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    Thanks for the responses chaps. Paul. While...

    Thanks for the responses chaps.

    Paul. While Iím keeping an eye out for a bargain, I would certainly not choose another of these. My goal with acquiring hand saws at this stage is for a single...
  2. Thread: Bench dogs

    by LanceC
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    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good...

    That's a great phrase I'd heard before. Good one!

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Restoring a stubby Disston D17

    This saw is now on its third generation, having been passed down from my grandfather to father and now to me. At some point of my dad's custodianship it developed a crack which necessitated its nose...
  4. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Thanks for that Paul and Ian. I'll start a new...

    Thanks for that Paul and Ian.

    I'll start a new thread, lest I drag this one further from the initial intent, as I'm still keen to see others' saw storage solutions, as is Huon Pine Fan, no doubt. ...
  5. Thread: Bench dogs

    by LanceC
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    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest...

    Wow, a one meter wide vice? You'll give the rest of us an inferiority complex. ;)

    Having recently built a bench top (the rest is still in progress), that has been used extensively to build the...
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    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a...

    That's a great demonstration (even if too only a limited extent) of what BobL Et al. have been saying about the effects of increasing airflow into machine cabinets.

    You should have a read over...
  7. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    You're not wrong Ian! I was astounded at the...

    You're not wrong Ian! I was astounded at the difference when we're moved from Brisbane to Hobart. I need to make an effort for rust to develop on my tools here.

    Back to the point at hand, if you...
  8. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Yes, that is a potential hazard, though it is...

    Yes, that is a potential hazard, though it is above a drawer unit at the moment, so there's no bending down under it. More of a stretch and tiptoe to reach for a saw.
    ...
  9. Thread: Handsaw storage

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    Mine isn't pretty, and I want to do something...

    Mine isn't pretty, and I want to do something else, but it is simple and functional. My one restored saw however hangs in a hook separately, because it's special.
    ...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes I do. I've sent you a PM too in case you...

    Yes I do. I've sent you a PM too in case you don't have my address.

    Lance
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    QUEENSLAND I'll take them. Kind regards, Lance

    I'll take them.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
  12. Thread: A pathway sign

    by LanceC
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    A pathway sign

    The pathway from the drive to my parentsí house is lined with wood chips. It looks nice and serves the purpose well, though as itís commonly used around here as a garden bed cover, some people get...
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    That looks great. Will you apply a finish to...

    That looks great. Will you apply a finish to weather proof it, or just let come what may?

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    That's great Steven.

    This may point you in the right direction.

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    Kind regards,
    ...
  15. Me too, now. I used to pretty conscientious and...

    Me too, now. I used to pretty conscientious and give my surfaces a wax coat and buff. After a while however, it became a pain to maintain, and now just squiggle a candle across the surface. Very...
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    I agree. As woodworking is my de-stressing...

    I agree. As woodworking is my de-stressing activity, I find it's a matter of doing what brings me peace and allows me to recharge. My frustration with the router wasn't phylosophical, more that I...
  17. Enable "mentions" with the @UserName syntax

    Hi all,

    It would make it so much simpler replying to people if the forums supported the @UserName mentioning syntax, such that if someone typed my user name as @LanceC in a post, I would be...
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    Thanks for the further information. Rob,...

    Thanks for the further information.

    Rob, your list was spot on and exactly whta I was looking for. I can see why each point would make a contribution to better morticing. Can you post a...
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    Thanks a lot for posting the photos Fumbler. ...

    Thanks a lot for posting the photos Fumbler. That's a great idea with using the brass angle. And no judgement from me on your block plane. My only block plane is a cheep $20 stanley job I was...
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    Thanks for commiserating with me. I guess these...

    Thanks for commiserating with me. I guess these are the lessons you learn as you go.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Thank you Elan, Luke and Derek. Elan, yes...

    Thank you Elan, Luke and Derek.

    Elan, yes lying in bed last night I was tossing up what to do, and had considered a block of some sort as a vertical aid. It is good to have it confirmed.
    ...
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation Alex. Iíll...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation Alex. Iíll read it again in the morning before attempting it.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Improving mortise chopping efficiency

    Thanks HandyJack and Mark,

    Now I feel like an idiot. Iíve been doing a bunch of reading and it appears that youíre both correct, nobody chops 25 mm mortises with just a chisel like Iíve been...
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    Improving mortise chopping efficiency

    My arms are hanging limply against my sides, and lifting up my fingers to type this post is an undertaking in itself. Simply put, I am shattered from chopping large mortises this afternoon, and I...
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    Thanks Fumbler, I look forward to the photo(s). ...

    Thanks Fumbler, I look forward to the photo(s).

    And the flush cut saw, are those the ones with teeth set on one side only?

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Magnificent!

    Magnificent!
  27. Thread: Spindle Workout

    by LanceC
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    Spindle Workout

    Thatís a very elegant profile to my eye.

