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    It's time for the drawers. Once again there is a...

    It's time for the drawers. Once again there is a challenge. The design calls for drawer fronts that stretch across the front without being broken by drawer dividers. In other words, "lipped drawers"....
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    I have used the McJing 1-13mm for about 10 years....

    I have used the McJing 1-13mm for about 10 years. It is an Albrecht clone, and a bloody good one ... well, mine is. The run out is amazingly good. Tested here:...
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    The legs are on. I must admit to mixed feelings...

    The legs are on. I must admit to mixed feelings at this stage. This is not my style of leg, but it is what my niece wants. Perhaps I will feel differently with a finish on the wood.

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  4. Mmmm .. Rob, it sounds like I have offended you....

    Mmmm .. Rob, it sounds like I have offended you. That was not my intent. You are very experienced, far, far more than I. However, you asked about about PM-V11 and commented on using the Ruler Trick...
  5. Rob, firstly about the PM-V11 ... The factory...

    Rob, firstly about the PM-V11 ...

    The factory lap the backs of all their blades much flatter than you could ever achieve. Anything that you do to flatten the back will degrade it.

    The surface...
  6. Rob, out of interest, how do you prepare the...

    Rob, out of interest, how do you prepare the primary bevel: Hollow grind, secondary bevel, full bevel?

    In my experience with steels such as HSS (M2 and M4), PM-V11 and A2, sharpening is not much...
  7. Hi Simon Thanks for the vote of confidence. My...

    Hi Simon

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. My wife has a different opinion :)

    The laser has a limitation in that the lines are not really fine - don't expect that it will be super, extreme...
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    Recent use ..

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/EntryHallTableForANiece7_html_m69cc34a7.jpg

    The laser is courtesy of a Wixey ...
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  9. Rob, using a 180 grit CBN wheel, I can grind to...

    Rob, using a 180 grit CBN wheel, I can grind to the end of the steel. That makes it possible to start with even a 6000 stone. However, after 2 or 3 honings, the bevel edge widens and a 1000 grit is...
  10. Rob, in respect to a 1000 stone, I prefer the...

    Rob, in respect to a 1000 stone, I prefer the Shapton Pro 1000 to the Sigma. It cuts faster. My other stones are Sigma 6000 and 13000.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    A few dovetailing tricks

    This is a cross post from WoodCentral, where there is a topic on starting the saw when dovetailing.


    Most here are likely aware that I promote the use of blue tape in marking out tails, and a...
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    Where is the triangulation of parts for maximum...

    Where is the triangulation of parts for maximum bracing so as to avoid racking?

    This can take place from the legs diagonally to the top.

    The simple question to answer is: if I push from one...
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    Following hot on the heels of the last post,...

    Following hot on the heels of the last post, where we created the male or tail section of the tapered sliding dovetail, now comes the female or pin socket to house the base for the legs.

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    The legs are identical in length and the tenons...

    The legs are identical in length and the tenons are exact as they are turned on the same centre.

    The two issues that may have occurred are: even though one imagines drilling using a jig is...
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    As a reminder, we are building a version of this...

    As a reminder, we are building a version of this table ...


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/EntryHallTableForANiece2_html_m698578a5.jpg


    The plan is to attach the legs, which were made...
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    Ross, I have a few of these rings at home,...

    Ross, I have a few of these rings at home, ordered for routers. I have no doubt that they illuminate well, but attaching them is not so easy (the air vents become obscured), and then they need 12v...
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    My understanding of chrome-vanadium steel, which...

    My understanding of chrome-vanadium steel, which is what the MHG chisels are made from, is a tough steel which will be harder to sharpen (than O1), and the wire will be gummy and difficult to remove...
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    Heads up on a digital height gauge: Carbatec has...

    Heads up on a digital height gauge: Carbatec has a good one on sale for $44 (about half the price of the one from Banggood, which looks good tho).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  19. Dan, the vertical leg looks like it tapers - not...

    Dan, the vertical leg looks like it tapers - not parallel. If it does not, then I would do so as that is a nice aesthetic. Of course, it might make this all harder to get square (tip - add the tapers...
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    John, I tried so many lights in the past year....

    John, I tried so many lights in the past year. This book light was relegated to the drill press (pretty good there) after first the router and then the bandsaw ...
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    Small mod to K3 crosscut fence

    I suspect that most here with Hammer K3 sliders have an outrigger with the crosscut fence at the farther end of the slider. This mod is for the K3s with the shorter sliders, such as mine, which is...
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    Euge, the problem with steel like this is that it...

    Euge, the problem with steel like this is that it is difficult, if not impossible, for even an enthusiastic woodworker to get a sharp edge. It's simply too much work. I gave up on CPM-10V. I have,...
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    ... and woodworkers are not? :U Regards from...

    ... and woodworkers are not? :U

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    In my experience with this type of fence, they...

    In my experience with this type of fence, they are poor at setting square. I suspect that this is because they share connective strength between the front and rear connectors, and the front has less...
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    WANTED:QLD. I thought as much, Shaun. I searched around the...

    I thought as much, Shaun. I searched around the various possibilities in Oz, and could not find any. I wonder why they are no longer sold here. I imagine that they are not a good seller for stores to...
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    You ... have eagle eyes! :U Yep, one is Makita...

