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  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-09-2022, 04:00 PM) -- The old Panasonic one is dying, so I need a new one.  (I had a Bosch before this one (maybe 25 yrs ago that I liked). My needs: Long battery life I...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 33 1,598 11-13-2022, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

Warren, Fred read the forums. He would have put 2 + 2 together, and responded protectively. He was everywhere. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,777 11-03-2022, 06:22 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

wmickley Wrote: (11-01-2022, 05:13 PM) -- I met Fred West in 2009 at a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event where he was displaying a Marcou smoothing plane, probably one in the currant sale. I wrote about th...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,777 11-03-2022, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: Congrats Derek Cohen
Post: RE: Congrats Derek Cohen

It's not a special photo. I was prepared to write an article on all the features of this vise, such as the clamping system, spring-loaded chop, etc. I think FWW missed the boat. The details are her...
Derek Cohen Woodworking 5 792 10-30-2022, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: Congrats Derek Cohen
Post: RE: Congrats Derek Cohen

Thanks Mound. FWW contacted me to ask permission for this one. The previous (non shoptools edition) had a method I deviced for converting high sided bench chisels into dovetail chisels in about a ...
Derek Cohen Woodworking 5 792 10-28-2022, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: PSA Fred West estate auction
Post: RE: PSA Fred West estate auction

I was asked to re-post my comments on Fred made at Wood Central. Here they are …. Fred was not just a collector of the finest tools, he was also a patron of  many custom toolmakers. For many, he ke...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,777 10-22-2022, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Gidgee
Post: RE: Gidgee

HNT Gordon hand planes use Gidgee as the lowest level wood. That simply means that it is hard, durable and pretty enough for all and any of Terry Gordon’s wonderful planes. He does offer more expensiv...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 24 1,196 10-11-2022, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: RE: Still using your corded tools if you have the ...

And if your corded tools are Festool and Mirka (ROS and Orbital sanders, tracksaw, drills) and Elu (routers) .... would you not want to use them? Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 40 1,969 09-22-2022, 06:04 AM
  0 Thread: Youtube channel - dominick ricker
Post: RE: Youtube channel - dominick ricker

Scott W Wrote: (09-16-2022, 11:02 PM) -- How so? I don't see a whole lot of difference between this guy and one's like ishitani furniture who is my favorite I think.   My critique is I don't speak Ge...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 9 683 09-17-2022, 10:11 AM
  0 Thread: Youtube channel - dominick ricker
Post: RE: Youtube channel - dominick ricker

Pretentious posturing. I lasted 5 or 6 minutes. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 9 683 09-16-2022, 10:58 AM
  0 Thread: Ripping a Stopped bevel?
Post: RE: Ripping a Stopped bevel?

This is one of the best videos on mitred joinery of the type under discussion here … http://https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kOmfHS3HtqM Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking 16 829 09-15-2022, 07:19 PM
  0 Thread: Stereo Cabinets
Post: RE: Stereo Cabinets

McIntosh electronics. Very nice. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking 13 973 09-14-2022, 06:45 AM
  0 Thread: Drawknife - whats a good brand?
Post: RE: Drawknife - whats a good brand?

I have a couple of old Witherby drawknives. The LN versions are based on these. Nice. Regards from Perth Derek
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 7 845 08-13-2022, 08:50 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever think what they used for
Post: RE: Anyone ever think what they used for

I’ve just returned from a trip to Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayer’s Rock), which is at the centre of Oz … https://i.postimg.cc/fbK5QR13/19.jpg Pretty sparse for thousands of miles … https...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 11 1,115 07-30-2022, 07:16 PM
  0 Thread: Sad day.
Post: RE: Sad day.

I think that the handle and the brass back are recoverable. The plate looks like the rust may leave deep pitting, and so should be replaced. Check with LN how best to do this - you never know, they ma...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,563 07-21-2022, 11:10 PM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth - died May 22
Post: RE: David Charlesworth - died May 22

I built this drawer in memory of David Charlesworth … https://i.postimg.cc/50RmQCLM/Drawer-for-DC.jpg I was in the middle of another project when Nick Gibbs, editor of Quercus Magazine, asked fo...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,165 07-03-2022, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Enjoy Charles. I am off this weekend to Uluru (better known outside Oz as "Ayers Rock") via Darwin. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/Uluru%2C_helicopter_view.jpg/1200px-Ulur...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 152 10,563 06-28-2022, 08:25 AM
  0 Thread: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond stones?
Post: RE: Paul Sellers sharpening system, which diamond ...

Thank you Adam. It is good - even heartwarming - to hear such a positive review of Warren. Warren, I know you will read this: if I give you a hard time, it is because it is evident to all, even Blin...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 152 10,563 06-27-2022, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Band Saw
Post: RE: Band Saw

Tires eventually stretch and loosen. You can extend the life (quite extensively) by glueing them down with contact glue. The rule of thumb is glue for rubber and no glue for urethane. To add glue,...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,117 06-15-2022, 10:54 AM
  0 Thread: David Charlesworth - died May 22
Post: RE: David Charlesworth - died May 22

Quercus magazine (in the UK) will be devoting its next issue to the memory of David Charlesworth - I believe the edition is July/August. https://quercusmagazine.com/ Regards from Perth Der...
Derek Cohen Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,165 06-12-2022, 07:30 AM

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