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    It's looking great Paul. The timber just pops....

    It's looking great Paul. The timber just pops. Cant wait for those 1st shavings.
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    Thank you. I stumbled across your work and loved...

    Thank you. I stumbled across your work and loved it but then lost the link. I really appreciate you reconnecting me
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    And this is one of life's greatest conundrums!

    And this is one of life's greatest conundrums!
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    Very clever! And an inspiration to create more...

    Very clever! And an inspiration to create more finish holders
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    RB, the plane builds are the best bits on this...

    RB, the plane builds are the best bits on this forum!! I hardly get out of the unpowered hand tools section
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    Sounds like a good enough reason :D

    Sounds like a good enough reason :D
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    Getting close now CK and I completely agree with...

    Getting close now CK and I completely agree with Steve. How thick a blade are you intending to use?
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    Sticky: Outstanding!!

    Outstanding!!
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    Hi RB. Looking at the 2nd photo, I wouldn't...

    Hi RB. Looking at the 2nd photo, I wouldn't discount spotted gum. And it is a traditional choice.
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    Hi Paul. Starting to appreciate how useful it...

    Hi Paul. Starting to appreciate how useful it will be. Handle idea is brilliant. How long is it and will it also work as a jointer?
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    Hi Andy. I feel your pain. Looking forward to how...

    Hi Andy. I feel your pain. Looking forward to how you go (so I can possibly pinch some ideas).
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    One of the things that interested me about H and...

    One of the things that interested me about H and R's was their flexibility. I have just finished a mini bathroom reno for a client and had to match the timber dado capping. No longer commercially...
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    Hi Picko, Ian, Matt and Doug. Thanks P, Ian's...

    Hi Picko, Ian, Matt and Doug.

    Thanks P, Ian's link explains the system I use (although I used the info Matt Bickford had on his site to work out my blade dimensions).

    Thanks Ian. The irony is...
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    #14 Hollow and Round

    Hi all and Happy Easter. I submit for your enjoyment some photos of my latest plane making adventure. As some of you may remember, my goal is to end up with a half set of H and R's, by either...
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    Hi Swifty. Looks great and clever wedge design...

    Hi Swifty. Looks great and clever wedge design for your stretchers. Cant wait to see more photos!
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    Hi Ian. Probably for the same reason that one...

    Hi Ian. Probably for the same reason that one finds socket chisels with the end of the socket mushroomed over. It can be hard to find a "round tuit". :rolleyes:
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    Love it as well CK. And more of that superb...

    Love it as well CK. And more of that superb Chinese Elm! And the stunning Bull Oak!! The best gifts to give are the ones we want to keep for ourselves. I hope your brother is as inspired when he uses...
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    Thanks Ian. You are to blame for encouraging many...

    Thanks Ian. You are to blame for encouraging many of us so I am happy to blow your trumpet instead :D.
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    Hi all. I have just picked up a 60 router bit as...

    Hi all. I have just picked up a 60 router bit as my first step towards cutting some timber threads. I think I read some other info about this. Would anyone be able to put the links up here?
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    Thanks Mike. Great idea re. greasy thread. Are...

    Thanks Mike. Great idea re. greasy thread. Are you happy with the "St Peter's Cross"? I think I have the right disciple.
  21. Hi Mike. Having watched some of his videos and...

    Hi Mike. Having watched some of his videos and read plenty of his posts, what I like about DW is his enthusiasm, his knowledge and his no nonsense attitude. But like many who "suffer no fools" their...
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    Wow Mike! Looking faaaaaancy. I am trying to work...

    Wow Mike! Looking faaaaaancy. I am trying to work out what the little metal pins/rods are doing poking out of one side??
  23. DW I am following your posts closely as I am on a...

    DW I am following your posts closely as I am on a similar wooden plane journey.
  24. Sorry. Mountain Ash just wanted to "like the...

    Sorry. Mountain Ash just wanted to "like the post" but he pressed the wrong button.
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    Hi D. Any progress is good though?

    Hi D. Any progress is good though?
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    Hi Ian. Love the thread and your honesty. CT put...

    Hi Ian. Love the thread and your honesty. CT put me on to the Ferronite stuff and it works well. Finish is a little less glossy than tbe jappaning but treats the rust and dries to a very similar black
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    Hi Picko. Tool building problem.....what...

