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04-29-2014 05:15 AM

Old chisels - 7 replies

I wanted a bevel edge chisel in the 35mm range for veneer workso I bought a vintage one on ebay for $10 shipped. Great deal really. I reckoned the steel might be good. I’ll say this: I do believe it’s a good chisel but I spent a crazyamount of time flattening its back. Several hours… andI have a Makita wet grinder. I d...

04-25-2014 01:46 AM

Tree with a mind of its own... - 5 replies

04-16-2014 07:25 PM

Here's a table saw that bevels both ways. - 16 replies

I did not think it was possible, but it apparently is. I may just pick one up to try it out.

04-03-2014 07:37 PM

Anybody have dimensions for a tractor seat type stool seat? - 2 replies

I want to make a mockup of an idea and I’ve never made a sculpted wood seat before.

04-01-2014 05:26 AM

How not to get pissed off at other people on forums. - 25 replies

Don’t read the off-topic stuff. That’s where you see the political venting or whatever. I never get mad at anybody here. Yet I often see interestingpeople leave for reasons that baffle me…. as I’ve rarelyeven glanced at the threads that upset these individuals. Don’t get me wrong, I think some posters are a...

03-28-2014 12:07 AM

Anybody padded on water based poly? - 7 replies

When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be padded on like shellac. I never tried it but I’m comfortablepadding shellac and I was wondering if it’s not worth the troubleto try to get water based poly to do it. I live in California and oil based finishes have become scarce. OtherwiseI’d mix...

03-05-2014 05:23 PM

Check out this interesting band saw - 12 replies

02-25-2014 05:45 AM

Cello neck repair. Best approach? - 27 replies

My nephew’s cello took a fall.

02-10-2014 03:43 PM

Air pressure gauges - do they just wear out or is there a way to maintain them? - 6 replies

I have some gauges that don’t work very well anymore andI’m wondering if there’s something I can do to service themor do I need to replace them to get accurate readings?

02-07-2014 06:44 PM

3 phase contactor, what am I looking at? - 7 replies

Here are some not very good pictures of a toasted magnetic contactor. It’s an S-C35L. It’s a 35 amp 3 phase contactor from Asia. It’s probably about 25 years old. It looks to me like the basic contactor is stacked on another thing, a base, which I think functions to provide 110v power to a pneumatic solenoid valve. It’s f...

02-06-2014 01:56 AM

Wiring question - 8 replies

I’m setting up a new phase converter. I need to pull 2 live lines off it. One will be connected to a 3hpdust collector. The other will be switched around to differentmachines. The phase converter panel has one set of outputs. What’s the preferred way to pull these two lines off thatone set of outputs? Do I insert a pair...

01-31-2014 05:55 AM

Einstein's porch bench - 8 replies

I saw this picture and the design grabbed me. I’ve not seen thissort of proportion in a porch bench before and I like it. I thinkthe table is a separate thing. I like the generous spread ofthe bench arms, the cozy high back. Good stuff.

01-31-2014 05:12 AM

I think I need a cutoff cart - any good ones? - 2 replies

... saw this on my local CL, but too far to drive for somethinglike it. Any good ones or thoughts about good designsfor them?

01-30-2014 03:23 AM

I just gotta gloat - 37 replies

Acquired this day from a patternmaker shutting his business. Incredible array of tools in that shop… most of them already spoken for. It’s a 16” machine about 7’ long. 3 phase of course, and direct drive. I’ve been messing around with vintage machinery for about 15 years at this point. If you keep your eyes...

01-19-2014 12:26 AM

Somebody near Georgia might want to jump on this... - 1 reply

01-15-2014 08:32 PM

Parisian time capsule from 1942 - untouched apartment & furniture - 6 replies

01-15-2014 05:40 PM

Stuck magnetic contactor? - 2 replies

I’ll probably take this thing apart to see if it’s a moving parts problem. If anybody has any other suggestion I’d like to know. To answer the question of whether a 5hp rotary phase converterwill start a 7.5 hp wide belt sander…. the answer is yes, it willstart it. The motor is not starting consistently though. ...

01-12-2014 08:00 PM

Nice deal on a planer in OC - 10 replies

I recommend offering a little more than the seller is asking…put your offer in your email subject line – you may go to the front of the line.

01-09-2014 10:47 PM

repurposed fridge - 7 replies

01-06-2014 01:35 AM

Vertical clearance and raising table saw height - 15 replies

Anyone put a tablesaw up several inches? I’ve never tried it but I’m considering it so I can get the rightfence rail to clear over the iron work table on a weird Germanmachine I don’t use very often. I’m 6’1”. I have read about really tall people putting tablesaws and other machines up higher but I̵...

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