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    If all you have in kiln-dried, then try soaking...

    If all you have in kiln-dried, then try soaking the part overnight before steaming. Believe it or not, it really makes a difference in the result!

    Mike
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    I use 2 stacked 220mm rebate cutters to cut...

    I use 2 stacked 220mm rebate cutters to cut tenons. They work great and can cut a quite deep tenon.

    Personally, I believe the sliding table to be one of the best items of my machine (a 4 hp...
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    Call Certainly Wood. They don't sell via the web...

    Call Certainly Wood. They don't sell via the web -- you can look at lots of what they have, but orders are by phone or email. If you call, they can help you find what you want. They are the...
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    I second the recommendation for the air clamps. ...

    I second the recommendation for the air clamps. Brian Lamb, who is the authorizer of the Felder Owners Group, also makes parallel guides and a large square that are quite useful. The parallel...
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    I seriously doubt your net(s) will fail. Realize...

    I seriously doubt your net(s) will fail. Realize that Unibond is very toxic stuff and requires a respirator to use. While it has a vey rigid glue line, I personally would not go that direction...
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    How tight are the bends? I've had good success...

    How tight are the bends? I've had good success with Titebond 3 on moderate bends. If an absolute rigid glue line is needed, then your solution is most likely Unbind 800. Just be sure to wear a...
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    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/03/25/users-g...

    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2015/03/25/users-guide-to-pva-glue
    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2007/07/01/how-strong-is-your-glue...
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    Get a copy of Craig Thibodeau's "The Craft of...

    Get a copy of Craig Thibodeau's "The Craft of Veneering" -- it is the most complete text on the subject, will provide the best advice, and, frankly, will inspire your design and construction process....
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    SMC has it's place, but the files area of the FOG...

    SMC has it's place, but the files area of the FOG is quite valuable for any Felder owner. There are also many more experienced Felder owners on the FOG who can and do help.

    Mike
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    Both of you should join the Felder Owner's Group...

    Both of you should join the Felder Owner's Group on Yahoo if you have not yet. Everything I learned about using the slider came from the folk on that forum.

    Mike
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    I made an insert for the T slot so that it fits...

    I made an insert for the T slot so that it fits snugly in the slot by milling a piece of cherry. In the top of the insert, I milled a grove the depth and width of a miter slot. It makes it easy to...
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    Yet another reason why air clamps are the nuts! ...

    Yet another reason why air clamps are the nuts!

    Mike
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    I have no issue with my CF741. Greg, you can...

    I have no issue with my CF741.

    Greg, you can make a jig to cut box joints. I drilled two bolt holes in a length of plywood for inch bolts at the height of the void on the crosscut extrusion --...
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    Greg, if you have the long crosscut fence on the...

    Greg, if you have the long crosscut fence on the far end of the outrigger table (the forward position), then there's no reason you cannot rip then crosscut without reconfiguring the saw. If you are...
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    Greg, is that a Felder KF700 you have? Are the...

    Greg, is that a Felder KF700 you have? Are the crosscut blocks for the short crosscut fence?

    I have a CF741 that I used to use the eccentric clamp on. I attempted to put a short crosscut fence...
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    Good that you got it done. I might have selected...

    Good that you got it done. I might have selected different footwear....

    Mike
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    Woo hoo! I just installed Brian Lamb's digital...

    Woo hoo! I just installed Brian Lamb's digital readout on my slider. I can now go metric or imperial at the touch of a button! This definitely makes it easier to transition to metric....


    Mike
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    Note that Brian's guides are available to fit a...

    Note that Brian's guides are available to fit a Martin saw. While they are not cheap, I suspect that they are less expensive than the Martin option. I also suspect that there are folk with Martin...
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    Fixed it for you!

    Fixed it for you!
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    I highly recommend the Silas Kopf book mentioned...

    I highly recommend the Silas Kopf book mentioned above. He is probably most known for his double bevel work although he trained (at Ecole Boule") under Pierre Ramond in Boule and piece by piece as...
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    Brian answered it better than I could, but I'd...

    Brian answered it better than I could, but I'd just add that perhaps one reason Steve Rowe doesn't use parallel fences is because he only has one. Another great use for two parallel fences is as a...
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    Why not just have a cabinet saw then? Using a...

    Why not just have a cabinet saw then? Using a slider involves learning different methods of work. Once you learn and use those methods of work, you will either see the benefit or revert to your old...
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    Get a couple of parallel fences and you will...

    Get a couple of parallel fences and you will never look back. Lamb tool works fence is awesome.

    The fritz and Franz is good for small pieces, but for ripping lengths the parallel fence is vastly...
  24. 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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