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08-06-2014 06:47 PM

Shopsmith headstock hard to slide - 9 replies

I bought an older shopsmith a few years back . I don’t think it always was this hard to move but it never slid easily in my opinion . Last night I cleaned the tubes with denatured alcohol and scotchbrite. Then I waxed them with car wax . I used a come along to pull the head back and forth and it got easier but still a little tight in the m...

07-09-2012 07:02 PM

Magazine storage in the shop - 15 replies

Hey , I need to take some or all of my magazines to my shop. Ive been buying them since the late 80’ s and have all but 3 or 4 I ever bought . I’ve bought small collections at antique stores and flea markets. I’m sure I have several hundred. Some are signed by the woodworkers I’ve been fortunate enough to meet. I hope my...

06-04-2012 04:25 PM

Orange bandsaw tires - 6 replies

I’ve put blue bandsaw tires on a 14” jet and they seem fine. I put orange tires on a 14” delta and they seems to have gotten loose just sitting. I haven’t used the saw in awhile and today I went to use it and it threw the blade , the lower tire came off and you can slide the other on the wheel. Anybody else had this trouble?

12-21-2011 04:22 AM

drum sander question - 8 replies

I’ve used wide belt sanders but the homemade ones don’t seem to have feed systems and I can’t figure out why they don’t throw the parts like a pitching machine. Anyone have experience? I’d like to build one if they work good.

10-03-2011 02:54 AM

dust collector / separater - 8 replies

I decided to build a dust separator for my shop vac . It works pretty good but alot of dust made it through to the filter. I bought a 2.5” hose and some plumbing parts at Lowes. It’s only a 5 gallon bucket. I routed a groove for the gasket and the lid is sucked tight during operation. It picks up small pieces of wood without cloggin...

09-20-2011 06:51 PM

radially laminated rings - 1 reply

I’ve made solid rings that are still intact but I would like to make a laminated ring. I’ve tried once before and could only loosely wind the strip of wood. Does anyone know of a fixture to hold the starting end as you wind it up? Just soak in plain water? Steam? I have 2 daughters, wife, nieces, etc. It would make fun presents if...

07-28-2011 12:24 PM

paying for advice - 106 replies

I’m not really complaining, I know people need to earn a living but I’ve noticed this,” I’ve met many blacksmiths through a friend and they always say” grab a piece of steel and we’ll make something ” always free. Every woodworker who has built one handplane becomes an authority and wants $125. A day to...

07-14-2011 12:17 PM

replacing Babbitt bearings - 10 replies

I bought a 36” S A Woods. Bandsaw. I think the shafts have too much play in them but I’m not familiar with a machine this old. I’ve seen articles in woodworking magazines before but I thought this may be a better place to start. Any help is appreciated. Jeff

07-06-2010 03:40 AM

Stanley 140 skew plane - 4 replies

I bought a stanley 140 skew plane today with no lever cap . Does anyone know where I might find one?

11-20-2009 02:19 PM

Quality handsaw - 5 replies

I am cutting some long tenons on a timberframe shed I’m building.I made a bowsaw from a bandsaw blade and it works pretty good. I wanted to sharpen a old handsaw to use and I did, works great. I wanted to know if anyone knew the name of a good handsaw I can find and sharpen for ripping?

10-27-2009 03:15 AM

purple heart finish - 2 replies

I made a spokeshave from purple heart and want to preserve the brightest color possible.I’ve seen a few other post but nothing definite, any ideas?

10-19-2009 03:03 PM

rigid heddle loom - 2 replies

Hey guys, My wife has recently been showing intrest in weaving. I would like to build her a loom, we looked at some 20”wide rigid heddle looms and they seem simple in design and I would like to build one but I can’t find plans anywhere I’ve looked. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the help. ...

08-21-2009 03:24 AM

White oak from sawmill /how best to dry - 3 replies

I picked up a couple dozen 5/4 white oak boards from a local sawmill , they are still green. Would it hurt if I rough cut out my project ( Morris chairs ) to speed up the drying process or just leave the boards whole stack , sticker, and wait? I usually build ladderback chairs with green lumber with good results .

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