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    Been a while since a posting here so thought I'd...

    Been a while since a posting here so thought I'd restart it.

    Finally got round to getting back onto the main project, the cabriole side table for SWMBO.

    I held back for a while as i wanted to...
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    This one rotates without flipping the tool.
    FLIP TABLE that doesn't FLIP when you FLIP it - YouTube
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    SOLD: No problem Craig, i had to ask [emoji3] Il...

    No problem Craig, i had to ask [emoji3]

    Il take it. Can you quote me on postage to 2217 then pm me your bank details.

    Regards,

    Adam
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    SOLD: Hi Craig, Would you accept 390+postage? ...

    Hi Craig,

    Would you accept 390+postage?

    Regards,

    Adam
  5. OP said space limitations force a job suite saw...

    OP said space limitations force a job suite saw (or maybe a track saw [emoji3]).

    Personally, I've got the dewalt and for a weekend hobbiest is good enough for me. I also have space issues
  6. Thread: A Weird Scam??

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    Hi Chris, Unfortunately there is the ability...

    Hi Chris,

    Unfortunately there is the ability to override the number display on caller id using CLI overstamping.

    This is legal unless being used for unlawful purposes ( no comment). They...
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    I think uri tuchman (youtube) used to have for...

    I think uri tuchman (youtube) used to have for powered lathe build off an old sewing machine
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
  9. Thread: Surcharge

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    Unlikely that a small business could reduce the...

    Unlikely that a small business could reduce the fees. I work with top asx companies and they still get slugged in the same way.

    Some business just absorb the cost themselves to keep customers...
  10. Thread: Surcharge

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    In Sydney at least, many smaller businesses...

    In Sydney at least, many smaller businesses charge a surcharge if what's being purchased is under say $10.

    The credit card company charges companies based on a volume and a minimum value
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    My pleasure ian [emoji16] You could always...

    My pleasure ian [emoji16]

    You could always make a scale model prototype as proof of concept.

    Once done i know someone on the forum is building a miniature tool kit at the moment. they might...
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    http://www.opensourcemachinetools.org/archive-manu...

    http://www.opensourcemachinetools.org/archive-manuals/treadle_lathe.pdf

    This might be of interest...
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    The issue is also that when Western companies...

    The issue is also that when Western companies applied JIT they missed a key principle in that many of the supplying companies were localised nearby which is why they could minimise inventory.

    Now...
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    I'm currently making a little box for my 7 year...

    I'm currently making a little box for my 7 year old.

    She was given a science kit to make perfumes and its turned into a hobby. The box is to hold all the equipment together.

    Still a long way...
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    I found this post on fine woodworking that may...

    I found this post on fine woodworking that may help

    Hot Hide Glue and Long Assembly Time - FineWoodworking

    Can i ask, what do you use a glue pot? Looking to try hide glue myself soonish
  16. For Fret saw, the knew concepts ones are hard to...

    For Fret saw, the knew concepts ones are hard to beat. Really nice to use.

    For shoulder plane, i just went with the Luban. For the amount of use it gets i couldn't justify going premium but...
  17. Thread: Square cuts

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    What dimension is the leftover piece?

    What dimension is the leftover piece?
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    Doesnt the hang angle on the BU plane handles...

    Doesnt the hang angle on the BU plane handles mean a greater proportion of the force is horizontal compared to the BD planes?

    This would affect the impact the blade angles have between the two...
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    One benefit of getting a BU smoother is that the...

    One benefit of getting a BU smoother is that the blade may be shareable with the LAJ increasing its versatility
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    Not sure if you need a no7 (yet) unless you are...

    Not sure if you need a no7 (yet) unless you are looking at making larger furniture.

    I believe some people say that a plane can work as a jointer for pieces effectively up to 3 times its length...
  21. Thread: Message scam

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    Just got copied into this message from a Chinese...

    Just got copied into this message from a Chinese friend that made me smile and is quite appropriate to this chat:

    Just received a scam call saying from Chinese embassy found I was involved in a...
  22. Thread: Message scam

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    If you want a real eye opener watch a couple of...

    If you want a real eye opener watch a couple of videos from jim browning on youtube.

    He exposes these scumbags and the ruthless tactics they use, often on quite vulnerable people.
  23. Thread: Message scam

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    Scammers are out in force at the moment. The...

    Scammers are out in force at the moment.

    The most common one are robocalls from either the ATO or services nsw (or other state equivalent).

    Be careful everyone.
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    I used the slanted one. I think the other design...

    I used the slanted one. I think the other design is the better of the two but i wanted to minimise space.

    Being able to diismantle the bench into a small recess in the (single car) garage was...
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    One issue with my Moravian Bench is the top...

    One issue with my Moravian Bench is the top saddle. I find the leg vice i installed was causing that joint to pull apart.

    I ended up pegging the jointv with dowels but if i was starting again...
  26. I think the youtuber "awesome restorations" uses...

    I think the youtuber "awesome restorations" uses a home made tumbler consisting of a jam jar with a bolt attachment, filled with sand and a drill running on low speed.

