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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...
  20. 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
  21. WEST AUST Query, with strong interest, sent re Beall...

    Query, with strong interest, sent re Beall threader.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  22. 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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    I have a Cambridge Audio amp fed by an old iPhone...

    I have a Cambridge Audio amp fed by an old iPhone into Tannoy Mercury speakers from either the albums on the iPod or a selection of jazz Internet stations ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/65KPb8R7/3a.jpg...
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    Bern, I began with a Jet mini 10 years ago. With...

    Bern, I began with a Jet mini 10 years ago. With a bed extension it became a decent tool for turning legs, spindles and tool handles. Very basic lathe - no variable speed, and only 1/2 hp. Yet it...
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    You could do as I did: look up eBay.UK for an...

    You could do as I did: look up eBay.UK for an older Elu 177e. This is the forerunner of the DeWalt 625. This Elu is possibly the best router ever made. I have two of the 177e models, one purchased 30...
  41. Ian, that is beautiful .. outstanding! I love the...

    Ian, that is beautiful .. outstanding! I love the lines ... and it has a chipbreaker! What angle is the bed? Perhaps I missed it, but what did you do for the blade?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Mark, I cannot resist commenting - I also...

    Mark, I cannot resist commenting - I also purchased an Elu 177e in 1989 (from Woodstock, which became Carbatec, in Balcatta).

    Mine is still going strong. I have another in a router table, plus 2...
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    Both Carbatec and Timbecon, and I am sure others,...

    Both Carbatec and Timbecon, and I am sure others, sell a cheaper line of bits. I have a couple from Timbecon. The quality is very decent and certainly good enough to last years, and they are quite...
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    Wood and steel screw lubrication

    Just a heads up for those using wooden and steel screws in vises, etc. I do not know how it would fare in machines, such as a tablesaw.

    I’ve been using Selley’s Ezy Glide for a while now. The...
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    I am curious whether you kept or returned the...

    I am curious whether you kept or returned the Walnut table?

    If you kept it, have you considered repairing the cracked top. It could look rather good with black butterflies along the crack.
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    I'd go for the 3 hp Harvey. It was on my short...

    I'd go for the 3 hp Harvey. It was on my short list. I would not want less than 3 hp in Oz, since some of our hard wood is Hard Wood. The USA (and Europe) can get away with 1.75 hp. The fence that...
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    Hi Lance I neglected to add the following pic....

    Hi Lance

    I neglected to add the following pic. There is a steel plate in the chop to prevent wear ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/Mpr8Jfpj/4.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Austin, that looks like the same machine as mine....

    Austin, that looks like the same machine as mine. It has the upgraded slider, upgraded fence, it may have the scoring blade. It just lacks the mobility kit, which mine has. The fact that it is 2...
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    An improved leg vise

    This is an accessory for a leg vise to prevent the chop racking. There are other ways to do this - a deck of playing cards is easier - but I wanted to build it in, and not have to look for an...
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    I was in the market for a new table saw about 18...

    I was in the market for a new table saw about 18 months ago. I had a Carbatec contractor saw, purchased 20 years before, and made in Taiwan. It was strongly built, and I upgraded it over the years,...
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