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    MA Trouble is that it is me who is moving...

    MA

    Trouble is that it is me who is moving around and I take my biases and prejudices everywhere I go.

    Regards
    Paul
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    MA, Bill H and Pagie I think we have struck on...

    MA, Bill H and Pagie

    I think we have struck on another of those terminology things. Back in the UK when I worked on a Saturday for my cousin in his old fashioned hardware store we definitely...
  3. Neil My experience is that by the time band...

    Neil

    My experience is that by the time band teeth need to be reset, the blade is worn out and past it's use by date.

    That looks to be a good solution to a perennial problem with bandsaw blades....
  4. Ian I fairly quickly identified it as a Wilkie...

    Ian

    I fairly quickly identified it as a Wilkie because of the way you cut the lambs tongues. Then I read down and realised what it was in addition to the pic with the coin so it's a no brainer! I...
  5. Ian Looks like you have ticked another tool...

    Ian

    Looks like you have ticked another tool off your mini list (is that small tools or a small list?) Not knowing exactly what is on the list I was going to suggest a draw knife too, but Martin...
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    Having been provided with a tracking number from...

    Having been provided with a tracking number from Australia Post I followed the retuned parcel's journey with some interest and was sceptical that it would ever be received.

    The initial transit...
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    Derek It looks like we all approve of those...

    Derek

    It looks like we all approve of those swing out arms, except Geoff, who will come around once he gets his Kevlar woodworking jacket. This concept is now locked away for future saw and tell...
  8. A lively discussion on nothing particular except...

    A lively discussion on nothing particular except for Bob's rascally saw and Matt's saw handle taking the gloss of things:

    The subject of beer commercials did surface and the distinct lack of JP...
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    I have been a little remiss in bringing you...

    I have been a little remiss in bringing you updates on the saga of the "Accurate Drill Locator." I do have some good reasons, but won't bore you now.

    The saga has been resolved satisfactorily...
  10. Matt Sounds like a smashing time could be had...

    Matt

    Sounds like a smashing time could be had by all.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Speaking as the family heathen, I particularly...

    Speaking as the family heathen, I particularly liked #15. It somehow had a modern resonance.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Yes, mallets should be regarded as...

    Ian

    Yes, mallets should be regarded as sacrificial.

    You may recognise this one:

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    It was gifted to me at one of the Brisbane woodworking shows for services rendered. Being a...
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    Bill I do have a couple like that: 502636 ...

    Bill

    I do have a couple like that:

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    Plus some club hammers, which, on your side of the ocean, I think you would describe as lump hammers.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Martin The blade adjuster mallet was made like...

    Martin

    The blade adjuster mallet was made like those supplied by HNT Gordon.

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    The handle is threaded into the head. At some point I used it for something I shouldn't: Hence the...
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    Interesting David. That 26C3 steel has a lot...

    Interesting David.

    That 26C3 steel has a lot of carbon at 1.25%. The comparison with blue and white steel in the first link is also useful.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Wooden Mallets - Another failure!

    A little while back I believed I had stumbled on the perfect way to fix a handle to a mallet. I had been watching Terry Gordon's web site and his delightful little mallets made from specialty woods...
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    Graeme Here is the verdict for everyone to...

    Graeme

    Here is the verdict for everyone to see:


    A "Blunt" chisel.. (woodworkforums.com)

    From our very own plane and small tools maker.

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    And this one by the same venerable, pome...

    And this one by the same venerable, pome gentleman.

    More about blunt chisel. - YouTube

    Regards
    Paul
  19. I am leaning towards Ian's and Lance's viewpoints...

    I am leaning towards Ian's and Lance's viewpoints on this one. Most of the saws were of little value: Hardly more than the now ubiquitous "hardpointers," which of course also suffer from the...
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    Mick's link is interesting not for just being a...

    Mick's link is interesting not for just being a landmark in renewable generation.

    It highlights the difficulties during the transition from one type of energy production to another: For all the...
  21. Thread: Wasp sander

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    WANTED:QLD. Chief I have replied by email with pix to see...

    Chief

    I have replied by email with pix to see if it suits you.

    Regards
    Paul
  22. Thread: Wasp sander

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    WANTED:QLD. Chief Are you still chasing a Wasp sander? I...

    Chief

    Are you still chasing a Wasp sander? I may be able to help if you are.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian I keep seeing more items in your post on...

    Ian

    I keep seeing more items in your post on which to comment. :)

    To my mind there are only two points during the process when the back could be stamped. The first would be when the back is...
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    Ian Perhaps not just their larger saws. If you...

    Ian

    Perhaps not just their larger saws. If you look carefully at the pic in post #2 you can see the open handle saw used for the 8" and 10" models also features the "auxiliary" (my words) screw.
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    Ian Have a look at the jaws/collet from a...

    Ian

    Have a look at the jaws/collet from a Dremel tool.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Having removed the handles on quite a number of...

