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    The Oil and Turps , mixed 20 / 80 or 25 / 75 ....

    The Oil and Turps , mixed 20 / 80 or 25 / 75 . Rubbed back with a 320 to 400 grit paper.
    Yes wipe it all off before starting again with shellac . Straight after using it . Then pick up a second dry...
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    Hereís a picture of the Moon plane makers . ...

    Hereís a picture of the Moon plane makers .


    Edit . New pics.
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    Isn't it Ian . Fred Fords website . One of the...

    Isn't it Ian . Fred Fords website . One of the most amazing websites Ive seen . All Luthier stuff but there plenty to learn in there that can be applied to any fine woodwork . The Luthiers take...
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    Jelly is hide glue with sugar and flavor added ....

    Jelly is hide glue with sugar and flavor added . The only glue that we eat as well as use on wood things !

    Plain Gelatine powder is also available at supermarkets. If you wanted to try it . Its...
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    Hi Dallas. Your box looks great . There's only so...

    Hi Dallas. Your box looks great . There's only so far you will make Vic ash is it ? Or wood like? Pop, as its sometimes called .

    If your using shellac and wax already you may have been taking...
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    The best in depth look to a finish . 1. Wood...

    The best in depth look to a finish .

    1. Wood that will show it off well. But a good shine makes even average wood look better.

    2. The clarity of the finish . Plenty are clear enough but some...
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    Repair veneer and touching out with the right...

    Repair veneer and touching out with the right colours , possibly first correctly bleaching the repairs is what id suggest first . Finish with what ever your comfortable with . keep it simple as...
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    Shellac is the way to go. Can you french polish...

    Shellac is the way to go. Can you french polish as well ?
    Tung oil wont raise grain. keep anything water based well away .

    Can you put up a few pictures of the table and the damage .
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    You can buy Boxwood from the UK . Not sure how...

    You can buy Boxwood from the UK . Not sure how much it would be . I saw a website somewhere . I Didn't keep the details .


    There's a local coastal scrub tree around here and I dont know the name...
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    The best way to go about it . Your dealing with...

    The best way to go about it .
    Your dealing with a bit of boxwood that was fitted then the whole profile including the boxwood would have been planed Id say . Ive inspected a few and the Boxwood is...
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    DONE: lovely :). Thanks

    lovely :). Thanks
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    DONE: Just out of interest. What do you mean exactly...

    Just out of interest.
    What do you mean exactly by a Wadkin to use as a scrub plane ?
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    Yeah you need them . They donít have to look like...

    Yeah you need them . They donít have to look like the end of that in your picture though . Or be dovetailed in across the grain either . Even though itís a good / best old way of doing it . . It can...
  14. Hi Bob . 38 to 20 looks great ! Similar to...

    Hi Bob .

    38 to 20 looks great ! Similar to what I like to do . 38 to 19 .
    Or 35, 36, 37 or 38 to 19 . Even on much taller and longer side tables as would be used in a hall way .

    I have a...
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    Something Marked off the crosscut ?? The degrees on the slider were marked out off the crosscut once it was cutting true ?
    Whats the first word or two letters ? An abbreviated...
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    Incredible paper work Vann !!

    Incredible paper work Vann !!
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    Here's another early style , tilt wheel on the...

    Here's another early style , tilt wheel on the side of the machine.

    I like this one for its colour and original looking condition .

    I'm pretty sure this was for sale in UK but not ebay . 900...
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    This one just showed up on the FB Wadkin...

    This one just showed up on the FB Wadkin appreciation page a few days ago.

    Comments about it by others were that it is the 5th PK made !

    And that it was originally built as a 460 volt DC...
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    That bottom one went for around $7 G including...

    That bottom one went for around $7 G including the auction commission .

    If you end up inventing a time machine your going to have to take back more than that to win it :)

    Go back earlier and...
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    And this . This was the Kodak Melbourne PK...

    And this .

    This was the Kodak Melbourne PK at an Auction in Melbourne . Really nice condition . The catalogue pictures only showed this . A friend who went said the auctioneer pointed out other...
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    And this one was impressive . I think its the...

    And this one was impressive . I think its the cleanest original looking PK Ive seen . Seen on NZ Trade Me I think .
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    Check out this one too . Throw on any PK pics...

    Check out this one too .

    Throw on any PK pics you think are interesting for what ever reason if you like . It could make an interesting thread.

    I saw this on UK Ebay . I may have shown this...
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    Ive Never thought about that with these extended...

    Ive Never thought about that with these extended slide tables. Just to the left is the only place to be !
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    Check out this wadkin PK

    UK Ebay


    Wadkin Panel Saw | eBay


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    Ive seen plenty of these T Rebates over the years...

    Ive seen plenty of these T Rebates over the years at tool sales and the like . And have wondered myself what the advantage could be in using them . Ive also wondered how well the blade seats and if...
  26. Thread: Bandsaw Buddy

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    Not sure if its doing the same as that but I made...

    Not sure if its doing the same as that but I made up a stick with two magnets and capped it in brass sheet as a fence as I have no fence of any sort on my medium bandsaw with 20 inch wheels. Its a...
  27. Hi TinyU . That sort of hinge on the antique...

