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    For peace of mind I would just get all new...

    For peace of mind I would just get all new oversize bolts and retap to suit. I am mindful that they are holding blades spinning at few thousand revs.
    Regards
    John
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    Sorry but I don't see the logic here. If you hang...

    Sorry but I don't see the logic here. If you hang a MDF wing off the table wont it be just as in the way as the cast iron wing.
    As to fixing then use the bolt holes on the edge of the saw table to...
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    Thanks for pointing out those lights. Being LV I...

    Thanks for pointing out those lights. Being LV I was surprised how little they cost. Time I had a serious look at what else is out there to help about the shed.
    Regards
    John
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    Waldown are very well made and provided...

    Waldown are very well made and provided everything works and the quill is not slopping about it should last a lifetime. I would happily pay $300 for it if the original top guard was still on it so...
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    Could find a few other places to use one of those...

    Could find a few other places to use one of those lights. Bandsaw comes to mind. I use a magnetic base flex neck LED at the moment but can be a bit of a fiddle getting the light just where it's most...
  6. Thread: Plane ID help

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    It may be and well done if it was but I think the...

    It may be and well done if it was but I think the plane body likely was production made. The steel sole may have been a later modification.That bit looks to be well done however. It could be original...
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    Start by asking Pop's Shed. Next try would be...

    Start by asking Pop's Shed. Next try would be checking out you'r local motor winding places to see if it can be repaired. They will usually advise if it is worth fixing and may also know where to get...
  8. Thread: Plane ID help

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    I can't help a lot other than say that the carved...

    I can't help a lot other than say that the carved initials and that bow thingie should likely be owners marks. Makers marks are usually stamped on the toe. Its a pretty standard German style horned...
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    Last square I got was a $30 Empire combination I...

    Last square I got was a $30 Empire combination I got in bunnies to replace my 30 year old combination when the little hook thing on the screw broke. The tool guy sort of raised an eyebrow when I...
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    You hit the nail on the head there. The brand...

    You hit the nail on the head there. The brand hardly matters as long as the thing is square.
    Regards
    John
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    I have used WRC as the top on a couple of...

    I have used WRC as the top on a couple of Cigarbox instruments and it sounds really good. It is a bit soft and dents easily but if treated with respect makes a nice sounding instrument. The one in...
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    In general they are not worth a lot unless they...

    In general they are not worth a lot unless they they are rare and collectable. If you posted pictures of them there would be more chance of some better answers. A few of us on this forum have some...
  13. Outdoor furniture oil. Most hardware places will...

    Outdoor furniture oil. Most hardware places will have it. Get an oil based product not water based and just follow the instructions. Easy to apply and easy to touch up at a later date when required....
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    A great build and a very unique bench. The hidden...

    A great build and a very unique bench. The hidden wheels are a great feature and I also liked the sloped tool shelves.
    Regards
    John
  15. Dont think there was nylon chord or vinyl back in...

    Dont think there was nylon chord or vinyl back in Victorian times.
    Belonged to a magician for doing the 3 mirror trick:D
    Regards
    John
  16. Like the others say, saw then plane. As planeing...

    Like the others say, saw then plane. As planeing thin strips is difficult then a thickness jig is what you need.
    YouTube
    Regards
    John
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    I guess it depends on what kind of instrument you...

    I guess it depends on what kind of instrument you have in mind. I would say it would make the top for a playable guitar or the like as the grain looks to be reasonable. Who knows if you dont try....
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    Wax is not an option on rough wood as it builds...

    Wax is not an option on rough wood as it builds up in all the small hollows. I dont think there is a method that will not change the look at least a little bit. I think the original idea of clear...
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    As has been said to cut out circles in really...

    As has been said to cut out circles in really thick stock everything has to be set up just right. The tension gauge can not be relied on and after fitting a riser it will be way off. Blades dont last...
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    I agree with riverbuilder. The blocks on your...

    I agree with riverbuilder. The blocks on your machine will be fine if the faces are squared. My current saw has roller guides but they just do the same job of preventing the blade twisting.
    Regards...
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    Been on my to do list for many years. My clamps...

    Been on my to do list for many years. My clamps are scattered in dark corners and recesses so I have to hunt them out before a glueup. Be surprised the other things I find doing that.
    Regards
    John
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    I am not a scroller but that looks pretty good to...

    I am not a scroller but that looks pretty good to me.
    Regards
    John
  23. Thread: Incra gauge

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    A nice hardwood knob would give it a bit of...

    A nice hardwood knob would give it a bit of class.
    Regards
    John
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    Looks to work OK. Nice bowls too. Regards John

    Looks to work OK. Nice bowls too.
    Regards
    John
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    When I had an old Hafco 14'' I replaced the guide...

