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    Bosch Glide! More power, bigger blade, way...

    Bosch Glide!
    More power, bigger blade, way cheaper. Dust can be made to work as well as Kapex.

    Negative - it's heavy.
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    In fact there is another - and easier - solution....

    In fact there is another - and easier - solution.
    You can open the rear of the bag along the glued seam. Easy to empty and easy to re-seal. I get at least three uses out of a bag, and no...
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    This!! The most limiting part of Jobsite saws is...

    This!!
    The most limiting part of Jobsite saws is the short distance in front of the blade. I only have room for a fold up saw, so have a Sawstop Jobsite and was very disappointed with the...
  4. I have a Bora heavy duty mobile base on my Nova...

    I have a Bora heavy duty mobile base on my Nova Voyager - very stable even on my uneven floor.
    Be like Nike - just do it.
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    You don't need clamps for the joints in question...

    You don't need clamps for the joints in question if the concern is strength of joint. The members are butted end grain to long grain, and no amount of clamping will make this a strong glue joint. As...
  6. From the specs, your Grizzly sander only uses air...

    From the specs, your Grizzly sander only uses air for tracking & tension, so air volume consumption will be minimal, and one of those Eagle compressors should easily cope. (If it has pneumatic...
  7. If you want reasonable air volume and a quiet...

    If you want reasonable air volume and a quiet workshop, you need a rotary screw compressor.

    Rand have some info here. Chinese versions will be cheaper. ...
  8. West System epoxy with 207 hardener. A...

    West System epoxy with 207 hardener. A bulletproof finish!
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    Not true. You only need to reconfirm your use...

    Not true.

    You only need to reconfirm your use as a hobbyist to keep using it.
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    Good call on building a new bench ;) ...

    Good call on building a new bench ;)

    Laminating and flattening the top will be the most time consuming and challenging step. I made a bench using 12 x 3 Douglas Fir as a split top. These were...
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    This!! Solves your problem, is a beautiful...

    This!!

    Solves your problem, is a beautiful tool (boys jewellery) AND the blade is easy to sharpen.

    You can not get better than a tool from Terry Gordon :D:D:D
  12. This. Or even better, the Atoma 400g flattening...

    This. Or even better, the Atoma 400g flattening plate.
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    In the "old days" I used to use Hypo (the...

    In the "old days" I used to use Hypo (the fixative used by photographers - Sodium Thiosulpate) to remove wood staining from skin. Hypo is harder to come by now days; pharmacies used to sell it as...
  14. Try moving the thrust bearing back. I was very...

    Try moving the thrust bearing back. I was very frustrated with my saw, trying all the online advice. In desperation I eventually backed off all the guides and was getting great results. Eventually...
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    Thanks All, Sadly, in Australia we don't get...

    Thanks All,

    Sadly, in Australia we don't get the benefit of so many of the great tools & machines available in NA. And right now our dollar has tanked, so importing things is not viable either...
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    Thanks Kevin. I'm planning on building a...

    Thanks Kevin.

    I'm planning on building a benchtop version of the Castle. No timeframe on starting, but a DIY pocket hole machine is on the todo list.
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    Low angle pocket holes

    Does anyone have experience with the low angle pocket holes produced by machines such as the Castle TSM-12 or similar?
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    I believe that SYP became popular for traditional...

    I believe that SYP became popular for traditional workbenches in USA due to the "Schwarz Effect". However I do recall reading in one of Schwarz's posts that he only recommended SYP as it was cheap in...
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    Great work Nick!!

    Great work Nick!!
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    Nothing wrong with using hardwood if thats what...

    Nothing wrong with using hardwood if thats what you really want.

    But for all the talk about durability advantages of hardwoods, I'll offer this:

    That slab of Doug Fir on my bench above has...
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    Thanks! It works really well & is rock solid. ...

    Thanks! It works really well & is rock solid.

    I can highly recommend the Hovarter X-Link, I just used a cheap vise screw & it works as a fantastic quick to adjust vise due to the scissor...
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    I prefer a softer species for the benchtop - its...

    I prefer a softer species for the benchtop - its easier to work, easier to maintain & less likely to damage projects you place on it. And likely cheaper than hardwoods.

    Douglass Fir is excellent...
  23. It seems that many people are using blue tape for...

    It seems that many people are using blue tape for general woodworking tasks such as marking, light clamping, masking etc.


    A few seem to mention using green tape (is it stickier??).


    I have...
  24. Thanks for the responses so far - keep them...

    Thanks for the responses so far - keep them coming!!

    Blended woodworker - (will it blend?!?!) my term for someone wo is neither a pure "Neanderthal" or a pure "Normite" (i.e. uses both hand tools...
  25. What tape? Blue tape, Purple tape, Gorilla tape, Silicone tape, Green tape, ...

    ... Double stick tape, Duct tape, Yellow tape, Masking tape, Insulation Tape, Foil tape, tape, tape, tape, ....

    What tapes do you find are the minimum shop essentials for the blended woodworker?
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