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by toobyefore
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Turning forum ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

Turning forum ?

Might turn up (sorry) some new members but they have been known to feel ignored elswhere at times. Might that be because they tend to stick exclusively to the turning area? I know that's a generalisation, but it did seem to happen quite a lot on TOP. Must admit that's sort of the impression I get t...
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Found you!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3958

Found you!!

Big boys? There's a joke there, but I'm too much of a lady... 8-)

Welcome, Richard

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Fences on moulding planes
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Fences on moulding planes

Dave, it's a good question. Whelan's "The Wooden Plane" gives a good reason for the early style of plane, where the moulding was formed with the sash bar pointing upwards, but there's no obvious explanation for the later style. I'm guessing it was much the same reason as the earlier one - the fence ...
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Dom's Cooking Corner
Topic: Possible recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 4491

Possible recipes

Beef dripping on hot toast with salt and pepper - low cholesterol and full of vitamins!
:D Welcome, Martin.

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Joints
Replies: 55
Views: 15584

Joints

Right, so we're "on" then? Obviously the details need some ironing out; like an even balance between oh-my-god joints and more urgh-I-thought-these-were-supposed-to-be-simple ones. ::) Nick has the idea nicely - tips, wrinkles, what novices found difficult or helpful, foul-ups etc. Maybe include ref...
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Patternmakers Paring Gouges
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Patternmakers Paring Gouges

For starters experience suggests that selling them will immediately result in Mr Murphy invoking his famous Law and presenting you with the very requirement for such a tool. How shallow or not is the sweep? (curve) I quite like to use a shallow paring gouge to pare pegs, plugs and dowels - no nasty ...
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bits and impact drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 3824

Bits and impact drivers

I dunno, Alf and I don't have all these problems with our Yankee spiral ratchet screwdrivers and magnetic bit holders ;D ;D ;D
This is true. Unfortunately (and embarrassingly for a neanderthal) I also own an impact driver... So I'm reading with interest. ;)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Joints
Replies: 55
Views: 15584

Joints

Am I allowed to just take the book off the shelf, the old fashioned way...? ;D
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Joints
Replies: 55
Views: 15584

Joints

Hail, fellow Zogovian! Sounds fiendish in the extreme - I'd say "sounds a bit like a "showcase joint"?" but I daresay Scrit'd be all over me like a rash pointing out how wrong I am. ;) Perhaps for all our healths we should start with something easier - like a mitred dovetail... ;D Anyway, don't all ...
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: What I done this year!
Replies: 21
Views: 3641

What I done this year!

Thank you, Dom, good effort. ;D
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: What I done this year!
Replies: 21
Views: 3641

What I done this year!

You total barsteward, yer lordship. One damn project I've done this year - and it still hasn't any doors. :-/ There should be a warning on this thread in case innocent layabouts like me open it in the presence of passing Management... ::)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Joints
Replies: 55
Views: 15584

Joints

Well I'm not sure how well this'll go down over here, but I've been kicking the idea around since June and I've got to inflict on someone else somewhere. So here goes; try and follow the thinking: 1. Hand Tool dedicated boards all over the 'net are knee-deep in tool talk (which is great) but a casua...
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cramps
Replies: 24
Views: 4223

Cramps

Nick, the solution is to post in more threads. That way you get too many alerts and thus so sick of them you no longer crave the feature.

At least I think that's what happened to me... ???

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: F&C issue 133, a few thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

F&C issue 133, a few thoughts

I can't help wondering what did the winning entry look like? As for DC, well I think if you do the same thing for 30 years straight then it'd hard not to get a bit, erm, samey. Actually I take my hat off to him for coming up with so much to write about; wish I could. I think if he took a break from ...
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Bad news for rasp users
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Bad news for rasp users

Nick, yeah, saw that too having heard a rumour about it a few days ago. Very sad and not so good for carvers and such either as their carving tools seem to be very well regarded too. It seems success can be a real double-edged sword in the world of hand tool manufacture. :-/

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 45 or 55 Combination Plane
Replies: 17
Views: 5900

45 or 55 Combination Plane

combination planes have proven to be excellent paperweights as well as excellent planes Just filled in the bit you missed out there, Scrit. ;D Any brothers having trouble using one, by all means study this basic primer before you feel the urge to either lob it over the side of the boat, or take an ...
by toobyefore
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 45 or 55 Combination Plane
Replies: 17
Views: 5900

45 or 55 Combination Plane

Joe, if you want Ovolos then look out for a later Record 405 - it came with a couple as standard. And sell the Record 050C blades to someone who needs 'em for a 50C - it'd help fund the 405 as well as being better for your old tool karma. ;) Incidentally, now the Brothers Gloat have set the expected...
by toobyefore
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Grateful for some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Grateful for some advice

I usually work out the perfect proportion then go out to the workshop to find I haven't got any timber the right size.
Gosh, that's comforting. Thought it was just me. :-/

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Quicky experimental Tambour - very long with lots
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Quicky experimental Tambour - very long with lots

I'm doomed to be dogged by this, aren't I Nick? ::) ;D I think the swear filter needs a little fine tuning...

