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    I had an old 10 Delta Homecraft bandsaw that was...

    I had an old 10 Delta Homecraft bandsaw that was well built and ran nice but I sold it after finding a 14 Walker Turner to restore. Older Craftsman models are well made too. Actually you really...
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    Template Material Suggestions

    Im looking for some advice. I need to make three large templates. Each one is about 2 x 5. The template will be laid on thin steel and traced around. It might be used several times at first and...
  3. Id buy a VFD and use that until I got the RPC...

    Id buy a VFD and use that until I got the RPC going then sell the VFD on eBay when youre done with it. Think of it as renting a VFD until you can afford the rotary phase converter. It will be much...
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    Ideal DMT Dia-Sharp set-up?

    I came across a fair deal recently and picked up four DMT Dia-Sharp stones and a veritas mk.11 for $200. The stones are 8 x 3 and come in Course (325), Fine (600), Extra Fine (1200) and Extra Extra...
  5. I read an article once that said these scams were...

    I read an article once that said these scams were written poorly on purpose. The idea is that a better letter would have more people interested and it would be difficult for the scammers to screen...
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    I spent years peeling boards down 1/32 to 1/16...

    I spent years peeling boards down 1/32 to 1/16 at a time with my lunchbox planer. I recently upgraded to a 15 G0453 with a Byrd head and dont miss that noisy, slow, screaming box. The Grizzly...
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    I just bought a TECO Westinghouse L510 from Wolf...

    I just bought a TECO Westinghouse L510 from Wolf Automation for $138. It was pretty straight forward to wire up after watching a couple you tube videos. The basic setup is pretty straight forward but...
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    From what Ive read, cabinet, hybrid, portable,...

    From what Ive read, cabinet, hybrid, portable, etc are all marketing terms and not particularly useful. Ive seen an old ad featuring a table saw weighing several hundred pounds with an equally heavy...
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    My mid 80s PM 66 has a 5 hp single phase motor...

    My mid 80s PM 66 has a 5 hp single phase motor and its always waiting on me rather than me slowing my feed rate. Id spring for the 5hp if its not a problem. You wont ever Get an opportunity to...
  10. Anyone else use a carpet straight edge?

    About a year ago, I met a wonderful jack of all trades who was retiring and selling his tools. This turned into about two evenings of stories and tips from a pro. One thing he introduced me to was a...
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    My advice would be to spring for ball bearing...

    My advice would be to spring for ball bearing slides. That might be enough of a minimum standard to weed out some of the cheaper boxes.

    My dads been a mechanic for 40 years. His tool box is from...
  12. I recently had to make a bunch of dados on on a...

    I recently had to make a bunch of dados on on a pair of ten foot 4x6s. They were shallower on the sides and deeper in the middle. I experimented a few ways and ended using a router on the thin dado...
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    My lathe (no MT taper, no name 500mm Chinese...

    My lathe (no MT taper, no name 500mm Chinese lathe) was the likeliest culprit. I added locktite to the headstock side of the mandrel then leveled out the lathe and just like that, I turned my first...
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    One thing I found on another site is misaligned...

    One thing I found on another site is misaligned centers can cause it to come loose. I definitely have that and mine are a 1/4 off when Im out the length of the mandrel and about a 1/16 when...
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    Pen Mandrel keeps coming loose

    I came across a deal the other day, 19.5 Lathe and a whole bunch of unopened pen blanks, parts, etc. According to the seller, it came from a guy who was going to try out turning and never started....
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    I went with 3/4 x 1/8 with a #8 countersink so...

    I went with 3/4 x 1/8 with a #8 countersink so I can screw them in place. The 11 degree angle is 3 over 26. They lean forward ok but the side to side motion was my primary concern. There is a lip...
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    Magnet choice for vertical plane storage

    Ive been building a wall cabinet for keeping my hand planes safe and stored together by my bench. I put a small lip at the bottom of the cabinet to hold the plane bottom in place. My cabinet has an...
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    Any Cold Weather Friendly Glues?

    My shop is currently 35 degrees and its about 20 outside. I normally use Titebond but it says glue and wood need to be over 50 degrees to work properly. Its easy enough to store the glue in the...
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    I prefer to paint the ends with old latex paint...

    I prefer to paint the ends with old latex paint since I always have some around and then I like to break it down on the bandsaw into dimensional lumber. It will dry faster this way too. Most lumber...
  20. Ive got some apple with very similar coloring....

    Ive got some apple with very similar coloring. It almost looked like bacon when I first cut it but dried more to look like that. Based on the other comments/guesses like plum and persimmon; Id say...
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    I can get chisels sharp without much trouble but...

    I can get chisels sharp without much trouble but Ive struggled with the kitchen knives myself. I like the design of this tool but have never tried one. I bet it works well. I have found a method...
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    I really liked my 10 Delta Homecraft if you can...

    I really liked my 10 Delta Homecraft if you can find one local. They are relatively inexpensive, heavy and well built. I eventually upgraded to a 14 Walker Turner but that little guy was nice.
  23. Its possible the wood wasnt dry. I have an end...

    Its possible the wood wasnt dry. I have an end table made of old air dryed walnut that was smooth at glue up but now has a bump at each glue line from continuing to dry/shrink in the climate...
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    I built 52 rails based on the VSCT design for a...

    I built 52 rails based on the VSCT design for a DURO table saw. The plans are great, easy to follow and the steel he recommends is better than the real Bessy set up on my Powermatic 66.

    To save...
  25. Looking for opinions on a Grizzly G0500?

    Im looking at a used G0500 8 jointer that was upgraded to a spiral cutterhead. The current owner is selling off his dads equipment and has very little information about it but a close up photo of...
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