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  1. Hi Derek, Thanks for the info and pics. I did...

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for the info and pics. I did know what a makers mark looked like but I can't find any on the plane anywhere.

    I was thinking last night about about ships and ship carpenters and...
  2. Hi Uncle Al, Yes, I remember that $5 note....

    Hi Uncle Al,

    Yes, I remember that $5 note. There was a big discussion in the newspapers back then that the Mint had used the wrong picture when they printed the note. It was indeed supposed to be...
  3. Opinions needed on old Jack plane (with special interest)

    Hello everyone,


    I'm writing to get some opinions from you good people with experience in antique tools, on what could be either a very fortunate twist of fate, or just a mere coincidence.

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    That's a good point. thanks.

    That's a good point. thanks.
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    Thanks Bodhan, that makes life easier. Cheers.

    Thanks Bodhan, that makes life easier.

    Cheers.
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    Just a thought. Are you sure it's repelling both...

    Just a thought. Are you sure it's repelling both epoxy coats?

    It crossed my mind that you could have developed Amine Blush on the surface of the first coat which will repel the second coat. If...
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    Drill Press motor electrical question

    Hi,
    I have a Stubbins 12 speed drill press (1978 vintage) and it's powered by a Frejoth 3/4hp 240v single phase motor. I am having issues with the motor and need to purchase a new start capacitor...
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    Bostic XtremeHighTack will glue skirting to just...

    Bostic XtremeHighTack will glue skirting to just about anything without nailing or clamping. I had some Bostic XtremeFlex leftover so I used to glue my skirting, it worked well.
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    Sorry to hear of PAR's passing. My boat...

    Sorry to hear of PAR's passing. My boat renovation project a few years back benefitted greatly from his good advice on this forum and others. R.I.P.

    redx.
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    Thanks everyone, I really appreciated all the...

    Thanks everyone, I really appreciated all the interesting comments and good advice. Your replies have been a great help.

    Cheers,
    redx
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    Thanks Ian, I'll take your good advice with me...

    Thanks Ian, I'll take your good advice with me back to the drawing board.
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    Thanks dubrosa22 for providing that image from...

    Thanks dubrosa22 for providing that image from Graham Blackburn's book. I can see now how you apply the ratio to the various parts of the table, so you have answered my question nicely. Many thanks.
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    Thanks FF for pointing out the discrepancy, I'll...

    Thanks FF for pointing out the discrepancy, I'll adjust my dimensions to suit.
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    Fibonacci/Golden rule question

    Hi,
    I'm building ourselves a smallish coffee table 900mmx520mm which will have square legs, each leg being tapered on two sides. In designing my table I am having awful trouble deciding what...
  15. I can't help the op with his problem, but after...

    I can't help the op with his problem, but after reading this thread I feel like doing a bit of nit-pickng, so here goes -

    I notice that everyone in this thread keeps mentioning the "blade" and the...
  16. Thanks Rob, I'll check it out.

    Thanks Rob, I'll check it out.
  17. Well, on cleaning the plane iron further I've...

    Well, on cleaning the plane iron further I've found the name of the manufacturer is in fact "James Howarth", which I somehow mistakenly read as "W.S. Howard". Having the correct name made it easier...
  18. has anyone heard of this antique plane iron manufacturer.

    Hi,
    I have and antique wooden bench plane that I love using but would like to determine roughly how old it is. According to the stamped letters on the front of the plane's wooden body it was made by...
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    I used BoteCote epoxy resin to seal both faces...

    I used BoteCote epoxy resin to seal both faces and all edges of my marine ply flooring. I used two coats and as I applied the first coat I warmed the plywood with a heat gun to get better penetration...
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    Thanks to you both for sharing your opinions on...

    Thanks to you both for sharing your opinions on this matter. I will be buying the Veritas compound rather than the Chinese but I was just interested in how they compare.

    Cheers.
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    Chinese polishing compound query

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if anyone has used these (or similar) Chinese made Chromium-Oxide cutting/polishing compound bars which cost a bit over $10 including postage from China?
    ...
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    Thanks Paul, I'll make a note of that company for...

    Thanks Paul, I'll make a note of that company for next time. Cheers.
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    I really wish I didn't have to deal with...

    I really wish I didn't have to deal with Bunnings, I only go there as a last resort because we don't have a big choice of suppliers in my rural area.

    Last week I was in Bunnings and needed to buy...
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    I hem my own jeans on my old Singer. It has no...

    I hem my own jeans on my old Singer. It has no real problem with the several layers of denim so I've never had to resort to flattening with a hammer. One thing I did learn regarding needles (after...
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    Hi Arron, Yes, I can swap between electric or...

    Hi Arron,

    Yes, I can swap between electric or treadle on the Singer 201K. However, it's not just a simple matter of throwing a lever or anything like that. If electric is to be used you slip the...
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    My apologies for not getting back to this thread...

    My apologies for not getting back to this thread earlier but I've been away from home and my pc for a couple of days.

    Many thanks to everyone for your replies to my query. The information you all...
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    Cabinet Scraper woes.

    Hi,
    For as long as I can remember I've never been able to get a good cutting edge on my (3) cabinet scrapers. Today, after watching a howto video on youtube, I thought I'd found the answer to my...
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    Not sure if I replied to this post or not. It's...

