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by davebodner
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Its only money ????
Replies: 40
Views: 3951

Re: Its only money ????

Resurrecting a slightly old thread.

It appears that lumber prices have come down 40% since last month's peak when we were all complaining. They're still kind of high, and they may stay that way. But, let's hope not.
by davebodner
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Conical sanding disk thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Conical sanding disk thickness

Uh Oh. DLB and I are way off. And I don't think I'm squaring with his objection to your drawing.

Are there different versions of the conical sanding disk?
by davebodner
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Conical sanding disk thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Conical sanding disk thickness

This was a bit beyond the capacity of my longest calipers, so take this with a grain of salt, but I measure 1/2 inch.
by davebodner
Thu May 27, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: DC3300 suction power?
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: DC3300 suction power?

Since you used the same size hose, I have to admit my objection is no longer valid.

I don't know if there's anything else we're missing, any other variables. Compressability of air? Seems like I'm grasping at straws now. I want the answer to be different, but that's not good enough.
by davebodner
Thu May 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: DC3300 suction power?
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: DC3300 suction power?

I don't think an anemometer is a good measure of airflow. Speed of airflow, sure. But, the anemometer ignores how much air is being moved. Kind of the difference between voltage and current. I can blow through a straw at, say, 10 mph. But, I can't come close to the airflow of your screened-in porch ...
by davebodner
Wed May 26, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Shop Vac closing doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5642

Re: Shop Vac closing doors

RFGuy isn't the target of his comment.
by davebodner
Thu May 13, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Proplaner speed issue
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Proplaner speed issue

I have no real advice to offer you, but I wonder if your unit is stuck on slow speed, fast speed, or something in between. If slow speed, it might not be too difficult to simply live with it.

I also wonder if your Shopsmith Pro Planer was modified to run on UK voltage.
by davebodner
Wed May 12, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Its only money ????
Replies: 40
Views: 3951

Re: Its only money ????

I saw an article somewhere laying out various complicated reasons for the sudden spike in prices. Sawmill capacity seems to be the controlling factor. There was a reduction in sawmills due to previous declines in demand. Now that demand has increased sawmills aren't being re-opened quickly. 1. New s...
by davebodner
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Shopsmith Mark 5 What When and Where
Replies: 52
Views: 3291

Re: Shopsmith Mark 5 What When and Where

The federal government fiscal year started on 01 October only as far back as 1976. Before then it started on 01 July.

In my previous life as a US government bureaucrat, I came across lots of government contractors whose fiscal years started 01 July long after the feds changed to October.
by davebodner
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Comfortable using the table saw?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Comfortable using the table saw?

If you have a fair amount of experience with a typical table saw, your muscle memory is yelling at you. Table saws are always a little scary, so the muscle memory thing is especially disconcerting.

As you get used to the Shopsmith you'll develop new muscle memory. It'll get better.