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    Hmm, I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses...

    Hmm,

    I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses some fancy resins to fill holes and hardens them up with some sort of a torch/zapper :D
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    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with...

    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with 400/600P wet & dry sandpaper then a wipe down with a clean cloth and a final "clean" with metho.
    It works well but I am always worried that the mix...
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    What a memory to remember where you had seen a...

    What a memory to remember where you had seen a similar chisel mentioned!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Hi Albert, Thanks for the tour! Could you...

    Hi Albert,

    Thanks for the tour!

    Could you please expand a bit and outline what sort of "goods" are produced in your workshop please?
    I have already figured out that all this machinery would be...
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    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the...

    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the trick for me!
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    Bow Saw to cut Dovetails

    Whenever I see a bow saw I think of Frank Klausz cutting dovetails:

    YouTube "Dovetails for Drawers the European Way" at 2' 05"

    The size of his saw doesn't seem to stop him!!!


    Cheers,...
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    Will miss this one...again Nothing exciting:...

    Will miss this one...again

    Nothing exciting: going to the dentist!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Very interesting discussion! After maintenance...

    Very interesting discussion!

    After maintenance sharpening my kitchen knives on 2 waterstones - 2000 then 5000G - I strop them on leather coated with green compound.

    I then "revive" their edge...
  9. Cotedupy1, Stone cleaning is on the agenda for...

    Cotedupy1,

    Stone cleaning is on the agenda for the week-end!

    I found the following info on the Chagrin Falls Deerlick oil stone Co: Discover Chagrin Falls History | Deerlick Oil Stone Co.. It...
  10. Hi cotedupy1, Welcome to the forum! No, I...

    Hi cotedupy1,

    Welcome to the forum!

    No, I haven't yet cleaned it nor have I tried it as it is pretty dirty!. Your suggestion of using a dishwasher tablet is excellent, thanks!
    Will post...
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    Maybe, but the replacement application didn't...

    Maybe, but the replacement application didn't improve things !!
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    Buying a Naked Mirka Deos Sander

    I already have a Mirka Deros 150mm Random Orbital Sander but would like to buy a Deos sander because of its rectangular pad.
    Is it possible to buy the sander only as I already have the power cord...
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    Paul, Thank you for your explanation taken...

    Paul,

    Thank you for your explanation taken from another perspective.

    As an aside, I am not exactly sure if I understand how the energy market works either: I recall your map showing the spot...
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    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant...

    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant outputs in the mega's, we are attempting to improve the output of our 20-pannel PV system by having mini-inverters installed as we have 2 trees shading...
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    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant...

    Well, while Bushmiller talks about power plant outputs in the mega's, we are attempting to improve the output of our 20-pannel PV system by having mini-inverters installed as we have 2 trees shading...
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    Chris, The perfect description of a muppet...

    Chris,

    The perfect description of a muppet !!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  17. The stone is in good order, no chipped edges or...

    The stone is in good order, no chipped edges or corners. I will give it a good clean and use it to get an idea of its characteristics.

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Hello Aaron, I lived temporarily in a...

    Hello Aaron,

    I lived temporarily in a two-story house over a Tasmanian winter. We ended up hanging a heavy curtain at the top and the bottom of the stairs to prevent the loss of heat on the...
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    I have asked the Minister for Procurement if...

    I have asked the Minister for Procurement if sewing suitable pockets to my shed trousers to accommodate knee pads was possible and the answer was yes.
    Bedding places usually have a range of foam of...
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    The Dangers of Google Translations!

    I found this little gem when I was reading the manual for an air compressor:

    "...VII 2. The tank drain valve open daily, to remove sewage. ..."

    Now we know why it has to be done daily !!! :D...
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    Welcome to the forum. Hope you will enjoy it! ...

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you will enjoy it!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  22. As requested: PHOTOS!

    The photo of the label is as clear as I can make it. The stone must have been kept in a wooden box and the label must have been affected by the oil accumulating at the bottom of the box.

    The...
  23. Chagrin Falls Deerlick Oil Stone Co - Oil Stone

    In the process of yet another tidy-up, I found an old oil stone wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag hidden in-amongst other hand tools acquired some time ago.

    On closer inspection, I found the...
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    Hi Graeme, Thanks for your views on the...

    Hi Graeme,

    Thanks for your views on the design.
    As I "only" have a contractor TS, I was already wondering if the bulkiness of the jig would affect the fence which is certainly not as hefty as...
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    Translation Please...!

