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    Okay PauL, in the spirit of the forum, here are...

    Okay PauL, in the spirit of the forum, here are my boxes. These were gifts for family and in-laws at my son's recent wedding.

    This was for my new in-laws, with an Aboriginal-inspired inscription...
  2. Children's nursery songs work well. Regards...

    Children's nursery songs work well.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Paul Thanks for the reminder. I think that...

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for the reminder. I think that I shall pass and leave the competition to the others.

    Kind regards

    Derek
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    Here is a way to extend a slider wagon ... ...

    Here is a way to extend a slider wagon ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--M-Iz2pw1k&ab_channel=CustomAllWoodDesign

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  5. Contact the Council. There are rules for noise...

    Contact the Council. There are rules for noise pollution, rules for hours in which noise levels must be reasonable - if they are intrusive and disturbing the levels are too high.

    The police do not...
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    Swinging the cat.

    The saying is "Not enough room to swing a cat". When working with long boards, as in bed rails, this really comes home.

    When between projects and all is tidy and squared away, this is what the...
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    Bob, when the slider wagon is too short. I use...

    Bob, when the slider wagon is too short. I use the rip fence ... like a traditional table saw.

    These long boards do not fit on my wagon ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/L57TCJ9F/7.jpg

    The JessEm...
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    Thanks. I have moved on quite a bit since my...

    Thanks. I have moved on quite a bit since my original post. Go here to see what was done: Hidden bed bolts

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hidden bed bolts

    The two beds are nearing completion of the joinery. The last report was making loose tenon using the Domino DF500 to create the mortices.

    The rails are 125mm x 26mm. The mortice is 115mm x 10mm...
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    What is the difference? TradeTools | Huge...

    What is the difference?

    TradeTools | Huge Range, Great Service


    $69
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  11. Thread: CBN wheels

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    For turning, you will want to finish on 300-400...

    For turning, you will want to finish on 300-400 grit. However, this is too fine for shaping. 80 grit will be best if you are doing significant grinding, with 180 grit the allrounder for general...
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    It is the sander and not the hose. Festool...

    It is the sander and not the hose. Festool recommend anti-static hoses for their vacuum cleaners because they are not earthed the same way as other makers. But this is not, as far as I am aware, an...
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    I would also recommend Peter Millard. Short and...

    I would also recommend Peter Millard. Short and to the point.

    Note that he has plans for a flip track jig for sale. I purchased this.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Tony, look up MFT multifunction table. This,...

    Tony, look up MFT multifunction table. This, together with a flip over track, will effectively turn a track saw into a table saw. BUT .. it will take up the same space as a table saw. However, the...
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    Hi Lance You could call it the flat end. I am...

    Hi Lance

    You could call it the flat end. I am not sure of the correct name. I think of it as the back of the bevel, but it is not the same as chisels or plane blades. The latter are single bevels...
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    The quick way to re-sharpen the Stanley blades...

    The quick way to re-sharpen the Stanley blades for scoring lines is the run the far end on a 600 grit diamond stone. It is not always necessary to hone the bevels .. just the intersection.

    Regards...
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    I have several knives for use in the workshop. No...

    I have several knives for use in the workshop. No single knife does it all. For example, if you need a knife to lay flat against a reference surface, a Kiridashi is my go-to
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    I started making knives for joinery about 20...

    I started making knives for joinery about 20 years ago. By 2006 or so, I had refined a design that was in competition with Blue Spruce, and sold or gave away a bunch. It was not a financial interest...
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    Rusty, I have been searching for a Rule of Thumb...

    Rusty, I have been searching for a Rule of Thumb for loose tenons. Traditional tenons are old hat to me, but loose tenons are not something I have used in the past.

    I have made up stock for the...
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    Thanks Zac. I am interested. Let me know what you...

    Thanks Zac. I am interested. Let me know what you have around 1100mm length in a nominal 30mm thick (which will be after jointing/thicknessing) and 130mm high. I need 4 lengths.

    Edit to add: I...
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    Loose tenon joinery

    I made this bed for my wife and I about 30 years ago, borrowing from plans in Woodsmith magazine (link here, if interested: https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/heirloom-cherry-bed/
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    It is a rotisserie. Principally used by motorcar...

    It is a rotisserie. Principally used by motorcar restorers. Clamp the chassis between two ends, and then turn it over when you want to work on the other side.

    Pretty good idea here, when working...
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    Nick, I am not sure if I believe this! :) Form...

    Nick, I am not sure if I believe this! :) Form follows function, and you have been meticulous in your planning. Execution simply follows :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Greg, your comments reflect the reason I want to...

    Greg, your comments reflect the reason I want to build one, and with two tops, one in the wooden bench top (for routing, sanding, etc), and another in MDF which will get eaten up (hence a template...
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    Nick, that will be perfect! Alignment does...

