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  1. Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be...

    Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be pretty indestructible, but that might also be a weakness as it'll resist mushrooming, which keeps ferrules tight.... Swings and roundabouts.
  2. Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for...

    Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for that thicker stuff if I decide to go down that route.
  3. Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum...

    Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum is I can get it in the larger size I need for my big hands. Basically it's stair risers stock. There is enough availability that I can pick a 1/4 sawn...
  4. Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope...

    Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope and when you get started, often it's just a wild and unending ride. But, damn, man, the ride is worth it! In the end you'll be bearded with the beard...
  5. Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and...

    Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and that goes a long way to helping me clarifying the issue. I'll rethink the matter and remeasure the ferrules on my old chisels. Goodonya
  6. Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal...

    Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal supplier whose name I've forgotten only stock material up to a 1.63mm wall thickness. I can't find any supplier that has a thicker wall. All my...
  7. Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used...

    Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used for the ferrules in that photo you posted?
  8. Hey all. I'm thinking of making new ferrules for...

    Hey all. I'm thinking of making new ferrules for my new handles. The brass pipe stock I can find is 25.4mm, wall thickness 1.63mm, hard drawn. I'd prefer a larger wall thickness, but can not find it....
  9. I wouldn't know the difference between any of...

    I wouldn't know the difference between any of those fabrics. I'm starting the process of figuring this out.
  10. I havent come across precoated dacron yet. Will...

    I havent come across precoated dacron yet. Will look for it.
  11. White Cloud - I'm really interested in your "own...

    White Cloud - I'm really interested in your "own recipie" for timber treatment. I'd like to do more of it myself, but finding a starting point and the theory behind it has been impossible for me. ...
  12. Hello White Cloud, thanks for participating, and...

    Hello White Cloud, thanks for participating, and I'll stay aware that you have wifi rarely. Yes, at the moment I intend to mix traditional and contemporary ways and means.
  13. Question 2 is about finishing the...

    Question 2 is about finishing the dacron/polyester fabric.
    Finishing options seems to be - a) leave unfinished, b) finish with a mylar film, c) exterior paint, d) varnish, e) skim coat with poly...
  14. Have you needed to re oil?

    Have you needed to re oil?
  15. Bob did you use pure tung oil or a mix with polyu...

    Bob did you use pure tung oil or a mix with polyu added?
  16. Question - what finishes are used on the timber?...

    Question - what finishes are used on the timber? I assume it's either natural oil, uv stabilised polyurethane varnish or uv polyurethane varnish over an exopy encapsulated timber work. ????
    Natural...
  17. a questions and discussion thread for skin on frame kayaks/canoes building

    Hey all,
    I'm starting the research phase on skin on frame building, and wondered if some of you would help me when I have questions? It might be a helpful thread for others starting out on SOF...
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    Thanks mate

    Thanks mate
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    Help with starting points - skin on frame

    Hey all,
    I'm considering doing a skin on frame canoe, but I don't even know where to start. E.g. what is the material for the skin. Can anyone help me with any websites that would be a good...
  20. Wheelin', sharp objects on planes is kinda my...

    Wheelin', sharp objects on planes is kinda my speciality!
  21. Hey wheeling! I'm thinking that I'll hold Pat's...

    Hey wheeling! I'm thinking that I'll hold Pat's offer till after the course. I reckon that would 'dovetail' 😁 nicely. Hello Pat, see you August?
    There have been great considerations raised so far. ...
  22. Apologies for the rubbish photo. Left is very...

    Apologies for the rubbish photo. Left is very early Ward socketed handle, middle is pinned top ferrule, right is mystery chisel with a leather washer in place of the top ferrule. Each would have it's...
  23. It's the meandering nature of the forum that is...

    It's the meandering nature of the forum that is its strength.
    My hand just fits in a 120mm handle (measured between ferrules), and most bench set handles are sized are 100 - 110 mm. So for my bench...
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    Spotted gum's properties and availability make it...

    Spotted gum's properties and availability make it a go to timber for handles. Here's wishing you satisfying poundings in the future...
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    Thanks mate, I'll call it a Frankenstein chisel. ...

    Thanks mate, I'll call it a Frankenstein chisel.
    The pic of Vladimir is to remind me to be careful of great ideas that come knocking on the door, they might be great in theory, but not in practice....
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    Thanks blokes, much appreciated. Dick - the...

