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    Hi BB. I found one nice Disston at our local tip...

    Hi BB. I found one nice Disston at our local tip shop, well it's nice now :D. Checked every so often since but nothing seems to be added to the pile. Nice work with yours.
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    Hi A. J hooks are still up in my workshop but now...

    Hi A. J hooks are still up in my workshop but now they are a little empty. It gets tiresome having to take off 3 saws to get to thr 4th one in tbe pile. I understand your completly altruistic...
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    I agree about the quietness of timber (or in my...

    I agree about the quietness of timber (or in my case plywood) jaws. In my early reading on the subject much was written about the height of the teeth above tbe jaws. "The lower the better" because it...
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    Good news. Opened up my 1st box of Aldi (Ferrex)...

    Good news. Opened up my 1st box of Aldi (Ferrex) brad point bits and the one I used was fine. So far so good :?
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    Enjoy. I too have heard good things.

    Enjoy. I too have heard good things.
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    Hi Rob. I am no expert necessarily and I was...

    Hi Rob. I am no expert necessarily and I was determined to grind freehand. With practice I got pretty good at nearly all profiles except fingernail on my bowl gouge. I built a plywood version of the...
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    Hi FM. So what is it? The handles look lovely,...

    Hi FM. So what is it? The handles look lovely, cherry?
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    Thanks Tom, Ian and Matt. I was also thinking...

    Thanks Tom, Ian and Matt. I was also thinking along the lines of adding another rail in the top left section. And removing some of the extraneous slotted bits. Previously the saws were on 5 different...
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    501128 There has been some progress. And some...

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    There has been some progress. And some learning along the way. The "carcase" has been assembled and glued for posterity. The saw "racks" have been cut and installed (thank goodness for...
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    Hi HS. Always best to dress both faces. What if...

    Hi HS. Always best to dress both faces. What if you leave finishing the out side until the end, only to get tearout that you cant hide? Finding this out before you start just makes the decision of...
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    Hi Jay. Not from Sydney but your local Bunnings...

    Hi Jay. Not from Sydney but your local Bunnings should have them. They will only be 50mm thick though.
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    Hi G. Easy enough to do. Find one edge that is...

    Hi G. Easy enough to do. Find one edge that is straight (this will become your datum - longest length is best, so one of the 1200mm sides) and square off this across the two shorter ends (I use a...
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    This may come as a surprise to some but only...

    This may come as a surprise to some but only yesterday did I have a good look at the backsaw.net website. I have signed up but still awaiting approval. Saw some familiar names there (IanW, derekcohen...
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    Hi Tom. I have seen quite a few brass bodied ...

    Hi Tom. I have seen quite a few brass bodied #71/ 71+1/2 router planes for sale. Apparently all copies
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    Hi Paul. Stuck inside waiting for the NBN man so...

    Hi Paul. Stuck inside waiting for the NBN man so googled a little (thank goodness for mobile data)!! I don't have the leapfrog stamp and I dont have the dowel. But I did see that S + J had a...
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    Hi A. Paper backed. Either Makita, Norton or...

    Hi A. Paper backed. Either Makita, Norton or Flexovit (whatever's available really)
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    Hi Paul. 10" blade with Spearior as part of the...

    Hi Paul. 10" blade with Spearior as part of the etch and "Spearior" (with quotation marks) on the handle (but very faint now). Lambs tongue would have been nice! I will check for the leapfrog, will...
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    I agree AB. Nice to hear from you again.

    I agree AB. Nice to hear from you again.
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    Seems to work a treat! Well done. I will add this...

    Seems to work a treat! Well done. I will add this to my list of "round tuit's" :D
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    Hi L. I can recommend the DeWalt 621 router (not...

    Hi L. I can recommend the DeWalt 621 router (not the 621-XE just 621). Seems to fit all your requirements spec wise and I have had mine for a while now. I mostly use it for trenching stair stringers...
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    Hi WH and A. I too have the same Bosch sander....

    Hi WH and A. I too have the same Bosch sander. Great machine but I have had to replace the 5"pad, the discs stopped sticking to it. Very little vibration
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    Hi Matt. I recently cleaned up a couple of old...

    Hi Matt. I recently cleaned up a couple of old oilstones by soaking them in a kerosene bath. It stunk but worked really well. Turned out one was red under all the muck and may be an india stone. The...
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    Hi Ian.The #78 did really well at making the...

    Hi Ian.The #78 did really well at making the shoulder and cheek square to each other but it smashed its way through the cross grain. Finishing it off with a wooden skewed rebate plane was, on the...
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    I think this will just be a saw till

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    Things are starting to take shape now. I have spent a bit of time with my Stanley #78 making the rebates on the ends of the shelves and the dividers. The Oregon is very dry and chippy, I...
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    At this stage I seem to come across more S+J saws...

