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    Built a steamer, did a couple of tests and then...

    Built a steamer, did a couple of tests and then found QLD Maple bends the whole way round without any issues. And, was the best of the colours I had on hand.

    Pretty happy with the results for a...
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    Thanks Jim. The inclusion of the former really...

    Thanks Jim. The inclusion of the former really clarifies the explanation


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    I use mostly American Oak and exclusively use...

    I use mostly American Oak and exclusively use Titebond III

    I like the simplicity of having one glue that pretty much works for everything
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    Sorry Jim but I dont understand what you are...

    Sorry Jim but I dont understand what you are saying however that said, I am not drilling holes anywhere near the table top [emoji4]

    I havent worked out how you cut the length to get a hairline...
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    OMG! How have I not heard of bag steaming...

    OMG! How have I not heard of bag steaming before!!!

    Impatient as always I had already purchased the Wagner Wallpaper remover and built the steam box for getting any thread replies.

    I will start...
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    Steam Box Steamer

    Anyone tried using a Wagner wall paper remover as the steam source for a wood bending steam box?

    Looks to be very similar to the Rockler kit however I can not see any info on power/perf to be able...
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    How do you get perfect connections between the...

    How do you get perfect connections between the strips?
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    Inlay Troubles

    Hi WWF,

    I am having issue getting any timber to shape to the inlay rabbet without snapping.

    I am looking for recommendations on a dark timber the will bend around a 430mm diameter. Groove
    Is...
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    QUEENSLAND About $50. Its more about trusting the seller

    About $50.


    Its more about trusting the seller
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    I find it hard to believe that the belt sander...

    I find it hard to believe that the belt sander doesn’t have a place in every makers shop!

    Ramon V is at the top of his game and he loves them.
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    Anyone drop shipped Festool kit?

    Anyone drop shipped Festool kit?
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    Have a look at the mega from infinity tools. I no...

    Have a look at the mega from infinity tools. I no longer use my carbitool bit as the mega is mega
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    QUEENSLAND Brisbane

    Brisbane
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    QUEENSLAND Think I should have jumped on this when I had the...

    Think I should have jumped on this when I had the opportunity :)
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Some good...

    Thanks for all the advice guys. Some good pointers in all of that. Definitely confirms that a belt sander has a place in a furniture makers shop.

    The question still stands, what is the next best...
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    I do it by hand now however on a 4m2 table it...

    I do it by hand now however on a 4m2 table it takes to long
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    Makita seems like the logical alternative however...

    Makita seems like the logical alternative however there really is limited info on the different models to understand which one to go for!
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    Belt Sander Help

    The main reason I want one is on some of my finer pieces, especially when dark stained, i can see ROS swirl marks. I want to finish these pieces using the belt sander so as to remove any swirls.
    ...
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    Component corrode/degrade, plastics get brittle...

    Component corrode/degrade, plastics get brittle etc. Given I will have it for 20+ years I figured I should start with something less than 10 years old.
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    Belt Sander Help

    Hi WWF,

    I have now been looking for a secondhand Festool BS75 for a couple of years without much luck at all. Availability, timing, location and price expectations all going against me.

    I...
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    QUEENSLAND I am still on the lookout for the right one. ...

    I am still on the lookout for the right one.

    Figure it is a 20+ year tool for me so I am looking for something a little younger.

    Fingers crossed I find something by my birthday [emoji4]
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    I often use OSMO with a white tint to maintain...

    I often use OSMO with a white tint to maintain the natural look of the American Oak
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    I use tomato sauce bottles. Never let me down...

    I use tomato sauce bottles. Never let me down [emoji12]


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    QUEENSLAND All your wood pixel ;-)

    All your wood pixel ;-)
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    QUEENSLAND PM sent Better late than never Sent from...

    PM sent

    Better late than never


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    QUEENSLAND Wanted Brisbane: Festool BS75 Set

    Wanted Brisbane: Festool BS75 Set
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    QUEENSLAND Another for the collection. To much labour in...

    Another for the collection. To much labour in this one to sell.

