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    Patrick Walsh

    Vintage Martin T75 restoration

    Thread Starter: Patrick Walsh

    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

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    Matt Lau

    What planes do you regret buying?

    Thread Starter: Matt Lau

    With the Lee Valley Cyber Monday sale coming, I can feel my willpower weakening. I'm leery of buying stuff that I don't need. What tools have you regretted buying? Please talk me out of buying more planes.

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    John K Jordan

    Hawk and chicken

    Thread Starter: John K Jordan

    One of my favorite chickens was attacked by a red-tailed hawk today. I heard the commotion and ran up the hill and chased the hawk away. At first examination it looked like one eye was missing but I think it's OK under an abraded eyelid. There were two places on the chest where skin was...

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    Michael Ray

    HF DC Retrofit OR Mini Gorilla?

    Thread Starter: Michael Ray

    Hi all, I'm looking for advice on DC. I'll cut right to the chase - I'm between retrofitting a HF single stage DC unit OR spending quite a bit more on Oneida's Mini Gorilla. The HF retrofit would cost $539 (it would include adding Oneida's 5" SDD ($169) with 17 gallon steel drum ($101) and...

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    Bob Jones 5443

    Considering a router lift

    Thread Starter: Bob Jones 5443

    I have a Porter Cable 690 in my router table now. I like it: it's variable speed, which seems hard to find with the 690 these days. It's on a 9" x 12" Rousseau phenolic plate, and I can make do with it have for a decade. There are times, however, when it's a royal pain to back off a precise...

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    Tom Bender

    Handplane vs Lunchbox

    Thread Starter: Tom Bender

    A hand plane makes a better surface than a planer because it makes one long straight cut vs many short curved cuts. But a planer impacts the wood. Does blade speed also make a difference? This may sound like a power tool question but I've brought it to the Neandercult because here we think a...

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