    Hi Picko. Tool building problem.....what problem?? Love it. What did you do to the blade re. tempering? I was told that using metal from a "brobo" blade meant I could avoid all heat treating and I...
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    Hi there SW. I have just used up, maybe, the last...

    Hi there SW. I have just used up, maybe, the last of the steel you gave me. Another pair of H and R #14. Blades are cut and profiled but yet to be tempered (waiting for the fire to be lit again)....
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    Sticky: I didn't even notice his hair. To busy looking at...

    I didn't even notice his hair. To busy looking at the tiled floor in his workshop. Fancy!
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    I love the bench Doug. Why did you not make the...

    I love the bench Doug. Why did you not make the tail vise meet the end of the bench? I assume this could be another clamping area although the timber guide would limit the items that could fit. Do...
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    Hi RT. I have learnt a lot from YouTube, this...

    Hi RT. I have learnt a lot from YouTube, this forum and the rest of the internet but my recent reading of Garrett Hack's "The Hand Plane Book" summed it all up nicely. Learning to sharpen well,...
  32. Hi AB. Have you seen any of the router sled set...

    Hi AB. Have you seen any of the router sled set ups on YouTube? Making this simple (ish) jig could be well worth your while for the four slabs
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    Thanks RN. How do I know which is which? I have...

    Thanks RN. How do I know which is which? I have assumed that all kiln dried TP is pressure treated and things like 150 x 25 rough sawn fence plinth is surface (because its soaked in a bath)? Is this...
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    Ta dah!!!!!!!!! Now you're makin' shavins' to...

    Ta dah!!!!!!!!! Now you're makin' shavins' to quote a old American woodturner I used to watch a bit on YouTube
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    Hi Andy. Looks like you're travelling down the...

    Hi Andy. Looks like you're travelling down the same rabbit hole as me. I love it!!
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    Hi Andy. IanW put up a link ages ago to a saw...

    Hi Andy. IanW put up a link ages ago to a saw sharpening guide that has really helped me. The only confusing bit was the description of modifying the guide block to help with fleam angles. I just cut...
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    Does dressing TP (to remove the rougher headed...

    Does dressing TP (to remove the rougher headed grooves) undermine the preserving process then?
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    Hi GC. It would be great to pick your brains...

    Hi GC. It would be great to pick your brains further about the timber industry.
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    Hi GK and RN. Would lamination mean that the...

    Hi GK and RN. Would lamination mean that the treated pine post/stump was better treated? I believe the point of end sealing after cutting is to make up for the difficulty of getting the preservative...
  40. SOLD: Thanks Fuzzie. Picked up blades this morning.

    Thanks Fuzzie. Picked up blades this morning.
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    Hi Andy. Looks a lot better :)

    Hi Andy. Looks a lot better :)
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    Hi B. One power tool I use less and less in my...

    Hi B. One power tool I use less and less in my work shop is my sliding comppund mitre saw. Cutting timber to length by hand is quick and a good chance to practice accuracy. Even for simple tasks, I...
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    Hi Brad. Well done. It looks superb. And it...

    Hi Brad. Well done. It looks superb. And it works!!!
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    All right. My chamfer plane comes in at 1kg....

    All right. My chamfer plane comes in at 1kg. 187mm long, 74mm wide and 153mm to the top of the wedge (in the half way position). Iron is 50mm wide (a skinny 2")
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    You can also get pneumatic versions
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    Hi Michael, Nice to see some Woden planes in your...

    Hi Michael, Nice to see some Woden planes in your till. Do they follow the Stanley Bailey system with regards to sizing? How do they compare in terms of functionality? And a Swedish jointer. Good...
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    Ditto

    Ditto
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    Hi Q. Have you considered random orbital sanders?...

    Hi Q. Have you considered random orbital sanders? I have the blue Bosch 5" one and it's great. But if you are using 40 grit would a belt sander be better. I am assuming you are removing some serious...
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    Hi NN. I use a Hitachi C1 bradder and a Makita DA...

    Hi NN. I use a Hitachi C1 bradder and a Makita DA bradder on a daily basis and would recommend both. C brads are thin, have small heads and max out at around 45mm long. DA brads are thicker, have D...
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    Ah hah! I thought they had been closer to saw...

    Ah hah! I thought they had been closer to saw greatness than it turns out :D. My S&J does have the dowel with a little cap on the top of the handle (reminds me of the flat end of a bullet) and the...
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