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09-06-2016 11:00 PM

*When to stop* Hand planing? - 6 replies

Howdee Ljox I’ve got old, gray roughcut [hemlock??] 20 foot 2×4’s that I am building my bench with. I am leaving the weathered look for aged affect I am planing one face of eight 36 inch pieces to join for the legs. These will be joined into 4×4’s. I have planed the twists and high spots out. I have them clos...

08-29-2016 04:02 PM

Mystery Plane and Iron - 1 reply

I have a really cheap hand plane that “sorta” works for me…...sometimes. It sez “made in USA” but there is no other ID, but it is painted red, has a stamped steel frog and has an iron that sez ”Tryon’s”...... Does this ring a bell with anyone? It works really well for me if I am just planeing do...

08-20-2016 01:23 AM

Radial arm saw [REPURPOSING] - 0 replies

I have been looking for something to do with the other end of my RAS motor besides just a drill chuck. I always thought that the speed would be a little much and it is only one speed. I just found WM They will drill and tap a pulley to my specifications so now I can use my RAS to turn my 5/8 arbor with a “shopsmith” conv...

08-15-2016 12:16 AM

Threaded Pulley on my Radial Arm Saw - 1 reply

Hi again L-jox….. Me was thinkin about utilizing the other shaft on the right side of my radial arm saw motor to power my shopmade convex “shopsmith” disc sander….. I thought a very small 1/2 inch 20 TPI threaded pulley would be perfect…....BUT…..Does anybody make such a thing?? Dont know what it wood cost ...

05-13-2015 06:19 PM

Soft pine Bench Top - 6 replies

Gday L-Jox, I have hundreds of new well seasoned, untreated, straight, soft pine slats that are 3/4” x 2.5” x 30”. I am thinkin’ bout makin’ a bench using these 30” slats crosswise. My thought was to intersperse a 2×4 approx every 8 or 10 inches or so during glue-up that will retain nuts, lock wash...

01-17-2015 12:36 AM

1/2 inch Arbor Dado set???? - 18 replies

Hey L-jox. I have a Cman 103.22171 ts with a 1/2” arbor and I am limited to an 8 1/2” blade which really isn’t big enough for most of the stuff I do. If I could find a dado for this arbor I would dedicate this saw to dado only and find a COOL old saw that will accommodate my 10” blades. Do you know if anyone makes s...

11-14-2014 11:52 PM

My First Router - 11 replies

Hi LJocks. Haven’t been on in a long time even though I browse on a regular basis. I have read review after review on routers but it seems that most are aimed at more experienced ears. I have shopped every used tool outlet I can find looking for that bargain and I come away more confused every time. I have decided that this is wher...

11-15-2013 01:59 AM


I installed a 1hp. motor on my 103.22171 but it is not the sealed type motor and every once in a while it starts to act up so I have to blow the dust out of the housing and it’s fine again. It is a pump type motor. I went to HD and bought a pack of those filter covers that go over a wet/dry vac filter, {they are held on with a band of some...

11-15-2013 01:31 AM


I have posted fotoz of the 103.22171 in the past, that I just finished refurbishing. I window shop on ebay and craigslist all the time but don’t know enough about this saw to know which extensions will fit. Can some one tell me which models are compatible, or the same series, or can be easily adaptable, and how to tell one from another ...

11-15-2013 12:09 AM

NEW/OLD RADIAL ARM SAW attachment - 9 replies

All you Craftsman RAS enthusiasts and the rest of you that need planing irons and chisels sharpened. while I was thumbing thru the web the other day I discovered a cup shaped diamond sharpening wheel that had the 1/2” x 20 thread that would attach to the accessory side of my RAS. With the proper jigs and the proper head rotation, it seems ...

09-19-2013 08:27 PM

TRIX with my Radial Arm Saw?????? - 7 replies

I’d love to do something really creative with the auxiliary output shaft on my RAS. My shop is very poorly equipt at this point and would like to come up with something that is cool but be functional as well. Has any body got any photos or ideas that might help?? The shaft is short and doesn’t have a shoulder for mounting anything...

08-17-2013 01:06 PM

Retractable Lawn Mower Wheelz - 3 replies

Yeh, I just [almost] finished the “resto-mod” on my pappy’s Craftsman 103.22171 tilt-arbor saw.[1972????] . I recently posted a rundown and some photos, but the reason for this post is to ask anyone if they have any cool ideas for down-locks for the foot-operated retractable wheelz. The geometry is perfect for transporting R...

08-17-2013 12:40 PM

Tapping Wood???? - 5 replies

I was just reading a review by DeLayne Peck of a drill/tap and wanted to pass this on. There are two types of taps. Cut taps and Form taps. The cut tap function is obvious but the form tap re-forms the metal [or in this case wood] to make threads. There is something called percentage of thread or ”POT” where the POT is increased when...

08-15-2013 07:30 PM

Craftsman, table saw, 103.22171, ts, Pappys old saw - 2 replies

Finally, she rides on her original universal frame stand and everything has been cleaned and painted with all new hardware. Retractable lawn mower wheels and retractable wheel barrow handles have been added to aid transport and new/salvaged decks were added. The 1/2 hp. motor was replaced with a new/rebuilt 1hp. mill with a Diablo, an arbor a...

07-22-2013 11:43 PM

103.22171, Craftsman, table saw, ts - 5 replies

Thanx everyone for the responses I got on faux patina for my barnwood projects. The jury is still out as to which is going to be used. I got my dad’s Craftsman 103.22171. It’s a really neet piece. It came with the universal stand. I have seen it refered to as a “goldie” cuz I guess most came in a silver or gray but mi...

10-16-2012 01:07 AM

Barn wood patina - 8 replies

Hi everybody. I’m not an experienced woodworker but I have been watching and bookmarking my own project library for a long time. I am thinking on some projects with old barn wood but I am looking for a way to faux finish the ripped or crosscut edge to match. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!

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