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  1. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Beautiful box as usual Paul.:2tsup: Are your...

    Beautiful box as usual Paul.:2tsup:
    Are your dovetails machine or hand cut?
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    Wow, that's thick isn't it! That looks like a...

    Wow, that's thick isn't it! That looks like a late model Suning cyclone, the base of the cyclone is designed to pass through into the collection container. Is it possible to make the hole in the...
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    You won't regret it John. Get yourself a ring...

    You won't regret it John. Get yourself a ring lock paint drum and raid the rubbish bin at your local vacuum cleaner specialist for hoses. :2tsup:

    I sold about 1,000 of the first three models of...
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    Rich, he already owns the cyclone. In his...

    Rich, he already owns the cyclone. In his previous setup it was working fine. Why would he want to start from scratch and end up with something that doesn't perform as well as his previous setup? The...
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    qwertyu, it's the thickness of the lid that's the...

    qwertyu, it's the thickness of the lid that's the problem. If orraloon was using a collection container lid as thick as the one pictured above to mount the cyclone on that was his problem too. One of...
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    Quite a lot of the older European made saws use...

    Quite a lot of the older European made saws use that type of guide. I thought the guides, unlike the back bearing, were not designed to spin? A similar setup is used on the Scheppach Basato bandsaws...
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    My guess would be that it's a home made job and...

    My guess would be that it's a home made job and the screws have been used for alignment of the boards. You drive the screw into the side of one board, cut the head off and then drive/clamp the boards...
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    Lappa's suggestion is a good place to start,...

    Lappa's suggestion is a good place to start, thick lids have been known to cause significant disruption to the airflow with these cyclones, so take to the debris port in the lid with a large radius...
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    Why do people keep calling those things cars? :?...

    Why do people keep calling those things cars? :? They're four door trucks with a wheel barrow on the back, and in no way a replacement for a safe and comfortable family car. :D
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    READ ME! Yeah, bit of a storm in a tea cup. I haven't seen...

    Yeah, bit of a storm in a tea cup. I haven't seen anything here to indicate that these slabs are anything other than lost in transit, and certainly nothing to indicate that they're stolen and likely...
  11. That Ridge blade will not cut a flat bottomed...

    That Ridge blade will not cut a flat bottomed groove, the flat teeth will not be as high as the ATB teeth. To cut a flat bottomed groove you need a blade that has nothing but flat grind (FTG) teeth....
  12. Commiserations Lance. That's one of the problems...

    Commiserations Lance. That's one of the problems of buying sight unseen, pictures just don't cut it. Excuse the pun. :D I haven't been caught with saws, but I have with screwdrivers that had been...
  13. You are very unlikely to get the opportunity to...

    You are very unlikely to get the opportunity to check anything before you take delivery of a saw, it will be packaged in a warehouse. It's very rare to not have to shim table extensions so the...
  14. Thread: 2 part epoxy

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    The manufacturer certainly appears genuine,...

    The manufacturer certainly appears genuine, here's their website where the same stuff is much more expensive -...
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    I couldn't find these at a quick look and then...

    I couldn't find these at a quick look and then realised you're in N.Z. - the penny dropped. :D These 'Fuller' branded clamps are a 'home' brand of an established Taiwan manufactured clamp. I'd be...
  16. Thread: Huon pine slab

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    VICTORIA You're not being a bit optimistic on the price...

    You're not being a bit optimistic on the price there are you Ian? That's about $20,000 a cube. :o
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    QUEENSLAND A few nice box lids in that highly figured piece....

    A few nice box lids in that highly figured piece. :2tsup: Wish I saw them first. :C
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    I second that method. If you're able to put an...

    I second that method. If you're able to put an alignment mark on two adjacent surfaces so that you're able to accurately see the movement you're getting it helps a lot. It's still a PITA of a job...
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    Yes, Harry certainly knows a thing or two about...

    Yes, Harry certainly knows a thing or two about timber and turning. You couldn't count the number of people he's started off on their turning journey. Arguably the most valuable member of our local...
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    I guess you mean it's a Ryobi One+ drill? I have...

    I guess you mean it's a Ryobi One+ drill? I have no insights into whether it would be worth replacing the chuck, but I did wonder for a while what a 'Rubio one cordless chuck' is. :D
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    Anybody who loves motor sport must have seen...

    Anybody who loves motor sport must have seen this, but if you haven't - YouTube - they should never have been allowed to seal that stretch of road. :no:
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    There are none as brave (or is that stupid?) as...

    There are none as brave (or is that stupid?) as motorcycle racers, and certainly none as totally insane as those who race the Isle of Man. The skill and daring of motorcycle racers never ceases to...
  23. Thread: Dovetail kit

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    That type of jig has been around for decades,...

    That type of jig has been around for decades, there's any number of iterations available from about $69. They only cut half blind dovetails, not through joints and you're limited to one size and...
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    The 2.4 metres would be the height of the walls...

    The 2.4 metres would be the height of the walls not the height of the roof at the ridge.
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    Ian's suggestion of a '4 inch extra slim taper'...

    Ian's suggestion of a '4 inch extra slim taper' file is actually a link to Gasweld Tools, you just have to click on the red underlined text and it takes you to their site. As far as seeing the teeth...
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    This subject was recently discussed in this...

