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    Has anyone mastered the Hovel pencil plane?

    Now I’d seen these advertised and thought “they look nice, but there’s no way I’m shelling out that much for a pencil sharpener!”. Then, Xmas morning, my wife presents me with one! So excitedly, I read instructions and start using it only to find I keep breaking the pencil lead. I thought I...
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    Fitting electric cooker query

    Thanks got all of your replies, it’s very helpful. I will try to find out the Kw rating of our existing and had proposed cooker. We’ll get it professionally installed.
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    Fitting electric cooker query

    I’m not doing anything to the electrics myself, just trying to get an idea if we need to get an upgrade of the existing cooker feed before getting a new induction range cooker.
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    Fitting electric cooker query

    Hi, we are looking to replace our ceramic hob range cooker with one that has an induction hob. Does anyone know if the wiring (to the fuse box) that’s worked fine for the ceramic would be adequate for the induction? Thanks.
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    What sheet material for a 7m2 carport roof?

    Hi, I need to replace part of a carport roof due to water ingress through mineral felt. There are 8x4 sheets of some ply type material currently, What suggestions for reasonable quality and cost would you suggest, I’ll be refelting too. Thanks Mike.
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    New shed / workshop purchase advice

    Thanks for your replies, Ill certainly go and view some when i move, Ill look out metal structures too, hadnt thought of thatpossibility before. Thanks again, mike
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    New shed / workshop purchase advice

    Hi, I’m shortly moving from Hampshire to Cornwall and will need a new shed / workshop. Unfortunately due to disability I am unable to build my own, I previously had a 12’ x12’ and am looking to get a 20’x12’ this time, does anyone have any recommendations for suppliers down that way esp. any...
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    Kity 636 planer/thicknesser manual & parts list?

    Thanks Chris, I will do just that!
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    Kity 636 planer/thicknesser manual & parts list?

    Hi folks, I am resurrecting this thread as I too have acquired an old 636 and need a users manual. I found one online which was just in French and as I dont speak French it was limited value. If anyone has. PDF of one I'd be really grateful. Thanks, Mike
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    Axminster holdfast query

    Can anyone tell me the size of the Axminster holdfast?, is it the same size (diameter) as the Record 145 or 146... Or different altogether? Thanks, Mike
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    Screw and nicker missing on Record 778

    Hi Alvan, im just home from being away for a few days and was delighted to find a small package with the missing nicker had arrived! Very many thanks for that, great generosity which is very much appreciated. Thanks again, Mike.
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    Screw and nicker missing on Record 778

    Thanks Alvan, thats brilliant pm sent. Cheers, Mike
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    Screw and nicker missing on Record 778

    Many thanks for your suggestions folks, i have been looking at ebay but baulk at paying around £13 for the ones that regularly crop up from the USA, i'll keep my eyes open for a UK one and in the meantime use knife cut as suggested. Thanks again, Mike
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    Screw and nicker missing on Record 778

    Hi, I have a Record 778 rebate plane that is missing the nicker and screw, does anyone have a spare for sale or know where I can find one? Thanks, Mike
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    Axminster m900 faceplate issue

    Hi, iIm new to turning and have encountered an early problem. I bought a 2nd hand m900 lathe that works fine and invested in a Supernova chuck which is also great. I recently bought a 4" faceplate that screwed nicely onto the headstock , only thing is that anything more than about 6 " knocks...
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