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  1. Thread: Striving tool

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    No I don't think it could do that. That's why I...

    No I don't think it could do that.
    That's why I think a different tool would.
    Lyle
  2. Thread: Striving tool

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    Hi Aaron. Not sure of what you want it to do....

    Hi Aaron. Not sure of what you want it to do.
    I'm thinking you might be better with a hand held skiver.
    Lyle
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Veritas Template groove cutter 0.040"

    Carbatec just informed me that they haven't got, nor are they going to get the Veritas template groove cutter in the 0.040". They've given me a refund/credit to my account. But that still leaves me...
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    I'm comforted by the fact it took three Carbatec...

    I'm comforted by the fact it took three Carbatec guys to sort it. :rolleyes:
    Also it meant my sharpening was OK, not great but at least adequate to create good shavings.
    Now to get better...
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    Well the Carbatec guys came through. Took three...

    Well the Carbatec guys came through. Took three of them... but it is all good.
    Most of the trouble was trying it on pine...
    Then a tweak of the blade cap screw, then it was all OK. Nice wide...
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    Ian, you hit the nail on the head. That is...

    Ian, you hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what I wanted this scraper for.
    Carbatec Sydney tomorrow to get some help.
    Lyle
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    I'm happy to be told it is my sharpening that is...

    I'm happy to be told it is my sharpening that is letting it all down.
    I had followed that link. I could feel the hook, via the nail scrape as he shows.
    I'll try the tightening the cap as you say....
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    This is the plane. But I've thrown out the...

    This is the plane.
    But I've thrown out the shavings and dust.
    I've had a mate check it out too.
    Both scratching our heads....:?
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    Veritas small scraper plane

    Hello all. I bought this from Carbatec a good while ago.
    I have tried all I can to make it work. Even read the instructions carefully. :wink:
    At best I get shavings and then dust after a few...
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    Got an Eclipse 77 the other day. Looks unused....

    Got an Eclipse 77 the other day. Looks unused. Anvil goes up to 12 and the hammer is very narrow, without measuring I'd say less than 2mm.
    Now to set the teeth do you do one side alternate teeth...
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    So a copy it is then. So probably paid too...

    So a copy it is then. So probably paid too much.... Caveat Emptor :B

    Someone has gone to a LOT of effort to copy an original 80. Asides from the holes in the handles not there, but you can see...
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    Stanley No 80 cabinet scraper-is this a copy

    As per the title. I picked this up recently and am wondering if it is a copy.
    My limited research cannot find any Stanley No 80 in anything but steel.
    Can anyone enlighten me.
    Thanks
    Lyle
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    Thanks Robert. Great advice. I didn't even think...

    Thanks Robert. Great advice. I didn't even think of the different height after scraping out the old glue.
    Thank heavens I haven't started yet. Thanks too for the suggestion on how to identify the...
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    Family antique - Writing slope

    I am about to embark on a restoration. How big/deep is to be determined by the help and information and guidance offered here on the forum.
    My wife has "The family heirloom antique ". A writing...
  15. Thread: Monetary Exchange

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    Better do it via express mail to beat all the...

    Better do it via express mail to beat all the others...
  16. Thread: Striving tool

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    The skriver arrived very promptly. Good...

    The skriver arrived very promptly. Good packaging.
    Construction as described, stainless steel. I was surprised that they bolted the base instead of welding.
    But I'm very pleased with the...
  17. Thread: Striving tool

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    Thanks china. I've ordered one. Those videos seem...

    Thanks china. I've ordered one. Those videos seem like it will be OK for my use. I'll get some spare blades too. Although I reckon I can sharpen them if needed.
  18. Thread: Striving tool

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    Too much for me. Just wondering if it is a good...

    Too much for me.
    Just wondering if it is a good tool or not.
    Better than a hand skriver?
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    Nth Qld silky oak, Camphor laurel, beech. ...

    Nth Qld silky oak, Camphor laurel, beech.

    Body of box, although hard to see, are jacaranda with red cedar inlaid stripes.
    Lyle
  20. Thread: Striving tool

    by Lyle
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    Striving tool

    Looking for a skiving tool for my wife.
    Saw these on google and wondering on opinions.
    I am getting a hand held one too.
    Thanks
    Lyle
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    Thanks Pearo and AlexS. Great info. I had to...

    Thanks Pearo and AlexS.
    Great info.
    I had to push on with the boxes, so went with a flat lid.
    I rescued one lid, failed bevel angles, by filling the bevel gaps with araldite and colour. Will be...
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    Octagonal box tapered lid

    Hello brains trust.
    I'm trying to make an octagonal box with a tapered lid.
    I have searched unsuccessfully so far for some formula or calculator.
    Photo shows my attempt prototype.
    I'm stumped....
  23. Thread: Seated Turning

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    Not me rustynail. A friend of mine. I like the...

    Not me rustynail. A friend of mine. I like the idea of a height adjustable swivel stool.hand/eye coordination is OK as far as I can tell.
    The main issue is unsteadiness on his legs.
  24. Thread: Seated Turning

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    I know this is an old thread. Parkinson's. So...

    I know this is an old thread. Parkinson's. So motor skills impacted.
    Could anyone offer thoughts etc on tool selection, especially due to using them seated, eg handle length, shafts length. ...
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    Thanks for replies. Parkinson's, so I am trying...

