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    King of the Drill bits?!

    Hi all, Just wondering what are your go to brand of Brad point drill bits for wood. Is there a king of the drills (brand/make/model) in your eyes? I’m looking to replace my cheapish drills with some high quality, premium brand versions. I’ve so far used all the regular power tool brand...
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    Garage/workshop floor slab repair

    Hi all, Just wanted to pick thy brains for ideas on the best way to fix my double garage floor slab. It’s an old prefab garage where the slab looks like it’s been laid in two parts (garage erected before we moved here) and is on two ever so slightly different levels. The issue is that it’s...
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    Spiral vs shear - router bits

    Hi guys, I'm looking to spend a few quid on a new router bit for use in my router table for template trimming. I'm about to batch out a load of European white oak parts using a 10mm polycarb template and need to decide whether its worth spending thrice the price on a 1/2" solid TC spiral bit...
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    Pre-planing/thicknessing rough stock

    Hi all, I was wondering what is best practice when it comes to planing and thicknessing boards for future use. Say I make a lot of products to order that I would like to sell. These products just so happen to be 20mm thickness for example, and I buy in my rough sawn timber at approx 25-27mm...
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    cross cutting saw...

    So I'm looking at investing in a cross cut saw with the VERY occasional plywood ripping capacity. I'd like to be in a position to get myself a lovely Alt F45 panel saw, but due to current workshop space restrictions, that ain't gonna happen right now... So I'm looking at getting myself either...
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    Screws VS nut inserts

    Hi guys, I was going to make a simple oak top (30mm thick) coffee table on a steel frame. I was thinking for attaching the top, I would have some metal "tabs" approx 30mmx30mm that will be slotted to allow wood movement in the correct orientation. My question is, could anyone offer any...
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    Finishing furniture backs

    Hi Guys, I'd just like to hear your opinions on the boxing in options of mid - higher end furniture, namely the back face which is sat up against a wall on items such as TV stands/cabinets, media unit, drawer units etc. Most cheap(ish) furniture I've made for various room in my house, such as...
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    Oil based, water resistant finishes

    Hi guys. I've had a request for a couple of fancy dog bowl holders for a friend's fancy new kitchen. I was wondering if you were to make these, what would you finish them with? Remembering that they may spend some time covered in water bowl splashes and dog drool. Water resistance and...
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