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|1615 days ago||
Help Sought - Router Circle Jig - 12 replies
Ok, this is just plain stupid, and I am pretty sure I am missing the forest for the trees here. Cut out a pattern for a circle jig the other day so I could cut out a 20” circle out of plywood. simple jig made of 1/8 paneling I had laying around. I measured out 10” from the edge of the bit, drilled my center hole and started my c...
|1623 days ago||
Sacrificial Tablesaw fences... Yes, No, Maybe? - 20 replies
OK Folks, what do you think? Sacrificial Tablesaw fences… Yes, No, Maybe? Norm did on on his shop jig show once (I think), and I remember at the time I thought it was a good idea. Now I have an old Beissemeyer fence that has too many years on it and I am trying to figure out what to do with it, and my first thought was a sacrificial f...
|1747 days ago||
Drill press help! My ignorance is showing! - 7 replies
Yesterday the chuck on my older delta drill press fell off. Having only had my Shopsmith as a drill press in the past, I expected to just put it back on using a set screw. NOPE. No set screw, no nuthin’! What keeps it on? Could someone please enlighten me about how to put the chuck back on? Thank you! Milo
|1816 days ago||
Replacement laser - 4 replies
Has anyone got a lead on where I can find a replacement laser for my miter saw? It’s just a little think, not much bigger around the a pen with a fairly standard plug in for power. If it weighs an ounce I’ll be shocked. Please let me know if you have a lead. Milo
|1820 days ago||
Homemade Blast Shields - Plans Sought - 3 replies
Hey folks, Have any of you ever made blast gates for your dust control system? Ever run across decent plans? Please let me know if so. From a magazine (Shopnotes maybe?) or book, I’d appreciate it. Thanks, Milo
|1853 days ago||
Beware the Home Depot Scam!!! - 15 replies
BEWARE Men be aware and ladies make sure to inform you husbands or boyfriends. A ‘heads up’ for those men who may be regular Home Depot customers. This one caught me by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. D...
|1884 days ago||
Have any of you ever replaced the bearing on your cabinet saw motors? Where on the scale of 1 – 10 does this procedure fall? Is it something you’d actually WANT to do, or better to have someone more knowledgeable handle? fwi, I’m asking after a 5 hp delta rockwell unisaw. Thanks, Milo
|1887 days ago||
Hey gang, Anyone have experience making a blade guard for a jointer? In particular, thoughts on how to rig the spring mechanism? I can make a porkchop guard, I hope! Looking forward to your replies… Thanks! Milo
|1899 days ago||
Dang it already... :-( Fence problem... - 17 replies
I spent the morning lining up and drilling to put the fence on my new unisaw. Everything used, and the previous owner did things bass ackwards. I used my smaller biesemeyer to estimate everything I did on this one, but I’ll be danged if when it was all said and down the fence itself did ride up a good quarter of an inch or so off the t...
|1905 days ago||
Finish Advice - Kitchen Island Top - 6 replies
Hey guys, I am finishing up a kitchen island. Very simple job, modified a kitchen cabinet I picked up for a song at the local salvage shop, put on casters, re-enforced the base, and it’s going to work great as a mobile part of the kitchen. I then realized I had a great piece of cherry from an old project I could use for the top. ...
|1905 days ago||
Anti-Kickback Safety Rollers and featherboards - 11 replies
Anyone ever use these? I’ve seen them once, and have been thinking about using them. However, I have yet to actually SEE these on a working tablesaw. Does anyone use these? Do you like them? Do the interfere with you push stick? Also, has anyone used a featherboard on the outfeed table of a jointer? SEEMS like a good idea, but again, ne...
|1907 days ago||
Looking for Bench Plans - 2 replies
Hey guys, I’ve wasted to much time and energy on project from my own imagination, so I’m givng that up and going a a strict “plans only” project diet for a while. Short term projects for the shop include a clamp storage rack and perhaps some shelves. I find cabinets tend to hide things and I’m an out of sight...
|1915 days ago||
Restoring an old Jointer (& 1st Lumberjocks post) - 15 replies
Hello All, This is my first post at Lunberjocks, and I must say, this is certainly an enthusiastic forum board. Lots of responses to a myriad of subjects. I look forward to everyones responses. (No pressure ;-). I have an older Craftsman 6” jointer that someone gave me a couple years back. Jury-rigged sucker, flopping belt on a ho...