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  1. I have a parallel device but it doesn't see much...

    I have a parallel device but it doesn't see much use except for occasional wide rips. It takes a minute to clamp on the carriage and then it is another thing to maneuver around. It would be more...
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    I had a speed control from MLCS and had the same...

    I had a speed control from MLCS and had the same result as Richard Coers - major power loss at low rpms - not what you want for slab flattening. Maybe there are better ones available. I would suggest...
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    That looks great, Johnny. Congratulations.

    That looks great, Johnny. Congratulations.
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    MCM? 1900? Luxury leather bags? Nice cabinet!

    MCM? 1900? Luxury leather bags?
    Nice cabinet!
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    Leave a pocket in the left end of the desktop for...

    Leave a pocket in the left end of the desktop for a recessed cleat screwed to the wall.
  6. Suck it up. Heh. Sanding on the lathe I...

    Suck it up. Heh.

    Sanding on the lathe I position the central dust flex duct pickup as close as possible to the action. I haven't seen any sanders small enough to fit inside a bowl that have an...
  7. The thread title had me concerned about those...

    The thread title had me concerned about those cold, prying eyes.
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    Excelsior!

    Excelsior!
  9. Stay away from narrow drawers (

    Stay away from narrow drawers (<8"). To avoid spelching on a box with sides that overlap the front start with the drawer front flat on the infeed table and run the high corner in until the cut is...
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    Oh, that makes more sense. Your answer to my...

    Oh, that makes more sense. Your answer to my question about planing difficult woods on a previous thread led me to tune up my smoothing plane and set the chipbreaker quite close to the edge. What a...
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    I bought several hundred of these wooden ones...

    I bought several hundred of these wooden ones from a sawmill operator with a surplus https://www.breezedried.com/. They weren't cheap, I may have paid $.75 or $1 apiece for 4'ers. You could mill a...
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    Warren, are the blades in your trying and jack...

    Warren, are the blades in your trying and jack planes set bevel up? Is the 32* bed on your Bailey plane a typo? I don't understand how such a low bedding angle on a bevel down plane can provide a...
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    I have a couple of Gast pumps, 522s I believe,...

    I have a couple of Gast pumps, 522s I believe, and they both have external felt filters that look like these internal ones...
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    A somewhat more sensitive gauge can be made with...

    A somewhat more sensitive gauge can be made with a button tipped dial indicator held in a wood block that straddles the knife pocket. Here's an excellent primer on adjusting traditional planers with...
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    Ask the manufacturer/ see if you can find a...

    Ask the manufacturer/ see if you can find a manual online. If the knives are in the head now and the machine feeds ok it is probably safe to copy the existing knife projection. If they are too far...
  16. Shims work up to the point that the slides start...

    Shims work up to the point that the slides start to bind due to the opening becoming too small. Side mount slides usually call for a gap of -0"/+ 1/32" per side. You can taper the front of the drawer...
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    First "real" snow here in VT - 10" of powder here...

    First "real" snow here in VT - 10" of powder here in the valley, 18" reported at Mad River Glen. Headed back down below zero tonight. I feel bad for folks in the south who aren't set up for snow and...
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    I didn't. I have a setup from...

    I didn't. I have a setup from http://www.wnysupply.com/index.html, basically a static convertor to get the "generator" motor spinning. I did check the third leg voltage when I set it up but have...
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    What mistakes have been made that I can learn...

    What mistakes have been made that I can learn from the experiences of others before I do them again? What mistakes am I doomed to make on my own regardless of your various remonstrations?


    I'll...
  20. I used red Loctite once by mistake and was able...

    I used red Loctite once by mistake and was able to weaken the bond with heat. The same goes for most epoxies.
  21. There's this...

    There's this https://www.autogeek.net/griots-orbital-polisher.html# and this...
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    I've had a Mitutoyo analog model for about 40...

    I've had a Mitutoyo analog model for about 40 years, it still works fine. .001" grads, the dial rotates to set zero. Sorry, don't have a model #. A button tip is more useful for knife setting than a...
  23. From an old thread on customer service...

    From an old thread on customer service https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?235588-What-is-your-experience-with-quot-euro-machine-quot-customer-service...
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    There are hundreds of resin formulations that can...

    There are hundreds of resin formulations that can be used for this application including polyester, epoxy and polyurethane. For small quantities you are probably best off going to a craft store and...
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    That's about 400 inches/minute, plenty fast for a...

    That's about 400 inches/minute, plenty fast for a machine like that.
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