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  1. The rubber lip is designed to be user replaceable...

    The rubber lip is designed to be user replaceable when it wears, so if you do decide to do away with it, no need to trim. It should come off fairly cleanly.

    Personally i wouldn't take it off, as...
  2. Depending on the volumes were talking about, at a...

    Depending on the volumes were talking about, at a certain volume you end up feeling the noise. At which point id be surprised if none of the authorities are willing to act.

    In regards to a...
  3. Thread: CBN wheels

    by tonzeyd
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    Ive got a 180 cbn on my full speed grinder and...

    Ive got a 180 cbn on my full speed grinder and find it cuts plenty fast for my usage. I can reshape a chisel in a few minutes if needed, but i sharpen before every use so my whetstone grinder gets...
  4. i've generally made them from whatever i've got...

    i've generally made them from whatever i've got lying around.

    My current table saw sled is MDF with plywood front/rear fences, don't really have any issues with material sliding around. I've got...
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    There are many ways to skin a cat, but ultimately...

    There are many ways to skin a cat, but ultimately the need for a table saw boils down to what a table saw is designed to do, which is to:

    - Rip/breakdown goods AND
    - Cut material >2-3" with...
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    my sincerest condolences Bob.

    my sincerest condolences Bob.
  7. The notion of cheap timber is a thing of the...

    The notion of cheap timber is a thing of the past, COVID, global conflict, supply restrictions, increases in taxes have all meant building materials have sky rocketed. Especially new material.
    ...
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    If you're hoping to joint wider boards than what...

    If you're hoping to joint wider boards than what your jointer is designed for ie a 8" jointer can only joint 8" boards. You're going to be disappointed with the results.
    Also i've never used my...
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    As long as your edges are perfectly parallel any...

    As long as your edges are perfectly parallel any wood glue will do the trick. I've used cheap glue from Bunnings for items built ten+ years ago and no signs of it not lasting another ten. I've also...
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    I've got the tiger 2500 with Tormek jigs and was...

    I've got the tiger 2500 with Tormek jigs and was primarily purchased for sharpening lathe tools.

    The tiger works fine for lathe tools, as you're constantly moving the tool as you shape the bevel...
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    The glue you use isn't as important as how you...

    The glue you use isn't as important as how you protect the surface, especially the mitre joint.
  12. Did you clean the top when you unpacked it? ie...

    Did you clean the top when you unpacked it? ie with something like acetone or cleaning agent to remove the film they put on it to prevent it from rusting?

    If not suggest you doing that before you...
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    Personally i'd go a different route and make it a...

    Personally i'd go a different route and make it a feature, ie make an endgrain board to fit the space.

    If you wanted to do your idea, i'd get a benchtop that had enough of an offcut to make your...
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    Just to add to your list of things to do while...

    Just to add to your list of things to do while you've got the chair apart. is check the screw holes in the chair base itself. These might have been widened when the chair twisted, if so a quick...
  15. +1 to silverglide, but would recommend the...

    +1 to silverglide, but would recommend the smallest size you can get. I've got a 250gram which looks like they no longer make (smallest appears to be 350gram) . Have had it for 5 years and still have...
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    +1 to what has been said - Using a sharp and...

    +1 to what has been said

    - Using a sharp and one from a reputable company makes a word of difference. I personally like Sutton bits
    - Take your time depending on the size and depth taking it slow...
  17. Hi Aidan, Welcome to the forum. Have you...

    Hi Aidan,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you opened it up and taken a look at the mechanism? My first thought is that its probably got caked on dust making the mechanism bind. If so you'll need to...
  18. There's loads of factors when deciding whether to...

    There's loads of factors when deciding whether to get spiral head or straight blade

    I'm a fan of spiral head cutters and they are all the rage at the moment but the elephant in the room is at the...
  19. If you've got the space and the funds i'd go...

    If you've got the space and the funds i'd go separate jointer/thicknesser. For several reasons
    - If one (unlikely) dies you can still make do with the other, ie you can joint with a thicknesser but...
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    If you're taking into account only strength and...

    If you're taking into account only strength and durability then the difference is negligible, assuming the joint is assembled well.

    However like what Auscab points out there's much more to a joint...
  21. Auscab your post just made me realise there is a...

    Auscab your post just made me realise there is a cheap work around.

    Ive got baby monitors that we purchased many years ago when my kids were younger. The monitors have a high and low temp alarm...
  22. Smoke alarms are primarily designed to wake you...

    Smoke alarms are primarily designed to wake you up in the event of a fire while you sleep. Things like electrical shorts and heaters are the most common culprit of starting a fire.

    From that...
  23. Depending on how much "experience" you would like...

    Depending on how much "experience" you would like to gain i'd recommend salvage yards. They may be warped, twisted etc, but will give you loads of experience working with handplanes (or machinery if...
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    The issue i find with applying clamping pressure...

    The issue i find with applying clamping pressure at the front fence (im interpreting this as the fence facing you) is unless your board is dead flat, the clamp can lift the leading edge creating a...
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    Your mileage may vary, but holding things by hand...

