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  1. Sanding butyl as well as wood, or just wood edge?...

    Sanding butyl as well as wood, or just wood edge?
    Trim each pc for fit, or a given non-uniform batch to uniform width?

    For fitting & jointing i use mostly 60 & sometimes 80 grit.
    For appearance...
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    Lazz - this is bizzare. Still no email from you,...

    Lazz - this is bizzare. Still no email from you, but i opened a couple slots in the PM's
    Also, got the gist of your message. Working on it next week suits me, i'm prepping for a road trip this...
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    Lazz - I think the emails are being hi-jacked by...

    Lazz - I think the emails are being hi-jacked by older addresses on our systems.

    You are up, i sent an email to the address above, and to your older, FF address just in case.

    Thanks!
    smt
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    Thanks, Lazz - My email is at bottom of 1st...

    Thanks, Lazz -

    My email is at bottom of 1st post. PM's don't work for me because i forget to check which naturally aggravates people. Then box fills up too fast & blocks others.

    One guy in...
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    Bump. Still available, but it's heavy. Shipping...

    Bump.
    Still available, but it's heavy.
    Shipping seems to be a lot higher these days than i remember from when shipping straight edges around the country in crates.

    smt
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    Sold. Thanks, Stuart! smt

    Sold.

    Thanks, Stuart!
    smt
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    New Hermes pantograph

    good condition belt, 1 double ended steel stylus/cutter, seems sharp. These were used mostly for making tags, signs, desk nameplates with the color layered plastic with a white center that shows...
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    Di-acro springwinder

    Includes typically missing parts such as cam lock winding handle; + Manual, wire holder, end support for small arbors. Also optional "Hook-Kon Spring Looping Tool". "Hook-Kon" has only the smaller...
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    Contact info for shapeaholic?

    If anyone has current contact info for Pete, please send me an email note (PM box fills up too fast/I forget to check it. I have his old email, but it kicks back.

    Thanks!
    smt
    ehmcofab @ g mail...
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    Reminder/history - As often related, Don...

    Reminder/history -

    As often related, Don started Practical Machinist due to selective censorship on the old Chaski forum after polling a bunch of us on the side by email. Since that time, the...
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    Thanks guys - This was a sincere question, not...

    Thanks guys -

    This was a sincere question, not a request for validation (though it is appreciated!), because the matter comes up here & in other groups, on & off line. What i realized long ago is...
  12. This does seem to come up every few years. The...

    This does seem to come up every few years. The site slows down, I end up being the only substantive respondent to a few posts that actually responds to the subject and says "yes, you can do it, it's...
  13. You used an unfamiliar acronym and declined to...

    You used an unfamiliar acronym and declined to answer my earlier question about what you meant. I looked it up and apparently it means: "F- I'm good, just ask me". You've been a little bit...
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    Thanks for the comments so far. I'd have to add...

    Thanks for the comments so far. I'd have to add a lot of likes. Refrained from adding any so as not to be perceived to be slighting others. :D

    Per Jason's note, I think Don (site owner) always...
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    Why so few post on Woodworking forum?

    There seem to be some opinions, including my personality. :D

    Please discuss, any factors considered.

    smt
  16. Green - I posted a corrugated head with...

    Green - I posted a corrugated head with corrugated knives as my first answer to the Q, how hard is it to do in the shop?
    This is the wood forum on the world's largest machining site. Many who post...
  17. I've ground hundreds of knives over the years,...

    I've ground hundreds of knives over the years, and made dozens of cutterbodies if including things like drilling tools, as well as shaping and planer types. The reason is as stated earlier, when i...
  18. Richard asked about making or modifying a...

    Richard asked about making or modifying a corrugated cutterhead.
    Greenwud took the discussion in the direction of buying pre-made heads of other types & said:



    Based on your initiative to...
  19. A number of years ago i made a small (tiny) base...

    A number of years ago i made a small (tiny) base and collar to use with a dremel handpiece and steel shop made patterns to make the cope
    for stair nosings & treads into previously installed...
  20. I sometimes forget the knives have to be ground...

    I sometimes forget the knives have to be ground for the projection geometry of the head they will run in. :)
    Knives that make a perfect profile in 26° head will make a much deeper/ accentuated...
  21. Richard - if you go with a safe practice of up to...

    Richard - if you go with a safe practice of up to 3x knife thickness for projection, and there is a fair width down in the gib, then the knives can project below, as well, especially since they will...
  22. Richard, could the "cut" be done with a spindle...

    Richard, could the "cut" be done with a spindle sander, then scraped to a chalk fit?

    smt
  23. Maybe we are beating it to death - the point was...

    Maybe we are beating it to death - the point was (machining) 60° corrugations to match mating corrugations in a cutter for location and indexing. This was the example i had with photos to answer the...
  24. Hee, hee! Lug bits and MTP bits were common as...

    Hee, hee! Lug bits and MTP bits were common as side heads. When i made those above, Yates America wanted something like $2,500 (30 years ago) for similar capability.

    Richard means heads that...
  25. Yes, & made the corrugated (lug)bits, too.......

    Yes, & made the corrugated (lug)bits, too.... over 30 years ago.... on a mill-drill. Probably made the 60° cutter from a broken center drill, but can't recall :) (1-1/8" bore for scale)
    ...
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