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    Importing machinery UK to Ireland

    Hi all, Was hoping someone here may have an idea of what the deal is with importing machinery from the UK to Ireland. Basically, been working as a Cabinetmaker in the UK for the last few years and I'm now looking to move back to Ireland and set up my own shop. The loose plan was to stock up on...
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    75 or 90 bullnose pane?

    Clifton 3110, a shoulder, bullnose and chisel plane in one plane!!
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    Why did furniture makers put their mark on an invisible surface ?

    Little piece on makers' marks from an book on antiques I have at home
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    Why did furniture makers put their mark on an invisible surface ?

    I have to check my book when I get back but I'm sure that at a point in time it was uncommon however with the establishment of larger scale manufacturing in the 18th (possibly 17th century) in France branding ones furnitire was a legal requirement in order to maintain the standards of furnitire...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Small kitchen table in rippled ash for work.
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    What is your go-to hand tool for chamfering or rounding edges

    If you just want to break the edge so it's not sharp some 180 on a block is absolutely fine and usually easier than getting your block plane onto every edge. That is just to break the edge though. If you want a more noticeable chamfer or roundover use which ever plane/tool fits the size of the...
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    Passion or Profit?

    I switched careers out of passion. I worked in medical research for about a decade but almost 2 years ago I retrained in cabinetry and have been working in the industry ever since. Initially, the idea was to run my own small business but it soon became clear that I was woefully inexperienced, I...
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    Undoing a bow in a panel

    This is the correct thing to do. Wet it on the cupped side, sit a weight on top of it and leave it over night. If this doesn't work flatten it by hand. If it's been resawn as you mentioned than there will be a lot of tension released and you won't be getting it out with some moisture.
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Some side tables
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    Looking for a company in the UK that can fix a Delta bobbin sander?

    Hi Ian, Cheers for the reply. Yeah one of the lads tried this but the little tabs just started coming off. Originally we were just going to get rid of it as it's been out of commission for a while but I said I'd have a look into getting it serviced if I could find someone. Yeah the fan thing...
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    Looking for a company in the UK that can fix a Delta bobbin sander?

    Hi all, Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for a company in the UK that can service a Delta SA350k oscillating spindle sander? This fan shaped thing that is usually used to tighten the spindle and secure the sandpaper has given out and no longer can be attached to the...
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