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05-21-2008 07:00 PM

Removing Poly from a painted surface??? - 2 replies

Hello everyone, Recently, I was lucky enough to pick up a Delta sanding unit (9” disk w/6” wide belt). The guy gave me the sanding machine because he wanted to make room in his shop for his new Harley (win win situation). The only problem with the machine is that it has a fine coating of Poly on the entire machine. This guy did...

04-07-2008 07:30 PM

Parts for Crafstman 150 DP - 3 replies

Hi everyone, I just purchased an old Crafstman 150 drill press at a local auction. The machine had been used at our local high school for over 40 years and I got a very good deal. The motor, spindle, chuck and gearing is in excellent condition. I took the machine home and disassembled, cleaned and reassembled in an afternoon, making sure t...

04-02-2008 03:07 AM

Ridgid DP1550 15" Drill Press - 5 replies

Hello everyone, I’m in the market for a new drill press. The last drill press I purchased was a 12” Craftsman benchtop model and I was not happy with the wobble, it was really bad. I took the DP back to sears and told them about the wobble and the sales guy said “oh yeah, we’ve had a lot of similar complaints from ot...

03-14-2008 07:05 PM

The "classic" Arts and Crafts finish - 12 replies

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone can help me out with a finishing question. I have been attempting for a few years to develop a good finish for Arts and Crafts style furniture, similar to the finish you would see on a Morris Chair project. I’ve read a few articles about fuming the wood with ammonia, but I’d like to stay aw...

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