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  1. Great thread as was the one on boxing things up....

    Great thread as was the one on boxing things up. Has given me a much better understanding of the whole courier process.
    Regards
    John
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    This is a quicker way to make dowel and as you...

    This is a quicker way to make dowel and as you can see from the video no great woodworking skill required.
    Regards
    John

    YouTube
  3. Thanks for posting that. Good practical and money...

    Thanks for posting that. Good practical and money saving information.
    Regards
    John
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    Point taken. I had not looked at his location.

    Point taken. I had not looked at his location.
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    If you can pick through the stack and select the...

    If you can pick through the stack and select the good heart wood boards and not the soft fiberey looking sapwood boards then they would be as hard as mahogany. It was even used as a mahogany...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
    Plenty of others on line also but this one gives a good explanation of the method used. It will not be as uniform as a router can do but that can make for a more hand made look. Routers can...
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    Looks to pretty too just bash things with but...

    Looks to pretty too just bash things with but dont worry you can make another when it gets chewed up. Great way to use up some offcuts. I have always wondered why any woodworker would buy a wood...
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    As Ray says it all depends on the roof structure...

    As Ray says it all depends on the roof structure being up to the task. Hinged against the wall may be a better option.
    Regards
    John
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    I would also go the screw method. As you have...

    I would also go the screw method. As you have said predrilling will also sort the alignment. If the screws go in the bottom then the holes will not be noticed. Do 2 layers first time and remove...
  10. Like Ian said the screw adjustment is not really...

    Like Ian said the screw adjustment is not really all that much help. A lot of the budget range planes do not have the hole bored to take the screw. They were aimed at the home handyman rather than...
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    Playing devil's advocate here. Starts off with...

    Playing devil's advocate here. Starts off with one instrument but they tend to breed and pretty soon you are tripping over them all around the house. You then need a rack that will hold quite a few....
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    Living and learning. Never owned anything by...

    Living and learning. Never owned anything by festool so far.
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    I only flatten as in removing the burr using a...

    I only flatten as in removing the burr using a 1000 diamond plate. I usually use 360 or 400 then 600 turn the jig over and a quick rub with the diamond plate. I guess the whole thing could be done...
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    They should be good for that as they have a hole...

    They should be good for that as they have a hole in the center to mount with a bolt and washer. Of course the base will need to be made to suit the weight. Workout weights are also handy about the...
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    Welcome to the forum Ed. Regards John

    Welcome to the forum Ed.
    Regards
    John
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    Not sure what FOG is but this one has more info...

    Not sure what FOG is but this one has more info and better pics.
    Planer knife sharpening jig - DIYWiki

    There are hundreds of others on line too as all you really want is something to hold the...
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    I made a jig similar to this when I had my last...

    I made a jig similar to this when I had my last thicknesser. It was the same as the Ryobi and I used Ryobi blades in it.
    DIY planer blade sharpening jig

    Plenty other jig ideas out there on line...
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    Yes any of the above will dissolve grease. WD 40...

    Yes any of the above will dissolve grease. WD 40 kind of just evaporates away after while.
    Regards
    John
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    yoboseyo. Lets look at this another...

    yoboseyo.
    Lets look at this another way. As you have a thicknesser it's kind of a shame not using it. After a clean up of the wood with a cheap electric plane. Can the blades on your...
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    It should track center of top wheel as Mr...

    It should track center of top wheel as Mr Snodgrass says. Perhaps go through the procedure a couple of times checking things like tension.Tension gauge is only a rough guide better to feel the blade...
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    The traditional bench finish is boiled linseed...

    The traditional bench finish is boiled linseed oil but the first two suggestions would be ok also. Quite often it's whatever finish you have laying around. Oil finishes are easier to touch up down...
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    Did mine on the bench also. What better clamp...

    Did mine on the bench also. What better clamp than a vice.:D
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    You are in the position of not being hard up for...

    You are in the position of not being hard up for vice options.
    This shows a Record vice being taken apart and put back together.
    YouTube
    Your one will need some rust treatment but it looks to be...
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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like the first...

    Welcome to the forum.
    Sounds like the first project will need to be storage.
    Regards
    John
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    As others have said an electric plane is very...

    As others have said an electric plane is very good for cleaning up old wood before you let it near your good tools. If just using it this way then a cheap unit will do OK.
    You can use one to...
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    It is a well designed and well made tool. Looks...

    It is a well designed and well made tool. Looks like a one off unless he bade a batch of them. Have not seen one like it but that's it's charm.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi Seb, To hide the red you will make...

    Hi Seb,
    To hide the red you will make it quite dark. OK if that's the look you want but I think the reds are the charm in that timber. The red colour will brown off as it ages with...
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    Unless you have the budget for spiral cutter...

