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    that whole resin woodwork just makes me cringe. ...

    that whole resin woodwork just makes me cringe. epoxy is such a nasty glue and I see so many not taking its toxicity seriously. No gloves, no respirators, or fans for ventilation at the very...
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    The low angle jack is $350aud. A veritas direct...

    The low angle jack is $350aud. A veritas direct from Lee Valley is 245USD plus shipping. For my money, which may not be your budget or level of tolerance for crap tools, I'd buy the veritas for a...
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    Which is funny because R&D for such a plane...

    Which is funny because R&D for such a plane you're essentially copying is a few hours of work in a CAD program and a bill of $2000 to be legally allowed to say... And burying where they're made... ...
  4. Reading a few replies here and doing so digging...

    Reading a few replies here and doing so digging I'd say polyurethane glue would be the go. I've always been a bit suspicious of it in that I didn't know anything about it's lasting quality over...
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    I don't do much artistic vase/plate stuff. Most...

    I don't do much artistic vase/plate stuff. Most I've ever met over the decades could barely pay for the wood in that endevour. Closest I got to such work was making urns for funeral homes. But, this...
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    Do they wobble on the bit at all?

    Do they wobble on the bit at all?
  7. Time will tell everything. Woods of different...

    Time will tell everything. Woods of different species react to humidity changes differently. If you've ever had the opportunity to look at how really thick legs such as billiard table legs are made...
  8. I'm not super experienced with australian...

    I'm not super experienced with australian hardwoods other than I try to avoid them for anything furniture related... What I do know is they move after they have been milled and ready for glue up,...
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    No, just no. I don't want to look like that.

    No, just no. I don't want to look like that.
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    Smock does nothing for me and never has. I...

    Smock does nothing for me and never has. I gravitate to tight neck fitting shirts as a lot of chips end up getting under the shirt from there
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    Don't ya just love pulling something out of a...

    Don't ya just love pulling something out of a burn pile and it turns (literally) into a work of art. I have a few gems from over the years that turned out that way. Feel good pieces.
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    No kidding!! That was my reasoning also!

    No kidding!! That was my reasoning also!
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    If you're buying the name brand bits like Irwin,...

    If you're buying the name brand bits like Irwin, Dewalt, Makita, P&N, Milwaukee... they're all good. It's usually a cheap crap screw problem. The smaller the gauge screw the worse they are. I'll...
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    When ever glues are tested it seems they're...

    When ever glues are tested it seems they're measured against titebond... It's most likely Titebond is made in the US, and I think Gorrila glue is also... Most of the others are probably made in...
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    Every wood shop and cabinet shop in the western...

    Every wood shop and cabinet shop in the western world uses a zink plated 8g screw with self tapping counter sunk head.

    What type of driver you'll need depends on the region of the world you're in....
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    No, I don't. I've met a few with extremely high...

    No, I don't. I've met a few with extremely high pedigree around the world in my 40 year in woodwork and the arrogance to match. And they can eff off, they ain't got anything worth listening to with...
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    Maybe, just maybe it's the dick way you presented...

    Maybe, just maybe it's the dick way you presented it all that is well... arrogant. Just sayin.
  18. Bit of a funny story about how I acquired some nice knives

    So my wife has a work collegue that rented out her stables as a converted studio to a couple hippie girls. In the end it wasn't working out so she didn't renew the lease and sent them on their way....
  19. Are you affected by the rain and have a leaky roof

    When you get the rains we've been getting and you have a tile roof the odds are it isn't watertight, especially in high winds, and you'll find wet spots forming on your ceiling. And if you have...
  20. This man utters truth. A secondary honed bevel...

    This man utters truth. A secondary honed bevel will eliminate the deepest scoring from a 60 grit wheel in no time.
  21. On a practical sense. I can throw 5/8 ply around...

    On a practical sense. I can throw 5/8 ply around like its paper by comparison to: Particle board is fair bit more of a struggle and MDF is f%^&ing heavy as s%^t
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    I read Steven White about page and it appears...

    I read Steven White about page and it appears Judson predates him. I've seen Judson's sketches, many drawn on napkins, from the late 80s when Steven was still building houses and or stairs. I will...
  23. I deleted my response. THought I was getting off...

    I deleted my response. THought I was getting off track for what the OP was looking for...

    But to answer your point. I forgot to say there's a 4" pulley on the grinder shaft and a tiny one on the...
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    I'm going to throw this out there only because I...

