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  1. Thread: Convince Us!

    by orraloon
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    So right about the miter saw station Lance. Most...

    So right about the miter saw station Lance. Most of us dont have room for that. A metal folding mitersaw stand costs less than a few sheets of ply in any case.
    Regards
    John
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    Sorry I sold that saw well over 10 years ago so...

    Sorry I sold that saw well over 10 years ago so dont have the info on it anymore. I would just ask H&F if they still stock spares for the old cast iron 14'' bandsaw and if so then take in the part...
  3. Ladies have bad hair days and we shove bits of...

    Ladies have bad hair days and we shove bits of steel through our machines.
    With the cost of timber going through the roof recycling is more attractive than ever but it comes sometimes with a hidden...
  4. As said some old rope does fine. Pair I made back...

    As said some old rope does fine. Pair I made back in the early 80tes are still doing the job.
    Regards
    John
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    Very sorry about your setback. Better luck next...

    Very sorry about your setback. Better luck next time round.
    Regards
    John
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    Bearings are only a few dollars. Knives you may...

    Bearings are only a few dollars. Knives you may get away sharpening them yourself if there is enough metal left. Here in Australia knives would be perhaps $40 not sure what they are over there. As...
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    When I was making archery bows a lot of the guys...

    When I was making archery bows a lot of the guys making traditional bows were on the lookout for sinew. Most got friendly with a butcher or Roo hunters for a supply. A traditional sinew backed bow is...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. That saw was...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    That saw was indeed universal and came under many brand names. I had the Hare and Forbes one and actually got that same part from them. It was about 14 years ago but...
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    Its always hard to make a decision from just...

    Its always hard to make a decision from just pictures. Does the auction allow viewing before bidding starts?
    This is my take on it. Delta has a good reputation and old machinery is usually well...
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    I have had blades gunk up like that twice but...

    I have had blades gunk up like that twice but never had a burning smell. First time was green wood. Second time was very old recycled pine but it still contained resin. Both times happened in...
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    Thanks for posting that. Would have to be the...

    Thanks for posting that. Would have to be the first dog sled build on this forum.
    I visited a huskey farm in Svalbard 2 years ago. Was the middle of summer (they get about 6 to 8 weeks without...
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    Thanks Cal for taking the time to put that up. It...

    Thanks Cal for taking the time to put that up. It sounds as good as it looks.
    Regards
    John
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    Great work as usual Dom. For some reason I only...

    Great work as usual Dom. For some reason I only just spotted this thread but pulled up a chair now. That is going to look the part in that great workshop of yours.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Unless something is...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Unless something is broken a good clean may be all it needs.
    If the do need replacing then this place may of help. Most MC900 lathes are pretty similar.

    MC900/100...
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    Love you'r work Cal. Those are really great...

    Love you'r work Cal. Those are really great looking ukes. I've been playing with uke bands for 10 years and seen every kind of uke there is from $25 specials to Hawaiian made koa wood masterpieces...
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    I am far from being an expert and all that I know...

    I am far from being an expert and all that I know I learned on this forum plus some learning from making mistakes. Most times a blade will cut in line with my fence but not always so i tend to opt...
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    Bandsaws are a learning curve so dont despair....

    Bandsaws are a learning curve so dont despair. Set up with the snodgrass method.
    Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass - YouTube
    Quite often just a but more tension on the blade makes a big...
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    Not sure on the staining. Harmless methods are...

    Not sure on the staining. Harmless methods are dry brush and or vacuum. Other less harmless ways are damp cloth or cloth damped with turps or sprit. Compressed air could also be a go but I would take...
  19. I have one of these to plug the 15amp caravan...

    I have one of these to plug the 15amp caravan plug.
    Ampsafe Caravan To Home Electrical Adapter | Bunnings Warehouse

    Of course if that keeps tripping then a proper 15amp outlet would need to be...
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    Would make a great bedside light. Running the...

    Would make a great bedside light. Running the idea past her indoors may prove a problem however.
    Regards
    John
  21. I have never used a rebate block plane but (this...

    I have never used a rebate block plane but (this is just my take on it) if I wanted to cut a rebate I would get a proper rebate plane with a handle. Skew blade is best but the old Stanley or Record...
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    I would not worry about the bucket list running...

    I would not worry about the bucket list running out. When you have made an instrument that plays the bug often bites and you want to improve on it with the next one.
    Regards
    John
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    Starting to look like a harp. Thats the bit I...

    Starting to look like a harp. Thats the bit I like most on any project. The first time you fit the bits together and get to see what it all looks like.
    Great thread by the way. First time I have...
  24. Aluminum drink cans are a good source of shim...

    Aluminum drink cans are a good source of shim material for all sorts of things if you ever feel the need. Just cut it out with scissors.
    Regards
    John
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    There was a thread on here many years ago on...

    There was a thread on here many years ago on using a belt sander as a sharpener. I think Derek may have started it but that was before the great picture loss the forum suffered. I used the method...
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    Neil, I have seen the eccentric chuck. One...

