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  1. What's that? I like the stacking aspect of it. Looks like it would work well. Is it meant to stack front front to back as well? I'd think will some glue and clamps, it would bring it all together and have plenty of strength.
  2. Those are some pretty sides. Looking good.
  3. This is another of those things that should’ve happened a while ago. I’ve routed a channel for the t- track and dropped it in. A few screws and it’s not going anywhere. The stop I bought has a small ridge that helps the bolt lock in and stay square in the track. A bit of sanding and a few coats of finish and it’s ready to cut stuff on. The only thing I would maybe want to upgrade in the future is the incra track with measuring tape.
  4. That’s a solid looking bench Rick. Looking good.
  5. Titebond 2 is my usual - just glued up some MDF sheets (similar to the WW mitre bench but with MDF and not plywood) to make a benchtop and even if I took the screws out, I expect it would never come apart on the glueline.
  6. That's what I'm thinking. I could just bust out a can of gold spray paint and pretend.
  7. I'm putting together a new mitre saw bench that will have aluminum t-track routed into the surface. I'm looking at lengths of t-track. Anyone used the Incra t-track? It costs more and is gold but is it worth the extra cash? The other t-track I'm looking at is a bit cheaper and in stock - the Incra isn't so maybe that's my answer here. https://www.timbecon.com.au/site-shop-accessories/t-track-mitre-track/build-it-system-regular-t-track https://www.timbecon.com.au/site-shop-accessories/t-track-mitre-track/aluminium-t-track
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    Walnut

    Which ones?
  9. lewisc

    Walnut

    That was Christmas 2017/18 Coop. Best trip I’ve been on so far. The next time, I think I’ll be doing just that. A bit of birds eye maple would be good as well.
  10. lewisc

    Walnut

    You guys in the USA are lucky. Every time I use walnut ( I think this is the 3rd time) I fall in love with it more. It’s pricey in Australia though so I’ve only ever bought a small amount I’m making a few toy planes to give to friends and went for a walnut and a Victorian Ash plane. The Vic ash I’ve got is a common plantation hardwood here and is much lighter in colour than most I’ve seen. The walnut is amazing though. I can’t wait to get some finish on this
  11. HAHA! I said that same thing. Never going to happen though. The first time I tried to teach my wife how to drive a manual car ended in tears. Good choice on the thicknesser. It's a solid unit and works well.
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    Solidworks?

    Can’t comment on Solidworks but I’ve gone from Sketchup to Onshape and in the last few weeks started to try Fusion 360. Onshape is a great free online program that has similar features to Fusion but in a stripped down way. I think Fusion is the way to go for me. Just got to spend the time to learn it. The drawings I’ve seen on on Fusion look realistic and quite complex.
  13. Looking good. I might have to buy this one as well. What’s the final thickness of the timber once it has been milled?
  14. Does the thick consistency cure like epoxy?
  15. Thanks for the tips. Not easy to narrow it down but I think I'll try the medium consistency to start with.