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  1. Ta again Paul - that's good to know. Even with an...

    Ta again Paul - that's good to know. Even with an edge sander there may be a need for one for small diameter spindle sanding work.

    Those brackets for your vacuum pump are a lovely example of the...
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    Did i notice a carpet on the workshop floor there...

    Did i notice a carpet on the workshop floor there Brian?

    On the sawing. I'm relatively new to back saws (bought a set of Veritas saws last year), but with a fair amount of handsawing from a very...
  3. Thanks Paul. Looking at the Jet sanders last...

    Thanks Paul. Looking at the Jet sanders last night the bench top model is certainly no toy to haul about - definitely not with a bad back like mine. Yet I also found myself trying to figure out a way...
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    To play with the numbers/mechanics of chip...

    To play with the numbers/mechanics of chip formation again. Through a mechanics of materials eye the thickness of the shaving/chip is a fundamental variable too. It's pretty clear we're in the...
  5. :) I meant a drill press Peter, we use...

    :) I meant a drill press Peter, we use pillar/pedestal drill interchangeably over here. My current model is a rubbish Eastern model. It's for changing, but has too much runout to be a very effective...
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    There's little else to be done but to get on with...

    There's little else to be done but to get on with it at times…
  7. It's not for production/volume use Mel, just to...

    It's not for production/volume use Mel, just to figure a way to gain a basic profile sanding capability. Perhaps i've got something wrong, but short of having a CNC router or whatever using a router...
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    :o Sorry Brian if it sounded like i was...

    :o Sorry Brian if it sounded like i was suggesting you hadn't tried stuff - that wasn't the intention. I was more flying a kite/suggesting a possible mechanism for what you found. Trying to explain...
  9. Pardon me Mel. I'd say typically edge sanding...

    Pardon me Mel.

    I'd say typically edge sanding of ply and solid wood to smooth up a curve - fairly normal applications. It's about investing to set up some profile finishing capability which will...
  10. Shaper based/other profile & edge sanding solutions?

    Hoping for some blue skies thinking or equipment options here. Very tight for floor space, and so can't realistically manage another floor machine - but could use edge and profile/template sanding...
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    Could it be there's variables in play we don't...

    Could it be there's variables in play we don't think much about - or set out to control?

    Mentioned it before, but thinking about the dynamics it seems likely that the degree of tear out...
  12. I guess the difficult bit is perhaps the not so...

    I guess the difficult bit is perhaps the not so little matter of how far to go if you do upgrade - it's possibly easy to just go a bit and not get any great gain. I just hate fighting equipment, so...
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    :) Ta Winton. Bear in mind it's as yet unproven...

    :) Ta Winton. Bear in mind it's as yet unproven...
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    Good to hear you got sorted Mike. I bought a...

    Good to hear you got sorted Mike.

    I bought a Lee Valley large router plane last week, and was just thinking about the same issue. Some of the Lee Valley cutters have a detachable foot which fits a...
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    Hi Brian. Based on experience and i don't want to...

    Hi Brian. Based on experience and i don't want to be too specific on a public forum given that it's a while - but there's one or two well known names in the list there that i ran into trouble a...
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    One of the peculiarites in this game seems to be...

    One of the peculiarites in this game seems to be just how close to the wind most steels run when used in blades, especially when used for chopping on chisels. Even in the fancier chisels. Just paring...
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    Not sure how it applies to bits for use in a...

    Not sure how it applies to bits for use in a brace, but i guess the other peculiarity about drills (and cutting tools) in general is that that depending on the geometry, how they are sharpened and...
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    David C's stuff is great, and the basis of the...

    David C's stuff is great, and the basis of the waterstone with honing guide technique i'm using now.

    Guess it always comes down to the specific situation Winton. The on-stone honing guide based...
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    I'm an engineer, but I actually hand sharpened...

    I'm an engineer, but I actually hand sharpened for most of my life David - but on generic oilstones and more recently on diamonds. We didn't even get stuff like Arkansas or other fine stones in our...
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    Thanks for the input Jim, it's time over here...

    Thanks for the input Jim, it's time over here for a bit of reading.

    I did lots of boring with a bit and brace in my youth, but back then a hole was just a hole and I've no idea what the type...
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    Exactly. The thought was in the context of how to...

    Exactly. The thought was in the context of how to set up to test just what hole diameter and hole length works best for a given holdfast. It'd be interesting to run the issue to ground and produce...
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    That rings a few bells Jim, only in my case it...

    That rings a few bells Jim, only in my case it was the small end bushing on a Triumph Tiger Cub motorcycle back in the late 60s.

    A bigger drill bit is one route :) - but running a slightly larger...
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    Hi David(s). TBH i think it's a lot to do with...

    Hi David(s). TBH i think it's a lot to do with mindset and situation. As in there's many that adopt the view that if it's sharp that a marginal lack of precision doesn't matter all that much. Which...
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    This is what an adjustable engineering hand...

    This is what an adjustable engineering hand reamer for tuning the tolerance of holes in metal (e.g. the bore of bronze bearing bushes after they are pressed into place) looks like:...
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    :) I'm not even a colonial.. More seriously....

    :) I'm not even a colonial..

    More seriously. The jig has an advantage in terms of it's ability to accept a wide range of blade types.

    As the guys (and for the sure the system can be made to...
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