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    Hi Matt and Ian. I was hoping I would win the...

    Hi Matt and Ian. I was hoping I would win the "ugly" prize, I agree it's pretty bad. I have not actually tried it, but the hammer and anvil seem to work okay.
  2. N.S.W. Thanks YJ. Payment sent

    Thanks YJ. Payment sent
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    Hi all. Please see below, for your amusement ...

    Hi all. Please see below, for your amusement

    Yes it's a #77
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    Yes it's plastic
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    And a lovely shade of blue
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    Can I send you a small hammer? That should deal...

    Can I send you a small hammer? That should deal with lateral adjustments :D

    Enjoy the resto, hopefully you get some better help than what I have offered!
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    Thanks for posting Andy. Great progress. An old...

    Thanks for posting Andy. Great progress. An old boss of mine used to keep an eye out for hard rubbish days and old beds on the piles. He picked up lots of beautiful Oregon (bed rails) and Tasmanian...
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    Hi Nathan. Coming together nicely. Love the...

    Hi Nathan. Coming together nicely. Love the timbers.
  7. N.S.W. Hi YJ. I'll take the King 300 if you can post to...

    Hi YJ. I'll take the King 300 if you can post to 3791. Thanks
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    Thanks Graham for photos (and Matt for fixing...

    Thanks Graham for photos (and Matt for fixing them). I was hoping you might be doing something like that. I have made some initial contact with our local (ish) tool preservation mob but not yet been...
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    Hi Graham. The boxes look great. Can you...

    Hi Graham. The boxes look great. Can you elaborate a little more on what you mean by displays etc? It sounds most intriguing.
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    Hi B. Way off topic but I think you were looking...

    Hi B. Way off topic but I think you were looking for saw files a little while ago. I just bought some Pferd ones from AA Industrial in Bayswater. Quite small ones are available.
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    Hi H. I have a rebadged SB10 and I think the SB12...

    Hi H. I have a rebadged SB10 and I think the SB12 would be a far better saw than either of them. Cast iron table and wings, bigger motor (mine is 3hp), bigger table top, longer fence etc. Comparing...
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    WP. I agree with Matt. The Eclipse are usually...

    WP. I agree with Matt. The Eclipse are usually priced pretty reasonably but I was very interesred in IanW and Busmillers discussion about where they set their saws. I always do mine in the vice so...
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    Thanks Paul. I like the glow the FM has and this...

    Thanks Paul. I like the glow the FM has and this does remind me of the brightness of the LN handles. Paul Sellars also made some with Yew recently and they looked great, having a more prominent grain...
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    Thanks CT. I have put the bead on in the past...

    Thanks CT. I have put the bead on in the past just "because I can". Maybe choosing not to do it shows I am maturing as a woodturner. :rolleyes:
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    In my defense P. I saw the idea in an old...

    In my defense P. I saw the idea in an old woodworking book
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    Thanks Andy. Have you finished the tool cupboard...

    Thanks Andy. Have you finished the tool cupboard yet? Any more updates coming?
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    Thanks Ian. This was the last plane that I felt...

    Thanks Ian. This was the last plane that I felt needed handles replaced and I'm glad to have them turn out nicely. I didn't bother with the bead in the base of the knob and it probably looks better...
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    Thanks John and Tom. I quite like the contrast...

    Thanks John and Tom. I quite like the contrast with my other darker handles.
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    Fijian Mahogany for tote and knob

    Hi all. I have been slowly repairing an old chair and bought a plank of Fijian Mahogany to make repairs with. This was not a perfect match to the original Mahogany but I am hoping to blend in the...
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    Hi Graham. Does your Disston star saw set get...

    Hi Graham. Does your Disston star saw set get much use? Do you find jt easier than the handled ones?
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    Here are another couple of saw sets to add to the...

    Here are another couple of saw sets to add to the collective wisdom of us all :D

    Apex Morrill (or Morrill Apex?)

    The casting inside the handle is lovely
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    Or really special, depending...
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    Hi Adam. I have a few saw sets and though not an...

    Hi Adam. I have a few saw sets and though not an expert, I think they all work fine. The brass coloured Somax was my first (I have filed it's plunger down for small teeth - Paul Sellars had a good...
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    Here you go R. Cap iron side 515075 Frog...

    Here you go R.

    Cap iron side
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    Frog side
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  24. N.S.W. Hi Tom, I'll take the Marples and Peugeot...

    Hi Tom,
    I'll take the Marples and Peugeot blades. I can resist no longer :D.
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    Great work CK. Nice to be able to bring home more...

    Great work CK. Nice to be able to bring home more than photos! Same thing happened with my adjustable handle on my crosscut saw. Had to redo threaded rod.
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    Wishing you all the best too Ian.

