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    Hi Anne, sorry, I don't really do any resawing...

    Hi Anne,
    sorry, I don't really do any resawing so I'm not a good source as to resawing blades available in NZ.
    Hopefully someone else can answer the question?
    - one thing posters of answers need...
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    Hi, the one time similar to yours that I made a...

    Hi, the one time similar to yours that I made a claim for a charge back using the credit card company (ANZ), the supplier came to life very quickly and promptly delivered the goods to me!!
    Obviously...
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    Hi Anne, I live in Auckland and I own a Hammer...

    Hi Anne,
    I live in Auckland and I own a Hammer N4400 bandsaw. I found it easiest and cheapest to buy my blades from a sawdoctor in East Tamaki, Auckland. I tell them the length, width and number of...
  4. I bought a Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane recently...

    I bought a Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane recently and found it was a rust magnet - my fingermarks, if not wiped off after use with an oily rag, will start off rust marks.

    My old Stanleys and Records...
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    Hi, a nice explanatory video by Simon James...

    Hi,
    a nice explanatory video by Simon James showing him using a simple sticking board for making a moulding. See link:
    YouTube
    (If link does not work then go to YouTube and search for: moulding...
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    One idea for a new sole is to use a 1 inch x 1/8...

    One idea for a new sole is to use a 1 inch x 1/8 brass strip.
    I have a wooden rebate plane that has this for the front part of the sole and it makes the plane ideal for starting rebates as the brass...
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    In New Zealand I bought a replacement rubber pad...

    In New Zealand I bought a replacement rubber pad (genuine Makita part) for my Makita orbital sander about 4 years ago. It wasn't very expensive (about NZ $20 if I remember right)
    You should be able...
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    "Paring chisel twice as thick as ordinary...

    "Paring chisel twice as thick as ordinary chisels"
    I picked up a similar chisel with a Ward blade (1.5 inches wide,10 inches long) and its original handle. This handle was a hexagonal shape with a...
  9. Yes, bought a cheap 150mm CS and regretted it,...

    Yes, bought a cheap 150mm CS and regretted it, threw it out and replaced it with two combination squares:
    a Stanley professional CS (the one Paul Sellers recommends) bought secondhand in good...
  10. New Zealand: Very large collection of infill planes for sale as 1 lot

    If you have ever wanted to build up your collection of antique planes by a single purchase, then this is the sale for you on TradeMe (NZ's eBay website):
    Preston's tools | Trade Me
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    Hi Ross, did you remove the lower wheel from the...

    Hi Ross,
    did you remove the lower wheel from the bandsaw in order to fit the new rubber tire (sleeve) on the wheel?
    Paul
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    Hi, what is a "driven blade pulley" on a...

    Hi,
    what is a "driven blade pulley" on a bandsaw? I expect I know this by another name, could someone tell me the other name?
    Thanks
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    I've adjusted the bottom wheel of my bandsaw...

    I've adjusted the bottom wheel of my bandsaw using the 4 adjustable bolts to fix a tracking problem that it had when delivered to me from the seller.
    I did have to look at the problem and work out...
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    Hi Rich, I can't comment on the Australian...

    Hi Rich,
    I can't comment on the Australian situation for buying dowels in sizes like 1/4 inch but in New Zealand it's not possible to buy dowels in sizes, 1/4 or 5/16 or 3/8 as the country all...
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    Hi Handyjack, so what makes the cordless Makita...

    Hi Handyjack,
    so what makes the cordless Makita so good? What model is it and what blades do you use to get a vertically-straight cut?
    Thanks
    Paul
  16. Hi, I investigated cheaper options for ceramic...

    Hi,
    I investigated cheaper options for ceramic bandsaw guides and found there are all kinds of ceramic bandsaw guides at: SpaceAge Ceramics | Band Saw Accessories, Thrust Bearings, Band Saw Guides,...
  17. I have since come across an earlier version of...

    I have since come across an earlier version of the Record 148 instructions printed before my all English version and the multi-language version as scanned in by the original poster.
    It's battered...
  18. Record 148 Dowelling Jig - English only instructions

    Well it only took about 2+ years but here is a PDF with the Record 148 instructions all in English.
    Please note that the pictures are not as good as the ones in the multilanguage instructions so it...
  19. Thread: Brace bits

    by paul.cleary
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    I believe the auger bits without wings are for...

    I believe the auger bits without wings are for boring into end grain.
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    Hi, the Lund plane with the metal L plate on the...

    Hi,
    the Lund plane with the metal L plate on the bottom is a rebate plane.
    The purpose of the L plate is to keep the right hand (looking down from above) corner of the plane a nice sharp square...
  21. Sticky: Bridle Planes - what they sold for

    The pair of bridle planes (plough and fillister) that I mentioned in a previous post sold for New Zealand $280 - roughly $250 in Australian dollars.
  22. Sticky: Nice pair of bridle planes with ebony arms - plough and fillister

    These 2 wooden planes are currently on the New Zealand TradeMe (=ebay.nz) website.
    Lots of photos so you can see the contruction.
    Here's the link:...
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    Try the Triton forum in this website

    Try the Triton forum in this website
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    Hi, I have a WAP Alto (now Nilfish) dust...

    Hi,
    I have a WAP Alto (now Nilfish) dust extractor (=workshop vacuum cleaner) with a long hose for connecting to portable power tools and a mains power socket for the power tool - with the latter,...
  25. Thread: Pin nailer

    by paul.cleary
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    Hi, I found it useful wrt the Makita cordless...

