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  1. Thread: Kapex

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    I fully agree with Old Hilly. It seems like...

    I fully agree with Old Hilly.

    It seems like PPP all round:

    Total Tools should have chased up your "service request" well before you complained after six weeks,
    Festool's dawdling pace is...
  2. I like "fat doors", Scott.

    I like "fat doors", Scott.
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    Coincidentally, I just got a promotional email...

    Coincidentally, I just got a promotional email from Australian Wood Review on handling moisture affected timber.
    Handling moisture-affected timber | WoodSolutions
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    Invisible, unidentified boards ... zilch ?????

    Invisible, unidentified boards ... zilch ?????
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    +1 for clear outs suggestion. But those legs...

    +1 for clear outs suggestion.

    But those legs are adjustable. Work out how to adjust them - probably involves screwing out the feet.

    Then: Remember, if it racks, then one or more legs must be...
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    It really is a mystery! Locally, my favourite...

    It really is a mystery!

    Locally, my favourite timber celery top pine gives rather erratic moisture metre readings, but I have not heard of similar problems with spotted gum.

    Sorry, but I cannot...
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    Further to Auscab and Derek's comments, Lucca,...

    Further to Auscab and Derek's comments, Lucca, dovetails get a lot of their strength from their shoulders and you might like to consider doing the batten like this, rather than the "super-dovetail"...
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    Just Wait a Bit

    Hi Siggy

    I agree with the analysis by Bob and you.

    I am over-simplifying, but there are two types of moisture in timber:

    Sap, and
    Water.
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    It looks really good condition, to, Shayne. And...

    It looks really good condition, to, Shayne. And it survived the kids - probably the hardest testing ground for equipment!

    It might also be worth asking one of the trade teachers if the still have...
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    Welcome to the Forum, Shayne. I haven't used...

    Welcome to the Forum, Shayne.

    I haven't used that saw but an old thread suggests that the Carbatec TS-12R did come with a riving knife. It may be worth contacting Carbatec to see if they can...
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    No idea, MA; the cord looks to be flat which is...

    No idea, MA; the cord looks to be flat which is consistent with Ian's suuggestion that it might be raw hide.

    I went back to the original source and the photo was no clearer. Back in 1979 FWW...
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    Having tried them all, I now use just two...

    Having tried them all, I now use just two thickenners in epoxy:

    Saw dust. Actually sander dust - I have jars of different types of wood dust - gives a good finish and matches best with the wood...
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    Nice idea, John. I use QuickGrip Clamps in a...

    Nice idea, John.

    I use QuickGrip Clamps in a similar manner as hold downs on my bench top. Just insert them through the dog holes.
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    It seems that Tage Frid held his bow saw in a...

    It seems that Tage Frid held his bow saw in a similar grip to Ian - similar but not identical

    498215 (Source: FWW Magazine, Jan-Feb 1996, p.81.)


    Frank Klausz held his bow saw in quite a...
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    Mmmmmm. Astute observation. ¼ revolution. ...

    Mmmmmm. Astute observation. ¼ revolution.

    How far through a finger does ¼ of a revolution cut?

    With a 315 mm blade that is 247.5 mm of blade contact - - - ouch !!!
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    Yep, it certainly can be done, but why? As the...

    Yep, it certainly can be done, but why? As the timber dries it will almost certainly surface check and move - twist or cup. Then it will have to be jointed and thicknessed again. Why not dry the...
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    My Evolution

    Hi MA

    My first bow saw was quite similar to yours except that I used a threaded rod rather than tightening cords. Definitely not as pretty!

    Initially I tried to saw holding the "handle" but...
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    I am a little confused as to what you are trying...

    I am a little confused as to what you are trying to do, Qwertyu.

    On your first post you are talking about a 500 kgs lift, but on your last post it is 100 kgs, only.

    Secondly, chain hoists lift...
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    It is a worry. I did not have any C₂H₆O to...

    It is a worry. I did not have any C₂H₆O to dilute it.
  20. Thread: Shed leaks!

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    Bob, I had a similar problem on a fairly steeply...

    Bob, I had a similar problem on a fairly steeply sloping house roof with traditional corregated iron. Only leeked in heavy rain and strong winds; but sometimes it did not leak. Rather frustrating....
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    Really! Mine are 25+ years old and zero dry rot.

    Really! Mine are 25+ years old and zero dry rot.
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    Help, what’s the antidote; I just ingested some...

    Help, what’s the antidote; I just ingested some H₂O and I was definitely not wearing PPE.
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    So true; idiots are extremely creative. ...

    So true; idiots are extremely creative.



    We don't digress, Mobyturns. The key issue is saw safety, and we are raising a few more issues.

    The saw safety figures for continental Europe are...
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    Really good summation, Mobyturns. Rather than...

    Really good summation, Mobyturns.

    Rather than just say: "This is what I think." could I suggest that you broaden your research to include a couple of inter-related issues.

    First, the inherent...
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    This seems rather wasteful of the NBN, or am I...

    This seems rather wasteful of the NBN, or am I missing something?

