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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-05-2021 01:20 AM 855 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 the video handy with you. I didn’t video my greasing as I’d need a camera on a stick to get in there to see it.

So, my goal was to:
1. Do some cleaning after working a couple of projects
2. Grease up the table saw (Sawstop) and clean it
3. Check and align the jointer and planer and clean them.
4. Wax all my surfaces.

The video:

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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Andre

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#1 posted 04-05-2021 05:39 AM

A clean shop is the sign of a bored man:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Bobsboxes

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#2 posted 04-05-2021 01:55 PM

I also like to clean things up every now and then, put everything in its place. Mostly declutter. Waxing tops sure makes the next project easier. Thanks for reminding me.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#3 posted 04-05-2021 11:41 PM



A clean shop is the sign of a bored man:)

- Andre


Or a man waiting on a new saw. Sold my old one which pretty much puts me dead in the water. So with that I really went to town on cleaning and organizing my shop. Tuned up my bandsaw with Carter bearing upgrades, waxed and buffed all the cast iron, tuned the jointer etc. Now with everything in its place…...I have no idea where anything is…..

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 04-05-2021 11:48 PM


A clean shop is the sign of a bored man:)

- Andre

Or a man waiting on a new saw. Sold my old one which pretty much puts me dead in the water. So with that I really went to town on cleaning and organizing my shop. Tuned up my bandsaw with Carter bearing upgrades, waxed and buffed all the cast iron, tuned the jointer etc. Now with everything in its place…...I have no idea where anything is…..

- Kurt T. Kneller

I can relate to that last part. Last year I had stuff all over the place. Not messy just not organized. I made some major revisions and moved everything around in a highly organized state. Now, I often can’t remember where I organized the stuff to. Before, at least, I often knew where the disorganized stuff was just because they hadn’t been moved in years.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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BB1

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#5 posted 04-08-2021 01:50 AM

Sure way to need an item is to finally decide to throw it away…sure way to “lose” an item is to put it away, or some place for safe keeping. That seems how it works for me!

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darthford

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#6 posted 04-17-2021 12:14 AM



Sure way to need an item is to finally decide to throw it away

- BB1

^^^ this! Those 4 leveling feet I finally threw away after 4 years then needed 2 weeks later. (face palm)

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