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    I have a fighting chance of being there (possibly...

    I have a fighting chance of being there (possibly a few minutes late) this week. :2tsup:

    Unfortunately I have no resident elves in my shed, but i do occasionally get visited by a grey cat called...
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    Well Bunnings is allowed to open under the...

    Well Bunnings is allowed to open under the restrictions - so of course we are allowed to shop there. While I don't regard Bunnings as the brightest organisation ,even they would not open unless...
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    Have a look at Terry Gordon's vises. Modern, well...

    Have a look at Terry Gordon's vises. Modern, well engineered and no nonsense.

    Not necessarily what you want if you are building a traditional bench but they are Aussie made and well thought out.
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    It's a knife vise, for holding blades under...

    It's a knife vise, for holding blades under construction. As a working tool subject to various stresses I would rather not leave m6 brass bolts there long term. I went with m6 because they are...
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    Well it did give me an excuse to crank up the...

    Well it did give me an excuse to crank up the metal lathe and make a couple of brass ones to see me through until sanity returns. :2tsup:
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    Poll: I heard on the TV news this evening that in...

    I heard on the TV news this evening that in Australia the covidsafe app is yet to provide a single close contact that has not been already derived without it. They called it the $2 million failure.
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    Poll: Yes we are. The difference is that our leaders...

    Yes we are.

    The difference is that our leaders took it seriously and despite a few mistakes have put measures in place which have actually helped contain the situation, whereas your president is...
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    Poll: Actually to date we in Australia have only had...

    Actually to date we in Australia have only had 108 deaths from COvid. We haven't even had 10k identified cases yet. Not sure where you get your information from but maybe you should redo YOUR math.
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    I have picked up a fair bit over the years at...

    I have picked up a fair bit over the years at markets, just from talking to honey sellers.

    More recently my stepdaughter decided to make her fortune making and selling candles and bath bombs at...
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    I think I already covered that point adequately.

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    I think I already covered that point adequately.
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    Define essential. I am building a knife vise....

    Define essential.

    I am building a knife vise. Two m6 bolts are ESSENTIAL for its completion.

    Your definition of essential may be very different from that being used by 99% of the Bunnings...
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    Which just reinforces my point - the line outside...

    Which just reinforces my point - the line outside would be getting longer and longer the more that people are stuck in queues inside to get to the popular items. Not dispersing the popular items so...
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    True Nev, I don't see where it says that either. ...

    True Nev, I don't see where it says that either.

    But I can't see where it says that we can't either.

    It is certainly not clear and unambiguous.
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    How much brainpower would it take?

    I've just been to Bunnings. I'm in Victoria where we have stage 3 lockdown so only 4 people allowed per aisle.

    I wanted to buy two bolts. The line to get into the bolt aisle was about 40 people...
  16. Thread: Hand Planes

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    QUEENSLAND Lets do it. I'll pm you the address and if you...

    Lets do it. I'll pm you the address and if you send me the bank details I will transfer funds today
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    QUEENSLAND Ok I will take the Stanley #6 if postage to...

    Ok I will take the Stanley #6 if postage to Melbourne 3029 is not excessive.
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    QUEENSLAND Can you please post a photoofthe sole of the #6...

    Can you please post a photoofthe sole of the #6 stanley please. I have a friend who is looking for one of these.
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    Sorry I missed it today - it was because all the...

    Sorry I missed it today - it was because all the fingernail technicians had to close down again due to the covid restrictions.

    Naturally that necessitated an emergency detour to Bunnings on the...
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    Finish will be my Grandfather's special bench...

    Finish will be my Grandfather's special bench finish: 1 part BLO, 1 part pure gum terpentine and as much beeswax as you can dissolve into it



    If she is real lucky she might get a paint brush...
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    If I am there I will be 10 minutes late again. I...

    If I am there I will be 10 minutes late again. I don't believe in fairies.
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    In the case of my bench the depth of the toolwell...

    In the case of my bench the depth of the toolwell is the same as the thickness of the top. The endcaps are thicker than the top so the grooves in the endcap to hold the plywood base of the toolwell...
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    Thanks Derek, I am very happy with seeing it all...

    Thanks Derek, I am very happy with seeing it all in "almost" its final form. It is the best chance so far to visualise it as it will be when finished



    I love that tailvise - almost as much work...
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    I put it all together for a trial fitting today....

    I put it all together for a trial fitting today. It's just held together by the dovetails, a couple of bolts and gravity. The sub assemblies are glued up but not all glued together if you know what I...
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    Laugh to your heart's content Poundy. :D It's...

