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    Cheap and super accurate are plastic geometry...

    Cheap and super accurate are plastic geometry squares and can be regarded as disposable as well.
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    Well, that didn't make a lot of sense I must say....

    Well, that didn't make a lot of sense I must say. What I meant was make a bandsaw sled for smaller cut off work, most probably more accurate than a mitre saw and a whole lot less dangerous. I have...
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    It still won't solve your dust issues using a...

    It still won't solve your dust issues using a mitre saw, it is nothing like as good as some would like to believe. Buy it because it is a nice tool and does a great job but not for the dust...
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    Mick, the Kapex on its own will not give you the...

    Mick, the Kapex on its own will not give you the dust free operation you are seeking and to do what it does requires a Festool vacuum attached to it. The Kapex is way better than most but it still...
  5. You could use a mitre box or make one if the...

    You could use a mitre box or make one if the dimensions are too small Haron 300 x 100mm Wooden Mitre Box | Bunnings Warehouse

    The approach I would take is plane the face in a shooting board and...
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    It is usually in my fingers but sometimes to...

    It is usually in my fingers but sometimes to demonstrate and prove a concept or even to do a through cut it is necessary. As pointed out by Dennis it is not something he usually does.
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    I will add to my comments above that if the ZCI...

    I will add to my comments above that if the ZCI becomes totally covered by the material being cut then it cannot draw air through it but by then the in cabinet and above the blade DE will handle the...
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    The first thing you must recognise is what is...

    The first thing you must recognise is what is sharp and then you can work out what you need to get there. This is the single biggest issue people have when they start out down this path and unless...
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    Dennis, my answer to side deflection is a piece...

    Dennis, my answer to side deflection is a piece of something stood up close to the blade. If drop down panel was fixed to the side of the overhead guard it could be lowered to achieve the same thing....
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    I can see the resolution on my table saw as it...

    I can see the resolution on my table saw as it has a fine fence adjustment and using that I can see how much the fine adjuster moves the fence before the Wixey registers the change but I have never...
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    I have no issues with the Wixey apart from...

    I have no issues with the Wixey apart from setting zero so if the blade is not changed the zero issue goes away. My Wixey is going to be up for sale eventually because I am motorising the rip fence...
  12. I would put a sheet of plywood vertically on...

    I would put a sheet of plywood vertically on wheels and use a french cleat system to hang the clamps from. Maybe two sheets with some framing between them for strength would be better. It would need...
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    Get someone in the roofing industry to have a...

    Get someone in the roofing industry to have a look and not the ones who did the re-pointing. Perhaps Matt (Simplicity) might be able to advise on someone.
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    I have a Wixey and it is a PIA as far as zero...

    I have a Wixey and it is a PIA as far as zero goes and I now use 3 different blades which 3 times the PIA. Have a look at the Proscale, a much better system

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    As a general statement and not Mac specific it...

    As a general statement and not Mac specific it used to be possible to prevent pictures down loading to speed things up when the net was a lot slower than it is today. The browser settings were...
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    They hold an edge and don't take long to get that...

    They hold an edge and don't take long to get that edge, hollow grind is my preference and five minutes later they will be sharp. I can't recall the backs being much of an issue either.
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    In a word, McJings, chisels are good and value is...

    In a word, McJings, chisels are good and value is awesome.
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    So true, Carbatec have had more than one go.

    So true, Carbatec have had more than one go.
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    Yes, that's it.

    Yes, that's it.
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    It was on Sawmill Creek but I have no idea of how...

    It was on Sawmill Creek but I have no idea of how you would find the thread now, perhaps posting the question might be the best bet. There is far more discussion over there on European machines if...
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    Do you want something pulled apart? I will send...

    Do you want something pulled apart? I will send him right down...after he has finished this.:U
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    Don't tell him that, I will have a strike on my...

    Don't tell him that, I will have a strike on my hands.
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    Power Digital Lift For Hammer A3-31

    Ever since I bought this machine about five years ago I have wanted to install a digital lift into it where I could enter a dimension and press G for GO. It would also serve to lower and raise the...
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    My reference to gates was to reduce the number...

    My reference to gates was to reduce the number from two to one and not to say they are not necessary. I suspect that most commercially supplied entry plate inserts are no where big enough to do the...
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    Lappa, have a look at Mike's (MandJ"s) RT to see...

    Lappa, have a look at Mike's (MandJ"s) RT to see how he does it with a single 150mm line. Far more simple than multiple lines, gates etc This is the post he did in graphics Automated Router table
  26. Funny story time. We had been at a relatively...

