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    Yes wouldn't surprise me, their hand/hammer...

    Yes wouldn't surprise me, their hand/hammer impact drivers are made by Koken. Still, plenty of really nice stuff coming out of Taiwan and affordable too.
    However, I did buy a Hazet 20mm 600N spanner...
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    Toga also made carpenters tools, from those I...

    Toga also made carpenters tools, from those I have they were made in England and of good quality finish and materials.

    No-one mentioned Hazet- they were somewhat popular in this part of the world...
  3. Yes that's the same maker, same company that made...

    Yes that's the same maker, same company that made the Eclipse permanent magnet magnetic chucks often found on J&S 540 grinders. I have one engraved automatic punch that still works and another later...
  4. It's a cost plus job.

    It's a cost plus job.
  5. No, I got a 10 minute lecture (loud) about how I...

    No, I got a 10 minute lecture (loud) about how I shouldn't bill for everything related to the job.
    I'm the owner.
  6. This guy is a bully, pays late and comes with an...

    This guy is a bully, pays late and comes with an attitude and loud voice...I feel justified but it doesn't feel good- and I got a verbal for my effort.
  7. Would you/ do you bill for time wasted by clients?

    As in the title, do you bill for time wasted by clients?.
    Situation is a client I work together with, requiring a specialist setup of almost the entire workshop turned up at midday and didn't like...
  8. At one stage I lived in a house with lead waste...

    At one stage I lived in a house with lead waste pipes and swaged and brazed copper supply, and had the privilege of watching an elderly plumber wipe a repair joint in soft lead pipe. Certainly a real...
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    Try your question in the woodworking subforum...

    Try your question in the woodworking subforum...
  10. Permatex makes a similar product and it's good...

    Permatex makes a similar product and it's good too.

    The fibre is or was hemp, teased out with a bit of grease or tallow on it- back in the day real plumbers used tallow for wiping joints in lead...
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    Almost certainly the container was fumigated at...

    Almost certainly the container was fumigated at port of entry as high risk goods. It's a common and well known risk item.

    Methyl Bromide, most likely
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    Grapeseed oil works well for finishing turned...

    Grapeseed oil works well for finishing turned work- problem is it goes rancid very quickly, I have no present solution.
    IIRC Relton rapid tap is chlorinated cottonseed oil
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    Stick to way oil in your chainsaw;) Guilty as...

    Stick to way oil in your chainsaw;)
    Guilty as charged
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    +1 on the grozing pliers- that's what they are...

    +1 on the grozing pliers- that's what they are intended for.
    The pane needs to be 1/8" slack all the way around in an ideal world.
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    Scrape it out and vacuum it up dry. The E&E...

    Scrape it out and vacuum it up dry.
    The E&E pump is the same as on my type 13- should be no issues if its free turning and electrically sound. Really easy to work on.
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    Sorry, I've confused. I'm talking about a "jack"...

    Sorry, I've confused. I'm talking about a "jack" or cramp used to cramp T&G flooring. I've used them in the last 6 months: they are one of those tools that sits about mostly but makes such a job...
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    "Woden" also made floor jacks with a screw thread...

    "Woden" also made floor jacks with a screw thread operated through a bevel gear and cross handle. I find them much more convenient than the long handled version, less getting up and down to set and...
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    No riving knife either... Go stand in the corner...

    No riving knife either...
    Go stand in the corner by the door spring
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    I wouldn't do it with a standard dado set but...

    I wouldn't do it with a standard dado set but have had no issue doing it with dedicated tooling- as in a Wadkin dado set on a Wadkin BRA saw.
    The 10" Dewalt is too lightly built- even the Dewalt GP...
  20. How thick is your MDF? What you describe is...

    How thick is your MDF?
    What you describe is what I would expect for such a laminate, MDF is relatively stable for a wood product and epoxied even more so, but don't dream it's fully sealed. I think...
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    Crox tool- still commonly used in this part of...

    Crox tool- still commonly used in this part of the world. I also have a version like a small sheet metal swager which was used for copper waste pipes way back when copper was affordable.
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    Laminated glass can be cut by scoring and gently...

    Laminated glass can be cut by scoring and gently bending to crack the top layer, then turning over and scoring along the same line. The plastic interlayer can then be cut with a razor blade and ...
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    Modern hand glass cutters from Toyo or the like...

    Modern hand glass cutters from Toyo or the like use a carbide wheel and the same is true for industrial machine cutters.
    A carbide scriber is much like a diamond to use for cutting glass- it works...
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    Likely the concrete tank for iron staining water...

    Likely the concrete tank for iron staining water was used locally because it was cheap and durable, initially built on site and later precast.

    Copper hot water heaters "cylinders" are still common...
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    Yes, its worth the price Parker used to make a...

    Yes, its worth the price
    Parker used to make a nice one too, not sure what the current offering is like.
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