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    James, that is a good suggestion. I will try...

    James, that is a good suggestion. I will try this. I was hoping for an adjustment to the mechanism, if one exists.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  2. This may help with colour: I built our kitchen 3...

    This may help with colour: I built our kitchen 3 years ago with Hard Maple (which had some curl). This was finished with a couple of coats of blond shellac to take the edge off the whiteness, and...
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    Makita 3901 Biscuit Joiner

    I purchased a near-unused Makita 3901 biscuit jointer to reinforce mitres.

    https://www.toolauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/p-5138-makita-3901-biscuit-joiner.jpg


    Those you have used...
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    David, I must have had a senior moment when...

    David, I must have had a senior moment when writing this up ... bushing, not bearing.

    Mike, I imagine that the unwary might be surprised by the vise tipping over. And this one is certainly Heavy!...
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    For aligning the tail- and pin boards, I prefer a...

    For aligning the tail- and pin boards, I prefer a simple wide square I made from wood ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/nz1H0DHd/M11a.jpg


    The spacer needs to be dropped out of the way for this ...
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    The Last Moxon Dovetail Vise

    Many of my projects involve bow fronts, which result in compound angle dovetails ...


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/HTFinalPictures_html_m6d1c0de1.jpg


    I do enjoy building furniture...
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    Bill, I will echo comments by Jim and David. ...

    Bill, I will echo comments by Jim and David.

    I saw close to the line, since I prefer to use a chisel to finish to the line. This is more accurate than a knife wall to guide the saw, and then...
  8. Thread: Olive Awl

    by Derek Cohen
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    Ron, using a scratch awl to locate holes makes...

    Ron, using a scratch awl to locate holes makes sense to me. As does the handle shape for making small indents. The advantages of a “dot” from a scratch awl, when marking off a rule, is that it is so...
  9. Thread: Olive Awl

    by Derek Cohen
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    Hi Ron Nice turnings. Very clean! The Olive is...

    Hi Ron

    Nice turnings. Very clean! The Olive is striking.

    I am fascinated how form and function come together. This is a simple tool, and yet there are a number of variations. I am interested in...
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    Joe, I use a worn 600 grit Eze-lap diamond stone....

    Joe, I use a worn 600 grit Eze-lap diamond stone. That's probably closer to 2000 grit.

    Article on sharpening technique here:...
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    Joe, what will ultimately decide you on the best...

    Joe, what will ultimately decide you on the best stones is the steel type you are using, and the method you choose to sharpen.

    Sharpening full faces involves working more steel than a secondary...
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    As a professional, what do you build, Jack? I...

    As a professional, what do you build, Jack? I cannot tell from your posts over the past 12 months.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    This is the LN #49 (1/2") ... ...

    This is the LN #49 (1/2") ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheCompletedChests_html_57e72fc2.jpg

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheCompletedChests_html_247242f.jpg


    And...
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    Thomas, not so far :) It's only been about a...

    Thomas, not so far :) It's only been about a dozen years for this lot, however. I'll wait a little longer before being categorical about this.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  15. I am not sure about the rest of the Felder range,...

    I am not sure about the rest of the Felder range, but my Hammer K3 has an aluminium slider, and the rip fence is aluminium (attached to a cast iron adjuster).

    Clearly, there is a place for all...
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    I have a cabinet in which my rasps and...

    I have a cabinet in which my rasps and files-for-wood hang. These are the ones I want close at hand. This is an oldish photo - it is a little fuller these days ...
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  17. Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use...

    Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use 80- and 180 grit on an 8" half-speed grinder. These CBN wheels are far, far cooler grinding than a 38 grit white Norton wheel, but you still need to use...
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    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my...

    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my post, above)?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes...

    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes are all about. If your plane chattered, then the angle of the hook was incorrect. Using them without a hook will work, but not particularly well ......
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    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for...

    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for building diamond paste plates ..

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Castironhoningplatesfordiamondpaste_html_m3e1b511a.jpg

    Article...
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    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the...

    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the Makitas I have. They are a perfect size to fit directly under the housing. However, this area has open fins to the motor. I assume that this must be to...
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    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for...

    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for this boat anchor of a plane. I sincerely doubt that you will be able to clean up rebates and tenon cheeks/shoulders with this plane. Save your money...
  23. My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade...

    My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade from Veritas. No problem, as long as the LN chipbreaker is used (the adjuster position is different on the LN). Move the frog forward a little. A...
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    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you...

    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you really could upgrade your plane by getting a PM-V11 blade. Over at WoodCentral Hand Tools forum David Weaver has been describing his exhaustive testing...
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    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that...

    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that relate to specific topics. Much of the time I illustrate builds. I am quite envious of those with cavernous shops, and with fancy cabinets. Mine is...
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