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    Lance Last night I was keen to be a little...

    Lance

    Last night I was keen to be a little more violent than merely shaking it!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Dave That is only true if it works. It didn't!...

    Dave

    That is only true if it works. It didn't!

    Looks like it is back to the repairer for comment tomorrow. I tried it this evening after a weekend away. I had bought a new power adaptor....
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    Ian I entirely accept that you have retired...

    Ian

    I entirely accept that you have retired from plane making and are now heavily into jeweller's blade testing: Consequently the delightful violin plane is a consequence (collateral damage maybe)...
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    Lance Never having tried any other oil, I can...

    Lance

    Never having tried any other oil, I can only surmise. I think lingering smell might be an issue with the oils you have mentioned. Otherwise any thin oil may be sufficient providing it is not...
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    Picko You have raised an interesting question...

    Picko

    You have raised an interesting question there as i went looking for the product for Matt. The Wattyl website does not seem to list either the varnish or the oil, which leads me to believe...
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    I save any brass slotted screws, no matter how...

    I save any brass slotted screws, no matter how damaged the head, as the shanks make good small pins mainly in larger sizes.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I really like the look of that handle The...

    Matt

    I really like the look of that handle The proportions look just right and the finesse is very pleasing too. I am sure you have mentioned the timber before but.....?

    Regard
    Paul
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    WP Pinterest was the way I came across all...

    WP

    Pinterest was the way I came across all these names mentioned.

    Regards
    Paul
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    The chuck itself was metal and seemed a...

    The chuck itself was metal and seemed a reasonable item although I never got check it out: i just said "NO!" interestingly even that let itself down in that the chuck key had no bar through the main...
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    That sounds like a good topic. Unfortunately I...

    That sounds like a good topic. Unfortunately I can't make this one.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Thank you everybody for your comments. Much of...

    Thank you everybody for your comments.

    Much of what transpired seems to be in the distant past (in my mind anyway) and I can't recall time lines. I don't think shipping time was long and I suspect...
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    Pete I think you have the crux of the issue...

    Pete

    I think you have the crux of the issue there. Unfortunately the vaccines are not 100% effective but they can certainly minimise the effects on individuals, remove the necessity of a hospital...
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    Lance It is a technique I have used for a long...

    Lance

    It is a technique I have used for a long time and I got from the Wattyl brand (it used to be written on their tins of matt varnish). The Scandinavian Teak Oil is very thin and acts as a...
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    I certainly recycle batten screws. If a bit mangy...

    I certainly recycle batten screws. If a bit mangy looking they are just used for temporary or non important jobs. This is more a building strategy than fine woodworking of course.

    Regards
    Paul
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    I registered a complaint in the Resolutions...

    I registered a complaint in the Resolutions Centre for Paypal. I fully described the issue including the, arguably, fraudulent use of another company's advertising material.

    The Chinese company...
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    dave I don't believe you are missing out on...

    dave

    I don't believe you are missing out on much at all.

    I got a call from the repairer this afternoon. The fault lies with the AC adaptor so I have to replace that when I next go to Toowoomba...
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    MA Not sure about Sovereign. The first...

    MA

    Not sure about Sovereign. The first mention I can see of that name is in the 1961 catalogue. We have to remember that S & J held a similar position in the UK market place to Disston in the US....
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    MA The "leapfrog" would have been on the steel...

    MA

    The "leapfrog" would have been on the steel back, but I have since found a 1939 catalogue. The No.46 there had the "nonbrake" handle (timber dowel inserted lengthways through the grip) and no...
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    MA The No.46 with the bright steel back...

    MA

    The No.46 with the bright steel back appeared as early as 1915 in the "Leapfrog" brand. and the 1923 catalogue is identical. In those catalogues it was described as the most popular among...
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    Thanks Dave. My computer is a desk top model...

    Thanks Dave.

    My computer is a desk top model ("All in One".... without a tower) rather than a laptop, but it failed to the point I could not get it to fire up and it was taken to the computer...
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    lemerv I have never used a Bosch router but I...

    lemerv

    I have never used a Bosch router but I quite like Bosch tools and feel they are well made for the price. I have several including angle grinders and drills.

    The machine you linked looks...
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    I don't think you can discount a No.9 on the...

    I don't think you can discount a No.9 on the basis that another plane was already designated that number. While Stanley planes are not my area, I would point to other manufacturers, such as Disston,...
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    Ian I think I have the same brand of tools. ...

    Ian

    I think I have the same brand of tools.

    :wink:

    I built a house once. People asked how long it took. I said "Two years......plus another one and a half years looking for my tools."
    ...
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    As the subject of storage batteries has raised...

    As the subject of storage batteries has raised it's head again, I went looking for the Ambri battery that Chris Parks mentioned in post #31 (or thereabouts). It seemed the most likely to gain...
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    I am a little sceptical of reports that do not...

