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    Car Booty

    Found this gem yesterday - Wooden box too - I've only seen cardboard ones before. ..and inside looks all complete :) It looks almost brand new too Blades show little wear and all are quite sharp :) It's pristine! Given that I don't own a plough plane and will make good use of it I...
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    fabricating a moveable base - need help!

    I have a heavy cast iron spindle moulder which I need to make a moveable base for since it's too heavy to lift/push around (am guessing +300Kg) and which needs to have retractable wheels so that when stationary can spread the load over my suspended workshop floor. For the design I am planning to...
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    Flattening planer tables

    I recently bought a Startrite PT260 off of ebay which needed some attention - motor start start capacitor and a few stripped threads now fixed but have discovered that the tables are not flat :( The outfeed table rises by ~.18mm toward the end (well actually over 12 inches - the longest...
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    New Front Door

    I am looking for advice as I need to replace my current front door, here are my thoughts - Material - Oak or Sapele - issue is the bottom 3rd will get exposed to the elements as we get strong winds that carries the rain under the porch, so was thinking maybe Sapele over oak and using Osmo UV...
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    Workshop and Bench build pictures and some advice required!

    Hi everyone -I've been lurking these forums awhile and really appreciate how informative and friendly you all are :) I've been building a workshop cum home office for a bit - well actually over a year and have captured most of it here - http://www.image-electric.com/home/albums-9 It's not...
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    3 phase to single?

    Hi folks, I'm looking to purchase a 2nd hand planer thickneser and have found one I like, however it is 3 phase (Wadkin BAOS) Can anyone advise whether it is viable to convert this to single phase i.e motor & switch change? Cheers