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  1. Where I live, it enables me to run a saw from a...

    Where I live, it enables me to run a saw from a 13a household plug, with no fuses ever popping, so I don't need to call a sparkey over to wire 16a dedicated circuit in rented accommodation.
    Oh yea,...
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    I would but I don't know if many would be...

    I would but I don't know if many would be interested, a Veritas one was on the local donedeal site for a good while.
    I wouldnt like to draw attention to myself, and I don't do eBay.

    It might be...
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    It is unlikely that your ruler is flat. The...

    It is unlikely that your ruler is flat.

    The proper way to test it is with two parallel thicknessed beams that are near the full length of your bench
    This way you can pair them together to check...
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    What do you have the scraper plane for? I have a...

    What do you have the scraper plane for?
    I have a no.80 that I have no use for, and I don't know if there will be an application for it in the future.
    I can't think of any, I bought it for...
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    Thanks John for that John :) Tom

    Thanks John for that John :)

    Tom
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    An option if the machine might be in the mist is...

    An option if the machine might be in the mist is one of those Harvey/Deft machines with the TIN coating which is titanium nitride or something close.
    It's the gold you see on drill bits.
    They look...
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    Random thought about this Does thickness of a...

    Random thought about this
    Does thickness of a table or more importantly a workbench come into the equation.
    I was thinking of laminating my bench with hide but chose regular Titebond in the end....
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    Panhans make some quality machines and are still...

    Panhans make some quality machines and are still going strong.

    What is so loud about your MM20 Brian?
    My 24" ACM star running from a VFD is relatively quiet.
    I had a 20" single phase machine...
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    Rob Cosman demonstrates the sawstop in this...

    Rob Cosman demonstrates the sawstop in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSvoV_DWjAE
    (Not that I would condone Rob's behaviour on a tablesaw!)
    Electronics aside, the saw has these...
  10. Probably the cheapest option is to buy an NO...

    Probably the cheapest option is to buy an NO (normally open) green start button, and a red NC (normally closed) button for no more than three or four quid each on the bay.
    You would need to find...
  11. I would definitely mount it inside a metal...

    I would definitely mount it inside a metal cabinet, aint hard to knock one together from sheet metal from old appliances or what have you.
    Bob, or Robert Minchin AKA 9fingers, has wrote an extensive...
  12. Is that a problem with the centrifugal switch...

    Is that a problem with the centrifugal switch then?

    Tom
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    Never sharpened a curved scraper, but here's the...

    Never sharpened a curved scraper, but here's the best video I've seen on the matter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qY6oMaFAbk&t=12s

    Tom
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    A three phase saw might probably be the cheapest...

    A three phase saw might probably be the cheapest and definitely the best value, an 80 dollar VFD/inverter will run it from your household plug, you can make a mobile base for it to wheel outside....
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    I find I get a better edge after rolling the hook...

    I find I get a better edge after rolling the hook the second time round, I would use a non marred drill bit rather than a screwdriver if in a pinch.
    I also use a rectangular block to register the...
  16. Do you reckon he does finer work though, its that...

    Do you reckon he does finer work though, its that kind of style you would expect to see on that show.
    I've heard James Hamilton mention he does, obviously not talking about the Woodwrights shop, but...
  17. I manage to get by using the internet Tony,...

    I manage to get by using the internet Tony, learning from being poor and buying machines needing work or other components.
    Done some quite accurate work like reboring pulleys and such with no lathe....
  18. Don't know how much precision metalworking that...

    Don't know how much precision metalworking that calls for, but nothing would surprise me, what work might have been needed on a ship, might have been a skilled gunsmith also.
    I will say that I think...
  19. What would you call practical experience...

    What would you call practical experience Marinus...
    Does refined planes in both wood and metal not count?
    Been doing that for a while, made his kitchen from some cherry, and a guitar or two...
  20. Might do some day, been thinkin bout making...

    Might do some day, been thinkin bout making youtube videos.
    It's very difficult to make videos incognito, i.e not showing your face, nor your shed off to the world.
    No fifth amendment where I'm at,...
  21. About the worst person on youtube in regards to...

    About the worst person on youtube in regards to planing IMO
    Planes timber unsupported and states its spot on, no surprise he won;t show you, advises folks to throw out the accuracy of their planes...
  22. I must have a read of that later. I have been...

    I must have a read of that later.
    I have been able to get thinner consistent shavings with the close set cap iron, so would argue that a plane what's truly flat will have a more noticable effect in...
  23. If lapping a plane, stay away from the edges so...

    If lapping a plane, stay away from the edges so the marker ink remains.
    If you don't, and lap on a dead flat plate with taut sandpaper, it will create a convex surface.
    This will happen no matter...
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    Can you come round and help me find my wee...

    Can you come round and help me find my wee shavings brush? :confused:

    Tom
  25. Thanks guys. I will go looking for some suitable...

    Thanks guys.
    I will go looking for some suitable polycarbonate so, as the stuff I have is brittle(ish).
    I remember seeing perspex in school, would that be suitable alternative to polycarbonate for...
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