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    Don't run with them, you could hurt yourself. ...

    Don't run with them, you could hurt yourself.

    ;)

    What brand?
  2. Thanks Lappa. I think we were talking more about...

    Thanks Lappa. I think we were talking more about a group buy sort of thing...even though I've heard those can be very challenging to whoever organizes them.

    On the other hand, there is a tap I...
  3. I'm just off to bid on some taps and dies so I...

    I'm just off to bid on some taps and dies so I bought this thread back up. Suttons would be worth approaching, I'm fairly certain of that
    But, maybe not the NZ branch (P&N) as I think they just do...
  4. Thread: What Is This?

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    Lock wire? They're not some sort of variation in...

    Lock wire? They're not some sort of variation in the never ending evolution of twist tying reinforcing steel together are they?



    Waaaaiiit a minute, I'm getting a strong feeling of deja voodoo.
  5. Thread: What Is This?

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    Well, my first thought was fencing pliers and...

    Well, my first thought was fencing pliers and then my second thought was 'huh'.
  6. The lever-cap is a pretty near fit. In fact it...

    The lever-cap is a pretty near fit. In fact it does fit but there's very little room either side so we'll just have to see how it functions. The lever-cap is a later one, and I appear to have run out...
  7. No worries, Luke. I put a big grin on my reply n...

    No worries, Luke. I put a big grin on my reply n everything.
    :)

    Yep, 2 1/4 is the important measurement today. I found another lever cap for a later Stanley, we'll see.
  8. Thanks Vann. I'll see what I need....it might...

    Thanks Vann. I'll see what I need....it might also need the depth adjuster yoke.
    :)





    I wasn't expecting such harsh discouragement straight out of the box. :D But, alongside some valid...
  9. Fitting a tapered blade to a Bailey plane. Anybody got any words of wisdom?

    I've got an old (and early) Stanley 5 1/2...bit of a project. It's missing the lever cap, the blade, chipbreaker and lateral adjustment lever.

    I have a tapered blade (that's an old timber body...
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    Someone should tell them that that's not wheely a...

    Someone should tell them that that's not wheely a spanner...
  11. Thread: Mother planes!

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    Crazy. :)

    Crazy.

    :)
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum.
  13. So, not a lot of secondhand shops and garage...

    So, not a lot of secondhand shops and garage sales in The Pilbara?

    Were you looking to restore the plane, or just get it working again?
  14. Des The lever cap is the same as the...

    Des
    The lever cap is the same as the Stanley/Record 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 and 7. You should be able to get one fairly easily...maybe even a Turner one, you never know.

    Don't try to fabricate the...
  15. I bought a secondhand DP that had seen heavy use...

    I bought a secondhand DP that had seen heavy use about a year ago. The table needed shimming but it was no big deal to do. Having said that...that DP is for metal. I can't remember if I ever checked...
  16. What are you doing that you need that feature? Or...

    What are you doing that you need that feature? Or is it how you are doing things?*


    If it was me, I'd just build an extra table from MDF to go over the drill press table that I could fix...
  17. Thread: Mystery Grinder

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    14' it is. ;) Thanks for all the replies....

    14' it is.
    ;)

    Thanks for all the replies. Next question...do I want to keep it and stuff around making the rails and clamp? Would putting a diamond wheel on it sharpen tungsten tipped blades?
    ...
  18. Thread: Mystery Grinder

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    Suspected it wasn't complete. Now I'm beginning...

    Suspected it wasn't complete. Now I'm beginning to suspect that the wheel is too thick as well.

    So, what's the pivot for?
  19. Thread: Mystery Grinder

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    My first guess was some sort of saw sharpener,...

    My first guess was some sort of saw sharpener, but as the wheel pivots left to right I don't see how it would work.
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    Just a thought, is the original wedge missing?...

    Just a thought, is the original wedge missing? Along with the piece of infill that held it in place?
  21. Thread: Mystery Grinder

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    Mystery Grinder

    Made (or at least branded by) Louis Eichmann of Auckland. It pivots...and I dunno why.

    374504374505374506

    Spring return pivot, goes through roughly 45 degrees.
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    Stanley Plane Repair.

    Spotted this, not sure why this was done, but it looks cool.

    374501
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    One more time...Welcome to the forum. As for...

    One more time...Welcome to the forum.

    As for the 'damage', who knows how long it's been like that? Also, clean the paint of the frog as gently as you can.
    cheers.
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    Just a mismatch, perhaps? There were a lot of...

    Just a mismatch, perhaps? There were a lot of different saws with interchangeable blades. There's still one or two made today but they use brighter colors. So, just the handle from one 'handyman'...
  25. Well, if you're thinking of replacing the blade...

