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    Even on a Norris the adjuster is only so so. Not...

    Even on a Norris the adjuster is only so so. Not as good as the Bailey adjustment. I cant for the life of me get good results with the lateral so out comes the hammer. On the other hand It does look...
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    Up to 2/3 would be fine if it is in good nick....

    Up to 2/3 would be fine if it is in good nick. You could try the market section of the forum with pictures and see if you get a bite. Read the rules first. Good luck.
    Regards
    John
  3. Hi Tim and welcome to the forum. That is a a good...

    Hi Tim and welcome to the forum. That is a a good solid machine and like the others say will make a good addition to your workshop. It's about the same vintage as the one I use. I dont see a safety...
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    I agree with riverbuilder. If I had an expensive...

    I agree with riverbuilder. If I had an expensive blade I would also send it out to be sharpened. In my case I had a few old dull blades about that are now back in use.
    Regards
    John
  5. Thread: Neck timber

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    I have not heard of it being used or any other...

    I have not heard of it being used or any other pine for that application. My gut feeling is it would be too lightweight and bow from the string tension. Even on the cigar box 3 and 4 string thingies...
  6. Thread: Hot Glue Gun

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    Regardless of how good your gun is in cold...

    Regardless of how good your gun is in cold weather you are putting glue on to a cold surface. Pre heat with a hot air gun first. Also surface prep like for any other glue job as grease and dust do...
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    I got one of the cheaper ones at about $140. It...

    I got one of the cheaper ones at about $140. It is a fiddle to set up but when you get there it does the job. As I mostly do the same combination blade it can stay set most of the time. Having said...
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    Kerro works just fine. As far as I know what the...

    Kerro works just fine. As far as I know what the poms call paraffin is the same thing. I have one and it gets used now and then. You need metho in the dish to pre heat and turn the fuel to a gas...
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    Usually I would say I like this or that one best...

    Usually I would say I like this or that one best but they all look great. They all look different but still look good as a group too.
    Regards
    John
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    Use a strait edge and winding sticks to find the...

    Use a strait edge and winding sticks to find the high spots and take them off first. This clip shows the process. It is using hand planes but the same rules apply.
    how to plane a table top flat -...
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    Most electric hand held planers have carbide...

    Most electric hand held planers have carbide blades and are not expensive to replace. Buy a spare set with the plane. Pity you have sanded first so give it a good brushing or blow over with...
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    As bob said HSS Forsteners are fine and you can...

    As bob said HSS Forsteners are fine and you can sharpen them. Mine were the generic carbatec set. I use them a lot for endgrain work on the lathe but very handy in lots of woodworking. Had mine...
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    You would have to be proud of that for a first...

    You would have to be proud of that for a first go. Adjustable mouth too and good looking. Great job.
    Regards
    John
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    That is a neat idea and better than just stuffing...

    That is a neat idea and better than just stuffing random things over the joists.
    Regards
    John
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    So well explained Ian. Really left me no...

    So well explained Ian. Really left me no questions to ask.
    Regards
    John
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    We all have to all get by with the space we have...

    We all have to all get by with the space we have and my shed is not much larger than that. Mostly hand tool too. That said by stealth and over a period of time I managed to install a lathe, bandsaw,...
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    I usually dont find any issue with how Mr Sellers...

    I usually dont find any issue with how Mr Sellers does things but why not drill out the hole first. Either like Pat said or drill on the lathe. Much easier than messing about with a shaped and...
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    Some nice woodgrain there. Better looking than...

    Some nice woodgrain there. Better looking than pallet wood.
    Regards
    John
  19. Reasonable quality turning tools at reasonable...

    Reasonable quality turning tools at reasonable prices.
    Woodturning Chisels - HSS Blanks - Handles - Woodturning.
    Sure they are made in China but a Sydney buisiness and really good to deal with....
  20. All you need is to make a jig and do them...

    All you need is to make a jig and do them yourself. I made one similar to this.
    DIY planer blade sharpening jig | Blade sharpening, Recycled wood projects, Woodworking techniques
    There are plenty...
  21. I am with you on that Lance. A basic acme thread...

    I am with you on that Lance. A basic acme thread vice screw is all you need as it has nothing that can go wrong. The Mcjings offering is more realistic. Being reasonable a whole bench build should...
  22. Thread: 1/8" Blade

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    About sums up my experience of the contraption....

    About sums up my experience of the contraption. Keeping the blade tracking was very hard.
    Regards
    John
  23. Thread: 1/8" Blade

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    For a blade that small take off the side guides...

    For a blade that small take off the side guides and run on just the back bearing. I did this when using a small blade as like you have noticed the side guides do not go back enough.There are special...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. There is hardware...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    There is hardware available for Murphy beds but it is not likely to be cheap.
    Create-A-Bed(R) Do-It-Yourself Adjustable Deluxe Murphy Bed Kit - Features & Benefits -...
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    If a benchtop is made of 90x45 batons glued up it...

