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  1. Ttrees


    No, but possibly the best tool for overgrown hedges, and likely depending on species/growth so maybe a sickle and loopers is more likely a better tools for the job? Tom
  2. Ttrees

    Wilson mortice machine convert to 240v???

    Did you buy it? I can't see what it says, but I don't see 240v anywhere. I see what appears to be 400 / 410? If it's fixed star wound, then you'd need to dig out the windings to find the star point. I'm guessing the fixed star wound motor would have some more information apart from 400 and 410...
  3. Ttrees

    Aptc table saw...

    If it's been there for a lung tang, then surely those wires are due an inspection. While you're checking for anything stuck in it, rat cat etc... Check if anything is in the motor fan, as it could likely be plastic, delicate and balanced, sorta.
  4. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    Just giving some options should one be in a position without having a vice or anything really. A few large f clamps from Lidl would do all of ones workholding, even if one was just using an old sleeper or whatever. The largest of these powerfix ones are about 7 or 8 pounds each, With the large...
  5. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    Just gonna chuck some more stuff/options out there, as the biggest obstacle is finding a compact or functional design that would suit a solid timber top, something like in the photo with the trestles say, (as in laminated planks on edge) It might be worth noting that a built in vice is not too...
  6. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    If all else fails, motor oil and plastic bags. quote @sorslibertas To be clear, I'm not a handtool only zealot. The bench and really good lighting are always the most underrated tools, which is doublelly important if not having machines to process the stock. I don't have a planer thicknesser...
  7. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    Haha, yes I tried to do it the other way beforehand, but I have some sort of dyscalculia. Tried several ways to do these double tenons, which I admit was a challenge with all methods I've tried. It was adding the offset which was some odd measurement, was screwing with my brain :D Tried using...
  8. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    From what I've seen the wheel gauges seem more versatile, and can be good for those who might not be as good with their math as they would like. Not saying that a wooden one can't be as good or better for most jobs, but in 10 years, yet to see someone honestly demonstrating the traditional...
  9. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    Will take note of that Jacob, although I've only probably used the thing once or twice TBH. It seems strange the amount of play in the slot and the blade. It could be that way to counteract rust I suppose, but just could be whatever blade they were cutting the slot with either? I love the wheel...
  10. Ttrees

    Tools: Fewer but more expensive, or more but cheaper?

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I don't really see your introduction as a question, because I have no clue what you're intending to make. i.e Outfitting stuff like stairs, kitchen units doors carpentry and joinery, or fine woodworking starting with boxes or things which up your skills to make...
  11. Ttrees

    Joke thread

    Thanks to Dr Silvia for sorting out meds for the carbuncle I had where the sun don't shine. Rang again today semi delirious from pain and no sleep to see if I could up my meds, but was advised to go to the big house instead. Considered this, but needed a nap first and thankfully not needed to go...
  12. Ttrees

    Startrite bandsaw ?

    Could try these guys, Phil or Lee might help you. http://www.altsawsandspares.co.uk/about.html I'd personally be looking to make one from aluminium, as the thin plastic is delicate and if left in the sun, might be untrustworthy and dangerous in time. There is another company selling startrite...
  13. Ttrees

    Tyzak zyto table saw

    I don't see a riving knife, and guessing one doesn't fit. If not, then the odds of it being a sought after machine is unlikely, Might also be worth stating some features, has it got a tilting arbor or not, However Seems a good sized motor, so might possibly be of use for a dado blade or wobble...
  14. Ttrees

    VFD not working....

    I'd consider this approach before you send it off for parts, just for the craic. Should take all of 5 mins to take the cover off and unplug the ribbon cable, and do a reset afterwards. Video's clipped to the part i'm on about. Works when you trip out a hauanyang by use of the pot anyway.
  15. Ttrees

    Built a coat rack and struggling with finish...

    If it's some fungus from moisture, it might not be a good idea to seal it in, Considering there is some tearout and ridges from the planer, that might present some blotching. I note that Cosman mentions not doing anything to pine. I have no experience finishing anything really. Perhaps test wax...
  16. Ttrees

    Resources for making wooden planes

    You seen David's channel, not very "Hollywood" however, that's what I'd be studying.
  17. Ttrees

    Introduction and French polishing.

    Hello I can't see what you're doing, not sure if thats crazing or checking of the material that you appear to be working on. And I'd like to know what you're looking at when describing, as I cannot distinguish from afar. Good luck with the channel Tom
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    Plane sole lapping the easy way

    Not all the thin planes I see are welded, but many are that thin or close to it. One might question this example, first I seen on a google search, but have stumbled across many job lots of planes like this, and many longer Bailey's with obscure photos on the bay. Often presented to look...
  19. Ttrees

    Plane sole lapping the easy way

    Good photo of what folks mean by working the high spots off. One can easily see that the ends are not in contact and if kept at it the high area in the center will meet with the ends in a crowned profile, not so much of an issue with a no.4 plane, but for a longer one, thinner one or one with...
  20. Ttrees

    Joke thread

    Only posted on a thread about moving benches last night, Some cat must have been reading, as he/she left the calling card when I was in for a mugga tae. What a stench, wolfies blankets had a narrow escape, wonder if it was the spray bottle of water beside which gave Pischkins the urge? :unsure: