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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: 260

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: 316

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: 559

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: 217

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: 559

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: 559

Re: Remote Switching

I've been called lots of things over the years but thats a new one lol
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

Yep trust me I understand these things lol.
Follow the master! :lol:
Hundreds of happy readers can't be wrong
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

Get yourself one of these on order https://www.amazon.co.uk/CPN-CONTACTOR-CONTACTS-CUDIS-CC30901/dp/B07B6B4FG2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551625025&sr=8-1&keywords=240vac+relay+20a And enough lightweight mains 3 core flex to reach from the machine to the control socket 0.75mm2 will be plent...
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

OK I'll work my solution around that. You are going to need a pair of 13amp sockets. One to plug in the machine itself and another one to plug in the remote socket. Is that OK?

I'll try and sort out something this evening - gotta get in the kitchen, put my pinny on now and get dinner lol

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

OK I'll sort something out. Are you looking for a "remote control in your pocket" type solution or the good old "yank on a string running the length of the workshop" alternative. Without stating the blindingly bleeding obvious, you have to be able to lay your hands on the remote ...
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

OK for the benefit of others, this machine has one of the small chinese KEDU integrated NVR switches where the whole thing is little bigger than the Stop and start buttons. These are not really suitable for modification in the way I did the one for Steve. He had a proper DOL/NVR starter which offers...
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Remote Switching
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Remote Switching

Did somebody call? :lol:

Can you send a picture of the nvr preferably with the cover removed please
If you can't post pictures here yet as a new member, email to motors@minchin.org.uk
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Band saw Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Band saw Mods

Surely your bandsaw has a table already? Downright dangerous to use without one?
Maybe you mean a stand to allow you to move it around?
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dust Extract adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Dust Extract adapter

Easily made from offcuts of upvc pipe and solvent cement plus hacksaw.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Saw blades for Radial Arm Saws

Negative rake and limiters for use with RAS
+1 for cutting solutions
Bob

PS you are pulling the saw towards you when making a cut not pushing I hope!
by 9fingers
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Itech machinery
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Itech machinery

Based on what I read on another forum itech machinery is ok at hobby enthusiast level but the service from S&S was less than good over the ordering and delivery process. So maybe try and find a different supplier maybe

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Turning
Topic: Hi. Record Power CL1 help needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Hi. Record Power CL1 help needed!

The RCD detects leakage to earth and I cannot think of any capacitor fault to cause a leak. Check for any whiskers of wire in all the connections but it could also be a dying motor which needs expert help to confirm before spending out on a new one.
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for Hardwood shop.
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Looking for Hardwood shop.

I've recently been compiling a map of timber suppliers in UK https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RVOni06zDvh4fUENxuLQqvU1FiWht1oZ&usp=sharing I don't claim is is complete or that every place will do hardwoods but googling for the suppliers names on the map should lead you to their website show wha...
by 9fingers
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Replacement Sash and Case Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 3569

Re: Replacement Sash and Case Windows

I did not think powder coating would work on wood both from needing electrostatic powder deposition which needs a conductive surface like metal and that it has to be cooked afterwards but reading here https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/production-woodworking/woodworking-machinery-technology/The-Wond...
by 9fingers
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Spreadsheets for pricing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: Spreadsheets for pricing?

As much as your customers might like to be able to work out your price without asking you it means you have no wriggle room either when you need to manage demand or when your raw material costs change. So by all means use a spread sheet for your own purposes but I'd never give access to customers if...
by 9fingers
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Tenon Saw for a child to use
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Tenon Saw for a child to use

In a similar position as a lad I was given a gents saw.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Rexon BTS10A table saw
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: Rexon BTS10A table saw

Manual here https://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/lis_ ... 410035.pdf

Google is your friend!
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Band saw blade alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: Band saw blade alignment

It varies from saw to saw but the best setting is when the saw cuts completely parallel to the fence. Essential for resawing and veneer cutting.
Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Southern Silky Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Southern Silky Oak

Does not appear to be from the oak family but very pretty wood nevertheless.
Welcome to the forum
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Which Heavy duty runners for under stair cupboard?

I want to do something similar and have been kicking ideas around in my head. Currently the plan is full extension drawer slides two at the base and one at the top This would be supplemented by a castor under the front edge to add support when fully extended Depending on the floor covering the casto...
by 9fingers
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Cutting a circular oak worktop best method

I generally prefer to use bearing guided cutters for template work. After rough cutting to slight oversize, I wind a couple of layers of masking tape around the bearing for the first routing cut which leaves the job marginally oversize. Then peel off the tape to make a final trim cut which will remo...
by 9fingers
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Air compressor trouble!
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Air compressor trouble!

As a new member you can't post pics yet (I think) and without pics we can't really help. So maybe make another couple of posts about anything woody like introducing your self and what you are interested in and then come back to this thread with some photos. In the meantime familiarise yourself with ...
by 9fingers
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Planer Thicknesser Function Leaver
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Planer Thicknesser Function Leaver

Unlikely. Normally all such levers do is to engage the drive to the feed rollers that are only needed when thicknessing.
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: MDF Window Board, Got Wet in One Spot Whilst Untreated
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: MDF Window Board, Got Wet in One Spot Whilst Untreated

Use something like zinnser primer to seal the surface. There is a good reason why we have used oil based paints for decades. So many problems arise with water based rubbish.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Startrite table saw price

Ah ok fairy nuff.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Startrite table saw price

It is slightly strange having a on half a slot on the right. Other ones on ebay have a full length slot.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite table saw price
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Startrite table saw price

No fence, no riving knife, no crown guard,no mitre gauge, unloved.
About the only appealing feature for amateurs is single phase
Ebay it and see how it goes.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Draper Woodturning Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

Possibly. Some lathe motors have bespoke shaft lengths which makes finding a replacement a challenge.

Finger crossed that it lasts anyway.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Draper Woodturning Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

The problem is the brand. Built down to a price. It will possibly be OK as motor wire is typically rated to 60 c operating temperature. The capacitor won't like running that hot so hopefully it is mounted externally and will be cooler. If it does fail ( motor will not start) it is cheap to replace. ...
by 9fingers
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Startrite 352

I've given trying to sell on eBay mainly for the reasons above.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Sharing workshops/collaborating
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Sharing workshops/collaborating

You might find a local retired woodworker who would be happy for casual work. But the big challenge will be finding someone to work to the same standards as you adopt ( high or low lol) and that you can get on with. Delegation of work is difficult to start with. The other way is to take someone on f...
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Shelving units
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: Shelving units

You can use the cam fixings designed for the job or screw through and plug the holes perhaps?
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Startrite 352
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Startrite 352

Sounds very expensive to me.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Junior Whitehead thicknesser/planer PTJ Mk2 Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Junior Whitehead thicknesser/planer PTJ Mk2 Help!

There should be another plate somewhere on the motor giving electrical parameters without which it is difficult to know the type of starter needed. If all six terminals are connected to six wires going where a starter would have been then it will be a star delta motor. If the six terminals have stra...
by 9fingers
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 2615

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

OK It maybe a more complex problem with the starting circuit. Very difficult to diagnose by email lol

Bob

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