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    Thanks Cgcc, I meant concave, as in straight off...

    Thanks Cgcc, I meant concave, as in straight off the grinding wheel. You have certainly come a long way as a beginner :)
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    Best bevel for plane blade?

    When sharpening a plane blade, is it best to put it on a grinding wheel to give a curved bevel, or put it in a jig on a water stone and get a flat bevel? I am wondering from a viewpoint of strength...
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    YIKES !! Did you see the price on these things,...

    YIKES !! Did you see the price on these things, RossM?
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    Sorry Rob, I accidentally hit the wrong icon. I...

    Sorry Rob, I accidentally hit the wrong icon. I don’t need pictures :)
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    thanks for the nice compliment Rob, this is my...

    thanks for the nice compliment Rob, this is my first go at making a cabinet, so I am learning lots. My aim was to fit the lowest drawer, then use spacers on either side to position the next pair of...
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    thanks burraboy. After searching this name, it...

    thanks burraboy. After searching this name, it turns out it is Jim Davey :)
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    Collectors cabinet drawers jammed

    Over the past 12 months I have been making a collectors display cabinet for a friend, approx 420W x 250D x 460H with 10 drawers each 400W x 45H x 250D.

    The carcase and the drawer fronts are made...
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    Parts for Bailey planes

    Hello, I need a tote, knob and fixing screws for my old Bailey #4 and #5 planes, made in England. Can anyone please advise the best place to get these parts?

    Also, what is the name of the guy who...
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    Thanks for this reply, Kryn. What sort of router...

    Thanks for this reply, Kryn. What sort of router bit would cut a countersink slot about 5mm wide for the screw body?

    Ahhh...the joys of MDF, eh? But I definitely take your warning about the tight...
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    Thanks Mature_one, but my problem is basically...

    Thanks Mature_one, but my problem is basically how do you put beveled slots in the 6mm thick runners to allow adjustment of the drawer position, or do you use button head screws in stepped slots
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    Design of drawer runners

    I am making some 20 runners using Tas Oak for a collectors chest of drawers. The 16mm wide x 6mm thick runners will be screwed to the inner sides of the carcass, and the drawers will have a 16 x...
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    I found out that Carbatec sell a set of 2...

    I found out that Carbatec sell a set of 2 spanners for undoing and tightening the blades on this sawtable - $37 a set
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    Problem solved !!

    Many thanks to Old Croc for making me a long handled spanner out of an old 60 x 6 steel bar. The 29mm wide x 4mm thick jaws fitted perfectly on the arbor flats, and the hex bolt was undone quite...
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    Thanks elanjacobs, but I don't think work for...

    Thanks elanjacobs, but I don't think work for me. With the blade wedged in position, the hex nut, beleville wasjher and arbor all spin together
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    Consider yourself spoken nicely to, Richard :) ...

    Consider yourself spoken nicely to, Richard :) I had no idea that was a milling machine. Will call you tomorrow.
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    Bloody hell !! All the best with this fight,...

    Bloody hell !! All the best with this fight, Peter, we all hope you can beat this damned thing.

    My 35 yr old son had open heart surgery today to have a mechanical heart valve fitted. Surgeon said...
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    Thanks for this, rustynail. While looking for a...

    Thanks for this, rustynail. While looking for a locking pin or hole, as you suggested, I found that there are a couple of flats on the shaft just to the right of the saw blade, designed to take an...
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    Cannot undo blade on tablesaw

    Hello all,
    I have a Carbatec 10HB tablesaw, bought new many years ago. After a lot of use, it is now starting to play up for the first time.


    The nut with the left hand thread on the arbor...
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    Anyone driving Melb - Townsville?

    hi, I need to get an old IBM PC from Melbourne to Townsville by the end of the year. Is anyone available to do this for me please?
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    Totally agree, Lance. I have been reading with...

    Totally agree, Lance. I have been reading with great interest, and learning lots
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    When is your next video coming out?

    When is your next video coming out?
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    2nd batch of stands arrived

    Well, the second batch of stands arrived in Brisbane for my youngest son's newly adopted greyhound, Merlin. He is 3 1/2 yrs old.

    Turns out he is much bigger than your normal greyhound, so...
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    thanks Russ57. and I appreciate the...

    thanks Russ57. and I appreciate the encouragement from your 14yr old. I am making it for a 13 year old granddaughter.

    I ordered one of those exact same wall hanging brackets last week and it...
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    How do you apply shellac for the internal...

    How do you apply shellac for the internal surfaces, Derek? Brush, rag?
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    Finish on the drawers and runners

    I had no idea there was so much to designing and building a drawer that will last for centuries. What a great Forum !!!

    With regards to finishing, I was going to use Livos Kunos Clear Oil on the...
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    Hi Twosheds, spot on. But I thought (mistakenly?)...

    Hi Twosheds, spot on. But I thought (mistakenly?) that you had to remove all the inserts to fit the full size shaft. Loved your “ banshee groan” :)
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    Wow !!! Lot of useful information here, thanks...

