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    Yup. And the wood will be green. There is an...

    Yup. And the wood will be green.

    There is an English turner called Robin Wood who has been studying pole lathes for over 20 years now and has a thriving business making wooden bowls etc. Heís...
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    Sounds like the depth lock isnít being tightened...

    Sounds like the depth lock isnít being tightened properly; you do know that the lever is a ďpull to repositionĒ adjustable type? Tighten as normal; then PULL the lever as if you were trying to pull...
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    Have to pull out Iím afraidÖ

    It is with deep sadness and a touch of shame that I am forced to announce my formal withdrawal from the competition.

    For several months now I have had very little time to myself at home with...
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    SOLD: As discussed; Iíll take it!

    As discussed; Iíll take it!
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    SOLD: Ö. aaaaand things change againÖ Iíll now be in...

    Ö. aaaaand things change againÖ Iíll now be in Nambour Tuesday morning so should be free to collect around 0930-ish.
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    SOLD: Definitely interested; I happen to be coming to...

    Definitely interested; I happen to be coming to Nambour tomorrow by train to collect my car from British Offroad* so if youíre free around 1400 in the afternoon I can collect.


    *Assuming it...
  7. Well done Handy & Papa!

    Well done Handy & Papa!
  8. Carter farmed out an awful lot of their work to...

    Carter farmed out an awful lot of their work to small jobbing engineering firms which is why there is such a great variety in what were really only a small handful of tools. Iíve not come across...
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    Try oiling your timber first before carving out...

    Try oiling your timber first before carving out the name; then you can daub paint into the carving and immediately wipe off the excess with a cloth wrapped around a firm-ish block of rubber or cork....
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    I personally prefer a thicker bladed knife that...

    I personally prefer a thicker bladed knife that canít flex or be diverted by strong grain. My go-to knife is actually a McJing cheapy I bought at the TWWW show years ago; itís the double edged spear...
  11. Definitely past its best.... If you're...

    Definitely past its best....


    If you're wanting to simply pass it on I'll take it for my woodworking guild and return it to working-but-cosmetically-a-dog condition for the members. I already...
  12. Before you go too far how do you know it isnít...

    Before you go too far how do you know it isnít the chuck thatís bent? If yours has a morse taper spindle you can just either throw in a MT shanked drill bit or a drill chuck arbor and check for run...
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    What tasks will the router and router table used...

    What tasks will the router and router table used for?
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    The Bundaberg Pottery Club is in the same craft...

    The Bundaberg Pottery Club is in the same craft center as our Woodworking Guild; if you can't get it repaired locally send it to me and I'll get it sorted.

    From a brief look at "Clay Mender" the...
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    The handles on yours are much prettier than the...

    The handles on yours are much prettier than the ones on mineÖ!
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    Where in QLD are you? On the off chance you're in...

    Where in QLD are you? On the off chance you're in Bundy I have a pipe threader for 3/4" pipe
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    I can't see it working myself although I'll stand...

    I can't see it working myself although I'll stand corrected if someone has tried it. Drawbore pins need three points of contact; two loaded in one direction and the third loaded in the opposite...
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    My deepest sympathy Bob; I can't comprehend what...

    My deepest sympathy Bob; I can't comprehend what you're going through at this time.

    Forumites are like an extended family and we will all support you in any way we can.

    Ian
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    Hmmm... Firstly; what timber are you using it...

    Hmmm...

    Firstly; what timber are you using it on? Softwoods like pine and big grained soft hardwoods like cedar and pawlonia never scrape well. You want proper hardwood for this.

    1: Totally...
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    Back when I lived in the UK I replaced the OEM...

    Back when I lived in the UK I replaced the OEM harnesses on my CB400F2 and GSX1100ET with ones I made; although they were identical copies I used thicker gauge wires. There used to be a mail order...
  21. Is that a Stanley 81? The phenolic base threw me...

    Is that a Stanley 81? The phenolic base threw me as the 81 had a supplimentary wooden base; could yours have been replaced with plastic?
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    Any chance of better photos of the RH tool? The...

    Any chance of better photos of the RH tool? The one on the left is definitely a ďcatís pawĒ tack and nail puller but I donít recognise the other one. Happy to believe Ray but Iíd still like to see...
  23. Yes; itís a copy. Stanley only ever made the 80...

    Yes; itís a copy. Stanley only ever made the 80 out of cast iron.

    However the 80 is a very simple scraper to make properly. Providing that the threads arenít sloppy, the blade bending screw was...
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    What type?

    You didnít say what type of screwdrivers youíre looking for; although I suspect a No.2 Philips is the one most likely giving you grief. Wera, Snap-on and Stahlwille are probably the most respected...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in.

    Iím in.
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    We had a Vicmark system at our guild but replaced...

    We had a Vicmark system at our guild but replaced it with a Tormek set up; you are correct in stating it is sturdy. Every part of adjustment mechanism was very stiff, nothing moved freely and you had...
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    I take it youíre using the SE-77 square edge jig...

