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07-27-2015 07:15 PM

passing along an interesting website - 7 replies

I stumbled across this website whilst looking for information on my 50+ year old Atlas band saw. The site is It’s got quite an extensive list of owners manuals for wood and metal machines. It’s quite obvious that most of the companies have gone by the wayside. Just thought some of you folks might be interest...

07-21-2015 01:09 AM

need help repairing my bandsaw - 4 replies

So a number of years ago I picked up a Dewalt 12” band saw. Actually it’s an Atlas 912. I’m in the process of getting tuned up like it should be. I’ve replaced all the bearings, a new blade, new tires arrive later this week. What I really need is a new tension spring. I checked OWWM and a couple of other websites an...

06-25-2015 08:28 PM

Whiteside router bits - 16 replies

I just got off the phone with a very nice young lady at Whiteside. I’d been experiencing some problems with a Whiteside router bit and collet. I called and spoke with Todd who gave me a few suggestions and if they didn’t solve the problem to send the router bits and he’d rework them. That was 2 weeks ago. They arrived this ...

04-13-2015 11:57 PM

dust filter question. - 3 replies

I’m building a dust/air filter for my garage shop. It’s 30’X30’ with 9’ ceiling. I bought a 22” fan from Best Buy with a remote control and may put a timer on it so it’ll run for awhile after I close down for the night. Here’s my question. Is there a recommended distance between the last filter ...

04-15-2014 03:25 AM

I need help choosing a species of wood for a sign carving project. - 6 replies

If any of you LJ’s have seen or know topamaxsurvivor, He’s got a really, profound quotation at the end of his posting. I want to hand carve a relief sign of this quotation to hang in my humble workshop. I’m kicking the idea of Cherry or Red Oak. I know that basswood/Linden is the standard carving wood. I intend to use a wo...

04-03-2014 11:08 PM

My new chisels - 5 replies

So I saw another LJ had built a glue bottle holder. I tought I could dress it up a little. I built one for myself. So a neighbor came down to look at a bed I built my daughter. I showed her some my other projects. She saw my glue bottle holder and asked me to build her a smaller one. She went to her scrap book club and I got orders for 6 m...

03-11-2014 11:09 PM

Every now and then , ain't it great when things come together ? - 2 replies

Ages and ages ago I bought a Dewalt Model 440 bandsaw. Yup, your all right when you say, “Man that must be old”. It is but it was treated with love and care by the previous owner. Prior to this past week I’ve only replaced one blade. Well, Friday it threw a blade and I was in the process of putting it back on when I discove...

02-06-2014 02:17 AM

what in the world are you complaning about???? - 13 replies

I’ve seen complaining about this website/forum. From what i’ve seen out there Lumberjocks has got the rest beat hands down. Maybe you complainers are just a little wound to tight. I enjoy learnng from others. Wisdom, is gained thru the passing of time and experiences. Of those experiences, mistakes sometimes are the greatest lea...

05-27-2012 10:24 PM

Need to find a sawyer with portable millin SW Iowa - 5 replies

I’m retiring next summer and have inherited 3 acres in SW Iowa with several Black walnut trees. I need to make contact with a sawyer to mill after I knock them down.

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