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  1. My wife and I migrated to Sydney 35 years ago...

    My wife and I migrated to Sydney 35 years ago from Cape Town. A few months in, my wife took her car to the local mechanic explaining that her hooter was not working. It was a while later that she...
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    Thanks for all the replies. They really helped...

    Thanks for all the replies. They really helped consolidate my thoughts. I shall comment further on these in a while.


    I found the original piece on the web: Chevron Oak Storage Console Table

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    Rick, that is a consideration. The only issue is...

    Rick, that is a consideration. The only issue is that it changes the flow of straight lines. But it is a good idea.

    Regards From Perth

    Derek
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    How to do these drawers?

    I am planning another build as a wedding gift, this time a niece. She picked out this entry hall table, which she wants in Jarrah.


    https://i.postimg.cc/RCY9BhMw/Jes_-Entry-Table.jpg

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    Mick, I was going to comment about the...

    Mick, I was going to comment about the interceptions. It seems to me that the Wallabies give away at least one, often two, tries every game through interceptions. The passes are woeful ... slow,...
  6. Without re-reading the entire thread, this one...

    Without re-reading the entire thread, this one may have been mentioned ...

    I have fantasized a workshop without powered equipment, and at the centre would be a Jointmaker tablesaw by Bridge City...
  7. AJ, as I mentioned earlier, my dust control...

    AJ, as I mentioned earlier, my dust control equipment is borderline compared to what is possible. I supplement the DC with overhead to a Festool CT26E and 2" hose. This captured a lot of the overhead...
  8. AJ, here are a few photos I took when I received...

    AJ, here are a few photos I took when I received my K3 about 2 years ago.

    The small shroud ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/x8r3gByS/7a.jpg

    The small hose ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/C1W9kFvC/9a.jpg
  9. AJ, at some stage I plan to increase the hose...

    AJ, at some stage I plan to increase the hose size to 150mm in mine. At the moment the dust control is not too bad via a 2 hp DC, but once I get a larger DC (next big purchase), this mod will be...
  10. Evan, I know you do boxes - that's why I...

    Evan, I know you do boxes - that's why I mentioned it :)

    Here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Raisingapanel.html

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Raisingapanel_html_3d5d8ae8.jpg...
  11. Hi Evan The strength of the Skew Rabbet Plane...

    Hi Evan

    The strength of the Skew Rabbet Plane lies in the ability to plane rebates both with- and across the grain. This also enables it to be a good choice for raised panels (as in box lids).
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    I have a Makita 4300BV, which must be over 20...

    I have a Makita 4300BV, which must be over 20 years old now. They don’t make them like this anymore - heavy and solid. I only use it for sawing ply for templates, but it works very well. The trick is...
  13. GORE WARNING There is a bandsaw equivalent to the SawStop,...

    There is a bandsaw equivalent to the SawStop, called BladeStop, and it is an Aussie invention ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=NiRegdech_E

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Cosman's "diamond" wheel :) ... ...

    Cosman's "diamond" wheel :) ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/CK9kPF6J/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-8-18.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Don't use more than a single coat on top (of...

    Don't use more than a single coat on top (of whatever oil you choose - Danish Oil is fine). No wax! The idea is to avoid a slippery surface. The sides, etc can have a few coats.

    Regards from Perth...
  16. A source for Ceramic disks for bandsaw guides

    I have a Hammer N4400 bandsaw. This uses steel European guides. Felder do sell a replacement set of ceramic guides, but they are very big $$$ in Oz. Ceramic guides would reduce heat and be capable of...
  17. I like the Record #044 and #043 (I have this...

    I like the Record #044 and #043 (I have this one), but would stick with the Veritas Small Plow since it is more versatile than the Record versions. There is a wider range of blades, of better...
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    Peter, I doubt that it will be an issue because...

    Peter, I doubt that it will be an issue because the expansion of all the wood pieces (all Jarrah) is the same. However, if you want to be absolutely stress-free about the glue-up, then "size" the end...
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    WEST AUST Thanks John. I will work out postage and get back...

    Thanks John. I will work out postage and get back to you.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Clay I would say that this is a good...

    Hi Clay

    I would say that this is a good example of a shop made tool, that is well made and no doubt useful. I would take pride in its ownership.

    The question is "what is it used for?". And, as...
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    WEST AUST Thanks John. You may change your mind with this...

    Thanks John. You may change your mind with this price drop - $285 (excluding postage and costs).

    I do not plan to go lower than this and would rather keep it. The work that goes into the design,...
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    WEST AUST Moxon Dovetail Vise

    Having recently built a new Moxon vise, my old one is now for sale. This has been completely refurbished, and is not only like new, but has all the features of my recent Moxon build.

    This Moxon...
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    For contrast, after that video, watch this one...

    For contrast, after that video, watch this one ...

    YouTube

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hey, be my guest :rolleyes: I was not the first,...

    Hey, be my guest :rolleyes: I was not the first, nor will I be the last, to receive poor service.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Lance That is likely a misprint, but just...

    Hi Lance

    That is likely a misprint, but just in case you want to use a router plane against the grain ... :)

    Many years ago I made a scraper blade for my router plane. It is simply a hex/allen...
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    Lance, it is interesting that back bevels have...

    Lance, it is interesting that back bevels have been around a long, long time yet, when I posted that article, I had not come across a single reference to using them with plough planes (regardless of...
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    Hi Matthew I would use Titebond Liquid Hide...

