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  1. Bureaucracy. Is Australia the World's Worst?

    Is Australia the most hamstrung bureaucratic nation in the world? I don't ask this question completely idly or in any way facetiously, but let me return to that in a moment.

    It has been plastered...
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    Time flies as it was three years ago I researched...

    Time flies as it was three years ago I researched the Stiletto brand. However a chance conversation with Michael Merlo by email brought up this subject again. He has for sale a Lakeside No.112
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  3. 465587465588 No comment. I wish to plead the...

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    No comment. I wish to plead the 5th Amendment.

    Regards
    Paul

    Ps: Casuarina oaks make quite spectacular shoulder planes.
  4. Brad I remember saying that but not where. The...

    Brad

    I remember saying that but not where. The 240g was really only the top of where an etch might lurk. By all means use 120g elsewhere, but only if you have to. By that I mean there is a balance...
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    Stewie Andy used to participate on these...

    Stewie

    Andy used to participate on these Forums under the name "Brital," but quite a while back he had to "rationalise" his time and limit Forum participation. That video is one of the best all...
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    Lance A very good rebuild and excellent write...

    Lance

    A very good rebuild and excellent write up. The Elves will be proud of you. These really are good examples of how a really rough looking tools can be so well restored.

    The backs can be...
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    Brad I didn't quite find what I was looking...

    Brad

    I didn't quite find what I was looking for on the Forum regarding hammering, but I did turn up this video by David W. he is D.W. on our Forum. After quite a lengthy introduction, at least in...
  8. Oooops! I'm such an innocent. Clearly I am...

    Oooops! I'm such an innocent.

    Clearly I am going to have to be more circumspect the next time I name a tool (should I have even said that?). Maybe I should just go down a different line in...
  9. Woodpixel's original question, and very valid it...

    Woodpixel's original question, and very valid it was, revolved around the practical side of things. Is economy and functionality sufficient? The aesthetic and indeed artistic factor inevitably leads...
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    Brad I think it will be a good move to "cut...

    Brad

    I think it will be a good move to "cut your teeth" :rolleyes: on an easy one. While the straightening of a saw blade is not super difficult, unless it is extreme, it does represent a whole...
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    Just on the subject of split nuts, I forgot to...

    Just on the subject of split nuts, I forgot to mention that it is advisable to go very slowly with their removal. The split nuts style of saw hardware was fragile as it had a thin shaft and a nut...
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    Brad Even the water is messy, but to my mind...

    Brad

    Even the water is messy, but to my mind not quite as messy as the oils, but use whatever you find the easiest and most practical. Sounds like you have the CRC to hand.

    Old (or new) rubbish...
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    Brad When you come to clean up the saw plate,...

    Brad

    When you come to clean up the saw plate, use a small block of hardwood and wrap the W & D around it particularly when you are treating the area of the etch. Go gently with no coarser than...
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    "Now is the winter of our discontent." :oo: ...

    "Now is the winter of our discontent."

    :oo:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Agreed Matt Looks like about 5ppi and a D8...

    Agreed Matt

    Looks like about 5ppi and a D8 from the first world war era (1896 to 1917). Actually I could more accurately describe it as Boer War to WW1. I would consider a new handle in, say,...
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    Absolutely the best possible outcome under the...

    Absolutely the best possible outcome under the circumstances.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian An interesting build and I have to say the...

    Ian

    An interesting build and I have to say the "badger" was a new one on me: I have to get out more! It does appear from my very brief research that you may have to make an opposite handed mate...
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    Matt The question to ask is does the vice work...

    Matt

    The question to ask is does the vice work as it is? If not some remedy is necessary. The clamping pressure comes from the centre so it is quite right that the centre of the camp is slightly...
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    Oh! I was going to put my hand up for another...

    Oh! I was going to put my hand up for another woodworking/coffee table book that I had not previously realised I needed! :)

    No matter, I would still like to put my hand up when the E-copy is...
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    Ian So much for the "last plane ever" chorus....

    Ian

    So much for the "last plane ever" chorus. However I'm glad you decided to sing us another one.

    Regards
    Paul
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    The masking tape would be to disguise the nature...

    The masking tape would be to disguise the nature of the parcel in the light of Ironwood's experience.

    Regards
    Paul
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    Alan I just love that furniture! Regards...

    Alan

    I just love that furniture!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Neil PM sent. Regards Paul

    Neil

    PM sent.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Hpf Something like this perhaps. 464748 ...

    Hpf

    Something like this perhaps.

    464748

    Regards
    Paul
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    Indeed. Some high end saws had nickel plated,...

    Indeed.

