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Tool Trek #3: The Search for Unifence

07-03-2017 05:15 PM by magaoitin | 0 comments »

This was a busy weekend for me to fix tools. I have needed a new Unifence from the day I bought my cabinet Unisaw. Being an auction junkie, I picked up a Delta Unisaw 34-802 Type 1 with the 52” Unifence, at an online auction a while back for $200. I did not get a chance to go down and view the saw before I bid, and there was only a single photo for the online auction. With an actual dedicated shop that has room for big equipment, I figured it was time. It was a gamble but all the parts lo...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Getting Pullies running True and Accurate

01-16-2017 08:56 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this project. Honestly, we had a renovation on the house going on which required all my attention. Let me recap a little regarding where I was back at my last entry, hurdles, solutions and new issues. In my last entry, I had lined up the belt and pulleys by eye. Additionally, I had a custom keyway made by the local machinist whereby the 46-715’s 3mm key slot was able to mate to the keyway 5/16” (equivalent to 8mm) slot of the M...

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Questions about my new Biesemeyer fence #1: Need some advice....

11-11-2016 08:30 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 2 comments »

My new Delta table saw came with a Biesemeyer fence. My old Delta had a unifence. Now, I did like the unifence and found it to be rock solid and versatile. I particularity like the flip stop on the bottom of the rail. Man, I used the stew out of that feature. Now, today….the Biesemeyer fence doesn’t have this feature. I am hoping my LJ buddies out in Workworkland can give me a hand. (poet and don’t know it) What do you all use to ‘remember’ settings on your &#...

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New Vintage 20" BandSaw Project, Rust Removal & Biesemeyer Fence Install #1: rust removal on cast iron top & refurbish action multiple videos

06-28-2016 04:03 AM by MikesProjects | 8 comments »

Video links below… Recently I purchased an older 20” bandsaw. I need a larger bandsaw that can handle anything I throw at it.. I think I found that in a mid 70’s Rockwell 20” wood cutting bandsaw. It probably came out of a school wood shop. The motor is 2hp, it has two speeds which can be adjusted with the belt, it has already been upgraded with carter guides, this big boy saw weighs over 600 lbs. I made several videos regarding this saw which i’ll post below. ...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #3: Part 3 - Fitting Belt and Determining Linear Location of Driven Pulley

06-13-2016 02:36 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

06132016 It was a busy weekend and I did not get a lot done on this project. But I did make some progress. I was able to fit the motor to the swivel shaft and box while mounted to the lathe. I need to fix the linear position left to right for the hub and driven pulley. I also need to get the tensioner fabricated and adjusted. I have some pics for you with the motor and shaft in rough position and also the driven pulley/hub. The bungee cord (pictured below) is just being used tempora...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #2: Fitting the Driven Pulley and Fabbing Support for Motor and Swivel Bar

06-06-2016 07:15 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

06062016 I got the rough version of the box built and attached to the back of the lathe. In addition, I decided to go with the first alternative on mounting the driven pulley (namely, Maska Pulley Hub with three fasteners to be attached through holes that need to be drilled accurately in pulley). I created two wooden plugs using two hole saws: i.) 1 7/8”, and ii.) 1 1/8”. Neither hole saw created the perfect size plug. So I wrapped electrical tape around the 1 7/8” plug (actually 1.579” fo...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #1: Delta Lathe Repower

05-30-2016 12:51 PM by Pete_LJ | 2 comments »

05302016:I have started on the repower of my Delta 46-715 lathe. I am replacing the reeves drive and original motor with 1hp treadmill motor with 8 rib pulley. So far I have disassembled the reeves drive, removed original motor, drilled out original safety shield bolt holes, and tapped safety cover bolt holes 1/4-20 threads.================================================== I have added pics of some of the key pieces: Broken hub from one of the Reeves pulleys: Unbroken Reeves...

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New Shop in the Raw #5: "Uni" = One - a very heavy one

12-12-2015 02:55 AM by builtinbkyn | 14 comments »

After considering asking some friends to come help me move the Unisaw and drop it from the furniture cart to the floor, which was a total of five inches, I decided to take this task on myself. I have no doubt they would have had no issue in doing so, but I figured I’d save everyone involved the risks of crushed toes, fingers and the possibility of a hernia. The saw cabinet and top probably weigh in at about 525lbs or so. Besides it’s close to the holiday and I’m sure they...

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I'm New: You May Hate Me

12-07-2015 11:02 PM by RevEric | 9 comments »

Hi Everyone. I’ve been trolling this blog for so long that I thought I had an account. I decided to actually get one a few weeks ago. Lately, I’ve been looking to upgrade my table saw. For years I’ve used a Ryobi BT3100. I know everyone has their opinions on what the best table saw is. For me, the Ryobi has been great and met almost all my needs. The fence has been dead on accurate and dust collection excellent. I really like the saw but decided it was time to upgrade. ...

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Delta 40-601 speed control rotor repair #1: How do I remove the speed control rotor hub

11-09-2015 01:34 PM by LFB | 2 comments »

I have the problem described by Mr. Unix, a shattered speed control rotor on my 40-601 Delta Scroll Saw. I understand how and can make the replacement rotor that he developed. However, the axel on which the rotor hub is secured appears to be pressed into the cast iron housing of the saw. Moreover, the axel has a gear mounted to it. Finally, I am uncertain whether I have the skill or tools to remove the axel. Consequently, do you have a sequence or method to remove the axel? I apprecia...

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