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    Just to follow on the post from BobL. For the...

    Just to follow on the post from BobL. For the first few years we never used powered sanding tools with the VAC and the interior of the vac was always clean, the filter was always clean. That changed...
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    Yes I bought one when they first came out ($19)...

    Yes I bought one when they first came out ($19) as opposed to a commercial system selling at over $200 for the same thing, and a second $20 unit when the ramp intake version came out, both work about...
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    Finally got around to updating the old externally...

    Finally got around to updating the old externally mounted Shop VAC system and adding a remote control for on/off. There was a mini cyclone and BIN inside the workshop that connected to the wall dust...
  4. When writing a post on ANY forum now, I have and...

    When writing a post on ANY forum now, I have and empty notepad file on the desktop, I open it before I post or preview and always right click, select all, copy and past into the empty text file. A...
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    Dam, "also ran" again :D

    Dam, "also ran" again :D
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    FYI: Early on in this thread...

    FYI: Early on in this thread
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    Great repair work there Erick. Thanks for posting...

    Great repair work there Erick. Thanks for posting and especially so with detailed pictures.

    Mike.
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    iGaging EZ-View scales fix.

    FYI for those using these scales. I Finally nailed the cause of random jumps and strange behaviour of my lift DRO after over 12 months of use, it only happened in a small part of the range but my...
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    Just a small build update.

    I recently went over the Router Lift checking all screws, bearing rails, alignment etc to see how it had held up over the past year of testing and cutting. After doing all of this the router chuck...
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    iGaging Absolute Zero DRO scales.

    This info may not be of interest here and I was going to put in the CNC forum, but CNC machines are different in speed and the demand for faster positional scale data and would not use these types of...
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    That looks great, and the DE looks spot on now,...

    That looks great, and the DE looks spot on now, don't forget something like Loctite on the two bearing block adjustment screws on each block.

    Mike.
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    Hi Chris, I tried Teflon which is pretty slick...

    Hi Chris, I tried Teflon which is pretty slick but I think the problem is the surface of the Top, it starts out great but must get smoothed or something like that, it causes a sort of stiction...
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    Fence Slide Mod

    Just a FYI for anyone making a Fence mounted Mitre or Right Angle Jig. The idea of using a small polished piece of flat polycarbonate on the Slide leg was not that good, after quite a lot of use it...
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    FYI Feed Stop display for previous video.

    This is the display once the side of the joint to cut is selected. For a Box joint, one of the green buttons labelled Female and Male in the previous post. Apology for the poor quality but it gives...
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    Settings for this size Box joint, decided to use...

    Settings for this size Box joint, decided to use the smaller bit for this larger 133 mm box.

    Enter 3 values and it's ready to go with this screen showing the results with a fully scaled drawing...
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    The FIRST Box Joint

    Due to Family issues I have not been able to do any WW in the past week, I did however take my Laptop and in the spare time away I added BIT Step code to allow you to select how deep you want to...
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    Just an FYI, the Joint image for what I call an...

    Just an FYI, the Joint image for what I call an unbalanced box joint.

    http://www.brisdance.com/Wood/RT/Automat/Disp2.JPG

    http://www.brisdance.com/Wood/RT/Automat/Disp3.JPG
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    Box Joints

    I've been writing code to automatically generate male and female box joint values for the RT and I finally got that working. Coding the automation for a Box joint was a lot harder that I though as...
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    Yes good idea, if I decide to rebuild the Fence...

    Yes good idea, if I decide to rebuild the Fence I'll just recess and do that. I'm also going to carry out some accurate tests on deflection under load comparing the thickest MDF, PLY I would use to...
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    We went up early (sort of) Saturday and chanced...

    We went up early (sort of) Saturday and chanced the rain, it was a great morning, overcast and raining on the way but no rain to speak of up in the mountain. My wife only took a few photos but though...
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    Fence and Table Inserts

    In a few months I plan on rebuilding the Router table as the automation of the RT has gone far beyond anything I initially anticipated. The automation has opened up numerous other uses including...
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    I was about to track down a couple of nice clamps...

    I was about to track down a couple of nice clamps for the Stops when I found a few of these copper clamp brackets in one of my parts jars (photo 1).

    They fitted the insulator tube on the stop bolt...
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    Thanks for the thought, I have used Hall sensors...

    Thanks for the thought, I have used Hall sensors in many other projects, however the biggest problem with proximity type sensors is their repeatable accuracy. The Limit / Feed Stops in this table...
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    As you suggest, there should be no problems...

    As you suggest, there should be no problems building it that way, being able to assemble the drive ends off table will make it simple to fit and align, obviously I didn't have that luxury with the...
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    FYI: When building the Fence and Lift automation,...

    FYI: When building the Fence and Lift automation, I spent countless time trying to get the Screw drives, Motors, Linear rails, Digital Scale slides and Fence all parallel to each other and the table...
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    Thanks Chris, it would work on the outfeed side...

