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    There are some specific things that can't be done...

    There are some specific things that can't be done by leaving them to the free market and they require all of humanity to pool resources to get them done. And the only vehicle right now we have for...
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    Well the cost will come down eventually, I don't...

    Well the cost will come down eventually, I don't know if it will take 1 year or 100 years but it will eventually.

    My question is that the whole planet currently is designed, built, and finetuned...
  3. GORE WARNING What kind of drill was that?? Surely a drill...

    What kind of drill was that?? Surely a drill press?
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    This thing, speeding up to ensure they don't let...

    This thing, speeding up to ensure they don't let you merge? I've never seen it anywhere else in the world.
    It's the exact same thing as being inside an elevator, and as soon as you see someone...
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    I started driving around 12 LOL Only in the...

    I started driving around 12 LOL
    Only in the summers though, around the holiday house. Most kids around there did, some havent bothered to get a license to this day.
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    I could never drive or even be in such a car, it...

    I could never drive or even be in such a car, it would freak me out

    I did a rough calc the other day and I've driven so far about half a million kilometres in 5 different countries, and I've never...
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    In terms of car costs nothing beats new car...

    In terms of car costs nothing beats new car depreciation.
    There are some acceptable reasons to buy a new car, saving money is not one of them, that's just something we tell our wives.
    You'd...
  8. Thread: What Router?

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    The diameter of the motor is 3 and 6/10ths of an...

    The diameter of the motor is 3 and 6/10ths of an inch.
  9. Thread: What Router?

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    No idea, I'll go out and measure it for ya :) I...

    No idea, I'll go out and measure it for ya :)
    I think I have an imperial calipers somewhere...
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    It's not the range that's holding it back, it's...

    It's not the range that's holding it back, it's the cost.
    Make it cheaper to buy+run than the similar petrol ones and people will buy them, range or no range.
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    I know, and 3D printers are not a problem if you...

    I know, and 3D printers are not a problem if you have a factory that makes 3D printers, and so forth :D

    No seriously I'd love a 3D printer, unfortunately I've run out of both space and time (to...
  12. Thread: What Router?

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    I bought the AEG from Bunnies. Most shops don't...

    I bought the AEG from Bunnies. Most shops don't have it in stock so instead of chasing it around I ordered online and got it in a few days.
    I recommend it if the 1400 wattage works for you. It...
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    Diesel for me for as long as we're allowed. The...

    Diesel for me for as long as we're allowed.
    The goal is to keep the car I have and run it to the ground, depreciate it 10 times over. Stupid money pits.
    I do however have an electric bicycle, same...
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    I use the mitre track mainly to run a box joint...

    I use the mitre track mainly to run a box joint jig or a spline cutting jig.
    But then again I'm the guy without a table saw.
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    California is probably the reason why we have...

    California is probably the reason why we have instructions on shampoo bottles

    Love the router table Derek :)
    Is it different to your previous one?
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    I think it probably hails from another era when...

    I think it probably hails from another era when land was cheap, same as front yards, driveways and other side gaps between houses.
    A matter of time probably, eventually we will notice that billions...
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    To be honest cars in garages is a bad idea. 9...

    To be honest cars in garages is a bad idea. 9 times out of 10 the areas around the car turn into "storage" for things like inflatable stuff for the beach from 3 summers ago with a total replacement...
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    It's single bevel, typically right handed. Some...

    It's single bevel, typically right handed. Some places let you choose left or right.
    L'Indispensable Knife
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    This is so awesome to read, thanks for all the...

    This is so awesome to read, thanks for all the photos :)


    Reading this part the first tool that came to mind is actually not a woodworking knife but a leatherworking one. It might just be what...
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    I haven't actually done what I will describe...

    I haven't actually done what I will describe here, because it's not doable in my matchbox size shed, but if I have a 2-3 car space in the future I have decided that I will actually split it in two...
  21. At some point I stapled some velcro on an old top...

    At some point I stapled some velcro on an old top and I was wearing it on my shoulder :D

    I think ventilation is a life saver. I know a couple of old cabinetmakers who started in terrible...
  22. Instead of Dylos I went the cheap chinese route,...

    Instead of Dylos I went the cheap chinese route, I think it was under a hundred bucks
    https://photos.smugmug.com/FAVOURITES/n-WwCsM/MY-FAVOURITES/i-FLr8BFG/1/32b243bf/L/DD-L.jpg

    Obviously I don't...
  23. Μaybe a large household fan behind the lathe...

    Μaybe a large household fan behind the lathe operator? And pointing to an open garage door.
    You can deal with the mess on the floor later, the main thing is not to breathe dust.
  24. Thanks Bob With that underlined bit, how does...

    Thanks Bob
    With that underlined bit, how does that work?
    I bought the smallest DC on the market, that compact 1100W unit from Timbecon I linked before, I tried connecting it to various things and...
  25. oh no :D

    oh no
    :D
  26. Thank you :) I did get it with the discount,...

