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  1. Garry, I wrote about my experience at post #21 of...

    Garry, I wrote about my experience at post #21 of this thread: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/restoring-80-woodfast-lathe-234911-post2235613?#post2235613
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    Yes, youíre right Chief. I apologise for the way...

    Yes, youíre right Chief. I apologise for the way I responded. My brusque response wasnít justified . Sorry KB. The last day of a tough week, and I let my grumpy side get the better of me. I...
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    *groan* Whilst I appreciate that this is...

    *groan*

    Whilst I appreciate that this is supposed to be a joke, it's just intentionally playing dumb with good precautions that we adhere to in the difficult situation many are living with to a...
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    It's a nice story to demonstrate a point, except...

    It's a nice story to demonstrate a point, except that at the time of the spacecraft loss in 1999, NASA's standards already required SI units (metric). It was a subcontractor who supplied a piece of...
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    That's some really impressive sleuthing DJ. ...

    That's some really impressive sleuthing DJ. Thanks for your effort.

    I do stay logged in, and don't delete cookies. This behaviour also takes place without me closing my browser. I do however...
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    DJ, When I arrive at the site, I get the...

    DJ,

    When I arrive at the site, I get the notification in the page header if I clicked "Like" on a post:
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    Clicking the notification opens the profile page, showing the posts I have liked...
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    Thanks for a very informative post Neil. I think...

    Thanks for a very informative post Neil. I think I will take your advice on all points. The first order of business will be to glue the larger pieces to backing boards. Can you offer any...
  8. Last week I decided to touch up my favourite...

    Last week I decided to touch up my favourite dovetail saw, which took an inch or so to get my hand back in. I guess one of the problems of using hand saws under hobby conditions is that following my...
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    Yes it was. It took me over a year after buying...

    Yes it was. It took me over a year after buying my DMTs to work up the courage to spend another $100 on my sharpening setup. At least back then part of the procrastination was due to not being...
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    This is what I see, and obviously LanceC is me....

    This is what I see, and obviously LanceC is me.
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    Tragedy and the shattered Shapton

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    I know it shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but boy did this put a dampener on my evening. The 12,000 no longer refers only to the Shapton's grit.

    I had been working on my bench...
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    I'm struggling to understand this. Can you...

    I'm struggling to understand this. Can you explain it in a little more detail?

    In thinking about this some more, I think it matters to different extents bases on the operation.

    Turning between...
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    Good one. I ran through a couple of iterations...

    Good one. I ran through a couple of iterations trying not use use "taper", cut couldn't settle on a suitable term, hence the verbal spaghetti. Now we have one.



    Using a handsaw is still new...
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    I think that if you're turning between centres,...

    I think that if you're turning between centres, when placing your rest perpendicular to the axis of rotation, I can't see there would be an issue.

    I do see an issue when using a chuck with...
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    I think this removes notifications for all...

    I think this removes notifications for all "likes", not just posts that I "Like".

    To clarify, I don't mind being shown when others have "liked" my post. I just don't want to be notified when I...
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    Talking of rubbish, and saws... I still can't...

    Talking of rubbish, and saws... I still can't believe this wasn't an "April fools" video. Start at 3:30 for why saws with a tapered height saw blade are superior to straight cut parallel ones.

    I...
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    Disable notifications for post I "Like"

    When I click "Like" on a post, I receive a notification to tell me that I "Liked" a post.

    Whilst I appreciate that the average age of forum members is, how shall I put this, on the mature end of...
  18. I think itís a great idea. I go through phases...

    I think itís a great idea. I go through phases where I enjoy making fixtures and projects for my workshop. At other times it just feels like a waste of my limited time workshop time. Oddly enough,...
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    For the same reason I donít drive my bicycle or...

    For the same reason I donít drive my bicycle or ride my car? Honestly I have no idea. Thatís just what I heard people say when I started out, so I say it too.

    When presented with grammatical or...
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    For what is worth, what you're doing now is the...

    For what is worth, what you're doing now is the best type of practice. Just keep making things that need mortices focusing on doing the best you can, and they'll get better each time.
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    If you plan on chopping mortices as a matter of...

    If you plan on chopping mortices as a matter of course, a set of mortice chisels are a great benefit. Other than that, taking more cuts and removing less waste with each will drastically improve...
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    When I started learning to chop mortices I really...

    When I started learning to chop mortices I really struggled. What made a difference for me was to reposition myself such that I was looking at the front/back of the chisel rather than the side. ...
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    Tenon Saw - Recommendations?

    I went through this exercise last year before Matts ďGreat Saw GiveawayĒ.

    The consensus seemed to be that the best value saw by far was the Veritas. The only negative was that some didnít like...
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    Poll: I donít know if itís more stable, but as a...

    I donít know if itís more stable, but as a manufactured product, is extremely stable.

    Iím guessing youíre asking about birch ply because thatís what we see the Americans using on YT. If so, donít...
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    Poll: MDF, Bunnings Plywood or Birch Ply for Jigs

    I predominantly use 18 mm MDF for jigs. Itís low cost, readily available and very stable.

