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Project by Rich99 posted 09-19-2009 04:39 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A neighbor was renovating an old house and need a corbel to add to the other six that were on the house. I used a 2×12”, traced it, and gave my little 3-wheel 50-year old craftsman band saw a real workout. I was the first time I really fired it up, other than a few crosscuts on tiny wood model parts. Came out pretty good, eh?

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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#1 posted 09-19-2009 07:57 AM

Yup, it did :-)) By the way, Welcome aboard!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 09:49 AM

thanks, topamax…

these corbel are severalyears old now, and since then i did the two poppy tables and a few other projects.

well, that old band saw always hyad quite a vibration and the blade didn’t tracks very well, so i used a fine tuning tool (tack hammer) to straighten out the drive pulley which was 3/8” or so out of square to its’ axle. that made it worse, to the point that i broke 3 blades in a week thinking i got it right.

so i took the axle/pulley out and brought it to Leighton Precision Machining in the next town over, and he put it in a humongous lathe and straightened it within 2 minutes! five bucks. the pulley was just ‘pot metal’ and he knew just how much he could lean on it.

today i went to home depot and sears for a blade… it’s 62” and no one carries them – youl’d think sears would, since it’s a craftsman (albeit a 1930-something model).

anyway, thanks for the welcome… this is a good place. —-rich

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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