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    This is the one I use, does an amazing job in my...

    This is the one I use, does an amazing job in my opinion, the rotatable, replacement tct inserts are the way to go if you do a fair bit of surface planing.
    This one has a very generous length shank...
  2. I order most of my drawer runners from Artia,...

    I order most of my drawer runners from Artia, even the Hafele ones I have bought are probably half the cost that Bunnings sell the cheap brand ones for.
    I have used the Goliath drwer runners...
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    Selleys shoe fix

    Selleys shoe fix
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    I exclusively use Titebond III and find it is...

    I exclusively use Titebond III and find it is more than fast enought for most applications, It has pretty short open time in hot dry weather, less so in damp colder winters.
  5. Very good point as damp will get trapped and...

    Very good point as damp will get trapped and cause mould. You could cut the ply into strips though, which would be fine.

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    Very good point as damp will get trapped and...
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    I have A Sheppach one which is as far as I know...

    I have A Sheppach one which is as far as I know identical to the Triton.
    Rubber sleeves can be bought frome Hare & Forbes Machinery house $65 for a set of 5.
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    If was doing this and wanted to make it with no...

    If was doing this and wanted to make it with no visible fixings I would start with a much smaller dowel or even a metal rod which would go through continuously from one side to the other. I would...
  8. I have Carbatec 10x8 combination machine, Chinese...

    I have Carbatec 10x8 combination machine, Chinese made, including the spiral head. The finish from this machine is near flawless but changeover to and from thicknessing mode is a real pain as the bed...
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    That's a beautiful looking piece Derek, I have...

    That's a beautiful looking piece Derek, I have just finished a piece in similar mid-century style, the contrast in the woods is stunning.
    I have relocated workshops now, I was renting a place in...
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    Contrasting woods

    This is the piece I was referring to, using basically 2 contrasting timbers, jarrah and Tasmanian blue gum.
    Would work in any number of contrasting timbers
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    I did a stunning bookcase cabinet a few years ago...

    I did a stunning bookcase cabinet a few years ago in curly jarrah and curly Tasmanian blue gum. I had it at Boranup gallery, western Australia and was sold for almost $ 10,000.
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    I have done a fair bit of surfacing work with my...

    I have done a fair bit of surfacing work with my router, bought a $75 Torquata bit with 5 tct cutters and pretty much wrecked it first time out.
    Ended up buying a Carbi-tool 3 flute bit which takes...
  13. Pobably would be, presume the cutterblock is...

    Pobably would be, presume the cutterblock is around $450 plus postage. I have never retro-fitted a machine but ditched my straight knife planers years ago an have 10x8 combo machine and 15"...
  14. Having considerable experience with Gumtree and...

    Having considerable experience with Gumtree and the seemingly large number of highly supspect enquiries I have had when selling furniture.
    Under no circumstances would I enter into any transactions...
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    I would second the idea of a tongue and groove,...

    I would second the idea of a tongue and groove, you are basically making a narrow breadboard end.
    Personally have never used nails in any of my work and wouldn't recommend it, they allow little...
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    Never read the ad before now, yes the prices are...

    Never read the ad before now, yes the prices are somewhat high. We have much nicer timbers in Australia at 1/4 the price. Maybe buyers get more excited about exotic timbers made into furniture using...
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    Its a nice looking timber, only ever seen veneer...

    Its a nice looking timber, only ever seen veneer myself. Hope he allowed for expansion in that table !
    Very hard timber and you don't want splinters in your hand.
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    He probably could but someone's already pulled...

    He probably could but someone's already pulled the plug !
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    Did you consider making cork ones ?

    Did you consider making cork ones ?
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    I have 2 machines, one is a true helical head...

    I have 2 machines, one is a true helical head machine, a combination 10x8 machine and a 15" dedicated thicknesser. The combination machine produces a near flawless finish and the 15" segmented head...
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    Petrol is AU $ 1.50 a litre and gasoline is US $...

    Petrol is AU $ 1.50 a litre and gasoline is US $ 4.00 a gallon.
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    This is a typical piece of mid-century furniture...

    This is a typical piece of mid-century furniture with crown cut veneer. Despite it being very expensive at the time was usually quite cheaply made with normally a particle board carcase and some...
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    Probably ok for a hobbyist but these lunchbox...

    Probably ok for a hobbyist but these lunchbox machines are as quiet as an Airbus A380 and with non existent dust extraction. I had a strait bladed version and couldn't get rid of it fast enough.
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    I think personally if I was going to attempt...

    I think personally if I was going to attempt these I would try cutting mine from coloured acrylic sheet, It really needs to be something where the color runs through the spline and not something...
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    A It only holds 4 bottles John so only...

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    It only holds 4 bottles John so only suits the occasional drinker. By the time someone has come up with the purchase price they couldn't afford any wine.
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    Don't much fancy trying the planer on ali but...

