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    Glue creep is very real. Usually noticed when...

    Glue creep is very real. Usually noticed when using different woods with differing expansion rates so the join can be felt as a slight ridge. Bent laminations are another place to avoid using PVA. I...
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    I would not know what the latest glue was. That...

    I would not know what the latest glue was. That said there are glues for different applications so no one glue does everything. For most of the things I call furniture I use a normal PVA glue. I use...
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    That looks like the one. There is so much...

    That looks like the one. There is so much interesting stuff on that site. Will keep me reading for a while. I could spot a German plane but had so far never been aware of the variety out there....
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    Not just left out. I have bought new treated pine...

    Not just left out. I have bought new treated pine that was soaking wet all the way through. Like everything else in life some common sense needs to be applied.
    Regards
    John
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    Hi Mr C I have been taking a look at what I...

    Hi Mr C
    I have been taking a look at what I could find on German/European wooden planes as I cant claim any in depth knowledge on them. I was surprised at how many ways they have of holding the...
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    Thanks for the extra pictures. As I said I have...

    Thanks for the extra pictures. As I said I have not seen a wedge fixing like that but that general style of plane is still being made in Europe even today. For some reason wood planes have remained...
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    Way too long for a scrub. Its a jointer. The...

    Way too long for a scrub. Its a jointer. The blade holding setup is something I have not seen before so can we have some more pics of that please. The general shape of the thing and the blade logo...
  8. Unless Paul Sellers has been seen with one you...

    Unless Paul Sellers has been seen with one you can often get molding planes on ebay at between $20 and $50. They will likely need some TLC to get working again.
    Main problem is the blade profile...
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    Derek, I have the 2HP Carbatec with the...

    Derek,
    I have the 2HP Carbatec with the canister filter and find while a huge improvement on the cloth bag I can not prevent some dust leakage from the unit. Main problem is getting a seal...
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    Yes you have to let the blade cut as trying brute...

    Yes you have to let the blade cut as trying brute force only causes deflection. The Snodgrass setup and a sharp well tensioned blade should get you there.
    I was thinking about the sparking and...
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    Perhaps the only good thing. The rest of getting...

    Perhaps the only good thing. The rest of getting old sucks.
    Regards
    John
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    I use those paper overalls as they zip right up...

    I use those paper overalls as they zip right up to the throat. In summer snip off the arms and legs. You can get many wears out of one. Saves a lot of itching. A full face shield is also good as...
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    All part of the joy of turning. When knee deep in...

    All part of the joy of turning. When knee deep in shavings and having to wipe the sap off the face shield every so often I dont really think of it as mess. Just part of the process. Routing makes a...
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    More info would help narrow down the problem so ...

    More info would help narrow down the problem so how deep the cut and what tpi blade. In general the back bearing should spin when you start cutting. Should spin all through the cut. Most people...
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    Yes I was also thinking all that would cost an...

    Yes I was also thinking all that would cost an arm and leg but I guess overall in that kind of work it was worth it.
    Regards
    John
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    Impressive. Now I'll have to watch the next part...

    Impressive. Now I'll have to watch the next part and see how things turn out.
    It was also a good demonstration on what not to do about wood movement.
    Regards
    John
    Regards
    John
  17. Very nice Dom. Better than most of the furnishing...

    Very nice Dom. Better than most of the furnishing in my house:D. Still having a plesant work space is good.
    Regards
    John
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    A saw till is a handy addition to the shed. We...

    A saw till is a handy addition to the shed. We all make some mistakes but they are an important part of learning so just keep building stuff.
    Regards
    John
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    There is furniture made from all sorts of wood...

    There is furniture made from all sorts of wood and it depends what exactly you are aiming for. For example decking boards can make a good barbie table but perhaps not a dining room table. You have a...
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    First I get shed envy then it's timber stash...

    First I get shed envy then it's timber stash envy.:D
    Regards
    John
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    I did mine floating so cant really advise on...

    I did mine floating so cant really advise on using glue. I did look at a couple of clips and they did not weigh things down.
    YouTube
    laying engineered wood flooring - Google Search
    After looking...
  22. Another way is drill a hole alongside the screw...

    Another way is drill a hole alongside the screw then persuade the screw over into the new hole and remove.
    Regards
    John
  23. I used these on a queen bed project. About $20...

    I used these on a queen bed project. About $20 per clamp at Mcjings plus the bits of wood of course.
    Regards
    John
  24. Welcome to the forum. Try this. Disstonian...

    Welcome to the forum.
    Try this.

    Disstonian Institute.com -- Online Reference of Disston Saws
    Regards
    John
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    9x15 now that's a shed! Regards John

    9x15 now that's a shed!
    Regards
    John
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    Really great watching people that are that good....

