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11-05-2013 04:18 PM
jw2170
Long life....

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Originally Posted by papasombre View Post
Hey, James.

Can you give to us the secret for so long life?

Does it has to do with woodworking?
"Live long and prosper".....

I suppose the roads have improved since then and the natives are just as friendly......

Stupid spellcheck.......LOL
11-05-2013 11:58 AM
papasombre Hi, Al.

Welcome to the fun...er forum.
11-05-2013 11:54 AM
papasombre
How old are you?

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Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Hi Al.

I can see where you are coming from and I agree. I am just too old to let it bother me anymore....VBG.

In 1012, my wife and I did a road trip across USA for New York to Los Angeles. That was a drive....
Hey, James.

Can you give to us the secret for so long life?

Does it has to do with woodworking?
11-05-2013 12:46 AM
jw2170
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Originally Posted by bigalscorpio View Post
Hi James,

What I am excited about at the moment is the Router Ski idea. Its new to me and I am already planning on making one for one of my heavy 1/2" routers. I would like to see some actual videos of people using the skis for different projects. Can't wait!

Al
Your wish is our command......

here is a short video I uploaded.

It give you an idea.

Using router skis demo1 - YouTube
11-04-2013 07:11 PM
bigalscorpio Hi James,

I must admit I don't use my dado set a lot, but then again it is the one that I got with the craftsman and it is the wobble type not the stack and I was never quite satisfied with the bottom cut of the dados, it was never quite flat due to the limitations of the wobble style blade.

What I am excited about at the moment is the Router Ski idea. Its new to me and I am already planning on making one for one of my heavy 1/2" routers. I would like to see some actual videos of people using the skis for different projects. Can't wait!

Al
11-04-2013 05:04 PM
jw2170 In real terms, for the hobby wood worker, not having a dado set is no issue.

Sadly, I bought a dado set last year and have not used it. I use the router to cut my dados and rabbets...
11-04-2013 01:58 PM
bigalscorpio
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Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Hi, Al; welcome! (from Canada, eh )

I'm, as you folks say, gobsmacked re the lack of dado blades?! That's just ridiculous.
Like you can't get hurt with an ordinary blade(?)...
Hi Dan,

So far then I know that the USA, Canada, Australia and a mate in S.Africa can ALL use dado blades!

Problem we have here is that we get some Di%$ Head sat in an office deciding our fate.

Like you say ordinary blades are just as dangerous, (oops I shouldn't have mentioned that. They will have us using rubber blades next!), and as a rule the dado sets are much smaller diameter than the ordinary blades, so in theory slower tip speed and maybe similar mass.

Its the way they stop us using them that really gets me! They force the makers to modify UK saws to have a shorter arbor, so we can't just buy one on ebay from somewhere else, it would be too wide to fit our saws!

Still I have my trusty Craftsman Radial Arm saw from 1978 with an arbor long enough for 2 dado sets! So at least I can do some dado work. Sadly its a lot more difficult and dangerous on the RAS so banning dados has had a negative effect on me. If I lose any fingers on the RAS I think I'll try a test case against the government eh?

I have found though that if I put 2 ordinary blades and one shim on my tablesaw I can do 6mm dados. Small by your standards but a victory to me!

Regards Al
11-04-2013 01:38 PM
bigalscorpio
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Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Hi Al.

I can see where you are coming from and I agree. I am just too old to let it bother me anymore....VBG.

Distance is something new to a "pommy' when they first hit our shores.

I do Sydney to Melbourne as a two short days trip.........

I was watching a replay of a BBC series, "Coast", and the narrator made the comment that no where in UK is more that 2hrs from the coast (or something similar).

In 1012, my wife and I did a road trip across USA for New York to Los Angeles. That was a drive....

Oh, and yes we can use a dado blade if we have the right saw.
Hi James,

As facts go in England you can never be more than 73 miles away from the sea so you are prob about right mate. Guess how many miles I live from the sea? 73! hehe

Al
11-03-2013 04:22 PM
DaninVan Hi, Al; welcome! (from Canada, eh )

I'm, as you folks say, gobsmacked re the lack of dado blades?! That's just ridiculous.
Like you can't get hurt with an ordinary blade(?)...
11-03-2013 03:58 PM
jw2170
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Originally Posted by bigalscorpio View Post
Hi James,

With me its not whats best that I worry about. Its the option!

I hate not being able to use a dado set on my T/S because some numpty in an office somewhere who has probably never seen one, has decided that they are too dangerous for us. But weapons are freely available.

Sorry for the rant but I just hate people making decisions on my behalf, especially when they don't have the sense to realize that when millions of the things are safely in use already that they must be pretty much ok!

off topic, I have two mates over your way at the moment who are on the last week of a 3 week holiday. They landed in Melbourne and did a week there then on to Sydney and then on to see another of my mates who emigrated to Oz about 10 years ago then to her dads at Rockhampton. Jesus there is some real travel involved in living in Oz, one journey was an 8 hour drive and I think that is thought of as a short trip over your way!

Regards, Al

BTW can you use dado sets over there?
Hi Al.

I can see where you are coming from and I agree. I am just too old to let it bother me anymore....VBG.

Distance is something new to a "pommy' when they first hit our shores.

I do Sydney to Melbourne as a two short days trip.........

I was watching a replay of a BBC series, "Coast", and the narrator made the comment that no where in UK is more that 2hrs from the coast (or something similar).

In 2012, my wife and I did a road trip across USA for New York to Los Angeles. That was a drive....

Oh, and yes we can use a dado blade if we have the right saw.
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