Life as an Amateur Woodworker #40: Current project put on hold... for today!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 02-25-2015 09:56 PM 1449 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am in the process of making a Router Table to fit in my Table saw extension wing, but it came to a stop today, I was going to cut some more parts, and the collar on the knob of the mitre gauge shattered, I had only lifted it to move it, no undue pressure.

Upon closer examination, the collar of the knob is only thin plastic, molded around the nut head, so it had to be the weak point.

I had a number of options, the obvious one being to claim under the Warranty with Craftsman, but why bother when I would just get another of the same, the second option was to make a new wooden knob to fit,. and finally repair the existing one.

I decided to go with the latter, I quite like this knob, it is substantial, and you can get a good grip, so out came the expoy, and the nut has been well and truly encased and re-fastened to the knob.

Hopefully there will not be any other problems with Craftsman.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 06:02 AM


GRRRRRRR! Murphy must be down south where it’s warm, cause I’ve not been doing much save trying to figure out whether I can really use the c arm delta scroll saw that I have spent way too much time and money, and patience on.

Hope that epoxy holds, Good luck in the build.

Night from wintery MN. Guess I shouldn’t complain as it’s bad down south eastern US as well.

got work in Mankato with clients tommorrow and Friday as I rescheduled due to snow today.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 11:41 AM


Once you start using the scrollsaw you will wonder how you ever managed without one, they are handy tools, and not just for scroll work.

I think the epoxy will be stronger than the original build, hopefully anyway, in the meantime I will research for a replacement.

Take care in all that bad weather!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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