    This subject was recently discussed in this thread - Dovetail Saws As you would expect there was a range of views expressed. :D
  27. QUEENSLAND Deleted because I can't read. :D

    Deleted because I can't read. :D
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    Nice work Paul. :2tsup: The visual effect is...

    Nice work Paul. :2tsup: The visual effect is stunning, when you look from the centre of a panel to an edge you expect the edge to be saw toothed. :oo: From your description I assume they're all solid...
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    And they'd want to be. :oo:

    And they'd want to be. :oo:
  30. Just looking at the pic's again. Are you sure...

    Just looking at the pic's again. Are you sure it's the cutter block bearings that are the problem? The endcaps on the infeed and outfeed rollers look like they're only bush type bearings and I'd...
  31. Yeah, that's what it looked like to me and why I...

    Yeah, that's what it looked like to me and why I thought you would have to remove the bearings at both ends before you could maneuver the cutter head out by moving it towards one end to release the...
  32. If you don't have a manual there's a link to a...

    If you don't have a manual there's a link to a PDF version on this site - Jet Planers Owner's Manuals/Parts List - Mike's Tools

    It looks to me like the shaft and cutter block are a single item and...
  33. Thread: Dovetail Saws

    by aldav
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    You can certainly change that saw to rip cut....

    You can certainly change that saw to rip cut. Have a look at these two videos -
    YouTube
    YouTube

    In the first video he takes a new 'combination' handsaw with crosscut pattern and very quickly...
  34. Thread: kreg clamps

    by aldav
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    If the purchase is that recent, take it back....

    If the purchase is that recent, take it back. Assuming you can demonstrate that the clamp doesn't work I'd be surprised if there would be a problem.
  35. Thread: Dovetail Saws

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    Yeah, it's pretty hard when you don't have the...

    Yeah, it's pretty hard when you don't have the readies. Although you may get some feedback from an owner of a Lynx saw here I suspect you'd be better off posting on a UK based forum. I think Paul...
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    The reason he sells through Amazon is because he...

    The reason he sells through Amazon is because he has found it to be the easiest/cheapest way to access the American market. He also sells specialised router bits for guitar fret boards and neck...
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    Why not say 1/4" then, saves confusion. 6mm is...

    Why not say 1/4" then, saves confusion. 6mm is one of the most common size of endmills. I remember asking for some 1/4" UNC bolts at the local nut and bolt place once, I wanted them to use with some...
  38. Thread: Silver banksia

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    TASMANIA No pic's, only invalid attachments.

    No pic's, only invalid attachments.
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    I can't see an 8mm to 6mm collet adaptor on that...

    I can't see an 8mm to 6mm collet adaptor on that page. :? You can get one here though - High Precision Adapter collet shank CNC router tool Adapters holder 12.7mm change to 6.35mm/ 8 6.35/ 8 6/ 12...
  40. You have to be careful with furniture and floor...

    You have to be careful with furniture and floor polishes, a lot of them contain silicone, which is a big no-no for unfinished timber.
  41. Thread: New A3-31

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    The green eyed monster just appeared at my place....

    The green eyed monster just appeared at my place. :D I'm sure you'll be very happy with it.
  42. Thread: Guide Bushes

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    The forum is having hiccup's, I posted a reply...

    The forum is having hiccup's, I posted a reply and now it's disappeared. :?

    Part 492185 (the part you have) is a 30mm bushing with integrated adaptor plate, it's not designed to have other...
  43. Thread: Guide Bushes

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    The part you've linked to has a guide bush...

    The part you've linked to has a guide bush integrated into the adaptor plate. There's actually 7 different sizes to fit the OF1400 on that site. The adaptor plate on Amazon is to take standard Porter...
  44. Thread: Guide Bushes

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    Because Festool made it that way by not providing...

    Because Festool made it that way by not providing an adaptor with an industry standard size recess. You can rest assured that if they make a set of bushes to suit they would want an arm and a leg for...
  45. Thread: Guide Bushes

    by aldav
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    I think you'll find that the diameter of the...

    I think you'll find that the diameter of the recess in the router base to take the bushes is 1-3/16", not 30mm. The only place that I'm aware of that you can get a set of metric bushes is Axminster...
  46. Thread: Routing the feet

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    Have you got any pictures of the profile you're...

    Have you got any pictures of the profile you're trying to do? I guess you're using a table? Splitting generally happens at the end of the cut, although depending on the stock, how big a cut you're...
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    I agree with BobL, a hook up to a vac or DC would...

    I agree with BobL, a hook up to a vac or DC would be best. That being said the things you have suggested won't deliver sufficient surface area to prevent clogging of the filter medium in a very short...
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    One of these? - Beaver Extendable Lifting Beam...

    One of these? - Beaver Extendable Lifting Beam 2650mm x 3.1t - available in Melbourne - Where to Buy | Beaver Brands

    If it's a 'maker' you're after lots of engineering shops would be able to make...
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    The chisel fell to the floor, and it's not a...

    The chisel fell to the floor, and it's not a wooden floor is it. :~
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    These bits are not designed to be run in the...

    These bits are not designed to be run in the orientation shown in your example, they are run at 90 degrees to the cut shown in your example. It may be possible to use a bit to cut in the orientation...
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