    I am interested in making the tenoning jig described on pp 52-59 of Issue 288 of FWW - April 2021.

    The design calls for a "pressure bar" with a shim to ensure a very snug fit of the jig over the...
  26. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    Chambezio, May I suggest that you deal with...

    Chambezio,

    May I suggest that you deal with your hip(s)/knee(s) earlier rather than later. At our age, 3-4 years can make a lot of difference in terms of post-op recovery.
    More importantly...
  27. Real noice Phil! Cheers, Yvan

    Real noice Phil!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Where can I get hold of some of that sinew stuff?...

    Where can I get hold of some of that sinew stuff? I would need lots of it to fix my sloppy wood joints :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    I s'pose it is closer to the Muppets Show ? :D ...

    I s'pose it is closer to the Muppets Show ? :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  30. I'm losing the plot...! Somehow I read that it...

    I'm losing the plot...! Somehow I read that it would start at 6.30pm hence my early appearance!
    In fact, I think I've lost it!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Cava, These may be of interest: FWW...

    Cava,

    These may be of interest:

    FWW magazine: June 1998 Issue #130 = "A Garden Bench for All Weather"
    June 2008 Issue #198 = "Japanese Garden Bench"

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Would Oi be enough?!?? :D

    Would Oi be enough?!?? :D
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    Well, I missed the Prattle 2 weeks running...On...

    Well, I missed the Prattle 2 weeks running...On both occasions I had a deadline to meet and work right through the day and didn't even remember that the Prattle was on... As my own circumstances...
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    Simon, Lance's is good advice. You can spend an...

    Simon, Lance's is good advice. You can spend an awful lot of time flattening the sole of your plane to the last micron!
    A general clean of the beast by dismantling it will give you a good idea of...
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    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you...

    Simon, forgive me if I ask the obvious but you are using a rip blade?
    It may also be that the fence may not be parallel to the blade?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  36. 'xcuse me, you don't split 'em either coz it...

    'xcuse me, you don't split 'em either coz it ain't done!
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    What is Best: Finishing a Wooden Hand Plane?

    I have just finished cleaning a Mosley & Son wooden plane and I am ready to finish it.

    I was thinking about using a 50:50 mix of tung oil/natural turps rubbed in with steel wool.
    Then a 75:25 mix...
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    Phil, how do you determine the polarity of your...

    Phil, how do you determine the polarity of your magnets and once you have do you "label" N from S?
    As the magnets alternate in polarity on both adaptors do you have to rotate the hose connector...
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    Happy Little Camper

    We are very happy with an Aarke soda stream unit hooked up to a 6kg CO2 bottle. I purchased a 3-foot connecting hose from a home brewing shop. The connection to the unit was a bit of a pain as I...
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    Wrongwayfirst, What sort of long lengths are...

    Wrongwayfirst,

    What sort of long lengths are we talking about?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    I have Shapton waterstones - 1 - 2 - 5 & 8k - as...

    I have Shapton waterstones - 1 - 2 - 5 & 8k - as well as W&D on plates of glass in a range of grits from 80 to 1200P.
    (I was able the recycle the glass top of defunct bathroom weighing scales.)
    ...
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    Apologies for The Absence!

    I usually keep an eye on what is being offered by the local auction house at their general auction conducted every Friday.

    I had my eye set on a deWalt 735x thicknesser in quite good nick. I...
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    Thank you very much for the detailed explanation....

    Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Your bees will be a happy lot indeed !!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Forgive me WP, but I am cynical enough to doubt...

    Forgive me WP, but I am cynical enough to doubt that any company would deliberately/willingly cost their product(s) so much below the prices the market currently wears! Certainly drop prices to be...
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    Fantastic Pete !!! I am very intrigued with...

    Fantastic Pete !!!

    I am very intrigued with the various sections covering the frames. Some of it mesh, perspex etc.
    Is this part of the design? Can you point me in the right direction to find...
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    Derek, Are these warning signs the standard...

    Derek,

    Are these warning signs the standard template/design for the business card of Californian litigation lawyers? :D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Thanks Lance. Hope your return from the Great...

    Thanks Lance. Hope your return from the Great East Coast Sands is not too traumatic!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    I would be too...Commiserations Cheers, Yvan

    I would be too...Commiserations

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Nothing like good ol' Swiss quality !!! :B

    Nothing like good ol' Swiss quality !!! :B
  50. I am not questioning what has been said but, does...

    I am not questioning what has been said but, does this imply that the Australian Triton distributor does not carry spare parts?
    I would have thought that our market would be large enough to justify...
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