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  1. I hope you ordered the narrow blade attachment...

    I hope you ordered the narrow blade attachment with the honing guide? The base model doesnít hold chisels that well unfortunately. You can hold chisels in it but it is a bit of a PITA. Before I...
  2. Lurching precariously back to saw sets... there...

    Lurching precariously back to saw sets... there is a very pretty one for sale on Fleabay right now.

    The seller is breaking up a large collection of spokeshaves and saw tools. There is also a...
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    GORE WARNING https://www.woodworkforums.com/blob:https://www.wo...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/blob:https://www.woodworkforums.com/b88b988e-86e6-4371-bb9e-47df3aa06f1d
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    GORE WARNING Yee-ouch! I very nearly came a cropper with a...

    Yee-ouch!

    I very nearly came a cropper with a brad nailer myself a few years back. I was putting up some moulding around a door frame and was holding it in place with my left hand; the moulding...
  5. 40 might be a bit too coarse but you have the...

    40 might be a bit too coarse but you have the general idea, I would add 60, 120 and 180 grit in the mix.

    Have a practice on a bit of scrap timber first; shape with 40 then use 60 grit to remove...
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    Mark out the offending item full size on a piece...

    Mark out the offending item full size on a piece of scrap
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    Glue down two bits of scrap to form a corner
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    Clamp the whole thing down on your drill press with the drill centred and...
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    Iíd have drawn the whole thing on a piece of...

    Iíd have drawn the whole thing on a piece of scrap, glued down two bits of wood to make one corner and clamped it to my drill press. No more marking the individual bits, just hold them in the jig and...
  8. Thread: which wood?

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    Keep an eye out for pawlonia, itís not much...

    Keep an eye out for pawlonia, itís not much harder or heavier than balsa but has good grain. Very pale. Iím pretty sure itís a common wood for making real surfboards as well.
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    Sorry Soundwave, but those Irwin speedbores need...

    Sorry Soundwave, but those Irwin speedbores need a LOT of torque; hence why they are manufactured with a hex drive that can either go in an impact driver or are firmly located in a standard 3-jaw...
  10. Hah! A few years ago we were staying in a caravan...

    Hah! A few years ago we were staying in a caravan park with cabins; in the kitchen the only cooks knife had a left handed grind on it. To cut anything you had to tilt the knife over about 30 degrees...
  11. Hmmm, not really. The 405 is the same as the...

    Hmmm, not really. The 405 is the same as the Stanley 45; it is possible to bring the fence over to the right hand side but the handles are still in the same configuration. This means that although...
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    They often come up on Ebay and flea markets for...

    They often come up on Ebay and flea markets for about $20 each. One issue though is that I believe the sizings werenít standardised so that what you consider to be a size 6 may be different between...
  13. I have an old 1980's era Stanley eggbeater but it...

    I have an old 1980's era Stanley eggbeater but it rarely comes out; if you really, really, really want one you can have it for the postage.

    Regarding cordless drills; how about a cordless...
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    That's just stunning; well done!

    That's just stunning; well done!
  15. Have you tried those little white ďmagic spongeĒ...

    Have you tried those little white ďmagic spongeĒ cleaning thingies? Theyíre my de-graphiting implements of choice.
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    3 cases that are hinged together? Could you make...

    3 cases that are hinged together? Could you make it into a triptych?
  17. I've been looking for that bolt chart for nearly...

    I've been looking for that bolt chart for nearly 30 years!

    I first saw it in the early 90's when it was a photocopied B&W line drawing (remember how we used to share funnies before the interweb...
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    So did I when I lived in Victoria but I got fed...

    So did I when I lived in Victoria but I got fed up with them melting when I moved somewhere nicer :rolleyes:.

    I have a block of a really rock-hard pale beeswax; we used to use it for lubricating...
  19. I am referring to a simple compound mitre saw, I...

    I am referring to a simple compound mitre saw, I hate sliding compound mitre saws as they are even less accurate. We have a pair of Makita SCMSís at the Bundaberg Woodworkerís Guild and they are only...
  20. My personal view is that chop saws are accurate...

    My personal view is that chop saws are accurate enough for carpentry and thatís about it. I have a pair of Triton 2000 workcentres, a Dewalt chop saw and a multitude of other power tools; all of them...
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    Aldav, thanks for saving me the effort of linking...

    Aldav, thanks for saving me the effort of linking my review!

    Peter, please read the review carefully as there were two issues with the unit; firstly as noted above the supplied 1/4Ē collet was...
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    They are looking somewhat tired be sure, but I...

    They are looking somewhat tired be sure, but I donít think you should give up them just yet. If you take a look down your back yard there is a 3-sided shed along with a container or two with some...
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    N.S.W. Go on then, Iíll take it. Can you please add on...

    Go on then, Iíll take it. Can you please add on postage to 4670 and Iíll PM you my address.
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    Those Axminster bits and the one in the photo in...

    Those Axminster bits and the one in the photo in Derekís post are POZIDRIVE bits; very popular in Europe and the UK but almost unheard of in Australia. The donít fit PHILIPS headed screws that are...
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    AARRGGHH!!! Now youíve awoken my inner CDO*...