    Hi,
    I found it useful wrt the Makita cordless pin nailer to read the reviews of it on amazon.com to get actual experiences.
    Paul
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    With your Makita tool being 18V, then this is a...

    With your Makita tool being 18V, then this is a good match to an 18V Lithium battery as very commonly used these days on many cordless tools, e.g. Makita.
    Your only problem is finding a lithium...
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    Hi Paul, yeh, the fence on my Hammer N4400 does...

    Hi Paul,
    yeh, the fence on my Hammer N4400 does that little twitch to the right on the final locking tight.
    I have learnt to make allowance for it doing this which is fine for most of my cutting as...
  29. Hi Skilsaw, this post is about your 13-052...

    Hi Skilsaw,
    this post is about your 13-052 combination plane. I own one of these and I have difficulty sourcing cutter blades for it but for another reason than length.
    Warning - older Stanley 55...
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    Hi, Knurl is correct that Ni-Cd chargers should...

    Hi,
    Knurl is correct that Ni-Cd chargers should not be used on NiMh batteries. Ni-Mh chargers normally rely on the fact that when a Ni-Mh battery gets to the point that it is fully charged there is...
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    Well, hand routers that are user quality are not...

    Well, hand routers that are user quality are not selling for that much in New Zealand on TradeMe (=NZ version of eBay).
    Recent sales were $25, $52 and $55 (NZ $)
    Collector quality ones are offered...
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    Derek, good timing as I am putting a...

    Derek,
    good timing as I am putting a cyclone-based dust collector for my Hammer bandsaw and seeing your setup in photos is helpful.
    Some questions:
    Did you make a new insert for the bandsaw table...
  34. I had one of these. Sharpening and adjusting the...

    I had one of these. Sharpening and adjusting the blades to cut evenly was a PITA.
    Junked it and bought a Makita planer with replaceable blades - made life much easier.
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    Yes, I agree with Chris above. I had some scary...

    Yes, I agree with Chris above.
    I had some scary moments cross-cutting roundish logs for firewood and they started rolling and then jammed & deformed the blade.
    So I had to build a cross-cutting...
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    There must be some factory in China pumping these...

    There must be some factory in China pumping these out - I was looking today at one in a local importer, TopmaQ, which looks identical to the ones in the video but it went by the brand name of Doye....
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    I have owned a Hammer N4400 for 7+ years now. My...

    I have owned a Hammer N4400 for 7+ years now. My experience is:
    * Never buy a bandsaw that you can't physically inspect before the purchase.
    * The table is at times too small in area, particularly...
  38. NZ: Vintage Rogers Mitre Planer by Langdon Mitre Box Co.

    See this link:
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1825950301
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    Hi, to bkrull - I have almost the same DMT...

    Hi,
    to bkrull - I have almost the same DMT diamond plates you have (X-Coarse, Coarse, Fine) but after the fine I do the last hone on a 6000 waterstone (just needs a little spray of water and not a...
  40. My thanks to both Ian and Ian W. for the ideas...

    My thanks to both Ian and Ian W. for the ideas for replacements.
    I've investigated a bit more and found cheaper sources of silver steel here in NZ so I'll run with that.
    The Veritas plane rods are...
  41. Replacement rods for a Stanley 13-052 plough plane

    I recently acquired cheaply a Stanley 13-052 plough plane.
    However the rods that the fence slides on are rusty and pitted making it difficult to adjust the fence, so I want to replace them.
    This...
  42. NZ: Tool Chest with half set of Hollow & Round planes

    For people to look at - a tool chest on the NZ TradeMe website which features a set of Hollows & Rounds planes.
    See: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1809463955
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    I have the Starrett 150mm combination square in...

    I have the Starrett 150mm combination square in metric only markings.
    I find myself using the smaller Starrett square for lots of things, e.g. setting marking gauges, checking groove depths, etc....
  44. Yes, the person doesn't understand the dynamics...

    Yes, the person doesn't understand the dynamics of how TradeMe auctions for tools work.
    My personal recommendation to the seller would be to accept that it's high risk for anyone buying an auction...
  45. Extreme Case of inherited handtools nightmare

    On the NZ TradeMe site (= New Zealand's version of eBay) there are a bunch of for-sale postings featuring Stanley 45s, 55s, bench planes, etc.
    The person inherited all these from their father-in-law...
  46. Hi D.W. what's a "booth dealer"? It's not a term...

    Hi D.W. what's a "booth dealer"? It's not a term that I'm familiar with here in New Zealand
    Thanks, Paul
  47. BobL, this is the best set of advice I've seen...

    BobL,
    this is the best set of advice I've seen on this topic.
    Judging by the rubbish that's in the Tools section of the Antiques & Collectables part of the NZ TradeMe (=eBay) website the world is...
  48. As the poster who mentioned the idea of buying a...

    As the poster who mentioned the idea of buying a Veritas shooting board plane, I'll have to retract that idea given the prices as stated in the post above. $250 vs $500 makes it a reasonable...
  49. Buying a Stanley Type 51 as a user plane at the...

    Buying a Stanley Type 51 as a user plane at the auction prices in the 1st posting makes no sense to me when a Veritas Shooting Board plane can be bought new from axminster.co.uk for NZ $519 (= AU...
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    Hi, would you please let me know the model? code...

    Hi,
    would you please let me know the model? code for those Bosch blades? Would they fit an ordinary professional quality jigsaw in your opinion?
    Thanks
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