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  1. So how many will end up on the Lee Valley Website...

    So how many will end up on the Lee Valley Website eh Derek. I'm surprised the first one hasn't already.
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    I like how he grinds the HSS on the side of a...

    I like how he grinds the HSS on the side of a full speed grinder wheel.
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    Very true Also, the most complex and difficult...

    Very true

    Also, the most complex and difficult furniture was made between 200 and 600 years ago. All by hand with tools that don't even remotely compare to todays. In fact, if you go to the...
  4. Yup. And it would be more stable and stronger.

    Yup. And it would be more stable and stronger.
  5. Probably better on the concrete than the grass. ...

    Probably better on the concrete than the grass. Have done it there and it can work.
  6. It's more than useful. It's necessary to avoid...

    It's more than useful. It's necessary to avoid putting undue pressure on one side to the boards. If they don't sort themselves out you may need to cut them along the glue lines and re-glue up
  7. Instructions are at 45 with a hook rolled on it....

    Instructions are at 45 with a hook rolled on it.

    But! That was a general statement to appease the masses. It's not going to work in all situations and Northern Hemisphere woods were the focus. A...
  8. Whether you're for or against the monarchy there is a live stream you may like

    Google BBC Watch live Queen Lying-in-state
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    The irony in this pic. The butterfly to stop the...

    The irony in this pic. The butterfly to stop the cracking... And the butterfly has a crack LOL I like it!
  10. Definite knowledge and skill needed but...

    Making a one-piece lampshade from a sing round of timber : oddlysatisfying (reddit.com)



    I respect the skill and to some degree the outcome, you have to have your wits about you and have a deft...
  11. Absolutely not. 2million year old wood will do...

    Absolutely not. 2million year old wood will do what 5 year old wood will do - move with the level of humidity. Wood never stops moving - ever. To be honest nothing stops moving, including...
  12. I've done a sh%t tonne of resawing of wood in...

    I've done a sh%t tonne of resawing of wood in Canada. In the shop I was in, we always went first to the table saw and if too wide finished with the bandsaw. The bandsaw simply isn't a great resawer...
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    Farout. Might think about starting an import...

    Farout. Might think about starting an import business to UK for cocaine. They seem to let anything in...
  14. My only thought is combination machines are...

    My only thought is combination machines are garbage. Go with individual machines. I'd go with a table saw before a bandsaw
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    Yup. But that's teaching without teaching. My...

    Yup. But that's teaching without teaching. My middle school and high school teachers in both wood and metal just stayed out of my way. I never took a test or did the projects that were assigned. ...
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    Yup. With passion you are able to make mistakes...

    Yup. With passion you are able to make mistakes and simply move on and evolve. It's the driving force. Without it you will lose interest pretty quickly. Doesn't matter how many classes you take. ...
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    No way in hell he's getting them into the UK. ...

    No way in hell he's getting them into the UK.

    Many a few decades ago when I lived in Canada and the boarders were far more relaxed I went to Porta Vallarta Mexico for a holiday. One day I grabbed...
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    You clearly went to the wrong lumber yard... ...

    You clearly went to the wrong lumber yard... Just to name a few: cherry, pear, holly, yew, yellow cedar, red cedar, fir, spruce, black walnut, arbutus, garry oak...
  19. QLD how many 3x3 sheds can I have?

    Council regs doesn't seem to answer this, so I'm assuming it means I can have more than one 3x3 sheds as they don't require council approval... Anyone have any experience with that in QLD?
  20. Barely 1mm... That amount of unyielding movement,...

    Barely 1mm... That amount of unyielding movement, and considering all the other factors you alluded to, puts huge pressure on glue joints. I'd be surprised if it doesn't pop.

    Not to be an...
  21. Depends. Well seasoned wood can also mean hard...

    Depends. Well seasoned wood can also mean hard and unyielding. And well seasoned doesn't take into account seasonal change in dimensions. All wood shrinks and expands no matter how old it is. Some...
  22. I have about 3cubic meters of NSW Rosewood from...

    I have about 3cubic meters of NSW Rosewood from 1x8 all the way up to 4x4, that was air dried for about 20 years. I don't care how much it's worth. I suspect I could get triple what I paid right...
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    Actually now you mention it. Ya! The 5mm thread...

    Actually now you mention it. Ya! The 5mm thread will run through the post so a short bolt (few mm longer than the drawer front thickness) will work to secure the post to the drawer front.
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    All your turning tools will benefit. As a turner...

    All your turning tools will benefit. As a turner you know there are times when you're turning some sh%t pine with growth rings 6mm apart or more and the tear out is crazy... Buffing the spindle...
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  26. Ah!! There you are! Mods, is there a...

    Ah!! There you are!



