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General Tormek Questions / Re: Broken delivery T8
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 10:33:20 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Thomas. I regret that your T8 was damaged in shipping. You did right to file a damage claim with the shipping company.

You should also contact Tormek Support (support@tormek.se) Support is quite reliable in handling warranty work.

I have found that the boxes for new Tormeks are well designed. Where the problems generally happen is between the Tormek box and the outer shipping box. This problem is not unique to Tormek. Outer boxes need to be much larger and well padded. Sadly, this detail is often overlooked.

Please keep us posted. Hopefully you will have a good resolution soon. We want to know either way.

Ken
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General Tormek Questions / Broken delivery T8
« Last post by Thomas S. on Yesterday at 09:44:02 pm »
Hello,
my name is Thomas and I am from Austria / Tyrol. I have been following your forum for some time and am fascinated by the perfectionism of some people here.
I also think it's awesome that you reveal your know-how and make no secret of it! Also ingenious and thankful that the Excel table for the height settings was just made so available.

After long back and forth, I have decided for a T8 and after some delivery delay, it was delivered to me by DHL yesterday.
The slight damage to the box did not bother me much. But when I wanted to lift the machine out of the original packaging, I discovered three small broken plastic piece between machine and Styrofoam (Styrofoam was also broken). Upon closer inspection of the inside of the machine (with the lamp) I discovered the breakage. It will be with a screw of the engine cover.  >:(  :'(
I reported it to the company I ordered it from. She said that I should make a claim with DHL.
The damage report was made at DHL. I'm curious what comes out of it.

Did you ever see something like that? Must probably point to a greater impact load or what do you think?

Thank you very much
Thomas

PS. I hope the Google Translate makes sense  ;)
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General Tormek Questions / Re: EZYlock not jamming
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 01:38:47 pm »
I received the newsletter from the Central Ohio Woodturners this morning. This tip seems like it may apply to our discussion about jammed EZYlocks.


Shop Tip
Utilizing Anti-Seize Lubricant — by Leon Olson
I recently rough-turned a good quantity of wet cherry. Midway through the work, when chang- ing my chuck jaws to a larger set, I found that the screws that secure the jaws were very diffi- cult to loosen. Moisture from the wood contributes to the screws locking in place. Another cause is the tendency to over-tighten the screws. Now, every time I switch chuck jaws, I apply an anti-seize lubricant to the screws to make it easier to back them out the next time. The jaw screws came with anti-seize compound on them from the manufacturer, but the lubricant needs to be replenished over time. It is commonly available at automotive supply stores. Chucks are not the only turning equipment that need anti-seize lubricant. The screws that secure carbide cutter inserts to a tool shaft can also be difficult to loosen.
Source: AAW Tips
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Ken
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Modified SVM-45 for adjustable offset.
« Last post by Josu V on May 23, 2019, 07:29:40 pm »
I have read this post  to many  times, but today is the first day that I can see the pictures of the Modified SVM-45.

Really good idea. Congratulations.

As I have tell trough e-mail, I´m interested in one unit.
(I sent e-mail from pescam@gmail.com days ago)

Regards
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Probable new 400 bar T-universal run
« Last post by Josu V on May 23, 2019, 06:50:17 pm »

Hi Ken,
great news, we finally managed to make something happen.
Hope is the last to die. ;)

Good news.
Really good idea to contact with Tormek.

"Speaking the people understand"

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Freehand on Tormek then benchstone
« Last post by Josu V on May 23, 2019, 06:42:55 pm »
I just saw the abrasive wheels of Norton 3X. Very interesting at low price.  I Take note  :)

The machine that I have shown before are very cheap ( from 35€/39$ 240W to 60€/67$ 480W).

Thank you for information.
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General Tormek Questions / Re: Low Cost Computer for Your Workshop
« Last post by Twisted Trees on May 23, 2019, 05:19:50 pm »
I get where you are coming from Rich, and as a techy geek type I find playing with Raspberry Pi with a Linux install is quite fun.

But ant old TV or Monitor is a relatively high heat source, so is cooled by open vents which is not good in a wood work shop where dust is kind of the point  :D

Make a simple picture frame style bracket you can slide a tablet into fix it to the wall and connect to a 4.8v 2amp power supply via USB and you can't drop it... if your hands are greasy then spend $5 on a bluetooth keyboard charge the battery once a week or so and that problem is solved too.

Only problem left is you then can't have a 48" screen, but sub $100 10" tablets flood the second hand market or you can get this one which is brand new 11.6" for less than the Raspberry Pi alone https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2F12-MTK6737-Phablet-Competitive-Tablet-Computer-Support-TF-Card-Android-6-0/302984541595?hash=item468b49359b:m:m-CEA4CChjvnaq1a7uelabg

In this use the browser and internet connection are the key functions required so one of the problems may be in getting your Internet connection to the workshop. For this I would recommend a powerline connection as a prime way forward.

However I think I will just keep my computer near to the coffee machine in the kitchen, that way if I need to watch a YouTube video on how to make x joint work, I can enjoy a coffee while watching it  :)
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Regardless of its practicality, I really like the thinking and execution of the novel approach and it provides a solution that every Tormek user can use if the flat grind is important and they are willing to take the time.  A flat grind is meaningless to me as I don't have or use any tools for which it would make a difference. 

Rick
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Probable new 400 bar T-universal run
« Last post by van on May 23, 2019, 04:31:39 pm »
I received this email from Håkan Persson, Tormek CEO, this morning:

Hi Ken,
We have decided that the upgraded US-400 will be named US-430. It will be available in August or September through all Tormek dealers.
Thanks for your support. Feel free to communicate if you like.
Best Regards Hakan

Håkan Persson
VD
CEO

Torm
Hi Ken,
great news, we finally managed to make something happen.
Hope is the last to die. ;)
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Probable new 400 bar T-universal run
« Last post by Ken S on May 23, 2019, 03:24:44 pm »
I received this email from Håkan Persson, Tormek CEO, this morning:

Hi Ken,
We have decided that the upgraded US-400 will be named US-430. It will be available in August or September through all Tormek dealers.
Thanks for your support. Feel free to communicate if you like.
Best Regards Hakan

Håkan Persson
VD
CEO

Torm
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