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  1. Wend

    What is the name for this kind of door stopper?

    I don't know if Google might be showing you different results to me, but none of those seem to have the short narrower section that would fit inside the pipe.
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    What is the name for this kind of door stopper?

    Hi folks, A bit DIY rather than woodworking, but I wonder if anyone knows what this kind of door stopper is called, please? Our patio door used to have 2 of them, but one has disappeared and the other was in the process of disintegrating - a process I accelerated in order to get it off...
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    GluBot replacement gaskets

    Thanks all! I'll keep an eye on the website, but I've made a note to try M12 rubber washers if that doesn't work out.
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    GluBot replacement gaskets

    Hi folks, I occasionally have to remove the tip of my GluBot to clear out accumulated solidified glue. Each time I do this, I am reminded that there is a little gasket inside the cap which is looking quite sorry for itself. I have a pack of 5 replacement tips sitting waiting to be used, but...
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    Sliding Mitre Gauge different slides

    Finally, I hot-melt glued some bits of plywood onto the mitre gauge... ...to hold the hex key that is used to adjust the fence. The completed thing. You can see that the fence can still drop much lower, due to the slots that are in the mitre gauge, so raising the mitre gauge up on the plywood...
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    Sliding Mitre Gauge different slides

    I finally got around to finishing my attempt at this. Started off with a standard-sized mitre gauge from Ali Express; it was approx £70 back in February, but prices might have changed since then. Looks pretty square to me: Then I cut off the part of the sliding bar that is ahead of the mitre...
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    Spiral Christmas tree

    I marked the spiral on the cone, and used a half-round 150mm No5 48tcm rasp to get the spiral started. However, I found that rasp slow to remove material, so I went back to the Shinto to do most of the removal However, that didn't leave a crisp edge, so I did the final shaping with the No 5...
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    Spiral Christmas tree

    I came across a video on youtube of someone making a spiral Christmas tree: and thought I'd give it a go. Presumably the author doesn't have a lathe, as they use a bandsaw to make the initial spiral. I also don't have a lathe, but didn't fancy trying their bandsaw technique either, so I...
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    Mini bench

    Got some ash, and cut/planed a piece to wrap around the rear vice jaw: Then attached front and rear jaw liners. It wasn't until I was here, planing the tops flush with the bench top, that I realised that a 2cm thick rear liner was probably overkill, given that although it was wider than the...
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    Holes in bandsaw inserts

    Thanks all! I think I'll give the drill press a rest, and just leave them all solid, then :-)
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    Holes in bandsaw inserts

    Hi folks, My bandsaw insert is starting to look a little chewed up, so I though I ought to do something about it before it's too late. And as I sometimes have small pieces fall down the gap, I thought I would try to make something closer to a zero clearance insert. I planed some 6mm ply down...
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    Mini bench

    Progress trundles slowly along. Legs shaped and glued, along with a block to lower the vise jaws below the top. The legs are also a little wider than I'd planned; it seemed silly trim them down for no benefit, but the front right one needed a notch cut out for the vice to fit into, to allow the...
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    Mini bench

    I hoped that starting a public project thread would encourage me to make faster progress, but sadly it doesn't seem to have turned out that way. Still, I'm getting there now, as evidenced by the shavings bin. How does so little wood end up taking up so much space?! The two halves now planed...
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    Mini bench

    Hmm, I don't have any, but I could get some. That's definitely worth considering, thanks! Ah, I see. I suspect that clamps on stretchers at the ends would interfere with the vice, but I'll see if I can mock it up and experiment once the bench top is done. Thanks Wend
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    Mini bench

    Hmm. I wonder if drilling a hole up from the bottom of the leg, and putting a dowel into it, would make them stronger. Although in that case the dowel would have a different grain direction to the leg (as the leg wants to have the same grain direction as the top), so maybe that wouldn't be wise...
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