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  1. I pull mine out every now and again and fondle it...

    I pull mine out every now and again and fondle it a bit.
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    [/LEFT] Are you sure that they’re metric? 1/4”...

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    Are you sure that they’re metric? 1/4” 20tpi is pretty close to 6mm 1.25.
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    Not cheap, but these guys have one listed. M30...

    Not cheap, but these guys have one listed.

    M30 x 3.5mm (Female) To 1" x 8 TPI (Male) Chuck Adapter Suit Wood Lathe by Oltre - Beyond Tools


    Vicmarc also do one. Not sure of the price, the...
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    I may be wrong but from what Iíve can work out,...

    I may be wrong but from what Iíve can work out, youíll need a 30x3.5 female and. 1Ēx8tpi male.
  5. Am I the only one disappointed that there isnít...

    Am I the only one disappointed that there isnít actually any wooden Lego in this thread? :)
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    It certainly has. In a way, I’m happy with that....

    It certainly has. In a way, I’m happy with that. It’s pretty original, no damage to the casting, so whoever used it not only did a lot of work, but he knew what he was doing, based on the number of...
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    Iíve had a chance to play with it a bit this...

    Iíve had a chance to play with it a bit this evening. I dug out a piece of railway sleeper, drilled a few holes in to mount it (used a Stanley 73 brace with a five inch swing, and it worked really...
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    I’m pretty sure you’re talking about the 1236 and...

    I’m pretty sure you’re talking about the 1236 and not the 1221VS. The 1221VS doesn’t have a swivel head, and is in a different class quality wise than the 1236, which has plastic in places the better...
  9. Part of me wishes I hadn’t read this thread - I...

    Part of me wishes I hadn’t read this thread - I can see that it’s going to cost me some more money in the short to medium term.

    In the meanwhile, what I need to know is just how much fine dust an...
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    What do you guys do with your spanners there that...

    What do you guys do with your spanners there that so many are stuffed? I’ve been buying bits and pieces over the years and the biggest issue I’ve had with spanners is a bit of rust. A few have been...
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    I used to work in an office block that overlooked...

    I used to work in an office block that overlooked a freeway interchange, and a beer truck lost its load in the bend right across from us. We were watching the ensuing chaos as everyone tried to find...
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    Don’t they use an 8” inlet?

    Don’t they use an 8” inlet?
  13. Thread: Spiers Plane

    by Colin62
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    I found one on Sunday. I was around at a friendís...

    I found one on Sunday. I was around at a friendís workshop loading the lathe I bought from him (heís moving and canít take most of his tools with him) and mentioned that I liked the plane when I saw...
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    Well, some time has past since I last fiddled...

    Well, some time has past since I last fiddled with the post drill. I have a scratch around eBay every now and again, looking for parts, and while looking for info about a Canadian Blower and Forge...
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    Is that you wearing the silver at about 0:30? :o

    Is that you wearing the silver at about 0:30? :o
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    True. Thatís going to cost a bit, being an...

    True. Thatís going to cost a bit, being an unusual thread, and quite large to boot. And youíd probably need a set of three to bottom the thread out too, you wonít want to drill any deeper than...
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    Well done, you can really be proud of what you’ve...

    Well done, you can really be proud of what you’ve achieved there.

    On the chuck, it might be possible to get a chuck drilled out to 3/4 and tapped out. It’s quite possible that you could find a...
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    I think the risk should be fairly low. If you...

    I think the risk should be fairly low. If you find yourself not able to use the VFD on this motor, the chances are excellent that you will use it sooner or later, and the process of getting it...
  19. Although a bit dark, this pic of the inside of...

    Although a bit dark, this pic of the inside of the mouth clearly shows the base and sides are separate pieces. The other side is the same - a definite joint.

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  20. Iíve taken a pic to try and show what is...

    Iíve taken a pic to try and show what is happening. The lever cap canít lift further, because the bottom edge is already engaged with the bottom of the chip breaker, but the chip breaker canít...
  21. Well, hereís my attempt - I decided to go for the...

    Well, hereís my attempt - I decided to go for the same look as on the one Ward I had, using some Kiaat given to me a few years ago by the same friend who gave me the Ward with the missing handle,...
  22. Iíve had a quick look on eBay, but no-one seems...

    Iíve had a quick look on eBay, but no-one seems to mention the thickness in their descriptions, and itís going to cost a bit in postage (courier actually, the post office can be unreliable out here...
  23. It’s a bit of a busy weekend here, but I’m sure...

    It’s a bit of a busy weekend here, but I’m sure we’ll be able to see more once I get a chance to take some of the rust off.
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    I saw that, quite tempted to go on a road trip...

    I saw that, quite tempted to go on a road trip down to Port Elizabeth when they have some stock. If I take my trailer I can load up a bit of sneezewood on the way back. Unfortunately I’m not likely...
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    Some remote switches (possibly even most) will...

    Some remote switches (possibly even most) will act as a NVR switch too, as they default to open when powered up.
  26. That was my first thought. It would look a lot...

    That was my first thought. It would look a lot better if it was in the middle of the bun and not off to the side though.


