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09-23-2010 09:05 AM

My Dust Collector MELTED! - 17 replies

Hey, Guys. I just bought a used Delta 50 – 850 roll around dust collector. LAST NIGHT. I got it to the shop this morning, immediately connected it up to my planer and went to work. After operating for less than two hours, smoke was pouring from the power switch. I immediately shut down the unit, but the damage was done – The plast...

05-18-2010 08:02 AM

Anyone ever heard of a "Bird" Band saw? - 5 replies

A guy wants to sell me his old 16” band saw. It’s an old floor mount. Says the manufacturer’s name is “Bird”. I’ve never heard of this brand. I can’t find anything on it online. Anyone ever heard of this saw? Worked with it? Is it a decent saw? Is it worth $200?

05-03-2009 01:56 AM

Anyone know were to get cheap steel in Chicago? - 2 replies

This forum has been very helpful with my woodworking related questions. Perhaps you can help me with a non-wood related question. I am guessing your first question is, “why is he asking about metal on a site about woodworking?” Well, I am guessing that a lot of you guys are like me, you don’t just do woodworking. I am the do...

03-25-2009 06:10 AM

Why is my lacquer crackling?? - 6 replies

Howdy Fellas. Once again, I’m not certain this is the proper category for this. Perhaps we ought to lobby the Website administrators to create a “HELP?” category in the forum topic list. I’m trying to do a finish coat on a small woodworking piece. I am getting a lot of crackling in the finish. Can’t seem to el...

03-03-2009 04:00 AM

Looking for Silver Inlay - 1 reply

Hey, all. I’m trying to find some nickel silver flat stock to use as inlay for a small project. Bollacks if Google pulls up everything EXCEPT what I actually want. Anyone have a link to someone who actually sells inlay supplies?

02-19-2009 11:58 AM

Staining birch veneer ply? - 5 replies

Hey, all. Not quite sure this is the proper forum for this topic, but here goes. I have been approached to make a large cabinet which will enclose a computer desk and shelves. My client showed me a piece of furniture with a grain structure and stain he would like to attempt to match. I took one look at it, and blimey if the grain didn̵...

01-09-2009 12:44 AM

Table saw blade pulling materials away from fence, thoughts? - 18 replies

I am refurbishing an old cast iron table saw I bought a few months ago. I believe it is a Delta model from the 80’s. 27” deep table, chrome steel pipes for the fence rails. Real basic. The previous owner busted the fence and lost the parts to it. Until I can afford to buy a new replacement T fence, I have been clamping a straight ...


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