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JayZeus
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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A bench is a tool, right?

Bench boards..
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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JayZeus wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:26 pm ...
There's still a lot to be said for a bit of permanent marking. I use a dremel engraver and pick a place that's not easy to get at with a knife, card scraper or sandpaper to engrave my name and phone number into tools. I also then put a fairly innocuous mark in a few places also, old school, in a pattern of 3 dots close together.

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This has to be one use for our Eircode system?

7 letters and digits that can uniquely identify a tool and provide the address of the owner.

In the UK you have to add at least a house name and number and even a street name to do the same thing.

No need to make any obvious marks on a tool. You can put your details on the outside with a sticker but its normally fairly easy to find an area that isn't normally seen that you can engrave your eircode on. With battery tools the obvious area is the area where the battery slides in and out.

In the UK I used to remove the engine covers on all garden machinery (I had a lot being a head gardener on a big estate) and engrave the estate name and postcode on the cylinder head (and a few other places). It worked out as we got one stolen chainsaw returned about 6 months after it was stolen. My guess is if the police or guards really want to get a guy and find he has anything that's been marked they will make the effort to find the owner as it makes getting a conviction that much easier. I know from talking to the UK police it really pisses them off having to return stolen goods to criminals because they can't prove they were stolen.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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Good point on the Eircode thing. I reckon you're as well off putting a phone number and name on it also to let the decent fella who might just find what you left behind, fell off the roof of your car, got nicked and stashed somewhere the chance to give you a call and get it right back in your hands. Same with a wallet etc.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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All my corded power tools are more or less gathering dust. I recently got a new cordless makita drill and angle grinder. Happy with both. Accompanied with this was a full colour A3 print out of all the other tools that use the same battery 😀 After some initial dreaming I quickly snapped out of it and threw the brochure in the bin. My bank account would have been quickly cleared out with that A3 page.

Although I'm interested in the torch / lantern, as would find this handy around the place.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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Don't think the cheapest one will break the bank less than £23 with tax and delivery if you have Prime?



Although my experience is that you probably want to spend a bit more if you want some useful functions like a lens that can focus

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Re: Woodworking Tools

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Thanks but i better not. I'll treat myself to it at a later stage. :mrgreen:

This year for me is about saving money. 😌

So far not going so good!
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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The workbench is almost ready now. With some luck and a bit of a last push, should have it done by Wednesday night.

In other tool news, I picked up a vacuum clamping setup today. Being end-of-life'd by the manufacturer so I figured it was now or never for the one I've looked at on and off over the past 10ish years.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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In case anyone is interested.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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Thats not woodwork that engineering in wood ;)

The slot for loosing small tools in the middle interests me :?: :oops:
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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It will have a removable/adjustable board fitted in between the tops. Biggest advantage is ease of clamping in general use, and the ability to put each part of the top through a planer thicknesser when they eventually need some maintenance. I’ve flattened benches with handplanes and once with a router sled. Too much time and messing.

I’ll post some more pictures at the weekend. It’ll all make sense then.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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It'll be grand, once you've put a few scratches on it! :D

Great job, though. Is the top placed in a slightly asymmetric position, or is it an optical illusion making the left look like it extends further out than the right?
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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CelticRambler wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:53 am It'll be grand, once you've put a few scratches on it! :D

Great job, though. Is the top placed in a slightly asymmetric position, or is it an optical illusion making the left look like it extends further out than the right?
Tops aren't attached yet. Still need to be flattened and finished. But overall the project's proceeding nicely.
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Re: Woodworking Tools

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The lower jaw extension for the vice is removable, so I can replace it and the vice at a future point in time with the model I really want to fit. It wasn't available when I went looking for one, but I wanted to make some progress.
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