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    Me too! They make beaut stuff at Made by Morgen...

    Me too! They make beaut stuff at Made by Morgen, Brunswick, VIC.
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    I just watched the video on the ausdogs website...

    I just watched the video on the ausdogs website AusDogs
    The reason it’s not working for me is not because of the ausdogs (they’re great!). It’s because my MFT holes are in MDF insert which sits on...
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    Rail dogs for the scheppach track saw

    Yes, I did a dumb thing. I was a cheapskate and went with scheppach track saw, knowing that it was inferior, but thought Iíd only want to use it for rough stuff.

    Now I have MFT holes up the wazoo,...
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    +1 for ausdogs. Theyíre basic but affordable and...

    +1 for ausdogs. Theyíre basic but affordable and work.
    Also +1 for axminster. I ordered a reamer and a few other hard to find bits. $10 postage and arrived in less than 2 weeks from ordering.
  5. SOLD: Thanks for the great bit of kit. Great bunch of...

    Thanks for the great bit of kit.
    Great bunch of parts that I'll probably turn into a coping sled, drill press table, and mitre saw fence in the near future.
  6. SOLD: I'll take them for $200? Can pickup today or...

    I'll take them for $200?
    Can pickup today or tomorrow and get them out of your way.
  7. Casters are a whole universe of choices and...

    Casters are a whole universe of choices and quality levels, but like everything these days, it seems like there's not much in the middle ground. It's either cheap-as-chips and somewhat disposable...
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    Looks like you did a good job on it! Well done,...

    Looks like you did a good job on it! Well done, and thanks for sharing the example.

    I'm keen to give hand tools a go - I like hybrid as an overall approach. I've learned with machining that it...
  9. Yeah, I can understand it though. People donít...

    Yeah, I can understand it though. People donít like waiting for things, and many of these items are on deep backorder. A well made plane in good condition is likely to be every bit as good as it was...
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    People on YouTube are very enthusiastic about...

    People on YouTube are very enthusiastic about that ultimate flush trim bit. I bet it’s badass, but so far I haven’t had tear out issues with my straight flush trim bit, and spiral bits in a guide...
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    that’s EXACTLY what I’m afraid of :oo:

    that’s EXACTLY what I’m afraid of :oo:
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    QUEENSLAND Those look good. And itís good to know thereís a...

    Those look good. And itís good to know thereís a market for these. I got my hands on 1.5m2 of thick leather and made 3 for my self in a similar way. I was dissatisfied with the strops available at...
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    Hey Geoff, I have limited experience, but...

    Hey Geoff,

    I have limited experience, but will chime in with a few opinions.

    I'm sceptical about cabinet saws with sliding attachments. They promise to 'do everything', but like most...
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    Oops, that was a mistake in my original list. My...

    Oops, that was a mistake in my original list. My main RO bit has radius 1/8" (3.2mm) not 1/4" (6.4mm).
    Totally agree - probably the most used bit I have, and it's almost permanently in my trim...
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    I've actually got a 1/4" 2mm RO, but prefer the...

    I've actually got a 1/4" 2mm RO, but prefer the 3.2mm RO a little bit more. Sometimes found the 2mm to not be enough.

    All over the Carbitool. I get all my bits there. High quality, local, big...
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    Crippled by router bit choices!

    Choice. Too many.
    I don't buy sets, and prefer to get high quality a few at a time.

    I have:
    1/4" shank

    1/4" radius 1/8" radius round over TCT
    1/4" spiral up-cut solid carbide
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    SOLD: But the person who gets to buy it instead of me...

    But the person who gets to buy it instead of me will be chuffed!
    And I reckon that'll happen pretty quick, 'cause I know people love these jigs.
    Just be be clear - I'm pulling out of this sale, so...
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    SOLD: Oh dear, that's precisely what I need. Mokuzai...

    Oh dear, that's precisely what I need.
    Mokuzai is gonna be annoyed!
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    SOLD: I had an MFT top CNC'd for my 1800x900 assembly...

    I had an MFT top CNC'd for my 1800x900 assembly table in the hope of it being more accurate and convenient. Unfortunately, the 20mm holes are just a smidge too tight for my dogs. So, I'm hoping for a...
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    SOLD: Iíll take it Brent. Iím just up the road in...

    Iíll take it Brent.
    Iím just up the road in Brunswick. Are you okay to meet in the middle to do the swap, staying inside our 5km COVID boundary?
  21. That's right. If I go this route, I'd see how I...

    That's right. If I go this route, I'd see how I like it and sell it on when I can get my hands on a LAJ. Who knows, I might like enough that I don't see the need for the low angle at all. :)
  22. Thatís juicy. Might have a go. Resale on such a...

    Thatís juicy. Might have a go. Resale on such a plane is likely quite good, so if I can pay a fair price Iíd be keen.
  23. I already sent the Stanley back. No hard...

    I already sent the Stanley back. No hard feelings. It was worth a punt at $250. And Amazon returns are very painless.
  24. I paid about A$250 for the Stanley. The Veritas...

    I paid about A$250 for the Stanley. The Veritas is closer to $500, and after this experience Iíd say very likely worth the money. But theyíre on pretty deep back order. ETA April 2022.

    So I will...
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    I've seen a bloke do this with a handheld router...

    I've seen a bloke do this with a handheld router on a circle jig. The jig was just a piece of ply with the router base screwed in at one end, and a centre pin at the other end. He did it in 12 or so...
  26. Yeah, in this case, the lateral adjuster is...

    Yeah, in this case, the lateral adjuster is juuuuust enough. I can get the blade height consistent, but it results in a significant skew. Working with a skewed blade will probably cut fine, but it...
  27. Interesting. What problem were you having? I’m...

