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Old 02-04-2017, 09:30 AM   #21
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I constructed my entire layout with ordinary hand tools. The only power tool I used was a drill to fix battens to the wall and a jigsaw to make a turntable hole.

That also goes for my loft layout.
I hope you continue to enjoy good health and fitness for many years to come WTD, but old age and lack of strength comes upon us all in time. Who knows, you may even start your own mitre saw thread on here when that happens
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Old 02-04-2017, 06:43 PM   #22
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I actually think lugging big heavy power tools about is harder work than using hand tools TWD. It's nothing to do with health at all. I do some work with a old guy in his early 80ís who does amazing wood work. Only big thing he has is a vertical planer.

I do have power tools, chop saw, drills etc. but prefer not to use them unless I have to. Do like using electric screw drivers though.

Just thought it was a funny statement how can you build a baseboard without power tools.

My problem is I don't have a lot of room for big power tools, wish I did have.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:11 PM   #23
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...................Just thought it was a funny statement how can you build a baseboard without power tools. ......
Not that it matters much now, but that isn't what I meant.
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Was it you, doesn't matter. One day I shall build a workshop but for now I'll manage without, probably for a long time. I'm a bit of a tool addict but really like small tools. By the time I've got my chop saw and workmate out and fixed them together I've forgotten what I was going to do, then I end up using a hand saw with the wood balanced on the wheelie bins.
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TWD I see what you meant now, how do we build baseboards with modelling tools. Sorry, misread it.
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..........Just ordered THIS for keeping the garage/workshop clean and I'm going to look into connecting it up to all my new toys to see how good it is at sawdust collection. Can you get adapters for that sort of thing?
Vac arrived on Sunday, seems to have plenty of suck atm . Just bouncing this in case anyone missed my request regarding availability of connector/adapters?

Can also be used to tidy up the railway room
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Teed, hi, When you are using it for your Railway, you can buy an adapter, that reduces it down to about the thickness of your finger. I also use mine to clean the car, fiddely bits. Moving back briefly, dont bother to connect anything up, for sawdust collection, if yours has a bag, on the saw. Waste of time. Just collect afterwards. john
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Teed, hi, When you are using it for your Railway, you can buy an adapter, that reduces it down to about the thickness of your finger. I also use mine to clean the car, fiddely bits. Moving back briefly, dont bother to connect anything up, for sawdust collection, if yours has a bag, on the saw. Waste of time. Just collect afterwards. john
Thanks John, so I guess the answer is no
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i use this stuff for connecting a extractor to what ever needs it....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Extra...RmFCyUmcS-BfhA
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i use this stuff for connecting a extractor to what ever needs it....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Extra...RmFCyUmcS-BfhA
EXCELLENT! Thanks Ray!
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