    Thanks for replies. Parkinson's, so I am trying to get him setup for small turning. Pens , bowls, spindle etc.
    Gross motor is a little unsteady, hence seated turning.
    Walking is unsteady but...
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    Sharpening Robert Sorby mini woodturning set

    Any consideration or advice, good or bad.
    Looking at a Robert Sorby mini woodturning set for a mate I want to set up with a small lathe he can use sitting down due to a disability.
    Sharpening...
  27. Thread: Box for tobacco

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    Will the shellac affect the tobacco?

    Will the shellac affect the tobacco?
  28. Thread: Lidded Vessel

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    I'm not sure on the form/shape. Seems over top...

    I'm not sure on the form/shape. Seems over top heavy and the finial too chunky.
    But this is just my opinion.
    Others with more knowledge and skill that I'll ever have may comment.
    Lyle
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    Thanks Paul. Understand what you've said. I'll...

    Thanks Paul.
    Understand what you've said.
    I'll start my research.
    Lyle
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    Woodpixle, hope you get better quickly. OK...

    Woodpixle, hope you get better quickly.

    OK gurus.
    My procrastination has ended... at least for now.
    I finally got the courage to file the teeth.
    I used the 15tpi template from Blackburn...
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    Hello Paul. I really like your sled and the...

    Hello Paul. I really like your sled and the product!!! Very nice.
    I see some great uses. I have googled linear slides and come up with heaps of places to buy, sizes etc.
    Would you be willing to let...
  32. VICTORIA Aww he's only a newbie, let's cut him some...

    Aww he's only a newbie, let's cut him some slack...:)
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    Hey brett57. I'm in the process of doing a...

    Hey brett57.
    I'm in the process of doing a retooth on my handsaw too.
    Check it out in the sharpening thread.
    At first it seemed too daunting.. But with this forum and its' members help, I'm ready...
  34. VICTORIA $10???? Surely you've made a mistake?????

    $10????
    Surely you've made a mistake?????
  35. Feast Watson has products just for this type of...

    Feast Watson has products just for this type of job. They have a sanding sealer, which works quite well. Depending on how bad the surface is as to whether you need to fill any imperfections (knot...
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    The files are Bahco brand. I've attached photos ...

    The files are Bahco brand.
    I've attached photos for part numbers.
    My experience with getting these was a shamozzle. Took over a month. All the excuses, Covid, computer fail, computer upgrade,...
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    Yes. It is a Disston No1. I refurbished and...

    Yes. It is a Disston No1. I refurbished and repaired it. The pivot point was damaged, so I had it brazed, then I filed it back to shape and redrilled the pivot pin hole.
    Works very well.
    I just...
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    OK. Photos so far from the fridge.... brrrr it is...

    OK. Photos so far from the fridge.... brrrr it is cold in the shed, so only photo of my set.
    Both the needle and DEST seem to be able to do what I think I want...
    Aldi handle from a file set, angle...
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    Wilco. I'll do my best with photos. Interesting...

    Wilco. I'll do my best with photos.
    Interesting that the DEST are made in Portugal and the needle are made in Switzerland, and Bahco is Swedish.
    Lyle
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    Well finally.... Took just over a month to get...

    Well finally.... Took just over a month to get these. I think the delivery rowboat sprung a leak and the slaves went on mutiny....:~
    Now with the info this forum has provided and some research and...
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    Alby, try this link. Hyco scrollsaw restoration-...

    Alby, try this link.
    Hyco scrollsaw restoration- spare parts available
    Lyle
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    Dragged it back through the blade..... Always...

    Dragged it back through the blade.....
    Always going to do that.
    He'll need a few days for the bruising to go down.
    Luckily the width of cut kept his hand fairly clear of the blade.
    No safety...
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    Do you know what his staining and finishing...

    Do you know what his staining and finishing process and products were?
    What wood is the table and if it/was seasoned dry or green with a moisture content.

    The problem could be one or more...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks for the offer Derek. I have a call out to...

    Thanks for the offer Derek.
    I have a call out to the HTPSWA. They have a sale coming up soon.
    Hopefully I'll get lucky.
    I have the Ecipse 77.
    I'd like the Stanley 42X, but will get by with the...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks for looking. I think my search will now...

    Thanks for looking.
    I think my search will now just be casual.
    One will turn up eventually.
    Lyle
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    Paul, thanks so much for that link. Excellent...

    Paul, thanks so much for that link. Excellent info.
    I'll read it in depth.
    Lyle
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks. The Stanley 42X is described as a...

    Thanks.
    The Stanley 42X is described as a "pistol' shape. The handles are about 90degrees to the body.
    Should be stamped on the body or on the inside of one of the handles.
    Lyle
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    Thanks Paul. That is excellent info. YIKES.... ...

    Thanks Paul.
    That is excellent info.
    YIKES.... I think my Eclipse will have to do.

    Who would have thought that saw sets would have so much interest.
    Lyle
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    Thanks Marr. I have four now. An old Morril and...

    Thanks Marr.
    I have four now. An old Morril and an old Morril look-a-like. Also a Somax 77 knock-off.
    I've very recently got an Eclipse 77. It appears to have been modified for small teeth. So I...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Anyone???

    Anyone???
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