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    Do you have similar figures for the noise...

    Do you have similar figures for the noise generated? My gut tells me that the smaller impeller running faster will be noisier, but that’s purely a guess.
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    Given the amount of actual woodworking I get...

    Given the amount of actual woodworking I get through some months, some would say theyíre in a museum now.

    They were bought from work, where they were used to store agricultural seed samples. At...
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    i have two banks of these drawers, even I donít...

    i have two banks of these drawers, even I donít know whatís where half the time.
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    Luckily a sawset is small enough that it can be...

    Luckily a sawset is small enough that it can be put in a drawer where itís not obvious and you can claim you always had it. :wink:
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    I have a bench grinder which sometimes wonít stay...

    I have a bench grinder which sometimes wonít stay on unless you hold the button in, at other times itís fine. The best theory I have is that itís related to dodgy incoming power - Iím out on a farm...
  6. Thread: Bow saw blades

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    Given that nitpicking is one of my core...

    Given that nitpicking is one of my core competencies, I need to point out that 1/16Ē is closer to 1.6mm. 1.2mm is roughly 3/64Ē.
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    I wish Iíd seen this before I ordered mine...

    I wish Iíd seen this before I ordered mine yesterday. :)
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    I agree with havabeer69, pinch the belt with a...

    I agree with havabeer69, pinch the belt with a rope or strap to hold the shaft. Might also be worth using an impact driver on the nut to rattle it off.
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    Do you grip the shaft of the jack directly with...

    Do you grip the shaft of the jack directly with the chuck or do you have an adapter with a socket on it?
  10. If itís not the bearings, Iíd be looking at the...

    If itís not the bearings, Iíd be looking at the capacitor next, they donít last forever.
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    Itís the same here in South Africa. You canít...

    Itís the same here in South Africa. You canít even upgrade the impellor to something decent, all you get is the same machine with different stickers and paint colours, unless you go industrial and I...
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    Thanks - I searched for the wrong username.

    Thanks - I searched for the wrong username.
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    You can’t just say something like that - there...

    You can’t just say something like that - there are rules.

    We’re going to need to see pictures of the berg chisels.
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    Good advice, thanks. Iíd probably have done it...

    Good advice, thanks. Iíd probably have done it the wrong way around and ended up battling the whole way.
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    Itís quite common here (certainly for old tools,...

    Itís quite common here (certainly for old tools, which is really the only category I look at) to just show some pics. The better sellers provide decent quality pictures and place them in the...
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    I might have a little tamboti (Spirostachys...

    I might have a little tamboti (Spirostachys africana) that will be the right size, if I do, I’ll be able to make a matching knob as well. This plane will never be a collectors piece, so I can use it...
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    Stanley #4 Type 14

    I picked up a type 14 #4 recently, in an online auction. Iíve been on the lookout for a decent #4 for a while as I offered to help my nephew to find one as heís getting started doing some woodwork...
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    Loosen the big silver butterfly nut, and then...

    Loosen the big silver butterfly nut, and then push the black tab on the lower right to release the detent and it should swivel.
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    Good point, thanks. I suppose you could cut...

    Good point, thanks.

    I suppose you could cut the former into pieces, and by sliding one piece out, create sufficient room to remove the other pieces. But thatís starting to become a major hassle....
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    Iíve always thought it would work to make them...

    Iíve always thought it would work to make them the same way you make your bell mouth hoods, using a wooden former for the shape. But havenít needed one to actually try that.
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    Thatís on my medium term shopping list - just...

    Thatís on my medium term shopping list - just waiting for the right special to coincide with a solvent patch in my finances.
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    As long as the blade is OK.

    As long as the blade is OK.
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    Iím not a heavy chisel user (mostly do turning)...

    Iím not a heavy chisel user (mostly do turning) but bought a set of chisels because I thought I needed them. The main advantage to having a full set is that if you grab one and itís blunt you grab...
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    If you’re buying that as a drill press...

    If you’re buying that as a drill press replacement, by the time you’ve shipped it from the US you’ll have spent as much as just buying a small drill press.
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    That impeller looks fairly rustic to my eye, you...

    That impeller looks fairly rustic to my eye, you might get better airflow if you can find a more modern design impeller that fits. Finding something that fits is going to be the tricky bit though.
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    I donít trust motor power ratings - my generic...

