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    Hi All, It's almost another Friday, and...

    Hi All,

    It's almost another Friday, and another shed tour following on from Phil's excellent show and tell last week. Unfortunately Yvan will be unavailable tomorrow so we are looking for someone...
  2. Jpdv, are the wheels on yours with respect to...

    Jpdv, are the wheels on yours with respect to flat spots?

    I find that with any poly wheels, the castor is fine with high loads, but the wheel deforms when left standing for a while, which makes...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Nathan, Assuming you're going to turn them,...

    Nathan,

    Assuming you're going to turn them, could you not find a piece of firewood or two to split for handles?
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    Whilst we were living in England I was fascinated...

    Whilst we were living in England I was fascinated by the story of the discovery, and raising of the Mary Rose, a Tudor warship which sank along with most of the crew. Amongst the crew were long bow...
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    Phil, why don't you do a tour for us today, and I...

    Phil, why don't you do a tour for us today, and I will get Yvan up to speed to give us a tour next week?
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    Absolutely Pagie. Sorry for the delayed details...

    Absolutely Pagie. Sorry for the delayed details as I've been away for the week.

    Given Matt's suggestion of shed tours, does anyone who will be at home during the prattle want to provide a tour to...
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    Thanks chaps. The trickiest part to my mind are...

    Thanks chaps. The trickiest part to my mind are the frets. Is an accurate fret layout achievable without specialised tools? I base my question on the assumption that a fret out my a millimeter...
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    What a great build. The timber combination...

    What a great build. The timber combination should also help with the weight I would think.

    You're very ambitious making the neck too. That's the one piece that saints me, and have thought I...
  9. For what is worth, I went through this exercise...

    For what is worth, I went through this exercise last year and ended up getting a 300 mm one (with the satin ruler) from Lie Nelsen Australia. I couldn't find a better price domestically. Several...
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    Very nice. I do like the red accents. :-)

    Very nice. I do like the red accents. :-)
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    Ahhh, got it! I thought you meant that rather...

    Ahhh, got it! I thought you meant that rather than power/rotary sanding, you held the sanding medium in your hand with the lathe spinning, and was struggling to understand how that made any...
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    Repetition, and repeatability

    Whilst I can make nice looking pulls, I really struggle being able to make more than one look alike. This becomes somewhat problematic when a project calls for multiple pulls.

    During this week's...
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    [QUOTE=Skew ChiDAMN!!;2213367] 4. Hand-sand...

    Oh dear. I'm working on a cabinet at the moment with no contrasting timbers, and the only colour distinction being the brass hinges. To create a bit of an aesthetic tie in/repetition, I'm...
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    Well you're all on the virus Island with the...

    Well you're all on the virus Island with the exception of Yvan and me ;)
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    I wondered what happened to you Paul :( Thanks...

    I wondered what happened to you Paul :(

    Thanks Doug, Matt, et. al. for your advice about pull duplication.

    With the pattern and measurements, and playing join-the-dots, I got really close.
    ...
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    Hi All, It's nearly Friday again (YESSS and...

    Hi All,

    It's nearly Friday again (YESSS and YAY!)

    Rather than a specific topic this week, let's do a "What's on your bench" show and tell?

    I really like Matt's idea of some workshop tours,...
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    Paige, I think you’re our resident wizard. You’ve...

    Paige, I think you’re our resident wizard. You’ve been able to share good knowledge on nearly every topic we’ve discussed.
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    Hi All, Tomorrow's topic will be all about...

    Hi All,

    Tomorrow's topic will be all about bending wood. Whether steaming, laminating or just using your Popeye muscles and a box full of screws.

    If you've not done any bending, you'll be in...
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    Out of interest I went and had a look at the SS...

    Out of interest I went and had a look at the SS prices at Carbatec, and they're perhaps 10% above with what I paid about three years ago, which seems reasonable. Expensive for us hobbyists, but...
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    Hi All, Unfortunately I will be travelling...

    Hi All,

    Unfortunately I will be travelling tomorrow, so unable to join the prattle. None the less, with the numbers we've been getting of late, I doubt you'll even realise I'm missing.

    I'll...
  21. Thread: Workshop Safety

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    I recently put a strong magnet on the end of a...

    I recently put a strong magnet on the end of a stick which works well. The added benefit is that I can swish it through sawdust or shavings and find that errant screw. Unfortunately I needed it a...
  22. I am basing the following advice on my impression...

    I am basing the following advice on my impression that you're near the beginning of your woodworking journey. If not, I apologise.

    Remember a few things about many of the YouTube maker channels:...
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    Plane challenge 2020 - 2021. Bushmiller

    Sheesh, tough crowd. Perhaps we should just leaf Paul alone to get on with planning his plane. ;)
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    Hi Paul, to be honest I had not really given it...

    Hi Paul, to be honest I had not really given it much thought, however now that you've forced me to make that decision, I think I'll attempt a low angle one as it will be used across end grain. This...
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    Challenge 2020 - 2021 LanceC

    The postman delivered a special envelope this week, containing a blade custom made by Bushmiller, forged from the crucible of a leaf spring manufacturer of yore.
    ...
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    Phil, my experience is that 36 hours may be a...

