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    Love it, CK! Thanks for sharing.

    Love it, CK! Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks MA, progress has been slow but...

    Thanks MA, progress has been slow but unfortunately shop time is hard to come by...

    You read my mind, Ian. I was planning to leave the hole there as a permanent reminder. :U
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    The plan was to use the middle compartment to...

    The plan was to use the middle compartment to house the most-used hand planes. Unfortunately I was a bit too generous with the height, wasting precious space.
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    Decided to make use of the...
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    Very nicely done! It really transforms the look...

    Very nicely done! It really transforms the look of the saw. :2tsup:

    Andy
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    Thanks MA! For others who may be interested,...

    Thanks MA! For others who may be interested, these are the links which I believe MA was referring to:

    Garrett Hack's 3 in 1: Oil-Varnish Mixture is Durable, Easy to Apply - FineWoodworking

    Wood...
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    Hi Deronys, Being a newbie, my chisels are...

    Hi Deronys,

    Being a newbie, my chisels are also a Luban set of 6 that I bought secondhand from a fellow forumite. Works quite well for dovetail in pine (haven't done much with hardwood), though...
  7. Thread: Dovetail saw

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    DONE: I'm surprised that no one has taken up Derek's...

    I'm surprised that no one has taken up Derek's generous offer. Lovely vintage tools, especially the homemade saw.

    Suspect that not as many forumites check the Swap/Free section of the...
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    Looks great, MA! The new handles are very nicely...

    Looks great, MA! The new handles are very nicely done.

    Do you mind sharing the ingredients of your 3 in 1 recipe and shop paste wax?
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    Thanks Ian, can't take the credit for the washer...

    Thanks Ian, can't take the credit for the washer pull though. I stole the idea from drawers pulls made out of pipe fitting, which is quite neat and unique. Using washers is a similar idea though not...
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    The half blind sockets on the other two drawers...

    The half blind sockets on the other two drawers were sawed on the line to get an "off-saw" cut. Ian's fine-toothed D/T saw worked wonderfully for this!
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    Washers will be used and the drawer...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, Ian. I had a...

    Thanks for the suggestions, Ian.

    I had a chance to play around with the plane again today, and the main problem appears to be user errors. Having only been using Bailey-type plane to-date, reckon...
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    This may be a silly question, but why isn't NG...

    This may be a silly question, but why isn't NG Rosewood suitable for a saw handle?

    Nice handle for your tenon saw there, CK!

    delbs, looking forward to seeing your finished handle. I've seen...
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    Thanks for the input, Ian. I did try brushing...

    Thanks for the input, Ian. I did try brushing the gunk out with toothbrush & turps as you suggested without much luck. A bit of it came out but most are quite solid and stuck to the wood. It does...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    You could be onto something there, Ian. The sole...

    You could be onto something there, Ian. The sole is relatively flat, but the culprit might well be the bed. Lots of black soot / grime build-up. Not sure if it is convex, but when I ran my fingers...
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    I received the blade iron from Scribbly Gum's...

    I received the blade iron from Scribbly Gum's generous offer a while back (thanks Tom!), but it has been sitting on the back burner. Did spend a bit of time lapping the back & shaping the bevel on...
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    Beautifully made, CK!! Nice looking tools!...

    Beautifully made, CK!! Nice looking tools! :2tsup:

    On the depth gauges and square, how did you secure the brass plate to the wood?

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Grazie for your input, Giuliano. Shallow side...

    Grazie for your input, Giuliano. Shallow side rebate is a great idea, I didn't think of that. Unfortunately I've cut the tails for the other two drawers. I'll use this technique for the next...
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    Continuing on.... I marked the depth of the...

    Continuing on....

    I marked the depth of the half-blind based on the thickness of the side piece using a marking gauge, producing a tight joint.

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    But here's where I made a mistake:...
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    Thanks Ian, will cross spotted gum off the list....

    Thanks Ian, will cross spotted gum off the list.


    The build continues with the drawers - made of leftover pines from the workbench build (picture below), and blackbutt from the BGS decking range...
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    MA, there may not be any worthy ideas but no...

    MA, there may not be any worthy ideas but no doubt there'll be plenty of things for the not-to-do list. :p

    You're right Ian, it will eventually get modified. I still haven't worked out where each...
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    Tool Cabinet - WIP

    I've got a problem: Whenever shed time is hard to come by, I tend to look for second-hand tools to satisfy the itch. :- I've got more tools than space to store them as the result, hence the decision...
  23. Thread: Qld Walnut

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    SOLD: Hi Jearve, I can't see it on my mobile either...

    Hi Jearve, I can't see it on my mobile either (Android). However if I choose "Desktop Site" setting on my mobile web browser, I can click the attachment and see the picture that way.
    Hope this...
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    Looks great Ian, what a transformation! Good to...

    Looks great Ian, what a transformation! Good to see it's capable of taking fine shaving again. :2tsup:

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    Hi RC, I'm also new at this so please take it...

    Hi RC,

    I'm also new at this so please take it with a grain of salt:

    My first plane was a modern #4 Stanley with plastic knob and handle, not too dissimilar to yours. The plane was in sorry...
  26. Thread: Saw Handle

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    So I took the saw to Ian yesterday for his...

