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    Thanks Jim and verawood. The lid is just under 9...

    Thanks Jim and verawood. The lid is just under 9 mm.
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    Venturing into wooden screws now, MA. Nice!! ...

    Venturing into wooden screws now, MA. Nice!!

    Reminded me of a DIY wooden screw on YT:
    Self-Made Tools to make Wooden Threads Part I: Dowel Maker - YouTube

    Is the article from IanW's 2-part...
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    Thanks for the link, CK. That led me to your pole...

    Thanks for the link, CK. That led me to your pole lathe and subsequently the file guide threads, which I have missed somehow. Very impressive! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Silky Oak and Walnut

    Recently made a jewellery box out of scrap silky oak and walnut for a wedding present.

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    The stock was predominantly prepared by hand using a No. 4, which was the most time consuming part...
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    Gardening Projects

    Started doing a bit of gardening last winter and made a couple of little projects for it.

    The first is a planter box for herb pots, made from discarded bed frames. Nothing fancy, just nailed on....
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    Thanks for the thorough explanation and...

    Thanks for the thorough explanation and illustrations, Derek. I see where you are coming from now.

    Ian, I wasn't aware of full blind D/T - had to google it. Seems complex but very clean when...
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    Hi Derek, it's hard to choose between the two....

    Hi Derek, it's hard to choose between the two. Both of them look great.



    Would you mind elaborating the above? Could it be, as alluded by Ian, that the mitre dovetail requires greater precision...
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    Nice restoration work, MA. $$ well spent indeed,...

    Nice restoration work, MA. $$ well spent indeed, a good little user.

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Thanks for documenting the process, Paul. ...

    Thanks for documenting the process, Paul.
    Beautiful handle. I've bookmarked the page for (not anywhere near) future reference.

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Hi WP, The S+J is my first and only tenon saw,...

    Hi WP,

    The S+J is my first and only tenon saw, also bought from amazon.

    Inspired by Rex Kruger video, I've also re-shaped the handle and replaced the pins with slotted screws - post #18 on the...
  11. N.S.W. Hi Tom, I received the package today. Many...

    Hi Tom,
    I received the package today. Many thanks.
    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Nicely done, Azahan. I like the sleek design....

    Nicely done, Azahan. I like the sleek design.
    But as Simplicity said, those two planes may breed pretty quickly as you go down the hand tools rabbit hole. :wink:

    Andy
  13. N.S.W. Hi Tom, I'll take Group #3 bundle please,...

    Hi Tom,
    I'll take Group #3 bundle please, postage to 4122.
    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Hi CK, you never cease to amaze me with your...

    Hi CK, you never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity and approach to problem solving.
    That's an impressive line up of specialty plane.
    Glad that you posted an update on the final product as I...
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    Very nice design, MA. I like the dimensional...

    Very nice design, MA. I like the dimensional proportion and the overall look, seems to be well balanced.
    The half-blind DT drawers looks great. :2tsup:
    Andy
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    That's a good observation, BobL. Had to get down...

    That's a good observation, BobL. Had to get down to the garage and recreate the set-up to answer your question.

    Yes, the saw was positioned very close to the top of the vise but enough to clear...
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    Saw Sharpening Setup

    Pimped up my saw sharpening set-up with some Gumtree pick-ups. First one is a saw vise; could've made one but it's forever pushed down the priority list, so I jumped at the chance of getting one for...
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    Nice little saw, MA. Looks heaps better in its...

    Nice little saw, MA.
    Looks heaps better in its original state. Wonder why one would paint the handle?
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    Love it, CK! Thanks for sharing.

    Love it, CK! Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks MA, progress has been slow but...

    Thanks MA, progress has been slow but unfortunately shop time is hard to come by...

    You read my mind, Ian. I was planning to leave the hole there as a permanent reminder. :U
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    The plan was to use the middle compartment to...

    The plan was to use the middle compartment to house the most-used hand planes. Unfortunately I was a bit too generous with the height, wasting precious space.
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    Decided to make use of the...
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    Very nicely done! It really transforms the look...

    Very nicely done! It really transforms the look of the saw. :2tsup:

    Andy
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    Thanks MA! For others who may be interested,...

    Thanks MA! For others who may be interested, these are the links which I believe MA was referring to:

    Garrett Hack's 3 in 1: Oil-Varnish Mixture is Durable, Easy to Apply - FineWoodworking

    Wood...
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    Hi Deronys, Being a newbie, my chisels are...

    Hi Deronys,

    Being a newbie, my chisels are also a Luban set of 6 that I bought secondhand from a fellow forumite. Works quite well for dovetail in pine (haven't done much with hardwood), though...
  25. Thread: Dovetail saw

    by Andy_B
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    DONE: I'm surprised that no one has taken up Derek's...

    I'm surprised that no one has taken up Derek's generous offer. Lovely vintage tools, especially the homemade saw.

    Suspect that not as many forumites check the Swap/Free section of the...
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    Looks great, MA! The new handles are very nicely...

    Looks great, MA! The new handles are very nicely done.

    Do you mind sharing the ingredients of your 3 in 1 recipe and shop paste wax?
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    Thanks Ian, can't take the credit for the washer...

