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    Two morticing fixtures. The first is by Paul...

    Two morticing fixtures. The first is by Paul Sellers. Note that his is a fixed distance, and he makes several to accommodate widths of stretchers. Mine is similar, but has variable spacing Ö

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    The only other person I know of to create a...

    The only other person I know of to create a fixture for cutting tenon cheeks is Jeff Miller. This is his idea ..


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PJcaha_aq8c

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Thanks Aldav. And my apology for missing this...

    Thanks Aldav. And my apology for missing this Yvan.

    That is correct. Pick them up at Bunnies. 6mm bolts, and use the complementary 6mm aluminium inserts.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Chris It is entirely possible for more than...

    Hi Chris

    It is entirely possible for more than one to come up with the same or similar idea separately. In my case, I research the area before posting. If I am aware that there is something...
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    I am okay giving him the benefit of the doubt,...

    I am okay giving him the benefit of the doubt, however at least one (and likely a lot more) viewers would have assumed that these jigs/fixtures were his. Credit appears to be given to the last person...
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    Hi Chris, coming from a background where...

    Hi Chris, coming from a background where research, documentation and acknowledgement is considered not only polite and ethical, but the only way to avoid plagiarism, that video is disturbing for me....
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    Actually, I did design it for Lee Valley. I...

    Actually, I did design it for Lee Valley. I thought that it could partner the dovetail guide.

    At the time, LV has sent me a simple sawing guide. One could clamp it done to saw vertically. My mind...
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    Thanks Tom. Wormy Jacaranda sounds interesting....

    Thanks Tom. Wormy Jacaranda sounds interesting. Never seen it before, only Jacaranda, when a large bough of a tree on our property dropped one stormy night (..It Was A Dark And Stormy Night ..), and...
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    Rod, sawing ... tenon cheeks, tenon shoulders,...

    Rod, sawing ... tenon cheeks, tenon shoulders, dovetails .. anything .. is really a matter of following two adjacent lines. You really cannot go wrong if you do this.
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    Fixtures and Jigs for Hand-Cut Joinery

    I enjoy cutting joinery with hand tools. I also do use machines on occasions. I favour hand tools but have tried to master various methods.

    There are also occasions when I think about creating a...
  11. It depends what you plan to do with the panel. If...

    It depends what you plan to do with the panel. If the cup is very slight, and the panel will be joined at the ends to another panel, such as with a case, especially if dovetailed, then I would not...
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    Hi Jeff The longest board I dovetailed was...

    Hi Jeff

    The longest board I dovetailed was about 7 1/2 feet for my workbench. I wrote this up here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/BuidingaBench4.html

    It is the Tail board that is...
  13. Scott, very likely! :) Regards from Perth ...

    Scott, very likely! :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  14. Chris, the thread so far reflects that there are...

    Chris, the thread so far reflects that there are many ways to skin a cat. Many preferences and opinions, and who can say which is best ... just what is right for you.

    My own adventure began with a...
  15. Smithy, it is not the age of the timber that...

    Smithy, it is not the age of the timber that counts; it is the weather around you. Dry timber will absorb moisture and expand. Better safe than sorry.

    I would listen to the books and only glue the...
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    Interesting Ian Ö that old thread. I was...

    Interesting Ian Ö that old thread. I was commenting about the Kawai and Kato chipbreaker research. That was 2005, and our discussions about it began in earnest in 2012. And I was right about the...
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    Record developed this concept for their SS...

    Record developed this concept for their SS planes. Later Clifton adopted the design as well.

    The idea was to save time and not need to remove the entire chipbreaker when sharpening. However, this...
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    FREE: WA Wooden chest for tools (pick up only)

    Free for pickup.

    Sturdy wooden chest (ex-crate): 24" x 16"

    https://i.postimg.cc/Pf4y2MCc/Chest1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/3JxB6Dpw/Chest2.jpg
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    Hi Paul You can't pull the joint apart if you...

    Hi Paul

    You can't pull the joint apart if you use glue other than a hide glue. This is modern joinery, and for the most part I would only use it with disposable furniture ... the world of butt...
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    WANTED:WA Thanks Mr B. I will PM you. Cheers Derek

    Thanks Mr B. I will PM you.

    Cheers

    Derek
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    WANTED:WA Thanks Mr B! Regards from Perth Derek

    Thanks Mr B!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Nah ... this is genuine. I know for a fact that...

    Nah ... this is genuine. I know for a fact that he climbed up one ladder with another tucked under his arm, while playing the Waltzing Matilda on the kazoo. I wonder if he is using a chainsaw or a...
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    Final photo for the competition ... All boxes...

    Final photo for the competition ...

    All boxes fit into the size criteria ....

    https://i.postimg.cc/nc5Mnrcn/12.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Wait, there is more! A box for the wedding bands....

    Wait, there is more! A box for the wedding bands. Here ... inside this drawer ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/XJ2DtTKD/1.jpg

    Two boxes, both in Fiddleback Jarrah, both 80mm in length and 40mm wide....
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    Here is the third box (replacement). It is all...

