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    It's a pain when it happens but like the rest...

    It's a pain when it happens but like the rest have said its best just to buy a new one. Not all is lost however as they can be cut up for hand sanding or stretched out on a flat surface for lapping....
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    Outdoor or garden furniture oil. Done by a few...

    Outdoor or garden furniture oil. Done by a few makers and available at most hardware places. Just follow the product instructions.

    Regards
    John
  3. Of the benchtop thickies out there with strait...

    Of the benchtop thickies out there with strait blades the Dewalt 735 is about the best. It also has a chip blower so can hook up a hose to a dust bag so will not need extra power for a dusty. Also...
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    Nearest I get to boxes is Cigar box guitars and...

    Nearest I get to boxes is Cigar box guitars and like others have said I plane them flat.
    Pencil lines are too thick so use a marking gauge. The other issue is likely the non slip mat and the box...
  5. Thread: 14" bandsaw

    by orraloon
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    Have heard good things about Rickon although its...

    Have heard good things about Rickon although its not cheap. It looks like a serious saw and would sail through its maximum cutting height of 330mm. 200mm would be a walk in the park. Some will say...
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    My grandfathers carpenters shop had a similar...

    My grandfathers carpenters shop had a similar machine. They made a lot of sash windows and doors.
    Regards
    John
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    Bit more progress on the banjo. Got it to lock up...

    Bit more progress on the banjo. Got it to lock up stage. Body is mostly done and its pretty near at tension on the head without the grub screw tensioners being used. Mind you I am new to this so will...
  8. Thread: Salmon Gum

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    Beautiful bit of wood and nicely done. Firewood...

    Beautiful bit of wood and nicely done. Firewood piles are a great standby for the turner. I got rid of the combustion stove some years ago but miss the firewood pile to rummage in. Also feel a bit...
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    A bit of misrepresenting on the marketing blurb....

    A bit of misrepresenting on the marketing blurb. Its not a proper spiral head as the cutters are in strait rows. This subject keeps coming up and less than honest marketing keeps happening. A spiral...
  10. I think it is overly complex and does not sound...

    I think it is overly complex and does not sound all that practical. Anything sitting on drawer slides will not be a firm enough base for a tablesaw to sit on. Lots of people build saws into benches...
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    Danga Dang Dang Dang

    Been meaning to have a go at this for quite a while so hope it works out as I have never tackled a banjo build. Start with a template then more routing and more routing. I am not a great router user...
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    OK I am watching. Bit of a hint where its going?...

    OK I am watching. Bit of a hint where its going?
    I do home made instrument builds and mostly I go by the idea it should nor look like you bought it in a music store.
    Regards
    John

    PS Just reread...
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    Very hard to say without pictures but in general...

    Very hard to say without pictures but in general most old saws clean up well unless the rust is really bad or its been kinked.
    Regards
    John
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    I am not usually a fan of resin as it tends to be...

    I am not usually a fan of resin as it tends to be over done but I have to admit those boxes do look good.
    Regards
    John
  15. Thread: Workshop Size

    by orraloon
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    We have to work with the space available. Like...

    We have to work with the space available. Like the others have pointed out the garage is a better space and a lot of us share the space with cars. Having the machines wheeled and mobile helps a lot...
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    Yes #3 looks like a scrub plane cap. #1 is like...

    Yes #3 looks like a scrub plane cap.
    #1 is like a #50 depth stop but I will go and measure mine in the morning to be sure.
    #2 is a depth stop but thats about all I can say. Kind of like a 78 depth...
  17. 400mm thick redgum is serious sawmilling and like...

    400mm thick redgum is serious sawmilling and like Paul says there is nothing in the 240v range that has that capasity. The biggest saws in the range would push it to get 350mm. Perhaps scale back to...
  18. The backsaw is likely 60/70tes but the crosscut...

    The backsaw is likely 60/70tes but the crosscut is perhaps a bit older as its got a proper handle. Just my guess and I will await the wisdom of the real saw junkies.
    Regards
    John
  19. Although it has not advanced any of my dust...

    Although it has not advanced any of my dust collection shortcomings I got a smile out of it.
    Regards
    John
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    Plenty pics on the ebay listing Vintage No. 3...

    Plenty pics on the ebay listing
    Vintage No. 3 Wood Plane; Collectable Old Tool; B Marked | eBay
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    I just had a look at the ebay listing and there...

    I just had a look at the ebay listing and there are quite a lot of pictures. It actually looks a bit better than I was expecting but I would not pay 99 bucks for it. No idea on the maker however....
  22. Our dining table has the legs pretty close to the...

    Our dining table has the legs pretty close to the corners. Its 1930 x 1000. It is comfortable with 3 on the long sides but 2 on the ends is a push unless they are children. You'r extra 200mm width...
  23. Its a shame as the rest of the saw looks in good...

    Its a shame as the rest of the saw looks in good condition. Been a while since that saw was on sale here but all the main tool places had a version of it. Have a try at Gasweld and Timbecon on off...
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    Sydney bluegum would be my guess. Regards John

    Sydney bluegum would be my guess.
    Regards
    John
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    Very basic tools but plenty skill

    Just came on this clip and it made me reflect on our modern approach to working wood and the desire for all the latest high tec offerings. Not saying I would or could work like that but they get the...
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    Disregard the wants pics notice. Pressed the...

