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    Hi Doug. Nice proportions for the handles. The...

    Hi Doug. Nice proportions for the handles. The last ones I made look way too chunky. I have tried modifying and they still look too fat. I used an old blade with tangs. How do you adjust the gap on...
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    DONE: Hi Lyle. I would be happy to have it but feel...

    Hi Lyle. I would be happy to have it but feel there might be others who need it more than me. If no one else claims it, "I'll take it" :D
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    Hi Paul. Do you find many (any) Simonds saws in...

    Hi Paul. Do you find many (any) Simonds saws in Oz? Or do you get them direct from the US? I have only recently started reading the Lumber Jocks forum and are amazed at how much old toolery they have...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    I have used metal washers on my ZCI to hook under...

    I have used metal washers on my ZCI to hook under the table. Works well
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    And it's before and after photos like these that...

    And it's before and after photos like these that keep us buying just one more saw! (I picked up a nice little dovetail saw yesterday, Tyzack with open handle)
  8. HEADS UP I got there around 9.45 this morning. Great day...

    I got there around 9.45 this morning. Great day for it and LOTS to see. Prices varied and most vendors willing to negotiate. Some stalls had pricing, some didn't. It became obvious fairly quickly...
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    That's the video. I love the "low key" nature of...

    That's the video. I love the "low key" nature of his videos. As to klunky, I was thinking that your little bridge screws are quite subtle compared to the whopper hanging out of the back (and front)...
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    Watching a recent BC video, he was talking about...

    Watching a recent BC video, he was talking about cheesehead screws in mitre planes. They don't get more "klunky" than that :D!
  11. HEADS UP Thanks HJ. I am looking forward to it. Hope there...

    Thanks HJ. I am looking forward to it. Hope there are some bargains!
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    Ian, I have watched enough Bill Carter videos to...

    Ian, I have watched enough Bill Carter videos to "whet my appetite" that I am looking forward to what you come up with.
  13. Hi L. Have you considered 2nd hand. I bought my...

    Hi L. Have you considered 2nd hand. I bought my contractor style sawof a mate many years ago and hace been very happy. Cast iron top, 3hp motor, 10" blade and okayish fence (it does the job).
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    Hi H. I recently replaced the incredibly flimsy...

    Hi H. I recently replaced the incredibly flimsy insert on my Makita job site saw. It was always going to have to happen but when a piece of wood was grabbed by the blade and smashed through the stock...
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    A man with a plan!

    A man with a plan!
  16. So that's what sawblades looked like when new!

    So that's what sawblades looked like when new!
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    Thanks Ian and Paul. I wasn't sure about removing...

    Thanks Ian and Paul. I wasn't sure about removing the rivets so cleaned up blade with the handle still attached. Painful. Cleaning the handle revealed a filler slice of wood at the top of the...
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    Unknown handsaw

    Hi all. The long weekend has been good to get a couple more little projects done. This saw has been waiting for some time and I thought I might find some clues under the rust. No luck this time so...
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    Do you have a photo?

    Do you have a photo?
  20. 518653 You can't have just one clamp :D

    518653

    You can't have just one clamp :D
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    Hi Lyle. I find it easier to mark alternate...

    Hi Lyle. I find it easier to mark alternate teeth. That way you can find your spot when you get distracted :rolleyes:. Fancy #77 with comfy handles. My saw sets all need warming up on a cold day.
  22. VICTORIA Glad to hear you're making progress. I had not...

    Glad to hear you're making progress. I had not known of Rochester until I saw your address (and realising you were too far away to buy some nice timbers) , and now you have been in the news non stop.
  23. Tony, I can only agree with Ian. Tapping the nut...

    Tony, I can only agree with Ian. Tapping the nut was easy, my troubles were solely related to getting the threads to match the nut.
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    I also have this machine and I am very happy with...

    I also have this machine and I am very happy with it. AWR did a comparison/review with a couple of the "spiral" benchtop models and rated it as good as them.
  25. Carbitool sell a 60 cutting bit. I ordered mine...

    Carbitool sell a 60 cutting bit. I ordered mine through my local Total Tools. 1/2" shank
  26. Thread: Blades

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    QUEENSLAND Hi WC. Blades I was interested won't suit my...

    Hi WC. Blades I was interested won't suit my thicknesser so I retract my offer. Pity it would have been a great price.
  27. Hi CK. Bother!! Were the screws tassie oak? I was...

