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  1. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    So, you're admitting you'd be useless on site, then? Glad we got that sorted
  2. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

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  3. JobandKnock

    Sir Clive Sinclair

    I had a Sinclair digital watch when they came out. Ridiculously expensive and didn't keep time. Neither did the replacement one, nor the one after that, so I paid some more and got a Sinclair calculator, which also didn't last...
  4. JobandKnock

    Stuff for craft fair? Ideas wanted!

    So the recipe for success is cheap tat for the masses served up with a cappuccino to go?
  5. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    I'm pretty sure the absolute sharpness you crave simply isn't maintainable on site, or for that matter necessary most of the time. So Jacob would probably be going home with a nice pay packet whilst you'd be skint, having spent all your time rehoning and rehoning your tool edges instead of...
  6. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    But not for the task I mentioned. The problem is that doors are hung on hinges and can swing, so they aren't conveniently fixed in place like a block of wood in a vice. And you often can't wedge a door to stop one moving because that might mark a finished floor, for example, so you may need to...
  7. JobandKnock

    Sharpening Jig - What do you think?

    When trying to teach raw apprentices I've always started them on "training wheels" (Eclipse 36 jig or a snide version of same) so they gain an understanding of how sharp they need to aim for. Once they understand that and are getting consistency they can be weaned off the jig onto "figure of 8"...
  8. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    Go fit a door, or better several, or a kitchen. In fact go fit anything and you'll find out how useful a block plane really is. I've been using mine today to final fit about a dozen front doors. It isn't possible for me to hold onto a door with one hand and use a smoothing plane in the other on...
  9. JobandKnock

    Sharpening Jig - What do you think?

    To really please Jacob it would need to be steam powered. Of course you could always get yourself one of those newfangled clean green power devices where the hand provides the cranking motion, the stone revolves and the iron is moved back and forth across the stone: Just love that music...
  10. JobandKnock

    Sharpening Jig - What do you think?

    in that case you can have my seat on the tandem...
  11. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    The other thing I noticed is absent is a block plane
  12. JobandKnock

    Basic tools....

    Try square, NOT set square. TBH a 300mm combination square, such as a Bahco is far more useful for general work than a try square (can be used to mark out square cuts, mitre cuts, test for square, mark out patallels such as hinge recesses, check depths, transfer measurements without measuring -...
  13. JobandKnock

    Best vintage Chisels

    JCBs really took off in the1960s, things like the Manitou site FLT probably 1980s. You're showing your age! I can remember that. If you went onto a site as a chippy you'd often be asked to make up knocking up tables or floats (and even hawks) for the plasterers (they often had their own handles...
  14. JobandKnock

    Best vintage Chisels

    Sounds like you were never the apprentice.
  15. JobandKnock

    potential CNC for round sash windows making

    Unless you have a CNC with a scanner and the ability to convert a scanned file to a vector file (e.g DXF) and then a cutting path you may find it difficult. TBH it msy be easier to find someone who can ring fence the job on a spindle or template rout it on an overhead pin router
  16. JobandKnock

    Best vintage Chisels

    Sounds like you've worked some rough sites there, boyo
  17. JobandKnock

    I don't have much luck with jigsaws!

    Or a Mafell P1cc with their W1 blade...
  18. JobandKnock

    Stuff for craft fair? Ideas wanted!

    Don't know if it's been mentioned yet: key rings. A number of years back I knew a couple who did the craft fairs at weekends. He was a scroll sawyer whilst his missus made quilts and the like. He reckoned his biggest sellers were items like scroll sawn key rings in the shape of animals like...
  19. JobandKnock

    Avatars

    Ok, Ok!
  20. JobandKnock

    Makita product subscripts

    Yes. For example, my two main cordless saws are a DHS680 (165mm blade) and a DRS780 (dual batteries, 184mm blade). Consistency, thy name is NOT "Makita"
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