    Some high end saws had nickel plated, brass hardware: Atkins 400/401, Disston Victory saws etc.

    Regards
    Paul
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    I am not familiar with the basic bodies to which...

    I am not familiar with the basic bodies to which you are referring so I can't comment on them other than to ask why you are looking at them. They are normally used in conjunction with CNC machines....
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    Martin The named saw is from a London based...

    Martin

    The named saw is from a London based firm. Joseph Howell was a plane maker 1799 - 1928 (although it is possible his wife was running the business. She would have continued hubby's name as...
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    I think in general there is no practical...

    I think in general there is no practical application for filling pits with anything. On a user saw any fill would almost certainly fall out in a short period of time as there is just not enough depth...
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    Lance I hope the ankle is feeling a little...

    Lance

    I hope the ankle is feeling a little better after your day of reflection.

    This is the saw I mentioned before:

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    It is a good deep saw, close to original width and sports...
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    This is for the Chief (by special request). ...

    This is for the Chief (by special request).

    This is the chin which after four days is starting to heal

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    Geez, that's one ugly chin. I've never noticed before :(

    And the back of...
  31. My comment was, as I'm sure you appreciate, a...

    My comment was, as I'm sure you appreciate, a little bit tongue in cheek and I enter that particular thread into evidence as the exception that proves the rule.

    :cool:

    Regards
    Paul
  32. Yeah, I was OK with it until I realised I wasn't...

    Yeah, I was OK with it until I realised I wasn't the only one :( .

    Regards
    Paul
  33. That's the one. Regards Paul

    That's the one.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Lance Sorry to hear of your injury. I see a...

    Lance

    Sorry to hear of your injury. I see a day of reflection and planning ahead.

    Regards
    Paul

    Ps: Sustained an injury myself on Tuesday when feeding a four meter cypress pine board through...
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    Lance Apologies for not replying. It was...

    Lance

    Apologies for not replying. It was deliberate, but only because I thought I would start a new thread and tackle the issue there. However, as usual I have over estimated my ability to...
  36. I have to say I am a little surprised at how...

    I have to say I am a little surprised at how easily these people if you can call them that, can gain access to your email address in the first place. To explain this I should explain that i get these...
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    :? Regards paul

    :?

    Regards
    paul
  38. Beware of anybody called "Nicole." (My apologies...

    Beware of anybody called "Nicole." (My apologies to anybody called Nicole.)

    Regards
    Paul
  39. Yes. I think it started out particularly with...

    Yes. I think it started out particularly with cars, but it looks like they have extended their repertoire.

    Be wary.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Brad My impression is that some strange...

    Brad

    My impression is that some strange things happen at the Brisbane sorting office. Recently I sent a package to Melbourne, but from Brisbane it went to Darwin first!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Agreed to both those statements. The...

    Ian

    Agreed to both those statements.

    The point I was making with the back saws was just that they are, well, smaller (unless you are preparing a mitre saw). I think the nicest saws I use are...
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    Oh! Are you saying it isn't supposed to be...

    Oh!

    Are you saying it isn't supposed to be blurred :? ?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Ain't dat de troof!! The Atkins saw I...

    Ian

    Ain't dat de troof!!

    The Atkins saw I pictured in post #13 was a 5ppi rip saw progressively toothed. A single tooth was broken about three quarters of the way down to the gullet, which...
  44. "When you've only got that one piece of wood...."...

    "When you've only got that one piece of wood...."

    and minimal tools.

    :cool:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Lance That is a really good job and I hope...

    Lance

    That is a really good job and I hope your documentation of your progress through the restoration will encourage others to have a go.

    Thanks too for posting that video. A couple of things...
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    I have been considering starting a fresh thread...

    I have been considering starting a fresh thread on saw restoration and if there is a sufficient interest I may still do that, but in the meantime I would just comment that the purists avoid using...
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    Matt I agree with regards to a prize, but I'm...

    Matt

    I agree with regards to a prize, but I'm not sure you will fit a door in even a large satchel.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Thanks for that summary. You may have...

    Ian

    Thanks for that summary. You may have saved about ten pages on Ubeaut's Forum while we discuss the pros and cons of files (again) and a heap of time for interested parties as they wade...
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    Donkey is not too fussed about "heavy" going such...

    Donkey is not too fussed about "heavy" going such as you have experienced in Victoria. He prefers "firm" going. You could say up here he is a bit of a hot shot especially if the jockey lights him up....
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    I feel there are two distinct reasons for making...

    I feel there are two distinct reasons for making your own dowels: One is to achieve a round piece of wood that is wholly or partially visible while the second is to make a pin to hold, place or...
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