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    Mentor McCreed's Avatar
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    I still love the look of that safet T planer
    Hey BD, I got mine from McJing tools. $60 + $15 express post (express is all they offer).

    I ordered online in the afternoon and it arrived the next morning (Western Sydney to Brisbane). I'm sure that wouldn't happen under the current circumstances though.
    It's a good bit of kit and I reckon tools are always a solid investment for guys like us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Well, just found this as a way to make your own sanding bands. So you could certainly make your own bands that extend a couple of mm either side of the rubber section, so just tall enough for a headstock.

    Perfect. They only need to be slightly bigger to get a headstock done. Easy enough to flip the work piece though, too.

    @McCreed dude stop it. Your giving me TAS (is that a thing haha?)

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    This is all very interesting. It would never have occurred to me that you could use a drill press to do planing... I have seen routers used that way but not a drill press. I also love the Dremmel table idea. I have a rotary tool, that could easily be repurposed for that.

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    Your giving me TAS (is that a thing haha?)
    It is now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakersdozen View Post

    @McCreed dude stop it. Your giving me TAS (is that a thing haha?)
    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    It is now!!!
    Oh TAS is very real.....<Clicks on images of second hand and brand new Jointer planers, Dust extractors and spray booth plans...>
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    After reading enough advice about how to do this that I should have known better... I used the router to try to shape my headstock. Routers are fast, right? I had made a nice template. I had trimmed with a jigsaw. I have routed harder stuff before...

    ...but there was one little burr on the last curve of the batwing...and it was right along the grain...

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    I found the piece about 2 meters from the router hiding in the grass.

    Glued it back in place. No way to clamp it so I literally held it in place for a full ten minutes. OK from the front. Not as invisible a line on the back or on the side. Still, it may be what my father used to call a "cheap lesson." It's not in a place that needs to be particularly strong, and may not show unless you look really close by the time I have sanded and finished it. I am sure that there will be plenty of other flaws in this build that will be more obvious by the time I am done ;-)

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    I will use a rotary tool, or just hand sand to get the shape the rest of the way... slowly and carefully.

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    Sorry to hear that, F3x. Always painful when something like that happens. Saw and Dremel works for me. I really need to start using a router, but it's so easy to go wrong very quickly.

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    There is a production work stations for Dremel tools which makes them into all kind of light duty woodworking tools.

    I've put router bits with a bearing in my drill press to make an open router table. I've used it for plunge routeing too. I recommend an MDF template for the bearing to ride on. On a lot of wood types you have to be careful of the direction of the grain.

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