Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tool maintenance'

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Camera left on during cleanup and long overdue power tool maintenance

04-05-2021 01:20 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

This is nothing spectacular. I just let the camera roll as I talked about an overdue checkup of the shop. Today I did some cleaning and some long overdue power tool maintenance. Mostly it was cleaning and the maintenance was checking to see if any adjusting was needed on a jointer and planer. I did a complete greasing of the sawstop innards according to the sawstop video, which I provided a link if anyone uses the PCS. It’s actually a fairly straightforward job if you’ve got th...

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Tool Maintenance – Protecting A Cast Iron Tabletop

06-14-2017 01:38 AM by TrentDavis | 4 comments »

I created a tutorial for removing, and helping to prevent rust from cast iron tabletops. This is just based on my experience and what has worked for me. You can check it out here:

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Daves Workshop #2: Wiring basics. How to use a crimp butt splice.

12-19-2016 06:08 AM by dbhost | 10 comments »

This applies to power tool wiring work as well. Any wiring connection that is going to be exposed to continued long term vibration. Splicing in a new switch? You need to know how to do this. Relocating that swtich? Same deal… This covers a basic skill that I am finding some people don’t have readily available… View on YouTube

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Shop Notes #7: What do you do with rust?

02-16-2014 12:48 AM by DocSavage45 | 22 comments »

Working in the shop today. Haven’t done a glue up in awhile. Putting the bar clamps away I noticed pits and rust developing. The Harbor Freight are copies of The Jorgenson bar clamps, but they paint the ratchet bar. Guess what “lots of rust.” Even the Jorgensons are pitted. I probably have not cleaned scrubbed some of them since I got them 13 years ago. My Hammers and hand planes also have developed rust spots or a whole hammer full! Took most of my shop time an...

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