Next, I had to come up with a new insert for the table. The saw came with a plywood table over the existing cast iron table, so there was no insert. I tried to buy an insert, but they do not seem to be made any longer for this saw. I had a piece of cutting board lying around the shop that I failed in making a TS insert in the past. I got out a circle cutter (the fly style cutter type) and cut out the shape on my drill press fairly easily. I then set up my router to cut off material to pr...
It took me quite some time to get 240v ran to the basement, but the installation of a new gas stove right above me in the kitchen could not have been better timed. So, I extended the line from the stove and added two new outlets in the ceiling of my shop. I did not want to invest too much money into a lemon, so I hesitantly hooked it up to the new wiring. It cranked up and ran very loudly with no blade. Which brings me to bearings. Here is a pic of the old upper wheel bearings. They were...
I found this beastly bandsaw at an estate sale earlier this summer. I have been looking for an older 14 inch in working condition for quite some time for the right price, but Craigslist and other estate sales were not working out within my budget. I want a saw that can resaw and cut out bowl or pen blanks easily. Well this one seemed to fit the bill. I cannot find anything about it on the web, so I am posting this hoping someone can learn from my experience in trying to bring it back to l...
We got a fantastic Jet lathe in the workshop recently and decided to make a video of the assembly process. It’s pretty straightforward, but could be handy for reference before you try to put yours together. :)
I posted about my good fortune scoring this early 80’s Jet CTAS10 with Biesemeyer fence and 50” table…. Here she is…. just needs a little TLC I hit the top with course steel wool to get the flakey red rust off upon taking things apart I have these observations… The Biesemeyer fence is really rugged…. tube is straight as and arrow, even after some rough handling, and the ‘L’ brackets are really rugged… must ...
Well, the old 2.5hp Craftsman 10” TS is now retired. It was beginning to fall apart and no amount of JB weld or duct tape was gonna keep it going much longer. Its last project—Stumpy’s Tubafore contest. (Being as I won the contest, I figured maybe it was time to get the kind of respectable tools that such a station deserves. heheh Ok, maybe a little better saw than that—No offense Stumpy) I’d been lurking on CL for almost a year trying to decide what to get...
Hey Lj’s I have to say diving head first into the world of wookworking has been a treat and a major headache for me. When It comes down to power tools and the all mighty web and woodworking publications and public opinion a new hobbyist can drown before even building his first project. Power tools are the cream of the crop these days so much to choose from makes the final choice that much harder to commit too. Heck even hand tools can be a challenge and there multitude of offerings. ...
Does anyone own this spindle sander? If you do I’m wondering if the height listed in the spec (20.8”) is the height with or without the spindle sander installed. I’m trying to design a flip top box for this model sander and my Delta planer but I need this measurement. I currently have this spindle sander ordered but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’d like to know the measurement with the spindle installed. Thank you in advance.
Years and years ago I drew up plans for a wood built model of an X-29 jet. There were issues back then and it was never successful. Recently I brought this one out of mothballs and started building a new one with needed changes. Yeah, it’s not woodworking as one might think of it, but it is ply and balsa, which is wood. ;) Need to cut and attach the wings, fiberglass the whole thing, cut control surfaces and put in the electronics…
I read somewhere that there are 4 essential tools for any shop: Table Saw Drill Press Router Band Saw Well, I just ordered the last one I was missing, a Jet 10in Band Saw Have to love Amazon Prime with $3.99 next day shipping for a bandsaw! I’ve read the reviews and this one seemed like the best deal for my needs- something compact and with the features and options I was looking for (fence, dust collection, extension wings, etc.) I’m pretty sure my wif...
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