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    Gídonya Mitch for joining the fun!

    Gídonya Mitch for joining the fun!
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    It is a Stanley 340 ďFurringĒ plane. Have a...

    It is a Stanley 340 ďFurringĒ plane.

    Have a read here of Patrick Leachís appraisal of this somewhat unique tool!
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    Stanley eliminated the pain of lapping with this...

    Stanley eliminated the pain of lapping with this little beauty:

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  4. Panasonic, Daikin & Mitsubishi are all good...

    Panasonic, Daikin & Mitsubishi are all good brands that should give you no issues. I personally fitted Panasonics in my living and dining rooms as at the time they had a redemption offer that made...
  5. Giving the evaporator (inside head unit) and...

    Giving the evaporator (inside head unit) and condensor (outdoor unit) coils an annual clean is good practice also. I use a product called "Viper"; you spray it on and watch it foam up like shaving...
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    SOLD: I'll take it if you're willing to post to 4670?

    I'll take it if you're willing to post to 4670?
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    Today was a washout...:~ I marked out the...

    Today was a washout...:~

    I marked out the lever cap (only 30mm by 5/8Ē :rolleyes:) on my last remaining bit of 6mm thick stainless. I decided the best plan of attack would be to drill and tap the...
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    Nothing suss there; just like when the Ferrari...

    Nothing suss there; just like when the Ferrari pit crew pop round to the McLaren pits for a chinwag and a brew... :rolleyes:

    I agree the handle needs to be brought forwards for balance; but have...
  9. Poll: A.C.T. Iím interested; Iíve recently purchased a pair of...

    Iím interested; Iíve recently purchased a pair of Kumiko jigs from Wigwood and was looking at having to rip up some DAR to get the raw materials to practice with. Iím hoping I can get some of the...
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    Howling gas turbines, thundering turbo diesels...

    Howling gas turbines, thundering turbo diesels and booming ordinance; a healthy respect for hearing protection was beaten into me very early on in my career and I still follow it now.

    Thanks Derek...
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    Most of the handwork on this build has been...

    Most of the handwork on this build has been executed sat outside at a table on the deck, only the hacksawing and drilling has been done in the shed. About a year ago I laid a 7m x 7m slab under my...
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    I got back home last Wednesday evening but today...

    I got back home last Wednesday evening but today was the first day I could put in some hours. The last time I posted I had decided to replace the rear section because that countersunk screw head...
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    Itís just fuelling the anticipation! :U

    Itís just fuelling the anticipation! :U
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    WANTED:VIC Ah yes; thanks for the blow-by-blow account! ...

    Ah yes; thanks for the blow-by-blow account!

    Ok; any chisel which tapers along itís length is actually going to be held better using a guide which clamps onto the sides... like the Chinese Eclipse...
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    WANTED:VIC I donít have one for sale but Iíd be very...

    I donít have one for sale but Iíd be very interested in knowing how the incident happened; I often demonstrate sharpening techniques and equipment and have both genuine Eclipse and Chinese guides...
  16. I have a couple of their face vices; I rate them...

    I have a couple of their face vices; I rate them as being worth what you pay for them. They rack slightly and are a PITA to install but they hold timber and thatís all I ask of them.
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    Thatís looking pretty damn good Brad! Some...

    Thatís looking pretty damn good Brad!

    Some thoughts on the handle; I think a 3-finger grip is preferable. I recall reading somewhere that no plane should be used with a 4-finger grip; better...
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    Film is still available from a few retailers, I...

    Film is still available from a few retailers, I think your bigger issue will be locating a supplier for flash powder :D
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    Well, I had no idea you would have drilled the...

    Well, I had no idea you would have drilled the stretcher mortices by hand in situ; that seems pretty courageous to me! I know that bodgers used braces or bow drills ďby eyeĒ and with the legs held...
  20. DRAWN & CLAIMED Dang; missed it again! :p Congratulations...

    Dang; missed it again! :p

    Congratulations Verawood; and many thanks to John Saxton and Our Benevolent Dictator.
  21. I would say youíve got it way too high. An...

    I would say youíve got it way too high. An original in box US made 50 would struggle to see that price, let alone an English 50 with a fair bit of ďpatinaĒ. If you re-list it at between $20-50 youíll...
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    Iím considering referring to my beloved as...

    Iím considering referring to my beloved as ďMastercardĒ.

    Not that sheís a big spender, itís just that sheĎs up to 56 days interest free...
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    You have a Bedrock 608C, type 7 in the Bedrock...

    You have a Bedrock 608C, type 7 in the Bedrock series made between 1923 and 1926.

    Thatís a bugger about the crack; you were looking at an easy $300 minimum there, potentially heading over $400....
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    Hi Colin; Identifying the ďtypeĒ is only...

    Hi Colin;

    Identifying the ďtypeĒ is only really relevant for pre-1933 US made Stanleys; at that point the changes Stanley made were to lower production costs, not to improve the use. The UK made...
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    If you are getting little circular swirl marks...

