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09-24-2016 12:58 PM

Simple cart turn a shop vacuum into a top-notch dust collector. - 5 replies

Can anybody tell me what issue of Shopsmith or Woodsmith mag the plans are in for the “simple cart turn a shop vacuum into a top-notch dust collector” are in. I have searched all the issues I have scan into my computer and other plans also and can’t find it. It may be in a Mag that I don’t have. Thanks for any info. IR...

08-20-2016 11:21 AM

WoodSmith Plans Email on 8-20-2016 - 0 replies

Anyone interested in the Fold-up Finishing Station that was featured in the WoodSmith Plan Email on 8/20/2016, it is featured on page 14 of Shopnotes #130 (vol.22).

11-16-2013 12:33 PM

Craftsman Contractor Saw - 4 replies

This may have been covered in another post, but I can’t find anything on it. Over the years and for one reason or another the right side of my saw where the crank for angling the blade is, it has been pulled in and I want to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the large dent out and reinforce that side of the saw? I can take p...

05-28-2013 09:27 AM

Stubborn Blade Screws - 6 replies

Can anybody help me with some stubborn screws that hold the blade of my Ryobi Planer? I’ve tried soaking with WD-40, Liquid Wrench and a few other lubricants. I still can’t get half of ‘em out. I want to sharpen the blades but can’t get them out of the d%$# planer.

04-22-2013 01:03 PM

Looking for a Sawmill - 4 replies

I live in Kingsland, Georgia and I would like to find a sawmill locally. Kingsland is just 30 minutes from Jacksonville Fl. via I-95. If anyone knows of a sawmill for hardwoods, close by, I would really appreciate a reply as to where it is. Thanks.

11-16-2012 02:07 PM

Craftsman Shaper Model # 113.23930 - 5 replies

Yesterday I was given the above mentioned shaper. It had been stored in an old garage and has a lot of surface rust on the cast iron table. Can anyone help with suggestions on how to clean it up. The spindle shaft also is rusted. I was able to find an owners manual that looks identical to the one I have. It is model nr. 112.239201. I don’t...

04-25-2012 11:50 AM

Wanted - Plans for the rockers for a Joggling Board - 4 replies

Does anybody have plans or drawings for the two rockers for a Joggling Board. I want to build one or two.

03-30-2012 12:21 PM

Anybody else receive these? - 6 replies

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03-17-2012 01:33 PM

Using and applying Wood Veneer - 2 replies

I have some small sheets of Walnut veneer (raw) that was given to me about 8 years ago. It is very dry and a little brittle. What is the best way to trim the veneer after being glued to the substrate? When I cut with the grain, I had no problem. It was when I was cutting across the grain that it started to chip out. Veneer is all new to me, but...

01-15-2012 06:52 PM

Gelato Table - 5 replies

This is a Children’s table and chair set. I would love to build this set for my Great Granddaughter, but the dimensions don’t convert easily into inches. For example the MDF thickness is listed as 18mm, which converts to 11/16ths. MDF doesn’t come in that thickness in the USA. That will throw all the other measurements o...

12-02-2011 03:10 PM

Benchtop Planer and Griz Dust Collection - 1 reply

I have a 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector from Grizzly and a Ryobi Benchtop Planer. Here’s the problem: on the dust collector input there is a cross type brace. When I use the Planer all the shavings get clogged up at the brace. The input to the dust collector is a 4” “Y”. Will it hurt anything to cut the brace out of the ̶...

12-02-2011 01:18 PM

Here We go Again, Delta Machinery - 21 replies

As most of you have read I have two Delta Midi lathes (, a older LA200 and a newer 46-460 (still under warranty). Both are OOC at this time. Parts for the LA200 are almost nonexistent and parts for the 46-460 are pretty close to that. Every Delta parts vendor online, as well as the Warranty Statio...

09-10-2011 11:09 PM

Craftsman 10" Table Saw Question - 10 replies

My saw is really old. At least 20 Yrs. I have found and re-installed the blade guard (close encounter of the digit kind). Didn’t get injured, but came real close. Enough to say some cuss words. Question – How do I realign the blade guard where the riving knife is aligned with the blade properly? Here’s what I have right n...

05-02-2011 12:58 PM

Problem drilling hole in dowel - 37 replies

Problem: While building a project that requires drilling a 3/8” hole through the center of a 5” 1 1/8 Oak dowel rod, the hole started in the center of the dowel, but when it came out the bottom it was not in the center of the dowel. I have checked and rechecked to make sure the drill bit was at a perfect 90° angle to the table. I ...

07-10-2010 03:46 PM

Need some help - New swing love seat - 11 replies

I have bought a new love seat swing for the back yard. I would like to build an arbor to put it on. Any ideas, plans or pictures would be a lot of help.

02-12-2010 08:01 PM

Question for the Sketchup Experts - 2 replies

I have downloaded the “skp shop models” to redesign my shop layout. Question is, where in the Sketchup folder should they be put? Right now they’re on a seperate hard drive.

02-08-2010 08:30 PM

Free Singer Sewing Machine and Cabinet - 5 replies

The cabinet and Singer sewing machine, (the sewing machine works as far as I can tell, I don’t sew) were given to me. The cabinet was in rough shape to say the least. The only solid wood in the whole thing were the legs and the front panel. Everything else was particle board (MDF), veneered on outside with what appears to be something like...

01-18-2010 11:31 PM

Craftsman power planer - 5 replies

I’m looking for the manual for the Craftsman power planer, model number 315-17321. I’ve checked sears parts line and it is not available. I’ve checked the also with no luck. I inherited the planer and there was no manual included. If anybody has one, I’d sure appreciate a copy. Thanks in advance.

01-18-2010 08:23 PM

Restoration of coffee table - 6 replies

I am refinishing an old coffee table that I got where the top was all beat up as well as the apron and legs. Thought it might be something that could be salvaged. Here’s the problem. I don’t know what kind of wood was used in making it to start with. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to actually making a new top. I sanded down...

01-12-2010 02:58 PM

Outfeed Table - 5 replies

I have an old style Craftsman Contractor Table Saw and I want to add a folding outfeed table. All of the drawings and plans I can find are for the newer style table saw. Anybody have any ideas or plans for the old style Craftsman saw?

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