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  1. The woodfast has more power as well as saving you...

    The woodfast has more power as well as saving you some dollars. Hare and Forbes 8'' jointer with the extra spiral head is cheaper again and also the full 2hp.
    Regards
    John
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    I had similar issues with a cheap carbatec QR...

    I had similar issues with a cheap carbatec QR vice. Keeping it clean helped a bit but I was never quite happy with it. I had heard that Dawn and Record were the dog's &o!!o# but I guess they all get...
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    People like to customise things. Have you tried...

    People like to customise things. Have you tried it? Who knows, it may catch on.
    Being serious I have seen roughing gouges given a slight relief at the corners to prevent catches. May suit some but I...
  4. Best way to get a price idea is look for similar...

    Best way to get a price idea is look for similar machines selling on ebay, gumtree, facebook marketplace and other online sale places. This forum also has a marketplace for members so read the rules...
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    If you use the smaller batteries (1.5 or 2 ah)...

    If you use the smaller batteries (1.5 or 2 ah) then that will keep the weight down a bit. Just need charging more often. It's also good if there are other battery tools to stick with that battery and...
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    If you use the smaller batteries (1.5 or 2 ah)...

    If you use the smaller batteries (1.5 or 2 ah) then that will keep the weight down a bit. Just need charging more often. It's also good if there are other battery tools to stick with that battery and...
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    Not done anything else to it as they are good...

    Not done anything else to it as they are good saws for the money and mine has handled everything I have shoved through it. Just set it up right and use the right sharp blade for the job.
    Regards...
  8. What I was going to say Regards John

    What I was going to say
    Regards
    John
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    Hi Filip and welcome to the forum. I have had a...

    Hi Filip and welcome to the forum.
    I have had a 355 for about 10 years now but to be honest I have never used that bit on the fence. When resawing it's good to have a fence about as high as the...
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    I recall reading somewhere that cedar cutters...

    I recall reading somewhere that cedar cutters would search the bush for trees and put their mark on them so they could come back and cut them later. Like staking a claim.
    Regards,
    John
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    This kind of thing ...

    This kind of thing
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  12. Thread: Laburnum

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    Its a garden tree has long trailing yellow...

    Its a garden tree has long trailing yellow flowers. Also known as golden chain tree. I would not think the wood is commercial here in oz but garden trees have to be pruned now and then.
    Regards
    John
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    Nothing like a good bench build. I've pulled up a...

    Nothing like a good bench build. I've pulled up a chair.
    Regards
    John
  14. Couple of noises I like in the shed are the ping...

    Couple of noises I like in the shed are the ping when you tighten up the scroll saw blade to check for tension and the swish sound of a wood bodied plane at work.
    As to hammers I have to agree with...
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    I did just what you have in mind. 2 sticks with 2...

    I did just what you have in mind. 2 sticks with 2 wheels on both, A stick to leaver up the bench then just slide wheeled stick under the frame. It was the most cost efficient and least work option...
  16. I made one for my old Ezycut combination out of...

    I made one for my old Ezycut combination out of old saw blade. I had no idea what the original looked like but it had to hold the guard. If someone has an original thats good but its not too hard to...
  17. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    It is a great old plane and even with the tapered...

    It is a great old plane and even with the tapered blade looks to be working fine. A proper blade will come along one day.
    Regards
    John
  18. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    You don't get off that easy. We need pictures of...

    You don't get off that easy. We need pictures of the plane in action.:D
    Regards
    John
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    I had never heard of them but Google knows all....

    I had never heard of them but Google knows all.
    Crescent Machine Co. - History | VintageMachinery.org
    Regards
    John
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    Another way would be to glue a wood strip down...

    Another way would be to glue a wood strip down the side. Just a tad thicker than the base then plane flush.
    Regards
    John
  21. Great bench build. Going to be a good looking...

    Great bench build. Going to be a good looking bench.
    Regards
    John
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    I have only done a couple but like the others say...

    I have only done a couple but like the others say sharp tools and go easy. I first roughed to round to see just what there is to work with before deciding on the shape. I used danish oil as a finish....
  23. Should be an ok saw with all that done to it....

    Should be an ok saw with all that done to it.
    Regards
    John
  24. This is my view and not Woodfast specific but...

    This is my view and not Woodfast specific but general. The looseness of the lower wheel will have to be fixed as it will only get worse with use. As to the tyres if they keep the blade on the wheels...
  25. Peter may be on to something. If the blade fits...

