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  1. Hopefully you saw this thread a few down from...

    Hopefully you saw this thread a few down from yours.

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?276229-Building-a-phase-converter
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    Instead of the 5 cut method, use a dial caliper...

    Instead of the 5 cut method, use a dial caliper and a large square -- more accurate, less hassle, and doesn't waste material.

    Mike
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    https://www.forrestblades.com/woodworker-i-saw-bla...

    https://www.forrestblades.com/woodworker-i-saw-blade-for-radial-arm-and-table-saws/16-woodworker-i-saw-blade-60-teeth/

    I had a 10" on my RAS before I got rid of it. Great blade.

    Mike
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    Two items that are absolutely fantastic to have...

    Two items that are absolutely fantastic to have are a pair of parallel fences from Brian Lamb, and a pair of Mac Campshure's air clamps. Highly highly recommended.

    Mike
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    Personally, I’d go with a Lennox Woodmasrer CT or...

    Personally, I’d go with a Lennox Woodmasrer CT or Trimaster. You can get your length by using https://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/ or http://www.industrialblade.net/

    mike
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    Fred (and others interested), The plan we use...

    Fred (and others interested),

    The plan we use for building a hand operated scroll saw is on a CD in a PDF file titled "Build Your Own Hand Operated Scroll Saw" by John Angus Eifler. It used to be...
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    Fred, make sure to open Craig’s book. It is...

    Fred, make sure to open Craig’s book. It is simply the best book out there on veneering and a great achievement. And if you can find Silas Kopf’s book, snap it up. It is incredibly inspiring even...
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    You don’t need a scroll saw, you can use a...

    You don’t need a scroll saw, you can use a birdsmouth bench and a fret saw or a knife. I just took a class with Jim MacDonald and learned the fret saw method. Personally, I use a hand operated scroll...
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    not true according to my Starrett tension meter. ...

    not true according to my Starrett tension meter. But high tension isn’t needed for a properly tuned bandsaw.
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    Talk with Jack Forsberg. He can tell you whether...

    Talk with Jack Forsberg. He can tell you whether the vfd will work, how much it would cost, and how to rig it up. He’s supplied a lot of vfd’s to people on this site.

    mike
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    I have a Felder FB510. It is a very nice saw. I...

    I have a Felder FB510. It is a very nice saw. I put the Laguna ceramic guides on it (the Felder guides were not available yet when I bought the saw and Felder version is twice as expensive) and...
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    A vid can convert single phase electric into...

    A vid can convert single phase electric into three phase electric. However, you have to defeat the on/off switch and control it from the vid. Jack Forsberg sells and helps you to configure vid's...
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    Now is the opportunity to upgrade the blade. Buy...

    Now is the opportunity to upgrade the blade. Buy a blade from Hock.

    Mike
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    Really, only you can answer those questions as it...

    Really, only you can answer those questions as it really has to do with your work and what you will use the sander for. Personally, I've never used the tilt on a disc sander. One solution is not to...
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    I've had excellent experience with Irion. You do...

    I've had excellent experience with Irion. You do have to buy a bunch...
  16. Bandsaw using a circle jig. Pattern rout to...

    Bandsaw using a circle jig. Pattern rout to finish.

    Mike
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    Personally, I think the three foundation machine...

    Personally, I think the three foundation machine tools of a woodworker are a table saw, a jointer, and a planer. Those are the machines that are the most used and have the greatest impact on the...
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    Well then, you are pretty safe to go ahead and...

    Well then, you are pretty safe to go ahead and order.

    Mike
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    Did you specifically order an 1.25" spindle? ...

    Did you specifically order an 1.25" spindle? Standard is 30mm, which has the advantage of using 30mm shaper tooling and 1.25" tooling with a top-hat bushing.
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    Patrick, has all work on the restoration been...

    Patrick, has all work on the restoration been stopped?
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    The best advice I've been given on shaper tooling...

    The best advice I've been given on shaper tooling is to buy only when you need it. Buying in anticipation of need just winds up buying a lot of stuff that you never will use.

    Rangate is an...
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    BCT tools may not fit the bill for every...

    BCT tools may not fit the bill for every woodworker, but then again, I don't think that's what they were attempting to do. Here's an interesting video by John Economaki that underlies his philosophy...
  23. A big issue is your blade. The blade needs...

    A big issue is your blade. The blade needs sufficient gullet space to clear the sawdust -- too many teeth per inch will be a problem. Make sure you have a ½ to ¾ inch blade with 3 teeth per inch....
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    I have a few bridge city tools. They are finely...

    I have a few bridge city tools. They are finely crafted and I appreciate them for their art as well as function. An acquaintance has several of their planes; he is a very skilled woodworker and...
  25. [QUOTE=John Stankus;2933831]With the end of my...

    [QUOTE=John Stankus;2933831]With the end of my term as faculty senate president (and the reprieve from endless meetings)and opting out of teaching summer
    Nice to get back into the shop :D
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