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    CK Without ever having used a saw like this I...

    CK

    Without ever having used a saw like this I suspect that you are right in that the standard teeth will suffice for a short board, up to a point. It is when a longer board is used that the...
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    I was interested to see how difficult/easy this...

    I was interested to see how difficult/easy this profile would be so here is a quick (not too much care taken) pictorial.

    I down loaded the 4½ppi paper template from Blackburn tools and used a...
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    WP OK. There was a little confusion setting in...

    WP

    OK. There was a little confusion setting in there :? . I will send a PM to check your requirements, but perhaps wait for the sample exercise as described below.

    Just to clarify things for...
  4. Remember the discussion around large (as in V8)...

    Remember the discussion around large (as in V8) chainsaws?

    Video quality is not that good but should bring up following links with the "Predator" that are better quality.

    V8 Chainsaw - Bing...
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    An alternate source of saw plate is, of course,...

    An alternate source of saw plate is, of course, old re-sharpenable handsaws. I have a number of such saws that I have no plans for other than to make scraper blades! Assuming a standard size for the...
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    Stewie I do love a good saw build. The saw...

    Stewie

    I do love a good saw build. The saw screws look good too.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ray Your intent is still there and I for one...

    Ray

    Your intent is still there and I for one thank you. The ulterior motives are another subject for discussion, arguably elsewhere. If we are cynically concerned, we should stop surfing the...
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    Stewie Reading your posts it has made me...

    Stewie

    Reading your posts it has made me realise I have one of those arbours and some slitting blades. I will have to dig them out of their hiding place and see what I've got. Trouble is they are...
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    Doug Is that a euphemism for "acquiesced?" ...

    Doug

    Is that a euphemism for "acquiesced?"

    :wink:

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: Doesn't matter. I am sure the planes will turn out fine.
  10. Matt I like the look of that. perhaps we could...

    Matt

    I like the look of that. perhaps we could do a Kipp's game and spot what is on the bench. Aussiephil's knock offs, "The Body," etc. etc..

    Wot's in the box?

    See you tonight.

    Regards...
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    Ian My own view is that sharpening abilities...

    Ian

    My own view is that sharpening abilities play little part compared to rake. As you have alluded, as the teeth become larger, the tendency towards zero rake becomes more obvious and smooth...
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    Sticky: Ummm. How about Krenovnovitch? ("son of") ...

    Ummm. How about Krenovnovitch? ("son of")

    :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Nice one Ray I like the recycling concept and...

    Nice one Ray

    I like the recycling concept and those little removable trays (french cleat?) at the end of the bench are excellent.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Sticky: Ian I misunderstood what you intended to do. I...

    Ian

    I misunderstood what you intended to do. I think you would have to use a very fine belt for your purpose. The linishing belts are often quite coarse. I just checked one of the Forum sponsors...
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    Sticky: Ian I am not completely convinced that the...

    Ian

    I am not completely convinced that the linisher is the best machine for flattening. The platten is not good enough for the level of accuracy we want. They are good for quick removal of...
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    Cgcc Not seeing the link? Regards Paul

    Cgcc

    Not seeing the link?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Sticky: It would appear that birthing pains are...

    It would appear that birthing pains are relatively quickly forgotten (there are nearly 8 billion of us humans) so I am still looking forward to the next generation of hand planes from the Wilkie...
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    WP Whilst I don't totally disagree I have to...

    WP

    Whilst I don't totally disagree I have to point out that the sun doesn't shine every day: For about sixteen hours or more and at other times it doesn't shine at all. Wind certainly doesn't blow...
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    Bob Nobody was injured at all. The correct...

    Bob

    Nobody was injured at all. The correct procedure was followed and the station evacuated.

    Suffice to say the electricity system up and down the Eastern seaboard is being severely tested at...
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    WP It might well be. Your pic shows the LP...

    WP

    It might well be. Your pic shows the LP rotor and the shaft is the connector between this last part of the turbine (the third cylinder) and the generator. It won't be looking like that now.
    ...
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    Just to get away from the political comments (not...

    Just to get away from the political comments (not really permitted under Forum rules), which arguably is very hard to do, this is a little more information on the incident just recently at Callide...
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    Not quite in touch! Regards Paul

    Not quite in touch!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Cynical, but fair. :) Regards Paul

    Cynical, but fair.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    It is clear there are many ways to mark teeth for...

    It is clear there are many ways to mark teeth for a blank sawplate. Some of course are better than others. At the end of the day a bigger problem for me is forming the tooth and the resultant extra...
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    That may well be true and probably is, but there...

    That may well be true and probably is, but there could be peer pressure from around the world that says something like "Do you think for some reason you are the only ones doing it tough? Have a look...
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    Chris Thanks for that link. My take is that...

