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    It's to my mind a very nice and useful solution....

    It's to my mind a very nice and useful solution. Not necessarily the answer to everything, but certainly very useful where applicable. Pretty much a quick and easy alternative to a mitre lock.

    I...
  2. Thanks guys - all good stuff. New to me - it's...

    Thanks guys - all good stuff. New to me - it's great to get some items to stash in the mental toolbox for future reference.

    Some playback on the outboard fence prompted by Joe's: (a) the...
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    Thanks Johann. It's hard to know just how much...

    Thanks Johann. It's hard to know just how much ceramic guides add. Could be that the benefit is pretty situation specific too, in that the guides on a big old saw that's plenty strong don't seem to...
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    Benches are great, aren't they? There's something...

    Benches are great, aren't they? There's something visceral about large well worked chunks of wood...
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    Polyester car body filler (bondo in US speak i...

    Polyester car body filler (bondo in US speak i think) might be easier to machine, sand and work than an epoxy based filler...

    As Walter re-laminating the top (the bottom too if you're picky)...
  6. :) A shaper is a bit of an eye opener seen in...

    :) A shaper is a bit of an eye opener seen in action for the first time Rudy. Just in case - be careful that you don't have some 'must do' job that happens to be one of the relatively few that either...
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    Mine had the hoops set as received, so I only...

    Mine had the hoops set as received, so I only know what i've read. It sounds like yours were reasonably tight as delivered ('pounded the handles to get the hoops on'), so maybe they just need more...
  8. Hi Don. Pardon the delay, i missed your question...

    Hi Don. Pardon the delay, i missed your question about Shinwa rules. i've pm'ed this to you too.

    I linked the catalogue as i bought from a supplier Germany and didn't know what the US supply...
  9. He didn't mention it JR, that's another nifty...

    He didn't mention it JR, that's another nifty thought.

    There's a photo of a big old German shaper at the bottom of this page in Larry's original thread (the very wide table must help for this)...
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    Ta Jamie - will have a dig on the web...

    Ta Jamie - will have a dig on the web...
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    Engineered flooring is more or less standard here...

    Engineered flooring is more or less standard here in Europe now. A tiny bit on the basics here: http://www.flooringsupplies.co.uk/advice/engineered-wood-flooring There's probably a stability benefit...
  12. Funny how these things vary. The word 'rule' gets...

    Funny how these things vary. The word 'rule' gets used in professional circles here and in the UK Keith, with heavy emphasis that it's not a 'ruler' laid on those so foolish as to use that word. ( :)...
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    It's possible you could get some 'digging in' if...

    It's possible you could get some 'digging in' if moving the blade towards you while pressing down - at least on steeper bevel angles, narrower blades and softer stones. Should be fine if you...
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    :) To John. Jig? This is a JIG!!!!!!! That...

    :) To John. Jig? This is a JIG!!!!!!!

    That was one of my favourite threads. It's pretty complex, but it addresses the million dollar question of absolute flatness that gets overlooked so often in...
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    Seems to be the norm Thomas. Peculiarly enough i...

    Seems to be the norm Thomas. Peculiarly enough i also spent a few years buried on a PhD (technology management), and at the end of it found that my eye sight had significantly disimproved. Think the...
  16. Thanks guys, that's very informative. Sounds like...

    Thanks guys, that's very informative. Sounds like it's major advantage is the simultaneous profiling of one side of a strip while ensuring a very accurate width as well and no snipe. Nice one for the...
  17. Thread: Miter Jack

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    For sure there's multiple routes to the same or...

    For sure there's multiple routes to the same or similar end Brian. I'm guessing that the mitre vise/mitre jack is the sort of thing that would have been used in a fairly specialised/semi production...
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    Ta George. I hadn't seen one before, and would...

    Ta George. I hadn't seen one before, and would need to think through possible uses. My instincts regarding the tracks would tend along the lines you describe too.

    Hi strength heat treated...
  19. Just wondering - using outboard fence on shaper

    Larry's thread prompted this - i've not used an outboard shaper fence. As in a outboard second fence mounted in the miter slot. This isn't in the context of a specific job, it's more an 'I wonder...
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    Don't know if you guys get it, but there's bamboo...

    Don't know if you guys get it, but there's bamboo flooring boards about which get sold for use in bathrooms and the like. Which may suggest that somebody is processing pretty hefty chunks of the...
  21. Thread: Miter Jack

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    That's a nice tool/jig - i'm a big fan of...

    That's a nice tool/jig - i'm a big fan of anything (much like honing guides :) ) that takes the variability out of processes. So often the magic is in going for the right set up. There's other...
  22. :) Interesting discussion to follow guys - there...

    :) Interesting discussion to follow guys - there comes a point where it takes experience to even have a sensible thought on a matter.
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    Be careful about hardness - it doesn't...

    Be careful about hardness - it doesn't necessarily imply stiffness (but there's probably a decent correlation) and definitely not toughness/ability to withstand shock/absorb lots of energy without...
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    Think the big benefit a generously specified...

    Think the big benefit a generously specified machine (as in a heavy duty Italian or equivalent) is that for heavier work like resawing it moves the bandsaw into the sort of space we expect from most...
  25. Forgot to mention it above, but steel is a big...

    Forgot to mention it above, but steel is a big deal if you use a rule as a gutting guide. I should have said too that i've never seen anything as clear and easy to read as the Shinwa. The other bi...
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