    I'm going to throw this out there only because I hate it when people rip off others designs without giving credit. That entire style was developed by a fellow I knew decades ago named Judson...
  25. about 50, 60 and 70 lbs respectively for...

    about 50, 60 and 70 lbs respectively for 2400x1200x16
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    I'd be going for a used saw; you'll get a better...

    I'd be going for a used saw; you'll get a better one than a makita for half its new price.
  28. Pick the grinder with the slowest speed you can...

    Pick the grinder with the slowest speed you can find/afford.
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    I look at it from the point of view of those...

    I look at it from the point of view of those coming of age and how the world is changing, hence my thought that a lot of the hand crafts such as woodwork, as we know it, will be dead or dying by...
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    It's an old style bowl gouge. I used to use them...

    It's an old style bowl gouge. I used to use them in the late eighties and early nineties. The style goes way back further than that. It'll have been forged out of a single piece of high carbon...
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    Run a short piece of pine through that is dead...

    Run a short piece of pine through that is dead flat. If the feed mechanism doesn't pull the board through you've broken something or if belt drive a pully has come loose. If it pulls it through...
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    When white collar invades blue collar's domain. ...

    When white collar invades blue collar's domain.

    I get that it comes across as hard but seriously!! The only thing you need to know: when in doubt sharpen. With enough time (which it crucial) you...
  33. Where to place the legs and how much overhang you...

    Where to place the legs and how much overhang you want is completely contingent on the style of the table you plan to build. It's impossible to say without a design to look at.
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    The work looks pretty basic, what will be the...

    The work looks pretty basic, what will be the determining factors is: What sort of finish are you looking for. And where does it need to be shipped from/to. And last but not least, how much would...
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    You definitely don't want to know how much raw...

    You definitely don't want to know how much raw logs goes to china and comes back as a finished product then. China is a cancer to anyone in manufacturing, except the owners and shareholders that is.
  36. Forget the videos. You need to erase prior...

    Forget the videos.


    You need to erase prior knowledge. You're older - much older to be exact. You have, naturally, become risk adverse and spend far too much time contemplating things than...
  37. People keep trying to re-invent the wheel... ...

    People keep trying to re-invent the wheel...

    What you have there is an exercise in frustration. A jointer and planer is what you need.
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    In the eighties I went into a few shows do sell...

    In the eighties I went into a few shows do sell my wares but realised I didn't have the ability to make the sale, so I pivoted to production turning where I only dealt with furniture makers... I was...
  39. I come from the premise that nothing is original...

    I come from the premise that nothing is original in woodwork in this and the last century, it's just not been documented and or forgotten. I.e. The unicorn sharpening method and slow speed grinding...
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    I tried to google prossy turnout 2022 and got...

    I tried to google prossy turnout 2022 and got nothing. What is it?
  41. So how many will end up on the Lee Valley Website...

    So how many will end up on the Lee Valley Website eh Derek. I'm surprised the first one hasn't already.
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    I like how he grinds the HSS on the side of a...

    I like how he grinds the HSS on the side of a full speed grinder wheel.
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    Very true Also, the most complex and difficult...

    Very true

    Also, the most complex and difficult furniture was made between 200 and 600 years ago. All by hand with tools that don't even remotely compare to todays. In fact, if you go to the...
  44. Yup. And it would be more stable and stronger.

    Yup. And it would be more stable and stronger.
  45. Probably better on the concrete than the grass. ...

    Probably better on the concrete than the grass. Have done it there and it can work.
  46. It's more than useful. It's necessary to avoid...

    It's more than useful. It's necessary to avoid putting undue pressure on one side to the boards. If they don't sort themselves out you may need to cut them along the glue lines and re-glue up
  47. Instructions are at 45 with a hook rolled on it....

    Instructions are at 45 with a hook rolled on it.

    But! That was a general statement to appease the masses. It's not going to work in all situations and Northern Hemisphere woods were the focus. A...
  48. Whether you're for or against the monarchy there is a live stream you may like

    Google BBC Watch live Queen Lying-in-state
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    The irony in this pic. The butterfly to stop the...

    The irony in this pic. The butterfly to stop the cracking... And the butterfly has a crack LOL I like it!
  50. Definite knowledge and skill needed but...

    Making a one-piece lampshade from a sing round of timber : oddlysatisfying (reddit.com)



    I respect the skill and to some degree the outcome, you have to have your wits about you and have a deft...
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