|Forum topic by wbrisett||posted 63 days ago||416 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
63 days ago
To be honest with you, I’m a bit embarrassed but at the same time maybe it’s a sign that I really need to cleanup my shop.
While on the hunt for my studfinder, I started digging deep in the layers of things in one corner of my shop. Under the dozens newspapers that I keep for spreading out on my workbench when I’m spraying adhesive for scrolling projects, I discovered a Delta tenon jig that I had purchased at some Woodcraft sale, taken out of the box, and set aside while I worked on other projects. Over the past eight years stuff has been stacked on top of it, dust and wood chips have hidden it, but finally this weekend it was rediscovered.
Of course there were issues. Primarily the Cosmoline had dried up and the thing was a mess. After a two hour clean up with lacquer thiner and a toothbrush, then a generous amount of renaissance wax, it was ready to really assemble. Next came trying to find the directions… came up short there, but in the age of computers, Delta’s website came to the rescue with the directions… although after putting it together, I discovered that since I had a left tilt saw, I needed to pretty much disassemble it again to set it up for left tilt saws. In a way this was good because I was able to get to some of the Cosmoline that had gotten stuck in crevices I couldn’t get to during the cleanup phase.
Did a the alignment of the jig and called it a night. Still can’t believe that I had that jig sitting…erm… buried… in my shop for eight years! What an idiot.