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    Pat, I only use flat blades as you know and using...

    Pat, I only use flat blades as you know and using the hollow grind approach to establish the primary bevel negates the need to use a jig, something I found out after spending a not inconsiderable...
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    I deliberately did not do that in case someone...

    I deliberately did not do that in case someone thought I was trying to sell them via this thread. They are a Worksharp and a Veritas Mk2 system. The only think I might think I can use the LV system...
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    Sharpening Systems

    I have several different sharpening systems that cost a lot of money to buy and they have cobwebs on them because I have shifted to hollow grinding and hand sharpening for blades & chisels. I have...
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    Me too, they do a kit that comes with multiple...

    Me too, they do a kit that comes with multiple chucks that I have debated buying but that ship has sailed until the dollar comes up for air.
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    The underside clip is another good thought but I...

    The underside clip is another good thought but I can't see why it is needed TTTT. The blade on its own won't contact the ZCI after the initial cut during which it would be mechanically held down and...
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    I would like to know your thinking before I do...

    I would like to know your thinking before I do something I might regret. I can't see any problems but others might.
  7. How to do Tapered Legs on a Combination Machine

    it is in Italian but you will get the drift


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK-Gqah4Uac
  8. For my intended use 18mm plain MDF will do the...

    For my intended use 18mm plain MDF will do the job as it is only an assembly table. I wonder how slick impregnated MDF is, form ply could be used but it is always very cold to the touch and very...
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    I do use them but not daily and not often,...

    I do use them but not daily and not often, putting them in a glass case sounds like a good idea sometimes but that would be a total waste of good tools which should be used.
  10. Is this the same as impregnated MDF FORESCOLOR |...

    Is this the same as impregnated MDF FORESCOLOR | Engineered Coloured MDF | Porta
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    Gee thanks, no sense of adventure, I will let you...

    Gee thanks, no sense of adventure, I will let you know what happens. I might defer to caution and use a conventional blade.
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    I have been wondering about the need to change...

    I have been wondering about the need to change the insert for a 45 degree cut. I want to be able to lift the ZCI in and out and not have to deal with the holding screws. What do others think about...
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    The marking gauges made by Ian. 459998459999

    The marking gauges made by Ian.

    459998459999
  14. I have wanted to do that for a while and have...

    I have wanted to do that for a while and have mentioned it here a few times but my need centred around an assembly table that set the components square for easy assembly saving a stack of time and...
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    Yesterday I posted to the BS forum and uploaded...

    Yesterday I posted to the BS forum and uploaded photos to the post. It took a damned long time to initially open a new post and I nearly abandoned the idea of the photos when the first one took many...
  16. Thread: New A3-31

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    It was delivered with the plug attached?? All the...

    It was delivered with the plug attached?? All the machines I know of the owner had to supply it. I have just given mine a bit of a workout and that depth gauge is still spot on after five years of...
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    Yep, the blade never gets shorter when sharpened...

    Yep, the blade never gets shorter when sharpened and the chip breaker clearance would never change.
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    He has just added some more videos in the last...

    He has just added some more videos in the last few weeks.
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    The few planes I inherited from my grandfather...

    The few planes I inherited from my grandfather and father are all bitsas of different makes, the blades, chip breakers and cap iron are all various brands and on my No.4 it takes about 7 turns of...
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    Minimax SN45 Replacement Fence

    I bought this saw about 6 years ago sight unseen as it was the first shipment and from the word go the fence has annoyed me and I have finally replaced it with a Kreg fence with fine adjustment. If...
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    Ian W. made some marking gauges and a knife for...

    Ian W. made some marking gauges and a knife for me from what he called dead finish and they are very nice pieces.
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    I reckon Kumiko would be a good thing and easily...

    I reckon Kumiko would be a good thing and easily sold

    YouTube

    Des King is a true master and has courses for those who want to learn more and all done with hand tools without an electron in...
  23. Take a bow, that is a great piece of work and out...

    Take a bow, that is a great piece of work and out of the box thinking.
  24. I commend you for your efforts and you should...

    I commend you for your efforts and you should read the dust extraction forum where this has been discussed in the past. The ZCI is a problem and when it is fully covered no amount of air entry is...
  25. Thanks for the help and mission accomplished.

