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Projects, the backstories #5: Open form in oak, the video(s)

03-26-2014 02:58 AM by PASs | 6 comments »

Uploading some videos of the project so far to Google+ As of posting time two videos are uploaded and six more are in que.

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Projects, the backstories #3: Open form in oak, day 2, oops day 1 (part deaux) and day 2

03-25-2014 08:41 PM by PASs | 6 comments »

I didn’t want the first entry to be too long, it was War and Peace just for day 1. So, here’s the rest of day 1 followed by day 2.It’s really just hollowing mostly…hollowing, hollowing, and more hollowing.I stopped the first entry at 9:06 p.m. at about 2 inches depth.9:14 p.m. It’s not brain surgery…a long handled, a study tool rest, wood hitting the cutter head, me hanging on the back of the handle. Down to 4 inches in 8 minutes. The Sovereign can r...

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Projects, the backstories #2: Open form in oak, day 1

03-25-2014 06:31 PM by PASs | 7 comments »

Seth (my daughter’s boyfriend) does yard work for spending money and got some oak logs for me (about 4,000 pounds worth).I decided to try an open form with a (small) piece of it.Since it was green it was heavier than I wanted to try lifting onto the lathe. Besides that’s why I have a chain hoist and trolley. Seth was doing the hoisting…lots of pulling to bring it up…but he’s young. Initial mount to the headstock is a 4” faceplate, the biggest I’...

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Small Wood Project #5: Pyramid Puzzle!

01-31-2014 11:41 PM by Austin DenHerder | 4 comments »

A Great Weekend woodworking Project! The Wood Pyramid Puzzle Try this one one you will get all kinds of people trying to figure out this Mind Blower!!!Check out this video you will love it!Mess with your friend this weekend and see if they can build this during the super bowl!CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO AND SEE!!! http://youtu.be/727X3O8kyUE

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Powermatic 3520b #1: Remote controller modification

12-07-2013 05:21 AM by PASs | 5 comments »

Powermatic 3520b Motor Controls Rewire I got my Powermatic a couple years ago.As I was researching its features I came across an article about removing the entire motor controller panel and putting it into a switchbox.I like that Idea much better than the factory on/off remote option. After a year and a half I finally got around to doing the job.Since a picture is worth a thousand words I decided to photo-archive the job.Also it’s easier than writing down which wire goes where.The...

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Review of the Powermatic PM1500 15 inch Bandsaw

03-31-2013 05:36 PM by Marty Backe | 42 comments »

In this video, I review the new Powermatic 15 inch bandsaw. I recently upgraded from my 14 inch Delta 1HP bandsaw. I was originally considering an 18 inch bandsaw until I heard about the Powermatic offering. I liked the idea of the resaw capacity of a larger bandsaw, but the compactness of this 15 inch. The two bandsaws are shown side-by-side, and then I show the various features of the new saw. There’s a lot to like about this new Powermatic offering, but I also don’t shy a...

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Safety (or the lack thereof) #1: Rule #3, if your lathe has a safety shield and you can use it....DO!!!

01-14-2013 05:06 AM by PASs | 8 comments »

My wife, who loves me more than I deserve, let me get a new lathe a few months ago. A Powermatic 3520b.I love this lathe, especially better than the old Craftsman tube-types I had. Anyway, I’ve flung a few pieces of wood off the lathes over the past 40+ years, and I’m always conscious to keep my face shield/mask/goggles in place (unless I forget in the heat of the moment.)But the safety cage just looked better holding a couple of worklights than down in its intended position. ...

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goodbye to an old freind

12-03-2012 02:25 PM by randyb | 3 comments »

Last month I had to say goodbye to my restored 1960’s Powermatic model 66 table saw. It was my dream saw with a Excalibur sliding table, as the old Rush song said from a better thanish time. I spent a lot of time on putting this old saw back to work. I bolted it to the floor, and tried to “dust proof” it. As I was sitting in my shop looking at all of the things I planned on selling to clear out my shelves and make some room. The Excalibur sliding table was huge!!! and took a...

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My New Tool: 15 inch Powermatic Byrd Helix Head Planer

04-13-2012 09:54 AM by Boxguy | 3 comments »

After 30 years of using my trusty Makita 400mm planer, I took the plunge and invested most of my hard-earned box profits from the past year in a new Powermatic 15 inch planer. I found that it was a good day to own a 35 horse Kabota tractor with a pallet forks since this gold beauty comes with 500 pounds of love. Quick lessons: When installing the cast iron wings. Attach the center bolt with the wing upside down and then spin it to attach the other two bolts. Put in the set screws...

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Powermatic 45 Lathe #3: Stand painted, started Putting it all back together.

03-17-2011 06:48 PM by stevengaletodd | 4 comments »

The stand is now painted, it did take a little work to get it cleaned up. I used SoyGel on the old finish that was caked on. I put it on and let it sit for 30 minutes and the old finish scraped right off. I was also able to find a could missing pieces that I needed for the tool rest. I’m getting ready to put the lathe back on the stand. Here is a picture of the tool rest before I put it together. I also got the head stock assembly put back together. It cost me about $...

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