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    Head scratching with this one

    Having a sticky beak at planes on the bay and saw this.
    Interesting Skewed Angled Rebate Plane w Brass Side 26016 | eBay
    Trying to figure out its use. Looks home made but what does the brass plate...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. A very good and...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    A very good and detailed review. You have raised the bar for first posts too.
    Regards
    John
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    How true that last bit Lance. I've got a few...

    How true that last bit Lance. I've got a few things been waiting years to be replaced.
    Regards
    John
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    Not something I have tried but this gives the...

    Not something I have tried but this gives the general idea.
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    A round peg save a lot of work.
    Regards
    John
  5. Thread: Handsaws

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    Of the hard tooth throw away saws I would say...

    Of the hard tooth throw away saws I would say Bacho are the best. The S&J wood handled saws do work just fine however ugly the handle. I scored a couple of old ones and after some work they are good...
  6. I have not seen the brackets but anything I have...

    I have not seen the brackets but anything I have had from Mcjings has been ok.
    Regards
    John
  7. It does look like the wood has split there....

    It does look like the wood has split there. Probably tension during drying. CA glue may hold the crack together then scrape or very fine set plane. Other thought is can it be turned over then be out...
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    I made a version of this fence. YouTube...

    I made a version of this fence.
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    It works better than the factory fence that came with the saw. I did post on it with pics a few years ago but cant remember whose thread it is on.
    Regards...
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    The least hassle would be recoat with the same...

    The least hassle would be recoat with the same paint as before. Perhaps use some clear plastic table mat as protection. I cant think of any coating that is truly child proof.
    Regards
    John
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    I found this. http://www.tyzack.net/Saws.pdf...

    I found this.
    http://www.tyzack.net/Saws.pdf
    Hope its some help.
    John
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    Setting a fast pace there cal. The sander will...

    Setting a fast pace there cal. The sander will surely speed things up. Almost a production line going on.
    Regards
    John
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    WARNING - WARNING!!! Nice one. I play in a uke band when times are...

    Nice one. I play in a uke band when times are normal. Getting together and playing in the pub is the main thing I've been missing.
    Regards
    John
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    Fair condition

    Hows this for fair condition.
    Regards
    John
    2 Vintage Chisels Sorby & Toledo Bevel Straight Edge Firmer socket Old Tool | eBay
  14. Nice to look at but shocked at the prices. Some...

    Nice to look at but shocked at the prices. Some are good but you wonder at the money being asked of ones that are just old metal framed tables. One took my interest.
    Antique French Industrial...
  15. I have always gone almost twice the width of the...

    I have always gone almost twice the width of the metal jaw. That means that you need a thickish board for the front jaw and loose a little bit of overall opening distance but I think the trade off is...
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    Good to get lucky now and then. Regards John

    Good to get lucky now and then.
    Regards
    John
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    Go for at least the DC3 at 1200cfm and you have...

    Go for at least the DC3 at 1200cfm and you have the beginnings of an extraction system. Those cfm ratings are with everything wide open so in practice you get a lot less. A little bit more money but...
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    Looks like a Record T5. They were made for...

    Looks like a Record T5. They were made for schools. I have been on the lookout for one but the prices are a bit steep now.
    Regards
    John
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    Nice work Cal. I take it you will just have more...

    Nice work Cal. I take it you will just have more room at the sides of the fretboard and keep the string spacing much the same. Got me pondering on a strat neck I have waiting for the right project to...
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    It will cut that ok. I just mentioned that metal...

    It will cut that ok.
    I just mentioned that metal cutting blades can be bought I do not use mine for metal. I try to avoid metal sparks around the woodworking zone after I almost set fire to the belt...
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    It will smooth out with use. The black is the...

    It will smooth out with use. The black is the steel coming off the blade you do not avoid it. You are not doing anything wrong thats just how it works.
    Regards
    John
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    I hate to be a party pooper but in Australia...

    I hate to be a party pooper but in Australia crossbows are a prohibited weapon so just having that on the property could end up being very expensive. Penalties similar to a firearms offence. On the...
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    Welcome to the forum Mick, Looking forward to...

    Welcome to the forum Mick,
    Looking forward to seeing your work.
    Regards
    John
  24. It is never easy to price old tools but the...

    It is never easy to price old tools but the stanley miter box with saw looks like a good bit of gear and I think near the top estimate. The other one (while its old and just may be sought after for...
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    Hi Phil and welcome to the forum. As others...

    Hi Phil and welcome to the forum.
    As others have said stick with your nearest blade place. H&F blades are OK and on occasion I have got one seeing as I was there. My general use blade is 10mm...
  26. Thread: Big brother

    by orraloon
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    The setting up of an instrument is something you...

