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8 days ago

motor wiring question - 12 replies

I have an induction motor on my scroll saw that has a magnetic switch with a capacitor wired into the motor circuit. I want to eliminate this magnetic switch and install a foot switch. I need a step on /step off type switch, not one that has to be held down all the time the saw runs.(I have that switch) I am not sure if the capacitor is a run...

46 days ago

GO555 running rough. - 2 replies

I have had my GO555 for over five years and it started thumping as it ran. It would come and go. Last week I tore into it and found a lot of play in the lower wheel. I took it apart and found the two bearings to be just fine but the wheel shaft appeared to be worn a bit under one of the bearings. I had to use a gear puller with a lot of forc...

74 days ago

Inlay using only a scroll saw. - 10 replies

The buyer ordered three of these. His design and his idea to put the year on the front panel of this 11×8 box. I may make some local school/collage logos on box lids with 2014 inlaid into the front panel like this. I think it would made a nice graduation gift. Cedar box with maple and oak inlays. These boxes are to be awarded to the off...

85 days ago

Toys for toddlers - 6 replies

Our wood working club makes and gives away 5000 toys a year to local children’s hospitals and to The Salvation Army. These are some I have been working on this past week. Pine, Cedar & Mahogany

85 days ago

Compound cut - 4 replies

I made these using my scroll saw and my band saw. It is patterned after a local similar piece that is made of metal and about nine feet tall. I have made a number of these using just my scroll saw that are three inches tall. These are six inches tall and made of Mahogany.

90 days ago

spell check - 4 replies

Can you suggest a spell checker? I like “ispell” but find it impossible to re-install now.

185 days ago

My Latest inlay project - 9 replies

24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay.

185 days ago

Latest inlay project. - 6 replies

This cross is 24” tall and 3/8” thick walnut with maple inlay. Done on my Jet scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.

274 days ago

Caduceus - 6 replies

One of my latest projects. Red Cedar (aromatic) with soft maple inlay. This is a box 11”x 8”x 2” with hinged lid. Done on my scroll saw using the double bevel inlay method.

290 days ago

Over 44,000 replies! - 32 replies

I do not understand why there is a thread with this many replies. Makes it difficult to navigate and a thread with this much to read is not inviting to new folks, like me, to contribute to. I am sure regulars to this tread think it is OK but it is hard to think it invites new contributers. Puts me off!

322 days ago

Fireplace Bellows - 5 replies

This is my latest inlay project. It is a functioning fireplace bellows made of eastern red cedar with soft maple inlay. 15” long and 6” wide and the brass nozzle is made from a 30-30 shell. I use the double bevel inlay method on my scroll saw. After doing the inlay I put the bellows in my lathe and turn the whole thing shapi...

385 days ago

Lord's Supper Intarsia - 12 replies

This intarsia is one of two that I made this time. I stack cut walnut ,maple, and oak, each 1/2” thick. Interchanged the pieces to give contrasting colors . This way I made one cut that produced two finished images. The table I made seperately of Mahogany. About 80 pieces in each. I glued a backing of 1/8” Masonite and ma...

403 days ago

Hegner scroll saw blade clamp device. - 3 replies

A friend came up with this idea when I loaned him my Jet scroll saw while his DeWalt was in for major repair (again). He had trouble with the blade clamp, which is the same as the Hegner blade clamp. I made a wooden device and glued it in place on my saw and it works well. It gives me something to rest the new blade against while aligning it ...

418 days ago

Sharpening my card scraper - 7 replies

I have a Stanley card scraper that I have had for years and I have had no luck sharpening it in the conventional method. (With a burnishing tool.) I have sharpened my other card scraper with a burnishing tool and it is easy to do and works well but not the Stanley. A friend, recently told me to just flatten the edge on my belt sander instead ...

462 days ago

Is your DeWalt 735 planer too loud? - 17 replies

I have heard many say that their 735 Planer is very loud. When I bought mine in 2011 I did not think it was too loud but after a while I realized it was the loudest tool in my shop. Yesterday I found a way to quiet it a lot. I put new blades on it. It is now a lot quieter! The difference is amazing.

473 days ago

Fireplace Bellows - 6 replies

I made this fully functioning fireplace bellows for a friend to use in his fishing cabin. It is made of eastern red cedar and soft maple inlay with leather and a brass nozzle. 18” long 6” wide. I have made fifty bellows over the past 30 years but this is the first one I did an inlay in. (Will not be my last)

497 days ago

Drying board - 13 replies

I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It is a board, with many fine points sticking up to lay small finished parts on to dry. I saw one today that was about 20” x 12”. Any help is appreciated.

590 days ago

New finishing room - 5 replies

I have set up my workshop at our new house and realized I did not have a good finishing room any more so I purchased a steel metal building/shed at Lowes. It is 12’ x 10’ and big enough for my needs. I assembled it ,alone, in one long day. I put four new fold up tables in it. I now have a clean place to do my finish work. I put the...

623 days ago

Moving my entire shop the quick and easy way. - 2 replies

I recently moved my entire workshop equipment to a new workshop 4 miles away. (Band Saw, Table saw, planer, jointer, drill press, three scroll saws, a 6” belt sander, sliding miter saw and a “V” drum sander and many hand and power tools)......................................... I rented one of those PODS used for moving furnit...

795 days ago

CHestnut...39" wide! - 18 replies

I have a friend that wants to sell two pieces of chestnut that are each 39” wide, 1 1/2” thick and 16 feet long. These are the largest boards I have ever seen! She needs advice on how to sell these. SHe is not on line. Any suggestions? (Located in Virginia)

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