    Phil, my experience is that 36 hours may be a little optimistic to fully dissolve the beeswax. Give it a bit more time to dissolve fully, making sure you periodically shake up the bottle.

    I would...
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    I hope so. You will notice Matt that I dropped...

    I hope so. You will notice Matt that I dropped the "must wear pants" requirement so that you would once again feel able to join us. Just be sure to sit behind a desk/bench/table, and DON'T STAND...
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    Hi All, It occurs to me that to date I have...

    Hi All,

    It occurs to me that to date I have neglected power tools in our discussion. With that in mind, tomorrow's topic is about your favourite use for your electric router. Feel free to show...
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    I'll follow this with interest Bob, as I'm in the...

    I'll follow this with interest Bob, as I'm in the process of putting together a simple solution for mine too.

    One thing I noted with my Makita is that without any extraction fitted it is amazing...
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    Derek, when I first saw the picture I let out a...

    Derek, when I first saw the picture I let out a knee jerk derisive guffaw, but then settled into a brow furrowing re-contemplation of the idea. I think there is merit there, and the more I think...
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    Haha Paul, I was going to suggest in my...

    Haha Paul,

    I was going to suggest in my original post that I was considering drilling a hole in the top of the plate and just hang it on the wall. I think however that there are several forum...
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    For what it's worth, my bees wax mix is just...

    For what it's worth, my bees wax mix is just normal diggers brand turps, and it's been fine. But like I mentioned in the prattle, I've only been using it for a month or so, but my tool handles are...
  33. What an exciting time for you Dan! Whilst I've...

    What an exciting time for you Dan!

    Whilst I've used ply or solid timber that I've found cheaply from time to time, I really like 18 mm MDF for jigs. Very stable, glues up nicely, and provides a...
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    Thanks Derek, it is a very relaxing and...

    Thanks Derek, it is a very relaxing and therapeutic place to be. I used to have my bench almost in the middle of the shed with my back to a wall of shelves so that I could look out across the shed....
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    :) No problem, though that is my wife's effort...

    :) No problem, though that is my wife's effort for a joint project we're working on. I was working on the right hand end of my bench this weekend.
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    Thanks for the thought Paul. My normal saw...

    Thanks for the thought Paul. My normal saw storage is on my tool cabinet under the left edge of my bench, and is just a block with a saw kerf per saw. The issue is that it takes time to line up the...
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    Thanks all for your responses. If I had a...

    Thanks all for your responses.

    If I had a taller apron on my bench I think I would be happy with Paul Sellers' method, as my vise face is offset from the front of my bench so it wouldn't...
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    "working" storage for backsaws?

    I find that when working my little backsaw is frequently deployed for a little cut here and there. Putting it away after every use is too much of a disruption to my workflow, so it just ends up...
  39. Thread: Thanks to Ruddy

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    READ ME! Agreed, despite watching from the sidelines...

    Agreed, despite watching from the sidelines (unintentionally due to incompatible timing it seems). This must rate right up there with the "Great saw dispersal" by Mr and Ms Simplicity last year.
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    Hi All, Can you believe it's nearly Friday! ...

    Hi All,

    Can you believe it's nearly Friday!

    The topic for this week will be around finishing. What is your go-to finish, and why do you love it so? If you don't have one, that's ok, you can...
  41. Thread: Online horrors

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    As someone who recently started turning, I found...

    As someone who recently started turning, I found great short form content from M. Saban Smith and Mike Waldt, but with the lock-down in the UK, their video length has exploded to more often than not...
  42. Thanks all for your responses. It is much as I...

    Thanks all for your responses. It is much as I suspected.
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    Thanks for the explanation Bill. Very clever and...

    Thanks for the explanation Bill. Very clever and elegant solution.
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    Great description Ian, thanks for posting. ...

    Great description Ian, thanks for posting.

    Having never owned a mortice gauge to compare with the 77 or your model, can you explain what "locks" the travelling arm? Perhaps the screw thread is...
  45. Thread: why?

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    This is a poetically beautiful response. Thanks...

    This is a poetically beautiful response. Thanks for taking the time to compose your missive.
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    I got the chance to try this whole "thickness...

    I got the chance to try this whole "thickness timber on edge" caper today.

    We needed a while lot of 4x9 mm strips for a project, but the long edge of my stock ranged from 10 to 13 mm. I was...
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    Thanks Matt, all is fine., my brain has just been...

    Thanks Matt, all is fine., my brain has just been getting an intense workout with work.
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    Hi All, It's been a hectic week for me, and...

    Hi All,


    It's been a hectic week for me, and have almost no mental capacity left to think of a topic, so how about this one... "When you are mentally exhausted, with no beans left in the tank,...
  49. Does CBN wheel quality differ from one supplier to another?

    I did some research into CBN wheels recently, but one question that I couldn't find an answer to is that of any quality difference between suppliers.

    I am making the assumption that no branded...
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    I don't think laminations are inherently a bad...

    I don't think laminations are inherently a bad idea, just not ideal.

    When I wanted to make my first mallet I didn't have a large piece of timber for the head, so laminated four square sections...
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