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    I'm pretty sure these use the same blanks as the...

    I'm pretty sure these use the same blanks as the budget Narex chisels with the timber handles. Which is to say, Chris is right about the striking cap not actually being attached to the tang of the...
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    This probably has more to do with the amount of...

    This probably has more to do with the amount of friction applied by your lever cap than there being no play left in the adjuster.
    Normally I wouldn't be brave enough to contradict you, since I'm...
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    Looks great! I'm going to attend one of these one...

    Looks great! I'm going to attend one of these one day, when I remember it's on...
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    Moving to Canberra

    Hi all,

    I'm going to be moving up to Canberra soon and want to get an idea of the lay of the land in terms of woodworking.
    So suggestions of clubs, timber suppliers, interesting shops all of...
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    Any joy?

    Any joy?
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    SOLD: Bugger, I was eating lunch! Gotta be quick in...

    Bugger, I was eating lunch! Gotta be quick in here!
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    Might get a bit tight or it might be something...

    Might get a bit tight or it might be something that you swap in and out depending on the job. But I have to agree with IanW about the image. I know I'd be bloody impressed if a tradie showed up to do...
  8. I dropped a plank of spotted gum on my foot when...

    I dropped a plank of spotted gum on my foot when I forgot to hold it while I loosened the hold fasts. Funny how it's always the stupid accident that, if you were watching someone else do it, you'd...
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    Going to resurrect this to say that I've been...

    Going to resurrect this to say that I've been spending a lot of time looking at old joiners/carpenters tool boxes and chests. There are definitely a few designs which would fit your needs and within...
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    QUEENSLAND I'm in next if that falls through.

    I'm in next if that falls through.
  11. SOLD: If the lot doesn't sell, I'm wanting to buy a...

    If the lot doesn't sell, I'm wanting to buy a good working number 4 for my mate.
  12. SOLD: Go on then, I'll take them.

    Go on then, I'll take them.
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    N.S.W. Ah go on then, I'll take the mini

    Ah go on then, I'll take the mini
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    The one that got away

    One of the first things I do in the morning is check the marketplace and see what's been listed, see if anything catches my eye.

    Well, this morning I found out that a whole bunch of Lie Nielson...
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    My (albeit limited) understanding is that the...

    My (albeit limited) understanding is that the response to quenching medium is less to do with the carbon content than the other elements in the steel. O1 and A2 are fairly similar, for example. But...
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    Thanks for the link! I'll try and get that. I...

    Thanks for the link! I'll try and get that. I also have a little record 43 on its way since posting this.
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    WANTED:VIC Good no.4 user

    Hi, I'm after a no.4 in good using condition. It's for a friend of mine, so I'm not picky about brand. Prefer wooden furniture and an iron with a decent amount left in it. Not looking for a...
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    Doesn't even have to be old, I'm going to be...

    Doesn't even have to be old, I'm going to be restoring (fixing) a brand new spear and jackson tenon saw pretty soon - following the Rex Krueger instructions.
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    I'll make sure to check them out too. I have to...

    I'll make sure to check them out too. I have to admit, I'm not familiar with them.
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    N.S.W. Au contraire, rust prevention needn't be...

    Au contraire, rust prevention needn't be expensive. It's just a lot of wanketeering by the marketing folk.

    Check out this interesting video from an american knife maker testing different rust...
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    That is considerably more than I am prepared to...

    That is considerably more than I am prepared to spend...
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    Oh it came off the list real quick. I've read...

    Oh it came off the list real quick. I've read that Cypress is resistant to rot and borers, so I was leaning towards that. Trying to figure the right timber for this is difficult. I don't want it to...
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    So does anyone have any experience with the Luban...

    So does anyone have any experience with the Luban Plough Plane? Don't get me wrong, the Veritas and Lie Nielson look lovely but they're currently out of my budget. Plus I do like the idea of using...
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    That does sound like the quickest way,...

    That does sound like the quickest way, unfortunately I'm a masochist..I mean, hand-tool woodworker
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    In this same vein then, does anyone have any...

    In this same vein then, does anyone have any experience with the carbatec rebate plane? Carbatec #778 Duplex Rabbet Plane | Carbatec

    Looks to be a copy of the record plane mentioned
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    What is the right tool?

    As I progress, slowly, in my woodworking, I'm starting to think about rebates and where I might need them.
    So I've been doing some reading on the google machine and youtube - I think I've found 376...
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    Can't see it listed on their website, do they...

    Can't see it listed on their website, do they typically have a wider range of timber than you see online?
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    Any suggestions in particular?

    Any suggestions in particular?
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    The only millswood I can find is in south...

    The only millswood I can find is in south Australia, but this sounds interesting. Do you have any more information on a source?
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    It's just for a Muskoka chair bench (I refuse to...

    It's just for a Muskoka chair bench (I refuse to call them Adirondack chairs). Like I said, I'm up for suggestions of what else to use, I'd just rather not use treated pine.
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    Yeah it's american, trying to figure out what the...

    Yeah it's american, trying to figure out what the hell 5/4 lumber is made my brain melt. I'm basically making an outdoor bench as a gift for a friend. So I'd like something that will survive outside...
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    Where do I get it?

    Picked up a copy of popular woodworking and found a project I'd like to have a go at. The project plan calls for Western Red cedar (commonly available at home centres and lumber yards, it tells the...
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    G'day mate, Took a while to find the steel, it...

    G'day mate,

    Took a while to find the steel, it fell down behind something else! What I have is 1084 high-carbon steel, pretty forgiving stuff (which is nice because I'm not the best with it!)....
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    I'll throw this into the mix - If you find steel,...

    I'll throw this into the mix - If you find steel, you don't know what it's made of, how to treat it, what it'll do or how good it is (as mentioned above). I bought a length of 1084 high-carbon steel...
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    I just finished making the $30 work bench (much...

    I just finished making the $30 work bench (much more than $30 here but it was a fun first project), next is a mallet, then the tenon saw mod and then finally this.
    It was Rex that really gave me...
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    VICTORIA Yep, still interested! I can come pick it up any...

    Yep, still interested! I can come pick it up any evening except wednesday, or I can come over anytime on the weekend.
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    VICTORIA Thanks for responding, that's fair. But I'll come...

    Thanks for responding, that's fair. But I'll come pick it up if shippers passes.
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    VICTORIA I'll take the number 7 if it's still around.

    I'll take the number 7 if it's still around.
  40. QUEENSLAND Payment sent

    Payment sent
  41. QUEENSLAND I'll take it

    I'll take it
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    Hello everyone!

    I've always been a tinkerer and always enjoyed wood. Now I have a tiny bit of space and a spot to put tools so I'm getting started in woodworking. For my first project I'm following along with Rex...
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    Thanks for the response! I guess this is the...

    Thanks for the response! I guess this is the price of learning...
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    Auger slipping in brace

    Hello everyone! This is my first post because, frankly, I have a problem.

    I'm following along with a project I found online, learning a lot, and I've gotten stuck. I need to bore a 32mm hole...
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