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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Zitangy...I like your avatar.
    Thanks.

    It is a chinese lute ( a string instrument where you pluck the top adn play the bottom) table.

    chanced upon it during the 1997 recession. today is used as my coffee table and luting away.....

    incidentally some additionally information on zitan wood http://www.zitantique.com/about.html

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Had another wee set back yesterday and today. Had a small fire start in my dust collector. Seems that belt fuzz, sparks, and plastic don't play well together. I got a HUGE hole burnt through the plastic pick-up hood behind the grinder, an 8" section of flex-hose burnt through, and the bench got scorched as well. This happened when the Blaze 60x belt fuzz piled up in the intake and ignited and was fanned on by the rushing air. I smelled the burning plastic, stopped to see what was burning, started tearing the system down and before I could figure it out the damage was done.

    Today I removed the grinder from the bench, fabbed a new stainless intake bucket, and added stainless tubing down to the sucker. I'm not sure if this is enough though since the real problem exists from the belt fuzz. If I ground vertical I would just shoot it into a bucket of water but since I grind horizontal this isn't as easy an option. If it persists I'll just have to figure out a way to blast it downward into a bucket.
    Sorry to hear that.. Better have a fire extinguisher around; in case there is too much " force" around. IN a few weeks time, you would most probably laugh abt the whole incident...

    Incidentally, i certainly do hope that a good mask with the correct size pores to filter the iron filings (from your lungs) swirling around the workshop adn not to mention the exotic wood dust adn your nano size diamond particles powder for your stropping can be a serious health hazard, is part of your arsenal.

    like they say in the movie.. " use the force" and "may the force be with you..."

    Have fun...
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    Dave, if you are having fire issues, you need to build yourself a grinder bong.

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    Glad to hear you got a disc grinder Dave. I think in time you will find it is a great time saver for you. It is pretty darn amazing how high a finish you can put on a blade with slow speeds, jumped my hand finish work up several notches. Don't take near as long to hand sand when you finish out to 1500 grit on a nice slow spped disc!

    Sorry to hear about the fire, glad it wasnt any worse than it was. Id look at adding a metal catch drum with water and a cyclone top (think grizzly has them)

    God Bless
    Mike

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