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    I bought one of those $20 mini-cyclones as well....

    I bought one of those $20 mini-cyclones as well. They work so well. I chose to keep mine mobile though.

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    It's a stab in the dark based on the photos; but...

    It's a stab in the dark based on the photos; but it is most likely a wax finish. You might be able to use some coloured paste furniture wax like our forum's host's product (U-Beaut Polishes -...
  3. Agreed about silicon. I am using a 100% beeswax...

    Agreed about silicon. I am using a 100% beeswax product. I should have been clearer about that.
  4. I doubt that Silbergleit will do any better. It...

    I doubt that Silbergleit will do any better. It is extremely thin. I was not that impressed with it to be honest.

    These days I just use whatever clear furniture wax I have open. I think the stuff...
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    Chopping 25mm mortises with just a chisel? Even...

    Chopping 25mm mortises with just a chisel? Even if you could actually find a 1" mortise chisel (they do exist but are exceedingly rare) it is still going to be hard work. The one time I did mortises...
  6. This is the 250mm version of what I have: CMT...

    This is the 250mm version of what I have: CMT Melamine & Chipboard CMT Melamine & Chipboard Blade - 250mm x 80 Teeth Blade - 250mm X 80 Teeth | Laminate Cutting - Carbatec

    This is a triple-chip...
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    The middle priced machines are just fine in the...

    The middle priced machines are just fine in the vibration department. You really don't need to buy a Festool sander to get a quality machine.

    I'm not doubting there is a world of difference...
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    There are so many choices. Bosch, Makita and on...

    There are so many choices. Bosch, Makita and on an on. They all make pretty good machines.

    The one criterion you should be asking about with this is dust collection. Onboard dust collection is...
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    You can also correct drift by adjusting blade...

    You can also correct drift by adjusting blade tracking; at least on bandsaws with crowned wheels, I've never had a Euro saw with flat wheels. In my experience this matters more with larger width...
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    You might like the Shinto Saw Rasps. Not hugely...

    You might like the Shinto Saw Rasps. Not hugely expensive and quite effective.

    Shinto Saw Rasp – Japanese Tools Australia

    The Iwasaki rasps (like these) are also quite good for the money....
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    Some good thoughts there. I watched this...

    Some good thoughts there.

    I watched this Youtube video (https://youtu.be/x_HbyPzzhDk) and it seems pretty straight forward with the level. Hence my question.

    The problem for me is the slider is...
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    Precision levels

    I need to fine tune the sliding table on my Minimax combination machine. I don't have a precision level but it is probably the best tool for the job. There are relatively inexpensive ones available...
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    Your best bet is the usual suspects like Gumtree,...

    Your best bet is the usual suspects like Gumtree, but good luck. I doubt there were too many of these sold here. I've seen one. I thought about buying it, but thought better of it.

    If you do find...
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    Interesting. I would assume from that regular...

    Interesting. I would assume from that regular alcohol (methylated spirits) would also work. Hmmm.

    It would sure beat the smell of the regular CA accelerant.
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    It's hard to be too certain about these things...

    It's hard to be too certain about these things (especially only from a photo); but I would not be at all surprised if that chest is considerably older than the estimate given by the previous owner.
    ...
  16. 3 inch/76mm sanding rolls in super-fine grits

    Hi,

    I have a Performax 16-32 drum sander and I am looking for super-fine rolls of paper for this machine. By super-fine, I mean 400 or more.

    76mm/3 inches seems to be an uncommon size of...
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    I bought one of these glue pots directly from...

    I bought one of these glue pots directly from Music Caravan in the US: https://www.musicaravan.com/gluepot

    It's easy to clean and perfect for small jobs.

    I also bought the 110V hotplate as I...
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    I think the legal questions were adequately...

    I think the legal questions were adequately answered by Fuzzie. I just want to add a couple of other observations.

    I've been on the other side of this position in Sydney. Sydney councils are far...
  19. N.S.W. I received my package last week. Exactly as...

    I received my package last week. Exactly as shown. I am very happy with the whole transaction. Jarryd was great to deal with.
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    I had a Powermatic benchtop mortiser that had a...

    I had a Powermatic benchtop mortiser that had a diamond cone that came with the machine. It worked fine.

    If you search on: diamond cone mortise chisel sharpener; you will get plenty of options.
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    I recommend getting your preferred cabinet makers...

    I recommend getting your preferred cabinet makers to re-quote and be more specific with the method of construction and materials you prefer. They have obviously already been there to view the site so...
  22. N.S.W. I have not had this problem. Jarryd has been very...

    I have not had this problem. Jarryd has been very communicative with me.
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    I know nothing about oil drilling or mineral...

    I know nothing about oil drilling or mineral exploration. I have worked in big business as an IT professional for the past 35 years.

    If there is one thing I have learned in business life over that...
  24. N.S.W. I would like to take the paring chisels. Send...

    I would like to take the paring chisels.

