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  1. Andrew and Paul, thank you very much. Yes, I...

    Andrew and Paul, thank you very much.
    Yes, I really should get active in the TTTG. I used to go to the annual sale for the Melbourne mob, and have gone to the Sydney mob sale once. Thanks for the...
  2. thanks Iam

    thanks Iam
  3. Thanks Rob

    Thanks Rob
  4. Antique old/collectable tool boxes for carpentry and joinery

    Hey all, its been a long time since I was an active member. So, G'day to you all.

    I've decided that I want and need to house my tools in appropriate storage for antique tools.

    I started buying...
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    I agree Keano. Dom, what surface treatment did...

    I agree Keano.

    Dom, what surface treatment did you use? e.g oil, ?
  6. convert traditional surf lifesaving boat to sail

    Hey all,
    Been a while since I've posted, G'day to all.

    In short, can classic surf lifesaving boat convert to sail and be a good performer?

    In more detail:

    I have a 12' 6" classic timber,...
  7. thanks all, I'll pass it on. greatly appreciated.

    thanks all, I'll pass it on.
    greatly appreciated.
  8. remove enamel paint on French polished side table

    hey all,
    I'm asking for a friend about a piece of furniture I haven't seen.
    "how do I remove enamel paint from a 100 plus year old French polished side table".

    I've certainly never come across...
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    Thank you all.

    Thank you all.
  10. Don't use dowels mate, full length tenons add so...

    Don't use dowels mate, full length tenons add so much strength, a tight fitting tenon all the way through just has a) more surface ares for glue, plus b) each tenon, tightly fitted offers a...
  11. Hey all, thanks for the replies. I thought that...

    Hey all, thanks for the replies.
    I thought that the F rating, as per Graeham's post only related to timber in construction uses. But maybe it's shear strength parallel to the grain as per Two Sheds...
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    Yes. Its one of those tricks where when you see...

    Yes. Its one of those tricks where when you see it done, it is so freaking simple.
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    Japanese chisels - ferrule question

    Hey all,
    The inside of Japanese chisel ferrules are beveled. Does the wider end go on up or down on the handle top end? Mie handles are nicely mushroomed, id have to saw the mushroom off to get...
  14. You win a detective badge. What a simple...

    You win a detective badge. What a simple solution, and judging by all the 78's out there missing parts, a solution not widely known. Well done! I added to your reputation, but made a typo "detective...
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    If you can pull to get a flat, you can push to...

    If you can pull to get a flat, you can push to get a flat. I'd suggest that you get some soft to medium hardness timber and, mark a line and forget about making it flat. Even close your eyes. Just...
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    Nah man, do not give up. Go full bore and keep at...

    Nah man, do not give up. Go full bore and keep at it, you'll get there. Try, try, try again, fanatics are what keeps old tools living.
  17. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    45 pounds, damn did you get a freaking bargain!

    45 pounds, damn did you get a freaking bargain!
  18. If I think it is going to be a drama I either a)...

    If I think it is going to be a drama I either a) spray it with those cooking oil sprays, or if that's run out, b) chuck a bit of clingwrap around the clamp. I don't get too precious about it, but...
  19. Between your pics and the crappy phone I'm...

    Between your pics and the crappy phone I'm looking at them on I can't really tell. If you have (and you say you have done lots of sanding) gone thru the grits, removing one lot of grit marks after...
  20. Property describing the characteristics of timber splitting

    Hey all,
    Sorry for asking this question, I should know but I can't recall, what is the term for the technical property that describes the strength of timber to resist splitting along the grain....
  21. Did my word turning course. I've not been doing...

    Did my word turning course. I've not been doing much ww, transient lifestyle, stuff in storage, different kinda life... but I'm waiting on a spotted gum load to come into the timber yard, about 2...
  22. Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be...

    Ian, I'm happy with Spotty gum because it'll be pretty indestructible, but that might also be a weakness as it'll resist mushrooming, which keeps ferrules tight.... Swings and roundabouts.
  23. Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for...

    Thanks Ross and Paul, I'll keep my eye out for that thicker stuff if I decide to go down that route.
  24. Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum...

    Ian, I'm currently planning on using Spotted Gum is I can get it in the larger size I need for my big hands. Basically it's stair risers stock. There is enough availability that I can pick a 1/4 sawn...
  25. Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope...

    Colin62, be careful mate, it's a slippery slope and when you get started, often it's just a wild and unending ride. But, damn, man, the ride is worth it! In the end you'll be bearded with the beard...
  26. Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and...

