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  1. I prefer to think of it as a scrub plane. I...

    I prefer to think of it as a scrub plane.

    I have used a hand held electric planer to flatten one face of a long board in just the same way as you would with a scrub plane; using winding sticks and...
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    Combination saddle square

    I don't own one, though I think that might change; and when you see it, you have to ask why nobody thought of this before! :doh:

    Wide Base Combination Square w/ 12″ or 300 mm SS Blade – LaSquare...
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    The stuff you can buy at Bunnings has its uses...

    The stuff you can buy at Bunnings has its uses and it can look good. The photo below shows drawers I made for my workbench from Bunnings plywood.

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    The biggest problem is the number of...
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    Hmmm. I've heard of the rub joint with hot hide...

    Hmmm. I've heard of the rub joint with hot hide glue (I've used this myself) but not with PVA. I wonder what is happening that makes this work.
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    Hi Derek, Oh, good to know about the static. I...

    Hi Derek,

    Oh, good to know about the static. I would not have thought of that. Not something that is a big problem here in BNE cos low humidity means 80%! :D

    Where did you get the big bloke...
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    There are heaps of sellers of the small cyclones...

    There are heaps of sellers of the small cyclones on eBay. They all seem to be within a dollar of each other but up to $25. The Dust Deputy version of these is vastly more expensive.
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    I found this US seller...

    I found this US seller on eBay that might interest you for the acme threaded rod. These are 3/4" diameter in 3ft lengths for roughly $74AUD shipped.
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    I bought some of these...

    I bought some of these from Lee Valley and I have used them on two table projects. I like them a lot.

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/images/item/woodworking/assorted/50k3501s.jpg
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    The problem is still that the spindle only turns...

    The problem is still that the spindle only turns at the maximum speed of a spindle moulder which is way slower than used for most of the smaller router bits.

    I have a CU300 and thought about it...
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    I just reinforced the bucket with plywood ribs...

    I just reinforced the bucket with plywood ribs and screwed them on like so.

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    Almost 100% of the dust goes in the bucket. I would just go back to the bucket if I were you.
  11. Feast-Watson Wipe on polyurethane and usage

    I needed to finish a single item in wipe-on poly to match another piece that was finished with Minwax. Given that Minwax is no longer an option (I've written about this before)I tried the FW...
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    IMPORTANT My all time favourite ad combination I got ...

    My all time favourite ad combination I got
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    Interesting solution. I did it a different way. ...

    Interesting solution. I did it a different way.

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    I created a new "bar" from HDPE that fits snugly into the slot on my CU300. I just slide it out if it is going to be in the way but most...
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    I've been using The Dia-flat for at least six...

    I've been using The Dia-flat for at least six years on Shapton glass stones. By far the best solution I've tried.
  15. Maybe ask if they can re-saw the boards or know...

    Maybe ask if they can re-saw the boards or know someone that can. No doubt there are board members in Melbourne that might be able to do that for you. If you were in Brisbane I could have done it.
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    You can still buy the Bosch 10.8V tools from the...

    You can still buy the Bosch 10.8V tools from the USA. One of the benefits of the battery is that the voltage is not really an issue. You can use a step-down transformer (like I do) if you don't have...
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    I'm thinking along the lines of a clip that is...

    I'm thinking along the lines of a clip that is fastened to the underside of the ZCI that extends under the table thereby preventing the blade from lifting the ZCI when the blade it is spinning. You...
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    I like the idea of the magnets but I still think...

    I like the idea of the magnets but I still think I would like something mechanical holding this down; at least at the back of insert.

    I'm following this with interest because I would like to do...
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    I bought one of those $20 mini-cyclones as well....

    I bought one of those $20 mini-cyclones as well. They work so well. I chose to keep mine mobile though.

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    It's a stab in the dark based on the photos; but...

    It's a stab in the dark based on the photos; but it is most likely a wax finish. You might be able to use some coloured paste furniture wax like our forum's host's product (U-Beaut Polishes -...
  21. Agreed about silicon. I am using a 100% beeswax...

    Agreed about silicon. I am using a 100% beeswax product. I should have been clearer about that.
  22. I doubt that Silbergleit will do any better. It...

    I doubt that Silbergleit will do any better. It is extremely thin. I was not that impressed with it to be honest.

    These days I just use whatever clear furniture wax I have open. I think the stuff...
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    Chopping 25mm mortises with just a chisel? Even...

    Chopping 25mm mortises with just a chisel? Even if you could actually find a 1" mortise chisel (they do exist but are exceedingly rare) it is still going to be hard work. The one time I did mortises...
  24. This is the 250mm version of what I have: CMT...

    This is the 250mm version of what I have: CMT Melamine & Chipboard CMT Melamine & Chipboard Blade - 250mm x 80 Teeth Blade - 250mm X 80 Teeth | Laminate Cutting - Carbatec

    This is a triple-chip...
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    The middle priced machines are just fine in the...

    The middle priced machines are just fine in the vibration department. You really don't need to buy a Festool sander to get a quality machine.