    Wishing you all the best too Ian.
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    Looking good Lyle. Are you using a saw vice to...

    Looking good Lyle. Are you using a saw vice to hold the saw? Are you happy with the Veritas angle guide?
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    I probably should apologise for hijacking the...

    I probably should apologise for hijacking the thread. Appreciate your research on my behalf Ian. Looking again at the handles, they are lovely.
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    Thanks CT. Please see photos below This looks...

    Thanks CT. Please see photos below

    This looks like a "Y" to me but "Made in U.S.A." pretty obvious too. ???
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    I would say this is the lamination line? Just bisecting the bottom of the...
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    Hi CT. Here is the sticker 514855 Not much...

    Hi CT. Here is the sticker

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    Not much of it left but looks like a Record label to me

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    The rest of the plane seems to match. Any ideas on the age of this blade?
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    Hi SB. I would love to have it. Can it be...

    Hi SB. I would love to have it. Can it be somewhat broken down to post?
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    Hi WS. Nice work. I have found that clamping a...

    Hi WS. Nice work. I have found that clamping a piece of scrap wood and some sandpaper onto the the saw bolt head can help stop it spinning and allow you to undo the nut. Scrap of wood just needs to...
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    Hi CT and IanW. Are you two still talking about...

    Hi CT and IanW. Are you two still talking about my plane? The photo is of a Made in USA Stanley #4C (according to the base). The handle has a Record sticker on it (on the top, blue oval) and maybe...
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    Thanks David.

    Thanks David.
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    Here's a photo. 514648 This one lives in...

    Here's a photo.

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    This one lives in the Ute, so not in as fettled state as most of my others
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    Hi there. Your jig is not bad. I would add a...

    Hi there. Your jig is not bad. I would add a false fence to the SCMS, screw the 90 fence to that and use clamp to hold while cutting. This will support the end of the plinth block. Or cut on a...
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    I have a US Stanley #4 with a corrugated sole...

    I have a US Stanley #4 with a corrugated sole that has a Record tote (blue oval sticker on top of the handle) and, I assume, Stanley knob. The tote has particularily obvious dark lines striped...
  38. The two guys who run the big place on the Bass...

    The two guys who run the big place on the Bass Hwy (Bass Bazaar?) have some tools too. I left behind a reasonable Record #4 last time I was there. Should have bought it but.....
  39. Hi GV. Maybe "Funky Pickers" might have...

    Hi GV. Maybe "Funky Pickers" might have something. Their prices aren't too bad but it would probably have to be fixed up.
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    Thanks IanW and MT. I did check the plane...

    Thanks IanW and MT. I did check the plane shavings for odour and couldn't smell anything. Sawdust didn't give away anything either (but I'm not in the habit of sniffing sawdust too closely). I know...
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    Nice Colin. The plastic seems to hold up well....

    Nice Colin. The plastic seems to hold up well. Nice to have some of your dad's tools too.
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    Not a fan then........? :wink:

    Not a fan then........? :wink:
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    Hi C. You are in the right place here. Part of...

    Hi C. You are in the right place here. Part of the enjoyment for me comes from getting a rusty chunk of metal back in working order. And this keeps the intial purchase price low. And as mentioned...
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    Hi Rick. I have some Canadian made Disstons and...

    Hi Rick. I have some Canadian made Disstons and they are supposed to be the equal of the USA ones. I have one Canadian Stanley waiting restoration, I can have a look at it's handle soon. Can you date...
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    Thanks Paul. Your resources are extensive...

    Thanks Paul. Your resources are extensive (especially for non Atkins stuff :D). I will check my blade for taper but I don't think mine ever had a "plastic coated blade". It appears that brass screws...
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    Thanks Tom and Ian. SG I think your plastic...

    Thanks Tom and Ian. SG I think your plastic handles look, dare I say it, better than my timber one. Never thought of using all four fingers to grip mine, maybe that would help. If I still had my EJ...
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    Hi P. Thanks for that

    Hi P. Thanks for that
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    Hi Bob. That's what I am used too, a much browner...

    Hi Bob. That's what I am used too, a much browner type of grain. The guy I got it from milled it himself so I am thinking that something else got mixed in. Hard to tell weathered grey apart
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    Set was still okay so didn't alter it. As to...

    Set was still okay so didn't alter it. As to screeching, I am still yet to have this happen. Maybe it is the plywood saw holder I made (or maybe I am starting to lose some of the upper register of...
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    514537 Sharpening done. Kept the 15 rake and...

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    Sharpening done. Kept the 15 rake and increased fleam to 20. Used a well used Bahco file but cleaned it first with a file brush. Sharpened really quickly, one stroke mostly enough, maybe...
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