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03-16-2019 07:52 PM

DC Exhaust Muffler....Well....Kind of. - 4 replies

MY DC system exhaust vents directly outside after SDD (No Filter). I have been very happy with everything except for how loud the exhaust is outside The wife said it was too loud and she could hear it clearly when the front door is opened. I was reading a post yesterday and this article by Bill Pentz caught my eye: http://billpentz.c...

02-26-2019 09:02 PM

Dewalt 734 Planer Lubrication Question - 2 replies

Hi guys,I been using my Dewalt 734 Planer without issue for over 16 years. Last week I was planing several feet of lumber and I noticed that it was rather difficult to raise the planer head.It goes down just fine but there is considerable resistance when cranking the head back up.All I have ever done to this unit is change the blades.My q...

01-20-2019 03:03 AM

Shark Guard Install on Powermatic 64A Part Three. All Done - 3 replies

After overcoming the issues in Part Two of the installation I was ready to begin hooking up the Shark Guard to my dust collecting system. I decided to order and add a new wye to the existing drop of the table-saw .To do this I would have to remove a 12” long piece of 5” diameter duct. This involved 3 screws and some HVAC Aluminum f...

01-11-2019 10:35 PM

Shark Guard Install on Powermatic 64A Part Two "Problems" - 2 replies

As I has stated on Part One, There is a clearance issue between the blade and the splitter when the blade is raised to full height. A suggestion was made to see if there was enough play in the bracket to raise the entire assembly up a little before tightening up the bracket bolts. There also was an issue with the Zero Clearance Insert needing ...

01-10-2019 09:22 PM

Shark Guard Install on Powermatic 64A Part One - 3 replies

My wife, being the good wife that she is, gave me a Shark Guard for Christmas.What follows is part one of the installation process. I spent some time with Lee at Leeway Workshop to make sure this guard would fit my saw better than the stock guard. The stock guard was crappy at best. Lee suggest the .090 splitters so I could use this guard...

11-14-2018 09:42 PM

Adding a Shark Guard to a Powermatic 64A - 7 replies

Hi guys,Like many wood workers do, I removed the stock guard off my new table-saw the day I got it. It was difficult to adjust and was a lousy design. That was 16 years ago. I did add an MJ Splitter last year but that only address’s kick-back. Anyway, I like my saw and it performs well in my small shop. After reading several r...

10-04-2018 05:02 PM

Entry Level Spraying Station - 19 replies

Hi guys,Well I just received some disturbing news. I guess we can no longer get spray lacquer in a rattle can here in California. Poly yes. Lacquer no. So, Looks like I am going to need to move up to some sort of a spraying system. Can you fine folks point me in the direction of a decent entry level system so I can spray my Christmas p...

09-20-2018 03:22 PM

Another Plane Referb. - 26 replies

This has gotta be the most addicting thing I have ever been a part of.This makes 5 planes I have refurbished and I have two more lined up and another one on the way.What have you guys (and gals) done to me? :) I bought this little block plane for 15 bucks.It cleaned up real nice.I used my Work Sharp with my new Wide Blade attachment to rehab...

09-10-2018 06:22 PM

A cheap and useful trough for soaking small planes or parts - 11 replies

I have been trying my hand at restoring old planes and I have been using the Evaporust method to get rid of all the rust.The stuff works great but getting it out of the trough and back in the jug can be messy.I was heading out to the recycle bin with an empty water jug (the kind with the spout) and came up with an idea. If I cut the top h...

05-04-2018 08:58 PM

Anyone know what happened to "Plane Collector" over on YouTube? - 17 replies

Does anyone know what happened to the “Plane Collector” guy over on YouTube?He’s the guy that wore the wigs he made from the plane shavings.I have been one of his subscribers for a couple of years and his channel is gone!I learned a lot from that guy. I hope he’s ok. Chem

05-02-2018 08:06 PM

Need Help Indentifing This Plane(s) - 5 replies

Hi guys,While on vacation last week a ran across this plane in a thrift shop.It looks like a Stanley No 27 Transitional but there are no markings.The only thing that says Stanley on it is the Iron and it looks like a Sweetheart to me.Your thoughts. ... On that same trip I found a little shop that was going out of business and f...

03-08-2018 10:46 PM SCAM Call - 25 replies

Hi folks, This just happened to me and I wanted to share it with you. I get a call, at work, form someone claiming to be a representative for Amazon.They said that they have been monitoring my purchases and have noticed that I have been buying a lot of office products. Because of this they wanted to offer me a free upgrade to Amazon Prime...

03-06-2018 10:00 PM

Craftsman Lathes. What to look for and What to stay away from? - 9 replies

Hi Fella’s. I need to, once again, pick your brains. I guy I know has an old Craftsman lathe for sale. He knows that I work with wood so he asked me if I was interested in looking at it. From our conversation it’s probably 15-20 years old. It’s rusty and about 5 feet long. He bought it from one of his customers and nev...

01-31-2018 12:15 AM

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Deleted Post. I put this in the wrong place.

01-17-2018 12:20 AM

Jet DC1100 Transformation ***COMPLETED*** - 31 replies

SEE MY POST WAY DOWN THIS THREAD FOR THE FINISHED PRODUCT** Hi guys,Well, after many years of reading posts on this forum about dust collection, I have begun the journey of modifying my Jet DC1100. Here is what I started with. And here is where I am now. As you can see, I have the blower mounted to the wall and have added the...

01-11-2018 10:46 PM

Venting D/C to the outside. What hardware to use? - 9 replies

Howdy folks!I am in the middle of re-configuring my D/C System.I have dismantled my single stage D/C to use a cyclone and my plan is to vent the exhaust air directly outside into the flower beds.The D/C has a 5” exhaust port.My initial thought was to reduce down to a 4” fitting and go right through the wall using something like a dry...

01-04-2018 10:17 PM

SDR 35 Pipe & Schedule 40 Fittings - 8 replies

Hi guys,I am in the process of modifying my DC system with a Super Dust Deputy and dedicated ductwork.I have seen several folks using SDR35 for ducting.Lowes and HD in this area do not carry this any longer.My local Pipe shop has it but he warned me that SDR35 has an outside dia of 4.215 and standard SCh 40 PVC fittings are 4.50 inside dia so th...

10-07-2017 07:11 PM

My Badly Pitted Stanley No 4 - 13 replies

A couple of months ago I bought a Stanley No 4 (type 19) off the internet.I was in very bad shape with major pitting just about everywhere.The japanning was almost all gone, the nickle plating was toast too.I almost just junked it but I decided to see what I could learn from an attempt to restore it. Here is what she looked like before: ...

09-04-2017 05:03 PM

My Stanley no 4 completed - 17 replies

This is a Stanley No 4 (type 19 I think) that I paid way too much for in the heat of battle on ebay.It is badly pitted and the plastic tote and knob were pretty beat up. The sole, and cheeks had very deep pitting. I was able to sand some of it out but most of it remains.The iron and cap also were pitted pretty badly. After a good soaking in ...

09-01-2017 09:47 PM

Ok, I can't seem to figure this out and it's time to ask for help! - 3 replies

Hi guys,For a while now I have been trying to figure out how to get the last post in a long thread to show up first….you know?....reverse the sort? I can’t for the life of me figure out how to do it on this site.I wanted to see the latest post in a super long thread and I just can’t figure it out.Can one of you kind folks he...

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