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    VICTORIA Next in queue if this doesnt go through :) :)

    Next in queue if this doesnt go through :) :)
  2. 3AM !!! Just finished reading and taking notes...

    3AM !!!

    Just finished reading and taking notes of ALL of Dereks thinkings on planes, angles, mouth sizes, comparisons, etc, etc, etc.

    WOW. What a resource.

    That PDF is excellent. The website...
  3. Thats quite a job. All quite do-able though. ...

    Thats quite a job.

    All quite do-able though.

    Any Perth takers?
  4. Thanks Ian, thats now added to the reading list. ...

    Thanks Ian, thats now added to the reading list.

    I'm definitely catching the bug! :)

    Derek, am I allowed to point out that one of your magnificent articles has a dud link? The Lee Valley -...
  5. I'm going to have to work out what the friggin...

    I'm going to have to work out what the friggin difference is between the two Veritas planes: Low Angle Smoothing and the Bevel-Up Smoother

    Other that a slightly wider body in the BUS, they look...
  6. Ive decided to buy a 25 PM-V11 blade, plus two...

    Ive decided to buy a 25 PM-V11 blade, plus two slow-speed Type A Norris adjusters.

    One to fit into the smoother and another to go into the Low Angle Smoothing plane, which is probably entirely...
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    N.S.W. There is the option of using EGO couriers heavy...

    There is the option of using EGO couriers heavy parcel service. I doubt it would be tooooo bad....
  8. Do you have the part that broke off?

    Do you have the part that broke off?
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    A.C.T. SOLD to Yoboseyo, the steel-hard-timber...

    SOLD to Yoboseyo, the steel-hard-timber use-my-damned-handplane woodworking champ!


    Lappa, damned right. Its a weird place. Its like one of those creepy towns in a movie where everyone is...
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    A.C.T. No takers from the Newbies? How about this is...

    No takers from the Newbies?

    How about this is thrown open to the hoi polloi then....

    Any takers from the floor?
  11. Is this piece of furniture worth something? I've...

    Is this piece of furniture worth something? I've absolutely no idea...

    IF it isn't, it will be a costly repair. Not from a materials perspective, but one of time.

    -- Using one of the undamaged...
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    My only recollection was that they were genuinely...

    My only recollection was that they were genuinely intrigued to talk to me. Even the street people, which there were so many as to boggle the mind, were incredibly friendly.

    Spoze the fact that I'm...
  13. Following. This would make a good project. ...

    Following. This would make a good project.

    It's called a Boston claw foot. Funnily enough I was reading about them only yesterday. There are a thousand variants, but the maker was going into...
  14. As always, an endless font of planular wisdom. ...

    As always, an endless font of planular wisdom.

    You've just saved me pain and $80.

    Yay! :) Thank you.

    Edit - yes it does look like mine, but you've taken off the silly "wings" on the side....
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    A.C.T. 1 kg @ 25 x 10 x 5 to 3064 is $9.32 which inc...

    1 kg @ 25 x 10 x 5 to 3064 is $9.32 which inc insurance.

    CouriersPlease via TransDirect. Highly recommend TD.

    Will PM.

    Thank you for taking!

    edit: SOLD !!!
  16. a bit of spit and polish.....

    Here are some pix after a bit of a cleanup.

    800 then 1200 grit papers. Nice! Haven't added any shellac to the handles et, will do when I get it from the storage/warehouse. :)

    I wrote to Lee...
  17. Those are some VERY nice bung drivers. The...

    Those are some VERY nice bung drivers.

    The best Ive EVER seen!
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    Stayed in Chicago for 3 weeks back in 2007 for...

    Stayed in Chicago for 3 weeks back in 2007 for work.

    Have to admit, I was ignorant of what was said about it. I found it lovely. I walked everywhere and talked to great many people while doing so....
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    A.C.T. Lets get this thing sold! Hows $100 grab you?...

    Lets get this thing sold!

    Hows $100 grab you?

    One Hundred bux for a bunch of genuine Leigh router bits and a few doo-dads.

    Bargain!


    #Leigh #Routerjig #Dovetailing
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    A.C.T. Five F Clamps - PIF

    Fellow wood chums,

    Here is another FREEBIE.

    It is *intended* to go to someone new to the sport or in need.. Someone who can use these the grow their skills or begin their journey.

    Those...
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    QUEENSLAND Well, there we go. 7 planes sold in 43 minutes. ...

    Well, there we go. 7 planes sold in 43 minutes.

    STREWTH!

    How nice are these. So. Very. Nice.

    :)
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    N.S.W. I felt I'd struck the jackpot. But it was...

    I felt I'd struck the jackpot.

    But it was cruelly torn away.

    :(

    I'm now sad.
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    A.C.T. Yes. I was hoping to pay it forward. There...

    Yes. I was hoping to pay it forward.

    There are many on this forum that have been obscenely generous to me over the years, especially the last 6 months, or even the last 2.

    I'm finding my feet...
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    Its rather interesting - a we like dead trees in...