    Thank you :)

    I did get it with the discount, but with the sanding belt attachment it got up to $1.4k.
    Normally I get my blades from McDiven and they've been fantastic, so I'll probably won't be...
  27. Ι guess the reason I posted here is because I...

    Ι guess the reason I posted here is because I swear I've searched the whole internet and I havent found a single video or review or even a mention of this thing anywhere.
    Now I post it here, same...
  28. Pulled the trigger on a Sherwood 10" heavy duty bandsaw ($1.4k)

    I know, I know... for the money I could easily find a great 14" one, or even bigger.

    And I'd love to do that but I just can't, most of the time to use my bandsaw I have to roll it out and then...
  29. Oh I didn't realise you already have a lathe......

    Oh I didn't realise you already have a lathe... yeah lathes are difficult to deal with for dust, same with the bandsaw, so you may as well go big DC now. The good news is if you get it right you can...
  30. Hi Brendan, It is a bit shocking isn't it? ...

    Hi Brendan,

    It is a bit shocking isn't it? You want to start a small woodshop at home, you go to youtube and everybody's like "The most important thing is a table saw. Norm Abram said the table...
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    This one says 0.5micron, but yeah I don't trust...

    This one says 0.5micron, but yeah I don't trust anything after all I've read on this forum. When cutting indoors I always have my vent on, and it's so powerful that if I forget to open the window it...
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    Bandsaw is on wheels, I always roll it outdoors...

    Bandsaw is on wheels, I always roll it outdoors to use it (with mask on) and then blow it with the leaf blower before rolling it back in the shed.
    But the dusty is the same colour so I want to...
  33. I knew jack s*** Phil, I thought they'd lost it...

    I knew jack s*** Phil, I thought they'd lost it and some monkey was punching stuff randomly in the system. 3 months in transit? come on.
    I called the seller he said yeah it's gone, he sent me...
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    I have that Karcher WD6 and use it for general...

    I have that Karcher WD6 and use it for general shop vac duties and handheld tools, it's ok. I was on the market for another one to have it dedicated on the router table, and then I realised there's...
  35. Yeah I don't know how not buying local saves you...

    Yeah I don't know how not buying local saves you from anything, we've all been royally shafted by non-locals all the same.
    Friggin USPS took 3 months the last time, the package went from Tennessee...
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    Sydney tools, I might take a drive tomorrow.

    Sydney tools, I might take a drive tomorrow.
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    Nah that's not a gap at that top, that's light...

    Nah that's not a gap at that top, that's light reflecting on the wide side of the square.
    It's just really hard to take that photo perfectly, if you can imagine holding the makita thing perfectly...
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    No, absolutely. I guess what I was trying to...

    No, absolutely.
    I guess what I was trying to say with all this, is that if you happen to have a favourite shop or favourite product on etsy, there is no need to miss out just because they're on...
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    Ok just asking, because in reality these are...

    Ok just asking, because in reality these are really tax benefits for expenses you'd mostly incur anyway even if you didn't have the business, right? It's really just a side benefit of having a...
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    Yeah it's square, I tried with an engineers...

    Yeah it's square, I tried with an engineers square from iGaging as well. It's crooked, I could see it with bare eye, that's why I checked with the square in the first place.
    They just printed the...
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    Albert, if I may ask, what is included in the...

    Albert, if I may ask, what is included in the $24k expenses?
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    Oh man, this is nothing, you should see what I...

    Oh man, this is nothing, you should see what I went through with paypal as a seller on ebay.
    I was pretty quiet on ebay for years until at some point I decided to get rid of some expensive camera...
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    For Pete’s sake Makita

    How friggin hard is it?

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Workshop/i-Px7hXx4/0/a19484a4/L/Bench-1-L.jpghttps://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Workshop/i-Vxkm6Nn/0/62ea649a/L/Bench-1-2-L.jpg

    And,...
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    I get it, and you're right, but there is no...

    I get it, and you're right, but there is no reason to write off every seller on etsy because of this, otherwise you'd have to do the same for amazon, ebay and any other selling platform, there's...
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    What happened??

    What happened??
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    There's good and bad. I buy nearly all of my...

    There's good and bad. I buy nearly all of my leather working tools and supplies from etsy and never had a problem.
    You can (and should) check the feedback for every seller.
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    Here's a couple of stitching ponies I made for my...

    Here's a couple of stitching ponies I made for my own leather working. A couple of people saw them and asked me to make and sell them one, I just don't have the time for that sort of thing.
    The...
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    Another nice little market for woodworkers and/or...

    Another nice little market for woodworkers and/or metalworkers is making niche tools for other crafts and hobbies. All it takes really is to establish a presence in their online communities, figure...
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    If you have a good enough relationship with your...

    If you have a good enough relationship with your woodworking neighbours another option is to start a co-op, make one website, one social media account, one Etsy shopfront and share the costs & time...
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    Ι love formply, there is practically nothing you...

    Ι love formply, there is practically nothing you can drop on the thing that can't be cleaned up after.
    I use it for the top of my assembly/workbench for glue ups, dyeing leather, paint jobs,...
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