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    Why are some router tables made up of cast iron but not others?

    one or two posts debating with someone the merits of a home made build vs buying, in a thread about router quality, is not a really a derail. Maybe a side discussion that if left to a few posts, is pretty harmless. It is true though my comments have sparked a discussion that have snowballed...
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    Why are some router tables made up of cast iron but not others?

    The reason why I posted what I have is to open a discussion on the value of things. A plurality of ideas and approaches to things is important. It’s not about who’s right or wrong. My passion is modern British industrial design (1950’s) and I have collected quite a few books from that period...
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    Why are some router tables made up of cast iron but not others?

    I agree that a retired person doesn’t have to consider his or her time, in such a manner but too many people do not consider their time In such a manner. For example, you’re a single person so your time is linear. If you’re working on ‘x’ than you cannot be working on ‘y’. You don't have other...
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    Why are some router tables made up of cast iron but not others?

    That was taken into consideration in my post. I totalled 2-3 days work at 150 a day, plus materials. That comes to roughly £550 I claimed he could buy that table and still be quids in. Your appraisal of the selling price confirms my comment. That’s if you agree with £150 a fay over 3 days in...
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    Why are some router tables made up of cast iron but not others?

    It cost you more than £100 Sounds like it took you about 2-3 days to build . If you value your time at say £150-200 a day, that’s a £500 table on average. So real costs is about £600. I once watched a youtube video where this american was bragging about how you can make a bench for $150 He had...
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    Cheaper v more expensive tools

    ‘Buy cheap buy twice’ I’m afraid. You should try the ‘buy once, cry once’ next.
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    Yeh you got it. It’s quite cool to see it make the cut. I now use a CNC machine and have the Lamello cutters on CNC. Regarding small or large workshops. A workshop and your ability to do work, is based on what you buy and therefore what you can do. I didn’t have any work as a paint sprayer...
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    I’m not sure how you would turn a normal biscuit joiner into a zeta joiner by simply adding a cutter. What makes the zeta cutter add a trough at the back of the cut, for the connecter to fit into, is a mechanical movement in the machine. It’s perfectly reasonable to make a cost benefit...
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    Jig to cut veneers on a bandsaw.

    I have made a veneer cutting appliance for my bandsaw. It’s totally over built, far more over engineered than anything I’ve seen on the market; for example it vacuum clamps the wood to the fence. What I noted in my research about how to bandsaw wood veneers, is that Americans in particular like...
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    I thought you said you preffered your Domino over your mafell biscuit jointer and I was talking about a Mafell DD40. Hence the confusion on my part Re: cat skinning. There just are superior ways of doing things. It’s what humans have been driving at since the stone age. I used to spray entire...
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    The LNF is a jointer. The Mafell DD40 is a duo Doweler I was referring to the DD40. I’d prefer the Domino over the LNF too but the Lamello is also a biscuit jointer.
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    The shear strength on those snap together Lamello clams is pretty high. Imagine using a domino to put cabinets together, then having to glue them, clamp them, wait for the glue to dry. The cam locking clams are very strong and although they leave a hole, they’re a damn sight better and...
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    I ended up in the same boat but I bought a new/used domino 500 and a new/used sustainer with cutters etc. I think I paid around £750 Festool warranties are transferrable (double check). You can call to confirm. I did however sell mine to a friend a couple years later for £700. They are fun...
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    Festool domino: benefits + price

    For the work you want to do, imo, the Lamello is the better tool I’ve had all three devices, Lamello, Domino, Mafell and the Lamello is quicker to use and you can build furniture in hours, not days. You still have to use glue with the Domino and if you buy their naff connection system, you’re...
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    Hello from Ruislip! Newbie needing assistance

    double check what moisture content you need in the wood. Furniture makers usually go for 9% moisture in the wood. Most box store stuff will likely be 13% or higher. You’re much better off finding a timbre mill that do kiln dried wood, that you can buy cheaper and with more variety. Then let the...
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    Kitchen build. Timber ceiling and walnut cabinets.

    Lovely job. Nice little angle change on top of the wall mounted cupboards
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    Latest Wall Panelling job

    If you can, try buying Hidrofugo MDF. Paints like a dream, stable as anything , cuts and leaves a beautiful edge and only slightly more in price, compared to the usual trade stuff. Night and day difference.
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    Retirement workshop - which machines to buy?

    As a heads up, I’ve always used a courier company called Hatchback Couriers, based out of Luton. They’ve driven across the country for me and picked up many 500kg + machines, for £150 a time, when everyone else was charging £400+ Not sure they cover Scotland but likely would for a price.
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    Retirement workshop - which machines to buy?

    There’s generally 5 bands of quality. Bottom Tier: Cheap Chinese stuff that is poor quality. Record power, Axminster, SIP, iTech. Anything DM Tools sell as machinery 2) Cheap Chinese gear that is over priced and generally of poor quality. Axminster, laguna, ITech, Bosch, Dewalt, Nova. Jet is...
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    Latest Wall Panelling job

    Hard to stop any paint flashing. The more vinyl or acrylic it has, the worse it will be, especially dark colours. Johnsons acrylic is good but LG do a true matt, hence why they have that look. What MDF did you use?
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