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by garys
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Bandsaw drift, is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Bandsaw drift, is this normal?

If you have spare blades on hand, I would pop a new one on the saw and try again. If the existing blade has more wear on one side than the other, it will drift like that. Blades, unlike the other parts of your saw are comsumables so they are a good place to start trying to clear up the problem.
by garys
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Stimulus Check
Replies: 71
Views: 4088

Re: Stimulus Check

2019 income tax return still has not been posted on IRS.Gov. Mine is in the same situation. I sent it in in mid-February and it still doesn't show up on IRS. One article I read says that IRS is so bogged down with the stimulus payments that they aren't even looking at paper tax returns until later ...
by garys
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Old catalogs? Anywhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Old catalogs? Anywhere?

I don't have any of my old Shopsmith catalogs except I found an 8 page foldout for the introduction of the Sawsmith 2000 along with an order blank complete with pricing.
by garys
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Accessory Storage Idea Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2834

Re: Accessory Storage Idea Thread

Garys, I really like your roll around cabinet you made. Could you let me know where I might get plans for it? There aren't any plans for the cabinet. I build things from ideas in my head and no plans are ever drawn up on paper. After I built the first one from oak, I built a second one from cherry ...
by garys
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GFCI protected circuits
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: GFCI protected circuits

This explanation indicates that the GFCI is not needed on a dust collector, and likely serves no purpose for static electricity. Since I have it on a GFCI, I will leave it that way for now. If I don't get false tripping of the GFCI, I'll leave it this way. If I have problems in the future, I'll simp...
by garys
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GFCI protected circuits
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: GFCI protected circuits

You are likely correct. Every time I do research on a subject, I find conflicting information from so-called experts. My theory on all this is read a lot of opinions, but use your best judgement on what you think is true. The internet is a great source of misinformation. On this subject, I figured t...
by garys
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GFCI protected circuits
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: GFCI protected circuits

What is there about a DC that makes a GFCI 'a good idea' ? I didn't write the book. I only read it. There was a "suggestion" that since dust collectors can create static electricity and dust can explode, a GFCI would be a good idea. I never thought GFCI's were there to help that, but what...
by garys
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GFCI protected circuits
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: GFCI protected circuits

OK, you guys convinced me. I added a GFI outlet to my dust collector. The book for it suggested it might be a good idea. My woodworking shop is in my house so very few circuits are on GFCI. Until now, only the kitchen, bathrooms, and the laundry had them. I now have one in my shop. I probably won't ...
by garys
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: its snowing
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: its snowing

There never seems to be anything new with the weather. Around here is has always been erratic. On Monday morning it was 7 degrees here. This afternoon it is 73 degrees and forecast to be around 80 tomorrow. During all this, my crocuses are trying to bloom. The 7 degrees is tough on them.
by garys
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: How do you save a board that you cut too short?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: How do you save a board that you cut too short?

Just use your board stretcher to take care of that problem. It is April 1 after all. Also, you can use the pasta press concept. You roll your dough through rollers that make it thinner, wider, and longer. You can do the same thing using your 12" planer on wood. Just remove the blades and run th...