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    Here you go: Festool...

    Here you go: Festool STF-Delta-100X150-DTS400/DS400 StickFix Sanding Pad: Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement
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    There’s your problem right there. Sorry you got...

    There’s your problem right there. Sorry you got burned.
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    Replacement Sanding Pads

    Just a heads-up. I needed a new sanding pad for my DTS400. They are $73 at Total Tools, which I assume is the Festool mandated price.

    I found them on Amazon UK for just under $31 plus about $9...
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    Sounds like you rough cut the circle too large....

    Sounds like you rough cut the circle too large. You shouldn't be getting any kickback. Even a blunt straight-flute bit shouldn't kick back if you're doing it right. It will just make you work harder...
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    Any dust extraction is better than none.

    Any dust extraction is better than none.
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    Which one?

    Which one?
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    Must be very annoying for Canadians to have...

    Must be very annoying for Canadians to have people automatically assume they are American. Not that I have anything against Americans.
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    I’d move it to the top of the list Bob....

    I’d move it to the top of the list Bob. Seriously, a riving knife/splitter is a must have IMO.
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    Agreed. But then the question becomes "why...

    Agreed. But then the question becomes "why doesn't he use one?"
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    Certainly. It's 26MB so I think I'll have to...

    Certainly. It's 26MB so I think I'll have to email it to you. Can you PM me your email address?
    Unless the mods are able to upload it to the library?
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    That's a great idea. I don't have SawStop but my...

    That's a great idea. I don't have SawStop but my blade takes forever to stop. I have on occasion reached in to grab the offcut and realised the blade is still spinning. A big red light would be great...
  12. Thread: Sawstop

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    My bold. There's a big difference between none...

    My bold. There's a big difference between none and minimal. What is Felder's definition of 'minimal'?
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    I haven't done any crosscut trenching Chief....

    I haven't done any crosscut trenching Chief. However, I have done a small amount of crosscutting with it when I was too lazy to change the blade back to my usual crosscut blade and I didn't see any...
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    Here you go. 250mm diameter, 3.2mm kerf, flat top...

    Here you go. 250mm diameter, 3.2mm kerf, flat top grind, $50. And it's in stock. You'll need a bushing:

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/torquata-ripping-circular-saw-blades

    I bought the 300mm...
  15. I'd hope all mens' sheds let women be members.

    I'd hope all mens' sheds let women be members.
  16. Why is that?

    Why is that?
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    Fantastic. Thanks for the info Neil.

    Fantastic. Thanks for the info Neil.
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    Good video. I started a new thread with this...

    Good video. I started a new thread with this question, but lost the lot when I submitted it. Golden Rule- always compose lengthy threads in Word first.

    In the video he dusts a fine coat of 4F...
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    With 4.8 Stars from 1300 reviews it must be good....

    With 4.8 Stars from 1300 reviews it must be good. I say Ďgo for ití.
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    I know plenty of people donít/wonít buy Festool...

    I know plenty of people donít/wonít buy Festool because they either donít think they are worth the money or they canít justify the expense. I totally understand that. However, you are the only person...
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    But the ALWAYS that preceded it indicates that...

    But the ALWAYS that preceded it indicates that you think it was more than just a ‘vibe’.

    BTW, I was 23 when I bought my Festo (before the name change) OF900 router. It’s still going strong 32...
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    Correct. And they recently added German made...

    Correct. And they recently added German made Kinchrome blades to their range:

    Kincrome PTA 2 Piece Double Edge Jigsaw Blade Combo | Bunnings Warehouse
  23. You can also use epoxy applied with a squeegee....

    You can also use epoxy applied with a squeegee. Epoxy Pore Filling Part 1: Application of First Coat & Sealing a Rosette - YouTube
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    The Makita jigsaw in Bunnings today was made in...

    The Makita jigsaw in Bunnings today was made in China. There may be better spec models made elsewhere. Seen the odd Makita thatís still made in Japan, but never seen a Makita tool that was made in...
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    So do you need an aluminium cutting blade to cut...

    So do you need an aluminium cutting blade to cut the slot in the Carbatec ZCI?
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    Hi, I suggest you watch lots of Thomas Johnson’s...

    Hi,
    I suggest you watch lots of Thomas Johnson’s YouTube videos. Every one of them contains a few gems about furniture restoration.
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    Definitely use an oil finish. Don’t be tempted to...

    Definitely use an oil finish. Don’t be tempted to use a film coating like epoxy or marine varnish. It will look fantastic for 3 months then start peeling off. I use the same Cabots decking oil on my...
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    Some of the pictures in the uploaded manual are...