    When I had an old Hafco 14'' I replaced the guide blocks with hardwood. Home made cool blocks. Kind on the blade and the saw ran very quiet. You do have to square up the block faces when required but...
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    I bought a lathe off Bruce about 13 years ago....

    I bought a lathe off Bruce about 13 years ago. Really great old guy he was. I had a few hours with him in his workshop as he showed me how it all worked. Got a couple of chucks, face plates and bits...
  27. It is also good practice to brush or blow off the...

    It is also good practice to brush or blow off the dust and grit between grits. You could be pushing around a few bits of the larger grit from the last time and making the scratching worse.
    Regards...
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    Rather than looking at the bucket look at the...

    Rather than looking at the bucket look at the size of suction line compared to the size of the vacs suction port. If it is choked down a lot at the power tool end then it is being starved of air....
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    There are adaptors. Tenon Cut Brace Adapter |...

    There are adaptors.
    Tenon Cut Brace Adapter | Bit & Brace - Carbatec
    Having pointed that out I should get some myself.
    Regards
    John
  30. Thread: Spokeshave

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    Chris, This is something I have been...

    Chris,
    This is something I have been mulling over so is kind of on my to do list. I have flat and a round bottomed stanley and record shaves and while they work fine the metal handles are...
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    Welcome to the forum. You have started off well...

    Welcome to the forum.
    You have started off well as we like to watch shed builds. Should keep you busy for a while.
    Regards
    John
  32. Welcome to the forum Ray. Regards John

    Welcome to the forum Ray.
    Regards
    John
  33. As the others have said clean and dry them after...

    As the others have said clean and dry them after use. I use cheap window wash spray when sharpening. After use they get another good squirt and wiped off with paper towel.
    The stain will not affect...
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    You may get away with a very shallow drawer...

    You may get away with a very shallow drawer seeing as the apron is quite thick. About 65mm so you have about 20mm left top and bottom. A bit of reinforcement above and below the drawer opening at the...
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    I also know that a good session of swearing does...

    I also know that a good session of swearing does not in itself repair the mistake but if done right it puts you in the frame of mind to go fix things. Something zen masters do not teach.
    Regards...
  36. I keep intending to make something to hold the...

    I keep intending to make something to hold the file but after you have jointed the saw the need is no longer there until next time comes round. In fact it's not hard to do with just the file and so...
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    Hi Biggus. Congrats on your new...

    Hi Biggus.
    Congrats on your new lathe. I started with a chisel set like that and like you say you will need to practice sharpening. The tool rest Readbeard linked works just fine.You...
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    It does have plenty visual stimulation going...

    It does have plenty visual stimulation going on.:2tsup:
    Regards
    John
  39. Just my 2c worth. Cheap hand electric planes can...

    Just my 2c worth. Cheap hand electric planes can be got for less than a set of knives for your machine so why bother messing about with blade changes if you dont need to.
    Regards
    John
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    The price is good and it looks well made and...

    The price is good and it looks well made and solid. Like others have said the guard spring looks shot but will only cost a couple of dollars. Should it need new bearings those are not expensive...
  41. Wot Franklin said. The handheld has tc blades...

    Wot Franklin said. The handheld has tc blades that are cheap to replace. Cleaning up old wood is the reason I have a handheld electric.
    Regards
    John
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    It happens to lots of woods like Euge said. I...

    It happens to lots of woods like Euge said. I always expext my turnings to darken a bit with time. I have used mulberry for quite a few tool handles as well as my vice handle. They have darkened a...
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    A nice tidy tool storage unit. The saw till will...

    A nice tidy tool storage unit. The saw till will happen one day when there are more saws to tidy away.
    Regards
    John
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    Well had Christmas breakfast so while resting up...

    Well had Christmas breakfast so while resting up before lunch I'll wish everyone on this wonderful forum a merry Christmas and all the very best for the new year.
    Regards
    John
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    I would swap my possum for a few dragons. Dragons...

    I would swap my possum for a few dragons. Dragons are a nice garden feature but possums need serious management.
    Regards John
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    That is way better than the original. It's also a...

    That is way better than the original. It's also a great example of the helpful spirit of this forum.
    Well done Bob.
    Regards
    John
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    Good for you Derek. Nothing wrong with a small...

    Good for you Derek. Nothing wrong with a small boast when you get a big write up.
    Regards
    John
  48. I totally agree on the sharpening advice for hand...

    I totally agree on the sharpening advice for hand tool work. Sharpening is the first skill you need to master otherwise the woodworking just can't be done.
    Regards
    John
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    That's something I never would have forseen....

    That's something I never would have forseen. Never gave a thought to what other critters may like a nice box to live in.
    Well you can have free honey now or there are bee keepers that can take them...
  50. I think the motor has been connected the wrong...

    I think the motor has been connected the wrong way and is spinning backwards. The way the spindle threads is the clue like clearout said. The height adjustment and fence rail should also face you. I...
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