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    Bob, I suspect the wear on a CBN wheel is similar...

    Bob, I suspect the wear on a CBN wheel is similar to that on a diamond stone: the grit is embedded and not perfectly even. Use evens it out. Up until that time, it cuts more aggressively because of...
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    I've always balanced the wheels by drawing a line...

    I've always balanced the wheels by drawing a line on the wheel at the nut, then spinning it. Use the line as a mark to turn the wheel on the shaft. Spin again. Stop when the vibration is least.
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    Just get a CBN wheel. It comes balanced, and does...

    Just get a CBN wheel. It comes balanced, and does not wear. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Basically, I tension until just over the 1" mark....

    Basically, I tension until just over the 1" mark. That's a lot of tension. I also listen to the sigh sound of the blade, and watch if there is too much sideways movement.

    Regards from Perth
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    Austin, I tried to experiment with blade...

    Austin, I tried to experiment with blade position, but the N4400 only know one placement. It seems to resist moving the blade around. So I sit the blade on the centre, spin it a few times, and it...
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    Yowie, I will be blunt. That is a poor design....

    Yowie, I will be blunt. That is a poor design. The aim of the video is to obtain viewers as the maker sells dovetail sawing guides. The design is a generic one, which is based on parts of...
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    The case was completed last time ... ...

    The case was completed last time ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/4xZk85yX/48.jpg


    ... but before the drawer dividers can be permanently installed, the legs need to be made and attached.


    This...
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    Yes. I brushed a thumb across the edge of an...

    Yes. I brushed a thumb across the edge of an unmoving tablesaw blade 10 days ago. It created a small, but deep nick at the tip of the thumb. It is still throbbing. Luckily the blade was not moving! ...
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    I have just ordered another 1" Woodmaster CT. It...

    I have just ordered another 1" Woodmaster CT. It is available at my local Felder agent right now, and at a decent price (about $100-150 less than a Resaw King). The CT is 1.3tpi, with the RK is...
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    Chris, is the Trimaster a carbide or bimetal...

    Chris, is the Trimaster a carbide or bimetal blade? And why 3/4" for resawing - what bandsaw are you using? The finish off the Woodmaster CT is "OK", that is, it clearly needs to be finished. What...
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    Resaw blades

    My 1" Lenox Woodmaster CT has finally bitten the dust (literally, in three pieces). So, before I get another, there is the opportunity to instead get a Laguna Resaw King. These two carbide resaw...
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    Will the motion of the blade - which is not...

    Will the motion of the blade - which is not vertical but has a rotation added - not round off the edges it sands?

    I like the idea, but am not confident of the results.

    Regards from Perth
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    Website is slow to access

    It seems forever now, and I have just put up with it, but it is worse today, so ...

    I visit other forums, all overseas. Connecting to Woodwork Forums takes many times longer than any other...
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    We left off with the drawer dividers a dry fit in...

    We left off with the drawer dividers a dry fit in the case ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/y6LvMXL1/38.jpg


    And then this was pulled apart and the case glued up. After a clean up, the ends were...
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    The name Luban is taken from a man famous in...

    The name Luban is taken from a man famous in Chinese history, Lu Ban (507-444BC) who was a Master Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, Builder & Inventor and has been credited with the inventions of the Square,...
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    Hi Ian First off, the idea to transition from...

    Hi Ian

    First off, the idea to transition from round to semi circle is brilliant! I love it! I will make a test piece this weekend.

    Secondly, screws are out (unless I can be convinced...
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    Hi CT Thanks for the ideas. I am tossing up...

    Hi CT

    Thanks for the ideas.

    I am tossing up whether to have 1/2 or 3/4 round legs or completely round legs. At the start of the thread I mentioned that the case will have rounded dovetails,...
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    YOUR INPUT, PLEASE. The Harlequin side table...

    YOUR INPUT, PLEASE.

    The Harlequin side table will have round legs at each corner, which will be attached from the outside.


    https://i.postimg.cc/RhdWVr79/B2.jpg

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    Here are a couple of articles I wrote on...

    Here are a couple of articles I wrote on dovetails ..

    Through dovetails: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/ThroughDovetails3.html

    Half-blind dovetails: ...
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    The Harlequin side table will have 8 drawers. The...

    The Harlequin side table will have 8 drawers. The drawer case sides and the central drawer blade are panels and run in dados or housings (depending on which side of the pond you live). Positioning of...
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    Brett, I don't know who does the knocking off....

    Brett, I don't know who does the knocking off. The design has been around an awfully long time. The WP version is twice the price (at least).

    These are about 1/2" shorter than the WP. I doubt...
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    Mine also never goes out. I check the fence every...

    Mine also never goes out. I check the fence every few months! It would be evident it the workpiece suddenly was out-of-square.

    My machine about 4-5 years old.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I suggested making a few corner triangles from...

    I suggested making a few corner triangles from 3/4" ply as many corner squares appear to be needed. However, I have a few aluminium ones fro Bangood, which are excellent and cheap ...
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    My preference to a power router for dados is this...

    My preference to a power router for dados is this ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/ApothecaryChestPartTwo_html_m5e41181b.jpg
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    Hi Rob I have used the Sorby sizing tool,...

