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    We have a 'Re-use' shop at our tip, loads of...

    We have a 'Re-use' shop at our tip, loads of tools, ladders to lampshades, bikes to buckets, in fact pretty much everything you could think of, I went in one day and found a pair of snow shoes (in...
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    Derek - Thanks for the info, I will keep a look...

    Derek - Thanks for the info, I will keep a look out for a more 'proper' blade. The plane is a good user as is so I am quite happy with the wrong blade!


    Rob - Mine is a dead wringer for the ebay...
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    Update on the Spiers

    Toolbazaar were very helpfull and provided a blade, not a Spiers(!) but a tapered one by F.Woodcock, Sheffield and a chip breaker, they fitted straight in, just needed a sharpen up.
    Now the owner of...
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    John Lovely autumn colour on that maple, I have...

    John
    Lovely autumn colour on that maple, I have a similar one but this year the colour is not so good.
    I also love that Azalea(?) (in the bird bath), is that in ericaceous soil or your normal...
  5. I picked up a Speir's plane recently see Spiers...

    I picked up a Speir's plane recently see
    Spiers Plane
    After a clean up and sourcing a blade & cap iron it is now a user, better than all my other bench planes.
    This plane was dusty with some...
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    Fairy Ring

    Fairy Ring in my neighbour's paddock.
    Seen plenty but never caught one with the fruiting bodies before.

    All I need now is some bacon.................
    Mark
  7. :wts:

    :wts:
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    Peter - The plane has cleaned up nicely, very...

    Peter - The plane has cleaned up nicely, very little pitting under the surface rust on the sole & sides.
    Thanks for the info. I have emailed Toolbazaar to see what they have that might be suitable....
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    Spiers Plane

    Bit of a bargain today, a 16 1/2" Spiers of Ayr rosewood infill plane.
    Rather scruffy and missing blade & cap iron but can't complain.

    462702462703462704

    So if anyone has a spare blade & cap...
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    One other 'Common' name apart from Endra-endra...

    One other 'Common' name apart from Endra-endra that I have found is Fantsinakoko.
    Ref: https://www.woodworkerssource.com/online_show_wood.php?wood=Humbertia%20madagascariensis
    Mark
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    Poor Man's Vacuum Chamber

    Pressure cooker bought on a well know auction site, new lid made from 5/16" Perspex and a few pipe fittings. The seal cut from a piece of Neoprene pond liner & fixed to the Perspex with silicone...
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    Nice find. My 'go to' handaxe came from a French...

    Nice find.
    My 'go to' handaxe came from a French street market stall.
    Mark
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    Yes and don’t forget ‘one for his knob’�� I’m ex...

    Yes and don’t forget ‘one for his knob’��
    I’m ex RN Submarines and if I had a for every hour spent playing cribbage I would be a very rich man .
    Mark
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    How is this for recycling?

    I'm a hoarder, can't throw anything away so when we had a shin of beef (discounted on specials counter at s/market) for Sunday roast a few weeks ago the left over bone looked too useful to put in the...
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    Here is a 'proper' book press, currently up for...

    Here is a 'proper' book press, currently up for auction here in the UK at a well know site.
    Mark
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    John- That's one nice Maple, seems a shame to...

    John- That's one nice Maple, seems a shame to break the pot.
    I managed to free the pine from it's pot without too much trouble, just needed to take the weight and keep digging around the inside edge...
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    Not all Bonsai are small.....

    Again a small(ish) old tree in a pot...
    This long-leaf pine was grown from seed and is about 50 years old.
    Been meaning to re-pot but it is heavy lump and I have kept putting off until now.
    Turned...
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    Stewie - The second picture looks like a letter...

    Stewie - The second picture looks like a letter press that has been extended to make it more usefull for book binding, I had considered doing the same to mine but as I only ever had 2 or 3 books on...
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    Not, strictly speaking, book presses although as...

    Not, strictly speaking, book presses although as many people use them a such, me included, I guess that makes them book presses:)
    Originally they were letter presses, used in pre-photocopier days to...
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    Three Guesses ?

    Little turning job for my Grandson.
    5.5" high, in two parts, the top (with the hole) fits into a taper in the base piece.
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    Patchwork? Does this qualify?

    My old apron
    What with welding, angle grinding (almost set fire to it once) and general abuse there is not a lot of the original apron left.
    As well as leatherwork I have made several quilts, they...
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    My Grandfather used to work 2 x 8 Pole...

    My Grandfather used to work 2 x 8 Pole allotments��
    Mark
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    The jig doesn't have to be anything fancy, just...

    The jig doesn't have to be anything fancy, just make sure the 90deg angles on jig and box are accurate or you will end up with odd looking keys.

    Mark
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    Bought a gallon at a car parts/accessories place,...

    Bought a gallon at a car parts/accessories place, no reason to think such places in Oz would not be able to stock cellulose thinners.
    Mark
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    Just found this post. I have the manual in .pdf...

