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    Bevel down, Derek.. Just an ordinary old Stanley...

    Bevel down, Derek.. Just an ordinary old Stanley #4 plane
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    Hollow grind or flat bevel for plane blade

    Hello, I am hoping to get a new 2" wide Veritas PM-V11 blade with the Govt handout when it comes - got to keep the economy moving :)

    I normally set my plane blades at 30 degrees. What is the...
  3. Well done Brian, that is really exquisite....

    Well done Brian, that is really exquisite. Particularly like the way you resolved to make your escutcheon
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    Here is what a tiny sample of 10 yr old...

    Here is what a tiny sample of 10 yr old granddaughter's collection of stud type earrings looks like. She has hundreds, apparently

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    :haha2::lolol: And so revolting at the same...

    :haha2::lolol:

    And so revolting at the same time
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    You got it, Bob. I knew I had to get up early to...

    You got it, Bob. I knew I had to get up early to catch you guys out, so I decided to prank exactly 2 weeks before 1 April.
    It is actually a container for 20 pair of stud ear rings. Each ear ring has...
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    Pet cockroach travel box

    Made to the specifications of my 32 yr old daughter.
    Box dimensions 170 x 90 x 60H
    All timber 10mm thick Tasmanian Oak. Breathing holes plywood set in TO mitre frame
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    Thanks for the nice compliments and the timber,...

    Thanks for the nice compliments and the timber, Crocy. The biggest problem is how to do beautiful timber justice, so I am scrolling through lots of box books and websites for ideas. But it won't...
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    Classic !! :U

    Classic !! :U
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    Thanks for your initial encouragement and...

    Thanks for your initial encouragement and support, Brian, you definitely helped make it happen.Yes, I made it for a friend who used to work for me back in the 1980s, and who has always collected...
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    You are most welcome to do that, John

    You are most welcome to do that, John
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    Thanks Chief, but there is a bit of luck involved...

    Thanks Chief, but there is a bit of luck involved too, especially when you are trying to bookmatch the outer surfaces of boards that were 32mm apart in the original 4x4 post. The grain can change a...
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    Thanks Alex, I was actually aiming for a piston...

    Thanks Alex, I was actually aiming for a piston fit, and made the rear of the drawers lower than the other 3 sides, but found the drawers in the centre all jammed tight overnight. The 455mm high...
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    Silky oak antique collectors cabinet

    After 12 months of intermittent effort, this collectors cabinet is finally finished. Made mostly of Northern Silky Oak, the drawer fronts are all cut from a single 4” x 4” post, resawn into 16mm...
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    Best sawblade for cross cut grooves?

    Hello, I want to cut some 4mm wide flat bottomed grooves across a 60mm wide board.

    What is the best type of blade geometry to do this, one that slices the grain cleanly?

    ATB blades, although...
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    Hi WoodPixel, I am a great believer and user of...

    Hi WoodPixel, I am a great believer and user of Livos Kunos too. I think its main component is linseed oil..
    But this Tung stuff is for a set of drawers that a friend asked me to make, and she...
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    Speaking with Old Croc today, he tells me that...

    Speaking with Old Croc today, he tells me that Tassie Oak is quite oily like many Eucalypts and difficult to glue without cleaning the joint area first with a suitable solvent.

    Tried the FW help...
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    Does Tassie Oak absorb Tung Oil?

    Applied 2 coats of Feast Watson Tung Oil to Tasmanian Oak last Friday and Saturday, 24 hrs apart after sanding initially to 240grit, and wiping away excess oil after 30 minutes. Temperature 32 degC...
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    It was 100% humidity all last night, 11pm to 6am,...

    It was 100% humidity all last night, 11pm to 6am, so at 7am tried the drawers, and all moved freely. Whew !!
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    Got it !! Thanks Alex

    Got it !! Thanks Alex
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    Set the #5 plane to 3 thou shavings, and...

    Set the #5 plane to 3 thou shavings, and carefully trimmed the Tassie Oak sides to snugly fit in the carcase. This current atmosphere (wet season, days and nights of rain) should be the worst case...
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    Cause of problem found

    Thanks for the comforting thought, Geoff, good opportunity to get it right now and it won't ever jam tight again.

    I spent a lot of time getting it right in the first place, 25 thou gap between...
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    thanks for this, Alex, brought back memories. In...

    thanks for this, Alex, brought back memories. In the zone substations I used to design and build back in the day, we had 4" holes in the concrete floor for the high voltage cables to come up from...
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    Bad news - spoke too soon

    After 2 or 3 days of continuous rain, everything in the house seems damp, horrible humidity. And all the drawers in the collectors cabinet are jammed again :(:(:(:((:((:((
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    Goodness, you are a veritable font of...

    Goodness, you are a veritable font of information, Brian. And I thought I was doing well with my little collection :)
    Many thanks for doing this, I am sure I will find something that suits
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    Well, it is a full on wet season up here at the...

