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03-21-2016 07:57 PM

What brand VFD are you using for your lathe? - 1 reply

I am thinking of converting my PM 90 back to 3 phase with a 2 hp motor. I don’t know much about VFD and there are many out there. I know I need single phase input and 3 phase output. For a 2 hp motor I would need at least 2 hp out. Would 3 hp be more robust and better? Thera are a lot of different brands/models. What works? Thanks

03-12-2016 02:37 PM

FS - Somerfield Router Bits - 4 replies

I have the Sommerfeld angle making set #08002 and the rail and stile set #02012. Neither set has been used. Angle making set $135 shipped lower 48 Rail set $65 shipped lower 48 Both sets $165 shipped lower 48.

02-03-2016 11:29 PM

What is Best way to cut tapered table legs - 11 replies

I am making a computer desk (my own design) and want to use 3” square legs that are tapered towards the floor. I am thinking of making some type of jig for the table saw or somehow use a circular saw. Any help on a jig design or better method would be appreciated.

01-26-2016 12:53 AM

Jet 1014VS electrical issue - 10 replies

I have a Jet midi lathe with vs. I haven’t used it much for turning lately as I have a PM 90. I decided to use it to try to make a final. As I was rounding the stock it tripped the 8 amp lathe circuit breaker. This was after just a minute or so of operation. Nothing hot or anything else. I reset it and long story short it keeps tripp...

12-02-2015 05:28 PM

How long to acclimate wood - 15 replies

I got a good deal on some rough sawn cherry. It has been outside under some metal roof panels for years. Brought it home and cutoff ends where there was any evidence of decay. I have it in my workshop now, The workshop has radiant floor heat. How long should I let it set before using? Got about a 130 board feet for $30. Mostly 4/4 and ...

11-20-2015 05:37 PM

FS SawStop PCS blade guard New - 5 replies

I have a new SawStop PCS blade guard for sale. I installed my Excallibur over arm and do not need this. $90 shipped lower US

11-20-2015 02:58 PM

For Sale. Jet 1100 DC with Jet vortex and Thien separator - 1 reply

Evansville Indiana Jet 1100 DC1.5hp Dust Collector wired for 110V (about 6-8 years old, not heavenly used)Wired for 110V, but can be changed to 220VWynn canister filterJet Vortex installedThien trash can separator (lid and trash can) No hoses or fittings included.Price is $395

11-19-2015 06:42 PM

Wynn DC filters for sale - 2 replies

Location: Haubstadt, Indiana (Evansville) I have two new Wynn filters 1425C. I was going to install on my Jet 1900 DC, but now I am going to vent outside. You can check the Wynn web to see if they would work with your DC. I was going to use them on my Jet 1900.Local pickup preferred both for $150 or shipped $250. Must take as pair.

09-11-2015 01:49 PM

My Dust Collection Setup - 3 replies

I have just recently finished setting up my DC system. I have been a hose dragger for about 15+ years and decided with my new shop I would install a system.My shop is a 30’ X 50’ pole barn, however I also use it for my lawnmower, Gator, and garden tools. That took a 12’ X 16’ footprint and I put in a half bath, another 6...

08-25-2015 11:55 AM

How thick do you make your end grain cutting boards - 8 replies

I have looked at some of the commercial end grain cutting boards and it seem most are 1 1/2” as a minimum thickness and many are thicker up to 3”. I have made a few around 1 1/8” to 1 1/4” and that seems plenty thick. I also made mine 12” X 18”, but my wife say most prefer (she does) smaller say 11” X ...

05-03-2015 01:48 PM

Outboard Turning on a PM 90 - 4 replies

I have a PM 90 lathe. It is the slower speed about 300 rpm at lowest setting. It does have the gap bed, but that only seems practical for platters. So the largest bowl I can turn is 12”. I would like to turn bowls around 16-18”. I do have the outboard faceplate. Does anyone turn outboard on the PM 90 and what are issues or sugges...

03-23-2015 12:15 AM

Suggestions on what to do with a Shopsmith - 7 replies

I have had a Shopsmith in storage for 8 years and need to get it out. I quit using it back then and since have bought a SawStop, jet bandsaw, drill press, PM 90 lathe just to name a few. So the only thing I know I can use it for that I don’t have is the disk sander. I am almost thinking of shortening it for that purpose only. Are the ...

03-22-2015 12:22 PM

30ga Snaplock Pipe for Dust Collection Collapse Testing - 5 replies

30 Gage Metal Duct Pipe can CollapseLet me say to start with I am not recommending the use of 30ga or the use of 26ga snap lock for ductwork. I am posting for information only. I did this testing for myself, but thought it would be good to share.I have been woodworking a long time dragging the DC hose from machine to machine. When I built my n...

02-27-2015 12:47 PM

End grain cutting boards grain direction - 3 replies

I want to make some end grain cutting boards. I have seen some threads where they have cracked and warped. What I want to know is there a specific way to set the grain direction on the strips when glued together? I was going to use Titebond II for glue. Woods I plan on using are hard maple, Purple Heart, walnut, yellowheart, redheart.

12-10-2014 12:02 PM

30ga Metal Ductwork Installations - 4 replies

I am getting ready to set up my DC system. I have a Jet 3hp that will be used with a eBay cyclone. Specs for the Jet at 8” are air flow 1900cfm, velocity 5,629fpm, 12.5” static pressure. The impeller is 14”. I have the Wynn filters for the exhaust. I bought 30ga 6” snap lock (5’ sections) metal for all the runs...

11-19-2014 07:22 PM

Powermatic 90 Dust/Chip collection - 4 replies

I am getting ready to set my PM 90 lathe back up in my new shop. In my previous shop I tried various things including the big gulp but nothing seemed to work that good. I would like to see some pictures of what you have done. I realize chip collection is a challenge with a lathe. My thoughts were to build some type hood mainly for sanding dus...

10-19-2014 02:37 PM

Air cleaner filter - 2 replies

I have a jet air cleaner. I need to replace the furnace type filter on it. I believe the Jet replacement is a MERV 7. The jet filter cost about $20, however a regular MERV 7 that size is about $3. What is the difference? Any reason to buy the Jet filter?

05-18-2014 12:19 PM

Hiding seams - 6 replies

I have made kitchen cabinets that are overall 9 foot. I had to stack one cabinet on top of another to do this. Everything went well, however there is a seam between the two cabinets. I have initially put a thin strip of wood to hide the seam. Are there better solutions to hiding seams? The cabinets on the end have side seams I want to hide....

03-07-2014 02:35 PM

Shopping for a new table saw - 58 replies

I am going to buy a new table saw in the next month. My budget is $4K or less. I have been using a 1980’s Jet CTAS 3hp, with a 52 inch Biesemeyer fence and Excallibur overarm guard. for about the last 8 years and it is still a very good saw. But eventually it will need bearing, lacks a riving knife, etc. I am looking for a more precise...

02-28-2014 01:55 PM

Saw Stop owners accessory questions - 23 replies

I have pretty much decided on a Saw Stop PCS 3hp with a 52 inch fence. I have looked at sliders and conventional cabinet saws. Although sliders are interesting, I don’t have the experience and afraid I would be in the not for me camp. Between now and end of April not Saw Stop is running the closest thing to a sale by offering either a m...

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