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09-29-2012 07:29 AM

I could get a free tablesaw! - update - 15 replies

I have the opportunity to take ownership of this table saw (free of charge) but before I did I would like some expert input as to what I can do with it in terms of making it functional. Some details:Table size: 590×810mmBlade size: 380mmMax cut depth: 95mmBlade tilts up to 45degMotor: 240V 3kW (4hp?) It needs a new blade. There is...

02-25-2012 12:31 PM

What should be my next tool purchase? - 21 replies

I could do with some help here. Just what tool should I buy next? I have narrowed it down to a table saw or a planer/thicknesser. The budget won’t stretch to both.Future projects are likely to be furniture, boxes, chopping boards, toys etc. A bit of everything really.At present I have:Sliding compound mitre sawRouter (plus homemade table)B...

01-27-2012 04:39 AM

Wood Movement Question - 5 replies

I will be starting a new bed build soon and plan to make from pine that has been stored in the room where the bed will eventually be for around a month now. The finish on the bed will be (gloss) paint.My question is…. Wood movement is caused by an increase or decrease in the moisture content of the wood so, if the wood is completely sealed...

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