    Doug 3030, I believe any bench that gets me to take a second look or attempt to enlarge the pics for a better view may be in the running for" fancy bench" standing. Then when i see that there is some...
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    Doug 3030, I will be watching as I would love to...

    Doug 3030,
    I will be watching as I would love to build a fancy bench as mine is one of the ugliest in existence but is still rock solid, so justification along with space is the problem. Good luck.
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    Sorry hit the button twice.

    Sorry hit the button twice.
  42. Thread: Cork Suppliers?

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    I have recently ordered some cork shelf liner on...

    I have recently ordered some cork shelf liner on Amazon (the US site) my experience of the Australian site is that it is rubbish. it was relatively inexpensive under US$10 per roll plus a similar...
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    Hi Graheme , My son recently bought a couple...

    Hi Graheme ,

    My son recently bought a couple of thousand dollars worth of text books from overseas and received a demand for import duty from Fed ex couriers who delivered the books within 48...
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    Ozhunter, I have too many planes, including...

    Ozhunter,
    I have too many planes, including some well tuned Stanley planes with thick blades and a few Chinese made Luban planes and a Woodriver low angle Block plane, they are all fine tools that...
  45. Ian, I can empathise with microscopy I was in...

    Ian, I can empathise with microscopy I was in Haematology for the last 26 years of my working life and spent a lot of time scanning blood films and doing differentials and was even the only WHO...
  46. Thread: Shave Horse

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    This is the flashiest shave horse that I have...

    This is the flashiest shave horse that I have ever seen. There does not seem to be anything that is not adjustable. Very well done. You may need to be a bit careful sitting with that shaping at the...
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    Be careful of these building squares, I bought a...

    Be careful of these building squares, I bought a couple for a jig idea I had, only to find that they were in fact not square. The two square sides were of slightly different lengths. Put back to back...
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    Hi Graeme, I do agree with your statement about...

    Hi Graeme, I do agree with your statement about the Luban stuff being 90% as good as the premium brands, I contend that the other 10% is the flattening of the spoke shave bed and the re tapping of...
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    If you have the time, inclination and necessary skills buying older tools for restoration can be an option. But beware of "Frankentools" mismatched bits cobbled into something that looks the part but...
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    But midnight man, I did not think chop sticks...

    But midnight man, I did not think chop sticks were allowed to put splinters in your mouth , lips or tongue. Each time I work with any of those woods I end up with lots of splinters. All the best.
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