I just upgraded my 1960’s table saw to a SawStop. I have only made a few cuts with it; however, I realized I really missed something on my old table saw. I did a rip cut and was standing off to the right of the blade and held the board down. I then had to reach way over the far left end of the saw to turn it off. On my old saw, I had placed a large shutoff in the center, where I could easily shut if off with my knee. I got used to turning off the saw with my knee and could keep my ...
View on YouTube As we all know woodworking involves a lot of sanding, and that makes a lot of dust in the air. So yesterday I found an old extractor, it was from my growroom but still works. I made a box with joinery, painted the fan black and as usual gave it a mahogany finish, I think it makes a nice contrast, what do you think??
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After a battle with a head and chest cold and a woodworkers club meeting, I’m back working on the lathe. I found that at least someone is reading this blog. I heard from one of our Lumberjocks, Fred Borden, over the weekend. He has bought one of these little Delta jewels with trashed Reeves drives. Fred is persuing a little different tack on restoring his 46-715. I hope he will blog his journey and give us another option for these lathes. Well, I have to report Fred is a great guy...
After getting the switch installed in the top “drawer” area, I needed then to make two drawers below that, on the left hand side. I had two drawers that were part of an old entertainment unit that we threw out. I kept some parts including two drawers as well as drawer slides. The drawers were too wide for my router table: So, I taped the drawer slides into the cabinet and measured the width I would need for my drawers to fit: Then I cut the drawer, allowing for the side ...
I picked up a couple of switched magnets.I thought I would make a little video showing a few examples of the uses of them.I hope you enjoy it.Thanks for watching. !!
You’re motoringWhat’s your price for flightIn finding mister rightYou’ll be alright tonight My choices were between a single speed, 1/3 HP, 1750 RPM motor or a three speed, 1/4 HP, 1050 RPM motor. Wow, 3 speeds! The 1/3 has a very short shaft meaning I could only fit one pulley meaning I would have to slide the motor to each lathe pulley (or I could have used a jackshaft but I was too stupid to know it). The 1/4 has a longer shaft to fit a step pulley and did I mentio...
A good friend of mine lets me use his shop. One of the first things that I did was fashion a paddle for the On/Off switch. Here’s a general picture of the switch on his TS: Feel free to ignore that electrical tape holding the front cover on. :) Hey, it works. A hole is needed to access the ON switch without raising the paddle. And a finger joint type of hinge: A side view of how it was mounted underneath the table top. I began with a 2×4 screwed in place from the e...
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