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167 days ago

Need Help Adjusting PM 54A Jointer Tables - 2 replies

I’m turning to the Forum for help. My Powermatic 54A Tables are not coplanar, and the adjusting gibs seem useless in resolving the issue – I’ve loosened them to where they virtually fall out of the machine, but do not seem to move the tables – I have concerns about tightening them – but I’m not sure whyR...

211 days ago

Searching for Flex Hose - 14 replies

Can someone identify a good source for 6” ID flex hose? I know this sounds crazy simple: many, many companies sell 6” flex hose. Recently, I purchased 25’ from Wynn – upon receipt, I found that nothing fits in or over their hose: it measures 5.7” internally, so couplings (sleeves) and starting collars don’t...

233 days ago

Electric Motor Wiring Question - 3 replies

I’m asking for assistance, this time on a detailed electrical question… I’ve attached two photos – I’ll try to attach two – of a Leeson motor, fresh from its box. Immediately above is of the electrical wires, as they come tumbling out of the electrical box – P1, T5, T4/T8 (joined), and T1 are ...

256 days ago

Using ASTM 3034 - SDR35 - PVC Piping in Clearvue DC System - 28 replies

I’m upgrading my DC system to a Clearvue CV1800, and am researching Ducting alternatives. I’ve read a great deal about thin-wall (ASTM 2729) white PVC piping – it’s lightweight, evidently in-expensive, and … virtually impossible to find – I’m in the Annapolis, MD area, and large plumbing supply houses...

277 days ago

Celtic Harp Plans? - 7 replies

I’m looking for Celtic Harp making plans, a discussion document or a video source that I can view. Can one of the LJ members point me in the general direction? Thanks. MJCD

574 days ago

Hammer N4400 Setup & First Cuts - not a Review - 21 replies

Several members have expressed interest in my expected delivery of the Hammer N4400 (17”) bandsaw. This arrived Thursday, last week, and I’ve had the opportunity to make two smallish projects (a Cherry serving tray, and a Tall Stool for my daughter) – nothing that would press a resaw test. For the record, I’m leaving b...

640 days ago

Mounting Bearings in a Wooden Project - 11 replies

Members: Another Technical Question - I’m making a device which entails mounting Linear Bearings in plywood. I could use a simple steel rod through the rotating pieces – essentially 3 knuckles which lie in the same plane – with the rod then becoming a bearing/pivot point. This approach does work. However, there are signif...

650 days ago

A Technical Question on the Hammer N4400 Bandsaw - 5 replies

First, an apology to the thousands of LJ member for whom this question seem an obscure request … I’ll be the new owner of an N4400, this January. I’ve read conflicting (to put it mildly) reports on the following: Blade Guides – Felder seems to have irritated many N4400 owners with their choice of guides; and I’...

689 days ago

"Scary Sharp" Approach to Sharpening Chisels - 31 replies

This is a quick comment – not a review – concerning the “Scary Sharp” (SS) sharpening approach. I put this in quotes, as I’ve seen many variations upon a theme for precisely what is the SS system. This will be old news for the experienced members, and this may differ from what you do. Essentially, the SS approach...

700 days ago

Metal Router Tables - 1 reply

My Router Table (RT) has taken a beating during my current project – a combination of large & heavy wood pieces, and near-continuous movement across the Formica table – routing tenons. I’m in the market for a new table, and want to consider a non-formica, non-phenolic solution. Everyone seems to selling the same table top. ...

701 days ago

Whether to use Pegged Tenons - 11 replies

Forum Members: I need some advice … I’m working on a large, Jatoba-based outdoor bench, which has 40 M&T joints – most of which are load-bearing (there are backrest slats which are not). The bench will be 100 lbs, all-in; and will be permanently outdoors – North East, US. This is my first M&T project, and...

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