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    Retirement options

    You need a PMA - positive mental attitude. Think of this as a fantastic opportunity. For the first time in life you can steer your own ship with less constraints. The lack of structure is daunting so, if you need it, make your own. As to what to do, my advise would be relax and follow your...
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    How not to make a desk?

    Is that black edge a metal frame? If it is it makes more sense.
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    Pushfit soil pipe as dust extraction

    I fitted my ducting about 20 years ago and couldn’t afford metal at the time so used plastic soil pipe. I was aware of the static issue so I ran a copper wire along the outside of the pipe fixed at intervals with a self tapping screw that went just through to the inside of the pipe. I took the...
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    What's the most stupid thing you've done in woodworking?

    I’ve been making furniture professionally for twenty five years with no accidents, until this spring. I had made a cut on the bench saw, turned it off and for some unknown reason went to clear the waste away before the blade had stopped running. I caught the tip of my thumb in the blade and now...
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    Cascamite WBP

    I have mixed artists acrylic paint into cascamite in the past. I mixed the glue as normal and then added dark brown to colour it. I was glueing some beautiful burr veneer and it had a few little holes that would let the glue through. It worked a treat, had no effect on the strength of the joint...