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05-18-2014 03:09 PM

table saw motor vibration - 11 replies

I have some vibration from my table saw motor. It’s not too bad for normal cutting because the table is so heavy but when making bevel cuts the table shakes side to side. I can still make the cut but it’s really annoying. I took off the belt and pulley and started the motor. It’s definitely the motor causing the vibration. It&#...

04-22-2014 01:47 AM

how square is square: part deux - 18 replies

So I decided to retire my trusty crosscut sled when I found that it was no longer trusty. Before I made version 1 I did a lot of research on the internet and didn’t like the standard large sled. It was too big and complicated for me to build at the time so I looked for something simple and took a few different ideas and molded them into th...

04-20-2014 03:31 AM

finish red oak - 11 replies

I’m making a lamp out of red oak. I usually use natural finish danish oil but I’m out. I do have linseed oil but I never tried it on oak. Will that being out the red color like the danish oil does? What should I expect?

04-20-2014 12:07 AM

Assembling Mitred Corners of a Box - 16 replies

I’m working on a project that I will share when I’m done. Its a lamp where the shade is box with mitred corners. I had so much trouble assembling this thing. I finally stuck it between my saw fence and a block of plywood stuck in the mitre guage slots. I’m afraid the joints may fail because I was completely unable to apply stea...

04-15-2014 12:02 PM

used craftsman 12" bandsaw - 20 replies

I bought an older craftsman 12” bandsaw the other day for $90 off craigslist. I watched a bunch of videos and read stuff about tuning it up and yesterday that’s what I did. It came with a 1/4” blade. Who knows when it was last used or how it was abused. It didn’t come from a woodworker, but rather a craigslist trader. I ...

04-06-2014 12:20 PM

How can I prevent my separator can from crushing? - 13 replies

Hello and thanks for taking the time to look. I built a mini cyclone separator for my shop vac. It works great when it’s on a paint bucket. I recently rebuilt it to accommodate my new shop vac which comes with 2-1/2” hose. The old one had 1-7/8. The new one is more powerful and with the larger hose and more power it actually clears m...

12-31-2013 03:58 PM

Antique desk restoration - 11 replies

Hello, all. I’m restoring an antique school desk and there is something missing that I cannot figure out what it was. There is a shadow where a couple of supports were but I’m not sure if they were part of a shelf or just something to hold the back on. If anyone knows, I’d greatly appreciate the advice. Here are some picture...

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