    Mods, is there a way to add a [summon Derek] radio button to a thread when someone has a challenging task?
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    They're nice handles I doubt you will find...

    They're nice handles

    I doubt you will find just the brass posts other than stand off mounts, which I suspect isn't what you're after (because they require a wood screw through the drawer front...
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    Really!!! That's it. That's all you can show us...

    Really!!! That's it. That's all you can show us after two attempts... Nup, just won't do mate.
  29. The best way to gauge any value is to watch the...

    The best way to gauge any value is to watch the market places where they're peddled. At the moment wood is crazy expensive, or at least the sellers are trying to get crazy prices. I watch the...
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    Now that I can see the wood clearly and what...

    Now that I can see the wood clearly and what you're trying to do (or at least I think I see what you're end product is intended to be) the wood isn't without its faults also. And it's not a...
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    From the pics, gaps aren't evident. It's easy to...

    From the pics, gaps aren't evident. It's easy to see the arrised (rounded) corners don't line up between pieces... That can be fairly easily rectified withough affecting fit with other neighbouring...
  32. The companies you would be ordering the blades...

    The companies you would be ordering the blades from that everyone has mentioned are good and trust worthy, other than I don't endorse carbatec because they charge so much, as most australian middle...
  33. In a pinch I've had to run to a hardware store...

    In a pinch I've had to run to a hardware store and buy a cheap respirator for a job because I left mine at home... Not that that one is cheap but is has a similar strap setup found in the cheap ones...
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    one things for sure. it would hard pushing the...

    one things for sure. it would hard pushing the plane and pulling the scraper. cutting through the finish and all the embedded dirt would kill the edge real fast on blades even in modern ones. ...
  35. I'm gonna have to try that. Anyone know where...

    I'm gonna have to try that. Anyone know where the next vegan protest is?
  36. Is there a way to summon Derek to a thread? ...

    Is there a way to summon Derek to a thread?


    If it were me and you needed to hog a fair bit off to take a twist out I'd be looking at a scrub or toothing plane. I'd use the scrub across grain...
  37. I swear by this respirator North Safety...

    I swear by this respirator

    North Safety 550030L 5500 Series Large Low Maintenance Half Mask Respirator, 1 Each, Cartridge Not Included : Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement

    If you search amazon...
  38. Tell me about it. I'm fortunate enough now that...

    Tell me about it. I'm fortunate enough now that I work for myself and old enough not to care if anyone doesn't like it, so I've had the last week and half off trying to get ahead of the tennis...
  39. Oh ya. I forgot to mention one detail. I used a...

    Oh ya. I forgot to mention one detail. I used a square end chisel and buffed one side so as not to need a right and left skew. Skews are nicer to use as you tool angle to work is more at a 90 but...
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    Prime the brain with a few cold ones first...

    Prime the brain with a few cold ones first...
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    Yup. If it's a regular coping saw pull is your...

    Yup. If it's a regular coping saw pull is your only option. Though Derek, I hear you got one of those fancy ones that are real rigid so pull push is probably at the users discretion.

    Some like...
  42. No need to take your hat off... I stopped...

    No need to take your hat off... I stopped production turning in about 2004. It took another 10 years for me to get my neck sorted, lathes are about 4" too low for such work... My tennis elbow...
  43. Depends on what you're doing and the wood. I...

    Depends on what you're doing and the wood. I used to be a production turner. Turned, table legs, urns, and fence post caps 7.5 hours a day, 5 days a week - by hand. In the late eighties and early...
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    You can add professionals to that also. I've...

    You can add professionals to that also. I've been at it for 40 years and to be honest all of the best furniture makers, woodworkers I've ever met never took a class of any kind. They all learned...
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    In those examples the construction is using a...

    In those examples the construction is using a rail and there isn't anything else you can do. Where as the cabinet you're going to make is more traditional construction where the bottom rail of the...
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    Those don't look like shavings off a scraper. I...

    Those don't look like shavings off a scraper. I suspect the guy on the right is using a smoother (you can see the horn in the left hand) and the guy in the middle is cleaning up with a scraper, but...
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    Yup, first thing I noticed. Oh for the good ol...

    Yup, first thing I noticed. Oh for the good ol days again...
  48. Before I embarrass myself, like I did some months...

    Before I embarrass myself, like I did some months back, in 200 words or less... What is the unicorn sharpening method.
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    I reluctantly am going to offer an observation as...

    I reluctantly am going to offer an observation as I don't want to be a buzz kill. The shoulders you've added to the legs are 90 degrees off. Their grain direction needs to be the same as the legs. ...
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    You have to adjust how you do things so. Once...

    You have to adjust how you do things so. Once you figure out the limitations of the tools you can figure out ways to tune up the results. Hard to explain in 200 words or less, it's one of those...
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