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  • BaznSuz commented on schwophi14's instructable Purple Heart Wood Ring3 months ago
    Purple Heart Wood Ring

    Looks very nice. Is it true that Purpleheart wood is only purple for a while, and eventually turns brown or even black after a time?

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  • BaznSuz commented on Bruceaulrich's instructable Decorative Wooden Box3 months ago
    Decorative Wooden Box

    Personally, I LIKE the splines. Very nice piece and beautiful wood. I wish such timber was easily available in my country (UK)

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable 3D Push Block for Woodworking3 months ago
    3D Push Block for Woodworking

    This is my take on the Ripper I made a couple of months ago. It's a bit rough in places as I was kinda making it up as I went along. I intend making an improved version in the near future. I found a roll of 12mm adesive backed neoprene on Amazon for a couple of pounds that I used on the feet for grip that works well.

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable 3D Push Block for Woodworking3 months ago
    3D Push Block for Woodworking

    This is my take on the ripper. It's a little rough in places as I was kinda making it upas I went along. I shall make an improved version in the future.

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  • BaznSuz commented on AMbros Custom's instructable Broken Vise Transformation3 months ago
    Broken Vise Transformation

    Amazing work, especially with just basic tools. Very impressive.

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  • Tea Light Candle Holders (with Storage)

    Like these a lot, but surely it woulld have been easier to cut the angled segments off the 12x1 in 24inch lengths, and THEN cut them into the three finished lengths?

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  • BaznSuz commented on deluges's instructable Tobacco (or Anything Else) Wood Box4 months ago
    Tobacco (or Anything Else) Wood Box

    I know this is quite some time after your 'ible, but for tiny brass screws, try clockmakers parts suppliers

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  • BaznSuz commented on MrHermito's instructable Let's Make a Purpleheart Pen4 months ago
    Let's Make a Purpleheart Pen

    I've heard that Purpleheart loses it's colour after a while, becoming merely brown. Is this true?

    1) CA glue is Superglue2) try Amazon3) Try Automotive paint suppliers

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable Hatchet Inspired Mallet4 months ago
    Hatchet Inspired Mallet

    Thank you for the inspiration, this is my effort. The wood of both head and handle is out of a box of assorted hardwood I was gifted, so I'm not sure what it is - possibly mahogany (?). As I wasn't over confident that merely glueing the parts of the head together would hold, given that it would have to withstand shocks, I drilled three 8mm holes side to side through the head and inserted dowels liberally coated in Titebond 3. I think the contrast in colour adds a nice detail to it. I finished with 3 coats of my favourite Danish Oil.I'm well happy with the result.

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  • BaznSuz commented on Yorkshire Lass's instructable Lazy Kate Yarn Turntable4 months ago
    Lazy Kate Yarn Turntable

    Thanks. I've only just got my drill press and bandsaw, They're only cheapies but all I can afford right now, and your Lazy Kate was the first serious piece I've made with them, apart from a couple of simple tea light holders. My other half is a compulsive crocheter (the house is full of wool) , and this has earned me a few brownie points :-) Thanks to you for the excellent Instructable in the first place.

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable Lazy Kate Yarn Turntable4 months ago
    Lazy Kate Yarn Turntable

    First of all, I hadn't got any hardwood of the neccessary thickness, so I cut 2 squares out of an old oak cabinet door, coated a face of each with Titebond 3 and clamped then firmly together. Once thoroughly dry, I drew out the base shape on it and cut it out with my bandsaw (easier and less messy than using a router for this job). I sanded the edges on my disc sander, then ran around them with a roundover bit on the router. I used a 22mm and a 12mm forstner bit to make the hole for the bearing. (Forstner bits make a much neater hole than a spade, and the bottom of the hole comes out nice and flat) Then it was back to the bandsaw to cut a 75mm circle out of a single thickness (14mm) of the old cabinet door for the yarn platform. Again I rounded the yarn platform edges. Hole drilled into...

