Stand Up Jewelry Box #8: Carcass work finally started

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Blog entry by cowboyup3371 posted 01-29-2018 03:25 AM 1590 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started in on the carcass work today finally getting the basic shell ready. As long as I can get the wood furnace running well tomorrow night to cut out the cold weather we are getting, I’ll cut the various mortises tomorrow after work then start finishing the interior pieces.

I’ll say today started off fun though and I will need to send out a thank you to everyone here. My friend, whose garage I share, and I recently bought a Rigid 4512 table saw from Home Depot. Although I have enjoyed using it for its quietness and larger top than I’m used to, I hadn’t been able to use the dado stack. When I walked in to the shop this morning, I noticed he had his stack set up but had not put the new insert in for it. So I started the morning’s tasks by trying to cut the slot in the new insert and practice using the stack. Unfortunately, I received a good scare a few minutes later when the blades would not turn at all. The normal first reaction of breaking the saw jumped into my mind but after some basic troubleshooting, I found the belt had come loose. A quick search online, and especially here on this site, found the cause. The first couple of attempts at re-tightening the pulleys did not last very long but my friend finally spotted the problem and kept pressure on the pulley as we tightened the screw. The picture in owner’s manual is not very clear though the procedure makes sense.

More to come later this week

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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