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865 days ago

Looking for Craftsman - 3 replies

router tool Early version of the Legacy. Router sat on a plate that moved along the base while the wood rotated (or not).Hand cranked.Base was about 4’.By changing gear settings one could make spirals or ropes. Could also be compared to the smaller Beall Pen Wizard. First, need to know what it was called.Second, wondering if on...

892 days ago

Just an interesting link - 1 reply

From Rockler thru the Jet FB page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqNM4snTYV4&feature=channel_video_title Lee

920 days ago

pulleys for bandsaw - 8 replies

The motor on my bandsaw gave up all its smoke the other day.It was a 1725 rpm with a 2.5” pulley on the drive shaft and a 6” pulley on the bandsaw axle.I got a really good deal on a new motor but it is 3450 rpmUnless I modify the safety cover the largest pulley I can put on the bandsaw is 7” The smallest pulley I can find is 2&...

1047 days ago

Designing Military display case - 5 replies

My wife never knew her father as he was killed in WWII.I have looked at the various designs for displaying the flag and medals and had settled on a flag case on small supports over an oblong case that held the medals.We’d gone to the Dept of the Army and found most of his records which included the medals he was awarded.In anticipation of ...

1142 days ago

How do you adjust a wooden plane? - 7 replies

I was given a wooden plane made in Czechoslovakia about 40 years ago. It’s a marvelous tool, still in the original box, and it fits my hand just perfectly.I’ve gotten the blade sharp but not yet scary sharp.My problem is that I do not know how to adjust it.I put the plane blade in and then the wooden wedge.If I wanted to take off 1/8...

1150 days ago

LJ's removed - 14 replies

I just finished reading some posts on another woodworking web site where people were flaming someone who advertised a product as one of the first things hie did upon joining. Members wanted him thrown off the site because those members thought that he was stealing or copying another members product.He read that and said he would quit.Others got ...

1151 days ago

Dust prevention - 4 replies

I have a DC and air filter which I use all the time. Still, dust gets through the door to the stairs leading up to the living quarters and I’m getting tired of my wife telling me that the dust that collects on the stairs makes it hard for her to breath. I believe that it does so I’m in need of some suggestions on how to seal the door...

1196 days ago

CarbaTec lathe upgrade - 0 replies

A week ago my (approx) 5 year old CarbaTec motor and controller went south. I was unable to find a US distributor (PSI no longer sells them). CarbaTec never got back in touch with me.So I bought the 1/2 hp VS motor from PSI knowing that I needed to do some modification to the connector plate.The needed modification is not too difficult but I wan...

1325 days ago

Midi Lathe and chisels wanted - 3 replies

A friend is interested in starting in woodturning. He has asked me to see if there is anyone that is loooking to upgrade and who might be selling a midi lathe and some good chisels. Atlanta, Ga area. Maybe Chattanooga to Macon possibilities. Lee

1333 days ago

Treen mandrel - 5 replies

Has anyone here used Beall’s Treen Mandrel? Likes, dislikes?

1402 days ago

Ridgid rant - 19 replies

I told them I was going to do this so they shouldn’t be surprised.I have the Ridgid Belt Sander EB444241 Think it is great.However, customer service leaves a lot to be desired.The guide on the platen broke. I had one of the older units so it was a one piece item.The new version has a replaceable guide. I guess it happened more than once.Wh...

1465 days ago

Eulogy for eyeglasses - 6 replies

I threw away my eyeglasses the other day.I’ve worn glasses for so long (over 55 years) that I do not remember any time that I didn’t wear them.Earlier this year I went to the optometrist to get a new prescription. It had been 8 years since the last change.He suggested that I see an eye doctor as I had a little glaucoma.The eye doc wa...

1470 days ago

Disc sander problem - 2 replies

Following right on the tail of and trying to prevent an accident. I have a Delta 6×9 belt sander. Couldn’t find 9” Delta discs so I got some Jet 8” discs. Would not stick to plate. So I bought some 8” Delta discs. They won’t stick on the plate, either. I’ve cleaned the plate with acetone. Stil...

1636 days ago

Atlanta Woodworking Show - 4 replies

I just got back from the Atlanta Woodworking Show in Norcross, GA? The shows had deteriorated so badlly that I did not go to the last two shows.I am pleased to report that this show was better than pretty good. There were a reasonable number of vendors and some of them even had some deals. The demos were informative and the free classes we...

1696 days ago

Lesson relearned - 8 replies

I was down in the shop this evening.Kept dropping things, Put the wrong bearings on the mandrel.Didn’t check and put the pen blank on the wrong end. Nothing big. Took an old pen apart. The bar’s end was sort of mangled from hitting it with the hammer. I went to the disk sander to smooth it out. WHAM. Caught the bar and fl...

1703 days ago

pressure pot - 20 replies

I just got a (new from Harbor Freight) pressure pot I want to stabilize some burl, infuse some woods with color and make plastic resin for pens. I got it all set up. All the threaded parts are fine and do not leak. But there is a leak around the seal. Sometimes as much as 2-3 inches.I’ve tightened down the clamps as much as I can wi...

1725 days ago

Honey, it's a sale - 30 replies

Saturday, Oct 31. Honey, we have to go to Dillards. They are having a 15% pff sale on Dooney & Burke handbags. Sale ends Sunday. Cost $145 but I saved 15% Sunday, Nov 1 Honey, I have to go to Harbor Freight. They are having a sale. 15% off some stuff, more on others. Sale ends today. Cost: $27.95 but I saved MORE than 15% J...

1728 days ago

Boy, do I LOVE Craig's List - 10 replies

DeWalt 735, still in shrink wrapped box. $375.00 Now, do I buy the infeed/outfeed tables or make a more permanent set of infeed/outfeed tables? After all these years this is the first GOOD deal I’ve gotten on a tool. Lee

1829 days ago

4 jaw lathe chuck - 5 replies

I recently got a 4 jaw chuck for my Carba-Tec. I’m trying to turn some toothpick holders. Instructions say to turn a 1/4” tenon on the rounded spindle and put that tenon in the chuck. Did that. Won’t stay. Made it 1/2” tenon, still won’t stay. Should I have a taper on the tenon? Wider at the base narrowe...

1915 days ago

kiktchen drawer inserts - 5 replies

My wife asked me to make spaced inserts for the kitchen drawers.The store bought were lots smaller than the space.So I made some that fit the drawers.Unfortunately (for me) there must be some sort of ergonomic design I took the various sized kitchen utensils and made” boxes” in the boxes that were sized to fit the utensils. Not...

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