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  1. Latest restoration was No 17. As found ...

    Latest restoration was No 17.

    As found

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    And restored and sharpened.

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    I've never tried this myself. Have you heard of...

    I've never tried this myself. Have you heard of Shou Sugi Ban? This is a Japanese technique for charring the surface of timber to make it resistant to water.

    As I understand it (which really is...
  3. You should find what you desire in here: Hand and...

    You should find what you desire in here: Hand and Spiral Drills | The Tool Exchange

    Checkout the minty Stanley Bell system model with the enclosed mechanism!

    I also rather fancy the...
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    VICTORIA I will take number one.

    I will take number one.
  5. I had one of these a long time ago. I had a look...

    I had one of these a long time ago. I had a look in the guts of the belt unit and (as you would expect at this price point) everything was the lowest spec. I'm sure you can buy far better motors to...
  6. I see second hand miter saws all the time in...

    I see second hand miter saws all the time in Facebook marketplace. I even saw a really nice B&D (from when that was a good brand!) radial arm saw for peanuts earlier today; and it's not the only one...
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    Well, this was posted in the woodturning group;...

    Well, this was posted in the woodturning group; but I imagine the admins will move this to the appropriate group. :fixed:

    1/10,000th of an inch isn't even measurable with most equipment so, yeah....
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    Another option is DIY. If you do a google search...

    Another option is DIY. If you do a google search you will find loads of easy to follow DIY options.

    I have a handful of Bessey clamps from the group buy several years ago and they are good. But I...
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    Hola! Welcome to our board. We have friends...

    Hola!

    Welcome to our board. We have friends from all over the world in our little community. Everyone brings something new here, even if that is just a new set of questions.

    I learned Spanish...
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    I'm very jealous! :) You could also cut the...

    I'm very jealous! :)

    You could also cut the circular inserts using a circle cutter on your fancy drill press. (I did mention I was jealous, right? :D)

    I bought a cheapie from Amazon (I think I...
  11. I went down the CA path on similar cracks on the...

    I went down the CA path on similar cracks on the one handle I have restored. That seems to have been effective.

    I can't imagine soaking a piece of timber in BLO would do what has been claimed;...
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    I received the set of Feteira files I ordered...

    I received the set of Feteira files I ordered from Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B075MCDD5W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I can recommend these. I already...
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    Those holes are almost certainly how the top is...

    Those holes are almost certainly how the top is connected to the structure. Probably just a couple of screws. This is a veneered man made board (probably chipboard) top so be careful when you take...
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    Yeah, fair enough. The only value they have is...

    Yeah, fair enough. The only value they have is the utility value of keeping bums off of the floor; or firewood. Given that they're are useless to sit on, they're more valuable as firewood...
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    Are you sure those gussets are original? They...

    Are you sure those gussets are original? They look like an after thought to me, probably put in place to compensate for wobbly joints. I can't imagine that they add that much strength to the joint.
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    Unimac 740W HVLP

    Anyone bought or used one of these?

    【20%OFF】Unimac 740W HVLP Electric Paint Sprayer Gun - DIY Spray Station Tool 9348948013241 | eBay

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    At $87, it isn't a lot of money and the BS...
  17. QUEENSLAND 1/2" Japanese mortise chisel; HNT Gordon Smoothing Plane; Marples 044 plough plane

    Clearing out some stuff I don't use or have replaced with other items.

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    I thought I would try Japanese chisels but I ended up buying a set of Lie-Nielsen mortise chisels.

    $65...
  18. I wanted to cut new teeth on 110: 464960 ...

    I wanted to cut new teeth on 110:

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    It's a bit hard to see, but there are a number of messed up teeth. I had two goes with a file and paper template to mark the new teeth gullets but they...
  19. The Great Saw Giveaway Restoration Thread

    I have finally received all the goodies I bought to perform the whole task. So far as I have finished restoring 37.

    Before:

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  20. You are not going to win the cupping war with...

    You are not going to win the cupping war with planing. You will just end up with a thinner table top, and it will still be cupped.

    There are ways to minimise cupping from boards but they are...
  21. The failed glue line is sufficient to return it....

    The failed glue line is sufficient to return it. That is not acceptable.

    I just would just take my money back and leave the other faults as further ammunition if there is any pushback. Not that...
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    Hard call. Severely sprained ankles take longer...

    Hard call. Severely sprained ankles take longer to recover from! DAMHIKT!!!!!!
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    The Japanese Star-M brand are worth considering. ...

    The Japanese Star-M brand are worth considering.

    Super Clean Cut Drill by STAR-M – Japanese Tools Australia

    I just bought a metric set from Carbatec. They're okay, but they are nothing special...
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    After I wrote about this list night, I had...

    After I wrote about this list night, I had another Amazon search and found this set of Tome Feteira saw files for $57AUD via Amazon: Server Busy

    That is probably not a bad starter kit and shipping...
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    Apparently... So what do you recommend for...

