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  • Colin replied to the topic 'Porter Cable router recall notice' in the forum.
    Thanks for this Glen ... this will affect many of our subscribers

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  • dunbar20 replied to the topic 'Dust retention on router based planer jig' in the forum.
    Colin, thank you for your kind comments. regards Colin Farrier
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  • dunbar20 created a new topic ' Dust retention on router based planer jig' in the forum.
    Hi I am a home woodworker based in Northern Ireland and I have learned so much from Colin Knecht's Utube presentations. I do not have the resources to buy major machines and I have built a table saw and router table. Now I have some pallet boards and I needed a planer to clean and flatten them. I have built a six foot jig base on which the board is clamped with cams to accomodate small bows and twists. The bridge or carrier for the router runs above the jig to mill the surfsace. It is very good in cleaning and flattening but so very dirty. About 80% of the dust and chips are shot all round my workshop. I have now taken measures to contain the problem. I bought several strips if draft excluding brushes. It was tricky getting the brush strips in the right position and avoiding the guiding surfaces. I have done it and now I retain about 80% of the dust and chips. I shall attempt to post some photos in a separate post but this may take some time as computer technology is required. Regards Colin Farrier
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  • akmetal replied to the topic 'Walnut Desk' in the forum.
    I was thinking something more like this. With maybe 2 small drawers (around 4.75" high)

    www.treeforms.net/product/grand-river

    Only made of walnut where the legs completely deattach and reattach without any wear on the wood.

    Perhaps with an all metal larger beefy version of several of the connections in the attached picture

    [File Attachment: woodconnector.jpg]
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  • akmetal created a new topic ' Walnut Desk' in the forum.
    Hello,

    I would like to build a solid walnut desk. I would like the desk to be able to break down into pieces so that one person could move it and so that I could get it into tight spaces (like upstairs) to set up in upstair rooms. Without a big gymnastics act with 2 or 3 guys scraping the sheet rock and paint and busting light fixtures lol.

    I know the cheesy particle board desks have those locking mechanisms you use a Phillips head screw driver to put together. Are there locking mechinisms similar to these (but much beefier with a hand lever) that can be installed say on a 4x4 solid walnut post so the legs of the desk could be latched on to the main deck of the desk. The main desk would have a screwed on metal disk that a metal peg could be screwed into to interlock with the turning mechanism in the post.

    I was thinking about using magnets but those could interfere with any electronics placed on the desk.

    As big of a pain furniture is to move I would think something like this would be sold everywhere. I contacted a furniture builder in the area and he wanted 2500 to build a walnut desk but he also did not have any locking mechanisms and when I called to price the wood, I found out walnut is expensive but not 2500 expensive. My step dad has a full wood working shop but not a CNC machine so I was going to see if I could try my hand at it.

    If I had to have the mechanism special made that would be a 5 axis metal CNC which there is one in my area but its VERY expensive to have anything done on such a machine (I have called and got quotes lol).

    I could get a copy of solid works and do it but im hoping there is something commercially available.

    Does anyone here know how much 3d metal printers cost and what the brand names are? Then I could just build the parts on solid works and print them off, take them down to the shop and install them lol.
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