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04-26-2021 01:36 AM

JET 16" bandsaw help needed, please - 3 replies

I have a JET JWBS-16 bandsaw and the rubber “tire” on the upper wheel cracked and came apart. I’m sure it dry rotted; it’s almost 20 years old. I’ve seen two parts listed for this piece on One is $47 and one is $19. I’m not sure if they are the same. And if they are different, what’...

03-11-2019 01:25 AM

Vintage Craftsman router parts needed - 10 replies

Hi guys, I have an older Craftsman router that was my dad’s. It has a lot of sentimental value to it for many reasons. However, the notched locking lug/nut on the spindle has broken. I’d love to find that part but have been unsuccessful at doing so. I was hoping that you guys might be able to help. It’s Model 315.25070....

12-06-2018 06:36 PM

Ridgid JP0610 Jointer - Help needed please - 7 replies

Hey gang – I have a Ridgid JP0610 jointer that I recently got and have started to assemble. It was all going well until I got to the point of installing the drive belt. I’m having some issues with the belt tension. The manual says that there should be 1” of slack in the belt. Sounds easy enough, right? However… is it...

07-01-2018 08:07 PM

Help my wife help our Veterans, please - 3 replies

Hi folks, I need your help. My wife is raising money for a wonderful cause that helps our Veterans. It’s called War Horses for Veterans. They use horses to help our Veterans cope with the myriad of issues they encounter after serving, from PTSD to giving them a new sense of purpose. Below is a link where you can donate. I sincerely appre...

06-14-2018 05:04 PM

Ryobi AP-10 Planer: Height adjustment question - 0 replies

Hi all, I have a questions for you Ryobi AP-10 planer owners (or previous owners). I noticed that when I have the machine powered on, and the height set, the adjustment handle seems like it wants to vibrate and move. For example, if I have the handle sticking straight up and I power the machine on, it seems like the handle wants to drift ...

06-08-2018 12:57 PM

Table Saw Platform: I need input, please - 14 replies

Hi all, I’ve seen some pretty impressive table saw station builds here. While those are nice, I’m just looking for input on a platform to raise my table saw w/ router extension. At first I was considering just getting a sheet of 3/4” plywood (about 26” x 60”) and mounting some casters on each corner and merel...

07-21-2017 02:04 PM

Stanley Planes - How to Appraise or Value Them? - 6 replies

Hi gang. I have some older Stanley planes, 2 or 3, that I’m wanting to sell. However, I’m not sure what to ask. Can you guys give me some ideas on where to go to determine their value? Is there a Blue Book, of sorts, for older tools? I’ll certainly post some pictures as soon as I can, but I wanted to start the conversation ...

04-21-2017 04:52 PM

Bandsaw blade length question - 4 replies

Hi all, I have a JET bandsaw that is supposed to take 123” blades. My question is, can I use a smaller blade? Some of my local shops don’t carry the 123” in the store. I know I can order them online, but I was hoping to have a few more options. If I can only use a 123” blade, what are some of the brands of blades...

10-17-2015 10:19 PM

I'm back; hope not to be a stranger - 2 replies

Hi guys, I’m back after a long hiatus. A lot has happened since I joined the forum; I got married, blended our families and we bought a new house together. Life has been good, and has finally settled down a bit. I don’t have as much space in my new garage as I did before (when I was single), but I’m going to make it work ...

11-26-2012 04:42 AM

"Proper" Lid Overhang on Blanket/Cedar Chest? - 4 replies

Hey folks, I’ve got my blanket all ready for the lid. The one thing that I’m struggling with is the proper amount of overhang for the lid. I’ve seen some that are only 1/4” or so, and some as much as an inch. For reference, my chest 49” long x 18” wide x 22” deep. Any help, suggestions, etc. wil...

11-15-2012 03:18 PM

Difference between Watco and Minwax wipe on poly? - 4 replies

Hey folks, it’s me again… I’m almost ready for the finish to be applied to the blanket chest I’ve been working so hard on. I want to use a wipe on product because I’m afraid of trying to brush on a finish on a chest with lots of vertical surfaces. I thought a hand applied wipe on finish will be better for a relat...

11-10-2012 02:30 PM

Spaceballs alternative? - 10 replies

Hey folks, I’m making progress on my girlfriend’s blanket chest. I’m getting ready to glue up the sections today. However, I noticed that most of the raised panels are a little loose in the rails and stiles. I guess I sanded them a little too much. I was paranoid about them being too tight. Anyhow, I understand that S...

10-21-2012 01:15 PM

Hardwood suppliers in St. Louis, MO? - 2 replies

Hey guys, Besides St. Charles Hardwoods, does anyone know of or can recommend a good place to buy quality hardwoods for projects? I’m mainly after walnut and red oak, but other lumber as well. Thanks to anyone who can give me some more options. MG

10-07-2012 10:57 AM

Glue up sequence for chest construction - ?? - 5 replies

Hey guys, It’s me again. I have a few questions about the proper glue up sequence for my blanket chest. The front and rear are made up of three raised panels, while the sides are made up of a single panel. When gluing it together, is it best or accepted to 1. glue all of the panels together separately2. after the individual panels ...

10-04-2012 12:04 AM

Rockler Torsion Hinges - A Few Questions If You've Used Them - 2 replies

Hi guys, I’m considering the Rockler Torsion Hinges for a chest I’m designing. I have a few questions that I’m hoping you guys can answer for me. I’ve seen them used by a number of guys here, they seem to be very popular. 1. When they open, does the lid “spring open” or does it have an easy feel to ...

10-03-2012 07:38 PM

Blanket Chest Interior Help Needed - How Do I Make It Multifuntional? - 19 replies

Hi guys. I’m making a blanket chest for my girlfriend for Christmas and need some ideas for the inside of the chest. I’m making it out of walnut, frame and panel construction, and will be lining it with cedar as well as making the floor out of cedar. I know she’ll most likely use the chest for blankets, but will also use it to keep some of he...

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