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    Way to go, BobL !! Thanks for this. You too,...

    Way to go, BobL !! Thanks for this. You too, Chief. Another case of a picture worth a 1,000 words
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    Thanks for this pal, looks good, but it will...

    Thanks for this pal, looks good, but it will still leave a big island in the centre
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    Making a 200mm circular recess in board

    I have a 300mm diameter 25mm thick circular base plate for a stand I am making. The base plate is made of radiata pine.

    I need to make it heavier for stability, and I am thinking of fitting a...
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    How to remove double sided tape gum?

    I have a shaped pine board as a template, and fix it to the northern silky oak or kwila workpieces with heavy duty Bear double sided tape prior to running it on the router table with a ball bearing...
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    hi Bob, a new 1/2" 3tpi bimetal blade arrived...

    hi Bob, a new 1/2" 3tpi bimetal blade arrived today from NSW. I have just sent it over to the son-in-law, who will probably fit it on the weekend. I have also passed on the tip about using a wedge...
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    Blade cuts a curve when ripping a wedge V

    My son-in-law makes cricket bats. They come in two parts, the blade and the handle. He cuts the V in the blade, and then cuts the handle on the bandsaw into a wedge shape to fit the V in the handle....
  7. Thanks double.d. He is getting cabinet makers for...

    Thanks double.d. He is getting cabinet makers for the cabinets, but they will not touch the existing doors, and cannot match them. The doors are the problem. He is looking for someone who can modify...
  8. Anyone know of where he can get the doors...

    Anyone know of where he can get the doors modified please?
  9. Resizing solid timber kitchen cupboard doors in Melbourne

    A cousin of mine from Ivanhoe, a NE suburb of Melbourne, is modifying his kitchen to take a much wider oven unit, which must be fitted centrally under the rangehood. This means replacing existing...
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    Thanks for this Ian. I tried a test on a narrower...

    Thanks for this Ian. I tried a test on a narrower convex chisel. I marked spot on the top surface a half an inch from the cutting edge, and pressed heavily at this point on the 220 grit diamond plate...
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    Yes Pat, it had a longitudinal bend. It is convex...

    Yes Pat, it had a longitudinal bend. It is convex or bellied, such that if you lay the back of the chisel on a flat surface it will rock along its length.
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    How to sharpen & polish a convex chisel?

    I have acquired a 32mm chisel about 90mm blade length which is a bit rusted and fairly convex. Holding a straight rule at the tang, there is nearly a 1mm gap at the sharp end :( The blade at the...
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    WANTED:QLD. Anyone? Please ?

    Anyone? Please ?
  14. WANTED:QLD. Thanks Old Croc. Chris at The Tool Exchange is...

    Thanks Old Croc. Chris at The Tool Exchange is just back this week after his buying trip. Sadly he doesn’t have any of these chisels
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    WANTED:QLD. 3/8” Stanley yellow /black handle chisel

    Hello, I am looking to buy a 3/8” (10mm) old Stanley chisel with the black and yellow resin handle, made in Australia.
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    Thanks Chris, have never seen or used a 3D...

    Thanks Chris, have never seen or used a 3D printer. But not a bad idea of yours!
    What I did read on this Forum was to push some sheep wool down the pockets of the roll, sounded like a good idea. The...
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    Good thinking, Ian, thanks for those comments and...

    Good thinking, Ian, thanks for those comments and your futuristic vision with razor sharp chisels flying around the workshop.

    You would not come within a bulls roar of mine in the untidy workshop...
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    Perhaps a combination of this chisel layout of...

    Perhaps a combination of this chisel layout of the box on the left with the neat location of each of the chisels, and the collars in the lid of the other which will drop down over the tangs neatly...
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    Perhaps something along the lines of this pic I...

    Perhaps something along the lines of this pic I found. Only trouble is, with the type of 10 yellow /black handles side by side, I would need the box to be 450 long, and 300 deep. Big box to fit on...
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    Alternative ways of holding chisels in position?

    Thanks for these replies everyone, sharing your thoughts and experiences.

    I think I will steer clear of magnets on chisels and work out some other way of holding my rag tag collection of old...
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    WANTED:QLD. Good advice, thanks Tom. Yes, the handle does...

    Good advice, thanks Tom. Yes, the handle does look moulded on the tang.
    Will chase up a chisel
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    WANTED:QLD. Stanely chisel handle -yellow and black

    Hello, I am after a large chisel handle for a Stanley 1 1/4" (32mm) chisel like in the attached pic. It is 30mm wide at its widest, and 29mm thick between the flats and made of resin494907
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    Thanks for. this reply , BM. How would you go...

    Thanks for. this reply , BM.
    How would you go about de-magnetising a chisel if it becomes a problem?
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    Store chisels with magnets?

    Currently designing a storage box for chisels.
    Should I use strong rare earth magnets to hold the blade of each chisel?
    Open to all ideas and suggestions on this
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    Success !!!

    Thanks Dallas , acetone worked perfectly. Forgot I had any, had been trying metho and turps without success
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    Stanely blade - removing protective film

    Hello, I have bought two blades for my Stanley spokeshaves and I am now fettling the blades, firstly by flattening the backs and then by sharpening the bevel.

