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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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For my wife's birthday, she decided she wanted a large planter box for her herbs. While rounding over the ends of the bottom and to rails, I could not get my old Black & Decker to hold its setting. The round-over bit kept creaping higher. After numerous attempts to re- set the bit height, I finally figured out that the last time I did a deep cleaning, I didn't tighten the setting clamp as tight it had been before the cleaning. A few turns of the bolt and it worked perfectly thereafter.
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For the things I make I stopped using a roundover bit. Just too much all around hassle. Now I do my rounding over with my ROS, faster, easier, can't really tell any difference in the finished product.

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Hi R.

We have all had one of those days, helps to keep life interesting....

Glad yours was easy to sort out..

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Default Yeaa, I had one too!

I was suppose to be just cleaning up my shop, but my MP3 player I keep in there keeps getting knocked of it's shelf, next to the Stereo. So I wanted to rip a small piece of board to mount it under the shelf. I was using a narrow push block, but even so, the wood ended up shooting out of the saw, and hitting me on the arm, just inches from a Powerport my cancer doctors had put in my arm, and have yet to remove, even though I finished chemo and are cancer free since January. If it would have hit just inches over, at the Powerport, it would have no doubt crushed that plastic port thingy, and I would have had to have emergency surgery. No need to say, I quit for the day!!
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I don't know what all the brown area around the Powerport is. It don't look like that. Must be shadows or something. There is a little bruising around where the wood hit, but where the PP is, it don't look like what it looks like in the picture.
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Hi, Theo.

Excuse my ignorance... ROS???

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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ROS = Random Orbit Sander. We tend to abbreviate too much sometimes.


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I think all of us have such kind of days in our life. I also experienced this when my sister had asked me to buy a new computer table for her and when i got that then i came to know that it is a bit defected. I made some arrangements in their nut bolts setting and it start proper working
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My vote is for the ROS. Takes a little more concentration trying to make it perfect. But its good enough for me...
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Only thing I could think of for ROS = Robot Operating System
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