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156 days ago

Zero Clearance insert for Craftsman 113.29940 1972 Table saw - 7 replies

Let me begin by saying that I know that I could just make some up myself but I am at the point where I would rather spend a few dollars and skip that step and get right to a couple of furniture projects. I have restored Frankensaw. A 1972 Craftsman 10” table saw. If you are interested you can search the model number 113.29940 in the for...

252 days ago

Steel City 40615 long bed or Shop Fox W1745 Jointers - 7 replies

Let me begin by stating that I realize that I have not included pictures as I didn’t have my phone with me in the showroom. The local machinery sales store has a good selection of jointers and got rid of my bench top craftsman and am looking for a full size. I do not want to order online and pay shipping and deal with delivery so i am look...

357 days ago

Delta LA200 Midi Lathe Belt replacement - 3 replies

I am throwing this out to the web in an effort to help others who have the Delta LA200 or 46-250 midi lathes. These were produced by Delta before its sale and relaunching. Now, these two machines are supported by ereplacement.com and the belts are always back ordered and take weeks to get in. The stuff that is out on the web is getting dated as ...

544 days ago

Flex shaft sander - 11 replies

I have moved up to larger diameter bowls and have several that are now dry and ready to finish turn. With smaller bowls I have just used strips of sand paper held in my hand, but have been thinking about power sanding the larger bowls and have seen several videos promoting the idea and the finished look of power sanding. The problem is that I ha...

719 days ago

Jet 1642 Demo for sale - 23 replies

I was at my local woodworking store fantasizing over a Jet 1642 lathe (currently available for $2299.99 for the 1 1/2 hp 110v). The owner offered me the store demo model with less than 50 hours of run time, used only by store employees and well maintained. Jet will start the 5 year warranty upon my purchase. His price $1850. What do you all thin...

734 days ago

Jet 1236 or Delta 46-451 Lathe - 5 replies

Let me start by saying that I know that there are other forums and websites specifically for turning. However, most of those places are filled with well meaning people that own high end lathes and have larger bank accounts. You guys have given great insight in the past and I value your thoughts. I currently turn on the HF clone of the Jet 1018, ...

749 days ago

Molding knives used as turning tools - 1 reply

Has anyone seen or tried to use molding knives as lathe tools. I was looking at some of the scraping tools on the market, such as easy beaders, and thought their profile looked like a molding knife I have from an older craftsman molding knife set. I saw the following on eHow “according to “Decristoforo’s Complete Book of Power Tools.” The ...

753 days ago

Workbench Gloat - 20 replies

Scored a C. Christensen workbench from c-list earlier this week. It was in terrible shape, but I saw what they were going for on ebay (one sold last week for about $500). Now that one was in way better shape and larger, but I took a chance. The thing bad been sitting in a shed for almost two decades without use. Motor oil and grease had coated m...

756 days ago

Wood with soaked in petroleum - shellac? - 3 replies

I recently scored a C. Christenson Workbench on C-list, while all vises are in good working order and the cabinet base is solid, the top has had some combination of motor oil and grease soaking into it for a couple of decades. I removed the majority of the gunk, and the maple top is going to always have the stain, but I wanted to seal it so that...

869 days ago

Anyone ever try to work with drift wood? - 3 replies

I am always on the lookout for interesting, and free, stock for turning and was just thinking about the family beach vacation. Has anyone had any experience turning or otherwise working with drift wood? I would imagine that salt from the ocean water would be an issue. Additionally, there would be stability questions as with all “found̶...

1122 days ago

Lathe chuck for midi lathe? - 3 replies

I have been turning pens, tool handles, and spindles on a harbor freight 5 speed bench lathe that I got for Christmas this year and am very happy with the tool for the money. As I was warned, pens are not enough. I am now looking to turn smaller bowls and find myself looking for a chuck. I went to my local woodcraft and talked to a couple tur...

1196 days ago

repainting old tools - 8 replies

I have scored some gems from CList over the past year and have been working to rehab them (Dewalt MBF RAS from 1951, Craftsman TS from 1971, Rockwell 14in Band saw from 1956). I have checked some of the rehabs from OWWM and have seen some great ones here and I have two major questions. How do you repaint them to look so great? Just about everyon...

1205 days ago

Tool Gloat: Dust Collector - 1 reply

My latest CL find occurred yesterday. While checking-in online for my return flight from Spring Break vacation, I did a quick check of CL in Cincinnati, my hometown and destination, to see if anything good showed up. I found a posting for a 1996 Jet Dust Collector DC650 for $50. I made arrangements to go check it out. When I got back and drove t...

1220 days ago

Blower for shop-built air cleaner - 17 replies

I have been looking at several blogs and projects of other jocks and have decided I’m overdue to throw together a shop built air cleaner. I have seen that most folks use a blower from a furnace and I have a call in to a local guy who will get back to me on Monday. However, I did see one jock that used a small blower similar to an electric ...

1313 days ago

Is my table saw motor dead? - 40 replies

I have been rehabbing an old craftsman table saw 113.29940. So far I have replaced the switch with a paddle, added a link belt, and removed the rust. Today, while making some cuts in some 6/4 red gum, the saw tripped a breaker for the shop. After resetting the breaker I tried the saw again. The motor makes a loud buzzing noise, but does nothing ...

1316 days ago

Help! Craftsman Scroll Saw Model E82443 - 9 replies

I picked up a Craftsman scroll saw Model number E82443 at an estate sale as a package deal with some other more desirable tools. Now, I can’t find anything about this saw. It appears to be running fine, but as it did not have a blade, I do not know where to begin rehabbing this little 16 inch saw. It isn’t old enough to be on OWWM an...

1333 days ago

Children's blocks - finish - 1 reply

I am putting together a set of blocks for my kids for Christmas. Mostly Red Gum and Ipe scraps from the shop. Does anyone know what finish would be best. My girls are 1, 3, and 5 so I have to be very careful. Everything goes in the 1 year old’s mouth.

1335 days ago

Red Gum - 3 replies

My local Woodcraft (Cincinnati) is running its Black Friday special all this week (as are all Woodcraft’s I believe) and this store has a special buy on Red Gum. 6/4 for .99 a board foot. First off, is this a good price? Second, does anyone have experience with Red Gum? It is my understanding that it is the heart wood of the gum tree and s...

1349 days ago

Replacing a switch on a Craftsman 113 table saw - 7 replies

I am rehabbing a craftsman table saw 113.29940. The switch is all but totally shot and I want a paddle switch for safety. Tomorrow, this switch http://woodworker.com/onoff-switch-wstop-enclosure-mssu-140-066.asp?search=paddle%20switch&searchmode=2 will be arriving via UPS. Does anyone have experience wiring this find of thing. Right no...

1351 days ago

Osage Orange - 13 replies

Anyone know much about working Osage Orange? A buddy of mine that works as an urban forester in Cincinnati brought me a bunch of shorts for small projects. (They harvest it and bring in a portable sawmill from time to time and cut board feet.) I know the stuff is rock hard, but does anyone have experience with it? The shorts are bright yellow. I...

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