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    I have a 70ís vintage 1150 with foot feed and...

    I have a 70ís vintage 1150 with foot feed and itís a little over 300 lbs. Powermaticís crated weights are up there, but I doubt that 1200 uncrated weighs 600 lbs. Was the weight in the manual crated?...
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    Pm sent ...

    Pm sent ...
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    CNC spindle dust collection boots have brush...

    CNC spindle dust collection boots have brush strips you can buy by the inch. Here's an example:

    https://buildyourcnc.com/item/strip-brush
  4. I took the original folding legs from my Unisaw...

    I took the original folding legs from my Unisaw extension table, welding them so they're fixed, then bought two additional legs from ebay and welded two adjustable feet to those. My table extension...
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    Did it come with the straight edge?

    Did it come with the straight edge?
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    As I said in the following thread, I made my own...

    As I said in the following thread, I made my own (cheaper and I've total control over parts selection, along with an inexpensive remote if replacement is needed - the Fosmon is $13.95 for the entire...
  7. Have you considered a butterfly (also dutchman)?...

    Have you considered a butterfly (also dutchman)?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_joint
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    I have a similar DC that I only use as a...

    I have a similar DC that I only use as a roll-about for convenience as my main DC is an Oneida (and I don't have a separator on my Delta). I threw away the top bag, as they are completely useless at...
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    Three years and counting with this technique on...

    Three years and counting with this technique on two machines with the same VFD, and no ill effects (also confirmed by the manufacturer as benign).
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    I've done this twice with two 3PH machines, and...

    I've done this twice with two 3PH machines, and switched the two 220V load lines that feed the input side of the VFD.
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    If you want more opinions from those who work on...

    If you want more opinions from those who work on clocks all the time, you might try asking here: https://mb.nawcc.org/

    In general, either Kieninger or Hermle. However, both will wear out and need...
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    My Peterson style bluebird houses were made of...

    My Peterson style bluebird houses were made of cedar from the BORG. They've been standing for 15 years, occupied every year and still solid.
  13. Thread: ShopSmith

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    I've owned an older one (60's vintage; I think...

    I've owned an older one (60's vintage; I think the Shopsmith folks call them Green Heads), and only had the bearings replaced by the local Phila. Shopsmith expert who used to work at the local...
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    Any idea what this tool is used for?

    A cabinet making shop auction yielded this interesting looking tool. No name or marking is on it. Any idea what it's for?

    419707

    419709

    419710

    419711
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    Andy, I've a similar vintage Unisaw but there...

    Andy, I've a similar vintage Unisaw but there isn't a contactor on it. Did you put the contactor on? What's the part number you used? Seems like a good safety feature.
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    I went through the same process and ended up...

    I went through the same process and ended up buying a 70's vintage Powermatic 141 for $650 to augment my Felder FB510. The older 141's are some of the best 14" bandsaws ever made.
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    I have an FB510 and it's fine for resawing (with...

    I have an FB510 and it's fine for resawing (with the right blade). I don't know anything about the Laguna, so I can't comment. I wouldn't put too much stock in the two dust ports on the Felder; it...
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    I use needle nose pliers; I should have been...

    I use needle nose pliers; I should have been clearer in my post.
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    I have an older 16/32. You're using the tool...

    I have an older 16/32. You're using the tool that Performax sent to lift the spring-loaded clip and lock it while inserting the paper end? I have to go back and forth a few times after getting the...
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    I also have a 380 and have resisted moving up to...

    I also have a 380 and have resisted moving up to a 20" because I rarely need greater than 15". I agree, changing knives is not fun but I don't do it often enough to be reminded about the nuisance of...
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    Greg, Is the following the Rikon you have? ...

    Greg,

    Is the following the Rikon you have? What CBN wheels did you put on, and which Tormek jigs do you use? I've steered clear of a Tormek due to price, but their jigs are nice. Thanks.
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    I have two of the following VFDs for two...

    I have two of the following VFDs for two three-phase machines: Powermatic 90 lathe, and a Powermatic disc/belt sander. Wiring was a breeze (I added a separate single-phase, 240V 20A circuit shared...
  23. Thread: remote

    by Jeff Ramsey
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    This is just one of the reasons (cost being the...

    This is just one of the reasons (cost being the other) why I made may own remote switch with a contactor and the Forsmon remote (they're cheap, and I don't have to worry about losing the remote...
  24. Thread: Sawdust

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    I know someone who used to make fire starter with...

    I know someone who used to make fire starter with it (not sure if he still does this). He had a cheap source of paraffin and he'd mix up a large bucket of sawdust with melted paraffin, and pack a...
  25. Thread: Lawn Weeds

    by Jeff Ramsey
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    It's yellow nutsedge and prosedge will get rid of...

    It's yellow nutsedge and prosedge will get rid of it (at least control it). Nutsedge is rhizomatous and stubborn, so pulling blade clumps is futile. I personally would never use glyphosate (aka...
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