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    A large rotary coverter on a ring main to run all...

    A large rotary coverter on a ring main to run all machines is pretty typical in smaller woodshops here in Ireland. It's ruinously expensive to install 3 phase, and they (the state monopoly) hit you...
  2. +1 that using a coarse diamond (especially a...

    +1 that using a coarse diamond (especially a fresh one that hasn't been run in) has the potential to leave very deep scratches. Finer diamonds (as on say a well run in 180 or finer lapidary disc)...
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    Depends a bit on what we mean by the terminology...

    Depends a bit on what we mean by the terminology Matthew, and which stones we're talking of. I've as above had an Atoma 400 which most definitely wasn't abused reach a point after flattening...
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    Good vacuum set ups & solutions?

    Inspired by Roger's thread. I have a Bosch GAS 25 shop vacuum which has a fairly decent filter, but not HEPA as I recall. Filters and to a lesser degree bags cost an arm and a leg over here (heading...
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    Over here there's times it feels like it's as...

    Over here there's times it feels like it's as small and thin and has a few plies of the worst quality material as the supplier thinks they can get away with...
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    I don't have a photo to hand Steven, but it's...

    I don't have a photo to hand Steven, but it's nothing very magical.

    I didn't want to cut into the Incra table (which has stayed very flat - probably because it is well supported by the steel...
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    No prob. Hayes. Just to repeat - it takes a...

    No prob. Hayes. Just to repeat - it takes a reasonably powerful dust system as described to run the 'free' collection hose and simultaneously to develop enough suction to run the fairly restrictive...
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    I've never used a Spyderco, but suspect that you...

    I've never used a Spyderco, but suspect that you are barking up the right tree by setting out to establish a means to flatten them. They may not need doing so often, but it's pretty much inevitable...
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    That can be done Hayes, but subject to a few...

    That can be done Hayes, but subject to a few considerations.

    Sounds like your hose to the fence is a similar size to my Incra variant below - which means that it needs a fair amount of suction...
  10. Hi Bill. I'm a big fan of Incra positioners too,...

    Hi Bill. I'm a big fan of Incra positioners too, and tend to agree that the right angle fixture while functional requires considerable care in use not to cause a problem. It's anyway not capable of...
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    Hi W. They don't seem to be standard. I make my...

    Hi W. They don't seem to be standard. I make my own from a high strength grade of cotton reinforced phenolic material - the advantages being that it machines nicely on a router table, doesn't risk...
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    Some digging about just now regarding hardness...

    Some digging about just now regarding hardness suggests that the finest alumina ceramics (the hardest) are pretty tough, but seem still to be quite a long way short of diamond - see the chart about...
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    Think judging by your mention of having a table...

    Think judging by your mention of having a table saw and a sliding chop saw you may not have eascaped the need to cover both bases.

    The obvious requirement is chip and visible dust collection...
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    Just search here W - there's been several threads...

    Just search here W - there's been several threads with quality and support problems to the fore regarding the Delta. There's seemingly good ones, and not very good ones...
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    Must say that i think that even in woodworking...

    Must say that i think that even in woodworking that reasonable spindle and other accuracies are important. It's not critically important (i struggled by from the late 90s on a cheap eastern press...
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    Hi guys, a related question. We get small...

    Hi guys, a related question.

    We get small plastic cased domestic type dehumidifiers here which if you were to believe the capacity in terms of the amount water they are rated to extract should be...
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    So far as I know it doesn't necesarily work that...

    So far as I know it doesn't necesarily work that quite that way David. There's no absolute cut off %RH below which corrosion stops.

    Once there is moisture in the air there will always be some...
  18. Might using John's method but combining it with a...

    Might using John's method but combining it with a flexible cable drive as used with shaping burrs to place it at a convenient height (my back acts up) be an option?
  19. Glad to hear you got sorted Julie, i remember...

    Glad to hear you got sorted Julie, i remember your asking questions. The trick with buying spiral ducting is to find a way to get it at trade prices from a manufacturing supplier. That's not so hard...
  20. Nice job William. My DIY dust system build...

    Nice job William.

    My DIY dust system build and install stands me roughly the same money (for a similarly sized shop), plus a little more because i went for a new fan and 4kW motor, and had to...
  21. Pardon my coming in again Scott. Nordfab i'd say...

    Pardon my coming in again Scott. Nordfab i'd say is the Rolls Royce/Cadillac solution in terms of ducting. It has some major advantages in terms of re-usability, looks, convenience etc.

    I went...
  22. I'd echo the thought that there's not much point...

    I'd echo the thought that there's not much point spending lots to maximise the performance of a slightly marginal fan - when if budget is tight (and power supply max amps permitting) it might be...
  23. Standard decorative anodising isn't a big deal...

    Standard decorative anodising isn't a big deal Peter, at least not over here - typically $50 for an item like a fence. Just be aware that whatever finish you have before anodising will remain. I...
  24. I guess most of us live with compromises of one...

    I guess most of us live with compromises of one sort or another in our dust systems. Compromise is rarely ideal, but a decent sized (ideally Pentz spec/5HP/6in duct/15 or 16in dia impeller) fan makes...
  25. No doubt the situation i had back then could have...

    No doubt the situation i had back then could have been improved Scott, but back then (in the late 90s) i was in the situation most of us start out in where i just presumed that buying a mainstream 1...
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