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  1. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey gang - I have a Ridgid JP0610 jointer that I recently got and have started to assemble. It was all going well until I got to the point of installing the drive belt. I'm having some issues with the belt tension. The manual says that there should be 1" of slack in the belt. Sounds easy...
  2. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I am having trouble with my Powermatic 14" bandsaw tension. I've owned the saw for about 2 years and it's worked great. Recently the blade became very loose. I could not seem to get it tensioned properly. I tried new blades and so messing with the tension arm and so forth. The sliding bracket...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I recently picked up a lightly used Rikon 10-326, which the manual lists as being able to handle blades from 1/8" to 3/4". Previously I seem to recall that the general consensus was that most 14" saws really didn't have the frame stiffness to properly tension a 3/4" blade, and a 1/2" was...
  4. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've been hunting for an answer to this question. So far I found one Youtube video where a gentleman used a 3/4" Resaw King to resaw about an 8" tall piece of lumber, but I'd like to know if it can reliably tension this blade without maxing out the tension before I buy the blade. In the...
  5. Blogs
    Week 1 Let me start by thanking everyone that has commented on my blog thus far. The warm welcome is appreciated, and the voiced interest in my experience is great motivation to keep me committed. As far as pictures are concerned, I'm a photographer, so be careful what you ask for. Just...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    So, a while back I bought a 14" bandsaw for $40 off of Craigslist. A minimal investment I thought. It needs some cleaning up and the base is a little beat up. I bought and installed new polyurethane tires. I also got a couple of Timberwolf blades and a link belt. Now not really knowing much...
  7. Blogs
    design considerations - blades OK, so I broke the teeth of my japanese saw and it's time I build a replacement saw. I always wanted to build a frame saw as the design and capabilities of such saw seem to outmatch any other saw type. It is tight, can do joinery, rip, resaw (within it's size...
  8. Blogs
    Scrollsaw Pattern Information Books As I started scrollsawing a few months ago, one of the first things I looked for was available patterns. An Internet search did a fair job of returning FREE and for a price patterns. However my frustration was all of the SPAM I found. Here I am specifically...
  9. Blogs
    Introduction: Overall Design, and Fun with Geometry This series of blog posts describes the design and construction of the Mini Tetrahedral Tensegrity Table I built recently. The SketchUp model is available on the 3D Warehouse. When I started thinking about this project, all I knew was that I...
  10. Blogs
    Seeking Info on homemade Bandsaw Tension Quick Release Somewhere, in some magazine (probably Shopnotes) I remember seeing a homemade version of the Carter Bandsaw Blade Tension Quick Release pictured here: Does anybody know where that article is? Can you scan and post the...
  11. Blogs
    Homemade Bandsaw Blade Tension Quick-Release Grab some popcorn… I made a movie! (Make sure the volume is up… it might be a little quiet) Story: I have been working really hard to tune up my bandsaw lately. I really wanted one of these: ...for tensioning and detensioning the blade. But I am at...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    I wanted to get into scroll sawing so I went out and read the review and picked myself up a Porter-Cable 16' from Lowe's. I did not have the bucks for the Dewalt. After the first returned one, I got one that "Works". I got a scrool saw book and read it and trying to do the practice project...
  13. Blogs
    Setting up a Belt Drive on a Lathe View on YouTube
  14. Blogs
    Lots of tension in my mahogany! http://www.youtube.com/v//blU7dECALUM&showsearch=0&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18 View on YouTube Recently I was ripping a piece of mahogany on my table saw and there was so much tension in the board that I couldn't complete the cut. In fact, it was...
  15. Blogs
    I Actually Tested YOUR Table Saw Suggestions! I thought is was Interesting... http://www.youtube.com/v//3Zbd6e4BY8g&showsearch=0&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=0 View on YouTube Try this link if video doesn't work I did a video last week about ripping wood that has tension in it. I said that my...
  16. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello all! I am wondering if anyone has any experience with plantation shutters. I am looking to build some for my house. I have read a ton of blogs on here, watched Norm's show on shutters, looked over a lot of different plans and gotten a lot of great tips but there's a few things I still...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've had a 14" Jet bandsaw for years. I recently put a 1/2" Timberwolf blade on, and went through the complete alignment procedure and cleaned the tires. Everything has been great since then and the saw has been cutting better than ever. I don't use the saw that much, so I releave the blade...
  18. Scrollsawing
    On my new/old scroll saw I don't know how tight to tension the blade and I assume that's important. What effect if too loose? What effect if too tight? What's perfect tension?
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just picked up a used ½hp, 12" Craftsman 113.243311 Band Saw for $100 so that I can finally do some re-sawing. I followed a Fine Woodworking article (#0189, Jan/Feb 2007, p.89) on how to setup your machine for best results. It guided me through creating the vertical fence and gave me some...
  20. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've got an old unisaw with three belts. It was sitting for a long time before I got it, and the belts are stretched so that when you turn the blade by hand, it always returns to the same place where the belts want it to go. I never thought this was an issue as I had good cuts with my full...
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