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by dusty
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: How to Mount a Band Saw Blade Upside Down!
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: How to Mount a Band Saw Blade Upside Down!

When opening a new band saw blade, I have long been in the habit of letting it spring open by removing the twist ties and just letting go of it a few inches above the floor of my shop. I think Nick demonstrated this technique and it has never given me a problem. Yesterday, however, I opened a brand...
by dusty
Mon Oct 03, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Planer knives adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Planer knives adjustment

When blade depth is set correctly, the sharp edge of the blade should just "kiss" the gauge at the mark when rotated. If the blade does not kiss the gauge or when the blade lifts the gauge, blade height is incorrect.
by dusty
Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Planer knives adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Planer knives adjustment

What you show in the photos appear to be correct. Why do you believe the blades are too high? Too high with reference to what?
by dusty
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark V Speed Control
Replies: 160
Views: 4991

Re: Mark V Speed Control

I set it with the belt "flush" with the floating (motor) sheave. This statement changes things quite a bit. Elsewhere, you've referred to set 'properly' which I interpreted as meaning per the manual or sawdust session. The manual I'm looking at says to set it at 5200 RPM (if using a tach,...
by dusty
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Item of Possible Interest
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Item of Possible Interest

Dusty, I have been looking at this drawing since you posted it Wednesday. It is another great example of your drawings with this one depicting the relationship and spacing of parts of the Mark V. Something we do not see so well simply looking at the machine. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks, Russ. ...
by dusty
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark V Speed Control
Replies: 160
Views: 4991

Re: Mark V Speed Control

With a given length belt, the range of tracking will be similar on both pulleys. Without the high speed stop, the fully closed position of the pulleys(at opposite ends of the range) determines the limits. Understanding that the sheaves are themselves self limiting. They make physical contact with o...
by dusty
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark V Speed Control
Replies: 160
Views: 4991

Re: Mark V Speed Control

SYMMETRY exists. The sheave geometry is identical. IF the sheaves are allowed to traverse full range the belt/sheaves move in equal but opposite direction. However the introduction of the high speed stop creates an off set in the range of motion. So it is possible that the belt will ride higher on ...
by dusty
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Sell 1955 Mk V complete or part it out?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Sell 1955 Mk V complete or part it out?

I have 2 Mk V, 1955 with 3/4 up motor and a 1984 upgraded to 510. I’m going to sell the older unit (which works great) but on Craigslist locally they are only going for about $200 to $300. But on Ebay, it appears I can get much more if I part it out. Anybody else had this dilemma? Any comments? No ...
by dusty
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark V Speed Control
Replies: 160
Views: 4991

Re: Mark V Speed Control

SYMMETRY exists. The sheave geometry is identical. IF the sheaves are allowed to traverse full range the belt/sheaves move in equal but opposite direction. However the introduction of the high speed stop creates an off set in the range of motion. So it is possible that the belt will ride higher on ...
by dusty
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Item of Possible Interest
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Item of Possible Interest

I have been cleaning up all of my Shopsmith files (drawings and documents) and thought this one may be of interest. Note the numbers. Nice clean measurements all in 1/4" increments. Tube and Table Relationships.png One thing that I noticed (not depicted in this sketch) is the fact that "th...