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My Tools #3: More of my new JET JSG-96CS 6"x48" belt/9" disk sander

02-20-2010 03:21 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

First, some good news. The dust blowing all over last time was not indicative of poor dust collection in this machine. After closing up shop for the day, it bugged me all night, and I figured there must have been something I missed. There was. Under the belt on the back of the machine is a blast gate. D’oh. Opening that, the dust collection becomes quite good. No more dust spewing in all directions, but this thing sands very aggressively, so hard sanding does result in a little bit kick...

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My Tools #2: My Christmas present from mom finally arrived!

02-17-2010 05:22 AM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

It’s the JET – JSG-96CS: 6’’ x 48’’ Belt / 9’’ Disc Sander w/ Closed Stand, 3/4HP 1Ph, 115V. It arrived by pallet in two boxes: Right away the 3/4HP motor and belt seemed bigger than I’d imagined this past year or two (this has been on my wishlist for awhile now). I had even scaled up my mental image, but it was still bigger than I thought: The closed stand is a very thick sheet metal, and heavier than I expected. It was a...

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Wood Art #5: Harald Huf's 1:6 scale, twin jet-powered, r/c Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter

01-21-2010 01:58 PM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

I can’t believe the amount of work some people can accomplish. This is an absolutely monumental build of a Sukhoi Su-27, aka “Flanker-B” that mostly uses wood for the mold making, but even that is pretty solid craftsmanship. I think the rest is interesting/impressive to anyone who makes, creates, or builds anything. I thought I was done clicking through pages of pictures at least a dozen times, but there were always more. He did all the wood and aluminum/hand hammered riv...

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Questions #1: Want to get into lathe work

12-17-2009 02:31 AM by Jim | 6 comments »

Well, with all my hard work and time put into restoring my great grandfather’s lathe, I finally got it all refurbished. Then it broke. The pulley wheel being aluminum had already taken a beating over the years while in storage and it finally split with the tension of the belt and motor. Long story short, I don’t want to let it become a money sink when it’s a pretty simple lathe. That being said. I still want to do pens and bowls, etc. I’ve done a little resear...

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Dust Collection #3: Fine!....... particles that is

12-01-2009 04:33 PM by PurpLev | 32 comments »

After many months in the planning, designing, and reding on other peoples builds of air cleaners, the day before Thanksgiving I came upon an ad on craigslist of a JDS Air-Tech 2000 Model 750. I figured that if I was to build one – it would end up costing about as much as the JDS model, but will not have the same filtration quality, it’ll be heavier (wood construction as opposed to metal frame), and it’ll take me time to build it. time that could be used to build woodworking ...

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random #17: I finally have a proper wood lathe!

05-12-2009 01:05 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Mom visited last week, and with some ideas of things she wanted me to build, we checked out Anderson Plywood (LA, CA) – she loves zebrawood :) – and my favorite place: Rockler (Torrance, CA). While at Rockler, she fell in love with some turned bottle stoppers made by Robert, who I think might be a manager there, and decided she wanted me to make a bunch for her and her friends, starting with a set of 3 for one friend in particular. They only had 2 chrome wine bottle stopper har...

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Dust Collection #2: infiltration.... filter me this, filter me that

01-13-2009 04:34 AM by PurpLev | 29 comments »

I ordered a 0.3 micron replacement filter from Wynn Environmental to replace my Jet DC1100 30 micron bag. Originally I was going to make a simple review for people to benefit from my experience with the new filter I got… but since it had gotten a bit more complicated, I figured this is blog-worthy, and the ‘regular’ review will follow once I experience more the performance of the filter. Disclaimer: I have had nothing but great experience from Wynn Environmental, from ...

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Dust Collection #1: (Finally) Upgrading from a Shop-Vac

08-15-2008 10:02 PM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

So for the longest time I’ve heard how much a Shop-vac doesnt quite cut it when it comes to larger machines, and how much quieter “real” DC machines are compared to a shop-vac, but being a weekend warrior, my budget is limited, and space was a big issue for me until recently (we just moved, and I have a full garage to work with now – will be blogged soon as well). Lately I was eyeing some Delta AP400 machines that float on craigslist once in a while for very attract...

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I FINALLY BOUGHT A TABLESAW! :-D #2: Today is a very sad, sad day.... :-(

04-16-2008 11:29 PM by Mark D. | 6 comments »

I just called Jet to get a more definite delivery date so I could shuffle my work week around to take a day off to receive the shipment… I got some sad news. The Deluxe XACTA Saws are back ordered until early to mid June :-( The dust collector is back ordered until mid to late May… Looks like I’m in a long line to get these guys, I even tried to see if upgrading to a 5hp 1phase unit would speed up the process but to no avail. The saw blade and dust collection hose will a...

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Jet 18 inch Bandsaw (Baby!)

02-03-2008 02:38 PM by designerboy | 13 comments »

FIRST BLOG ever, so bear with me… Well This week (tues 5/2/08) I will be collecting my new Jet 18 inch Bandsaw. I have a close friend that made a great spot on a spec sheet that I thought I shouldpass on (if your‘re not learning, what is the point!).I always go the way of bigger is better (ie more capacity/power and I will then notreach the tools limits which means I will have these tools for at least my lifetime.)something I picked up from my old man, anyway… But I learn...

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