    I take it youíre using the SE-77 square edge jig that comes with a Tormek wetstone grinder? Thatís another $150 on top of the $180 price tag of the BGM-100 mount; effectively the same price as the...
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    Unless youíre going to be using Tormek jigs the...

    Unless youíre going to be using Tormek jigs the BMG-100 is a very expensive tool rest that really doesnít offer any advantage over more basic aftermarket models. If youíre only grinding plane blades...
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    Heíll be one of these; a green tree frog (also...

    Heíll be one of these; a green tree frog (also known as a Dumpy Frog)

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    I have many on my property and think theyíre great. They hunt at night and donít usually have a particular ďhomeĒ...
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    Well done; in my youth I persuaded an RS100...

    Well done; in my youth I persuaded an RS100 barrel to take a reed block from one lung of an RD350LC!

    How about plumbing the outlet hose to the chain so the oil mist helps keeping it lubed? That...
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    Check your wheels; they may be crowned themselves...

    Check your wheels; they may be crowned themselves and only need a flat tyre.

    Polyurethane tyres are "better"... they won't rot or degrade like rubber does. I've fitted Carter poly tyres on my own...
  32. Hail Theathar!

    Hail Theathar!
  33. I almost wish I lived in Victoria again just so I...

    I almost wish I lived in Victoria again just so I could visit your collection; I love poking around old things and imagining how they were used! At the Bundy Woodworkers Guild whenever we get to...
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    N.S.W. Price?

    Looks pretty; but as per Marketplace rules you need to state a price :;
  35. Or... Design the table to have only two legs...

    Or...

    Design the table to have only two legs in the middle. 5" x 5" are well chunky enough; you just need to mortise them into bearers at the top and feet at the bottom with a stretcher somewhere...
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    The bottom one is definitely the shoe from the...

    The bottom one is definitely the shoe from the Stanley 55 central/auxillary skate.

    The top one looks like an add-on skid for a beading stop but I can't remember if it's from a 55 and I'm 2 hours...
  37. I think they'll find out it's been returned... ...

    I think they'll find out it's been returned...

    I've had a few redemptions from AEG; you have to supply the receipt as proof of purchase. AEG only sell through Bunnings so it's not beyond the...
  38. It sounds like technique to me... Try doing it...

    It sounds like technique to me...

    Try doing it on a long strip of abrasive (from a roll) stuck down on a benchtop (you don't need an optically flat surface); only go in one direction and start &...
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    Hey Doug; Itís a pity youíve had to pull out...

    Hey Doug;

    Itís a pity youíve had to pull out but quite rightly you need to put your health first.

    I look forwards to joining you again on the next challenge!
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    The last three months have seen practically zero...

    The last three months have seen practically zero progress; I've had a bit of a upheaval at work that needs me to defer many of my rostered days off until November and too many other projects took up...
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    I guess it really boils down to how accurate do...

    I guess it really boils down to how accurate do you need it to be?

    Many years ago I used to use an Elu power planer with an Elu jointer/thicknesser jig (ADE 80); these were high quality tools at...
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    As China has already said; jointer & thicknesser....

    As China has already said; jointer & thicknesser. If the boards are already dressed you can forego the jointer.

    The timbers youíve mentioned are somewhat hard, I would be looking at 3-phase...
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    The joints are half-blind dovetails for the box...

    The joints are half-blind dovetails for the box sides and lapped joints for the lid; it is the lap joints that have noticeably sprung although I noted that the dovetails had ďbledĒ some of their...
  44. Not legal adviceÖ

    Do you have written evidence that he agreed to your specifications and quoted accordingly? If so then you potentially have grounds that he is in breach of contract.
    My thoughts would be to...
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    BumpÖ :wink:

    BumpÖ :wink:
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    Titebond Liquid Hide Glue issues

    Iím currently restoring an old writing slope at the Bundy Woodworking Guild and using Titebond hide glue as the original glue used was hide glue. Nearly 5 weeks ago I rebuilt the lid but this morning...
  47. Proper shavings is what you are aiming for, like...

    Proper shavings is what you are aiming for, like these:

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    THIS video by Lie Nielson is a very good tutorial. My method differs only slightly in that I use a Veritas filing guide holding a...
  48. No need to go that far; just slip into a bluey....

    No need to go that far; just slip into a bluey. The trickiest thing will be fast-tracking the mullet although if you perpetually wear a Magpies ball cap that can draw attention away from the lack of...
  49. Most fittings available off the shelf in Aus are...

    Most fittings available off the shelf in Aus are BSPT, but more specialist hardware and tool suppliers can get them in NPT.

    THIS looks like the part you want
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    According to THIS...

    According to THIS page from the HTPAA yours would date between 1963 and 1971 as the box is marked "Stanley/Titan"
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