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    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you...

    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you are using a rip blade?
    It may also be that the fence may not be parallel to the blade?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  2. 'xcuse me, you don't split 'em either coz it...

    'xcuse me, you don't split 'em either coz it ain't done!
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    What is Best: Finishing a Wooden Hand Plane?

    I have just finished cleaning a Mosley & Son wooden plane and I am ready to finish it.

    I was thinking about using a 50:50 mix of tung oil/natural turps rubbed in with steel wool.
    Then a 75:25 mix...
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    Phil, how do you determine the polarity of your...

    Phil, how do you determine the polarity of your magnets and once you have do you "label" N from S?
    As the magnets alternate in polarity on both adaptors do you have to rotate the hose connector...
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    Happy Little Camper

    We are very happy with an Aarke soda stream unit hooked up to a 6kg CO2 bottle. I purchased a 3-foot connecting hose from a home brewing shop. The connection to the unit was a bit of a pain as I...
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    Wrongwayfirst, What sort of long lengths are...

    Wrongwayfirst,

    What sort of long lengths are we talking about?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    I have Shapton waterstones - 1 - 2 - 5 & 8k - as...

    I have Shapton waterstones - 1 - 2 - 5 & 8k - as well as W&D on plates of glass in a range of grits from 80 to 1200P.
    (I was able the recycle the glass top of defunct bathroom weighing scales.)
    ...
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    Apologies for The Absence!

    I usually keep an eye on what is being offered by the local auction house at their general auction conducted every Friday.

    I had my eye set on a deWalt 735x thicknesser in quite good nick. I...
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    Thank you very much for the detailed explanation....

    Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Your bees will be a happy lot indeed !!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Forgive me WP, but I am cynical enough to doubt...

    Forgive me WP, but I am cynical enough to doubt that any company would deliberately/willingly cost their product(s) so much below the prices the market currently wears! Certainly drop prices to be...
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    Fantastic Pete !!! I am very intrigued with...

    Fantastic Pete !!!

    I am very intrigued with the various sections covering the frames. Some of it mesh, perspex etc.
    Is this part of the design? Can you point me in the right direction to find...
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    Derek, Are these warning signs the standard...

    Derek,

    Are these warning signs the standard template/design for the business card of Californian litigation lawyers? :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Thanks Lance. Hope your return from the Great...

    Thanks Lance. Hope your return from the Great East Coast Sands is not too traumatic!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  14. I would be too...Commiserations Cheers, Yvan

    I would be too...Commiserations

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Nothing like good ol' Swiss quality !!! :B

    Nothing like good ol' Swiss quality !!! :B
  16. I am not questioning what has been said but, does...

    I am not questioning what has been said but, does this imply that the Australian Triton distributor does not carry spare parts?
    I would have thought that our market would be large enough to justify...
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    Welcome G-Dubya! I one word: don't...A weight...

    Welcome G-Dubya!

    I one word: don't...A weight on either corner of the one-legged side will bring the table down!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  18. Given the size and the ultimate weight of your...

    Given the size and the ultimate weight of your cabinet, make sure that the diameter of your castor wheels is large enough!

    All the cabinets in my small workshop, which are all much smaller than...
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    What a terrible spot Lance. All this sand.... I...

    What a terrible spot Lance. All this sand....
    I bet your DC's working flat out to keep the stuff out!
    Hope you will survive to live a few more Friday prattles.
    We might be able to give you a few...
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    Please accept my apologies, otherwise detained....

    Please accept my apologies, otherwise detained.
    See ya next week!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Waldo, Thank you very much for the well...

    Waldo,

    Thank you very much for the well illustrated grandfather's clock WIP.
    Looking at the pics of the panels for the side gables, they look quite thick, 50mm at a guess?
    If this is so, the...
  22. Thread: Table Tops

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    Hi Dusteater, Not only are your tops very...

    Hi Dusteater,

    Not only are your tops very attractive, they are also very practical.
    Sitting on a bar stool around a hoghead ain't exactly comfortable as the girth of the barrel is quite wider...
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    Shu, Is it too difficult to prevent this water...

    Shu,

    Is it too difficult to prevent this water from entering into the building in the first place?

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Count me in Cheers Yvan

    Count me in

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Goodwoody, I have absolutely no idea about the...

    Goodwoody,

    I have absolutely no idea about the restoration of machinery, but no so long ago I happen to watch this YouTube from a gentleman called Keith Rucker:

    Vance Planer/Matcher: Pouring...
  26. Thread: glue up brushes

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    Wooden tongue depressors do a good job for me! ...

    Wooden tongue depressors do a good job for me!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    What's a factor of 10 amongst friends !!!!!:D

    What's a factor of 10 amongst friends !!!!!:D
  28. franc, Go to www.sikkens.com.au Select...

    franc,

    Go to www.sikkens.com.au
    Select Decorative Wood Finishes, then Consumers then What's your Project
    Select Exterior Timber Joinery

    Have a read of the options and the characteristics of...
  29. Sikkens has very good products for this type of...

