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    Well my job will be to coordinate, everyone...

    Well my job will be to coordinate, everyone else's job will be to work out what they want.
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    I'm more interested in the cedar and maybe a...

    I'm more interested in the cedar and maybe a little Mango. Well maybe a little teak as well but mostly the Cedar.
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    The old growth is hard to get ethically.

    The old growth is hard to get ethically.
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    Teak, Cedrus deodar and Mango Wood

    I've recently had my first work trip to India and I'm going to be going backwards and forwards a bit.

    One of the things I'm going to be doing is loading a container or two and bringing stuff to...
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    First press floor is done. ...

    First press floor is done.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9C80pRpzL8
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    Press is upright and ready for the floors to be...

    Press is upright and ready for the floors to be installed


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwFSNGxXO8
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    The press was originally mean to mount on my...

    The press was originally mean to mount on my tandem trailer but with my 4WD and the trailer still off the road I've had to come up with another plan.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbtwo_Vjtq4
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    Had some problems with my axe. ...

    Had some problems with my axe.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx5EYgJNEYI&t=826s
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    More progress, a bit of background and where to...

    More progress, a bit of background and where to from here.

    If anyone reading this is in central victoria and wants to join us picking apples this weekend click on the link in the youtube video...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2nSpcXsXlI&t=10s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2nSpcXsXlI&t=10s
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5yikRqEu-I&t=209s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5yikRqEu-I&t=209s
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CmQrt5vwUk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CmQrt5vwUk
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    I don't think I own a modern chisel. It could...

    I don't think I own a modern chisel. It could have been my adjustable square.
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    Up to date. Real exciting progress getting the...

    Up to date.

    Real exciting progress getting the first beam fitted.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5xWhCeEPeo
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    Catching up. ...

    Catching up.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y7VvaP2ko
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    Bit behind in posting ...

    Bit behind in posting


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cveawQHc2ao
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    I'm a bit behind in my videos but here is the...

    I'm a bit behind in my videos but here is the latest.

    I'm hoping to catchup with getting the videos out by the end of the weekend.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0xVuzrbOKI
  18. Thread: Axe talk

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    More axe work on my apple press build. The...

    More axe work on my apple press build.

    The axey bits start at around the 7 minute mark if you want to skip ahead. The axe used in the video is my French Carpenters Axe. Anyone hazard a guess how...
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    Got the first top beam fitted to the posts and...

    Got the first top beam fitted to the posts and the joints layed out ready to cut.

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    So you know that new toy I mentioned.....I use it...

    So you know that new toy I mentioned.....I use it in this video. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wW1xJuWx0s&list=PL3iOtJrpHsAvaYrE56cKacYnFAgltHxXk&index=9
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    I like foraging. Its a bit like prospecting but...

    I like foraging. Its a bit like prospecting but you have more success. However, if I had my own trees I wouldn't have to put up with this......

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    Picking apples with the family

    Had a bunch of people on face book and Reddit asking what varieties of apples I'm using.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc1yiIfX0p8
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    Ok time for an update. Leveled up my work area...

    Ok time for an update.

    Leveled up my work area and laid out the first three posts on their sides.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IEGxNN1WQ
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    I've been busy picking and hewing and progress is...

    I've been busy picking and hewing and progress is happening slowly.

    Hoping to start the joinery tomorrow.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEE9ikoPO9c
  25. Thread: Axe talk

    by weaver
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    Putting this video here because two of my German...

    Putting this video here because two of my German Axes are featured in it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEE9ikoPO9c
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    None :)

    None :)
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    New toy arrived in time for the joinery. 408309

    New toy arrived in time for the joinery.

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    408308 The picking has begun.

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    The picking has begun.
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    I prefer the term appropriately sized.

    I prefer the term appropriately sized.
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    It also occurs to me that i should do a post of...

    It also occurs to me that i should do a post of what the overall plan is.

    Bit time poor at present but here is the cad of what I'm up to.
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    407595407596 Got the first post for the press...

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    Got the first post for the press dressed yesterday. First take away is that its best to do this when the timbers are green. Unpredictable, nay even predictable changes in grain...
  32. Thread: Axe talk

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    Made some progress. Got the first press post...

    Made some progress.

    Got the first press post dressed with my left handed German Broad Axe (Breitbeil).
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIEQ9YJy1ag

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIEQ9YJy1ag
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    Thanks Paul We have actually moved to Bendigo...

    Thanks Paul

    We have actually moved to Bendigo which doesn't help you much :)

    Yes there will be scrumpy. Lots of it is the plan :)
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    Part 2 Introducing the tools. ...

    Part 2 Introducing the tools.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxYSCyC6gI&t=28s
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    i've started a thread in the Home brewing section...

    i've started a thread in the Home brewing section because I thought that was the most applicable spot. I'd appreciate a suggestion for a better place.
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    Ok next video done and dusted. ...

    Ok next video done and dusted.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxYSCyC6gI


    I was hoping to get another one done by tonight where I actually talk about each tool a bit but I've run out of...
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    I've just started my press thread. Currently...

    I've just started my press thread. Currently working on the video to show off the tools I'll be using to build it.
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    Oh and the next part I'm hoping will be published...

    Oh and the next part I'm hoping will be published tonight.
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    They are indeed boxed hearts. Out of each one...

    They are indeed boxed hearts.

    Out of each one of the logs I got.......one boxed heart.

    Yes they are hewed.

    The timber is fine but yes its a bit weathered. Been planning this project for some...
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    Got the first video done on moving the large...

    Got the first video done on moving the large timbers by hand.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCd4WxQsrQA&t=4s

    I'm shooting the next video which introduces the tools today.
  42. Thread: Axe talk

    by weaver
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    I've started a video series where I'm going to be...

    I've started a video series where I'm going to be using some of my collection including a bunch of axes.

    Follow along if you have an interest.


    ...
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    Timber frame Apple Press and cider making

    Well I'm finally going to make it happen. I'm going to have a new press for the apples this season.

    I've got about four weeks to build it.
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    I'm going to be producing a series of videos...
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    LoL Your basket looks a tad undersized for the...

    LoL Your basket looks a tad undersized for the pressing beams.

    I'm about to get cracking on my new press.
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    I wouldn't say its not authentic because its not...

    I wouldn't say its not authentic because its not purporting to be something it isn't. That is after all one of the things about it, it doesn't have a makers mark on the plane body.

    It works even...
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    This is the plane that I like to use that is...

    This is the plane that I like to use that is closest in size to my new infill. Much lighter. I've also got a record no. 6 but it is not as fun to use.

    This one is 550mm long.
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    The new...
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    Fair enough. The reason for my theory was that...

    Fair enough. The reason for my theory was that the only infill planes I found googling with Hearnshaw irons also didn't have a stamp on the lever. However, if Hearnshaw never made infill planes...
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    Interesting. Thanks for your comments. I don't...

    Interesting. Thanks for your comments.

    I don't know much about infill planes. Just that they are expensive pretty and awesome (but then so are many other planes).

    In my googling last night I...
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    Identifying an Infill Plane

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    Can anyone help me identify and date this plane.

    I don't know infill planes well enough to know whether the iron is original or not.
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    by weaver
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    Some of my axes.

    A few of my axes.
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    The first is a French felling axe. Very old but hard to say exactly how old. I've got another one of these that I've fitted an Ash handle to which you can see in this...
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