    Edit: I just figured out why I find it so appealing, it reminds me of a tulip.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Fumbler, what do you mean by a flush saw? I had...

    Fumbler, what do you mean by a flush saw? I had always separated by cutting all the way through, except with the last two, where I left about 0.25 mm which I then split with a Stanley knife and...
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    Not yet. I've just recently (last couple of...

    Not yet. I've just recently (last couple of weeks) started keeping an eye on Gumtree for an old fire place that someone's pulled out of their house. My workshop is very pleasent when the sun...
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    Finally, today was the day to glue the two top...

    Finally, today was the day to glue the two top halves together. First things first though, I wanted to get them both nice and flat, so that once glued together it would be simpler to flatten the...
  31. Thread: Coffee Anyone?

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    That's great, I had a good chuckle when I saw...

    That's great, I had a good chuckle when I saw that.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Be still my weeping fingers

    Aughhh is winter again and my poor fingers have been aching in the cold once more, and significantly limiting my shed time when the sun hides away behind the clouds or dips over the horizon.

    I...
  33. Thread: Brace bits

    by LanceC
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    Although I'm no auger bit expert (so stand to be...

    Although I'm no auger bit expert (so stand to be corrected) I believe the wings/ spurs are to score the perimeter of the hole to mitigate tearout whilst drilling. Much like that found on spade bits...
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    Thatís really impressive. I didnít expect that...

    Thatís really impressive. I didnít expect that you would achieve such a good colour match, but at least in the pictures, you really need to look to find the transition.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Rat, it is lovely that your bench has providence...

    Rat, it is lovely that your bench has providence from the stock, before you even begin.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Bingo. I took the photo, and thought, I should...

    Bingo. I took the photo, and thought, I should move the chisel quickly, but didn't and it fell on the concrete floor. :doh: I was standing there too, and did one of those two foot simultaneous...
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    Sheesh, what a tough crowd. I'd better not start...

    Sheesh, what a tough crowd. I'd better not start a thread discussing the pros and cons of tightening/loosening the chip breaker screw with the lever cap! :oo:

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    The simple beauty of timber

    After I had glued up my second bench top half today, I had about twenty minutes before my kids got home from school, so decided to kill some time before we would all stop for afternoon tea.

    Simple...
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    Yesterday was to be dog-hole day, but lost the...

    Yesterday was to be dog-hole day, but lost the opportunity to chasing a replacement bearing for my flush trim router bit. The day began with a quick fifteen minute trip to my local hardware shop...
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    This shifter is the only way I can release the...

    This shifter is the only way I can release the tow ball nut, as I don't own any spanners (auto correct changed it to spandex, which I don't own any of either), and my socket set doesn't go large...
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    Jim, I wrote a blog post about retro fitting...

    Jim,

    I wrote a blog post about retro fitting my Stanley with an Veritas style tote earlier this year at Making a Veritas style tote for my Stanley #4 plane – Lance's Workbench.

    I really like...
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    As it turns out, I've dumped the idea of a...

    As it turns out, I've dumped the idea of a shoulder vice. I'm not entirely sure what to replace it with just yet, but will see.

    None the less, the persuit of perfection comes at the expense of...
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    Thatís a lovely piece of furniture Derek. Beyond...

    Thatís a lovely piece of furniture Derek. Beyond the technical execution which is inspiring to say the least, the different timber draw fronts really add a fun element to it.

    I will chorus the...
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    Thanks, but the credit really goes to this forum...

    Thanks, but the credit really goes to this forum for inspiration when I saw someone elseís box with what I would call Art Deco splines (though I cant find it now). I had always only done three per...
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    This is one area I struggle with, getting square....

    This is one area I struggle with, getting square. Now donít misunderstand me, the diagonals are square to within a mm of each other, but when aiming for a perfect fit, I then have to trim the lid to...
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    Playing card boxes

    My wife is visiting her aunt and uncle in Germany at the moment. Her aunt and uncle have had a standing engagement every Friday evening with another couple for the past thirty to forty years, where...
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    Fumbler, how on earth do you get such a seamless...

    Fumbler, how on earth do you get such a seamless lid fit?

    I thought the last couple of boxes I made were close, by sneaking up on the fit with a shooting board and plane, but holy smokes, your...
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    Guidance on sourcing timber from mills

    My bread and butter timber is Tasmanian Oak, as it's plentiful, rasonably priced (relative to the alternatives) and generally behaves well.

    My timber purchasing journey has progressed from buying...
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    Thanks for the response Elan, Regarding the...

    Thanks for the response Elan,

    Regarding the splines, are you suggesting that my concerns about using softwood as splines for a hardwood joing is unfounded?
    And yes, there will certainly be photos...
  50. Thread: Wd 40

    by LanceC
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    Remember when people used to say "a photo never...

    Remember when people used to say "a photo never lies"? Those times are long gone. This should be in the joke's section :)

    Is a 1964 WD-40 Ad Full of Sexual Innuendo?

    Lance
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