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    Doug, I was barracking for the Wallabies last...

    Doug, I was barracking for the Wallabies last night........doesn't that count?
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    Dubious nature? If it was perceived as racist...

    Dubious nature? If it was perceived as racist because of the inference of what the kiwi farmer was up to that doesn't hold water because I was a kiwi once and the joke didn't hurt my feelings at all....
  3. Thread: Brace bits

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    That's the sort of thing I like to come across...

    That's the sort of thing I like to come across Cam.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Yowie, viewing your photos filled me with sadness...

    Yowie, viewing your photos filled me with sadness due to being only able to see 50% of the brace. Do you realise this is blatant toolism or perhaps you are pandering to the plane droolers in our...
  5. Thread: Brace bits

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    Your brace looks like a generic Japanese brace...

    Your brace looks like a generic Japanese brace frequently found here and quite usable but I couldn't put a brand name to it.
    The solid centre bits are Irwin pattern after the patentee Charles Irwin...
  6. Thread: Brace bits

    by Boringgeoff
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    I've got some NOS Titan and Stanley Australia...

    I've got some NOS Titan and Stanley Australia bits. One has a copyright date 1982 on it, doesn't seem all that long ago to me. Jennings pattern claims "clean fast cutting action in all woods". Titan...
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    Yes a lot of them do screw on/off but also the...

    Yes a lot of them do screw on/off but also the wood may not have been fully seasoned at time of manufacture and over the intervening 50-100 years have tightened up considerably.
    Can you see a name...
  8. Thread: Auger bits

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    Ian, my fingers are trembling too much to...

    Ian, my fingers are trembling too much to actually type what I think of those butche...(ahem) modified bits, of course I realise you didn't do that to them, they were given to you in that condition....
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    Blast.... that was my stomping ground....50 years...

    Blast.... that was my stomping ground....50 years ago.
  10. Thread: Brace bits

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    Found this countersink in a 1931 Henry Boker...

    Found this countersink in a 1931 Henry Boker catalogue.
    Cheers.
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    I've been trying to work out what brand your...

    I've been trying to work out what brand your brace might be from the photos in your original post, I'm not game to hazard a guess.
    Got an early xmas pressie from BobL yesterday when he dropped off...
  12. Thread: Auger bits

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    Adam, that's a very generous offer from Ian, go...

    Adam, that's a very generous offer from Ian, go for it. BobL just dropped me a good handful of various bits from his late FIL's shed clearance for no charge which I thought was pretty good of him....
  13. Thread: Brace bits

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    I would say the one on the left is a Russell...

    I would say the one on the left is a Russell Jennings bit in fact I think I can see a bit of his name on the shank and a part of the Stanley logo.Lance is correct about the purpose of the wings. ...
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    We had a good day yesterday with a lot of...

    We had a good day yesterday with a lot of interested visitors to our site. To the right in the first photo is the 14m mast of the "Willie" currently octagonal but will eventually be planed round....
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    The HTPSWA stand will have a conceptual replica...

    The HTPSWA stand will have a conceptual replica of a fence post boring machine that I made, more info available at the metalwork forum thread below.
    Cutting a coarse left hand thread. - Page 4
    One...
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    WA Wood Show 2019

    It's on again at the Claremont Showgrounds Perth. August 2,3 & 4 2019. The Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA will be there!
    Come along and say g'day.

    WA Wood Show

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    HEADS UP WA Wood Show 2019

    It's on again at the Claremont Showgrounds Perth. August 2,3 & 4 2019. See you there!

    WA Wood Show

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Good thinking Ian, TS if you want to tell us...

    Good thinking Ian, TS if you want to tell us what brand and model No they are I could look through my spare part cache and possibly help you out. They look like British Stanleys to me, but I could...
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    split nut brace?

    I bought this tiny brace thinking it might be a valve lapping tool but on arrival I'm not so sure. It has no ID on it, length 12" and sweep is 31/2". The business end is 1/2" dia, the two spurs or...
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    Ooh goody a brace thread...... and after reading...

    Ooh goody a brace thread...... and after reading Poundy and IanWs contributions I realise there is nothing useful I can add.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  21. I've thought of one of those too, Arron, but now...

    I've thought of one of those too, Arron, but now that I know the pruning saw works ok it'll do for the few times that it's needed.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  22. Saved time, money and gained exercise.

    We've this Marri that needs to be removed. To avoid damaging the surrounding shrubs and nearby grape vines it has to be lopped rather than just felled in one go. Normally I would drive down to...
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    I've been waiting for an avalanche of information...

    I've been waiting for an avalanche of information to arrive but no such luck, so thought I'd add my meagre knowledge on the subject. Knowledge, I might add, that is readily available by searching the...
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    It's a slippery slope, I got a couple of brace...

    It's a slippery slope, I got a couple of brace style automotive valve lapping tools then I got one with a side handle similar to a hand drill. You can guess the rest... I've now got about eight of...
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    Oh no you don't Ian....it's not a BRACE! I...

    Oh no you don't Ian....it's not a BRACE! I haven't seen one like that before either.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Apologies, I got that wrong, of course the axle...

    Apologies, I got that wrong, of course the axle is riding in the top of the housing, not the bottom, so it is right. This is the first of this type I've seen for probably over fifty years , the farm...
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    As the wheel turns and runs along the track the...

