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    Here is your blade, Bob, just out of the quench....

    Here is your blade, Bob, just out of the quench.

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    It passed the file test so it hardened successfully. :2tsup:

    Right now it is in the tempering oven.
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    Bob, the blade arrived today. About 8 days is not...

    Bob, the blade arrived today. About 8 days is not bad in Melbourne these days.

    I hope to have it in the post on its way back before the weekend.
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    Thanks Pagie, I have not had a flare-up like this...

    Thanks Pagie, I have not had a flare-up like this one for a couple of years. I thought the worst was over. But just like Covid in Melbourne it just keeps coming back.
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    Well it's been nearly a fortnight since my last...

    Well it's been nearly a fortnight since my last post, which is not really surprising since that's not vastly different from the last time I did anything much at all. My back has decided that it...
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    Seeing as how I showed off most of my shed a few...

    Seeing as how I showed off most of my shed a few weeks ago with my workbench unveiling, I am happy for others to show off their sheds before I give a tour of the rest of mine. That might also allow...
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    Possibly because it is a very old chart for one...

    Good question and I don't really know other than most of that material in the chart is used on components rather than blade tooling and as such was probably selected for strength rather than edge...
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    SOLD: Well that can be a bit hit and miss. A parcel...

    Well that can be a bit hit and miss.

    A parcel was posted in Brisbane at 4.30pm on Thursday and arrived at my place in Melbourne at 9.30 on Friday for my girlfriend.

    Yet I am still waiting for a...
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    Bunnings Team Member on his day off? :rolleyes:

    Bunnings Team Member on his day off? :rolleyes:
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    NEW DRAW I'm in.

    I'm in.
  10. Thanks for posting the pictures Phil. I am...

    Thanks for posting the pictures Phil. I am looking forward to seeing what you did with the Z axis too when you post those pictures.

    Your Glass Scales are HUUUUGE compared to my magnetic ones. And...
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    That's very considerate of you Phil. :2tsup: I...

    That's very considerate of you Phil. :2tsup:

    I will comment on it in that thread too. That way it will all be together for the next person who wants to do this. Mine will naturally be a bit...
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    Sticky: I might as well put my 2c worth in on the vinegar...

    I might as well put my 2c worth in on the vinegar too.

    I have put files in vinegar a few times with mixed results. At best they cut better but they are never the same as brand new - not even...
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    Sticky: Have you ever tried Windex for the lubricant? ...

    Have you ever tried Windex for the lubricant?

    I used to use WD40 but when I learned knife-making I was introduced to Windex.

    It seems to work faster and easier.
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    Awesome. Thanks Phil....

    Awesome. Thanks Phil. :hpydans::hpydans2::hpydans::hpydans2::hpydans:
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    Hi Phil, I have started mounting the DRO kit....

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    Hi Phil,

    I have started mounting the DRO kit. As I posted earlier, I got the kit that supposedly matches the mill, which you would think, with the German influence of the company that...
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    If you see someone in a Collingwood jersey riding...

    If you see someone in a Collingwood jersey riding a bicycle, why do you have to be extra careful no to hit them?

    Because it's more likely to be your bike than theirs. :rolleyes:
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    I have some very nice Hairy Oak that would make...

    I have some very nice Hairy Oak that would make some fine-looking tools.:;
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    Not sure about tomorrow, If I'm there, I'm there.

    Not sure about tomorrow, If I'm there, I'm there.
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    I have a 1 litre bottle of marking fluid, and I'm...

    I have a 1 litre bottle of marking fluid, and I'm sure it did not cost $50.

    But then, I am well into the 100 years expected lifespan too. :rolleyes:
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    You could always try using Derek's formula:

    You could always try using Derek's formula:
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    Exactly - I have marking fluid,but a marking pen...

    Exactly - I have marking fluid,but a marking pen is so much quicker and easier if it is just a small piece or a single line or two ona big piece. For a full outline its worth getting out the bottle...
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    One of these would be the go. I cut a piece of...

    One of these would be the go. I cut a piece of railway line on mine last week.

    It also has a table so it can be used vertically like a woodworking bandsaw. I don't know how I ever did without it....
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    Get yourself one of these: B002 - BS-4A Metal...

    Get yourself one of these:

    B002 - BS-4A Metal Cutting Band Saw - Swivel Vice | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse

    Just the thing for brass and annealed carbon steels. It can be used with an...
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    Paul, here's the label attached to a package of...

    Paul, here's the label attached to a package of o1 I got from Hales some time ago. It equates temperature to Rockwell hardness rather than colour. This would indicate that the tempering process...
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    Ian, From discussions I have had recently...