    Your mileage may vary, but holding things by hand in a mortiser is exceptionally difficult, which is why all have clamps/holddowns. I used to think the same about X-y tables but after using mine I...
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    Most masks and respirators i've used either sit...

    Most masks and respirators i've used either sit on the chin or just below. Getting a mask to seal around your nose and mouth is the crucial part.

    Have you tried half masks or full face masks?...
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    Morse Tapers are designed to seat tighter the...

    Morse Tapers are designed to seat tighter the deeper they are embedded so by designed this should be resolved simply by hitting the chuck harder, ie using a block of wood, and a deadblow hammer....
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    Like all tool purchases it depends on your...

    Like all tool purchases it depends on your intended usage. If you're doing loads of them then get the floor standing model.

    If not then the bench top one works plenty good. Ive got a Carbatec...
  29. You lucky bugger! I don't have one so don't...

    You lucky bugger!

    I don't have one so don't take my comments with a grain of salt.
    - From memory the filters are truck filters so if you go to a truck mechanic/supplier they should be able to...
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    If you've got a straight edge bring that along...

    If you've got a straight edge bring that along and check the top is flat.
  31. If you're doing a once off ask the vendor of your...

    If you're doing a once off ask the vendor of your sheet goods to cut them for you? Depending on number of cuts some will happily do it for you for free if its simple cuts, some charge $1 per cut.
    ...
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    FREE: WA Bob, more than happy to let them go to others and...

    Bob, more than happy to let them go to others and I can wait for when the others become available. I'm not in any hurry.
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    Most glues have a shelf life of about 24 months,...

    Most glues have a shelf life of about 24 months, but this is heavily dependent on how it's been stored.

    If it still pours and isn't lumpy its good in my opinion. If you're concerned glue some...
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    FREE: WA No need, i'm more than happy to pickup. Thanks

    No need, i'm more than happy to pickup.

    Thanks
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    FREE: WA I'd be interested in a few of these, but am more...

    I'd be interested in a few of these, but am more than happy to stand aside and let someone new to DC to take them.
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    its difficult to do, but can be done if you've...

    its difficult to do, but can be done if you've got an offcut is to route a small recess following the wood grain. With the offcut make some thin veneer that is glued into the recess....
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    As others have said effect depends on the amount...

    As others have said effect depends on the amount of tannins in the wood.

    Using the tea bags increases the amount of tannins in wood. The steel wool and vinegar causes the tannins to go black.
    ...
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    Apparently there are whole of house units...

    Apparently there are whole of house units available as well, one of my work colleague spent a considerable sum installing on at her place.

    I know its early days, but do you find this works well...
  39. Thread: SCMS do I need

    by tonzeyd
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    I've thought about getting rid of mine as well,...

    I've thought about getting rid of mine as well, as like you i have other methods of cross cutting and probably use my mitre saw fairly irregularly ie maybe 1 cut a month if that. Here are the reasons...
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    i don't mind a good epoxy pour provided that they...

    i don't mind a good epoxy pour provided that they are done tastefully or using woods that otherwise won't be used in a specific application. Eg burl timber in long dining tables, sure we've all seen...
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    are you trying to get the sanding sleeve off or...

    are you trying to get the sanding sleeve off or the rubber drum off?

    If the sleeve is stuck you can try heating it up to ease it off, sometimes the sleeves get stuck to the drums. If you don't...
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    I haven't sanded many different types of timber...

    I haven't sanded many different types of timber through my sander, so my experience is limited, but I have ruined my fair share of abrasives by running pine through my drum sander. On one occasion I...
  43. Yes it is. There has only been one time where i...

    Yes it is. There has only been one time where i wished i had a larger depth of cut. I was making a workbench and didn't have enough cut depth to cut through the legs, i just finished the cut with...
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    The only time you need a high spec machine is if...

    The only time you need a high spec machine is if you're doing any of the following:
    - Video editing
    - Photo editing ie processing RAW photos
    - Gaming (no solitaire doesn't count)

    Doing the...
  45. There sure is Crowie. Its called...

    There sure is Crowie.

    Its called Woodworkforums, may take a while to get the answer you're after. But you'll get a better outcome than any app
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    i'm going to put my money on dead/failing hard...

    i'm going to put my money on dead/failing hard drive
  47. Hi Mark, Before i got my own saw I used my...

    Hi Mark,

    Before i got my own saw I used my dad's 30 year old Ryobi that has had a savage life ie dad used it to cut bricks when he paved 300 sqm of back/front yard etc to build a picket fence at...
  48. I'm not into hydroponics, but do have two kids...

    I'm not into hydroponics, but do have two kids that would wake up screaming if it gets too cold at night. So for their small bedroom i've got a small oil heater that keeps a steady room temp.
    ...
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    Depending on how much sanding you do, might also...

    Depending on how much sanding you do, might also be worth making a downdraft table. These are particularly handy if you're doing hand sanding. These can be a simple box connected to a DC where you...
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    In answering your question PM-V11 without a doubt...

    In answering your question PM-V11 without a doubt is the superior steel. As its specifically designed to hold an edge, but at the same time easier to sharpen compared to A2 blades.

    If however...
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