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    I tend to agree with others, Mark. Could you do...

    I tend to agree with others, Mark. Could you do a close up photo of the grain to give us a better idea.

    Even if it is Vic Ash or another hardwood, as it was used as a ceiling liner it is probably...
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    Great video, Paul. But your son would definitely...

    Great video, Paul. But your son would definitely look much more athletic if he was wearing budgie smugglers.
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    I'll probably get howled down for my heretical...

    I'll probably get howled down for my heretical beliefs but ....

    I use a lot of salvaged timber and do not have much faith in either metal detectors or magnets as there may be many imbedded nasties...
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    Easy, Fletty, I could be wrong but I think there...

    Easy, Fletty, I could be wrong but I think there may be a Forum rule about discussing theology.
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    Judging by the colour of your lawn, there is zero...

    Judging by the colour of your lawn, there is zero salt contamination.

    I have used Berger Jet Dry on the deck of a yacht for 33 years with excellent results. Deck is dynel cloth and epoxy over...
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    Beautiful crisp dovetails, Dom. Well done! ...

    Beautiful crisp dovetails, Dom. Well done!

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    Like Paul, I like the functional mass and the aesthetics of your bench.
  7. Any marking gauge, cutting gauge or pencil gauge...

    Any marking gauge, cutting gauge or pencil gauge would also work, but not be as over-engineered as that one. But I agree with Malb!
  8. China is quite right, and Scotts suggestion is...

    China is quite right, and Scotts suggestion is excellent.

    To make a router sled work properly the secret is rigidity and precision. Any flex in the system an it will leave marks on your project. ...
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    Brilliant !!!!!! :2tsup: You are a cunning...

    Brilliant !!!!!!

    :2tsup:

    You are a cunning bugger, Bob.
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    I had this problem at my previous house. Brick...

    I had this problem at my previous house.

    Brick and besser block building essentially have two built in defenses against water ingress:

    There is a damp course low down to stop rising damp -...
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    Quite true, BM, but I do not think there is much...

    Quite true, BM, but I do not think there is much anyone can do. Except be frustrated.

    We are all used to searching with google - it has become so ubiquitous that we talk of "googling" - and other...
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    Hi double.d; please foregive my tardiness in...

    Hi double.d; please foregive my tardiness in responding, but I have heard that argument many times before and I would respectfully suggest that it is based on a fallacy. If you had said high volume...
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    I have been following your thread for a few...

    I have been following your thread for a few months, Paul, and really like the way that you are approaching your work. Those little boxes are delightful.




    That is a fairly standard mark-up...
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    Good Morning Darcy I hesitate to post this as...

    Good Morning Darcy

    I hesitate to post this as I "just know" that BobL will cringe when he sees my back of the envelope calculations.

    The carrying capacity of your proposed extraction system...
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    We have Killrust enamel around our oven and...

    We have Killrust enamel around our oven and around. No problems after 8 years.

    Ovens are insulated and the high heat is inside the oven, not around it.

    Although Killrust is marketed as a...
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    Like Fletty, have have also been following the...

    Like Fletty, have have also been following the Canadian covid situation, and also wish you well. A the greeting goes - "Be strong, be well".

    It's just not WA that imposed travel bans. At various...
  17. I am very empathetic towards Henry Eckert Tools. ...

    I am very empathetic towards Henry Eckert Tools. They have chosen to enter an incredibly difficult industry. Just think of the number of tool makers in Australia, Britain and the USA in 1950 - how...
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    Just love the simplicity and proportions of that...

    Just love the simplicity and proportions of that hammer, CK. Great design work and craftsmanship!

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  19. Very well said, Paul. Mike very objectively...

    Very well said, Paul. Mike very objectively documented and photographed a series of problems in a rebate block plane, and the spokesman for Henry Eckert Tools admitted the problem with quality...
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    I use equal parts of boiled linseed and turps for...

    I use equal parts of boiled linseed and turps for an oil finish, Tony, but always wipe it on with a rag or sheep skin applicator. Secret is not to put it on too thick or it will take ages to dry.
    ...
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    NO, NO, NO, NO ... NO. You have totally got the...

    NO, NO, NO, NO ... NO. You have totally got the wording wrong, Fletty; perhaps something like:

    "... When quoting for this job I omitted to include a foot adjuster and, as everyone knows well,...
  22. Just tripped over a blog by Paul Sellers where he...

    Just tripped over a blog by Paul Sellers where he shares your opinion of the Stanley #110, but not your sentimental attachment to it, Ian.



    Source: Planes to Buy and Planes You Best Avoid -...
  23. I went through this process about 5 years ago,...

    I went through this process about 5 years ago, Mike - before Henry Ekert offered his labelled block plane. The planes I considered were:

    Lie Nielsen
    Lee Valley
    Luban
    Luban with adjustable...
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    You are hopeful, Ray: this thread is 15 years...