    Wow !!! Lot of useful information here, thanks for sharing Rob.

    Still a bit confused with your stop block. Is it anything like the sketch I have attached, glued to the rear side wall?

    Also,...
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    Spot on ! User Manual says 90 dBA, and I...

    Spot on ! User Manual says 90 dBA, and I confirmed that by measurement. And add that to the dust collector noise. I try not to run it when neighbours are home
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    Thanks Rob, I never realised there was so much to...

    Thanks Rob, I never realised there was so much to drawer making and fitting !!!

    I had a bit of trouble understanding your last paragraph. Do you glue a block to the back, like shown on the photos...
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    Many thanks Derek and Alex. The things you learn...

    Many thanks Derek and Alex. The things you learn on this Forum !! I have never made a chest of drawers before, so lots to learn.

    Yes, another case of a picture being worth a 1,000 words, Derek....
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    Drawer design principles

    Hello, I am making a 10 drawer collectors chest each drawer 45mm high, 400mm wide and 250mm deep. they will run on timber runners screwed to the inside walls. There are no frames between the drawers...
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    I have had my Dewalt 735 thicknesses for many...

    I have had my Dewalt 735 thicknesses for many years, and it is terrific. Very noisy with the fan blowing the chips out like a shot blaster into the dust collector system, but the unit is rock steady....
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    Tassie Oak it is!

    Thanks all. Based on the above sound advice, and availability of the timber, I just purchased some 12mm thick quartersawn Tassie Oak for the sides and to make the 8mm thick runners.
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    Best timber for drawer sides

    hi all, I am in the process of making 10 drawers 45mm high for a collectors cabinet that needs to last a long time. Each side will be 250 x 45 x 12, and will have a 16 x 6mm slot to carry the timber...
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    Thanks Cliff. I found the design that she was...

    Thanks Cliff. I found the design that she was describing, see below. I imagine it is made of three pieces laminated together. Looks challenging.
    Any suggestions on how to make the vertical section?...
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    Guitar stand design

    Hello. My 13yr old granddaughter wants me to make a floor mounted classy guitar stand made of nice curved timber for her new Spanish guitar.
    Would anyone have a design for an upright one please,...
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    3D effect of box

    My daughter reckons the box gives a 3D effect to some of her cards, as shown here. Probably the bevelled edge of the frame holding the glass
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    Youngest son in Brisbane has just taken delivery...

    Youngest son in Brisbane has just taken delivery of a greyhound too, and has requested two tall dog dish stands like above. Have just finished them and they are now ready for painting and posting
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    Home at last !!

    Well, the box was picked up from Ipswich Post Office this morning, and one daughter is completely over the moon, totally exceeded her expectations. All the cards and the huon pine packing piece...
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    Edging on veneered box

    Hello, I was admiring the picture of a coin box and wondering how the fine black edging is done. Can anyone please advise?

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    Final Pics

    Hi all, here are the final pics of the picture card display box, after the glass viewing window was fitted and the black bean box and ebony base have had three coats of Kunos #244 Clear oil.
    The...
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    Thanks Richard, I have been meaning to come and...

    Thanks Richard, I have been meaning to come and see you anyway, so will have a look at your kerf saw, never seen one before.
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    Thanks Geoff, I recall now after seeing your post...

    Thanks Geoff, I recall now after seeing your post that it is rain tree timber
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    What timber is Rt ?

    Cleaning up my timber cupboard, I came across a couple of pieces from years ago with the initials Rt on it, and cannot recall what it was.

    can anyone please suggest what it might be?
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    Well done Brian. There were a lot of posts to...

    Well done Brian. There were a lot of posts to plough through, thanks for doing that.
    His method makes a precision Engineering workshop look slipshod :)
    Good luck with the dreaded daylight saving ...
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    Thanks for this very comprehensive response,...

    Thanks for this very comprehensive response, Brian, I really appreciate it. Lots to think about. I am definitely going to have to re-consider the thickness of the fence and the stops on my router...
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    Wow, what an informative and valuable post. Many...

    Wow, what an informative and valuable post. Many thanks Brian.

    A couple of things hit me on my first read. Even if you cut the lid off on the bandsaw, you still have to flatten the lid and the...
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    You are killing me with suspense, double.d Would...

    You are killing me with suspense, double.d Would you like to share details of the jig and perhaps a photo or two or three? Or even a drawing, whatever :)
    I checked a couple of slots tonight. At...
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    Aligning strap hinges first go

    Hello, there are two bugbears I have with boxes, and I have never ever been able to do them perfectly, not once, I am very embarrassed to say.

    The first is cutting the box lid off the box on the...
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    To be honest, I had four goes at making the lid...

    To be honest, I had four goes at making the lid before getting it right.
    One was too loose, another had the magnet under the lid in opposite polarity to the magnet in the box, so the lid would...
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