First electrical motor, cutterhead, roller run was accomplished this morning. Success! No knives installed, no alignment of bed, rollers, etc as of yet. Added oil to the gear box too. Just wanted to ensure all parts did as they are suppose to, t...
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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).
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I can continue with my re-assembly this weekend. The oil gasket, gear key, and new handle arrived today. Should be all finished and 100% operational by end of sunday.
Picked up my newly sharpened 15” x 3 knives at the local saw shop ” Apex Saw ” here in Reno/Sparks, NV. They had bouts of rust on them when they were dropped off, now.. magically gone! Some clean up still required (looks like m...
Lithium Grease on EVERYTHING! How easily things go together when there is no rust and fresh grease being used. Where as during dis-assembly, I was almost near seeking some kind of hydraulic assistance to get upper and lower tables off those colu...
Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump #12: all 5 bearings arrived today. Disassembly done. Now, assembly begins!
Here are the 4 column rod bearings and one of the cutter head bearings. On the old bearings to the left, you can see the score that has distorted the bearing seals enough to cause me a concern to purchase new bearings on the right (link in previo...