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  1. Do you have any more photos, Rob?

    Do you have any more photos, Rob?
  2. Also, very early, he says old shop vac is 6.5...

    Also, very early, he says old shop vac is 6.5 horsepower; this equates to 4,850 watts, which does not seem realistic.
  3. Probably work a little better if you used a real...

    Probably work a little better if you used a real planer rather than that Makita toy, certainly faster with a 320mm cut.

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  4. I will also endorse Derek's comments. With...

    I will also endorse Derek's comments.

    With Fine Woodworking Magazine also consider buying their "Archive" - a USB or download of all back issues of their magazine way back to issue #1 - an...
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    I spoke to a French friend who spent her first...

    I spoke to a French friend who spent her first 30+ years in Fontainebleu outside of Paris. She added a little to Rob’s translation. “Ebénistes” are the absolute top end of wood workers who make...
  6. I would add Paul Sellers to the list. Great...

    I would add Paul Sellers to the list. Great believer in the KISS principal, and good basic technique.
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    Great point. There are tens of thousands of...

    Great point.

    There are tens of thousands of fridges and freezers in boats, caravans and campervans that are connected to a battery. They use 240 volt when available, and the battery at other...
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    They exist! According to him, they were...

    They exist! According to him, they were dangerous things, absolutely useless, got in the way, never had them in pro workshops, totally unnecessary, very dangerous, only used by amateurs, not needed,...
  9. Agreed, Bob, but I have obviously not made the...

    Agreed, Bob, but I have obviously not made the point that I was trying to make. Another go:

    The 1 HP vacuums that Jekkil is considering will not collect the fine, dangerous dust and will do quite...
  10. As Bob and aldav have been politely suggesting,...

    As Bob and aldav have been politely suggesting, Jekkil, I also think that you will be wasting your money with a ! HP vacuum.

    To put it in perspective, in the house we have a Miele Cat & Dog vacuum...
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    With respect, this does not make a lot of sense. ...

    With respect, this does not make a lot of sense. PVA has minimal gap filling properties, any "gaps between glue joints" means an unglued area, and retr-filling with epoxy is rarely 100% effective. ...
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    qwertyu, have you had a look on the Festool...

    qwertyu, have you had a look on the Festool Owners Group Forum? High probability that someone on the FOG has asked that question.
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    I went the other way. For quite a while, I had...

    I went the other way.

    For quite a while, I had access to the equipment in two commercial joineries - Altendorf slider, thickness sander, big CNC, laser CNC, etc - but then I got locked out by...
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    When I was at uni we did some testing of PVA on a...

    When I was at uni we did some testing of PVA on a range of surfaces:

    PVA on flat side of MDF - it essentially just sits there,
    PVA on edge grain of MDF - it quickly soaks in and disappears,
    ...
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    Impossible! But safety debate reminds me of...

    Impossible!

    But safety debate reminds me of another issue. Why do sky divers were safety helmets? If the parachute fails to open, how do they know that they will land on their head?
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    News. A victim of politics? But you survived a...

    News. A victim of politics? But you survived a university!
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    Carbatec have the Laguna 14bx ce listed at $2,999...

    Carbatec have the Laguna 14bx ce listed at $2,999 for the basic machine. At only two years of age with those accessories and assuming it is still in "as new" condition, that looks like exploring...
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    I agree. A quick look shows several Men's Sheds...

    I agree. A quick look shows several Men's Sheds within easy drive of Willow Grove. Perhaps yuu could visit each and then chose - consider people, machinery, open hours, distance, etc.

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    I agree with CT's comments. Back in the 1980's...

    I agree with CT's comments.

    Back in the 1980's when I lived in the States I had a similar set up to Chief Tiff, but not so far up market. I had a Sears Craftsman electric planer with an extension...
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    This can be a surprisingly complex issue. An...

    This can be a surprisingly complex issue.

    An acquaintance bought an apartment off the plans in the 1980's and specified and got a three car garage and 3 phase power - he got both - the real estate...
  21. For superior stuff like Martin and Altendorf, for...

    For superior stuff like Martin and Altendorf, for many of us, it is either second hand or a dream!
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    I like Felder; it is just so well engineered. ...

    I like Felder; it is just so well engineered.

    The problem with importing stuff is usually that the warranty does not cross borders - so, in my opinion, it is not worth doing if it is only "a...
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    Those timbers that you mention are all very hard...

    Those timbers that you mention are all very hard and may have difficult grain. Dressing will require robust equipment of good quality - code for expensive.

    If you do not already have such...
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    Not sure that it is a deal breaker, but a lot of...

    Not sure that it is a deal breaker, but a lot of very creative solutions will be required.

    I live in a heritage suburb where you cannot scratch your bum without asking Heritage and Planning...
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    And the guests? Amazing how projects grow.