    Thanks Ian, can't take the credit for the washer pull though. I stole the idea from drawers pulls made out of pipe fitting, which is quite neat and unique. Using washers is a similar idea though not...
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    The half blind sockets on the other two drawers...

    The half blind sockets on the other two drawers were sawed on the line to get an "off-saw" cut. Ian's fine-toothed D/T saw worked wonderfully for this!
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    Washers will be used and the drawer...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, Ian. I had a...

    Thanks for the suggestions, Ian.

    I had a chance to play around with the plane again today, and the main problem appears to be user errors. Having only been using Bailey-type plane to-date, reckon...
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    This may be a silly question, but why isn't NG...

    This may be a silly question, but why isn't NG Rosewood suitable for a saw handle?

    Nice handle for your tenon saw there, CK!

    delbs, looking forward to seeing your finished handle. I've seen...
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    Thanks for the input, Ian. I did try brushing...

    Thanks for the input, Ian. I did try brushing the gunk out with toothbrush & turps as you suggested without much luck. A bit of it came out but most are quite solid and stuck to the wood. It does...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    You could be onto something there, Ian. The sole...

    You could be onto something there, Ian. The sole is relatively flat, but the culprit might well be the bed. Lots of black soot / grime build-up. Not sure if it is convex, but when I ran my fingers...
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    I received the blade iron from Scribbly Gum's...

    I received the blade iron from Scribbly Gum's generous offer a while back (thanks Tom!), but it has been sitting on the back burner. Did spend a bit of time lapping the back & shaping the bevel on...
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    Beautifully made, CK!! Nice looking tools!...

    Beautifully made, CK!! Nice looking tools! :2tsup:

    On the depth gauges and square, how did you secure the brass plate to the wood?

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Grazie for your input, Giuliano. Shallow side...

    Grazie for your input, Giuliano. Shallow side rebate is a great idea, I didn't think of that. Unfortunately I've cut the tails for the other two drawers. I'll use this technique for the next...
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    Continuing on.... I marked the depth of the...

    Continuing on....

    I marked the depth of the half-blind based on the thickness of the side piece using a marking gauge, producing a tight joint.

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    But here's where I made a mistake:...
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    Thanks Ian, will cross spotted gum off the list....

    Thanks Ian, will cross spotted gum off the list.


    The build continues with the drawers - made of leftover pines from the workbench build (picture below), and blackbutt from the BGS decking range...
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    MA, there may not be any worthy ideas but no...

    MA, there may not be any worthy ideas but no doubt there'll be plenty of things for the not-to-do list. :p

    You're right Ian, it will eventually get modified. I still haven't worked out where each...
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    Tool Cabinet - WIP

    I've got a problem: Whenever shed time is hard to come by, I tend to look for second-hand tools to satisfy the itch. :- I've got more tools than space to store them as the result, hence the decision...
  41. Thread: Qld Walnut

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    SOLD: Hi Jearve, I can't see it on my mobile either...

    Hi Jearve, I can't see it on my mobile either (Android). However if I choose "Desktop Site" setting on my mobile web browser, I can click the attachment and see the picture that way.
    Hope this...
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    Looks great Ian, what a transformation! Good to...

    Looks great Ian, what a transformation! Good to see it's capable of taking fine shaving again. :2tsup:

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Hi RC, I'm also new at this so please take it...

    Hi RC,

    I'm also new at this so please take it with a grain of salt:

    My first plane was a modern #4 Stanley with plastic knob and handle, not too dissimilar to yours. The plane was in sorry...
  44. Thread: Saw Handle

    by Andy_B
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    So I took the saw to Ian yesterday for his...

    So I took the saw to Ian yesterday for his diagnosis & treatment and the verdict was undoubtedly user error. Ian used the file that I had used to sharpen the teeth, and voila! It feels like a...
  45. Thread: Saw Handle

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    Yes, 19 mm isn't too far off. Thanks for the...

    Yes, 19 mm isn't too far off.

    Thanks for the advice, Derek. I haven't spent enough times sawing or used many saws to have a preference as yet. In time that may change, will keep it in mind.
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    Hi SG, The blade looks good, I'll take it....

    Hi SG,
    The blade looks good, I'll take it. Thanks for digging it out. Will send you a PM.

    Cheers,
    Andy
  47. Thread: Saw Handle

    by Andy_B
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    I used Vallorbe three-square needle cut #4, which...

    I used Vallorbe three-square needle cut #4, which I believe is the recommended type based on past posts on the forum.

    Sorry for the blurry pic, I took the photo using mobile phone and was...
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    Thank you for all the responses. The consensus...

    Thank you for all the responses. The consensus is to do nothing, so I'll leave the cracks as they are and wipe 'em up with BLO. :2tsup:

    The width at the cutting edge is 2 1/2". Thanks for the...
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    Fixing Cracks on a Wooden Plane

    Bought an old woodie from Gumtree this week. Generally still looks alright apart from a couple of cracks. Keen to try and see if it performs differently compared to its metallic counterparts.
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    by Andy_B
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    Thanks MA, Ian and Chris. Really a nice...

    Thanks MA, Ian and Chris.
    Really a nice looking saw you made, Ian! Bet it cuts any hardwood through like butter!

    I did end-up sharpening the saw but unfortunately managed to muck it up.
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