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    So its all your fault. You should have written...

    So its all your fault. You should have written that 25 years ago.

    :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
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    Me, too ! First ten times ...

    Me, too ! First ten times ...
  3. Thread: Giant Jenga

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    Adam has raised a really good point, dmuk. I...

    Adam has raised a really good point, dmuk. I have never made jenga blocks but I think you need a very servicable finish to protect the surface from dings and dirt, for aesthetic purposes, and which...
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    When you say 1000 lumens per square metre, Pete,...

    When you say 1000 lumens per square metre, Pete, is that based on the rated output as per their packaging/data sheets or is it actually measured illumination at bench height?

    Also how do you find...
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    Good question which I cannot answer.... When...

    Good question which I cannot answer....

    When you are googling, you might look at both:

    supplementary tall fence like the FWW one, and
    replacement fence that slots into your saw's T-track.
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    Hi Jeff My preferred approches are as follows:...

    Hi Jeff

    My preferred approches are as follows:

    Machine smoothing convex surfaces: Disk sander or horizontal belt sander.

    Machine smoothing concave surfaces: Bobbin sander or bobbin end of a...
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    Why Bother ???

    I would not bother, Yvan, as, in my opinion, that design is not one of FWW's best.

    It is little more than a tall fence or a vertical fence extension that could be used on a table saw, router...
  8. That train is special. And different timbers in...

    That train is special. And different timbers in each carriage.

    Morrison Bros sawmill outside Queenstown is even better than their tourist sawmill on the wharf at Strahan.
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    Ikea is Swedish. Well it started in Sweden but...

    Ikea is Swedish. Well it started in Sweden but now has a deliberately ambiguous corporate structure for taxation purposes. It may now be headquartered in Netherlands, Liechenstein, Switzerland,...
  10. Cord is Traditional

    Simplest, cheapest and easiest is a length of 5 mm cord - like that used for window sash cords. You can get it by the metre from Bunnings or any yacht chandlery; braided is best.

    Just drill a...
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    I tend to agree with others, Mark. Could you do...

    I tend to agree with others, Mark. Could you do a close up photo of the grain to give us a better idea.

    Even if it is Vic Ash or another hardwood, as it was used as a ceiling liner it is probably...
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    Great video, Paul. But your son would definitely...

    Great video, Paul. But your son would definitely look much more athletic if he was wearing budgie smugglers.
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    I'll probably get howled down for my heretical...

    I'll probably get howled down for my heretical beliefs but ....

    I use a lot of salvaged timber and do not have much faith in either metal detectors or magnets as there may be many imbedded nasties...
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    Easy, Fletty, I could be wrong but I think there...

    Easy, Fletty, I could be wrong but I think there may be a Forum rule about discussing theology.
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    Judging by the colour of your lawn, there is zero...

    Judging by the colour of your lawn, there is zero salt contamination.

    I have used Berger Jet Dry on the deck of a yacht for 33 years with excellent results. Deck is dynel cloth and epoxy over...
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    Beautiful crisp dovetails, Dom. Well done! ...

    Beautiful crisp dovetails, Dom. Well done!

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    Like Paul, I like the functional mass and the aesthetics of your bench.
  17. Any marking gauge, cutting gauge or pencil gauge...

    Any marking gauge, cutting gauge or pencil gauge would also work, but not be as over-engineered as that one. But I agree with Malb!
  18. China is quite right, and Scotts suggestion is...

    China is quite right, and Scotts suggestion is excellent.

    To make a router sled work properly the secret is rigidity and precision. Any flex in the system an it will leave marks on your project. ...
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    Brilliant !!!!!! :2tsup: You are a cunning...

    Brilliant !!!!!!

    :2tsup:

    You are a cunning bugger, Bob.
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    I had this problem at my previous house. Brick...

    I had this problem at my previous house.

    Brick and besser block building essentially have two built in defenses against water ingress:

    There is a damp course low down to stop rising damp -...
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    Quite true, BM, but I do not think there is much...

    Quite true, BM, but I do not think there is much anyone can do. Except be frustrated.

    We are all used to searching with google - it has become so ubiquitous that we talk of "googling" - and other...
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    Hi double.d; please foregive my tardiness in...

    Hi double.d; please foregive my tardiness in responding, but I have heard that argument many times before and I would respectfully suggest that it is based on a fallacy. If you had said high volume...
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    I have been following your thread for a few...

    I have been following your thread for a few months, Paul, and really like the way that you are approaching your work. Those little boxes are delightful.




    That is a fairly standard mark-up...
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    Good Morning Darcy I hesitate to post this as...

    Good Morning Darcy

    I hesitate to post this as I "just know" that BobL will cringe when he sees my back of the envelope calculations.

    The carrying capacity of your proposed extraction system...
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    We have Killrust enamel around our oven and...

    We have Killrust enamel around our oven and around. No problems after 8 years.

    Ovens are insulated and the high heat is inside the oven, not around it.

    Although Killrust is marketed as a...
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    Like Fletty, have have also been following the...

