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Got the last GITs oiler installed. Pressed it in so the ball is below the surface of the cross slide so the compound slide won't hit it.

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Need more storage space, who doesn't. Building a 20 x 29 foot timber framed three bay open shed. 
Started from the log. The posts are 6 x 6 white pine as are the tie beams. The beams that will support the rafters will be 6 x 10's, still need to finish sawing them.
Lots of whittling but once the parts are made it should go up in a day.

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Used my sine plate and the surface grinder to sharpen my framing chisel. Works incredibly well.

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Looks good Greg!  Thumbsup

Did you hand cut the mortises?

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Thanks Tom
I use a forester bit to remove the bulk of the material then chisel them to shape.
Made go gauges to check them as I go. Will try and get a picture of them/
Makita makes a chain mortiser that clamps to the beam, would love to have one but boo coo dollars.

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Very nice.
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I finally got around to installing a reversing switch on my 300mm disc sander. I somehow had a 6 position, 8-pole rotary switch amongst my stuff- don't have the slightest recollection of where it came from- and it took me a good while to figure out how to configure it as a reversing switch. Works like a charm and will dramatically improve the utility of the machine.
   

I also fitted a hook-and-loop system for the sanding disc; changing the disc without it was a major undertaking. I had to shorten the motor shaft in order to move the disc inward to create clearance for the extra thickness of the hook-and-loop to the edge of the table. Running the motor and resting a 5" angle grinder on the table made an easy job of it and achieved a tidy result.
One frustration with this machine is that I made the disc size 300mm; available sanding discs are 305mm / 12" so I have to cut around the edge when installing a new disc. Live and learn.
Lathe (n); a machine tool used in the production of milling machine components.

Milling Machine (n); a machine tool used in the production of lathe components.
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Never heard of reversing a disc sander, Pete. What is the benefit?

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(09-06-2021, 09:03 PM)TomG Wrote: Never heard of reversing a disc sander, Pete. What is the benefit?

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It enables both edges of the disc to be utilised, for tasks like, for example, getting into inside corners. Otherwise you end up working on the upward-moving side of the disc and throwing the dust in your face.
Lathe (n); a machine tool used in the production of milling machine components.

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Here's an example of the above, and the task I wanted the disc sander up to speed for; making patterns to cast the numbers for my new letterbox, the table of the sander is tilted upwards 5 degrees to provide draft as I take the timber back to the line of the template that is printed and glued onto the timber. Would be even nicer if the disc were razor thin so I could get all the way around, but it helps.
   
   
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That makes sense.  Thumbsup

Perhaps you need to make a thin flange for the outer edge of the plate, so you can reach farther around, and use 12" sanding discs.

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