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    Will be watching with interest, I have thought...

    Will be watching with interest, I have thought about a shooting plane and have seen some nice wooden builds but not with a 12 degree bed. Have also run the mental exercise of a build along the lines...
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    Or an adjustable mouth. I found the further I...

    Or an adjustable mouth.

    I found the further I got into the build and the more time I'd invested in it the more nervous I became about silly mistakes.
    I made two of them drilling the rivet holes...
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    My money is on Epic. I suspect you may be a...

    My money is on Epic. I suspect you may be a little like me in that once I have decided to do something, failure is not an option.
    I'll be watching with interest.
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    So did you use a standard shoulder plane blade...

    So did you use a standard shoulder plane blade and waste half of it by grinding a skew edge is was there a better way.
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    Thank you Ian, That is much clearer. You are...

    Thank you Ian, That is much clearer. You are generous with your time and knowledge. As you said earlier, it would be great if those interested in plane building could get together in one shed from...
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    Thanks for the comments Ian. I have a rather...

    Thanks for the comments Ian. I have a rather modest plane collection, 6 stanleys and a block plane. As such I am admitting my ignorance regarding plane design and the various nuances of skew angle...
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    Have a piece of steel cut for the bed of the next...

    Have a piece of steel cut for the bed of the next one, the matching half of the one used for this plane. Perhaps a skew shoulder plane, that would be a challenge.



    You have my sympathy.
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    The front shoe is 80 mm long and from memory your...

    The front shoe is 80 mm long and from memory your plans were a little shorter. The extra length was deliberate for the reasons you mentioned.
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    Another great thread Ian, thanks for taking the...

    Another great thread Ian, thanks for taking the time to write up and post
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    Thats a mighty generous offer Paul, but Im sure...

    Thats a mighty generous offer Paul, but Im sure that someone of your ability could knock one of these up in short time.

    Mine weighs 2436 g and the thumb wheels collectively weigh 200 g.
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    I was being a bit cheeky Ian, I seem to recall...

    I was being a bit cheeky Ian, I seem to recall you saying "this ones not perfect" several of your builds.
    Point taken about the peening, will try to remember next time.
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    I have learnt that I dont like doing a WIP as I...

    I have learnt that I dont like doing a WIP as I end up putting myself under a bit of pressure to finish it and its nice to be able to put the work down for a little while, while thinking a problem...
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    Thanks Ian, I have to say that this one isn't...

    Thanks Ian, I have to say that this one isn't perfect :U. Had a hole saw catch and destroy itself while cutting the escarpment and there are a couple of scars on the inside that are mostly invisible....
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    Haven't done much planing with it. It planed...

    Haven't done much planing with it. It planed nicely on a piece straight grained tas oak and had a quick try on some end grain where it cut nicely. Have a project coming up that will involve quite a...
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    Steel bodied shoulder plane

    Having admired the numerous plane builds if Ian W, Iíve finally had a crack at building my own, Thanks to Ian for providing the inspiration and building instructions. Must admit that I have access to...
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    Im with John and Lance on this one, have started...

    Im with John and Lance on this one, have started dressing the timber for a bench and wont be spending that sort of money on a vice. But my bench wont be a show piece either, just want something solid...
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    That is a nice little bowl you turned there...

    That is a nice little bowl you turned there Fryers and a bit disappointing to see it crack. As Moby said, superglue if the crack hasn't opened up otherwise I use superglue with coffee grounds for a...
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    That's most likely what I'll do. There is a bit of security in buying from a local store like HN in that if there is a problem, take it back to the store and it will be fixed.
    Get them to run...
  19. I find myself in the same space as FF, wanting to...

    I find myself in the same space as FF, wanting to replace an old and struggling laptop. Want a computer capable of 3D CAD drawing package and 3D printing. Looked initially at laptops and a constant...
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    Its a simple law of mathematics that most of us...

    Its a simple law of mathematics that most of us have to be average
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    Being an occasional turner, my skills aren't good...

    Being an occasional turner, my skills aren't good enough to avoid using sandpaper. I use an inertia or friction sander (search google for examples) where I can and find it generally does a better...
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    If the bowl's are not properly dry I weigh and...

    If the bowl's are not properly dry I weigh and write the weight on them. Reweigh every couple of weeks and when the weight stabilised they are dry.
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    You've several nicely shaped bowls in that pile...

    You've several nicely shaped bowls in that pile Lance. Make sure that you keep a few pieces of your early work so later on you can look back and see how you have improved
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    I cant help myself from smiling at visions of...

    I cant help myself from smiling at visions of this, one if the good things about getting old is not giving a rats @%$! about how you look.
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    Ive set my lathe up so I can move it outside to...

    Ive set my lathe up so I can move it outside to turn. Using the lathe inside the shed, the slightest breeze would push fine shavings throughout the shed. Even with good dust extraction and a bell...
  26. Thread: Sun and moon ??

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    G'day smiife Good to see you pushing the...