    Neil,
    I have seen the eccentric chuck. One of the good things when buying a Leady lathe was that Bruce gave you an hour or so hands on rundown and a general shed tour of all his gadgets. He...
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    I would not say they were all chuck evolution...

    I would not say they were all chuck evolution dead ends as I still use most of the bits and pieces that came with my leady lathe. Bruce Leadbetter had a chuck similar to the one Record put out but...
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    I have something very similar but not that brand....

    I have something very similar but not that brand. Got it about 30 years ago and still use it occasionally. They do very good clean miters. Last time I looked a blade was about $25. Bunnings should...
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    Easiest to apply and easiest to reapply at a...

    Easiest to apply and easiest to reapply at a later date is an outdoor furniture oil. Avoid the water based. Horrible c#@p. Can't get my head around a water based oil anyhow.
    Regards
    John
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    I use the cladding screws as well. Having the hex...

    I use the cladding screws as well. Having the hex heads makes them easy to use and can be reused almost for ever. Never had a failure with them. I guess being designed to hold a roof on in high winds...
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    As you say don't mention the the ''B'' word for...

    As you say don't mention the the ''B'' word for ply. I have used this one a couple of times without any worries.
    Mister Ply Wood > Stores
    Regards
    John
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    Any solvent like turps or kerosene even should...

    Any solvent like turps or kerosene even should get some of the oil out. Cover with soaked paper towel or rags and let soak for a while. Then dry paper towel to absorb some of it out. Sawdust or kitty...
  33. Thread: snipe control

    by orraloon
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    I get a bit of snipe on my dewalt and as far as I...

    I get a bit of snipe on my dewalt and as far as I can make out the tables are as well set up as I can get. I am at the stage of living with it doing things like feeding end to end and keeping things...
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    Like coppicing but that looks better managed. ...

    Like coppicing but that looks better managed.

    Coppicing - Wikipedia
    Regards
    John
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    You may have to slack off the grub screw near the...

    You may have to slack off the grub screw near the tension spring to do as Bob suggested. Note not the nut on the tension spring. You dont want that uncoiling.
    Regards
    John
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    Totally agree with Bob. Not the thing to be...

    Totally agree with Bob. Not the thing to be starting out on. Not only is it not rigid enough its almost impossible to get other bits and pieces to fit like chucks or other drive centers. Its out...
  37. Any sawing I do on the bench I use a bench hook....

    Any sawing I do on the bench I use a bench hook. Bigger and longer bits I put on saw horses. The saw horse being lower than the bench lets you put more body weight into the cut and this helps with...
  38. I like the doe's foot and use it quite often....

    I like the doe's foot and use it quite often. Such a simple thing but so handy. That said I am keeping the end vice too as it is also very handy. I like having another vice at 90* to the front one...
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    Well you havent stinted on the accommodation....

    Well you havent stinted on the accommodation. Thats 5 star.
    Regards
    John
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    Have not tried it but a drill with var speed...

    Have not tried it but a drill with var speed either mains or battery could be made to turn a lathe if you remove the belt from the lathe motor. Any size pulley wheels can be turned up to get the...
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    Thats looking like it will be a great looking...

    Thats looking like it will be a great looking bowl. Hope it dries out without problems. I kind of like the sound of unidentified beautiful wood. Over the years I've turned a few bits with no idea...
  42. Thread: Saw Handle

    by orraloon
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    Well done with the handle Andy. Like the others...

    Well done with the handle Andy.
    Like the others say the saw part is good but they really let things slip with the handles. At least they are beech so an OK blank to work on. I had a couple laying...
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    The paper plates are only when its a decent...

    The paper plates are only when its a decent amount so as to avoid it getting too hot. A tip I picked up back when I was doing archery bows. For small bits I use just about anything that comes to hand...
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    I use paper plates to mix up epoxy. Being wide...

    I use paper plates to mix up epoxy. Being wide and shallow there is a lot less heat buildup.
    Regards
    John
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    I mostly use a nylon/rubber hammer but also have...

    I mostly use a nylon/rubber hammer but also have a selection of home made wooden mallets in various weights if I need something heavier but its not often I do big mortices. Last time was my bench....
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    Hi Mark, I will also be watching...

    Hi Mark,
    I will also be watching along with this build as it sounds really interesting. I have not tried to make a harp but am aware of the musicmakers kits from getting general...
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    Should I go Power or Hand Tool

    Got a smile from this one.
    Me volvi LOCO fabricando el martillo de Homer pero a lo bestia. - YouTube

    Regards
    John
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    Lovely job especially with the tools available. I...

    Lovely job especially with the tools available. I can never get anything more than a rough outline with a jigsaw.
    Regards
    John
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    I agree with Phil on the measurement thing. Far...

    I agree with Phil on the measurement thing. Far more will be available if you can handle both. Get another tape measure if you have to. Far easier to just measure as per the plan than converting each...
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    Try the Australian wood review. Plans on there...

    Try the Australian wood review. Plans on there are in metric. A years subscription would cost about as much as one book.
    Regards
    John
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