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    A karcher rep explained the difference to me, as...

    A karcher rep explained the difference to me, as below. Probably technically not super accurate but for what us woodies do its good enough for me.

    L and M class extractors use exactly the same...
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    I second LanceC advise to going to a lumber yard...

    I second LanceC advise to going to a lumber yard that sells Plywood in your area.

    I built a large built in book case a few years ago and was in the hunt for some decent quality plywood, Bunnings...
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    If it's vibrating, wobbles, visibly moves up and...

    If it's vibrating, wobbles, visibly moves up and down then it's not true. This could also be caused by your grinder or if the shaft is bent.
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    Perfectly fine to use stock washer, just make...

    Perfectly fine to use stock washer, just make sure your washer is true and wheel is running true and you're good to go. Also fine to have excess threads provided the nut doesn't bottom out, when it...
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    6 minutes to turn a rough bowl... i've got some...

    6 minutes to turn a rough bowl... i've got some serious speeding up to do!

    It takes me 10 minutes just to mount a bowl!
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    Agree with others, in giving it a good shove,...

    Agree with others, in giving it a good shove, sometimes the top can rust into its mounting holes making it seem like its attached elsewhere

    While you're at it also check how much arbor runout and...
  7. no worries... sadly i spend more time in Excel...

    no worries... sadly i spend more time in Excel than i do in the shed...
  8. Change all your conditional formatting using this...

    Change all your conditional formatting using this format and it'll work fine

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  9. Yes still does that, i've tested my original...

    Yes still does that, i've tested my original theory and edited my first comment.

    I think its because your conditional formatting is actually looking for ">=90" rather than looking for a number...
  10. I think your issue is your conditional formatting...

    I think your issue is your conditional formatting is text rather than number, note the quotation marks.

    Stop if true is exactly that, it'll stop if other conditional formatting holds true. I've...
  11. Totally agree with you Derek in terms of...

    Totally agree with you Derek in terms of "needing" a jointer/thicknesser. However that is also my point, as you also don't "need" a bandsaw for re-sawing either. IMO i'd rather resaw manually than...
  12. IMO, there's no such thing as too many hand...

    IMO, there's no such thing as too many hand tools. Obviously if you have multiples of everything then it might be an issue. But, I've generally found that hand tools are easy to store/move and there...
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    Quite frankly, I would have loved to have joined...

    Quite frankly, I would have loved to have joined the Mirka band wagon. Before i picked up my Festool sander i was seriously looking for a Mirka. The local distributor (local tool shop not the main...
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    The amount of vibration one can tolerate is...

    The amount of vibration one can tolerate is entirely dependent on how much exposure you've had to them in the past/previous injuries etc.

    The only way you'll know if you're affected is go use one...
  15. Although I'm in Perth I'm in a similar situation...

    Although I'm in Perth I'm in a similar situation to you, where woodworking is a hobby so i spend my nights/weekends in the shed.

    Humidity isn't much of an issue here in Perth except in the winter...
  16. You're bang on the money with your concerns. ...

    You're bang on the money with your concerns.

    Its easily solved though by adding ventilation in your work space, how much ultimately depends on the size of your workspace and whether you're trying...
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    What do you mean properly? If you want to learn...

    What do you mean properly? If you want to learn the trade as a profession go find yourself an apprenticeship or similar.

    If you're a weekend warrior plenty of online sources, also Matt Eslea is...
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    This is how i've made my bell mouths, it doesn't...

    This is how i've made my bell mouths, it doesn't have to be perfect, just needs to reduce turbulence as air enters the duct, you'll also need to consider how much air can be physically drawn into...
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    I'm a little confused as to why... Is it a...

    I'm a little confused as to why...
    Is it a restriction in space that you're having? as people who don't need all the height generally build a cabinet down under to make use of the space, which...
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    Looks like you've made up your mind already but i...

    Looks like you've made up your mind already but i was in a similar mindset not that long ago and went the opposite direction. I got around the no plunge by simply drilling to the depth that i wanted...
  21. I don't use my bandsaw very often and as such it...

    I don't use my bandsaw very often and as such it hasn't received the same "improvements" as some of my other machines, as such i've been fairly lazy with dust collection with it as it works ok...
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    what orraloon says, watch some of the tormek...

    what orraloon says, watch some of the tormek youtube videos, essentially the same design and functionality minus the micro adjuster.

    Just make sure you spend time truing the wheel before useage,...
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    If it were me I'd edge band them with solid wood...

    If it were me I'd edge band them with solid wood and finish them with a coat of varnish, as Beardy says campers cop heaps of abuse and will probably want as much protection as you can afford.
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    yep second Euge's opinion. I just took one...

    yep second Euge's opinion.

    I just took one down at my place, you could almost wring the moisture out of the main trunk.
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    Here's a thread from a while back containing the...