    I'm not doubting there is a world of difference...
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    There are so many choices. Bosch, Makita and on...

    There are so many choices. Bosch, Makita and on an on. They all make pretty good machines.

    The one criterion you should be asking about with this is dust collection. Onboard dust collection is...
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    You can also correct drift by adjusting blade...

    You can also correct drift by adjusting blade tracking; at least on bandsaws with crowned wheels, I've never had a Euro saw with flat wheels. In my experience this matters more with larger width...
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    You might like the Shinto Saw Rasps. Not hugely...

    You might like the Shinto Saw Rasps. Not hugely expensive and quite effective.

    Shinto Saw Rasp – Japanese Tools Australia

    The Iwasaki rasps (like these) are also quite good for the money....
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    Some good thoughts there. I watched this...

    Some good thoughts there.

    I watched this Youtube video (https://youtu.be/x_HbyPzzhDk) and it seems pretty straight forward with the level. Hence my question.

    The problem for me is the slider is...
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    Precision levels

    I need to fine tune the sliding table on my Minimax combination machine. I don't have a precision level but it is probably the best tool for the job. There are relatively inexpensive ones available...
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    Your best bet is the usual suspects like Gumtree,...

    Your best bet is the usual suspects like Gumtree, but good luck. I doubt there were too many of these sold here. I've seen one. I thought about buying it, but thought better of it.

    If you do find...
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    Interesting. I would assume from that regular...

    Interesting. I would assume from that regular alcohol (methylated spirits) would also work. Hmmm.

    It would sure beat the smell of the regular CA accelerant.
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    It's hard to be too certain about these things...

    It's hard to be too certain about these things (especially only from a photo); but I would not be at all surprised if that chest is considerably older than the estimate given by the previous owner.
    ...
  34. 3 inch/76mm sanding rolls in super-fine grits

    Hi,

    I have a Performax 16-32 drum sander and I am looking for super-fine rolls of paper for this machine. By super-fine, I mean 400 or more.

    76mm/3 inches seems to be an uncommon size of...
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    I bought one of these glue pots directly from...

    I bought one of these glue pots directly from Music Caravan in the US: https://www.musicaravan.com/gluepot

    It's easy to clean and perfect for small jobs.

    I also bought the 110V hotplate as I...
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    I think the legal questions were adequately...

    I think the legal questions were adequately answered by Fuzzie. I just want to add a couple of other observations.

    I've been on the other side of this position in Sydney. Sydney councils are far...
  37. N.S.W. I received my package last week. Exactly as...

    I received my package last week. Exactly as shown. I am very happy with the whole transaction. Jarryd was great to deal with.
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    I had a Powermatic benchtop mortiser that had a...

    I had a Powermatic benchtop mortiser that had a diamond cone that came with the machine. It worked fine.

    If you search on: diamond cone mortise chisel sharpener; you will get plenty of options.
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    I recommend getting your preferred cabinet makers...

    I recommend getting your preferred cabinet makers to re-quote and be more specific with the method of construction and materials you prefer. They have obviously already been there to view the site so...
  40. N.S.W. I have not had this problem. Jarryd has been very...

    I have not had this problem. Jarryd has been very communicative with me.
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    I know nothing about oil drilling or mineral...

    I know nothing about oil drilling or mineral exploration. I have worked in big business as an IT professional for the past 35 years.

    If there is one thing I have learned in business life over that...
  42. N.S.W. I would like to take the paring chisels. Send...

    I would like to take the paring chisels.

    Send me a PM with payment details. I live in post code 4159 when you are working that bit out.
  43. Thank you for the vote and the compliment.

    Thank you for the vote and the compliment.
  44. Um yeah, good point! :- ...

    Um yeah, good point! :-

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Victorian-Balloon-Back-Chair/
  45. Shameless self-promotion warning: Vote for me!

    At Instructables in the Fix-It! contest :D

    https://www.instructables.com/contest/fixit/

    Thank you.
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    If you can't find it locally, I would just buy it...

    If you can't find it locally, I would just buy it from the US. A low cost voltage step-down voltage converter for the charger from eBay and you're on your way.

    I've done exactly this for other...
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    TL;DR The shorter straight is probably all you...

    TL;DR The shorter straight is probably all you need.

    If the two tables are found to be flat according to the shorter straight edge; then according to the laws of geometry, the use of the shorter...
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    My most memorable experience was a piece of Red...

    My most memorable experience was a piece of Red Gum that smelled like a bucket of dank urine. Really!

    It was in just in one part of this piece of timber. The rest was, well, unmemorable.

    The...
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    I did something similar for my Minimax machine...

    I did something similar for my Minimax machine but ended up binning it. It was too cumbersome.

    I bought an Incra mitre guide and made a replacement bar that fits the Minimax slot from HDPE....
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    For prototyping, they're fine. For the finished...

    For prototyping, they're fine. For the finished item, I solder directly to the board. I don't want anything getting loose even accidentally.

    If you can remember this far back; there was a BOAC...
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