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    And I know even less than he does. Sad! It's...

    And I know even less than he does. Sad! It's amazing that any woodwork actually gets done considering the weakness of my sharpening regimen.

    Seriously though, I thought his remarks about...
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    The issue with diamonds is that they cut really...

    The issue with diamonds is that they cut really deep scratches.


    The op is not finishing with diamond, but with (I believe) aluminum oxide on a film backer. In any case, his problem seemed to be...
  3. I wouldn't worry about replacement parts if the...

    I wouldn't worry about replacement parts if the tables are flat and the head runs true and smooth. There's a lot of good old iron in service from defunct manufacturers.
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    From the first post, "I have a full set of...

    From the first post,

    "I have a full set of diasharp diamond sharpening plates (extra-extra coarse to extra fine) and then float glass with 3M PSA lapping films from 5 microns to .3 microns."

    .3...
  5. I keep a 6' Lufkin folding rule with a brass...

    I keep a 6' Lufkin folding rule with a brass slide insert in my toolbox for inside measurements only. Way slower than a tape. When I was a youngster my dad worked with an old-timer who used one...
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    I would recommend sticking with what you have for...

    I would recommend sticking with what you have for the moment. A strop and honing compound are an inexpensive upgrade. There is no end to getting and spending on sharpening gear if you are determined...
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    If you want to learn to sharpen freehand perhaps...

    If you want to learn to sharpen freehand perhaps the easiest way is to maintain a hollow grind, which allows you to establish the correct angle by locating the toe and heel of the bevel on the stone....
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    If it works, it works. Time will tell. The idea...

    If it works, it works. Time will tell. The idea of moving that much weight around on the rack you have built leaves me skeptical, but it's your call. It doesn't hurt my feelings in the least if your...
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    You're going to move a 6 1/2 foot tall rack...

    You're going to move a 6 1/2 foot tall rack around that weighs as much as my car on small swivel casters, with brackets and bracing that even you have doubts about. What could go wrong?

    My dad...
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    That is a very good point about support. When you...

    That is a very good point about support. When you need a part or have a problem with your machine, especially as a newcomer to cnc, you want to be able to talk to a tech who can give you solid...
  11. Not quiet enough. Time to find another hobby,...

    Not quiet enough. Time to find another hobby, find a shop space or move.
  12. Any good sharpening shop should be able to do it....

    Any good sharpening shop should be able to do it. I have used Connecticut Saw and Tool and Dynamic Saw in Buffalo.
  13. It's been a while, but I've used Accurides with...

    It's been a while, but I've used Accurides with follower strips successfully. Get the hardware and follow the specs religiously. Make sure your cuts are square. Most use a roller at the front which...
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    Yes, but you will have to be on the web from time...

    Yes, but you will have to be on the web from time to time so the program can check your subscription status. You can keep your data on your hard drive. I have switched over to Rhino in part to get...
  15. Just look at the end grain of a fairly wide piece...

    Just look at the end grain of a fairly wide piece of 8/4. At the center of the piece the surface will be relatively close to tangential to the rings, while at the edges the rings will be closer to 45...
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    As I recall the trunnion and table top are held...

    As I recall the trunnion and table top are held down by the same set of bolts so getting them aligned is challenging. As suggested, you may need to enlarge the bolt holes to make it happen. Other...
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    129 miles towing a canoe uphill? That must have...

    129 miles towing a canoe uphill? That must have been some tailwind. Did you put up a sail?
  18. I've tried them all but aprons always seem to...

    I've tried them all but aprons always seem to drag on finished work at some point and pockets fill up with crap. I used a drywaller's leather pouch, good tool organization, but still just too bulky....
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    It's all a matter of taste- but dovetail keys...

    It's all a matter of taste- but dovetail keys with rounded corners make me gag.
  20. Philip, Have you considered having some of...

    Philip,

    Have you considered having some of these blades bored out for use on your new saw, or are they too small to be useful? I use a mix of 10" and 12" blades on my slider.
  21. Face glueing rift materal will show unless the...

    Face glueing rift materal will show unless the figure is very straight. If you want an "invisible" joint, miter the skins or use thin enough material (1/16" or less) that the edge easing will mask...
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    Experiment with card stock bowties of various...

    Experiment with card stock bowties of various sizes to see what looks right. Maybe start with 3/4" x 1 1/2" to 2" and go up or down from there. You can try various shapes as well, like a concave...
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    Thank you. How big of a unit are you using? ...

    Thank you. How big of a unit are you using?

    4' x 8'. I often have jobs with large cabinet parts and tiling is inefficient. The router takes up the space (and a little more) where I used to have a...
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    Except for the smallest machines these are not...

    Except for the smallest machines these are not really designed to be mobile. They need to be well supported and flat to perform correctly.

    As far as using it as a work surface, I throw a sheet of...
  25. I see. I still would use a carrier board with a...

    I see. I still would use a carrier board with a backstop. Some planers are better than others with thin material. A wide belt is most predictable for this task.
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