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    Finished my hall

    I have been busy in the last few months finishing off my hall. Its a 1980's bungalow which has stairs leading to the entrance. Confusing. A while ago i decided to panel it. This is the result. I rather madly decided to veneer all the rails in sycamore and hand veneer the panels with a sycamore...
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    Free saw sharpening

    I quite like saw sharpening, i find it strangely theraputic. As such i would like to offer free hand saw sharpening for anyone that is interested. Mainly i would like feedback on the sharpening etc to see if they are to forum standards and to hone my technique. As such i would like saws that are...
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    A gloat

    In a rare moment of auction madness i bought a long sought after plane (for me at least). I have been looking for one for a number of years. I was looking at auctions and noted a stanley 51 plane for sale. Looking closely i saw a chute board of the 52 variety in box... Taking a gamble online i...
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    Brace based question

    I am in the middle of building a fairly tight fitting cabinet See https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/wall-tool-chest-potential-wip-t58767.htm However I have made a miscalculation and my Stanley small brace does not fit in. It's 35cm chuck to pad and the gap is 32cm. I don't know if anybody...
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    Chisel identification

    I have picked up a chisel along with some Japanese tools off the bay and I have an odd looking chisel. Its clearly a chisel but not in a format that i recognize in normal japanese tools. It could be a japanese equivalent of a wilko chisel or a special purpose jobby. It has the hollow back etc...
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    Hinge help

    In my ongoing tool chest build I need a couple of hinges. However I cannot find them anywhere apart from lee valley. In the states they are 59 cents in the UK they are unobtainable!! :roll: If i can get them they i can rack my chisels. Could anybody help me find a uk supplier please, please...
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    Wood Identification

    I require help identifying some mystery wood. I intend to use these to make my tool holders in my tool chest and both were bought on a wing and a guess. One was from a commercial wringer/roller and is so heavy i struggle to pick it up. The other larger plank is just as dense. While cutting and...
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    Wall Tool Chest (potential WIP)

    After having a bit of a go at banging out some wardrobes which turned out ok'ish. I got some credit from the wife. At this point I decided to start work on a wall tool chest. I have for some time kept my tools on a wall mounted plywood box which while crude has worked well for the last couple...
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    Foley Retoother

    I seemed to have accumulated a collection of panel saws that need some work :oops: While i wouldnt say I am a collector i seem to have more than i need along with 6 miter boxes and saws. In the spirit of this i managed to accidently buy a foley retoother and collection of carrier bars. However...
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    studley tool chest lock

    I am making my clam shaped chest similar (though in no way comparable) to the studley tool chest. So far it has all gone well. I have got a fair few photos of WIP but do not want to jinx the build by posting them till i have got the hinges on. However.. I am stumbling on the lock required, the...
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    Japanese Chisel

    Due to a bit of excessive grinding to adjust the profile on a japanese chisel I have ground off the black effect on the metal. Has anybody any idea how it can be restored. Its not the end of the world but it does look a bit odd now and I know that shouldn't bother me but it does :) Owen
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    Tool chest

    I have been inspired into action by reading a recent book on tool chest and decided to upgrade my wall mounted storage. It has been in situ now for about three years and in a clam shell wall mounted plywood case (it opens like a book on the wall). while functional I have appeared to collected...
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    A vice problem

    Not nearly as exciting as it sounds. I recently bought a second hand record 84-34 quick release vice. While it has seen some use it is is in reasonable condition. However it takes about 5 turns of the handle to change from winding in- winding out. I have checked the worm gear and the acme thread...
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    Blanket chest

    A while ago my friend got married and I got to be best man. I wanted to make him and his wife something different so I made this chest. Due to the tight time pressure I never got to photograph it. Finally he has sent me some photos. I thought i would share. It is made of sycamore and cherry. Its...
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    stanley mitre box

    I have just bought a stanley 358 mitre box on ebay. I have been restoring it to some semblance of functionality. I am making good progress but need some advice. The two rods on the rear that support the guides up and down (think like the towers on a suspension bridge) are twisting in their...
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    Bench vices for sale

    For sale some vice's. I have dismantled my old bench and these vice's are available for sale. Collection only as they are too heavy to post. I am in Nottingham Both work well 1. Record 52 1/2 (i think) big solid vice £10.00 2. Axminster quick release vice mechanism. Quite good but not really...
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    Aldi plane

    I know people may laugh at this but... I bought the wooden plane from aldi for eight quid or whatever it was to see what a wooden plane was like as i have never used one that is a european style. I have to say I was really impressed I thought it would be rubbish and I would use it as a scrub...
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    Pulley Woes

    I have been happily planing and thicknessing all day and was almost finished when I hear a flapping noise. Looking at the back of my planer thicknesser I discover the belt is going mental and flapping about. I took the back off and had a look, the belt is 3.4 inch wide and has 6 grooves or so...
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    Planer Thicknesser for Sale

    For sale my sedgwick planer thicknesser. Its the Pt model and in a pleasant green colour. Its not new but is in good working order. When I bought the planer it was on a standard three pin 240v plug but I have changed it to a commando style one. It comes with 12 replaceable double sided blades in...
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    Replacement Planer Blades

    I have for sometime struggled with fitting blades to my planer thicknesser. It always takes me forever. I initially thought I would have to persevere but, Cutting Solutions, a member here located a source of disposable blades that can be retrofitted. They are brilliant and I would reccommend the...
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