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Blog series by DocSavage45 updated 12-03-2014 02:37 AM 17 parts 23390 reads 200 comments total

Part 1: Finally getting past the starting point!

02-04-2013 04:24 PM by DocSavage45 | 11 comments »

Time and money….seems I’ve neither. LOL! Did make a commitment to myself that I would have my shop tools up and running by spring. It’s actually happening. I’m making some headway! First step was purchasing a Harbor Frieght Lathe which has been assembled and waiting for almost a year??? Wow. Second step was finding a 10 inch grizzly 3 hp 1023 and getting it home.Third step was finishing up some of the outside construction projects that were 85% completed while w...

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Part 2: # Here goes nothin! LOL!

02-11-2013 06:10 PM by DocSavage45 | 18 comments »

Figured out how where to find files! added recent pics look sidways! Harbor Frieght Lathe added a year ago! Cabinet saw and old craftsman router table on wooden table Before the add ins Couldn’t find the current pictures, will post when I get the darn things labeled? ! Thanks for following. Sorta feel like the Pigpen character in Penuts comics. The clound of chaos seems to hang over me. But I move through it. Snow, finding a lost dog, and my wor...

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Part 3: Putting the tape on my saw?

02-21-2013 03:41 AM by DocSavage45 | 5 comments »

Hey, I’d probably figure this out but some advice might make it quicker. I have been doing some cosmetic improvement on my grizzly 1023. Shes on a super heavy duty shop fox dolly. I found a great tractor paint from my local Ace that serves the local farmers. Has a hardener in it. Been working on my food paying job for awhile, but today had time to pull the blue tape off and reassemble the shop fox fence. HEY no shop fox fences for sale on Grizzly? No PDF? My old owners manu...

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Part 4: Need some help for the next step /220 single phase GFI?

02-22-2013 06:55 PM by DocSavage45 | 7 comments »

I will have to put new wiring in for my 220 single phase 1023sl grizzly bear. Thats the next step so I can make hardwood rails for my “too short ” dollies. I have GFI’s in line on all 110 circuits. It appears that I can only get a 220 GFI cuircut breaker? Will be going to my second home..My favorite “Box Store” to pick up some electrical hardware. Will I have to mount a 220 single phase gfi in the panel? Thanks

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Part 5: Outfeed table with router?

02-27-2013 04:25 PM by DocSavage45 | 5 comments »

My ol’ 1023sl grzzly mama bear has just had her face lift. LOL I’m getting the materials together and clearing space to install my 220 line. Thanks for the advice! Looking around on LJ’s for an outfeed table that will serve as router table and assembly table. Shop space where sawing will occurr is narrow. For saftey reasons and mobility I thought I’d like to do a multipurpose table? Found collapsable, dedicated, Norm lookalikes, and even checked out Wo...

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Part 6: "Houston we have lift off!"

03-16-2013 12:02 AM by DocSavage45 | 8 comments »

Quick update: Installed a new metal conduit 220 single phase line for the mama bear 1023sl grizzly. NEMA has made some changes since this saw was built. 20 amp circuit has a different plug and socket. Found it out through trial and error and Google. I had the sticks of conduit sitting for a few years, and found my bender. Took awhile and some wrong bends, but I got it together and pulled the wire. ( Wouldn’t pay me for the job…LOL!) I was going to wire an extension cord for...

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Part 7: Uncle Stumpy asked if I had any projects yet? LOL!

04-02-2013 03:45 PM by DocSavage45 | 17 comments »

This is what I told him…. I am moving forward and backwards at the same time. Got a challenge from a friend who I had challenged awhile ago. He is through his angst and has sold a major painting, plus others. He said “just go out and play with the wood.” I agreed. Then the electrical inspector called asking if I had finished yet? That became my priority. Finished it and made a major mistake which he has had me correct. Yesterday I finished putting together som...

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Part 8: Still here!

04-23-2013 06:15 PM by DocSavage45 | 14 comments »

Haven’t posted in awhile re: my tools and shop. I have made progress and have shared that with a few LJ’s. I have succeeded in getting through my electrical inspection and now have an approved box in the Cau Haus. I ran metal conduit for my 220 single phase cabinet saw. Had some sticks of metal conduit from a project many years ago. Had to do some tricky(for me) bends and twists to get around ceiling joists and the metal gas pipe for the furnace. Of course I screwed it up! ...

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Part 9: What is the status?

05-14-2013 01:19 AM by DocSavage45 | 15 comments »

An update re: progress if it can be called that? The first picture is a somewhat organized chaos! I realized that I was in Hazzard County as my benches and the floor were filled with materials, tools and garbage. I decided that after the electric box was approved to go out and work on that “piece of ash.” But I was unable to move. The second picture is a slight evolution of progress? I actually put in about three of my shop DAZE getting materials and tools put on the f...