    Having removed the handles on quite a number of saws I can state that the hole placement was not nearly as good as it should have been. I should have mentioned that the " auxiliary" screw only...
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    A bonus

    In researching for my previous post I came across this from a 1915 Spear & Jackson catalogue. There has been much discussion as to whether some backs are deliberately angled (not parallel to the...
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    Saw Plate Thickness.

    Firstly, I must apologise as back in July in this thread I said I would research some traditional thicknesses of saw plate by the old, primarily defunct, manufacturers. I didn't do that then but am...
  29. mn1 I would suggest 10mm material, but make...

    mn1

    I would suggest 10mm material, but make sure the aggregate is "angular". We have three types here. The round river gravel moves all over the place just with foot traffic. It was the most...
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    Ian Wot Colin said. Add a bit 'o lead perhaps....

    Ian

    Wot Colin said. Add a bit 'o lead perhaps. Also does this bring into question the scaling?

    Having said all that, those are some very cute little tools.


    Regards
    Paul
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    Welcome to the Forum Oceanplay. Simon Barley's...

    Welcome to the Forum Oceanplay.

    Simon Barley's book "British Saws & Sawmakers" makes a brief reference only and shows two versions of the stamped back. If you can post a pic we may be able to give...
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    Nicely done Shane. I am not sure what...

    Nicely done Shane.

    I am not sure what constitutes a "set," but if the HNT Gordon's products are anything to go by, you need a 1/2" and a 1 1/4" to make the set of four.

    Regards
    Paul
  33. Terence Unlike the manufacturers own brands,...

    Terence

    Unlike the manufacturers own brands, the WS medallions are virtually impossible to date. British, but that is all I can help with.

    Regards
    Paul
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    CK How about "Straight Shooter?" (There must...

    CK

    How about "Straight Shooter?" (There must be a few personalities with that moniker. Perhaps somebody could expand a little. "Dirty Harry" maybe?)

    Things I liked included, but are not limited...
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    I suspect a typo, but listening to the comments...

    I suspect a typo, but listening to the comments even $299 would be too much.

    Regards
    Paul
  36. Matt Your handle has progressed a little since...

    Matt

    Your handle has progressed a little since last night. :).

    It is probably more "inspired" by WMC and Holden than a replica. You have done the same as i with my first handle in this style:...
  37. So I am not accused of 'saying' just because Matt...

    So I am not accused of 'saying' just because Matt showed us his WMC style saw handle, here is a very similar handle. It is called the 'Holden' pattern. It is in effect a thumbhole pattern as it...
  38. Thanks Doug I would have surely missed that! ...

    Thanks Doug

    I would have surely missed that!

    Regards
    Paul
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    I sort of guessed that we would "progress" a...

    I sort of guessed that we would "progress" a little on this subject. I am sure many of you will have seen this video before, or at least one like it:

    The making of LIOGIER hand-stitched wood rasp...
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    I forgot to mention that the students of heat...

    I forgot to mention that the students of heat treating may be interested to hear the quenching mediums used: They are different for heat treating and tempering.

    Regards
    Paul
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    How Files Are Made

    I came across this video on how hand files are made: Not the machine made versions, but what we call hand stitched.

    The Process of Making a File - YouTube

    The bonus part of this is that video...
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    David Nice going with your "replicas." "The...

    David

    Nice going with your "replicas."

    "The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton" is a treat. I would recommend it to anyone interested in vintage tools. Only the later edition has the dimensioned...
  43. Oldmeadow About forty years ago I worked with...

    Oldmeadow

    About forty years ago I worked with a man whose previous job had been at a sawmill in the Warialda region of NSW. He told me the sawmill kept all their axe handles soaking in a trough of...
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    I think the early settlers, primarily the poms,...

    I think the early settlers, primarily the poms, were unimaginative in how they described things. They named towns and cities after places in the old country and they were not much more imaginative...
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    The facility to edit my first two posts has now...

    The facility to edit my first two posts has now gone so I will put up some pix here that show the basic format of the main part of each book.

    First up is Bootle's "Wood in Australia." As you can...
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    Thanks for the link Graeme. ironically it almost...

    Thanks for the link Graeme. ironically it almost immediately proposes that some things are better on paper and suggests you might like to buy the book! :)

    The latent Luddite in me tends to like...
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    Ian Thanks for your comments, which I was...

    Ian

    Thanks for your comments, which I was already aware of. The irony is that I bought the books the opposite way around in that I purchased them separately with the "Australian Forest Woods"...
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    The last two books are "Australian Rainforest...

    The last two books are "Australian Rainforest Woods" and "Australian Forest Woods", which I will deal with together as they are both written by Morris Lake and follow an identical format. The former...
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    This third book is "An Introduction to Trees For...

    This third book is "An Introduction to Trees For South-Eastern Australia." by KJ Simpfendorfer and first published in 1975.

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    The book is specifically for growing trees and is limited to...
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    Matt Was that with your freshly forged, brand...

    Matt

    Was that with your freshly forged, brand new, hunting knife at the ready? It is probably a Melbourne thing. We don't have corners like that in Millmerran, but it is just as dark at that time....
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