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    Returning to your plight, Lance - I received an...

    Returning to your plight, Lance - I received an email from Pop Wood magazine this morning which may answer your query ... a caddy for dovetailing tools ...
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  2. WEST AUST DustRouter Fence Collector (Milescraft)

    Milescraft DustRouter Fence CollectorI purchased this rig for my router table, and then went another route, which is why it is available. You can purchase one at Timbecon, if they are in stock, for...
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    Lance, that is a good result ... and a really...

    Lance, that is a good result ... and a really nice, warm work space. I love the light you get through the window, and the atmosphere it creates.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek (deeper in a cavern)
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    Andrew, if you wish to debate this ... :) ...

    Andrew, if you wish to debate this ... :)

    Walking 10 feet to retrieve or store a tool is not counter productive to work flow. That is simply a fact of life in the work shop. One has to keep tools...
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    Andrew, I have enough experience to to be able to...

    Andrew, I have enough experience to to be able to critique Sellers and debate techniques with him. This method makes no sense at all to me as it is counter-productive of work flow. Even you begin to...
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    I think the Paul Sellers solution is short...

    I think the Paul Sellers solution is short sighted - what happens when you need to clamp a board to the side of the bench? Obviously, you have to move all the saws. So back to zero.

    When I am...
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    Sticky: For those interested in adding a router table to...

    For those interested in adding a router table to a table saw, as well as building a top notch fence, lift, and dust collection system, I have been putting this together here ...
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  8. Plunge routers in a table have to fight their...

    Plunge routers in a table have to fight their springs. I considered removing both springs, tried this, however it felt too loose - the router has to rely on its weight and gravity to open. One spring...
  9. Two more tasks completed with the "new" router...

    Two more tasks completed with the "new" router table ...

    Firstly, the below-table dust collection system was completed. This adds to the dust collection in the fence.

    The Elu 177e router, which...
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    READ ME! My thanks as well, Ian. I know how much work this...

    My thanks as well, Ian. I know how much work this has been for you, and over and above this, in my case, you have gone the extra mile.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    As ever, sharpening as a topic brings out more...

    As ever, sharpening as a topic brings out more methods and preferences than there are sticks to throw.

    With regard sharpening set ups, none are perfect for most others. Some are good guidelines...
  12. I have had the A3-31 some 5 years. In that time I...

    I have had the A3-31 some 5 years. In that time I have turned the blades once, this being about 18 months ago. Note that I work with only hardwoods, some of which are quite abrasive. One and a half...
  13. Rev, it is a Hammer K3 slider, and came like this...

    Rev, it is a Hammer K3 slider, and came like this ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/vTR4Hgct/router-space1.jpg

    I have just rebuilt (update on the earlier photos) the outfeed to look like this ...
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    We will have to agree to disagree, J1T. I use...

    We will have to agree to disagree, J1T. I use waterstones and freehand on them to 13000 grit. Different strokes and all that thing :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  15. That is my reasoning as well :) Regards from...

    That is my reasoning as well :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    It is important to note that the need expressed...

    It is important to note that the need expressed by the OP is to sharpen lathe chisels. The Tormek may be more than a grinder in this situation. For small lathe gouges it may be ideal.

    If you are...
  17. Hi rev I have been using the Elu 117e (same as...

    Hi rev

    I have been using the Elu 117e (same as your DW 625) with springs, but plan to remove them this weekend - great minds, and all that. However I shall experiment ...

    With the springs there...
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    Peter, that is "correct". Take it with a pinch of...

    Peter, that is "correct". Take it with a pinch of salt.

    What I mean is that 220 grit grinds a blade, but 1000 grit does not do a whole lot more than this. When I use waterstones to sharpen a...
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    I need to qualify my earlier post and add that my...

    I need to qualify my earlier post and add that my choice if grit is for a hand plane blades and bench chisels, not lathe chisels. Tonyís selection is a better selection for the latter. My turning is...
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    Hi Peter I recently sold my Tormek. It had...

    Hi Peter

    I recently sold my Tormek. It had been unused for about 5 years. The Tormek is not a sharpening system; it is a 220 grit grinder. As a grinder it is bloody slow. Definitely a method for...
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    Beautiful looking saw. It looks well-filed. I do...

    Beautiful looking saw. It looks well-filed. I do not care about the slightly-"wonky" stamp ... it is a stamp and hand applied, after all. The choice of wood, and its shaping are exceptional. The...
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    :2tsup: Exactly what I would have suggested. ...

    :2tsup: Exactly what I would have suggested.

    Just make sure that the other end is hard. It is likely to be soft and needing to be heat-treated.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The issue with a piece under the fence is that if...

    The issue with a piece under the fence is that if it does not end up perfectly flush with the face, it will create a problem. A little either way will seriously affect the accuracy of ripping.
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    It is an issue as ripping pieces

    It is an issue as ripping pieces <5mm in thickness will be a problem.

    If you cannot drop the height, I would add a face to the fence. The ideal would have a coating of melamine for slipperiness....
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    I stand corrected on availability, but I do...

    I stand corrected on availability, but I do recall you giving me a chunk of wood. Perhaps it was something else?

    Now I shall look out for more Bull Oak. It is glorious! :)

    Regards from Perth
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  26. Dan, you are making good progress. A moving...

