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I'm a newbie here, I'm a woodworker and mechanic by trade with some experience as a machinist weekender.... I need to find how to make a rectangular to round transition for my jointer to collect the dust and wood chip out of it ....

The 6 "deep transition box that was on this jointer when I bought it.... doesn't work ....it is a rectangular box 13 1/2" X 15 1/2" X 6" with the dust collecting 6" round on the side of it. This is not working ....

No more thinsmith in my area, they all retired a long time ago...

Where are the link to the tutorial that will teach me how to find the true lenght for a transitional box form rectangular to round??? All the link I click just bring me to a 404 page or unable to open the page message....

I'm ready to learn if anybody is ready to teach me !!!

Sorry about the link, I'll get it fixed by morning. We no longer use that script so we have been working on adding new updated links to the library...a work in progress.

Here's a link to some printable practice sheets. There is much to do yet but many links are now working as well as I have to work on several ...it been a time consuming task (sorry)

trying to follow the practices for rectangular to round but I dont understand how to develop the true to length triangle. When you get time can you break it down a bit more (for dummies!)
New to forum so

wow what a quick response. I am going to print out the pages and work on this. My task is to make 2 reducers pipe is 6" x 5 1/2" (rectangular)to a 3 1/2" diameter round pvc pipe.
If I get stuck I will cry help but I will wait till monday!

wow what a quick response. I am going to print out the pages and work on this. My task is to make 2 reducers pipe is 6" x 5 1/2" (rectangular)to a 3 1/2" diameter round pvc pipe.
If I get stuck I will cry help but I will wait till monday!

Partbot, Do you FaceTime ? If so, we can lay it out together via video chat.....SB