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    $65 and it doesnít work !! Give it a test with a...

    $65 and it doesnít work !! Give it a test with a file and see if it bites in or slides off .
  2. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    I think he certainly stopped Ian but when would...

    I think he certainly stopped Ian but when would be interesting to know . Id guess at around 1880 ?? Cast iron stuff was in and getting bigger. I wonder if sales of wedges dropped off or were brass...
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    Mark, The Original poster with his 45 UK buy is...

    Mark, The Original poster with his 45 UK buy is an absolute bargain .

    What I love about yours Peter as you would know, is its rare and early and for $200 is a steal as well .


    This is...
  4. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    :) Well thatís a jaw dropping bargain ! $200...

    :) Well thatís a jaw dropping bargain !
    $200 Buy it now !! Well done .
    Iíve got a very similar one I think . Maybe itís got a brass bridge plate ? Iíll have to go see . My one is missing a...
  5. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    Don't suppose you have a link to that Peter? :D ....

    Don't suppose you have a link to that Peter? :D . Or did you buy it already ??

    I just did 44 pages of Ebay searching and I give up .

    Rob
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    Yeah it’s a lot different around here for Me Rich...

    Yeah it’s a lot different around here for Me Rich . 50 Miles for a big hardware shop . 15 for a small one . If I ever saw a Walnut dowel in a hardware shop it’s be enough to stop me in my tracks in...
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    Yes . I want to do the same . I wonder what the...

    Yes . I want to do the same . I wonder what the blade length needed will be to cover the almost 18 down to 12.7 with the reamer I have ? I’ll check in the morning .
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    Yes Graeme , the spade bit would be a good quick...

    Yes Graeme , the spade bit would be a good quick way of getting there. nice Colour :).
    I put a 1/4" bit through first doing the dowel jig for 1/4 " rod. Then the veritas tapered reamer followed...
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    Hi Gordon . Yep I realize your a beginner . There...

    Hi Gordon . Yep I realize your a beginner . There is only three ways to go with this I suppose . Your either buying expensive tins of pre mixed stuff or you buy raw ingredients or you take it to a...
  10. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    That plane would have most likely originally had...

    That plane would have most likely originally had a parallel blade . Its known though that Spiers did put out infill planes with tapered blades in them , even in lever cap planes. I think its in some...
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    This Mob tapered reamer Search Results...

    This Mob

    tapered reamer Search Results


    Im sure you could just grind up a bit of 1/2 " mild steel plate with a taper and an end bit to fit a drill and it would work . I drilled the hole first...
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    The hole is a tapered hole though . For finished...

    The hole is a tapered hole though . For finished 1/4inch round the square that enters is approximately 9.5 mm square and finishes at 6.35 round . The hole tapers and the blade matches that . That...
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    This thread got me inspired enough to do...

    This thread got me inspired enough to do something Ive wanted to do for a while .

    I need 1/4 " dowel in various timbers . Pegs for tenons so the ends show. I use 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 ".

    Veritas...
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    Take it apart . Clean and wash out any Hide glue...

    Take it apart . Clean and wash out any Hide glue . It looks like Hide glue in the original joints . Check whats in the repairs . wash or scrape it off if it wont wash off with hot water and care ....
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    Hi Gordon. Your stool has bentwood parts . Most...

    Hi Gordon. Your stool has bentwood parts . Most of that stuff is made from steam bent Beech . A pretty common plain close grained timber that suited steam bending . Its a pale wood . So if you had a...
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    Not without a picture Gordon

    Not without a picture Gordon
  17. Bushie . I think you should first check the...

    Bushie . I think you should first check the timber sizes available to you . The species you have sounds good , sounds like you just need to get some right sizes to top up, and the leftovers go into...
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    You have a Mahogany veneer there Jack . Coloured...

    You have a Mahogany veneer there Jack . Coloured up a bit with a dark stain that's killing off the typical red . A bit of the true colour can be seen at the edge of the break where the bit is missing...
  19. You could drill first but Id be running the slots...

    You could drill first but Id be running the slots first and then taking out the mortises . Just because they will guide you a bit and there is slightly less wood once slotted . I do them that way...
  20. I'd go the Mortise and Tenon Bushie. Do you...

    I'd go the Mortise and Tenon Bushie.

    Do you understand how with a M&T the slots that hold the panels run through and the tenons are placed in the same slot but deeper in or through and wedged...
  21. Thread: new file

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    That's the same as my attempt on the chisel Ian ....

    That's the same as my attempt on the chisel Ian . It just fell in half at the lathe on its first test!
    I couldn't believe it at first. lol . It was like I'd stuck it together with spit :)
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    Yeah I use the edges Derek . The corners . Ive...

    Yeah I use the edges Derek . The corners .
    Ive never used the flats I don't think . Unless I was flying through the job and didn't realize .
    I made the burnisher with one domed or larger radius...
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    I took some pictures of these yesterday . I don't...

    I took some pictures of these yesterday . I don't remember If I put them up on forum somewhere before ? I did take pictures of them a while ago for posting .

    The re use of some of my files has...
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    My polished File burnisher showing two of its...

