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  1. Can't you get a digital back for the Hassy? I didn't switch to digital until 2004 when the Canon 20D came out. It's just another paper weight now, and I have a bunch of very small memory cards that won't one day's photos now...
  2. Thanx for the photos John. That makes your setup very clear.
  3. Thanx Garry. At this time, I don't have any larger wheels, but I do have a set of small wheels. I'm trying to come up with a way of making the part that catches the sparks adjustable so that I can keep it close to the point where sparks are generated.
  4. dragoncutlery - I agree. I'm going to try taping a piece of plastic wrap around the magnetic base so that I can remove and toss when it gets covered. Alan - Thanx. As a woodworker, I am familiar with all the ducting available through the major woodworking retailers. My problem is clearance behind the grinder. It's close to the wall, and I need something really flexible to make the 90° turn. Alex - Thanx. I will stop by the local auto parts store and see how crazy they think I am.
  5. Thanx Will. I wasn't worried about the motor sucking in dust, but I figured that someone would ask if it was TEFC if I didn't mention it. Thanx Dan and Alan. Overheating is my major concern. So I will cut a hole in the left side that will fit over the motor and move the enclosure to the right so that the left side of the motor has access to fresh air. I'm trying to keep the enclosure fairly air tight to keep dust where I want it as much as possible. The two removable panels are held in place with magnetic door catches, so I'm hoping they will be easy enough to remove and replace that I will actually use them... My next biggest concern is sparks melting the plastic hose in the back. I haven't found a metal solution to replace the plastic.
  6. Not sure where this post goes, but since I will probably qualify for "beginner" status for a long time, I put it here... I have finished the enclosure for my grinder, and I'd like some opinions on whether it will work as is, or if it needs mods. It is basically a box with an opening for the arm with the platen attached. There is a hole in the back so I can attach a vac. The right side and the front panel are removable for access. I am concerned about totally enclosing the motor in this even though it's a TEFC motor. I could cut a hole to fit the motor housing and move the whole thing to the right. I have some metal HVAC fittings to collect what comes off the grinder, but the hose in back of the enclosure is plastic. I'm hoping all the hot sparks will be vacuumed down the metal fittings into a bucket with water in the bottom. Any safety or other suggestions appreciated ~ Ron
  7. Maybe try using a spray bottle to keep the wood moist. Put it in a plastic bag between sessions.. You will have to watch for mold though.
  8. Garrett Wade sells high end stuff although I haven't been to their site recently. Other suspects would be Woodcraft, Rockler, and Woodpecker.
  9. I just saw this in an email from Lee Valley Tools: https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/files-and-rasps/files/110473-set-of-6-bahco-saw-sharpening-files-and-roll?utm_source=Web-Sale-Events-and-Special-Buys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PM0711---First-Day-Free-Shipping If you can measure the number of teeth per inch, one of these might work.
  10. There are lots of choices on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=jewelers+files&crid=23O7Y7P7WTBO2&sprefix=jewelers+fi%2Caps%2C143&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_11 I have a set of wood rasps that have several shapes that might work for you. I'm thinking that there should be something similar in files.
  11. I have a truck, but I still don't think it would work...
  12. Ya might want to try one more time Bryan. Just sayin'...
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