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    Just a quick note at this stage. The 1/4" collet...

    Just a quick note at this stage. The 1/4" collet from 3DTek arrived yesterday - super quick delivery. I have not had a chance to use it. They will wait to the weekend. But I must say that the finish...
  2. Lance, you can use the Veritas blades in the...

    Lance, you can use the Veritas blades in the #043. This opens the door to beading as well (just add a back bevel to increase the cutting angle).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have one...

    I have one ... consider it my contribution to sufferers of insomnia :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have ordered one (1/4") from the store. Buying...

    I have ordered one (1/4") from the store. Buying from eBay turned out to be about 50c more expensive. Cheaper price and more expensive postage. Six of one and a half dozen of the other ...

    Regards...
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    Yep. I purchased a Mujingfang plane from a...

    Yep. I purchased a Mujingfang plane from a Chinese factory outlet ... only to find that it was a fake Mujingfang. There are Chinese factories copying Chinese factories! Go figure.

    The Makita...
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    Mark, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a...

    Mark, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a tapered blade is wrong for your infill. I am surprised that Toolbazaar sold you one! Your Spier should use a parallel blade. The tapered blade is for...
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    Just for reference, a little more expensive, but...

    Just for reference, a little more expensive, but I imagine these would be the ducks nuts ...

    Makita Collets Custom | eBay

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi John From whom did you purchase the Makita...

    Hi John

    From whom did you purchase the Makita collet?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I cannot find any images to comment on. "Old"...

    I cannot find any images to comment on.

    "Old" does not translate to "valuable". It depends on who made the chisels, and their condition.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have Bose QC 35 ear muffs as well as the Bose...

    I have Bose QC 35 ear muffs as well as the Bose QC 20 mentioned earlier. In all, I have several pairs of earmuffs, including Peltors rated at 33db and SensGard at 31 db.

    The earmuffs certainly...
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    You mean, like this ... ? ...

    You mean, like this ... ?



    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/CoffeeTableForJamie_html_m6232e905.jpg



    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/CoffeeTableForJamie_html_44e9799d.jpg
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    Thanks Siggy. I posted on this Moxon and its...

    Thanks Siggy. I posted on this Moxon and its novel design a month or so ago. It’s on the forum, and also on my website: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/TheLastMoxon.html

    Regards from...
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    Moxon OTT, but oh so nice feature :)

    Here is an overhead of my Moxon vise in the closed position ..


    https://i.postimg.cc/RVHLPNGm/Moxon-spring2.jpg


    When I loosen the wheels now, the jaw automatically opens about 30mm ...

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    I have Bose QC20 ear buds with noise cancelling....

    I have Bose QC20 ear buds with noise cancelling. Total silence.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    David, the Chinese versions are better! The grips...

    David, the Chinese versions are better! The grips on the handles are more like the Bessey K Body Revo. The Uniklamp feels flimsy by comparison.

    I did not realise that these were Uniklamp copies...
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    Yvan, all wood moves a little. I have found that...

    Yvan, all wood moves a little. I have found that restricting movement with cauls and clamps reduces movement as much as possible. Over a week, the wood moves and then relaxes. Better than it relaxes...
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    Hi Jacque This Jarrah machines very easily. In...

    Hi Jacque

    This Jarrah machines very easily. In part this is due to the 4 hp of the K3, and also a brand new carbide 1" Woodmaster blade in the bandsaw, which is also 4 hp. The surface finish is...
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    Entry hall table for a niece

    The build is an entry hall table for a wedding present for a niece. Her choice was this mid century modern piece, which will be the basis for the build. My job is to re-invent it somewhat.

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  19. Peter, Spiers may well have manufactured for...

    Peter, Spiers may well have manufactured for Mathieson. At least from 1875 onward they appear to have done so. However, this is not evidence that they preceded Mathieson when it came to building...
  20. This would be an interesting conundrum :) ...

    This would be an interesting conundrum :)

    Mathieson began building planes in 1792, although no doubt this focussed on wooden planes at the time. Alexander Spier claims 1840 as his start point.
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  21. Colin, that is a score. Mathieson preceded Spier....

    Colin, that is a score. Mathieson preceded Spier. One might say that a Spier was a copy of Mathieson.

    The blade and chipbreaker are often replaced somewhere along the line. They are plentiful....
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    Rob, that’s in line with my experience. The...

    Rob, that’s in line with my experience. The carbide burnisher I made and use is a thinner-than-usual rod ... about 3/16” (from memory ... anyway, about a third thinner than all else I have used). A...
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    Rob, do you use the flat(s) or the edges? Have...

    Rob, do you use the flat(s) or the edges? Have you tried both? Curious about the difference the width makes on downforce, and the resultant hook.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I would attach the top (chessboard side) with...

    I would attach the top (chessboard side) with double-sided tape to a flat board (MDF or Ply) - thick enough to straighten the chess board. Then I would slice off the top section with a bandsaw. This...
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    The lower holes could be used with pegs to rest a...

    The lower holes could be used with pegs to rest a wide panel upon.

    Imagine this piece was much wider - all the way down to the lower end of the leg vise (I cannot find a more representative...
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    My sliding deadman is 44.5mm thick (1 3/4"). I...