    Bunnings ply really isnít that great, and Iíve yet to find birch ply at a reasonable cost so would never...
  26. I have never followed any of the rugby codes, yet...

    I have never followed any of the rugby codes, yet whilst we lived in Queensland we would invariably end up gathering together with out social circle to watch the State of Origin. Such is it's...
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    Same here. We use ours as though it were a...

    Same here. We use ours as though it were a normal saw, and have never had an issue.

    The only other thing to check is that you have correctly adjusted the spacing between the brake and blade. ...
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    Hi Tom, Can you please paraphrase the above? ...

    Hi Tom,

    Can you please paraphrase the above? The meaning of what you are trying to say eludes me.
  29. Thread: From a wardrobe

    by LanceC
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    Tasmanian Myrtle was my initial reaction due to...

    Tasmanian Myrtle was my initial reaction due to it's pink/red colour and apparent "shimmer", My only hesitation is that the grain may be a little too pronounced in places. Perhaps if you post...
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    Riverbuilder, I was intrigued by your strong...

    Riverbuilder,

    I was intrigued by your strong endorsement of the Rikon, so did a little bit of researching yesterday. I must admit to being impressed. To date, many of the larger capacity Eastern...
  31. WANTED:SA. Hi Michael, If you get no takers, consider...

    Hi Michael,

    If you get no takers, consider talking to your local Men's Shed. They enjoy getting involved in community projects.
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    We put in a Dux heat pump hot water system when...

    We put in a Dux heat pump hot water system when we built our house about twelve years ago and it was terrible. The heat exchanger frequently froze up over winter which meant it couldn't provide hot...
  33. Thread: Bandsaw reviews

    by LanceC
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    In my experience, the 14Ē saws at the $1000 price...

    In my experience, the 14Ē saws at the $1000 price point suffer in frame stiffness, which is critical for re-sawing.

    Itís not that they are unable to adequately tension a 10 mm blade, but that the...
  34. Thread: Tool bundle

    by LanceC
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    QUEENSLAND MrMoon?

    MrMoon?
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    Hi Harry, This is a perfect opportunity to...

    Hi Harry,

    This is a perfect opportunity to learn how to braze. The only tricky bit will be cleaning it up afterwards. Either with the correct size drill/ream or abrasive wrapped around a dowel...
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    GAH! So sorry for missing today. I was in the...

    GAH! So sorry for missing today. I was in the shed, but forgot to set an alarm. I remembered at 12:46. In the off chance that you ran late I hoped on, but too late.

    I expect to be hiking next...
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    I have an acquaintance who operates a printing...

    I have an acquaintance who operates a printing shop. He has a large format printer (A0) which cost a small fortune. Naturally his costs reflect the required ROI of such a piece of equipment. On a...
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    I only recently made my first set of grinders,...

    I only recently made my first set of grinders, and to be honest, I was surprised how cheep the genuine CrushGrind mechanism was. If you're only making a couple for yourself it's not that much. If...
  39. Thread: Tool bundle

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    QUEENSLAND If youíll accept $50 plus postage for the...

    If youíll accept $50 plus postage for the scraper, Iíll take it.
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    Thatís a beauty. The outboard rest with disk...

    Thatís a beauty. The outboard rest with disk sander is fantastic. Congratulations.
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    Derek, I've read references to the Bandasaurus...

    Derek, I've read references to the Bandasaurus before in my research (not a name one would quickly forget), but have been unable to find any actual details. Your direction to Chris' site too has...
  42. I too have a combination machine (310 mm wide). ...

    I too have a combination machine (310 mm wide). It is certainly a compromise, but I would make the same choice given a second opportunity.

    These were some key positives in my decision making...
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    Good morning Gary, and welcome to the forum. ...

    Good morning Gary, and welcome to the forum.

    It may help if you can explain what you're hoping the outcome will achieve. i.e. what types of projects, size of stock you'll be working.

    I see two...
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    This is great! Keep us informed of you progress....

    This is great! Keep us informed of you progress. Great score on the motor.
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    Wheel axles It's now time to get the wheel...

    Wheel axles

    It's now time to get the wheel axles sorted out.

    I've never had any machinery which doesn't use roller bearings. This is unfamiliar territory to me, and I welcome any thoughts and...
  46. If additional safety is your key concern, you...

    If additional safety is your key concern, you will get that with a short stroke slider, but only if you commit to learning how to use it as a slider, and don't simply resort to doing all your rip...
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    Yep :)

    Yep :)
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    Well this has been enlightening for me. I never...

    Well this has been enlightening for me. I never realised that you could buy pre-made tack cloths. I've just wet a clean rag with mentholated spirits and wiped jobs down. I thought I may be missing...
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    Hi Mat, I had this issue when I first got my...

    Hi Mat,

    I had this issue when I first got my combo machine. In my case the roller tension was set way to high. Backing it off made it behave in a far more civilised manner.

    Just a note when...
  50. Thread: Brace Fanatics

    by LanceC
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    Great find! My experience has been that since...

    Great find!

    My experience has been that since getting my first brace a couple of years ago, I often see them for almost nothing. The bits however are another matter, so you did well with the...
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