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    Chris, have you seen Dave Stanton's video? He...

    Chris, have you seen Dave Stanton's video? He demonstrates his system connected to his shop vac.

    YouTube

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  2. Any of those drives will do what you're asking. ...

    Any of those drives will do what you're asking. Music (listening, not editing), and potentially archive/backup in future are at the bottom end of any HDD's capability. To my way of thinking you'd...
  3. Question on external hard drive (wrt write speeds)

    FF,

    6 Gb/s is the max speed for a SATA 3 interface.
    5 Gb/s is the max speed for a USB-C interface.

    Neither of those specifications refer to the disk speed.

    One thing to be aware of with...
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    Hi Neil, One thing to consider is that when...

    Hi Neil,

    One thing to consider is that when you have a door opening hard against a wall, you loose that wall space. If however you move the door 30cm or so away from the corner, you retain the...
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    Hah! It sounds like youíll fit in perfectly. :) ...

    Hah! It sounds like youíll fit in perfectly. :)

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    I had the top off my bench today whilst fitting...

    I had the top off my bench today whilst fitting the vises (which will form another post when done), so thought I'd investigate flipping the long stretches as suggested by KahoyKutter. Whilst they...
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    Hi Matt, Iíve used biscuits in 18 mm Pine,...

    Hi Matt,

    Iíve used biscuits in 18 mm Pine, Tasmanian Oak and spotted gum a lot with no ill effects.

    Just make sure the glue is fully dry before planing or sanding afterwards, otherwise any...
  8. Thread: Brace bits

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    Yvan, in a first for me, over the past three days...

    Yvan, in a first for me, over the past three days I have had some rusty vise parts soaking in white vinegar with a bit of salt added for good measure. Today was the day I took them out to clean them...
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    Just a heads up for those subscribed to this...

    Just a heads up for those subscribed to this thread, I've posted another get together at https://www.woodworkforums.com/f303/southern-tas-spring-19-a-230140#post2154893.
    I hope you can make it!
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    Southern Tas get together - Spring '19

    Hi all southern southerners,

    Spring has sprung, and we should get together again! We all had such a good time earlier in the year, so perhaps we should catch up over a BBQ lunch this time.
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  11. Thread: Good prices?

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    Elan and Dom, I don't disagree with either of...

    Elan and Dom, I don't disagree with either of your criticisms (or observations if that seems too strong :) ). I hope in this case it at last gives us a starting point, considering the broad spectrum...
  12. Thread: Good prices?

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    Yes, we look at those prices and wish we had...

    Yes, we look at those prices and wish we had lived when high quality tools were nice and cheep. Or so I thought. It was with interest hearing old craftsmen talking about how buying a plane cost...
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    I've been following this thread with interest, as...

    I've been following this thread with interest, as while a digital gauge is funky, I struggled to see what benefits it offers in real world applications of how I work, so have appreciated the...
  14. Hah! How is this for a bizarre coincidence, the...

    Hah! How is this for a bizarre coincidence, the reason I came across the square which started this thread in the first place was that I was on RS buying a couple of the Stanley knives you refer to,...
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    You know Dave, when I read over the post before...

    You know Dave, when I read over the post before pressing ďsendĒ that phrase did give me pause, then upon consideration thought, ďit will be fine, this is a discussion amongst adults, no-one else will...
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    There was a thread just recently where the...

    There was a thread just recently where the "popping off hood" issue was discussed. See Bell mouth hoods

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    This has certainly been my experience as my...

    This has certainly been my experience as my competencies grow. The one benefit we do have these days is the abundance of old second hand hand tools which have already fully depreciated, so we can buy...
  18. Thread: Jarrah Box

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    Isn't it amazing how adding lining really...

    Isn't it amazing how adding lining really elevates the finished box. Well done.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Hi Peter. While I'm not as knowledgeable as...

    Hi Peter.

    While I'm not as knowledgeable as lots of others here, I recently went through the process of removing the hard point teeth from my tenon say, and cutting in new ones (after I ruined the...
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    Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks Bob. Kind...

    Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks Bob.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    That is really inspiring Ian. I love the form...

    That is really inspiring Ian.

    I love the form of the Krenov style planes, they make me think of the old 1930ís Austin Seven.
    ...
  22. Thread: Circles?

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    Russ, I can do circle-esque with just the...

    Russ, I can do circle-esque with just the bandsaw using the method you've described. To get a smooth, consistent circle however, I've always had to clean it up with a router using a circle jig...
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    Whilst not wanting to derail the thread, I found...

    Whilst not wanting to derail the thread, I found this statement fascinating. Can you expand on why? I would have thought the wood being softer it would offer little to no wear on the chain.

    I...
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    Wow Paul. The visual effect is stunning!...

    Wow Paul. The visual effect is stunning! Congratulations on an outstandingly executed box.

    Without wanting to be nosey, do you have any work-in-progress photos you can share with us?

    Kind...
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    This is wonderful Ian. Thanks for the detailed...

