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    Huanyang Spindle/Powtran VFD

    Is anyone using a Powtran VFD to drive a Huanyang spindle?
  2. Thread: Dowel jigs

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    Make a pattern out of moderately thick hardwood...

    Make a pattern out of moderately thick hardwood thick enough to guide the drill bit accurately and use double sided tape to hold it in place. You could use a thicker piece and saw it in half after...
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    You have to have council permission for a...

    You have to have council permission for a mezzanine in a shed? I built mine out of heavy channel, no timber at all to cut down on the structural depth under the floor, the channel is only 100mm deep...
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    A lot of people think that and they are all wrong.

    A lot of people think that and they are all wrong.
  5. What is a swampy and why is it relevant?

    What is a swampy and why is it relevant?
  6. No, the overheads at Helensburgh are on a boom...

    No, the overheads at Helensburgh are on a boom arm with a length of flex and a bell mouth on them and an activation switch for the cyclone. I have not seen the one at Robertson because it had not...
  7. That is directly opposite to my experience. At...

    That is directly opposite to my experience. At our local shed and before the system was installed the asthma sufferers had to leave the shed and now they don't suffer at all. That could also be...
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    Keeping the dial is a good idea and one which has...

    Keeping the dial is a good idea and one which has stopped me using an adaptor and a cordless drill which never struck me as a good idea anyway. It looks like this might have some legs but it is going...
  9. The simple answer in a Men's Shed which does work...

    The simple answer in a Men's Shed which does work is to switch it on when the place is opened in the morning and switch it off at break time and end of day. If using our blast gate system the cyclone...
  10. Why so low?

    Why so low?
  11. Can we confine this to just the 1800 please....

    Can we confine this to just the 1800 please. Running the Max at 70hz simply doesn't work in my experience using the standard VFD and when I tried it the VFD spat the dummy after a short period.
  12. An interesting question which Neil and I have...

    An interesting question which Neil and I have discussed off forum and some background to Bill Pentz's and Clearvue's thinking which I have laid out before in this forum but just in case some might...
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    But not functionally as easy to use off a surface...

    But not functionally as easy to use off a surface plate or similar.
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    We are building the first table using a spindle...

    We are building the first table using a spindle and full electronic control via a touch screen at the moment and the design will be refined and a second one built using parts from the original. I...
  15. SOLD: I'll take it. PM sent.

    I'll take it. PM sent.
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    Ron, the stepper choice is easy and we used a...

    Ron, the stepper choice is easy and we used a Gilmer belt to drive the original mechanism. The control electronics already exist and we had it all installed on mine but the smoke escaped during the...
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    Ron, the thing you would need is to somehow...

    Ron, the thing you would need is to somehow install a stepper motor to provide the rise and fall, the rest of the installation is the electronic control to drive the stepper motor.
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    A3 Hammer Electric Lift

    Are there any A3 Hammer owners out there who would be interested in an electric lift, it could be purely manual control or use a touch screen to set the table height and press go. I started on this...
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    Thanks Greg, I was just curious about your...

    Thanks Greg, I was just curious about your thinking and what if any advantages a router lift had over the rails.
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    I think my Dad's table pre dated the Triton...

    I think my Dad's table pre dated the Triton routers. Greg, what advantages do you see a commercial router lift has over a rail version?
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    My father had a health issue that made accessing...

    My father had a health issue that made accessing the table router for adjustment or a bit change a nearly impossible task so I built a table that hinged one end so the router was accessible from the...
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    We have made a few advances on this with the...

    We have made a few advances on this with the frame welded together, all the drive boards built and installed and we are now roughing in the electronics and wiring and have built the control panel...
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    For something a bit different there was a TV...

    For something a bit different there was a TV series done in the UK featuring and Aussie expat David Free who I believe was mixed up teaching in the British live theatre scene IIRC. It was done many...
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    The Europeans are streets ahead of everyone when...

    The Europeans are streets ahead of everyone when it comes to stuff like this. I first saw the tilting router around the time Mike's electronic router was being built and posted a link on it and RUWI...
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    The tilt fuction would be very easy to do in a...

    The tilt fuction would be very easy to do in a rail lift by adding a rail on the horizontal axis and an additional ball screw. The video showing the tilt function was done a few years ago from...
  26. A few current links that look good ...

    A few current links that look good

    Spindle:VEVOR 2.2KW Water Cooled Spindle Motor Precise Engraving CNC Water-Cooling ER20 283961305388 | eBay

    VFD: 2.2KW CNC Spindle Motor VFD Inverter Drive...
  27. I believe it is used a lot but funnily enough I...

    I believe it is used a lot but funnily enough I have never worked on that RT due to no need.