    My polished File burnisher showing two of its edges. One wide and one tight radius.

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    Rob
  25. Thread: wet wood!

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    A couple of hours in the sun will do it . On a...

    A couple of hours in the sun will do it . On a hot day half an hour or less. A workshop with quick access to direct sunlight is a massively powerful free furniture dryer.


    For large things in...
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    Nice one . Your not going to get better than that...

    Nice one . Your not going to get better than that for a burnisher Id think . As long as the quality is up there with normal quality TC.

    Do you know if the Veritas one was Carbide or something...
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    That's a good theory . It works ! . Ive always...

    That's a good theory . It works ! . Ive always used a polished up file as a burnisher. I have a wide rounded polished top edge I did on my Linisher , a great tool for working on this sort of thing ....
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    Id say the problem there could be a bit of woolly...

    Id say the problem there could be a bit of woolly grain that doesn't go away with scraping sanding or planing cause I'm never going to be convinced its shellac causing it . Or more correctly the...
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    I canít help myself can I . Fact is . ...

    I canít help myself can I .


    Fact is .
    Shellac doesnít raise grain .
    There are nibs to be cut back . But itís not raised wood grain with shellac . It is the shellac .

    The reason it may...
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    Zzz

    Zzz
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    Best practice I know of involves first raising...

    Best practice I know of involves first raising the grain with water . With your sides running on the carcase and carcase grain direction itís probably best not to do it .

    My next best way is with...
  32. Here Franklin is a two pack special . You can get...

    Here Franklin is a two pack special . You can get some clamping tip off the pictures.

    Worn gappy glued before dowel joints. Breaks Glued before with Hide glue and broken again means two pack is...
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    The Satinwood drawer . 463278 463279 The...

    The Satinwood drawer .

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    The stop is on the drawer back . One on each side .The one up high to left is holding a top down that wants to spring up . Itís a ladies writing desk ....
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    There is nothing wrong about stops at the back ....

    There is nothing wrong about stops at the back . Trained cabinetmakers have have been doing it for a long time . The grain direction of your cabinet caused drawers to move out by contraction of the...
  35. Gap filling with hide glue is a very bad choice ....

    Gap filling with hide glue is a very bad choice . Adding fillers to it may help a little but not a lot is what I think . I’ve never used fillers with hide glue in a situation like that . Try it and...
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    Yes thatís it . The drawer side stops on it . Iím...

    Yes thatís it . The drawer side stops on it . Iím normally putting them on the back and their normally in off the side . In one or three drawer tables / sideboard type things .
    You have to be able...
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    Derekís drawer backs have the drawer bottom...

    Derekís drawer backs have the drawer bottom sticking out a little as normally is done , nothing else though , no blocks .

    I was talking of gluing two blocks to the back of the cabinet in line so...
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    As well as helping with the piston effect. The...

    As well as helping with the piston effect.
    The Slope at the top of each drawer side at the back helps when a drawer is being taken in and out . You rest a drawer on its back sides just in from the...
  39. Pics up the right way for you :) and welcome to...

    Pics up the right way for you :) and welcome to the forum .




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    A Big WOW!! Those pictures are great! The...

    A Big WOW!! Those pictures are great!
    The cutters and the cut with the rotary table .
    Thanks Vann .
  41. Thread: Belt joiners

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    The RS lathe I just bought comes with a...

    The RS lathe I just bought comes with a continuous modern belt which was added by taking out the motor and spindle . A bit of a job Id say . Haven't used it yet .
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    Nice one Mark . There's something about those...

    Nice one Mark . There's something about those older ones with the Iron wheels . Do you have the small table extension with the fence slot ? I see its not there. What will you do if its gone ? Ive...
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    VICTORIA PM with my phone number sent . Let me know...

    PM with my phone number sent .

    Let me know here if its not showing up or getting through .

    Rob
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    Looks like a repair with a typical hide glue...

    Looks like a repair with a typical hide glue fail.

    It would have been hard to re glue first time . As in clamping it right . And hide glue fails if its not a good tight join .

    Things get worse...
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    VICTORIA Market Place Rules set out at the top of Page . ...

    Market Place Rules set out at the top of Page .

    And Here .

    RULES for posting in Market Place

    Rob
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    VICTORIA Hi DickT. If all is OK with me taking it I'll...

    Hi DickT.
    If all is OK with me taking it I'll PM you My phone number.
    As per the forum rules top of this page and the first to say "I'll take it "

    Rob
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    VICTORIA I'll Take it . Thanks .

    I'll Take it . Thanks .
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    If you want to make a red timber go brown you...

    If you want to make a red timber go brown you need to cancel out the red by staining with a Black / Green mix . You mix it strong enough to just kill out the red and keep it as light as possible ....
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    Does the Tough have the same indexing set up ?

    Does the Tough have the same indexing set up ?
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    Oh yeah , that would work. Is there a through...

    Oh yeah , that would work.
    Is there a through fitting with a bearing for that I wonder ? Or is it just done running on what ?
    Never seen the tail stock for the Woodfast apart.
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