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    Beyond a pleasant surprise

    Well what can I say ...

    Issue #292 (December 2021) was in my mailbox this morning (Friday October 15, 2021) -- that's only 9 days after I received the "hot off the press" teaser email.

    Either...
  2. Thread: Workshop Floor

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    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet...

    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet was installed by the cleaning contractor because the "savings" in labour outweighed the capital cost of installing the carpet.
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    you mean like this bunny?...

    you mean like this bunny?
    https://displaymakers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Bunny-with-Glasses.jpg...
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    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or...

    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or vinyl flooring with carpet was all about the reduced life cycle cost of cleaning carpet -- you only need to vacuum a carpeted office once a month, while...
  5. Thread: Rock and Roll

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    you wish ... En Zed is not known as the...

    you wish ...


    En Zed is not known as the "shaky isles" for nothing
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    There must have been millions of Stanley #4...

    There must have been millions of Stanley #4 planes produced between 1869 and when the UK and Australian branches of Stanley stopped making them around the turn of the 21st century.
    You should not...
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    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system...

    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system requires that each issue is wrapped and addressed individually. Which explains the four separate envelopes.
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    Have other...
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    FWW Issue #292 - is "hot off the presses"

    Not to entirely reinvigorate this thread ...

    I received the following email earlier this week#292 - Nov / Dec 2021
    Our latest issue is hot off the presses, featuring Kerf-bent wall cabinet ; How...
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    first off there is no shame at all in using a...

    first off there is no shame at all in using a sharpening guide. Many people do.

    Evenness of the secondary bevel is, IMO, mostly a non-issue as the lateral adjuster can readily be used to...
  10. Question for Derek What is the trick to locking...

    Question for Derek
    What is the trick to locking the cutter orientation on Veritas's small router plane?
  11. MA, thanks for this

    MA,
    thanks for this
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    Funny, I had almost the exact same issue almost...

    Funny, I had almost the exact same issue almost 20 years ago with a new Stanley #6 which would only produce dust vs a LN #5 which would produce nice shavings -- the "test subject" was the same length...
  13. That's a lot of potential uses for a router...

    That's a lot of potential uses for a router plane.

    Using Lie Nielsen mainly because they have copied Stanley's designs, and Veritas because I like their innovative design approach.

    Note that...
  14. Thread: Wood Cracks

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    Joe Can't help you with the cracks -- but I've...

    Joe
    Can't help you with the cracks -- but I've seen the same sort of cracking in lots of pieces of Australian hardwood.

    How did you attach the hammer head?
  15. Thread: Never again

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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    my thoughts are similar to Bruce's -- just...

    my thoughts are similar to Bruce's -- just reversed
    does it matter ? -- use the lateral adjusting level to compensate. Or tap the blade a smidge if the plane is a bevel up jobbie.



    If you...
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    just remember that down lights (even LED ones)...

    just remember that down lights (even LED ones) generate a fair amount of heat.

    When we rebuilt our kitchen and installed down lights, we located the transformers on top of the overhead cupboards...
  18. Thread: Blade for Melamine

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    If you have a decent track saw, have you looked...

    If you have a decent track saw, have you looked at getting the track saw's blade reshaped to a high ATB profile and cutting the sheets to exact size with the track saw?
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    OK If it were me, I'd draw up -- or pay someone...

    OK
    If it were me, I'd draw up -- or pay someone with the required knowledge to draw up -- a complete electrical plan and revised plumbing layout for the whole property showing what wiring goes where...
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    If you have a lathe with 150mm or more between...

    If you have a lathe with 150mm or more between the bed and the lathe axis, you can mount the blank in the lathe and use abrasive paper to remove the "vertical ridges"

    Disc sander and a circle jig...
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    The thin white "plastic" glued onto the white...

    The thin white "plastic" glued onto the white keys could easily be ivory.

    To my mind worth checking before throwing them away
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Rohan A table that seats 10 comfortably needs to...

    Rohan
    A table that seats 10 comfortably needs to be about 3.6 to 3.9 metres long -- that's 4x700 + 2x400 **
    A table only 3 m long will be a tight fit for 10 people.
    For 12 people -- 5 sitting...
  23. Thread: Blade for Melamine

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    I hope the melamine board you are using is...

    I hope the melamine board you are using is moisture resistant.

    I don't have my saw blade index book to hand, but if your table saw doesn't have a scribing blade, you may find that a high angle...
  24. not so much a tool given to me, one day I plan...

    not so much a tool given to me,
    one day I plan to "replace" my LN #9 with a Veritas shooting plane (Veritas's version of the Stanley #51)...
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    use the opening square bracket [ type the...

    use the opening square bracket [
    type the letter command, to cross out text s -- for strike through
    the type the closing square bracket ]

    so to "strike out text" type [ s ] (but leave out the...
  26. Thread: Sanding Challenge

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    On my peddlies there is enough tolerance in the...

