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    windscreens

    Tried to have chips repaired a couple of times but not the right sort of chip lol. Btw, not all chips develop into cracks, that’s bs put out by the repair people. Ian
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    Cars - Form over function

    When I was young I went to buy a Spitfire and the guy left me whilst I checked it over, absolutely no way to release the handbrake! Then he showed me it was a fly off handbrake, Doh! very useful for practicing getting out of skids on ice.
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    Help identifying a piece of furniture

    Sorry but you obviously haven’t looked I put telephone seat in and this immediately came up, same with telephone bench. Tbh I was rather shocked that people were still interested.
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    Three way

    Now I was thinking Japanese, but I’m not an expert and they probably both used it and also other joints that hold themselves together without glue. Ian
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    Cars that make you smile

    And that was before cars got ridiculously bigger!
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    Cars - Form over function

    Also in hire cars, one couldn’t find the petrol cap release lever, hidden almost under the drivers seat. And in America there was nothing to say if it was a petrol or diesel car ( pretty rare to have a diesel in the States) couldn’t see any plug leads on the engine and it sounded like a diesel ...
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    Cars - Form over function

    Yes I agree, particularly about the heater controls, new Honda, you no longer can vary between say face and feet so that feet get more than half, it’s now electronic and chronic and going backwards in the mistaken belief that because it’s no longer mechanical it must be better. And don’t get me...
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    New House, New Workshop Build.

    I’m sure you’ve looked into it and it might not be suitable of course. With you mentioning food safe I got to thinking of the food factories in Grimsby with heavy equipment and fork lift trucks on the floors. They use a fibreglass type resin on the floors. Ian https://grf.co.uk/
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    Help identifying a piece of furniture

    I’m just curious as to why you are interested really, if someone wants one making then fair enough, but the one you have, to be frank, is a mass produced 1970’s piece that hasn’t stood the test of time at all well, it’s also out of time, in that people wouldn’t want one if you were to start...
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    Maguire Pin Less Leg Vice

    Yes it’s interesting and not expensive as things for vices go. But I think it would leave a lot of bruises! As said I’m sticking with my Record 53 on my new bench. Wip to follow.
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    Maguire Pin Less Leg Vice

    That’s very interesting thank you. There are as many different benches out there as there are woodworkers, but when it comes to leg vices touching the floor or not there are just two camps. Me, I’m somewhat in @Jacob s, but I suppose it depends on the floor, an old worn concrete one with the...
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    New House, New Workshop Build.

    Oh my golly gosh Deema, I thought my Workshop was the apple of my eye but that takes the biscuit and the cracker and what a cracker it is, having seen what you do with big heavy bits of equipment I have nothing but pleasure for you in your achievement, Well done and what a pleasure it will be...
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    Help identifying a piece of furniture

    Yes a telephone seat, gone out of style now but if you were wanting a seat to write at this is a Windsor chair with a writing area, quite popular in America. Ian
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    English workbench (Rex Krueger plans)

    I think you will find any sort of wax finish to be too slippery for a bench surface, I have always just slapped a couple of coates of sanding sealer or shellac on, this helps prevent glue sticking, and keeps the wood from getting grubby. Ian
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    Maguire Pin Less Leg Vice

    The other bonus is that my home made one is only Pennies to make!
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    Maguire Pin Less Leg Vice

    I designed but never built a foot operated quick release rack system for the bottom of a leg vice, fairly simple as are most good things. No time to give you it today as I’m driving to Heathrow. Will draw it up tomorrow if it’s wanted? Ian
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    Chestnut Zipper Dining Table

    That’s a large clean plank you have there, not sure if you know but I’ll say it anyway just in case, after splitting the plank down there is quite a high likelihood of the boards cupping so best put them in stick with a weight on for a few weeks till they have stabilised. Also you will need to...
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    No 3 plane too small

    Yes too small, I think that’s why it isn’t as widely used. Most people use a blockplane for small work, but I have trained myself to us a Nr 4 for everything. Also never used the long planes either, it’s easy enough to get a joint on long plank edges with a 4. Ian
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    Hello from Scotland [and perhaps soon to be Australia !]

    Same situation here, I am down to very few possessions indeed! It’s not too bad once you start. 1 keep 2 Bin 3 Charity shop 4 Sell And just think, you’re kids will really thank you ( once you’ve gone) Ian
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    Hello from Scotland [and perhaps soon to be Australia !]

    Welcome and congratulations on your impending move, presumably you can take some hand tools with you? Otherwise, I was pleased to find that Axminster are really good at sending stuff overseas, and you can pay in whatever currency you want. Well it certainly worked for me in the States, I was...
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