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    Youíre not kidding about thumbs getting hot! I...

    Youíre not kidding about thumbs getting hot! I will definitely keep a card holder in mind if I need to scrape a large piece.

    This particular tear out was odd. I have learned to control tear out...
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    The joy of discovering card scrapers

    I've read about card scrapers and have appreciated their utility, but for whatever reason they occupied the little pigeon hole in my head reserved for advanced techniques to get to one day.

    Well,...
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    Hi Adam, Let me have a crack at trying to...

    Hi Adam,

    Let me have a crack at trying to explain what Rob was referring to.

    Consider thre following setup, with a fixed dog in the bench and a travelling dog in the end vise. Well it is a...
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    You should be really happy with those dovetails! ...

    You should be really happy with those dovetails! I have found that when examining a piece where I've used dovetails after several weeks, they look a lot better. I put it down to forgetting where...
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    Yes. I think the Empire is great value. But...

    Yes. I think the Empire is great value. But like everything else, it has its limitations. Had I not started doing more hand tool work where layout became so critical, perhaps it would have been...
  6. I'd be interested in this too. I use a #5 for...

    I'd be interested in this too. I use a #5 for shooting, and find that when doing lots of trimming, my hand ends up very near the front of the plane such that the lower edge of my hand (hypothenar...
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    Musings on combination squares and quality

    I thought I'd put down some thoughts that have been rattling around in my head about my experience with combination squares.

    I had never seen a combination square before we built our house. One of...
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    Neil, just thread a zip tie around the switch to...

    Neil, just thread a zip tie around the switch to hold it on. Easily reversible and works like a charm on the installations I've needed to do it on.
  9. Thread: Which SawStop

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    Thanks Rich, that explains it well.

    Thanks Rich, that explains it well.
  10. Thread: Which SawStop

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    Which SawStop

    The blade will only drop if contact is made whilst the saw is running.

    Can you explain why you need to measure between the fence and blade with every rip operation? I thought the normal procedure...
  11. Thread: Which SawStop

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    Which SawStop

    Hi Vovo,

    I have the 36Ē SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw, and it is wonderfull. I upgraded from a borrowed Jet unit a couple of years ago. There have have only been a couple of times the longer...
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    A quote that I saved a while ago: ...

    A quote that I saved a while ago:

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    This has got to be the best use for a hand made...

    This has got to be the best use for a hand made box presented on these forums in a long while. We often marvel at the picturesque sea side paddocks which Tasmanian sheep get to enjoy. I think your...
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    Yep. In our family of five I'm the only one who...

    Yep. In our family of five I'm the only one who eats it (and even so, far prefer Bovril). People like to wax lyrical over national love for a spread that contrary to popular myth, is not loved by...
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    My brother too has an old Jet table saw, and like...

    My brother too has an old Jet table saw, and like yours it also doesn't have a riving knife. I made a couple of ZCIs for him last year. I used 18mm MDF. The process was along the lines of:
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    If you're just starting out, the single best...

    If you're just starting out, the single best advice I can offer is to get the "Australian Bee Keeping Manual". It is very comprehensive, easy to read and being for Australian conditions, is...
  17. Thread: Shelf strength

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    You can check out the sagulator at The Sagulator...

    You can check out the sagulator at The Sagulator – WoodBin for some guidance.
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    That is a beautiful piece of furniture Derek. ...

    That is a beautiful piece of furniture Derek.

    I was out with my wife at a local sort-of cafe, which also sells furniture made by local woodworkers (is there a gender neutral term for...
  19. Sliding door cavities in standard walls are are...

    Sliding door cavities in standard walls are are terrible in providing sound insulation between rooms, often acting as a resonator.

    Additionally, they are terrible in cold climates. Not only do...
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    Thanks Derek, I found the articles and have...

    Thanks Derek,

    I found the articles and have sent a message to AWR asking about the possibility of purchasing a copy.
  21. That was a great read Gezdog! I had to look up...

    That was a great read Gezdog! I had to look up "exsanguination", and will try to find a way to use it this afternoon when we sit down as a family for afternoon tea.

    As a fellow guitar player, I...
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    Derek, I'm interested in the little ramps you've...

    Derek, I'm interested in the little ramps you've placed on the top rear of each drawer side. Won't this allow the drawer to tip more when opened? Or does it not matter that much with the expected...
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    Thanks all. One of the aspects of Mike...

    Thanks all. One of the aspects of Mike Pekovichís aesthetic that really appeals to me is that he tends to mostly use a single timber throughout the piece, and rely on design aspects such as exposed...
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    A set of drawers for keys and sunglasses

    We have a cupboard in our kitchen which houses the bread maker. Over time it has also become the repository of keys and sunglasses. Like most ad-hoc storage areas though it gets a little messy, but...
  25. I have tried blue tape in the past, but found...

    I have tried blue tape in the past, but found that it sticks so well, I have to be very careful removing it least it pull the wound back open.
  26. Thread: Walking Cane

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    I love the Norse warrior. It came out very...

