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    WP, Some of Stavros Gakos's Youtube offerings...

    WP,

    Some of Stavros Gakos's Youtube offerings may show how he profiles a blade?
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    Tanks for that Uncle Al. I hope the sharpening...

    Tanks for that Uncle Al. I hope the sharpening service survives!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a...

    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a timber mean?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Has Cutting Edge Saws Closed its Doors?

    I purchased a flat top rip blade from Cutting Edge Saws in Kirrawee some 18 months or so ago and wanted to visit their website to see what other blades they sell.

    The business is still "listed" on...
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    Unfortunately I'll have to pass. Work...

    Unfortunately I'll have to pass. Work interference!

    Happy Friday prattle!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Fergiz01, I use a shallow plastic serving tray...

    Fergiz01,
    I use a shallow plastic serving tray (approx 500mm x 350mm) with anti-slip matting to stop it sliding around on my work bench.
    The sharpening stone holders I use stop the stones sliding...
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    Lance, Maybe an el cheapo high density plastic...

    Lance,

    Maybe an el cheapo high density plastic chopping board cut to size could do the trick as a backing?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    So, what's the problem WP? :D

    So, what's the problem WP? :D
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    Warb, ".....We constantly hear that "nobody...

    Warb,

    ".....We constantly hear that "nobody can get the vaccine", but in our area at least AZ is freely available - it's just that nobody wants it! ..."

    Hmmm, I don't recall my parents being...
  10. Thread: Website Address?

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    Website Address?

    I tried to access Jim Davey's website and keep on getting the message "Error 404 this site is not found".

    Is it me or has Jim's website address changed?

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. ...

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Much appreciated and most useful.

    BobL's advice to keep the chain sharp to make it easier on the actual saw make a lot of sense.
    As I have no...
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    Electric Chainsaw - Corded or Battery

    I am in need of a small chainsaw to cut over-long fire wood and other bits & pieces in our garden.
    I do not anticipate cutting anything bigger than 200mm diameter, absolute max and thought that an...
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    For Grumpy John! I'm afraid I don't know how...

    For Grumpy John!

    I'm afraid I don't know how to rotate the pics the right way...

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    MrBush, what drew us first to the Sanden is the...

    MrBush, what drew us first to the Sanden is the fact that the gas is CO2.
    We also selected the slim & tall cylinder rather than the fatter squatter option.

    Happy campers!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    MrBush, we've had a Sanden unit for the past...

    MrBush, we've had a Sanden unit for the past eight years with no regrets whatsoever.
    Very efficient and the unit is almost silent.
    Our system will switch off when the filter gets dirty. ...
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    Hmm, I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses...

    Hmm,

    I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses some fancy resins to fill holes and hardens them up with some sort of a torch/zapper :D
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    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with...

    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with 400/600P wet & dry sandpaper then a wipe down with a clean cloth and a final "clean" with metho.
    It works well but I am always worried that the mix...
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    What a memory to remember where you had seen a...

    What a memory to remember where you had seen a similar chisel mentioned!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Hi Albert, Thanks for the tour! Could you...

    Hi Albert,

    Thanks for the tour!

    Could you please expand a bit and outline what sort of "goods" are produced in your workshop please?
    I have already figured out that all this machinery would be...
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    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the...

    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the trick for me!
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    Bow Saw to cut Dovetails

    Whenever I see a bow saw I think of Frank Klausz cutting dovetails:

    YouTube "Dovetails for Drawers the European Way" at 2' 05"

    The size of his saw doesn't seem to stop him!!!


    Cheers,...
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    Will miss this one...again Nothing exciting:...

    Will miss this one...again

    Nothing exciting: going to the dentist!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Very interesting discussion! After maintenance...

    Very interesting discussion!

    After maintenance sharpening my kitchen knives on 2 waterstones - 2000 then 5000G - I strop them on leather coated with green compound.

    I then "revive" their edge...
  24. Cotedupy1, Stone cleaning is on the agenda for...

    Cotedupy1,

    Stone cleaning is on the agenda for the week-end!

    I found the following info on the Chagrin Falls Deerlick oil stone Co: Discover Chagrin Falls History | Deerlick Oil Stone Co.. It...
  25. Hi cotedupy1, Welcome to the forum! No, I...

    Hi cotedupy1,

    Welcome to the forum!

    No, I haven't yet cleaned it nor have I tried it as it is pretty dirty!. Your suggestion of using a dishwasher tablet is excellent, thanks!
    Will post...
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    Maybe, but the replacement application didn't...

