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297 days ago

Could electricity from a generator damage the fancy shmancy electronics in a modern router? - 6 replies

Hi.I have a speed controlled, constant rpm, router. And a request to use it on a job where the only available electricity is from a portable (gas / petrol) generator. I’ve heard that trying to use an aftermarket speed control unit on a router that has these electronics built in could ruin the router. And i know that a generator’s pow...

343 days ago

Casting a work surface? - 17 replies

Hiall. I’ve been staring at the sawdust pile, then looking over to the chipboard stock (particle board), then back to the sawdust. Back to the chipboard, back to the sawdust, etc..And i’ve pondered, why don’t we use this prolific waste product of ours and make something useful from it?In particular, i’ve thought to acq...

358 days ago

stanley 2x4 clamps? - 14 replies

There are now these: hardware which let you turn a 2×4 into a bar clamp. Any thoughts? Predictions?They’re under “speciality clamps” on the stanley web site –

546 days ago

Shaving Giraffe - a shave horse re-design from Africa - 21 replies

Hello all. I’m a designer. So when i see something i’m automatically assessing it. “Why is it made that way?” “Is there another way?” “Could it be easier, lighter, different or specifically suited to some conditions?” So as i’m embarking on making myself a small bench which will hold wood ...

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