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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: 81

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: 667

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: 667

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: 667

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: 381

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: 381

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: 1070

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: 831

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: 842

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: 1070

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: 402

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: 1435

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

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

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Tinted Danish Oil on poplar?

Shellac sanding sealer can be useful with timbers that tend to go blotchy with stain.
It is also useful to seal end grain which would go much darker than with the grain.
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

I doubt that a used one would be any cheaper.

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

You can get cheaper inverters eg hhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5HP-4KW-VFD ... 2854666790 but I do wonder what the quality is like although they have a 2y warranty.

I tend to buy second hand, known brand ones for my projects.

Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

That Amazon capacitor looks a fine substitute but watch out for the delivery clause - "arrive after Christmas" Ebay vendors seem more on the ball http://tinyurl.com/yd7paghf I'm glad you found my motor paper useful. In principle your Sagar motor should run fine in delta from a 240v in 240v...
by 9fingers
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: scheppach ts4010 Motor Fault

Thanks for the PM. I will reply here just in case it helps others searching in the future. There are three faults, in order of probability, that give rise to the symptoms described. 1) Faulty capacitor 2) defective centrifugal switch - internal to the motor 3) defective starter winding. Nearly alway...
by 9fingers
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Timber Raised Pond Design
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Timber Raised Pond Design

Try using the sagulator. Each side of your pond could be considered as a shelf on its side?
Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wine rack
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Wine rack

I'd go for halving joints with a step and repeat jig for a tablesaw with dado head.
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

Re: Tyme lathes?

Result! Just what this forum is about!

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

Re: Tyme lathes?

Most lathes need the spindle taking out to thread a new belt on. Quite how you do that will vary from machine to machine.

Bob
by 9fingers
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

Re: Tyme lathes?

You have the advantage over us - you have the machine there in front of you!

Bob
by 9fingers
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tyme lathes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

Re: Tyme lathes?

Just to show how makers rip you off for parts, that belt today from bearing boys is £4.70!!
by 9fingers
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 240v -110v dust extraction problem
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: 240v -110v dust extraction problem

I think that is the problem Mark

The transformer always draws current and is triggering the dust collector.
The op needs a cleverer trigger switch that measures real power drawn not just current.
Probably needs to be designed specially for the job.
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw110 radial arm saw
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Dewalt dw110 radial arm saw

Hi Paul,

There is something adrift with the measurements you give and that part number?

ALN 20 is supposed to be 47 OD, ID 20 and 14 wide and fitted with two rubber seals.

Bob
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Dewalt dw110 radial arm saw
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Dewalt dw110 radial arm saw

Virtually all bearing are standard parts. You should find some numbers on the bearing usually on the shields. Off all else fails measure OD ID and width and post back here and I can tell you the bearing number and sources. As a general rule never buy bearings as manufacturers spare as they will rip ...
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Machine noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Machine noise

Hi Stew, Sadly in life you bump into a few folk like this. Some are just natural takers, others can develop a grumpy or depressive side due to all sorts of reasons. In my book the worst are those who are as nice as pie one day and treat you like something stuck on their shoe the next. I just avoid t...
by 9fingers
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Non-woodworking related DIY
Topic: Machine noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Machine noise

Ignore him and get on with your woodwork!
Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Tool & machine protection coatings/oils
Replies: 12
Views: 2330

Re: Tool & machine protection coatings/oils

If you have acne and pimples on your tool I'd seek medical help at the local STD centre!
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: The new (old) saw!
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: The new (old) saw!

I had to think long and hard before reducing my cabinet saw fence by about 400mm to get it in the shop and be able to pass by as well.

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: The new (old) saw!
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: The new (old) saw!

Looks very nice! Envious or what! My shop is long and narrow so I can't fit anything like that in. Can't help with the manual but that type of saw is going to be much like others mechically and for electrical info sadly even the original manuals don't always have much if anything of real help when t...
by 9fingers
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko Worktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Iroko Worktop

Thanks Geoff for confirming what I feared.
I did one job of dining chairs with foaming PU and masked off all the squeeze out areas but it took ages.

I think I'll stick to my policy of only using PU for the more "agricultural" jobs!

Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko Worktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Iroko Worktop

I must admit I rarely use pu as I found it difficult to clean up fully and the damage only showed up when staining/finishing the project.
Is the everbuild pu d4 easier to clean up than other foaming pu types?
Bob
by 9fingers
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko Worktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Iroko Worktop

Apart from it not being polyurethane that is :lol:
Agreed, it is a good GP wood glue
Bob
by 9fingers
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Iroko Worktop
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Iroko Worktop

Should work ok and you could run a beading router cutter along the glue line to draw the eye away from the join.
by 9fingers
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

Yes you are correct Roger. The horsewhisperer likes planer shavings whereas the chickenman is happy with saw dust and or shavings. I will not pass on anything containing MDF dust or waste from exotic woods such as Iroko in case of alergy problems. The council get that in the bottom of the wheely bin...
by 9fingers
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

People who keep chickens and horses always seem to want sawdust I'm not producing commercial quantities but post on Freecycle when I have excess gets rid of it.
In winter months scrap wood goes for firewood easily also via Freecycle
Bob
by 9fingers
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Design and build wooden garden steps
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Design and build wooden garden steps

Bear in mind that these will be very slippery after a winter or so. Consider building in handrails and texturing the tread surface in some way to increase grip. Pressure wash regularly. Or use masonry instead!
Bob
by 9fingers
Tue May 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Best fixings for oak pergola
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Best fixings for oak pergola

Have a look round boating places. Nearly everything is stainless steel or buy SS angle and make your own.

Bob
by 9fingers
Tue May 23, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Best fixings for oak pergola
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Best fixings for oak pergola

Totally agree. Apart from keeping iron and steel away from oak. The overriding rule for outdoor work is never mix metals as electrolytic effects will accelerate corrosion.
Bob

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