    Here's a thread from a while back containing the link... the bad thing is looks like they no longer carry the product as the link is no longer valid.
    ...
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    i have a cheap ebay set costed around $30 and...

    i have a cheap ebay set costed around $30 and have checked it against my mitutoyo pair on numerous occasions and its within 0.01mm. I suspect the Kincrome pair will be of similar specifications.
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    most dado stacks are 6.4mm with the two plates. ...

    most dado stacks are 6.4mm with the two plates.

    Have never really thought about it as the number of times where i needed a 6mm kerf I've either gone with the 6.4mm dado kerf and left it at that or...
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    https://www.fastcap.com/product/saw-stache ...

    https://www.fastcap.com/product/saw-stache

    believe timbecon sell the product
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    Yes they can be fitted to other table saws,...

    Yes they can be fitted to other table saws, mounting is generally quite generic so there may not be any need for modification to an existing saw.

    The issue you will have is that most people who...
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    I find the biggest challenge in making stuff...

    I find the biggest challenge in making stuff square is bothering to check after the frantic glueup.

    Ever since i've planned my glueups and laid everything out, all i've needed is a tape measure to...
  31. How long ago did you build the furniture? and as...

    How long ago did you build the furniture? and as Woodpixel pointed out did you use pine that was treated? in aus, treated pine is generally the cheap stuff which isn't recommended for regular...
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    If you're planning on selling them or giving them...

    If you're planning on selling them or giving them away as gifts I'd steer clear of anything made from "reclaimed" lumber or found off the streets. Wouldnt be worth the liability if one of your...
  33. IMO you'll know when they are ready. Some kids...

    IMO you'll know when they are ready.

    Some kids are really careful with what they do some are not, the ones who are not probably needs a few more years, whilst the ones that are careful will be...
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    Ian covers your options well, whats your budget?...

    Ian covers your options well, whats your budget?

    a 2hp unit can be snapped up used for a few hundred, modifying one of these units is not very complicated just time consuming. The results are well...
  35. Same, if it were me i'd do all the work now...

    Same, if it were me i'd do all the work now rather than risk having to redo it later down the track. This is especially true if you plan on re-finishing the chairs.

    Also the last thing you'll want...
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    agree with China, is your new blade wider than...

    agree with China,

    is your new blade wider than the old blade? if so your machine might not be able to obtain the correct tension for the blade width.
  37. Thread: Stolen clamps

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    WARNING - WARNING!!! Not saying that this scenario will happen, but in...

    Not saying that this scenario will happen, but in my experience police have very little power when it comes to theft (unless it was violent or repeat offenders).

    Essentially thieves broke into...
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    Have you discussed your options with your room...

    Have you discussed your options with your room mate? Does your plans to run a workshop from the garage line up with the rental agreement?

    Both are rhetorical questions but something worth thinking...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, that was my plan b,...

    Thanks for the suggestion, that was my plan b, but was hoping there was a ready made/long lasting solution.

    Suppose the answer is probably not.
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    Sharpening large hollow chisels

    Hi all,

    As the title says, what's the preferred method of sharpening large square hollow mortise chisels?

    All the sharpening kits only go up to 1/2". So how does one go about sharpening 5/8,...
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    had a quick read through so might have missed it....

    had a quick read through so might have missed it. But from my experience alot of these companies have minimum order quantities so unless you're prepared to buy a container load they may not even sell...
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    As others have said prices are relative to the...

    As others have said prices are relative to the economy

    Prices are relative to wages in any particular country. Similarly you can buy cars cheaper in Thailand than Australia for exactly the same...
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    IMO probably won't increase efficiency that much...

    IMO probably won't increase efficiency that much and you'll be better off running just a vacuum.

    If you're really worried about fine dust create an over head arm above the scroll saw and run the...
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    Being your first work bench I'd build something...

    Being your first work bench I'd build something as simple as possible, don't over think it as its something you'll probably rebuild (multiple times) in the future as you learn what you want in a...
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    are you facing an issue with them going stiff?...

    are you facing an issue with them going stiff? Most of my equipment are fairly new oldest probably is 10 years old but have never had any issues with power cords going stiff that i couldnt use the...
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    Gday! and welcome to the forum you'll find that...

    Gday! and welcome to the forum you'll find that as your passion grows so does your skills in leaps and bounds. Sadly after a few years those leaps and bounds seems to get smaller and smaller and...
  47. It also depends on the current draw of your...

    It also depends on the current draw of your compressor, if its a small one chances are that cable will be fine. I believe that cable is designed for caravans, I'm not a sparky so wouldn't know the...
  48. The biggest difference is a licensed electrical...

    The biggest difference is a licensed electrical contractor sparky will know the load limits of the electrical cabling being installed and hopefully comply with legislations, whilst your average...
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    Bit dramatic China :roflmao: might have a...

    Bit dramatic China :roflmao: might have a dramatic decrease in productivity though.

    A slightly less dramatic approach is to remove the locking knobs and adjustment handle on the outfeed side....
  50. Thread: Dovetails

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    Fixed

    Fixed
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