    So I took the saw to Ian yesterday for his diagnosis & treatment and the verdict was undoubtedly user error. Ian used the file that I had used to sharpen the teeth, and voila! It feels like a...
  27. Thread: Saw Handle

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    Yes, 19 mm isn't too far off. Thanks for the...

    Yes, 19 mm isn't too far off.

    Thanks for the advice, Derek. I haven't spent enough times sawing or used many saws to have a preference as yet. In time that may change, will keep it in mind.
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    Hi SG, The blade looks good, I'll take it....

    Hi SG,
    The blade looks good, I'll take it. Thanks for digging it out. Will send you a PM.

    Cheers,
    Andy
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    I used Vallorbe three-square needle cut #4, which...

    I used Vallorbe three-square needle cut #4, which I believe is the recommended type based on past posts on the forum.

    Sorry for the blurry pic, I took the photo using mobile phone and was...
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    Thank you for all the responses. The consensus...

    Thank you for all the responses. The consensus is to do nothing, so I'll leave the cracks as they are and wipe 'em up with BLO. :2tsup:

    The width at the cutting edge is 2 1/2". Thanks for the...
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    Fixing Cracks on a Wooden Plane

    Bought an old woodie from Gumtree this week. Generally still looks alright apart from a couple of cracks. Keen to try and see if it performs differently compared to its metallic counterparts.
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    Thanks MA, Ian and Chris. Really a nice...

    Thanks MA, Ian and Chris.
    Really a nice looking saw you made, Ian! Bet it cuts any hardwood through like butter!

    I did end-up sharpening the saw but unfortunately managed to muck it up.
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    I'm with you, MA, though I still use my SCM saw...

    I'm with you, MA, though I still use my SCM saw quite a bit since my sawing skill still leaves a lot to be desired. But in time, and with a shooting board (which remains on the to-do-list), am...
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    I really should be doing some sharpening...

    I really should be doing some sharpening instead, but since shaping the handle on my panel saw, I was hooked. It's addictive!

    Haven't hand much joy buying second hand tools on eBay, so I...
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    Guilty as charged! Wanted it to be self-sawing as...

    Guilty as charged! Wanted it to be self-sawing as well, but I think that's asking too much! :rolleyes:

    To be fair, you gave me the link to Andy's (Brit) video back in September. I've watched it...
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    Wow, thank you for the thorough explanation and...

    Wow, thank you for the thorough explanation and pictures! Circular saw makes sense, and yes I can imagine the difficulties in securing the handle blank. Don't think I'll risk my digits for that......
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    Thank you for all the comments and inputs. And...

    Thank you for all the comments and inputs. And thanks to the resident saw expert, Paul, for sharing the catalogues. :2tsup:

    Yes, looks like the saw is from a more recent period. I did a quick...
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    Saw Handle

    I figured that my old S&J saw was actually in a much better condition that the lemon Disston that I bought on eBay - https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/jointing-hand-cont-237587, so decided to jazz...
  39. Thread: New bench v1.0

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    Nice bench ManU07, you'll get good use out of it....

    Nice bench ManU07, you'll get good use out of it. Very similar to my first bench (1500x700), made from 70x35 kerbside collections complimented with some 90x45 pine from BGS - put together using...
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    Clever idea, CK. The saw blade actually looks the...

    Clever idea, CK. The saw blade actually looks the part.

    Will be watching your frame saw build with great interest.

    I really like the Lazarus drill (and the associated restoration progress...
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    While the glue was drying, I tried planing the...

    While the glue was drying, I tried planing the existing finish to expose the raw wood and quite liked the look of it. So I planed all the panels before cutting the dovetail joints. It was a good...
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    Inspired by Derek Cohen's recent underbench...

    Inspired by Derek Cohen's recent underbench cabinet build, I decided to make a version (greatly simplified) for my workbench.

    As with most of my builds to-date, recycled materials were used:...
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    WEST AUST Woodpixel posted some information re courier...

    Woodpixel posted some information re courier recently (#8 on link below) - might be useful.

    Dawn quick release vice #225
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    Sorry for the confusion CK, I mixed-up the...

    Sorry for the confusion CK, I mixed-up the terminology! You are absolutely right, I was referring to the lever cap.:doh:
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    That's impressive, CK! Good design iteration to...

    That's impressive, CK! Good design iteration to consider both form and function.

    Is the cap iron design similar to the one that you use for your plane build challenge?
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    Some photographs of the completed bench. Th vise...

    Some photographs of the completed bench. Th vise has been installed with a pair of jaws made of mystery hardwood (one of them looks like spotted gum). The bottom shelf is seated on the stretcher...
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    Thanks MA, I'm having so much fun building it....

    Thanks MA, I'm having so much fun building it. It's nearly done, will post the photographs over the weekend.

    Wise advice, Spyro & clear out. Thank you. Have to admit that I tend to rush a great...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  49. Thread: My practise saw

    by Andy_B
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    Very nice handle, MA. :2tsup: The saw's second...

    Very nice handle, MA. :2tsup: The saw's second life is much better than its first.
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    For the aprons, I jointed and glued two pieces...

    For the aprons, I jointed and glued two pieces together to make a total depth of ~265 mm. The rebates for the legs and wedges were chopped with a chisel and levelled with a router. The rebate is...
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