    Really great watching people that are that good. Real work and no showing off. He was really putting in some hard graft on that scarf joint. Bet he was glad to see the last fitting come together....
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    I like those a lot. Gets you looking at the wood...

    I like those a lot. Gets you looking at the wood and not the shape.
    Regards
    John
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    I would cut the logs shorter. No more than 12''...

    I would cut the logs shorter. No more than 12'' and they should stand up by themselves. Short bits are also a lot easier to split. When I had a combustion stove I cut all the logs about 10''. No...
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    Try applying it very sparingly with a cloth over...

    Try applying it very sparingly with a cloth over the marked patch. Should avoid any obvious edges. Slightly thinned if you have to. Ensure any polish or wax is cleaned away first. Worth a try first...
  30. It is best to glue up a bench top in one...

    It is best to glue up a bench top in one thickness rather than two layers. Like this ||||||||||||. How wide are you'r 30mm boards.
    Regards
    John
  31. Mahogany would also be more authentic looking....

    Mahogany would also be more authentic looking. They tended towards fairly plain looking and usually dark wood.
    Regards
    John
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    Wow, Getting seriously tooled up. Regards John

    Wow, Getting seriously tooled up.
    Regards
    John
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    I left the 60g wheel on the grinder and kept the...

    I left the 60g wheel on the grinder and kept the course one in case I ever needed it. Over 10 years later I cant remember where it is. Even the 60g grey wheel hardly ever gets used. Things may be...
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    It called glue creep. The wood blocks move at...

    It called glue creep. The wood blocks move at differing rates and the elasticity of the glue allows movement. PVA is bad for it. Pity as its a nice looking bowl. Try letting it season inside for a...
  35. I just noticed this so a bit late. I am mostly...

    I just noticed this so a bit late. I am mostly freehand with turning tools also. Like Skew said jigs take too much time setting up. I have some jigs for the wet grinder but seldom use them. A regular...
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    Head scratching with this one

    Having a sticky beak at planes on the bay and saw this.
    Interesting Skewed Angled Rebate Plane w Brass Side 26016 | eBay
    Trying to figure out its use. Looks home made but what does the brass plate...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. A very good and...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    A very good and detailed review. You have raised the bar for first posts too.
    Regards
    John
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    How true that last bit Lance. I've got a few...

    How true that last bit Lance. I've got a few things been waiting years to be replaced.
    Regards
    John
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    Not something I have tried but this gives the...

    Not something I have tried but this gives the general idea.
    YouTube
    A round peg save a lot of work.
    Regards
    John
  40. Thread: Handsaws

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    Of the hard tooth throw away saws I would say...

    Of the hard tooth throw away saws I would say Bacho are the best. The S&J wood handled saws do work just fine however ugly the handle. I scored a couple of old ones and after some work they are good...
  41. I have not seen the brackets but anything I have...

    I have not seen the brackets but anything I have had from Mcjings has been ok.
    Regards
    John
  42. It does look like the wood has split there....

    It does look like the wood has split there. Probably tension during drying. CA glue may hold the crack together then scrape or very fine set plane. Other thought is can it be turned over then be out...
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    I made a version of this fence. YouTube...

    I made a version of this fence.
    YouTube
    It works better than the factory fence that came with the saw. I did post on it with pics a few years ago but cant remember whose thread it is on.
    Regards...
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    The least hassle would be recoat with the same...

    The least hassle would be recoat with the same paint as before. Perhaps use some clear plastic table mat as protection. I cant think of any coating that is truly child proof.
    Regards
    John
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    I found this. http://www.tyzack.net/Saws.pdf...

    I found this.
    http://www.tyzack.net/Saws.pdf
    Hope its some help.
    John
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    Setting a fast pace there cal. The sander will...

    Setting a fast pace there cal. The sander will surely speed things up. Almost a production line going on.
    Regards
    John
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    WARNING - WARNING!!! Nice one. I play in a uke band when times are...

    Nice one. I play in a uke band when times are normal. Getting together and playing in the pub is the main thing I've been missing.
    Regards
    John
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    Fair condition

    Hows this for fair condition.
    Regards
    John
    2 Vintage Chisels Sorby & Toledo Bevel Straight Edge Firmer socket Old Tool | eBay
  49. Nice to look at but shocked at the prices. Some...

    Nice to look at but shocked at the prices. Some are good but you wonder at the money being asked of ones that are just old metal framed tables. One took my interest.
    Antique French Industrial...
  50. I have always gone almost twice the width of the...

    I have always gone almost twice the width of the metal jaw. That means that you need a thickish board for the front jaw and loose a little bit of overall opening distance but I think the trade off is...
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