    The setting up of an instrument is something you are going to have to learn. Building one is woodwork but the magic is getting it to play. You can read up plenty on line but it may be a good idea...
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    I have never used an apron plane so cant comment...

    I have never used an apron plane so cant comment on those but if you want a block plane then a low angle with adjustable mouth is the best all rounder. I got mine from McJings a few years back and...
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    Deck oil or outdoor furniture oil. It will need...

    Deck oil or outdoor furniture oil. It will need to be repeated about every year.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi and welcome to the forum, Its hard to tell...

    Hi and welcome to the forum,
    Its hard to tell from that one pic but it looks like the design does not allow for sideways forces. I take it there is no back on it. It needs some bracing to stiffen...
  30. I have gradually got to seeing them as comsumable...

    I have gradually got to seeing them as comsumable also. First one I made I treated with care and got more than 20 years out of it. The last few seem to hardly last any time at all. They have kind of...
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    What is this tool

    OK people something to pass the time. Does anyone know what this tool is.
    Vintage Wooden Tool | eBay
    Regards
    John
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    I'll second the well done. The crack may behave...

    I'll second the well done. The crack may behave if you can protect it from big changes of temperature and humidity.
    Regards
    John
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    As said that was quick. It looks good. Was it a...

    As said that was quick. It looks good. Was it a big job regrinding the blade?
    Regards
    John
  34. The black bit is a bit like the blade setting...

    The black bit is a bit like the blade setting guide for my old makita and the clamp thing is likely as Alan said. I have only ever used TCT blades and they are throw away.
    Regards
    John
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    I do like to see old tools get another go. Old...

    I do like to see old tools get another go. Old chisels are almost a gift to woodworkers that are prepared for a bit of elbow grease and handle making. Those should be good for another lifetime....
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    Top job on the bench. A very good well presented...

    Top job on the bench. A very good well presented WIP also.
    Regards
    John
  37. Thread: Bs-350

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    I used to use wood blocks on my old bandsaw that...

    I used to use wood blocks on my old bandsaw that had blocks. An oily wood was what people said was good and lignum vitae was recommended. Seriously where are you going to find that so I had some...
  38. Something I had never really given any thought to...

    Something I had never really given any thought to as I had only ever seen the down sloping boards. The Jim Davey board does look the better way. Looks like you get more skew working for you. A new...
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    For a working plane provided the screw head is...

    For a working plane provided the screw head is countersunk enough not to mark the wood then it's a valid repair. As to the planes value that is up to the buyer to judge. It would be irksome if a...
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    Nicely done.:2tsup: Regards John

    Nicely done.:2tsup:

    Regards
    John
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    OK here is mine. Think I had posted on it some...

    OK here is mine. Think I had posted on it some years back but could not remember what thread it was in.
    You are right that you need to have some space for more saws later.
    The till is made from...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum, I think you can...

    Hi and welcome to the forum,
    I think you can send pics after you have done 3 posts. It is pretty hard to say without seeing the damage. I am not well versed on veneer but there are some on here...
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    Well following on things mentioned about Spear...

    Well following on things mentioned about Spear and Jackson saws and being at a loose end I dug out said saw that I reckoned was ugly to see what could be done. A mate also gave me another as he is a...
  44. Keep it simple. A hardwood sole will last a long...

    Keep it simple. A hardwood sole will last a long time. Not like its in use all day every day. Even when it finally does get out of kilter its no big deal to true up again.
    Regards
    John
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    Have not tried it as I think it may split from...

    Have not tried it as I think it may split from being bashed about. That is just gut feeling so perhaps others can comment on it. Spotted gum works well and ironbark if you want serious weight. I have...
  46. I will just repost some issues I had with that...

    I will just repost some issues I had with that big miter plane due to it being glued up construction and the effects of heat and humidity plus being dumb and leaving it sitting in those conditions...
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    Looks good. Should be handy for cutting on the...

    Looks good. Should be handy for cutting on the bench where a panel saw is a bit too big. The larger teeth will be a faster cut than using a tenon saw.
    Regards
    John
  48. I have also had a go at this and found it like...

    I have also had a go at this and found it like Ian describes a bit of a fiddle but got things back on line. I was thinking that should be good for another 20 years or so but not long after that the...
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    They do tend to be stable during the cooler part...

    They do tend to be stable during the cooler part of the year. I see your reasoning as there are better planes out there. Hope it holds together until you find one. As to mallet heads we have better...
  50. Lance, Empire squares cost even less...

    Lance,
    Empire squares cost even less than you paid all those years ago. I got one about a year ago when my last one broke the hook thingie that holds the ruler. I think the empire is pretty...
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