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    N.S.W. I was going to buy them... dammit! :) edit...

    I was going to buy them... dammit! :)


    edit - pretty sure these are the fine medium course Narex hand stitched rasps.... rehandled.

    Andy B - if you ever wish to offload those.... :)
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    N.S.W. Only for my own info, would you know the brand of...

    Only for my own info, would you know the brand of the wooden handled files?
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    This coopering is dead DEAD easy. It LOOKS...

    This coopering is dead DEAD easy. It LOOKS really hard and incredibly delicate with the finest parts.. fiddly making...

    BUT heres a secret!....

    It isn't! One can literally use firewood. The...
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    Drove to Sydney and back this week - TWICE! ...

    Drove to Sydney and back this week - TWICE!

    Lot of hours and a lot of kilometres to fill up, so I talked for 15 straight hours about woodwork!!!! :D

    My family has heard AAALLLL about this...
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    Personally I think the designer missed quite a...

    Personally I think the designer missed quite a few very good ... opportunities... here.
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    READ ME! Agreed. Every day - more... its endless. If...

    Agreed. Every day - more... its endless.

    If its not too crass to ask, I wouldn't mind hearing a bit of a story behind all this.
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    I follow a dude on Instagram from Japan.......

    I follow a dude on Instagram from Japan.... instagram.com/tokunagafurniture/

    He has made a video on how he makes all his mini-kanna - How to make kanna カンナの作り方〜小鉋編〜

    Interesting!

    ...
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    Following
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    Nice! So many excellent bits of wisdom. ...

    Nice!

    So many excellent bits of wisdom.

    I've a Burnzomatic, access to make a coffee-can furnace, a few fire bricks and the kitchen oven. I've scabbed up an angle grinder and devised a jig for...
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    2 false starts and I think Im almost there.... ...

    2 false starts and I think Im almost there....

    These are my raggedy and disjointed thoughts :) ...

    -- Shoulder plane, 19mm 3/4"
    -- HNT Gordon style
    -- Brass sides (a skirt only) and base
    --...
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    I make a little Kumiko (well, I TRY to make it)...

    I make a little Kumiko (well, I TRY to make it) and the method of ensuring all the slats are perfect is a little jig.

    I'm thinking that a similar jig on a chisel that's not parallel/flat/tapered...
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    Chisel as blade

    Is there any reason one could not use a decent chisel as the blade?

    Chop off the handle and grind it appropriately? (keep it cold with water, grind with a dremel or angle grinder? Tidy up on an...
  13. I love mine, but its a righty. Need a leftie to...

    I love mine, but its a righty. Need a leftie to compliment it :)
  14. Thread: why?

    by woodPixel
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    I like the Warhol quote. I've three...

    I like the Warhol quote.

    I've three perspectives that guide me on this.


    1 - I'm a HHUUGGEE IT fan.

    I program in 6 languages, can physically repair absolutely any device, invent new ones...
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    My shopping cart is similarly en-stuffed. My...

    My shopping cart is similarly en-stuffed.

    My wife doesn't know about it yet :)
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    Being very fancy, one could buy a sheet of...

    Being very fancy, one could buy a sheet of veneered ply/MDF :)
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    Before all this kicked off I was following BJs...

    Before all this kicked off I was following BJs Planes on Instagram and he (Melbourne) mentioned he gets his Naval Brass from McMaster-Carr.... Interesting!
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    Naval Brass - what is it?

    Hi fellow challengers,

    Before I blow a bunch of cash, I've some stupid questions! :)

    What is Naval Brass and where would one buy it?

    Apparently its the right stuff. I found some on...
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    Challenge 2020 - 2021 WoodPixel

    Well.

    I'm in.

    What an amazing timing. I was only just admiring and saving a bunch of plane pictures from the Olden Days, Brian Shugarue and Karl Holtey... plus of course our own collection of...
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    To save me 50,000 hours of random wanderings on...

    To save me 50,000 hours of random wanderings on the internet, is there, or will there be, a list of Useful Suppliers for the potential materials we could use?

    Ideas for brass, stainless, blades,...
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    A.C.T. SOLD! :hpydans:

    SOLD!

    :hpydans:
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    A.C.T. Veritas Honing Guide Mk2 - $90 posted

    $90 posted.

    Guide, box and manual.

    Lots of pictures! Any questions, just ask! (No, the timber isn't included :p )

    Pickup from Molongolo Valley (Canberra) or happy to post/courier using the...
  23. This is interesting - Which Drywall Anchor is...

    This is interesting - Which Drywall Anchor is Best? Let's find out! - YouTube

    Science it a bit! :)
  24. Not quite wallmates. These are much smaller,...

    Not quite wallmates.

    These are much smaller, more refined.

    Ive used Wallmates and think they are pretty good, but they never sit entirely flat with the board unless you give them that last...
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    Mouser! Where have you been all my life! ...

    Mouser!

    Where have you been all my life!

    I've been looking for a 10v 680uf cap for weeks. Finally found and order some a few weeks ago of AliExpress (2 vendors only!) coming on the slowest...
  26. Picture hooks in plasterboard - Everhang - a BIG shout out

    I've hung a LOT of picture hooks in my time, but I've never felt compelled to actually tell other people about them or do any sort of writeup!