    Here is the third box (replacement). It is all Hard Maple - case, all drawer parts (with the sole exception of the Ebony drawer pull). This made it a little more challenging as the wood is hard and...
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    WANTED:WA Festool Systainer

    I am after a Festool (or Festo) systainer. It needs to have an internal height of around 200mm (it is for an old Festo ET2E ROS).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Challenges in sawing

    See on another forum ...

    https://cdn.imagearchive.com/ukworkshop/data/attach/123/123768-1661982679065.png

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    One factor that you can count on, when cheaper...

    One factor that you can count on, when cheaper versions come out eventually, they will be very far from the quality that goes into the Festool. Say what you will, Festool may charge more than other...
  29. Iíve not worked with Shining Gum, and my comments...

    Iíve not worked with Shining Gum, and my comments are how I might approach your challenge.

    Firstly, it needs to be said that your description of the sample of SG is not the best. I have read that...
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    Jack, try it the "other way", and let us know...

    Jack, try it the "other way", and let us know what you find.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ian, imagine the coping saw blade is a Japanese...

    Ian, imagine the coping saw blade is a Japanese pull saw. The pull saw does not even have a frame. It may have a back, but it is easy to kink/concertina a thin Japanese blade if you push it. That is...
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    I saw on the pull - the blade is in tension, not...

    I saw on the pull - the blade is in tension, not compression, and is effectively stiffer.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Here is another photo of the Chinese one I...

    Here is another photo of the Chinese one I purchased. It looks different to your Vevor ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/prg9NBK5/Ba.jpg


    And the Makita I have ...
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    John, the construction was not beefy enough to...

    John, the construction was not beefy enough to push a sharp chisel into hardwood. If the depth of the mortice was planned to be 1Ē, only a little over 1/4Ē could be achieved each plunge.

    The...
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    I had a benchtop mortiser for a brief while...

    I had a benchtop mortiser for a brief while (inherited from a mate). It was absolute frustration to use, especially with hardwood. I loved the idea of a mortising machine, but this worked nothing...
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    Box 3 completed We left of with an incomplete...

    Box 3 completed

    We left of with an incomplete Box 3, with a split in one side. I knew that I could not make a gift of this box, and the next day built another case, also in Hard Maple.

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    Danielís handle and knob look terrific Ö. and the...

    Danielís handle and knob look terrific Ö. and the knob especially so since he made this without a lathe! I was amazed.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Brett, that looks great! I wish I had thought of...

    Brett, that looks great! I wish I had thought of it at the start.

    Anyway, I have rebuilt the box. Made a new one the next day. Redo, Repair, Keep as is - I am a little too much of a perfectionist...
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    Box #3 - what would you do? Last Saturday I...

    Box #3 - what would you do?

    Last Saturday I built the case for another drawer-box out of Hard Maple. These photos do not do it justice. The wood here is just planed (and needs a little more...
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    Daniel working the table top in my workshop. LN...

    Daniel working the table top in my workshop. LN #4 1/2 peeling off streamers on some very hard and interlocked Curly Jarrah ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/23pPRcYm/Daniel.jpg

    Regards from Perth
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    VICTORIA It may help to clarify "this has seen some use". ...

    It may help to clarify "this has seen some use".

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Obviously not exactly the same as mine. Also, the...

    Obviously not exactly the same as mine. Also, the collet on mine was useable, just not at the same level as the Makita. When I changed the collet, it was indistinguishable from the Makita. Not the...
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    Use lighter material. For example, the door...

    Use lighter material.

    For example, the door panel is 12-18mm marine ply. And the paste-on drawer sections can be made of 6mm MDF. You may get away with 3mm MDF. Once the edges are rounded, the...
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    Are we comparing the same trim routers? My...

    Are we comparing the same trim routers?

    My posts were at the start of the thread, which was a few years ago. Compared Chinese copy with original Makita, as well as a aftermarket collet. The...
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    I made a similar add-on for my A3-31, but it was...

    I made a similar add-on for my A3-31, but it was mainly to plane thin stock. I plan to make another, thick one, and it will be exactly 100mm thick. That way it will be easier to continue using my...
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    Not so in my opinion. Possibly if all you are...

    Not so in my opinion. Possibly if all you are jointing are edges of boards for dining room tables. In my case, I build medium size furniture, and want to flatten faces, often 12" wide. Bed width is...
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    Box number 2 Originally I planned to make 3...

    Box number 2


    Originally I planned to make 3 boxes, one each for the godparents, and a ring box for the wedding ceremony. Then Lynndy, my dear wife, suggested making one for my soon-to-be...
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    I once made a handle out of Camphor Laurel. I...

    I once made a handle out of Camphor Laurel. I imagine this is readily available in the USA ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/The%20Veritas%20Router%20Plane_html_5ef81262.jpg

    Morticed...
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    SOLD: Thanks John. PM on its way. Cheers Derek

    Thanks John. PM on its way.

    Cheers

    Derek
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    SOLD: Hi John We await Brettís response. Otherwise...

    Hi John

    We await Brettís response. Otherwise my offer is $250 and I will pay the local postage.

    Cheers

    Derek
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