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|7 days ago||
Table Saw Fence Options - 10 replies
I have a roughly 50 year old Craftsman contractors table saw. I have what I suspect is the original fence and I recently broke it. The eccentric cam on the locking lever broke so I can no longer tighten the fence. I have been interested in getting a different fence anyway so it worked out alright. My problem however is that it doesn’...
|141 days ago||
Lignum Vitae Bearings - 14 replies
On another forum, I saw that Lignum Vitae bearings have been used for over 100 years on things such as hydro turbines and ship propeller shafts. Has anyone had any experience using lignum vitae as a bearing? It is supposed to be a self lubricating wood. Since most of the uses I have seen tend to deal with parts in water, I wonder if it must...
|289 days ago||
Painting finished wood and laminate - 5 replies
I bought a very used old crappy desk that I would like to paint as an easy way to make it a little nicer. My last desk that I painted went poorly as the paint started peeling off almost immediately. I was told to get “Zinsser 1-2-3 primer” followed up by a latex paint. This apparently was not the right way to go. I do not want ...
|375 days ago||
2 HP motor on 110 Voltage - 5 replies
I just inherited my Grandad’s older Craftsman tablesaw. At some point he upgraded the motor to a 2 hp motor also from Craftsman. He had it wired for 220 but at my apartment garage I only have access to 110. The motor can be wired for 110 but has a big warning sticker saying it needs a 30 amp circuit to work. Oddly enough there is a 1...
|399 days ago||
Punky wood turning with old Craftsman tools - 13 replies
I have a big piece of Ambrosia Maple that I am working on turning into a bowl. It seems to be a little too rotten to turn very well. I am getting a lot of tearing as I am turning. I am sure there is a better way to stabilize it but will a mixture of water and an Elmers or Titebond glue work to stabilize it? I have an older Craftsman tube s...
|657 days ago||
Stainless Lathe Bed Question - 7 replies
This is my first post but I have been lurking for about 6 months so far. I am currently designing a substantial bowl and spindle lathe. Currently, it will have a 21” swing and about 48” between centers. The 21” dimension is to make the most out of my nova chuck and the 48 inch dimension is somewhat arbitrary and I figure i...