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11-21-2015 01:54 PM

Auction in Louisa, VA. Jet 18" Bandsaw and Lathe Nov 23rd - 5 replies

November 23, 2015, 5:30 PM ESTJet 18” Woodworking Bandsaw and a Jet lathe. What caught my attention is the auctioneers estimate the Jet 18” is $100-$200. How I wish :)

11-17-2015 03:10 AM

Making a 220v extension cord for wood working machines - 29 replies

With the addition of my refurbished 15” Jet 220v Planer and refurbished 8” GeeTech 220v Jointer, I am now short on 220v receptacles at strategic locations for their respective power cords to reach. I looked at the price tag of something quick at HD or such. Eeeek! They looked fragile, small gauge, too short, and overpriced for jus...

11-08-2015 07:51 PM

Another mobile base option: Loma Tools Mobile base for 8" Jointers $55 - 0 replies

When it came time to purchase hard to find items for my restoration of the GeeTech 8” jointer, the folks at Loma Tools & Oliver Machinery came to my rescue. While working with them, I took at look at their website. I believe, Loma Tools is the left over / over stocked supply house for Oliver Machinery. I bought this Mobile Base for ...

11-06-2015 02:06 AM

Metal Fabrication Bandsaw vs Wood Cutting Bandsaw - 12 replies

Grob Bandsaw coming up in a local auction. Should I dare? :) Probably 3 phase… and taller than my garage ceiling, and looks to be 1,000 lbs, also is considered a metal cutting bandsaw, not wood cutting. But I can only assume this surely will not go for $50 :) Do not even know if metal cutting bandsaw is compatible in a wood shop.

11-01-2015 04:01 PM

My decision to use HVAC over PVC for Dust Collection material - 2 replies

When it comes time to buy a Dust Collector, one must think of what material to be used for ducting. Lots of pro’s and con’s for HVAC vs PVC. I wanted to share my opinion of why I went HVAC this past week: 1.) All of my HVAC pieces are 26 gauge, not the thinner flimsier 28 or 30 gauge you find at box stores.2.) I bought all m...

10-18-2015 03:38 AM

98% operational Grizzly Scroll Saw - 2 replies

I hacked at my Grizzly G1060 to get it somewhat operational. The clamp blocks were missing so ended up purchasing the EZ blocks that were not designed for this exact model, hence… hacking! For $15 of this scroll saw and $19 for the EZ clamps, it’s not too shabby. I say 98% operational because the top arm oscillates left and right ...

10-16-2015 03:38 AM

100% operational 8" GeeTech Jointer. Thanks guys for the help - 14 replies

It is a challenge when you purchase a wood working machine from an auction, craigslist, a friend, etc… and it needs a lot of help. I bought this jointer at an auction for $55, missing many parts (hand wheel, cutter guard, etc). I just finished tearing down and rebuilding my Jet 15” planer and was… iffy if I wanted to go dow...

10-07-2015 12:23 AM

a booboo purchase? Grizzly G1060 22" Scroll Saw - 16 replies

I picked this scroll saw up at a local auction for $15. Having never used a scroll saw in my life, figured can’t go wrong with $15. It’s nice and clean and looked all put together. Get it home, and tried to insert some Olson 5” scroll saw blades (non-pinned), and come to find out the upper and lower chucks are missing. The ...

10-03-2015 05:47 PM

6" HVAC duct mating to 6" PVC ASTM3034 - 3 replies

I pulled a 6 foot piece of 6” PVC Sewer ASTM D-3034 (I believe this is aka SDR 30) out of a dumpster as I was curious how it mates up with standard 6” HVAC metal ducting and fittings. Male ends do not fit in (maybe 1/8” too large) but the female ends of the HVAC fittings and duct fit in snugly with no slop. It got me thinking...

10-01-2015 12:33 AM

This would look mighty purdy in my shop if lived in Indiana - 7 replies

Here is a nice auction to keep an eye on if you are in the Fort Wayne area of Indiana 7:00 AM PT – Oct 18

09-25-2015 10:18 PM

2001 era dovetail 8" jointer: set screws? - 2 replies

What are the purpose of these 3 set screws w/locking nuts and the larger screw with handle? The operations manual for this jointer does not explain. I can reason they relate to the dovetail gib (so the tables slide up and down in a smooth non-sloppy fashion). If so, what purpose does the larger screw with handle serve? Locking the tables in ...

09-22-2015 03:27 AM

Alignment of jointer bed & knives - 15 replies

My 6” Rockwell jointer had a fixed outfeed table, so it was easy to use that as a reference for the blade height and infeed table.This 8” GeeTech is different as both infeed and outfeed table are movable. I am to the point with my refurbishing to start alignment, but I do not know what should be my starting reference point! I had t...

09-19-2015 03:53 AM

tags/keywords for posts (forum, projects, blog, etc) - 5 replies

If I do any of the three above (forum, project, blog)... what is the purpose of inputting in the tags/keywords box? Does it only pertain to the “search” function?

09-16-2015 08:20 PM

12 tpi bolts info for older wood working machines - 9 replies

For those with non-American machines or older machines, you may come across the older bolts that use 12 threads per inch instead of the more in-use 13tpi, based on the British Standard Whitworth prior to going to the metric system. I am refurbishing a Taiwan made 2001 8” GeeTech jointer and was missing hand wheel bracket bolts of 1/2R...

08-21-2015 11:39 PM

Wood Electrolysis? Arc Welding on Wood? - 4 replies

Electrolysis for wood ? Or using arc welder? Wonder how he controls the general direction.

07-29-2015 12:27 AM

How would you face frame this? And minor tool gloat: Veritas 32 cab making system - 10 replies

I’m still deeply entrenched in learning cabinetry & casework. I have roughed out the casework for my grizzly combo sander & sandpaper & sanding tool mobile cabinet. No glue or attaching yet, all pieces are dry fitted. I have dimension’d out my red oak rails & stiles (oversized for time being) for my door frames and...

07-22-2015 01:11 AM

What is next to learn for casework? Belt sander / OSS needed? - 8 replies

1.) So here is my feeble yet enriching experiment into my first true cabinet using casework joinery. All joints were done via tongue & groove, no screws, all glue & clamp. I really like tongue & groove joinery as it reminds me of Lego’s… and 2 table saw setups can cut all tongue & grooves from start to finish. I h...

07-12-2015 12:34 PM

Issue with my Bosch 4100 fence for years, solved! - 0 replies

I have had this little contractor saw for 3 years, bought reconditioned and assembled. Everything about it 100% works as it should, minus 1 unknown error that has caused me concern and grief. I have spent quality time calibrating this machine down to 0.005” all around (from the miter slot to the saw blade, saw blade to the fence, miter s...

07-03-2015 06:56 PM

Bad idea (and yet fun!): LumberJocks "Review" section in one tab, Amazon cart in next tab - 2 replies

Items I just bought last night when I had LumberJocks “Review” page open in one window, and my Amazon cart open in separate tab. I usually go in spurts with bulk purchases once or twice a year. I was going to order these books anyways and thought best to see what else could make my wood working …. efficient. Nikon COOLPIX...

06-21-2015 04:18 PM

Hand Planes: do I have too many, realistically? - 34 replies

I’ve been collecting hand planes from auctions. Some by accident (an auction lot could be comprised of 4-5 items, not just 1), some by design. Is there any need to have too many of the same #? As in the picture below, I have 3 #3 planes, 6 #4’s (recently won a #4 blue Record I want to try out), 1 Fulton 4 1/2, 4 #5’s, 2 #6&...

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