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09-18-2018 12:42 AM

clamping pressure - 54 replies

How much clamping pressure is called for when clamping a glue-up?Tight or barely enough to keep the pieces from moving until the glue sets?Or somewhere in between?Thanks

06-15-2018 12:40 AM

Tsaw bearing seat repair - 2 replies

I replaced the bearings in my old craftsman Tsaw, threw it back together and now the blade has a bad wobble in it. Pulling it apart again I discover the old bearing had frozen at some point and spun in the seat, it’s part of the casting. I’ll first try to shim and locktite it. If that doesn’t work I’ll probably try t...

05-28-2018 10:36 PM

Craftsman table saw bearings - 2 replies

I’ve an old Craftsman 10” table saw, model 113-298470, whose blade shaft bearings are defunct.I’ve pulled it apart and the bearings are marked ‘NTN 6202Z’ but when I look online that bearing has specs: 15mm ID 35mm OD 11mm thicknessThe bearings in my saw have a bore (ID) of 5/8” or 0.625” wi...

02-18-2018 05:01 PM

reusing old furniture - 3 replies

By the time it got to me an old dressing table was missing the mirror on the back and all the inner drawers and one side was broken off the top but it is mahagony so it shouldn’t go to the landfill. Breaking it apart has been a challenge and an education. Built in 1922 with 3/8” dowels and glue it doesn’t come apart easily ...

04-21-2016 03:45 AM

Best material for DIY table saw zero clearance insert - 20 replies

I’ve tried 3/4” particle board and 1/2” oak pallet boards but found both have too much give.I’m wondering what have others had good luck with.I’ve an old 10” Craftsman if that makes a difference.Thanks,

02-25-2016 01:08 AM

facing end grain cutting boards - 12 replies

I’m starting to get a handle on making EGCBs but find smoothing the faces using my 1/4 sheet orbital sander to be tedious to say the least and totally unsatisfactory on my early attempts with variations in the faces of nearly 1/16”. Lacking a planer I’ve seen where others on LJ have made a sled to use their router to substitute...

07-02-2015 04:25 PM

shiny cast iron - 14 replies

I keep seeing nice shiny table saw and jointer tops on this site. Mine stay dark brown except when I get out the steel wool and shine them up. Waxing will only preserve that shine for a short time then they are back to brown again. Is there something you put on them so they stay shiny or is it just an application of lots of elbow grease?Thanks

05-24-2015 03:56 PM

mallet out of milk jugs - 6 replies

I’ve been lurking for several weeks working my way back through the project pages, currently on page 1374. you’ve some talented woodworkers attending your site.I’m a lumber jock like a guy who plays tennis once a week is a jock. I do have a table saw, a band saw, several planes and spokeshaves, some chisels and saws but a long ...


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