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Shopsmith Restoration #8: Quill Dismantling

04-04-2010 12:11 AM by PG_Zac | 10 comments »

A few days ago I tried to dismantle my Goldie’s quill assembly with zero success. I seriously wanted to dismantle this to clean it up properly – I’m sure a bath in degreaser would not be good for the bearing. First I removed the whole quill from the headstock.Next I removed the set screw from the spindle knob, but I couldn’t take the knob off the spindle. I managed to turn the knob on the spindle with tools, but it was very tight, and wouldn’t pull off. S...

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Shopsmith Restoration #7: Cleaning Tubes

04-03-2010 11:56 PM by PG_Zac | 4 comments »

I have been doing some tests of technique for cleaning the various tubes on my Goldie. I will be posting some pics of methods & results as I go along. Here is a drill holder I got years ago when I bought a cutting disk for my drill. I haven’t used this rig for years, but it is now earning its place in my “Good-to-Have” tool collection. It is adjustable in all directions except length. This first “Tubes” post deals with the extension table legs. Thes...

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Workshop Renovation #1: Phase 1

04-03-2010 11:10 PM by hjt | 6 comments »

As of this posting I’m 2 days shy of being 53 years old and during the past 2 year (since 2008) I’ve done more projects then I ever have. Just goes to show what a “new” wife will do to a man (or is the FOR a man)!!! All of these projects have been completed using hand power tools – a nice set of Ridgid Cordless to be exact. And each of these projects always seems to take far longer then I estimated. A typical two day project can take upwards of 6 weeks. Some of this time is eaten up by th...

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Bending Wood #1: Bending Windsor Chair Parts

04-03-2010 09:30 PM by kenn | 12 comments »

These videos are bending continuous-arm (c-arm) Windsor chair parts. I use locally harvested, green, red oak that has been split and rived down to a workable size. Then I use a draw knife, hand planes, and spoke shaves to shape the oak piece. Here is the exciting part… If cracks occur, they are repaired with thin CA glue and C-clamps. In the past few weeks, I’ve done five c-arms and four have needed repairs. These failures are common with this type of chair due to the ...

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Looking for Quality/Commercial Table Saw!!! In florida??

04-03-2010 08:34 PM by cjpatton1979 | 5 comments »

I own a Cabinet shop in south florida and im interested in buying a quality/commercial table saw. New or used, I have cash and little time. Best if located in florida but will listen for elsewhere. It has to be a heavy duty saw not a mobile unit….........

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A day in the life #1: I should have washed my truck first..

04-03-2010 08:08 PM by Bothus | 0 comments »

...or at least cleaned the windows.

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Baby Tender #1: Blood, Sweat, ....

04-03-2010 07:47 PM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

I’ve put plenty of sweat into this project but today was the first blood. I cut myself on a plane blade clearing a shaving from the mouth. I guess that means it is still a pretty sharp blade. No tears yet but I’m sure when I put the little one in he’ll add plenty of them. Here are a few pics of the project so far. ” target=”_blank”>

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Workshop Upgrage 2010 #4: The final countdown begins

04-03-2010 06:31 PM by Derek Lyons | 0 comments »

Well, here we are just a week before the Big Day (when all my buddies show up to hang drywall and OSB), and here’s where the project stands: Cleanup/storage – Practically everything is in the storage room, leaving only my table saw and workbench in the workshop proper. I’ve put some stuff on Craigslist and local mailing lists and got rid of some of it… The rest goes to 1-800-GOT-JUNK on Mon or Tuesday as I’ve been unable to arrange for a truck. Electr...

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New Block Plane on the way..

04-03-2010 06:02 PM by Rick Boyett | 4 comments »

After experiencing the terrible quality of the new Stanley sweetheart block plane, I decided to buy a new Veritas block plane. Instead of a new one, I started looking for a used one. Well last night I got my wish. Over on the Woodnet forums, Peter was selling his Veritas low angle block plane with extra blades, shims, the handle accessories and even the chamfer guide. EVERYTHING! Its on its way here and I’ll write another review as soon as I’ve got a chance to put it thro...

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SawStop #3: The Assembly, Phase 1

04-03-2010 05:16 PM by Don | 8 comments »

Last night I got the main part of the saw assembled including the extension wings, rails, and extension table. Getting the extension wings on by myself was a bit tricky. They are really heavy and I had to hold them up with one hand and get the bolts threaded with the other. I almost asked my wife to come help but then I remembered the last time she helped me in the shop. (Good thing she doesn’t read my blogs :) ) If anyone else does this, do not put the motor cover on when the ins...

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