    Thanks Chris, it would work on the outfeed side however an infeed stop would not work on the Rail, as the picture shows, the box section extends off the table, the "off table" box section is where...
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    Simple adjustable Automated Fence stops

    I wanted to come up with a robust, simple to make and simple to adjust set of Stops for my replacement version of the typical RT mitre slot. I realised there was no need to mount a micro switch or...
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    https://youtu.be/CTepzxjtsK4 A Quick video of...

    https://youtu.be/CTepzxjtsK4

    A Quick video of the Fence mounted right angle jig running on bearings blocks and linear rail, automated end stops (still a test setup at the moment using clamps with...
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    Small update to Feed stop menue

    I jury rigged two stops with micro switches for the Fence mounted Right Angle Jig and carried out a lot of testing. I will post a small video when the real stops are installed. This is just so nice...
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    Prototype automation idea update

    Quick view of the menu that will be used for Infeed and Outfeed fence stops with inbuilt sensors to automate fence stop actions.

    In the picture below, when the JIG reaches the Outfeed stop it's...
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    Chris, I actually found an instance where some...

    Chris, I actually found an instance where some larger chips were ejected on to the table, as you know I can monitor dust particles down to small size and there was no increase in invisible dust.
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    That white piece is a length of very small...

    That white piece is a length of very small aluminium angle from the green shed. The aluminium needs to be long enough so that once the sensor is blocked (tripped) the sensor remains blocked even if...
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    Hi Chris, just had a look at the pictures and it...

    Hi Chris, just had a look at the pictures and it looks like you may have a problem with the Spindle motor being to close to the exit port. You need to get the spindle body and lift face at least...
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    A couple of photos of the presets, I'm slowly...

    A couple of photos of the presets, I'm slowly writing the code as I get a chance, these are just some rough working layouts of menus. The Main page now has an AUTOM button (it was Jobs) and JOBS are...
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    I agree, I set mine level with the front edge,...

    I agree, I set mine level with the front edge, not really clearing the bit as such, my thinking was those times when a small amount needs to be removed due to timber thickness and hardness when...
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    Cabinet and Top Size

    I wanted to include some info on the Cabinet size, Top size and component limitations that determine these.

    http://www.brisdance.com/Wood/RT/NewTop/FenceRails/FenceDrive.jpg


    Total Fence...
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    At a Hobby point of view of an RT I've pondered...

    At a Hobby point of view of an RT I've pondered and searched for that answer for a long time, it's almost up there with - how long is a piece of string? A lot of the time in a home workshop there is...
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    Hi Chris, I think he has seen the other threads....

    Hi Chris, I think he has seen the other threads. I suggested in my table build that he might like to start a thread for recommended spindle motors and any pitfall in selecting one for a table, then...
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    There are a number of simple way to set bit zero...

    There are a number of simple way to set bit zero reference that don't need a controller but can still use a Touch plate, it depends on the type of lift you buy or build and the method you use to...
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    lol that's where I was initially heading, just a...

    lol that's where I was initially heading, just a spindle and simple lift upgrade, somewhere along the way I got bushwhacked by a low cost DRO, then mugged by some cheap linear bearing rails, an...
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    Hi Bob, I must have read you post incorrectly...

    Hi Bob, I must have read you post incorrectly with respect to NF and PF filters.

    Actually you may not remember but we have been over some of this before, but not since you made and calibrated...
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    Hi Bob, I mentioned a few time that for the past...

    Hi Bob, I mentioned a few time that for the past 6 years I have logged AC voltage + AC current, power and vacuum for the closest port to the Dust extractor. I have a base line of all ports closed, an...
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    Finally a few photos of the Pleated filters added...

    Finally a few photos of the Pleated filters added around 11 moths ago. This is a six year old photo of the new 3HP DC with cloth bags top and bottom.

    As stated previously, after a few years they...
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    Short Videos

    Sorry for dark videos, a few very short videos of the table automation.

    Bit Change was selected. Notice the Fence is automatically moved back before the Bit is raised to the AutoLock (single...
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    I thought a BIG thankyou was in order for the...

    I thought a BIG thankyou was in order for the moderators and management of this bulletin board for maintaining the quality of the Forums and for quick removal of spam posts.
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    Measurement update.

    I rechecked the Optical Home sensor position and it appears to be spot on after 9 months. However I found that the shaft of the centering bit is not true, more so at the nominal 1/4" end, so I tested...
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    Sorry, boring tec info.

    FYI: The Ready2Rout videos I posted show the alignment for bit zero using the widest part of the bit and a Touch plate. This is done by holding the touch plate between the front of the Fence and the...
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    Primed the timber and added photos of the JIG...

    Primed the timber and added photos of the JIG without the adjustable Face.

    With this RA slide jig it makes no difference where you push the jig, you could push it from the top of the jig Face if...
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    After a lot of thought I realised that 95% of the...

    After a lot of thought I realised that 95% of the time I'm not using large bits or timber, so I made a traditional small cutout in the JIG face to clear most of the small work. I fitted two short...
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    FYI for anyone who has not seen an automated...

    FYI for anyone who has not seen an automated fence in use for box joints, hopefully you can now see why I want the Face of the JIG to be raised above the bit. The fence moves back with each cut of...
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