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    I've got a dawn QR vise which used to slip too. ...

    I've got a dawn QR vise which used to slip too. I pulled the spring out which puts pressure on the QR lever and either over extended or loosened it, I forget which way was needed, which firmed up...
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    Must ... stay ... humble ...

    Must ... stay ... humble ...
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    Matt, that must be some thick saw plate with such...

    Matt, that must be some thick saw plate with such a long shank that resists twisting!

    Here's mine. It's from a saw with a plate thickness of 0.73 mm, and has very little rigidity, hence the tiny...
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    The elves have been busy while I was at work...

    The elves have been busy while I was at work today (because being in the shed on a work day would be naughty), but it looks like they left the handle rub down and wax, along with the assembly to me. ...
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    After two months I finally got around to making...

    After two months I finally got around to making "springs" for my bench dogs a couple of days ago. While the dogs are made from spotted gum, I was concerned that it was too brittle to take an 11 deg...
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    The old chisel sounds like a good idea. I made...

    The old chisel sounds like a good idea. I made mine from saw plate a while back, and while it had worked well, I bent it trying to undo the split nuts on some of my Maatsuyker saws which were very...
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    As a broad sweeping statement, we all probably...

    As a broad sweeping statement, we all probably need to pay more attention to the veracity of assertions we make. It's all too easy to propagate half truths and outright falsehoods by simply...
  8. Thanks Aldav. The reason I asked is that I...

    Thanks Aldav.

    The reason I asked is that I really need some more clamps in the 3-400 mm range for box and drawer work. As I don't need large clamping forces, these may be the answer. I think...
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    With respect to your model on the left. Is that...

    With respect to your model on the left. Is that part of the project, or a reminder of "this is what it's supposed to look like". I only ask because since I've got my plough plane, in order to hide...
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    Certainly! I am spending January (or most of it)...

    Certainly! I am spending January (or most of it) camping up and down Tasmania's east coast. If I don't get an opportunity before Christmas, I will have plenty of hours in the hammock then to...
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    How do they compare to the clamps you used to...

    How do they compare to the clamps you used to sell (which I'm still smitten with)?
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    Lappa, I have taken to giving a negative feedback...

    Lappa, I have taken to giving a negative feedback when falsely advertising the origin. They know that they are being deceptive.
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    That's lovely Ian. Every time you post a new...

    That's lovely Ian. Every time you post a new plane build I'm tempted, but for my existing list of projects. Perhaps I just need top schedule one in as a project, then I won't feel guilty.

    Oh,...
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    This is great to know Chris. The last time I...

    This is great to know Chris. The last time I attempted to deal with it, it was left with the understanding that I had to delete all emails from/to the offending address, so your revelation is...
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    It turned out to be a bad sprain. Phew! I broke...

    It turned out to be a bad sprain. Phew! I broke my other foot about five years ago, and it was a 9 month recovery with permanent consequences. It is a relief, as there was a sickening crunching...
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    Not a problem Paul. I'm not worried about the...

    Not a problem Paul. I'm not worried about the pitting on the blade, moreso just curious how you would remove the rust without a chemical treatment.

    Kind regards,
    Lance (who is currently in...
  17. Thread: Jewellery box

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    That's simply stunning Wayne. A great choice of...

    That's simply stunning Wayne. A great choice of timbers.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    I got a CMT a while ago. It comes with a 30 mm...

    I got a CMT a while ago. It comes with a 30 mm arbour, so I had to get a reducer :)
    CMT Ripping Blade - 250mm x 24 Teeth | Rip Cutting - Carbatec

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    Ahhh, while it should have been obvious why...

    Ahhh, while it should have been obvious why people used brass hammers, it eluded me until your post, so thank-you. You're right, it shouldn't take much to make one. I'll keep a look out.

    And as...
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    My hammer, the most musical of all tools.

    A while ago I realised that a little hammer can be really useful for fine adjustment of planes. While I really admired some of the cute little hammers others use, I couldn't justify buying a...
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    Actually, the worst thing when you start wearing...

    Actually, the worst thing when you start wearing glasses/contacts is that your brain readjusts to expecting crisp vision, so when youíre not wearing them, you really notice how blurry things are,...
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    Just a quick update, as I had planned on making...

    Just a quick update, as I had planned on making some drawers today...

    I needed to get the rest of the back saws out of the vinegar solution, so flushed them thoroughly with water then removed the...
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    Let's not get ahead of ourselves now...

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves now...
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    Thanks Ian. My progress is a credit to the very...

    Thanks Ian. My progress is a credit to the very generous advice here by the likes of yourself, Paul, Matt and others, so thank you.

    I was surprised how easy it was to re-tooth entirely with a...
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    Today was a workshop day. I was really hoping to...

