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    Hi Graeme, Issue #293 (Tools and Shops 2022)...

    Hi Graeme,
    Issue #293 (Tools and Shops 2022) was sitting on the shelf of the Calgary branch of Chapters/Indigo I frequent this morning.
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    given your recommendation, I think the only...

    given your recommendation, I think the only reason I'd want to see or handle a McConnell plane is as part of a historical collection of Australian plane makers
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    I wouldn't worry about taking flak because a Jim...

    I wouldn't worry about taking flak because a Jim Bode listing is not "as listed on eBay"


    What you need to remember is that Jim is located in the US where Australian made planes are an oddity...
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    Hi Paul dragging the following info from the...

    Hi Paul

    dragging the following info from the recesses of my memory of studying thermodynamics 45 or so years ago.

    The efficiency of all thermal processes can be described by a four (?) sided...
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    another twist on the Covid topic even fully...

    another twist on the Covid topic
    even fully vaccinated Canadians are dying from Covid Sen. Josee Forest-Niesing, 56, dies following struggle with COVID-19 | CBC News.
    as a community, do we chalk...
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    Paul I believe that what you are referring to is...

    Paul
    I believe that what you are referring to is a proportion of the Federal Government's fuel excise.
    I believe the excise is currently in the order of 60 cents per litre. But I am out of date...
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    hi IanW Veritas still make a mitre plane...

    hi IanW
    Veritas still make a mitre plane https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/miter/73208-veritas-miter-plane
    I don't own one and to my recollection I have not used one...
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    IanW Joel from Tools for Working wood posted...

    IanW

    Joel from Tools for Working wood posted his thoughts on metal mitre planes back in February 2010, see The History of Mitre Planes - The Marquetry Plane - Part 1 -- for the moment I can't...
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    Ha, ha It's still officially Fall here in...

    Ha, ha

    It's still officially Fall here in Canada, it won't get really cold (like minus 40) till February.
    The temperature in my 1-1/2 car garage "shed" is around 7C and hovering just 0 the...
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    True. But Chris does live in the Blue Mountains...

    True.
    But Chris does live in the Blue Mountains where temperatures usually hover around zero for 3 months and average below 10 for a further 4 months or so.


    Adopting forced air ventilation...
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    Matt, No need to use "auntie Google", I have...

    Matt,
    No need to use "auntie Google", I have both planes here in Canada and can easily measure their mm dimensions
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    Matt your other option is to incorporate the...

    Matt

    your other option is to incorporate the squirrel's tail into the lever cap.
    Perhaps easier than trying to incorporate the tail into the plane's body?

    Examples:
    Lie Nielsen's violin...
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    Chris, why 4" ducting? BobL, usually...

    Chris,
    why 4" ducting?

    BobL, usually recommends that dust collectors be connected with 6" or larger ducting. And that the machine ports be opened out to 6".
  14. Thread: Timber veneers

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    Hi Basso Rob has the various hide glue...

    Hi Basso





    Rob has the various hide glue methods down pat.
    Given that you admit to being a novice, may I suggest that if you are committed to using hide glue, you consider using Rob's...
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    Graeme, I think you have just found the ABS...

    Graeme,
    I think you have just found the ABS statistics that proves Lance's point -- 42% of Australian's over 16 are functionally illiterate. Look at the right hand scale, the "missing" space is...
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    well put BobL. It's a very slippery slope. ...

    That's a VERY slippery slope to start on.

    snip

    It's too bloody hard to untangle most of these things as we never can know the full backstory in sufficient detail and it will take a room full of...
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    actually 12% is close enough to 1 in 8 -- not at...

    actually 12% is close enough to 1 in 8 -- not at all a small proportion of the population.
    To my mind 1% (1 in 100) is the starting point for "small proportion".
    Note that as a society flood...
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    Greame, please remember that Covid is not an...

    Greame,
    please remember that Covid is not an irradicable disease like Smallpox. Smallpox is the only disease I know of where the legality of universal compulsory vaccination has been legally tested...
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    I wouldn't be too sure about that as it stands,...

    I wouldn't be too sure about that
    as it stands, the UK currently imports 4GW from France, all of which is nuclear generated, or so I understand. Well the UK did import 4GW from France till a fire...
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    it all depends on how cute your neighbour is --...

    it all depends on how cute your neighbour is -- and at your age "cute" might be all females under 75 :wink:

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    But I'm not sure how I would respond to a "peck on the cheek" from a...
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    my point was that an MDF screw is not the same as...

    my point was that an MDF screw is not the same as a particle board screw.

    I don't doubt that MDF screws can be used with particle board. It's the other way round -- particle board screws being...
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    Just be aware that there is a difference between...

    Just be aware that there is a difference between a chipboard screws and screws intended for holding MDF panels together
  23. Thread: Teak Vanity

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    FWIW, I suggest a solid teak top and teak...

    FWIW, I suggest a solid teak top and teak veneered water resistant particle board or MDF for the back, sides, and base.
    The drawers (if fitted) could be solid teak fronts with your choice of...
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    Beyond a pleasant surprise

    Well what can I say ...

    Issue #292 (December 2021) was in my mailbox this morning (Friday October 15, 2021) -- that's only 9 days after I received the "hot off the press" teaser email.