    Hi TinyU .
    That sort of hinge on the antique Tea table is supported by its base. The top usually spins 90 degrees and the top flips out to be supported on the rectangular section underneath. So yes...
  28. I used to have a guy who would go to a big yard...

    I used to have a guy who would go to a big yard West of Melbourne here in Australia and collect the crate timbers that Tractors and other big Farm machinery came crated in from the US . It may have...
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    It is conarobb . I'm looking forward to using...

    It is conarobb .
    I'm looking forward to using it again . It stripped and wrapped its V belt around the shaft on the inside some time back and it sat under a tarp for a few years since. I will get...
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    I wouldn't want to go connecting everything up...

    I wouldn't want to go connecting everything up then have to take it apart to add gates . I think it will be OK to have two or three machines open at times depending on what Im doing but there will be...
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    First stage main line and branch lines are up and...

    First stage main line and branch lines are up and close to the machines that needed extraction first. I connected the thicknesser and have been using that and the duct that goes to the floor for...
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    Their still being made . Hows the Price :o ...

    Their still being made .

    Hows the Price :o


    Kunz #113 Circular Plane: Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement



    Here is the completed listing US ebay prices for the 113
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    If you do curved things then there is not a...

    If you do curved things then there is not a better hand tool to have .
    Ive got a couple of Stanley 113 planes. One was a gift when I was 16 following Dad around UK buying furniture. I showed...
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    A few drops of oil and a hit with a hammer should...

    A few drops of oil and a hit with a hammer should get it past that circlip. That's how it was put on Id say . The only other thing to do maybe to tighten the clamp down onto something with weight...
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    These are the collars I see on ebay . Pins and a...

    These are the collars I see on ebay . Pins and a bearing for shaped work . I bought a couple off him . 3 left he says . I don't think the bearing will limit straight work much with the right blade...
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    Yeah ! What surprised me is how they missed...

    Yeah !

    What surprised me is how they missed the guy standing right at the machine as well .

    Ive heard the same story a number of times from different guys . Never heard of anyone being hit...
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    Nothing is really illegal . If you cut your own...

    Nothing is really illegal . If you cut your own arms off everyone just says "Bad luck here's some band aids"

    If you let an employee on it and they cut the end of their finger off or worse your in...
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    Id be sticking with original and getting it...

    Id be sticking with original and getting it running right Lance. Definitely not re doing with roller bearings . It seems strange that it has bronze bushing down on the low wheel but not up high . ...
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    Thanks for the tour Albert. Very nice machinery....

    Thanks for the tour Albert. Very nice machinery. And well packed in to such a space! I used to work in a much smaller space than now, about your floor space, and it sure did have its good points ....
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    Got another section up today. A 150 branch that...

    Got another section up today.
    A 150 branch that will go across the floor and divide at the end to take dust from the two table saws.
    I'll have to make a wooden cover so it doesn't get stood on....
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    LOL , It does doesn't it ! It might be a quick...

    LOL , It does doesn't it ! It might be a quick thing to do. Ill think about it. Ive got to many paint job projects though .
    I have a replacement for the thicknesser off to the side that's about...
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    Progress

    Here's some pictures of my progress so far.

    The final Machine lay out prior to starting pipe work, taken from up on scaffold which I welded up for the job.

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    Just make sure if you heat the bent end up for...

    Just make sure if you heat the bent end up for the repair you don't cool it to fast . Like dipping it in water . let it cool slowly . Even bury it in ash.

    Cooling in water could Harden it to the...
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    Ive got seven mortisers . It just worked out...

    Ive got seven mortisers .
    It just worked out that way after I started with a new single phase Carbatec chisel model 30 years ago. Then I got a cheap Woodman chisel single phase that was offered to...
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    $100 . Well bought :) . I have two of those...

    $100 . Well bought :) .

    I have two of those chisel or chain machines by Wolfenden.
    One is an older belt drive that was converted to electric and is spread about my storage shed in bits as I...
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    Thanks Gregg. That's nice to hear. Its good that...

    Thanks Gregg. That's nice to hear. Its good that we have a place we can ask this stuff.
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    Nice fix Vann . The older BSW English bolts are...

    Nice fix Vann .
    The older BSW English bolts are a lot nicer than the new stuff we get to choose from now at hardware stores aren't they .
    There's about an extra 30% more meat to the head with...
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    I placed my pipe Spiral Duct order four weeks...

    I placed my pipe Spiral Duct order four weeks back .
    Made the trip to Melbourne to do a few things Yesterday and picked up my pipes today for the trip home .
    Ive got enough to do a stage one...
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    I just glue and clamp the mortise and tenon...

    I just glue and clamp the mortise and tenon together, punch a mark then drill and add the peg . I think back in a workshop in the 17th to 18th century they would have done the same . It’s a lot...
  50. Run a board through and groove and cut a 1/8 slot...

    Run a board through and groove and cut a 1/8 slot half way through the right distance from the side . Half the dowel width.

    Flip it over and and clamp it to saw table and bring the blade back up...
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