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    If you do a search for router bit recommended...

    If you do a search for router bit recommended speeds virtually all sites will say 22 - 24,000 RPM for bits up to 1". A bit that is rotating faster will have more momentum as the cutting edge hits the...
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    For a bit of that diameter you should be running...

    For a bit of that diameter you should be running the router at top speed. You only need to slow it down a bit with bits over 1". Having it running so slow puts more load on it and more likely to make...
  3. I just changed the cutter block in my Jointer...

    I just changed the cutter block in my Jointer this week and the pulley had to be taken off with a puller but not a lot of force was required. Could have been knocked off with a hammer and drift but I...
  4. Thread: Mud kitchen

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    The problem with woodworkers making kids toys is...

    The problem with woodworkers making kids toys is we always want to make them the same quality as we would do for any other piece of furniture or object, when in fact most kids couldn't care less as...
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    What sort of cut were you doing when this...

    What sort of cut were you doing when this happened? Was it a heavy cut?
    Also, what speed did you have the router on.? Was it flat out or did you have it slowed down to one of the lower settings?
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    I found that Woodstock manual some time ago and I...

    I found that Woodstock manual some time ago and I think it is the best one around. It gives good instruction and pictures on how to set it up and use.
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    I like the storage for your boxes so you can...

    I like the storage for your boxes so you can easily see what you have. I have to store mine in large plastic containers in the kid's old cubby and when I want one out I have to sift my way through...
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    I'm impressed that you still have that original...

    I'm impressed that you still have that original box after 25 years. Unfortunately I don't tend to hang on to early versions of anything new I try out so have nothing to compare my progress with later...
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    Beautiful box. Those fine double keys really set...

    Beautiful box. Those fine double keys really set it of in my mind. I assume they're done with your jig and the handsaw.
  10. Thread: My first box

    by Treecycle
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    Excellent tutorial Homesy - thanks.

    Excellent tutorial Homesy - thanks.
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    by Treecycle
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    I think it best to show it here for all to see...

    I think it best to show it here for all to see and learn from.
  12. Couldn't you clamp the sliding bar in the mitre...

    Couldn't you clamp the sliding bar in the mitre slot so the gauge won't move in the slot and then clamp a piece of timber up against the moving end of the fence. Do your calculation and use the...
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    Great outcome. The rustic appearance goes with...

    Great outcome. The rustic appearance goes with the recycled timber that you have used and I think also suits the sport that it is made for.
    I hope to see more of your works in the near future.
  14. Is it just the 45 angle that is out or are they...

    Is it just the 45 angle that is out or are they all out? Can't see why you can't do the 5 cut method to calibrate the 90.
    I just watched a video of assembling them and it says at the end that the...
  15. Thread: My first box

    by Treecycle
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    What is their shipping cost like? The butt hinges...

    What is their shipping cost like? The butt hinges do look quite nice for that price so I will be interested to hear your opinion of them when they arrive.
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    Great job. I think it looks just right with that...

    Great job. I think it looks just right with that number of fingers.
  17. Thread: My first box

    by Treecycle
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    Looks like you didn't need to hesitate on making...

    Looks like you didn't need to hesitate on making that box as it's come out very nicely. Really like the gum veins in the lid panel and as aldav says, the mitres are spot on.
    Look forward to seeing...
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    Looking really good. It will be nice to see the...

    Looking really good. It will be nice to see the finished product when you get there. It's been interesting to follow the progress of something different and your workmanship is top notch.
  19. Now that looks better. Do you have any idea what...

    Now that looks better. Do you have any idea what the problem might have been?
  20. Yes they are 1/4". You could use BSW if you have...

    Yes they are 1/4". You could use BSW if you have trouble getting the UNC as they are the same pitch, just slightly different angle on the flanks and for what it has to do will be fine. I tried one in...
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    Well done Crowie. You do a great job in helping...

    Well done Crowie. You do a great job in helping them raise much needed funds.
  22. Without pulling it apart it is very difficult to...

    Without pulling it apart it is very difficult to determine where the problem is and trying to advise a fix through this medium is only guesswork.
    If you can dismantle it as per the link in your...
  23. Thread: A simple box

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    Thanks Brian. I sand it all dry and go to 1200...

    Thanks Brian. I sand it all dry and go to 1200 grit for most of it as per recommendations by Roger Gifkins in his instructional plans and DVD's. I go up to 2000 grit for the insert as that is usually...
  24. Thread: A simple box

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    A simple box

    Finished this little box last weekend. I had some timber that was rescued from a child's solid wooden chair that came from the inlaws years ago. I think it was Queensland Curly Maple but that's only...
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    Is there a particular reason you are looking at...

