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    if the wood tops are properly seasoned, and hung...

    if the wood tops are properly seasoned, and hung in a way that allows for wood movement, then you should be fine.
    Just don't mix cross grain wood expansion and contraction with long grain wood or...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Hi Peter just be patient. I'm currently in...

    Hi Peter
    just be patient.
    I'm currently in Bathurst -- we've had the best part of 1/2" since 3 PM
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    The issue with hollow core doors is that they are...

    The issue with hollow core doors is that they are actually hollow. Under the 3mm (or thinner) skin, the void is usually just filled with folded cardboard.

    A blade like that shown on your...
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    Hi and welcome The issue with hanging table...

    Hi and welcome

    The issue with hanging table tops like a door is that doors are viewed as a hanging structure, but tabletops are viewed horizontally.

    Perhaps, you need some extra heavy duty...
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    not sure of the full metallurgical explanation,...

    not sure of the full metallurgical explanation, but this site Joining mild steel to HSS? explains

    Braze it with your choice of brazing rod or even silver solder.
    HSS does not weld very well...you...
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    As Elan says, it's what's NOT on the substrate...

    As Elan says, it's what's NOT on the substrate that is the cause.
    Suggest you remake the chess board using the same pattern of squares and edging on the back side that you used for the show side.
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    Have you checked the zoom level on your browser? ...

    Have you checked the zoom level on your browser?

    mine regularly goes to 90% or 75% zoom level.

    If you use Chrome, the zoom level is found to the right of the address bar
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    Just a comment ... I'd limit the deadman to...

    Just a comment ...
    I'd limit the deadman to about 25 to 30 mm thick and use the holdfasts in the legs
  9. Thread: Well Said!!

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    227 76 Senators -- 12 for each original...

    227


    76 Senators -- 12 for each original state (=72), plus 2 for each Territory
    151 Representatives -- 5 for Tasmania, plus 2 for the Northern Territory, the rest are distributed proportionally...
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    Hi My first question is does your bench have an...

    Hi
    My first question is does your bench have an apron? and if yes, how wide is the apron? as this is where the majority of your Swiss Cheese holes will be placed.

    If I were building a deadman,...
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    some comments "best practice" is to do the...

    some comments

    "best practice" is to do the glue up using an ODD number of strips and to use strips of consistent thickness. Perhaps rip the bloodwood into two strips giving you 5 strips to...
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    Hi Derek We are at cross purposes. By flush I...

    Hi Derek
    We are at cross purposes.
    By flush I was referring to drawers in line with the front edge of the carcass.
    By recessed I was referring to drawers set back (15 to 20mm) from the front of...
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    Derek I know, but I was referring to the overall...

    Derek
    I know, but I was referring to the overall look of the proposed piece.
    I know it is only my opinion, but I still consider that flush drawers will be more than a subtle change to the look of...
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    Oh and I should have added ... Get Rob to...

    Oh
    and I should have added ...

    Get Rob to send you a couple of sticks of this Simulated Natural Material Rods - Lee Valley Tools one 50 x 150 will be more than enough to turn a pair of discrete...
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    Hi Derek Building the piece with a pair of...

    Hi Derek

    Building the piece with a pair of flush drawers -- never mind the absence of a centre divider -- will substantially change the look of the piece.

    The image sent by the niece has...
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    Hi Derek I understand. However, if you do...

    Hi Derek

    I understand. However, if you do veneer the drawer fronts, you will want something like cock-beading to protect the veneer edges. The alternative will be to dispense with the veneer...
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    Hi Derek here's a better comparison of the two...

    Hi Derek

    here's a better comparison of the two tables
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    Hi Derek There are two very similar but subtly...

    Hi Derek

    There are two very similar but subtly different tables here

    The first one you posted is this one

    https://i.postimg.cc/RCY9BhMw/Jes_-Entry-Table.jpg
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    someone has to :D

    someone has to


    :D
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    Hi Derek This is what I see in that piece 1. ...

    Hi Derek
    This is what I see in that piece
    1. The drawer fronts are double booked matched veneer -- will you be replicating that detail?
    2. The drawers are cock-beaded (look at the thin outline...
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    Hi Brady some years ago I built something...

    Hi Brady

    some years ago I built something similar as a kayak building table.
    In my case the "bench" is about 10 mm thick, 4.5 metres long and 800 wide and it's supported by just screwing the top...
  22. Well there you go. Time to start building one. ...

    Well there you go. Time to start building one.

    :2tsup:
  23. Good luck and I mean it. I can't recall ever...

    Good luck

    and I mean it.
    I can't recall ever seeing a wardrobe that is "sturdy" or "heavy duty" enough to even come close to being suitable for use as a workbench.

    The best option I am...
  24. Take Derek up on his offer. I recall from a...

    Take Derek up on his offer.


    I recall from a slightly earlier post that you have purchased a wardrobe with drawers to store your tools.
    May I suggest that you install tills in the drawers. ...
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    WANTED:TAS Hi Lance The Lee valley upgrade to pre-Fbruary...

