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    Hi Robert Instead of pushing the shave, try...

    Hi Robert

    Instead of pushing the shave, try pulling it towards you. See if you get chatter then.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Enquiring minds want to know. Regards from...

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Erich, that is an understatement. Stability =...

    Erich, that is an understatement. Stability = precision.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Erich, I prefer to re-use what I can. For many...

    Erich, I prefer to re-use what I can. For many years I built with old roofing trusses - it is amazing (and alarming) how much good hardwood went into roofs in Perth. I would ask at building sites,...
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    Bob, the fences I have are very similar across...

    Bob, the fences I have are very similar across the planes I have. I use the hardwood to hand. In my case it is Jarrah ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/bN1H92Hz/Small-Plow.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    We are now left with four sections - the wide...

    We are now left with four sections - the wide top, the two lower side sections, and the middle drawer front. The sections are glued back (taking care not to glue the drawer front back!) ...

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    Transformations: The drawer - Part 1

    https://i.postimg.cc/mDLjWm0t/8a.jpg




    It was my intention from the outset to hide the drawer as best as possible. This required that the drawer not have a pull or handle visible on the...
  8. The LN guide works very well. I have both LN and...

    The LN guide works very well. I have both LN and Veritas guides, and use the LN on BU plane blades. It will work well on all plane blades and, I have no doubt, on the Veritas chisels.

    Regards from...
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    Finishes

    Somehow this area was forgotten, and of course it is important.


    All surfaces were hand planed, and then finished in de-waxed Ubeaut Hard Shellac. This concentrated and thinned with denatured...
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    I completed a hall table for a good friend, who...

    I completed a hall table for a good friend, who is moving into a new house. Done in a little over three weekends. Fun piece with an interesting drawer. The build is on the hand tool forum:...
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    Very nice Jim. Not just the guitar, but I have a...

    Very nice Jim. Not just the guitar, but I have a weakness for stone walls. Stone walls and wooden sash windows. Mmmmm. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Bill, a water-based poly, such as General...

    Bill, a water-based poly, such as General Finishes, does a great job. I rub it on with microfibre cloths and denib with grey mesh ...
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    Jim, I did not know this ... but this is exactly...

    Jim, I did not know this ... but this is exactly what I do. Elevation and plan.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Erich, there was not a lot of sentimental value,...

    Erich, there was not a lot of sentimental value, other than for Rita and myself knowing that her late husband had restored the table. We are old friends, and she knows the furniture in my home well...
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    Clifford, that is exactly what was intended. ...

    Clifford, that is exactly what was intended.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Patience Steve. I will show this in detail. But...

    Patience Steve. I will show this in detail. But it is a well known method. Nothing original there.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ron, I do not know if it was home made. I think...

    Ron, I do not know if it was home made. I think not - just an example of one method of construction. It certainly was solid and would have lasted a 100 years.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    This is the drawer case ... ...

    This is the drawer case ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/zGTFbmNy/14a.jpg

    With drawer inserted - you need to get close up to see the joins ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/qMPGvJPf/15a.jpg

    It opens...
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    Transformations

    Not quite 4 weeks ago, a good friend, Rita, brought along an entrance hall table she wanted me to fit a drawer into ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/CxX6M7D6/3a.jpg
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    Steve, just to re-post from WoodCentral to...

    Steve, just to re-post from WoodCentral to connect with your re-post above - now that's one hellava sentence :) ...

    Steve, you have my sincere apology for not referring to wooden planes under the...
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    Warren, to be fair to Philip Marcou, he was a...

    Warren, to be fair to Philip Marcou, he was a furniture maker first-and-foremost, and a very good one, turning to plane making when he migrated to New Zealand and discovered there was not a market...
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    Jim, in all seriousness, that is part of the...

    Jim, in all seriousness, that is part of the equation.

    I have written ad nauseum over the years about planing with a low centre of effort. This equates into planing by pushing the plane...
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    Andrew, I have not had the interest to look into...

    Andrew, I have not had the interest to look into the Mark 4. I work freehand 99% of the time. Like you, I may use the SS to restore a flat surface or on a particularly narrow blade (even then ...)....
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    Bob, the LN #4 1/2 in bronze weighs about 2lbs...

    Bob, the LN #4 1/2 in bronze weighs about 2lbs more than the iron version. At around 7 1/2 lbs, similar to the Marcou, and getting close to a Stanley #7. This is serious mass in a smaller plane!
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    Heavy vs Light planes

    There has been some controversy over many years as to the part played by mass in a plane. Some argue that it improves planing and others that it is irrelevant. Higher mass is typically a feature of...
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