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  1. When I bought my router in 2016 I went to the...

    When I bought my router in 2016 I went to the Aspire camp. Brady was one of the best presenters there, and was clearly expert on translating 3D objects into machinable models. He explained several...
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    It appears to be the old Excalibur system. I used...

    It appears to be the old Excalibur system. I used one for about ten years. It's ok, big enough to handle sheet goods and easy to remove and replace the fence, not high precision but good enough. I...
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    Steam and fill. If you can't tolerate filler, use...

    Steam and fill. If you can't tolerate filler, use temporary clamping ears fastened with hot melt or paper joints.
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    Unibond 800 is a urea formaldhyde adhesive. ...

    Unibond 800 is a urea formaldhyde adhesive.

    Powdered plastic resin (ppr, uf) glue is available from various suppliers like Veneer Systems and Veneer Supplies.
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    Unibond 800 was reformulated about 10 years ago....

    Unibond 800 was reformulated about 10 years ago. There have been some problems reported with chemical staining (blotches) of light colored veneer due to incomplete mixing of the acid catalyst...
  6. You get what you pay for (usually). There's a...

    You get what you pay for (usually). There's a Martin T71 listed in the classifieds here for $6k - it's in CT so not exactly convenient but saws like that do come up and in my opinion are a better bet...
  7. You want to apply pressure square to the joint...

    You want to apply pressure square to the joint surface. Easiest way is with Collins clamps or similar miter clamps https://collinstool.com/tools/miter-clamps/ but they leave marks. Otherwise...
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    Looks like a solid machine but as Rob said useful...

    Looks like a solid machine but as Rob said useful mainly for doweling. If I were using dowels much I would look for a double spindle machine. Newtons come up for under $1k every so often. A far more...
  9. Yes, there are a variety of approaches to using...

    Yes, there are a variety of approaches to using this versatile machine. Most of the cabinetmakers I have worked with would use the rip fence pushed forward in conjunction with the slider and push the...
  10. So how do you manage some of the situations I...

    So how do you manage some of the situations I referred to above - long rips, odd tapers, holding down bowed material - without a rip fence or clamps?
  11. I use a clamp maybe 5% of the time. Clamping the...

    I use a clamp maybe 5% of the time. Clamping the front edge of a sheet and holding it down at the back by hand helps to ensure contact with the scoring blade when used. I use a ripping shoe, but it's...
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    What kind of sander are you looking for? I...

    What kind of sander are you looking for? I recently got a Milwaukee M12 rotary sander/polisher which is a nice light high speed unit for turning applications, but for finishing flat work I would...
  13. I've never cut into a sliding table, but every...

    I've never cut into a sliding table, but every one I've used had some divots in the edge. My neighbor has one that occurred as a result of the blade getting pinched while crosscutting reaction wood,...
  14. If you have to take much off you might want to...

    If you have to take much off you might want to build back with JB weld or similar before trimming to the original line. Your plan should work but has the potential for varying from a straight line. I...
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    That's a nice saw. I have worked with two of that...

    That's a nice saw. I have worked with two of that vintage, the last pre-electronic models. My neighbor still runs one he bought new in 1985, it still operates flawlessly.
  16. Atlantic Machinery used to sell Paoloni machines....

    Atlantic Machinery used to sell Paoloni machines. They may be able to source a manual/parts diagram for you. https://atlanticmach.com/replacements.php
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    When I blasted with walnut shells I reused the...

    When I blasted with walnut shells I reused the media but I found I had to sift it to prevent clogging the tip with bark schmutz -very tedious. You may have different results. The shells were not...
  18. Heat gun. Don't burn your fingers. A crimper...

    Heat gun. Don't burn your fingers.

    A crimper can be handy as well.
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    You'll have a slow time of it removing tight bark...

    You'll have a slow time of it removing tight bark from those surfaces with walnut shell. As well, you will need to protect any adjacent surfaces. One carver told me he uses glass beads on burl edges...
  20. That's a horse of a different color. In that case...

    That's a horse of a different color. In that case you would have to use an inboard fence as you show with a packing piece tacked to the outfeed to keep the piece upright after the cut, or a tall...
  21. Cabinet Door Part Shaper Set Up Detail - YouTube...

    Cabinet Door Part Shaper Set Up Detail - YouTube 6:13

    Can you describe or show a picture of what is preventing you from setting up your power feed in this situation? The setup is essentially the...
  22. Why is it not possible to straddle the...

    Why is it not possible to straddle the cutterhead?

    When possible I run moldings with an inboard fence starting with a wide board, ripping to dimension after molding the edge. If the profile and...
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    I tried walnut shell on a burl- gave a fine...

    I tried walnut shell on a burl- gave a fine finish but very slow. Best would be to find a blasting shop to do some samples with various media. Sandblasting takes a lot of air.

    Have you tried...
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    For sure the splits were caused by moisture...

    For sure the splits were caused by moisture content change between assembly and now. Mixing two woods with different rates of movement didn't help. Those particular pieces may have been wetter than...
  25. For simply cutting out parts that is true. For...

    For simply cutting out parts that is true. For efficiency in processing cabinet parts including system holes and assembly machining a cnc will win out and allow you to be doing other things in the...
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