    As the wheel turns and runs along the track the axle rolls along inside its housing as Bohdan says. It looks to me, if the door is as far to the right as it can travel, then the axles are at the...
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    A few years ago, on a rail construction site, I...

    A few years ago, on a rail construction site, I ran into a friend I hadn't seen for awhile and we had a beer together at the wettie in the camp. He said he'd have a "Stella" (Stella Artois) which I'd...
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    I was researching Morse tapers a few weeks ago...

    I was researching Morse tapers a few weeks ago and I came across this interesting conversation on another forum. Well worth a read in my opinion, although it probably doesn't answer your specific...
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    Ahh thanks Ian, I really meant 3km /L, I'm not...

    Ahh thanks Ian, I really meant 3km /L, I'm not looking forward to getting old.
    The Louisville carried a concrete agitator which was driven by a petrol engine so the truck engine wasn't running all...
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    The lead screw being ground off probably means...

    The lead screw being ground off probably means they've been re-purposed from a hand operated machine to motorised. Has the top one got a pin holding the bit in the taper?

    Cheers,
    Geoff
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    I'm with you Chief, when I was working my truck...

    I'm with you Chief, when I was working my truck used 3 L/Km, the tank held 210 L so calculations were very easy. In the case of my first truck, a 1976 Ford Louisville, the fuel gauge didn't work so I...
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    My petrol fired Land Cruiser is a gas-guzzler.

    My petrol fired Land Cruiser is a gas-guzzler.
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    Sorry about coming in a bit late on this one, I...

    Sorry about coming in a bit late on this one, I missed it at the time. When Stanley bought Chapman, apart from their braces, they were also making planes and I believe they were the Acorn brand. Did...
  35. Thanks Crowie.

    You inspired me Crowie, to make a block spinner toy for our Granddaughter and I've just finished it. I made it like a road train but her parents can decide how many trailers she can manage at one...
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    Cripes no Kryn he wasn't THAT rude.

    Cripes no Kryn he wasn't THAT rude.
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    The hammer has been used for a throwing weight to...

    The hammer has been used for a throwing weight to get a rope over a branch to hang the camping shower off.
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    Digressing even further, apologies in advance....

    Digressing even further, apologies in advance. I've had this Geologists Hammer for over 40 years and have always thought it was by Estwing but there is no branding visible. When I got it the leather...
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    Good one Kryn. In relation to rule #1, I was...

    Good one Kryn. In relation to rule #1, I was working at this place and a fellow I'd previously worked with came in looking for a job, he asked me if I'd put in a good word for him with the boss,...
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    When I retired 13 years ago I was 103kg (years of...

    When I retired 13 years ago I was 103kg (years of sitting in a truck) within months I'd got that down to 89kg and my doctor still reckoned at 5'11" I was obese. Since then I hover between 89 - 92kg. ...
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    Obesity epidemic.

    Now that ex PM Tony Abbott has gone from politics I'd like to raise a point regarding the journalistic rabble. They tell us that Australia is in the grip of an obesity epidemic with our young people...
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    Hi Ian, My 1937 McPhersons catalogue has an...

    Hi Ian,
    My 1937 McPhersons catalogue has an advert for Eduard Engels brace and bits on a card titled "The Australian Eleven". I couldn't resist adding a photo of an Engels brace, they're fairly...
  43. Thread: Joke

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    Hey Dougsshed that tatt' is a real beaut, I had...

    Hey Dougsshed that tatt' is a real beaut, I had always said that when I went bald I'd get a tattoo of a flock of rabbits on my scone, from a distance they'd look like hares. Though bald now for years...
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    Hi Gaza, In R. A. Salaman's book, Directory of...

    Hi Gaza,
    In R. A. Salaman's book, Directory of Woodworking Tools, page 83, he says "Bit, Rimer (Reamer, Rymer, Rhymer, Rinder or Roomer Bit) A tapering blade which is either square, half round, half...
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    Thanks Hiroller, it looks like that's that then. ...

    Thanks Hiroller, it looks like that's that then.
    In my digging I did find a patent not shown in DATAMP which is for an earlier version of George Stetsons Twist-Drill Clearing machine. US patent...
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    Thanks Hiroller, I use DATAMP a lot, it is a very...

    Thanks Hiroller, I use DATAMP a lot, it is a very handy resource but is reliant on contributors adding new information as it comes to light. That's why I was surprised not to find the patent on...
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    Well what can I say Mike, as a certified Brace...

    Well what can I say Mike, as a certified Brace Fanatic I watched your video and am happy that the brace you butchered was a common Stanley No 78 and not some older, scarcer and more collectable...
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    Morse taper bits.

    In recent research on Morse taper bits I came across this five year old thread so thought now's a good time to revive it.
    The square tapered bit mentioned previously is, as far as I can find,...
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    I love the way that runs. I think you need to...

    I love the way that runs. I think you need to turn the leading end of the spring out a little or grind a chamfer to avoid it cutting the gear wheel once it's under load.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Slothman, the group you refer to as the WA Hand...

    Slothman, the group you refer to as the WA Hand Tools Association is in reality The Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA (Inc) Our member Peter would be the helpful gent you had a chat with. On his...
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