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by 9fingers
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

OK maybe try and drag the photo from google onto your device and then drag onto the forum?

I don't have a google photos account so cant try it myself. FlickR seeems to work but who knows when they will want to follow fotofuckit and charge too?

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

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But you have to open the full editor mode to get it to work.

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: How do you load photos from Google Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: How do you load photos from Google Photos?

Or just drag and drop into the message box?

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with dust collector & remote pls
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help with dust collector & remote pls

Ha! I was not fishing for complements honest. I'm just a bit pissed that they could not be bother even to say they had got my diagram or even that they did not understand it lol.

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with dust collector & remote pls
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help with dust collector & remote pls

LOL I picked this up over on UKW. To do it means bypassing the thermal overload in the motor and some careful wiring. Rather than publish the method widely I sent the OP a diagram by PM as well as to another member with a "ME TOO" request. I've not heard a thing from either of them. :evil: Pearls be...
by 9fingers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Swolen work surface

jfc wrote:Or just buy a new coffee machine and put it there .

Now that is a good bit of lateral thinking Jase! :lol:

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Rip fence
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Rip fence

Lots of videos on YouTube about making fences for tablesaws. Have you tried contacting metabo spares?
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Swolen work surface
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Swolen work surface

Completely standard worktop clamp and readily available.
Avoid chipboard and go for solid wood next time.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 1ft Cherry Logs - what to make?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: 1ft Cherry Logs - what to make?

The worst of the cracking (radial cracks on the cut ends) has possibly happened already. If you did not seal those faces and there not too many crack then you have been lucky. Paint the ends of your cut boards with surplus gloss paint, even emulsion should help or neat pva. you want the moisture to ...
by 9fingers
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Converting three phase planer to single phase?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Converting three phase planer to single phase?

Hi Mark,
Is there a photo coming any time soon?

Cheers

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: 1ft Cherry Logs - what to make?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: 1ft Cherry Logs - what to make?

Trinket boxes, bandsawn boxes, most novelty items etc
Ideal for xmas gifts if you do that sort of thing.

Woodturning if you have a lathe, small bowls, fruit, pens etc or flog it to turners.

hth

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Electra beckum secantra table saw problems
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Electra beckum secantra table saw problems

Looking online at the spares for this saw there is no exploded diagram for the motor unit which suggests spares are not available for the gearbox. Furthermore the complete motor is no longer available. The blade should not turn freely as the gearing typically 5:1 would provide some resistance. I sus...
by 9fingers
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Converting three phase planer to single phase?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Converting three phase planer to single phase?

When you can hold a camera steady again, post a nice pin sharp photo of the plate on the motor and I can focus my advice around that info.
Quite happy to help if I can. Keeps me off the streets lol

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Converting three phase planer to single phase?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Converting three phase planer to single phase?

You have a choice. Electrically or mechanically. Check to see if the motor is dual voltage or not. The actual motor plate NOT the machine plate should say either 380-415v or 230-415v. If the second one then an inverter will do the job for you. If just the higher small voltage range then it needs a s...
by 9fingers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Speed controller
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Speed controller

Almost certainly not Invertek are making some for certain types of single phase motors with permanent capacitors but it is rare to find this sort of motor on a drill as they offer poor starting torque. If your motor clicks as you switch off ie has a centrifugal switch then the invertek solution will...
by 9fingers
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with ducted dust extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Help with ducted dust extraction

Use 100mm (110mm soil pipe is cheap) only reducing at the tool end for as short a length as possible. Numerous plans online to make cyclones.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Methylated spirits or isopropanol?
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Methylated spirits or isopropanol?

IPA will do the job nicely

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Table Saw Advice

I expect that we are wasting our keyboard time. The OP has not bothered to check in to look for replies since posting his question. This is why I feel that forum setting defaults ought to be set to send reply notifications automatically to start with and members can switch them off later if they wis...
by 9fingers
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Table Saw Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Table Saw Advice

I can't advise on the specifics of the machines that you list but at this price point I would make sure to buy from a supplier with good customer service reputation. Tables can be twisted,concave or convex. The fences can be floppy or fail to lock down square repeatedly. All will lead to poor cuttin...
by 9fingers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 34
Views: 6702

Re: Tyme lathes?

Bo'sun wrote: Where are you, you never know, you might be just around the corner to me.

I really dont understand why members don't put their approximate location in their profiles for this very reason.

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 34
Views: 6702

Re: Tyme lathes?