    If a benchtop is made of 90x45 batons glued up it is essentially laminated in any case. That said the wood should be seasoned and attention given to grain direction when doing the glueup. If the glue...
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    Perhaps repurposed for woodturning. Regards John

    Perhaps repurposed for woodturning.
    Regards
    John
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    Thats interesting and I would think quite rare. I...

    Thats interesting and I would think quite rare. I have never seen one. I can't however see them having been popular with chippies as it looks to be a heavy lump of cast iron and the tool bag was...
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    Before you buy a new one try this. Squaring a...

    Before you buy a new one try this.
    Squaring a Combinaton Square - YouTube
    Regards
    John
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    Hear we go. How To Use : Record Improved...

    Hear we go.
    How To Use : Record Improved Combination Plane No. 050 : C. & J. Hampton, Ltd. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
    Regards
    John
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    yowie, I have the Stanley 50 and like the...

    yowie,
    I have the Stanley 50 and like the others have said the blades have a relief taper. I think all good plow blades have relief. My wooden plow plane blades have a very pronounced taper and...
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    I would say if it has been checked as being...

    I would say if it has been checked as being square and is doing the job intended then no problem.
    Regards
    John
  32. Thanks for that. Something to read on these long...

    Thanks for that. Something to read on these long winter nights. Just hope I dont get the urge to build another.
    Regards
    John
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    Glue creep is very real. Usually noticed when...

    Glue creep is very real. Usually noticed when using different woods with differing expansion rates so the join can be felt as a slight ridge. Bent laminations are another place to avoid using PVA. I...
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    I would not know what the latest glue was. That...

    I would not know what the latest glue was. That said there are glues for different applications so no one glue does everything. For most of the things I call furniture I use a normal PVA glue. I use...
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    That looks like the one. There is so much...

    That looks like the one. There is so much interesting stuff on that site. Will keep me reading for a while. I could spot a German plane but had so far never been aware of the variety out there....
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    Not just left out. I have bought new treated pine...

    Not just left out. I have bought new treated pine that was soaking wet all the way through. Like everything else in life some common sense needs to be applied.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi Mr C I have been taking a look at what I...

    Hi Mr C
    I have been taking a look at what I could find on German/European wooden planes as I cant claim any in depth knowledge on them. I was surprised at how many ways they have of holding the...
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    Thanks for the extra pictures. As I said I have...

    Thanks for the extra pictures. As I said I have not seen a wedge fixing like that but that general style of plane is still being made in Europe even today. For some reason wood planes have remained...
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    Way too long for a scrub. Its a jointer. The...

    Way too long for a scrub. Its a jointer. The blade holding setup is something I have not seen before so can we have some more pics of that please. The general shape of the thing and the blade logo...
  40. Unless Paul Sellers has been seen with one you...

    Unless Paul Sellers has been seen with one you can often get molding planes on ebay at between $20 and $50. They will likely need some TLC to get working again.
    Main problem is the blade profile...
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    Derek, I have the 2HP Carbatec with the...

    Derek,
    I have the 2HP Carbatec with the canister filter and find while a huge improvement on the cloth bag I can not prevent some dust leakage from the unit. Main problem is getting a seal...
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    Yes you have to let the blade cut as trying brute...

    Yes you have to let the blade cut as trying brute force only causes deflection. The Snodgrass setup and a sharp well tensioned blade should get you there.
    I was thinking about the sparking and...
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    Perhaps the only good thing. The rest of getting...

    Perhaps the only good thing. The rest of getting old sucks.
    Regards
    John
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    I use those paper overalls as they zip right up...

    I use those paper overalls as they zip right up to the throat. In summer snip off the arms and legs. You can get many wears out of one. Saves a lot of itching. A full face shield is also good as...
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    All part of the joy of turning. When knee deep in...

    All part of the joy of turning. When knee deep in shavings and having to wipe the sap off the face shield every so often I dont really think of it as mess. Just part of the process. Routing makes a...
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    More info would help narrow down the problem so ...

    More info would help narrow down the problem so how deep the cut and what tpi blade. In general the back bearing should spin when you start cutting. Should spin all through the cut. Most people...
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    Yes I was also thinking all that would cost an...

    Yes I was also thinking all that would cost an arm and leg but I guess overall in that kind of work it was worth it.
    Regards
    John
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    Impressive. Now I'll have to watch the next part...

    Impressive. Now I'll have to watch the next part and see how things turn out.
    It was also a good demonstration on what not to do about wood movement.
    Regards
    John
    Regards
    John
  49. Very nice Dom. Better than most of the furnishing...

    Very nice Dom. Better than most of the furnishing in my house:D. Still having a plesant work space is good.
    Regards
    John
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    A saw till is a handy addition to the shed. We...

    A saw till is a handy addition to the shed. We all make some mistakes but they are an important part of learning so just keep building stuff.
    Regards
    John
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