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  1. Here is a link to the Foredom power carving tools...

    Here is a link to the Foredom power carving tools I was talking about tonight

    CWS Store - Foredom Power Carving Tools
  2. It's a sure sign that you have too many tools when ...

    I was just assembling an Ikea when something happened. :rolleyes:

    My thought was "I definitely have too many tools to choose from, so I thought I would start a thread on that.

    If you can think...
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    SOLD: I will take the 48 please

    I will take the 48 please
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    As IanW pointed out, there's numbering systems...

    As IanW pointed out, there's numbering systems and they can become confusing. When I get to making mine I think I will follow the lead of Terry Gordon and identify them by their imperial...
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    about 50/50 here

    about 50/50 here
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    Angle grinder could remove a fair bit of metal...

    Angle grinder could remove a fair bit of metal quite rapidly. With a little practice you can do very accurate work that way. I know knifemakers who use that technique to make very good knives.

    If...
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    If there are no accidents or road works on the...

    If there are no accidents or road works on the Western Ring Road I might just make it.
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    SOLD: It arrived today. Great packing job Charlie. ...

    It arrived today.

    Great packing job Charlie.

    All looks good.
  9. N.S.W. Maybe not as expensive as you think. :oo: ...

    Maybe not as expensive as you think. :oo:

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    Either way he was very late to the party. :wink:
  10. I think we can call the first night a success. ...

    I think we can call the first night a success.

    I got on early around 7:10 to see if I could work out Skype and found Yvan and Pagie just finishing up a chat they had been on for half an hour.
    ...
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    WITHDRAWN: of chainsaws?

    of chainsaws?
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    You forgot the 10 minutes of NBN-bashing that...

    You forgot the 10 minutes of NBN-bashing that ensued after I had to leave and rejoin the Zoom conference due to the obvious inadequacies of said network. :~

    It was a small group but a lively...
  13. So --- now I need to deal with Skype as well...

    So --- now I need to deal with Skype as well :rolleyes:
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    If you can see me it means that I am there. :D

    If you can see me it means that I am there. :D
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    Do you mean something like this? :D 490977

    Do you mean something like this? :D

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    I just realized I didn't answer this bit above....

    I just realized I didn't answer this bit above. Yes, that is possibly the best most useful clamping surface on the whole bench. The two jaws are lined with saddle leather and clamp very securely with...
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    I made the tailvise dimensions pretty much as per...

    I made the tailvise dimensions pretty much as per the plans. My Grandfather's bench, which I learned on as a teen, was very much the same.

    Although I have never felt a need to clamp anything in...
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    SOLD: Thanks Charlie. Money transferred and address...

    Thanks Charlie.

    Money transferred and address sent in pm. Sending a second PM with phone number as this may be needed for the post.
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    Thanks Peter. There was no sawdust or tools...

    Thanks Peter. There was no sawdust or tools because I had just wiped/buffed off the excess finish when the photo was taken and the surface was still a bit tacky. Thanks for the other kind comments.
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    I actually declared the bench "finished" back in...

    I actually declared the bench "finished" back in October 2020 or thereabouts. I just dropped in to post a picture of how it is holding up after six months when I just gave it a quick cleanup...
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    SOLD: Hi CharlieZ, If you can do $300 including...

    Hi CharlieZ,

    If you can do $300 including postage to 3029 I will take it.
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    I used to get paid for what I knew, not what I...

    I used to get paid for what I knew, not what I did. :D
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    490923

    490923
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    I guess I would fall into that category. ...

    I guess I would fall into that category.

    Making a plane, in fact the exact pair of planes I am making, has been on my list for quite a while but well down the priority list. There are other...
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    Time differences among the Eastern states ends...

    Time differences among the Eastern states ends next month, albeit temporarily. For six months there will only be 2 hours difference east to west and north to south. Apart from WA, there will only be...
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    As many of you would have guessed, Friday 12pm is...

    As many of you would have guessed, Friday 12pm is hit and miss for me too.

    I would be available Sunday 8pm far more often. Not sure how busy Zoom would be at that time for availability, or even...
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    WITHDRAWN: That would probably be a good one for upgrading...

