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    " I had no idea what veneer was and now I do," ...

    " I had no idea what veneer was and now I do,"

    You learnt that one the hard way :).


    At least it was a found cheap style table and not some veneered antique.

    If that were a mistake I...
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    Hi Adam . Lance has captured what I'm talking...

    Hi Adam .

    Lance has captured what I'm talking about well with his pictures. The tail vice is tightened and the board lifts a little .

    You need a dog each end that can be tapped down until its...
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    Interesting idea and both linked here almost get...

    Interesting idea and both linked here almost get a good usable tail vice .

    But . A big BUT .
    If you don't have a dog at each end of that tail vice that can be tapped down after clamping...
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    Its a different thing from the normal hand chisel...

    Its a different thing from the normal hand chisel work of turning Ian . Where you go normally back and forward with a gouge to hog of the corners and get down more slowly close to where you want .
    ...
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    Im doing a few for me and just ironing out the...

    Im doing a few for me and just ironing out the method with a few first. PM me though if you need some done .



    Cheat step ! lol . Whats cheating about a better way :).
    I'm amazed at that...
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    The Zoom Zoom method . :) Robert Brown on...

    The Zoom Zoom method . :)


    Robert Brown on Instagram: “Cutting 62 mm diameter Beech bench threads and some Oak nuts . With some sizing done on the Wadkin RS tool carriage .”



    Rob
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    Yeah I was seeing it as 2 legs and 4 pegs . 4 and...

    Yeah I was seeing it as 2 legs and 4 pegs . 4 and 8 is better . It'll be good !
    The picture of the other table looks good to, with the smaller dovetail rails like yours .

    Bottom stretchers are...
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    Looks good and it'll work . The only thing I can...

    Looks good and it'll work . The only thing I can see ATM that I'd change is the size of the top V rail that is the dovetail.

    If your Red top is 40mm thick then the end view of that rail looks to...
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    With an oak top 40mm thick, and its properly dry...

    With an oak top 40mm thick, and its properly dry , I wouldn't be making the frame under the top as complex and I wouldn't be screwing the top to the base but just sitting it on locating pegs . I do...
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    Ive seen a nice little RA here . I think its 6" ...

    Ive seen a nice little RA here . I think its 6"

    Rob
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    The previous owner and the four figure repair...

    The previous owner and the four figure repair bill is something to forget . You can do it yourself if it needed doing . I’ve never done a Babbitt pour but it doesn’t look very hard . I’ve shaved and...
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    Amazing research Vann . A single one has not...

    Amazing research Vann . A single one has not turned up in Australia ?

    Rob
  13. READ ME! I have a D3 24” which I want to sell . I have a...

    I have a D3 24” which I want to sell . I have a manual and a DVD and some bits for it somewhere .
    I only did one set of Three drawers with it a long time ago . I was more confused with that...
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    Nice taps you did Ian . How do you adjust the Tap...

    Nice taps you did Ian . How do you adjust the Tap to make a tight or loose thread ? Bend those side cutting bits in?
    What steel were they made from?

    The oil helps . Im using a mix of linseed...
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    Thanks HEAPS Taz! Sold Rob

    Thanks HEAPS Taz!
    Sold
    Rob
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    It could be ? I took some more pics . Its a...

    It could be ? I took some more pics .
    Its a little hard to see the burnished shiny bits without being able to move the piece in your hand with the light hitting it .
    There in there though . ...
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    Ahhh :) Solved . Your rebating the bottom that...

    Ahhh :) Solved . Your rebating the bottom that way ! OK , different that’s for sure but it works . Looks interesting . It’ll have me thinking for the benefits of doing it that way . Me and most of...
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    Looks good but how come the grain is going in...

    Looks good but how come the grain is going in same direction in both pieces? You shouldnít be doing that in the end piece .
    With viewing the marked lines. I use a led light and position it...
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    Sorry Derek , I forgot to mention in my last post...

    Sorry Derek , I forgot to mention in my last post to look at the two red arrows I added showing what I meant . They are small and the photo needs enlarging to see them .
    A drawer back normally...
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    It may be that the the thread dimension after the...

    It may be that the the thread dimension after the final fourth tooth is different some how or

    The thread dimension that follows the last tooth is just exactly the same size, the friction builds...
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    The drilled hole size could be larger but...

    The drilled hole size could be larger but wouldn't do a thing to help.

    The material being removed by the cutters are leaving a thread slightly too small for the rest of the thread to pass . The...
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    Real nice work Dom . Picture presentation is...

    Real nice work Dom . Picture presentation is superb too . I look forward to seeing what some of your furniture projects will be like! Looks like you need some sort of tool storage cabinet in there,...
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    Some Thread work

    I have the threading tools I did my workbench with in 1996 .
    Long story short is I haven't used them since 1996 because I had no need for more threads. And I chipped a tooth on the Tap in 1996 and...
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    469704 Why do you do a drawer slip like this...

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    Why do you do a drawer slip like this Derek ? The gap from the slip slot down to the back ?
    Does it mean the bottom will get a strip added?

    I saw it in another thing you did a while...
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    I went and photographed some antique carcase work...

    I went and photographed some antique carcase work I have in storage John .

