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    Waldo, Thank you very much for the well...

    Waldo,

    Thank you very much for the well illustrated grandfather's clock WIP.
    Looking at the pics of the panels for the side gables, they look quite thick, 50mm at a guess?
    If this is so, the...
  2. Thread: Table Tops

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    Hi Dusteater, Not only are your tops very...

    Hi Dusteater,

    Not only are your tops very attractive, they are also very practical.
    Sitting on a bar stool around a hoghead ain't exactly comfortable as the girth of the barrel is quite wider...
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    Shu, Is it too difficult to prevent this water...

    Shu,

    Is it too difficult to prevent this water from entering into the building in the first place?

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Count me in Cheers Yvan

    Count me in

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Goodwoody, I have absolutely no idea about the...

    Goodwoody,

    I have absolutely no idea about the restoration of machinery, but no so long ago I happen to watch this YouTube from a gentleman called Keith Rucker:

    Vance Planer/Matcher: Pouring...
  6. Thread: glue up brushes

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    Wooden tongue depressors do a good job for me! ...

    Wooden tongue depressors do a good job for me!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    What's a factor of 10 amongst friends !!!!!:D

    What's a factor of 10 amongst friends !!!!!:D
  8. franc, Go to www.sikkens.com.au Select...

    franc,

    Go to www.sikkens.com.au
    Select Decorative Wood Finishes, then Consumers then What's your Project
    Select Exterior Timber Joinery

    Have a read of the options and the characteristics of...
  9. Sikkens has very good products for this type of...

    Sikkens has very good products for this type of project.

    I have used them with great success on an exterior door and window frames, all exposed to the harsh UV Tasmanian sun over long periods.
    ...
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    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all Prattlers! ...

    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all Prattlers!

    Yvan
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    ubeaut, Thanks for the YT link. A simple to...

    ubeaut,

    Thanks for the YT link. A simple to follow and very instructive demonstration.

    No wonder my few attempts were not the best: I was "flooding" the surface by using too big and too wet a...
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    Woohoo, got a new toy Aussiephil? Have a...

    Woohoo, got a new toy Aussiephil?

    Have a nice play with it!!!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Hi Paul, I noticed that you are using water as...

    Hi Paul,

    I noticed that you are using water as a lubricant so that it is easier to rinse the gunk during the process?
    Apart from the obvious cost, I assume that metho would be needed to to rinse...
  14. Thanks Lance, much appreciated. I will be in...

    Thanks Lance, much appreciated. I will be in touch!!
  15. Thread: Organiser trays

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    I like Jeremy Schmidt's solution: Hardware...

    I like Jeremy Schmidt's solution:

    Hardware boxes that won't shift in a drawer! - YouTube

    He has quite a number of YT videos about making drawers and other bits n' pieces for a tidy workshop.
    ...
  16. Thank you gentlemen for very diplomatically...

    Thank you gentlemen for very diplomatically pointing out that commercial insert templates for ZCI's are made of the same material as the one I have on my TS :doh:

    The only time I ever wanted to...
  17. Saved My Pennies but Need Zero Clearance Inserts

    I recently acquired an Opteco Flat Top 12T ripping blade and wanted to "test" it on my SawStop contractor TS yesterday.
    Out of the box, the blade felt heavier than the Diablo 60T I had been using. ...
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    Thanks for the pics Paul. They bring fond...

    Thanks for the pics Paul. They bring fond memories!!!

    I spent some time in Germany to learn the language and was employed for a while as a gofer in a commercial joinery.
    The business was large...
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    Hi node105, You obviously had plenty of time...

    Hi node105,

    You obviously had plenty of time while sanding to calculate the exact number of operations!
    I often try to listen to some music while I clean/sand/shellac but, I never seem to hear...
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    Hi Node105, The result of your cleaning is...

    Hi Node105,

    The result of your cleaning is terrific. Could you kindly clarify what you mean by "1/6 square Mirka"? Did you simply cut an Abranet hook n' loop pad into smaller parts?

    The...
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    I had the opportunity to practice applying...

    I had the opportunity to practice applying shellac with a brush on plywood I later used to make some shelving. I used a 2lb button shellac cut: diluted back 50:50 with metho for coat #1, 75:25 for...
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    Some Vinegar in the Boiling Water?

    In cooking, a small amount of vinegar is added to the water used in the preparation of beef broth.
    It is supposed to help extracting the goodies out of the bones, including fat.

    I am wondering if...
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    Auscab, I really like your stash of bones !!! ...

    Auscab, I really like your stash of bones !!!

    Judging by the pics, the bone insert in the knobs would be 10-12mm in diameter at a guess? I am curious to know which bone of a cow was used to get...
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    I just came across this YouTube video of David...

    I just came across this YouTube video of David Weaver playing with a frame saw.
    It is quite a beast. I assume he made it himself.

