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    It is easy to use the start/stop buttons...

    It is easy to use the start/stop buttons currently on your machine, from a wiring point of view. If the current buttons are in a handy location, then reuse them. That was the perfect way for my...
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    Sorry so slow -- I hadn't noticed the question. ...

    Sorry so slow -- I hadn't noticed the question.
    The remote switch is a pair of buttons, one normally open (NO) green one and one normally closed (NC) red one, which one can get from many places. ...
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    I would give it a go using the RPC that you...

    I would give it a go using the RPC that you purchased. A big plus is that a jointer, planer or table saw is not hard starting, a big bandsaw is harder due to the mass, and a compressor is reputed...
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    In my younger days, the phrase "2 phase" was...

    In my younger days, the phrase "2 phase" was sometimes used by fellow farmers to distinguish an outbuilding which has 220 available vs one that had only single phase 110. I fully agree that both...
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    klingnet paper

    I'm about due to get some more sanding disks for my Mirka Ceros. I've been happy with the Mirka Abranet, also good results with Klingspore products for my edge sander. Any one have experience or...
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    I don't find any edge sanders by Whitney or...

    I don't find any edge sanders by Whitney or Greenlee on vintagmachinery.org, and it has most everything. The common ones discussed on owwm.org are Acme, Ekstrom- Carlson, Crouch, Newton, and...
  7. I had a baby power feeder that I got used. The...

    I had a baby power feeder that I got used. The wheels had turned to gum and it was worthless; then I had them redone by western roller and it was a different machine. I found it very worthwhile on...
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    I want to thank all those who commented. You...

    I want to thank all those who commented. You have given me a lot to chew on, and proven the worth of this mailing list. Serious shaper tooling is a new field for me -- I did do a bit on my prior...
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    Jared, what supplier/catalog is this from?

    Jared, what supplier/catalog is this from?
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    These will be passage doors, standard 1 3/8...

    These will be passage doors, standard 1 3/8 thickness, standard door profile. 473379 The pin spacing on the 55mm Whitehill head is the same as on 40mm heads (near as I can tell), but I can't find...
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    shaper cutter opinion

    I need to make a half dozen passage doors, all odd size (or I would just buy them). I have the shaper (Felder K770S professional), 30mm and 1.25 spindles, and a comatic power feeder. I'm not...
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    A Comatic DC-40 power feeder was delivered today....

    A Comatic DC-40 power feeder was delivered today. I had one of the mini-feeders on my Delta HD shaper, a bit small for the job but it made me a believer. Sold it and the shaper when I got the...
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    cypress for shower bench?

    My wife wants a shower bench, and the local hardwood dealer carries cypress. I also have some air dried walnut. I've made adirondack chairs out of both, and both seem to be holding up well. ...
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    Felder doesn't list the reach, nor do most...

    Felder doesn't list the reach, nor do most vendors. (Grumble)
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    Feeder for k700S pro

    I've put it off but ready to take the plunge and get a feeder for my Felder saw/shaper. I know the DC comatics are nice, but I don't think I need that much muscle ($1500 - yipes!) However, the...
  16. To answer your question about programming. You...

    To answer your question about programming. You follow the manual. I have 3 TECO VFDs and one cheap Ebay one, and for the latter they definitely skimped on hiring someone who could write an...
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    There are two goals: protect it from decaying,...

    There are two goals: protect it from decaying, and protect the look. For the former, you need to either use a decay resistant wood (cypress, redwood, cedar, ipe, white oak, etc) or frequent...
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    I would pull a permit, and then talk to the local...

    I would pull a permit, and then talk to the local electrical inspector. I want it to be safe; when I ask questions from that attitude I have always had a positive experience. I would trust their...
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    secretary

    I built this for my son and daughter in law. It was built to fit a particular location in a small house, but I took so long to finish it that they had moved before it was done.
    The overall design...
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    Have you looked at the photo index at vintagemachinery.org? That is one of the better resources.
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    Some of the Oliver lathes had multiple speed...

    Some of the Oliver lathes had multiple speed motors; a rotary switch chooses which winding to use. If that is the case using a VFD is harder; since it acts as the motor protection, as well as...
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    My son has three adirondack chairs on his front...

    My son has three adirondack chairs on his front stoop, facing south (made by me) two of cypress and one of walnut. After two summers they all now look nearly alike, in another the walnut will...
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    Mcmaster-Carr...

    Mcmaster-Carr
    https://www.mcmaster.com/machine-handles/tapered-lever-handles-6/
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    When I was in college I had friend who was a bit...

    When I was in college I had friend who was a bit of a packrat -- his key chain had all the keys he'd ever used. One day he noticed that the key slot for one of the elevators looked much like a car,...
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    458291458292 I've used the Norm Abram plan. ...

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    I've used the Norm Abram plan. I started by making 2 for the son-in-law and other kids raised their hands and said "me to". I've made 12 so far, with a lot of compliments about...
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