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  2. I use MDF. An 18 x 2400 x 1200 mm sheet from...

    I use MDF. An 18 x 2400 x 1200 mm sheet from Bunnings will cost you ~$50. That will make a lot of sleds and jigs. I've never bothered sealing any of mine, with no issues.

    Like Mobyturns, I also...
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    It took longer than it should have, but the...

    It took longer than it should have, but the Disston has been up and running for several weeks now after a bit of TLC on the handle, with a nice deep jointing followed by a sharpen.
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    Did you mean "run the flat end"? I too have...

    Did you mean "run the flat end"?

    I too have been using a Stanley knife for several years, and bought a box of replacement blades at the same time. I'm still on the original though as touching the...
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    FREE: QLD Hi mrmoon, I'll take them, and happily put...

    Hi mrmoon,

    I'll take them, and happily put them to use. Please PM me with postage costs to 7054 and your bank details.
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    We bought a set of the Ikea slats for each of our...

    We bought a set of the Ikea slats for each of our three (now young adult) kids when we made their beds. They've held up very well for the past 10 years or so. I expect they will be around for a...
  7. I've got a little bullnose plane which performs...

    I've got a little bullnose plane which performs this role well. It gets very close to the corners which I then finish up with a whip of a sharp chisel.

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    Apart from its usefulness, it's...
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    Good afternoon Bob, It was always a delight to...

    Good afternoon Bob,

    It was always a delight to read your posts which evidenced an enjoyable marriage of many years. I am so sorry for your loss; I can only imagine the sense of emptiness which...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Ok, ok. I feel suitably chastened. Yes I've...

    Ok, ok. I feel suitably chastened. Yes I've lost skin when the file has drifted off of the centre line but, well.... nothing a drop of super glue can't stem. It's never been much of an issue with...
  11. That's great MA. Like you I also tried the...

    That's great MA. Like you I also tried the router method one afternoon and didn't have much success, but then I think a large part of that was using tas oak, as it splintered really easily. Seeing...
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    I don’t use a file holder for jointing. It’s...

    I don’t use a file holder for jointing. It’s simple enough just gripping the file with two hands as I run it along the teeth.
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    No, no panic. Regular post is fine :)

    No, no panic. Regular post is fine :)
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    In that case, I'll take the lot! Thanks Ian.

    In that case, I'll take the lot!

    Thanks Ian.
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    We used to live in SEQ before moving to Tasmania...

    We used to live in SEQ before moving to Tasmania when or eldest was 6. About eight out so years later we did a road trip back to Queensland to visit family. On the first stop after crossing the...
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    Thanks for the offer Boden. If Ian can't send...

    Thanks for the offer Boden. If Ian can't send something for whatever reason, I'll get back to you.
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    That sounds great Ian. Unfortunately the week...

    That sounds great Ian. Unfortunately the week you will be in Hobart is the week of the wedding; a bit late for hand delivery, so freight it is. I'll send you a PM.

    Now just because you won't be...
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    Hi All, I'm so sorry for asking the question...

    Hi All,

    I'm so sorry for asking the question and then seeming to ignore the thread; far too much on my mind lately and after not being back online for several days after posting the thread,...
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    My longest was 2.7 m (just under 9 feet). I...

    My longest was 2.7 m (just under 9 feet).

    I did much like Derek, angled in the vice and kneeling on a stool to get the right angle for the cut. I cheated a little though and used a router to...
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    That's great news. As for re-waxing, I find...

    That's great news.

    As for re-waxing, I find that it's really timber and moisture content dependant. But as a general rule, now that you know things are running smoothly, when the feed starts to...
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    Looking for “Queensland” timber

    We are planning a wedding present for a couple, one a Queenslander, the other a Tasmanian, and would like to incorporate timbers from each state. Whilst I have ready access to a range of timbers...
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    Heidy Ho there good neighbour. 516286

    Heidy Ho there good neighbour.

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    Yes, leave the height as it is. As for...

    Yes, leave the height as it is.

    As for adjustment, I would imagine that somewhere between four and eight throws of a spanner will be granular enough.
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    Matt, If you want a methodical approach to...

    Matt,

    If you want a methodical approach to start from scratch, the steps below should get you set up. Perhaps wait a day or so though to see if anyone can identify problems with the methodology...
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    I don't think it's always too much tension, but I...

    I don't think it's always too much tension, but I think I now have a better idea of how too much tension causes snipe. Because the base is supported on a single column, if there's too much tension...
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    Hi Mat, With respect to the ejection, have you...

    Hi Mat,

    With respect to the ejection, have you confirmed that you've got the power rollers engaged correctly with the lever, and that the belt isn't slipping?

    As for the snipe issue, I assume...
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    WANTED:WA Vicmarc will supply well priced tool rests to...