    This is wonderful Ian. Thanks for the detailed description, allowing us to build a plane vicariously through your efforts!

    When creating the side profile bends, how do you do that? While bending...
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    That's very cute. If the boards were from your...

    That's very cute. If the boards were from your house, it will have extra meaning for her when she grows up.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Gah! I can't believe it's already nearly been a...

    Gah! I can't believe it's already nearly been a month. None the less today was the day I finally bought my stock. After looking at a range of options and costs for the raw materials, I've settled on...
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    Iíve not seen that type of box before. The lid...

    Iíve not seen that type of box before. The lid ďlockĒ is very clever.

    You should be pleased with your boxes, they look like they turned out very nicely. Do you have specific plans for them, or...
  29. I second this. I had a pin inserted through my...

    I second this. I had a pin inserted through my wrist as a youngster, and have struggled with repeated rotation when using a screwdriver ever since. We were given one of these also about ten years...
  30. Thread: New A3-31

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    I was a bit like that when I got mine too. ...

    I was a bit like that when I got mine too. Though I went from hand preparing stock to the Hammer. It is a lovely feeling when you catch yourself grinning like a Cheshire Cat!

    The real ah-huh...
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    Hmmm, you know I racked my brain trying to come...

    Hmmm, you know I racked my brain trying to come up with a simple way of using buttresses (great choice of words) whilst sill keeping plenty of "platform" to potentially build storage onto. Not once...
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    Great find Chris. My first thought was, nice,...

    Great find Chris. My first thought was, nice, but what are the odds of a boutique product like that being available in Tas, only to find most hardware chains stock it.

    I note that Bunnings only...
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    Well I certainly look forward any other ideas you...

    Well I certainly look forward any other ideas you have. It's quite refreshing to see some new thinking on a woodworking YT channel. It is evident from both videos that you like to look for...
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    When I left off last, I had glued the two halves...

    When I left off last, I had glued the two halves of my bench together. I am very pleased to report that the top half glued up very flat, with but the tiniest lip at one end at the intersection of the...
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    Ahhh, yes. Now that I see both together(ish) the...

    Ahhh, yes. Now that I see both together(ish) the issues you raise become evident (it is a good thing we can learn from others' experiences). Considering you can make another one in under five...
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    Huh, funny you should mention it. I was asking...

    Huh, funny you should mention it. I was asking about the cordless Makita trim router a month or so ago with every intention of buying it, but no local stockist had it (14 day lead time), then the...
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    Thanks for posting that Derek. I was...

    Thanks for posting that Derek. I was particularly interested as it appears to use the same clamping foundation as your morticing jig. Looking again, the only addition I think your morticing jig...
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    I found that really interesting. I've heard...

    I found that really interesting. I've heard people extol the virtues of the Parf hole layout, and never really got it. This video gave me my ah-hah moment. It is indeed very clever. I note too...
  39. Woo hoo! Great job.

    Woo hoo!

    Great job.
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    Thatís excellent Matt. Iíve only made two...

    Thatís excellent Matt. Iíve only made two handles, the first of which was destroyed doing the back cutout, so read this with great interest.

    In attempting to salvage my first attempt, I tried...
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    It may help if you tell us what you used to...

    It may help if you tell us what you used to attempt removing the stain, and how.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  42. Don't be discouraged. You'll get there, it will...

    Don't be discouraged. You'll get there, it will just take a bit of trouble shooting. And the next time you come across this issue, you'll know what to do.

    Using thick stock is tricky as it...
  43. Stanley Lever Cap - Why buy it when you can make it?!

    That is just so cool! It looks amazing, and appears to be entirely functional too. Iím looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

    The best part, is any woody who sees that plane is...
  44. Thread: Dovetail Saws

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    Pete, If you are cash poor but time rich, I...

    Pete,

    If you are cash poor but time rich, I started a thread here a couple of months ago where I re-purposed a cheep hardware shop tenon saw for the cost of a single triangle file. ...
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    Thanks for the responses chaps. Paul. While...

    Thanks for the responses chaps.

    Paul. While Iím keeping an eye out for a bargain, I would certainly not choose another of these. My goal with acquiring hand saws at this stage is for a single...
  46. Thread: Bench dogs

    by LanceC
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    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good...

    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good one!

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Restoring a stubby Disston D17

    This saw is now on its third generation, having been passed down from my grandfather to father and now to me. At some point of my dad's custodianship it developed a crack which necessitated its nose...
  48. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Thanks for that Paul and Ian. I'll start a new...

    Thanks for that Paul and Ian.

    I'll start a new thread, lest I drag this one further from the initial intent, as I'm still keen to see others' saw storage solutions, as is Huon Pine Fan, no doubt. ...
  49. Thread: Bench dogs

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    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest...

    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest of us an inferiority complex. ;)

    Having recently built a bench top (the rest is still in progress), that has been used extensively to build the...
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    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a...

    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a limited extent) of what BobL Et al. have been saying about the effects of increasing airflow into machine cabinets.

    You should have a read over...
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