    Nick, that will be perfect!

    Alignment does not need the pins, just careful placement and clamping for the first set of holes. So no issue here.

    Your attachment (of the router base) did come...
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    Nick, my concern with that template was that the...

    Nick, my concern with that template was that the bushing was specified as relying on a specific wall thickness (as the method involved pattern routing), and that I could not replicate this.

    The...
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    Many thanks Paul. Marius' work is excellent. ...

    Many thanks Paul. Marius' work is excellent.

    This video also demonstrates the huge potential there is in using a MFT bench top for work holding. I see it for carving chair seats, holding parts for...
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    Thanks Mark. Kind regards Derek

    Thanks Mark.

    Kind regards

    Derek
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    Hi Pete That is the same template linked to...

    Hi Pete

    That is the same template linked to earlier. It has issues. Basically, the 20mm dog holes are make with a router bit inside a bush, but this relies on a specific wall size of the bush and...
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    Another Trend template, but also with...

    Another Trend template, but also with illustrations of work holding.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMfblWAh54&ab_channel=PowerToolWorld

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Chris I suspect that our posts crossed as I...

    Hi Chris

    I suspect that our posts crossed as I did provide reasons for issues with the links provided.

    Here is a video with a UJK parf. This will illustrate how time consuming/fiddly it is ......
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    Many thanks for these links. I have seen them...

    Many thanks for these links. I have seen them before - done quite a bit of research already, but finding downsides to all (above). I will explain.

    First of all, why a MFT table?

    I did recently...
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    Multifunction table (MFT)

    Who has made a MFT with 20mm holes set in a grid? What I am interested in is building a top (in MDF) as cheaply as possible. I've looked for templates - preferring one which uses a 20mm router bit...
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    I am so deeply sorry to read this, my friend. My...

    I am so deeply sorry to read this, my friend. My thoughts are with you.

    Warmest wishes

    Derek
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    The tragedy of the items in the first post is...

    The tragedy of the items in the first post is that they stir up so many personal feelings. It seems we all recall incidents that hurt us, or for which we are ashamed for past events. I grew up in a...
  36. Not a copy if it is made of cast iron. Regards...

    Not a copy if it is made of cast iron.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    It's looking good. Just glue in a wedge....

    It's looking good.



    Just glue in a wedge. Match the grain direction and colour. Trim with a chisel.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  38. SOLD: Hi Dave Sorry, they were sold. Regards from...

    Hi Dave

    Sorry, they were sold.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Tony, there are all levels of quality. For a...

    Tony, there are all levels of quality. For a quality set, look up Wera.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  40. WEST AUST Thanks Graeme. It was time to pass the Zyliss on...

    Thanks Graeme. It was time to pass the Zyliss on to another. I had good use out of it when it was important. Fond memories.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ian, I hope I was being clear that my...

    Ian, I hope I was being clear that my recommendation of 180 grit was ONLY for CBN wheels. If using a vitreous wheel for plane blades and bench chisels, I would never go beyond 46 grit, and likely...
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    It depends on how much you want to hone away on...

    It depends on how much you want to hone away on stones. A 60- or 80 grit wheel will leave a ragged edge compared to one off a 180 grit CBN wheel. This is honed to about 10K.
    ...
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    You can fix that. The mitre is not seated. There...

    You can fix that. The mitre is not seated. There are one or more obstructions. Find them.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  44. FREE: WA Thanks for the offer. However, the reason it is...

    Thanks for the offer. However, the reason it is free is that I do not have the time to package it up. Collect only.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  45. WEST AUST Thanks Will I will wait for your PM, and find...

    Thanks Will

    I will wait for your PM, and find out postage tomorrow (Monday).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  46. WEST AUST Zyliss vise - the original made in Switzerland

    I bought this Zyliss vise in 1983. It was the first year of marriage in our new apartment, and I had a small chest with precious tools: jigsaw, drill, chisels, block plane ... and this Zyliss Vise. I...
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    A few comments ... Firstly, why hollow grind?...

    A few comments ...

    Firstly, why hollow grind? Well, one could also flat grind and then use a secondary bevel. The purpose of both cases is to make a modern thick blade "pretend" that it is a...
  48. You cannot end there! A before and after...

    You cannot end there! A before and after comparison of performance and noise is wanted.

    Great job!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  49. FREE: WA Vises, potential router top, shooting board, machine stand.

    These items are FREE, but only for collection (from Rossmoyne, Perth).

    There are two vises, both fully working. One is an XY ....

    https://i.postimg.cc/4360r8Sq/1.jpg

    The stand they are on is...
  50. FREE: WA My pleasure Daniel. And there is more .... :) ...

    My pleasure Daniel.

    And there is more .... :) See new post.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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