    Well, if you're thinking of replacing the blade anyway...

    What I would do is grind the blade down and get rid of that nasty patch on the right. You might still need to put a slight back bevel on...
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    Did a quick search and Bunnings have a Stanley...

    Did a quick search and Bunnings have a Stanley 'Heavy Duty' 7tpi saw for about $10. Definitely get that. It's, perhaps, entirely unsuitable for the job at hand and is (probably, due to hardened...
  27. Thread: It's the Details

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    The real danger is combining lead-in-pencil jokes...

    The real danger is combining lead-in-pencil jokes with train-tunnel humour.
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    Both the state of the half-nut (probably needs...

    Both the state of the half-nut (probably needs cleaning) and spring tension can be issues. The spring tension is adjustable. I'd just take the vise off the bench and give it a bit of "TLC with CRC".
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    If you trim it a bit too much, have you...

    If you trim it a bit too much, have you "over-shot"?
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    Secondhand shops? Look for the big wrenches used...

    Secondhand shops? Look for the big wrenches used in the pipe tapping kits.

    Or ask at your local Mens Shed?
  31. Thread: A True Honour

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    What a strange definition of 'dull'. Surely a...

    What a strange definition of 'dull'. Surely a dull person lives a perfectly normal life, but doesn't have the World's Largest Traffic Cone Collection?
    Can you imagine his neighbours?
    "He's dull,...
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    Wot, no cupholders? That is just stunning....

    Wot, no cupholders?


    That is just stunning.
    :)
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    I never even knew they were supposed to have a...

    I never even knew they were supposed to have a knob. Checking Images, it's not hard to see why they got lost.

    $85 is a good price for the seller, but it's not completely out of the bounds of...
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    From the Oliver Sparks website. [FONT=Heiti...

    From the Oliver Sparks website.

    [FONT=Heiti SC]

    That folks, that, that's professional understatement, that is.
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    The lesser known Corbel Plane.

    The lesser known Corbel Plane.
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    Yes, from Cheddar. :)

    Yes, from Cheddar.

    :)
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    Just wandered out to the shed to check and...

    Just wandered out to the shed to check and discovered that I'm totally wrong... :doh:
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    Cut down (heh-heh) tree-saw? I think it has the...

    Cut down (heh-heh) tree-saw? I think it has the same number of screws in the handle as a Disston tree-saw.
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    Don't throw it away, it'll make a nice...

    Don't throw it away, it'll make a nice paint-scraper.

    :)
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    26" faceplate. Nice.

    26" faceplate. Nice.
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    I totally fail to see what the problem is. :;...

    I totally fail to see what the problem is. :; I've got ambitious drills like that, they'll have to be turned down so I can use them.


    Anyway, adapters are for wimps, get a really big lathe.
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    I thought I was past the guide stage for hand...

    I thought I was past the guide stage for hand sharpening, then I discovered how finicky the Stanley #92 blade was to sharpen. The guide made a big difference to how usable the blade was. It was...
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    Bit excessive, you could've used the good side of...

    Bit excessive, you could've used the good side of the old mallet...
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    I wouldn't not buy a drill press now because of...

    I wouldn't not buy a drill press now because of 'eventually'. If you've got the use for it, get it. As previously posted, put another motor on it when needed.




    Really, really...the States...
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    That's not 'out', that's broken. I've seen a...

    That's not 'out', that's broken.

    I've seen a #5 Stanley that was trued in a engineering shop, they ground a few mm off the cheeks so it would flat sit in a vise.

    I'll be very interested in...
  46. I'll check the specs on the grease before I use...

    I'll check the specs on the grease before I use it, it's just General Purpose (lithium?) stuff. We're pretty cold here right now, please don't tell me what you mean by "higher temperatures". Cheers....
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    That's what it's for? Live and learn. I think...

    That's what it's for? Live and learn. I think I'll pass, guttering means ladders and me and ladders don't mix well these days.
    :)

    I've steered clear of the blow torch type of thing in my...
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    That cordless soldering iron is awesome.

    That cordless soldering iron is awesome.
  49. Right, where was I? The lube points for the...

    Right, where was I? The lube points for the headstock taper roller bearings are M6 grease nipples. Too small for a Myford oiler, so that's out. Grease it is.

    I seem to have got slightly distracted...
  50. Thread: Unusual Plane

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    Put my guess down as "boat building". Now, if...

    Put my guess down as "boat building".

    Now, if I could just remember what part of boat building it's used for.
    :doh:
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