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    I've not used square to determine whether a board...

    I've not used square to determine whether a board is coplanar. However my logic - not always my best suite - says that this method is best suited for narrower boards only. While the squares will...
  2. Hi Tony I wrote to you over at WoodCentral....

    Hi Tony

    I wrote to you over at WoodCentral. The advice I gave you there is very similar to Bill's above. And Kim made the comment that 25 people (a lot more now) have written. It was the same on...
  3. Hi Logan I think that steel is too thick to...

    Hi Logan

    I think that steel is too thick to use for a plane blade - it could be done, but the bevel is going to hang out very far from the bed, and may not have enough support.

    I built a jack...
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    I would rather make a marking knife out of a HSS...

    I would rather make a marking knife out of a HSS jigsaw blade. This is easier to grind and sharpen.

    See my website for directions:...
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    Hi Pat Funny you should mention this :) ...

    Hi Pat

    Funny you should mention this :)

    When it comes time to glue the parts together I thought that I would use West Systems epoxy (because it is gap filling) and mix in a little colour to...
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    Hi Adam I must admit that I was mentally...

    Hi Adam

    I must admit that I was mentally exhausted after the first arm, and decided to take a few weeks off (and then other events intervened). I am not surprised that no one else has tried this....
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    Hi Brian In my next life I will insist on...

    Hi Brian

    In my next life I will insist on telescopic eyes just for this purpose ...

    https://dambreaker.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/vlcsnap-345156.png

    Until then I use the Magni-Focuser...
  8. See if you can find a Stanley #53. This has an...

    See if you can find a Stanley #53. This has an adjustable mouth, and can hog away fast or be tuned for fine work. It is suited to softer woods, such as Pine.

    I think that you find that a couple...
  9. Moses, don't be tempted to remove the files...

    Moses, don't be tempted to remove the files before a week is up. The steel is very hard and the acid is mild.

    At the end of a week, remove the files and scrub them with brush under water....
  10. I have just restored a dozen old files by leaving...

    I have just restored a dozen old files by leaving them to soak for a week in a bucket of water mixed with (3 small tubs of) citric acid. The citric acid is in powder form and usually available from...
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    The Chair - Towards the Round

    It's been about 4 months since I last worked on The Chair. Life happens. All good - just very busy.


    So I was back in the shop this weekend, and here is a record of the work done. Lots of...
  12. I must say that it is great that I no longer have...

    I must say that it is great that I no longer have first to lick my thumb. I did try it with the iPad, and sent the screen flying across the room! :)

    The future of magazines is uncertain (I think...
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    Good grief David! What a horrific experience! It...

    Good grief David! What a horrific experience! It could so easily have gone the other way - you could have forgotten handtools completely, and now believe only power tools existed. All those...
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    In addition to the slips mentioned by Warren, Lee...

    In addition to the slips mentioned by Warren, Lee Valley sell a set of wooden slips ...

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/images/item/Woodworking/Sharpening/50m0101s1.jpg

    Either buy these or make...
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    Hi Jack "Swiss Army Knives" are terrific when...

    Hi Jack

    "Swiss Army Knives" are terrific when one is starting out and either not yet clear of the direction headed, or trying to get the most value-for-money. However, once you do get a direction,...
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    I expect to have Chris to stay in August. I will...

    I expect to have Chris to stay in August. I will ensure he bring you some "mild steel" :)

    Terry Gordon uses Gidgee as his basic wood. Here are comparisons with Macassar Ebony and Purpleheart:

    ...
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    Hi George I do agree that a pin is the weakest...

    Hi George

    I do agree that a pin is the weakest method (which is why I changed one pinned plane to a more traditional abutment style). A flattened round pin is a little less secure than a...
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    Hi Kees I've made planes in a number of...

    Hi Kees

    I've made planes in a number of different configurations: solid body with abutments, laminated three-part with abutments, laminated two-part with abutments, and a variety of solid and...
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    ... and about 6 weeks ago, Terry had the booth...

    ... and about 6 weeks ago, Terry had the booth next to mine at the Perth LN Hand Tool Event. Very much alive and well ...
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  20. Passion pink was one of the early runners for me...

    Passion pink was one of the early runners for me as well.

    I've always fancied this little number ...

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Derek50/Other/Santaplane.jpg

    Of course, it cannot...
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    Hi Mike I find it a little ironic that I have...

    Hi Mike

    I find it a little ironic that I have a couple of 20 ppi dovetail saws, which are better for the thinner drawer sides I typically use (1/4" - 3/8"). However I always gang up the two boards...
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    Nice work Dave! Excellent result. I have been...

    Nice work Dave! Excellent result. I have been following the build with much interest. Great looking plane (I really like the eyes, and indeed the whole aesthetic) and it looks like it is performing...
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    Hi Matthew I would get a new plane, one with...

    Hi Matthew

    I would get a new plane, one with the best body and the worst wood. That should end up cheap. Then transfer your good wood.

    Buying a complete plane for the same Dollars makes more...
  24. Every now and then I stumble across something...

    Every now and then I stumble across something where it might be nice to have, but I can never think of anything else with that size that makes it worth the investment . ..

    Joshua, that is exactly...
  25. :) Regards from Perth Derek

    :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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