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  1. :2tsup: This is a start, it's not hard to do....

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    This is a start, it's not hard to do. There's plenty of other instructions on the 'net if this one doesn't do it for you.


    https://youtu.be/Bx1Mg2mTMO0
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    Thanks Bob - I guess front and behind could be...

    Thanks Bob - I guess front and behind could be ambiguous terms.

    So - to be really clear, featherboards must be on the infeed side, between the operator and the blade. They also must not be...
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    As well as even feed rate, you need even PRESSURE...

    As well as even feed rate, you need even PRESSURE toward the fence to get best cut quality. The best and safest way to do this is with a featherboard set on the infeed side, BEHIND the blade.

    See...
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    The original Eclipse on the link in my post above...

    The original Eclipse on the link in my post above is still available.
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    Thanks for all the advice & suggestions. I...

    Thanks for all the advice & suggestions.

    I will get a price from the shed companies for both options and see how they stack up.

    With regard to the slab, I do have a mate who is a commercial...
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    New shed - owner build vs shed company?

    OK - so its getting close to being able to build the shed!

    Shed is likely to be 12m x 9m (so called American Barn design) with plumbing (toilet & hot/cold water) & power to be connected.

    A...
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    Or if you want a genuine Eclipse guide, let...

    Or if you want a genuine Eclipse guide, let FleaBay be your friend - eg here is one from Dee Why at $30 plus postage:

    Vintage Eclipse No 36 Honing Guide | eBay
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    The Toolworks and Lie Nielsen both offer premium...

    The Toolworks and Lie Nielsen both offer premium eclipse style guides (at a price)

    Honing Guide, Extension Jaws, Mortise Jaws & Angle Setting Jig – Henry Eckert Toolworks
    ...
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    Why do you want to lay a timber floor? If the...

    Why do you want to lay a timber floor?

    If the concrete is sound, why not seal it? If it's uneven, you can level any significant dips. You could seal using an epoxy or acrylic finish. Or a terrazzo...
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    FYI - Kimbriki now open again.

    FYI - Kimbriki now open again.
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    Good thought, but Kimbriki is closed at the...

    Good thought, but Kimbriki is closed at the moment (Big red sign out front saying, "Sorry, closed due to Covid")

    I've never had much luck there with recycled timber. They don't seem to have much...
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    Woodriver can certainly be bought in Australia. I...

    Woodriver can certainly be bought in Australia. I suggest that anyone wanting one support Jim Davey, who often sells them on special, and who also checks each one he ships, sets it up and hones the...
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    In the time it takes to try and research this,...

    In the time it takes to try and research this, you could simply make a mock-up door and side panel to check it empirically. Start with 4mm and adjust from there if it's not right.
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    Thanks for the tip Beardy. According to the...

    Thanks for the tip Beardy.

    According to the Soudal website there are a few retailers close buy. I'll check out the prices.
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    Is Parfix being wound up??

    I see that Bunnings have a much reduced range of Parfix adhesives. I was looking for the Polyurethane (equivalent to Sikaflex 11FC, but at less than half the price) but is no longer stocked.

    The...
  16. Thread: Sawstop

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    There are several techniques that use the slider...

    There are several techniques that use the slider for repeat solid wood rip cuts.

    Here is one example from Felder - watch from 9:14


    https://youtu.be/LVYUss6pJqQ

    Here is another showing rip...
  17. Thread: Sawstop

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    Sorry - but they do!! No accounting for stupidity...

    Sorry - but they do!! No accounting for stupidity really.
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    Try Henry Brothers: Henry Bros Saws - Bandsaw...

    Try Henry Brothers:
    Henry Bros Saws - Bandsaw blades & circular saw blades

    If they don't have exactly what you want they can probably regrind either your blade or one of their new ones
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    You need to understand that YouTube video titles...

    You need to understand that YouTube video titles are a form of clickbait - the content creator is trying to get people to watch their videos in a sea of clutter. Watch the Matt Estlea video - it is...
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    OK - so back to the OP & answering his questions...

    OK - so back to the OP & answering his questions (although I'm sure the notes on adjusting the LAJ are useful.)

    Good choice Kuriatko! Learn to use what you have.

    There are a lot of good YouTube...
  21. Thread: Sawstop

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    Nope - the mechanism will not fire UNLESS the...

    Nope - the mechanism will not fire UNLESS the motor is running and the saw is in the (default) protected mode. Simply rotating the blade is not sufficient.

    For a tape to activate the cartridge it...
  22. Thread: Sawstop

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    The Felder PCS system certainly adds a...

    The Felder PCS system certainly adds a belt-n-braces approach to safety, with the benefit of NOT destroying a blade and also being able to get back to work very quickly as there are no cartridges to...
  23. Thread: Sawstop

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    Look at all those demos closely. You will see...

    Look at all those demos closely. You will see that the sausage is being held by a human with skin to sausage contact. Thus there is electrical contact between the person's body & the blade.

    Not...
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    How about making the log trophy, then casting it...

    How about making the log trophy, then casting it in a clear resin block? That would preserve everything with no issues of degradation over time.
  25. Thread: Sawstop

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    Yes - had exactly this issue with bone dry...

    Yes - had exactly this issue with bone dry radiata 50 x 100. No metal, no knots, no sap, no moisture, no fingers, no contamination any where. SawStop blade was fitted.

    I sent the cartridge & the...
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    Easy - just build a design that does not have the...

    Easy - just build a design that does not have the blade running through aluminium track!