    Chris

    Thanks for that link. My take is that there are two aspects. Firstly the initial incentives to go EV, which are just not there compared to other countries: Norway is the prime example
    ...
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    haveabeer That is absolutely the crux of the...

    haveabeer

    That is absolutely the crux of the matter. Add to that the equivocal stance by the government and the prospect of investment becomes slight tending towards "you must be joking.". Until...
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    Sticky: I should have added that this plane has a 20mm...

    I should have added that this plane has a 20mm wide blade and works a treat and the very striking Oak (Casuarina, Bull Oak I think)) grain is particularly well orientated.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Sticky: Ian That's a pity you has such difficulty with...

    Ian

    That's a pity you has such difficulty with some of the SS material. I think you, and Matt, should choose your benefactors more wisely in the future. I mean to say, with "friends" like that who...
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    Yes. We have to differentiate between those...

    Yes.

    We have to differentiate between those projects that have an incontrovertible go-ahead and those that are being touted to see if there are any takers. The proposal for a new power station at...
  31. Tony I have to ask the purpose behind the...

    Tony

    I have to ask the purpose behind the Systainer collection without tools? Are they just storage or are they waiting patiently for Festools to appear

    Regards
    Paul
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    I think your idea is close to correct. I would...

    I think your idea is close to correct. I would drill down about 10mm (or the depth of the Forstner rim)with a Forstner bit of the correct diameter. Then drill down with a slightly smaller diameter...
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    Ian I agree with you that Pete Tarran has...

    Ian

    I agree with you that Pete Tarran has mis-read the significance of the spine in relation to hang angle. To see this we merely have to remove the spine altogether and ask ourselves what...
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    Ian There are so many variables, but in regard...

    Ian

    There are so many variables, but in regard to sharpness I think we have to assume that the teeth whatever their rake, fleam and set are at least at the same level. Again with the timber we...
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    Stewie The British saw makers appeared to...

    Stewie

    The British saw makers appeared to really like massive brass backs. I have the dimensions of the Kenyon saws, for example, and they were far bigger than those of their American counterparts...
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    Matt That link is to a good article and I...

    Matt

    That link is to a good article and I found myself wondering why I had not paid more attention to these aspects myself. Then I answered my own question when I realised that most of the handles...
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    Brad Majong is an intriguing game and that is...

    Brad

    Majong is an intriguing game and that is a great little project. Good to see something from the plane challenge now in everyday use (well, occasional days anyway).

    Regards
    Paul
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    :rolleyes: :D Regards Paul

    :rolleyes:
    :D

    Regards
    Paul
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    I think Riverbuilder is on the right track with...

    I think Riverbuilder is on the right track with an old time hand powered saw. However, a pit saw would be set up for ripping and a crosscut saw might be better for a burl. Standard sizes were...
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    MA Douglas Fir is quite a bit stronger than...

    MA

    Douglas Fir is quite a bit stronger than Radiata pine for example, but not as strong as Beech, which was another commonly used timber. "Springyness" is probably a desirable feature of any...
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    Bob That looks like a considerable...

    Bob

    That looks like a considerable improvement. While the original conditions for the challenge did indeed require the planes to produce a shaving in pine, it has been emphasised to me there was...
  42. Is this the correct link to log in tonight? ...

    Is this the correct link to log in tonight?

    https://join.skype.com/u73k1kv4B1UL

    Regards
    Paul
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    I should be there. Regards Paul

    I should be there.

    Regards
    Paul
  44. There really is no comparison between the...

    There really is no comparison between the original and plastic fantastic copy, which as can be seen is nowhere near a faithful replica: Just follows a theme.

    495398495399

    The asking price is a...
  45. MA Good job and 6ppi is fast cutting crosscut...

    MA

    Good job and 6ppi is fast cutting crosscut excellent for trimming rafters where accuracy is important but finish less so.

    The D100 was made between 1903 and 1921. "Philada" appeared on the...
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    Bob Thank you for the update. Hopefully this...

    Bob

    Thank you for the update. Hopefully this will encourage everybody to get to completion.

    There is, I think, one omission:

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  47. Where's Aussiephil? Surely we can make one of...

    Where's Aussiephil? Surely we can make one of those.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Jim Good sleuthing work there. Regards Paul

    Jim

    Good sleuthing work there.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Dom The link and the bench are perfect. As...

    Dom

    The link and the bench are perfect.

    As usual with your work, the bench is a treat to just look at let alone use. I have just one question, and I am being a little lazy in not going back...
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    Zac You have certainly addressed the...

    Zac

    You have certainly addressed the deficiencies in the handle: Nicely done. Did you remodel the old handle or is it new timber? The blued saw screws look good against the pale wood.

    Regards...
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