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  1. Yes it does . Nothing unusual about that though ....

    Yes it does . Nothing unusual about that though . Its probably the most copied furniture ever . You see it from the 1980s 90s
    1960s . 50s 20s 1880s and probably all in between as well .
    You see...
  2. Its called a french style scroll foot . And its a...

    Its called a french style scroll foot . And its a ugly bad attempt at carving one . Lacks the proportion and style of a quality period piece . The white powdery look and specially the way the patina...
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    Try it if you want to see what hard work is like...

    Try it if you want to see what hard work is like . Finishes are not normally sanded off, their washed off first then the wood is sanded. If you want it lighter than what you end up after stripping...
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    The Cabots water based clear finish I was playing...

    The Cabots water based clear finish I was playing with today went askew when I applied, after it was dry a water based stain over the top . I was experimenting with a method I normally do over a dry...
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    Good on you for having a go . looks good and a...

    Good on you for having a go . looks good and a bit of tinkering will help . Id suggest taking off the front rails first and setting them in to a chiseled out housing that's a tight glued fit . Maybe...
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    Yeah Great looking guard ! Nice picture of a nice...

    Yeah Great looking guard ! Nice picture of a nice guard too. Was that what came with saw or a found addition ? When were guards like this used ? Just on the early ones ?
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    Can you show us a few pictures please. Basic...

    Can you show us a few pictures please.

    Basic tables do this sort of thing . Easier to lift a leg from one side compared to the other . Its the same sort of thing .
    The longer a piece the easier...
  8. Thread: Door fix

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    If you need one off exact matching made . This...

    If you need one off exact matching made .

    This is the guy .

    Melbourne Heritage Woodworks - Woodworker in Mordialloc specialising in custom and heritage timber mouldings, machining, restoration...
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    You want to pre drill what ever you need to nail...

    You want to pre drill what ever you need to nail . A drill the same thickness as the nail or a tiny touch narrower is good . If you cant find one you use a nail with its head cut off fixed into the...
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    You do see gussets like those used in chairs ....

    You do see gussets like those used in chairs . Specially on Beech bentwood chairs . Every other part of a bentwood is steam bent and a couple of bent gussets for strength was the norm .

    They do...
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    This morning I ordered two of these Magswitch...

    This morning I ordered two of these
    Magswitch MagSquare Magnets

    The 165 model has 68KG rating which is a little more than the standard magnetic base that Mcjing sell . Its got much better...
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    Thanks Chris . A sled would be handy as well . My...

    Thanks Chris . A sled would be handy as well . My bandsaws have no machined slots but there must be another way . Magnetic fence to take sled ? Why not ?

    Rob
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    Thanks Mike . I had thought of those . Maybe I...

    Thanks Mike . I had thought of those . Maybe I should try two first . They may be good enough . Those Yellow ones I linked look Killer though for strength . They go right up there in strength and...
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    What a nice entrance and door! . What Skew says...

    What a nice entrance and door! . What Skew says is good advice. Right up his alley I think .

    And how nice to be able to fix up something that is mostly all there and keep the original !

    Like...
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    Bandsaw adjustments

    I have a piece of timber fitted to the table of My AA Tyson Melbourne made Bandsaw where the blade goes through . It gets a bit rough and the gap around the blade grows now and then swallowing small...
  16. Not the old stain . Its to late now though . If...

    Not the old stain . Its to late now though . If your going darker the old stain doesn't matter. And you would have had an equally absorbent surface once the old polish was gone . Now Id say your...
  17. I wouldn't have sanded it like that exactly. Just...

    I wouldn't have sanded it like that exactly. Just lightly after a good wash off is enough for it to take a stain .

    If you lick your finger and can wet a dry bit and it soaks it in its going to...
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    Wow! that's Gold Martin . A huge amount of waste...

    Wow! that's Gold Martin . A huge amount of waste goes on!

    I love coming home from the tip with free tools . I get a kick out it every time I re use one .
    I had a bit of fencing and cleaning up a...
  19. The veneer started at .6mm when laid then was...

    The veneer started at .6mm when laid then was sanded. You don't want to go through .

    You should take out the glass , remove handles / brass ware . Stick it all somewhere safe . Put the work up on...
  20. No one can tell if you've stripped it right but...

    No one can tell if you've stripped it right but you . I'd have to be 8 inches away to tell . What I can see looks OK but be careful with the sand paper . What do you mean you've gone up to 120 grit...
  21. I wouldn't touch the harder shaped bits until you...

    I wouldn't touch the harder shaped bits until you know your doing the flat bits right . a whole job not right is one your going to have to do twice .
    You have to test it as your stripping .

    I...
  22. With the board joint going, It can be the builder...

    With the board joint going, It can be the builder not doing his very best with the jointing of the boards. That table has had some rough treatment from heating Id bet . Its got three different faults...
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    Carbitool in a Moorabbin will sell you the blade...

    Carbitool in a Moorabbin will sell you the blade and bore it out . You’ll have to ask them about the teeth . I ordered an 18” rip blade from them . I just assumed a rip only blade had flat square...
  24. Wet it again and scrub it till its clean all over...

    Wet it again and scrub it till its clean all over the whole section then wash the final wet coat off with a thinner solution of either water or metho before the stripper dries wipe that off and have...
  25. You could pay to have it dipped at Colorex in...

    You could pay to have it dipped at Colorex in Huntingdale Colorex Paint Strippers-Home. That makes a messy long job quick. Otherwise buy and test a stripper from Bunnings ?
    I cant recommend what I...
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    Interesting . The colour wheel is something I...

