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by toobyefore
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Coooo
Replies: 26
Views: 5666

Coooo

dom wrote:...it's a god buy for the serious hobbyist.
There ya go, Rob - block plane of the gods. ;D

Sorry, Dom; couldn't resist. Should have though, given your and Paul's touching faith in my whitterings. Thank you muchly; it's most appreciated.
by toobyefore
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Coooo
Replies: 26
Views: 5666

Coooo

I made them 795g - post office scales, fwiw. No good to Jacob though; not a smidgeon of brass on 'em. Some mutterings vis-a-vis here, if you're desperate.
by toobyefore
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: LV plane screwdriver review
Replies: 20
Views: 4604

LV plane screwdriver review

Ending up with a lever cap with a chunk out of the edge is also an option, yes.

Must say, chaps, your level of innuendo on this subject was pathetic. I got considerably more entertainment from the reactions of a group of ladies who should, theoretically, know better...

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 3690

magazines

Andy, read what I wrote in that quote, not what you think I wrote. I object to the suggestion that whether I purchase a tool or not will bias me. I do not claim to be unbiased in respect of my own preferences, experiences and so forth.
by toobyefore
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 3690

magazines

Gawd, Jacob, will you stop hanging out over there and get a life? It's all your fault I've just read that thread and talk about a waste of time. It's deja vu all over again. Nick's doing his usual, as is Andy (Scintillating contribution here, btw. Have you no paint to watch dry?) and the same drivel...
by toobyefore
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swinging woodwork.com heading
Replies: 55
Views: 8125

Swinging woodwork.com heading

pauldavidthomas wrote:p.p.p.s. god I am complaining on my 2nd post - this is not good :-)
You're telling me; what was wrong with the first post?! >:(

Welcome ;D

And I hate the banner/heading/swinging thingy, fwiw. I'm on a damp string connection here, y'know.
by toobyefore
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Moving On
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Moving On

Yeah, that's right, bugger off and leave us all alone. Swine.

Very sorry to see you go, Dom. :(
by toobyefore
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Over there - yawn!
Replies: 23
Views: 4533

Over there - yawn!

Thought my ears were burning.

Jacob, you're just jealous 'cos they weren't missing you... ;D Ah well, it's good to have my reasons explained to me by people who know jack sh*t. Smashing. ::)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: LV plane screwdriver review
Replies: 20
Views: 4604

LV plane screwdriver review

Should anyone be gagging for 400 words on same, look no further...
by toobyefore
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Veritas skew rebate plane - a review
Replies: 24
Views: 7120

Veritas skew rebate plane - a review

Paul, I'll just stick my feet up and let you get on with it. ;) ;D Looks good - I admit I'm sorta avoiding reading it in case I do get off my posterior and do one myself. As for the right-hand/left-hand thing, you'll be pleased to know the skew registration jig is two-handed, Jacob. ;) As for whethe...
by toobyefore
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tarplaner
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

Tarplaner

jfc wrote:O b*ll*x i won it ;D
Looking forward to the review then... ;D
by toobyefore
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tarplaner
Replies: 14
Views: 3967

Tarplaner

Woodworker - October 1954 advert (I probably have others, but the first that came to hand) SPEED is money... An hour's work in five or six minutes! - that is the money-making Tarplaner - the electric jack plane. Planes across the grain and end grain without splintering. Finger screw adjustment for "...
by toobyefore
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: hand plane chip breakers
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

hand plane chip breakers

Sorry, Jacob, saving up all my ire and irritation for the UPS man. Also find banging my head against a brick wall slightly futile after a bit. ;)
by toobyefore
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking Bibliography
Replies: 42
Views: 8187

Woodworking Bibliography

jmk89 wrote:My preferred Joyce is the Encyclopaedia of Furniture making
I had the impression it was the same content as "Techniques" - no?

Jacob, I shouldn't worry. He's skipped mine and put me down as recommending Hayward's Carpentry - one of the few of Hayward's I don't have! ;D

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: hand plane chip breakers
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

hand plane chip breakers

Oh dear; how have we come to this situation where everyone believes we have to over-think this stuff? It's not hard, really it isn't. Square hole - make a length of scrap to fit. Round hole - bit of dowel. If they slip, stick a ball catch in the side and you're done. There are variations on the them...
by toobyefore
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: hand plane chip breakers
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

hand plane chip breakers

engineerone wrote:so now i need to see if i can find some of those plastic covered dogs
Pish tush - wooden dogs. ::)
by toobyefore
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: banana stand
Replies: 56
Views: 9342

banana stand

The level of technique is staggering, of course, but instead of that technique being entrained to achieving an aesthetic outcome, it is allowed to define the aesthetic. Agreed. The turning fraternity suffer from an awful lot of that, not helped by the frequent lack of need for any function. What re...
by toobyefore
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: banana stand
Replies: 56
Views: 9342

banana stand

Two of my favourite books are Irish Country Furniture (Kinmonth) and Welsh Furniture (Bebb). Opening either of these and you get a great blast of liveliness, creativity, colour, originality. Can brighten up your day. Looking at http://www.celebrationofcraftsmanship.com just makes me feel slightly d...
by toobyefore
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Latest from Spear & Jackson
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Latest from Spear & Jackson

