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    This type of input voltage control is not any...

    This type of input voltage control is not any kind of regulation control. That means that no load to load measurements are meaningless.

    You could check the input current under load and check your...
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    As you are heating a wire, AC is fine, even...

    As you are heating a wire, AC is fine, even preferred. Low voltage required, around 3 Volts @ a few amperes.

    The biggest mistake I see people make when trying to build one for a typical wood...
  3. I debated for a long time before positing this,...

    I debated for a long time before positing this, I'll likely regret it.

    YouTube

    I'm not interested in character assassinations and rhetoric, what I am interested in is both sides of a correct...
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    Hi Bob, This company obviously has an interest...

    Hi Bob,

    This company obviously has an interest in selling AIR treatment products, I actually use some of their products as they are Australian, and where possible, use less toxic natural...
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    Yes totally agree, and thanks for the link.

    Likewise the LED units, but the big problem I've had in the past with some low cost LED devices is with poor quality LED inserts that have low output,...
  6. Hi pach, really nice work, with the 3D printed...

    Hi pach, really nice work, with the 3D printed attachments it looks really professional.

    Although I have power available at every work machine, there are times on the lathe when you want to...
  7. At 6AM today north of Brisbane. AQI was extremely...

    At 6AM today north of Brisbane. AQI was extremely bad due to bushfires yesterday and overnight, I still went for my morning walk but had a basic smoke mask on.

    CF=1 ug/m3

    PM1 120
    PM2.5...
  8. With the bushfires up here SE QLD, we were spared...

    With the bushfires up here SE QLD, we were spared the smoke pollution that Brisbane suffered, however I noticed something different on a few of our early morning walks. After about 15 minutes into...
  9. Making a powerfull Magnetic base LED light for Lathe, scroll saw etc.

    I was looking at prices for a quality Magnetic mount work light for the lathe, bandsaw and scroll saw, most powerfull units appear to use halogens, as the LED units available are usually much lower...
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    If you want a really strong Magnetic switch...

    If you want a really strong Magnetic switch mount, have a look at a Dial gauge Magnetic Base.

    I use them to make Magnetic mount 10W 720 Lumens (small size) High power LED flood work Lights for the...
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    Yes I would expect that those typical small...

    Yes I would expect that those typical small inbuilt relays, especially with no snubber across the contacts, would burn up in short order with an inductive load.

    I use the small inbuilt board...
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    Most of the typical Shop Vac wet and dry vacs...

    Most of the typical Shop Vac wet and dry vacs have no bag, just a replaceable pleated filter. I went for the smallest bin on the VAC as you really only need a "very small" dust bin, nothing should...
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    Just a follow up on the post but BobL. I find...

    Just a follow up on the post but BobL.

    I find I normally end up using around 3m of flex hose from the ducted port. I used 50mm hard line for the ducting. The thing is that I have to use the...
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    From what I can see, the loss in a HI-VAC system...

    From what I can see, the loss in a HI-VAC system is not as great as in a LP DC.

    I think you could use a simple dual split system: Two low cost VACs with blower ports (important) or dedicated...
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    Chris, can I assume that you what a bigger...

    Chris, can I assume that you what a bigger external VAC (bigger than the typical 1400W to 2000W shop VAC) perhaps to overcome loss in some extra long runs of hardline PCV which will likely be run to...
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    Yes I find that as well, such an incredible...

    Yes I find that as well, such an incredible useful tool, even on really small screws and nuts that I wouldn't even use the old electric (POS) screw drivers on, the fine low speed control is just...
  17. Thread: The Woodturner

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    Ok, now you've done it, that is absolutely...

    Ok, now you've done it, that is absolutely beautiful work in every way, inspiring is a word that comes to mind, I bet I know what my next fun project is going to be.

    Regards,

    Mike
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    Yes I must admit that on reflection, it's been...

    Yes I must admit that on reflection, it's been the cost of the Bosch battery that has made me walk away, especially when it's added to the Skin I wanted to go with it.

    I have no doubt that if...
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    In this case it's worth it as this battery range...

    In this case it's worth it as this battery range is step-up from the normal units. Claimed to last up to 150% longer and from the limited use that appears to be true, compared to the other 18v...
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    Bosch Professional drill Kit.

    I don't know how many bothered looking at the promotional offer for the Bosch professional 2 Piece Heavy duty ProCore 18v brushless kit for around $290. I've never been able to justify the cost of a...
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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...
  24. 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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