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    I have just tried to sharpen my wheel, turns out...

    I have just tried to sharpen my wheel, turns out it is not flat from factory lol

    See the black paint that is left on the rim?

    I mean painting it seems to be counter intuitive anyway....
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    This is a thread worth reading The Unicorn...

    This is a thread worth reading

    The Unicorn method

    On the unicorn method for sharpening. You might reconsider how you want to achieve sharp after looking through it.

    In saying that, I have...
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    Yep would be good to see how you go with the...

    Yep would be good to see how you go with the other spindle

    Here is the grinder turning on with just the arbor
    VID_20210921_171209.mp4 - Google Drive

    and then with the tapered spindle...
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    Lots of vibration - basically entire bench shapes...

    Lots of vibration - basically entire bench shapes and things slide off the top lol

    Hmm will look into that product




    How can you tell which way the wheel goes on?

    I dont think the wheel...
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    Grinder balance

    I used to use the buffing wheel directly on my grinder's arbor (for unicorn method) but now I have 2 buffers which I want to switch out occasionally to polish some plastic. Therefore I got one of...
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    How sharp should marking gauge be?

    I have this marking gauge
    https://www.timbecon.com.au/igaging-digital-wheel-marking-gauge

    and have always found that it is not sharp and when marking hardwoods its not uncommon for me to press a...
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    Straight and even - as in it just sort of shoots...

    Straight and even - as in it just sort of shoots straight up/out and doesnt curl at all?

    The vic ash shavings were curly (straight grained timber)

    The redgum was kind of wrinkly? I might have...
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    So I have polished the back of my chip breaker to...

    So I have polished the back of my chip breaker to up 0.5microns and put a 1mm 50 degree micro bevel on it using the veritas honing guide (does anyone else find the veritas honing guide unreliable in...
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    the microbevel - how big should it be? as soon as...

    the microbevel - how big should it be? as soon as I feel a bur I stop or make it a little bigger?
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    Thanks all I will be putting a 50deg...

    Thanks all

    I will be putting a 50deg microbevel on my chip breaker when I get a chance and having a play. At the moment it is stock, which I believe Luban has it set to 25degs
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    Interesting... So this is making a lot of...

    Interesting...

    So this is making a lot of sense now... still have some questions though...

    - In terms of effort - what is easier to push - a BU 60degrees or a standard frog/45deg (does a...
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    Thanks for the summary of the steels Ian its...

    Thanks for the summary of the steels Ian its always interesting to hear peoples opinions, even if they differ from others. As a relative newbie to woodworking I can either learn from others or figure...
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    Talk to me about bevel up smoothing planes

    I have been eyeing off a 4 1/2 or 5 1/2 plane but havent bit the bullet yet as I really dont need it and I need to save money hehe

    But Ive read many people loving their Veritas BU smoother and the...
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    Thanks Ian - so the whole stud is meant to come...

    Thanks Ian - so the whole stud is meant to come off... I will have another look at it another time.

    Do you have experience with O1/A2/PMV-11? How would you compare steel from this Luban LAJ plane?
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    Belt sander vs geared ROS

    I'm curious for the opinions of those who have used belt sanders and geared ROS. I hear a lot of people say that the Rotex is a beast and use it when they want to remove a lot of material.
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    low angle jack plane knob problems

    I have the Luban LAJ plane and when I turn the knob the screw at the top of the knob comes off and the whole knob comes off. There is a brass 'washer' that is threaded and that stays tight on the...
  17. Thread: Mineral Oil

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    Food Grade Mineral Oil | Stella Food Grade Oils...

    Food Grade Mineral Oil | Stella Food Grade Oils

    I bought some from ikea but when I needed more it turns out they were discontinued. I ended up buying from the above and spoke to one of the owners...
  18. Thread: Chisel storage

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    Wow amazing Ian. And DW - thats a lot of...

    Wow amazing Ian. And DW - thats a lot of chisels!!

    I have bought 4 chisels + 2 inherited construction grades ones good for opening tins haha

    Ian - what type of bench chisels do you have? The...
  19. Thread: Chisel storage

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    hmm maybe I should 3d print something Derek -...

    hmm maybe I should 3d print something

    Derek - you have a lot of chisels! Curious when you choose to use the veritas ones on the walls and when you choose to use the japanese ones in the draw....
  20. Thread: Chisel storage

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    Chisel storage

    What is everyone doing for chisel storage? I never bought a chisel set that came in a box and have just been using the packaging it came with but I really need to make something where I have them...
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    Hardwax oils - Fiddes Hard wax oil vs

    Curious if many people tried Fiddes and also have experience with either Osmo or Whittle Waxes.

    I have used Osmo quite a bit and a few tins of Whittle Waxes and have settled with Osmo but Im...
  22. Completely forgot about bunnings! I will try...

    Completely forgot about bunnings!

    I will try the sika glue.

    Anyone tried the Selley's indoor too?
    Selleys 500ml PVA Wood Glue Aquadhere Interior Adhesive - Bunnings Australia

    I tried the...
  23. PVA - titebond 1 but with longer assembly time

    Is there a PVA that is similar to titebond 1 (ie doesnt creep like 2 or 3) with a longer assembly time?

