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by 9fingers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: What finishing sander?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

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: 173

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: 187

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: 1724

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: 177

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: 439

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: 439

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: 439

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: 439

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: 344

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: 481

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: 606

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: 978

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: 404

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 978

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: 404

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: 219

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: 414

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: 548

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: 461

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: 1096

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: 4845

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: 1655

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: 1036

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: 1098

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: 1130

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: 1163

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: 1112

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: 2274

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: 958

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: 694

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: 1336

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: 1414

Re: Startrite table saw price

Ah ok fairy nuff.

Bob

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