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    Hypothesis: someone who worked at a foundry,...

    Hypothesis: someone who worked at a foundry, maybe a pattern maker, broke the sole of their number 7 and decided to make a new one, but instead of copying the design of their type 5, they went for...
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    Buy a couple of those two part epoxy glue...

    Buy a couple of those two part epoxy glue syringes from bunnings and work into the gap once mixed thoroughly. Pull the two sides together with some racket straps run around the whole table top. Wipe...
  3. I have the hafco st12d and it looks pretty...

    I have the hafco st12d and it looks pretty similar to the Sherwood heavy duty 12 inch cabinet saw. Only difference is the shape of the cabinet (Sherwood slants in at the front) and the Sherwood has...
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    The motor is 3 phase, but I haven't checked the...

    The motor is 3 phase, but I haven't checked the size of the impeller yet. I'm still very much in the planning phase, and may have to look at other options if my motor and impeller aren't big enough...
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    Just on this topic, I sent Bill's plans to a...

    Just on this topic, I sent Bill's plans to a sheet metal place and got a quote for approx $900 Inc GST for the cyclone with 6 inch inlet. I've already got a 3hp 3ph dust collector so I'll be making...
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    If you do vent outside with no filter, how much...

    If you do vent outside with no filter, how much dust gets blown out? Is this a realistic option in a suburb? My shed is at the rear of a 1/4 acre block, with the nearest houses 15 or 20 metres away....
  7. Thread: Luban planes

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    Hi WP, I had a quick look at the site. I'm...

    Hi WP,

    I had a quick look at the site. I'm sure that you already know all the following already, but product and logo design is already able to be protected by trade mark registration (trademark...
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    I agree. The whole point of the patent system is...

    I agree. The whole point of the patent system is to reward inventors with a period of exclusive rights before the rest of society gets the benefit of copying their work and hopefully improving on it...
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    SOLD: Sold to Biggus. Thanks all. Sent from my...

    Sold to Biggus. Thanks all.

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    SOLD: Handsaws - Disston, Spear and Jackson

    I keep my handsaw collection in a sort of steady state equilibrium. Well, some more have come in so some have got to go. All teeth are present, sharp and set. Plates are straight with no bends or...
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    I bought 4L tins of the Mirotone two pack poly...

    I bought 4L tins of the Mirotone two pack poly maybe 2 years ago? It's kept well this long and the finish is as good as ever.

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    It looks fantastic! And you'll appreciate all the...

    It looks fantastic! And you'll appreciate all the work that went into it every time you use it. Great job, Zac.

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    Oil bath! Reminds me of a docco I saw on one of...

    Oil bath! Reminds me of a docco I saw on one of those small countries on the silk road where they have a restorative crude oil bath, scrub and rub down. The oil just comes out of the ground there.
    ...
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    Of course. It's left over from my No 7 jointer,...

    Of course. It's left over from my No 7 jointer, from when I switched all my plane irons to PMV11 replacement irons. You may wish to do something similar down the track but this will get you started...
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    Hi Lyle, I have a laminated sweetheart era...

    Hi Lyle,

    I have a laminated sweetheart era blade that you can have for the price of postage.

    Cheers,
    Zac.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210713/e68c39e3e9c75df51c8f3bdfcaaab47f.jpg
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    Derek Doak (The Timber Bloke) might be able to...

    Derek Doak (The Timber Bloke) might be able to cut you some Marri posts.

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    I don't think shims on the top surface of the...

    I don't think shims on the top surface of the tables is the answer. If you can't get the tables sorted then maybe a new machine is in order. Not necessarily brand new, but another one that works (all...
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    Thanks everyone for their responses. Here is my...

    Thanks everyone for their responses. Here is my current set up. As you can see there's a solid wood bench on the left which has coped well with the occasional splash, but there's a new mdf bench top...
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    Not part of the machine. As in a separate roller...

    Not part of the machine. As in a separate roller for outfeed.

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    Frowny face down is the correct way. Its possible...

    Frowny face down is the correct way. Its possible that it could be bad technique. You've got to make sure that you are applying sufficient down force on the outfeed table at the end of the pass....
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    Do you joint the concave edge? The jointer can...

    Do you joint the concave edge? The jointer can ride along the curve of a convex edge.

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    Lance, that's devastating. I don't know how you...

    Lance, that's devastating. I don't know how you sharpen / hone, but you should have enough room on the big pieces to hone on the flats of a concave grind. I tend to use short strokes anyway. But...
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    WANTED:WA Thanks mate, Am also looking at new blades...

    Thanks mate,

    Am also looking at new blades too, but the thought occurred to me that there might be people that have converted to a helical cutter that no longer have use for their straight...
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    Bench covering for sharpening station

    Hi All,

    What do you guys use to protect your benches from splashes from your water ponds? Some sort of waterproof mat?

    I'd be interested to see your solutions.

    Cheers,
    Zac.

    Sent from my...
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    WANTED:WA 12inch or 300mm Buzzer Blades

    Hi All,

    Looking for buzzer blades 300 long, 25 wide and 3mm thick.

    Cheers,
    Zac.

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    All my tenon saws are refurbed Disstons and old...