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    First of all, I hadn't got any hardwood of the neccessary thickness, so I cut 2 squares out of an old oak cabinet door, coated a face of each with Titebond 3 and clamped then firmly together. Once thoroughly dry, I drew out the base shape on it and cut it out with my bandsaw (easier and less messy than using a router for this job). I sanded the edges on my disc sander, then ran around them with a roundover bit on the router. I used a 22mm and a 12mm forstner bit to make the hole for the bearing. (Forstner bits make a much neater hole than a spade, and the bottom of the hole comes out nice and flat) Then it was back to the bandsaw to cut a 75mm circle out of a single thickness (14mm) of the old cabinet door for the yarn platform. Again I rounded the yarn platform edges. Hole drilled into the base for the yarn guide dowel I cut a wire coat hanger and bent it round a steel bar I had lying around for the wool guide. Three coats of Danish oil with a light sand in between and insert the dowels - Job done.

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  • BaznSuz commented on CraftAndu's instructable Riving Knife4 months ago
    Riving Knife

    Thanks for this. I have exactly the same problem with the riving knife on my table saw. Never occured to me to make a new one - dumb or what? Now I have a solution :-)

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable Drill Press Drum Sander4 months ago
  • BaznSuz commented on toolstogether's instructable Plant Stand for the Balcony4 months ago
    Plant Stand for the Balcony

    Ah, I understand now. Laminated timber is rare in my country (UK), mostly only used for very large structural beams for buildings. Also in the wake of an horrific fire in a multi storey housing block, government has banned its use in many building applications as a potential fire risk (due to the glues used I think), so it will be even rarer now. I guess I'll have to use normal timber, which should be ok. Thanks for clearing that up :-)

    What is "laminated beam" please? Sounds like plywood, but what you used doesn't look like plywood. Also the planter box needs 5 pieces (2 sides, 2 ends and 1 for the bottom), but you only give the measurements for sides and ends.

    What is "laminated beam"? Sounds like plywood, what you used doesn't look like plywood...

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  • BaznSuz commented on KentM's instructable Create Perfect Dados With This Router Jig4 months ago
    Create Perfect Dados With This Router Jig

    As at June 2019, the Woodsmith dado jig plans are no longer free. They now cost $7.95. :-(

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  • BaznSuz commented on Maker Gray's instructable How to Build a Modern Coffee Table4 months ago
    How to Build a Modern Coffee Table

    Great looking piece, but how did you fix the table top to the legs? surely it doesn't just rest on them?

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable Drill Press Sanding Drums4 months ago
  • BaznSuz commented on Make Something TV's instructable Wooden Block Plane5 months ago
    Wooden Block Plane

    I worked for a while in a second hand tool shop in UK. The owner would buy dozens of pre-owned planes of all types from modern to antique which he picked up for next to nothing from house clearances, car boot sales, garage sales etc. A quick clean up, and American collectors would come over and buy every plane he had in stock, 40 or 50 at a time, at hugely inflated prices. He made a fortune. ( Wonder if your uncle was one of his customers? :-)

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  • BaznSuz commented on PhilH40's instructable Simple T Track for Woodwork Jigs 5 months ago
    Simple T Track for Woodwork Jigs

    Looks a great idea, at least for you lucky guys in the US where timber is plentiful and cheap, but here in UK, for the cost of a piece of decent hardwood, you might as well buy a lenght of aluminium T-track from Ebay, the cost would be around the same, and you'd save time and hassle...

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  • BaznSuz commented on JohnMPIII's instructable Heart Candle Holder5 months ago
    Heart Candle Holder

    Nice insructable and attractive piece. For those in the rest of the world using the superior metric system, you'll find a 40mm Forstner bit is just right for the IKEA tea lights

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  • BaznSuz commented on ginnywilliams's instructable Scrap Wood Cutting Boards 5 months ago
    Scrap Wood Cutting Boards

    Nice instructable, clear and easy to follow. Love your idea of "scrap wood". Here in UK almost any wood except pine is expensive and/or hard to find, so we hoard every bit we get - there's almost NO scrap :-)

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  • BaznSuz commented on diycreators's instructable DIY Bench Top Vise 5 months ago
    DIY Bench Top Vise

    Great idea, although I'm not keen on just threading the rod into the back bar. I'd be concerned that in time the rod would rip out of the thread. My preference would be to drill all the way through like in the front bar, and then use pronged T-nuts in the back face, then there's no way the rod would pull out

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  • BaznSuz made the instructable Magnetic Bottle Opener 5 months ago