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08-04-2014 01:56 PM

Use of Sliding Compound Mitre Saw vs. Radial Arm Saw - 12 replies

Today I was talking to a student about how to use a Sliding Compund Mitre Saw. He had been taught, as the diagrams on the machine show, to pull the saw towards him, start the saw, drop the blade, push to cut and then stop before lifting. It occurred to me that this is different to the radial arm saw where you pull to cut, despite the fact that...

06-30-2012 06:22 AM

Sorting forums - 4 replies

When I view Projects, they are sorted by most recently posted, and the same is true for Blogs. But forums are sorted by most recently replied to. Now I can see the merits of being able to sort forums by the most recent reply, but I would also love to have the option of sorting by most recently posted instead. You see, when I browse the proj...

05-27-2012 01:57 PM

Here's one for those who like saws - 3 replies

Now here is a use for a saw that you do not see very often. More videos for the man, Hume Colville, here to. Enjoy.

03-20-2012 09:15 AM

How powerful a router? - 21 replies

I wandered into our local second hand / pawn shop today and found something that you do not see often. A Bosch router still in its box, complete with all parts and accessories and, from the look of it, never used – all for $70. That seems quite a bargain except that it is a model POF 400 A so it only has a 400W motor. Hence my question,...

02-25-2012 12:20 PM

A Good Idea for Those with Dust Collectors - 21 replies

I’ve never seen this before and I think it is a good idea. The dust collection system in the workshop where I took these photos are connected not only to each of the machine tools, but also to one point on the floor. All you do is lift the flap, turn on the dust collector and sweep. When you’re done, put the flap back down a...

10-07-2011 03:36 AM

Interesting TV Program Down Under - 4 replies

I saw an interesting program on Australian TV last night. It’s part of a British series called Mastercrafts with this episode being about green woodcraft – i.e. making items from wood that has not been milled and dried. It is a little long (1 hour), but it is available for viewing online. If you have the time, you may enjoy watching.

09-02-2011 04:07 PM

Converting pdf files to jpg files - 5 replies

I like diagrams. So with blogs and replies to forum questions, I sometimes like to draw a quick diagram in Google Sketchup. The trouble is that I need to get a file in jpg format in order to post it. Now I have installed on my computer (free) software that allows me to print to pdf format, but not to jpg format. Up to now, I’ve obtai...

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