    Sikkens has very good products for this type of project.

    I have used them with great success on an exterior door and window frames, all exposed to the harsh UV Tasmanian sun over long periods.
    ...
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    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all Prattlers! ...

    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all Prattlers!

    Yvan
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    ubeaut, Thanks for the YT link. A simple to...

    ubeaut,

    Thanks for the YT link. A simple to follow and very instructive demonstration.

    No wonder my few attempts were not the best: I was "flooding" the surface by using too big and too wet a...
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    Woohoo, got a new toy Aussiephil? Have a...

    Woohoo, got a new toy Aussiephil?

    Have a nice play with it!!!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Hi Paul, I noticed that you are using water as...

    Hi Paul,

    I noticed that you are using water as a lubricant so that it is easier to rinse the gunk during the process?
    Apart from the obvious cost, I assume that metho would be needed to to rinse...
  34. Thanks Lance, much appreciated. I will be in...

    Thanks Lance, much appreciated. I will be in touch!!
  35. Thread: Organiser trays

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    I like Jeremy Schmidt's solution: Hardware...

    I like Jeremy Schmidt's solution:

    Hardware boxes that won't shift in a drawer! - YouTube

    He has quite a number of YT videos about making drawers and other bits n' pieces for a tidy workshop.
    ...
  36. Thank you gentlemen for very diplomatically...

    Thank you gentlemen for very diplomatically pointing out that commercial insert templates for ZCI's are made of the same material as the one I have on my TS :doh:

    The only time I ever wanted to...
  37. Saved My Pennies but Need Zero Clearance Inserts

    I recently acquired an Opteco Flat Top 12T ripping blade and wanted to "test" it on my SawStop contractor TS yesterday.
    Out of the box, the blade felt heavier than the Diablo 60T I had been using. ...
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    Thanks for the pics Paul. They bring fond...

    Thanks for the pics Paul. They bring fond memories!!!

    I spent some time in Germany to learn the language and was employed for a while as a gofer in a commercial joinery.
    The business was large...
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    Hi node105, You obviously had plenty of time...

    Hi node105,

    You obviously had plenty of time while sanding to calculate the exact number of operations!
    I often try to listen to some music while I clean/sand/shellac but, I never seem to hear...
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    Hi Node105, The result of your cleaning is...

    Hi Node105,

    The result of your cleaning is terrific. Could you kindly clarify what you mean by "1/6 square Mirka"? Did you simply cut an Abranet hook n' loop pad into smaller parts?

    The...
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    I had the opportunity to practice applying...

    I had the opportunity to practice applying shellac with a brush on plywood I later used to make some shelving. I used a 2lb button shellac cut: diluted back 50:50 with metho for coat #1, 75:25 for...
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    Some Vinegar in the Boiling Water?

    In cooking, a small amount of vinegar is added to the water used in the preparation of beef broth.
    It is supposed to help extracting the goodies out of the bones, including fat.

    I am wondering if...
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    Auscab, I really like your stash of bones !!! ...

    Auscab, I really like your stash of bones !!!

    Judging by the pics, the bone insert in the knobs would be 10-12mm in diameter at a guess? I am curious to know which bone of a cow was used to get...
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    I just came across this YouTube video of David...

    I just came across this YouTube video of David Weaver playing with a frame saw.
    It is quite a beast. I assume he made it himself.

    Resawing - Frame Saw vs. a Fast Hand Saw - YouTube


    Cheers...
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    Will miss the prattle. Under starter's order! ...

    Will miss the prattle. Under starter's order!
    Have a nice chat !!!

    Cheers Yvan
  46. So true!!! Mind you there aren't too many NAB...

    So true!!!

    Mind you there aren't too many NAB branches across Australia to shut these days...
    NAB did close most of them in systematic way, no threat involved !!!
    They're a "business bank"...
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    I have just received a 10"/z24 rip cut Opteco...

    I have just received a 10"/z24 rip cut Opteco blade with flat teeth but haven't used it yet.
    Although I appreciate why the OP is searching for a review, I wouldn't be able to assess the "quality" of...
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    Unless I am missing something, the fact that...

    Unless I am missing something, the fact that Biden will face a Republican senate is not much different than the current political landscape in Australia. The Liberal Party happens to hold the...
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    Thank you, it was fun being "behind the camera"...

    Thank you, it was fun being "behind the camera" !!!

    As you can see, the jig took a long time to design and came hot off the bench within minutes of the Grand Tour. Eat your heart out BobL :U

    ...
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    By "...various other consumables..." one is...

    By "...various other consumables..." one is obviously referring to other lubricating fluids, nothing more one presumes !!! :U

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    By "...various other consumables..." one is...
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