    Don't much fancy trying the planer on ali but have used a circular saw like you say a bit noisy.
  27. Sounds a bit like the one we have in Perth which...

    Sounds a bit like the one we have in Perth which has now been combined with knitters and sewers !
    It gets smaller and smaller each year with the same tedious windbags wheeled out each year for the...
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    Routing aluminium

    I am sure many people have wondered about routing aluminium with a wood router, I wondered if it was possible or even safe.
    The face of the pictured was clock started out life as a flat plate of ali...
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    Wine cabinet version 2

    My latest creation just back from the spray finishers. It took me about 3 hours to re-assemble and adjust everything and about 2 weeks to make the piece.
    The carcase is constructed from reclaimed...
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    Yes,definitely Queensland walnut, I have about...

    Yes,definitely Queensland walnut, I have about 2000 square feet in veneer but never used any yet. Mine was purchased from a guy that kept them in boxes but allowed rats to nest in it. I blamed the...
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    One would assume it was faulty from new and not...

    One would assume it was faulty from new and not gone out of square.
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    I am talking about when you don't invert the...

    I am talking about when you don't invert the stock, you would only really be doing edge work with a spiral bit in the router table, I doubt anyone does plunge cuts in a router table, you are just...
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    Hi Darren, I have the Df700 which seem to have...

    Hi Darren, I have the Df700 which seem to have the identical fence and rail type assembly, there doesn't seem to be any obvious way of adjusting this on mine.
    Maybe there is some adjust where...
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    Well yes it does, in relation to the workpiece...

    Well yes it does, in relation to the workpiece you are cutting if you invert the router.
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    Upcut ones are better for plunge cutting as they...

    Upcut ones are better for plunge cutting as they clear the chips from the hole as you go but for edge work doesn't matter too much.
    the better quality ones are soild carbide like mine from...
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    I would personally be wary about using anything...

    I would personally be wary about using anything found on the street, a dog may have peed on it or somone may have contaminated it with weed-killer. You never know !
    I don't make many but have used...
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    If you only use it for that purpose then probably...

    If you only use it for that purpose then probably doesn't matter 1/4" may be more versatile as you csn use in smaller routers.
    I regularly use mine for doing edges and have both.
  38. Hi John, I basically have the same machine which...

    Hi John, I basically have the same machine which is a few years old but with the spiral head.
    I think mine has a 2Hp motor but have to check. I am very happy with mine but found changing over to...
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    Hi Asaf, another factor is table and fence...

    Hi Asaf, another factor is table and fence alignment, it may be off axis, I recently removed my table to make lower guide adjusments and had to fiddle around a bit to get it back on course. A blunt...
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    Personally I would avoid any kind of cooking oils...

    Personally I would avoid any kind of cooking oils as they rend to turn rancid. Mineral oil is almost certainly the best option.
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    The simple answer is mineral oil, you can buy it...

    The simple answer is mineral oil, you can buy it from Ikea and other places. I think it's pretty much the same as baby oil that you get from chemists.
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    I have never been a believer in the notion that...

    I have never been a believer in the notion that only rotating some rows extends the life of the inserts overall. Surely the newly rotated ones end up doing more work than the dulled ones, therfore...
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    I am just working on a cabinet and have just done...

    I am just working on a cabinet and have just done that very thing.
    I needed a back for my cabinet and was going to use some teak veneered ply, which turned out to be unusable. I have therefore made...
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    Got my last inserts from there, was pleased with...

    Got my last inserts from there, was pleased with service and price
  45. Sounds very ambitious Bill, what will the centre...

    Sounds very ambitious Bill, what will the centre span be ?
    Have a look at osme 18th /19 th century table designs, they had ingenious ways af making very large extending tables, sometimes...
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    I tend to fill small cracks with Builders bog...

    I tend to fill small cracks with Builders bog mixed with cement oxides for small cracks that are too small for epoxy and use the resin for larger cracks/defects.
    I tried to spray a tabletop a while...
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    Mdf is a no goer for shelves, it cannot even...

    Mdf is a no goer for shelves, it cannot even support its own weight let alone books without applying lippings for support or intermediate support brackets.
    Mdf is fine for uprights, .plywood is...
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    I did try using mesh discs a while back thinking...

    I did try using mesh discs a while back thinking they might be the way to go, they are ok for some aplications but ultimately went back to regular sanding discs.
    The major problem is that you need...
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    Definitely looks like sheoak to me too

    Definitely looks like sheoak to me too
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    I have done a couple of epoxy tables, althought...

    I have done a couple of epoxy tables, althought not with large quantities of epoxy, I am not an advocate of using epoxy as a finish. I will just seal and sand my projects and then just spray finish...
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