    G'day smiife
    Good to see you pushing the boundaries. I like the turning and texturing of the moon in particular. When I first looked at the piece last night I wasn't sure but looking again this...
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    A mate of mine had a similar issue with a broken...

    A mate of mine had a similar issue with a broken stud in the track frame of a dozer. The Caterpillar mechanic drilled the stud out with as large a drill as he could without damaging the housing. He...
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    Some great little planes there Ian, I always...

    Some great little planes there Ian, I always enjoy your posts. What finish do you use on the woodwork.
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    That's describes my sentiments as well, watched...

    That's describes my sentiments as well, watched them both from the beginning and look forward to each new episode. Think it was from this site (possibly yourself) that I got the initial video links....
  30. I've read in posts on US sites that if you have a...

    I've read in posts on US sites that if you have a bandsaw without any manufactures name it is almost certainly a Silver Manufacturing Co machine. I also have one that I believe is a Silver and there...
  31. Masterspoon, welcome to the dark side but one...

    Masterspoon, welcome to the dark side but one word of warning, it can be addictive. According to Google there is a wood turning club in Toowoomba and I would suggest that you go along. I'm self...
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    Really nice piece smiife, gotta be pleased with...

    Really nice piece smiife, gotta be pleased with that. I also had mixed feelings about the initial photos but should have known you'd sort it by the time it was finished. Great finish as usual.
  33. Keep the wooden pulleys, they are classics. I had...

    Keep the wooden pulleys, they are classics. I had a flat belt made for an old thicknesser by a local industrial rubber supplier. They also glued rubber tyres on the bandsaw wheels.
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    Not finished yet, needs a motor and thought it would be nice to make a wooden pulley in keeping with its vintage but not got round to it yet. Think I will also need to get the babbit bearings...
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    Another great piece Jim. I think you are striking...

    Another great piece Jim. I think you are striking a nice balance with these pieces, flowing shapes, some contrast from the segmentation but not overpowering. Some segmented work, while technically...
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    Your fortunate to still be growing basil, the...

    Your fortunate to still be growing basil, the cold wiped ours out a month or so back, although coriander does grow all winter down here. If your over run with coriander Google "Persian Omelette". Our...
  37. Im a self taught wood turner and I found videos...

    Im a self taught wood turner and I found videos by Stuart Batty very helpful. He is a professional turner who seemed to turn professional presenter and I found a wealth of information in his...
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    I bought direct from Powtran and found then easy...

    I bought direct from Powtran and found then easy to deal with. From memory, paid with PayPal. I just contacted them via email and it was plain sailing from there. I would make sure that it is...
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    I wouldn't put the hose on it. Can you tap the...

    I wouldn't put the hose on it. Can you tap the gib out. Could try using a bit of hard wood that is a slightly under the size of the gib
  40. Thread: Saving the day

    by tony_A
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    Nice story Ian, thanks for posting. Achieving...

    Nice story Ian, thanks for posting. Achieving perfection is like chasing mirages, being able to fix stuff ups is where the real skill lies.

    Tony
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    Very nice jim, the two woods do work well...

    Very nice jim, the two woods do work well together and a great design on your part.

    Tony
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    General bandsaw blades are designed to cut at a...

    General bandsaw blades are designed to cut at a speed of around 900 m/min. They will cut very effectively at speeds below that so for a hobbyist dont obsess too much about it. I have a couple of...
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    The gib is a metal strip running the length of...

    The gib is a metal strip running the length of the keyway or ways on one or both sides of the table. Google jointer gibs and you will get some diagrams showing the arrangement.
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    Think its one of the bolts that puts pressure on...

    Think its one of the bolts that puts pressure on the gibs to take up any movement in the keyways. If they are loose or worn it will allow the table to sag. Then, eventually, you get dust under the...
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    First step towards getting the tables co-planar I...

    First step towards getting the tables co-planar I would take would be to remove both tables from the main casting and clean all the keyways. There can be rust and dust in the key ways affecting...
  46. Thread: Hollow forms

    by tony_A
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    They are brilliant Jim. Can see that a lot of...

    They are brilliant Jim. Can see that a lot of work goes into each but the result is first class.

    Tony
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    Really nice work smiffe, beautiful piece of wood...

    Really nice work smiffe, beautiful piece of wood and the bowl has a great shape. The black bead adds interest without taking away from the beauty of the wood.

    Tony
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    Thats a really nice piece Derek, as we have come...

    Thats a really nice piece Derek, as we have come to expect. I like the shape, the colour and the lid. Are you intending to put a finial on the lid?
    Thanks for posting
    Tony
  49. Thread: Myrtle bowl

    by tony_A
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    G'day smiife, I agree with Jim on the wood and...

    G'day smiife, I agree with Jim on the wood and the shape however I wouldn't use resin to fill the void. Its a personal taste thing but I like to leave the wood as natural as possible and let it tell...
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    Nice work Pedro. I'm not far off starting my own...

    Nice work Pedro. I'm not far off starting my own version of a Roubo and will follow your build with interest.

    Tony
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