    Like Fletty, have have also been following the Canadian covid situation, and also wish you well. A the greeting goes - "Be strong, be well".

    It's just not WA that imposed travel bans. At various...
  27. I am very empathetic towards Henry Eckert Tools. ...

    I am very empathetic towards Henry Eckert Tools. They have chosen to enter an incredibly difficult industry. Just think of the number of tool makers in Australia, Britain and the USA in 1950 - how...
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    Just love the simplicity and proportions of that...

    Just love the simplicity and proportions of that hammer, CK. Great design work and craftsmanship!

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  29. Very well said, Paul. Mike very objectively...

    Very well said, Paul. Mike very objectively documented and photographed a series of problems in a rebate block plane, and the spokesman for Henry Eckert Tools admitted the problem with quality...
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    I use equal parts of boiled linseed and turps for...

    I use equal parts of boiled linseed and turps for an oil finish, Tony, but always wipe it on with a rag or sheep skin applicator. Secret is not to put it on too thick or it will take ages to dry.
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    NO, NO, NO, NO ... NO. You have totally got the...

    NO, NO, NO, NO ... NO. You have totally got the wording wrong, Fletty; perhaps something like:

    "... When quoting for this job I omitted to include a foot adjuster and, as everyone knows well,...
  32. Just tripped over a blog by Paul Sellers where he...

    Just tripped over a blog by Paul Sellers where he shares your opinion of the Stanley #110, but not your sentimental attachment to it, Ian.



    Source: Planes to Buy and Planes You Best Avoid -...
  33. I went through this process about 5 years ago,...

    I went through this process about 5 years ago, Mike - before Henry Ekert offered his labelled block plane. The planes I considered were:

    Lie Nielsen
    Lee Valley
    Luban
    Luban with adjustable...
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    You are hopeful, Ray: this thread is 15 years...

    You are hopeful, Ray: this thread is 15 years old!
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    Let's see, 50-60ー F is equivalent to 10-16ー C; ...

    Let's see, 50-60ー F is equivalent to 10-16ー C; too warm for beer, too cool for pizza!





    Friges are usually set between 2-4ー C; mine can be set anywhere between 1-9ー C. Extending that...
  36. Chris, if you look at the grain direction around...

    Chris, if you look at the grain direction around your timber feature you will see that it literally runs in all directions. This means that if you try to shoot the length of the timber then you must...
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    I had a similar challenge a few years back, Tony....

    I had a similar challenge a few years back, Tony.

    House built in 1880's had Tas Oak floor, mainly messmate, over extremely hard joists - Tas blue gum (E globulus) or spotted gum (maculata). We...
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    Since when have such invitations been accepted ???

    Since when have such invitations been accepted ???
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    Fully agree. But this does not only apply to...

    Fully agree. But this does not only apply to sharpening.



    I have 8 inch (200mm) DMT Duosharp diamond plates and wet grind the backs of chisels and plane blades, holding the blades at an...
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    [/LIST] My bad, Lappa; should have...

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    My bad, Lappa; should have explained that scary sharp is a common name for a sharpenning system using sandpaper on a flat backing sheet - glass, tile or steel plate.

    It is not...
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    Its all horses for courses, Chris. We have...

    Its all horses for courses, Chris. We have experiences, we change our minds, we move on...

    My presently preferred sharpenning technique, in detail, is:

    establish primary bevel on DMT duosharp...
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    That is a really good starting point and it took...

    That is a really good starting point and it took me years to realise it.

    I certainly did not know what sharp was ... then I thought I had discovered it. Hallelujah! I had mastered it. Then I...
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    Rubbing with a slice of raw potato also works...

    Rubbing with a slice of raw potato also works well.

    And scuba divers routinely use saliva.
  44. Elan's methodology gives a very sophisticated...

    Elan's methodology gives a very sophisticated effect although, personally, I would use a much gentler taper, avoiding that shoulder. Secondly, by varying the height of the lining then you can turn...
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    Nice choices. Also FWW #76, June 1989, "Three...

    Nice choices. Also FWW #76, June 1989, "Three Benches".

    I particularly like the lines and proportion of the Japanese Garden Bench, although I am not sure why it is ascribed as Japanese - more...
  46. I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as...

    I just use Tas Oak vise jaw pads, replaced as needed, about every 3-4 years.

    When things slip - in vise, clamps, or even on the bench top when planing or using hold downs - then I supplement the...
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    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for...

    Me, too, except for the bit about paying for membership....
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    When I retired they said "You may as well keep...

    When I retired they said "You may as well keep your phone....". After three months I realised I was still getting mainly work calls; so I got rid of it.

    Now, people continuously tell me that I...
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    I also tend to agree. Some western OEM's are...

    I also tend to agree.

    Some western OEM's are very good at maintaining or even improving quality standards with Chinese manufactured products. Think Apple and Mercedes Benz.

    Some western...
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    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone...

    "... As of 2019, Samsung has its mobile phone manufacturing factories at 6 locations .... 50% of Samsung mobile phones are made in Vietnam and 8% in South Korea. Rest is manufactured in India,...
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