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215 days ago

Delta DP350 drill press pulley replacement - 1 reply

The moment I had been dreading finally happened – heard a massive snap from inside the drill press head. Scratch one motor pulley wheel. The DP350 has had some ‘known issues’ around the Reeves drive used for variable speed. Despite the fact I don’t put the drill press to heavy use, I expected it to fail someday. Th...

596 days ago

Ridgid bandsaw tune-up - 7 replies

Tried processing some hophornbeam logs yesterday, and realized fairly quickly that I am pushing the limits of what the motor can do – so absolutely need to get the setup perfect. But with a 3/4” blade, I am finding I simply cannot get enough tension, I am actually unable to get the built-in gauge to the 3/4” setting. I am a...

606 days ago

Learning to sharpen free hand - 14 replies

I am wondering if anyone knows any good resources (articles, tutorials, videos) on learning how to sharpen freehand? I am reasonably happy with my sharpening overall (waterstones w/Veritas and Kell jigs), but for chisels in particular I think developing the muscle memory to do a quick freehand touchup would help my use.

988 days ago

Making moulding planes - best floats to start with? - 6 replies

I am planning to try my hand at making some hollows/rounds/rebate planes, and I am wondering if anyone else has tried this. I will pick up the DVD from Old Street, and am planning on investing in some floats from Lie-Nielsen. Can anyone suggest which floats I need to get started?


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