    I have a piece or two of African Blackwood, but it’s pretty much...
  27. I have a little more to report after a quick look...

    I have a little more to report after a quick look around over lunch. The blade and chip breaker are definitely Mathieson & Son, what I thought was Ward and something is in fact Warranted. The blade...
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    Isn’t that always the case? :)

    Isn’t that always the case? :)
  29. It looks like this is the wrong blade or chip...

    It looks like this is the wrong blade or chip breaker. It doesn’t fit far enough under the lever cap to come through the mouth. Unless you’ve got the chip breaker set back by about 15mm... :)

    I’ll...
  30. When I arrived at work this morning, the security...

    When I arrived at work this morning, the security guard at the gate had a parcel for me. Itís not a Spiers, but a Mathieson, so Glasgow rather than Ayr - less than 50 miles away seems pretty close...
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    Thanks for the review. There’s something about...

    Thanks for the review. There’s something about the design of these lathes that really appeals to me. I suppose I’d better start saving if I’m ever going to afford one. :)
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    I found this guyís approach to be thorough and...

    I found this guyís approach to be thorough and sensible. This is the third of about six videos he did covering his VFD conversion, and covers noise and interference.

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  33. Thanks Derek, i agree - I’m happy with what I’ve...

    Thanks Derek, i agree - I’m happy with what I’ve got and what I paid. There’s a possibility that my lathe purchase could be delayed a little, but that’s OK, these things don’t come around all that...
  34. Well, I put in a bid for what I thought was a...

    Well, I put in a bid for what I thought was a price I could live with, and told myself that I was done, if someone outbid me, it was theirs. That auction site has a feature where the close of the...
  35. I’d be happy to keep the bun as is, as I’ve...

    I’d be happy to keep the bun as is, as I’ve already got this one with a handle. https://www.woodworkforums.com/f163/spiers-30-handled-infill-coffin-smoother-221283?highlight=Spiers
  36. I’ve managed to have a better look at the...

    I’ve managed to have a better look at the pictures, and from what I can see it looks like it used to have a handle, which I suspect may have broken off (or a previous owner didn’t like the handle),...
  37. At this stage it’s more a case of what I can...

    At this stage it’s more a case of what I can afford rather than what it’s worth. The leading bidder typically knows his stuff and if he really wants it, he’ll probably outbid me. If he’s just put in...
  38. Thanks Graeme, thatís pretty much what I was...

    Thanks Graeme, thatís pretty much what I was thinking, good to have a second opinion. :)
  39. Rusty Infill Plane - should I go for it or walk away?

    I just noticed this plane

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/439838023/Vintage_Hand_PLane.html

    I am considering putting a bid in tomorrow if the price hasnít gone crazy by then, and thought Iíd...
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    I know Bobl has already answered but I thought...

    I know Bobl has already answered but I thought I’d add my two cents anyway. CBN is not referred to as diamond - it’s used specifically in place of diamond, in a situation where diamond’s performance...
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    As far as I can work out, if itís a Revo, then...

    As far as I can work out, if itís a Revo, then itís got the steel bed. The cast iron bed was the previous model, and was just called the 24-36, with no ďRevoĒ.

    edit: Of course after saying that,...
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    I’m keen to see that - it’s the lathe I aspire to...

    I’m keen to see that - it’s the lathe I aspire to buying.

    On the topic at hand, I tend to knock the pointy bits off with the chainsaw, and as long as I can get it balanced enough to spin on my...
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    From Wikipedia [/FONT]

    From Wikipedia

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    You’ve got me there I’m afraid. I’ve not used...

    You’ve got me there I’m afraid. I’ve not used one, but have investigated installing one in between my house and workshop when I build my cottage to retire to in a few years.

    In my mind there are...
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    If you’re planning to use a central vacuum...

    If you’re planning to use a central vacuum cleaner as used in houses, designing automated blast gates would be re-inventing the wheel. The way those work is that when you clip the hose into any of...
  46. Thread: What is it?

    by Colin62
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    If you’d done that, I (and I assume a few others)...

    If you’d done that, I (and I assume a few others) would have missed the chance to learn. :)
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    I’ve been known to mix a few drops of blood with...

    I’ve been known to mix a few drops of blood with the water, usually when the blade is getting nice and sharp. :)
  48. An added advantage of that approach is that...

    An added advantage of that approach is that you’ll be able to get almost all of your money back if you sell a decent plane, whereas a mix of different things is going to be difficult to shift if you...
  49. I’m glad this thread came up again. I started...

    I’m glad this thread came up again. I started fiddling with some chisels I was given (part of a whole box of stuff that used to belong to a friend’s brother), and was trying to find the ‘correct’...
  50. Thread: Old plane iron

    by Colin62
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    I think that the brand name is actually Pharaoh. ...

    I think that the brand name is actually Pharaoh.

    Pharaoh Brand Sheffield Hand Plane

    Pharaoh Brand Sheffield Pair 2 of them Skew Cutter Blade Wood Plow Plane lot#5 | eBay

    Pharaoh Tapered...
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