    Haven't tried it myself...
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    Isn't that brand one month between coats?

    Isn't that brand one month between coats?
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    It would be nice if that was true. In the...

    It would be nice if that was true.

    In the states there are woodworking tool fairs everywhere so it seems but i hear so little about things like that in oz, especially in the Sydney region.

    Id...
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    A set of molding planes - Gumtree

    Not associated with the buyer but here's a case load of wooden hand planes.

    I would have love to have grabbed these but I'm trying to control my tool acquisition disorder.

    They have been up...
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    A quick little project due to lockdown, a...

    A quick little project due to lockdown, a monitor riser/ desk space saver.

    My first attempt at splayed dovetails so I'm happy ist turned out OK.

    The shelf is for the laptop and mouse so they...
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    Looking forward to your posts on this one...

    Looking forward to your posts on this one...
  32. Thread: Mdf

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    Have you been watching Uri Tuchman on youtube...

    Have you been watching Uri Tuchman on youtube Evan? There seems to be a few Uri-isms in the way you describe Mirotone....
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    Here's a link to Chad Stanton's ebonising...

    Here's a link to Chad Stanton's ebonising formula. It has an extra ingredient from the recipe above which seems to make quite a difference.

    Homemade Ebonizing Stain Formula - YouTube
  34. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    I was concerned about both. Bow saw mk1...

    I was concerned about both.

    Bow saw mk1 snapped an arm in half which kind of kicked off this thread. It had slender arms plus was made from meranti or merbau from bunnings which was very light. ...
  35. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    As an update: Cranking up the tension on the...

    As an update:

    Cranking up the tension on the thread as much as i thought was safe dramatically improved performance. I'm more reasonable comfortable at sawing close to the time and the kerf is...
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    Cheers Matt. Much appreciated. On top of...

    Cheers Matt.

    Much appreciated.

    On top of making a bow saw blade, touching up my saws (about time, never done it before...), I've now an extra reason to get those saw files.
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    Bosch deal in amazon

    The PBD deal is on for the Prime sake they have on.


    Bosch Bench Drill PBD 40 (710 Watt, Parallel Guide and Clamp Included, in Box): Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement

    299 with free delivery of...
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    If Evan doesn't take up someone's offer, can i...

    If Evan doesn't take up someone's offer, can i sneak in there [emoji16]

    A kerfing saw plus a kerfing blade for half blinds are both on my to do list

    Regards,

    Adam
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    Hi ian, Can you explain how a trenching saw...

    Hi ian,

    Can you explain how a trenching saw differs from a regular backsaw, aside from the snake plate. Is it to do with hang angle?

    Regards,

    Adam
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    I built the Moravian Bench s couple of years ago,...

    I built the Moravian Bench s couple of years ago, still going strong.

    Rather than build a tool well i went for a second bench top. This gives the bench extra weight which helps when planing.
    ...
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    Not tempted to go old school and use hide glue? ...

    Not tempted to go old school and use hide glue? [emoji16]
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    Hi Evan, Don't you need the kerfing plane to...

    Hi Evan,

    Don't you need the kerfing plane to have same blade thickness as the saw you will be using? Shouldn't the saw come first?

    I believe the kerf creates a path of least resistance which...
  43. Thread: Rocking chair

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    Rocking chair

    This video may be an interesting watch.

    Frank Strazza shows how to build a rocking chair. He uses using a mix of tools and techniques to demonstrate different approaches people can use depending...
  44. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Woo hoo! Thanks Ian, That's great news. I...

    Woo hoo! Thanks Ian,

    That's great news. I can blame the tool rather than the user!

    On a more serious note, how to you determine when the blade is at the correct tension?

    Regards,
    ...
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    Looks like the bow saw bug is catching.....

    Looks like the bow saw bug is catching.....
  46. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    I'm on leg 3 of 4 and making slow but steady...

    I'm on leg 3 of 4 and making slow but steady progress. This isn't anything to do with the blade but lack of shed time after starting a new job.

    I'm taking a slightly different approach with...
  47. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    This might be your answer (from the French...

    This might be your answer (from the French Wikipedia):

    Charme — Wikipedia

    The Latin name is carpinus. More goggling gives this to be "hornbeam" which is also known as ironwood.

    Regards,
    ...
  48. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Ian, You mention that you use your bow saw...

    Ian,

    You mention that you use your bow saw mostly for curves, hence the 10tpi+ teeth you use.

    Still with these cabriole legs I'm making in mind, what do you use for the long "straight"...
  49. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    If the bow saw was changed from using twine to a...

    If the bow saw was changed from using twine to a threaded metal bolt (or cable) then a cam could work to apply and reduce the tension, just like with the knew concepts fretsaw.

    I wonder if an...
  50. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Further update. I tried the saw on the...

    Further update.

    I tried the saw on the cabriole leg I've been working on and I've made more progress in an hour then the rest of the time combined.

    This is my first take leg, let alone a...
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