    Pick a spindle that comes with a set of ER collets as that allows you to size the collet to the...
  28. N.S.W. SOLD subject to bank transfer

    SOLD subject to bank transfer
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    SOLD: Tony, I posted these on the metal work forum as...

    Tony, I posted these on the metal work forum as well and they have already been sold. If it falls through I will let you know.

    Sold.
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    I paid $7,500 for my K3 in 2013 and I recently...

    I paid $7,500 for my K3 in 2013 and I recently had a quote from Felder for insurance reasons and it was $13,000. My MM bandsaw in 2014 cost less than half of what they want for one now. Machine...
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    N.S.W. Send me your details Dave, lucky man as there are...

    Send me your details Dave, lucky man as there are no more.

    Sold pending payment.
  32. N.S.W. Woodpeckers Saddle Squares One Time Tools

    Two saddle squares, perfect condition, no fading of anodising. OneTIME Tool« - Saddle Squares - 2011 by Woodpeckers in

    506099506100

    $80 plus postage.
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    N.S.W. Woodpeckers One Time Square Set $110

    This is a WP One Time Tool Offer from 2014

    OneTIME Tool« - One Piece T Square - 2014 from Woodpeckers in

    All squares are in perfect condition with no fading pf the anodising as some have done....
  34. 6mm Number & Letter Punch Sets - Brand New

    NSW 6mm Letter and Number Punch Set - Brand New

    I have never used these to my knowledge so these 6mm punches are crisp and sharp. $30 for both plus postage.

    506093
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    SOLD: Free Hand Tapping Guide.

    I have the linked set of tap guides for sale and they were made in the US. They have never been used, are still in their original plastic cases and have absolutely no corrosion or rust on them. $75...
  36. The official word from Stephen Durley this...

    The official word from Stephen Durley this morning is that Clearvue is finished in Oz as far as his involvement is concerned and talks he has had with a prospective new owner did not go anywhere so I...
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    Just a heads up on the Carbatec motor, in the...

    Just a heads up on the Carbatec motor, in the first couple of generations these motors had speed control issues and were pulled from the market due to that problem for over 12 months. I did buy a...
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    Mine is a piece of pine board that gets clamped...

    Mine is a piece of pine board that gets clamped to the nearest flat surface the router screwed to the bottom of it. Aldav was impressed when he saw it or perhaps he wasn't. The fence is the nearest...
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    The beauty of the rail system apart from being...

    The beauty of the rail system apart from being way cheaper is the simplicity with at least the same accuracy as a lift along with way better speed control via the VFD and the speed can directly be...
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    Brick truck with an all terrain fork lift and...

    Brick truck with an all terrain fork lift and most probably a HIAB as well.
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    Use bearing rails and there is no maintenance at...

    Use bearing rails and there is no maintenance at all and the the most important advantage is the router is not attached to the top. This means the top can be of light construction, it can be lifted...
  42. My Brother in Law did exactly this for the same...

    My Brother in Law did exactly this for the same reasons with no broker or real estate agent, all they did was get several valuations and settled on a price from those. One of the siblings was still...
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    Getting your sparky to move the switch for the DE...

    Getting your sparky to move the switch for the DE is most probably the easiest way. My apologies for not connecting your user name to RMS.
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    I'll hand ball this to NCarcher but it is this...

    I'll hand ball this to NCarcher but it is this idea of using switching on ROCKING blast gates that set Tony thinking about things that became auto blast gates. He advised me to use switches on each...
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    As I have said here before I am not interested in...

    As I have said here before I am not interested in learning how to sharpen saws and even less interested in having someone who might or might not have the tools and skills have a go at my saws many of...
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    I built this table some years ago and it has been...

    I built this table some years ago and it has been used at Illawarra WW School every day since with no problems. The beauty of it is the lift, no gears, chains etc and absolutely no need to service...
  47. I just had a thought, I know where there are some...

    I just had a thought, I know where there are some unused filters that came off a Taiwanese cyclone but it will be a few weeks before I can check the specs on them.
  48. Neil, It is a problem I have seen in my own...

    Neil, It is a problem I have seen in my own system, I am using 205 litre plastic drums and my 1800 at 70hz will partially collapse one if all gates are closed. The ideal solution might be a vent that...
  49. In a custom build I would be going to 17" at...

    In a custom build I would be going to 17" at least. Having been to The Guild and discussed this previously and knowing what is required 16" was always going to be too small especially to service the...
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    I never considered the C series but Felder tried...

    I never considered the C series but Felder tried hard to sell me one when I was shopping for my K3! The saw along with the A3-31 suits me down to the ground and a spindle moulder has never been on...
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