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    Given that itís narrower than a No 8, perhaps it...

    Given that itís narrower than a No 8, perhaps it should be a No 9 1/4?
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    Had my second dose of Pfizer on Tuesday, didn’t...

    Had my second dose of Pfizer on Tuesday, didn’t feel great for a couple of days afterwards. Had a headache and generally was tired for a couple of days.

    On the positive side, at least it feels...
  3. Thread: P&N chisel set

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    I was prepared to be generous and offer $30, but...

    I was prepared to be generous and offer $30, but then he went and used them. :U
  4. Enjoy your long weekend. :U

    Enjoy your long weekend. :U
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    I bought a set of Berg socket chisels a few years...

    I bought a set of Berg socket chisels a few years back. I paid what I felt was a fair amount for them, but could have sold the 1/8” on eBay in the US and got all my money back. The small ones are in...
  6. Thread: Luban planes

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    I’d probably buy an old Stanley, but if the...

    I’d probably buy an old Stanley, but if the choice was between the two, it would depend on my finances. If I could comfortably afford the extra, I’d go Lie Nielsen. If I was strapped for cash I’d...
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    Maybe they can ship it to someone in NZ who can...

    Maybe they can ship it to someone in NZ who can send it on to you?
  8. I canít imagine needing that level of control on...

    I canít imagine needing that level of control on a woodworking lathe. I suppose if youíve got OCD* and need it to be running at a round number but I donít find any practical difference between 700...
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    Just got my first shot. �� - - - Updated - - -...

    Just got my first shot. ��

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just got my first shot. 😊
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    Just my personal experience. I have a floor...

    Just my personal experience.

    I have a floor sweep behind my lathe, and donít actually use it as much as I thought I would. It can handle all the shavings I throw at it, but they tend to block the...
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    When he clamped the workpiece in the vice at...

    When he clamped the workpiece in the vice at 2:45, I just wish heíd put it straight. I wonder if he had a better eye for whatís level and square if he might not have needed the Ďtaperedí blade to cut...
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    Shellawax cream is great for smaller items, for...

    Shellawax cream is great for smaller items, for bowls I tend to use Danish oil.
  13. Thread: Lathe choice

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    Old tools can often be reground into different...

    Old tools can often be reground into different shaped scrapers for specific tasks - cutting the mortise and/or tenons for chucks to grip for example.
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    Do you have similar figures for the noise...

    Do you have similar figures for the noise generated? My gut tells me that the smaller impeller running faster will be noisier, but that’s purely a guess.
  15. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Given the amount of actual woodworking I get...

    Given the amount of actual woodworking I get through some months, some would say theyíre in a museum now.

    They were bought from work, where they were used to store agricultural seed samples. At...
  16. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    i have two banks of these drawers, even I donít...

    i have two banks of these drawers, even I donít know whatís where half the time.
  17. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Luckily a sawset is small enough that it can be...

    Luckily a sawset is small enough that it can be put in a drawer where itís not obvious and you can claim you always had it. :wink:
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    I have a bench grinder which sometimes wonít stay...

    I have a bench grinder which sometimes wonít stay on unless you hold the button in, at other times itís fine. The best theory I have is that itís related to dodgy incoming power - Iím out on a farm...
  19. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Given that nitpicking is one of my core...

    Given that nitpicking is one of my core competencies, I need to point out that 1/16Ē is closer to 1.6mm. 1.2mm is roughly 3/64Ē.
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    I wish Iíd seen this before I ordered mine...

    I wish Iíd seen this before I ordered mine yesterday. :)
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    I agree with havabeer69, pinch the belt with a...

    I agree with havabeer69, pinch the belt with a rope or strap to hold the shaft. Might also be worth using an impact driver on the nut to rattle it off.
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    Do you grip the shaft of the jack directly with...

    Do you grip the shaft of the jack directly with the chuck or do you have an adapter with a socket on it?
  23. If itís not the bearings, Iíd be looking at the...

    If itís not the bearings, Iíd be looking at the capacitor next, they donít last forever.
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    Itís the same here in South Africa. You canít...

    Itís the same here in South Africa. You canít even upgrade the impellor to something decent, all you get is the same machine with different stickers and paint colours, unless you go industrial and I...
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    Thanks - I searched for the wrong username.

