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    i've seen someone on youtube use their dowel...

    i've seen someone on youtube use their dowel plate by chucking the would-be dowel in a drill and spinning it through (with the plate held vertically in a vise), rather than pounding it through with a...
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    i reckon you could drill and chisel out the knots...

    i reckon you could drill and chisel out the knots down to an inch or so depth, like cutting a big mortise, and then inlay a bit of clear timber in their place? and then you wouldn't have to plane...
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    someone on youtube (paul sellers?) recommends...

    someone on youtube (paul sellers?) recommends leaving your handle stock completely rough and well oversized until you've drilled the through hole, and then you square up the stock in the same plane...
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    "31 USEFULFUL WORKSHOP TOOLS" oops, someone...

    "31 USEFULFUL WORKSHOP TOOLS" oops, someone forgot to proofread the spine before sending that one to print :doh:
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    bringing this back to the top, cause i noticed...

    bringing this back to the top, cause i noticed those unbranded low angle jacks are back on sale again for easter, and if someone ends up getting one it'd be nice if they saw the thread to let us know...
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    i'm sort of in a similar position: wanting a...

    i'm sort of in a similar position: wanting a picnic table for the shady spot in the back yard; don't want to deal with treated pine

    i've been thinking about using bunnings' "durable mixed...
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    i took a week of classes with phoebe everill...

    i took a week of classes with phoebe everill a few months ago and found it helpful. she doesn't list a handtool-specific class on her site, but you could email and see if something can be worked out
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    on the other hand, a well-lit ceiling (and walls,...

    on the other hand, a well-lit ceiling (and walls, etc) will provide a diffuse light around the whole room, so that when you get in close to your work you don't immediately cast a heavy shadow on the...
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    i'm also a relative beginner, so take this for...

    i'm also a relative beginner, so take this for what it's worth, but i would not hesitate to just buy the luban branded one for $299. i would save the discounted, unbranded "engineering samples" for...
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    i'm curious whether you're doing anything in...

    i'm curious whether you're doing anything in particular, and what, to prevent gashing up your fingers while hand sanding saw blades? or just careful/lucky?
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    which paint for wooden shop furniture?

    what kind of paint do you use for your wooden workshop furniture and such? i think the main qualities i'm interested in here are "covering up cheap timber", "can handle a bit of wear and tear",...
  12. i have the "quick release front vice" (this one...

    i have the "quick release front vice" (this one) in a box on my coffee table, as the bench i plan to attach it to is not yet built. it seems fine fiddling with it unmounted -- although i obviously...
  13. at a guess: they assume you're drilling for...

    at a guess: they assume you're drilling for hardware, and provide bits to match M4, M5, M6, M8, 3/8", M10 and M12?
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    surely a rabbet warren,,, anyway, one of the...

    surely a rabbet warren,,,

    anyway, one of the youtube woodworkers i watch (not sure which one, sorry, but probably one of the hand tool channels) was recently talking about how they have different...
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    thanks, that makes sense. the rule of thumb i've...

    thanks, that makes sense. the rule of thumb i've learned from woodworking youtube is that if you can strike the same knife line using the same side of the square from both directions, it's "as...
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    are any of those deviations from square...

    are any of those deviations from square significant enough to turn up in a knife line test?

    i have trouble comprehending the impact of tenths and hundredths of degrees; i can't tell from the...
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    speculatively, i wonder if the change in...

    speculatively, i wonder if the change in normal-door direction happened due to bedrooms getting smaller and internal doors no longer being solid wood?

    if you've got a solid wood door, it's harder...
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    i would suggest just grabbing something...

    i would suggest just grabbing something mid-priced and readily available from like carbatec or timbecon (with a quick release if that floats your boat), and not thinking too hard about it just yet
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    could you just drill and dowel through the...

    could you just drill and dowel through the assembled joint, perpendicular to the join line -- i.e. 45 deg to the box edges? seems like it might function a bit like a poor-man's spline?

    something...
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    if you can manage to figure out all the...

    if you can manage to figure out all the downstairs matches first, then hopefully the only ones you need to cart upstairs are the ones that you know will match upstairs?

    if some of them are so...
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    that's also my understanding, for whatever that's...

    that's also my understanding, for whatever that's worth

    with regard specifically to the pull-test, i think the risk comes in when the plane is just sharp enough to bite in, but not sharp enough to...
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    i guess if your dogging system is close to the...

    i guess if your dogging system is close to the edge of the bench like that, you could improvise one along the centre by clamping a scrap down at each end. and then if the plane falls it'll hopefully...
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    looks like this is back on sale again (new link...

    looks like this is back on sale again (new link -- same product?) as well as its slow speed cousin

    which would you choose, and why?

    at the moment, the main purpose i have for a bench grinder is...
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    could you do something like this? the red blocks...

    could you do something like this? the red blocks are a fixed rigid jig fixed on a frame or plywood or something, the blue blocks are loose, and the green things are your clamps

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    good find, just snagged one myself! for those...

    good find, just snagged one myself! for those playing along at home, they're about 85mm tall, so i reckon if you've got a leg rail with ~80mm clearance under it you'll be able to just get the legs...
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    matthias wandel on youtube has a few videos about...

    matthias wandel on youtube has a few videos about this exact sort of thing, the keyword you want is "dolly"

    YouTube
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    thanks! i was mainly curious cause youtube etc...

    thanks! i was mainly curious cause youtube etc are awash with people from the states talking about wrc, and i noticed bunnings had a product with the same name, and well, "tassie oak" is not oak, so...
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    "western red cedar"

    the "western red cedar" that bunnings et al sell as a decking/screening timber... is it the same as the north american pacific coast stuff? or is it another case of us reusing a northern hemisphere...
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    wood (mgp10) thickness under bolt head?

    i'm planning to attach a stretcher into a leg with a dovetailed half-lap joint, like this:

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    this joint needs to be disassemblable, so i'm thinking of holding it in with either a lag screw...
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