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    Okay got around to going back to the second hand...

    Okay got around to going back to the second hand store and picked up the No. 1.

    The body has no stamps, dates, or patents on it. I can only tell that it is a Stanley by

    Stanley rule & level...
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    VICTORIA Pete if you need it sold ASAP I will pass and let...

    Pete if you need it sold ASAP I will pass and let bobcarter take the lot. I am Just over extended with purchasing timber at the moment. Thanks.
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    VICTORIA Hi Pete - I assume the Blackwood is still for...

    Hi Pete - I assume the Blackwood is still for sale. How much for all the remaining Blackwood? I am over extended with purchasing logs & milling at the moment but if no one ends up taking I will be...
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    Thanks I will go and pick it up

    Thanks I will go and pick it up
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    Broken Stanley No. 1 Worth Anything

    Today I walked into a second hand shop.

    While rummaging through the junk I came across a Stanley No. 1

    The one side of the casting is broken off and the rosewood tote is badly broken and the...
  6. N.S.W. taken ---- Japanese Woodworking Tools to 3844...

    taken ---- Japanese Woodworking Tools to 3844 Tralagon VIC
  7. Fujikawa is an everyday working chisel brand....

    Fujikawa is an everyday working chisel brand. Good / decent quality affordable prices. They will make good working chisels.

    According to Stu...The story behind Fujikawa is interesting. They made...
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    Oystering Oystering - Wikipedia...

    Oystering
    Oystering - Wikipedia
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    At the end last term a female Chinese and a...

    At the end last term a female Chinese and a female Japanese teacher abruptly left the school. The reason given for their departure is racial intimidation by both students and certain staff. My...
  10. I am leaning towards Vicmarc because they have an...

    I am leaning towards Vicmarc because they have an unrivalled reputation. They are Australian made and have a large range of accessories.

    I have used a Vicmarc in the past.


    Nova maybe an NZ...
  11. the stack is only temp I will re stack once the...

    the stack is only temp I will re stack once the oak and plane comes and then I plan to make a perfect 2.5 meter long x 1 meter wide by 1.25 meters high stack that is why the 1 meter sticks.
  12. It is not clear from the photos but the elm is...

    It is not clear from the photos but the elm is only the bottom four in the stack and those are all stickered on the very ends and every 400mm.

    The stuff on top is all dry and just added for...
  13. Thanks for the double end sticker tip. The oak...

    Thanks for the double end sticker tip.
    The oak log has been sealed with three coats of paint.

    I have also purchased 4 good size plane logs about 2.7 cubes. I plan to get them quarter sawn as...
  14. Recommend Lathe For Spindle Furniture Turning

    I am considering my options for purchasing a lathe.

    My interest is more focused on furniture turning so stuff like legs & spindles, like green wood post & rung hairs and Windsor chairs.

    I want...
  15. I got some scrap pine and started cutting...

    I got some scrap pine and started cutting stickers I will need. As per advice to cut them smaller I have cut them 10mm x 20mm x 1000mm.

    The only problem with them being so thin is they are very...
  16. Thread: Wd 40

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    Is it just me being a dirty old man or is that...

    Is it just me being a dirty old man or is that overly sexual?
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    Ian these are from my school. Like so many...

    Ian these are from my school. Like so many things, were taken apart and never finished. I just got through fixing 20 vices that were pulled apart for repairs but ended up dumped in a corner. The fact...
  18. VICTORIA Sold pending payment

    Sold pending payment
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    Fixing Rear Bun Handle For Braces

    I have two braces that are missing the rear head handle. Is their any specific way to turn make and secure these to the steel. Can anyone give me some pointers.

    Their is no thread on the end. I...
  20. VICTORIA Two Pristine New Old Stock Turner 2-3/8" Blade for No. 4 1/2, 5 1/2 6 and 7 Planes

    I have come into possession of two pristine New Old stock Australian Made Turner Hardness Tested 2-3/8" blade for No. 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 or 7 size planes.

    Both blades are unused and still have their...
  21. Gippsland - Seeking Woodwork/Metalwork Maintenance Professional Services

    My high school in Traralgon (Central Gippsland) has the need for the services of a professional Woodwork/Metalwork maintenance man. We run four workshops across two campuses with a large range of...
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    butterfly keys Have a long history and are more...

    butterfly keys Have a long history and are more than strong enough to hold slabs from ripping themselves apart.

    The butterfly keys are sitting on the tangential axis. Both on the end of the log...
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    Neither are perfect finishes they both have...

    Neither are perfect finishes they both have advantages and problems, by putting down oil and topping up with wax gets you the best of both worlds. Some commercial products blend the two. Finishing is...
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    They are closer to 2.75 - 3 meters each so I...

    They are closer to 2.75 - 3 meters each so I would looking at 3 hours per log for a total of 12 hours of work.



    Worth considering
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    As long as possible plus I do not have the self...

    As long as possible plus I do not have the self assurance that I will be able to cut straight.
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    London Plane Platanus x acerifolia Janka...