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Part 10: The eagle has landed!

06-04-2013 07:56 AM by DocSavage45 | 14 comments »

My goal was to have my equipment up and running by Spring. I had a detour in building the shelving, and having to make the rails for the equipment dollies. It’s Mid-Spring and today I reassembled my 6×48 belt sander floor model. This is the last piece of shop equipment that sat idle or in a box depreciating for 7 years. It is not pictured here. The first picture is my 7” jointer planer from Harbor Freight ( now discontinued) After attempting to read the directions (...

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Part 11: My version of the thein chip collector

06-26-2013 01:30 AM by DocSavage45 | 17 comments »

Having assembled my shop equipment, and watching Stumpy Nubbs show on chip collection for the lower budget…MINE! LOL! Went to my local box stores to purchase a trash can and I was sorely disappointed at the quality of the product in more than one store. At present I have no money for tools. So I remembered the burn barrel I purchased last year for $&.%). Checked it out…price increase. 10 bucks! Had to clean out dried peanut oil! Another fun task? Lots of fun c...

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Part 12: Small steps forward

07-06-2013 12:53 AM by DocSavage45 | 24 comments »

Not a whole lot to show for progrees since the last posting, but I have two functional chores completed toward my goal. When I constructed my Thein chip separator I had a difficult time, and therefore extended time in cutting the plywood circles. Used my Makita Saber Saw, and then figured out/tuned up my Band Saw with help from some knowledgeable Lumberjocks. My thanks ( again!) for the guidance. Realized I could cur faster with a circle cutter, and used my sheet metal circle cutter. A...

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Part 13: What is the difference between the delta model 40-650 and the model 40-650 type 2?

03-05-2014 05:58 PM by DocSavage45 | 8 comments »

I just had the Good Fortune or Misfortune of purchasing a Delta 18 inch Model 40-650 scroll saw with table. I realize this is an OLD Scroll saw. The price was about what I might pay for the stand at retail. The man I purchased it from was a genuine guy. Had to drive an hour there and as it turns out 2.5 hours back in a blizzard! LOL! Could have purchased a new one. Yet I am impressed with this older saw. It had been sitting for awhile as it is his wife’s tool and she bought a la...

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Part 14: How do I get the best out of an OLD DELTA 40-650 Type I? Need experienced advice!

06-06-2014 05:32 PM by DocSavage45 | 6 comments »

LJ’s I purchased a Delta C arm 18” scroll saw. It has been a misadventure born out of poverty. LOL! Have an intarsia, project in mind. It’s for an artist friend. An inlay into a box made from one of his great paintings. Purchased the 40-650 Type I Scroll Saw at least 3 months ago, maybe longer ( brought it home driving several hours in a blizzard). De rusted the aged metal table, painted and cleaned up the old girl. Looked good! The clamping mechanism and the cl...

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Part 15: Rehabbed Delta 18" C Arm Scroll Saw...it's done!

07-18-2014 02:41 AM by DocSavage45 | 4 comments »

This has been a learning experience in what not to do. LOL! Saw this scroll saw for 75 bucks on Craigslist. Drove to the house down dusty country roads and I blogged earlier about this saw requiring a couple hours of fixing the clamp to see it cut wood! Then I drove home in a snow storm. The first picture is how the saw looked in January! The second picture is how the rusted table looked. I got some suggestions from Blackie (Randy) regarding about using apple cider vinegar to rem...

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Part 16: Re-purposing a shop bench to a woodworkers bench

08-12-2014 05:24 PM by DocSavage45 | 23 comments »

Been awhile since my last post: Randy aka Blackie asked that I show my rehabbed/recycled Hybrid woodworking bench. Please feel free to share your thoughts, advise and humor. It is appreciated. So here it is! Looked and listened to some really good woodworkers here on LJ’s like Paul aka Shipwright, and Kiefer. Have to give credit to Paul Sellers and his YouTube video of constructing a woodworkers bench and a more recent one regarding adding bench dogs to your existing bench. A...

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Part 17: "Cut it off twice and it was still to short," or look ma I got wheels!

12-03-2014 02:37 AM by DocSavage45 | 4 comments »

I finally got my Hybrid Woodworkers Bench mobile and ready to go. I found some different castors from Peachtree though their email specials. Told myself “gonna get this puppy runnin around my shop!” As those who follow some of my ramblings know I had put some castors with a stem into the legs of my bench but even though I found star nuts to fit the shafts and re threaded the star nuts, the stem was not long enough and the forces from the bench weight caused it to wobble. a qui...

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