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|7 days ago||
Custom Made Accessory - want to guess what it's for? - 18 replies
I’ve been trying to solve a nagging accuracy problem in our crating department. After looking into several options a customer of ours showed me their solution, and this is my modification of their design. I’m ordering 1” bar stock and am going to make it on our tool room lathe and milling machine as soon as it arrives. ...
|87 days ago||
Shop vac tip - 24 replies
I’ve been using the same old shop vac with an accessory HEPA filter (or at least that’s what they call it) for close to 15 years, and aside from replacing a switch, it’s always done just what it’s supposed to do?...sucked! I hook it up to both my belt sander and ROS, and though it’s no Festool dust extractor, it...
|136 days ago||
Ghosts in the machine?? - 13 replies
I think I have a ghost in my shop…. and it’s possessing my old Milwaukee 10” SCMS. The saw is ~16 years old and has been used pretty hard over the years (it definately doesn’t really owe me anything). After several years, the electric motor brake stopped working…. which wasn’t that big of a deal. Th...
|147 days ago||
is French Polish right for this application. - 18 replies
I’m working on an oak rendition of the NYWS blanket chest and I have oak stock that I milled from different logs, with some material lighter (less reddish). I have my top done, and my rail and style stock cut, all from the more reddish red oak. I finished the top with Cherry tinted Danish Oil and it came out great, with a very rich to...
|148 days ago||
I’ve spent some long days at work recently working on a new upcut saw installation. We just purchased two new saws (one new from the OEM and the other at auction) which are both equipped with a Tiger Stop. This is a generic pic off of there web site. Ours is set up for right hand operation This fence system is really a treat...
|185 days ago||
JPW over Danish - 10 replies
JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??
|259 days ago||
ext. wing w/ router table design??? - 7 replies
I’m at the point in my TS rehab project that I need to make a new ext. wing…. All that’s really salvageable from the existing one is the the legs and leveling feet. I have a Rockler router plate and intend to make the ext. wing double as a router table. One think I don’t like about most of these I see is that t...
|267 days ago||
worste smelling finishing product?? - 8 replies
My vote is for Cuprinol…. We had to preservative treat some crates iaw. an old mil. spec. and cleared a 9,000 s.f. building of 15 woodworkers (I’m using that term loosely) within a minute of opening the cans. P U ! No one bothered to read the can that day…. NIOSH mask to the rescue. What’s the worst smelling...
|269 days ago||
T-track in new Biesemyer fence facing??? - 14 replies
As part of my ongoing TS re-hab, I’ll be putting new facings on the Biesemeyer fence. I’ll be making them myself and would use 1/2” birch plywood with a laminate surface if I wanted to be an exact match…. but my old TS (a later model 113 series Craftsman), has extruded slots in the side and top of the Aluminum fence, ...
|274 days ago||
move TS cab. in one piece or do it in pieces? - 9 replies
I’m rehabbing an old Jet 3HP cabinet saw and need to get it from my barn to the basement. I’ve already taken the top, ext. wings and motor down, and now I have to move the cabinet. Option 1. take the trunnion brakets off and attempt to unbolt the trunnion brackets from the cabinet and then move the trunnion assembly by hand as...
|339 days ago||
Band saw alignment - 10 replies
After shredding my top rubber tire on my 14” Jet, I ordered a pair of urethane replacement tires from Sulfur Grove. Tires are just a 1/32” or so wider than factory rubber tires. But after being stretched and conforming to the hump, I was able to get the edges tucked in all the way around, and the I rolled a dowel around between t...
|345 days ago||
Band saw tire errupted. - 7 replies
I’ve had a 14” Jet bandsaw for years. I recently put a 1/2” Timberwolf blade on, and went through the complete alignment procedure and cleaned the tires. Everything has been great since then and the saw has been cutting better than ever. I don’t use the saw that much, so I releave the blade tension after I’m do...
|386 days ago||
CNC routing Corian - 0 replies
Our millwork shop jobs out some of the more difficult Corian fab. But for this job they asked if I could take a crack at it on the CNC. First step was to research cutters…. and fortunatley the Onsrud ‘O’ flute (63-700 serease), which we use for ABS and HDPE plastic is also recommended for solid surface routing. So we loade...
|472 days ago||
Saw a REALLY good concert this weekend. - 6 replies
Took my wife to see the Doobie Bros and Chicago for her birthday. Apparently they’ve been touring together for the last couple years and let me tell you, these guys are putting on an awesome show. They’re not spring chickens, but there must be something good in the water, because they’re getting better with age! We’...
|475 days ago||
Red Alert... smoking deal at Rockler - 15 replies
click here Their blue aluminum router table plates are on sale for $29 with free shipping…
|483 days ago||
Shop Clock / Happy Meter - 8 replies
In my father’s day, soldiers and sailors came back from their expeditions with “war prizes” (German Lugers, Japanese Katana, battle flags, etc…) But aside from catching the clap in Subic Bay (for the record, I’ve never been there), modern day sailors have few such opportinities. So when I traveled to Moscow, I cou...
|527 days ago||
who wears gloves in the woodshop - 50 replies
I always wear the knit gloves dipped in rubber when I’m swinging a chain saw and splitting wood, or doing landscaping outside. But The conventional wisdom I’ve always heard is not to wear loose fitting clothes, long sleeves or gloves when using machinery…. and that’s what we preach at work… so I don’t wear ...
|530 days ago||
face frame question - 11 replies
I’m ready to face frame my bench project… shown here and the styles will be rather narrow (~1-1/4”)... so I’m looking for a recomendation whether or not I should 1. join them to the rails with FF biscuits (using the tiny cutter that comes with the PC router) or… 2. pocket screw them… and if so...
|535 days ago||
Biesemyer fence repair - 6 replies
My “new to me” , but very old Jet CTAS10 has Jet/Biesemyer fence that needs some TLC. Mainly, the facings are toast…. So I’m looking for suggestions for replacement ideas….. UHMW? Laminated plywood? Something with a T-track set into it? Looking for a “better than stock” idea for replac...
|540 days ago||
The world of pallets... - 36 replies
My hat is off to you guys who put the time and energy into reclaiming pallet lumber. Since there seems to be a lot of interest in pallets on the boards and I work for a company that has both a new pallet manufacturing and a pallet recycling operation, I thought I’d share a few tidbits that the crew may find interesting. There is an e...