    Hi Lance
    The Lee valley upgrade to pre-Fbruary 26, 2016 models of the small plow plane is, according to their 2019-2020 catalog, still available -- and still the same great cost i.e. FREE
    The...
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    I'm going for Japan. As you say they are playing...

    I'm going for Japan. As you say they are playing well -- perhaps out of their skins, perhaps not.

    After the pool stage, the world rankings are:


    Men's World Rugby Rankings
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    my calculations are that if you run LED lights 12...

    my calculations are that if you run LED lights 12 hours per day, each installed 4000 lumen light will cost around 12 cents/day to run. (Electricity priced at 25 cents/kWh)
    The lights themselves...
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    around here, -9C is mid afternoon on a "sunny...

    around here, -9C is mid afternoon on a "sunny day". You quickly get used to it.



    but I do get what you are saying.
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    Who watched the game between Scotland and Japan? ...

    Who watched the game between Scotland and Japan?

    They play South Africa in the quarters.
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    Curious It's going to pretty dark in that shed. ...

    Curious
    It's going to pretty dark in that shed. Why are the windows so small? Working inside will require lighting 24/7.


    When I mentioned "fully insulated and wrapped", around here sheds...
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    Perhaps hire a biggish crane to install the water...

    Perhaps hire a biggish crane to install the water tank?


    BTW, around here (look at my signature line) even sheds are fully insulated and wrapped.
  32. Bummer Best wishes to your wife

    Bummer

    Best wishes to your wife
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Graham May I suggest you post the tools you are...

    Graham
    May I suggest you post the tools you are interested in selling in a separate post.
    This thread has almost run its course.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. As you say "common as muck" I note...

    As you say "common as muck"





    I note yours is signed by Lie Nielsen himself BUT is still in its almost pristine wrapping :D
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I get to say "Nah" again. :D I think I paid...

    I get to say "Nah" again. :D
    I think I paid well under AUD $200 for mine. (It was while the AUD was high relative to the USD, so it might have been well under AUD $150 including postage.)

    so...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. My "bling" version is a LN white bronze 102. Was...

    My "bling" version is a LN white bronze 102. Was my piece of "silver" for our 25th wedding anniversary. A sweet little plane.
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    and also this one...

    and also this one http://services.valsparprofessional.com.au/uploads/msds/Wattyl%20Traditional%20Stain%2010772.pdf
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    try this link...

    try this link http://services.valsparprofessional.com.au/Uploads/TDS/D5.02%20Traditional%20Stain.PDF
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    Have you tried sourcing the MDSS for the "reducer"

    Have you tried sourcing the MDSS for the "reducer"
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Nah This is the fanciest one Veritas Tools -...

    Nah

    This is the fanciest one Veritas Tools - Block Planes - NX60 Block Plane the special feature is that it is made from nickel-resist ductile iron
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi WP How are you holding the Stanley style...

    Hi WP
    How are you holding the Stanley style plane?
    Do you extend your Right index finger (I'm assuming that you are right handed) outside the rear handle? Placing it alongside the blade. ...
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    Are mitre keys acceptable? If so you need Hand...

    Are mitre keys acceptable? If so you need
    Hand saw, preferably filed rip
    Veneer for the keys
    bevel gauge (or square)
    use the hand saw to cut the slots for the keys
    glue keys into the...
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    N.S.W. Hi Derek Actually I'm back in Alberta. Still...

    Hi Derek
    Actually I'm back in Alberta. Still "recovering". I'm currently tapering down my medication. I have another week and a bit to go with the taper, then it'll be 6 weeks before I can...
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    N.S.W. Hi Derek are you planning another one of your...

    Hi Derek
    are you planning another one of your investigations demonstrating the superiority of Lee Valley's PM-V11 steel?



    Yes, I AM JUST teasing you.
    and finding an excuse to say "hello"...
  45. Thread: Coffee table

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    Posted on August 20 Wow, that's almost 6 weeks...

    Posted on August 20

    Wow, that's almost 6 weeks ago.
    How long is that glue taking to dry?

    :D
  46. quoting from the most recent Lee Valley Tools...

    I was confused as to exactly what this "conversion kit" was. I popped it in the cart as a reminder to look it up.[/QUOTE]
    quoting from the most recent Lee Valley Tools catalog ...
    "For blades over...
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    I thought Terry Gordon (HNT Gordon planes) took...

    I thought Terry Gordon (HNT Gordon planes) took over the supply when ASW's owner retired.

    But agree that PM-V11 is probably the best choice
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    looking at that list and trying for a "minimum" kit ...

    I'd add 2 x rip saws -- one about 4 tpi for cutting 4 x 2 or thicker stuff, the other (say 7 tpi) for stuff around 1" thick. Saws can be...
  49. Thread: Cows

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    no bull

    no bull
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    Duplicate post

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