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      spanner48 replied to the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy?.
      I'm not quite sure what you're asking. Yes, I did use to use engineering blue, but only when scraping white metal {Babbit] bearing...
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      spanner48 reacted to Jacob's post in the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy? with Like Like.
      I had similar tooth snapping prob when I first tried to sharpen an old blade. After a bit of trial and error I found that the setting of...
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      Looking at it, I suspect you may have an extreme case of "Cow & Calf Teeth'. Most of us are either right- or left-handed – so prefer...
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      spanner48 replied to the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy?.
      Well, keep trying with the deep plate, and see if things get better with time and experience. You might just discover an interesting...
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      spanner48 replied to the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy?.
      Not making. But I restore and renovate historically interesting classic English saws: before 1900 and back to 1770. Particularly...
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      spanner48 replied to the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy?.
      That's ideal - and good value, by UK standards. Does it unroll straight? Or is there some residual curve left in it? And does it...
    • spanner48
      spanner48 replied to the thread Forstner Drill Bits.
      I've had an adjustable Forstner bit for decades. It works - in a swing brace; i'm not sure in a power drill: it takes off a good shaving...
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      spanner48 reacted to Fergie 307's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Like Like.
      I think you miss the point in that frequently it is the wage of the repairers that is the issue. What will an electrician charge you to...
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      spanner48 replied to the thread TYZACK Backsaw Heresy?.
      "heretical" ? Not at all. But just what is that depth of plate useful for ? Tenon saws are usually plated quite narrow: ±21/2" to 3"...
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      spanner48 reacted to richarddownunder's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Like Like.
      Hi - I've been involved in a repair cafe for some time (in New Zealand, but under the same umbrella oganisation as the UK). As has been...
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      spanner48 reacted to okeydokey's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Angry Angry.
      I agree with Deema here and feel that whatever disclaimer the customer or repairer or the actual Repair Cafe or their insurers (presume...
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      spanner48 reacted to deema's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Angry Angry.
      Oh dear, two degrees, but blissfully unaware of the responsibilities and liabilities. I too have a degree in Electrical and electronics...
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      spanner48 reacted to furnace's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Angry Angry.
      I've volunteered at my local Repair Caff for a few years. There are several different 'repair stations' ranging from jewellery, clothing...
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      spanner48 reacted to Cooper's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Like Like.
      I have volunteered to help at a new Repair Cafe being set up in The Gades Shopping centre in Bromley this Saturday May 18th. Do any of...
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      spanner48 reacted to yngndrw's post in the thread Helping at a repair cafe with Like Like.
      Businesses are there to provide convenience and economy of scale. (Tools that are unreasonable to expect somebody at home to have, for...
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