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    QUEENSLAND Novelty Push Sticks

    Hi WWF,

    Am having a bit of fun on the CNC and started making some novelty push sticks. (Am recovering from knee surgery so cant do much else).

    They are roughly 370x265mm x 17mm thick

    $20...
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    If you are building a work bench then I would use...

    If you are building a work bench then I would use big coach bolts

    If it just a normal bench then suspect glue will be just fine
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    Lead-screw backlash investigated multiple times....

    Lead-screw backlash investigated multiple times. Have even upgraded the couplings
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    Where do I look for those?

    Where do I look for those?
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    Cutting tolerances are out by 1 - 2 mm. Makes...

    Cutting tolerances are out by 1 - 2 mm.

    Makes for shocking inlays
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    Turns out you cant get a functional CNC for under...

    Turns out you cant get a functional CNC for under $2000.

    6 months in, 100s of hours fault finding and about 120 emails with makerstore.com.au and I still cant get the machine to cut to spec.

    I...
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    WANTED:QLD. Wanted: Festool BS75 (in Brisbane only)

    Wanted: Festool BS75 Set (in Brisbane only)

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    Make another, that is where the fun is at. If...

    Make another, that is where the fun is at.

    If it is going to be exposed to the elements, consider painting it (before assembly).
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    SOLD: Looking at the age of the tool I would say it was...

    Looking at the age of the tool I would say it was a Win Win
  37. Thread: CNC Issues

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    CNC Issues

    Anyone know why the cuts in the x direction are so narrow? This is an inlay so all objects should be the same width.

    The fit left to right is pretty tight however, top to bottom is is very sloppy....
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    Ordered the Amana Tools 8 piece set. Apparently...

    Ordered the Amana Tools 8 piece set. Apparently it will be here from the USA by Friday


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    At the time of my original post I had not...

    At the time of my original post I had not surfaced the spoil board as it is a long process and I didnt think it was that far off flat.

    I have since done it and another inlay test and the results...
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    Test results this time are better however far...

    Test results this time are better however far from good enough.

    This time I did both the pocket and the inlay in one pass (other attempts have been 2 passes). I also set the Vbit slightly above...
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    Got the following reply from the developer...

    Got the following reply from the developer overnight.

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    Most of the time the problem you are describing is caused by the v-bit not cutting to a true point, so when it is zeroed on the top...
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    Yes thanks Rick. I watched it about 6 times...

    Yes thanks Rick.

    I watched it about 6 times now and read the online manual end to end.
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    Made another and discovered that the inlay is...

    Made another and discovered that the inlay is significantly smaller than the pocket resulting in to much movement during the glue up process. Could tell that the glue up was going to be a complete...
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    First attempt at an inlay : FAIL

    Hi WWF,

    Any ideas on what I need to change in my setup to get a tighter fitting vbit inlay?

    My current thinking (uneducated) is that I need to swap from a 90 degree vbit to a 60 vbit.

    Cheers...
  45. N.S.W. Cant you just send it back and have it done the...

    Cant you just send it back and have it done the other way?
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    Perhaps, general safety guidelines aside, from...

    Perhaps, general safety guidelines aside, from what I understand, a standard 10” table saw takes a standard 254mm (10” blade)

    The Festool Kapex takes a 260mm blade. Perhaps you could try a blade...
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    Lead CNC Build Help

    HI WWF,

    I have made my way through the mechanical build of the Lead V3 CNC and have now progressed onto the electrics.

    I am struggling with the layout of the electrics and was hopeful someone...
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    Dust Extraction Woes

    Hi WWF,

    I thought i would share my dust extraction success story just in case it helps others if they have similar issues.

    I have a Carbatec 2HP system with a pleated filter connect up to 8...
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    I have some Festool ones and some cheap Kreg ones...

    I have some Festool ones and some cheap Kreg ones that are available at most tool shops.

    I typically reach for the Kreg first, they store nicely in my deadman
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    Do you have some recommendations on free/cheap...

    Do you have some recommendations on free/cheap software combinations?
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