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    For me a metal detector is a must have tool for...

    For me a metal detector is a must have tool for the bandsaw, as I work with reclaimed stuff only.
    All good timbers get denailed, deglazed, decementized, deputtied, before being rough planed up and...
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    Absolutely Doug It is indeed a silver bullet....

    Absolutely Doug
    It is indeed a silver bullet.
    I have to use the close set cap iron for iroko as at least a third of the stuff I come across has alternating grain/grain reversal and bandings....
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    There is no tearout if you set the cap iron...

    There is no tearout if you set the cap iron close, you will never need consider the grain direction again when planing anything but scrub work.
    No need for scraping ever.
    If you have deep tearout...
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    Rafael You won't need to bother doing that with...

    Rafael
    You won't need to bother doing that with the knots, just plane as you would normally.
    You need a somewhat flat enough surface to have an even thickness shaving to progressively take it down...
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    Guessing a big factor in the height of the...

    Guessing a big factor in the height of the strecher is if its flush with the edge of the bench.
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    Once you get your board somewhat flat you can use...

    Once you get your board somewhat flat you can use set the cap iron close to eliminate any tearout, One of the irons will have more camber, and the other will need a barely noticeable camber.
    A four...
  7. Another thing is material deflection, ,make sure...

    Another thing is material deflection, ,make sure the work is supported if needed.
    Easing the corners is absolute blasphemy I say :rolleyes:
  8. Have you got a decent reference for working to?...

    Have you got a decent reference for working to?
    A long straight edge, spirit level, or two long planks that you can joint the edges on, making both absolutely parallel so you can check them against...
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    The Holmgren design is hard to beat ...

    The Holmgren design is hard to beat
    https://i.ibb.co/4Jnt6Vj/SAM-1821.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/PGYK73V/IMG-20170421-101613.jpg

    The axle under the saw could be a bit closer to the edge, I went on...
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    I'd never want that for planing, but find hooking...

    I'd never want that for planing, but find hooking your foot under the bench great for chiseling.
    Another reason to have a stretcher off the ground is for a mobile base.
    I will probably make a Carl...
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    Joe, I suggest you create an account, if you've...

    Joe, I suggest you create an account, if you've exhausted external ukworkshop googlings.
    Go to the hand tools section.
    Plenty of folks there are extremely knowledgeable and collect old hand tool...
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    Did you try googling Edward Preston UKWorkshop?...

    Did you try googling Edward Preston UKWorkshop?
    You will find info on just about everything that exists regarding quite a few Preston planemakers.
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    I recommend that you do not use an abrasive...

    I recommend that you do not use an abrasive longer or wider than the plane is.
    This will produce a convexity in the plane sole, and the longer the plane is, will compound the error.
    I made a video...
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    Here's part two. I wasn't able to post more than...

    Here's part two.
    I wasn't able to post more than one video or link

    https://youtu.be/3MlE7Nz3eKg
    Tom
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    https://youtu.be/w_ux786ODwg Just made a wee...

    https://youtu.be/w_ux786ODwg


    Just made a wee video since I was wanting my no.8 for my workbench top.
    Not used to making videos, so you will have to cut me some slack on that.
    My dialogue could...
  16. Reading it is one thing, understanding what you...

    Reading it is one thing, understanding what you have read is another matter:confused:
    I attempted to on numerous occasions, and got an instant glazing over look in my eyes.
    Somethings only make...
  17. Great news! my friend had got his push buttons...

    Great news! my friend had got his push buttons working.
    He swapped the function of the REV terminal to act as the RST/relay/common
    Changing Pd 045 to 4.
    Many thanks to you guys.

    William
    This...
  18. Thank you David I can't exactly understand why...

    Thank you David
    I can't exactly understand why PD046 would be changed to stop instead of default reset, nor am I asking for an explanation,
    but if you say this is how it should work, that's music...
  19. Sorry, I'm so late to reply back guys, this has...

    Sorry, I'm so late to reply back guys, this has been a very interesting read.
    I wanted to do a wee bit of research on this before replying back to you knowledgeable folks, but couldn't get the time....
  20. Hi David He has the external buttons wired into...

    Hi David
    He has the external buttons wired into the terminals in the same configuration as I have shown .
    He has to hold his finger down onto this start NO push button and if he takes it off the...
  21. Yes David I do not wish to involve the U,V,W...

    Yes David
    I do not wish to involve the U,V,W motor terminals,
    and only want to have a separate start and stop button that goes into those small terminals for EXT switchgear.
    I don't want to...
  22. Hi David Its the 3hp/2.2KW Huanyang VFD, I could...

    Hi David
    Its the 3hp/2.2KW Huanyang VFD, I could recite the model HY02D223B in my sleep, I have studied just about every single aspect of it
    that is online, I know the in's and outs of it......
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    Totally agree with you David 95% of folks expect...

    Totally agree with you David
    95% of folks expect a small machine to do all sorts of stuff, with the mindset of...
    If it has that much resaw height under the guides, then it must be capable of doing...
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    Two grand! You have answered your own question...

    Two grand!
    You have answered your own question
    Get a 20" 200kg machine at the very least, or a heavier 20" that can tension a blade to 25k PSI.
    If you want a machine you can grow into then its a...
  25. Of course David :rolleyes: Three phase machines...

    Of course David :rolleyes:
    Three phase machines are far far, far cheaper in Ireland, and I only have 13amp receptacles in my rented house.
    If I were stuck with single phase machinery, I'd have a...
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