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    The Planning Stage

    Ok So I thought I better blow the dust off my old design skills and get Going Again

    I've noticed theres a lot more options with CAD these days Solid Works and Such but Still I think its hard to...
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    Sunday Slots Sorted ............... NICE!

    Gidday

    We'll I think i can say that a bit more of the mystery has been taken out of routing aluminium

    I've used my EZSMartGuides and The Ultimate Router Base from Scott Grove and its been no...
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    Some sweet slots cut in Aluminium today

    Gidday

    I put the 1/2 and 1/4 inch cutters to good use today and I must say they really worked well...................... the feel is not unlike routing Aussie hardwoods (Listening to the cut...
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    Get some west system 413 microfibres that always...

    Get some west system 413 microfibres that always works for me

    Regards Lou
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    Yup your right Nice Pickup on the Upcutter

    I just doubled checked and your right

    The bit I ordered for working with aluminium is an upcut bit (I Apologise for my Boo Boo - The salt n pepper in the hair must be getting thicker)

    Nice...
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    Theres always a Couple :-P

    F*(&^)(*&^ Me :oo:

    The CarbiTool Website says

    "Over 40 years of manufacturing focus with an ongoing commitment to introducing new technology!"

    Bloody liers

    Sound the alarms you'll have...
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    Pickin Bits

    Gidday :D

    Upon first inspection there dosent seem to be a lot of difference between the BITs one is a 2 Flute Downcut for Wood the other a 2 Flute Upcut for non ferrous metals like aluminium

    ...
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    Stack the Chips in your Direction

    Gidday :D

    Some folk will spruke yarns about flying through aluminium with cheap cutters 2 flute stright bits bang on about how you can do anything with aluminum that you can with hardwoods n so on...
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    The Journey Continues Lous Router Table Build

    Gidday :D

    Just to shift direction (14 years down the track) I want to pay hommage to the origional inspiration for my Warner inspired design


    Ive always been a great fan of the Late Pat...
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    Sutton bits are fine no need to oversharpen

    Gidday

    When I did my appreanticeship as a boiler maker we learn to sharpen bits by hand (Its hard and once your hand gets out after extended periods it gets harder)

    They just need a lick n...
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    Nice Ive just Installed the Veritas Twin Vice...

    Nice Ive just Installed the Veritas Twin Vice also and Love it I pushed mine out to maximum length and love the Versatility it brings to the Bench got to say I neally lost the locking clip on the...
  12. A few more ideas

    Hi Alex

    I can't bring myself to waste precious hardwoods or other timber on building a workbench which is to my mind a tool

    I recently made a Frankenstein Hybrid outta sheet goods and a RAck...
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    Inlaying T Track for Hold downs

    After this I got an old friend out that I havenít used in a long time my Mighty Bosch GOF 1300 Although not my Fav (The throne Belongs to my Dewault 621) she has a sweet plunge action and is really...
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    Fettling my WorkBench :-p

    My thinking was to set up dowls and use them as stickers with the option of Veritas Bench Dogs Pups or a hold down as Workflow demands. Putting in Dowls also negates bits and bobs getting lost down...
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    Fettling my Bench to suit my Workflow Styles

    I used the milescraft Drill M8 to set up my Veritas Twin Vices and put it to good use setting up some versatile options for my T Track

    Its a long excursion to hog out the holes I used a pecking...
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    Just a few more pics

    HAve been enjoying slowly fine tuning things and getting my Bench work holding options going................I'm going totally against current trends and using what I refer to as Sliding Dogs in heavy...
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    Final Glue UP!

    Gidday

    Just got the Final Glue up sorted

    Am really enjoying the Veritas Twin Vices Theres something special and truely satisfying about dialing in a Stick after you've cut it by hand and...
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    Getting Closer Now :-)

    Gidday

    Ive since fitted a Veritas Twin Vice as my end Vice which has already taken my Bench to that next level it really has been a pleasure to use and I plan to Fit the same Kit as my FAce Vice ...
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    Ex Bikie who would have thought

    Oh by they way many moons before this I rode nothing but big bore Jap bikes topping out on a ZZR-1100 (FAstest Production Bike at the time) Didnt own a car till 28 who would a thought LOL!
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    2019 PRius and Love it!

    Ive got a 2019 Prius and routinely get 3.0 litres per 100km of a 26km commute I love the dam thing best car I have ever owned will step up to another Prius when they upgrade the battery then full...
  21. Its just hard Yakka

    Gidday

    With a family to support I woudn't go a mature age trade

    I did a boiler makers appreticeship at 38 hot hard dirty work.................I could go on and on.............and on

    There...
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    Paying homage to Pat Warner

    Hey Derek

    I suspect you know how you work best and have the luxory of a fully decked out Shop with all the trimmings

    I've always been a fan of Pat Warners Router Table

    Micro-Adjustable...
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    Hi Pete Stick with the Hide Glue me thinks...