    Apparently...

    So what do you recommend for saws in lower TPI ranges? Do you have suppliers you have used you prefer? I'm having problems finding vendors that will admit to selling them!!
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    There was a tool you could buy to do that. I...

    There was a tool you could buy to do that. I can't remember the brand name. If I recall correctly, Rockler sold them. It seemed a great idea but the price was not attractive enough to me for...
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    Given that Nicholson is now a dead loss as a file...

    Given that Nicholson is now a dead loss as a file vendor, the only other vendor that seems to have a consistent product is Bahco.

    I have not yet had the opportunity to catalog my haul of saws yet...
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    Looks pretty! I am interested in the vinegar...

    Looks pretty!

    I am interested in the vinegar bath. I'm not that knowledgeable about rust chemistry. I presume that is just common garden variety white vinegar? Anyone compared results with the...
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    Yay! Mine arrived today :wink:

    Yay! Mine arrived today :wink:
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    You're right about why it failed. Without a...

    You're right about why it failed. Without a substantial tenon going across grain, that is prone to fracture like you have here. Just gluing the pieces back together will not solve that problem...
  31. One other thing I thought of; are you pushing...

    One other thing I thought of; are you pushing against the fence? As counterintuitive as this may sound; it is easier using the fence, especially with the broader surface area of wider boards.
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    "8, 5" is actually 85. Everything else is...

    "8, 5" is actually 85. Everything else is correct.

    Thanks.
  33. Hmmm. Interesting. The blades might be new;...

    Hmmm. Interesting.

    The blades might be new; but how sharp are they? The only comparable experience I've had was recently surfacing some Huon Pine boards. I thought the blades were plenty sharp....
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    The only thing that improves with age is...

    The only thing that improves with age is disappointment!
  35. I saw your wanted ad but you specifically said...

    I saw your wanted ad but you specifically said you wanted a Veritas so I stayed schtum.

    However, I have a surplus Marples 044 if that interests you. Way better than an 040 and for less money than...
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    I resemble that remark... :D

    I resemble that remark...

    :D
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    That will do the job, after you have hardened it.

    That will do the job, after you have hardened it.
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    We're gonna need a bigger box... Please also...

    We're gonna need a bigger box...

    Please also add these to my pile; 17, 22, 69, 110, 111.7, 117, 118

    Hoo boy...

    Many of these I am going to refurbish and give to my brothers!
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    SOUTH AUST Camphor Laurel, for a cheese board? It will look...

    Camphor Laurel, for a cheese board? It will look nice but I'm not sure that is such a great idea. Eventually even a heavy film finish is going to be damaged by knives and the taste of camphor on...
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    Please add 85 to my pile. Looks like I'm gonna...

    Please add 85 to my pile.

    Looks like I'm gonna be busy!

    Thanks.
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    I'm going to respond to the thread so everyone...

    I'm going to respond to the thread so everyone can see the response.

    Do you want PM for these saws or open messages on the thread?

    As I'm already talking, I would like to take numbers 5, 37,...
  42. Does the misalignment only show at the back? That...

    Does the misalignment only show at the back? That is, the front of the chair looks fine where the chair legs meet the balloon top? If so, you could either leave (it would be no worse than when you...
  43. Some pictures would be helpful. If the dowel...

    Some pictures would be helpful.

    If the dowel is solid in one end of the joint. I would just leave it. Clean out the other hole of glue. I would even consider using the next size larger drill bit...
  44. I prefer to think of it as a scrub plane. I...

    I prefer to think of it as a scrub plane.

    I have used a hand held electric planer to flatten one face of a long board in just the same way as you would with a scrub plane; using winding sticks and...
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    Combination saddle square

    I don't own one, though I think that might change; and when you see it, you have to ask why nobody thought of this before! :doh:

    Wide Base Combination Square w/ 12″ or 300 mm SS Blade – LaSquare...
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    The stuff you can buy at Bunnings has its uses...

    The stuff you can buy at Bunnings has its uses and it can look good. The photo below shows drawers I made for my workbench from Bunnings plywood.

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    The biggest problem is the number of...
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    Hmmm. I've heard of the rub joint with hot hide...

    Hmmm. I've heard of the rub joint with hot hide glue (I've used this myself) but not with PVA. I wonder what is happening that makes this work.
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    Hi Derek, Oh, good to know about the static. I...

    Hi Derek,

    Oh, good to know about the static. I would not have thought of that. Not something that is a big problem here in BNE cos low humidity means 80%! :D

    Where did you get the big bloke...
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    There are heaps of sellers of the small cyclones...

    There are heaps of sellers of the small cyclones on eBay. They all seem to be within a dollar of each other but up to $25. The Dust Deputy version of these is vastly more expensive.
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    I found this US seller...

    I found this US seller on eBay that might interest you for the acme threaded rod. These are 3/4" diameter in 3ft lengths for roughly $74AUD shipped.
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