    Hi Rob

    I have used the Sorby sizing tool, which is similar to your own. I think that yours is likely to be better as it has more reference/fence than the Sorby. The Sorby works but one needs to...
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    Read these threads on the FOG: Domino 700...

    Read these threads on the FOG:

    Domino 700 Adjustment

    Domino mortices not horizontal.Anyone seen this before?I still love the thing!

    Bottom line: send the machine back to Festool.

    Regards...
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    Below is the most amazing scraper for shaping or...

    Below is the most amazing scraper for shaping or rapid removal of waste. It does not provide as smooth a finish as a card scraper prepared with stones, but I bet it does a far better job than one...
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    I agree with all Luke has written. This is the...

    I agree with all Luke has written. This is the reason I ended up with a Nova Saturn: EVS, direct drive, 14" over the bench and a lot more with the head turned outboard, and 2.3 hp. I purchased the...
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    I have had my Hammer A3-31 for about 5 years now,...

    I have had my Hammer A3-31 for about 5 years now, and am still on the second face of the original inserts. At this rate I shall be replacing them in about 10 years.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    As I can ascertain, the inserts sold by SJE are...

    As I can ascertain, the inserts sold by SJE are the same as others sold by other vendors. However he prices them MUCH lower. I went to complete an extra set for my Hammer A3-31, and they were not in...
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    MDF will take paint better than anything else,...

    MDF will take paint better than anything else, and this is a reason to use it. However, as David mentioned, it is not a good structural material. It can be made so, which means that it benefits from...
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    With the carcase completed, it is time to turn to...

    With the carcase completed, it is time to turn to the internal dividers for the drawers.


    I took the time first to plane the rebate for the rear panel. Knowing my spatial weakness of getting...
  33. WEST AUST Decco, let Rev have it. I am more interested in...

    Decco, let Rev have it. I am more interested in larger sizes. Thanks.'

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  34. WEST AUST Query, with strong interest, sent re Beall...

    Query, with strong interest, sent re Beall threader.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  35. Bob, I am on a Mac, and use Photoshop Elements 12...

    Bob, I am on a Mac, and use Photoshop Elements 12 (which is quite old now). I have used a version of Elements many years ago when I was on Windows. Elements is a cut down version and a fraction of...
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    Hi Adam I have not seen this used by anyone...

    Hi Adam

    I have not seen this used by anyone else. It was an idea that only occurred to me very recently. There was a video on FWW magazine about mating a sliding dovetail and the presenter used...
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    k Yup. Regards from Perth Derek (sucker...

    k

    Yup.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek (sucker for punishment)
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    Harlequin side table

    My wife requested a side table for the family room. This will be situated between two arm chairs, and replace the small table (which is too high and dominating) ...

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    Resawing by hand requires either a rip panel saw...

    Resawing by hand requires either a rip panel saw or, better, a frame saw. You can purchase a frame saw kit here: https://www.fine-tools.com/rouboframesaw.html
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    Bern, if you plan to do many, then cut a bunch of...

    Bern, if you plan to do many, then cut a bunch of 3/4" ply triangles, and drill holes for the head of a clamp - one on each side.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Same process. Regards from Perth Derek

    Same process.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Dom I posted this a month ago :) ...

    Hi Dom

    I posted this a month ago :)

    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f153/felder-news-227577#post2137201

    ".... Felder have their own version of the Sawstop technology, and apparently it is a...
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    Ken, if there was no drift with the previous...

    Ken, if there was no drift with the previous blade, it suggests that the new blade is different. Perhaps it has more set on one side. If so, run it against a diamond stone to smooth away the excess...
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    Ross, I have a lot more than three of the saws!...

    Ross, I have a lot more than three of the saws! :) I was responsible for the Knew Concepts fretsaw being developed into a version for woodworkers, and worked with the late Lee Marshall, who was KC,...
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    Too true, China, if you are referring to a face...

    Too true, China, if you are referring to a face vise. I added a dog to the chop of my leg vise. This is a brass Veritas prairie dog pup. The face is covered in leather. Over the course of several...
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    Andrei, if it helps, when I had a couple of these...

    Andrei, if it helps, when I had a couple of these vises, I replaced the cast iron dogs with hardwood. The original dogs will damage the work piece. You are not missing anything. I have one old Record...
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    Andrei, make the dog from hardwood - it will be...

    Andrei, make the dog from hardwood - it will be less damaging than iron. Cheaper too!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    My Fool Proof method ... Step1: flatten both...

    My Fool Proof method ...

    Step1: flatten both sides of a the card. I use a well worn 600 grit Eze-lap diamond stone. This is 10 years old and now the equivalent of about 3000 grit.

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    Hi Pat I was surprised to see a little rocking...

    Hi Pat

    I was surprised to see a little rocking when reviewing the video. I can only put that down to having the board much higher than usual, and probably not tightening it down as much as I could...
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    Demonstrating the Knew Concepts fretsaw

    While working on the current build (I will post this later), I took a couple of minutes to make a very short video using a Knew Concepts fretsaw to remove the waste from pins. The purpose is to...
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