    Today was a workshop day. I was really hoping to get Maatsuyker #59 as close to done as I could.

    First things first, I removed the saw plate from the vinegar bath and gave it a good flush with...
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    Whoah, there's been a lot of discussion while...

    Whoah, there's been a lot of discussion while I've been gone. Let me try and catch up...




    Work required brain power. Waxing a handle not so much ;)
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    Restoring the Maatsuyker saw collection

    I thought rather than pollute Matt's saw dispersal thread, I'd start a new one to cover the rehabilitation of my picks.

    The name? Well it was through Matt's efforts they came to be here, and...
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    Roll up roll up free vintage handsaws

    Wow, I needed to do a better job of managing expectations! In my defence, I had soccer training this afternoon, then did pop into the shed and disassembled the most damaged one (the little dovetail...
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    That was my first impression too. Many of them...

    That was my first impression too. Many of them just need a bit of spit and polish, along with a sharpening and they should be ready for use.
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    I was busily beavering away at work, when "hark,...

    I was busily beavering away at work, when "hark, what do I hear? Could it be the postman?"
    Popping my head out of the window showed a white van with a delivery canary.
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    I rushed...
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    Whilst I don't recall him ever talking, or seeing...

    Whilst I don't recall him ever talking, or seeing writing to the effect of him being in Australia, the general feel of the clothes, tools, shed, along with the sound of magpies in the background...
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    I found a Record 043 on Gumtree the day after I...

    I found a Record 043 on Gumtree the day after I started this thread. It was one of those "too good to be true" affairs, so thought I'd wait to see if it actually arrived before mentioning it here....
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    Wow! That was fast. Here's hoping I see mine...

    Wow! That was fast. Here's hoping I see mine this afternoon too (unless that roofing nail fell out and punctured the postman's tyre.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    One thing to consider is that the stated rating...

    One thing to consider is that the stated rating is generally under static conditions. As soon as you move the box, additional loading is exerted on the wheels. After having had some disappointing...
  35. A great story so far. I'm really looking forward...

    A great story so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've done.
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    I thought Matt was being silly when he suggested...

    I thought Matt was being silly when he suggested my roofing nail would offer an advantage. Evidently not!
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    463993 Come on, let's make a game of it. For...

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    Come on, let's make a game of it. For those that Matt has sent a tracking number too, post it here and we can pretend we're racing cockroaches!

    And in an effort to manage expectations,...
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    No! That fellow has far more self confidence...

    No! That fellow has far more self confidence than I do. I choose quiet dignity instead. :)
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    1:08 https://youtu.be/Yz6hTuK9yBo

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    https://youtu.be/Yz6hTuK9yBo
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    Thatís stunning!

    Thatís stunning!
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    My barber faced this issue too, and ended up...

    My barber faced this issue too, and ended up buying a PayPal card reader. It simply connects to the PayPal app on a phone via bluetooth.

    As it uses PayPal, all you need is a PayPal account.
    ...
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    Unless I'm looking at the wrong defects, a...

    Unless I'm looking at the wrong defects, a smoothing plane will clean it up nicely.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    "Yes", and "get one". I'm an occasional user,...

    "Yes", and "get one".

    I'm an occasional user, and after about five years of using a normal round file and guide, I bought the combined job. So much simpler in every way from my perspective, and...
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    I'm at a loss as to why you need to re-finish it at all.

    I just had a look at the product page (BARKABODA Worktop - 246x3.8 cm - IKEA)

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    As such, my suggestion would...
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    11976 should read 11976-432^4. Otherwise it...

    11976 should read 11976-432^4. Otherwise it looks correct.

    Kind regards,
    Lance
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    I have no answer for you, but this made me laugh...

    I have no answer for you, but this made me laugh as it caught me totally by surprise. There was a thread on here last week about how to raise grain for finishing and the discussion was around...
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    If you do build it, one point to note that I...

    If you do build it, one point to note that I never mentioned in the build, and it may not be obvious from the photos, is that I added a 100 mm section to each of the vertical panels, otherwise...
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    woollybugger, Noooo, I have somewhere between 0...

    woollybugger,
    Noooo, I have somewhere between 0 and no interest in the 45 and 55 combination planes. I won't say never, but certainly not at this juncture.

    markharrison,
    Thanks, I'll keep it in...
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    Hi Sammy, Welcome to the forums. Feel free to...

    Hi Sammy,

    Welcome to the forums. Feel free to post some photos of projects, tools, work area or your autumn colours. :)

    I lived in Surrey for several years, and do miss the spectacular sight...
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    A plough plane in a pinch with a problem

    I've been on the lookout for a plough plane for a little while. My main need is for running grooves for drawers and boxes. I don't have a 6 mm router bit, and knowing that I could buy one, I also...
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