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    Don't do that Phil I did a similar thing....

    Don't do that Phil

    I did a similar thing. Iused the CNC to drill several hundred holes in a grid all over the table and I put in some knock in nuts in from beneath the table.
    It was a complete...
  2. Hi Dougshed You may well have saved the lives...

    Hi Dougshed

    You may well have saved the lives of a few people by doing what you did. Congratulations.

    As you point out, if he hadn't been such a !@#$%^& *()_ in the beginning, you probably...
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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-drum+sander/k0r500

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-drum+sander/k0r500
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    So long as you never need to sand anything wider...

    So long as you never need to sand anything wider than 20" you will be ok.
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    Hi Peter I would try to steer you into a Jet...

    Hi Peter
    I would try to steer you into a Jet (Performax) or similar if you can afford it.
    I had a Carbatec drum sander, but the little motor that moves the transport belt was not nearly strong...
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    OK, thanks for educating me. :)

    OK, thanks for educating me. :)
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    From Product description: DC Motor Speed...

    From Product description:

    DC Motor Speed Regulator controls the speed of a DC motor by adjusting PWM.

    I thought that if the power was supplied by PWM then the motor would turn.
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    https://www.newfrog.com/product/6v-24v-3a-dc-motor...

    https://www.newfrog.com/product/6v-24v-3a-dc-motor-speed-control-controller-pwm-regulator-reversible-switch-146121
  9. In any event, regardless of whether Roger made...

    In any event, regardless of whether Roger made money through his company or not, I suspect that he made 'some' money and so he is liable to be taxed on that amount. Did he put in a proper tax return...
  10. Well Roger MUST have an ABN to operate in...

    Well Roger MUST have an ABN to operate in Australia, so ask him what that is.
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    And then, after you have looked up all the...

    And then, after you have looked up all the information on Roger Webb, use it to ensure that you NEVER buy anything from him, his wife, or Pacific Tooling.
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    Hi Dazzler So, measuring from my screen and...

    Hi Dazzler

    So, measuring from my screen and given that you said the thickness was about 6mm, are the rest of the dimensions about 325 long x 80 high x 70 wide?

    I like your design and I will...
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    I would advise against the Carbatec drum sander....

    I would advise against the Carbatec drum sander. I had one and I found that the small motor that drives the belt is too small. As a consequence of this the motor kept overheating and stopping. Things...
  14. I would have many problems with Roger and before...

    I would have many problems with Roger and before too long I think that I would find myself shouting at him and his obtuse ways.

    Limit switches (for instance) ARE required at both ends of the...
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    Stop dreaming and start doing.

    Stop dreaming and start doing.
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    Gas is a bit different. It can have an almost...

    Gas is a bit different. It can have an almost undetectable leak that could cause an explosion.

    Most electrical work can be easily checked optically. Gas ... not so much
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    I have never had anyone come into my house and...

    I have never had anyone come into my house and ask if I had receipts from a qualified electrician to install all of my many extra power points.
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    I would use a slot cutter on a router. The only...

    I would use a slot cutter on a router.
    The only disadvantage with this is if the box is too thick.
    If that is the case then possibly make up a jig for use on a bandsaw with a fine blade.
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    Hi Ian Not sure of your maths and do not want to...

    Hi Ian
    Not sure of your maths and do not want to go to the trouble of checking it. :) However, that sounds quite plausible on the face of it.

    Elan
    Yes, I could be out by a zero. But I did get...
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    The main rule of thumb that I use is: Only cut to...

    The main rule of thumb that I use is: Only cut to half the depth of the diameter of the router bit and cut at about 1200mm min.
    So, a 6mm bit cut at 3mm DOC and 1200mm per min speed at 1800 to 2400...
  21. Thread: Puzzle Box

    by Bob Willson
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    The colour changes by uncovering a different part...

    The colour changes by uncovering a different part of the lid on which the triangles are sliding. So one is painted blue and the other part red.

    So the triangles are doing three things when they...
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    I have redrawn the jigs to make them smaller. ...

    I have redrawn the jigs to make them smaller.

    The final jigs are attached as DXFs

    The smallest jig will do both the smallest and also the medium sized lock mitre joint bit and the largest jig...
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    Attached are DXFs of both jigs. The small jigs...

    Attached are DXFs of both jigs.

    The small jigs will do small and medium lock mitre bits and the large jig will do the large one and also the medium one.

    Some difficulties may be had using the...
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    I don't understand the question. The left hand...

    I don't understand the question.

    The left hand side of the DXF is the rear plate that holds the magnets and the right hand side is the bit that is glued on to the rear and does the actual...
  25. Sticky: Poll: I would really like to see the boxes that were...

    I would really like to see the boxes that were made, but all the piccys seem to have vanished.
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    Tick the little box that says to publish them...

    Tick the little box that says to publish them inline.

    This can also be done as an edit.
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    Hello Aldav I have made a zipped file that...

    Hello Aldav

    I have made a zipped file that contains 3 other file types, AI, SVG and EPS.

