Jim DaddyO

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About Jim DaddyO

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  • Birthday 02/26/1961

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    Cabinetry, Luthiery
  1. fanuc parameter

    I am pretty sure Fanuc uses standard code. M07 - Coolant on (mist), M08 - coolant on (flood), M09 - Coolant off.
  2. Shop Tour - Post Move

    Nice shop. Well equipped and organised. Thanks for the tour.
  3. Building a small shop this summer

    Correct. I have been looking into getting a 60A subpanel in my small shop and that is what has been recommended for the feed (larger aluminium has also been suggested as it is less expensive, not sure I want to go that route). My plan is for gas heat as I am in Ontario and who knows what is happening with electric rates from day to day. I will have a single 220 volt feed with 2 15A outlets hooked to a 30A breaker (I think) as I will only have 1 220V machine on at a time (I don't own any 220 equipment right now). A couple of 20A 110 outlets and a couple of 15A 110 outlets, the lights and that's it. If you keep the number of items under 9 the permit is about 1/2 the cost. You can add more outlets later. My largest item on my wish list is a combo jointer/planer which draws 12A (3 hp) and the saw I want has only 7.5A draw. But that is still in dreamland.
  4. password protection for Fanuc controls

    I am going back over 25 years since I worded with Fanuc controllers but it seems to me there were different levels of access in the program. You're best bet would be to contact Fanuc and see if there is a way to set administrative and operator levels for the program. In working with them the guy who programmed them had to set everything in the code at 50% because one of the operators would crank up the speed dial to 200% and break tooling on a regular basis. Which was odd, because that machine (Robodrill) was not a bottleneck in the cell.
  5. Building a small shop this summer

    I don't know what the regulations are where you are. Here, electrical work is a separate entity requiring it's own permit. Even if the rest of the build does not need one, you still need a permit. I would recommend getting that permit and making sure you follow the regulations. The type of conduit (I think sched. 40 below ground and sched. 80 above here, not sure which is why I am hiring this out on my own build, or at least consulting), wire size, etc. will be specified. This may be an important issue later when it comes to insurance, liability, etc. If nothing else, cover yourself (legally) in this area. It will also effect the resale value of your place if not done and inspected to code. That stamp on the permit could save you a lot in the future.
  6. Building a small shop this summer

    You can build up a curb on the slab and have it poured. Anchor bolts and block. I would consult someone who does block foundations (if they are still a thing) or a brick layer if going with block to ensure the right material. Hiring out a single row can't be that expensive too. I have never done it, but have seen it done, and was given the reasons for doing it in my previous post. Mostly to keep the wood up off the ground.
  7. Building a small shop this summer

    Use standard 8' lumber for your walls but use a one course of concrete block on the slab (except where the doors are), and build on top of the block. That way you get a higher ceiling and your wood framing and such are well above grade. Put a gasket between anywhere wood and concrete touch (PT lumber for bottom plates helps too).
  8. Bit and Blade Cleaners

    I most often use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. You can pick it up really cheap at the dollar store. Basically, it's just alcohol (a very good cleaner) in a gel medium, so it sticks where you put it. Spread it around a bit with a bristle brush of your choice, let it sit, brush it around a bit, and wipe it off. I found out the method from the TabLeft You Tube channel and just had to try it myself. I did my own video on how it works.
  9. GluLam Beam for Roubo Top??

    I think it has been done successfully. https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/editors-blog/report-lvl-workbench-after-almost-2-years-of-use
  10. @minorhero makes an important point. If this is something you enjoy doing and are pleased by the results, go as far as you want. Personal taste plays an important role here.
  11. My first one I went overboard on. Now I just bring them to a level where they can be used and perform well. I go over the mating surfaces and make sure they are flat and that everything fits and works well. I do a bit of sole flattening, but I am not all freaked out by a few thousandths, the wood will move more than that seasonally anyway. I remove any rust of course and keep them wiped down with furniture wax cut a bit with 3 in 1 oil to make a soft wax that helps as a rust preventative.
  12. Plans For a Roubo workbench

    W engine is what they called the Chevy 409 due to the shape of the valve covers. The Lancia V4 had only 10 to 20 degrees between the cylinder banks and looked like an inline 4.
  13. DSLR vs Camcorder

    I am on the budget end of things. I use a Lumix FZ150 point and shoot. I get results I am happy with and I like that I can save custom settings into it for my lighting requirements. Having a "super zoom" with a single lens means one less connection area where dust can get into. Previous to this, I used a Canon S100 pocket point and shoot that I bought for my wife.
  14. Stanley 45

    Anyone into Stanley Planes needs this link. Patrick's Blood and Gore Probably the most in depth writings on them on the web.
  15. Plans For a Roubo workbench

    This is what I am doing with my build.