    These, however, completely TAKE THE CAKE.

    Everhang...
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    Fixed Anyone who doesn't know Bill and Ted is no friend...

    Anyone who doesn't know Bill and Ted is no friend of mine!


    "Be Excellent to each other" - socrates
  28. IKEAs "new" leg joining system - Wedge Dowel

    Thought this may be of interest - the Wedge Dowel

    Story of the Wedge Dowel: revolutiionising the flat-pack industry


    Not being a huge fan of Ikea, but liking their overall design, I don't...
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    Rrich, see, we as woodworkers clearly know this...

    Rrich, see, we as woodworkers clearly know this is a lie.

    Everyone has more than six saws.

    :)
  30. Boiling a pot in another pot and removing foul...

    Boiling a pot in another pot and removing foul flavours from things is my forte.

    :)
  31. Here is another thing.... :) I was given 15...

    Here is another thing.... :) I was given 15 boxes of ten Nascafe coffee pods, all different types, for Xmas last year.

    That day I pulled the little machine out of the cupboard and upon firing it...
  32. Thread: Near miss.

    by woodPixel
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    Makes me think about braking. On my HSV (which...

    Makes me think about braking.

    On my HSV (which is very old - 2001) it has ridiculously huge brakes. Stupidly so.

    BUT, it can pull up so hard it will give you whiplash. You feeeelllll them...
  33. Thread: Near miss.

    by woodPixel
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    A flag and some blinking red LEDs would be very...

    A flag and some blinking red LEDs would be very sensible.

    Bikes may have the right of the road, but being maimed or killed isn't worth the belligerence.


    OTOH, if you did go over the top of...
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    Pinning hopes on a delusion

    I've been talking about this since December.... there has not been, to my knowledge or research, a vaccine against ANY coronavirus, ever.

    Why does the media and politicians STILL talk about it as...
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    Concerns me that people don't take this...

    Concerns me that people don't take this seriously.

    5% of people who catch it die.

    You can catch it more than once...and again and again and again.

    I'm beginning to feel there is a certain...
  36. Overnight. I ordered Tuesday (late), shipped...

    Overnight. I ordered Tuesday (late), shipped Wednesday, here (Canberra) at 10am Thursday morning. It was their cheapest option.

    It was only $5 for delivery as well.

    Its an Adelaide biz.


    ...
  37. True, I didn't consider that. Its the same with...

    True, I didn't consider that. Its the same with LPG for the BBQ, no bottles inside and no cooking inside.

    So many gasses to do us in!
  38. Yes! Argon! One of my favourite gasses. :) ...

    Yes! Argon!

    One of my favourite gasses. :)

    I've never understood why its not used more in the household... paint cans, un-finished bottles of wine*, coffee....

    Its impossible to impart...
  39. Bialetti. Love a Bialetti, but its...

    Bialetti.

    Love a Bialetti, but its coffeezilla. It makes me reach for the aspirin/digitalis! :p

    On the cold coffee, you aren't nuts. I see a lot of promotion being done by the cold-brew...
  40. FYI - just bought 3 lots of the four-bag samplers...

    FYI - just bought 3 lots of the four-bag samplers (250g x 4) from Sicilia Coffee | Freshly Roasted | Buy Online | Delivery Aus Wide

    A-MAZ-ING

    Ive been drinking a lot of Grinders (Melbourne)...
  41. Thread: Honey-Do

    by woodPixel
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    Honey-Do

    Told my wife I could quickly make a hallway table for our new house.

    I had to let the wood acclimate for two years first.


    479723


    (care of Reddit today) :)
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    TimberWood.com.au (https://TimberWood.com.au)...

    TimberWood.com.au

    They are excellent.
  43. Wet and Dry A4 - 50 sheets (80 to 3000) $27.95

    Smirdex Wet & Dry Sheets Premium - Pack of 50

    Only $27.95

    Smirdex Wet & Dry Sheets Premium - Pack of 50 | Wet & Dry Sheets for sale in West Melbourne

    Admittedly 50 sheets in a single grit is...
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    Can someone enlighten me on this....

    I was looking at the link BushMiller provided. I saw this: New Cases of COVID-19 In World Countries - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

    The graph below shows an obvious decline in cases.
    ...
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    Its incredible to see such massive machines do...

    Its incredible to see such massive machines do their work.

    It must cost a fortune.

    Even more amazing is that they are all in someone's shed!
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    I liked it when heaving lumber. Man did it make...

    I liked it when heaving lumber. Man did it make me strong. Same with sheets of MDF.

    Gained core and brute strength like an Ox....:)

    Not so now! :C
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    I'm amazed you didn't notice it clunking and...

    I'm amazed you didn't notice it clunking and smashing its way through those pipes!

    That catch looks colossal. :)
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    Potash Alum block

    Bought one of these Potash Alum blocks for the old fizz -- Parker Alum Block 125 g - A Natural Aftershave with Antiseptic Properties

    Felt really nice.

    I gave it a really good sharp shave,...
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    Ben - 30 mins to go until "tomorrow".

    Tell you what, one has to be fast on this forum. Ive been on the hunt for a scraper plane for WEEKS... then up pop a whole slew of them, and BOOF - gone!
    ...
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    Fortification. I like it.

    Fortification.

    I like it.
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