    AARRGGHH!!!
    Now youíve awoken my inner CDO* spelling and grammar Nazi! :doh::doh::doh: Itís TWO words (albeit one is an abbreviation) and as they are in a foreign language (Latin) it usually...
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    :? :? :?

    :? :? :?
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    A Polishers Handbook...

    A Polishers Handbook
  28. VICTORIA Curses, foiled again.

    Curses, foiled again.
  29. VICTORIA Iíll take it for the original asking price of...

    Iíll take it for the original asking price of $130, but I think the forum rules may indicate WP has first refusal at $110?
  30. Myself and a couple of buddies hired a trio of...

    Myself and a couple of buddies hired a trio of Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles and rode across Tamal Nadu and Kerrala in India. Before weíd got more than a couple of kays it was clearly apparent...
  31. Well done, it looks fantastic!

    Well done, it looks fantastic!
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    Evolution, metal planes pretty much replaced all...

    Evolution, metal planes pretty much replaced all wooden types. A single combo plane could ďreplaceĒ many single purpose wooden planes, but not always perfectly. Wooden planes tend to be fairly...
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    Merry Shedmas!

    Itís still only Shedmas Eve where I am at the mo (Salzburg) but I just wanted to add my appreciation for all the hard work done by our Benevolent Dictator, the Ďputer guru, the mods and to all...
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    WD40 is the civilian alternative to PX24; it is...

    WD40 is the civilian alternative to PX24; it is used to preserve the gas turbines in both warshipís main propulsion systems and all embarked aircraft. Itís sprayed through while spinning the turbine...
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    Give the blades a wipe with WD40 or similar, wrap...

    Give the blades a wipe with WD40 or similar, wrap everything in cloth to cover sharp edges and vacuum seal them. Domestic vacuum sealers are cheap as chips these days and the rolls of bag material...
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    To me it was environmental; I only smoked at work...

    To me it was environmental; I only smoked at work or was away but at home I didnít feel any desire. The fact I could smoke like a chimney for 3 months straight on an overseas deployment and then go...
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    I really wouldnít use a file on this, emery cloth...

    I really wouldnít use a file on this, emery cloth is much safer and will allow you to creep up on the required size. We are only talking about 30 minutes work here to bring that shaft down to size...
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    They are called pillow block bearings and those...

    They are called pillow block bearings and those grub screws are designed to allow the bearings to be fitted to undersized shafts, eg a 1/2Ē bearing on a 12mm shaft. The actual limitations on shaft...
  39. It has been tried before with limited success,...

    It has been tried before with limited success, basically the geometry of the pivot point required to swing the bed means that the mouth opening would have to be massive. You would also need to make...
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    The part can be welded back together although it...

    The part can be welded back together although it looks like typical pot metal alloy, meaning it has a very high percentage of zinc. Iíve TIG welded a cracked saw table top up before but it truly was...
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    Iíve had a couple of THESE...

    Iíve had a couple of THESE fitted for a few years now, I think Iíve replaced one set of rechargeable batteries in one of them at some point.
  42. Ah, thanks for correcting me. I (wrongly) assumed...

    Ah, thanks for correcting me. I (wrongly) assumed BU bench plane angles were the same as a standard block plane and LA planes followed the lower LA block planes.
  43. Hi Evan; I think youíve got your parts mixed up,...

    Hi Evan; I think youíve got your parts mixed up, mate!

    The Stanley/Record ďspursĒ or ďnickersĒ are the 3-lobed things buried on the outer sides of the skates; I can clearly see them in photo 3 of...
  44. Hopefully Derek will confirm this as my knowledge...

    Hopefully Derek will confirm this as my knowledge of the specific Veritas planes is zero, but the following general principle should still apply.

    The difference is in the bedding angles: the BUS...
  45. The plane (looks like a coffin smoother, not a...

    The plane (looks like a coffin smoother, not a block) looks well beyond redemption. If it has some sentimental value the wooden parts can be soaked in BLO for a day or two to close up the cracks and...
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    Well done, an otherwise useless tool repurposed!...

    Well done, an otherwise useless tool repurposed!

    Iíve been waiting for the cheap chisels to come back on special at Aldi to do the same thing; Iím planning on getting two sets so I can have...
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    As well as doubling up on the screws you could...

    As well as doubling up on the screws you could add extra pieces to the legs to trap the rails. If you can put TIGHTLY fitting additional pieces into the legs so that the legs and rails are all flush...
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    The OEM may have used epoxy as a thread sealant,...

    The OEM may have used epoxy as a thread sealant, seen it done many times. Where a manufacturer requires specific components to align in specific directions but chooses to use cheap-arsed tapered...
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    Check that the end of the cap iron hasnít been...

    Check that the end of the cap iron hasnít been shortened; maybe try an assembly straight out of another plane if you have one.

    The slightly thicker Titan iron shouldnít adversely affect the plane;...
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    Why so thick? It is going to be very heavy and...

    Why so thick? It is going to be very heavy and will have to be buried in the ground, is this intended to be a permanent fixture?

    Rather than solid timber consider fabricating them as a box section...
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