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    I made a thick scraper several years ago (from...

    I made a thick scraper several years ago (from the rear of a 3/16 thick plane blade) - posted here a number of times before. Similar to Stewmac.

    Edges are ground square on a CBN wheel
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    Here is a build to provide guidelines: ...

    Here is a build to provide guidelines: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/BuildingaKrenovSmoother.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I built a bunch of block planes one time. These...

    I built a bunch of block planes one time. These featured a 1 1/4 wide blade, which was set bevel down at 40 degrees. The advantage of this was that the blade was not at risk for a wear bevel on the...
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    SOLD: sold

    sold
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    SOLD: Hi Swifty The lines were on the sole when I...

    Hi Swifty

    The lines were on the sole when I purchased this plane (around 15 or so years ago). It looks to me that someone may have incised (heavily marked) the mouth at some stage - perhaps to...
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    SOLD: Stanley #5 1/2 plane

    Here is a desirable Stanley #5 1/2 plane. This one was made in the USA, somewhere around 1930s. There is full japanning and really nice Rosewood wood.

    https://i.postimg.cc/CLj13td3/1.jpg
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    You are quite right - for general use one may get...

    You are quite right - for general use one may get away with 1/2 hp. I should have mentioned that I run CBN wheels on mine, and these need the extra grunt.

    It would be nice to have x-ray vision...
  8. Bern, that is a nice job. I was turned off the...

    Bern, that is a nice job.

    I was turned off the EZ owing to the need to have a cable. Instead, I use the Wixey DRO. I have them on the K3 ....

    https://i.postimg.cc/Y0v4fWw7/1.jpg

    ... the...
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    Yours has a 1/2 hp motor. The Linishall is 1 hp....

    Yours has a 1/2 hp motor. The Linishall is 1 hp. This is significant for an 8"/200mm wheel.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Everyone needs a block plane-sized smoother for...

    Everyone needs a block plane-sized smoother for small sections of interlocked or reversing grained timber.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I paid $2100 (delivered) for a brand new Hammer...

    I paid $2100 (delivered) for a brand new Hammer N4400 (4 hp) from Felder .. about 9 years ago.

    There are a few mods for the N4400 on my website: ...
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    One can purchase lots of different wheel...

    One can purchase lots of different wheel configurations and sizes. Get 4 rotating and lockable wheels. I think that this is what I have. In reality, the 4400 is heavy and, with unlocked wheels, will...
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    Mal, the planes you have are perfect. I would use...

    Mal, the planes you have are perfect. I would use the fore plane to remove the bulk, and then finish with the #4.

    What timber are you using? If interlocked, then set the #4 with a closed up...
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    Mal, use a gauge to strike the boundary lines...

    Mal, use a gauge to strike the boundary lines around the circumference. Then simply plane away with a jack plane. Use a small smoother to finish.

    Do the end (cross grain) panels first, and finish...
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    Here are mine - very basic vials from Bunnings....

    Here are mine - very basic vials from Bunnings. But they work :)

    https://i.postimg.cc/fLWRsq2q/18.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/fLHTR71z/17.jpg

    You will be surprised how much one loses the angle...
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    Fantastic job! If I did not have the Veritas...

    Fantastic job! If I did not have the Veritas version, I would be tempted to make a posh one like yours.

    I have found it helpful to have a bubble level epoxied on top. Find a cheap one at Bunnies...
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    I have not noticed this on my Veritas gauges,...

    I have not noticed this on my Veritas gauges, which have been sharpened many times.. It may be that the iGaging insert is not as bevelled. If you need, you can always tap a little off the outside of...
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    Not much of a collection. Two Stanley Yankees ......

    Not much of a collection. Two Stanley Yankees ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/13B3pTDQ/Stanley-Yankee1.jpg

    An old photo - the wall has since changed ...
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    Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Aero Clear Gloss UV...

    Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Aero Clear Gloss

    UV resistant.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Sorry, but I doubt that the wax will last long. ...

    Sorry, but I doubt that the wax will last long.

    The only way to do this job permanently is to remove the clear coat from the lens. That is what has yellowed or gone foggy. All the wax does it...
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    SOLD: A SERIOUS price reduction: $375 (postage extra)....

    A SERIOUS price reduction: $375 (postage extra).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  22. Thread: Backsaws

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    SOLD: All SOLD

    All SOLD
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    Hi Mal I am across the Leach from you, in...

    Hi Mal

    I am across the Leach from you, in Rossmoyne. You are welcome to pop by and have a chat about tools and furniture. Just PM.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Y'know Ian, I was using my little Ian-saw...

    Y'know Ian, I was using my little Ian-saw yesterday. As I recall, it is 16 tpi, and caused you to go blind and have a conniption fit (as these were small teeth for you at that time). It is one sweet...
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    Hi Geoff There is method in my madness! Who...

    Hi Geoff

    There is method in my madness! Who but a crazy person would run the risk of losing an arm or hand? Plus, I can hide new saws behind saws, and Lynndy would not be able to see them there!...
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    Hi Chris Each saw has its own defined mortice,...