    Not sure if I replied to this post or not. It's an old thread but better late than never I guess. The sewing machine I got was a Singer 201K. It's has a polished timber cabinet and is operated by...
  29. Hi Rob, Thanks for your very interesting and...

    Hi Rob,
    Thanks for your very interesting and informative reply.

    According to the Singer serial number chart my machine was built in 1953. I cannot find a date for the cabinet but would assume...
  30. Another sewing machine cabinet query. What to use for finishing?

    Hi,
    I've got a cabinet model Singer 201K sewing machine, the same as shown on this website -

    Oil and Thread: Meet the Singer 201K

    My machine cabinet is a fairly knocked around and is crying...
  31. Thread: Paint stripping

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    Probably a bit late to reply to this thread but...

    Probably a bit late to reply to this thread but the best paint stripper in my opinion is a product called "PeelAway Paint Removal System".

    http://www.peelaway.com.au/index.php?route=common/home
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    Thanks mob, I'm going down to Melbourne next...

    Thanks mob,
    I'm going down to Melbourne next week so I'll call in at Paskal's while I'm in the area.

    Cheers,
    redx.
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    I did think about doing the sewing by hand but...

    I did think about doing the sewing by hand but very quickly came back to my senses.

    There is a possibility I can borrow a suitable industrial machine but can't tell you what it is as I haven't...
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    Thanks for the replies, I'll check out your...

    Thanks for the replies, I'll check out your suggestions.

    After further research I found a fabric called Weathermax 80 that seems to be what I need. It's not cheap, but not as expensive as buying...
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    Marine canvas(?) for boat cover question.

    Hi,
    Having got hold of an industrial sewing machine I decided to make my own boat cover (size approx 3 metres x 2 metres). I'm talking about a canvas type cover that will go from the back of the...
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    Thanks Fly, I didn't think of clothes alteration...

    Thanks Fly, I didn't think of clothes alteration places. The quote I got was from a dedicated marine cover fabricator which might account for the cost being higher than I had considered. I might even...
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    Hi Ian Thanks for the advice, I guess I should...

    Hi Ian

    Thanks for the advice, I guess I should get a few more quotes to see if I can get the price of the cover down a bit.


    ".....between them my sisters have over 10 sewing machines ranging...
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    Which sewing machine should I use query

    Greetings to all,

    I've recently finished restoring a 20' boat and need a tonneau cover to protect it's cockpit area from the elements when the booat is on it's mooring. I got a quote to have a...
  39. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    I've posted a pic of my new bowrail (almost...

    I've posted a pic of my new bowrail (almost finished). My home-made bender was used to do all the bends and it turned out fairly well I think.

    redx.
  40. Thread: Routing Aluminium

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    Hi, To those interested. I have posted a...

    Hi,

    To those interested. I have posted a couple of updates to this thread (with pics) on the Metal Working forum
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  41. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    Hi Joe, Thanks for the comments. As said...

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the comments.

    As said in my first post I started off bybuilding the same setup with plywood formers as shown in the youtube video atthis link.
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  42. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    Well, I gave my diy bender a go using 1"...

    Well, I gave my diy bender a go using 1" stainless steel tube packed with sand. The sand did improve the finished bend although there was still some flattening, but I think it is within acceptable...
  43. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    Thanks fellas, Using sand (the right sand) is...

    Thanks fellas,

    Using sand (the right sand) is good advice, I'll give it a go.


    Thanks,

    redx.
  44. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    Hi BobL, Thanks for the reply. I posted this...

    Hi BobL,

    Thanks for the reply. I posted this thread in the woodwork forum as well and got a few replies over there.

    What I'm trying to do is build a new s/steel bowrail for my boat. I got the...
  45. Thread: Routing Aluminium

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    Thanks for the replies. What I'm trying to is...

    Thanks for the replies. What I'm trying to is build a new s/steel bowrail for my boat. I got the idea of making the formers out of plywood from a Youtube video. The guy who posted the video said the...
  46. Thread: Routing Aluminium

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    Routing Aluminium

    Hi,

    I posted this thread on the metal forum as well, hopefully someone can give me some advice.


    I'm trying to bend 1" stainless tubing and have made a diy bender out wood similar to this one...
  47. Thread: Routing aluminium

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    Routing aluminium

    Hi,
    I'm trying to bend 1" stainless tubing and have made a diy bender out out wood similar to this one found on youtube.

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    Trouble is, it doesn't work. The wooden formers, which have...
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    Just an updating my quest for an engine mount.. ...

    Just an updating my quest for an engine mount..

    I have just ordered a new mount from Polyflex in Queensland. It seems their PM127(90} mount is a replacement the the M5. so all is good.

    Thanks...
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    Hi bagman, I was hoping to find a mount...

    Hi bagman,

    I was hoping to find a mount similar to what I already had. I've been looking at alternatives and they all seem to have different specs to mine regarding their height, length, stud...
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    Engine mount needed

    Greetings everyone,

    I need to find a new or used replacement for one of my engine mounts which I inadvertantly destroyed when installing my inboard Yanmar 2qm15 diesel engine.

    There is no...
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