    Thanks for the help and mission accomplished.
  26. It is more quite that a conventional blade when...

    It is more quite that a conventional blade when cutting but I wouldn't rave about the difference but before cutting the difference is astounding. The effort needed to cut is also lower but that...
  27. Thanks guys, much appreciated.

    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
  28. Yesterday I ripped a 50mm slab of Sydney Blue Gum...

    Yesterday I ripped a 50mm slab of Sydney Blue Gum which is damned hard and very dense and the finish was like it had been done finished with a hand plane, there simply is no marks at all as you get...
  29. Anyone Have CV Max and Not Installed it Yet?

    As the title says, if you have a CV Max not yet installed or one that has been installed and has been removed and not in service at the moment could you pm me please. Thanks.
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    As the buyer and in the seller's defence the...

    As the buyer and in the seller's defence the previous one had been used to put one domino in as a test and beyond that had never been used and was as new.
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    An Australian military history site may have the...

    An Australian military history site may have the answer.
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    The measurements will make more sense in imperial...

    The measurements will make more sense in imperial I reckon.
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    When you have the plans in hand you could have...

    When you have the plans in hand you could have the frames and roof trusses made and then delivered.
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    Some may have wondered what happened to this...

    Some may have wondered what happened to this project and I sometimes wonder why I started it. It is an offshoot of a question I asked Mike at least 12 months ago on powering the lift on my A3-31...
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    Brett, are the images disappearing from both...

    Brett, are the images disappearing from both screens?

    Have you disconnected the second screen to see if the primary screen on the laptop still loses images?

    Give me laptop and buy a new one?
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    Euge, I spent a few hours watching their other...

    Euge, I spent a few hours watching their other stuff which is at least as good as the one I posted.
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    Definitely cheaper but I can't be bothered to...

    Definitely cheaper but I can't be bothered to tell the truth and I don't tend to have broken drill bits or even unbroken ones I want to grind to do the job. I find the standard sizes do everything I...
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    Buy once and buy the best Gates Catalogue...

    Buy once and buy the best Gates Catalogue
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    I doubt I have broken more than two drill bits in...

    I doubt I have broken more than two drill bits in my life so I can't follow Bob's advice. Suttons to me are only mediocre in the quality stakes but getting to a better standard does cost real money...
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    What is the problem? There are some trade...

    What is the problem? There are some trade credited sparkies here who might be able to help.
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    When are you going to test it, thousands are...

    When are you going to test it, thousands are waiting to see what happens. :U
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    Scott, is it a no name brand? As suggested...

    Scott, is it a no name brand? As suggested earlier go to CBC bearings or a reputable automotive parts supplier and buy a Gates belt and I bet you don't pay $60 for it as well. They can supply belts...
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    Wonderful instruments and I hope the new owners...

    Wonderful instruments and I hope the new owners cherish them. Last night I saw this for the first time and totally enjoyed the music in this video and all the others they have put on YT

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  44. That's the idea Steve. It will make the idea less...

    That's the idea Steve. It will make the idea less frightening and more accessible to those who want to have a table like this but see the work involved and the concept a hurdle they can't jump.
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  45. No, I haven't finished the first major component...

    No, I haven't finished the first major component which I have started and rebuilt four times now due to refining it and some plain stupidity on my part.
  46. CNC Machine in Southern Sydney/Wollongong Area

    I am building a router table with total electronic control and when I finish some of it I would like to duplicate the parts on a CNC machine in MDF. I will supply files from Fusion 360 fully...
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    If you want good drill bits buy a brand like...

    If you want good drill bits buy a brand like Dormer, a bit hard to find but they are around and available in Oz. Budget depending and your need there are some really good quality sets available in...
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    If the fence is parallel to the mitre slot the...

    If the fence is parallel to the mitre slot the big advantage to moving the table ensures that the mitre slot has the same relationship to the blade as the fence.
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    Ray, a group of us had a Chinese lunch and it...

    Ray, a group of us had a Chinese lunch and it must have been within the showground. I recall Scott but other names fail me, perhaps Christos was there as well.
  50. WIN 10 not supported after November? This seems a...

    WIN 10 not supported after November? This seems a bit odd as WIN 10 is not going to get replaced just updated and is supposed to be the last iteration of Windows but but not the last version because...
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