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    I inherited a No4 Stanley from Dad or at least...

    I inherited a No4 Stanley from Dad or at least that is what is stamped on the body. The blade is from another brand, the name escapes me now and the chip breaker from another being one of those two...
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    A lot of electricians have nil experience and...

    A lot of electricians have nil experience and knowledge of VFD's because they are generally used in industry and not residential situations.
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    John, I debated whether it was needed or not for...

    John, I debated whether it was needed or not for a long time and when I mentioned it to my Brother in Law about buying one he immediately put his hand up for one as well. I figured if he thought it...
  4. I would separate the two slabs but only because I...

    I would separate the two slabs but only because I could due to building from scratch. The duct between the two buildings would be isolated from the structure with an absorbing material such as...
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    My Brother in Law is a toolmaker by profession...

    My Brother in Law is a toolmaker by profession and he uses one, in fact he asked me to order two so he could have a spare.
  6. I have had more experience than most regarding...

    I have had more experience than most regarding Clearvues & noise so the following is my suggestion.

    I would separate the enclosure to isolate the noise transmission via the building structure and...
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    Mark, my experience is that a level just...

    Mark, my experience is that a level just complicates things, all that needs doing is getting the slider coplaner with the cast iron top. You can get the cast iron top near enough with a good general...
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    Use a VFD that has 415V input and you can then...

    Use a VFD that has 415V input and you can then control the speed and other parametrs such as start speed etc. Powtran can supply one at a nice price.
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    I used one to level the CI table but then...

    I used one to level the CI table but then realised that all that was needed was to get the slider at the right height above the CI table at all four points. If the CI table was stupidly out then you...
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    Veritas Optical Centre Punch

    I bought one of these https://www.carbatec.com.au/marking-and-measuring/punches/optical-centre-punch so I thought I might relate my experience with it. I had to lay out four 3mm holes to attach a...
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    I borrowed Pat"s Starrett which did an excellent...

    I borrowed Pat"s Starrett which did an excellent job. :) Check to see what it looks like first using a good straight edge. A level is just about not needed, put a straight edge on the slider, measure...
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    I am over big desktops as they are no longer...

    I am over big desktops as they are no longer needed and will buy one of these at the first signs of it giving trouble. They are very small and can be attached to the back of the screen with the...
  13. Yes, the electronics are a lot to deal with but...

    Yes, the electronics are a lot to deal with but the manual version is dead simple and it can have a simple lift off top that need not be very thick at all. You have seen this thread??...
  14. As Elan says it is the tooling that costs the big...

    As Elan says it is the tooling that costs the big money. If you are in a production workshop and do a limited variety of different work then those costs are known. Apparently trying to run router...
  15. That's basically what I did using Plywood. They...

    That's basically what I did using Plywood. They are a bit of a pain to use because they are too thin and making them thicker is a good idea. I find the hardest thing about making cabinets is getting...
  16. Most of the spindles come with a complete range...

    Most of the spindles come with a complete range of collets from 2mm to whatever because I forget the biggest one and includes pump, VFD and spindle mount. They also have a stepless speed controller...
  17. First cab off the rank, the three phase F3 will...

    First cab off the rank, the three phase F3 will be 415V not 240 and the tooling costs big dollars on top of the machine. The biggest gotcha with spindle moulders is counting your fingers after the...
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    Unfortunately that is the case for any back up if...

    Unfortunately that is the case for any back up if the drive is mounted, cloud, NAS, or anything in between. If you want absolute safety from external threats get the back up physically off the...
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    I've got a fairly simple regime, I never keep...

    I've got a fairly simple regime, I never keep files on the C drive and they are all stored elsewhere in two different places. If my HDD crashes I shrug my shoulders and move on having lost nothing...
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    I use plain jane garden hose to connect my air...

    I use plain jane garden hose to connect my air reels to the copper feed and it runs at about 110psi. If I was to use a filter such as that I would be putting a guard around it in case the filter...
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    N.S.W. Don't give him ideas. :U

    Don't give him ideas. :U
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    Two adjustable measuring bars will do the same...

    Two adjustable measuring bars will do the same thing and cost about $5 to make but no thanks. They have their place such as site work and workshops with limited space so my objections do not apply to...
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    Before I had a good TS I used to borrow a Festool...

    Before I had a good TS I used to borrow a Festool TS from a mate of mine and I quickly came to the conclusion that I would not buy one for a bet because of all the mucking around in getting good...
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    Lock the fence to the table, loosen the bolts...

    Lock the fence to the table, loosen the bolts holding the table to the trunnions enough that it can be moved and adjust the table and fence until the drift is eliminated. As mentioned by mark before...
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    You can't get cheaper than free for win10 and all...