    A disadvantage of the design you show is that the vertical track on the face of the fence will eventually...
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    NEW Cheapest yet...

    Aldi are selling what looks to be a rebranded PDB40 this Saturday

    $169. :2tsup:

    Digital Drill Press 710W - ALDI Australia


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    Cheapest yet...

    Aldi have what looks to be a rebranded PDB40 in the specials this week.

    Price is $169 :2tsup:

    Digital Drill Press 710W - ALDI Australia

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  29. Thread: MS Office

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    OK - let me rephrase my statement above: ...

    OK - let me rephrase my statement above:

    Legitimate resellers will also supply activation codes however the codes supplied by legitimate resellers won't be "dodgy", unlike the codes supplied by...
  30. Thread: MS Office

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    Hi Derek, Google Docs is Web browser ONLY...

    Hi Derek,

    Google Docs is Web browser ONLY software. It does have ability to edit documents off-line, but will always upload when it can. And do its thing sending data to Google. Also it's not a...
  31. Thread: MS Office

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    Thanks Phil, I agree, its useful discussion &...

    Thanks Phil,

    I agree, its useful discussion & hopefully others can benefit.

    Yes - there is sometimes a disconnect between licensing, marketing and technical departments in many tech companies....
  32. Thread: MS Office

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    Hi Derek, Given the sensitive nature of your...

    Hi Derek,

    Given the sensitive nature of your line of work, I would never trust Google Docs as a practice/patient management tool. From my post above: You need to be aware that you have handed...
  33. Thread: MS Office

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    Hi Phil, OK - I've had a quick look at the MS...

    Hi Phil,

    OK - I've had a quick look at the MS Docs - this is the advice on MS official website:
    "Who can I share my Microsoft 365 Family subscription with?
    You can share your subscription...
  34. Thread: MS Office

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    Hi Chris, Legitimate resellers will supply...

    Hi Chris,

    Legitimate resellers will supply activation codes and these won't be "dodgy" .

    A mainstream business like Officeworks certainly won't be engaging in illegal activities, so if you...
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    Hi Phil, Actually, there is nothing in the...

    Hi Phil,

    Actually, there is nothing in the EULA that defines household.

    "Family", in MS 365 terms, is a technical construct that groups people together for the purposes of allocating the...
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    Hi Chris, As I think I mentioned in a prior...

    Hi Chris,

    As I think I mentioned in a prior thread on this topic, if the code has been sourced from a dodgy source your installation may work initially and later get blocked. There are periodic...
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    Hi Brett, The new Edge browser is very good....

    Hi Brett,

    The new Edge browser is very good. Despite it having Bing as default ( as you would expect from MS), it's trivial to set up a different default search engine.

    I persevered with DDG...
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    I hope your employer knows and agrees with you...

    I hope your employer knows and agrees with you using a fundamentally insecure service.

    Also, you need to be aware that you have handed Google rights to the content. From their terms of service. ...
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    A bit late here, but: the best traditional...

    A bit late here, but: the best traditional holdfasts are by Alaska blacksmith Phil Koontz.
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    If you ever seen these for sale snap them up. Sadly he has stopped making them. However, Black...
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    Not rally enough info provided to offer any...

    Not rally enough info provided to offer any meaningful advice - you should post some plans of the intended layout.

    However, it sounds like you are proposing to finish the deck edges flush with...
  41. Thread: Twiggy Forrest

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    Send them back to RMW - they will replace the...

    Send them back to RMW - they will replace the elastic or, if you want, fully refurbish them.

    They also have a current (as of late Oct 2020) a "trade in" deal - send in your old RMW boots & get...
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    If the insulation has perished on one cable it's...

    If the insulation has perished on one cable it's likely to have done so on the others. To be safe you should have the machine rewired (professionally)

    And given this degradation, also have the...
  43. Thread: Camper fitout

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    Thanks Bryn, I understand that the name brand...

    Thanks Bryn,

    I understand that the name brand shelving bolt-ins (along with their fixing methods) for tradie vans are certified as compliant to Oz vehicle standards. As are the name brand 4x4...
  44. Thread: Camper fitout

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    Regulations in the nanny state of Oz??

    I'm interested in any experience or real knowledge that people may have on the regulatory requirements for fitting out a van. I know it probably varies a little from one state/territory to another,...
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    I have thee Bostich pneumatic nailers, all have...

    I have thee Bostich pneumatic nailers, all have been very reliable over the past 35 years. I bought a little Ryobi stapler for occasional use 2 years ago and have been pleasantly surprised at how...
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    Not complete unless you have an "expansion" bit...

    Not complete unless you have an "expansion" bit as well :D

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    And probably some screwdriver & countersink bits

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    Sydney Wood Industries has purpleheart from time...

    Sydney Wood Industries has purpleheart from time to time. I bought a substantial quantity a few years ago for a large shelving and entertainment unit that I built for a friend (2m high x 4m long)
    ...
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    When I redid one of my decks, I used ModWood...

    When I redid one of my decks, I used ModWood (Timber Decking & Fencing Company: Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney >> ModWood). As I wanted a waterproof surface, I rebated each board on edges and abutting...
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    Reminds me of the differences between salesmen,...

    Reminds me of the differences between salesmen, engineers & marketers:

    An Engineer starts their career knowing a great deal about very little, and who goes along knowing more and more about less...
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    Hi Guys - thanks for the likes. For the photo...

    Hi Guys - thanks for the likes. For the photo requests, not sure what to tale a picture of - there isn't really anything to see in the thicknesser - one installed they look just like the HSS cutters....
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