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|4 days ago||
Replacing a broken chair spindle - 3 replies
We have an old Windsor style rocker that is getting passed down the family tree, but it’s missing a spindle. In order to closely duplicate the pattern, I took a photo of it next to a ruler and printed the picture out so it was to scale. I took measurements at several critical points, and also taped a copy to the tool rest on the lathe. It ...
|448 days ago||
What is this thing? A Mystery Measuring Gauge - 32 replies
I don’t remember where I picked up this little thing, but it’s been in the bottom of my toolbox beckoning me to figure it out. It’s a little over 4” long, solid brass with a steel slot gauge. The numbered notches don’t correspond to either fractions of an inch or metric scales. The slot marked 1 is about 3/64”...
|475 days ago||
GE Motor wiring help needed 5-wire 1/4HP - 7 replies
I bought a used GE 1/4 HP 1725 RPM motor and need some help figuring out the wiring. I bought the motor from the Michigan State University Surplus store for $20. It came out of some laboratory and looks to be barely used. Unfortunately, under the plate, the wires are not connected to the terminal plate, they are just “in there” and a...
|480 days ago||
If you live in Southern Michigan, NW Ohio, or NE Indiana, you might want to mark your shop calendars for the Wood Expo at Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte, MI on September 7 and 8. I go to the show every year and try not to spend myself into the poorhouse. Great deals on lumber, tool demos, lots of informational sessions. Since there are ...