BGC_Tom

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  • BGC_Tom

    Replied to the thread Cleaver.
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    Very nice, mate! :thumbup:
  • BGC_Tom

    Replied to the thread New Neck knife design.
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    I can see how that would be comfy, at least for a certain hand size. Sure is pretty, too!:thumbup:
  • BGC_Tom

    Replied to the thread Bread forge.
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    Now that is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!:thumbup:
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    (Quote from Chui)

    Well I appreciate you going to the trouble!:)
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    I'm only looking at my phone, but my new avatar looks suspiciously like the Killrathi knife I mentioned owning in his introduction thread! Either that's a heck of a coincidence, or you're really going above and beyond! In either case,…
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    Ugh, really? I'm not sure how I managed that!

    In any case, thank you very much. That's very kind of you. How about in the circumstances, I make it up to an even £100? That way she gets more as a result of your kindness than she would have done if I…
  • BGC_Tom

    Replied to the thread Sgian Dubh.
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    Absolute stunners! Do I refer you had something similar at Knives UK?
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    I'll take this to £75 :-)

    Tom
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    I put my IP20 inverter in a big junction box. I've ran it for days without any problem with heat.


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    I put my IP20 inverter in a big junction box. I've ran it for days without any problem with heat.


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    As Mike says, using a reasonable-sized enclosure generally deals with the cooling. Steel enclosures shed heat much better than GRP.

    There are formulae for calculating how much heat dissipation enclosures will provide. In many cases, the enclosure…
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    I have used the un-sealed Invertek models in an enclosure and have had no problem with overheating, even running all day at 100hz in a hot workshop in the summer.

    Use a reasonable sized steel enclosure, Mine are about 400 x 400 x 300

    and the…
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    i blew my first one with dust. I now have a invertec sealed one, no problems yet.
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    Enclose it to at least IP55.

    Grinding dust WILL kill it INSTANTLY.

    You are not dealing with a "normal" dust situation.

    Most inverters have cooling fans which will massively increase the airflow past the power electronics in order to keep them cool.…
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    Replied to the thread Inverters and grinding dust.
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    Thanks folks. I really appreciate the help! :-)

    If I could just push my luck a touch further, my inverter has a detachable control panel. It seems to me that the cheapest and easiest way to control the inverter in its enclosure would be to run a cable…
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    Replied to the thread Inverters and grinding dust.
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    (Quote from William Cassidy)

    Hmm.. It's good to these exist, but I'd be inclined to try and get my existing one to last if I can. Do your mind me asking - do you know how these keep cool?
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    Replied to the thread Inverters and grinding dust.
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    Really? Crikey! Thanks for letting me know!!

    As a follow-up question, how do people who use inverters keep them cool if they're in an enclosure? I've been thinking about options and the only things I can think of are to put one of those sandwich…
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    Absolutely! Drop me a PM when you're done and we can have a chat about price. I'm keen to make sure you get at least what it's worth to you!! :-)
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    I'm really glad. That handle really speaks to me, so when you said it might go in the bin it seemed like a horrific waste!
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    Posted the thread Inverters and grinding dust.
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    Hi folks,

    At long last, I have managed to get my grinder and inverter up and running. It means powering the grinder using a petrol generator, but it'll at least let me get started!:lol:

    I think I remember reading somewhere that grinding dust can accumulate…