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    Hi Paul, No I haven't because of the 110 vs...

    Hi Paul,

    No I haven't because of the 110 vs 240V business.
    The Stewmac website has a video in their scrapers' section showing how to sharpen them with a standard bench grinder, making sure that...
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    StewMac have these scrapers. I have the...

    StewMac have these scrapers. I have the "original" and it works a treat:

    StewMac Ultimate Scraper - StewMac

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Dave, Even if an Ikea purchase is not being...

    Dave,

    Even if an Ikea purchase is not being contemplated, the fact that their various WIR designs use a combination "standard" functional modules may give you some good ideas for you own design!
    ...
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    Wood instruments teacher I presume?

    Wood instruments teacher I presume?
  5. Thread: Packets of three

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    :2tsup: :2tsup: Double thumbs up!!!

    :2tsup: :2tsup: Double thumbs up!!!
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    Poor cheese, that's all I can say ...!

    Poor cheese, that's all I can say ...!
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    Gentlemen, Just is case you may have missed...

    Gentlemen,

    Just is case you may have missed it, the Piaggio 125cc is an awesome machine too!!! :D:D

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Wallace1973 Thank you for explaining how you...

    Wallace1973

    Thank you for explaining how you clean things!
    I will try my hand on an old, very rusty cobbler's shoe anvil !

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Wallace1973, Thanks very much for the...

    Wallace1973,

    Thanks very much for the pictorial of your morticer restoration. No doubt about "a picture is worth a thousand words"!

    Are the round sanding pads you use Abranet ones or are they...
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    What is/are the tank size(s) of your home ones? ...

    What is/are the tank size(s) of your home ones?

    Thanks
    Yvan
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    SOLD: I'll take it, Cheers, Yvan

    I'll take it,

    Cheers,
    Yvan
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    Try taking the "old" out of "Old Croc", with a...

    Try taking the "old" out of "Old Croc", with a bit of luck it may slow down the process :D
  13. Thread: Meatball Cart

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    Swifty, Your cart reminds me of street vendors...

    Swifty,

    Your cart reminds me of street vendors in the early 50's who would sell ice-cream from similar carts during the summer along the shores of the lake in Geneva. The cart was somehow hooked...
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    Unfortunately another pass for me... Have been...

    Unfortunately another pass for me...

    Have been busy working over the past few weeks with work...
    The good news is, 2 weeks ago Lance alerted me that a mini Woodfast lathe was for sale on Gumtree...
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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. ...
  16. 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
  19. 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...
  20. Thread: Harmonica combs

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    Reminds me of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee!!!

    Reminds me of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee!!!
  21. 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
  31. 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...
  35. 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...
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