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    Best planer thicknesser for cupped, warped boards

    I don't think any self-respecting joiner or industrial woodworker would let any "reclaimed" scaffold boards near their machines, no matter how much preparation the individual does to make them remotely clean, I certainly wouldn't.
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    Help me find the best way to do an inverted T shape cut in 2.4m oak sleeper

    It’s not wholly impossible to do, it could be done on a spindle moulder or pattern mill with a flush top block and spindle combination but it’s quite an advanced operation in terms of skill and very few modern joinery workshops will be kitted out to do it or even willing to do it. Even if you...
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    Best planer thicknesser for cupped, warped boards

    I seem to remember that they did some 10” wide models, you can certainly still pick up lesser brand ones like a Woodstar in 10” for not a lot of money.
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    Best planer thicknesser for cupped, warped boards

    Pop down Screwfix and get a cheap Titan planer thicknesser and use the surface planer function to flatten them. I wouldn’t bother getting anything decent for cleaning up scaffold boards as even when you try your best to remove the debris you will still have remnants which will ruin a nice...
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    Circular Saw Blade Options

    A lot of it is to do with the blades geometry, some grinds will be more tolerant of encountering steel than others, namely a TCG blade will be a better candidate than ATB. It all depends on what nails you’re cutting though, small pin nails are pretty much a non-issue even with most blades, much...
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    What wood in this video

    I believe it's African Padauk, which the Chinese import from West and Central Africa in serious amounts.
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    Best router for £500 fish

    I'd like to expand on why I think the Makita is a much better router because simply just saying it doesn't really give any reason to why, does it? So what I like about the Makita is that it has linear ball bearing guides on the plunging action, so it is super smooth and you can literally plunge...
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    Best router for £500 fish

    Well, I personally think a lot of it can be blamed on the woodworking magazines of the 80s and 90s whose main advertisers were router and router bit manufacturers, so a lot of the projects back then revolved around routers and table routers to keep them happy, a lot of it was very gimmicky and...
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    Best router for £500 fish

    I personally thought @Rallymantony was asking more about a router for handheld use rather than for a table? I might be mistaken. You're not wrong though, a small spindle moulder is practically superior in every way to a table router.
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    Best router for £500 fish

    It would be interesting to know what the differences are, if any, between the DeWalt and Trend routers, and any other clones like the old CMT router. My supposition would be that possibly the Trend has lesser quality bearings as it always seems that the Trend routers suffer from bearing issues...
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    Best router for £500 fish

    I have the Trend T10 and the Makita RP2301, the Makita is miles ahead in quality in my opinion, just everything about it is a level above the Trend. It doesn’t help my opinion that over the years we’ve gone through about 6 Trend routers (3 T4s and 2 T10s), they don’t last in a professional...
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    Funding of UK Workshop

    So the "Please don't ignore this. It's very important" line means nothing at all and I can just ignore it? That seems a bit contradictory if you ask me. Perhaps not from a singular forum, but when you're managing well over 50 I would guess even if only 10 of them are this size and larger it...
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    Funding of UK Workshop

    I would agree with that example, but the difference is that they're asking me to support them as though it's very important to the survival of the forum. You could have a beggar on the street dressed in rags, but after his day of collecting money off passerbys he goes home to his...
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    Funding of UK Workshop

    These constant requests to support the site are getting very obnoxious, I’ve had two to my “conversations” this week. It would be very interesting to know how much it costs to run the site and exactly how many supporting members there are paying the yearly fee, the revenue from adverts...
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