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  1. jimi43

    GoPro Hero 4 meets Richard....

    I thought I would have a play with a new GoPro camera I bought...the ideas are endless... (turn the sound down a bit...) https://youtu.be/OQsFo5xXHBA Cheers Jimi
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    Victorian Brace - A Study

    I recently acquired a few Victorian "Sheffield" pad braces...some in pretty poor condition and some just downright broken! I have wanted one of these for ages so sitting pondering what to do about them...I suddenly glanced over and saw a lump of English walnut Douglas Coates gave me a while...
  3. jimi43

    Toothing Plane Bespoke or Antique?....A Comparative Review

    A little while ago, I did a review of the magnificent toothing plane I received from Stewie Simpson in Australia (TTC Tools). The recent thread on his beautiful traditional chamfer plane set me thinking....I bet there are quite a few people out there who wonder why anyone would spend their hard...
  4. jimi43

    Plane Makers...something to float yer boat??

    Part war of attrition...part friendship...and mostly encouragement was all I needed to get my backside out into the shop again and make a prototype tool...as "suggested" by our very own Toby...(tobytools)! 8) So having absolutely no idea where to start...a few more head scratchings and...
  5. jimi43

    Fascinating Lacs!

    Ok...since we are now weighing the soles of Bailey planes...I felt the time was ripe for me to introduce a thread on the more traditional of finishings. The LACS. It all started (as is my wont)...in a field in Kent one cold but stunningly sunny morning at a bootfair when I purchased a large box...
  6. jimi43

    Our Man Graham....PW Writer Extraordinaire!

    I don't know if there's another thread about this...I did see a post or two but I thought I would bring it to the top so to speak. Our man Graham...AKA G S Haydon...has finally made it to the big time with a spot on Practical Woodworking Magazine... Hello, from an English Joiner! I have...
  7. jimi43

    Sine Vise help

    Hello Some time ago...I bought a vise at a bootfair for a couple of quid. It looked quality so I snapped it up and cleaned it. It wasn't until I got the mill and dragged it out this evening for a hold down job that I realised that it was a sine vise!! While I was cleaning it, I noticed...
  8. jimi43

    MAC TIMBERS Open Day..... PHOTO UPDATE

    I just posted a link in the event's forum section... HERE I thought I would post it on the HAND TOOLS forum as well as I know some may not visit the event section very often (me included! :oops: ) The Kent mob will be going...all being well...and I have been in touch with Mike and he will...
  9. jimi43

    DMT EXTRA EXTRA Read all about it!

    Some time back my dear friend RichardT bought an EXTRA EXTRA COARSE DMT diamond stone because Richard was into all things large and metallic so this was the sort of thing I should have expected Richard would buy. The purpose was to move metal and move metal quickly...on plane irons...
  10. jimi43

    An Onionmental Mallet

    Clearing up the workshop so I could at least get through the door the other week and I came upon another bag of lawn bowling balls I had quite forgotten about. One of the benefits of having a super untidy workshop is you find things again and it's like Christmas every time you clear up! Also...
  11. jimi43

    New Project...the DOG and MITRE!

    Hello again... Today I received a beautiful piece of steel in the post...which is the missing bit I wanted to get to put with all the others I have been collecting over the months to enable me to start on my new winter project. (I'm not saying WHICH winter though! :mrgreen: ) So to show it...
  12. jimi43

    Wood with natural corrosion inhibitor?

    I am aware of some woods which product natural oil vapours to protect clothes from insect damage...such as the wonderfully aromatic Bermuda cedar....but does anyone know of a wood which would naturally inhibit corrosion on metal. We have those little tubs Matthew has at WSH but I wonder if...
  13. jimi43

    The Graver Side of Tools

    During the making of the infill panel plane I decided to get the lever cap hand engraved by Ian at CHALCO using the Copperplate script so common at the time. I am still going to do this as I realise this skill is born of talent and years of experience and something I couldn't possibly do...
  14. jimi43

    Question for Woodie Experts

    Hello guys. I found this little woodie at the Detling Antiques and Collectibles Fair on Sunday when I was wandering around looking for a desk for my daughter.... It's the bog standard 9 1/2" and in fairly good nick with a few boxing chips.. ....and a nice bit of flower on the side. This...
  15. jimi43

    Ebay Treasures

    We've all had examples of things we've found on FleaBay which turned out to be a major bargain and today I received a very heavy parcel containing such an object... Yes...the ubiquitous bowling ball on a stick! BUT...this one turned out to be rather special! The mallets were described...
  16. jimi43

    The Last Bootfair this year

    Well...last weekend saw the last bootfair near me until the Spring so I had to go even though I was working later... I'm glad I did...because for years I've been looking for one of these... A little engineer's box for all the small but delicate bits and bobs for wood and metalworking. Quite...
  17. jimi43

    Along came a SWAGMAN! Say HI to Billy!

    A few weeks back...our dear Antipodean member of this parish showed us all a beautiful woodie toothing coffin plane he'd made. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL THREAD I have long admired the work of the "Swagman" but this particular example was both the pinnacle of his craft and something I needed for...
  18. jimi43

    Un Vieux Etau de Sculpture

    I recently acquired this little beauty mentioned in the bootfair thread but I thought I would share some research I have been doing on it over the past week... First of all..it's obviously old...and as I knew it came from France...because the guy I got it from brought it over himself...I...
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    Today's Bootfair...and then some!

    Hello again. I have not been going to bootfairs this year as I work weekends now but being off this weekend on leave left me free to do TWO bootfairs...one at 6AM and one at 2PM...oh...and an antique shop in between accompanied by my daughter Emma. Now either Emma is a seriously good luck...
  20. jimi43

    I think I'm TURNING JAPANESE!

    I have always liked tools from the Orient and particularly Japan. I have a few chisels...a couple of saws and strangely...a few kanna-mi (irons) but no plane. Well...today all that changed with a parcel from that distant isle.... Just over £20...it was hardly a major risk and there were...
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