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    Hi Prashun I have used both Jennings and Irwin...

    Hi Prashun

    I have used both Jennings and Irwin for many years. They are good. Just learn to sharpen, and they will do all you want. A few years back I bought a bunch of WoodOwl auger bits. These...
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    Thanks for all the replies. They really helped...

    Thanks for all the replies. They really helped consolidate my thoughts. I shall comment further on these in a while.


    I found the original piece on the web:...
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    How to do these drawers?

    I am planning another build as a wedding gift, this time a niece. She picked out this entry hall table, which she wants in Jarrah.


    https://i.postimg.cc/RCY9BhMw/Jes_-Entry-Table.jpg

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  4. Buy the tool that works best for 90% of its use,...

    Buy the tool that works best for 90% of its use, rather than a tool you need to compromise on for 100% of the time.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Just curious - are those the Maxicut forstner...

    Just curious - are those the Maxicut forstner bits (which are made by Colt)? I have a set from Lee Valley, plus others from elsewhere. They are all the same high standard.

    Regards from Perth
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    The only way we will know is if I examine them...

    The only way we will know is if I examine them directly. Send them to me. If they are fakes, I’ll dispose of them for you. Yeah, right :)

    I know squat about Kiku ... other than they are superior...
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    One other suggestion: You could use solid wood...

    One other suggestion:

    You could use solid wood for the panel, which could be made up of glued up sections. Just sand it flush. Then create the herringbone pattern on the panel by scribing the...
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    Hi Dylan If the cabinet is to be painted, then...

    Hi Dylan

    If the cabinet is to be painted, then why not make the herringbone from ply pieces on a ply backing? If it is not to be painted, then I would use veneer on ply.

    Regards from Perth
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  9. I purchased the smaller 500 model a few years ago...

    I purchased the smaller 500 model a few years ago to aid in building frames for doors when I remodelled our kitchen. It was very useful. It has not been used since as one of the joys of woodworking...
  10. Scott, I would remove the handle any way you can...

    Scott, I would remove the handle any way you can - split it out with a chisel if heating the socket does not work. Making a pattern for a good fit is just so easy, and you do not need the original...
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    I have the LN #101 (violin plane) and the Veritas...

    I have the LN #101 (violin plane) and the Veritas equivalent (pocket plane). The LN is really cute and works well. I did have to close up the mouth. The Veritas has a minuscule mouth and PM-V11...
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    While I posted this on a thread earlier, some may...

    While I posted this on a thread earlier, some may visit here and be interested in the Moxon design I developed over several years.

    Link: ...
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    Hi Ken I suspect my post came across with the...

    Hi Ken

    I suspect my post came across with the wrong emphasis. Apology. It should have clarified that most spokeshaves do not require a jig to sharpen, but the narrow ones (like yours) certainly...
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    My approach to sharpening spokeshaves follows the...

    My approach to sharpening spokeshaves follows the strategy I use for all blades (with the exception of high angle BU plane blades) - hollow grind at the desired bevel angle, and then it is simple to...
  15. Some like to own all the tools they imagine they...

    Some like to own all the tools they imagine they might need when they begin building furniture. "Be Prepared" ... must be a lot of boy scouts out there :)

    They do look nice.

    I make set up...
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    There was a tip in a recent FWW mag about using...

    There was a tip in a recent FWW mag about using portable battery-powered LED book lights for trim routers. I found a couple on line, and they have been used clamped to the drill press and bandsaw....
  17. Thanks Cary That company makes guides, and...

    Thanks Cary

    That company makes guides, and sell the Euro ones. Big prices (especially with the very poor Aussie Dollar exchange). I am trying to find an alternative to their product!

    Regards...
  18. A source for Ceramic disks for bandsaw guides

    I have a Hammer N4400 bandsaw. This uses steel European guides. Felder do sell a replacement set of ceramic guides, but they are very big $$$ in Oz. Ceramic guides would reduce heat and be capable of...
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    Hi Edward Yes, painter's tape. Choose a...

    Hi Edward

    Yes, painter's tape. Choose a smaller blade with the most teeth for the bandsaw.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    ... or blue tape. The tape acts as a ZCI. ...

    ... or blue tape. The tape acts as a ZCI.

    Bandsaw is good. I think a tablesaw (with crosscut or triple chip blade) is better.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  21. Thread: #4 Planes

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    Ken, for comparison: The LN bronze #3 weighs...

    Ken, for comparison:

    The LN bronze #3 weighs 4lbs. The Stanley #4 weighs 3 3/4lbs (which may increase a little if you add a thicker-heavier blade/chipbreaker). Not much in it. Interestingly, the...
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    I would also use a drop of water to start the...

    I would also use a drop of water to start the process, but I doubt that it will be enough. Still, it get some moisture into the dent, which is needed. A wet cloth and iron is next - just be careful...
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    Rich, you already have it! Look up "powerline...

    Rich, you already have it!

    Look up "powerline network extender". I have one from Netgear, and it works as advertised. What it does is use the powerlines in your home as a relay. One advert states,...
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    There are inclinometers available. And a compass,...

    There are inclinometers available. And a compass, should you get lost in your shop. But the only app I use is one for the Internet radio. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Perhaps this is not the right forum for this...

    Perhaps this is not the right forum for this information - :o - but last Thursday night I presented a talk on hand tools I have made over the years to the Old Tools Preservation Society (in Perth). I...
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