    I love the Norse warrior. It came out very well. Also great job on shaping the cane.
  27. Thank-you all for your thoughtful responses. I...

    Thank-you all for your thoughtful responses. I was actually surprised by how many of you do successfully use superglue. Am I correct in assuming that you are using stock stuff from the hardware,...
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    Well it is now a moot point as it appears to have...

    Well it is now a moot point as it appears to have been sold in the past 24 hours.

    I tried bargaining, but despite it having been listed since last November he wasnít prepared to negotiate at all. ...
  29. Plugging leaks (or how to stop blood going everywhere)

    Settle in folks, there is a back story which will take a while to tell.

    When I was in my early twenties, I was crazy about windsurfing. We used to live minutes from the beach, so I would...
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    2HP dust extractor - Hobart

    There's a seller in Hobart advertising a lathe and 2HP extractor. I would like to buy the lathe but he's unwilling to separate, and I already have a DE.

    I can pay $500 for the lathe, if someone...
  31. I have a Makita LS1214, which I think a great...

    I have a Makita LS1214, which I think a great SCMS. There is however a degree of play in the sliding arms and it's simply not super rigid when extended or tilted. This isn't a criticism of the saw,...
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    Whilst I canít answer your question directly, I...

    Whilst I canít answer your question directly, I coated my Tasmanian oak bench with a 50/50 mix of BLO/turps. It took over a month for it to no longer leave a film on my hands despite regular wiping...
  33. Thread: Hi Iím New

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    Welcome Sally. Oh, and thank-you for all the...

    Welcome Sally. Oh, and thank-you for all the work you did in assisting with the great nationwide saw distribution.
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    That's very clever. I had to read it a couple of...

    That's very clever. I had to read it a couple of times to understand what you were saying. It's one of those things that are so obvious... once someone points it out. So thanks!
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    Don't be too hard on yourself Matt, there are...

    Don't be too hard on yourself Matt, there are plenty of other mavericks about who will no doubt share your enthusiasm... if you reciprocate theirs. I'm sure this lady could do with a fellow...
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    Matt, Far be it for me to quash your idea,...

    Matt,

    Far be it for me to quash your idea, however..., I would require serious visual aids to file to a side profile. Perhaps something like this would be in order. But then my wife and kids...
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    I hadnít seen that one before, but it did remind...

    I hadnít seen that one before, but it did remind me of this one, which is notable for his efficiency of output of a hand made item.

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    Thanks Bob. I did actually know the answer, as...

    Thanks Bob. I did actually know the answer, as that's exactly what I did, but when I did it, it took me ages searching the forums to find your instructions, hence my suggestion it go in the guide. ...
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    Great idea Bob. It would also be useful to show...

    Great idea Bob. It would also be useful to show how to connect a manometer to the ducting.
  40. That was indeed a very clever and elegant...

    That was indeed a very clever and elegant solution, and has me thinking. I've got a long bench with a range of smaller tools (drill press, router, belt sander, SCMS), and the most space efficient...
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    Another way to look at it is that your...

    Another way to look at it is that your woodworking is a hobby. If you're feeling wiped out and exhausted at the moment, sit in your shed drinking your coffee and listening to music, or whatever...
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    Rob, thank-you so much for your treasure trove of...

    Rob, thank-you so much for your treasure trove of an answer. I have several followup questions already after a cursory read, but will digest it fully, and try and do some further reading before...
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    Considerations in drawer "separators"

    I'm trying to understand the design considerations of different types of drawer separators, for lack of a better term, beyond pure aesthetics. To narrow the discussion, I'm only referring to wooden...
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    That looks really attractive Matt. Before I...

    That looks really attractive Matt. Before I realised that there is more to come I was a little confused as to what it was, and ended up concluding that it was either a serving tray or really fancy...
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    GORE WARNING When we built our house, the first day that the...

    When we built our house, the first day that the carpenter was on site he showed me how to use the framing nail gun. He cautioned that once a nail enters the wood it can be deflected in any direction...
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    I only did two sets of half blinds. I've found...

    I only did two sets of half blinds. I've found though that a lot of joinery isn't that hard to get a passable result as long as you combine good instruction, attention to detail and an attitude of...
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    Fantastic! The end caps on the bench add a...

    Fantastic! The end caps on the bench add a lovely bit of interest, and like you, I think wedges add a nice element to pieces.
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    A tale of a boy and his drawers

    Once upon a time there was a boy was married to a girl who developed an enjoyment of woodwork. She made many things and bought many tools. One year the boy was given a Bunnings voucher as a Christmas...
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    They look very nicely done. I expect the through...

    They look very nicely done. I expect the through tenons and their wedges will really shine when a finish is applied. I look forward to seeing more photos.
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    Oh, something I forgot to mention in my last...

    Oh, something I forgot to mention in my last reply Dino. When clamping, put on half your clamps, then stand it up, and add the second half on the other side. This way you're applying pressure from...
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