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    yeah absolutely, although the brush that is...

    yeah absolutely, although the brush that is supplied with it tends to be moreso suited to mortise, tenons and joints you'd find on chairs, dining tables etc. I have a small acid brush for dovetails...
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    These "new" glueboats have been standard and...

    These "new" glueboats have been standard and common place in continental Europe for quite some time. Infact, if you youtube or google any Danish furniture manufacturer, you will see them scattered...
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    They are probably referring to a 12G wood screw -...

    They are probably referring to a 12G wood screw - which is just under 6mm.
    To be honest, it does not matter on the exact size of the screw, just as long as you use a pan head screw or a hex head lag...
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    Haha, yeah Derek I know the Anglia all too well....

    Haha, yeah Derek I know the Anglia all too well. I never did quite get the rear window design, but designers back then had some very interesting tastes! They definitely got their act together much...
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    my god i’ve triggered the “Escortosis” - somebody...

    my god i’ve triggered the “Escortosis” - somebody better alert the WHO! [emoji23]

    mine is a 1300XL. I used to work with some rather serious racecar fabricators and engineers as I worked in...
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    my god folks…i must chip in. Mk1 Ford...

    my god folks…i must chip in.


    Mk1 Ford Escort…


    My first car was/is (its waiting to be restored and on a rotisserie…ive purchased and fabricated a bunch of unique solutions for it)…a 1972 mk1...
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    hey Nathan, i have direct experience here....

    hey Nathan,

    i have direct experience here. When i first bought my table saw i sealed it up and tried to use a reducer to adapt my shoo vac to fit. It wasnt a festool, but rather a Hilti that has...
  8. Sorry if i miss the point completely, But if...

    Sorry if i miss the point completely,

    But if you're looking to shorten the tops of the legs that are proud, why not simply strike a line with a square all the way around and pare down to it with a...
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    The vise jaw faces (if you're lining say metal...

    The vise jaw faces (if you're lining say metal vise jaws) is perhaps best if a durable hardwood - Anything really that you can get your hands on. I line the faces of the wooden jaw liner with full...
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    Derek, I think you need to legally change...

    Derek,

    I think you need to legally change your name to Djarrah. Saying that you love the stuff....is a gross understatement akin to saying Arnold Schwartzenegger likes his cigars.

    Good stuff!...
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    Haha absolutely!

    Haha absolutely!
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    I Concur, Because I am an engineer, i like...

    I Concur,

    Because I am an engineer, i like having backups for backups of backups haha.

    So a chemical fastener - glue, followed by a mechanical fastener - screws (perhaps every 200mm or so)...
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    I agree 100% with Derek on this - dont forget to...

    I agree 100% with Derek on this - dont forget to make them lean! And the dog holes on the tail vise itself (which may only be 1 if you use a wagon vise, or perhaps upto 4 if you use a different tail...
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    Oh, dont fear the swiss cheese. It's moreso,...

    Oh, dont fear the swiss cheese.

    It's moreso, perhaps consider how you want to use the workbench. Swiss Cheese has its time and place most definitely and works very very well, just not in a New...
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    I like square dog holes for a workbench with...

    I like square dog holes for a workbench with dedicated dogs, but if you want perhaps to use the off the shelf variety of accessories from various manufacturers, then a round dog hole is best. If you...
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    Wow Bob, this is utterly spectacular! My...

    Wow Bob, this is utterly spectacular! My grandfather was from Sudetenland (now in the Czech Republic), and he too unfortunately was sent to the Russian Front- horrible times. After returning, he and...
  17. Ian, I actually saw this first in a tour with...

    Ian,

    I actually saw this first in a tour with Vic Tesolin, where I noticed the angles on her wonderful “little” (but perfectly sized, and clearly perfectly utilised and cared for) workbench had...
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    I just saw this post too, so i might chime in. ...

    I just saw this post too, so i might chime in.

    If you're planing towards the wall with the intent that the bench will be up against the wall, you're severely limiting yourself. A lot of planing...
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    Hey Steven, Absolutely, I understand. Use what...

    Hey Steven,

    Absolutely, I understand. Use what you have, what is available to you and the tools and time that one has to as great effect as possible. If MDF and structural plywood is all one has...
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    I must correct myself. We didnt turn the screws...

    I must correct myself. We didnt turn the screws up at RAAF Oakey, nor did we steal some Silkwood from the airforce and cut it up on location. We had concluded the museum tour, misplaced the car keys...
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    Hey Steve! I was working for several weeks...

    Hey Steve!

    I was working for several weeks with Frank Wiesner, and one Sunday whilst at RAAF Oakey checking out the aircraft museum, we decided to cut a couple of chunks of Silkwood in 4x4...
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    No worries Tom, I hope you're doing better. It...

    No worries Tom, I hope you're doing better. It must be cold and damp over there where you are.

    I had a rather big health scare (the sort where one collapses unconscious and is rushed to hospital...
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    I am going to go out on a limb (and hope that I...

    I am going to go out on a limb (and hope that I dont offend) when i ask, what is your level of woodworking experience? Just so that we can all chime in as appropriately as possible.

    Given the size...
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    Absolutely! haha, he would love it! Unfortunately...

    Absolutely! haha, he would love it! Unfortunately I didn't get to take a photo of the marking gauge.

    With regards to the hand screw clamps, I'm actually very keen on making some for my own use....
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    Urea Formaldehyde glue is perfect for that if you...

    Urea Formaldehyde glue is perfect for that if you want rigidity - Michael Cooper used it extensively on his bent laminations using all manner of timber species.

    505883
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    Just a quick picture , though its hard to see,...