    Maybe, but the replacement application didn't improve things !!
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    Buying a Naked Mirka Deos Sander

    I already have a Mirka Deros 150mm Random Orbital Sander but would like to buy a Deos sander because of its rectangular pad.
    Is it possible to buy the sander only as I already have the power cord...
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    Paul, Thank you for your explanation taken...

    Paul,

    Thank you for your explanation taken from another perspective.

    As an aside, I am not exactly sure if I understand how the energy market works either: I recall your map showing the spot...
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    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant...

    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant outputs in the mega's, we are attempting to improve the output of our 20-pannel PV system by having mini-inverters installed as we have 2 trees shading...
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    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant...

    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant outputs in the mega's, we are attempting to improve the output of our 20-pannel PV system by having mini-inverters installed as we have 2 trees shading...
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    Chris, The perfect description of a muppet...

    Chris,

    The perfect description of a muppet !!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  32. The stone is in good order, no chipped edges or...

    The stone is in good order, no chipped edges or corners. I will give it a good clean and use it to get an idea of its characteristics.

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Hello Aaron, I lived temporarily in a...

    Hello Aaron,

    I lived temporarily in a two-story house over a Tasmanian winter. We ended up hanging a heavy curtain at the top and the bottom of the stairs to prevent the loss of heat on the...
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    I have asked the Minister for Procurement if...

    I have asked the Minister for Procurement if sewing suitable pockets to my shed trousers to accommodate knee pads was possible and the answer was yes.
    Bedding places usually have a range of foam of...
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    The Dangers of Google Translations!

    I found this little gem when I was reading the manual for an air compressor:

    "...VII 2. The tank drain valve open daily, to remove sewage. ..."

    Now we know why it has to be done daily !!! :D...
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    Welcome to the forum. Hope you will enjoy it! ...

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you will enjoy it!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  37. As requested: PHOTOS!

    The photo of the label is as clear as I can make it. The stone must have been kept in a wooden box and the label must have been affected by the oil accumulating at the bottom of the box.

    The...
  38. Chagrin Falls Deerlick Oil Stone Co - Oil Stone

    In the process of yet another tidy-up, I found an old oil stone wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag hidden in-amongst other hand tools acquired some time ago.

    On closer inspection, I found the...
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    Hi Graeme, Thanks for your views on the...

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks for your views on the design.
    As I "only" have a contractor TS, I was already wondering if the bulkiness of the jig would affect the fence which is certainly not as hefty as...
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    Translation Please...!

    I am interested in making the tenoning jig described on pp 52-59 of Issue 288 of FWW - April 2021.

    The design calls for a "pressure bar" with a shim to ensure a very snug fit of the jig over the...
  41. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    Chambezio, May I suggest that you deal with...

    Chambezio,

    May I suggest that you deal with your hip(s)/knee(s) earlier rather than later. At our age, 3-4 years can make a lot of difference in terms of post-op recovery.
    More importantly...
  42. Real noice Phil! Cheers, Yvan

    Real noice Phil!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Where can I get hold of some of that sinew stuff?...

    Where can I get hold of some of that sinew stuff? I would need lots of it to fix my sloppy wood joints :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    I s'pose it is closer to the Muppets Show ? :D ...

    I s'pose it is closer to the Muppets Show ? :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  45. I'm losing the plot...! Somehow I read that it...

    I'm losing the plot...! Somehow I read that it would start at 6.30pm hence my early appearance!
    In fact, I think I've lost it!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Cava, These may be of interest: FWW...

    Cava,

    These may be of interest:

    FWW magazine: June 1998 Issue #130 = "A Garden Bench for All Weather"
    June 2008 Issue #198 = "Japanese Garden Bench"

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Would Oi be enough?!?? :D

    Would Oi be enough?!?? :D
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    Well, I missed the Prattle 2 weeks running...On...

    Well, I missed the Prattle 2 weeks running...On both occasions I had a deadline to meet and work right through the day and didn't even remember that the Prattle was on... As my own circumstances...
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    Simon, Lance's is good advice. You can spend an...

    Simon, Lance's is good advice. You can spend an awful lot of time flattening the sole of your plane to the last micron!
    A general clean of the beast by dismantling it will give you a good idea of...
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    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you...

    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you are using a rip blade?
    It may also be that the fence may not be parallel to the blade?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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