    Vicmarc will supply well priced tool rests to suit any lathe.

    Lathe Accessories: Toolrests and Camlocks (vicmarc.com)
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    If you consistently use the base for most...

    If you consistently use the base for most milling, as long as the relative heights remain consistent, it shouldn't pose a problem.

    For my workflow it would only really matter where I forgot to...
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    :oo: That is such a simple idea, but fantastic. ...

    :oo: That is such a simple idea, but fantastic. I would say obvious, but as I've not considered it before ...
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    Here is a well explained video discussing the...

    Here is a well explained video discussing the 2003 blackout in the US.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KciAzYfXNwU
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    Hi Andrew, I too have the A3-31 and if lost...

    Hi Andrew,

    I too have the A3-31 and if lost would gladly buy another one. The longest part of the changeover is winding the table up and down; the actual flipping of the table/dust shroud is very...
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    Adding a rear panel to the rear will certainly...

    Adding a rear panel to the rear will certainly add all the racking bracing you'll need. I look forward to seeing the progress. Adding drawer unit to mine is on the some-day list, so will follow...
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    That's lovely looking timber Nathan, and the...

    That's lovely looking timber Nathan, and the combination of vises looks great. If this is a replacement for an older bench, I would be interested to hear what its shortcomings were, and the design...
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    I made my own Tony, and find that it always lives...

    I made my own Tony, and find that it always lives on the right of my lathe, for exactly the reason you state. See Adding variable speed control to my lathe – Lance's Workbench (conryclan.com).

    I...
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    I can only see one lathe. Generally the more...

    I can only see one lathe. Generally the more mass the better as it aids in damping vibration. The Toughs are good solid lathes, very similar to Woodfast and Hyco of the era.
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    Indeed, and one reason I'm fairly excited with...

    Indeed, and one reason I'm fairly excited with that finish now too.

    Lovely tables by the way.
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    Considering it from the manufacturers'...

    Considering it from the manufacturers' perspective, there's a vast difference between making something destined for the great unwashed, than for yourself knowing it will be well treated. From that...
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    Art? Something ornamental to be appreciated? ...

    Art? Something ornamental to be appreciated? Are people also aghast at wooden swords for kids?

    Those inclined to do damage, but too dumb to distinguish between art and a weapon, probably lack...
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    I'm guilty of that too. When I bought my first...

    I'm guilty of that too. When I bought my first hand plane, after cleaning it up I did exactly that, dipped the handles in a tin of varnish and hung to dry, thinking that that was how it was supposed...
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    That's interesting Ian. On my favourite plane...

    That's interesting Ian. On my favourite plane when re-finishing the tote a couple of years ago, I removed all the varnish and used a 1:1 BLO/Terps mix. It feels lovely; so much nicer than the...
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    This gave me a great chuckle. The imagery is...

    This gave me a great chuckle. The imagery is wonderful.

    I really like the rubber "O" ring model, but for a slightly different reason. The really have a "comic come to life" feel to them, but the...
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    I use a DIY wipe-on-poly mixed between 50-70%...

    I use a DIY wipe-on-poly mixed between 50-70% turps and polyurethane. Application technique is:


    Ian, that looks lovely. It can be hard to tell if those are contrasting timbers as the back-rest...
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    I took the handle of the tenon saw off today,...

    I took the handle of the tenon saw off today, with a lot of effort. I really struggled to remove the nuts as the other side rotated with it all. In the end, I discovered that they weren't nuts at...
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    Not being overly au feit with shipping...

    Not being overly au feit with shipping containers, I was trying to comprehend the logistics of moving containers which were 40 feet high, wide and long. Then the penny dropped. :doh:
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    Unless this is a particularly fancy sled, I would...

    Unless this is a particularly fancy sled, I would imagine that you will spend more time mucking about with a repair than simply making a new one.
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    My wife and I went for a drive yesterday for...

    My wife and I went for a drive yesterday for lunch, and on the way popped into an antique dealer to see what was about, and walked out with some saws.

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    Don't forget that timber is a fantastic...

    Don't forget that timber is a fantastic insulator. Given that you were probably using stock around the 30+ mm mark, the internal joint temperature would not have strayed that far from what it was...
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    It's only a workbench, so don't over think it. ...

    It's only a workbench, so don't over think it. If it's in one piece now, just use it as is. If (and that's a big "if") it does fail in the future, just fix it then.
    If you really want to do it,...
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    That was wonderful. If only he has continued to...

    That was wonderful. If only he has continued to the end sans colonial pig.
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    Matt,I think you're being hard on yourself. It...

    Matt,I think you're being hard on yourself. It looks very practical to me.Because both my wife and I enjoy building bits and bobs for the house, we've ended up with a de-facto position where we both...
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