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  1. We bought it in 20L drums at work, honestly never...

    We bought it in 20L drums at work, honestly never paid attention to who made it :shrug: I suspect there's not going to be a whole lot of difference between them in the real world, I'd have no issue...
  2. That 3M stuff IS contact cement, just in a spray...

    That 3M stuff IS contact cement, just in a spray can...

    Also, contact glue is the way.
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    On a raw piece of timber?

    On a raw piece of timber?
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    My first instinct was acetone, but you did that...

    My first instinct was acetone, but you did that already.

    Might be better off finding a cleaner way to fix your templates; never tried it myself, but lots of people like the masking tape and super...
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    Thought I'd shoot him an email about this, given...

    Thought I'd shoot him an email about this, given that he is generally regarded as an authority on Stanley planes (not necessarily THE authority, but certainly an authority) and got the following...
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    An 8mm bit can quite comfortably do that in 2...

    An 8mm bit can quite comfortably do that in 2 passes, I know a 10mm 3-flute does it in one pass at double your feed rate. Don't be afraid to push your tools, you'd be surprised how hard you can...
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    Ah. I was just going by the standard bench...

    Ah. I was just going by the standard bench planes, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 being wider but the same length.
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    That should make it an 8 1/4 by Stanley...

    That should make it an 8 1/4 by Stanley convention; 5 1/4 being slightly smaller than the 5.
    But it's also longer than an 8, so perhaps it should be a 7 1/2, given that it's the width of a 7 but...
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    I just use the one built in to Chrome; it syncs...

    I just use the one built in to Chrome; it syncs with my phone via my Google account and it also checks to see if passwords have potentially been compromised or leaked and prompts you to change them
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    I have to say the hole saw and ratchet spanner...

    I have to say the hole saw and ratchet spanner sets I bought from Aldi years ago have been fantastic. Sometimes you win on the cheap stuff, sometimes you don't
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    Work bought a set of Frost brad points years ago...

    Work bought a set of Frost brad points years ago with half the points off centre. No biggie, I can just re-grind them...except the flutes weren't equal depth, so the web was about 2mm off centre :((...
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    IMO, if it can't take 1/2" shank bits, don't buy...

    IMO, if it can't take 1/2" shank bits, don't buy it; you can always get reducer collets or sleeves, you can't make them bigger. 1/4" and 1/2" are the 2 most common shank sizes by a LONG way and...
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    If you're trying to figure out which one give you...

    If you're trying to figure out which one give you more usable power, it probably doesn't matter much unless you plan to run really massive bits; I used to push a 3/4" roundover bit through US White...
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    I would be vary wary (read: wouldn't even think...

    I would be vary wary (read: wouldn't even think about it) of running any tool designed for a country that uses a different power system. The US has both 120v and 240v domestic supply, but I don't...
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    I assume by "shaper" you mean a full size...

    I assume by "shaper" you mean a full size shaper/moulder and not a router table, if so, CMT make this set that does from 22-48mm Profile and counter profile cutter head sets | CMT Orange Tools
    ...
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    Aside from the minor detail that most people...

    Aside from the minor detail that most people don't have a moulder...
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    I ran a 5.5kw vacuum table flat bed (Biesse Rover...

    I ran a 5.5kw vacuum table flat bed (Biesse Rover 24) for a few years at my old work and came to the following guides, all of these are based around 18k RPM, which was max speed for our machine.
    ...
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    :whs: There's very little room for error with...

    :whs:

    There's very little room for error with mitres because the error compounds at each cut, so your 0.5-0.7 degrees x 8 cuts is 4-5.6 degrees out by the time you get to the end.

    Whenever I...
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    VICTORIA did you get my PM?

    did you get my PM?
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    Their steps are exactly what I came up with,...

    Their steps are exactly what I came up with, minus the 2 trim cuts, just a slightly different order. I guess they either didn't do them or they're freebies. Anyway, nice to know the old meat computer...
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    All the first trim cut does is clean up the edge,...

    All the first trim cut does is clean up the edge, it doesn't matter if it's half the width of the blade. I'm working on the left side being the start edge, so you trim a couple of mm, then rip 660
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    Why not? Standard sheet is 1220 wide, plenty of...

    Why not? Standard sheet is 1220 wide, plenty of material for a trim cut
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    Because that's the only way you will get a...

    Because that's the only way you will get a guaranteed straight, square and clean cut. Maybe you'd get away without a trim cut on MDF, but it's not best practise.
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    Just ran through it and I can't make it less than...

    Just ran through it and I can't make it less than 18, basically what Fuzzie did, but I think he forgot the trim cuts.



    Trim long edge
    Trim short edge
    660 rip
    660 x 660 cross cut
    660 x...
  25. With the generic clone machines, I don't think...