    Ian,

    From discussions I have had recently with other knifemakers, there are a couple of reasons.

    Motor oil is formulated for lubrication of an engine first and foremost. There are specialized...
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    The wingnut on the end of the handle drives a...

    The wingnut on the end of the handle drives a threaded rod which is inserted into a nut attached to a wedge at the junction between the handle and the blade. Tightening the handle pushes the wedge...
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    :oo:

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  28. Sticky: Thanks for clarifying that Derek. :C But...

    Thanks for clarifying that Derek. :C

    But surely you would need to use a logarithmic scale for n rather than a linear one. :rolleyes:
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    I have it on good authority (Corin, the manager...

    I have it on good authority (Corin, the manager and Tim, the storeman at Gameco) that o1 i very hard to get right now.

    They were offering me d2 instead. They have been waiting on orders of o1 all...
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    I consulted Google Image search. :rolleyes: It...

    I consulted Google Image search. :rolleyes:

    It says it is Still Life Photography. Do I win?
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    Paul, I think that would be the only logical...

    :D Doug will probably find it was only the rust that was holding them together. When it was dissolved.....[/QUOTE]

    Paul, I think that would be the only logical conclusion to reach. They were just...
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    I have a few good ones, Matt. That's how those...

    I have a few good ones, Matt. That's how those ones got rusty. I haven't used them for ages. I just thought it was funny that all three were intact before the vinegar bath but they all broke while...
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    Just looking at your dividers there Matt,...

    Just looking at your dividers there Matt, reminded me of what just happened to mine.

    I found three rusty old ones yesterday and put them in a vinegar bath overnight to clean them up.

    All three...
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    Thanks Ian, I appreciate that you have heard and are considering my concerns instead of dismissing them out of hand.



    Just to be clear on that Ian, the point I was making was how many points...
  35. Sticky: Ian, I certainly agree that there should be a...

    Ian, I certainly agree that there should be a reward for complexity, but in proportion.

    In this system there are two factors with 1 - 5 points and one with 0 - 5 points but complexity can, working...
  36. Sticky: Apologies if I have posted this where I should...

    Apologies if I have posted this where I should not have. Obviously I interpreted what Ian said very differently to how you did.



    I thought what I said was "reasonably serious business" and...
  37. Sticky: Complexity - a complex issue. I note that...

    Complexity - a complex issue.

    I note that complexity is a multiplier for the calculation of the overall result.

    Than means that it is going to play a very large role in the rankings of the...
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    A good trick for finding screws in the dust in...

    A good trick for finding screws in the dust in the vacuum cleaner dust is to put the magnet in the bottom of a plastic cup.

    That way it still attracts the metal objects but when you pull the...
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    :rolleyes: 481957

    :rolleyes:

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    I might not be as old as some of you old [email protected]

    I might not be as old as some of you old [email protected] but my back is damaged from my time in the Army.

    Being on a Veterans Affairs pension, I have an Occupational Therapist come and visit once a year and...
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    Well, now that I know that at least one of the judges has a thing for Olive wood, I might have to dig a bit deeper into the timber vault.

    There's some Olive in there somewhere :wink: About 10...
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    Probably won't help me - I don't drink any more....

    Probably won't help me - I don't drink any more.

    But I don't drink any less either.
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    Reminds me of this: Monty Python - Four...

    Reminds me of this:

    Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen - YouTube
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    I have the Optimum brand one D695 - DRO5 3-Axis...

    I have the Optimum brand one D695 - DRO5 3-Axis Optimum Digital Readout Counter - 1mm | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse
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    I can see that job rising rapidly up the list of...

    I can see that job rising rapidly up the list of things to do in the shed. Last month it was sitting at number 2816, but it is now at about 14.



    Thanks for the offer. I'm trying to get my head...
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    Well, Matt, I do recall that when you came over...

    Well, Matt, I do recall that when you came over and helped me set up the mill and lathe on their stands when my back was even worse than it is now, I did say you could come and use them if you...
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    Thanks for the info MA. However, one of these...

    Thanks for the info MA.
    However, one of these arrived in the post the other day.
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    Despite the smaller included frames in that picture,no, I'm not looking at an infill plane (well not this...
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    Bernard, Your blades were posted off this...

    Bernard,

    Your blades were posted off this morning. I sent you a PM with the tracking number. :2tsup:
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    Two blades ground to specifications ready for...

    Two blades ground to specifications ready for heat treating tomorrow. :2tsup:

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    Is that a new experimental frog design? Let me...

    Is that a new experimental frog design? Let me know how it goes. I have a couple of things that look like that which I use with my milling machine. Might save me some time if it works. :2tsup:
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