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    I purchased an Opteco flat top rip blade from...

    I purchased an Opteco flat top rip blade from Cutting Edge Saws in Kirrawee some 2 years ago. They fitted the blade with a 5/8" bushing which seems to have been pressed into the larger arbor. ...
  2. Thread: Learn to Turn

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    SOLD: I'll take it, thank you. Cheers, Yvan

    I'll take it, thank you.

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Couldn't hear, what did you say?!?? :D

    Couldn't hear, what did you say?!?? :D
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    Somehow this reminds me of the Bob Dylan song...

    Somehow this reminds me of the Bob Dylan song "With God our Our Side"

    Cheers,
    Yvan
  5. I have found that a first pass with a cloth and...

    I have found that a first pass with a cloth and metho will remove the worst of the dusty crud before the steel wool and turps/BLO treatment. A pre-wash so-to-speak!

    Preserving the patina remains...
  6. Thread: Harmonica combs

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    Reminds me of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee!!!

    Reminds me of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee!!!
  7. Thread: Bloody scam calls

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    I have been very lucky this week! One call from...

    I have been very lucky this week! One call from Cuba, the second from Romania and the last one from NZ !!!
    All three showed the international area code and only part of the caller's remaining #......
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    I have used Sikkens Cetol on the exterior side of...

    I have used Sikkens Cetol on the exterior side of windows with excellent results.

    Sikkens's website covers the properties and uses of their various products, interior and exterior.

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    For a minute there, I thought he was referring to...

    For a minute there, I thought he was referring to wasabi and was wondering what effect it would give on one's finish !?!?! :D
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    Hi Ian, Yep, I have to agree with you !!! I...

    Hi Ian,

    Yep, I have to agree with you !!!

    I am simply wondering what the long term and long lasting impact Corvid will have on international transport after hearing how much the costs of...
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    Where do they source the casings? Cheers, Yvan

    Where do they source the casings?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    What a beauty & thanks for the lead re pizza...

    What a beauty & thanks for the lead re pizza napoletana fatta in casa! Very good explanation on making pizza dough.
    Makes me hungry just typing it !!!!:D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Waiting in Anticipation...

    Earlier this week, I received an email from FWW, "signed" by Michael Pekovich no less :rolleyes:, outlining some of the content in the forthcoming issue of the magazine.

    I answered his email as...
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    I am patiently waiting for a new term to describe...

    I am patiently waiting for a new term to describe the female of our species in everyday English given that the current one contains the syllable
    m-a-n in it. I'm leaning toward something like...
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    I have yet to test the use of "Lance's Skin Glue"...

    I have yet to test the use of "Lance's Skin Glue" but I will make sure it is dewaxed shellac to avoid contamination.
    Will report in due course! :D

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    What a difference the addition of these springs...

    What a difference the addition of these springs would make to the vise!
    Stored the idea in the memory box!!

    Cheers
    Yvan
  17. Thread: Simon's New Shed

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    Woohooo !!!!

    Woohooo !!!!
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    Unable to attend....again! All the best Yvan

    Unable to attend....again!

    All the best

    Yvan
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    The lollipops are on back order...will be...

    The lollipops are on back order...will be available with the rest of the vaccines, sometime in the future!!!
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    Optimark, thanks for all this information! I...

    Optimark, thanks for all this information! I would have been a tad hesitant had I sread it when we were in the process of selecting an electric HWS:D

    Our Sanden was installed in 2013 so it would...
  21. Thread: Do you remember

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    This is most intriguing Handyjack! May I ask...

    This is most intriguing Handyjack! May I ask what the circumstances may have been for your father to travel East rather than finding a friendly country in Europe?

    Yvan
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    Thanks Barri, much appreciated! It solves my...

    Thanks Barri, much appreciated! It solves my confusion. The enclosed list is most informative.

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Hi Phil, Could you show the actual locking...

    Hi Phil,

    Could you show the actual locking grid (or a drawing of it) which, presumably, "sits on the drawer's bottom please?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Sorry Barri, I'm a bit confused...havabeer69...

    Sorry Barri, I'm a bit confused...havabeer69 suggests the Freud 8-in set suits the Sawstop which seems to be what Sawstop USA itself recommends. Am I understanding that you think it is a great...
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    Hi Jay, The sandpaper road is a good move!...

