Monday, November 15, 2010

MFK-700 Dust Collection Mini Demo

Earlier yesterday, BuilderBill on the forum asked me what I thought of the MFK-700.  I love this router for its dust collection and that it's so nimble.  Most small routers like this don't seem to have a very big or stable base, but this router has a very nice wide base.  Dust collection is its star feature, though, as I demonstrate in this inpromptu video I shot last night while routing some small cove molding.  The molding will go between the tread and risers of my staircase.  Yes, the staircase from 2 years ago.  Been busy. :)

I have some issues with the MFK-700 mostly with its bit capacity when used with either horizontal base (0 or 1.5 degree).  There are a few other issues that need work-around, but nothing spectacular.  I'll be blogging about some changes I'm making to my MFK-700 to work around these issues once the necessary parts arrive within a couple weeks (backordered, -sigh-).
So here's 9 minutes of routing footage to cure your insomnia :)

(apologies to BuilderBill that I said BuilderBob on the clip!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Convenient Fit

My quart of Titebond was getting very empty so I was going to pour it off into my small GlueBot bottle.  Nice coincidence that the GlueBot can be screwed into the quart bottle :)  Flip and ignore it.  Just be sure you really have very little although I found that you could unscrew it and separate with minimal loss on the threads if your bottle had more than you expected.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Well, They're Honest At Least...

While searching for a free video converter to convert FLV files to DivX, I ran across "VideoConverter" (clever, no?) that states it can convert most anything.  Freeware, too.  So I download it.  I'm weird in that I read license agreements since some people use those to have you okay all kinds of nasty stuff.

This one in particular has some clauses stating it installs an automatic update service.  Okay, everybody does these days (much to the chagrin of my resource load).  Further, it states it will use the updater to update the application, and download other applications to your machine, and that these applications will make peer-to-peer connections over your Internet connection (i.e., your cost), consume disk space, and make 'certain' files available for others to download.

That's a pretty hefty "continue" button to press.  Of course, I canceled it.  I will say, though, unlike a freeware program repackaged by hackers with a trojan horse in them, this is on the up-n-up... if you click it, you approved it.

Be wary... if you are curious to look, here's the link as a text link you'll have to copy/paste to view: