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10-15-2017 03:34 PM

Delta drill press 17-950L V belt alternative - 7 replies

Hello LJ members. My drill press vibrates with the standard V belts.My question is can I switch the V belts to a 3/16” dia. Urethane belts ? As most know…there are 2 V belts. Also, could someone recommend a source ? Thanks again people !!

10-07-2017 07:47 PM

Dovetail saw for small work - 5 replies

Hello all LJ members… I’m attempting to build Thomas Jefferson’s lap desk. It is thought that the original lap desk had “secret” or full blind dovetails.My first challenge is to cut practice hidden dovetails in .375 thick mahogany stock. The standard Lie Nielsen saw is great for larger work but too coarse for the thin stock.So I would l...

09-25-2017 01:06 PM

Old Craftsman 203.23390 jig saw - 1 reply

Hello LJ members, I purchased an old Craftsman HUGE jig saw. I’m trying to do a rebuild.Seems an original copy of the manual is impossible to find; went to Vintage Tools and OWWM. I’m looking for a parts list of the upper assembly inside the large chrome cap at the front of the machine.I did find a similar design and exploded v...

09-23-2017 03:14 PM

Dewalt 788 scroll saw problems - 6 replies

Hello Lumberjocks, I just purchased a DW788 scroll saw second hand. It did run when demonstrated by the seller. I carried it into my basement by the upper part. I did not see the notice “not to carry by top member” I checked the wire fuse (looks fine) It’s in real good condition; no frayed cords. Plugged it in and i...

09-23-2017 03:12 PM

Dewalt 788 scroll saw problems - 1 reply

Hello Lumberjocks, I just purchased a DW788 scroll saw second hand. It did run when demonstrated by the seller. I carried it into my basement by the upper part. I did not see the notice “not to carry by top member” I checked the wire fuse (looks fine) It’s in real good condition; no frayed cords. Plugged it in and i...

08-12-2017 05:40 PM

half mortise brass lock & hinges for Thomas Jefferson's lap desk - 9 replies

Hello friends on LJ ! I’m in the process of building Thomas Jefferson’s lap desk. I am looking for a source for a brass half mortise lock that fits in the single drawer. Anyone can google this project and view it. Perhaps I’ve ignited other woodworkers to take the challenge.It’s not an easy build; I am staying true ...

04-02-2017 05:19 PM

Jet 22-44 plus drum sander out of parallel - 4 replies

Good Sunday afternoon LJ members, I have a Jet 22-44 plus drum sander…and have not used it for some time. The drum and bed are not parallel. Does anyone have a similar issue…or how I can remedy it ? I’m sanding a table top 22” X 41” hard maple. I just installed a new 180 grit roll of paper. I really appr...

02-27-2017 01:46 PM

Maple for a coffee table - 11 replies

Hello LJ members, I have offered to tutor a friend through a coffee table build. He has no experience…so I’ll go slowly and as always…safety first. Anyway…he and his wifes’ choice for wood is Maple. Can you guys recommend which kind of maple I should use for this project ? I’ve always used Cherry and Qua...

02-22-2017 06:25 PM

what hinges to use for a box with overlapping edges ? - 9 replies

Hello LJ members…. I need advice on choosing the correct hinges for a wine presentation box with overlapping top. Because of the very hard nature of bubinga…(spelling is off no doubt)...but it’s a very hard wood and splinters easily.I know I want nice brass hinges, and want them inside the lid. Small exterior hinges are not ...

02-18-2017 12:26 AM

offsetting a drill press table on a Sears 15" - 8 replies

Hello LJ members and friends, I need to offset my drill press table for some custom drilling. My problem is the vertical gearing for the up and down of the table (Z to cad programmers). Is there a way this can be moved ?

02-04-2017 11:21 PM

building an intaglio etching press bed - 2 replies

Hello LJ members & friends, I’m in the process of having an intaglio etching press built…and the press bed is normally made of 1” thick steel.There are options…and I want to build one like a Takach etching press bed; (type Takach in browser and see it).Anyway…it’s made of rock maple, 3” thick, 24&...

01-26-2017 08:43 PM

installing a new drive belt on a DW735 planer - 5 replies

Hi guys & gals, I’m trying to install a replacement drive belt on my DeWalt DW735 planer. I’ve tried to turn the belt on with a 23 mm socket…to no avail. I’ve even heated the belt with an electricians heat gun…still can’t seem to get it on. I also removed the 23 mm nut and drive wheel…and st...

01-25-2017 10:54 PM

hex nut size on the DeWalt DW735 13" planer - 2 replies

Hello LJ members, My drive belt failed last week…so I ordered a replacement belt. Now the challenge is to install it. My problem is purchasing the right hex socket to fit. Can someone give me the correct socket size ? Greatly appreciated ! Paul

01-19-2013 05:51 PM

Jet overhead filtration unit AFS 10008 - 2 replies

Hello to all my woodworking coleagues! I have a Jet overhead air filtration unit (model AFS 10008)When I removed the outer filter to get to the inner pleated one to clean it, and removed it….I was surprised to find 3 styrofoam blocks 12.75” sq. X 2” just inside the cavity.This is the first time I’ve ever removed or tri...

09-08-2011 03:30 AM

finding a smaller kitchen vented hood for my cabinet 11.5" x 273/4" - 1 reply

Hello LJ members!Well….(drum roll please!!)......I’ve finished my kitchen cabinets and am almost ready to install. One problem I’m having is my poor planning. MY underside cabinet “nest” is 11.5” X 27.75”. Can anyone suggest a manufacturer or brand name that sells a somewhat smaller footprint to accomoda...

10-24-2010 05:34 PM

looking for a recommendation for my first set of dovetail chisels - 6 replies

Hello friends,I’m looking to purchase my first set of dovetail chisels. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Is there a high quality chisel set that will not break the bank roll? All suggestions are welcomed. I did spend some money on a Lie Nielsen dovetail saw…now my budget is woefully shrinking. Thanks to everyone for the...

09-28-2010 02:28 AM

building a right side table saw extension support for an Excalibur dust collector hood. - 2 replies

Hello LJ members, I purchased an Excalibur dust collector hood for my General Intn’l table contractors saw, and now need to change my right sided extension. The Excal is a very HEAVY item, and needs a real helfty support for it.I am considering a torsion box system, but have not built one. If anyone has built a support for this system, ...

07-31-2010 11:26 AM

General Intn'l floor contractors saw dust issues (need advice for back side) - 1 reply

Hello all,I need someone to share photos of adding a dust collection template on the rear of my General Intn’l 10” table saw. I am adding the top Excalibur table saw dust hood.I’ve read enough to know not to close in too much, as it reduced air flow. If anyone has photos to share on how to build this back template, I’d re...

02-17-2010 08:33 PM

Upper corner design face frame to carcass...any suggestions ?? - 6 replies

Hello my LJ friends…Well…look at my blog, and you can see where I am with my upper corner cabinet. The carcass is dead on for square and plumb…and now I need some help figuring out how to attach the face frame. I suppose I could 45 degree my sides and shelving, and that might work, or I could also notch the face framewith a 45 ...

02-13-2010 02:18 AM

HELP !! How can I get photos from my Photobucket to my blog ???? :) - 10 replies

Hello woodworkers,I am having trouble importing photos from my Photobucket site to my blog. My computer has Vista OS system,and I’m so used to XP. Darn these new fangled things !! (I’m a computer CAD/CAM & graphic art programmer)If someone can walk me through it clearly, I’d be appreciative. Paul :)

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