    The brake and gear levers etc have to clamp on the bars.
    Plus the grips are round.
    That being said Iíve fitted ergonomic grips to my peddlies to stop numb hands.
    So an oval shape out there could...
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    Dirk, can you possibly rethink your process. ...

    Dirk,
    can you possibly rethink your process.
    I understand why the centre of the bar needs to be a very particular size (29.95 mm, though I thought most bike components were metric and that a...
  28. Thread: Sanding Challenge

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    Hi Dirk My initial thoughts to speed up the...

    Hi Dirk

    My initial thoughts to speed up the sanding process is to use an industrial robot -- companies in various parts of the world will rent a suitable robot to small scale users like yourself...
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    Hi Yvan I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you ...

    Hi Yvan
    I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you :no:

    2 to 3 weeks for delivery might be the delivery standard for the US, but for deliveries via Canada Post the time is more like 2 months, and...
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    but if you buy the chisel plane in a Stanley #90J...

    but if you buy the chisel plane in a Stanley #90J box you are not actually getting a bullnose plane.
    What you get is a casting "dropped from a height onto a hard surface and has lost the bullnose...
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    not a worry, should one of the UK or US pull out,...

    not a worry, should one of the UK or US pull out, AUS will just have to eat humble pie and go back to building the French sub. After all, the French sub was originally nuclear powered -- it's just...
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    very good point and the box is in fair...

    very good point

    and the box is in fair condition

    so must add a few $ to the value of the overall package -- chisel plane in a Stanley #90J box
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    The Collins Class subs were named after RAN...

    The Collins Class subs were named after RAN heroes, only one of whom (HMAS Sheanan) was an able seaman.

    Perhaps Australia's new nuclear subs should be named after politicians

    How about
    ...
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    Issue #291 arrived in Canmore Alberta today

    My copy of Fine Woodworking Issue #291 arrived today -- 22 September 2021.

    Note that I am in Alberta, Canada -- approximately 12,000km closer to Connecticut than is Tasmania. For Derek in Perth...
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    :whs:

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    I have an idea of your employment history so I...

    I have an idea of your employment history so I won't.

    :rolleyes:
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    back in my far distant past, I did contemplate a...

    back in my far distant past, I did contemplate a career as a patternmaker. I'm not entirely sure why I was thinking that way in my early teens, perhaps because I knew that if I didn't snag a...
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    I think Patrick of Blood and Gore infamy, has got...

    I think Patrick of Blood and Gore infamy, has got it.
    Gerry's 28" long "Stanley" is an owner made plane fitted with Stanley parts.
    As far as those with much better knowledge than me can tell,...
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    Martin I wish I could be as sure about this as...

    Martin
    I wish I could be as sure about this as Patrick apparently is.

    Stanley didn't start making hand planes in the UK till 1936 or 37 when they bought a controlling interest in JA Chapman,...
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    speaking from a jurisdiction [Canada] where...

    speaking from a jurisdiction [Canada] where Covid-19 cases are approaching 1.6 million, with over 27,000 deaths, and where the number of cases in the 2nd wave peaked at over 10,000 per day back in...
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    these are what I calculate shank size 6 mm =...

    these are what I calculate

    shank size
    6 mm = 28.27 mm^2. Comment: while apparently common in continental Europe they are exceedingly rare to just not available in Australia.
    1/4in (6.35 mm) =...
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    Yes, I do now this. But the critical...

    Yes, I do now this.

    But the critical differences are:
    1. Yellow Fever like Dengue Fever, Malaria, and a host of other diseases are mosquito borne. If you are not bitten by a virus carrying...
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    :whs: :D

    :whs:


    :D
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    I believe the real issue is who has access to the...

    I believe the real issue is who has access to the "vaccination status database"?

    I trust Health, sort of -- but I certainly don't trust the Police nor any other authority including Immigration...
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    On the assumption that fully vaccinating those...

    On the assumption that fully vaccinating those with "co-morbidities" against Covid-19 will provide a "reasonable" level of protection -- much like an annual flu shots does now -- perhaps the issue of...
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    So if I can reparse your numbers somewhat ... ...

    So if I can reparse your numbers somewhat ...

    Singapore has detected around 1200 new cases in the past two days -- of which 98.2% (1178) were asymptomatic or only had mild symptoms. Which implies...
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    As a double vaccinated person (2nd jab was...

    As a double vaccinated person (2nd jab was received in early July) -- who is currently Covid stranded in Canada -- let me try to answer Warb's question from a Canadian perspective I'm fully...
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    Glenn, I suggested a #7 on the basis you...

    Glenn,
    I suggested a #7 on the basis you already have a Luban LA jack, which is 14" long -- the same length as the Lie Nielsen #62 (low angle jack).
    The LN #62 itself is a "copy" of the Stanley...
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    My 2 cents ... get a #7, a very useful size...

    My 2 cents ...

    get a #7,
    a very useful size for smoothing the finished box and drawer sides flush with the dovetails


    also will come in handy as a jointer down the track
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