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  1. Yes Joe speed down all the way. I have found...

    Yes Joe speed down all the way. I have found that anything between the slow and high speed settings seems to cause the grinder to surge . Perhaps the heavier mass of the CBN wheel causes it.
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    Versa Vise Restoration

    I was looking for a small universal type vise and learned about the Versa Vise. I hadn't seen one before and found an early production model. Now I need to make a few dog hole mounts for my work...
  3. I have a 180 CBN on my Delta 8" VS grinder and...

    I have a 180 CBN on my Delta 8" VS grinder and typically use the slow speed. I mainly sharpen lathe tools and it works great. I have never had the need for the higher speed.
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    I have used the Bosch FlexiClick to get in some...

    I have used the Bosch FlexiClick to get in some very tight places. It can get into places where little else goes. The ability to orient the drill motor relative to the accessory chucks offers...
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    To avoid cross contamination of the wheels in...

    To avoid cross contamination of the wheels in between uses, I keep them in one gallon zip lock freezer bags. Works great.
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    I'm not an engineer, however your concrete slab...

    I'm not an engineer, however your concrete slab is likely no more than 4" thick. That would simply not be sufficient for any type of major structure. In my experience, such a slab can handle a...
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    I typically used to use decimal inches however...

    I typically used to use decimal inches however have also switched over to metric and enjoy it. One can easily split the 1mm markings in half by eye which produces measurements to ~0.020" or just...
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    I am by no means an expert, but I have used the...

    I am by no means an expert, but I have used the Beall Buffing system and it is wonderful on certain woods where one doesn't want to add a finish and simply wants to highlight the natural color and...
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    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning...

    I feel your pain. Ten years ago after learning this lesson all too often, I kludged this up out of desperation...............

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    Its ugly, but cured my bad habits.:o
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    Great idea! I have found it can easily get...

    Great idea! I have found it can easily get confusing when many parts are involved and marking is critical. I have on occasion misidentified what I thought was an alignment mark and milled a...
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    When I wanted to repaint my JET 1642, I took the...

    When I wanted to repaint my JET 1642, I took the banjo to my local Ace hardware store. They were able to computer color match it perfectly and recommended an oil based enamel. It has held up for...
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    Poll: Tool boxes must be brown so that they still look...

    Tool boxes must be brown so that they still look okay when covered with sawdust :). The base cabinets are from 1983 and the uppers joined them in the 1986 time frame. Have served me well. The base...
  13. I have a Milwaukee 5625 and had the same question...

    I have a Milwaukee 5625 and had the same question years ago. I found a 2009 article in Fine Woodworking https://www.finewoodworking.com/forum/milwaukee-5625-20-router-edge-guide where a user...
  14. I had a Unisaw with the 52 inch extension table...

    I had a Unisaw with the 52 inch extension table and mobile base. I do not believe it is suitable for use with less than the full table ( without modification ) as it would be a trip hazard. I built...
  15. Here's a Wera compact combo driver that I have...

    Here's a Wera compact combo driver that I have found very handy. The spring loaded Rapidaptor driver shank can be extended with a push of the retaining collar or removed completely for use in a...
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    I typically use Forrest WW blades and was...

    I typically use Forrest WW blades and was skeptical about the Freud glue line rip blade. No longer, after purchasing the Freud LM72R010 standard kerf blade, I now use it for all of my ripping with...
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    The cordless track saws can use a dust collection...

    The cordless track saws can use a dust collection bag if one chooses. Although not as effective as a vac extractor, they are surprisingly efficient. True portability when needed without a vac hose....
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    The Bosch is actually made by Mafell and the few...

    The Bosch is actually made by Mafell and the few reviews that I have seen give it good marks, although relatively new to the US market. The Makita also gets great reviews from what I have read or...
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    If it is a sprocket, here's a quick and useful...

    If it is a sprocket, here's a quick and useful video for replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxTmlqypUA
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    The roller did not rotate freely even with the...

    The roller did not rotate freely even with the broken gear. It wasn't until I opened the case that I found the problem. I purchased a few extra gears just in case as spares (which I never needed...
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    I had a 733 that suddenly stopped feeding after a...

    I had a 733 that suddenly stopped feeding after a clunking sound. While the head lock does engage when the cover is removed, it was not the problem in my case. Rather it was a sprocket gear in the...
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    Alex, just as a note the bearings can be defeated...

    Alex, just as a note the bearings can be defeated easily by a pin that slides through the live center thereby preventing rotation.
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    I have used the Oneway adapter on my Jet 1642...

    I have used the Oneway adapter on my Jet 1642 live center since it has the same thread as the Oneway live center. It has worked very well if you have a suitable 3/4" x 10tpi threaded live center.
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    Timothy Wilmots MFSC looks great. If I had room...

    Timothy Wilmots MFSC looks great. If I had room in my shop, I'd enjoy building one. He really is a clever, talented guy and his videography is top notch, but I have a difficult time watching his...
  25. In addition to the uses mentioned so far, I have...

    In addition to the uses mentioned so far, I have used mine to make clean cuts in tall base molding in order to remove sections for retrofit cabinetry without having to remove the entire base...
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