    All my tenon saws are refurbed Disstons and old English makers. If I were to buy new I'd get a Lie Nielsen. Something in the 14-16 inch range with 12ish tpi filed rip pattern. Hard to imagine...
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    Here it is in its final resting place. Still need...

    Here it is in its final resting place. Still need to make the table and fence but you can see how the table will form part of the outfeed for the radial arm saw. Thanks for reading!...
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    Did you get it to work? I just finished putting...

    Did you get it to work? I just finished putting my drill press back together which has the same spring mechanism as yours. I can walk you through it if you need. Cheers, Zac.

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    A few progress pics. Still need to reattach the...

    A few progress pics. Still need to reattach the switch and replace the plug. Then set it up next to the radial arm saw. Also this thing is really heavy. Thought at first it was the cast head and...
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    I own one of their 350mm radial arm saw blades....

    I own one of their 350mm radial arm saw blades. It's great and their customer service is awesome. They sent me a custom size bush for free.

    Cheers, Zac.

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    Where are you located? There's a second hand...

    Where are you located? There's a second hand Hitachi cb75f resaw bandsaw for sale on Gumtree in Perth.

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    I'm biased toward the old machines so I say keep...

    I'm biased toward the old machines so I say keep it. If it's lasted these 30 years then I reckon it's a good bet to go another 30 if you look after it. Maybe give it a fresh coat of paint if you want...
  33. N.S.W. Hi Scribbly Gum, Do you happen to have a spare...

    Hi Scribbly Gum,

    Do you happen to have a spare Stanley cap iron / chipbreaker screw? If so name your price and I'll fix you up. One of mine recently rolled under a bench and into another...
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    My advice has been to keep the unsealed bearings...

    My advice has been to keep the unsealed bearings as they are because they are able to be regreased by the grease nipples located at the top and bottom of the shaft. I'll purchase some bearing grease...
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    Servian SA-1 Drill Press Restoration

    Hi All,

    I've currently got my old Servian Model SA-1 drill press in parts on the workbench. It's all part of a radial arm saw / drill press station that I'm making in the workshop. My inspiration...
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    The bench is looking really good, Richard. Maple...

    The bench is looking really good, Richard. Maple is very impressive for the top - the North Americans obviously love it and they've got heaps of it over there but v pricey down here in Aus. It does...
  37. Thread: What to get,

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    Hi Simon, I tend to think you should get the...

    Hi Simon,

    I tend to think you should get the biggest machine space and budget will allow. Even a very big bandsaw doesn't have much of a footprint. The second hand market usually turns up some...
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    The advantage of the compass plane over a spoke...

    The advantage of the compass plane over a spoke shave is the double iron. This came in handy when I made a curvy bathroom stool from Marri. That said, I sold mine to free up some cash for ceramic...
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    Hi MA, It's a big tree. There's some monsters...

    Hi MA,

    It's a big tree. There's some monsters around Denmark and Walpole. Yes the curly grain can be tricky but nothing the cap irons can't handle.

    IanW that's a great idea and I did notice...
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    Hi MA, The new handle is made from a WA timber...

    Hi MA,

    The new handle is made from a WA timber called Marri. It generally comes curly or with lots of gum veins. This board is from a tree from the coastal plain somewhere between Mandurah and...
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    Late Disston Backsaw Makeover

    This saw came to me in a box of my grandfather's tools. While he looked after his tools very well, he didn't have anything fancy or extravagant. He used what he could get (or preferred to make). This...
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    Post it in the "Saws, using, collecting, cleaning...

    Post it in the "Saws, using, collecting, cleaning and restoring" group on Facebook. There's some guys on there that know a lot about New York saws in particular.

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    Thanks all, I contacted the supplier and they...

    Thanks all, I contacted the supplier and they have the correct bush. I'll post a pic when the new blade is fitted. Thanks again for all your help!

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    The new saw 350mm negative rake saw blade has...

    The new saw 350mm negative rake saw blade has arrived from carbitool. Looks awesome! Where did you guys buy the bush to reduce the 38mm bore down to the 25.4 needed for the BRA?

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    No but I may just buy one / make one. Sent...

    No but I may just buy one / make one.

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    Problem solved, thanks gents. I did a quick...

    Problem solved, thanks gents. I did a quick crosscut on a piece of 90x19 bluegum just to see what she cuts like, and crikey these machines have a lot of power. I don't think it noticed that there was...
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    Here's what I'm looking at. So I'll swap the...

    Here's what I'm looking at. So I'll swap the yellow and blue wires? Cheers, Zachttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210227/7612259366fedfaaabbc5de287980d6f.jpg

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    Brilliant, thanks Vann! I'll give it a go. Yes...

    Brilliant, thanks Vann! I'll give it a go. Yes blade in the right way haha.

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    Here she is in close to her final position. I...

    Here she is in close to her final position. I couldn't resist plugging it in for a test and to my surprise the blade now spins in the wrong direction! Any quick and easy fixes to this problem?...
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    Yeah safe to say I'm never moving the axis of the...

    Yeah safe to say I'm never moving the axis of the saw blade off vertical. I've ordered one of the carbitool blades so just have to wait til it arrives. I've moved all the timber that was in the way....
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