    Send me a PM with payment details. I live in post code 4159 when you are working that bit out.
  25. Thank you for the vote and the compliment.

    Thank you for the vote and the compliment.
  26. Um yeah, good point! :- ...

    Um yeah, good point! :-

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Victorian-Balloon-Back-Chair/
  27. Shameless self-promotion warning: Vote for me!

    At Instructables in the Fix-It! contest :D

    https://www.instructables.com/contest/fixit/

    Thank you.
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    If you can't find it locally, I would just buy it...

    If you can't find it locally, I would just buy it from the US. A low cost voltage step-down voltage converter for the charger from eBay and you're on your way.

    I've done exactly this for other...
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    TL;DR The shorter straight is probably all you...

    TL;DR The shorter straight is probably all you need.

    If the two tables are found to be flat according to the shorter straight edge; then according to the laws of geometry, the use of the shorter...
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    My most memorable experience was a piece of Red...

    My most memorable experience was a piece of Red Gum that smelled like a bucket of dank urine. Really!

    It was in just in one part of this piece of timber. The rest was, well, unmemorable.

    The...
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    I did something similar for my Minimax machine...

    I did something similar for my Minimax machine but ended up binning it. It was too cumbersome.

    I bought an Incra mitre guide and made a replacement bar that fits the Minimax slot from HDPE....
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    For prototyping, they're fine. For the finished...

    For prototyping, they're fine. For the finished item, I solder directly to the board. I don't want anything getting loose even accidentally.

    If you can remember this far back; there was a BOAC...
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    Have a servo to actuate the router lock between...

    Have a servo to actuate the router lock between adjustment. Problem solved! :D
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    Any particular reason to use epoxy? It's really...

    Any particular reason to use epoxy? It's really nasty stuff to use if it isn't necessary. I've laminated panels and larger sections with PVA, poly and hide glue. All are holding together just fine.
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    Great minds etc... I had the same thought...

    Great minds etc...

    I had the same thought about using a stepper motor to create a router lift. I've not looked into it yet so you are way ahead of me.

    I've been a software developer for over 30...
  36. It is unlikely to be available as a retrofit...

    It is unlikely to be available as a retrofit without a significant amount of money that could arguably be better spent on another solution. Buying a dedicated table saw just to use with a dado set...
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    I work in a 1.8 car garage, that still has one...

    I work in a 1.8 car garage, that still has one car in it most of the time :)

    I have the CU300 on a pallet jack (hot tip, don't buy the Minimax wheel kits, they're junk) and move stuff around as I...
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    As Gaza said, that is pretty much identical to...

    As Gaza said, that is pretty much identical to the Record vise (uh, not vice...). To the point where I would not be surprised if the parts were interchangeable.

    That said, that poor tool has...
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    Didn't know the European bandsaws have flat...

    Didn't know the European bandsaws have flat wheels, but then I've never owned or used one.

    This is a great video. I've seen it before. This guy is very clear. If you follow these instructions, you...
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    I have a CU300. i did look at the Genius line but...

    I have a CU300. i did look at the Genius line but I was made an offer I couldn't refuse on a demo CU300 with four foot slider.

    If you are new to this and you mainly work in solid wood, it will be...
  41. I have a two year old CU300. Without extra parts...

    I have a two year old CU300. Without extra parts from SCM, there is no way you are going to safely mount more than one blade at a time.

    If you look at the cost of fitting the dado capability to...
  42. I had not thought of a calligrapher. I will...

    I had not thought of a calligrapher. I will investigate further.

    Thanks for the idea.
  43. Looking for an artisan to make a custom clock face

    I am looking to make a small set of clocks for a group of family and close friends and I want this to be something a little special.

    I'm after someone that can hand paint a clock face. It is going...
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    I would bet those items are there. Just not...

    I would bet those items are there. Just not shown. The outrigger is there and it would be useless without those items. The Minimax parts bin has a big markup on it but that would still be cheap. 240V...
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    My new worktables

    Working in a 1.8 car garage means I don't have the option of permanent work tables so I designed and built these

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    The wings are joined to the central beam by continuous hinge.

    I...
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    I wish had variable speed and a 16mm chuck. Other...

    I wish had variable speed and a 16mm chuck. Other than that, most of the mid-price range you are looking at are probably fine.

    Have a look in Gumtree. I see budget priced models in there all the...
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    US Postal Service policy on flammable liquids:...

    US Postal Service policy on flammable liquids: https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c3_021.htm

    Australian postal regulations also come into play, not that they vary too much from the US:...
  48. So true about the relative fashionability of...

    So true about the relative fashionability of older furniture. My Victorian mahogany dining table would be worth more broken as timber than to sell complete!
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    Minwax wipe on poly availability

    Anyone know if there is an underground supplier of this product?

    It seems since the great Masters debacle, nobody has stepped in to pick up this brand. A shame really.

    I have to finish a new...
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    Still sounds like more fun than any flight I had...

    Still sounds like more fun than any flight I had on a C-130!
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