    I donít trust motor power ratings - my generic 3HP dust extractor uses half that. Iím using 6Ē duct with one 90į bend and about 6m of duct, so it should be pretty open and therefore draw near its...
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    I can’t even open Home Depot’s website. I not...

    I can’t even open Home Depot’s website. I not sure what they’re selling that they bothered going to the effort of blocking access to their website for some countries (I can access their website from...
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    One consideration when starting out is that...

    One consideration when starting out is that you’ll also be learning how to sharpen your gouges, and I appreciated having a set of cheap HSS tools to learn with. It you get it wrong, you can grind a...
  29. Yes, itís 10:30 over here. Itíll be weird - in my...

    Yes, itís 10:30 over here. Itíll be weird - in my head you guys all talk normally, but Iím pretty sure Iíll be the only one with no accent. :wink:
  30. I’m hoping to be able to join one of these weeks...

    I’m hoping to be able to join one of these weeks - the time zones work better than the Friday one. Just had guests around this weekend so wasn’t able to sign in.
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    I think tgeist meant that it’s the best there is...

    I think tgeist meant that it’s the best there is for small work, and not that it does small work better than it does larger work. ��
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    Third time lucky - heís finally got them listed...

    Third time lucky - heís finally got them listed at $39. :U
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    Amazon.com...

    Amazon.com
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    It does.

    It does.
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    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even...

    Donít throw in the trowel before youíve even tried.
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    There shouldn’t be much difference between...

    There shouldn’t be much difference between lathes. As long as you have the right thread to match your headstock and the vacuum pipe fits through the headstock spindle it should work. I’m using TMI...
  37. I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for...

    I also found the overflowing bag misleading - for a start it holds more than the bin they’re selling, which means that you’d be emptying the bin more often. The fact is that you’ve got a certain...
  38. A couple of reviews I’ve seen weren’t too...

    A couple of reviews I’ve seen weren’t too complimentary. One complained of it clogging, the other that it didn’t separate enough dust out.
  39. Thatís what I did. My main duct goes up from my...

    Thatís what I did. My main duct goes up from my lathe, has a 90į at the top and goes straight through the wall into the impeller.
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    Point taken that Clear Vue was intended as a...

    Point taken that Clear Vue was intended as a hobbyist machine. I suppose it falls into what photography buffs call the prosumer class - meant for consumers who take their hobby very seriously.
    ...
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    For me itís not that a Clear Vue is over the top...

    For me itís not that a Clear Vue is over the top spec wise, but there is a huge gap (in price and I suspect performance) between the standard 3hp ones and the Clear Vue. Like LRAT I havenít been able...
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    Iíve watched a few comparative reviews of...

    Iíve watched a few comparative reviews of cordless chainsaws on YouTube and the Makita compares pretty well on those.
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    I also bought one of those a while back, and was...

    I also bought one of those a while back, and was also surprised by the size (or lack of size) when it arrived. Iíve never used it, because I havenít done anything that seemed to need something that...
  44. Jerry, Iím sorry if I gave the impression that...

    Jerry, Iím sorry if I gave the impression that weíre arguing, I see it as a discussion and an opportunity to hear how others work and hopefully to learn a little from that. I know sometimes itís...
  45. I’ve always felt that it wasn’t worth the expense...

    I’ve always felt that it wasn’t worth the expense to buy or the effort of making a system from scratch, but a local supplier was clearing stock and I got the essential bits quite cheaply and it’s...
  46. Thanks for the replies gents. I’m aware that...

    Thanks for the replies gents. I’m aware that vacuum chucks have limitations, but then so does every method of chucking that I’ve seen.

    I’ve not used a longworth chuck, but have used cole’s jaws on...
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    Quote taken from this thread Mini Lathe......

    Quote taken from this thread Mini Lathe... Sherwood I think?
  48. Vacuum Chucks - what can and canít they do?

    Iím in the process of getting a vacuum chuck working, and was wondering what the perceived wisdom is as far as what size and weight bowl you can mount and what speeds are considered safe. I normally...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    Here too. I’m now that glad I resisted the...

    Here too. I’m now that glad I resisted the impulse to correct IanW. ��
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