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  1. Rust Prevention on Machinery & Tools - yet again ....

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
    Over the last few months, I've spent some time reading through this forum and others searching for posts discussing the various methods of preventing rust from forming on base cast iron and bare steel tools.

    For a few years, I'd been a regular user of Silver Glide (SiberGleit) on table saw and band saw tables - until recently. Back in July, I had a month away from the shed due to illness. When I got back into the shed in August, I found that the surfaces treated with Silver Glide had started to corrode - quite badly in some areas. The Lathe Beds and other equipment that had been treated with Inox were had some rust, and had attracted a thick film of dust and other corruption due to the oily film that Inox leaves on the surfaces. I don't use Inox anywhere where it might come into contact with timber as any traces of Inox that get onto the timber cause finishing problems.
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  2. Books on routing

    Quote Originally Posted by Template Tom View Post
    As you can see it has been some time since I gave notice of books that I had published and in Oct 2014 I converted them to a magazine which is much cheaper to purchase ( exactly the same content material) I have since received an email from a member who was unable to purchase and I was wondering if any others were interested in the publication and had the same problem.

    If anyone has tried I would appreciate a PM to let me know As it now confirms my suspicion for the past months.
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  3. More Information On The Bench Standard Router Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
    I sent an email to Bench Standard over the weekend and got an answer today .......

    1) What is the thickness of the Router Plate ?

    The top mounting plate itself is 6mm aluminium.

    2) What method is included with the router for levelling the Router Plate in the table ? (I will be using my own shop made table.)

    There are grub screws that can level the lift with your table on the rebated edge that the plate rests on. From memory there are six leveling holes for the grub screws with two holes that are used to fix the plate down to the top. You would need to install some insert nuts in your table to screw the locking (sic hold-down) screws in place.

    3) What sort of sealing is used on the bearings and gearboxes to prevent ingress of wood dust ?

    All bearings are fully-sealed. The winding nut mechanism itself
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  4. More Info About The - Jessem Mast-R-Lift Excell II - and Progress With The Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
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ID:	347946 I did some more reading on the Jessem factory web site and realised that the Jessem Mast-R-Lift Excel II is actually a full sized Router Table Top with the Router Lift fitted, and not a router insert . I didn't realise that. On first read, I had thought it was the usual router insert. Not correct.

    After some careful reading on the Jessem web site (http://www.jessem.com/MAST-R-LIFT_EXCEL_II.html), it turns out to be a 24" x 32" (609.6 mm x 812.8 mm) laminated phenolic router table top with the router lift ---- not a router insert.

    I guess I should have realised that it was a router table top and not a router insert when I saw the T-Track/Mitre Slot in the photo. Duh...

    I had intended that my new Router Table would eventually be fitted with an Incra Positioner Fence when funds allowed. Not sure how
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  5. Help Choosing A Router Lift For The New Router Table

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
    I've been using a Carbatec Cast Iron Router Table, paired with a Triton TRA-001 for about two years now. Over the time that I've owned this router table, and as I've learnt more about Router Tables, a few shortcomings have appeared with the Carbatec Cast Iron Table (http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec...r-table_c20250). So, I've decided that it's time to invest in a much better system. The main problems with the Carbatec Cast Iron table are:


    1. The table seems to have "warped" over time, as it now slopes down from all four edges toward the centre hole. The sag seems to be between 20 and 30 thou depending where you measure around the edge of the router hole. I found the problem last month after cutting some joinery and finding that the joint alignment was out in places. The table was fairly flat (within less than 0.005") when I bought
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