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    As with Jim and Andy, in addition to multiple...

    As with Jim and Andy, in addition to multiple wall sockets (I planned for this when we built the house), I have ceiling sockets.

    https://i.postimg.cc/8C3MSQd3/Overhead-power.jpg

    Regards from...
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    Tim, there are two factors here. Firstly, the...

    Tim, there are two factors here. Firstly, the Wood Owl are new and the RJ likely have dull cutting edges. You may need to sharpening these. There are m any videos on Youtube that will show you the...
  3. Thread: Dovetails

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    Michael, no doubt that you will get plenty of...

    Michael, no doubt that you will get plenty of advice from others, and all good. Please try following the pictorial of mine below, and report back your experiences.
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    Hi Tim The router plane is a very useful and...

    Hi Tim

    The router plane is a very useful and much used tool in my workshop. It gets used for tuning/sizing tenon cheeks, hinge mortices, through and stopped dados, and through and stopped sliding...
  5. Mike, it looks amazing, and your workmanship...

    Mike, it looks amazing, and your workmanship keeps getting better, if that is possible.

    Handles?

    Engagement gift? I guess it depends on the girl.

    Wood show entry? Definitely!

    Regards...
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    Alan, that makes sense but, while the air cleaner...

    Alan, that makes sense but, while the air cleaner is not noisy, it is noisier than I can stand. I am very conscious if it when I use hand tools, which I do much of the time.

    Regards from Perth
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  7. Have Festool rewire it while it is with them. I...

    Have Festool rewire it while it is with them. I am sure their repair department is good for that. Use a little extra guilt if they balk at the job.

    This is a simple job, and they may not even...
  8. I had the control board go on a Fein about 7 or 8...

    I had the control board go on a Fein about 7 or 8 years ago ( my fault). The cost of a replacement control board was too high. I had the technician wire it off the control board, meaning that it now...
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    Stew, there is no difference between the 750 and...

    Stew, there is no difference between the 750 and the Made in USA chisels. I think at some point the labeling changed, but the steels and the manufacturing remained.

    I have a mixed set I put...
  10. Gabriel, the sides are all held with half-laps....

    Gabriel, the sides are all held with half-laps. This is a very strong joint as it has a large glue area.

    It is easy to achieve a high level of accuracy with the side flip method for checking...
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    Skillfully shaped, Ron. :) Would you like to...

    Skillfully shaped, Ron. :)

    Would you like to explain the different hang angles?

    Also, the apparent grain direction of the lower most saw handle is interesting. Comment?

    Regards from Perth
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  12. Jamie, the answer is yes. You may be mixing up...

    Jamie, the answer is yes. You may be mixing up straight blades with the inserts ...

    "Each tungsten carbide cutter (in the Silent-Power® cutterblock) has four cutting edges. "
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  13. If you want to go BIG, then you can make your own...

    If you want to go BIG, then you can make your own ...
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    The easiest solution (not necessarily...

    The easiest solution (not necessarily cost-effective) is to use a 3/4" twist bit in a cordless drill to drill out the existing holes. All the hard work has been done by the auger bit, and now you...
  15. Tony, I have had the A3-31 for several years now....

    Tony, I have had the A3-31 for several years now. It was ordered with the spiral “Silent” head and digital gauge. Remember, all Hammer/Felder machines are a kit insofar as you need to specify the...
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    Hi Chris I have two solutions for you, one...

    Hi Chris

    I have two solutions for you, one shop made and the other from Tormek.

    Shop made ... make an L-shaped platform. The L is to hook over the bar. Mortice the platform to french fit the...
  17. Nice lovetails Jim! :) Erich, the chisels you...

    Nice lovetails Jim! :)

    Erich, the chisels you use most in dovetails will reflect the size you make. Keep in mind that the joint is made of tails and pins. Some make the tails wide and some make...
  18. 5 degrees and then 10 degrees is what I wrote....

    5 degrees and then 10 degrees is what I wrote. One can judge this by eye after a while. The photo is just a demo and angles are distorted by the lens. Don’t get hung up on this. Draw a couple of...
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    Iain, as I recall, the 10" 10 grain is a cabinet...

    Iain, as I recall, the 10" 10 grain is a cabinet rasp and the others are modeller's rasps (it was a long time ago).

    Here is a picture ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/PfvjfNt7/rasps.jpg

    Regards...
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    I have made plenty of saw and plane handles over...

    I have made plenty of saw and plane handles over the years. I have also shaped curved furniture and chairs. I use Auriou rasps, all straight. They are well-made, and have lasted very well. I think...
  21. The important step to developing a STRONG hook is...

    The important step to developing a STRONG hook is to avoid bending it too far and too fast.

    1. Draw the steel out to produce metal to turn.

    2. Now turn the hook in two moves: the first at 5...
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    Thomas, ideally you want to try the saws out to...

    Thomas, ideally you want to try the saws out to decide if they are comfortable in the hand and cut the way you like.

    The teeth of the Veritas are distinctive for having a 14 degree rake. This...
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    Mike, there are indeed sharks around Sydney....

    Mike, there are indeed sharks around Sydney. Lots. I used to hear the theme song to Jaws whenever I was windsurfing. It taught you not to fall into the water too often! :)

    Regards from Perth
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    David, there should be a “like” button. Thanks. ...

    David, there should be a “like” button. Thanks.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  25. Andrew, I do not have the LV detail chisels....

    Andrew, I do not have the LV detail chisels. Never even seen them in the flesh.

    I think I need to exit this thread since I am not making any impact on the newbie who asked the question originally....
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