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    Many thanks for your suggestion, Kryn. Does this...

    Many thanks for your suggestion, Kryn. Does this mod mean you can no longer use the depth stop?
    Cheers, Bob
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    GMC router query

    I have a 1500w GMC router which I'm trying to adapt to my Triton Router table. The problem I have is that I just can't find a way to remove the plunge spring, short of butchering the pin under the...
  3. Thread: Tenoning jig

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    I made that jig up, as mentioned in the earlier...

    I made that jig up, as mentioned in the earlier post. The only real change I made was to substitute a strip of 3mm aluminium for the"hardwood' cross slides, s they still broke fairly easily.
    I...
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    What model is yours? What do you think of it? I'm...

    What model is yours? What do you think of it? I'm contemplating buying a Hafco M-16.Cheers, Bob
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    Hafco M-16 chisel mortiser

    Gooday all. Does anyone own one of these machines? I was originally looking at Timbecon's Sherwood TBM-160, which reviewed well, but Timbecon no longer do them and told me the Hafco was the same,...
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    Ian, Unfortunately, the rail preservation groups...

    Ian, Unfortunately, the rail preservation groups don't talk to one another all that much and RTM are one of the worst offenders. I actually started a yahoo group to get preservationists together to...
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    Thanks for those tips, chaps. I've been sent...

    Thanks for those tips, chaps. I've been sent samples of horsehair from a Chinese supplier and when I get a chance, I'm going to show them to a local upholsterer who has a good reputation with...
  8. Thread: Tenoning jig

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    I've had a few responses on this topic from...

    I've had a few responses on this topic from various sources, which are all appreciated.
    I've found a really interesting one in the Time Life Woodsmith woodworking books, which allows both cheek cuts...
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    Thanks Chris. See you there. I was looking at...

    Thanks Chris. See you there. I was looking at something like the Carba tec jig, with micrometer measurements to get a really accurate setting, though. Still, if something like that doesn't come...
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    Tenoning jig

    Gooday. Does anyone know of a tenoning jig which will fit up to a 2000 work centre?
    Cheers, Bob
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    Joe Townsville from Yass!, I certainly will be...

    Joe Townsville from Yass!,
    I certainly will be visiting Padgham's on Saturday. In fact, I already have some spring samples to show them!
    Interesting that you live in Yass. Do you know Bob Frank?...
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    Bob, Thanks for your response. There are...

    Bob,
    Thanks for your response. There are actually about 30 seat cushions that need to be done, most from timber frame up and a few re-covering existing ones.
    Where does your son live? It's probably...
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    A plea for help

    I know this is a remote possibility, but if you don't ask......
    I'm restoring/rebuilding a 1901-vintage Pullman sleeping car, believed to be the last of its type in the World, at Canberra Railway...
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    Bob Hall

    Eagle,
    My Triton router has a variable speed facility, but unfortunately I have no control over when or when it changes speed.
    I understand the problem is in the speed controller.
    Can you advise...
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    This is a shot I took this morning of the first...

    This is a shot I took this morning of the first sleeping berth with restored bunk in place.
    The pieces I bent are beneath the circular spring and chain housing on the right.
    Cheers, Bob
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    Given the slight variation in colours on the new...

    Given the slight variation in colours on the new pieces, I'd be inclined to think they're quarter sawn. This particular piece was almost one of Craig's offcuts and at one side it has a bit of a...
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    Nearly 3 months later, I think I've finally got...

    Nearly 3 months later, I think I've finally got it sorted.
    In the end, I gave up trying to bend the VERY dry cedar from the carriage. Seeems no matter how long I soaked it and how long I steamed it,...
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    The latest developments.... On Friday, I put the...

    The latest developments....
    On Friday, I put the piece of cedar into soak and left it till Monday morning. When I pulled it out, I discovered that somehow it had floated higher and only about 3/4 of...
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    Well, latest attempt: Soaked for 24 hours and...

    Well, latest attempt: Soaked for 24 hours and steamed for about 30 minutes. Bent easily round the gentle curve then broke on the tighter bit!
    Next attempt: I'm soaking the next piece all weekend and...
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    I think there is, AD, but without having a...

    I think there is, AD, but without having a window,it's a bit hard to tell. I left a small crevice for an outlet and there's plenty coming out of that.
    The thing is, in all the books which I've...
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    Thanks for the advice, fellas. My steamer box is...

    Thanks for the advice, fellas. My steamer box is certainly getting hot enough, as you can't pick it up after a while, it's just too hot!
    I had a chat with Richard Vaughan at the Canberra Working...
  22. Thread: Steam bending

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    Steam bending

    If anyone here considers them to be skilled at the art of steam bending, would you be kind enough to take a look at my posting "Steam bending cedar" in the Timber section, please?
    Thanks, Bob
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    Steam bending cedar

    As part of the process of rebuilding/restoring a 106 year old railway carriage, I've had to try and perfect the art of steam bending.
    I need to make a set of mouldings aopproximately 610mm long,...
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    Burn was right about this site. It's bloody...

    Burn was right about this site. It's bloody amazing!
    That's the machine, Iain. Thanks VERY much for the lead. I'll have to spend a few hours poring over the papers to see how much use they actually...
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    Zinken Italiana

    This is my first posting on this forum, so here's hoping for some beginner's luck!
    Down at the Canberra Railway Museum, we have a 3in1 Saw/Thicknesser/ Spindle Moulder, made by Zinken Italiana....
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