    London Plane Platanus x acerifolia Janka Hardness: 940 lbf (4,180 N)
    London Plane | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

    How slow is slow? Meters per hour? Or more slow because...
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    To Alaskan Mill Or Not

    I have an option to buy 4 logs of plane tree about 450mm wide each.
    To get them milled will cost me $1800
    Now I had a quick look I can get a Granberg Alaskan Mill MKIII for $520
    Fire rakes, fire...
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    A good book will kick the excrement out of any...

    A good book will kick the excrement out of any YouTube video.

    To know the good from the bad. Start with all of Hayward then move to Ernest Joyce's The Technique of Furniture Making (Michael...
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    Ps. I was approached by a Vic Rail Officers...

    Ps. I was approached by a Vic Rail Officers asking if I wanted to do a 5 minute online survey I said no because it was online he said it is pretty much the same response he gets from most people. I...
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    I agree with Bob. YouTube is about likes,...

    I agree with Bob. YouTube is about likes, subscription and Monetization. This means content producers are pushed to short punchy content without substance. A sugar diet.

    YouTube are for the...
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    Okay thanks for the answer I will just get...

    Okay thanks for the answer I will just get circuits installed and move less.
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    20amp Question

    I am not sure for the correct Nomenclature.


    I am a renter but I have 20 amp single phase machines. Every time I move I need to get a dedicated 20 amp circuit installed for the machines cost $600...
  33. In the past I have used cheap bulk PVA two or...

    In the past I have used cheap bulk PVA two or three heavy coats worked really well.

    Is this what you mean by water based acrylic
    ...
  34. I have secured the service of a professional saw...

    I have secured the service of a professional saw Miller who specialises in urban salvage. How good he is I donít know but he comes recommend.

    He is charging $600 for the job.

    2 cubes of quarter...
  35. How Many Cubic Meters From a 2.7 x 1.4 meter Oak Log

    I purchased an oak log that is 2.7 x 1.4 meters and I am getting it milled into Quarter sawn boards with a lucas mill and I am keen to know how much Ruffly will I get out of a such a log.

    I have...
  36. I had a chance to use the chamfer plane on a work...

    I had a chance to use the chamfer plane on a work stand. A few observations:

    - the distance you set the skates / runners apart is not the width of your chamfer. It takes a little guesstimating and...
  37. Thread: Elm Log

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    VICTORIA Is this still available? I am in Traralgon I am...

    Is this still available? I am in Traralgon I am interested but would need to find a saw miller to slab it for me. Are you willing to haggle on the price?
  38. Down The Rabbit Hole - Forging My Own Japanese Tools

    Well it was inevitable that I would end up here. I am now so far down the hole I no longer know which way is up.

    With the help of a few friends I have been putting together the kit that would...
  39. Not much with work I have little time left for...

    Not much with work I have little time left for Woodworking. I also decided to reshape the bevel which then means I have to tap out the Ura etc, etc... maybe this weekend I will have a go.
  40. Value of Double Bevel Straight Edge With Notch

    For a long time I have been testing the hollows of my Dai with a Veritas straight edge. The Veritas straight edge has a square 1/4" profile. I however have been temped to try a Japanese straight edge...
  41. D.W. thanks for the buyee info looks like a...

    D.W. thanks for the buyee info looks like a really good source.
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    A 100% flat sole in all directions is an artifact...

    A 100% flat sole in all directions is an artifact of the mechanisation of industrial production. Japanese planes only have 2 points (sometimes 3) of contact the leading ~8mm of the toe and ~8mm...
  43. Teshiba the Mandaraya, shopkeeper Told me that...

    Teshiba the Mandaraya, shopkeeper Told me that Nakano is no longer in production. Thatís why I got my chamfer plane from //noborihamon as he had stock.
  44. Is this iida on eBay ...

    Is this iida on eBay

    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=kanamonoya71&_sop=10

    He sells dirt cheap but he charges too much for shipping.

    However I have...
  45. I have never bought from Japanese tool sellers...

    I have never bought from Japanese tool sellers that target the Western market. Even a cursory view shows that they are way overpriced. So for a while I did not get into Japanese tools. It seems that...
  46. Today I spent a little time looking to setup the...

    Today I spent a little time looking to setup the blade and the backing iron. This has always been a tedious task. Needing to flatten the back, and mate it to the backing iron so that no light shines...
  47. I tend to think that most stuff on youtube is...

    I tend to think that most stuff on youtube is generally light weight content.

    You cannot explore anything in detail in 5 to 10 minutes.

    Nothing compares to face to face instructions with the...
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    VICTORIA We all die alone and in poverty and it's only...

    We all die alone and in poverty and it's only getting worse.
    The cost of living just keeps going up.
    Social isolation, divorce or spouse death compounds the problem.
    Everyone is too busy, just...
  49. There are four major stores that sell Japanese...

    There are four major stores that sell Japanese tools from Japan to Westerners.

    Kanamonoya
    Noborihamono
    Hokuto
    Mandaraya

    There are a few more Western based Japanese stores. They however...
  50. DISCLAIMER: I have no relationship to or interest...

    DISCLAIMER: I have no relationship to or interest in promoting DIY Japanese Joinery.

    Having had a chance to watch the videos available for the free membership and I can say that DIY Japanese...
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