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Old 03-27-2010, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the pics Paul.

The cable system provides the co-dependent motion of the arms/jaws, displacing what was (guessing) originally a rack and pinion system. A neat side benefit of the tight fit of the cable to the sheave (compared to gear teeth) is that there is no lash.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:11 PM
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phew! You guys are actually complaining about the shipping box? I thought there was a complaint about how the bushings fit.

Im going to build a nice box for mine when I get it. The DJ-1 deserves a nice wood box.
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Sorry if that wasn't clear; yes, the foam makes the bushings really difficult to get out when they settle to the bottom. For the large ones, you stick a pinky in the bushing and pull out. For, say, the 1/4", I have nothing to stick in there. Don't go there.


You actually also bring up a good point... where do people store these things? Sure, the DJ-1 fits in a nice box. But what about other BCTW toys like the HP6v2 multi-plane with all the associated iron/sole and hone boxes? They seem to fit vertically in a Sys2 so I was thinking of recommissioning a Sys2. Some foam dice to make room for the fences, fence blocks, plane body, and the other side for stacking the iron/soles vertically and hones horizontally.

Speaking of the HP6v2, I love the dovetail system John used to attach the soles. In fact, I got an older HP6 sole that requires the screws and it seemed so slow by comparison. I actually hoped that the same dovetail attachment would appear on the DJ-1 for the jaws, although you don't change jaws that often compared to plane soles.

And now for something completely different, I have to sand a built-in...
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You might check out these plug cutters for cutting a finger hole in the foam:

Plug cutters for cutting foam inserts for router bits
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I just checked my set -- the bushings are flush with the top of the foam, it's not at all problematic to "pinch" the sides of the bushing to pull it out. If you prefer to have them setting higher just cut some 1/4" lengths of 3/4" wooden dowel rod and insert into the holes ahead of the bushings. If you are concerned about the wooden dowel attracting moisture use PVC instead.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:42 PM
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Yeah, offsetting the bushings is the easiest. Still wouldn't mind finding something around here that could dig out a small finger hole though when they are flush to the top, they are easy to retrieve. Mine were all flat to the bottom! Guess the FedEx guy got excited and did a slam dunk or something

Thanks for the link to the plug cutters, too.
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In the set of photos, I forgot the required curlies:
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Yeah, I know, not relevant, but tradition!
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Good use of the MFT, though.
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In the set of photos, I forgot the required curlies:
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Yeah, I know, not relevant, but tradition!


Okay, so you can plane with a DJ-1 too...but,
can it "core-a-apple"?
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