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    For Sale 1 Spear and Jackson Saw and 1 Turner saw

    Having a clear out and want thses to go to a good home. For my woodwork they cut well, just I don't need more saws. I'm away from home at the moment, so can get measurements tomorrow. Turner Saw Blade is firm in the handle and doesn't rock. £12 plus postage Spear and Jackson...
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    How would this be laid out. . .

    Not using a computer, but using a pair of compasses. It is on top of a dresser, and is symetrical in the X axis. To me it looks like a modifed Oghee. Moving from left to the center, the first round is larger than the hollow it joins and then becomes a point. The next round is higher that...
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    Record 77a Question and refurb

    I've just received a Record 77A. It has both the shims and a good length of blade left. It needs a bit if a clean and fettle which is part of the reason I purchased it. Anyway upon looking at the sole there is a chip in the middle, looks like someone hit a screw. It's not going to get a...
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    Guitar "vine" inlay approach

    I have a fret board that I am thinking about fret markers. I then saw the Ibanez Jem Vine of life design For square/rectangle inlays I can see how to cut out/carve, however what would the process be for the vine using hand tools. Trace the design onto the inlay material, cut out...
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    Planing to 3mm tips

    Hello, I've been attemptingto plane various pieces of ash to 3mm,but I'm finding it a bit tricky. I've tried: Holding the piece in a vice. Using a bench dog only just protruding above the bence. Clamping one end of the piece thicknessing the swapping to the other end. Any other tips or...
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    3 piece wedge marking gauge

    A good while ago there was a thread where someone had the design for a marking gauge. It was very smart using 3 pieces of wood for the fence and a wedge to hold the fence in place. That is about all I can recall, can anyone point me in the direction of the thread. (I've used the search bit...
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    Tool Chest WIP

    It's been a while since I last posted, so thought it's time for a wip. Initially I started with a tool chest on the wall but that went as I needed the space in my shed for other bits. I wanted to keep the tools safe and tidy and saw lots of tool chests all over the place. So I decided to...
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    Novex Mitre saw

    I'm going to fit skirtings (175mm high) and will be doing it by hand. Is there anything else worth looking at other than Nobex Proman? There is not really anything elso close to me. Cheers.
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    Free tools/clear out

    Not posted for a while and having a tody up. I have a a mix of old tools which hopefully someone can make use of. The lot has the following items: NOTE unless otherwise stated parts need work and attemtion Couple of spirit spirit levels around 100mm in length Really large rasp without a...
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    Skill building projects (scarf joint and a plane)

    I've been working on my hand tool skills. (After restoring lots of tools). After about a year of mucking around and lots of trial and error it seems like I am finally turning the corner. So I thought I would post a couple of projects. I am working towards making a guitar neck so thought I...
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    Removing gold finish from carved mirror

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, not really sure where to ask it. Anyway, I have in my possesion a wooden framed (looking at the back of it) carved mirror. My SO has pointed out that the gold doesn't go with the other frames in the room. So has asked if I can strip it back to bare wood...
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    Wooden Plough Plane setup & prices

    I have an old wooden plough plane which uses wedges to lock the fence. I'm having issues setting it up reliably (like a wooden Plane which doesnt tale long at all now thst I have a feel for it). So doe any one have any good tips? Whilst thinking about it I had a look for a screw adjust...
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    Adjustable shelf design

    Just finishing a shelving unit in an alcove. Whilst some of the heights of the shlves are fixed. There is a large space where I am not sure the height between shelves or how many are going to be fitted. So I remeber seeing a sort of saw tooth piece of wood on each sode thst will allow...
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    Hand powered grinder setup

    Hello I've just inherited an old hand crank grinder. I can't for the life of me figure out how to set it up for grinding. https://flic.kr/p/JkdzFw With the picture linked above I can only see how to rest the tool on the narrow edge. I can't see how to change it to allow the tool to rest...
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    Finishing with Superglue

    Hello, I've seen turners using superglue (CA) to finish pens. My understanding being that it is applied whilst the pen is turning using a paper towel. Which can be tricky to achieve a good finish. What is the best way to apply to work pieces that aren't turned. Thin it slightly with...
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    wooden garden tool handles

    A slightly off topic request hopefully someone can help. I'm refurbishing some garden tools. The handles of which are completely shot. The tools are sound but I need replacement handles. I'm after a 23mm and 28mm by 1200mm long. Does anyone know where I can find some online. It seems to be...
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    5 Pointed star. . .

    Howdy, I'm looking to make a few 5 point stars for some friends. I found a plan online via the Rogue Engineer. Which has a guide to make a 5 pointed star. It doesn't seem too tricky, or so I thought. So I chopped the wood up (by hand) checked all angles, were good but when I came to put...
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    Toold cupboard door frame joint help

    Hello, I have a rudimentary toold cupboard that I am looking to put door onot. So technically at the moment is an open box. I have a few bits of 20x44 pse of which I was planning on making the frame for the doors out of. Then I filling with a couple of sheets of something. The question...
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    Kitchen table Chestnut food grade finish

    Hello,I've recently a kit hen table back to bare finish. But want to protect the wood from spills etc. So was thinking get of using Chestnut food grade oil. With the aim being to apply it a couple of times.so that then if water is spilt (or food etc) it can be wiped off without leaving get a...
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    Making an octagon tips

    Hello, I'm re handling a load of old tools, and decided that I'm going with London Pattern. (I know some people disagree regarding form over function). I've seen Alfs tutorial on making the handles, however I'm struffling with repeatability using hand tools. I don't have the luxury of a...
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