I’ve got into the habit of trying to knock one item off of the shop “to-do” list after I complete a project. Kind of like “sharpen the chisels” or ” sort/organize the scrap wood bins”. I had just finished sweeping up when it struck me that I despised the depth stop on my drill press (Yeah, that’s right buddy! I’m a depth stop hating psychotic!). The drill press in question was purchased maybe 10+ years ago with one of those coupons that...
A few years ago I purchased a used Jet 1642. It has been and is a great lathe with very little trouble until recently. I noticed I had began getting some noise that was different and I was having trouble with getting smooth surfaces. At first I just excused it as just a bad day for tool control, however it slowly kept getting to me. I began checking things on the lathe. No play in the spindle, but noise. I decided that it was a bad belt so I ordered one. When the belt arrived I began the proc...
First of all I want to thank the many of you who responded to my issue with Jet table saw arbor nuts with advice suggestions and support. The problem was solved with help and kindness from Grizzly who ID’d the thing as M16-2LF which I ordered from Jet by spec, with no relation to the website diagram or part number. I’m really amazed by the number, variety and quality of projects I see here, and hope mine will be up to spec. Meantime, here’s a bit about me from the profile:J...
Lost the arbor nut on my JWTS10 table saw but had no idea it might require a new saw to replace it. Ordered the replacement nut from Jet, according to part number and diagram, waited the week plus, it arrives and doesn’t fit. I came a little unglued, being work stoppage on a much wanted project. Customer service transfers me to tech support where the conversation goes like this: Me The arbor nut you sent doesn’t fit. Tech Suport Guy I’m not surprised. M Huh? TSG Yup. W...
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...
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