    You can't get cheaper than free for win10 and all the new stuff to build a new computer has drivers etc written for win 10.
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    Taken to the extreme there is no such thing as an...

    Taken to the extreme there is no such thing as an accident and that is why there are root cause analysis studies done after such events.
  27. Don't over think it, an MDF cabinet/box done...

    Don't over think it, an MDF cabinet/box done properly is a good durable thing and the one thing I like about it is it glues just about better and way quicker than anything else.
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    Track Saw Tips

    This popped up on my YT feed, I don't own a track saw but others might find it useful for the tips it shows.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBBozODQQy8
  29. I built all my rolling cabinets out of MDF and...

    I built all my rolling cabinets out of MDF and the top I just added a sheet of masonite and put some poly floor finish on it. This lasted for many years with no problems at all. Trademasters is a...
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    N.S.W. That's good, saves me buying it.:U

    That's good, saves me buying it.:U
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    Bob, Instead of reducing the extraction put a...

    Bob, Instead of reducing the extraction put a mesh guard in it to catch small pieces.
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    Bob, Instead of reducing the extraction put a...

    Bob, Instead of reducing the extraction put a mesh guard in it to catch small pieces.
  33. Mick, if you search through the DE sub forum you...

    Mick, if you search through the DE sub forum you will see what I built, put simply it works with the messiest saw I have had. I can't smell MDF while I am cutting if the cyclone is running but if it...
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    If the Saw Stop has been turned off and the blade...

    If the Saw Stop has been turned off and the blade speed winding down does the blade touching technology still work?
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    Try Ebay, I bought an aerosol can from there,...

    Try Ebay, I bought an aerosol can from there, also any hobby shop. Here is the cheap version


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHw7P0aMxg
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    I saw this the other day modifying a scraper to...

    I saw this the other day modifying a scraper to work better according to Chris Schwartz and according to him improving the performance with less effort
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    I keep meaning to get a small sheet CNC drilled...

    I keep meaning to get a small sheet CNC drilled and also keep forgetting about it. I think it will make a great fixture for assembly with the right jigs also CNC cut. I will get it done in 25mm MDF...
  38. I build a fixture using plywood triangles as...

    I build a fixture using plywood triangles as Derek suggested and attach them to a tall board. You can see one I made in this link
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    The back story is that the original developer...

    The back story is that the original developer wanted to license the idea but the manufacturers did not want to play ball so he made his own saws. He was a patent lawyer I believe and made the patent...
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    The SS patent is only good for the US so the rest...

    The SS patent is only good for the US so the rest of the world is their oyster. I recall someone saying that the SS patent has not got a lot of years to go and I guess that was the reason it was...
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    I built a version of the roll away system and...

    I built a version of the roll away system and parked the 7 modules under a mitre bench. The modules were the same height as my TS at the time and were good as temporary work surfaces and benches. One...
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    A bit more to add but other things like building...

    A bit more to add but other things like building a Morris Chair for Mrs P. take up time as well. I have gone back to a 150mm dust extraction port and actually bolted in the lift slides today. The...
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    My mate's parents had a 20' half cabin launch...

    My mate's parents had a 20' half cabin launch with a Willys in it and the thing was good for about 20 knots when 20 knots was a very good speed for any boat.
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    Video tuition is the future, that much is very...

    Video tuition is the future, that much is very plain. The problem is when someone comes in cold to a new past time/hobby they do not know enough to ignore the idiots and find the good stuff that will...
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    I never saw a SS video testing using a real live...

    I never saw a SS video testing using a real live finger. There was a lady in the onlooking crowd that showed a very marked sigh of relief, maybe his wife perhaps? Go to about 6:45 in as the current...
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    I rang Festool this morning and was put through...

    I rang Festool this morning and was put through to service and explained that this was the second drill it had happened to and others had the issue also. I then asked what experience they had had in...
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    Unfortunately that is not true. I have yet to see...

    Unfortunately that is not true. I have yet to see any magazine promote anything lke effective dust extraction, they all continue the 100mm mythology for whatever reason park the DE in the workshop.
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    I am one of those people who are addicted to...

    I am one of those people who are addicted to reading and I can't understand why others in my family are not. I asked them what was going to happen to all my books and mags that I had collected since...
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    I had an unbroken set of National Geographic...

    I had an unbroken set of National Geographic until I stopped subscribing starting from 1964 and a lot before that back to the 1940's that I had found in second hand books shops and I could not give...
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    Servian even imported drills and re-badged them,...

    Servian even imported drills and re-badged them, mine is one such drill made in Sweden. I think they were the Hare & Forbes of their day to some extent.
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