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|276 days ago||
A fascinating OSHA nightmare. - 6 replies
I just watched this video: http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2600/2612.html It is fascinating to me. I used to have sawmill back home in France and I had to make flat transmission belts just like in the video, Also I went to a trade school where I learned to use “babbitt” and the scrappers for it. Yes,I am that old.
|277 days ago||
Question about V-Belts - 10 replies
As some of you know I just finish rebuilding a Powermatic 60 jointer. I installed a new 3 HP motor and I am using the original 2V-Belts pulleys with 2 new twist belts.It seems that I had to re-tension the belts every day, which tells that I probably exceeded the belts power/torque transmission ability.I also have a Unisaw with a 3HP motor and it...
|278 days ago||
Do you need them? Free - 4 replies
This morning i was ready to throw away the original blade protector and cutting head with chip breakers of my 1974 Powermatic 60 jointer when I thought that someone might need them. After all they are no longer commercially available.If you need them let me know, you pay the shipping.First come first served.Bert
|280 days ago||
Is this a stupid question? - 8 replies
I just read about new rules for posting, where can I find the rules?thanks.
|280 days ago||
A Powermatic 60 restoration - 37 replies
8 foot bed and a new blade protector. New Shelix cutting head ( these cutters are sharper than razor blades) New 3 Hp motor and new twist belts New safety switch I just finish putting my Powermatic 60 back together. For the fun of it I made a 1/4” deep x8” wide cut in poplar, the motor did not even bog...
|283 days ago||
I am just saying ! - 9 replies
I notice in many LJs signatures great “sayings” , sayings with great wisdom and/or great teachings.What is your favorite one?Where did you read or heard it the first time?Do you know the original author? I have several of them but one of my favorite is:“it is enough for good-men (and women) to do nothing for evil to triumph&...
|285 days ago||
Lifting heavy stuff in the shop - 37 replies
As some of you know , I am rebuilding a Powermatic 60 jointer. According the Powermatic documentation this thing is 600 pounds fully assembled.I have been moving it around all by myself as I did it before with the Unisaw.I always have been carrying and moving heavy stuff and I know how to use the weight of what I have to move to my advantage. ( ...
|287 days ago||
Do you "zap" your cordless tool batteries? - 37 replies
I just read a review about Rigid cordless tools and as I was writing that I am about to replace my Milwaukee drills because the batteries no longer hold the charge or no longer take full charge, I remembered reading about “zapping ” the batteries. I read that after “zaping’ the batteries in fact take a better charge than ...
|289 days ago||
how to change a post into a blog? - 3 replies
I have a long post about my powermatic 60 jointer. I would like to change/transform this post into a blog. Is is an easy way to do that?Thanks.Bert
|291 days ago||
Spiral cutterhead for 8" Powermatic jointer - 8 replies
I am looking on Amazon for a spiral cutter-head to replace the one on the 8” jointer Powermatic I bought.I see basically two brands of spiral cutter heads.Which one do you prefer and why?I just found Sunhill cutter-heads, do you have any experience with them?Thanks.Bert
|292 days ago||
Extra major bummer with a praise. - 82 replies
Well I went to get my Powermatic jointer this morning and of course I started to work on it this afternoon.Here are some pictures of the jointer; The tables are flat and in good shape. The fence is straight and in good shape Here is what I found when I open the door to check the belts The motor has been replaced Two out of the...
|292 days ago||
Powermatic Model 60B 8" and Blades Protector - 3 replies
Yesterday I bought a Powermatic Model 60B 8” jointer.It was build in May 1974 ( which I guess makes it older than most LJ members) but it seems to be in excellent condition. Everything is straight and flat as it should be and there is no vibration.The one thing i really do not like on the jointer is the blades protector. It is the usual &...
|293 days ago||
Powermatic Model 60B 8" jointer for $400.00 - 12 replies
On my local classified there is a Powermatic Model 60B 8” jointer built in 1974 ( I just called Powermatic). I can have it for $400.00. Is this a good price for something 34 years old?(I did not yet saw it)
|299 days ago||
A convention for the "stars" on the review - 13 replies
To make the reviews more useful for everyone, we need to speak the same language.Could we “officially” establish a convention on how to use the “stars” when writing a review?I used to put five starts for any product that meet my expectation but I read a while ago on this website that this is not the right way. The way...
|300 days ago||
Do you say joiner or jointer? - 31 replies
Do you say joiner or jointer?I see people using both words for what, I imagine, are the same tools.So, which one is correct?
|301 days ago||
A simple circle cutting jig - 3 replies
My two step sons work for a company which install encrypted audio-video systems nationwide, They install these systems in government offices , in courts, churches , LDS temples and stakes, schools and so on.This company needs a lot of wooden boxes, speaker enclosures and so on to install their products. This company used to to have another compa...
|301 days ago||
A new table for my $100.00 HF 14" band saw - 11 replies
I bought this saw several years ago, it has being working like charm but it came with ho fence. Because of the very good reviews I bought a Kreg precision fence. I never liked it and it never performed well for me especially for correcting the blade drift and for re-sawing. A while ago I saw a similar table on YouTube, so I made one. ...
|302 days ago||
(There is not category for posting my question)What is your experience with your local big box store?Do you normally find what you are looking for?Does it normally carry a good assortment of the things you are looking for?Are the prices fair? Are the employees helpful?Is it a Lowes, a Home Depot or another store? My local store is Lowes and i...
|303 days ago||
New Irwin Saw Blades - 35 replies
Are the new Irwin saw blades made in Italy, made by Freud?Their design looks very much like Freud’s design.
|306 days ago||
Go away! - 83 replies
I have an increasing issue with all these “off topic content” posts.I joined Lumberjock because it was about woodworking not about people venting their frustration,anger or opinion.If you want to talk about politic or sex, or something different than woodworking go somewhere else, Lumberjock is not for you. Lumberjock is about woodw...