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    Doug (and all) The issue of run out is quite...

    Doug (and all)

    The issue of run out is quite complex, in my mind. I am not the expert here, and my thoughts just reflect my simple understanding.

    We assume that run out is a function of the...
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    Lance, I should have mentioned that I shaped this...

    Lance, I should have mentioned that I shaped this with a small 100mm handheld Makita grinder. Light strokes and lots of water.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Doug I have replaced the quill and chuck...

    Hi Doug

    I have replaced the quill and chuck with a 13mm keyless chuck, one I used for several years on my previous drill. How much run out does it have? No idea. I'll check it out at some stage,...
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    I thought about one seriously. It looks perfect...

    I thought about one seriously. It looks perfect for smaller work than I do.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Lance, your chisel reminds me of the first one I...

    Lance, your chisel reminds me of the first one I made, about 20 years ago (inspired by Rob Cosman) ...

    https://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Derek50/Chisels/dovetailChiselRobCosman.jpg

    ...
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    Bob, you can use either a skew or a fishtail. ...

    Bob, you can use either a skew or a fishtail.

    The advantage of a fishtail is that you only need to push it forward ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/0QTdghqM/Dovetailfishtailcutting2.jpg

    ... where as...
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    Thanks Mark :) I've never used a circle cutter...

    Thanks Mark :)

    I've never used a circle cutter - don't own one.

    Using the bandsaw to rough out, and then final turning in the lathe, was really quick and fairly effortless. I had planned to...
  8. Hi Evan No parts, but I can give you some...

    Hi Evan

    No parts, but I can give you some advice.

    Do not purchase 38- or 50 degree blades. Only get 25 degree blades. Then add the 50 degrees with a secondary microbevel.

    The reason is that...
  9. That would be carved, not turned. You could...

    That would be carved, not turned.

    You could have a go yourself. If good, then splice it on the end.

    The question is "what is the timber?".

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    You will recall in the original photo that the...

    You will recall in the original photo that the cast iron top has slots. I tapped in aluminium threads on the underside of the UHMW top, and then bolted it through the slots. It is secure and...
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    WEST AUST The bench has beed SOLD and collected. Derek

    The bench has beed SOLD and collected.

    Derek
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    Drill Press Table

    A couple of weeks ago I took advantage of a Black Friday sale and purchased a Nova Voyager drill press for a great discount. This replaced a Taiwanese model I had for 25 years. Yeah, I know this...
  13. Mate ... you either need Ritalin, or learn about...

    Mate ... you either need Ritalin, or learn about full stops :U

    Care to try again?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Ian More important than "length" - which...

    Hi Ian

    More important than "length" - which does not need to be more than the body - is "depth": the deeper the fence, the greater the stability in the vertical. Find a compromise that give the...
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    I bought them on Gumtree. They are likely...

    I bought them on Gumtree. They are likely available on eBay or a paint shop - the are called "painter's drums".

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    RB, make my modification, and you only do this...

    RB, make my modification, and you only do this once :)

    https://i.postimg.cc/7hcm0m1T/DC6a.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/CL3cKrL3/DC5a.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  17. I should add that beauty lies in the eye of the...

    I should add that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. There is an elegant beauty in the shoulder plane in Sellers’ picture. Incidentally, this is a design by Roubo.

    My most cherished plane is...
  18. Evan, I would recommend that you use your planes...

    Evan, I would recommend that you use your planes for a while before considering making any. You need the experience to understand the dynamics of planes - which are not that complex - to appreciate...
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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...
  22. 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...
  32. 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
  33. 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
  40. 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 I’d 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...
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