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    Chopping board finish advice

    Thanks guys, much appreciated
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    Superglue

    I used to use cyanoacrylate in my early days of guitar building when I would use it to fix celluloid bindings, but found it a pain to use. These days I make my own wood bindings and purflings and always use pva which creates a rock solid bond and is easy to use.
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    Superglue

    I personally wouldn't use superglue for wood to wood - I do guitar inlays etc with evostik. I find it much easier to use than superglue.
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    Chopping board finish advice

    Hi folks I have a piece of oak left over from a project that is the perfect size for a chopping board. Can anyone recommend a suitable finish, that is both durable and food safe? thanks, Andy
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    Wood waste

    I don't use yew or wenge but I make a point of separating out walnut and disposing of that separately
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    Wood waste

    sawdust and shavings go on freecycle - there are always takers who use it for animals or to put on their gardens, and they will collect. Can just leave it bagged up outside for them if you are not going to be in.
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    Offcuts and what to do with them

    Thanks for all the responses guys, definitely some food for thought there.
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    Offcuts and what to do with them

    I'm a bit of a hoarder and don't like waste - I can't bear to throw away offcuts, and as a result my workshop is getting fuller and fuller. I keep even quite small pieces - mostly cherry, maple and walnut. Anybody got any ideas what to do / make with them? What do others do with their offcuts...
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    3 phase wiring advice

    In response to OldWood, yes there is a switch to select between low and high speed - see below There is a pulley giving speeds of 8500rpm and 17,000rpm Not quite as fast as a Wadkin which I previously had the use of, giving speeds or 12,000 and 24,000rpm, but should be sufficient for my...
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    3 phase wiring advice

    Here's the motor plate:
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    3 phase wiring advice

    Thanks for all the help guys, this is really useful
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    3 phase wiring advice

    Thanks for the responses guys. I'm afraid I don't know how old the wiring is - it's an old machine - a Samco Mini Router ( I don't know why they call it a mini router, it certainly isn't small!) Spectric - are you saying that if the starters voltage is 400 then they have used blue instead of...
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    3 phase wiring advice

    Hi All I have just acquired an overhead router and need to put a plug on it. It requires 4 core cable but I'm going to put a 5 pin plug on it as I have a 16amp 5 pin socket already conveniently located nearby. Existing wires are earth, blue, brown and black as per picture below. Question is...
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    Best place to purchase t&g oak

    British Hardwoods do oak door kits as well as a lot of other stuff, and will probably do bespoke machining if you ask. Their products are first rate as is their service - I use them all the time. Wood Flooring & Oak Flooring Proudly Made in the UK
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    How you know people are interested in fake woodworking...

    I make guitars and fancied my hand at doing a banjo for a change of scenery, so started doing some research, and came across this chap, who's attitude to problem solving I find quite frankly amazing:
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    Cutting circles on a router, how many passes?

    I always use spiral downcuts on curves - very clean cut and virtually eliminates tear out.
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    Sawdust...

    I give mine away on Freecycle. It gets snapped up in no time - you just need to make sure you separate out anything like yew or walnut as most people want it for either animals or gardens and those species are not good for either. (when I say separate out, I mean just change the bag on your...
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    Welder advice

    Thanks for all the help guys. As a first project I was thinking of making a moveable base for my table saw from angle iron.
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    Planer/thicknesser advice

    I have an old Sedgwick MB. It's loud and it's heavy but it does the job it was designed to do superbly, and there is no faffing involved in moving between planer and thicknesser - you either put your timber on the top or underneath, that simple. I would definitely go second hand - you get so...
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    Welder advice

    Hi I am thinking of dabbling in a little welding to add to my repertoire of useful skills and am therefore looking to buy a welder. I have absolutely zero experience of welding and would therefore like some help in choosing a suitable welder. I am looking for something that would be suitable for...
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