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by br549
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Sharpening vintage dado blades
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Sharpening vintage dado blades

I have never sharpened mine (6" Shopsmith, non-carbide), but a quick Google search came up with this YouTube video that makes it look relatively easy. If and when I ever want to sharpen mine, I will definitely consider trying this method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gBTk4gQhVc
by br549
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Early Greenie Upper Saw Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 6007

Re: Looking for Early Greenie Upper Saw Guard

This seller may have one, in case you are still looking:
https://houston.craigslist.org/tls/d/co ... 45706.html
by br549
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Just bought my first SS... now I have questions
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Just bought my first SS... now I have questions

Unfortunately my iPhone doesn’t seem to like uploading pictures and I don’t seem to get along with my computer well. So hopefully my kids will be able to help me get more pictures up this weekend. Generally problems arise when the image is too large, file-size wise. Not an expert on trying to do fr...
by br549
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Motor Pan and Belt cover screws
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Motor Pan and Belt cover screws

Here's what mine from a 1980 model look like and measure. Forgot to photograph the distance between the two legs of the clip, but it measures about 1/8". I think the screws are 1/2" long #6-32, but I couldn't get them to thread into nuts that size ... perhaps the starting threads were just...
by br549
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Unable to remove screw from table insert
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Unable to remove screw from table insert

I have successfully drilled thru screws (including set screws) with stripped out heads before. Select a bit small enough to remove SOME or PART of the screw body, without risking damaging the threads in the table itself. You may not have to drill completely thru, but enough to be able to pry the rem...
by br549
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Newbie and Question
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Newbie and Question

I'm sure another coat or two will help as the aluminum absorbs more wax. I've heard that to be true for cast iron surfaces, but not sure it applies to aluminum. As the aluminum table is used, it will need re-waxing, and any remaining old wax can be first removed with mineral spirits, or the new wax...
by br549
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Sanding smooth inlay
Replies: 22
Views: 5321

Re: Sanding smooth inlay

If the strips aren't glued in yet, could you cut (or route) the grooves deeper? With or without deeper grooves, after strips are glued in a combination of small block plane, scraper, and sanding would be my choice. For the scraper, something with a convex edge to lessen the chance of gouging the ply...
by br549
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Pro Planer cutter head pulley replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Pro Planer cutter head pulley replacement?

Not sure exactly what the upgrade kit included, but the Service Diagram and Parts List for a Pro Planer Stand shows both the 3" (cutter head) and 5" (motor) pulleys available. The link to upgrade may just not be working, so you might have to call and talk to Customer Service about its avai...
by br549
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GE motor housing reattachment?
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

Re: GE motor housing reattachment?

Here are a couple of charts for electrical conduit and copper pipe standard sizes with I.D., O.D., wall thickness information, in case this will help find a proper size sleeve. For copper, also keep in mind that fittings will have an I.D. just slightly larger than the O.D. of the same nominal size p...