    Are you really saying that the optical fibre cable is 92% redundant?
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    With respect, haveabeer, stuff what it does to a...

    With respect, haveabeer, stuff what it does to a plastic container or your floor.

    Focus on what it does to your insides. This stuff has serious health issues. Initially nothing dramatic but it...
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    The quote "I think there is a world market for...

    The quote "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers," is widely attributed to Thomas John Wastson when president of IBM in 1943. I think that I first heard it in the mid-1960s...
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    Absolutely not, Derek. I just assumed that...

    Absolutely not, Derek. I just assumed that Lynndy would be swayed by your craftsmanship and ....

    The Orions are an open baffle design, and do not have the visual bulk of coffin like speaker...
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    Good Morning Derek I believe that the Linkwitz...

    Good Morning Derek

    I believe that the Linkwitz Orions sound especially good in jarrah !

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    I heard an early version of them at an audio show in the old Exhibition Building in Melbourne...
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    Great logic; I love it. At a typical $10,000 for...

    Great logic; I love it. At a typical $10,000 for a European sliding table saw, this makes a Festool Kapex 60 at around $1,500 seem a positive bargain!
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    Replicator - Star Trek

    I will be watching this with interest, Bob; 3D printing is so useful in some ways, and so limitted in others.

    Reminds me of an assignment I had as a student doing an MBA degree.

    Remember the...
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    The only self-dispensing eopxy that I have used...

    The only self-dispensing eopxy that I have used is Araldite. It works well enough, but most other epoxies are better.

    I have done a lot of epoxy work, and the only epoxies I use now are WEST...
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    Prior to Covid, I had free access to a commercial...

    Prior to Covid, I had free access to a commercial shop with a large Altendorf slider (for most work) and a sawstop for little jobs. They had multiple false firings og the Sawstop. They have...
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    Looking good, MA. Far better than my first...

    Looking good, MA. Far better than my first efforts.

    May I suggest that you do a few test cuts before doing any further refining. It may give you some more ideas. For example, I found the...
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    Totally Off Topic

    Interestingly, part of the pathology of this thread involved framing the right questions to ask. Then the answers emerged.

    Reminds me of a conversation I had with a good friend who had been a...
  36. True. When last origin match came on at the...

    True. When last origin match came on at the local sportsbar, at customers demand, they changed channels. "Who wants to watch the Sniffs?"
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    Great Thread

    Congratulations, everyone.

    MA asked a seemingly simple question, no one knew the answer, a bit of fairly well informed debate and analysis, some detective work, and we arrive at a solution.
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    It should do the job well. (Presume your above...

    It should do the job well. (Presume your above model number was a typo and you really meant GHO 26-82D.)

    But I was surprised when you said the duct bag works well. I cannot even remember if a...
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    What were they for?

    I have found many photos and contemporary catalog entries about "T-shaped rebate planes", but I have not found a single reference about:

    who actually used them,
    what specific tasks were...
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    Hence, chariot planes?

    Hence, chariot planes?
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    I am also hooked on that question. The...

    I am also hooked on that question.

    The reference to carriage makers and coach makers could also refer to the gentlemen who made horse drawn vehicles.
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    Thanks, Martin; I have tried to find photos of...

    Thanks, Martin; I have tried to find photos of Samuel Ashton's logo on his wooden planes but was unsuccessful. However I did find three logo's on plane blades - one was too faint to copy - and can...
  43. A prerequisite for enlightenment is being able to...

    A prerequisite for enlightenment is being able to tie your shoe laces without bending over.
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    I know nothing about this, Martin, but it is...

    I know nothing about this, Martin, but it is fascinating.

    Googled "S Ashton planes" and got several hits as:

    Maker of wooden bodied hand planes - coffins, etc, and
    Maker of plane irons.
    ...
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    I have never heard of them, but it seems that...

    I have never heard of them, but it seems that they were invented, or at least patented, in 1884 by a George Mosher and William Ford. Their planes had metal bodies and the blades do not appear to be...
  46. Thread: Kapex

    by GraemeCook
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    squeaky wheel

    Yep; the old squeaky wheel problem. Prioritising the good wheels over the squeaky one. How short sighted!
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    A few hundred years ago, in the maritime world,...

    A few hundred years ago, in the maritime world, there was a sort of de facto imperial decimal system.

    a nautical mile was equal to one minute of latitude,
    10 cables equalled a nautical mile, ...
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    Totally wrong. SWMBO says reeds on top because...

    Totally wrong. SWMBO says reeds on top because that's what she wants, and I follow orders - AKA the Nuremberg excuse!




    I did this some 10 years ago with a Karcher electric high pressure...
  49. Thread: Kapex

    by GraemeCook
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    Mmmmmm. Too busy to deal with a customer! Or...

    Mmmmmm. Too busy to deal with a customer!

    Or too stupid to realise that without a customer they do not exist. And they bleat about "unfair" competition from websites.
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    Post Modern Bow Saw

    But it could be a breakout moment, Ian, especially if teamed with matching braces. :U
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