    Well, it is a full on wet season up here at the moment, very high humidity. I had made a 0.6mm gap i.e, 0.3mm either side of the drawers, and a vertical gap of 0.4mm between the drawer fronts, and...
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    I have surf the Internet and made a collection...

    I have surf the Internet and made a collection of pictures of boxes and wood styles which I think may be Art Deco style. Many of them are from Andrew Crawfords website. You can see them all here :...
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    Crikey, this is going to look pretty swish,...

    Crikey, this is going to look pretty swish, Richard. Probably a good idea to leave the centre island out, thanks
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    thanks Richard, well done!! Looks great. Did you...

    thanks Richard, well done!! Looks great. Did you build the foam up in layers glues together?

    I think now I will fit it in a box with a hinged lid, rather than in a box with a sliding lid. The...
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    Thanks for this advice Bob and double.d So far,...

    Thanks for this advice Bob and double.d
    So far, the nearest thing to the true Art Deco style I have found are some of the boxes by Andrew Crawford on his website (Slideshow) with the use of bold...
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    Boxes in the style of Art Deco

    Has anyone come across a good collection of boxes in the art deco style? Is there anything that defines art deco?
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    That bookcase and that marquetry is magnificent...

    That bookcase and that marquetry is magnificent !! Well done Alex, and many thanks for sharing the progress photos
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    Agree with Paul. Very interested in how to do the...

    Agree with Paul. Very interested in how to do the shape of the plane too
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    All’s well with Doggie, according to the HTPAA,...

    All’s well with Doggie, according to the HTPAA, no bushfire damage to his farm but a lot of smoke
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    Just found some suitable 50gm silica gel packs at...

    Just found some suitable 50gm silica gel packs at silicagel.com.au
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    Little bewdy !!!

    Thanks for this, Alex, good thinking. I made a similar thing for my dado blade set a couple of years ago, works well. The sliding lid is vertical, with a horizontal threaded rod covered with conduit...
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    Where’s doggie?

    Hello, after I went in for heart surgery, I lost contact with doggie, our Titan Chisel expert. All attempts to contact him over the past couple of months have failed.
    Does anyone know where he is...
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    Welcome to the Forum, Clinton, I’m sure you will...

    Welcome to the Forum, Clinton, I’m sure you will get great value from it and learn lots. Don’t be afraid to ask.
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    Hand plane storage box design

    Hello, I have a family heirloom plane being restored at the moment, and wish to keep it in its own special box that can be carried around. I need to be able to insert and remove the plane without...
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    GOT IT !! - make a jig !!

    I ended up making a rough and ready jig. Rounded off 4 corners of a block of pine 20mm thick using a disk sander, and selected the corner with the best 8mm radius. Then set up a fence 16mm from the...
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    How to round the ends of drawer rails ?

    Hello, I have made 20 rails size 250 x 16 x 6mm to suit 16mm drawer slots.
    Can anyone please tell me the best way to cut a 8mm radius round end for each rail, so it matched the curved end of the...
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    Expansion and contraction in action

    Hi all, making a collectors cabinet over the past 12 months on and off, with 10 drawers 45mm high, with 11 gaps each 4mm wide, as per my collection of business cards, making a total of 4.4mm in...
  44. Thread: Queen Ebony

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    WANTED:QLD. Queen Ebony

    I am chasing some Queen Ebony offcuts ( Solomon Island Ebony). Dimension required is 24 -25mm thick, 120 across the grain x 100 along the grain

    Hoping someone has some left over that they do not...
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    Well spotted auscab. I dug out the old tote and...

    Well spotted auscab. I dug out the old tote and knob today, had them in a box buried in a cupboard from 2013, meaning to get around to replacing them. amazing what the memory forgets and then digs...
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    thanks for this info ianW, much appreciated....

    thanks for this info ianW, much appreciated. Which Rosewood is the most suited ( there are so many of them) and where would be the best place to get some in sizes to make a tote and a knob ?
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    Thanks for these posts, Chief and vann, very much...

    Thanks for these posts, Chief and vann, very much appreciated.

    Would this plane be British with Imperial threads, or US made? It is obviously a US Patent No

    The diameter of the brass wheel is a...
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    How old is this Bedrock plane?

    This Bedrock 605 plane was recently handed down to me from my late father in law.

    is it a Stanley plane?

    Would anyone have any idea how old it is? Is there a plane expert on the Forum, like...
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    I tried to contact Jim via website and via email,...

    I tried to contact Jim via website and via email, but no response. I hope that he is OK.
    I followed your advice and was able to find a #4 and #5 on Gumtree for $80 total, with good tote and knob....
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    Thanks Cgcc, I meant concave, as in straight off...

    Thanks Cgcc, I meant concave, as in straight off the grinding wheel. You have certainly come a long way as a beginner :)
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