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Offline Php54

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I agree.  It could have been my drilling  technique, very slight tolerance variation in the Parf Guide drill bit or something i haven't thought of.  However, the technique is fairly foolproof.  I figured out the picture attach problem.  I can't seem to take a picture less than 3mg and I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to reduce the size.  The forum rule says 10,000KB max per pic.  That''s one 10th of a megapixel.  Huh.

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I was wrong, 10000kb is one 100th of a megapixel.

Offline AstroKeith

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I was wrong, 10000kb is one 100th of a megapixel.
I think you are confused or confusing different things?

So 10000kb is 10Mb    'b' being 'bytes' a unit of memory.
Megapixel would be a million pixels. Each Pixel will take an amount of memory to store it. The amount depends on the image quality/compression/etc.

The limit is as you say 10000kb for one image, 40000kb for all images being attached to one post. I'd be surprised if one of your images was bigger that 10000kb. Most phone images are around 2Mb max. Perhaps you had too many images?

What machine are you using to create your posts? PC, MAC, iPhone, etc?
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Offline Php54

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You're right, I misspoke, I meant to say megabyte instead of megapixel.  But I'll agree to disagree on the math.  1 megabyte is 1,000,000kb.  I'm using my Samsung A20 phone to take the pics.  I tried to post 4 pics.  I'll try to post from my old Samsung Tab.  The Axminster site limits images to 5mb.  They asked for a review and i may try to post a pic or two there.  I didn't mean to stray off-topic. 

Offline MikeGE

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But I'll agree to disagree on the math.  1 megabyte is 1,000,000kb.

You can disagree with the math, but you would still be wrong.  One megabyte is 1,000kB, where "kB" is kilobyte, or one thousand bytes.  One gigabyte is 1,000,000kB.

Offline Php54

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Lol, well, I see now that I'm wrong on both counts, (literally...."counts", no pun intended).  Thanks to Keith and Mike, I stand corrected.  Now that I know the picture size is not the problem, I tried uploading again and got an error message saying it took too long to upload or the file was too big.  But the message came almost instantly which seems odd.  If I ever take the tme to sit down at my computer I might try it there since it is hardwired instead of wifi.  Thanks again to both of you.  Thank goodness I can use a tape measure.....most of the time.
Phil

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #96 on: September 09, 2020, 08:30 PM »
I have the Parf rail system ordered, and am in the process of making Peter's isometric cutting work top. I also have Peter's  book from Amazon so far it's a very good read. Keep up the good work Peter Parfitt.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2020, 11:19 AM »
I have the Parf rail system ordered, and am in the process of making Peter's isometric cutting work top. I also have Peter's  book from Amazon so far it's a very good read. Keep up the good work Peter Parfitt.

Brilliant !

Cheers.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2020, 02:03 PM »
Peter’s book?

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #99 on: September 11, 2020, 12:59 AM »
Peter’s book?

It is called "Stone Message" and is a mystery thriller with a tiny dash of SciFi. It is only available from the Amazon Kindle store.

I can give the links if required.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2021, 02:47 PM »
@ Peter,

I just went to see about ordering a UJK fence from TSO, and they list it as "This product is no longer available online. Unfortunately we are unlikely to receive any more stock."

I'm unable to find it online anywhere else. What's the deal? Do have another link where I can purchase it?

Thanks.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2021, 02:54 PM »
Axminster are showing it as unlikely to be manufactured any more.

I bought two a while ago, and to be honest they aren't worth the price. (They were also poorly finished)

Two dogs and a straight edge achieve the same effect for very little cost.
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2021, 04:21 PM »
Hi Everyone

When I created the Parf family of products I assumed that they would be used together and not with products from other manufacturers. Axminster have had about 3 or 4  instances where the Parf Fences have not fitted the tops produced by other manufacturers - the Festool MFT3 is a good example. So, manufacturing was stopped and a new product will be released very soon. Existing users of the original Parf Fence will not be at a disadvantage but owners of 3rd party tops that have not been created to the accuracy that should be achieved using the PGS will be able to buy a product to suit their needs.