    You should be able to open at least one of these after you download the ZIP
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    Hi fletty Yes, I had noticed that the jig...

    Hi fletty

    Yes, I had noticed that the jig could almost be made to appear to work that way; so long as you hold the jig in position with one of your hands as otherwise it bounces up on the magnets....
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    So, I went and saw d.d and he gave me his...

    So, I went and saw d.d and he gave me his Torquata lock miter bit and an original Infinity jig for same.

    They are INCOMPATIBLE. They will not work together. The Torquata bit makes the jig sit at...
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    Lock mitre jig (Small)

    I have been trying to make a lock mitre jig that works. The only one I have seen that does so is the Infinity jig. I got one and have copied it for my own use.

    I attach a DXF so you can see what I...
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    I didn't actually model mine. I just pictured it...

    I didn't actually model mine. I just pictured it in my mind and started building it. It seems to work OK.
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    Hi double.d It is a bit of a muchness for me....

    Hi double.d
    It is a bit of a muchness for me.
    On balance, Slacks Creek would probably be the best as I could call almost any time during the day then.
    Thanks again
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    Thanks for that double.d. I see you are in...

    Thanks for that double.d.
    I see you are in Brisbane, what suburb? Is it relatively close to Oxley?
    If I manage to make a DXF then I will put it on the board in the CNC section for all to use.
    Once...
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    These gauges are just the thing for use with the...

    These gauges are just the thing for use with the lock mitre bits. I had a look at the US site and decided that I could afford the smaller one so I started to order it. Came to freight and they wanted...
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    If you were cutting foam that would be OK,...

    If you were cutting foam that would be OK, Otherwise, I don't think I have ever cut any deeper than 6mm at a time.

    For aluminium I make that 0.25mm at a time and watch it like a hawk.
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    Hi GeoffW1 What most people seem to do with...

    Hi GeoffW1

    What most people seem to do with their Chinese machines is just throw away the electrics that came with the machine and install a Gecko G540 controller instead Homann Designs!, Your...
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    Hi WoodPixel You would be better off getting...

    Hi WoodPixel

    You would be better off getting these cut by a laser. It would be faster, cheaper and possibly even more accurate than CNCing and it leaves you with a polished edge.
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    I would loosen the screws on BOTH side of the...

    I would loosen the screws on BOTH side of the gantry, just in case the one you are trying to adjust is already fully adjusted. (ie No more room left to adjust)

    PS That looks like quite a nice...
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    It may cost $175, but Mach3 is well worth the...

    It may cost $175, but Mach3 is well worth the money.

    I use Linux and so I hardly ever need to buy software, but I did buy this and I run it in a virtual space under Ubuntu.

    PS Mach4 is now...
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    Hi Russel I downloaded and tried out Fusion360...

    Hi Russel

    I downloaded and tried out Fusion360 a few weeks ago. I found it to be one of the most frustrating programs that I have ever used.
    A friend wanted me to look at his designs that he had...
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    Export Inkscape files to DXF

    Hello Mulgabill

    You may want to try exporting the file from Inkscape as a DXF. This format is pretty much industry standard.

    Try here for installation instructions...
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    If there is ever a second time you want to do...

    If there is ever a second time you want to do this, then these nylon ball transfer units may be the go.

    Dia 1'' Nylon Ball Metal Transfer Bearing Unit Conveyor Roller QTY:10 | eBay
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    Doesn't everybody? :)

    Doesn't everybody? :)
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    Maybe so, but this is to celebrate the...

    Maybe so, but this is to celebrate the confederation of Canada, not the founding of Canada.
  45. Those 25x20s look really nice and they would fit...

    Those 25x20s look really nice and they would fit nicely onto an 8/10mm wall.
    How much a pair are you going to be selling them for?
    And is your roommates name really Fang?
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    The 414 handles 4 axes, so unless you have...

    The 414 handles 4 axes, so unless you have decided that you need dual steppers on both X and Y axes, then that has sufficient capacity for you and is $100 cheaper.

    I have dual steppers on my X...
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    Driver solutions

    PMDX.COM - Products for CNC and motion control applications

    This BOB uses a USB connection to the computer and is highly thought of in CNCing


    PMDX.COM - Products for CNC and motion control...
  48. If these can be produced and sold at $5 a pair,...

    If these can be produced and sold at $5 a pair, then you have my order for 10 pairs immediately.

    A lot of my boxes tend to be made from 6mm as this is what is left from resawing a 25mm floorboard...
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    (Visually challenged? I assume you mean blind) If...

    (Visually challenged? I assume you mean blind) If the man looking for this cat is blind then neither the blackness of the cat nor the room would have any bearing on the likely outcome of his search....
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    Thanks Rod. Now I grok it. Wikipedia: Grok...

    Thanks Rod. Now I grok it.

    Wikipedia: Grok /ˈɡrɒk/ is a word coined by Robert A. Heinlein for his 1961 science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok
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