    Interesting. What problem were you having?

    I’m not sure I’m up for fettling with this. I especially don’t want to buy other tools so I can fix it, or buy parts replacement parts. I’m inclined to...
  28. I have now! Itís pretty good. Maybe slightly off...

    I have now! Itís pretty good. Maybe slightly off square, but nothing to write home about. Itíd a very small fraction of of a millimetre, to the point where I donít think itíd come out of the honing...
  29. New Stanley 62 - would you accept or send this back?

    Hi Ho,

    I've heard many stories of the new Stanley no. 62 LAJ being a bit hit and miss from the factory, but I'm inexperienced with hand planes, so I'm unsure if the one I just received is...
  30. Yeah, I've got a basic wustie one, had it for...

    Yeah, I've got a basic wustie one, had it for yonks. I've got a great habit of steeling the blade before I use it every time. Unfortunately can't say the same for others in the house who use the...
  31. Thanks for the responses. After a too much...

    Thanks for the responses. After a too much rabbit-holing, I did settle on a solution that I think will work for me.

    1. A Naniwa Chosera 800 as a workhorse stone for grinding bevels on knives
    2....
  32. Ah! I thought Shapton Pro was regular whetstone...

    Ah! I thought Shapton Pro was regular whetstone that required soaking, and Shapton Glass only required a spritz, but it seems they're both splash and go.
    Knife people seem prefer the Pro range, and...
  33. A good polishing stone, for tools and knives - Shapton 2000/4000?

    I've got a setup already, but want to upgrade because I'm not that happy with the King waterstones I have. I do the usual woodworking tools, and kitchen knives.

    For chisels and plane irons, I use...
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    You'll never go back to sleeves, I bet my...

    You'll never go back to sleeves, I bet my trousers. Since I switched to concrete screws/bolts, I've never had one go weird on me while installing. 100% success.
    They're easy, breezy, beautiful!...
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    SOLD: Arrived in the post today. Thanks Scribbly Gum!...

    Arrived in the post today. Thanks Scribbly Gum!
    I only had a few mins to give it a go, but it was taking a decent shaving.
    Look forward to getting it in the honing guide and getting it just how I...
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    Good call ankascrews. I stopped using sleeve...

    Good call ankascrews.
    I stopped using sleeve anchors (dynabolt) a while ago. They need big holes, the mechanical action can crack blocks/bricks (never happened) and they often end up a bit loosey...
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    Also, mark out your locations with a sharpie,...

    Also, mark out your locations with a sharpie, then use a centre punch and give it a little whack in the middle. Just a small divot is all you need, and it will help you centre the bit when you start...
  38. Itís a nice idea, but seems more specific to...

    Itís a nice idea, but seems more specific to Biesemeyer fence setup on TS. Iím sure I could probably scale this down for a sled, and use M6 rod which has 1mm thread pitch, gluing the half-nuts in the...
  39. Looking at it more, I'm probably better off with...

    Looking at it more, I'm probably better off with a the flip version. I can make make my front fence the same shape as the incra fence, with the racks mounted in a rebate the top. Easy, that size...
  40. Anyone using Incra Shop Stop (non flip) on a crosscut sled?

    I'm making a version of Paul's Timbecon sled design (it's very well thought out!). I like the idea of Incramental indexing racks for the stop block, but I don't want to make my own stop.

    I know...
  41. FREE: VIC Wasp - Sander Attachment for Drill Press

    I reckon I bought this 5 years ago. Itís a nice idea but Iíve never used it, and Iím clearing some things out.

    Do a goog. Thereís some info on the forum and some videos on tube too.
    This one I...
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    Some good shop rules youíve got there John. I...

    Some good shop rules youíve got there John.

    I have a few of those two, along similar lines. Itís my hobby, and I do it mostly for me. So I wonít make a piece unless itís something I want to make....
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    Nice back-hander! I know you didn't mean it that...

    Nice back-hander! I know you didn't mean it that way :D

    Speaking of first attempts though, there's a few things I'd improve if doing this again.

    1. One mistake I didn't recover, is the...
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    Thanks JPDV. Sorry to hear that happened all...

    Thanks JPDV. Sorry to hear that happened all those years ago. Ouch!
    I didn't intentionally design it to be toddler proof, but I think it somewhat is. The table overhang is 40mm, and the apron above...
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    Low table for a pre-schooler

    I really am very happy with this. It's a simple piece - a low table for a pre-schooler. The drawer is for drawing supplies like big paper and markers. And he likes to make block structures and play...
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    Iíve heard that pre catalysed finished have a ...

    Iíve heard that pre catalysed finished have a pretty short shelf, like 6 mo. I might Just give it a try anyway. Whatís the worst that could go wrong?!
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    Heard lots of go of things about Mirotec PC (I...

    Heard lots of go of things about Mirotec PC (I think 3220?). Keen to give it a try as final coat over shellac for small hardwood furniture. Not so sure about buying 4L though!
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    SOLD: Iíll take it Scribbly. Looking for a...

    Iíll take it Scribbly.

    Looking for a smoother, and I reckon this will be just right.

    Two Qís: is it dialed in, flat sole, and ready to use? And, has it been altered in any significant way?
    ...
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    This. I got fed up reading reviews and going...

    This.

    I got fed up reading reviews and going down internet rabbit holes trying to work out what blades to buy. Iíve got a fantastic sharpening service - shout out to Northern Sharpening Service in...
  50. Ah, right you are! I hadn't picked up the...

    Ah, right you are! I hadn't picked up the difference in table size.

    ST-12D is indeed Taiwanese, and while I can't remember the sources, I do remember diving pretty deep when I was deciding what to...
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