    Bushmiller, thanks mate, greatly appreciated and that goes a long way to helping me clarifying the issue. I'll rethink the matter and remeasure the ferrules on my old chisels. Goodonya
  27. Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal...

    Ian, George Weston and the other non-ferrus metal supplier whose name I've forgotten only stock material up to a 1.63mm wall thickness. I can't find any supplier that has a thicker wall. All my...
  28. Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used...

    Bushmiller, do you know what brass stock was used for the ferrules in that photo you posted?
  29. Hey all. I'm thinking of making new ferrules for...

    Hey all. I'm thinking of making new ferrules for my new handles. The brass pipe stock I can find is 25.4mm, wall thickness 1.63mm, hard drawn. I'd prefer a larger wall thickness, but can not find it....
  30. I wouldn't know the difference between any of...

    I wouldn't know the difference between any of those fabrics. I'm starting the process of figuring this out.
  31. I havent come across precoated dacron yet. Will...

    I havent come across precoated dacron yet. Will look for it.
  32. White Cloud - I'm really interested in your "own...

    White Cloud - I'm really interested in your "own recipie" for timber treatment. I'd like to do more of it myself, but finding a starting point and the theory behind it has been impossible for me. ...
  33. Hello White Cloud, thanks for participating, and...

    Hello White Cloud, thanks for participating, and I'll stay aware that you have wifi rarely. Yes, at the moment I intend to mix traditional and contemporary ways and means.
  34. Question 2 is about finishing the...

    Question 2 is about finishing the dacron/polyester fabric.
    Finishing options seems to be - a) leave unfinished, b) finish with a mylar film, c) exterior paint, d) varnish, e) skim coat with poly...
  35. Have you needed to re oil?

    Have you needed to re oil?
  36. Bob did you use pure tung oil or a mix with polyu...

    Bob did you use pure tung oil or a mix with polyu added?
  37. Question - what finishes are used on the timber?...

    Question - what finishes are used on the timber? I assume it's either natural oil, uv stabilised polyurethane varnish or uv polyurethane varnish over an exopy encapsulated timber work. ????
    Natural...
  38. a questions and discussion thread for skin on frame kayaks/canoes building

    Hey all,
    I'm starting the research phase on skin on frame building, and wondered if some of you would help me when I have questions? It might be a helpful thread for others starting out on SOF...
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    Thanks mate

    Thanks mate
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    Help with starting points - skin on frame

    Hey all,
    I'm considering doing a skin on frame canoe, but I don't even know where to start. E.g. what is the material for the skin. Can anyone help me with any websites that would be a good...
  41. Wheelin', sharp objects on planes is kinda my...

    Wheelin', sharp objects on planes is kinda my speciality!
  42. Hey wheeling! I'm thinking that I'll hold Pat's...

    Hey wheeling! I'm thinking that I'll hold Pat's offer till after the course. I reckon that would 'dovetail' 😁 nicely. Hello Pat, see you August?
    There have been great considerations raised so far. ...
  43. Apologies for the rubbish photo. Left is very...

    Apologies for the rubbish photo. Left is very early Ward socketed handle, middle is pinned top ferrule, right is mystery chisel with a leather washer in place of the top ferrule. Each would have it's...
  44. It's the meandering nature of the forum that is...

    It's the meandering nature of the forum that is its strength.
    My hand just fits in a 120mm handle (measured between ferrules), and most bench set handles are sized are 100 - 110 mm. So for my bench...
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    Spotted gum's properties and availability make it...

    Spotted gum's properties and availability make it a go to timber for handles. Here's wishing you satisfying poundings in the future...
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    Thanks mate, I'll call it a Frankenstein chisel. ...

    Thanks mate, I'll call it a Frankenstein chisel.
    The pic of Vladimir is to remind me to be careful of great ideas that come knocking on the door, they might be great in theory, but not in practice....
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    Thanks blokes, much appreciated. Dick - the...

    Thanks blokes, much appreciated.
    Dick - the blade isn't stamped with Titan, did they only put a decal on for those ones? The other Titans I've got are all stamped, with no decal (worn off I assume).
  48. As simple as that hey?

    As simple as that hey?
  49. Rehandling chisels - patterns/templates wanted

    Hey all,
    I've been off this forum for a few years, so hello old friends and welcome to new ones.

    I have some chisels that I want to rehandle.
    I'm looking for pics or templates that I can use....
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    Here is one by Charles Taylor's Sheffield tools...

    Here is one by Charles Taylor's Sheffield tools ltd. Does anyone know what the reverse side (back) should be? This one is socketed, but it's been used as a cold chisel, and I'm undecided if I should...
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