    PU glue is an option but sometimes I cant be bothered with the mess it makes
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    ive never tested it but I have found that...

    ive never tested it but I have found that melamine glue sticks to smooth surfaces pretty well - worth a test? Maybe superglue?
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    he just replied to me on insta - he did it by...

    he just replied to me on insta - he did it by hand with a plane. pretty good effort
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    the length of the taper is huge, must be like 60...

    the length of the taper is huge, must be like 60 degrees or something - I dont think there are bits that size. only way to get that on a table saw would be to have the work piece up vertically. On...
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    large bevel/taper under table

    Saw this on insta - how would you go about making something like this?

    Screenshot_20210815-173443.jpg - Google Drive

    One could use hand planes, but is there a power tool/machinary method? Lets...
  28. Sharpening stone/plate that can be used dry and never needing flattening

    Is there a sharpening stone/plate that never needs to be flattened and can be used dry? Not a lot of time is spent on a stone since learning unicorn method so it would be great if I could just get a...
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    I read talc does it - Im a bit worried about baby...

    I read talc does it - Im a bit worried about baby powder as it has other stuff in it not sure if it will be bad for the epoxy?

    Is there another name for micro balloons? I searched bunnings and...
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    I tried sawdust, the sawdust stays in place and...

    I tried sawdust, the sawdust stays in place and the epoxy flows down
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    How to thicken epoxy

    Thicken as in turn it into a really thick paste - so it can be applied with a spatula

    I bought some 'aerosil' which can thicken it but its very difficult to mix in theres always clumps. Any other...
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    Thanks! Where abouts are you in Melb? Also, which...

    Thanks! Where abouts are you in Melb? Also, which marine shop did you go to? I dont really know much about the boating industry
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    I just wanted to use it to flip a table I made...

    I just wanted to use it to flip a table I made for a friend and figured it would be good to have it in the shed. I didnt NEED it but to provide extra safety/security. I dont need anywhere near 500kg...
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    polyurethane glues are waterproof and probably...

    polyurethane glues are waterproof and probably cheaper than epoxy and doesnt require mixing. Some options here

    PU60 - TimbaTech Pty Ltd
    Sikabond 125g Brown Techgrip Multi Purpose Polyurethane...
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    Do you know how much tinkering is required with...

    Do you know how much tinkering is required with the creality?

    I bought my first 3D printer a few years ago and considered a creality model that was around $500 at the time. A friend of mine...
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    Download free STL file FESTOOL PLUG-IT • Template...

    Download free STL file FESTOOL PLUG-IT • Template to 3D print ・ Cults

    Neither actually - I print PETG when I want something stronger. It costs a bit more but has much better properties than ABS in...
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    497616 Thought this might interest some of...

    497616

    Thought this might interest some of you. Makita sander with plug it. Less messy to store not having to wrap a power cable around it only fighting with a vac hose (with power cable attached)...
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    DONE: Hi sorry I also posted this to facebook and...

    Hi sorry I also posted this to facebook and someone has bought it. if it falls through Ill let you know
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    DONE: Sawstop dado brake

    Sawstop dado brake. Never been triggered. No longer have sawstop.

    $100. Pick up Clayton/Mornington/Carlton depending on day/time or postage at buyer's expense.
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    Thanks all, I think I will just hook up the chain...

    Thanks all, I think I will just hook up the chain its getting a bit too difficult. I didnt know about the safety issues with redirecting the chain

    I shouldve gone with something like this for not...
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    Every time I search for 'chain pulley' I get the...

    Every time I search for 'chain pulley' I get the chain hoist as a result!
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    chain pulley/hoist

    I am setting up a chain pulley over a particular spot so I can lift heavy things. However, I would like the chain block offset near the wall and to use a pulley over the work bench so the chain you...
  43. I just noticed that the grinding wheel I linked...

    I just noticed that the grinding wheel I linked to is 60 grit - is that too rough?
  44. Thread: 14" Bandsaw

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    SOLD: Is it still under warranty?

    Is it still under warranty?
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    Where did you buy it? Could it be an ex-display...

    Where did you buy it? Could it be an ex-display or stock returned from a customer?

    I bought a domino from carbatec a while back. It stayed in the box for a few weeks as I never had time to try it...
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    Thanks all I'll probably go ahead with the amazon...

    Thanks all I'll probably go ahead with the amazon purchase as its almost $200 less than locally sourced unit. It does split point which is why I want it
  47. Bench grinder wheel for brad point sharpening

    Im finally going to try and learn elanjacob's method of sharpening brad points and looking at a new grinder + wheel.

    I managed to find this 6mm wide wheel but the arbor size is huge

    Norton...
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    24V drill doctor

    I notice amazon has a 24V version of drill doctor 500x. Anyone know how this will compare to a locally obtained 500x drill doctor which runs on our mains?

    Drill Doctor DD500X Drill Bit Sharpener,...
  49. Just to throw it out there, if you don't have...

    Just to throw it out there, if you don't have sharpening tools you will probably need to invest in them too.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
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    Woodriver vs Luban handplanes

    I found this video that Rob Cosman did on woodriver vs luban hand planes. I always thought they were the same and rebranded but obviously not!

    For those who cant be bothered watching - seems like...
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