    That would probably be a good one for upgrading to a spiral head if someone wanted to go that way.
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    Chainsaws again?

    Chainsaws again?
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    I am possibly a definite maybe.

    I am possibly a definite maybe.
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    I will play tomorrow as I find it. We are going...

    I will play tomorrow as I find it. We are going to Warrnambool for the weekend leaving at 2:30 when Jools finishes work. I have a bit to get through before we go.

    If it turns out that I can afford...
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    Thumbs up for the Hultafors 3 metre tape. :2tsup:...

    Thumbs up for the Hultafors 3 metre tape. :2tsup:

    Those little extras come in handy. I use them more than I thought I ever would.
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    Is complexity still the big factor for judging...

    Is complexity still the big factor for judging since we are now allowed to subcontract out all the little hard bits? :oo:

    Just asking for a friend. :)
  33. A.C.T. They look beautiful, Evan, and I think your price...

    They look beautiful, Evan, and I think your price is reasonable.

    However, I have no immediate need for them and my storage shelves for "things I might use one day" are full.

    I hope they go to...
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    I will do my best to be there.

    I will do my best to be there.
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    One day I might overcome my obsession with dense...

    One day I might overcome my obsession with dense exotic timbers that are too hard to work by conventional means.

    Queen Ebony is bloody hard. But once these plane bodies are made they will outlast...
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    More like All in Together. They were a couple...

    More like All in Together. They were a couple before I met them and were still together after we parted ways. Kind of goes with the description of the planes. :wink:



    Queen Ebony :2tsup:
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    Ok, I got a little bit done today again. The...

    Ok, I got a little bit done today again. The soles are profiled but still might need some minor adjustments.

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    Once the wedges are made, the bed and breast lines cut and chiseled out, they...
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    Welcome to the funny farm Pete. That's a big...

    Welcome to the funny farm Pete.

    That's a big piece of o1 to heat treat. Of course it's not impossible but it would have some challenges above anything I have ever heat treated so far. I would...
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    Maybe so - but there's people out there hanging...

    Maybe so - but there's people out there hanging out to see what timber I am using. :hahaha::evillaugh:
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    I got some more done on the plane build today....

    I got some more done on the plane build today. Not a real lot but it was something.

    Because nearly all my larger machinery is on wheels, I have a certain amount of setup to do to prepare stock....
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    Sticky: I should have thought of that. I think it is...

    I should have thought of that. I think it is because you do the forum on your phone that often your smilies don't show up on my computer, so possibly my computer smilies don't show up on your phone....
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    Sticky: You did see the smiley on the end of the post?

    You did see the smiley on the end of the post?
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    Sticky: A point of order, Matt. Your proposal to make the...

    A point of order, Matt. Your proposal to make the change does not meet the necessary criteria as previously laid down. :doh:
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    I will be out tomorrow - medical appointment....

    I will be out tomorrow - medical appointment. Everyone have a good meeting.
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    I seem to recall that back at the start it was...

    I seem to recall that back at the start it was said somewhere that no time extension requests would be entertained. I might be wrong about that, but I don't have time to look right now. I'm too...
  46. The more options you have the better - within...

    The more options you have the better - within reason of course. It only becomes a problem when one gets in the way of the others.

    I find that my shoulder vise, tail vise and holdfasts take care of...
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    First prize is a week in Hoppers Crossing staying...

    First prize is a week in Hoppers Crossing staying in Doug3030's shed.

    Second prize is a two weeks in Hoppers Crossing staying in Doug3030's shed.

    Provide your own transport, food, drinks,...
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    Two blades in the forge for heat treating. Mine...

    Two blades in the forge for heat treating. Mine this time. :q

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    Heat treating went well. Blades are in the tempering oven for their first tempering cycle.

    After 8pm I can go out and...
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    Looks like all my secrets have been discovered...

    Looks like all my secrets have been discovered now. :rolleyes:

    A future project is "The Annarchists Toolchest". These planes, being made specifically for use on 7/8" stock, will assist with this...
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    This pic shows the jig in use. I made the jig...

    This pic shows the jig in use. I made the jig wide enough to be able to take the widest blade the Veritas tool will hold and allow it to be traversed across the belt rather than stay in the one...
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