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    I've tried to make the mortise and tenons work...

    I've tried to make the mortise and tenons work and haven't been able to get them right. The root of the issues is inexperience plain and simple, I've been looking around at guides and tips for making...
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    Walls are uneven and I have thought about...

    Walls are uneven and I have thought about striking a new lines around the tenons to pair from but at this stage I'm worried about making things worse.
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    The tenons at the top of the lets have been cut...

    The tenons at the top of the lets have been cut and the results are a pretty average and I don't think that they will form a great fit when I chop the benchtop mortises.

    I haven't really cut...
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    Cheers mate Checked out your restoration and...

    Cheers mate

    Checked out your restoration and it looks really good :)

    I'm not sure the mouth is too wide at this point in time, but it's something I'll keep in mind. I only needed to take a few...
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    First wood plane restoration

    I picked up two wooden planes on the weekend from a local antiquity shop, a coffin smoother and a trying plane. Both planes started in good condition and just needed a little bit of love; mainly a...
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    No, it's not political at all

    No, it's not political at all
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    Since the last update there have been few set...

    Since the last update there have been few set backs due to mistakes and rework was required, but overall I'm ahead.

    I tried to repair some cracks in the vice chop with epoxy resin which didn't...
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    Thanks mate :D The square section just under...

    Thanks mate :D

    The square section just under the head make the mallet very easy to control when you grip up there. The edges of the square handle section are (meant to be) parallel with the sides...
  9. Clamping is the reason which I am considering...

    Clamping is the reason which I am considering draw boring.
  10. Oh yeah, completely brain farted on the offset...

    Oh yeah, completely brain farted on the offset direction
  11. Using shims to draw bore mortice and tenon

    All the guides I've seen about draw boring a mortice and tenon joint perform the process in several stages. Bore a hole though the mortice, insert the tenon and make a make, bore a hole through the...
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    It was West Systems 105. I may not have been...

    It was West Systems 105. I may not have been accurate enough with measuring as I was using the lines on the side of a measuring container. Didn't realise that the ratios were so tight, again I should...
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    Thanks for that info, setting cap irons and...

    Thanks for that info, setting cap irons and reducing tear out has been an on going challenge that I'm still trying to resolve. I'll have a look at the video and article in detail. The cap iron bevel...
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    Tried using epoxy and it was a complete failure....

    Tried using epoxy and it was a complete failure. I didn't do enough reading into using it didn't take ambient temperature into account and it never cured.

    I had to scrape off the epoxy and clean...
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    Thanks for the info Alex. I used a card...

    Thanks for the info Alex.

    I used a card scraper to clean the crack and taped up the end and glued a scrap of wood to the back with some spray glue. This did a good job stopping leaks, though I...
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    Thanks for the info, I might try warming the...

    Thanks for the info, I might try warming the epoxy / wood. I don't have CA on hand at the moment.

    I'm not overly concerned but being able to see the crack as it's for my bench, more about the...
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    Stabilising board

    I have a solid 800x190x45 piece of Vic Ash that I am going to use as my leg vice chop. The board has quite a few small cracks and one or two that the top which goes right through.

    As the board is...
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    I had that exact thought but it was after I'd...

    I had that exact thought but it was after I'd done the initial flatten but I'm am intended to revisit it before the final flattening.

    And now I feel ashamed for thinking like a banana.
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    QLD Maple and Jarrah Mallet

    I made this joiners mallet as a Xmas present for my Mums partner. This is the first mallet that I'd ever attempted and it turned out better than I expected.

    The woods were chosen primarily for...
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    I've finished squaring up the legs and am now...

    I've finished squaring up the legs and am now looking fixing the width deviation on the bench tops. The back edges are not parallel to the front and this will make things difficult when making jig...
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    Kneadable erasers and blu tak are other effective...

    Kneadable erasers and blu tak are other effective solutions.
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    It's all cleaned up now but I'm sure that I'll...

    It's all cleaned up now but I'm sure that I'll have another pile soon enough though lol.

    I'm hoping that I can use the split to help with my workflow and make things more efficient. One example is...
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    Have made a little bit of progress since the last...

    Have made a little bit of progress since the last update.

    I cleaned up surface glue on the legs with my orbital and 40grit. I used pencil lines to help find and remove high points and ended up...
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    WIP: Split top bench

    This workbench is my first major wood working process and has been in progress for some time now. I started building a bench as I didn't have any real work holding solutions. My current bench is just...
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    Melbourne hobbyist checking in

    G'day Everyone,

    I started wood working about 12 months ago when I need to build a foot rest for my son when the schools shut down last year. From there I had the idea to build components such as...
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    Thanks for the reply I didn't consider sag as...

    Thanks for the reply

    I didn't consider sag as a potential issue but glad you brought it up, specifically that it hasn't been an issue.

    I couldn't find any rules etc and looking at other...
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    Bench top overhand

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in the progress of making my first workbench and have gone for a split top design based on my clamping capacity at this point in time. Due to the split top I'll need to support...
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