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  1. Biltut i think sherline stopped selling the red handwheels a couple of years ago for some reason, don’t know why. I got my lathe and mill with factory installed DRO and the red handwheels and the DRO in my opinion is definitely worth the price for the ease of repeatability. ben
  2. Byrnes saw sled

    Walt, A sliding table, or sled has several uses on a table saw, you can find many videos and pictures on woodworking sites to see some of these uses, but for me the big ones are repeatable and square cuts, repeatable length cuts using the fence stop and it adds another layer of safety if you use it correctly. Ben
  3. Thought that I would post a picture of the Byrnes saw sled that I purchased from Jim and Donna as I haven’t seen it shown elsewhere on the site. As with any of the Byrnes equipment, it is beautifully made of aluminum and the slot riders are made from plastic and a very nice fit into my saw. You do have to remove your fence to use the sled, but that’s only a few seconds work and two screws to remove. ben
  4. Chris, I use a Worksharp 3000 model electric sharpener designed for chisels and plane blades. Costs about $175. Comes with two glass plates and four grades of abrasive to stick to both sides of the plates, 100,400,1000,4000 grit. When I’m normally sharpening I’m just using the 4000 side and it takes the burr off the back with a separate piece of 4000 that it rests on. Has a rack that the back of your chisel rests on that has preset and repeatable angles set into it. You can also purchase a leather hone plate if you want to go to a pure mirror finish, however I find the 4000 is plenty sharp enough for almost anything I do and only takes a few seconds to maintain silly sharp edges. ben
  5. Agamemnon and Vanguard twin ships?

    Sister ship of the HMS Agamemnon 64 was the 64 HMS Indefatigable, both built at Bucklers Hard. ben
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