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: what do you use these woods for?
Replies: 14
Views: 3019

what do you use these woods for?

Oh god, shoot me now
Paslode or Dewalt ? ;D
How about one in each temple and I'l try and do you a comparative review before I expire? ;D
by toobyefore
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: what do you use these woods for?
Replies: 14
Views: 3019

what do you use these woods for?

(but not the black ash of the eighties!) Beleive me its coming back, I do a lot of work for central London designers, and it's rearing its ugly head again Oh god, shoot me now... Paul, a certain well-manicured hand tool guru uses sycamore for drawer sides; often dyed for coloured veneers; good for ...
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Woodies
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Woodies

Mignal,

Glad you made it out - and even more glad your photo essay has a dedicated home. :)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: wooden spokies
Replies: 24
Views: 3896

wooden spokies

Colin, well since this morning I've had a longer look at the Preston shave I have, and the iron is shot so I'm going to have to do something. I think it might take the thicker Hock blade though, so maybe time for a word to Mike Hancock to see if he has one. And of course I could take the chance to s...
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: my coffee table
Replies: 30
Views: 4883

my coffee table

Paul t'was crystal - thanks for taking the time. :) It's been so long since I actually made anything I haven't the foggiest which way I use - glue ups are not something I tend to dwell on in memory...

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Arched Top Window
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Arched Top Window

Ooo, nice. Did you use a rod? :)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: wooden spokies
Replies: 24
Views: 3896

wooden spokies

Yes, please, Colin - would be glad to know. I did wonder about trying to make my own - if I ever get off my behind and actually have a go at making so much as a single plough cutter. :-[

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: my coffee table
Replies: 30
Views: 4883

my coffee table

S'coming along nicely, Paul. :)

i have always assembled things by laying them on their side, but colin showed me that the sandwich method is easier and more effective.
You wouldn't like to tie yourself in descriptive knots and explain the difference I suppose? ;D

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: wooden spokies
Replies: 24
Views: 3896

wooden spokies

Sorry, Paul - I was indeed extracting the Michael. ;) As it happens I recently purchased a book about wooden spokeshaves by Ken Hawley & Dennis Watt based on the information in the Hawley Collection in Sheffield, but I only got a quick flick through before it went into the "save for Christmas" black...
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: wooden spokies
Replies: 24
Views: 3896

wooden spokies

Well I'll take your word for it that they're wooden spokeshaves... :P Take the blade out to sharpen - light taps on each tang alternately so you don't muck the holes up too much. I sharpen the bevel on a regular stone like this: http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/album/albums/userpics/10001/sskitrevie...
by toobyefore
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Twin-screw record vice
Replies: 22
Views: 19028

Twin-screw record vice

S'marvellous, Jake. Just what's wanted for most people, I'd have thought. The Veritas does have a feature to it that still might make it desirable for some - the ability to skew the jaw - but I reckon most of us spend our time trying to stop vice jaws doing that... :)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Pat testing
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Pat testing

UK sites were traditionally 110 volt (55 volt centre tapped) so you can't electrocute yourself - at least not easily - but the EU insist we allow 240 volt Really? I didn't realise that. I do wish someone would see the sense of somehow putting a system in place that allows us to ignore EU regs when ...
by toobyefore
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cabinet scrapers
Replies: 33
Views: 5231

Cabinet scrapers

Dom, you're a creep :P Terrible, ain't it? ;D Well I must admit I was slightly nonplussed at the idea that I should be worrying how shiny my burnisher is. But then I suppose at one end of the scale a noticably ridged burnisher would create an inferior burr so if you take it all the way down to the ...
by toobyefore
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cabinet scrapers
Replies: 33
Views: 5231

Cabinet scrapers

Awww, bless :-* ;D
by toobyefore
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cabinet scrapers
Replies: 33
Views: 5231

Cabinet scrapers

Hah, the "voice of sanity"? As if. Although maybe I'll go away again - some bugger's gorn and smited me, the swine. Has Splinter been in...? ;)

Cheers, Alf
by toobyefore
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Cabinet scrapers
Replies: 33
Views: 5231

Cabinet scrapers

Paul the Engineer - I use the Robert's and Lee burnisher which works well...lot's of others to choose from that'll work equally well Just as long as it's harder than the scraper then you're smiling. Although there was some recent discussion over on WoodNet about how important the polished aspect of...