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by garys
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Connecting tubes
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Connecting tubes

A few years ago I purchased two 6' stainless steel tubes from Grainger. They are a bit heavier wall than the Shopsmith 5' ones, but that makes them more rigid. I use them when I break down 4x8 sheets of plywood and they work great. I don't have the exact information on them anymore, but they look li...
by garys
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Craftsman V-series tools
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: New Craftsman V-series tools

Whatever ends up working for them is probably good. I bought most of my Craftsman hand tools back in the early 70s, and to this day have almost all of them in use with no problems. I did have to replace one of their newer 1990s ratchet wrenches because the 90s quality was not as good as the 70s stuf...
by garys
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Bandsaw Cast iron table won't lock
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Bandsaw Cast iron table won't lock

All fixed! That you so much for your help! Score one for the user manual! That's a very common problem. People take things apart and either lose parts or reassemble them wrong so they no longer work. This type of failure is probably more common than actual machine failure in use. I see this every d...
by garys
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Bandsaw Cast iron table won't lock
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Bandsaw Cast iron table won't lock

Are you sure you have all the washers and spacers in place so things tighten down properly? I compared my 1981 manual with the new one online here at Shopsmith, and things are fairly similar. Both of them show a "thrust spring" (old manual) or "thrust washer" (new manual) that li...
by garys
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Favourite Quotes
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Favourite Quotes

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein.
by garys
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Center of Gravity for a Shopsmith
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Center of Gravity for a Shopsmith

Probably not because the headstock never reaches 90 degrees and the tipping point.
by garys
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My first box joint project.
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: My first box joint project.

Nice work.
I've made a lot of small boxes using the box joint like that. I use my miter gauge and a jig I made to do it. It works well. I also use the jig and the box joint for drawers because it makes for nice strong drawers.
by garys
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Nocturnal shop visitor
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Nocturnal shop visitor

Hate to do this but they make a mess and get into stuff that ends up having to be tossed........ and then there are the droppings. Ed You shoudn't "hate" to wipe them out. You should be happy doing it. Mice and other rodents carry hantavirus. If you get it in your buildings and it infects...
by garys
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Community
Topic: End of a Era
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: End of a Era

When it comes to marketing, things seldom make sense. People who crunch numbers and others who talk BS make these decisions. Sometimes they come up with a good idea, but often, they come up with crap.
Time will tell if they are making the right decisions.
by garys
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Nocturnal shop visitor
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Nocturnal shop visitor

I keep a few packets of rodent poison on the floor around my garage. If any rodents show up, they disappear just as fast and you never know they were there. Within a few hours of chowing down on the meal I set out for them, they seem to develop a tummy ache and want to get away from the place that c...