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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NOVA Voyager DP
« Last post by Mini Me on Today at 02:22 AM »
If you don't want the table to move from side to side when adjusting the height just fix the vertical rack to the column by either screwing it to the column or clamping it.

That would be even more simple. I am not familiar with the Nova DP's but I doubt a few holes or a shallow slot would affect the rigidity of the column. It wouldn't work for me as I frequently move the table on mine for different jobs as needed and I don't see that losing the centre of the drilled hole as such a problem. If the DP is not rigid I would be taking a really close look at why. I did look at one when they first came out and knocked it back due to the small screen and the way the menu system worked, if only they had a port to plug a tablet or touch screen into it would make using one much easier.
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So, once I figured out what the real issue was with the sliding shelves, I decided to coat all of the sliding elements in CPES. As CPES will penetrate into face grain as well as end grain it seemed to be the ideal solution. Everything other than the sliding surfaces was masked and 5 applications of CPES was applied. It was left to cure, lightly sanded with 400 grit and then a final coat of CPES was applied and sanded lightly with 600 grit.

This really became the charm, as once assembled, the shelves literally slid out on their own...no human intervention...this can be a bad thing.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NOVA Voyager DP
« Last post by Bohdan on Yesterday at 10:26 PM »
If you don't want the table to move from side to side when adjusting the height just fix the vertical rack to the column by either screwing it to the column or clamping it.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NOVA Voyager DP
« Last post by Bob D. on Yesterday at 09:59 PM »
That could work but I wonder how it would affect the rigidity of the column. I find the 92mm column on the Voyager to not be as rigid as I would like. It seems no better than the column on my old DP on which the column is about 25mm less in diameter.

But maybe the rigidity problem is the base and not the column itself. The base on the Voyager is of the same design as that on my old Craftsman and most other low-end drill presses. Industrial and heavy duty models have bases that are heavier and thicker castings. The Voyager DP base doesn't seem much better then the Craftsman.  Thinking back I don't believe it weighs more than 30 pounds. It was not difficult to pick up at all. I will measure the column ODs on both tomorrow. Don't think I can get a wall thickness measurement without removing the motor and that's not going to happen.
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Festool How To... / Re: Domino Connectors for 18mm 3/4" panels?
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 09:57 PM »
Cheese - do you use standard beech dominoes for face frames, or do you use some sort of panel connector?

Because I may need to access the area behind where the cabinets are, I use the Festool 8/50 connectors for the face fames. Ya it's expensive but it's actually money saved when you consider the alternatives. I'm a real fan of the 8/50 connectors.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: NOVA Voyager DP
« Last post by Mini Me on Yesterday at 09:48 PM »
I have a simpler idea, machine a slot in the column and a locating key in the collar which the table is fixed to and call it done. The location key in the column could be screwed in if the table needed to be moved horizontally.
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Festool How To... / Re: Domino Connectors for 18mm 3/4" panels?
« Last post by HandyDen on Yesterday at 08:57 PM »
Here, this may answer your questions. I don't think there is a right or wrong way necessarily, it's all about your application and how you want them to function. I've used them to attach face frames which they don't address.

Well, unfortunately I've tried to attach a Festool pdf instruction sheet but it's too large for the forum to handle.  [sad]

Here, choose DF 500 Connectors.

https://www.festoolusa.com/service/owners-manuals#DOMINOJoiners

Cheese - do you use standard beech dominoes for face frames, or do you use some sort of panel connector?
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I read somewhere that the Chinese Government subsides shipping for exported products.


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Systainers / Re: Identify 705428 that is part of foam systainer insert.
« Last post by Coen on Yesterday at 08:16 PM »
Shipping anything across the Atlantic is insanely priced whereass the Chinese somehow manage to ship stuff for next to nothing to either of our countries.

I still didn't figure out the exact amount of different TS 55 (R) inlays there are I think  [tongue]
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I just do not like to give electronic access to my accounts.                 

I don't. The shop I buy from gives it's info to my bank. I merely log in to my account and confirm. At no point does any 3rd party gain any access to your bank account.

That is the lazy form of bank transfer. If you want to manually put in amount, invoice number and accountnumber of the shop, that is possible too.
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