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    Totally agree what others have said. A good...

    Totally agree what others have said.

    A good tidy/organisation does wonders to wanting to get cracking on with a project. Sadly like others my shed is on the small side so it takes a whole ten...
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    Depending on what tools you have, you'll be...

    Depending on what tools you have, you'll be surprised how much you can fit in an area smaller than that.

    My shed is about the size of a single car garage, close to approx 30 sqm and is more than...
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    A theory section should chew up plenty of your...

    A theory section should chew up plenty of your time.

    Eg calculations as to why use 6 inch vs 4 inch piping, flow losses between using ridgid vs flexy piping etc.

    Or calculating performance...
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    Was speaking to Carbatec the other day and they...

    Was speaking to Carbatec the other day and they are having major issues with Jet atm and are no longer stocking their range until further notice. Hence the sale on all Jet items so any stock they do...
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    Disclaimer: i'm definitely not as experience\ds...

    Disclaimer: i'm definitely not as experience\ds as Ian or Derek so take my input with a grain of salt.

    I'm like you, first set of chisels came from Stanley, useful as they are not ideal for...
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    Depending on moisture content of wood, conditions...

    Depending on moisture content of wood, conditions of shop relative to its final home and time of year made, its common to make it about 1/8" gap or approx 3mm.

    This also leaves room for any units...
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    Another option is Microjig's zero play bars. ...

    Another option is Microjig's zero play bars.

    Microjig Zero Play Mitre Bar Kit | Carbatec

    Depending on the size of your sled these may work well for your situation. I find them a little bit...
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    Good and cheap seldom go hand in hand i'm afraid....

    Good and cheap seldom go hand in hand i'm afraid.

    I've got the Makita track saw, here in Aus it has an asking price of around $1k, not exactly cheap. Is it good? it works well enough for what i...
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    If you want the entertainment unit now, and the...

    If you want the entertainment unit now, and the blackbutt is just the top, why don't you make the entertainment unit base to suit roughly what you intend on making and just sit the blackbutt on top. ...
  10. Thread: Osmo Poly X

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    The method i've always used and works well is...

    The method i've always used and works well is this.

    Steel wool + wax, give it a good buff, then use a liquid automotive wax with a buffing pad on an orbital buffer. Then finished with a quick...
  11. Thin kerf blades have their place, and for school...

    Thin kerf blades have their place, and for school work is probably fine. I've stopped using thin kerf blades because i found the blade can flex slightly causing less than ideal edges.

    If you want...
  12. The 80 tooth blade will cut fine, i've cut...

    The 80 tooth blade will cut fine, i've cut melamine on a 60T blade and its flawless (new blade).

    If you're really concerned, you can replicate the scribe cut but doing two passes, the first cut...
  13. Probably too late now, but you can remove the...

    Probably too late now, but you can remove the back door to have it flat
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    It depends on what you make or plan/hope to make...

    It depends on what you make or plan/hope to make and how much money you're willing to spend on woodworking.

    one could argue that as a hobbiest, you should buy Festool products because you have...
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    I have the iguage 1m straight edge and it's...

    I have the iguage 1m straight edge and it's perfect for what I need it for. it comes out probably once a year and the rest of the time it sits in its case. I've also checked it against a couple of...
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    As someone that has been doing woodworking for...

    As someone that has been doing woodworking for some time now, but basically learnt from scratch, if you're a beginner and as stated plan on building small things, consider learning how to build...
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    Bob, in your research is the exposure time...

    Bob, in your research is the exposure time cumulative? or does it "resets" after a period of no or minimised exposure?
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    Don't think the dust extractor will make much of...

    Don't think the dust extractor will make much of a difference, with a 75mm inlet the only a way a system like that would potentially work is if you had a vacuum cleaner at each cyclone, however i...
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    I think we've all been there and done the same...

    I think we've all been there and done the same thing at one point or another, whether out of necessity or speed. Unfortunately over time the racking will only get worse especially if its a mobile...
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    sometimes turners would do this when they feel...

    sometimes turners would do this when they feel like their tool is reaching the end of its life or if they have more than one they'll sharpen an unusual profile on a chisel. Might have been used for...
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    May I suggest for your safety and anyone around...

    May I suggest for your safety and anyone around you that you get a professional out and look at/setup/show you how to work the machine?

    Planer thicknessers may look like a safe machine to...
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    My local government has a recyclable goods drop...

    My local government has a recyclable goods drop off day once every month, which i regularly visit and to check out what others have dumped, my favorite pile to check out is the discarded lumber...
  23. A couple of years ago i tried contacting a sheet...

    A couple of years ago i tried contacting a sheet metal fabricator to get a quote for a cyclone. My only advice is find one that has made one before and knows what you're trying to achieve.

    Long...
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    in a nutshell it doesn't pull as much air, due to...

    in a nutshell it doesn't pull as much air, due to numerous factors such as smaller impeller, not enough power, inefficient cyclone design which then leads to poor chip separation which then leads to...
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    Depending on how fresh they are they could be...

