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by thunderbirdbat
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Woodpeckers 1283 - Cool Tool or Fool Tool???
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Woodpeckers 1283 - Cool Tool or Fool Tool???

With all the houses going up around mine, I have not seen any of the builders use a regular carpenter's square, all I have seen are speed squares around here. I do not think any of them even know how to use a carpenter's square. They use pre-built rafters with only the jack rafters to be cut on site...
by thunderbirdbat
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: SS Mount router table manual?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: SS Mount router table manual?

I'm sorry but my scanner is not working so I will not be able to scan the Routing Systems and Components manual. It seems to be a compilation of the other manuals.
by thunderbirdbat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: SS Mount router table manual?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: SS Mount router table manual?

Here is the one for the router arm upgrade. There is also one called Routing Systems and Components. I will have to scan that one for you.
RouterArm_Upgrade.pdf
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by thunderbirdbat
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Disappointed in MiterSet
Replies: 31
Views: 664

Re: Disappointed in MiterSet

The SS version of the MiterSet comes with a bar to bridge the pins for the miter gauge face to rest against that is not included in the regular MiterSet. As Ed stated, the difference between a 3/4" miter slot and a SS miter slot is only 0.03", which may be where your slop is coming from. I...
by thunderbirdbat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: This storm
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: This storm

I did not know that Texas was on it's own grid. It does explain why the power plants in other areas are not picking up the load. I know that power outage is no fun as I had a week and a half of it over the summer. Hope they get it figured out soon and get power back on.
by thunderbirdbat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Community
Topic: This storm
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: This storm

Probably the biggest disaster has been in Texas. About 20% of electricity is produced by wind turbines and everyone in Texas, except west Texas gets power from that regulating authority. Turbines are iced up. Nothing was done to prevent that when they were built. Turbines in northern Europe don't i...
by thunderbirdbat
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Newb with SS questions - part 2 - SS as Table Saw
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Newb with SS questions - part 2 - SS as Table Saw

1. The 510 and 520 use the same tables and allow the same amount of flexibility. The difference is in the fence and rail system. Personal opinion determines which is preferred. Many people are happy with the 510 fence but others have had problems with it and prefer the 520 with it's beefier fence. P...
by thunderbirdbat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Raised panel bits on MK7
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Raised panel bits on MK7

I think that the larger cutter bits is where the SS router set up excels. The larger the cutter the slower the router speed used. Many routers do not slow down enough for the very large bits and do not have the power to make smooth cuts using them. I have found many different speed charts online but...
by thunderbirdbat
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Rocking horse plans
Replies: 6
Views: 12078

Re: Rocking horse plans

I made the Shopsmith rocking horse about 28 years ago. Shopsmith"s link is broke and after several emails, I have had no response. Does anyone know where the plans can be obtained? I now have several grandchildren that are approaching 'rocking horse' age. I would appreciate any help in locatin...