    The top of these is typical . The only one with triangles was a 1890s Huon chest . The rest were straight . 1840s to 70s...
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    You going for a bike license John ? Id just do...

    You going for a bike license John ?
    Id just do the bottom as a whole board like my drawing . That's the only way for the bottom . Unless you did the triangles and they meet with enough for the...
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    POST TITLE: An Australian Hardwood work bench...

    POST TITLE:
    An Australian Hardwood work bench for an Australian Cabinet Maker. With a passion for Australian Antique furniture.
    The bench was designed with details of 19th Century Australian...
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    Thanks Chris and Neil. Ill stick with the plate...

    Thanks Chris and Neil. Ill stick with the plate Ive got then and see how it goes . Its an old Carbatec one . Seems flat but I suppose you cant tell till you test it out somehow . I did give my 10000...
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    What is the preferred way of keeping the stones...

    What is the preferred way of keeping the stones flat ?

    Wet and dry paper glued to glass or marble ? Think Ive read that a few places .

    I suppose just glue the paper down with Poly Glue or...
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    Something very strange has happened to this...

    Something very strange has happened to this thread .

    Whoops its me getting mixed up :)

    Sorrry . Forget about it .

    Rob
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    No probs. I have some spares. Some need re...

    No probs.
    I have some spares. Some need re grinding and some nice new ones as well . To sacrifice one for a bit of knowledge is well worth it .

    469425 469426



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    Now that's...
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    I had a go . The tip and gas wasn't giving me...

    I had a go . The tip and gas wasn't giving me enough heat and it turned out it needed a lot more heat than I thought . It wasn't just going to float off. I just did a section at a time and ended up...
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    Is it . Always learning something here ! I...

    Is it . Always learning something here ! I thought they were 100 % . Is that the same for router cutters too ?
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    I reckon its a silver solder join as well Paul...

    I reckon its a silver solder join as well Paul and if I go heat one of those up the Tungsten is just going to float off.

    Some sort of weld and the two become one so I don't think separation could...
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    I always thought the Australian Stanley HSS...

    I always thought the Australian Stanley HSS blades looked like a Bronze because all the joins Ive seen on old blades had a Yellow look to it .
    Last night I buffed the top of this join. I see it is...
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    Nice post John . Thanks ! :) GREAT Idea !!...

    Nice post John . Thanks ! :)



    GREAT Idea !! Just what I was wanting to say to you . I started typing up a reply today saying Its about time for you to start dovetailing . I started going into...
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    Thanks Paul . I did try the blade , I ground...

    Thanks Paul .
    I did try the blade , I ground sharpened and honed and it felt as tough as other HSS Ive done . It shaved good but then I discovered the blade was around 4mm to long .
    I had it...
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    The Flux I have is this JM Tenacity 4A GP SB...

    The Flux I have is this
    JM Tenacity 4A GP SB Flux Paste | BOC Gas

    I was given a small sample to try and it worked . I was also given a Borax sample . What do I do with that . Crush and mix with...
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    FINE Set of 18 Skewed Hollows & Rounds Moulding...

    FINE Set of 18 Skewed Hollows & Rounds Moulding Planes by HIELDS NOTTI – Jim Bode Tools


    Rob
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    Do you have an inverted router in a table ? For...

    Do you have an inverted router in a table ? For running the slots ?
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    John . I started typing my last reply and at that...

    John . I started typing my last reply and at that point the only picture I had seen of yours was the frame . Not the three under that .


    John . I'm a Cabinet Maker and so was my Dad . And we...
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    Playing with some HSS

    All this blade talk got me motivated on a HSS job I wanted to try . Re bitting a couple of spoke shave blades with some HSS ex machine blades .

    I gave it a few try's before it worked .
    First I...
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    Looks great Jack. Minimal disruption . It even...

    Looks great Jack. Minimal disruption . It even has some grain lines matching . The glue line can be a tricky one to disguise.

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    To go further with hiding patches I do this .

    I drew this...
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    So this cabinet has a top and bottom and those...

    So this cabinet has a top and bottom and those frames are what your wanting to do ?

    Or this cabinet is a chest of drawers and those frames are to be used in between each drawer as well as the top...
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    We need a sketch Of what you want to do . Rob

    We need a sketch Of what you want to do .

    Rob
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    You turn off the 360 Neil . Are you saying you...

    You turn off the 360 Neil . Are you saying you don't use it ? Is it to fine ?



    I was thinking the 80 and 180 would be good after talking and reading about it but haven't decided .

    Rob
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    Thanks for that NCArcher . Just out of...

    Thanks for that NCArcher .

    Just out of interest, I set the tester to continuity and put a probe on the end of two of the three wires , it beeped , meaning the currant goes in one and comes out...
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    Now in this setting itís this , same thing by the...

    Now in this setting itís this , same thing by the looks . And I did a test from each lead to the body . Saw this on YTube . Itís still an ohm test isnít it ? Nothing changed for all three wires ....
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    Nice Meter yes but itís all a little confusing ....

    Nice Meter yes but itís all a little confusing . Never tested resistance before and while switching it to the OHM setting is easy I wasnít sure which range to put it on . The readings were jumping...
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    Ive got one of these . 469211

    Ive got one of these .

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