    Resawing - Frame Saw vs. a Fast Hand Saw - YouTube


    Cheers...
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    Will miss the prattle. Under starter's order! ...

    Will miss the prattle. Under starter's order!
    Have a nice chat !!!

    Cheers Yvan
  26. So true!!! Mind you there aren't too many NAB...

    So true!!!

    Mind you there aren't too many NAB branches across Australia to shut these days...
    NAB did close most of them in systematic way, no threat involved !!!
    They're a "business bank"...
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    I have just received a 10"/z24 rip cut Opteco...

    I have just received a 10"/z24 rip cut Opteco blade with flat teeth but haven't used it yet.
    Although I appreciate why the OP is searching for a review, I wouldn't be able to assess the "quality" of...
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    Unless I am missing something, the fact that...

    Unless I am missing something, the fact that Biden will face a Republican senate is not much different than the current political landscape in Australia. The Liberal Party happens to hold the...
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    Thank you, it was fun being "behind the camera"...

    Thank you, it was fun being "behind the camera" !!!

    As you can see, the jig took a long time to design and came hot off the bench within minutes of the Grand Tour. Eat your heart out BobL :U

    ...
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    By "...various other consumables..." one is...

    By "...various other consumables..." one is obviously referring to other lubricating fluids, nothing more one presumes !!! :U

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    By "...various other consumables..." one is...
  31. Neil T, Another manufacturer of brad point...

    Neil T,

    Another manufacturer of brad point bits:

    W.L. Fuller Inc.


    Cheers Yvan
  32. Thread: Iím a convert!

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    "...Got the order! The competitor had a...

    "...Got the order!

    The competitor had a catalogue of ready-made lecterns, hadnít bothered to see the chapel but was half my price!

    The computer renders were the clincher PLUS ......... I donít...
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    Most enjoyable and instructive. I also happen...

    Most enjoyable and instructive.

    I also happen to notice his collection/racks of hammers along the wall , next to the forge!
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    Hi Tom, Your videos illustrated very well the...

    Hi Tom,

    Your videos illustrated very well the observation you had made earlier about the convexity of some soles, how it could occur and how you correct it. And, as you mentioned, about the choice...
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    What Do You Know....

    There we was, happy to possess a 3-foot long, 5" wide by 3/8' thick glass plate to flatten the sole of my planes, when someone comes to say that my planes will go bananas if I lap them on a piece of...
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    Thanks Derek, a picture is, yet again, worth a...

    Thanks Derek, a picture is, yet again, worth a thousand words !!!

    Cheers Yvan
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    Derek, How do you sharpen these curved blades?

    Derek,

    How do you sharpen these curved blades?
  38. Thread: smell in bathroom

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    Rob, Are the cattle grown for the horns or the...

    Rob,

    Are the cattle grown for the horns or the meat?:D
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    Well...Anyone is most welcome to have a virtual...

    Well...Anyone is most welcome to have a virtual visit of my small sawdust factory!
    But only after some kind soul has explained to me what I have to do to lead the tour, because I have no idea !!!
    ...
  40. Could you perhaps get some tuition from the...

    Could you perhaps get some tuition from the retired gentleman?
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    Quite so IanW, I never heard them talk about what...

    Quite so IanW, I never heard them talk about what they were entitled to, except hard work !!!!!
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    Sorry I missed last Friday's Prattle. I was...

    Sorry I missed last Friday's Prattle.

    I was otherwise occupied by attending the local auction where my attention had been drawn to 3 lots of hand tools: a set of brace and a comprehensive set of...
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    Let me think.....$5,000 = roughly 500 pints of...

    Let me think.....$5,000 = roughly 500 pints of lager, cheap at half the price :drink2:
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    Next Friday !!!

    Next Friday !!!
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    How true Chris ! The "worst" part about it is...

    How true Chris !

    The "worst" part about it is to spend an awful lot of time trying to figure out what to do and then, at the "end", not knowing if it is truly sharp or not....

    Cheers Yvan
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    Sorry to have to tell you this MA but, as at...

    Sorry to have to tell you this MA but, as at today, there are only 124 of these left !!! :D
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    Sticky: Popcorn Prize

    Would the esteemed judges of the 2020-21 Woodworking Plane Challenge entertain the idea of a Popcorn Prize bestowed on the plane voted Best by the army of non-participating forumites who have pulled...
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    A spokeshave on steroids?

    A spokeshave on steroids?
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    Hi Michael, I'm a lefty too. Which references...

    Hi Michael,

    I'm a lefty too. Which references did you look at for your tail vise.
    I like its heft and the fact that it opens 18" or so away from the end of the bench, with more than one...
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    Hi Graeme, Thanks for the information,...

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks for the information, particularly the Hobart suppliers.
    I never think of Speciality Joinery Supplies in North Hobart, except when I want to drool over some Festool gear or Lada...
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