    Funny story time. We had been at a relatively small bush fire and just closed a main road to deal with it when a few of the local Lads showed up and then ran into the bush and everyone knew they were...
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    I have used both and I think Titebond is a clever...

    I have used both and I think Titebond is a clever marketing exercise and not any better or even any better than Aquadhere but what it does excel at is clogging up glue bottle spouts.
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    Get some big sized piece of dowell or similar,...

    Get some big sized piece of dowell or similar, cut to length and drill a hole through it then put it on the drill bit. Tape around the drill bit works as well but is obviously not a positive stop
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    That is the spindle and vertical lift for my...

    That is the spindle and vertical lift for my digitally controlled router table, another project that has hit a few hurdles the first one being getting my head around how to assemble the thing. The...
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    Your Shout! :)

    Your Shout! :)
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    Recent Improvements in My Shed

    You know how it goes, you buy something and bring it home and the damned thing sits on the floor and gets lifted on the bench to be used. I had a small mitre saw and belt sander I have had for years...
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    Bandsaw Sled

    I made Bandsaw sled recently that has proven to be a very good thing especially for cutting small stuff safely and accurately. The idea is not mine, I took it from a video on YT.....

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    Re the tow vehicle, do some very careful research...

    Re the tow vehicle, do some very careful research about that, many Utes literally break the chassis just behind the cab due to weight on the towbar. Also total weight is an issue with these vehicles,...
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    Dave, he did it straight out of a tap and even...

    Dave, he did it straight out of a tap and even boiling water would not be too hot. I can assure you braze requires a temperature far higher (read glowing red) to melt. By then the blade would be bent...
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    I must be missing the point here, if hot water...

    I must be missing the point here, if hot water and a brush will do the job why use chemicals? I readily admit I haven't tried it so I have no first hand knowledge of whether it works or not. A high...
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    Kryn, when reading sub titles on YT turn the...

    Kryn, when reading sub titles on YT turn the audio off and run the playback at the slowest speed they allow.
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    Another source for these and all cabinet hardware...

    Another source for these and all cabinet hardware is Elraco in Adelaide

    Elraco Distributors. Hardware Online. | Elraco Distributors

    I too bought a box of a 1000 if you want some. They are Pozi...
  38. Thread: Spokeshave

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    Spokeshave

    There is an awful lot of rubbish on Youtube but this is definitely not in that category, Patrick Sullivan gives a tutorial on making a spokeshave as only he can.

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    Using a tooth brush and hot water sounds about as...

    Using a tooth brush and hot water sounds about as simple as it gets and it can be tried for no money, if it doesn't work move on to another method.
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    You could try the no chemicals method ...

    You could try the no chemicals method


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpzKrrG577U
  41. On cultural burning you have to understand the...

    On cultural burning you have to understand the RFS in NSW. it has been a knigdom building political exercise from the Waterfall incident where many firefighter lives were lost (8?) due to the poor...
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    The release will be announced on this forum for...

    The release will be announced on this forum for everyone to read and it is definitely worth waiting for.
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    Personally I think the Murray Darling is not...

    Personally I think the Murray Darling is not controversial at all, the huge water holdings for cotton etc should simply not be there, end of story. Get rid of them and the problem is close to...
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    Without going into any detail there is a new...

    Without going into any detail there is a new blast gate being released for sale in the next few weeks that might appeal to you.
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    Poundy, go to Southern Fasteners in Kirrawee to...

    Poundy, go to Southern Fasteners in Kirrawee to source any nuts and bolts etc.

    http://www.southernfasteners.com.au
  46. My take on burn offs is most probably a bit...

    My take on burn offs is most probably a bit different to other peoples. The burn offs are too big in height and get into the tree foliage, the foliage dies back and then drops onto the ground and...
  47. According to him and there are always other views...

    According to him and there are always other views NSW fires: Hunter Valley property owners say indigenous cultural burning saved their property

    If anyone lives in a bushfire prone area they either...
  48. Craig Kelly opening his mouth to change feet ...

    Craig Kelly opening his mouth to change feet

    Australia fires: Craig Kelly slammed by Piers Morgan over climate change denial in car crash British TV interview
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    Graeme, never do anything you aren't comfortable...

    Graeme, never do anything you aren't comfortable with. I have two Dremels, both given to me and I have never used either for anything.
  50. Most of the politicians who won the last election...

    Most of the politicians who won the last election and guess who voted them in...most of the dumb Australian electorate. It will be interesting to see how they spin this after it is all over, I am...
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