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Restoration of radial arm saw - Montogomery Wards TCP 2610E

05-10-2018 03:58 AM by KTNC | 11 comments »

4/17/2018 Purchased for $20 – craigslist I already have one fully functional Craftsman radial arm saw and a DeWalt that I plan to restore later. Why buy this Montgomery Wards saw? I’ve been wanting one ever since I found out it has an extra deep cut depth and it has a 20,000 RPM spindle. I brought it home in the Subaru Outback. I had to remove the saw from the stand and disassemble the stand to get it to fit. The seller helped me get it into the car. It’s mis...

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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #2: Outside and Inside Corners - Crown Moulding

05-06-2018 10:15 PM by KTNC | 0 comments »

5/6/2018 Reference: Part 1 of this blog series – The Broken Fence Method The broken fence method for making compound miters that I described in Part 1, creates only inside corners. That is what you need for picture frames and similar projects. If you want to add moulding to the top of an armoire or install crown moulding at the wall/ceiling juncture of your house you also need to make outside corners. This post explains how to use a modified positioner (see the reference a...

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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #1: The Broken fence method

04-27-2018 04:58 AM by KTNC | 2 comments »

4/26/2018 Reference: How to Master the Radial Arm Saw by Wally Kunkel (aka Mr. Sawdust) chapter 4 pages 69 to 79 I am planning a furniture project that includes a feature like a fireplace mantel. This motivated me to learn how to do compound miters on my radial arm saw. On the internet, I found plenty of information on how to do this with a miter (chop) saw but nothing on using a radial arm saw. I found information in the Mr. Sawdust book referenced above and also in a book by R.J. ...

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DeWalt GWI Rebuild #1: Smoking motor?

10-04-2017 01:49 AM by _Byron_ | 2 comments »

So this is what I’m starting with, a DeWalt GWI, 1.5HP motor. Powers up with a bit of chatter in the relay, but nothing too bad. Spins smooth as silk. Until… Smoke, oh no. After a few seconds a bit of smoke starts to emerge from the armature. It still spins strong and the breakers haven’t blown, so hopefully it’s not too bad. First task, get it open. Getting the front of the case open wasn’t too difficult, a little bit of wiggling and it was ...

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Bye gone Era #1: The Radial Arm saw, the unsung hero

10-12-2015 12:24 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 4 comments »

I remember growing up as a kid, walking into my uncle’s wood shop, the fresh smell of sawdust in the air, the beautiful sound of his radial arm saw cutting through a piece of lumber, the versatility of this wonderful machine, there wasn’t a single thing this saw couldn’t do. Every piece of moulding in my Uncle’s house was made on that saw, every door frame he built, he used his radial arm saw, he ripped with it, he cross cutted with it, he did all his dadoes and rabbet...

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Tools #5: Radial Arm Saw base from filing cabinets.

03-19-2014 11:46 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...

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Flip Table #3: Fixing the Base and Adding Support

01-18-2014 11:00 PM by hjt | 3 comments »

This is phase 2B In my previous post, I found that the frame and the table were not square and therefore the table would hit the frame when flipping. I tried to simply push the frame open a little, but the issue was too severe. Back to square one. To square the frame to the table I used clamps and washers. I’m sure there’s a better way to determine the correct angles but since I do not know how, I simply did the WAG…. Wild Ass Guess! This is what I did, I simply put the woo...

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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

11-27-2013 03:36 AM by hjt | 7 comments »

Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as hi...

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Radial Arm Saw #1: New Table for my Radial Arm Saw

11-14-2013 11:00 PM by hjt | 12 comments »

This saw was my dad’s pride and joy. It a B&D DeWalt R1350 built in 1968. The family gave it and many other woodworking tools to me when he died several years ago. I tuned it up and put a simple table on it back then (2009.) I reassembled and built wheels on the stand. Some say don’t use WD40 – use liquid graffite. After I got all done, I read another book the said, never use liquid graffite – ONLY use WD40. The sign “2nd table” I scraped...

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Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #1: Introduction

11-13-2013 12:32 AM by FaTToaD | 6 comments »

Hello all LumberJocks! As promised in my Gloat to End all Gloats post, I’m starting a blog series dedicated to discovering, moving in, and setting up the dedicated shop we got as part of our recent home purchase. I plan to put several types of posts under this one series, which will range from discovering the new tools to setting up the shop and making it my own. I’d like to start by letting y’all know we closed on the house on Friday afternoon, so we have spent all weekend clean...

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