|Workshop by justinwdemoss||posted 04-20-2011 11:50 PM||1253 reads||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Two “new” additions to the shop. This first is a C. Christensen workbench that was in bad shape. After degreasing, sanding, and a couple coats of shellac, its back to life.
Had to update the workshop page as the Delta Double Duty left the shop about a year ago. I got a Jet 1642 variable speed and sold the old delta off. It was a good lathe and a fun project.
The newest workshop project has been a repair and upgrade of the old Rockwell 14” band saw. Two weeks ago, the 3/4 hp GE motor died. Its not the original motor, but had a great deal of run time on it before I got it. I had thought about doing a full cosmetic rehab on the saw at this time, but its a working tool and I need it up and running in the shop ASAP. So…..here’s what happened.
1. I found a Farm Duty 1 1/2 hp motor at Tractor Supply on clearance. Doubling the saw’s hp.
2. I had a safety switch from Grizzly sitting around getting dusty and it replaced the light switch that was on the saw when I got it.
3. I was going to use a link belt but the new motor is so big that the link belt didn’t have enough room and rubbed against the belt guard and base.
4. For a year, a delta riser block kit had been sitting around my shop and it was time to increase the capacity to rough bowl blanks, plus the 1 1/2 hp motor will be more than enough to run the re-saw blades.
5. When I went to my locally owned woodworking store, I sadly found that they were closing. I got a great deal on a 105” blade and the store model Rockler band saw table/fence. Its discontinued but for the price and with everything except a throat plate (made from mdf) it had to come home.
6. I am waiting on a tensioning crank from amazon. The original works, but is short and a knuckle buster. This one will stick up above the top wheel cover.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
-- Justin in Loveland, OH