    Hi Matthew

    I would use Titebond Liquid Hide Glue. My preference now is “cork rubber”, but this can be harder to find and more expensive, rather than leather. I used leather very happily for many...
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    Mark, the "big bloke" is a clone of the Super...

    Mark, the "big bloke" is a clone of the Super Deputy, which was not available in Oz until recently (from Timbecon). Aldav was selling them. It works very well.

    Static is an issue in Perth in...
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    Easy Peasy, Lance :) I have posted on this...

    Easy Peasy, Lance :)

    I have posted on this before: to plane against the grain, especially interlocked wood where tearout is threatening, first knife in the sidewalls, then add a small 15 degree...
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    I recently had dealing with this seller. I cannot...

    I recently had dealing with this seller. I cannot recommend them. Stay away!

    I ordered and paid for two HSS Mujingfang blades to fit a Stanley #3 (44mm wide) on 24th July 2019. These arrived very...
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    While technically correct, this quotation from...

    While technically correct, this quotation from Veritas misses the point, and it does not answer the question raised at the start, "what is the difference "(in planes with the same high cutting...
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    Mark, I have had both the Dust Deputy and my...

    Mark, I have had both the Dust Deputy and my current small cyclone, the Dust Commander. There is nothing in it. The reason for changing is that the one I use is a carbon model, which is anti-static....
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    One on the vacuum cleaner ... ...

    One on the vacuum cleaner ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/d0Cg7BBN/Ca.jpg

    .. and the other on the DC ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/7hcm0m1T/DC6a.jpg

    Regards from Perth
  34. NEW I think that $3500 for an A3-31 with spiral heads...

    I think that $3500 for an A3-31 with spiral heads is a steal! That is about half new price.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    My experience has some similarities to those of...

    My experience has some similarities to those of Ian, but also some differences.

    All things held equal, the lowest cutting angle should leave the clearest surface. However there is so much in the...
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    N.S.W. Ian, are you back in Canada (Vancouver?)? Seems...

    Ian, are you back in Canada (Vancouver?)? Seems so ... recovering ... recovered?

    And here am I, in Sydney for the weekend ... Lynndy and I spending a couple of days with our son and his...
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    N.S.W. Hi Chipbreaker Ross will answer, but the...

    Hi Chipbreaker

    Ross will answer, but the reason for your issue is that this HSS blade is 3mm thick, which is greater than a standard Stanley blade (around 2mm thick). Some Stanley planes can...
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    N.S.W. I'll take it. PM me with postage costs to...

    I'll take it. PM me with postage costs to Rossmoyne, Perth (6148). And payment method.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Graeme, actually the "curve" referred to bow...

    Graeme, actually the "curve" referred to bow fronts, and not the dovetailed case sides, per se.

    The externally rounded dovetails began when the following coffee table was chosen by a nephew when...
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    Yvan, I searched via the Internet and could not...

    Yvan, I searched via the Internet and could not find a local source who sold Imperial sizes (the thread is 3/4"), so purchased from a USA-based seller (I cannot recall whom). Ironically, I wound up...
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    Mine are about 30mm. Where those "commercial...

    Mine are about 30mm. Where those "commercial units" made in the USA? I've seen some extremely thick examples there. What will determine the thickness of the timber is its flex. Jarrah is hard and...
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    I built this triangulated stand for a mini lathe,...

    I built this triangulated stand for a mini lathe, however it was a battleship which could carry a full size vicmarc ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/DZ5YryFs/Lathebench-complete.jpg

    Built from a 8" x...
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    I should have stated, "All BU bench planes have a...

    I should have stated, "All BU bench planes have a primary of 25 degrees and a secondary of 50 degrees. See here for explanation. All low angle block planes receive a 25 degree primary bevel, which is...
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    WEST AUST HI Johnno I'll take the convex spokeshave (the...

    HI Johnno

    I'll take the convex spokeshave (the lower spokeshave on the far right, or the lower spokeshave below)
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    Regardless of steel ... All bevel down planes...

    Regardless of steel ...

    All bevel down planes (irrespective of bed angle) and bench chisels at 30 degrees.

    All bevel up planes have a primary of 25 degrees and a secondary of 50 degrees...
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    Hi Adam The reason I dropped the side...

    Hi Adam

    The reason I dropped the side alignment square (ala David Barron) is that I found it limiting. The Barron board (which, incidentally, is not his design) only works for boards that are...
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    Chris, thanks for the links. I did many searches...

    Chris, thanks for the links. I did many searches without coming up with a lead.

    The ACME link appears to sell only in 12 foot lengths: $645 (I have 2 x 12" lengths, which would cost $108...
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    Tom is in the USA. Acme threads and cast iron...

    Tom is in the USA. Acme threads and cast iron wheels are common place there. I could not find a seller in Oz. Tom accessed and shipped a set to me. Possibly not quite in BenchCrafted territory (but...
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    The Last Moxon Dovetail Vise

    Many of my projects involve bow fronts, which result in compound angle dovetails ...


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/HTFinalPictures_html_m6d1c0de1.jpg


    I do enjoy building furniture...
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    I have a single Berg iron. It is perhaps the...

    I have a single Berg iron. It is perhaps the hardest blade (in a woodie) I have ever come across. I doubt that it is typical.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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