    You are hopeful, Ray: this thread is 15 years old!
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    Let's see, 50-60ー F is equivalent to 10-16ー C; ...

    Let's see, 50-60ー F is equivalent to 10-16ー C; too warm for beer, too cool for pizza!





    Friges are usually set between 2-4ー C; mine can be set anywhere between 1-9ー C. Extending that...
  26. Chris, if you look at the grain direction around...

    Chris, if you look at the grain direction around your timber feature you will see that it literally runs in all directions. This means that if you try to shoot the length of the timber then you must...
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    I had a similar challenge a few years back, Tony....

    I had a similar challenge a few years back, Tony.

    House built in 1880's had Tas Oak floor, mainly messmate, over extremely hard joists - Tas blue gum (E globulus) or spotted gum (maculata). We...
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    Since when have such invitations been accepted ???

    Since when have such invitations been accepted ???
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    Fully agree. But this does not only apply to...

    Fully agree. But this does not only apply to sharpening.



    I have 8 inch (200mm) DMT Duosharp diamond plates and wet grind the backs of chisels and plane blades, holding the blades at an...
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    [/LIST] My bad, Lappa; should have...

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    My bad, Lappa; should have explained that scary sharp is a common name for a sharpenning system using sandpaper on a flat backing sheet - glass, tile or steel plate.

    It is not...
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    Its all horses for courses, Chris. We have...

    Its all horses for courses, Chris. We have experiences, we change our minds, we move on...

    My presently preferred sharpenning technique, in detail, is:

    establish primary bevel on DMT duosharp...
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    That is a really good starting point and it took...

    That is a really good starting point and it took me years to realise it.

    I certainly did not know what sharp was ... then I thought I had discovered it. Hallelujah! I had mastered it. Then I...
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    Rubbing with a slice of raw potato also works...

    Rubbing with a slice of raw potato also works well.

    And scuba divers routinely use saliva.
  34. Elan's methodology gives a very sophisticated...

    Elan's methodology gives a very sophisticated effect although, personally, I would use a much gentler taper, avoiding that shoulder. Secondly, by varying the height of the lining then you can turn...
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    Nice choices. Also FWW #76, June 1989, "Three...

    Nice choices. Also FWW #76, June 1989, "Three Benches".

    I particularly like the lines and proportion of the Japanese Garden Bench, although I am not sure why it is ascribed as Japanese - more...
  36. I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as...

    I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as needed, about every 3-4 years.

    When things slip - in vise, clamps, or even on the bench top when planing or using hold downs - then I supplement the...
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    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for...

    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for membership....
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    When I retired they said "You may as well keep...

    When I retired they said "You may as well keep your phone....". After three months I realised I was still getting mainly work calls; so I got rid of it.

    Now, people continuously tell me that I...
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    I also tend to agree. Some western OEM's are...

    I also tend to agree.

    Some western OEM's are very good at maintaining or even improving quality standards with Chinese manufactured products. Think Apple and Mercedes Benz.

    Some western...
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    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone...

    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone manufacturing factories at 6 locations .... 50% of Samsung mobile phones are made in Vietnam and 8% in South Korea. Rest is manufactured in India,...
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    You sound like me about five years ago, Pete. ...

    You sound like me about five years ago, Pete. Aliexpress really is worth a try but a few things to bear in mind:


    the parent company is Alibaba,
    Alibaba and Aliexpress are the Chinese...
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    I want to both agree and disagree with John. In...

    I want to both agree and disagree with John. In my view:

    Your design is a central problem. The overall width of 2100mm is far too wide and there is no lateral support, and
    particle board and...
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    Keep us posted when they sell.

    Keep us posted when they sell.
  44. Which other brands make dominoes?

    Which other brands make dominoes?
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    I have always had good experiences with tungsten...

    I have always had good experiences with tungsten carbide router bits, including Chinese el cheapos. Agree with Paul that occasional touch up with diamond feather file is refreshing.

    Cannot say...
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    I have never had problems with either plywood or...

    I have never had problems with either plywood or MDF twisting when the veneering. But I usually veneer:

    in a veneer press, with the veneer between HMWPE cauls, or
    in a vacuum bag, then I leave...
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    Usual rule of thum is to steam for one hour per...

    Usual rule of thum is to steam for one hour per 25mm thickness. But veneers have been kiln dried which impacts the lignin in the timber and they do not bend as well as slightly green air dried...
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    Like the minimalist design; the proprotions look...

    Like the minimalist design; the proprotions look good to my eye.

    Suggestion 1: Metal draw side rnners are highly visible and I think would detract from your design. Underdrawer runners such as...
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    Thanks, Ian; really interesting, but scary...

    Thanks, Ian; really interesting, but scary stuff.

    I knew nothing about Hagen saws so I googled and found this thread from 2005....
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    But you chose the Danarm "blue streak" over a...

    But you chose the Danarm "blue streak" over a two-man cross cut saw??? There is a moral there.
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