I have no more information right now and will make sure that I post a thread on the FOG as soon as I can.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2021, 04:27 PM »
Hi Everyone

When I created the Parf family of products I assumed that they would be used together and not with products from other manufacturers. Axminster have had about 3 or 4  instances where the Parf Fences have not fitted the tops produced by other manufacturers - the Festool MFT3 is a good example. So, manufacturing was stopped and a new product will be released very soon. Existing users of the original Parf Fence will not be at a disadvantage but owners of 3rd party tops that have not been created to the accuracy that should be achieved using the PGS will be able to buy a product to suit their needs.

I have no more information right now and will make sure that I post a thread on the FOG as soon as I can.

Peter

Thanks for responding quickly and clarifying that Peter. I have the fence that a friend of mine purchased recently and it looks very high quality to me. I look forward to seeing your new offering.

I'm about to CNC a custom Vario style top for him to use it on. I may just give it a try making one out of some leftover Corian while I wait!

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2021, 05:31 PM »
Well that was short lived.
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #105 on: February 03, 2021, 05:41 PM »
Axminster have had about 3 or 4  instances where the Parf Fences have not fitted the tops produced by other manufacturers - the Festool MFT3 is a good example.
All you need is one or two round (anchor) holes and one elongated hole on the opposite end. This will accommodate various grid sizes or discrepancies. I personally prefer 100x100 mm grid.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2021, 07:24 PM »
Well, I FINALLY got the CNC finished (had my hands full expanding it to be 4 x 12.5 feet long!). It's now square, level and trammed. So here was my first test run at boring 20mm holes with the Festool bit from the LR32 kit, and then chamfering with a standard 45 degree bit.

I found that the UJK fence fits perfectly in the CNC laid out holes (96mm on center).

Tomorrow I'll make the full sized Vario inspired table top (36" x 72") - apologies for mixing my measurement systems. I usually program in metric, but my friend specified the dimensions in imperial.

Will start a new thread under projects when this is done


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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #107 on: April 15, 2021, 09:57 AM »
Just FYI, for anyone that was interested in these and then disappointed when they were pulled: Axminster has the updated version available now.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2021, 01:20 PM »
Just FYI, for anyone that was interested in these and then disappointed when they were pulled: Axminster has the updated version available now.


It is always interesting to see a 'young' product evolve thru the generations of updates. Too bad nowadays a lot of products depend on cosmetic changes instead of innovations.
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2021, 02:11 PM »
I have been eying the UJK FENCE AND LENGTH STOP FOR GUIDE RAIL SAWS 107068 but at present it is out of stock at Axminster. It looks like a good fence and reasonably priced. Does anyone here have one? Since the dogs are adjustable along the fence it could be used along the 45 degree line of holes too and even the 60 and 30. Unless anyone can find fault with this unit my intention is to purchase one when it comes back in stock.

I received my Parf Guide this week and am very happy with its quality and both rule hole alignments are dead on when laid atop one another. Right now where i live there is a shortage of 3/4 MDF so i am waiting for stock replacement.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #110 on: April 23, 2021, 09:42 AM »
But I'll agree to disagree on the math.  1 megabyte is 1,000,000kb.

You can disagree with the math, but you would still be wrong.  One megabyte is 1,000kB, where "kB" is kilobyte, or one thousand bytes.  One gigabyte is 1,000,000kB.

Correction: A megabyte is 1,024kB

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2021, 04:02 PM »
Wikipedia:
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The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. Its recommended unit symbol is MB. The unit prefix mega is a multiplier of 1000000 (106) in the International System of Units (SI). Therefore, one megabyte is one million bytes of information. This definition has been incorporated into the International System of Quantities.

However, in the computer and information technology fields, two other definitions are used that arose for historical reasons of convenience. A common usage has been to designate one megabyte as 1048576 bytes (220 B), a measurement that conveniently expresses the binary multiples inherent in digital computer memory architectures. However, most standards bodies have deprecated this usage in favor of a set of binary prefixes, in which this quantity is designated by the unit mebibyte (MiB).

Thirty years ago, the working definition of a megabyte was 1024 kilobytes, which were each 1024 bytes. When it was officially standardized in 2009, they chose to use the metric denominations instead for consistency with other units, and created the "kibibyte" and "mebibyte" to refer to the old definition based on powers of two. Bit of a jarring change for those of us who were working with computers in the 80s and 90s, when the powers-of-two definition was the common one, and it's why there's still so much confusion around it today.