    Either...
  25. Thread: Workshop Floor

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    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet...

    The story as I was told it, was that the carpet was installed by the cleaning contractor because the "savings" in labour outweighed the capital cost of installing the carpet.
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    you mean like this bunny?...

    you mean like this bunny?
    https://displaymakers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Bunny-with-Glasses.jpg...
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    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or...

    And here I thought that replacing lino and/or vinyl flooring with carpet was all about the reduced life cycle cost of cleaning carpet -- you only need to vacuum a carpeted office once a month, while...
  28. Thread: Rock and Roll

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    you wish ... En Zed is not known as the...

    you wish ...


    En Zed is not known as the "shaky isles" for nothing
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    There must have been millions of Stanley #4...

    There must have been millions of Stanley #4 planes produced between 1869 and when the UK and Australian branches of Stanley stopped making them around the turn of the 21st century.
    You should not...
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    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system...

    I'm entirely sure that FWW's distribution system requires that each issue is wrapped and addressed individually. Which explains the four separate envelopes.
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    FWW Issue #292 - is "hot off the presses"

    Not to entirely reinvigorate this thread ...

    I received the following email earlier this week#292 - Nov / Dec 2021
    Our latest issue is hot off the presses, featuring Kerf-bent wall cabinet ; How...
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    first off there is no shame at all in using a...

    first off there is no shame at all in using a sharpening guide. Many people do.

    Evenness of the secondary bevel is, IMO, mostly a non-issue as the lateral adjuster can readily be used to...
  33. Question for Derek What is the trick to locking...

    Question for Derek
    What is the trick to locking the cutter orientation on Veritas's small router plane?
  34. MA, thanks for this

    MA,
    thanks for this
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    Funny, I had almost the exact same issue almost...

    Funny, I had almost the exact same issue almost 20 years ago with a new Stanley #6 which would only produce dust vs a LN #5 which would produce nice shavings -- the "test subject" was the same length...
  36. That's a lot of potential uses for a router...

    That's a lot of potential uses for a router plane.

    Using Lie Nielsen mainly because they have copied Stanley's designs, and Veritas because I like their innovative design approach.

    Note that...
  37. Thread: Wood Cracks

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    Joe Can't help you with the cracks -- but I've...

    Joe
    Can't help you with the cracks -- but I've seen the same sort of cracking in lots of pieces of Australian hardwood.

    How did you attach the hammer head?
  38. Thread: Never again

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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    my thoughts are similar to Bruce's -- just...

    my thoughts are similar to Bruce's -- just reversed
    does it matter ? -- use the lateral adjusting level to compensate. Or tap the blade a smidge if the plane is a bevel up jobbie.



    If you...
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    just remember that down lights (even LED ones)...

    just remember that down lights (even LED ones) generate a fair amount of heat.

    When we rebuilt our kitchen and installed down lights, we located the transformers on top of the overhead cupboards...
  41. Thread: Blade for Melamine

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    If you have a decent track saw, have you looked...

    If you have a decent track saw, have you looked at getting the track saw's blade reshaped to a high ATB profile and cutting the sheets to exact size with the track saw?
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    OK If it were me, I'd draw up -- or pay someone...

    OK
    If it were me, I'd draw up -- or pay someone with the required knowledge to draw up -- a complete electrical plan and revised plumbing layout for the whole property showing what wiring goes where...
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    If you have a lathe with 150mm or more between...

    If you have a lathe with 150mm or more between the bed and the lathe axis, you can mount the blank in the lathe and use abrasive paper to remove the "vertical ridges"

    Disc sander and a circle jig...
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    The thin white "plastic" glued onto the white...

    The thin white "plastic" glued onto the white keys could easily be ivory.

    To my mind worth checking before throwing them away
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Rohan A table that seats 10 comfortably needs to...

    Rohan
    A table that seats 10 comfortably needs to be about 3.6 to 3.9 metres long -- that's 4x700 + 2x400 **
    A table only 3 m long will be a tight fit for 10 people.
    For 12 people -- 5 sitting...
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    I hope the melamine board you are using is...

    I hope the melamine board you are using is moisture resistant.

    I don't have my saw blade index book to hand, but if your table saw doesn't have a scribing blade, you may find that a high angle...
  47. not so much a tool given to me, one day I plan...

    not so much a tool given to me,
    one day I plan to "replace" my LN #9 with a Veritas shooting plane (Veritas's version of the Stanley #51)...
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    use the opening square bracket [ type the...

    use the opening square bracket [
    type the letter command, to cross out text s -- for strike through
    the type the closing square bracket ]

    so to "strike out text" type [ s ] (but leave out the...
  49. Thread: Sanding Challenge

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    On my peddlies there is enough tolerance in the...

    The brake and gear levers etc have to clamp on the bars.
    Plus the grips are round.
    That being said Ive fitted ergonomic grips to my peddlies to stop numb hands.
    So an oval shape out there could...
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    Dirk, can you possibly rethink your process. ...

    Dirk,
    can you possibly rethink your process.
    I understand why the centre of the bar needs to be a very particular size (29.95 mm, though I thought most bike components were metric and that a...
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