    My sliding deadman is 44.5mm thick (1 3/4"). I can use the Gramercy hold downs, however I tend to use and prefer the Veritas screw down hold down ...
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    What about a pinion gear as a burnisher? :) ...

    What about a pinion gear as a burnisher? :)

    https://i.postimg.cc/4NXCZSCr/Pinion-gear-scraper.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The simple rule about a burnisher is that it is...

    The simple rule about a burnisher is that it is harder steel than the scraper. In days of olde, scrapers were made from old saw blades, which could be softer than modern scrapers. Chisels may or may...
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    100mm is long enough - you only need about 50mm....

    100mm is long enough - you only need about 50mm. This is mine. The rod is about 3/16 diameter. Just epoxied into a handle.

    https://i.postimg.cc/pXW7ZMYY/7a_zps2poaxzsk.jpg

    Here is a tutorial I...
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    HPF, it is 2mm thick. I use hide glue, but most...

    HPF, it is 2mm thick. I use hide glue, but most glues should work.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I imagine that HSS rod is hard enough - good luck...

    I imagine that HSS rod is hard enough - good luck hardening it if it is not!!

    My choice for a burnisher would be a short length of carbide rod, preferably a polished piece. That would be hard...
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    Lenox CT Woodmaster Blade for Resawing

    I collected some rather nice fiddleback Jarrah from The Timber Bloke for the hall table (for my niece) that is now starting. (It has some nice challenges, but that is all for later) ...

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    A few new hand tools ...

    ... as I prepare for the next furniture build.


    I collected some rather nice fiddleback Jarrah from The Timber Bloke for the hall table (for my niece) that is now starting. (It has some nice...
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    Does shellac raise the grain, or is it about...

    Does shellac raise the grain, or is it about denibbing the dust? This is an excerpt from Woodworker's Journal with two well-known authors (and they have different views) ...

    Regards from Perth
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  35. Bridge City sold to Harvey, who are well known...

    Bridge City sold to Harvey, who are well known for quality machinery. The owner of Harvey is, to all accounts, serious about maintaining the quality of BCTW. Indeed, I believe, he has been building...
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    Ian, today I purchased some promising boards from...

    Ian, today I purchased some promising boards from Derek Doak - The Timber Bloke. It is all rough sawn, so I have not had a good chance to examine it in great detail. The Jarrah is fiddleback and...
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    Hi Ian I wonder if we are talking at crossed...

    Hi Ian

    I wonder if we are talking at crossed purposes? When I say "flush" I do not mean 'in line with the front of the case', but rather 'recessed behind the chamfers, as in the photo, but...
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    Just wipe it on. Or use a brush and wipe off. ...

    Just wipe it on. Or use a brush and wipe off.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Rob, shellac does raise the grain, but it is so...

    Rob, shellac does raise the grain, but it is so fine/mild (especially on quartersawn Tassie Oak). A quick rub down with grey mesh (400 grit) leaves all smooth. Add a second coat of shellac if one...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Evan, I think you are dreaming :) Firstly, these...

    Evan, I think you are dreaming :) Firstly, these have only been out a short while and, secondly, they are relatively easy to use. Plus, anyone who buys one probably knows what they are doing - they...
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    Ian, it is possible to create flushed drawers...

    Ian, it is possible to create flushed drawers with a centre divider by either planting on a front, or by rebating the sides (half the thickness of the divider) prior to dovetailing.

    Regards from...
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    As used here, “great” and “poor” are subjective...

    As used here, “great” and “poor” are subjective statements. They reflect the expectations of the user, and user experience must be factored in. I do not expect that much from a jigsaw since the very...
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    I never use oil inside a case as the smell can...

    I never use oil inside a case as the smell can linger. I use oil on the exterior of the drawer front. Internally, I use shellac - Ubeaut Hard Shellac, which does not add colour to the Tassie Oak....
  44. Colin, I’d happily give you R1000 for it. That’s...

    Colin, I’d happily give you R1000 for it. That’s about $100 in our local currency, for the information of my fellow Aussies. You did well.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Roy, I used slices of Tassie Oak, which is...

    Roy, I used slices of Tassie Oak, which is quartersawn. These were ripped along the length. The side edge butted against the rear of the drawer.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  46. Is it a Spier? There are lots of copies around....

    Is it a Spier? There are lots of copies around. Look at the lever cap screw ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/jj4whmv4/spier.jpg

    There were two shapes made, this being the earlier type ...
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    The first rule of joinery is that wood moves....

    The first rule of joinery is that wood moves. Dimensions change while you stare at the piece. Good design accounts for wood movement. Bad design ignores this, and later one has to make repairs to...
  48. Get it! That's a Spier!! I would spend easily...

    Get it! That's a Spier!!

    I would spend easily R3000 on it.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    If you want articles on drawer making, look on my...

    If you want articles on drawer making, look on my website. Scan down this index. There are many: Furniture

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Ian I did not see those differences until...

    Hi Ian

    I did not see those differences until you pointed them out. The interesting part is the cock beading on the first example (which is the one sent to me by my niece). She specifically...
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