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    thanks fellas, good to know those information.

    thanks fellas, good to know those information.
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    door weight question

    I am replacing an existing entrance door with a solid timber door.

    The new door is roughly 30kg.

    I am slightly worried that the existing door frame won't hold the weight, as it looks poorly...
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    Sound exactly what I'd do. Or alternatively use...

    Sound exactly what I'd do.
    Or alternatively use plywood with veneer then it's relatively flat. And just edge with real wood or even banding
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    any suggestions on how to join narrower boards eg...

    any suggestions on how to join narrower boards eg 100mm for a 600mm sideboard?

    In the past, I've always had problem with the boards being uneven when glued up.
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    Guess i am not the only one with frustration. In...

    Guess i am not the only one with frustration.
    In an ideal world, I would want to use real timber for all parts, but it's just way too expensive.
    The moment, you quote someone over $1000, they will...
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    $400 a sheet is ridiculous, hope it's veneered. ...

    $400 a sheet is ridiculous, hope it's veneered.

    but even with a sheet, it's probably not enough to make one sideboard.
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    Just say for a sideboard for instance. You...

    Just say for a sideboard for instance.
    You wouldn't use real timber all around would you? Because getting timber in 2 meters long by 60cm deep would cost a fortune for all sides.

    So i'm guessing...
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    real timber is just so expensive to even make...

    real timber is just so expensive to even make ANYTHING.
    ply is expensive but still a lot cheaper than real hardwood.
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    The problem i'm having is marketing my...

    The problem i'm having is marketing my furnitures.

    When people are constantly comparing a wood furniture, which would cost $500-1000 simply for wood to something that's like in Freedom.

    To the...
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    Why do I have an impression that most stuff they...

    Why do I have an impression that most stuff they sell at Freedom are simply particleboards with veneer?

    I find that it's hard to sell commercially with real timber, as most customers find those...
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    What wood for cabinetry and furniture?

    Can some experienced furniture and cabinet makers give some advice on what wood should be used for making cabinets, sideboards and bookshelves.

    I'm only a hobbyist and have only managed to use...
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    Thanks. That cleared things up.

    Thanks. That cleared things up.
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    Festool Plug It question

    I'm about to get some tools from UK. Is it as simple as changing the plug it cord to use in australia
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    Didn't get a chance to use sanding sealer for...

    Didn't get a chance to use sanding sealer for this job. Maybe next time. Decided to use a short nap roller, worked out much better than a foam brush. I would only recommend using a brush for hard to...
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    Yep, exactly that.

    Yep, exactly that.
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    Purchased the Fein Dustex 25L, no regrets. so...

    Purchased the Fein Dustex 25L, no regrets.
    so far so good.
    did a comparison in store which had both Festool and Fein.
    The Fein was better in many aspects.

    1. Most quiet compared to all the...
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    Yeah I might try rollers as well since I can have...

    Yeah I might try rollers as well since I can have some, but I might also try to thin the poly as it seems rather thick and dries pretty quick. So it's hard to avoid brush marks
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    I might try that

    I might try that
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    I can see there are two problems. I am going...

    I can see there are two problems.
    I am going over the same area twice and it leaves smudges. The reason for that is because the surface kept soaking up the initial layer. What grade of sanding paper...
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    Oil based polyurethane problem on pine

    I've used polycrylic(water based poly) on pine before and it was easier to use. However when I used oil based polyurethane for this job, I've been experiencing with the finish. There are two...
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    How do you know I haven't!? Stop being rude mate!...

    How do you know I haven't!? Stop being rude mate! Close thread please.
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    Managed to find an old model Dustex 25 for the...

    Managed to find an old model Dustex 25 for the price of the Karcher.

    Not sure if they are any good. There seems to be a mixed review on this product.

    Some have actually returned it, because it...
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    Anyone had experience with the Karcher?

    Anyone had experience with the Karcher?
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    I have those DC you're talking about. This...

    I have those DC you're talking about. This machine is strictly for sanding, circular saw, jigsaw, smaller power tools , cleaning up dust, etc.
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    Can you further explain the difference between a...