    Peter may be on to something. If the blade fits through the mouth then check the recess for the chip breaker screw. The fix may be as simple as extending the slot in the wood to get blade where it...
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    I cant offer much help other than say take Mr...

    I cant offer much help other than say take Mr Sheen off the list. It should not be used on any good furniture.
    Regards
    John
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    I would just build another as a few have...

    I would just build another as a few have suggested. It will likely be the easiest fix in the long run. There may be other fixes but not guaranteed fixes. A good lesson on wood movement and be...
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    Should not be a problem if the bar is undercover...

    Should not be a problem if the bar is undercover and not going to be out in the rain. I built a merbau deck and as instructed I hosed the deck down a few times before oiling and you could see the...
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    I put water based (Oil?) on the deck on the...

    I put water based (Oil?) on the deck on the advice of the store paint guy. Huge mistake as it looks like . Has so much pigment in it you cant see the wood at all. Next time round I will have to sand...
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    Like the others have said the thinner the strips...

    Like the others have said the thinner the strips are the better. Use epoxy but not the quick setting stuff as it will go off before you can get it all clamped up. There will still be a slight bit of...
  31. Thats pretty outstanding pocketknife work. A...

    Thats pretty outstanding pocketknife work. A great example of what simple tools can do in good hands.
    Regards
    John
  32. Also glad you got it Colin. We are now all...

    Also glad you got it Colin. We are now all waiting to see the pics of it cleaned up and the compulsory image of wispy thin shavings.
    Regards
    John
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    Thats a clever design. Keeps the center of...

    Thats a clever design. Keeps the center of gravity low for stability with 2 down and 1 up. Be a great space saver. Very well done.
    Regards
    John
  34. As to the rust it usually looks worse than it is....

    As to the rust it usually looks worse than it is. It will still clean up to be a good user. It's also what puts infill planes in the hands of us mere mortal woodworkers at a sensible price.
    Regards...
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    I have the Dewalt as Crowie talked me into it a...

    I have the Dewalt as Crowie talked me into it a few years ago. Quite happy with it on just the standard cutters. Things I really like about it are the chip blower and the 2 speed feed. As others have...
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    Can see why she nabbed it. Everybody will want...

    Can see why she nabbed it. Everybody will want one.
    Regards
    John
  37. Great thread as was the one on boxing things up....

    Great thread as was the one on boxing things up. Has given me a much better understanding of the whole courier process.
    Regards
    John
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    This is a quicker way to make dowel and as you...

    This is a quicker way to make dowel and as you can see from the video no great woodworking skill required.
    Regards
    John

    YouTube
  39. Thanks for posting that. Good practical and money...

    Thanks for posting that. Good practical and money saving information.
    Regards
    John
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    Point taken. I had not looked at his location.

    Point taken. I had not looked at his location.
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    If you can pick through the stack and select the...

    If you can pick through the stack and select the good heart wood boards and not the soft fiberey looking sapwood boards then they would be as hard as mahogany. It was even used as a mahogany...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
    Plenty of others on line also but this one gives a good explanation of the method used. It will not be as uniform as a router can do but that can make for a more hand made look. Routers can...
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    Looks to pretty too just bash things with but...

    Looks to pretty too just bash things with but dont worry you can make another when it gets chewed up. Great way to use up some offcuts. I have always wondered why any woodworker would buy a wood...
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    As Ray says it all depends on the roof structure...

    As Ray says it all depends on the roof structure being up to the task. Hinged against the wall may be a better option.
    Regards
    John
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    I would also go the screw method. As you have...

    I would also go the screw method. As you have said predrilling will also sort the alignment. If the screws go in the bottom then the holes will not be noticed. Do 2 layers first time and remove...
  46. Like Ian said the screw adjustment is not really...

    Like Ian said the screw adjustment is not really all that much help. A lot of the budget range planes do not have the hole bored to take the screw. They were aimed at the home handyman rather than...
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    Playing devil's advocate here. Starts off with...

    Playing devil's advocate here. Starts off with one instrument but they tend to breed and pretty soon you are tripping over them all around the house. You then need a rack that will hold quite a few....
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    Living and learning. Never owned anything by...

    Living and learning. Never owned anything by festool so far.
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    I only flatten as in removing the burr using a...

    I only flatten as in removing the burr using a 1000 diamond plate. I usually use 360 or 400 then 600 turn the jig over and a quick rub with the diamond plate. I guess the whole thing could be done...
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    They should be good for that as they have a hole...

    They should be good for that as they have a hole in the center to mount with a bolt and washer. Of course the base will need to be made to suit the weight. Workout weights are also handy about the...
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