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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
  2. 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...
  3. How do you tell the difference between plastics?...

    How do you tell the difference between plastics?
    Mocked up a crown guard for the tablesaw before, but not too keen on using it as I don't know if it would shatter or not.
    Sorry if this is OT :o...
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    Thank you very much John I must buy a dial...

    Thank you very much John
    I must buy a dial indicator and mount for myself someday, even the cheap ones seem to be too pricey for me.
    I would love to hear the ping from a good blade at over 20k psi...
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    Don't know if the fir will suffice, that's your...

    Don't know if the fir will suffice, that's your call.
    Good news Veritas makes a shoulder vice and tailvice screw and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Good luck with the build, making a Klausz...
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    Has anyone seen or made a video demonstrating the...

    Has anyone seen or made a video demonstrating the ping from a blade tensioned at 25 K psi?
    It would be extremely helpful if there was one out there, as I don't have that kind of money for...
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    Steve Latta has at least one video, which would...

    Steve Latta has at least one video, which would be worth watching also.
    Tom
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    Why are you so set on getting a saw that's too...

    Why are you so set on getting a saw that's too small for the job?
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    Why are you so set on a saw that's too small for...

    Why are you so set on a saw that's too small for the job?
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    Id say those variances are the table trunnions....

    Id say those variances are the table trunnions.
    You can probably lower the table, if its the same as my Italian Griggio/ACM Star machine.
    The table trunnion mount can be adjusted to lift up the...
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    Foolproof, as long as you ease the cutter into...

    Foolproof, as long as you ease the cutter into the rubber, approaching the cut at the sort of angle of a scraper plane would, nip up the f-clamp after adjustments.
    Take the wheel off to be sure you...
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    Stay away from the edges of your plane if your...

    Stay away from the edges of your plane if your going to lap it on a surface plate, otherwise you will make the sole convex.

    Tom
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    Got my chisel made, decided not to opt for side...

    Got my chisel made, decided not to opt for side bevels414016
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    I wouldn't bother trying to sand them, I have had...

    I wouldn't bother trying to sand them, I have had good luck scraping them with the side of a plane iron.
    My bandsaw had loads of problems, and the tires were bad.
    There's a post here on it ...
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    I've kept myself busy making a 1/2" x...

    I've kept myself busy making a 1/2" x undetermined length, paring chisel from buried farmyard spring steel at the moment, for a specific job. :rolleyes:

    I wonder if you folks see it advantageous...
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    Agreed with Joel 100% Don't know how much those...

    Agreed with Joel 100%
    Don't know how much those plates are, but I would consider the thoroughly broken in 4000 dia-sharp from Stu-mac I've got,
    costing around fifty dollars, adequate for my needs...
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    You might have better luck if you use the word...

    You might have better luck if you use the word "end caps" in your search.
    Might be worth looking at the construction of Carters workbench on youtube for some inspiration.
    Best of luck with your...
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    Is it me, or does grinding your cutting irons in...

    Is it me, or does grinding your cutting irons in winter, tend to be less forgiving than in summer?
    I haven't blued my steel in a while now, although it could be possible that the cheap wheels what...
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    Hello Christopher, could you be more specific...

    Hello Christopher, could you be more specific exactly what you've done?

    Having watched some youtubes years ago on bench grinder tuning, It didn't feel like it was worth the hassle, but have since...
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    Fredrick, Would you still opt for the slow speed...

    Fredrick,
    Would you still opt for the slow speed grinder, now that you have tried the CBN wheel?
    Tom
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    The slow waterstone machines are a slow way of...

    The slow waterstone machines are a slow way of honing, an even more laborious for grinding.
    The real question is ...
    Is a slow speed 8" bench grinder, what's twice the price of a regular 8" one,...
  22. Reset the frog if that doesn't work.

    Reset the frog if that doesn't work.
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    Not if is so badly out, that you can't take full...

    Not if is so badly out, that you can't take full width thin shavings.

    Tom
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    Haven't sorted out the Azimuth error on a no.60...

    Haven't sorted out the Azimuth error on a no.60 1/2 plane, so the iron is ground and honed with a skew to compensate for this, like many do,
    but I have learned the lesson of the importance of the...
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    Agreed, but I am annoyed that there is not a...

    Agreed, but I am annoyed that there is not a tutorial anywhere, paid or free, which shows the correct procedure on how to lap a plane correctly, but umpteen videos with
    all the big names in...
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