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    SOLD: Thanks Old Croc, I've transferred the money...

    Thanks Old Croc,
    I've transferred the money across, and PM'd you my address.

    Many thanks, Mike
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    SOLD: I'll take the Sorby please. (I'm assuming the...

    I'll take the Sorby please. (I'm assuming the postage will be ballpark similar to the P&N cost).
    If the P&N sale falls through, I'll take that too.

    If postage is within a couple of dollars of the...
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    I've just finished making a chisel rack (it's not...

    I've just finished making a chisel rack (it's not a cabinet yet as I haven't made the doors yet). I made it out of the leftover old floorboards from our old house - the ones I didn't use for the...
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    Hi Mountain Ash, yes the Wodens are great planes...

    Hi Mountain Ash,
    yes the Wodens are great planes - their sizing and numbering is the same as the Stanleys and have very good steel in the blades - easy to sharpen and hold an edge well. And the...
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    Putting some stuff up on the walls

    Since my last post I've been pottering around, getting some tools off the floor/workbench and on to the walls, starting with the handplanes, with a plane till on the back wall over the new...
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    stylised bird - first attempt

    My sister asked for something made from wood for Christmas, so I thought I would have a go at making a carved bird out of the only wood I've currently got available - a 50x50mm garden stake from...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

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    Today I got the trunk cabinets finished. After...

    Today I got the trunk cabinets finished. After putting a benchtop on to join them together, I put shelves in
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    then made some space to move around in by filling them

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    Then, a...
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    Hi delbs, your shed looks great! Much as I'd love...

    Hi delbs, your shed looks great! Much as I'd love to have another shed (mostly for wood storage), with available space on our block, I don't think it's going to happen.
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    With no more ring of steel, I was able to visit...

    With no more ring of steel, I was able to visit my parents down in Gippy for the first time in 6 months. And, pick up the rest of my tools that have been stored down there for the last 4 years. As...
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    I haven't used those ones, but I have been using...

    I haven't used those ones, but I have been using a couple of their $25 ones in my workbench for 6 years now - no problems at all - they do their job just fine (workbench is 45mm pine).
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    Hi Nathan,, I built a split-top roubo about 6...

    Hi Nathan,,
    I built a split-top roubo about 6 years ago, just using handtools (with a tiny bit of circular saw and bandsaw usage, but these were more for convenience than necessary). But, in...
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    Hi Mick, I tend to take the same view as you - I...

    Hi Mick, I tend to take the same view as you - I try and make the pieces for my own use well, but as long as they do their job with no issues, I'm not too fussed about a less than perfect joint or...
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    Hi Yvan, I can't remember which exactly, but at...

    Hi Yvan, I can't remember which exactly, but at the time some back issues of Australian Woodworker and Australian Woodsmith had a few different tail vise designs that I took inspiration from. Those...
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    During the lockdown, and in between homeschooling...

    During the lockdown, and in between homeschooling and working from home, I've slowly been sorting out some more storage in the shed. There's now a small shelf put up for stuff I rarely use,
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    Hi Tonyz, The trailer is an easytrailer, from...

    Hi Tonyz,
    The trailer is an easytrailer, from Carlex in South Australia. The trailer itself, I think, is made in Taiwan - it comes as a flatpack and I bolted it together by myself. It folds up...
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    Yes definitely a lefty, and since the bench is...

    Yes definitely a lefty, and since the bench is only for me I set it up to work how I wanted. It made for some fun times in the planning of the tail vise, as every reference I could find needed...
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    Yes, that's one of the reasons I built a gable...

    Yes, that's one of the reasons I built a gable roof - so I could put longer pieces up there - I've started already, just with some random scraps so far.
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    I'm also planning to put...
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    Thanks Pete, his is one of the many workshops I...

    Thanks Pete, his is one of the many workshops I have looked at to get ideas - some things I like, some things that I don't think are suited to the way I approach things or the tools I use. I'm still...
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    Currently, the shed looks a bit like this, with...

    Currently, the shed looks a bit like this, with boxes and tools all over the place, and nowhere to put them.
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    It's now a slow process to work out where things go, and even...
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    No issues there, it's only rolled up when not in...

    No issues there, it's only rolled up when not in use - to get to the house takes 2/3 of the reel, and then I just pull out the rest for slack and to move it around the shed.
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    Fitting out my little shed

    So, over the last school holidays, I built a shed to do woodworking in, in the backyard. Compared to most other sheds on here, it's pretty tiny - 4m x 2.5m, but that's as big as I could go without a...
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    I've just had a look at my 1/8" blade and it too...