    If you are getting little circular swirl marks itís more likely a combination of the sander itself and your technique. If I press down too hard with my ROS I get the swirls.

    Lighter sanders seem...
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    Donít forget the three rings; Engagement ring,...

    Donít forget the three rings;

    Engagement ring,
    Wedding ring,
    Suffering.
  27. This site gives you the parts list; item 19 takes...

    This site gives you the parts list; item 19 takes a T25 Torx screwdriver.

    Commercial manufacturers will always limit the number of different fastener heads needed for construction to speed up...
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    Yes please! :) What method did you use to hold...

    Yes please! :)

    What method did you use to hold the legs at the calculated angles for drilling the holes for the stretchers?
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    Good to see some progress; no matter how small...

    Good to see some progress; no matter how small you might think it is. Whatís the timber?
  30. Do you have any pictures? Preferably with a rule...

    Do you have any pictures? Preferably with a rule for scale.
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    Woops... finger failure. And now I don't have the...

    Woops... finger failure. And now I don't have the "edit post" option anymore.....

    Thanks for highlighting it.
  32. They're awesome Lance, well done! We too have...

    They're awesome Lance, well done!

    We too have an additional daughter (who refers to us as "Spare Mum/Dad" :p) so I understand how important they can be to you and I think it's great that you have...
  33. "Flashy coatings" can contribute to lowering the...

    "Flashy coatings" can contribute to lowering the friction, but where the quality brands shine is in the composition and grinding of the carbide inserts. Sharp, smooth edges ground on a skew give a...
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    Some of the better pieces of mass produced wooden...

    Some of the better pieces of mass produced wooden furniture have half-blind dovetails in their drawer construction; made using 1/2" 14-degree dovetail router bits in proprietary dovetail jigs...
    ...
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    Aus Post scam email

    This is a new one for me; "Aust Post" saying they couldn't deliver a package because of an "Incomplete deliver address". It includes a link for you to presumably input the correct address and pay new...
  36. Are you talking about a Triton Workcentre? If...

    Are you talking about a Triton Workcentre?

    If so I use Silber Gleit on mine with no issues. I also use it on my jointer, thicknesser and lathe beds. One tub will last you years but it can melt and...
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    :U Now thereís a fine turn of phrase I need to...

    :U Now thereís a fine turn of phrase I need to store for future use.



    Then Iím very pleased to make your acquaintance!

    (And if anyone feels they need to know the story behind that...
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    SOUTH AUST Hi Neil; I'm 99.9% positive that's a copy; the...

    Hi Neil;

    I'm 99.9% positive that's a copy; the castings are rough with lots of defects, the knobs/adjusters are wrong and there doesn't appear to be even a trace of nickel plating left. That's not...
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    I reckon that bit of ebony will be good for the...

    I reckon that bit of ebony will be good for the sole! However, traditionally an insert would have the grain running in the same direction as the body; perhaps you could consider joining two or three...
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    Thatís an extremely generous offer Paul, thank...

    Thatís an extremely generous offer Paul, thank you! I think Iíll be right regarding timber; the last thing I did before packing the shed away last night was hunt through my little scraps/offcuts and...
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    As a minor deity I canít argue with that...

    As a minor deity I canít argue with that :rolleyes:...



    ... and there are a few who would say I was the exception to the rule! :p
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    That turned out real good; well done :2tsup:

    That turned out real good; well done :2tsup:
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    Why not Gyprock? An 8íx4í sheet is cheaper than a...

    Why not Gyprock? An 8íx4í sheet is cheaper than a sheet of 6mm MDF, and to affix it you just need to throw dabs of glue at the wall and press it on. Jointing tape is cheap and you need to throw a...
  44. Try a scraper on it...

    It looks like some of the redgum and ironbark I've come across up here; at first I could only face plane it with a fornicatingly sharp iron or one with a back bevel; and even then there'd be patches...
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    Thoughts on timbers for stuffing..

    Now to work out what timber to use for the stuffing and the handle. Dark, almost black rosewood is what you see on the infills but itís hard to get hold of. Bdar gave me a piece of blackened ancient...
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    Thatís it for now; back in a weekís time...

    Didnít get as much done over the last couple of days as I hoped to; but it has ended at a natural break so itíll be easy to pick up again when Iím home again.

    Firstly; I remade the rear section to...
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    A little bit of risk-based analysis Iím sure will...

    A little bit of risk-based analysis Iím sure will present a solution to your quandary :D
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    :exactly::stirthepot:

    :exactly::stirthepot:
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    Hopefully the varnish you choose will state what...

    Hopefully the varnish you choose will state what thinner is required; itíll more than likely be mineral turps. White spirit is more used for cleaning than thinning.
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    I think that was probably Derek Cohen; HERE...

    I think that was probably Derek Cohen; HERE is a link to the appropriate section of his website. IanW has also mentioned this trick in his plane building manual but I donít recall if he ever posted...
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