    You ... have eagle eyes! :U

    Yep, one is Makita and the other is “that” copy ... but both are in Makita bases.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ian, what are you using to hone the PM blades? ...

    Ian, what are you using to hone the PM blades?

    Several years ago I switched from Shapton to Sigma in the higher grits because they did not cut it (pun intended :) ). Spyderco are also good, if...
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    Lighting for routers

    I have a few routers, which get occasional use. Over the past year or so I have been experimenting with a Makita trim router for removing waste from half-blind dovetails (see link below if...
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    WEST AUST Hi Dan That's great! I will be available...

    Hi Dan

    That's great!

    I will be available all Sunday from lunch onward if you want to come around and collect it. Let me know.

    Cheers

    Derek
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    WEST AUST Makita 3901 Biscuit Joiner

    Makita 3901 Biscuit Joiner

    This is the classic, and one of the best, biscuit joiners ... same as the one used by Ishitani ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/dVtpY0cr/Ishitani.jpg


    I have two biscuit...
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    WANTED:QLD. Veritas Square Bench Dogs - Lee Valley Tools...

    Veritas Square Bench Dogs - Lee Valley Tools

    They do not appear to be available in Oz. Why not the brass round shafted version?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I am assuming that you did not do any work to the...

    I am assuming that you did not do any work to the plane after grinding the blade to 30 degrees, and it now fits? Curious .... all I can imagine is that there was an obstruction on the frog.
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    There is a lot more to a good square than simply...

    There is a lot more to a good square than simply measuring square.

    For one thing, it has to remain that way, hopefully forever. Construction, which relies on rivets or pins, is eventually going...
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    Then you may like the truth :) The key lies...

    Then you may like the truth :)

    The key lies with 11 (eleven). Rob Lee (El Presidente of Lee Valley, maker of Veritas) has a great sense of humour. The name is inspired by the Spinal Tap movie,...
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    Evan PM-V11 and O1 tie for sharpness. A2 lags...

    Evan

    PM-V11 and O1 tie for sharpness. A2 lags behind.

    The reason for the popularity of A2 over the years has been (1) it is able to hold an edge about twice as long as O1, and (2) it is less...
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    It is relevant to note that, while Veritas makes...

    It is relevant to note that, while Veritas makes a slightly thicker-than-original blade, this should fit nearly all Stanley planes. "Nearly all" is simply because the sizes of the mouths vary among...
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    Are you connected to a VPN? I have not...

    Are you connected to a VPN? I have not encountered that problem on this forum, but have on another. The message I get is "You are banned". When I switch off the VPN, this goes away.

    However, with...
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    When I build a piece of furniture, I am focussed...

    When I build a piece of furniture, I am focussed completely. This is partly because the pieces I build are always a challenge for me, pushing my envelope, and this makes them stimulating. Partly,...
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    The case was glued up yesterday, with everything...

    The case was glued up yesterday, with everything tight and square as one could wish, but I did not sleep well. I was haunted by the thought that there was a problem that would come to a head some...
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    Hi Ian The things you get up to when I am...

    Hi Ian

    The things you get up to when I am away!

    I've just had a look at the Index, and it is amazing. I have both hands up for this. Please send me a copy!! :2tsup:

    Many thanks

    Derek
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    Thanks Rob. My paranoia lies with this table...

    Thanks Rob.

    My paranoia lies with this table moving from dry Perth to a humid Sydney. You have helped quieten my inner voice of doooom. :)

    To be safe, I may just route away about 10-12mm along...
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    Hi Rob The two central dividers are still...

    Hi Rob

    The two central dividers are still loose. They will be glued in (or, at least, the first 1/3 will be glued in, allowing movement towards the rear) once the drawers are built and fitted as...
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    How does that help adjust a Nobex? As I...

    How does that help adjust a Nobex? As I understand (having a Nobex), it is the indents which determine its accuracy ... or the blade made be bent. Check the latter as you can file this square (I have...
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    We ended the last session with the drawer...

    We ended the last session with the drawer dividers installed ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/ZKhjL2Hk/15a.jpg


    Everything was nice and square, but the more I thought about what I had done, the...
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    Thanks for the reassurance, Rob. I really mean...

    Thanks for the reassurance, Rob. I really mean that - you will see more in the next post.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Taran The side rebates will be made with a...

    Hi Taran

    The side rebates will be made with a rebate plane, fine tuning (if needed) with a shoulder plane. Then mark out the pins from the tail board, butting against both front and sides of the...
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    Taran, what do you mean by “lip extending out”? ...

    Taran, what do you mean by “lip extending out”?

    These shall be the first side lips I have done. upper- or lower lips (see below) are quite straight forward as a rebate is not necessary.
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    The basic case complete ... ...

    The basic case complete ...


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/EntryHallTableForANiece4_html_71bad488.jpg


    My niece's expressed wish is to have a table front looking as if it was faced...
  49. I had fun too :) Cheers Derek

    I had fun too :)

    Cheers

    Derek
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    I hope that they did the correct foot, Bob! :oo:...

    I hope that they did the correct foot, Bob! :oo:

    Wishing you a speedier recovery.

    Derek
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