    Hi Pete

    Stick with the Hide Glue me thinks its worked famously for 1000s of years

    David MArks from Woodworks likes to use UniBond 800

    Check out his approach here:

    Woodworking Technique:...
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    Track Anchored In..................almost

    Ok One Side Finished with the T-Track anchored In about 75mm Once I Glue in a HArdwood Skirt This is what Terry Gordon Recommends

    I decided to get the Router out for the other Side its been a...
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    Inlaying the T Track

    Gidday :D

    I ploughed out the channel for the T-Track typically i would have used a Router but really enjoyed dialing things in with handplanes noting the Shoulder plane ended up being my goto ...
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    Bench Height

    Gidday :D

    I dont listen to any of the conventional wisdom on bench height watch David Charlesworth use a handplane in the later years and you'll see why!........................

    Having worked...
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    Bench Build Reborn

    I ended up dodging a hardwood Benchtop they dont stay flat and its an art within itself to keep them so. I wanted something stable that provided a grippy surface n inspired By Paul Sellers Laminated...
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    Rollin Rollin Rollin

    HAha yup I'm going for the longest bench build ever ..................... Unfortunately a nomadic lifstyle and shed space shortage has hobbled progress thoughtout the years I better knock up my first...
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    Gidday All I'm not sure about you young...

    Gidday All

    I'm not sure about you young Blokes but as you reach the 50+ MArk and start to get a bit of Salt and Pepper in the hair lighting and Eyesight really start to become an Issue. Like all...
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    Gidday I can remember using Peen hammers to...

    Gidday

    I can remember using Peen hammers to hammer my truncated cones into shape when I did my Metal Fab Apprenticeship

    I know that ache in the arm and hand and it aint going to get any easier...
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    Wow your taking on some of the Dark Arts here...

    Wow your taking on some of the Dark Arts here Veneering and Repair................. I'd try and trall Youtube and see what you can come up with theres also a lot of resources on repair work on...
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    Wow

    Wow
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    Select a Heaven!

    Yes Lucky for me paid for itself in my pipe welding days! that said for me has been worth every cent and makes the shed that more enjoyable unless your one of those poor souls that live life via...
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    OK i'll throw a few ideas around here Firstly...

    OK i'll throw a few ideas around here Firstly heres Terry Gordon using a Disk Sander for Sharpening:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMGpdb4Fh_A

    Clearly they do have their uses for specific...
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    Gidday Derek :D Ive got one of these and think...

    Gidday Derek :D

    Ive got one of these and think they are the duks guts

    Select-A-Rad 483 Tube Notcher / Belt Grinder | Radius Master Belt Grinders

    Radiusmaster in my view make the best belt...
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    Awesome work

    NICE! :2tsup:
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    Lookin great Dogs YEah I get the sweat and the...

    Lookin great Dogs

    YEah I get the sweat and the heat thing Try welding in 47degress OR just to spice it up in a concrete sleeper factory where they set the sleepers with steam OUCH! brings a tear...
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    Thz Fellas great posts!

    NICE!

    Ive been spending the afternoon watching this fello who makes great use of a sticking board also ................... Great HAndplane technique here well worth a watch!
    ...
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    As per above i would also shim let us know how...

    As per above i would also shim let us know how you go making the adjustment

    Regards Lou
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    I think we all try to be innovative and look for...

    I think we all try to be innovative and look for useful ways to improve our craftsmanship. Even Masters like the Unplugged Woodworker [Tom Fidgen] recommend using jigs for sharpening

    I love trying...
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    Paul Sellers does this all the...

    Paul Sellers does this all the time.............Looks to work a treat

    https://paulsellers.com/2015/12/router-plane-scarcity/

    Regards Lou
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    Gidday :) HAve been enjoying some of the ideas...

    Gidday :)

    HAve been enjoying some of the ideas and information that arose along the way throughout this thread this inspired some reading Im not usually a Fan of the Swartz but stumbled across...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Doh

    Great win enjoy the goody seething with jealousy if it dosent work properly PM me :U
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    Sounds like you had a great adventure Graeme :) ...

    Sounds like you had a great adventure Graeme :)

    Am hoping you start a thread on the sharpening forum and fascinated by your take on what you learnt throughout the trip

    Regards Lou :D
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    :2tsup:

    :2tsup:
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    Gidday Finishing is one of the Darkest of Arts...

    Gidday

    Finishing is one of the Darkest of Arts and your preferred "Finish" often unfolds as you get deeper into your woodworking Journey

    It truly is an "Artform"

    I'm on the other end of the...
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    I love this stuff Organoil...

    I love this stuff

    Organoil

    but still getting used to using it ask around theres a few gun finishers round here that can get this finish looking amazing im pretty sure you can get a nice Matte...
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    Agreed I love the heft of this behemoth looks...

    Agreed

    I love the heft of this behemoth looks like she'll be a cracker lasting for generations............................Keep em coming

    I also love the discussion and your openness to...
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    Gidday :) Yes im much the same if its sticking...

    Gidday :)

    Yes im much the same if its sticking up or even landed on the worksurface i'll invariably either ding it or make a good go of knocking it off the work bench..................... Murphys...
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    Im another Dewalt 621 man .........................

    Im another Dewalt 621 man ...................... Love it! and my Fav Router amongst some great competition [I have 4 they breed like rabbits...........LOL]

    Set her up with a round subbase to...
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