    Dan, you are making good progress. A moving filester (rebate plane) is tricky. There are a number of parts that need to all be working together: the nicker must be a smidgeon (actually, an ďultraĒ...
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    Ian, you were probably sloshed at the time ......

    Ian, you were probably sloshed at the time ... that was from your last visit! It's been that many years!

    And the knife I made probably came from the chuck. As far as I am aware, RockOak is not...
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    FREE: WA Daniel, and everyone ... The router table has...

    Daniel, and everyone ...

    The router table has already been claimed.

    Kind regards

    Derek
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    Ian, some years ago you gave me a chunk of what I...

    Ian, some years ago you gave me a chunk of what I think was Rock Oak. A section of which went to make this ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/6qP1WMP2/T1a.jpg

    Is that the correct identification?
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    MA, I did not mention the carverís mallet as I...

    MA, I did not mention the carverís mallet as I did not make it. It is by Blue Spruce. The handle is African Blackwood and the head is resin-infused Fiddleback Maple. It is well-used and still looks...
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    I agree with Ian. Actually, "figured wood" is not...

    I agree with Ian. Actually, "figured wood" is not how I would describe it; I would point to interlocked, short-grain timbers. Jarrah and She-oak are examples of this. The problem here is the short...
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    Ian, epoxy on its own is not enough. The nails...

    Ian, epoxy on its own is not enough. The nails are the main holding power. There is special glue that can be used, but I do not have any.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Ian, I use a combination of epoxy and nails. The...

    Ian, I use a combination of epoxy and nails. The nails are, understandably, driven below the surface out of harm's way.

    The mallets have been in constant use for some years now this way. All...
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    Ian, actually I agree with you. Further, if I had...

    Ian, actually I agree with you. Further, if I had designed the damn thing, the column would have been a square section and not round. That would enable it to retain the settings when the height is...
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    I have Colt forstners, which is excellent. On a...

    I have Colt forstners, which is excellent. On a different tack, have you considered a hole saw? I purchased a Lenox bimetal set from Bunnings on the weekend, and they are terrific. May be a lot...
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    "The drill press is to drill a hole, very basic...

    "The drill press is to drill a hole, very basic ..."

    Yeah, right! :U

    Seriously, I use the drill press for so many tasks. It is one of the more important machines in my workshop. I have no...
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    Thanks Lyndon. The head is Jarrah, and the handle...

    Thanks Lyndon. The head is Jarrah, and the handle is Fiddleback Marri. For extra mass - and to keep the head smaller at the same time (for the mass) - it was inlayed with brass ...
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    Nice buy! I would not get fussed about the...

    Nice buy!

    I would not get fussed about the offset hole. You will cover it with a drill press table. I offset the plate, which is round for multiple turns and fresh surfaces ...
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    Mallets are such a personal thing. There are...

    Mallets are such a personal thing.

    There are three main factors that influence my choice in mallet design: the first is the shape - a flat over a round face. I have made round, carverís mallets in...
  40. New router table and router table fence

    Here's the router table and router table fence I have been building. There is a little more work to do on the micro-adjuster, which is coming from AliExpress, as well as the dust extractor for the (2...
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    Buggah that, Doug, where's the plonk? I'm...

    Buggah that, Doug, where's the plonk? I'm exhausted just thinking about it all! :U

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Just to let all know that all the judges are open...

    Just to let all know that all the judges are open to bribes ... ugh ... gifts ... a bottle or two or three of red helps keep the mind open when faced with complex plane designs. :)

    Looking forward...
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    As Rob writes, draw it up. Don't wing it. I...

    As Rob writes, draw it up. Don't wing it.

    I make full scale drawings on 6mm MDF. These can then be used as templates.

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/HarlequinTable_html_509c2333.jpg

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    Yiu may want to try epoxying and nailing on UHMW...

    Yiu may want to try epoxying and nailing on UHMW faces. This provides a great balance between hardness and cushioning. There is no lack of feedback, an insignificant reduction of energy, and no...
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    FREE: WA Router table fence (collect only)

    I have been building a new router table and fence, so the old one is available to a deserving home. It does need to be picked up as I need the space. And, no, I shall not put it aside for you to...
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    I have one of those for a router table. It is...

    I have one of those for a router table. It is good.

    For my table saw I made my own ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/4yWxF8dT/K3-4.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/XJcJ9N6q/K3-6.jpg
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    The Peltors are excellent ... and they are cheap...

    The Peltors are excellent ... and they are cheap enough not to go looking for cheaper imitations! Get the Peltors.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  48. Hi CT Mine is dated 1896. It comes with the...

    Hi CT

    Mine is dated 1896. It comes with the #52 shoot board ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/SNwTnGZM/LN51-Shooting-Plane-html-m5f97a9bc.png

    I restored this - including redoing the japanning - in...
  49. Biggus, the wagon on the Woodfast looks to be...

    Biggus, the wagon on the Woodfast looks to be more of a crosscut design as opposed to one that rips. It is the ripping action on the slider wagon that adds safety.

    SS vs Sherwood? I would want to...
  50. Brett, back in the early 80s, when I was...

    Brett, back in the early 80s, when I was interested enough to spend largish sums on hifi - soon to be replaced and sustained by spending on wood - cabling for speakers, turntables, and even moving...
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