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    Hi Commodore, very clever, certainly thinking outside the square. I have one that combines a belt (didn't make it bought it) and it was great to use when fitting my planks and shaping the dummy frames to the Venice water taxi. They create quite a bit of dust so maybe look at connecting a vacuum? Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘
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    Nice set up. Thanks fort passing along. Len
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    I'm with you Zooma regards triangular sections of wood ((and other shapes) that are difficult/impossible to find commercially, and the ability to make these at home on the band saw is marvelous.
    My sympathies to Alessandro having to do your modelling on the living room table, then clear everything away. What a pain ! I am, quite envious of Commodore-H for the equipment you have, but quite thankful that I have both a 'garage' workshop, and an indoor room that is a dedicated 'clean' workshop. I am so impressed with the modelling that many achieve without the 'luxury' of a workroom - it somehow makes me feel that my work is not so good. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Nice idea. ๐Ÿ‘

    I use a similar home made jig/device to cut circles on my Record BS250 bandsaw.

    Another useful little home made jig that I use is to cut triangular section strips of hardwood on the bandsaw as we cannot find a good source of small section triangular shaped wood here in the UK any more.

    This is particularly useful for me as I like to add strakes to the underside of my powerboat hulls to add stability......and because I think they look good.
    Never too old to learn
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    Fantastic CommodoreH, great ideas and excellent solutions but for me it's science fiction. I admire and envy your workstation.
    If I could, I would equip a room just for hobbies, DIY and modeling:
    An electronics table with all the necessary tools: bench power supply, multimeters, oscilloscope, soldering and desoldering station, lenses and hands for soldering, etc. etc.
    A table for wood with at least two types of saws, electric scroll saw, and one for mechanics and metals with column drill, lathe, cutter, etc. etc.
    Maybe even a laser cutter and a 3D printer.
    Ok, enough fantasies, let's get back to basics, years ago I made a French xebec (static scale model) only with a cutter, hacksaw, sandpaper and two types of glue.
    Now I have a few more tools (nothing special: hand micro drill, strip bender) but I have to do modeling on the table in the living room and remove everything every time.
    Paint in the wooden tool shed.
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    Hi Commodore, nice idea for the circles. I have a home made unit but with the sanding disc facing me and clockwise direction.
    I use double sided tape as well and it is surprising ly strong.
    Hope your foot gets back to normal soon.
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    I am still recovering from foot surgery and not supposed to walk too much.

    Here I am demonstrating my combination belt/disk sander to make a perfect circle. Of course you can make half or partial circles with he same fixture. You can also tilt the table to a nice circle with a chamfered edge

    I use this arrangement for many of my smaller bench power tools. It is a tray with handles on either side. The bottom extends out beyond the sides the device can easily be clamped to the bench. This is relatively small inexpensive piece of kit that is handy for many sanding jobs.

    To use this fixture drill an 1/8" hole in the center and just spin until you get the diameter you need.

    Need more than one piece? It's easy, stick together several pieces with double face tape and sand. Separate and you have as many as you need. Like to have it in say, brass? Same deal, stick brass to wood with double face tape proceed as before.
    The sure way to succeed is, just try one more time



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