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04-28-2015 08:11 AM

Bailey #4 plane blade . Square or Round corners? - 7 replies

Hi all.Again this is for my Swazi neighbour. On my post I showed his planer hack.We were chatting and I was showing him on my mobile the LJ site.He was literally transfixed. You must remember this guy has had no formal training. None. All self taught. And unexposed to trends and proper tool procedures. One t...

04-13-2015 08:04 AM

Hidden for years - 11 replies

Good day all.In my neighbours garage I noticed this machine. I’ve seen it before but never realised what it was . Since I’ve joined LJ I’ve realised what it actually is.A humungus scroll saw.My neighbour says he hasn’t touched it since he bought it 15 or 20 years ago.can’t be bothered since he doesn’t know how...

03-31-2015 02:45 PM

Swazi Hand Plane Hack - 3 replies

My neighbour is a resourceful guy.I went to him to ask for help on my plane that I want to refurbish. On his table was this plane. I just had to take a photo. I know this is not how it’s supposed to look like , but I suppose, do what you must.It’s a Stanley no.4 hammer handle and a cazillion washers. I wonder how many tool hacks t...

03-10-2015 02:49 AM

Preserving pine logs - 3 replies

Hi all…I would like to preserve pine logs..150 mm diameter. x 2.600 m lengths. I’ll be using them in clay soil for fencing. They’ll be dug in .600 mm. We have a wet winter season. I was told to soak the debarked log ends in used motor oil mixed with diesel and creosote. And to paint the logs the full outside.Any feedback about ...

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