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    Patrick Walsh

    Vintage Martin T75 restoration

    Thread Starter: Patrick Walsh

    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

    Last Post By: Martin Wasner Today, 9:31 PM Go to last post
    Ole Anderson

    The Tips and Tricks Thread

    Thread Starter: Ole Anderson

    OK, let's see if this gets legs. Some time ago I asked (in the Forum Tech Support forum which apparently almost no one reads) if we could have a separate forum dedicated to workshop tips and tricks. Well that didn't go anywhere, so why not just have a thread dedicated to your ideas around the...

    Last Post By: Bill Carey Today, 3:33 PM Go to last post
    Ken Fitzgerald

    Bench chisels?

    Thread Starter: Ken Fitzgerald

    The current chisels I am using I bought over 30 years ago in a hardware store in a Chicago suburb. I'm in the market for a new set of bench chisels. I can't justify a really expensive set but would like to have some reasonable quality chisels. I'm not a hand tool expert so I'd like some opinions on...

    Last Post By: Mike Henderson Today, 4:31 PM Go to last post
    Mike Kees

    adjustable groovers for shapers-which ones ?

    Thread Starter: Mike Kees

    What I have figured out. Most I have seen have the two part design with "registration pins" in the center section where one installs shims to vary the thickness. They all seem about the same. Question is any brand noticeably better than others ? Do most of these use generic insert cutters available...

    Last Post By: Taylor Buckalew Today, 5:13 PM Go to last post
    Kris Cook

    Question on new (to us) home and shop space

    Thread Starter: Kris Cook

    I currently have my shop in a two-car garage. While I don't necessarily use both bays of the garage solely for wood working; for me the footprint of one bay is not adequate space to efficiently work. We are down-sizing and have just purchased a 100-year old house north of where we live now. The...

    Last Post By: Kris Cook Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
    John Halsted

    VFD For 3 Phase Equipment, not just motor

    Thread Starter: John Halsted

    I'm looking at a Felder AD941 that is a 3-phase machine. I'm wondering if I can just put a VFD in front of the whole machine, or if VFD's are really only designed for handling one motor. The machine has peripheral electronics like the power planer bed height and digital readout. I do not know if...

    Last Post By: David Atterbury Today, 3:20 PM Go to last post