    Thanks - I searched for the wrong username.
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    You can’t just say something like that - there...

    You can’t just say something like that - there are rules.

    We’re going to need to see pictures of the berg chisels.
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    Good advice, thanks. Iíd probably have done it...

    Good advice, thanks. Iíd probably have done it the wrong way around and ended up battling the whole way.
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    Itís quite common here (certainly for old tools,...

    Itís quite common here (certainly for old tools, which is really the only category I look at) to just show some pics. The better sellers provide decent quality pictures and place them in the...
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    I might have a little tamboti (Spirostachys...

    I might have a little tamboti (Spirostachys africana) that will be the right size, if I do, I’ll be able to make a matching knob as well. This plane will never be a collectors piece, so I can use it...
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    Stanley #4 Type 14

    I picked up a type 14 #4 recently, in an online auction. Iíve been on the lookout for a decent #4 for a while as I offered to help my nephew to find one as heís getting started doing some woodwork...
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    Loosen the big silver butterfly nut, and then...

    Loosen the big silver butterfly nut, and then push the black tab on the lower right to release the detent and it should swivel.
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    Good point, thanks. I suppose you could cut...

    Good point, thanks.

    I suppose you could cut the former into pieces, and by sliding one piece out, create sufficient room to remove the other pieces. But thatís starting to become a major hassle....
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    Iíve always thought it would work to make them...

    Iíve always thought it would work to make them the same way you make your bell mouth hoods, using a wooden former for the shape. But havenít needed one to actually try that.
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    Thatís on my medium term shopping list - just...

    Thatís on my medium term shopping list - just waiting for the right special to coincide with a solvent patch in my finances.
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    As long as the blade is OK.

    As long as the blade is OK.
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    Iím not a heavy chisel user (mostly do turning)...

    Iím not a heavy chisel user (mostly do turning) but bought a set of chisels because I thought I needed them. The main advantage to having a full set is that if you grab one and itís blunt you grab...
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    If you’re buying that as a drill press...

    If you’re buying that as a drill press replacement, by the time you’ve shipped it from the US you’ll have spent as much as just buying a small drill press.
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    That impeller looks fairly rustic to my eye, you...

    That impeller looks fairly rustic to my eye, you might get better airflow if you can find a more modern design impeller that fits. Finding something that fits is going to be the tricky bit though.
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    I donít trust motor power ratings - my generic...

    I donít trust motor power ratings - my generic 3HP dust extractor uses half that. Iím using 6Ē duct with one 90į bend and about 6m of duct, so it should be pretty open and therefore draw near its...
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    I can’t even open Home Depot’s website. I not...

    I can’t even open Home Depot’s website. I not sure what they’re selling that they bothered going to the effort of blocking access to their website for some countries (I can access their website from...
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    One consideration when starting out is that...

    One consideration when starting out is that you’ll also be learning how to sharpen your gouges, and I appreciated having a set of cheap HSS tools to learn with. It you get it wrong, you can grind a...
  42. Yes, itís 10:30 over here. Itíll be weird - in my...

    Yes, itís 10:30 over here. Itíll be weird - in my head you guys all talk normally, but Iím pretty sure Iíll be the only one with no accent. :wink:
  43. I’m hoping to be able to join one of these weeks...

    I’m hoping to be able to join one of these weeks - the time zones work better than the Friday one. Just had guests around this weekend so wasn’t able to sign in.
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    I think tgeist meant that it’s the best there is...

    I think tgeist meant that it’s the best there is for small work, and not that it does small work better than it does larger work. ��
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    Third time lucky - heís finally got them listed...

    Third time lucky - heís finally got them listed at $39. :U
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    Amazon.com...

    Amazon.com
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    It does.

    It does.
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    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even...

    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even tried.
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    There shouldn’t be much difference between...

    There shouldn’t be much difference between lathes. As long as you have the right thread to match your headstock and the vacuum pipe fits through the headstock spindle it should work. I’m using TMI...
  50. I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for...

    I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for a start it holds more than the bin they’re selling, which means that you’d be emptying the bin more often. The fact is that you’ve got a certain...
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