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    This was my version of a modern bombe ... curved,...

    This was my version of a modern bombe ... curved, tapered sides and a bow (curved) front. The drawers were fitted exactly, requiring compound dovetails ..
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    China, I am very impressed! For illustration...

    China, I am very impressed!

    For illustration of this, David Boeff does very good work: David Boeff Furniture Maker: February 2015

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Drawers are interesting. Perhaps one of the more...

    Drawers are interesting. Perhaps one of the more difficult areas to design and build. Love this! :)

    Think about building a joint in 3D. Every side needs to fit - too much leeway and the drawer...
  4. I have had four 300mm Bessey Uniklamps for a few...

    I have had four 300mm Bessey Uniklamps for a few years now, and thought they were a little lightweight for anything other than boxes. I did not realise the Bangood ones were copies when I purchased...
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    Are the mortice-and-tenon joints structural, or...

    Are the mortice-and-tenon joints structural, or part of the aesthetic design? I suspect that they form part of the latter. In which case, the joints are created for assembly and not strength. Someone...
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    I would not attempt this - the y-lever will...

    I would not attempt this - the y-lever will break.

    This issue is not a brain-breaker. But it is something that the inexperienced may find occurring. It is simply about re-assembling incorrectly....
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    Simple solution: the Y-lever is meant to ride...

    Simple solution: the Y-lever is meant to ride between the ring and the wheel (and not on the ring)..

    http://ggober.com/shop/images/st5_02a.png

    The Y-lever is pushed-pulled by these two...
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    Evan, I am not with you ... I do not see or make...

    Evan, I am not with you ... I do not see or make drawers where the sides are lower than the front. I do make drawers where the rear is lower than the sides ...
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    Yes, I have looked over the specs. Compared them...

    Yes, I have looked over the specs. Compared them with the Voyager.

    Black Friday at Carbatec came along, and the Voyager was up for a large discount. Still a lot of money, and the Viking would...
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    The chisel is one of a small set I have from...

    The chisel is one of a small set I have from Veritas. As you know, I have done a lot of pre-production testing of their tools (planes, saws, chisels, etc). Usually it progresses from plastic models...
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    Hi Adam Questions are Good .. this is what...

    Hi Adam

    Questions are Good .. this is what creates a thread.

    The "strike a vertical line at the outer pin " is not for tearout. It is for the mitre that needs to be sawn at the outsides. The...
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    Graeme, I have had good experiences with...

    Graeme, I have had good experiences with Mujingfang in the past. Indeed, I was an early user - about 25 years ago.

    I may rebuild this "Muji" - can we think of an appropriate name? :) - if bored...
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    WEST AUST Mobile double screw bench on wheels

    I have a German-made mobile bench for sale. This is an incredibly useful bench, and I am only selling it to make space (it's become too crowded in here).

    It is a steel frame with Jarrah bench...
  14. WEST AUST Let me make this an even better deal: take it...

    Let me make this an even better deal: take it away for $195

    This has been a good friend and it deserves a good new home.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  15. WEST AUST Drill Press (Carbatec, 3/4 h.p.) - Bargain!

    For sale is my Taiwan-built floor standing 3/4 h.p. Carbatec drill press, as I have upgraded to Nova. I purchased this drill press 23 years ago, and it has run faultlessly all these years. It...
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    Hi Lance The answer for hiding grooves is...

    Hi Lance

    The answer for hiding grooves is indeed a mitre, and in this case, a mitred through dovetail. There is a mitre on both sides here: the front will be chamfered, while the rear hides a...
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    Some may recall that this was the situation when...

    Some may recall that this was the situation when I purchased batteries for a drill, and they were incorrect. I wanted to return them to the "Oz" company and address advertised, only to discover that...
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    I purchased the clamps on Bangood. They appear...

    I purchased the clamps on Bangood. They appear cheaper there than AliExpress: 8/12/16/24 inch f parallel clamp heavy duty 80mm depth f clamp woodworking clamp Sale - Banggood.com

    Regards from...
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    We are building a version of this hall table ......

    We are building a version of this hall table ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/RCY9BhMw/Jes_-Entry-Table.jpg


    We left off last time with basic preparation of stock from rough sawn boards ..

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    Graeme, the postage I was referring to was the...

    Graeme, the postage I was referring to was the amount I paid when returning the items (incorrect plane blades) for replacement or refund. The amount was small ($5), and the understanding was that...
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    Geoff, I only received a refund as I brought in...

    Geoff, I only received a refund as I brought in Paypal. I am still out of pocket for postage ... and not a bloody word from Jason. Never again.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  22. Be careful here - old Jarrah from a train yard is...

    Be careful here - old Jarrah from a train yard is probably not the best for furniture. It may be imbedded with all sorts of nasties: grit, nails, oil, etc.

    Take this into account when deciding to...
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    CBN wheel grit depends on what you want to grind....

    CBN wheel grit depends on what you want to grind.

    If HSS lathe chisels (noting that HSS does not mind the heat from the speed of this grinder), then Id get a 180 for general grinding and a 600 to...
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    Hi Conwood I am not sure if the diameter of...

    Hi Conwood

    I am not sure if the diameter of the arbor/spindle for the 8" grinder is the same as for the 6" machine. I was thinking of a 6" machine for a 6" wheel. That is the cheaper option, plus...
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    Hi Conwood Don’t waste your money. The ultra...