    Hi CK. Bother!! Were the screws tassie oak? I was planning on trying some soon. Hi LC. I recently got a copy of "The Workbench Book by Scott Landis" and it has an interesting section on wooden...
  28. Thanks for the "warning". For some reason I was a...

    Thanks for the "warning". For some reason I was a bit dubious about the effectiveness of the kit but in practice it works really well. I will have to get the router method working because when I get...
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    Hi Rob. I have always avoided that particular set...

    Hi Rob. I have always avoided that particular set of Stanleys because they felt so uncomfortable in the hand.
  30. Thread: Blades

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    QUEENSLAND Hi WC. If those double sided planer blades...

    Hi WC. If those double sided planer blades (slotted holes at 38mm centres, in plastic holder) are for a DeWalt thicknesser DW735-XE, I will take them.
  31. Nice looking etch. Saw has been well preserved...

    Nice looking etch. Saw has been well preserved but still lost a nut!
  32. $7 US. That is cheap. Nice find. I think James...

    $7 US. That is cheap. Nice find. I think James Wright (Wood by Wright YouTuber) has done a video on that kit
  33. A new thread about a new threader making a new thread

    Hi all. Wooden threads hold a certain charm and I was keen to incorporate them into my workshop. I have tried IanW's router method but made a bit of a hash of it. Recently a wood threading kit came...
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    Hi JK. One advantage you have is that the handle...

    Hi JK. One advantage you have is that the handle has an obvious grain pattern. If the repair runs roughly parallel to the grain it should look just like another grain line.
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    Hi O. Probably something you would have noticed...

    Hi O. Probably something you would have noticed but it sounds like you hit a nail. Nothing takes the edge of newly sharpened teeth quicker (you can possibly guess pretty easily how I might know this)
  36. Hi all. I'm not sure that is a metal rod in JK's...

    Hi all. I'm not sure that is a metal rod in JK's picture. I think it is a cap. I have a couple of "unbreakables" and I always thought that they look like the flat end of a bullet.
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    Most of the plinth blocks used in the houses I...

    Most of the plinth blocks used in the houses I have worked on were about 32mm thick, had a vertical bevel facing in to the doorway, had the skirts butting into the square edge, arcs sitting on top...
  38. Just to be contray, I like the london pattern set...

    Just to be contray, I like the london pattern set I made but find crow bars with a similar shape very uncomfortable to use. Thankfully a SA company "Mummy" make round shanked versions, my favourite...
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    I have one (and a Somax - same style, a copy...

    I have one (and a Somax - same style, a copy even) and it's perfect for the job.
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    Ahh! Whoops! :doh:

    Ahh! Whoops! :doh:
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    Hi Matt. Did you end up going?

    Hi Matt. Did you end up going?
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    Lovely handle Paul, and many more to come! I do...

    Lovely handle Paul, and many more to come! I do lots of bathroom renovations and that membrane paint is a real pain. Good to find another use for it. Do you use a grain filler for the pores? I have...
  43. Blackburn Tools (in the USA) sell them

    Blackburn Tools (in the USA) sell them
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    My personal journey into woodturning may (or may...

    My personal journey into woodturning may (or may not) reflect some of the way things have changed. Youtube exposed me to the world of hand tool restoration, which encouraged me to "have a go" at...
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    I may be missing something but I am quite happy...

    I may be missing something but I am quite happy with my regular speed grinder, 6" diameter (gasp!) and a white wheel. A light touch, decent home made tool rest and a tub of water will grind primary...
  46. Hi Tom. This may be sacrilegious but I find that...

    Hi Tom. This may be sacrilegious but I find that some of my Disston backsaws have an unfortunately placed bump that "pokes" into my palm in use. When I make my own I tend to use the Blackburn Tools...
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    Hi Ian. Maybe I got a bit carried...

    Hi Ian. Maybe I got a bit carried away......:rolleyes:. JK I can see a nice collection building. Paul, it looks like Tyzack kept a tradtional handle for longer than most.
  48. Hi Tom. Nice saws. With regards to the panel saw,...

    Hi Tom. Nice saws. With regards to the panel saw, I'm not sure if the medallion and the ring around it match. My understanding is that S+J date their beginnings to 1760 and the 200 years mentioned on...
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    Hi AB. I have had a bit of luck purchasing files...

    Hi AB. I have had a bit of luck purchasing files from a " local" industrial supplies store. I have had no dramas with my pack of 10 Bahcos from Gasweld but like you, was looking for an individual...
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    JK. My favourite number (just to be contray) is...

    JK. My favourite number (just to be contray) is 13, so if you want to make me happy you will have to get another one!
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