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by RFGuy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

I am simply biased based on experience . I have had trouble with concentric friction locks for years on end with everything from telescoping light poles to 9-track tape drives. I don't trust them any more than James T. Kirk trusts Klingons. +10 Definitely sums up my experience with the Shopsmith te...
by RFGuy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

JPG, Thanks. Okay, sorry that I started the confusion. :o I have always heard these called extension tables, but I guess they are technically a floating table. I have always had a 510 or above, so I didn't know "extension table" was really only the miter gauge extension table for the 500. ...
by RFGuy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

I think Dusty's point is that an EXTENSION table is supported by the SPT mount clamp. Outboard tables supported by telescoping legs are usually floating tables(although an extension table with legs COULD be used). Thanks JPG. Sorry, I don't fully understand what you mean by "SPT mount clamp&qu...
by RFGuy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Cleanup and Repair
Replies: 70
Views: 1999

Re: Jointer Cleanup and Repair

Thanks Dennis. I had heard the term Blanchard marks before but really had no idea what these were, what they looked like or the why behind them. Thanks for the excellent explanation. When I searched for this, the one pic definitely looked very similar to what was posted here. The pic was said to hav...
by RFGuy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

I'd sure like to see a picture of the setup for a "drilling operation" that was adversely effected by insecure telescopic table legs supporting an extension table. Dusty, Not something I am willing to setup again because it is too time consuming. The setup that I described won't fit in my...
by RFGuy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

Yep, if I use that to tighten it I'll have to use it to loosen it too. I'm only turning it a little bit more, I'd say not more than a few degrees, but it seemed to make a big difference in the holding power of the leg. - David David, Thanks. I appreciate it. I noticed a difference depending on wher...
by RFGuy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

It is leftovers of a product like this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Con-Tact-Ultra-Grip-White-Shelf-Drawer-Liner-04F-C6O52-12/100388914 I just use it between my hand and an object to improve my grip, kind of like being 30 years old. Good for pretty much anything where hand tight doesn't mean wh...
by RFGuy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1049

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

I tried this but my scale (digital) sucks for the purpose. Does not really provide constant readings like you'd like. I found I could significantly change the slip force based on how tight I tightened the leg. Mine initially slipped around 60 pounds, but I tightened it with some shelf lining materi...
by RFGuy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Cheaper keyless chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Cheaper keyless chuck

Hey everyone I am new to these forums but I have had my shopsmith for a couple years now. I am wondering if anyone has found a cheaper keyless drill chuck for the 5/8" headstock? I have found plenty different kinds on Amazon and eBay but I am having issues finding one that will directly fit or...
by RFGuy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Cleanup and Repair
Replies: 70
Views: 1999

Re: Jointer Cleanup and Repair

Yeah, the joiner bed finish caught my eye as well. Just a guess, but maybe someone had some kind of cover over it. My guess is rain/humidity got underneath the cover and rain or some other weight was on top of the cover. Either it transferred a pattern from the cover material or the different high &...