    And the guests?

    Amazing how projects grow.
  26. Scarcely a fair comparison. The Martin is a...

    Scarcely a fair comparison. The Martin is a spectacularly expensive and extremely well engineered machine. Put a straight cutter head in it and would you be able to tell the difference? Your ears...
  27. Thread: Bit Cabinet

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    Shouldn't that read: "Inside the cabinet I...

    Shouldn't that read:

    "Inside the cabinet I have finally found a home for all my existing bits."
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    Sadly, your explanation is almost certainly true,...

    Sadly, your explanation is almost certainly true, Rob.

    It could also explain the other splits in the top. Drop the hinged leaf carelessly, and it would act like a crow bar on the fixed top,...
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    I caused a bit of a kerfuffle a while back when I...

    I caused a bit of a kerfuffle a while back when I said that belt sanders were verging on redundant technology. Random orbital sanders now do most things better and easier.

    My Makita 100mm belt...
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    What is a "generic Queenslander"? FNQ is not...

    What is a "generic Queenslander"? FNQ is not Brisbane.
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    I also like the lines of the table, Rob, and its...

    I also like the lines of the table, Rob, and its patination is obviously also something that you do not want to impact. Perhaps, rather than thinking about a museum restoration, we should be...
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    Stumbled Over This

    Woodworking Large Extremely DANGEROUS || HORROR Woodturning || Skills Working With Giant Wood Lathe - YouTube

    I think that I want one, but have absolutely no idea what one would do with it. What...
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    My place, you would have to get out the window. ...

    My place, you would have to get out the window.




    If they had done the butterfly patch in 1820 when the table was just 50 year old second hand furniture, then I think it would have been quite...
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    Yes! Another trick of the publishing industry...

    Yes!

    Another trick of the publishing industry is to bring out "revised and updated" editions long after the author died. This practice "refreshes" the copyright as it is now based on the life...
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    I clamped some long boards vertically on the...

    I clamped some long boards vertically on the outside of an upstairs stair landing. It worked, but Derek or Sam's method is probably better.
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    And Amazon UK have it for a mere £626 plus...

    And Amazon UK have it for a mere £626 plus postage.
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    :D :D :D Copyright now...

    :D :D :D


    Copyright now usually lasts for the life of the author or creator plus 70 years.
  38. I basically use two glues - PVA and epoxy - don't...

    I basically use two glues - PVA and epoxy - don't use polyurethane as the others are sufficient.

    PVA is my got to glue. It has minimal gap filling properties so needs good mating surfaces. I get...
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    What was the problem, Matt? "Come back...

    What was the problem, Matt?

    "Come back tomorrow and we will legally do Chapter 2 ... "
  40. If it "self slides" then it might be because it...

    If it "self slides" then it might be because it is not level - it slides down hill.
  41. Me, too! I said 50%, You say 67%, I think...

    Me, too!

    I said 50%,
    You say 67%,
    I think mpot implied 90%.

    My guess is that our hearing automatically adjusts and our perceptions of changes in sound level are different from what a meter...
  42. Thanks; I double checked and you are correct. ...

    Thanks; I double checked and you are correct.

    But there is something strange with human perceptions happening here. A couple of years ago I assisted in an experiment actually measuring the noise...
  43. Well done. RULE !: Listen to Derek, or Ian,...

    Well done.

    RULE !: Listen to Derek, or Ian, or Auscab, or Rust, or ... , or ... There is a heap of good advice on this Forum.

    And the moisture that Rustynail mentions is not just water - it...
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    I like that. If the guests see butterfies then...

    I like that.

    If the guests see butterfies then they have had enough.
  45. Nice question, Simon. The really big advantage...

    Nice question, Simon.

    The really big advantage of spiral cutters is that they are much quieter. About 10 decibells quieter than straight cutters - 10 dB is literally a halving of the noise...
  46. I also experimented on this. The biggest my...

    I also experimented on this.

    The biggest my firebox would take was 450mm - 18 inch - and this certainly minimised the amount of cross cutting. However, splitting with our often knarly logs was...
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    They are ubiquitous in any office, Bob, although...

    They are ubiquitous in any office, Bob, although zinc plated are far more common than brass. Every file in every filing cabinet has at least one.

    They come in lengths from about 12mm through...
  48. Great news. The previous lot were useless idiots...

    Great news. The previous lot were useless idiots on a good day, and that was a rare occurence!

    There are extensive threads on this topic if you have a historical interest.
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    Quickgrips, because they are quick and cheap.

    Quickgrips, because they are quick and cheap.
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    I bought a couple of el cheapo frames and they...

    I bought a couple of el cheapo frames and they were so flexible that they kept breaking blades on the push stroke, so I tried pull strokes - it works for me.

    If I ever get a New Concepts or...
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