    Thanks blokes, much appreciated.
    Dick - the blade isn't stamped with Titan, did they only put a decal on for those ones? The other Titans I've got are all stamped, with no decal (worn off I assume).
  27. As simple as that hey?

    As simple as that hey?
  28. Rehandling chisels - patterns/templates wanted

    Hey all,
    I've been off this forum for a few years, so hello old friends and welcome to new ones.

    I have some chisels that I want to rehandle.
    I'm looking for pics or templates that I can use....
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    Here is one by Charles Taylor's Sheffield tools...

    Here is one by Charles Taylor's Sheffield tools ltd. Does anyone know what the reverse side (back) should be? This one is socketed, but it's been used as a cold chisel, and I'm undecided if I should...
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    Can you id this chisel decal?

    Hey all. I can't make out this decal on a chisel. Can you help?
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    That's why am I want to source my own thinner....

    That's why am I want to source my own thinner. It's the unknowns that are not fully stated, There for your not fully informed. Some limonene suppliers provide a full chemical analysis, for a decent...
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    I want to make two shallow 'dishes' as large as...

    I want to make two shallow 'dishes' as large as possible. Dishes to be maybe 3" deep at the centre.
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    Hollowing advise, please?

    Hey all,
    I have a tree trunk section, 5 foot by 2.5 foot.
    I want to cut off flitches and carve a hollow into the flat of the flitch.
    Is an arborteck tool on an angle grinder the tool I should be...
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    Thanks Bob. All I know is that it doesn't cause...

    Thanks Bob. All I know is that it doesn't cause some nasty effects in my body. I'm sick of 2 day headaches and dermatitis. I'm pretty sure it's the thinner
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    Paintman, do you think you get better penetration...

    Paintman, do you think you get better penetration of oil and wax via limonene thinning, or do you think the wax pools on top of the polymerised tung oil coat?
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    Lovely isn't it Lappa? I react easily to...

    Lovely isn't it Lappa? I react easily to hydrocarbons now, which
    I don't subject with limonene, hence my investigation. Almost every modern timber treatment had hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons make my...
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    Thanks mate. I was going to start with 10% and...

    Thanks mate. I was going to start with 10% and work up, I might start heavier. You anticipated my other question, which about mixing with lanolin oil or wax. When do you use it with beeswax, and how...
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    Organic solvent for thinning Tung Oil

    I want to thin tung oil with an (organic) solvent to try to muck about with the tung oil penetration and trying to deepen the finish layer. I can source concentrated, pure (94%), Limonene, from...
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    Hmmm, new phone won't let me post a pic.446378

    Hmmm, new phone won't let me post a pic.446378
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    Sorry for the quality of the pic, But this is...

    Sorry for the quality of the pic, But this is what I'm thinking. I'm haven't drawn it in the pic, but fiberglass tapeing the external edge will happen as well. Also, I'll match the external curve of...
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    yep. But what do you think about epoxy glue...

    yep. But what do you think about epoxy glue fillets in the construction? Will they shattet on vibration?
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    the trouble with aluminium is that I can't cut or...

    the trouble with aluminium is that I can't cut or weld... so i'll be outsources. That pushes me to 'not ally.
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    150 kg is the safe roof rack weight, and I don't...

    150 kg is the safe roof rack weight, and I don't intend to load it that much. I'm thinking 30kg max for the 'box's. I'm considering glue and screw joints, add fiberglass/epoxy glue fillets and...
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    Ply/timber roof rack cover

    I have a heavy duty, aluminium, roof rack on an old 4wd. I want an enclosed, waterproof, thief deterring, 'box' on top. I'm weighing up ply vs aluminium. Figuring out this job is a bit different......
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    I cant handle hydrocarbon fumes anymore, and i...

    I cant handle hydrocarbon fumes anymore, and i know that fine particles are just as bad. I'll be trying the options raised, and trying to find a good pption. Excellent thread, safety first, always.
  47. I put an ad up at $4.9k a cube (i think). For...

    I put an ad up at $4.9k a cube (i think). For clean and clear, thicknessed, old growth Oregon, 130x6x6meters, 26 pieces. No one was interested. The amount of timber lost thru processing to a...
  48. Less than 600 at the big end, much smaller at...

    Less than 600 at the big end, much smaller at other end. Can't measure due to kids taking my tapes.
  49. About 600mm diameter

    About 600mm diameter
  50. Sydney, Hurstville- 1.5m log, 2 or 3 rip cuts - paid

    Hey all. Hope my title says it all. Please pm me if you can help me.
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