    Can you further explain the difference between a dust extractor and a vacuum cleaner?
    Also what model would be a true dust extractor?
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    While the Fein and Festool is undoubtedly good...

    While the Fein and Festool is undoubtedly good for collecting dust, in not sure if Karcher is in the same range.
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    Which Dust Extractor would you buy?

    Currently using a ShopVac for power tools and clean up. I don't like being noisy and doesn't have automatic power on feature like the German vacuums.

    So I came down to these 3 models, they all...
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    Cheers.

    Cheers.
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    Venting DC outside question

    I've put up a garden shed to store the DC away from the garage.

    When people speak about venting the DC outside.

    1. Do you guys dissemble the DC and keep the motor inside then run the hose out...
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    thanks. I might give that a go.

    thanks.
    I might give that a go.
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    Does it ever require you to press several times,...

    Does it ever require you to press several times, because the damn thing won't register the signal?
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    I've got those remotes now. The one I'm using...

    I've got those remotes now.

    The one I'm using is Arlec and it's crap.

    Often doesn't turn on or off. It's very temperamental.
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    the remote that's offered in the US, doesn't stop...

    the remote that's offered in the US, doesn't stop the DC when power tool is switched off.
    There's a few second delay after the power tool has been stopped.
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    Dust Extractor auto start-on power

    I know there are devices you can buy in the US, which starts the dust extractor when you power on your power tool. eg. sander.
    just like the Festool vacuums.

    Are there similar devices in...
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    I was into woodwork, didn't know I had to read...

    I was into woodwork, didn't know I had to read Egyptian history.

    Is there a simple calculator to build this?

    I'm trying to build something to place inside the router table, to improve dust...
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    Compound Mitre Box

    I am trying to make a compound mitre box without a mitre saw.
    Is this achievable?

    I can't seem to find the correct degrees for the mitee and compound. I've used those online calculators but...
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    so the muffler is simply to vent air out but...

    so the muffler is simply to vent air out but through a baffled box?

    I've actually tried to close the entire door on the shed, due to material of the shed(thin metal sheets), the noise is still...
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    So I would have a short hose feeding into a...

    So I would have a short hose feeding into a baffled box. Then the other side will also hook up a hose which goes to my machines.
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    I thought the muffler was actually fitted inside...

    I thought the muffler was actually fitted inside the hose. So it's essentially a wooden box which the hose feeds into?
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    I'm little confused. Am I building a muffler...

    I'm little confused. Am I building a muffler inside the DC? Or sound insulation in the shed? Also what is a baffle box? Is that a box outside of the entire shed ? Or just a small box inside the DC?
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    Sound insulation for garden shed setup

    I've relocated my DC to my garden shed. instead of being loud inside the garage, now it's outside to annoy the neighbours even more. :)

    Any way to improve the sound level? Not really keen on...
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    Installing Room Air Filter

    Has anyone successfully installed a room air filter without drilling into the ceiling or wall? The current building structure already have two rails along both side of the garage to hold the garage...
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    Thanks guys . The collet wasn't depressed enough...

    Thanks guys . The collet wasn't depressed enough to lock . I managed to get it working. But the router still drops due to vibrations
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    Triton Router broken?

    I've not had the triton router for long. It was working until recently, I want to confirm whether it is genuinely broken or I am not doing something right before I send it in for repair.

    I've...
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    The latter

    The latter
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    That's disappointing. Haha. Got any...

    That's disappointing. Haha. Got any recommendation where I can find the right type of fan?
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    I bought this fan , hoping to make a room filter....

    I bought this fan , hoping to make a room filter.
    The fan is powerful as blowing, however it doesn't seem to draw the air at all.

    Is this because it needs a tube at the rear to create a vacuum?...
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    Used P800 wet and dry sandpaper with WD40,...

    Used P800 wet and dry sandpaper with WD40, managed to remove the glue.
    However, introduced more scuffs. Anyway, guess it's inevitable.
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    Is steel wool a better option as opposed to et...

    Is steel wool a better option as opposed to et and dry sandpaper? And will it remove scratches?
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    Table saw rust and scratches

    I've only got the table saw for over a week and rust started to appear? Is this normal? Any way to remove rust and scratches on cast iron?
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