    Some of the pictures in the uploaded manual are unreadable. I have a much better copy if anyone wants it. Be warned though it's 26MB.
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    I might be misunderstanding your requirements,...

    I might be misunderstanding your requirements, but 5Ē flexible pvc ducting and fittings are available from Carbatec.

    ducting 5 metres of 5" Plastic Collection Hose | Carbatec
    fitting Dust...
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    ífraid not. People absolutely LOVE cruising the...

    ífraid not. People absolutely LOVE cruising the aisles of Bunnies. Trust me, I know. Due to the COVID induced hiatus in my normal job, Iím working part time at Bunnings. Itís absolute bedlam in there...
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    I'll never understand why some people buy a...

    I'll never understand why some people buy a router that costs less than a couple of decent quality router bits. It's like buying a car that costs less than a set of tyres and then wondering why it's...
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    I'm pretty sure teak oil, Danish oil and...

    I'm pretty sure teak oil, Danish oil and Scandinavian oil are all the same thing. They can be blended with polyurethane. The ratio would depend on what sort of finish you want. Maybe start with 50/50...
  33. Thread: What Router?

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    Nah, I’ve got one. It’s rubbish. Looks great on...

    Nah, I’ve got one. It’s rubbish. Looks great on paper, but the execution is poor.
  34. Thread: What Router?

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    If your budget extends that far, that would be a...

    If your budget extends that far, that would be a ripper. Certainly better than the Ryobi. It has a 10A plug.
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    If he has a ĹĒ router he likely has ĹĒ bits which...

    If he has a ĹĒ router he likely has ĹĒ bits which he wouldnít be able to use if he had two ľĒ routers.
    Plus he wants a router at least as powerful as his 1550W GMC.
    I reckon that Ryobi fits the...
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    So we're enlarging the bore of a router spindle...

    So we're enlarging the bore of a router spindle with a pencil and some toothpaste? Hang on while I grab some popcorn.
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    As I said, the method Woodpixel mentioned of...

    As I said, the method Woodpixel mentioned of grinding the bore with a dremel and cylindrical stone would be my preferred option. But the setup required wouldn't be worth the effort IMO.
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    Yes, I know. As I said, I've done lapping. The...

    Yes, I know. As I said, I've done lapping. The examples you gave of valve grinding and the veritas lapping plate aren't really relevant. We are talking about a bore here. When lapping bores, as...
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    Too late I reckon. At the RPM a router operates...

    Too late I reckon. At the RPM a router operates at (even at its lowest speed), by the time you notice it's binding it's either broken the lap or yanked it out of your hand.

    And if you're relying...
  40. Nice unit BTW. I'm envious.

    Nice unit BTW. I'm envious.
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    I don't think the lowest speed setting on a...

    I don't think the lowest speed setting on a router is anywhere near slow enough for lapping. When I've lapped small bores (10mm) it was at a few 100RPM on my lathe. If you're going to be holding the...
  42. Tony, You asked that exact same question on 1...

    Tony,
    You asked that exact same question on 1 Sep. You don't have to clean the gun between coats.
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    Did you intend to provide a link to the product?

    Did you intend to provide a link to the product?
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    No, but it will look awful. Stick with an oil or...

    No, but it will look awful. Stick with an oil or urethane finish.



    If the epoxy is flush with the surface then it is also sanded to 320 grit and the scratches won’t be visible when the finish...
  45. Iíve used a home made cleaner of linseed oil,...

    Iíve used a home made cleaner of linseed oil, turpentine, metho and vinegar in the past (no wax). It works OK, but is slow to remove crud because it is so benign.

    Regarding your quote above- I can...
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    Graeme, With my recent three purchases the...

    Graeme,
    With my recent three purchases the postage wasn't the reason for the delay. It was the ridiculous amount of time it took the business to dispatch my order. In every case the website said the...
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    I'm not surprised you've heard nothing from the...

    I'm not surprised you've heard nothing from the Aussie business. Most Australian woodworking/metalworking suppliers I've dealt with recently have been hopeless. It's not lockdown. That's a reason to...
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    I see the Bora top is hinged in the middle. I...

    I see the Bora top is hinged in the middle. I don't see how it would remain accurate with a hinge. The CNC option looks like the go.
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    Is that the case though? I've watched his videos...

    Is that the case though? I've watched his videos and the process looks quite slow. Unless you're chewing through MFT tops or you want an odd size, the CNC shop looks like the go. And if you're handy...
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    Yes, shellac will raise the grain a little, so I...

    Yes, shellac will raise the grain a little, so I cut it back with 400 grit. I use a 1 pound cut for sealing (12g flakes per 100mL of metho).
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