    Interesting . The colour wheel is something I only have a basic understanding of , I use one I find it useful in knowing the opposite of what I need to cancel out things going to far the wrong way ....
  27. Its a blonde wood hardwood. Looks a bit like...

    Its a blonde wood hardwood. Looks a bit like Beech as in Euro Beech or a bit like Maple , the US type ? , I cant spot any Medullary rays though for Beech, possibly because there's no 1/4 cut visible...
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    I don’t know of a single source either . Never...

    I don’t know of a single source either . Never heard of Cordovan until now . It seems it’s a leather type or colour just reading what came up with a search . I’ve had to go for that colour or close...
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    No , not one but he didn't make me buy the pack...

    No , not one but he didn't make me buy the pack of ten either from memory . It was a while back . I ring Sydney when I want something . I find them great to deal with . You need more than one anyway...
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    Did you see this ? 1.5 to 4mm so not 6.35 or...

    Did you see this ? 1.5 to 4mm so not 6.35 or 1/4"

    http://www.workmate.com.au/product/saw-sharpening-grinding-wheels

    There's white in the pic there but I have Pink . Cuts and shapes HSS...
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    Only worth while if you or a friend need a dining...

    Only worth while if you or a friend need a dining table and you don't mind doing the work. The timber and the time to make it right would be wasted if you were to try and sell it and get that back in...
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    Nice demo Elan . I went searching for thin...

    Nice demo Elan .

    I went searching for thin grinding wheels years ago and have used these guys ever since . I got some red coloured saw sharpening thin wheels for grinding shaper blades . About...
  33. 1981 :) . Could say the same for 1901 when...

    1981 :) .

    Could say the same for 1901 when the dowel use was in full swing . Once that glue join went all that stuff was thrown away after a few goes of squeezing glue in and trying to make it...
  34. True Graeme . When was that written so we...

    True Graeme .

    When was that written so we know what he is calling modern furniture?
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    Harry Rogers on YouTube has some good stuff on...

    Harry Rogers on YouTube has some good stuff on round shaving for chair making .

    Like as seen in Windsor chair backs, tapered round sticks for the back.

    This video has good info on the marking...
  36. Thread: Transport firm

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    Relocation & Storage Solutions Pricing |...

    Relocation & Storage Solutions Pricing | Andersons Removals


    Andersons are good . Pretty sure it’s just the East Coast .

    Rob
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    The edge should be filed and also dressed up...

    The edge should be filed and also dressed up square on its two sides and edge on both sides . I do this part twice . The more square smooth and true the better the finish .
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    $65 and it doesnít work !! Give it a test with a...

    $65 and it doesnít work !! Give it a test with a file and see if it bites in or slides off .
  39. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    I think he certainly stopped Ian but when would...

    I think he certainly stopped Ian but when would be interesting to know . Id guess at around 1880 ?? Cast iron stuff was in and getting bigger. I wonder if sales of wedges dropped off or were brass...
  40. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    Mark, The Original poster with his 45 UK buy is...

    Mark, The Original poster with his 45 UK buy is an absolute bargain .

    What I love about yours Peter as you would know, is its rare and early and for $200 is a steal as well .


    This is...
  41. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    :) Well thatís a jaw dropping bargain ! $200...

    :) Well thatís a jaw dropping bargain !
    $200 Buy it now !! Well done .
    Iíve got a very similar one I think . Maybe itís got a brass bridge plate ? Iíll have to go see . My one is missing a...
  42. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    Don't suppose you have a link to that Peter? :D ....

    Don't suppose you have a link to that Peter? :D . Or did you buy it already ??

    I just did 44 pages of Ebay searching and I give up .

    Rob
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    Yeah it’s a lot different around here for Me Rich...

    Yeah it’s a lot different around here for Me Rich . 50 Miles for a big hardware shop . 15 for a small one . If I ever saw a Walnut dowel in a hardware shop it’s be enough to stop me in my tracks in...
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    Yes . I want to do the same . I wonder what the...

    Yes . I want to do the same . I wonder what the blade length needed will be to cover the almost 18 down to 12.7 with the reamer I have ? I’ll check in the morning .
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    Yes Graeme , the spade bit would be a good quick...

    Yes Graeme , the spade bit would be a good quick way of getting there. nice Colour :).
    I put a 1/4" bit through first doing the dowel jig for 1/4 " rod. Then the veritas tapered reamer followed...
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    Hi Gordon . Yep I realize your a beginner . There...

    Hi Gordon . Yep I realize your a beginner . There is only three ways to go with this I suppose . Your either buying expensive tins of pre mixed stuff or you buy raw ingredients or you take it to a...
  47. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    That plane would have most likely originally had...

    That plane would have most likely originally had a parallel blade . Its known though that Spiers did put out infill planes with tapered blades in them , even in lever cap planes. I think its in some...
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    This Mob tapered reamer Search Results...

    This Mob

    tapered reamer Search Results


    Im sure you could just grind up a bit of 1/2 " mild steel plate with a taper and an end bit to fit a drill and it would work . I drilled the hole first...
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    The hole is a tapered hole though . For finished...

    The hole is a tapered hole though . For finished 1/4inch round the square that enters is approximately 9.5 mm square and finishes at 6.35 round . The hole tapers and the blade matches that . That...
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    This thread got me inspired enough to do...

    This thread got me inspired enough to do something Ive wanted to do for a while .

    I need 1/4 " dowel in various timbers . Pegs for tenons so the ends show. I use 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 ".

    Veritas...
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