    I've just had a look at my 1/8" blade and it too is trapezoid in cross-section, so it would appear to be a deliberate design feature. But, my blade does not taper from front to back. The...
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    Finishing the table

    Finally, 1 year and 8 months since starting, I've found the time to finish the dining table (a mere 9 months since I last worked on it).

    The base looks something like this:
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    Once I built...
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    I went today; an easy 40 minute drive from...

    I went today; an easy 40 minute drive from Heidelberg. Parking wasn't an issue - I went around the corner and parked in a free all-day spot (weekends only) opposite RMS Titanic - and was at the door...
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    I'm going on Saturday - I haven't been in about 4...

    I'm going on Saturday - I haven't been in about 4 years and for the entry cost I'll get my money's worth just in wandering around. I'm not looking to buy much; more to compare prices and see some...
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    On the Exhibitor's list...

    On the Exhibitor's list, it has "Hand Tool Pres". Am I right in thinking that the Hand Tool Preservation Society has a display/booth?
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    The list of Demonstrators is here...

    The list of Demonstrators is here. Henry Eckert is listed there.
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  31. Thread: Not secure

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    Chrome: the site is a http:// site, not an...

    Chrome: the site is a http:// site, not an https:// site, so the browser lists it as "not secure".
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    $43 or so will get you a metal tail vise screw...

    $43 or so will get you a metal tail vise screw from Carbatec. The rest you can make yourself. I went all out and added some all-thread and a few nuts when I made mine. I almost broke the bank at...
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    just an update

    It's been April since I last posted an update, but I've been working away on weekends and school breaks; 2 hours here, an hour there and have made a bit of progress.

    Some of the thing that have...
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    That's a real shame - I have made regular...

    That's a real shame - I have made regular reference to his site over the years, and always get something new and valuable from it whenever I visit.
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    It's beautiful. :2tsup: I'll need to go back...

    It's beautiful. :2tsup:

    I'll need to go back and re-read carefully how you went about applying the finish I think. It looks so shiny and lovely (and I've got no idea what I want to do for mine...
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    Yesterday was chevron cutting time. But first I...

    Yesterday was chevron cutting time. But first I felt compelled to try out how many seats I could fit around the table. Results below:

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    10 fit around with elbow room for everyone. I...
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    Thanks Ian and Aaron, I am somewhat concerned...

    Thanks Ian and Aaron,

    I am somewhat concerned with expansion, but am prepared to build it and see what eventuates. I am hoping that having all the pieces glued to the plywood will limit some of...
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    Hi Ian, many thanks; your advice is sound, and...

    Hi Ian, many thanks; your advice is sound, and is very similar to my main source of information prior to drawing up the design;...
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    I had a bit more time on Sunday morning so put...

    I had a bit more time on Sunday morning so put the base halves together to see what they look like.
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    It is too wide, I will cut down the end pieces to make it 1400 wide.

    Then, I faffed...
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    If you don't get a response here, try the...

    If you don't get a response here, try the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/storerboatplans/ where the designer is active on an almost daily basis.
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    I managed to get down to gippsland to get some of...

    I managed to get down to gippsland to get some of my tools that are in storage, so newly armed with my #7, #3, W78, dovetail saw, panel saw, mitre box, measuring knife, mitre square and about 20...
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    Hey Canoath, what can I say? If they're right...

    Hey Canoath, what can I say? If they're right about great minds thinking alike, our minds must be pretty damn amazing :D. How's your canoe going? Mine's down the beach at the moment, but I'll...
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    Funnily enough, I was contemplating exactly that...

    Funnily enough, I was contemplating exactly that as a solution. When my lathe gets out of storage, that could be another project :U
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    Hi cava, no rain at all - given where I'm up to...

    Hi cava, no rain at all - given where I'm up to in the build it's easier for me to keep the width at 1400 than add the extra liner boards to bring it to 1500. I have glued up the outside of the...
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    Dining table build

    Hello again, I'm feeling a bit guilty as I haven't been on the site in over a year. We did a knock-down/rebuild with our house, so everything, including all my woodworking stuff went into storage...
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  49. Speaking as a fellow left handed turner; rather...

    Speaking as a fellow left handed turner; rather than spend all that money, you could practise turning right-handed instead? I did, and can now turn with equal facility with either hand (not that I'm...
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    Very nice evh! :D Now to build the...

    Very nice evh! :D

    Now to build the drop-in-sailing rig - canberra lakes seem made for sailing. :q
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