    Is there a particular reason you are looking at the 8.5" rather than the normal 10" or 12"?
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    This should give you a bit of a pictorial of the...

    This should give you a bit of a pictorial of the angle you measured and one a bit less using the dimensions Graeme quoted.

    480313
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    After re-reading what you wrote I can see you...

    After re-reading what you wrote I can see you have done that. I mistakenly thought you had inserted a brass strip along the bottom of the draw only, to stop the catch scratching along there.
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    Video is all good for me. Will the lock need...

    Video is all good for me. Will the lock need something harder than the Pine for the top point to catch on over time? I guess it all depends on how often the draw will be opened.
    This is certainly...
  29. What is the diameter of the shaft you are tying...

    What is the diameter of the shaft you are tying to fit the pulley on to? Could it be that one is metric and the other is imperial as some diameters are very close and without the correct measuring...
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    I have started using the masking tape to hold all...

    I have started using the masking tape to hold all the corner together and it works well especially for checking if your mitres are accurate before applying glue. You can't use a clamp to pull it all...
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    4 posts above. He has a website...

    4 posts above. He has a website and some info on there about Triton.
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    WANTED:SA. Just noticed the original date. Information...

    Just noticed the original date. Information removed.
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    Using hand tools for projects is very satisfying....

    Using hand tools for projects is very satisfying. Traditionally I have relied on machines but now really enjoying the hand tools for the finishing touches.
    What you have achieved looks very well...
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    Says on his site that he hopes to have it...

    Says on his site that he hopes to have it available early 2018 but it's still coming soon????
  35. Thread: What is this

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    Looks like part of one of these...

    Looks like part of one of these. I hope the rest of it is amongst the bits and you will be right to go.
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    I had a look today and there is a solid block...

    I had a look today and there is a solid block under the blade with a grubscrew in the centre to adjust it up and down. Unfortunately only a small portion of the block sits under the blade so...
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    Maybe if you sent Superbunny a PM he might be...

    Maybe if you sent Superbunny a PM he might be able to reload them here for all to see. He is still active as he was only on yesterday.
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    Great to see you got it all sorted. It's always...

    Great to see you got it all sorted. It's always hard to diagnose a problem when you don't have it in front of you to see what's happening.
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    Judging by those photos the actuator assembly is...

    Judging by those photos the actuator assembly is well lubricated and free so it looks like the problem must be in the moving half of the pulley on the headstock or the linkage going to it. The...
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    Does the shaft that the handle is attached to...

    Does the shaft that the handle is attached to feel like it has any slight rotational movement when trying to move the handle, or is it locked solid?
    Is the pin you refer to that only sticks out a...
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    Is this...

    Is this a similar manual even though it is for the 15" model? On pages 16, 17 & 19 there is some info on alignment and troubleshooting the sprockets.
  42. I agree with Poundy that a couple of photos would...

    I agree with Poundy that a couple of photos would be handy as your description the way I interpret it is that you want to glue the centre panel inside the mitred frame, which doesn't allow anything...
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    Certainly worth a look to see.

    Certainly worth a look to see.
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    That would be handy if my blades were spring...

    That would be handy if my blades were spring loaded, but they need to be adjusted using screws. My Thicknesser has spring loaded blades and that is simple to set with the supplied gauge.
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    Here...

    Here is one option. I have a similarly designed fence on my saw and it works perfectly. The ad says that it can clamp at the rear or not if you have a short table depth. Mine doesn't clamp at the...
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    Even though a bit above your budget the Metabo...

    Even though a bit above your budget the Metabo saw linked to by Samo should be a good unit being Metabo. Obviously at the bottom end of their price structure but the brand has a good reputation. The...
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    I was going to suggest having a read through this...

    I was going to suggest having a read through this thread to get some opinions on that saw but when I searched it appears that they don't sell that saw anymore.
    There was one on graysonline at some...
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    Can you explain how you do this as I can't...

    Can you explain how you do this as I can't picture what you are saying.
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    Glad it's you doing the carving. If it was me it...

    Glad it's you doing the carving. If it was me it would just be a mess. Do you just use the hobby knife or are there other tools involved?
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    Blade setting

    I find that setting the blades in my 6" Jointer a little frustrating and was looking at these. Does anyone use this type of gauge or do you just do it the normal way the same as me where you use a...
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