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    Thanks, glad you could enjoy Thanksgiving in...

    Thanks, glad you could enjoy Thanksgiving in Canada.

    The weather is beautiful, and you'll be able to enjoy a second thanksgiving next month at home.........Regards, Rod
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    I now feel like an antique myself. A couple of...

    I now feel like an antique myself.

    A couple of months ago I walked up to a door and a nice woman held it open.

    I immediately assumed someone elderly was approaching and stepped aside for them....
  3. Sounds like good progress Dennis. Diann and I...

    Sounds like good progress Dennis.

    Diann and I went to Ottawa for my 30 year award at work.

    We had a great trip......Rod
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    If I was purchasing a band saw, I would want a...

    If I was purchasing a band saw, I would want a brake/
  5. I would stick to standard belts. Go to any...

    I would stick to standard belts.

    Go to any local power transmission supplier, they will have quality belts.

    I wouldn't worry about a matched set, not required for such a low powered...
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    I agree completely with Mike. If you have the...

    I agree completely with Mike.

    If you have the aptitude for university in a field that will provide you with a good career path, it's the best choice.

    If you head into a trade, pick one that you...
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    Ha Greg, that's funny. We all get to that...

    Ha Greg, that's funny.

    We all get to that stage........Rod.
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    As you're aware, FS Tools is a tooling...

    As you're aware, FS Tools is a tooling manufacturer. Their work is great and prices are very reasonable, and they're a 10 minute drive from me.

    It doesn't get any better than that for...
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    I use FS Tools in Markham to bore shaper cutters....

    I use FS Tools in Markham to bore shaper cutters.

    About $30 each and they're perfect............Regards, Rod.
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    The largest cutter I have is a 200mm tenon...

    The largest cutter I have is a 200mm tenon cutter.................Regards, Rod.
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    I own a Hammer tilting spindle shaper however...

    I own a Hammer tilting spindle shaper however it's 4 HP.

    I've used a Felder tilting spindle shaper in that power range. No dislikes.....Rod
  12. Hi, in my opinion the best bang for your buck...

    Hi, in my opinion the best bang for your buck would be a used 12" jointer/planer.

    Regards, Rod.
  13. My experience with electric motors is that if...

    My experience with electric motors is that if they didn't bring the leads out, there aren't any leads.

    The winding wires would be probably be soldered or use a compression connector so you cannot...
  14. It's hard to tell however you would need at 4...

    It's hard to tell however you would need at 4 leads coming out of the motor in addition to the capacitor leads for it to be reversible.

    From what I can see, your motor is not reversible.

    If the...
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    Hi Andy, I only make Shaker style doors. I use...

    Hi Andy, I only make Shaker style doors.

    I use an adjustable Grover for the groove and a larger adjustable Grover with the cutters flipped over with a spacer inside to cut both cheeks of the tenon...
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    Sorry to hear that Thomas, we've all done that. ...

    Sorry to hear that Thomas, we've all done that.

    I call it "artisanal firewood" when I do that............Rod.
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    Very nice Dennis, please pass my congratulations...

    Very nice Dennis, please pass my congratulations on to your son.

    I hosted a format saw and shaper seminar on Saturday at Felder, Sunday I drove to Montreal for work with a stop in Ottawa so we...
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    A shaper is an extremely versatile and safe...

    A shaper is an extremely versatile and safe machine, if used with proper tooling and guards.

    I just hosted a Felder shaper seminar last Saturday, it's always an eye opener for people new to the...
  19. Spent money on good dust collection Buy...

    Spent money on good dust collection

    Buy combination machines sooner

    Regards, Rod.
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    Yes, it's heated and bent all the time. I...

    Yes, it's heated and bent all the time.

    I would never use it inside a building, it sags between hangers, looks like yuk to me...............Rod.
  21. I tried it once, it was pretty funny. After...

    I tried it once, it was pretty funny.

    After that I used a hand plane.............Regards, Rod.
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    Edward, that's only true if the insulation is...

    Edward, that's only true if the insulation is rated for use in wet areas.

    For example where I live T90 is not allowed in wet locations..............Rod.
  23. Agreed, I have a saw with a cast iron top, an...

    Agreed, I have a saw with a cast iron top, an aluminum sliding table, and a steel extension table.

    Material optimization for performance requirements and cost............Rod.
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    Hi Jeff, 14/3 flexible cord has a current rating...

    Hi Jeff, 14/3 flexible cord has a current rating of 18 amperes, far in excess of the 8 amperes full load of your saw.

    That's what I would use as an extension cord, or to replace the original cord...
  25. I always give used machinery a thourough...

    I always give used machinery a thourough inspection, including ground resistance and insulation resistance testing.

    As others have said, you find a lot of issues with older equipment.........Rod.
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