    Just a quick picture , though its hard to see, there are a few ideas borrowed from a couple of different benches, although half the parts are missing in this photo (guidebars etc) and nothing is yet...
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    I have actually watched all the videos AWR made...

    I have actually watched all the videos AWR made regarding you and tapping/threading wood screws.

    Thanks for putting a concise writeup here, in this thread, i appreciate it. It is fascinating to me...
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    Hey Paul, Yeah i think that counts as local!...

    Hey Paul,

    Yeah i think that counts as local! haha! 80km is certainly a lot more local than me (I am in Melb).

    Oh yes, I worked with him for several weeks on a batch of those stools as well as...
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    Any progress reports on the bench Tom? :) I'm...

    Any progress reports on the bench Tom? :) I'm looking forward to it. I've been mostly silent on these forums, and my bench is perhaps a week or so away from being oiled - that weekend project will...
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    I did wonder about the face vise as it is a...

    I did wonder about the face vise as it is a Canadian patternmaker's vise (not the Dawn/Record design we have here in Australia). Yeah Vic Tesolin did a short tour of it, and Karen mentions how you...
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    Hey Ian, Haha, I am 100% sure it was that...

    Hey Ian,

    Haha, I am 100% sure it was that bench he took around to the Woodcraftsman's guild, as he always told me how he would load it onto the trailer and drive it down with Robert Dunlop where...
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    Paul you're not at all wrong! Are you in...

    Paul you're not at all wrong! Are you in Toowoomba too?

    Frank is legitimately a wonderful figure in woodworking and a role model person in general - I wrote that article on the flight home because...
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    Indeed Ian you’re right! Klausz is the bloke. I...

    Indeed Ian you’re right! Klausz is the bloke. I recognised the orientation of your guide bars and the way the anchor points are coach bolted.
    He certainly knew what he was doing. But it is...
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    Hey Ian, No idea how I just stumbled over this...

    Hey Ian,

    No idea how I just stumbled over this thread now, but what a fantastic read it indeed was.
    A wonderful bench from some truly iconic Aussie timbers, and what a lovely vise. I recognise it...
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    I bought a Cosman dovetail saw some 2-3 years...

    I bought a Cosman dovetail saw some 2-3 years ago, and used it extensively.
    As an engineer with a real interest in design and toolmaking (i worked in prototyping and tooling for a number of years),...
  36. Yup! and whats freakish, is the output he has at...

    Yup! and whats freakish, is the output he has at which he can produce those items. He currently has a batch of 6 standing presses that he is about to lacquer.
  37. Ian, Oh wow, so you would have absolutely...

    Ian,

    Oh wow, so you would have absolutely known Robert Dunlop as well perhaps? Yeah, Frank still has a lot of timber he obtained from Gareth Lazarides, infact he is still in touch with the family....
  38. An article I wrote that was just published by FWW on one of our finest craftsmen

    Hi folks,

    As the title says, I wrote an article a while back as I flew home from working with a chap called Frank Wiesner. I wrote it as a reflection of my time spent up there, and not for profit....
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    SOLD: Hi Dusteater, Would you have any other lace...

    Hi Dusteater,

    Would you have any other lace sheoak blanks? Just thought I should ask, as I was late to the party on this beauty! :D


    Kindest regards from Vic,

    Siggy
  40. Thread: Fretsaws

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    SOLD: Oh wow Derek, I didn't know the backstory of...

    Oh wow Derek,

    I didn't know the backstory of how you were involved in the development of the Saws.

    I was fortunate to get their production model titanium fret saw, and being a mechanical...
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    VICTORIA Both dovetail jigs are now sold, pending payment....

    Both dovetail jigs are now sold, pending payment.

    Thanks everyone for your interest. I hope you all have a wonderful (and not too wet and windy!) day.


    Kindest regards,
    Siggy
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    VICTORIA Nope, no responses yet.

    Nope, no responses yet.
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    VICTORIA Katz-Moses Dovetail Jig (2 available)

    I bought 2 (no idea why) back in 2019 to see what all the fuss was about.

    I used one for cutting a practice joint or two, before realizing it was just not my thing.

    Ratio of both jigs is 1:8.
    ...
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    It really is a mystery! I brought the timber...

    It really is a mystery!
    I brought the timber home about 4 weeks ago, when I rough docked and milled it straight away as I didn't have the space for a huge long plank. I generally always stack any...
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    Hey Bob, That was exactly my thinking. How the...

    Hey Bob,

    That was exactly my thinking. How the heck could reclaimed Spotty (which i bought from a guy who had it for some 10-15 years stored indoors) be that high...
    I bought 2 pieces of Spotty...
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    Kiln Drying (Melbourne): Help

    Hi folks,

    I am building the legs for a workbench. I'd acquired some nice reclaimed old Spotty which I milled a oversized by a few mm. Just as I was going to begin the joinery, I got myself a...
  47. VICTORIA Good day folks, Just marking this item as...

    Good day folks,

    Just marking this item as "Sold - Pending" as the chisels have garnered interest on another platform.

    If anyone believes I have marked this incorrectly, please let me know so...
  48. VICTORIA They certainly are. Thanks mate! I hope they...

    They certainly are.

    Thanks mate! I hope they go to a good home 😀
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    Swifty, That NG Rosewood looks a real treat!...

    Swifty,

    That NG Rosewood looks a real treat! You lucky ducky!

    Cheers,
    Siggy
  50. VICTORIA Japanese Chisels - KIYOHISA Set of 10 Oire Nomi: Very Rare

    Good day folks,

    I am regretfully selling an extremely rare set of Oire Nomi (Bench Chisels) made by Kiyohisa (the blacksmith is Watanabe San).

    If you're reading this, you most likely know what...
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