I don't know anything about the specifics of Tyme lathes but you should never ever hit any part of a machine directly with a hammer unless you are determined to damage it. A piece of wood between hammer and machine or use a rubber mallet. If it does not move as you expect, don't bash seven bells out...
by 9fingers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: External door question

Could always use a faux tenon end as the opening edge covers to fool the purists? :lol:

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: External door question

sainty wrote:
Maybe as a last resort, go with Bob's idea, it would still be technically correct and strong enough, but it wouldn't 'feel' right. ;) ;) :lol:
You know me to well Stu, unconventional to the end and proud of it! :lol: :lol:

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: External door question
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: External door question

Given the position you are in I'd make through mortises with less than full penetration tenons. Wedge as normal and then fit small pieces to cover the recess. Yes these will be visible on the edge of the door but the normal method is visible too. You could even cut the rails asymmetrically so the ex...
by 9fingers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What finishing sander?
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: What finishing sander?

You will need to be tethered to some sort of dust collection so having a power lead too is not a problem and no battery life issues.
I've not experienced different makes of sander. Happy with my Bosch 125 mm ros and Mirka abrasives

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Screw Size ID
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Screw Size ID

A rule of thumb that seemed to hold true both for most screws and round headed bolts is that the head diameter is about double the thread diameter. There will always be exceptions of course!
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Myford ML8 - adding a speed control switch

Hi Keith I'm afraid that you guess incorrectly. This sort of machinery is powered by an induction motor. The speed is solely governed by the frequency of the mains supply. If your lathe happens to have a 3 phase motor on it (rare for a hobby machine) then there could be a box of tricks known as an i...
by 9fingers
Wed May 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: DeWalt RAS DADO adaptor bush
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: DeWalt RAS DADO adaptor bush

Sorry Rick, None left now.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri May 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: How can i do box joints with this router
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: How can i do box joints with this router

Make a box joint jig and run it along the fence with the gap closed up. No need at all for the tee slot.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

No Probs Mark

You and other forum users are welcome to pick through what remains of my brain lol.

You might find some helpful bits in here even though it is three phase. http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopi ... =22&t=3921

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

If it helps, I could order the remote for you and investigate the wiring. I've possible got some 110v contactors here too.
I'd rough wire it and then send it to you to stuff in a box with your 110v connectors.
Would that help?

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

The you tube guy is basically on the right track but the soundtrack is full of little errors and crap presentation. The packaging is awful and no way is that sort of thing gonna get past a site inspector. You could start with one of these or similar ebay no 333008845847 a nice chunky contactor A 110...
by 9fingers
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Remote control for 110V Site Vacuum?

Sorry Mark, only just seen this. Problem is 110v. most of these switches are plug in to 13amp socket so expect 240v ac in. 12v wireless switches exist but then you need a 110v wall wart type power supply. I think you are going to need to look over the pond and import something from USA as they will ...
by 9fingers
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Advice on a Kitchen cabinet door - with divided panel

I'm struggling to see quite what the difficulty is apart from having to make the reference face the back of the door rather than the front.
Something like 7-8 mm groove in all parts, tongues on rails and divider and floating solid wood panels or maybe veneered mdf.
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Can’t get my planer to cut straight.
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Can’t get my planer to cut straight.

Your blade height sound right to me and so does your technique of pressure transfer.
I think it can only be lack of coplanarity.

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Dovetail Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Dovetail Jig

Most jigs have a fixed spacing for the tails and sockets which limits the sizes of the box sides to n times the number of joints plus a fixed amount otherwise you get half pins/ tails. I can't remember the numbers but it is something like 3.5 inches 4.5 , 5.5 etc If you are designing your drawer fro...
by 9fingers
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Remote Switching

My pleasure Graham and thanks for taking the trouble to report back.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Band saw Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Band saw Mods

You will have to do significant mods to the drive to get down to steel cutting speed like a factor of 30. A factor of 10 would do aluminium both with a metal cutting blade. Metal swarf on the wheels is not a problem I cut all materials on mine. You could make a template follower perhaps to automatic...
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Remote Switching

OK Here is how to wire the relay in Remove the four wires from the existing NVR switch and put in the spares box. Drill a hole in the box just big enough to pass the new control cable through. Pull enough through to reach the new relay plus a bit and put a knot in the cable inside the box to retain ...
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Remote Switching

I've been called lots of things over the years but thats a new one lol