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by 9fingers
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help with ducted dust extraction
Replies: 5
Views: 115

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: 70

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: 219

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: 219

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: 5911

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: 5911

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: 399

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: 399

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: 399

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: 275

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: 331

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: 308

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: 1866

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: 263

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: 598

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: 598

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: 598

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: 598

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: 429

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: 565

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: 714

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: 1155

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: 494

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 1155

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: 494

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: 275

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: 522

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: 634

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: 575

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: 1258

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: 5398

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: 1767

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: 1168

Re: Tenon Saw for a child to use

In a similar position as a lad I was given a gents saw.
Bob

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