    The blade is covered with a strong...
  27. WANTED:QLD. 3/4" Stanley chisel with yellow and black resin handle

    Hello, would anyone have for sale an unwanted bevel edge 3/4" Stanley chisel with yellow and black resin handle please?
    Preferably without any rust pitholes etc
    Happy to flatten the back and sharpen
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    38mm chisel recommendation?

    Hello, can anyone please recommend a good 38mm chisel that is not way out of our normal price range?

    Have been using a razor sharp fairly new Stanley 38mm chisel with a 25 degree hollow ground...
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    Using the side of the Tormek SG wheel

    Hello, had anyone had any success using the outer side of the 250mm diameter Tormek SG wheel for flattening plane blades and chisels? ( Not the $500+ diamond wheel)
    If so, can you please share some...
  30. Errata !

    Sorry all, I double checked the label and I was using a 6" loose leaf calico wheel. Would this be the casue of the problem with the cutting edge being dubbed?
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    WANTED:QLD. Thanks for this, crowie, it was a really good...

    Thanks for this, crowie, it was a really good idea, but the rubber has to have a keyway down the centre. In the end, against all odds, Carbatec had one $80. Part #JET-JBOS5-T7
    Also found it in a...
  32. Problems with the unicorn method of sharpening

    Hi all, I was interested in posts where Forumites had tried the unicorn method on their chisels and it was very successful.

    I tried it today on my old set of Narex chisels, which had a razor...
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    WANTED:QLD. 2" oscillating spindle assembly

    Hello, looking for a 2" spindle assembly to fit the JET JBOS-5 oscillating spindle sander. Will just take the 2" rubber cylinder if that is only part available
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    Have the Wadkin set up in my bedroom, stevenjd

    Have the Wadkin set up in my bedroom, stevenjd
  35. the unicorn method Wow, that is a real eye...

    the unicorn method
    Wow, that is a real eye opener, Chris Parks. Just sharpened my set of old Narex chisels and spokeshave blades today, will dig out my buffing wheel and give it a go on these...
  36. While researching hollow v. flat grind, I read...

    While researching hollow v. flat grind, I read this post in Fine Woodworking. Unfortunately it makes no mention of whether hollow grind edges do not last long:
    ...
  37. Lappa, this was a post in an overseas forum I ...

    Lappa, this was a post in an overseas forum I read when researching the flat v. hollow argument. There were no pics
  38. Cutting edge of hollow ground blades short lived?

    I have been reading where this fellow says that he used to hollow grind his chisels and plane blades on a Tormek, and then later use a jig to give a “flat” grind on waterstomes, until such time as a...
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    Sharpened the blades razor sharp for both the...

    Sharpened the blades razor sharp for both the flat and rounded spokeshaves ( see the thread here: Sharpen Stanley spokeshave 151 blade)

    Had a go on the elongated S curves using a spokeshave for...
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    40 degress sharpening posible

    I have drilled locating bolt holes in the 3mm thick metal bar for the Stanley spokeshave blade at one end, and the Veritas spokeshave blade at the other end.
    This morning I tried them out on the...
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    Actually rusty nail, it’s not the locating pins...

    Actually rusty nail, it’s not the locating pins that are preventing the Veritas honing jig getting closer to the cutting edge, it is actually the back edge of the blade that prevents it.
    it really...
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    Thanks rustynail. Winter in the tropics here is a...

    Thanks rustynail. Winter in the tropics here is a lot less onerous than winter in the mountains at Bilpin I can assure you. But by the same token it still gets down to 5° here of a cold morning. We...
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    Thanks Graeme. I think I may have a problem with...

    Thanks Graeme. I think I may have a problem with your 2nd solution Graeme. How would I fix the blade to the 3mm thick plate I am using as a jig? The Veritas Mk II will hit the screws positioning...
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    Too clever by half !

    Turns out that the maximum angle I can get using the Veritas Mk II honing jig is 27 degrees, configured for its steep angle setting. That is when the Veritas jig is hard against the spokeshave blade...
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    Blade extension

    In the end, I decided to make a cheap blade extension piece that will fit in the Tormek jig and in the Veritas MkII jig.
    Got a piece of 3mm thick steel, 55 x 200, the same width as the Stanley...
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    Found a couple of videos which show the blade is...

    Found a couple of videos which show the blade is fixed to the end of a long piece of timber. Looks quite doable and safe. Only problem is the timber gets wet, so jig probably will not last long. I...
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    Have been able to borrow a flat and round...

    Have been able to borrow a flat and round bottomed Stanley 151/152 spokeshaves. Just need to sharpen the blades and get into it. All keen after reading Rod’s post, but will be doing a lot of practice...
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    Sharpen Stanley spokeshave 151 blade

    The Stanley 151 spokeshave blade is 55mm wide and the straight sides are 45 mm.
    Can anyone please recommend a good jig for sharpening this blade ?
    i have access to an old Tormek 2000. Would there...
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    Gluing an angled butt joint

    I need to make a boomerang shaped base for a table, as per the attached drawing. I will use Domino floating tenons in the joint, as shown. What is the best way to apply pressure for a joint like...
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    Yes, you hit the nail on the head Graeme. Never...

    Yes, you hit the nail on the head Graeme. Never having used a bobbin sander before, I pushed hard and ended up with a series of lumps and bumps along the edges.

    Going to try your drink bottle tip...
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