    Its rather interesting - a we like dead trees in all forms :)

    Reading the phone while "on the can" doesn't quite have the same vibe.... :)

    Ubeaut - I assume you've looked at Amazons self...
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    A.C.T. LEIGH dovetailing bits and bobs

    Fans of high speed accurate and sizzling dovetails, here is a thing!

    A bunch of interesting Leigh dovetailing jig bits and bobs of generally useful nature.

    I hope the pictures tell the story,...
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    A.C.T. FREE - Stanley plane - 12-204

    For all the NEWBIES out there, I've a freebie with a BONUS!

    Here is a decent Stanley 12-204 plane.

    You can see its been used, but there are no craterings, rust, gouges or other nasties. Frog,...
  27. Veritas Adjuster and blade for Bevel-Up Plane - Type "A"

    Hi fellow chums,

    I managed to snavvel myself a sad old second hand Veritas Bevel-Up Smoother Plane but it was missing a few things.

    The picture shows it needs some work. I'm in need of an...
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    Agreed! Its excellent fun. She'll be envious she...

    Agreed! Its excellent fun. She'll be envious she didn't get a go :)
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    It would have been easier to rent a bulldozer for...

    It would have been easier to rent a bulldozer for 2 hours....
  30. Not only didn't I know that a BUNG DRIVER was...

    Not only didn't I know that a BUNG DRIVER was even a thing... now I know a bloke with two.

    Bet that's not a pub friendly conversation.

    :)
  31. You know Derek, for a certified fact, that I look...

    You know Derek, for a certified fact, that I look at your site and get an overwhelming sense of .... hopelessness.

    It makes me sad!

    You have so many nice things on there and so many pieces of...
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    You are lucky. My elves leave nothing but a huge...

    You are lucky. My elves leave nothing but a huge mess.

    They could be poltergeists though....

    :)
  33. I thought to add, my thoughts were influenced by...

    I thought to add, my thoughts were influenced by this thread by IanW ! --> Couple of shoulder planes..
  34. Handplanes - woodies - DIY - any reason why not?

    With all my new-found enthusiasm for hand made things, I was going ballistic with my newly acquired (but second hand!) Veritas gear.

    Very nice!

    BUT I was was getting concerned with my...
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    I would be completely chuffed if my work were...

    I would be completely chuffed if my work were stolen over the tools!

    Either the thief had good taste or he was taking items of obvious value... both ways, a win! :)
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    What a great blog! Those Bombe chests are...

    What a great blog!

    Those Bombe chests are pure evil - both in look and making :)
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    By Zeus, I think this an excellent set of...

    By Zeus, I think this an excellent set of responses!

    Bohdans - ... making only one size draw, only changing the front height to create multiple sizes
    Cals ... Tilt-up-space-needed example
    Elan...
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    Here are a few around my home. What made me...

    Here are a few around my home.

    What made me think of it was Dereks cabinets I watched him build (the one above) and the new one I just picked up (it is full height).

    If its for an economy, they...
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    Derek, those drawers are obscene. I've saved...

    Derek, those drawers are obscene.

    I've saved the pictures. :) :)
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    N.S.W. Danny, I've given this a lot of thought. The...

    Danny, I've given this a lot of thought.

    The answer is a firm "I don't really know".

    Fence Furniture did an absolutely outstanding test series comparing Festool and Abranet. FF is a painfully...
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    Drawers - side height? Why?

    I'm designing up a new tool chest.

    One thing that has my goat on all furniture design is the sides of the drawers are much lower than the front.

    Obviously this limits the ability to really...
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    .... and her her brothers assisted her! :)

    .... and her her brothers assisted her! :)
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    Ian, I'd love to buy a copy of your book. A...

    Ian, I'd love to buy a copy of your book.

    A hint, if I might... I've edited many books and been given the "honoured" task of documenting many businesses internal manuals, etc... IF one reads the...
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    VICTORIA Strewth! That was fast. The electrons barely hit...

    Strewth! That was fast. The electrons barely hit the hard disk!
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    Rustynail... Once a tree shot for fu*kin...

    Rustynail...

    Once a tree shot for fu*kin around, now a table for tuckin around :)
  46. VIDEO - Wedged dovetail tenon - incredible

    Hi all,

    This video is of an Instagram account I follow called @ursusworkshop --> Cam Koerselman (@ursusworkshop)

    It shows the inner workings of how a wedged dovetail tenon works In Real Life.
    ...
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    N.S.W. Absolutely mandatory. The Smirdex grip like...

    Absolutely mandatory. The Smirdex grip like superglue.
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    N.S.W. Not wishing to push any agenda - these are...

    Not wishing to push any agenda - these are availability from a car-refinishing mob I use all the time. They regularly have sales called "Tightarse Tuesdays". One must subscribe to their infrequent...
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    Hehe, everyone knows I tend to exaggerate. A...

    Hehe, everyone knows I tend to exaggerate. A priceless relic! The lost Arc! Priceless heirloom!

    Perhaps, in the eyes of many, it is simply the 70's version of IKEA. :)

    I look at these things...
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    Ian, you are spot on. The old duck who was...

    Ian, you are spot on. The old duck who was selling it was very pleased at my enthusiasm for it... but gulped and went pale when she was told its fate.

    She was a bit posh in a well-to-do suburb,...
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