    With the generic clone machines, I don't think it's so much "brand X is a rebranded Y" as "there's a couple of factories that make all the generic machines and brands X, Y and Z source from the same...
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    I had everything in one of these; chisels, files,...

    I had everything in one of these; chisels, files, screwdrivers, centre punch. Not elegant, but it works
    WoodRiver - Red Tool Rack
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    Not super confident, but I think Brush box is a...

    Not super confident, but I think Brush box is a good guess
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    VICTORIA Various tools

    Time to clear out stuff to fund other projects. All prices are ONO, PLUS post; I'm still commuting daily between Caulfield and Dingley, so happy to drop at your door if you're in the area.

    Leuco...
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    Got pictures? Or a model number? Lots of...

    Got pictures? Or a model number?

    Lots of plastic balls here, but I don't think I fully understand the setup you've got Plastic Balls (Size Table)
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    :wts: Once the tension is backed off, the...

    :wts:

    Once the tension is backed off, the rings should slide off like a regular worktop connector.

    Side note: Zip bolts are really cool in theory, but I found them to be more fiddly and less...
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    Stay away from fine kerf blades; they're more...

    Stay away from fine kerf blades; they're more flexy and will need a different riving knife. They're fine for cordless stuff where power might be lacking, but they have no place in any piece of fixed...
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    There's a few options here panel saw...

    There's a few options here panel saw
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    Had a Garrett Super Scanner at my old work (the...

    Had a Garrett Super Scanner at my old work (the wand all the airport security guys have), not sure if it's 3 times better than the Carbatec one, but you definitely want something
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    I got the boss to buy us a negative rake blade...

    I got the boss to buy us a negative rake blade for our Omga RAS after reading that theory; single worst purchase we ever made. The neg rake was completely uncontrollable, went back to pos rake and...
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    1/4" shank 2mm roundover bit was probably the...

    1/4" shank 2mm roundover bit was probably the most used at work for softening edges.

    I highly recommend Carbitool if you're not already buying from them. Excellent quality and made here in...
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    It's easier with cope and stick bits, but you can...

    It's easier with cope and stick bits, but you can do it with normal bits, then trim the profile off the stiles where the rails go, mitre the profile to the inside corner and trim the rails to suit....
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    :whs: Use a calculator tool, it's definitely...

    :whs:

    Use a calculator tool, it's definitely not simple to do the math by hand.
  38. I would skip the glue altogether because any...

    I would skip the glue altogether because any squeeze out inside will be a massive pain to clean. I would be cutting the rebate to leave about 4mm on the outside; that should give you enough space to...
  39. Depth of rebate for back = back thickness + cleat...

    Depth of rebate for back = back thickness + cleat thickness + 1mm. Screw the cleat to the back from behind, then it has 1mm of space to pull up tight against the wall; no visible screws, no gaps.
    ...
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    We bought an 80mm high glue joint head from OMAS...

    We bought an 80mm high glue joint head from OMAS after Dimar screwed up colossally with their supposedly stackable heads, very pleased with it and their pricing from Scosarg is very good (at least it...
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    Got that CMT head at my old work, you'll love it.

    Got that CMT head at my old work, you'll love it.
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    My grandparents were still in school in 1945 lol

    My grandparents were still in school in 1945 lol
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    Have a look at MaxCut as well if you want...

    Have a look at MaxCut as well if you want something offline. Free and incredibly powerful MaxCut
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    CNC router, but could be done pretty easily with...

    CNC router, but could be done pretty easily with a handheld router, a circle jig and a panel raising bit in multiple steps 2 Flute - Raised Panel Bit - Carbide Tipped - Carbitool
  45. Finishes will always darken the timber because...

    Finishes will always darken the timber because they change the way light is reflected. There might be a polyurethane finish that will darken it less (being clear, as opposed to oil which has its own...
  46. Standard 96T ATB, set about 15mm higher than the...

    Standard 96T ATB, set about 15mm higher than the panel thickness (recommendation from Leitz) works very well in ply, veneer and melamine with no scriber. I've compared it to a Triple Chip melamine...
  47. 24T for ripping, 60T or 72T for general work and...

    24T for ripping, 60T or 72T for general work and 96T for fine crosscut and sheet goods. All ATB grind with 5-15 degrees positive rake, don't let anyone talk you in to Triple Chip; they're harder to...
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    I've found the coarse (red) DMT mini to be...

    I've found the coarse (red) DMT mini to be perfect for carbide router bits. In case you don't already know only do the face, never the outside edge.

    You'll never get it as good as having it...
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    Ohhh, that's nothing like what I was thinking...

    Ohhh, that's nothing like what I was thinking lol.
    I still say they don't exist anymore; it's been 50 years since that style of cabinet was being made
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    I have a strong suspicion that what you're after...

    I have a strong suspicion that what you're after doesn't exist and, if it did, it would be an absolutely huge mechanism (especially over 1500mm height) that would cost a fortune and not look...
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