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    Sydney bluegum would be my guess. Regards John

    Sydney bluegum would be my guess.
    Regards
    John
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    Very basic tools but plenty skill

    Just came on this clip and it made me reflect on our modern approach to working wood and the desire for all the latest high tec offerings. Not saying I would or could work like that but they get the...
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    Disregard the wants pics notice. Pressed the...

    Disregard the wants pics notice. Pressed the wrong bit.
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    As council building regs vary even within one...

    As council building regs vary even within one state and also change over time its best to get it from you'r own council rather than from us well minded folks who think we know what we are talking...
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    Must admit I was nicely pleased with some of the...

    Must admit I was nicely pleased with some of the nice wood here when I moved from the UK but it works both ways. I now miss some of the wood they have there. In general while not quite as good...
  6. Thread: New Monarch

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    Has this new king done anything for woodworking?...

    Has this new king done anything for woodworking? Is this a subject for discussion on a woodwork forum?. Got to face up to about 2 weeks of wallowing on media in general so would be nice to have one...
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO not looking too clever is he. ...

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO not looking too clever is he.
    Evolution at work.
    Regards
    John
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    Depends on how fussy you want to be about it. I...

    Depends on how fussy you want to be about it. I don't see any rust on it so that would do me.
    Regards
    John
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    If all else fails buy a chuck and morse taper....

    If all else fails buy a chuck and morse taper. Last time I bought a chuck and morse taper it was less than $50. The chuck that came on my drill had runout so I stuck in the one from my lathe so had...
  10. Thread: Floor Planers

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    Too much wine if they were still at it a year...

    Too much wine if they were still at it a year later.
    Regards
    John
  11. While you are waiting on the new saw have a look...

    While you are waiting on the new saw have a look at this and his other video clips.
    Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass - YouTube
    Regards
    John
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    A very nice looking cabinet. Tas. Blackwood is a...

    A very nice looking cabinet. Tas. Blackwood is a lovely timber.
    Regards
    John
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    Explains the slot in the threaded rod. Just after...

    Explains the slot in the threaded rod. Just after I posted my guess at it yesterday I realized that cant work so was waiting on the answer.
    Regards
    John
  14. Rob, Looks like you have given it plenty of...

    Rob,
    Looks like you have given it plenty of research so enjoy your new machine. Get good quality blades for it as the blades supplied on most new saws can only be described as average at best....
  15. Thread: Floor Planers

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    My knees hurt just looking at that. Regards John

    My knees hurt just looking at that.
    Regards
    John
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    Can't say I have seen any like that either. As...

    Can't say I have seen any like that either. As you say it looks like it's to lock them. Have you tried to see if something lines up with the slot for quick release. Just a hunch.
    Regards
    John
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    The UK has a big tool supplier called Axminster....

    The UK has a big tool supplier called Axminster. Like Carbatec or Timbecon but bigger. He could also get on the UKworkshop forum and ask around. Far as I know the Dewalt 735 is not available in the...
  18. As you are in Melbourne it would make sense to...

    As you are in Melbourne it would make sense to check out Timbecon as well. I noticed that they have the 14'' at not a whole lot more expensive than 12''.
    ...
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    A very nice music stand. I was kind of wondering...

    A very nice music stand. I was kind of wondering how those scrolls were done. I made a dulcimer a few years back but the scrolls were in the too hard basket so I just narrowed the end down with flat...
  20. A 14 '' machine will only have a slightly larger...

    A 14 '' machine will only have a slightly larger footprint but a lot more cutting capacity. Horsepower is also important. My old 14'' saw was one horsepower and 6'' depth of cut and struggled to cut...
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    The grain in Sassafras is smoother and less...

    The grain in Sassafras is smoother and less speckled looking than that. Not sure what that is however. Sassafras can also have shades of grey and even pink in it as well as the cream and black. Kind...
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    I would not look at a belt sander as a fine...

    I would not look at a belt sander as a fine finishing tool. I use mine for the agressive bit at the start. Never used finer than 120G with mine.
    After the ROS get rid of any swirl marks by hand...
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    It makes sense to have the mouth adjustable when...

    It makes sense to have the mouth adjustable when there is a chipbreaker on the blade. I kind of wondered if it was necessary on a rebate plane but looks like its been done that way for a long time in...
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    I dont know what the official shelf life is but I...

    I dont know what the official shelf life is but I must have gone over the two years with a couple of bottles as I just use them until empty. Never had any problems with it. Like you I can't get...
  25. Thread: Paint

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    It's likely powder coated. Thats a baked on...

    It's likely powder coated. Thats a baked on finish. There are places that can do it for you but no idea of the cost. A cost effective way is use a metal primer then engine enamel. It wont have the...
  26. Thread: Sandvik saw

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    The Sandviks tended towards the more modern lines...

    The Sandviks tended towards the more modern lines so the blades were not as full as older style saws. I dont think your's has had too much filed away. BTW I bought mine at the time as I thought the...
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    As Tom said thats a very nice old saw. I have a...

