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by james1726
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: home made carbide lathe tool
Replies: 3
Views: 14013

Re: home made carbide lathe tool

Thanks so much for the link. I thought I probably had the cutter too far forward. I appreciate the advice.

It was fun to do so I believe i'll try again. I've got plenty of 1/2 bar left
by james1726
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: home made carbide lathe tool
Replies: 3
Views: 14013

home made carbide lathe tool

I wanted to try the carbide cutters so I made a turning tool. It does work very well however i'm not sure if I have the cutter positioned on the 1/2 bar correctly. Any thoughts?
by james1726
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Couple of Upper Guard Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 9233

Re: Couple of Upper Guard Questions

I'll take that advice. I'll just put it back in the old barn
by james1726
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Couple of Upper Guard Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 9233

Couple of Upper Guard Questions

While rummaging around in the barn I came across a blade guard that I’m not sure where it came from. I’m sure it’s not Shopsmith but I’m at a loss to what it might be and thought someone might have some idea. My other question is could it be modified to work with my Shopsmith because I like the pawl...
by james1726
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Shopsmith location question
Replies: 11
Views: 28634

Re: Shopsmith location question

Excellent Point !
by james1726
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Shopsmith location question
Replies: 11
Views: 28634

Shopsmith location question

I have a small (12 x 20) shop and i'm wondering about lay-out. I'm limited on space so I was asking the best way to turn the shopsmith and not have to re-position for longer boards.

I have it on the long side of the shop now but that limits the length of anything I can rip.

Any Ideas?
by james1726
Sat May 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Cant believe my '81 model mark 5 still runs like a dream
Replies: 10
Views: 22975

Re: Cant believe my '81 model mark 5 still runs like a dream

I am curious now. It was a 510 when you sold it to the fireman? What did he upgrade on it? Everett Yes, I bought the shopsmith from the fireman. I had it several years and then sold it to a co-worker to build a house on his farm with the understanding I would buy it back when he finished. I was won...
by james1726
Thu May 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Dustopper from Home Depot A +++++
Replies: 3
Views: 11951

Dustopper from Home Depot A +++++

Iv'e been using the for a few days and I must say it works exactly as advertised. Open the box, put it on a 5 gallon bucket and plug in two 2 1/2" hoses. Less than 5 minutes.

Highly Recommend.
by james1726
Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Made a dust collector for my HF lathe
Replies: 1
Views: 8807

Made a dust collector for my HF lathe

Used scraps from around the shop. Works GREAT on sanding dust however not so much on wood chips. An occasional chip will fly in every now and then but nothing to brag about.

I was really more concerned with the dust so its was worth the effort.
by james1726
Wed May 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Cant believe my '81 model mark 5 still runs like a dream
Replies: 10
Views: 22975

Re: Cant believe my '81 model mark 5 still runs like a dream

Thank you Russ, This old gal has build a portion of at least three houses. I give it a pretty good workout almost every days sill. I have the big can of JPW and use it constantly. I'm really happy to have it back home. I saw my first SS demonstration in the middle of the mall in North Little Rock, A...