    At this stage I seem to come across more S+J saws than Disston and I only have a few of the earlier ones. I do like the apple handles, they feel better than beech. And I find that Disstons are...
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    Hi Tom. All the S+J saws I have are made from...

    Hi Tom. All the S+J saws I have are made from lovely steel. Easy to sharpen and hold an edge well. I think they live in a bit of a Disston shadow. Is that Millers Falls plane in the background? And...
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    Hi John. I have seen some Sandvick tenon saws...

    Hi John. I have seen some Sandvick tenon saws with wooden handles and some pretty detailed carving, not just wheat.
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    Thanks Graham and Tom. Looks like my saw is the...

    Thanks Graham and Tom. Looks like my saw is the "missing link" between the 30's and the 60's. Great images. Saw feels very nice in the hand and has some definite heft. Prices are reasonable too...
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    Hi BEM. You are not wrong! Since my family have...

    Hi BEM. You are not wrong! Since my family have discovered the big tubs we eat even more. And they are too handy to throw out. Although they are starting to take over my bench :D
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    Thanks Ian. Yes ding is minor and blade was...

    Thanks Ian. Yes ding is minor and blade was actually pretty sharp. Don't think my holes are from borer, just marks of life. I do have some holes in a couple of my moulding planes, hoping my 3 in 1...
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    Bother. I haven't used mine yet.......and I...

    Bother. I haven't used mine yet.......and I bought 2 sets because they were such a "good" deal.
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    No worries John. I think the hijacks can end up...

    No worries John. I think the hijacks can end up being just as interesting (but the whole rum thing has never really tickled my fancy, I probably need to add the shavings)
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    Hi CK. Card scraper for the handle and then a...

    Hi CK. Card scraper for the handle and then a scrub with Methylated Spirits and coarse steel wool. If you look closely you can still see small flecks here and there, these can only really come out at...
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    A new little saw

    Hi all. Seeing as it was that time of the year I have done a little ebay shopping. I spotted this little gem

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    After a little clean up it looks like this

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    I am keen to know a...
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    Hi all. This may be encouraging for those waiting for their copy of FWW. My Aug/Sept issue of Fine Homebuilding came yesterday. Yaay!!
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    That was brilliant Matt. Not only acknowledged my...

    That was brilliant Matt. Not only acknowledged my joke but made it even better. Genius!! :D
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    Beautiful Ian, just beautiful! And they work!!...

    Beautiful Ian, just beautiful! And they work!! Re. making last plane, what will you do with shed time then? Clean up???
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    Rip or crosscut?

    Rip or crosscut?
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    Hi CK and CT. I like the sound of both ideas!! CT...

    Hi CK and CT. I like the sound of both ideas!! CT I was thinking you might recognise some of the shavings but my new #3 makes shavings that are too thin and see through :D.
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    Thanks Matt and Ian. I once saw a photo of a guy...

    Thanks Matt and Ian. I once saw a photo of a guy (I now think it was Peter Follansbee) planing at his work bench and the pile of shavings on the floor, at the end, was at least as high as the top of...
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    500588 Hi all. Things have progressed a little...

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    Hi all. Things have progressed a little further. The above photo shows the sides in the leg vise getting their bottom tails cut out. The wider shelves were glued up last night and one face...
  42. Great video CP! Nice to have assumptions tested...

    Great video CP! Nice to have assumptions tested now and again
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    Hi David. I just watched your video about...

    Hi David. I just watched your video about flattening a #6. Thanks for making it. Most helpful.
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    Nice plane floats Bob. Are they commercially...

    Nice plane floats Bob. Are they commercially available or shop made?
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    Amen!

    Amen!
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    Love that story. I just finished making a little...

    Love that story. I just finished making a little pencil case for one of my daughters from timber rescued from a recent kitchen demo and left evidence of a nail on the underside of the lid. Working...
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    Thanks ian. You have brightened up my lockdown...

    Thanks ian. You have brightened up my lockdown day! Are the drawer fronts bull oak? Hairy oak? Lace she oak? Lovely big blade on the thumbhole saw too
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    I was talking more about what's in the plane till...

    I was talking more about what's in the plane till :)
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    Hi Mike. LOOOOVE the grain! Do you know what it...

    Hi Mike. LOOOOVE the grain! Do you know what it would be called traditionally? Flame? I have always thought that fiddleback was more curly interlocked grain than the rays you have. But I am sure I...
  50. Hi Tom, looking good. Bit worried about the boss,...

    Hi Tom, looking good. Bit worried about the boss, probably barking orders at you all day!
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