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    Hegner springs

    I have 2 Hegners, both very old, purchased maybe 5th hand ? Refurbished both machines a couple of years a go. The small one is an M1 used for light weight cutting. Then the spring started jumping off. The large machine is a Polycut. All heavy duty cutting. I had to replace the motor last year...
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    Enough sleep?

    This is very interesting. This test will determine if you're getting enough sleepor if your mind has really lost it! The test consists of three parts: You'll be shown 12 photos in the first part, You'll be shown another 12 photos in the second part, You'll be shown 48 photos in the third...
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    SOUL PROVIDER A group of senior executives, well established in their careers, got together to bid farewell to their retiring CEO. The conversation soon turned to company strategy (his favourite subject) and his legacy to business and life in general. As usual, there was some grumbling about...
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    Free Web-Site Hosting

    Anybody know where there is a Free-Hosting site? (Retired doing contract work, no bucks for beer AND web site!) My first attempt was at a free hosting site, which downloaded so many adverts with each screen refresh, that I gave up. Then I found this one, no adverts between loads. I signed up...
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    Just a "stupid" question, but what happened to the Gallery? :? :?
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    Sold some woodwork!

    Well, yesterday at the Church Fete, is the first time I have ever sold any of my “artwork”. All proceeds to the Church. Scroll-saw work:- The doorstops went like a flash, especially the Yellow Wood ones. The animals also did well and also the puzzles for small kids. My favourite the Meercat in...
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    Tax for dummies!

    A Professor of Economics explains Tax Cuts Sometimes politicians, journalists and others exclaim; "It's just a tax cut for the rich!" The statement is then accepted by a portion of the general population as fact, without questioning the basis thereof. Let's put tax cuts in terms that...
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    Xmas from the South

    A very merry Xmas and a great 2007 to all you good people! (Hope Santa brought you what you wanted, just remeber he gets to us 2 hours ahead of you, so i suspect we may get the best!) Cheers Phil :D 8) :D 8) :D 8)
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    Posting Pics

    Stupid question ....... When i post pics to the Gallery, some of the thumbnails show distorted colour, but when you click on them, the pic shows up fine. What am i doing wrong? Cheers Phil 8) 8)
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    434 (4) OZ

    Now who would have thought that after scoring the highest score in an ODI, 434 for 4, the OZ's would loose? What a nail-biting finish, one for the history books. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Try get that smile off our faces! :D :D :D :D Phil
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    Lin - help please

    Lin, I have cut out the puppy and cat puzzles. Not too bad. What would you use for drawing the lines on the wood for the eyes etc.? Also what would you use for “colouring in/painting” the different shades required? And a sealer over it all? Thanks, Phil PS – cannot supply pics as the digital...
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    Scroll Saw

    I have a Rockwell 16” scroll saw. Busy cutting out a lot of animals for door stops. Some fine cutting required. Using Afr Rosewood and some oak about 20mm thick. I can cut about 2 shapes, then the blade starts ”bending” and breaks. Drill lots of holes around the shape. Some advice please. What...
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    Record 043

    Scratching thru a long forgotten box the other day, (some stuff from a garage sale) I came across a Record 043 “plane”. It has a blade of 3.5mm. Is in extremely good condition. What is it used for? Phil :roll: :roll: :roll:
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    ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" He was a unique manager because he had several...
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    Rockwell scroll saw

    I am busy rebuilding an old scroll saw. Got a motor that runs at 1450rpm. Now need a pulley on the motor and two pulleys on the saw. How do i calculate the sizes of the 3 pulleys to get the right saw speed? The saw must run at 800rpm and 1275rpm. :D :D
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    Just getting back to an unfinished project. I need to make and fit the hanging bits for the mirrors that I made. Will use some light weight chain. Mirror weighs about 5 kg’s. What would be used on the wood side. Brackets, screws etc.? I have space as follows:- 30mm wide by 20mm thick. Any...
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    I am making a knock down bookcase for the youngest heir. Simple construction, fits together with pegs, no screws etc. Needed grooves for the shelves. Made a jig and then routed it out with a top bearing pattern bit. This is the first time in 6 years that I have done freehand plunge routing...
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    Finishing Oak

    I have just completed two white oak mirror frames for my kids. Size 910mm x 670mm For the finishing I did following after the T&P:- Orbital sander with 180 grit. Assembled using biscuits. Hand sand with 240 sand paper. Scrape with scraper and Stanley knife blades. Slow, but what a finish! Rub...
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    Fuming Oak

    I read an article “somewhere” on fuming oak. Wood is placed into a container that can be sealed. Also placed into the container is a dish with ammonia. The ammonia reacts with the acid in the oak, making the oak darker. I fumed some white oak candle holders for about 5 days in an old cake tin...
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    E-mail C.R.A.P.

    i recently signed up on a site where you can store pictures. they wanted an e-mail address, which i duly supplied. ever since then i get up to 6 e-mails a day relating to C.R.A.P. from some wierd named people! anyone else had this experience? how do i stop it? :x :x