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10-08-2010 08:41 AM

misaligned bandsaw wheels, ok/not ok? - 8 replies

I just received a powermatic 14” bandsaw, with the riser block. The wheels were coplanar without the riser block but after installing it, they are parallel but the two planes are off by about 1/16”.This amount of misalignment seems pretty small to me but I don’t have experience tuning a bandsaw, so what do you think? leave it a...

06-22-2010 12:27 AM

Hand tool class, recommendations? - 3 replies

Hi, I’m not too good with hand tools, I get the concept but would benefit from getting some instructions on the proper use and tuning of planes, chisels, scrapers, saws… the typical woodworking hand tools. I’m after things like flattening a board, cutting mortise and tenon and dovetail joints, properly using a smoother, etc....

06-10-2009 01:20 AM

Rewiring DC to 220V. Comments? - 5 replies

Hi All, I just treated myself to a brand new Delta 50-760 (on sale at btw). It’ll be nice to not have to empty the shopvac after every few board feet through the planer.My shop is in the garage and I only have one 110V circuit in which all the tools are plugged in and an unused 220V circuit. I am thinking about rewiring the D...

03-25-2008 09:54 PM

How flat is your jointer ? - 11 replies

I tried to joint a couple pieces of cherry on my new jointer over the weekend and for some reason, I just couldn’t get a flat surface. The jointer seemed to cut only the first 15” or so then not make contact with the board for the rest of it. These are the longest pieces I have jointed on this machine, about 3’, so that might b...

03-17-2008 07:57 PM

transporting sheet goods - 39 replies

I don’t have the luxury of owning a pick-up truck, I just have the old SUV that carries the family around. So to get plywood and other sheet goods home is somewhat of a pain since I have to get it cut where I buy it to fit in the back of the SUV. It works ok most of the time since I usually plan my cutlist before I buy the material but I a...

02-19-2008 09:09 PM

Nicked jointer blades - 13 replies

I bought a JET jointer over the weekend, the 6” with the long bed. It’s a solid machine, flat bed and fence, works great so far. My first piece through it was a small piece of poplar, just to check the setup, went fine, really smooth surface. Then I moved on to cherry, 2 pieces about 2 feet long 5 1/2 ” wide that I’m usi...

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