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    Biscuit joiners

    Agree with Derek, I have use of both and the DeWalt is the better machine, it's still not a patch on a top 21 but it is a 3rd of the price
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    Cordless Router

    What jobs are you intending to use it for? like mentioned they will not replace a corded router and are only for lighter work. I have use of both, the Makita is better no question. Better built, more powerful, less vibrations, more attachments, better dust extraction, proper storage box, the...
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    Totally agree with your comment Ian, it's brilliant when things go well first time but you learn so much more when things go a bit astray and you have to work out a solution to an unexpected problem. For the bend radius, I decided how wide I wanted my plane to be (or rather what size blade I...
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    Thanks for the comment bodger. To be honest most of it is just in my head. I look at pictures or watch videos and guesstimate the rough sizes. I haven't followed any true plane sizes as such, I do a quick sketch or visualize it in my mind at the start then go from there. I sometimes adjust...
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    Thanks for the comments and likes guys really appreciate it 👍
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    Finally after a lot of sanding and waxing the saws are finished. I took the handles up to 320 grit and the sheaths to 500 then finished them with a few coats of diluted linseed oil and buffed them to a nice sheen with neutral bison wax. I'm really pleased with how they have turned out. They...
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    Worktable "lubricant"

    The paraffin wax I have is much softer than candle wax, it breaks apart quite easily and has no strong smell. They get it in large blocks and just use the band saw to cut it into small pieces. I think the last lot they got was from Liberon I've tried candle wax in the past but it never seems...
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    Worktable "lubricant"

    I always just carry a small piece of paraffin wax in my pocket, a quick rub over the machine table before use and it's good to go.
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    An English thumb plane

    Beautiful plane Ian. The steel, brass and ebony combination looks great. I had a similar problem with my last plane where the mouth was a little to tight, In the end I ground one face off of a flat needle file which I could then very carefully fit into the mouth. With the file being so thin I...
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    Thanks foxbat, glad you're enjoying it 👍
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    With the sheaths veneered the final touch was to add my initial mark. I had a few vinyl stencils left over from the last plane build which luckily where a perfect fit on a small piece of brass round bar I also had left over. I'm currently working on a new name stamp so hopefully I'll get that...
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    Wood identification help

    Thanks for the help chaps. I found another piece and had a quick go at planing it. It's got quite a nice smell, its sweet with ashy undertones, seems very familiar but I can't pinpoint why. This piece had some sap in to. Looking at your picture Doug it seems very similar so can safely assume...
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    Wood identification help

    I totally forgot to give it a good sniff. I'll try cutting and planing a bit tomorrow to see how it smells. I did a search for padauk, it could be that but I'm not 100% convinced. cheers.
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    Wood identification help

    While rummaging around in the wood store I found this striking piece of "something" no idea what it is or where it came from. Can any one I.D it? Unfortunately my phone camera doesn't pic up the colour of it properly but it's a very vivid reddish orange with lighter orange streaks. It has a...
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