    Unless you have the budget for spiral cutter machine then thicknessers are loud. You do have to pick the right times to use them if you have neighbours.
    Regards
    John
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    I have done this with PVA also on small projects...

    I have done this with PVA also on small projects as it is quick to do. Never got around to testing it so thats good info to show how well it works. I would be interested to know just how big a joint...
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    Opening a can of worms here. I mostly use wood...

    Opening a can of worms here. I mostly use wood glue to glue wood:D
  31. I would go for an oil based one. The water...

    I would go for an oil based one. The water based(deck oils ?) are horrible. Wishing I had never used it. Next time round out with the sander and start again. Another option is outdoor furniture oil...
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    Depth of cut is the only issue I would have with...

    Depth of cut is the only issue I would have with the smaller blade saw but I can see the advantage if you have to move it about. I am also on the lookout for one as I think my brother is a bit over...
  33. I think decking oil is a good way to go. I would...

    I think decking oil is a good way to go. I would just give it some time like a week or so before introducing the plants in case it burns them. As to the nails and holes it all depends on how rustic a...
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    Hi Mathew, Seriously good looking bench there. ...

    Hi Mathew,
    Seriously good looking bench there.
    I just used selleys wood glue and 5 years on no signs of the leather coming undone. Contact was going to be my choice but then I thought that one day...
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    I replaced the main bearing in an old makita...

    I replaced the main bearing in an old makita circular saw some years ago. I went to a bearing supply outlet with the old bearing and asked if they had anything that would fit. Provided the plastic...
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    That has cleaned up well. While they were aimed...

    That has cleaned up well. While they were aimed at the handyman rather than the tradesman there is no reason it will not perform as well as any No 4. I have not owned an Acorn but my first plane I...
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    Should be an interesting project. Sorry I cant...

    Should be an interesting project. Sorry I cant help as I have never seen one before but it looks like a well built tool and its always good to see old tools get another go at being useful.
    Regards...
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    A good practical project. We all need someplace...

    A good practical project. We all need someplace for the shoes. Been thinking so some kind of rack for the bottom of the wardrobe for years now. As to the woodworking side you are making things and...
  39. Thread: G’day all

    by orraloon
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    Welcome to the forum. Be warned that turning is...

    Welcome to the forum.
    Be warned that turning is even more addictive than general woodworking. It's an instant woodworking fix as you can go from a block of wood to a completed item in one go....
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    Best bet is someone has an old saw you can get...

    Best bet is someone has an old saw you can get bolts from. Second best would be this....
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    Using it as is was way less efficient than the...

    Using it as is was way less efficient than the drum with the other lid arrangement and no cyclone. I was expecting more of a cyclone and felt a bit misled. I must admit that 10 plus years ago when I...
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    Cant say more than what works for me. Most of my...

    Cant say more than what works for me. Most of my machines are on wheels that lock. But the lathe and workbench sit on the floor. I dont need to move my lathe so it stays put and the bench can have...
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    This is my stand. been going for over 10 years....

    This is my stand. been going for over 10 years. Based on the stand in a Keith Rowley book. Keith's theory is that a wood stand is better than metal as it dampens the vibrations. Legs are 100x100m to...
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    Would I be on the right track if I got the router...

    Would I be on the right track if I got the router and cut a relief like a great big countersink in that hole. Other option is another lid in thin stock I guess.
    Regards
    John
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    aldav, Seeing as I have a small cyclone...

    aldav,
    Seeing as I have a small cyclone just laying around gathering dust(can't resist a pun)I may have to have another play around when time permits.
    Regards
    John
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    That's been a great bench build Lance. Good...

    That's been a great bench build Lance. Good pictures and explanations. A very good looking bench too.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi gwertyu It basically uses the...

    Hi gwertyu
    It basically uses the round drum body as the cyclone. Hose to vac is in the center of the lid and the pickup hose goes in near the side of the lid to deflect shavings on to...
  48. One way to remove those is to drill a hole...

    One way to remove those is to drill a hole alongside the screw then with a nail punch or old screwdriver or the like knock the screw shank over into the hole you just drilled and extract.
    I think...
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    I use a 40L plastic drum and it only sucks flat...

    I use a 40L plastic drum and it only sucks flat if the suction air is blocked. I got a small cyclone to put on top but that actually reduced its efficiency and I also got more dust in the vac. I...
  50. Thread: Plum bowl

    by orraloon
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    Nice colours in that wood. It will likely lighten...

    Nice colours in that wood. It will likely lighten up some on drying.
    The drying part is always a bit of wait and see. I have only done a couple of live edge bowls and never in plum. I left them a...
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