    Disregard the wants pics notice. Pressed the wrong bit.
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    As council building regs vary even within one...

    As council building regs vary even within one state and also change over time its best to get it from you'r own council rather than from us well minded folks who think we know what we are talking...
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    Must admit I was nicely pleased with some of the...

    Must admit I was nicely pleased with some of the nice wood here when I moved from the UK but it works both ways. I now miss some of the wood they have there. In general while not quite as good...
  29. Thread: New Monarch

    by orraloon
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    Has this new king done anything for woodworking?...

    Has this new king done anything for woodworking? Is this a subject for discussion on a woodwork forum?. Got to face up to about 2 weeks of wallowing on media in general so would be nice to have one...
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO not looking too clever is he. ...

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO not looking too clever is he.
    Evolution at work.
    Regards
    John
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    Depends on how fussy you want to be about it. I...

    Depends on how fussy you want to be about it. I don't see any rust on it so that would do me.
    Regards
    John
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    If all else fails buy a chuck and morse taper....

    If all else fails buy a chuck and morse taper. Last time I bought a chuck and morse taper it was less than $50. The chuck that came on my drill had runout so I stuck in the one from my lathe so had...
  33. Thread: Floor Planers

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    Too much wine if they were still at it a year...

    Too much wine if they were still at it a year later.
    Regards
    John
  34. While you are waiting on the new saw have a look...

    While you are waiting on the new saw have a look at this and his other video clips.
    Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass - YouTube
    Regards
    John
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    A very nice looking cabinet. Tas. Blackwood is a...

    A very nice looking cabinet. Tas. Blackwood is a lovely timber.
    Regards
    John
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    Explains the slot in the threaded rod. Just after...

    Explains the slot in the threaded rod. Just after I posted my guess at it yesterday I realized that cant work so was waiting on the answer.
    Regards
    John
  37. Rob, Looks like you have given it plenty of...

    Rob,
    Looks like you have given it plenty of research so enjoy your new machine. Get good quality blades for it as the blades supplied on most new saws can only be described as average at best....
  38. Thread: Floor Planers

    by orraloon
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    My knees hurt just looking at that. Regards John

    My knees hurt just looking at that.
    Regards
    John
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    Can't say I have seen any like that either. As...

    Can't say I have seen any like that either. As you say it looks like it's to lock them. Have you tried to see if something lines up with the slot for quick release. Just a hunch.
    Regards
    John
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    The UK has a big tool supplier called Axminster....

    The UK has a big tool supplier called Axminster. Like Carbatec or Timbecon but bigger. He could also get on the UKworkshop forum and ask around. Far as I know the Dewalt 735 is not available in the...
  41. As you are in Melbourne it would make sense to...

    As you are in Melbourne it would make sense to check out Timbecon as well. I noticed that they have the 14'' at not a whole lot more expensive than 12''.
    ...
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    A very nice music stand. I was kind of wondering...

    A very nice music stand. I was kind of wondering how those scrolls were done. I made a dulcimer a few years back but the scrolls were in the too hard basket so I just narrowed the end down with flat...
  43. A 14 '' machine will only have a slightly larger...

    A 14 '' machine will only have a slightly larger footprint but a lot more cutting capacity. Horsepower is also important. My old 14'' saw was one horsepower and 6'' depth of cut and struggled to cut...
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    The grain in Sassafras is smoother and less...

    The grain in Sassafras is smoother and less speckled looking than that. Not sure what that is however. Sassafras can also have shades of grey and even pink in it as well as the cream and black. Kind...
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    I would not look at a belt sander as a fine...

    I would not look at a belt sander as a fine finishing tool. I use mine for the agressive bit at the start. Never used finer than 120G with mine.
    After the ROS get rid of any swirl marks by hand...
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    It makes sense to have the mouth adjustable when...

    It makes sense to have the mouth adjustable when there is a chipbreaker on the blade. I kind of wondered if it was necessary on a rebate plane but looks like its been done that way for a long time in...
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    I dont know what the official shelf life is but I...

    I dont know what the official shelf life is but I must have gone over the two years with a couple of bottles as I just use them until empty. Never had any problems with it. Like you I can't get...
  48. Thread: Paint

    by orraloon
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    It's likely powder coated. Thats a baked on...

    It's likely powder coated. Thats a baked on finish. There are places that can do it for you but no idea of the cost. A cost effective way is use a metal primer then engine enamel. It wont have the...
  49. Thread: Sandvik saw

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    The Sandviks tended towards the more modern lines...

    The Sandviks tended towards the more modern lines so the blades were not as full as older style saws. I dont think your's has had too much filed away. BTW I bought mine at the time as I thought the...
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    As Tom said thats a very nice old saw. I have a...

    As Tom said thats a very nice old saw. I have a couple of old Spear&Jacksons but not as classy as that one.
    Regards
    John
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