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250 days ago

HELP... my Delta Lathe Died - 37 replies

My less than 2 year old Delta 46-460 lathe just stopped working.. I think the motor seized!!tool th There is power to the brushes, which appear in good shape, but no motor.. It does not turn, make noise or even strain.. nothing nada zip zero. I took the motor off the lathe and a piece of the magnet fell out! I went to order a new motor ...

318 days ago

What the %$^&*# is this - 18 replies

Every so often when I turn some wood I get what I though was tear out. But this happens every so often and I cannot sand it out. It seems to go through and through. Believe me I have tried sanding and sanding and sanding, even down to 50 grit! The marks just stay… Any smart Jocks out there that can help me.?

336 days ago

Historic Wood? - 6 replies

I have some good friends that bring me lumber or wood whenever they come across something they think is either nice or has a back story. I usually take the lumber and the story at face value and then I will make them something out of a portion of the wood to thank them for the effort and encourage them to keep looking.. Recently, a friend was...

550 days ago

I'm back in the saddle and now I need help! - 3 replies

Hi fellow Jocks….! I am back after my close call table saw accident. The fingers are healed and in perfect shape. no loss of anything except a fingernail that will not grow back.. i am very lucky and have since purchases lots of safety upgrades to my old JET table saw. Of course since I am now back to making sawdust, I need a little joc...

606 days ago

Ridgid Planer - Usage questions - 13 replies

Hey Jocks! Need some advice regarding a planer and specifically its usage. What would you consider the minimum safe width of a board to put through a planer. I am using a ridgid 13” planer and have thought about putting 1”x1”x6’ through to create slats for benches but thought they might get askew and create problems. ...

628 days ago

Table Saw Kick Back Protector Opinions Please - 36 replies

I have this great Jet cabinet saw and have made 500+ cuts with it. I do not disable safety features since I believe, as most people do, they make the equipment …....well…....... safer. But I have never been comfortable when the wood passes through the blade the resulting cut slot is filled with the metal plate of the kickback protect...

693 days ago

Sharpening Tool System Help - 9 replies

Jocks….... My birthday is coming up and my wife keeps asking me ” What do you want?” What I want is a great tool sharpening system for my lathe chisels. I watch these videos on You Tube and see those Skews and Gouges peel back so quickly and efficiently. I have sharp tool envy. There seems to be so much info and preferences ...

700 days ago

Bloodwood Problems - 10 replies

I need help with building a flag display case out of bloodwood. I love the wth the wood looks and the weight it gives to projects, but I think I made a mistake choosing this wood for a project like this. I started with a piece of 1” x 10” x 48” piece of board. It looked flat and straight so I figured I could resaw it then us...

725 days ago

Morris Chair Instructions and Sketch Up Model - 0 replies

I completed a Morris chair this weekend using the plans that were posted on another Jock’s project post. I was able to get through it, but the instructions were hard to decipher in some places, at least for me. So I took out Sketch Up and illustrated the build where I thought things were a little tough and add a few of my own changes. I...

732 days ago

Drill Bit Speed and Drilling speed - 5 replies

Ok.. this is still a newbie question but I have more problems with drill bits burning than I would like to admit. Usually it is when I am doing projects on the lathe and use the lathe to drill the holes. The depth varies but can be up to 6” and the diameter is anything from 7mm to 2.5”. It happens at all sizes and speeds. If I am ...

741 days ago

Shark Tooth (Teeth) project idea - 1 reply

Hey Jocks… A friend of mine has many shark teeth that he has found on beaches around Florida. He said about a mayonnaise jar full and would like to “do something nice” with them. I thought about using them as inlays on a box or something similar.. I also thought about trying to embed them in a pen blank and then turning and pol...

743 days ago

I think I made a good deal - 12 replies

So far I have been using some older tools that are craftsman or harbor freight specials. I just spent $850 dollars on a Jet 52” table saw 1.5 hp with an xacta fence and a xacta miter, plus a table extension with router table and Jessum lift holding a dewalt router PLUS a 14” Jet Bandsaw with fence and tire upgrades and some spring up...

772 days ago

Dovetails are hard! Help - 11 replies

I have watched the videos, read the instructions, bought the jigs, set up my router table and I have FAILED over and over again.. I have heard that failures are just lessons, but I think I have been left back a few grades. So I am looking for help / advice / anything to educate me before I give up. Here is the story.. I like to build boxes...

784 days ago

Antique Sterling 1000 Sander Question - 3 replies

I have a 1945 Sterling 1000 electric sander in the original box with all the pads, accessories, sand paper, oil, even replacement motor brushes. I want to sell it, however I have no idea if it has a value outside of it’s cool-ness. I prefer to sell it to someone who would appreciate it for it’s history.. I am looking for a way to do ...


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