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by Simon Magennis
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: another router (trimmer) question. bit speed
Replies: 9
Views: 6843

another router (trimmer) question. bit speed

Reminder … I'm a router newbie. I got myself a 1/4" flush trim bit with a 1/4" shank for my Bosch GFK600 mentioned in this thread. (http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5392) The Bosch is fixed speed 33,000. On the shank of the bit it says "n max 24,000" - there is no n-max mentioned in th...
by Simon Magennis
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Guitar Rack
Replies: 10
Views: 9172

Re: Guitar Rack

Peter's picture is superb. Anytime anyone gets a bit of an earful from the other half we can not only show them this picture but also point out that it was his wife kids gave him (some of) the components. It might also be a good justification for buying that compound saw. :-)
by Simon Magennis
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 13367

Re: Broken router collet. Why?

That is a really delicate collet design for a trim router…. Tacky is the word you are looking for. :-) When I bought the thing, the Bosch Colt routers were getting great reviews. This is the Euro version or to be more specifically the UK version. The Euro version takes 6mm and 8mm bits. The UK vers...
by Simon Magennis
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 13367

Re: Broken router collet. Why?

I doubt if the photos really tell any story except how small the collet is (1/4"). I would need a fancier camera to get a more useful image. Anyway, just for completeness sake, this is what it looks like now. My new collet should arrive sometime next week and then I can continue with my current buil...
by Simon Magennis
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 13367

Re: Broken router collet. Why?

Thanks both. I don't really know how tight I made it. I doubt if it was different from the few other occasions I have used it. I have just a short spanner for tightening it so it is not really possible to crank it a huge amount. The only thing I have done with the router his cut binding ramps for 3 ...
by Simon Magennis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Broken router collet. Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 13367

Broken router collet. Why?

I was trying to set up my Bosch GK600 (colt) the other day and the cutter went flying through the room. When I open the nut and looked at the collet, it was in four pieces. What is the likely cause? Overtightening? Or is this something that just happens to routers once in a while? I ordered two repl...
by Simon Magennis
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?
Replies: 10
Views: 9266

Re: Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?

The HF was simply as an example. This stuff is much more expensive in Europe. A 2HP with a cartridge filter costs about x3 the HF example. http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-hobby-series-fm300bc-extractor-filter-cartridge-package-deal-717658 - they have a cheaper one but it is 1hp. From what I hav...
by Simon Magennis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Question about Flush trimming router bits.
Replies: 10
Views: 8523

Re: Question about Flush trimming router bits.

Thanks. I had a look at Wealden. Thanks. I didn't see anything with a 6mm 1/4" shank but it may just be my growers. However, they have a big range of barings so I will check and see if one will fit the cutter I have for bindings. They ship throughout the EU. I looked up the silly little mm. Never he...
by Simon Magennis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Question about Flush trimming router bits.
Replies: 10
Views: 8523

Re: Question about Flush trimming router bits.

Thanks for the info to date. I will not be using it handheld. It will be in a jib. Another ever more elementary question. When trimming to prepare for routing the binding channel, does it need to be absolutely flush? I can get a bearing for an existing cutter but it would leave 1mm still standing up...
by Simon Magennis
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Question about Flush trimming router bits.
Replies: 10
Views: 8523

Question about Flush trimming router bits.

The question. I want to get a flush trim cutter the initial purpose of which is to trim the tops and backs of guitars prior to routing out the ledges for binding. I am looking at this http://www.axminster.co.uk/axcaliber-flush-trim-cutters-bottom-bearing-ax803281 UK supplier as I haven't located a l...
by Simon Magennis
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Issue with hot hide blue - very "runny."
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Re: Issue with h.h.g. - very "runny."

Problem solved. Not at all what I though it was. Operator error. :-) I usually heat up my glue in plastic yoghurt tubs. Turns out that the ones here (Spain) are even thinner than what I am used to in Germany. So what was happening is that after using a bit of the glue the plastic was cracking and le...
by Simon Magennis
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Issue with hot hide blue - very "runny."
Replies: 4
Views: 3613

Issue with hot hide blue - very "runny."

First time I have every had this issue. My usual method is make a batch of glue, set it set and then cut up the "jello" into little chunks which I keep in the fridge. I followed this for a new batch and it worked ok. I decided to transfer the stuff I had in the fridge to the freezer to see how that ...
by Simon Magennis
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?
Replies: 10
Views: 9266

Is this style dust collector a complete waste of space?

Pretty much everyone lists this type of chip collector. https://www.harborfreight.com/70-gal-2-hp-industrial-dust-collector-61790.html I understand that it will not result in clear air like a big cyclone system but I don't want to fill up the place with dust and chips. I just bought a small (10") ba...
by Simon Magennis
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New rough carving technique
Replies: 14
Views: 13062

Re: New rough carving technique

Have you looked into the Australian "manly" method of carving violin backs. Should work even better on an arch top. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2n1W5THyGQ
by Simon Magennis
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Cheap chinese cyclones: any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 4814

Re: Cheap chinese cyclones: any good?

Thanks guys. I was thinking of making something like the dust deputy using one of the chinese components, a bucket and a vacuum of some kind.

@Bob. In the other thread you mentioned planning to make a new version of the tool stand in the picture. Did you ever get round to it?
by Simon Magennis
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Cheap chinese cyclones: any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 4814

Cheap chinese cyclones: any good?

Are the cheap ($15-$25) plastic cyclones on ebay OK? I was thinking of putting one in front of a shopvac type vacuum.
Thanks.
by Simon Magennis
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question about rubber hose
Replies: 17
Views: 16145

Re: question about rubber hose

I use masking tape. The traditional Spanish way is string. Should be loads of videos on you tube, but I haven't looked.
by Simon Magennis
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 41291

Re: Coolest or most useful tool that you have?

An old (Stanley) block plane with a toothed blade. Combined with a cabinet scraper my most used thicknessing tool. I've had it for decades. More recent but superb: a Zyliss vice/clamp. Looks kitchy/gimmicky but once you have one you realize how useful they are. Any table/board becomes are workbench ...
by Simon Magennis
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Alcohol cautions
Replies: 5
Views: 4821

Re: Alcohol cautions

The MSDS for my every-day denatured alcohol (Klean-Strip) shows the following: Ethanol - 45-50% Methanol - 45-50% Methyl Isobutyl Ketone - 1-4% …. I am very surprised at that. I don't think de-natured alcohol in Europe today contains any methanol and certainly nothing like that volume. When it was ...
by Simon Magennis
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Instructions for using a chisel
Replies: 20
Views: 23369

Re: Instructions for using a chisel

Hmm …
Been there. Done that. I wonder could we sell a T-shirt?