    Hi Jay,
    The sandpaper road is a good move! Simple and inexpensive. It will also give you a sort of tactile feeling for the grits you'll be using!
    It started me on the free-hand sharpening path
    ...
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    Derek, now that you have mentioned it, I have...

    Derek, now that you have mentioned it, I have just checked and found that I have not received the last 3 issues....

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Doug, very much appreciated! Cheers, Yvan ...

    Doug, very much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Yvan

    - - - Updated - - -


    Doug, very much appreciated!
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    WP, Some of Stavros Gakos's Youtube offerings...

    WP,

    Some of Stavros Gakos's Youtube offerings may show how he profiles a blade?
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    Tanks for that Uncle Al. I hope the sharpening...

    Tanks for that Uncle Al. I hope the sharpening service survives!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a...

    Forgive my ignorance, what does "collapse" in a timber mean?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Has Cutting Edge Saws Closed its Doors?

    I purchased a flat top rip blade from Cutting Edge Saws in Kirrawee some 18 months or so ago and wanted to visit their website to see what other blades they sell.

    The business is still "listed" on...
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    Unfortunately I'll have to pass. Work...

    Unfortunately I'll have to pass. Work interference!

    Happy Friday prattle!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Fergiz01, I use a shallow plastic serving tray...

    Fergiz01,
    I use a shallow plastic serving tray (approx 500mm x 350mm) with anti-slip matting to stop it sliding around on my work bench.
    The sharpening stone holders I use stop the stones sliding...
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    Lance, Maybe an el cheapo high density plastic...

    Lance,

    Maybe an el cheapo high density plastic chopping board cut to size could do the trick as a backing?

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    So, what's the problem WP? :D

    So, what's the problem WP? :D
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    Warb, ".....We constantly hear that "nobody...

    Warb,

    ".....We constantly hear that "nobody can get the vaccine", but in our area at least AZ is freely available - it's just that nobody wants it! ..."

    Hmmm, I don't recall my parents being...
  37. Thread: Website Address?

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    Website Address?

    I tried to access Jim Davey's website and keep on getting the message "Error 404 this site is not found".

    Is it me or has Jim's website address changed?

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. ...

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Much appreciated and most useful.

    BobL's advice to keep the chain sharp to make it easier on the actual saw make a lot of sense.
    As I have no...
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    Electric Chainsaw - Corded or Battery

    I am in need of a small chainsaw to cut over-long fire wood and other bits & pieces in our garden.
    I do not anticipate cutting anything bigger than 200mm diameter, absolute max and thought that an...
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    For Grumpy John! I'm afraid I don't know how...

    For Grumpy John!

    I'm afraid I don't know how to rotate the pics the right way...

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    MrBush, what drew us first to the Sanden is the...

    MrBush, what drew us first to the Sanden is the fact that the gas is CO2.
    We also selected the slim & tall cylinder rather than the fatter squatter option.

    Happy campers!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    MrBush, we've had a Sanden unit for the past...

    MrBush, we've had a Sanden unit for the past eight years with no regrets whatsoever.
    Very efficient and the unit is almost silent.
    Our system will switch off when the filter gets dirty. ...
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    Hmm, I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses...

    Hmm,

    I'll check with me dentist !!! He uses some fancy resins to fill holes and hardens them up with some sort of a torch/zapper :D
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    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with...

    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with 400/600P wet & dry sandpaper then a wipe down with a clean cloth and a final "clean" with metho.
    It works well but I am always worried that the mix...
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    What a memory to remember where you had seen a...

    What a memory to remember where you had seen a similar chisel mentioned!

    Cheers
    Yvan
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    Hi Albert, Thanks for the tour! Could you...

    Hi Albert,

    Thanks for the tour!

    Could you please expand a bit and outline what sort of "goods" are produced in your workshop please?
    I have already figured out that all this machinery would be...
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    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the...

    Microfibre +methylated spirit seems to do the trick for me!
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    Bow Saw to cut Dovetails

    Whenever I see a bow saw I think of Frank Klausz cutting dovetails:

    YouTube "Dovetails for Drawers the European Way" at 2' 05"

    The size of his saw doesn't seem to stop him!!!


    Cheers,...
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    Will miss this one...again Nothing exciting:...

    Will miss this one...again

    Nothing exciting: going to the dentist!!!

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Very interesting discussion! After maintenance...

    Very interesting discussion!

    After maintenance sharpening my kitchen knives on 2 waterstones - 2000 then 5000G - I strop them on leather coated with green compound.

    I then "revive" their edge...
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