    As Tom said thats a very nice old saw. I have a couple of old Spear&Jacksons but not as classy as that one.
    Regards
    John
  28. Thread: Sandvik saw

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    I have the blade of the plastic handled version...

    I have the blade of the plastic handled version of that saw laying around awaiting a handle. Bought the saw way back in 1975. It was my only handsaw for many years but something got to the plastic...
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    You are on the right track with getting a stand....

    You are on the right track with getting a stand. They dont cost too much either. I drag mine outside to for those few times its in use. Most of the time its folded up and stashed away. I definitely...
  30. Poll: As you are starting out you do need a bench but...

    As you are starting out you do need a bench but you can save yourself a lot of bother and money and build it out of something thats easier to work. Pine will make a perfectly functional bench and for...
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    Finding a client thats loaded is the woodworking...

    Finding a client thats loaded is the woodworking skill that has so far eluded me.
    30K US for a slab top table is good work if you can get it. Not quite to my taste but I guess they make what the...
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    Removing the table is the important bit as its...

    Removing the table is the important bit as its easy to break the trunnion. Never try lifting by the table either for the same reason. New bandsaws normally come laying flat and boxed up with the...
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    There are a few ways depending on look you want...

    There are a few ways depending on look you want and if temporary or forever.
    The breadboard ends would be a good permanent fix and a temporary would be end pieces rebated the thickness of the top...
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    Its a big call with hobby grade tools and I would...

    Its a big call with hobby grade tools and I would consider finding a place that can do it for you. If you do decide to go DIY then the tablesaw will be the easiest way with what you have got. I dont...
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    As others have said saw a cross in the end. It's...

    As others have said saw a cross in the end. It's something I almost always do with just about any wood except very soft woods like pine. I use a tenon saw.
    Regards
    John
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    I hope you are not selling those as I would be...

    I hope you are not selling those as I would be very sus of the people who would buy one.
    Nicely turned so top marks there.
    Regards
    John
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    I don't think its worth messing around with. What...

    I don't think its worth messing around with. What makes a sled accurate is it's made on the saw it will be used on. The rails are the datum and that first time you raise the blade up through the base...
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    I have one but the tool rest on that one looks...

    I have one but the tool rest on that one looks different. I have heard that changes have been made to later models. Mine was secondhand about 10 years ago.

    Regards
    John
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    I got a wooden jack some years ago with a few...

    I got a wooden jack some years ago with a few holes in it from the UK ebay. I remembered the freezer tip from another thread on here. Cant really say it works but can say it does no harm. Anyhow the...
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    Here is how its done on new planes. 046...

    Here is how its done on new planes.


    046 Planemaking - the boxing - YouTube

    I think it is taking it as far as boxing will go and likely just using strait sawn wood would do as that looks...
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    A lovely set of planes for sure and more so...

    A lovely set of planes for sure and more so because of the family connection.
    I see some woodworm holes on the rebate plane so a week in freezer will ensure they are no longer active. Hope they...
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    I would just take a chance in it. Make it the...

    I would just take a chance in it. Make it the back half as that will get less abuse. May also be an idea to fix it to the bench in a manner that can be removed later if the worst does happen. My...
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    As said the blade is probably not spot on 90*. I...

    As said the blade is probably not spot on 90*. I would be tempted to try cutting both sets of fingers the same length then trim off the high ones when the joint is assembled. Blade is in same...
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    I dont know enough about German tools to be able...

    I dont know enough about German tools to be able to give an informed answer. Kunz are fairly common and if thats one of the family its likely of middling quality. Thats about all I can say. That one...
  45. I put one in my dewalt 735 about 6 months ago. It...

    I put one in my dewalt 735 about 6 months ago. It is however made for that machine. I think as your machine is not a sherwood or dewalt you need to make sure all the measurements match up. The ones...
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    I am not seeing anything that indicates...

    I am not seeing anything that indicates shipwright other than the saws came from Hull. All carpenters tools and good ones but nothing shipwright specific. That said a great find, a great chest and...
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    As others have said most woods will do. Softer...

    As others have said most woods will do. Softer woods grip better but you can also use leather or something to give a bit more grip. The thickness of the wood will take away some of overall opening...
  48. As said above just have a go at straitening it as...

    As said above just have a go at straitening it as there is nothing to loose. A tool that old I would be thinking twice on spending money on it. I know they were better built then but everything has...
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    Of the 2 boxes there the one with the sliding lid...

    Of the 2 boxes there the one with the sliding lid would be better as carrying something by the lid is not a good idea especially with livestock. It will need serious ventilation however. You will...
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    These blades are for saws that can not take a...

    These blades are for saws that can not take a full dado stack.
    https://www.timbecon.com.au/torquata-flat-top-dado-saw-blades?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI342ysYPa9wIVaJlmAh1FxQOjEAYYASABEgLD-vD_BwE
    You need...
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