    Hi Chris

    Each saw has its own defined mortice, and fits snuggly. This has pros and cons - all good until I may wish to add another saw! :o

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    New-old saw till

    As part of the gradual rationalising of my tools - the last episode being the building of an underbench cabinet - it was the turn of my saw till and backsaws. Actually, Lynndy is more astute - she...
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    WEST AUST Wenzloff & Sons Half-Back Saw

    Wenzloff & Sons Half-Back Saw

    This is the first saw I purchased from Mike Wenzloff, in early 2008. Mike was at the forefront of custom handsaw renewal, and his saws have the reputation for being...
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    Perhaps it is time for me to once again trot out...

    Perhaps it is time for me to once again trot out my review of the Orange Block Plane ....

    The Orange Block Plane ? a review

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Biggus, you asked a question and I answered it!...

    Biggus, you asked a question and I answered it! ...



    Since I started this thread, I will make an effort to answer questions. Please do read your own posts.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Biggus, a lower primary bevel (20-25 degrees)...

    Biggus, a lower primary bevel (20-25 degrees) will enhance penetration. This is where the impression of sharper comes from. The nano edge is higher, say 40 degrees, but this is too small to impede...
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    Hi Biggus My comment was not aimed at you, but...

    Hi Biggus

    My comment was not aimed at you, but for all who see this as a "get sharper" method. It is not. It is a "stay sharp" method.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The unicorn method is not expected to get an edge...

    The unicorn method is not expected to get an edge sharper. It is aimed at making the edge stronger - to last longer.

    If you are achieving a sharper edge, then there is a problem with your...
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    Hard wax oil. It is grain filling and will...

    Hard wax oil.

    It is grain filling and will leave a silky finish. Available from Timbecon.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  35. Thread: Fretsaws

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    SOLD: Hi Huon I will get the postage on Monday, and...

    Hi Huon

    I will get the postage on Monday, and PM you with details.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    You will find some tips for the N4400 here:...

    You will find some tips for the N4400 here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Powered%20Tools%20and%20Machinery/index.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  37. Thread: Fretsaws

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    SOLD: Both Knew Concepts fretsaws are SOLD. ...

    Both Knew Concepts fretsaws are SOLD.

    Available still: Hugenoit-Tissot jeweller's saw.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  38. Thread: Backsaws

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    SOLD: Done!

    Done!
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    SOLD: Thanks Matt. PM me your address and I will work...

    Thanks Matt. PM me your address and I will work out the postage.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  40. Thread: Backsaws

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    SOLD: Thanks. PM me your address and I will work out...

    Thanks. PM me your address and I will work out the postage.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  41. Thread: Backsaws

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    SOLD: Thanks Lyndon. PM me your address and I will work...

    Thanks Lyndon. PM me your address and I will work out the postage.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  42. Thread: Backsaws

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    SOLD: Backsaws

    Three backsaws for sale ...

    1. Disston #5 tenon saw

    12" long x 4" deep, 13 ppi rip.

    This tenon saw was made in the USA for the UK market. Disston backsaws with brass backs are fairly rare....
  43. Thread: Fretsaws

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    SOLD: Fretsaws

    A few more tools as I downsize.

    1. Knew Concepts 5" dovetail Fretsaw in Titanium

    Some are aware that I had a significant input into the development of Knew Concept fretsaws. The story is...
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    About 10 days ago, I received three envelopes, each with a magazine therein. I wonder why these were not sent in just one? Then, out of the blue, I received a fourth envelope at the end of the past...
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    Hi TSD I am afraid that you are not talking...

    Hi TSD

    I am afraid that you are not talking about anything that remotely approaches the Unicorn method in your discussion about slow speed grinding. I do recognise the advantages of slow speed...
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    Joe, if your shavings are "ragged" it indicates...

    Joe, if your shavings are "ragged" it indicates that the blade is not cutting evenly. This is likely to be either an uneven wood surface or a blade that is not sharp enough.

    The reason why it is...
  47. Hi Vovo The parallel guide has replace the...

    Hi Vovo

    The parallel guide has replace the Fritz and Frans jig. It is like a F&F on steroids! :)

    To understand this, it developed from a rough jig I put together to rough cut 2" wide legs for a...
  48. Wood moves. No point in dimensioning it until you...

    Wood moves. No point in dimensioning it until you build.

    I would suggest getting some cheap pine and practicing on it. Make a few boxes.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  49. Ian, the shaft is round and vulnerable to turning...

    Ian, the shaft is round and vulnerable to turning in use. You can crank it down, but a better fix is to grind a V on the back of the shaft, where it seats. This can be shallow - in retrospect, the...
  50. David, I was responding to your comments. I...

    David, I was responding to your comments. I thought that they were unfair - especially as this thread is about special tools purchased as gifts.

    "I might sound like a misdirected chisel crusader,...
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