Just about done with the tear down and re-assembly of this Unisaw. After last blog entry and before this one, I had to ask advice about belts & such. You can read it here in the forums: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/141986 What a great a...
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My great grandfather was very similar to "The Woodwright's" show on PBS. All hand tools, very few appliances. He passed on before he could bring me into the fold *sadness*. I remember the smell of wood when walking into the basement, the low level lighting (single bulb), wooden hand planes, chisels, carving handles, screwdriver handles, cazillion of baby food bottles and coffee cans with nuts & bolts.
Last year after purchasing my first house with attached 22'x22' 2 car garage, i've been accumulating wood working tools (mostly power tools). Some at retail, most from Craigslist and estate auctions. I feel "at home" around wood even though i have little to no experience (cant do much in apartments or condo's).
-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"
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End result this Sunday evening: success. Everything fits, no parts or screws or washers left over. I screwed up assembly about 7x’s from stupid stuff: 1.) thought the belts had to go on the inside of the arbor pulley2.) had yoke on backwa...
Removed the 6205 and 6203 from the motor shaft. Laying everything side by side to show what 20 year old bearings and belts (I can only assume these are OEM parts) look like besides new. So I have 3 new Jason Industrial UniMatch belts, a 6205 and...
My 1997 Delta Unisaw 36-815 Refurbishing #3: Finishing Miter Slot clean up and looking at fence system
There was an 8” gloop of some epoxy sitting in one of the miter slots that had to go. Used razor blade, mineral spirits, 1/8” hard board piece with sandpaper to clean out the side walls of the “T”. 2 hours..geez. But job...
What I found that works for me: ROS & 3M pad for rough work. I swap to 320 then 600 wet/dry sandpaper for hand sanding with WD40 as lubrication. I will use denatured alcohol to clean off the top then wax later as I still have the miter slot...