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02-23-2017 08:34 PM

Market for working, complete Delta combo -- old! ?? - 11 replies

Anyone have insight or suggestions about selling a “Delta Specialty, Co.” combo machine—lathe+tablesaw+sander?? It’s being donated to our turning club, and I’m not finding any track record to judge how much we should try to sell it for. It’s clean, all works, and the accessories are there. I haven’t laid...

11-15-2015 04:40 AM

Gloat! AAW crew helps with fallen apple tree, so cool! - 10 replies

We had a very old, big (and neglected) apple tree go down Tuesday night. I belong to a local chapter of American Association of Woodturners, so I shot an email to the chapter president. End result was a crew of 5 valiant members trucking over here this morning and descending on the tree with great gusto. The three chainsaws got to buzzin̵...

11-07-2015 02:03 AM

Weird sign-in problems - 6 replies

Yesterday and today, I’ve had to sign in (unexpectedly, usually I stay signed in, between “sleep” sessions on my computer). When I discover I’m not signed in, I click on “Sign in” in the upper left, and instead of getting URL, I get something like this

10-18-2015 03:53 AM

Pellet Stove Heat: Anyone have one that's 6" exhaust? - 11 replies

We picked up an older Englander pellet stove last week for the shop, it has 6” outlet on top of the stove, to hook up to 6” stove pipe. The pipe will have to go straight up almost 8’ before it hooks to the box that goes through the ceiling/roof to the “chimney” that’s above roof (metal thing with cap). Does...

10-04-2015 08:58 PM

When you cannot get the blade parallel to the miter slot! - 6 replies

I’m starting this thread for members who, now or in the future, simply cannot seem to get their table saw blade parallel to the miter slot on a contractor saw or hybrid saw with table-mounted trunnions. If you’ve followed all of the directions in the numerous table saw tune-up articles and videos (such as this one ) and you’re...

09-15-2015 12:52 AM

Changing discs on older disc sander; convert to Velcro? - 6 replies

I have an older Craftsman belt/disc combo sander, 9” disc/6” belt. Have never changed the disc, LOL, but it needs it now! The platen (or whatever you call it) is really grody, needs to be cleaned. What’s the best thing to use to get the old gunk off? Also, is there any chance of converting it to hook-and-loop? Might be a s...

09-12-2015 12:45 AM

The sanding vortex... - 49 replies

Oh, man, I started looking at powered sanding options—angle drill-type arrangement with the small pads, probably 2” to start with. Holy Smokes! way too much to choose from, and not cheap. So, I need your thoughts on what to consider for finishing relatively small bowls (up to 10”D) that won’t break the bank, stuff you&#...

09-12-2015 12:37 AM

Using a buffing system - 4 replies

I set up the PSI 3-wheel buffing system last night, and applied (I think!) the 3 different compounds to the wheels. Thing is, the compounds were invisible on the wheels! Obviously, the white diamond may not show on the white wheel, but seems like the Tripoli and Carnuba wax should show on their wheels, since they are dark. I’ve read whe...

09-05-2015 12:18 AM

Rubber bands on chuck jaws... - 21 replies

Watching a video the other day, and the gentleman had wrapped a large rubber band around the outside of the chuck jaws, where your hand or tool could really get damaged if something slipped and hit them as they spin. The tall spigot jaws especially. Here's what looks like might work (picture below, Big A** Bands, they’re called). Anyone...

09-04-2015 11:59 PM

Your experience with Sorby multi-tip?? - 3 replies

One of the tools I bought years ago (when I had $$, LOL) was a Sorby multi-tip hollowing/scraping set, ran slightly under $80 at Woodcraft. I didn’t use it back then, recently watched a video or two and gave it a try on the interior of a dry bowl that needed re-turning. Didn’t cut/scrape worth a darn. Anyone out there use this thi...

08-31-2015 06:19 PM

Newbies: Box of magazines + FWW "Tool Techniques" - 5 replies

I put together a box of publications from my library for a newbie who was interested, but now appears not to be. It is available for the price of shipping (~$14) to whomever is interested. It includes two FWW “Tool Techniques” publications, and various magazines chosen for articles on technique, jigs, fixtures, or plans for a novic...

08-30-2015 04:30 AM

Anyone have the Delta "disappearing splitter"? - 13 replies

I’m looking at the Delta “disappearing splitter” to go along with an overhead blade guard on my Unisaw. I can’t seem to find much information on how it works, how hard/easy it is to install, how well it works. Anyone out there with first-hand experience?

08-21-2015 02:38 AM

Windows help needed: PC pops out of hibernation - 5 replies

My husbands PC (Win7 64-bit Home Premium) suddenly will not stay in hibernation. Power Settings are such that when power button is pushed, PC hibernates. The last week or so, it will bring itself out of hibernation. I thought perhaps it was related to the Windows 10 pop-up that wanted us to reserve our upgrade, so I went ahead and did that (j...

08-20-2015 03:37 AM

Quality of buffing wheels? - 6 replies

I’m considering buying the PSI buffing system (Beall knock-off). Is there any significant difference in the quality of the buffing wheels that come with the PSI? I’m choosing it to save some $$, but that won’t work if the wheels are sub-standard and have to be replaced. LMK what your experience is! Thanks.

08-18-2015 03:22 AM

Raptor Set-up Tools, full set - 4 replies

Offering the full set of Raptor set-up tools (for setting the platform and V-Arms for sharpening at the grinder. They work with the Oneway® Vari-Grind™ Jig, Kelton Sharpening Jig, Woodcut™ Tru-Grind, and most other systems that utilize an adjustable tool support slide and tool holder according to literature. Set includes degrees: 35, 40, 45...

08-15-2015 05:40 PM

Vintage Delta 1200...anyone have one? - 8 replies

Anyone have one of these ? I’m a sucker for these older designs, pre-1950’s. I have a used RBI Hawk that I’ve never run, needs some parts and I’ve been into turning, so it’s collecting dust. Wonder how they compare, LOL.

08-08-2015 02:57 AM

Canister Dust Collector and Green (wet) shavings - 1 reply

I have a Jet Bulldog DC, canister on top and bag below. When I use the lathe with green wood, I don’t generally turn on the DC, but I do use it when band-sawing. Though that seems somewhat futile, I am wondering—for the shavings that do get into the DC, does their wet nature cause any problems in the long run. Opinions?

08-06-2015 10:28 PM

Questions about Deft lacquer on turnings - 27 replies

I’m trying Deft lacquer to finish turned bottle stoppers, and specifically want to try applying with stopper on the lathe using a cloth. The Deft “brushing lacquer” that’s available in the high-end paint store states “must not be thinned”, but I’ve read to thin it, so I did. It turned cloudy, even thou...

07-24-2015 03:47 AM

Need electrical expertise! - 39 replies

Need to figure out if this saw is wired for 220 or 110. A friend of mine got it for free, decided he can’t keep it, but it has no plug, so no easy clues as to how it’s wired. It’s an old Delta tilt-top table saw. Can you electric gurus tell by looking at the wiring of the switch (first picture) and/or wiring coming out of mo...

07-13-2015 02:35 AM

Why did I buy these bandsaw blades?! - 10 replies

This is kind of a reverse engineering question. Going through my stack of bandsaw blades today, most of them rusty :-( I found 3 unopened envelopes with Starrett Flexback blades in them: 1/4” x 105”, 4 TPI, skip-tooth .025 kerf. Obviously, I was anticipating a particular project for them, but it seems like an odd configuration....

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