    Just found this post. I have the manual in .pdf if you are still looking.
    PM me if you want a copy
    Mark
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    Getting to the age where I do not relish getting...

    Getting to the age where I do not relish getting the big fork out of the shed I have gone over to 'no dig'.
    Not spuds as I don't really have the room but so far peas & green beans seem to be coming...
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    You are right, the inspiration came from the one...

    You are right, the inspiration came from the one at The Lost Gardens of Helligan which is serious bug accommodation. Mine is modular�� so can be expanded should it become overcrowded.
    Mark
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    Home from home

    Winter project with my grandson, all recycled material, timber from farmer's bonfire pile, bricks etc from my hardcore store, grass, twigs etc from around the local fields.
    Managed to teach him how...
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    I wanted some cork sheet for a project and found...

    I wanted some cork sheet for a project and found some in a tile shop, maybe worth a look over there in Oz.
    Mark
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    Rob - Thanks for that, really interesting. I...

    Rob - Thanks for that, really interesting. I spent most of my working life as a museum conservator & came across plenty of 'old' nails & screws, should have started a collection!
    We had a...
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    Cider, Perry & Sloe gin. In Spain they make a...

    Cider, Perry & Sloe gin.
    In Spain they make a liqueur from acorns called Bellota.
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    Had both Karcher and Nilfisk over the years, both do the job.
    Don't know how cold it gets where you are but whatever you get don't leave it out in the cold. The water in the pump will freeze and...
  33. Sounds like something I would use on my shed...

    Sounds like something I would use on my shed doors :U
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    Ian - You are right about the handles swiveling,...

    Ian - You are right about the handles swiveling, it works OK as an occasional user but I make stuff for the fun of it and this will probably end up in the cupboard with all my other stuff.
    My 'go...
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    A little bow

    Small bow-saw made to take standard coping saw blades.
    African Blackwood frame, Macassar Ebony handles, Bone, Steel & brass fittings.
    The cord is a loop of 3/16" hard laid cod line, tricky to...
  36. Thread: Coltrane

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    Take iPad into w/shop & play Spotify playlists...

    Take iPad into w/shop & play Spotify playlists (Coltrane & 'James' by Pat Metheny on one of them)

    Mark
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    Thanks guys, all sorted now. It was that sneaky...

    Thanks guys, all sorted now.
    It was that sneaky interlock on the switch cover.
    Mark
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    Thanks Mr Brush Now you mention it I vaguely...

    Thanks Mr Brush
    Now you mention it I vaguely remember a similar problem when I first put the router in the table.
    Will have a look at it in the daylight! (Night time here and I am just off to bed💤)...
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    Thanks Uncle Al.... Will give it a go. Mark

    Thanks Uncle Al....
    Will give it a go.
    Mark
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    Paul As a matter of interest how does the...

    Paul
    As a matter of interest how does the rise/fall hand come apart?
    Mark
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    Another TRA001 problem

    Rather than hijack Pauls321 thread I will start my own...
    The problem I have with my TRA001 is that I can't get the cutter to rise up enough to engage the spindle lock, it comes to a dead stop about...
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    I did manage to go through my daughter's wedding...

    I did manage to go through my daughter's wedding service & most of the photos with the zip fly on my (hired) suit undone.
    My excuse was that I was rebelling against wearing a...
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    This looks like it (page 6)...

    This looks like it (page 6)
    http://www.tritontools.com/Helpers/GetImage.ashx?type=InstructionManual&size=&name=330150_Manual.pdf
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    I would also like to know. The links in the...

    I would also like to know.
    The links in the earlier threads seem to be as dead as the proverbial parrot.

    Mark
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    Ian - thanks for your input, I did manage to...

    Ian - thanks for your input, I did manage to assess the fineness of the adjustment by just keeping upwards pressure on the blade.
    I think the collar on the blade shank is the way to go, held in...
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    Another Router Fix

    So as not to hijack the other router thread.
    I have found quite few 'odd threads' when repairing or mofifying tools so when I decided to add a fine adjuster to the blade on a Stanley 271 router I...
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    Anyone fancy basket making??

    アーツ&クラフツ商会 #07「竹工芸」 - YouTube

    Clever use of 2 kiridashi at 7.20.
    Quite awesome watching some of these skilled craftsmen.
    Mark

    not sure about the gobbledegook in...
  48. Now that is my kind of dietary information:) ...

    Now that is my kind of dietary information:)

    BTW some of my best friends are Vegies, but they do get a bit twitchy when I point out that most us carnivores kill and cook our food before we eat it,...
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    One other thing to consider on an old machine...

    One other thing to consider on an old machine with worn out bearings is to make sure the shaft/mandrel is still round.
    No good fitting a new Babbitt bearing to an oval shaft:no:

    Mark
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    Thanks for the tip David, will see if I can find...

    Thanks for the tip David, will see if I can find a UK supplier.

    Ah, the Orkneys, sailed around them a few times but never visited, a friend here in the village goes sea fishing up there several...
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