    Hi Conwood

    Don’t waste your money. The ultra slow, wet grinders will work with a suitable (180 grit) CBN wheel, but they grind very slowly. Wet grinders were designed this way to avoid overheating...
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    Not 15-30 degrees, in my view and experience. The...

    Not 15-30 degrees, in my view and experience. The hook is created in two separated strokes. The first is a set of 3-5 lights strokes at 5 degrees, followed by another 3-5 light strokes at 10 degrees....
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    Why not just begin with a thin coating of epoxy,...

    Why not just begin with a thin coating of epoxy, and let it cure 90% before adding the bulk of the epoxy filler? This will seal the wood and prevent off-gassing. The “new” epoxy should bind with the...
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    That's about 0.085mm. Regards from Perth ...

    That's about 0.085mm.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Photos to share. Please keep in mind that I have...

    Photos to share. Please keep in mind that I have done my best to obtain as accurate a result as possible for run out on three collets in two machines, however my set up is rudimentary at best! I did...
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    Sandpaper decisions need to be considered in...

    Sandpaper decisions need to be considered in context with the wood and finish.

    When you are used to finishing with hand planes, you appreciate the clarity of the grain and figure that is revealed...
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    There is a fifth reason: bury your head in the...

    There is a fifth reason: bury your head in the sand and pretend it will all go away. Fear of what might be.

    I've done a few, as well as the nice envelope kit sent by our government (sent it back...
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    Just a quick note at this stage. The 1/4" collet...

    Just a quick note at this stage. The 1/4" collet from 3DTek arrived yesterday - super quick delivery. I have not had a chance to use it. They will wait to the weekend. But I must say that the finish...
  33. Lance, you can use the Veritas blades in the...

    Lance, you can use the Veritas blades in the #043. This opens the door to beading as well (just add a back bevel to increase the cutting angle).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have one...

    I have one ... consider it my contribution to sufferers of insomnia :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have ordered one (1/4") from the store. Buying...

    I have ordered one (1/4") from the store. Buying from eBay turned out to be about 50c more expensive. Cheaper price and more expensive postage. Six of one and a half dozen of the other ...

    Regards...
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    Yep. I purchased a Mujingfang plane from a...

    Yep. I purchased a Mujingfang plane from a Chinese factory outlet ... only to find that it was a fake Mujingfang. There are Chinese factories copying Chinese factories! Go figure.

    The Makita...
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    Mark, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a...

    Mark, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a tapered blade is wrong for your infill. I am surprised that Toolbazaar sold you one! Your Spier should use a parallel blade. The tapered blade is for...
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    Just for reference, a little more expensive, but...

    Just for reference, a little more expensive, but I imagine these would be the ducks nuts ...

    Makita Collets Custom | eBay

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi John From whom did you purchase the Makita...

    Hi John

    From whom did you purchase the Makita collet?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I cannot find any images to comment on. "Old"...

    I cannot find any images to comment on.

    "Old" does not translate to "valuable". It depends on who made the chisels, and their condition.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have Bose QC 35 ear muffs as well as the Bose...

    I have Bose QC 35 ear muffs as well as the Bose QC 20 mentioned earlier. In all, I have several pairs of earmuffs, including Peltors rated at 33db and SensGard at 31 db.

    The earmuffs certainly...
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    You mean, like this ... ? ...

    You mean, like this ... ?



    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/CoffeeTableForJamie_html_m6232e905.jpg



    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/CoffeeTableForJamie_html_44e9799d.jpg
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    Thanks Siggy. I posted on this Moxon and its...

    Thanks Siggy. I posted on this Moxon and its novel design a month or so ago. It’s on the forum, and also on my website: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/TheLastMoxon.html

    Regards from...
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    Moxon OTT, but oh so nice feature :)

    Here is an overhead of my Moxon vise in the closed position ..


    https://i.postimg.cc/RVHLPNGm/Moxon-spring2.jpg


    When I loosen the wheels now, the jaw automatically opens about 30mm ...

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    I have Bose QC20 ear buds with noise cancelling....

    I have Bose QC20 ear buds with noise cancelling. Total silence.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    David, the Chinese versions are better! The grips...

    David, the Chinese versions are better! The grips on the handles are more like the Bessey K Body Revo. The Uniklamp feels flimsy by comparison.

    I did not realise that these were Uniklamp copies...
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    Yvan, all wood moves a little. I have found that...

    Yvan, all wood moves a little. I have found that restricting movement with cauls and clamps reduces movement as much as possible. Over a week, the wood moves and then relaxes. Better than it relaxes...
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    Hi Jacque This Jarrah machines very easily. In...

    Hi Jacque

    This Jarrah machines very easily. In part this is due to the 4 hp of the K3, and also a brand new carbide 1" Woodmaster blade in the bandsaw, which is also 4 hp. The surface finish is...
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    Entry hall table for a niece

    The build is an entry hall table for a wedding present for a niece. Her choice was this mid century modern piece, which will be the basis for the build. My job is to re-invent it somewhat.

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  50. Peter, Spiers may well have manufactured for...

    Peter, Spiers may well have manufactured for Mathieson. At least from 1875 onward they appear to have done so. However, this is not evidence that they preceded Mathieson when it came to building...
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