WTF?! Has someone got their calendar wrong and thinks it's April? God help us; John Spear and Samuel Jackson must be spinning in their graves.
by toobyefore
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Woodworking Bibliography
Replies: 42
Views: 8187

Woodworking Bibliography

For right down to basics handtool stuff, Hayward's The Junior Woodworker is good. I think the Complete Book of Woodwork would be a bit superfluous if you already had "Cabinetmaking" and "Carpentry". His Woodworker's Pocket Book is worth its weight; absolutely packed with info in a handy size (there'...
by toobyefore
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop robbed AGAIN
Replies: 37
Views: 6434

Workshop robbed AGAIN

Never mind DeWalt colours - spray the lot bright pink...
by toobyefore
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Workshop robbed AGAIN
Replies: 37
Views: 6434

Workshop robbed AGAIN

Ack, sorry to hear that, Jason.
by toobyefore
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Resawing on a bandsaw.
Replies: 25
Views: 6883

Resawing on a bandsaw.

I am sure if I posted that , there would be some replies ! I'll wait and see :) Yes, but the difference is that Mr. G knows about the risks involved in "deeping" whereas you're just posting because you're being a sh*t stirrer ;D Shame on you, Scrit. We all know Mr G. is a sh*t stirrer too... ;)
by toobyefore
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: testing testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

testing testing

What are we testing? Visual recognition? In which case: Record T5 and a, erm, Firefox...? ;D

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How would you duplicate this?
Replies: 34
Views: 7653

How would you duplicate this?

jfc wrote:I think TVI is making a point that he posted it first ::)
You think? ::)
by toobyefore
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How would you duplicate this?
Replies: 34
Views: 7653

How would you duplicate this?

Don't give a damn who posted it first - both of them just take me to the index page. ::)
by toobyefore
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: gadgets for jacob
Replies: 15
Views: 3045

gadgets for jacob

Innit funny; I actually used a Stanley 50 to do my beading YouTube. It's really perfectly capable of doing the job, although it's far from being my favourite combi either.


Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: gadgets for jacob
Replies: 15
Views: 3045

gadgets for jacob

Stanley 13-50? Isn't that the one with the turd-a-like handle? Users tell me it's actually pretty good. Different beast from the #50. As it happens it's handy you mentioned it, 'cos I've found a PDF (2.6MB) on it that I can include on my combi page. Yay.

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

Alf wrote:Sometimes I really, really wish I didn't have a vivid imagination...
She'd like to reiterate this wish. With knobs on.
by toobyefore
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

Sometimes I really, really wish I didn't have a vivid imagination...
by toobyefore
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

dunbarhamlin wrote:Hey I'm denying nothing - but it's got to be better than a penchant for shrunken heads
Okay, who blabbed...? >:( ;D

Cheers, Alf

Who denies everything on principle
by toobyefore
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

Yebbut, Steve, by the very nature of the beast it's not as though a pencil gauge needs to be anything but bog standard basic. Oh well, whatever floats your boat, as the saying goes. ;D

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

Only one; and a bloody short one at that. >:(
by toobyefore
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

Have I mis-read that price...? :o For a pencil gauge. Even with my natural attraction to bling on tools that's outrageously idiotic.

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How smoothe ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2806

How smoothe ?

tusses wrote:I guess, because I am self taught (sp) I just wanted to know if there is a definitive answer.
Important lesson right here then; there's seldom a definitive answer in woodworking. ;)
by toobyefore
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.
Replies: 45
Views: 8646

Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer.

"Achieving a perfect 45 degree chamfer"

I'd have thought the nub of the problem was why it has to be "perfect"

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Handsaw sharpening service
Replies: 9
Views: 5507

Handsaw sharpening service

Enochknew wrote:Please dont recommend doing it myself as I havnt got the time.
S'okay; haven't got the time to recommend it. ;D
by toobyefore
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: goodwoodworking
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

goodwoodworking

Me? Complaining? It's a lie. 8-)
by toobyefore
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: goodwoodworking
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

goodwoodworking

engineerone wrote:comment for us all (alf ::))
Eh? ???

Cheers, Al
by toobyefore
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Chest Gamble
Replies: 50
Views: 11496

Chest Gamble

Sorry, Jake - meant to come back to them when I had the proper time to look. Naturally that's not this moment either! ::) If I don't return anon, give me a kick up the posterior.

Cheers, Alf