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  1. I've been thinking more about board flex. I...

    I've been thinking more about board flex. I suppose small amounts of flex aren't negligible and I should support my work piece so that it's flat everywhere, and put shims under hollow parts. I've...
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    oh yea, just a random question - in the case of...

    oh yea, just a random question - in the case of totes without a screw at the front, instead just a hole for the metal nipple - if that gets loose, how do you tighten it?
  3. You're right, I didn't! That had gone through...

    You're right, I didn't!

    That had gone through my mind at some stage, though, but I forewent it. I think I decided to deal with twist at the end for some reason. Are the issues that I described...
  4. I'm checking it with a straight edge constantly....

    I'm checking it with a straight edge constantly. It's relatively straight before I'm taking the jointer plane to it


    you're right - I meant longer shavings, not thicker ones


    Could well be...
  5. Advice on dimensioning a slab with hand planes

    I'm after some tips on planing technique. I'm having a frustrating time dimensioning a board - the board seems to stay warped. Again, I find it hard to describe in words, and I might make take some...
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    Thanks! It did turn out to be the chip breaker. I...

    Thanks! It did turn out to be the chip breaker. I found a longer one, but unfortunately it's chipped. Is this an issue?

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    Anyway, the longer chip breaker definitely helped but it didn't...
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    A.C.T. I'll take them. I'm in need of a few clamps. PM...

    I'll take them. I'm in need of a few clamps. PM sent
  8. Thread: Redbox

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    That's been my experience with most eucalyptus,...

    That's been my experience with most eucalyptus, which explains why most commercially furniture aren't made from spotted gum or ironbark. These timbers certainly look more like they came from a tree...
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    Help tuning hand plane

    I've been having a hard time getting the blade right in my jointer plane. There's no easy way to explain the issues, but with the lack of other options, I'm going to try with a few pictures.
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  10. Thread: Redbox

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    What about furniture? The interlocked grain...

    What about furniture? The interlocked grain should make for some fine feature
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    So the message is if you're looking for...

    So the message is if you're looking for Mujingfang in Australia, you're boned
  12. Thread: Redbox

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    Redbox

    Anybody worked with redbox? I came across a few rough cut slabs. Haven't seen any finished samples but the grain seemed fairly uninteresting. Couldn't tell the difference from ironbark in their rough...
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    More of a carpentry thing than a woodworking...

    More of a carpentry thing than a woodworking thing. Doesn't look like a precision tool at all
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    A.C.T. H, are the shoulder plane and Bailey planes still...

    H, are the shoulder plane and Bailey planes still available? Would I be able to arrange a viewing?
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    that was my plan! turns out I have a choice...

    that was my plan! turns out I have a choice between building stuff or building stuff to build stuff.
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation, Ian! I will...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation, Ian! I will put some of these things to the test in my next attempt.

    To address some of your points, my sole sits flat against my straight edge. I know that...
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    Anyone pull on hand planes?

    Does anyone use their hand planes by pulling? I'm not talking about oriental planes that are designed to be pulled, but Bailey style planes.


    I had been push planing a slightly but measurably...
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    463007 Boy, was this hard to plane

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    Boy, was this hard to plane
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    - - - Updated - - - yep! I actually...

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    yep!

    I actually managed to plane enough to see what's inside. Looks good! I'll put up a pic when I can
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    Thanks! I suppose you flatten the back of them...

    Thanks!

    I suppose you flatten the back of them first before doing the bevel in the jig? What grit sandpaper should I use? Will using a stone that shorter than the blade by moving it back and forth...
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    Hi John, would you be able to rehost those images...

    Hi John, would you be able to rehost those images on FOG? They show up as thumbnails but 404 to the full pic (I signed up to FOG, but it still won't show). Cheers
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    Hi, that looks a lot like it! The only thing is...

    Hi, that looks a lot like it! The only thing is that mine's the 318mm thicknesser and the Timbecon one is 330mm, but I compared pictures of the gauge tool and they look identical, as far as I can...
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    I do use the thicknesser - I use it on Vic Ash...

    I do use the thicknesser - I use it on Vic Ash and jarrah. Just in this case I'll be using it on Cooktown Ironwood.

    The blades are removable. I haven't looked into sharpening, but I'll consider...
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    I haven't yet. I'm going to dress the easy...

    I haven't yet. I'm going to dress the easy timbers first and leave the hard stuff till later. I'm not sold on planing, because as you mentioned, I'm still going to have to joint a face after the...
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    that's exactly what I was thinking of doing. it...

    that's exactly what I was thinking of doing. it doesn't seem too hard and my long term plans will be to build a workbench with the router plate integrated. That way I can have a longer fence and the...
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    and the boy did... ... and the tree was happy

    and the boy did...