    I am a little sceptical of reports that do not nail down details, even if they are only theoretical. There was no mention of cost or what sizes are proposed. That is rather important!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Your little BU plane may still have one...

    Ian

    Your little BU plane may still have one more distraction to occupy you yet. I think you mentioned somewhere early on that you would update your plane making guide. :)

    As I have read through...
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    Warb The Delta variant is (was) the most...

    Warb

    The Delta variant is (was) the most virulent of the strains until now. Could you expand on this "mu" variant, of which I am unaware?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Neil Being a revolver, that is extremely...

    Neil

    Being a revolver, that is extremely cowboyish and under the circumstances, appropriate! :rolleyes:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Thanks Ian I missed that. Good to hear of your...

    Thanks Ian

    I missed that. Good to hear of your supplier actually giving customer service. Something of a jewel in this day and age. Perhaps it is their business. :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian I am struggling to correlate no more...

    Ian

    I am struggling to correlate no more planes and the title of this thread "A split-sole Plane (part 1)"

    It very much sounds to me that there is more to come.:shrug:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I didn't know you were a member of the...

    Matt

    I didn't know you were a member of the Black Hand. :cool: :no:

    Regards
    Paul
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    And Chief, where is it you come from again?...

    And Chief, where is it you come from again? :wink:

    Actually, I heard that the recipe was changed, possibly when the new owners took over?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Those are two wonderful planes whichever...

    Ian

    Those are two wonderful planes whichever way you look at them and I did indeed enlarge them by clicking on the pix to admire them.

    Just on the state of your shed, if yours is a dog's...
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    [QUOTE=Bushmiller;2253450]Beardy As part of...

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    As part of the lease agreement, a small creek has been re-directed. i saw it just before the water was diverted and it appears to have been done extremely well...
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    Beardy As part of the lease agreement, a small...

    Beardy

    As part of the lease agreement, a small creek has been re-directed. i saw it just before the water was diverted and it appears to have been done extremely well with three level to...
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    Neil I have singled out the statement above...

    Neil

    I have singled out the statement above not because I don't despair at all the other comments about gun toting, sword wielding, litigious Texans, but because it puts a nail in the coffin (poor...
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    would say coal. Any open cut mine for any mineral...

    would say coal. Any open cut mine for any mineral tends to look like a moonscape and a blot upon the earth.

    Our Plant Manager in the early days used to point out how much space a solar farm takes...
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    My understanding is that the first AZ jab will...

    My understanding is that the first AZ jab will likely, but not necessarily, produce some side effects but the second jab will probably not. The Pfizer jab works the other way around with the second...
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    Lemery There is probably no one right or wrong...

    Lemery

    There is probably no one right or wrong answer and initially everything is a compromise. What I would point to is that down the track you will count up the dollars in the router bits you...
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    The short answer to compatibility with American...

    The short answer to compatibility with American machines and Australian machines is that they are not compatible at least not without a suitable transformer. American generators spin at 3600rpm...
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    The yellow sapwood is another characteristic of...

    The yellow sapwood is another characteristic of Mulga.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian In general, stainless steel is relatively...

    Ian

    In general, stainless steel is relatively ductile (not knife steels of course), but as DW said, it work hardens very easily. For example the technique when drilling holes is to use a slow...
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    I use both the terms "shed" and "workshop," but...

    I use both the terms "shed" and "workshop," but differ from the Americans in that I never use the term "shop made." There I tend to use "home made," but in reality I don't like the phrase: Even less...
  44. Matt There was a rather macabre delight taken...

    Matt

    There was a rather macabre delight taken by the crowd at a good beheading (particularly during the French revolution), but we have not indulged in this gruesome luxury since 1977. :(

    That...
  45. Matt Did you see medieval stocks perhaps? I...

    Matt

    Did you see medieval stocks perhaps? I can see that as an alternative to the press and I think I could find a few political candidates for the first inhabitants.

    Regards
    Paul
  46. In the Jabber I was mentioned to Pagie and...

    In the Jabber I was mentioned to Pagie and Simplicity that I had bought some scrap steel from work.

    I saw this lying around

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    and I immediately thought I could see a hydraulic...
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    Warb I was going to say that! Well, not...

    Warb

    I was going to say that! Well, not exactly the same, but the same tone. There is increasingly an expectation among younger age groups of entitlement. As you have said, they see what we have...
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    Warb That is interesting. we are getting off...

    Warb

    That is interesting. we are getting off topic again, but as that has not really stopped me in the past I see no reason to depart from my path. I have a young friend who is fifteen, very...
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    Ian Milling business in Borneo? Probably not...

    Ian

    Milling business in Borneo? Probably not as my commercial milling days are well and truly over. :) It was more to do with "Britton" and a vague connection.

    It looks as though the Agathis...
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    Matt Your saw plate shape is very reminiscent...

    Matt

    Your saw plate shape is very reminiscent of Disston's No.9, which also sported the Reagan style handle. This is from 1918:

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    Regards
    Paul
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