    Laugh to your heart's content Poundy. :D

    It's a legitimate technique and the more often you look at it pretending to understand the more you learn to actually understand it. I get better at it...
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    Well maybe this can help you have a pretty good...

    Well maybe this can help you have a pretty good guess.

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    The chart is not definitive but it's a good starting place.

    Other things that can help:

    Spark test. Hit it with a grinder -...
  27. VICTORIA I understand, but as I said that's all I have...

    I understand, but as I said that's all I have right now.

    I expected a refusal but if I had not asked I would always be wondering if you might have said yes.
  28. VICTORIA I would love to have that Sapherion. I have...

    I would love to have that Sapherion.

    I have discussed the mater with the Minister for War and Finance and all I can have at this time is $2000. Would this be enough?

    I can pick up straight...
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    thanks Lance for hosting todays Zoom meeting. I...

    thanks Lance for hosting todays Zoom meeting. I got in there about 10 minutes late but still well worth the effort to join in. I will try to get there next week too.



    That discussion was not...
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    I might be able to get to this one but I will be...

    I might be able to get to this one but I will be a bit late
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    Yes, Paul, that is indeed the point I was making...

    Yes, Paul, that is indeed the point I was making there. If it is for your own use and you are prepared for the odd fail and the aim of the exercise is as much to have fun and experiment as it is to...
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    A lot of bladesmiths that I know recommend...

    A lot of bladesmiths that I know recommend against using recycled steel particularly leaf springs simply because you have no guarantee that there will not me tiny stress fractures in them from their...
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    Sticky: You have no idea how happy I am that you gave the...

    You have no idea how happy I am that you gave the SIMPLE answer. :o
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    Good morning Mountainash and Bushmiller, ...

    Good morning Mountainash and Bushmiller,

    Remembering that I am no expert when reading this, just a couple of things I have learned along the way to throw into the mix:

    I use a little toaster...
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    I have two triton routers and I used to be very...

    I have two triton routers and I used to be very impressed with them. Not any more.
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    Watching this with interest MountainAsh. This...

    Watching this with interest MountainAsh.

    This is something I see in my future too. I already have the forge and anvil and have made a couple of things but I am by no means a Master Smith, and...
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    I have two Auriou rasps - cabinet makers and a...

    I have two Auriou rasps - cabinet makers and a model makers. They are excellent.

    I also have a Liogier handle makers rasp. It is also excellent.

    It is hard to compare due to them all being...
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    I have an offcut of 6mm mild steel that I just...

    I have an offcut of 6mm mild steel that I just drill the right sized hole in when I need to make dowel - nothing fancy at all, no tool steel or heat treat, although I have the gear and ability to do...
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    VICTORIA Damn - just a bit undersized for the job

    Damn - just a bit undersized for the job
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    Looking good there with the dowel plate. I'm...

    Looking good there with the dowel plate. I'm looking at making one of those soon to make some dowels to pin the dovetails on the workbench build.:2tsup:
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    Sorry Lance,not this week for me. Another day...

    Sorry Lance,not this week for me.

    Another day of trying to get the Old Fruit-bat (AKA Mother-in-law) settled into an aged care facility in Benalla.

    That's a five-hour round trip from home plus...
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    Sorry Lance,not this week for me. Another day...

    Sorry Lance,not this week for me.

    Another day of trying to get the Old Fruit-bat (AKA Mother-in-law) settled into an aged care facility in Benalla.

    That's a five-hour round trip from home plus...
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    Time for a little update. Work has been...

    Time for a little update.

    Work has been continuing at a slow pace. I am still battling a couple of health and mobility issues which restrict how much I can get through most days but still I try to...
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    A.C.T. I would be all over that if it was in Melbourne....

    I would be all over that if it was in Melbourne. :rolleyes:
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    VICTORIA Thanks Matt. That would be great. Lets hope we...

    Thanks Matt. That would be great. Lets hope we get something to share.:2tsup:
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    VICTORIA Interested too provided there is any suitable...

    Interested too provided there is any suitable bits left after the members before me in the queue
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    Thanks Lance - but next week isn't looking good...

    Thanks Lance - but next week isn't looking good either.
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    As I predicted last week, I will be occupied...

    As I predicted last week, I will be occupied elsewhere this week.

    Maybe next week
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    Damn - I rearranged my calendar to be able to...

    Damn - I rearranged my calendar to be able to join in tomorrow, probably about 10 minutes late - but I was going to be there. :C

    Never mind - next time will do, if I am home, and I will probably...
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    I got an email about Stumpy's video earlier but...

    I got an email about Stumpy's video earlier but havent had a chance to watch it yet. I immediately thought of this thread and whether it would help here. It's amazing how often he releases a video...
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