    ... and the tree was happy
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    Triton MK3 router table

    Just after a few opinions on how it compares to its alternatives. I have the router table as a part of a MK3 set and I'm thinking of selling it because I've upgraded the table saw. However, I still...
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    Good, don't be like that douchebag from the...

    Good, don't be like that douchebag from the Giving Tree
  29. Thread: Hydro timber

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    Underwater Wood - Solid as a rock. Warm as a tree...

    Underwater Wood - Solid as a rock. Warm as a tree

    According to this, they are harder. I wonder if there's any truth to this
  30. Thread: Hydro timber

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    Hydro timber

    Reading up on hydro-timbers - submerged timbers - sometimes entire forests. It's an environmentally friendly practice, but it takes a lot of effort and resources to excavate, and with prices to...
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    Yea, I was just after a solution to remove rough...

    Yea, I was just after a solution to remove rough stock. Using my thicknesser would be ideal, but I don't want anything except carbide to touch this timber. It is incredibly hard and siliceous. Do you...
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    Flattening rough stock with electric planer

    I want to dimension some rough stock that is really hard. I was going to use my bench thicknesser and hand tools, but I don't think either of those will last too long.

    I'm wondering whether I...
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    4 1/2 and 5 1/2 share a blade size with the No 7...

    4 1/2 and 5 1/2 share a blade size with the No 7 jointer, so if you want interchangeable blades, e.g., back bevels for dealing with specific timbers, these 3 planes are all you need

    edit: I...
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    Thanks! Kinda relieved the blue paint is not...

    Thanks! Kinda relieved the blue paint is not original - I would've had no idea how to restore it. Also a bit disappointed it's not original, but doesn't matter too much - I will be using it rather...
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    Considering the reputation of Mujingfang, and the...

    Considering the reputation of Mujingfang, and the fact that Fine-Tools accepts Paypal, I might roll the dice. The worst that can happen is temporarily being deprived of ~$100
  36. Sorry, can't offer any advice other than decking...

    Sorry, can't offer any advice other than decking oil, but just wondering - what type of timber is it?
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    I see a very faint smudge. What does that mean?...

    I see a very faint smudge. What does that mean? It has been repainted?

    Here are a few other pics of the plane. Maybe something stands out to you that didn't stand out to me. I could see that the...
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    Chipped frog on Bedrock

    I just got a Bedrock 607. Everything looked good - body, handles, etc. However, I just noticed that the bottom lip of the frog has deteriorated and there's a small chip in the corner. Could this lead...
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    I have found this too, at least with my kitchen...

    I have found this too, at least with my kitchen bench, which is 40mm.

    That's why I'm interested in procuring a piece of floatglass, even if it's at cost. Not so much to flatten things, because...
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    High angle, bevel up, back bevels

    These are all ways to increase the cutting angle when dealing with interlocked grain, but what's the difference? Much of a muchness? The difference in cost can be dramatic, i.e., putting a back...
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    none deliver :(
  42. Anybody know whether anything like this is...

    Anybody know whether anything like this is available in Australia?

    Woodworker.com: EXTRACTORS FOR BROKEN SCREWS
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    I was thinking that because it's flat, but also...

    I was thinking that because it's flat, but also flexible, it would be better to laminate multiple pieces than laying it on something not as flat like MDF. Sound like a lot of people use thinner...
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    Float glass lapping plate

    I heard that float glass, which most ordinary non toughened glass is, is the flattest thing that's not specifically made for flatness.

    I have some glass that I'm pretty sure is float glass....
  45. Thanks, that supports Arron's asian theory. It...

    Thanks, that supports Arron's asian theory. It also makes sense that it varies in density given it's a mixture of sapwood and heartwood.

    What's the availability of NGR and related species in...
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    Those multiple bevels are due to me dicking...

    Those multiple bevels are due to me dicking around with an angle guide. I got rid of that pretty quickly.
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    I spent all evening grinding it on the diamond...

    I spent all evening grinding it on the diamond plate and it is finally all flat and true. It took an hour to get true, and then I kept sharpening and one corner just wouldn't get a burr! So I kept...
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    it's between 25 and 30. I didn't really measure -...

    it's between 25 and 30. I didn't really measure - just estimate it to be close to stock angle and try to keep it consistent. Definitely not 40
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    I thought it was both A and B, but it could just...

    I thought it was both A and B, but it could just be A - it's flat in the middle, and lower and/or cambered on the ends. When I started last night the flat part in the middle was smaller.

    It was...
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    Just using the Atoma 400 for flattening. I have...

    Just using the Atoma 400 for flattening. I have a 1k and 5k ceramic stones but they haven't touched this blade yet.

    I need to clean the gunk off the Atoma because it has seen too many tools that...
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