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  1. That’s a shame, I have checked mine and another...

    That’s a shame, I have checked mine and another friend’s Minimax machines and anywhere on the table I can trap a .001” feeler gauge.

    I have a Jet cast iron router table, all of those type of...
  2. Nice looking shop Jeff.

    Nice looking shop Jeff.
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    Not at all, I’d rather buy good used if my budget...

    Not at all, I’d rather buy good used if my budget won’t accommodate good new. I admire thriftiness but I think buying single use tools ends up being the opposite of that.
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    My logic in this respect is that when I’m pushing...

    My logic in this respect is that when I’m pushing a plane I want my wrist to be straight. This is affected by workbench height, work piece height and plane height.
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    I use a lot of clamps for glue ups. I did a...

    I use a lot of clamps for glue ups. I did a lamination recently on a 50” long part.

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    I’ve worn boots for the past few years, finally...

    I’ve worn boots for the past few years, finally got approval from the higher ups. :D I figure this will contribute to the clean room appearance I’m aiming at.
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    Living in such luxury has been nice :D

    Living in such luxury has been nice :D
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    I've been planning to put a different floor in my...

    I've been planning to put a different floor in my basement workshop as well. Strongly considering these flexible PVC tiles. I dont want anything that looks like wood, rather just have something...
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    Hah! Thanks, Malcolm!

    Hah! Thanks, Malcolm!
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    I used quebracho powder in hot water.

    I used quebracho powder in hot water.
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    I've had excellent results using vinegar and wool...

    I've had excellent results using vinegar and wool but only when also applying a tannin tea. I've made oak jet black with this solution and to my eye it looks better than dye, it is a nicer black...
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    I would expect them to have better runout than...

    I would expect them to have better runout than .0015” but I’ve never measured. I have three albrecht chucks, they are very accurate. So much so that I do not mind using them for boring small...
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    Working beautifully, now so I finished filing and...

    Working beautifully, now so I finished filing and graining the aluminum and polishing the brass parts I made (decided to leave the hardware as is). I left some of the machining marks if they were...
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    Start by checking runout inside the taper, then...

    Start by checking runout inside the taper, then you move onto the chucked bit. I would re-chuck it a few times to see if the numbers repeat.

    .0017" is probably fine for a drill press, .005" is...
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    My compressor has a radiator type cooling system,...

    My compressor has a radiator type cooling system, a desiccant style dryer and and automatic tank bleeder (works on a timer). I also have a jog before the outlet at all machines and a water separator...
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    I think I will break that edge with a file and...

    I think I will break that edge with a file and see if that improves things, it may not take much to make a successful ramp.
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    The plunger must push about 3/16” to give full...

    The plunger must push about 3/16” to give full air flow. It worked with my plans to use a 1/2” bearing and I thought that would do ok. Unfortunately I can only get about .140” travel at current. ...
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    Sorry for the nitpicks, the LC4 Chaise is...

    Sorry for the nitpicks, the LC4 Chaise is designed by Charlotte Perriand who designed it while working for Le Corbusier. Perriand also did the Tokyo chaise which is that same design but in wood.
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    The Egg Chair is Arne Jacobsen. Eames is...

    The Egg Chair is Arne Jacobsen.

    Eames is husband and wife.

    keep it coming, great series.
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    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing.

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing.
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    A Wadkin or similar would be nice in your shop. ...

    A Wadkin or similar would be nice in your shop. No need to have a Maka unless you are doing batches of parts. All in due time and IMO I think it’s good that you’re making the necessary changes to...
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    I dont think you'll be able to get any of the dip...

    I dont think you'll be able to get any of the dip out of it, it will just stand on that center leg.

    I use a surface plate routinely in my shop, I have one small one basically for the odd chore...
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    I think that will be worth its weight in gold.

    I think that will be worth its weight in gold.
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    The stated tolerances on SPI's straight edges is...

    The stated tolerances on SPI's straight edges is very good for a ground straight edge. Something like .001" over the length and .002" parallelism.

    This bar I received is from Daryl, he scrapes...
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    Problem solved: 423444423445423446423447 ...

    Problem solved:

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    41” x 2.5” x 2.5”
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