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    Norm for president! Bet he could build a better...

    Norm for president! Bet he could build a better country than Obama.
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    Oliver wood lathe question

    273387273388I have recently purchased this lathe, which I think to be a Oliver. Anybody know what the yellow bar mounted on the headstock is for?
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    Thanks for the info. It really is a 13", when I...

    Thanks for the info. It really is a 13", when I first saw it I thought it was a 15", but it wasn't .
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    Planer question

    I have recently purchased a Rockwell Invicta 13" planer, and would like to know if any one out there knows what kind of oil to use for the gear box. Thanks
  5. Powermatic parts, I know they're out there, but where?

    I recently bought a PM81 "20 band saw that is in rough shape, and I can't save the upper door. The metal has been stretched so that it now has a bow that just springs back out when I try to pound it...
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    Nice, PS Wood scroll saws go for $700-$800 new.

    Nice, PS Wood scroll saws go for $700-$800 new.
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    4, a fixed base(pc), a plunge(pc), a trim(freud),...

    4, a fixed base(pc), a plunge(pc), a trim(freud), another plunge in the router table( freud), and I use them all.
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    Nice score! I never heard of Scrollmate, but it...

    Nice score! I never heard of Scrollmate, but it looks like a Hegner copy, or a PS Wood, which are both very good saws. You got a pretty nice shop there, but I think you need a bigger lathe, just...
  9. They excepted my bid, the saw is mine and...

    They excepted my bid, the saw is mine and hopefully coming home with me on Friday. Now that you guys talked me into getting it, who wants to help? Hello....guys?......whats with all the crickets in...
  10. Thanks, all your advice has persuaded me to go...

    Thanks, all your advice has persuaded me to go for it.
  11. Thanks, that's a good idea, is was going to have...

    Thanks, that's a good idea, is was going to have it loaded on standing up, strap it in, drive it home and take it off with a cherry picker, but I like your idea better.
  12. Its not in that bad of shape, the craftsman was...

    Its not in that bad of shape, the craftsman was in worse shape when I got it. As for the foot print, I've done some measuring and I wont be losing that much useable space. As for selling the...
  13. I'm happy with the 18", othere than the fact it's...

    I'm happy with the 18", othere than the fact it's a craftsman, but the Powermatic makes it look pretty chinsey, and it's in my price range.
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    Got it! This thing is awesome. Its got to be made...

    Got it! This thing is awesome. Its got to be made out of the same metal as Thors hammer. Far better than the Grizzly. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the refurb, I'll post pics when I'm done, thanks...
  15. Bandsaw dilema: To powermatic or not to Powermatic?

    Question 1:I have an opportunity to get a Powermatic model 81 20" bandsaw for under $500, it needs some cosmetic repairs (dents, paint), otherwise seems to be in functional shape. I would have to...
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    Thanks for the input y'all, if its still...

    Thanks for the input y'all, if its still available at the end of the month I'll definitely get it. Its a 20" by the way, which I'm ok with, I would like a 26", but 20" is ok. I currently have a 22"...
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    Yeah! Its a good deal! I pay that much for...

    Yeah! Its a good deal! I pay that much for poplar. I'm jealous.
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    Rbi hawk: Are they worth the hype?

    I've got a guy willing to sell me an Rbi Hawk 220 for $225 at the end of the month, if it doesn't sell for his current asking price of $400. Its in perfect condition, not even a scratch. Anybody have...
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    The aluminum wheels can warp if over heated.

    The aluminum wheels can warp if over heated.
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    I already put in my bid, I've dealt with these...

    I already put in my bid, I've dealt with these guys before and feel pretty confident I will get it. I will know for sure tomorrow. Thanks for the info.
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    Timberwolf and bad welds is very true. Lenox &...

    Timberwolf and bad welds is very true. Lenox & Starrett make very good blades, and they don't cost that much more than a timberwolf blade.
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    Yeah a little. To where the crown is just behind...

    Yeah a little. To where the crown is just behind the gullet. Dont mess with your wheels to make them co-plainer,I have in the past, got my wheels perfectly co- plainer, and had trouble with tracking...
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    Adjust the tracking to where the gullet rides...

    Adjust the tracking to where the gullet rides just a fuzz forward of the crown, this will give better support for the teeth, and tension just until the blade stops fluttering. As for blade size, you...
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    Drill press dilema

    I have an opportunity to get a Powermatic 1150 for around $120. I know they're highly sought after by woodworkers. It needs some TLC (a paint job for sure, a motor swap, and a switch). I already have...
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    Bill Pentz.com will answer any dust collection...

    Bill Pentz.com will answer any dust collection question you have, the guy is like the Nichola Tesla of dust collection.
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