    Depending on how fresh they are they could be filled with all kinds of bugs. They're filled with voids so make sure your chisels are sharp and watch your technique as the cone can catch easily. But...
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    :iagree:

    :iagree:
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    Can you remove the handwheel? unless you applied...

    Can you remove the handwheel? unless you applied a tremendous amount of force (put your whole weight into it). The issue is most definitely related to the pin/ pin slot which holds the handwheel to...
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    10mm is a fair bit off, and chances are happened...

    10mm is a fair bit off, and chances are happened during clamping, i wouldn't have thought your plywood would have warped that significantly unless your wood top, is quite thin.

    If it were me i'd...
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    haven't ever used one of these but they might do...

    haven't ever used one of these but they might do the trick if you tape all the seams.

    ZipWall Dust Barrier System

    Suppose it all depends on what your definition (read GF's families definition)...
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    WEST AUST i'll take it

    i'll take it
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    Is there a reason why you're buying a rod as a...

    Is there a reason why you're buying a rod as a burnisher rather than getting one off the shelf?

    burnishers can be had for not much more money than what you're paying for that rod, plus you get a...
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    Looking at that article it makes me cringe for...

    Looking at that article it makes me cringe for new woodworkers. Clearly written by someone who hasn't made one before and has over cooked the idea.

    The vast majority of the times I've used my...
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    I've been considering getting the one from your...

    I've been considering getting the one from your amazon link DFM TOOL WORKS
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    A karcher rep explained the difference to me, as...

    A karcher rep explained the difference to me, as below. Probably technically not super accurate but for what us woodies do its good enough for me.

    L and M class extractors use exactly the same...
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    I second LanceC advise to going to a lumber yard...

    I second LanceC advise to going to a lumber yard that sells Plywood in your area.

    I built a large built in book case a few years ago and was in the hunt for some decent quality plywood, Bunnings...
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    If it's vibrating, wobbles, visibly moves up and...

    If it's vibrating, wobbles, visibly moves up and down then it's not true. This could also be caused by your grinder or if the shaft is bent.
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    Perfectly fine to use stock washer, just make...

    Perfectly fine to use stock washer, just make sure your washer is true and wheel is running true and you're good to go. Also fine to have excess threads provided the nut doesn't bottom out, when it...
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    6 minutes to turn a rough bowl... i've got some...

    6 minutes to turn a rough bowl... i've got some serious speeding up to do!

    It takes me 10 minutes just to mount a bowl!
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    Agree with others, in giving it a good shove,...

    Agree with others, in giving it a good shove, sometimes the top can rust into its mounting holes making it seem like its attached elsewhere

    While you're at it also check how much arbor runout and...
  40. no worries... sadly i spend more time in Excel...

    no worries... sadly i spend more time in Excel than i do in the shed...
  41. Change all your conditional formatting using this...

    Change all your conditional formatting using this format and it'll work fine

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  42. Yes still does that, i've tested my original...

    Yes still does that, i've tested my original theory and edited my first comment.

    I think its because your conditional formatting is actually looking for ">=90" rather than looking for a number...
  43. I think your issue is your conditional formatting...

    I think your issue is your conditional formatting is text rather than number, note the quotation marks.

    Stop if true is exactly that, it'll stop if other conditional formatting holds true. I've...
  44. Totally agree with you Derek in terms of...

    Totally agree with you Derek in terms of "needing" a jointer/thicknesser. However that is also my point, as you also don't "need" a bandsaw for re-sawing either. IMO i'd rather resaw manually than...
  45. IMO, there's no such thing as too many hand...

    IMO, there's no such thing as too many hand tools. Obviously if you have multiples of everything then it might be an issue. But, I've generally found that hand tools are easy to store/move and there...
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    Quite frankly, I would have loved to have joined...

    Quite frankly, I would have loved to have joined the Mirka band wagon. Before i picked up my Festool sander i was seriously looking for a Mirka. The local distributor (local tool shop not the main...
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    The amount of vibration one can tolerate is...

    The amount of vibration one can tolerate is entirely dependent on how much exposure you've had to them in the past/previous injuries etc.

    The only way you'll know if you're affected is go use one...
  48. Although I'm in Perth I'm in a similar situation...

    Although I'm in Perth I'm in a similar situation to you, where woodworking is a hobby so i spend my nights/weekends in the shed.

    Humidity isn't much of an issue here in Perth except in the winter...
  49. You're bang on the money with your concerns. ...

    You're bang on the money with your concerns.

    Its easily solved though by adding ventilation in your work space, how much ultimately depends on the size of your workspace and whether you're trying...
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    What do you mean properly? If you want to learn...

    What do you mean properly? If you want to learn the trade as a profession go find yourself an apprenticeship or similar.

    If you're a weekend warrior plenty of online sources, also Matt Eslea is...
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