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by john_001
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table saw alignment fixture (Rockler)
Replies: 31
Views: 640

Re: Table saw alignment fixture (Rockler)

Now if you really want to drive yourself nuts, after you get the slot aligned to the blade to your liking (e.g., 0.005), check it again with the table tilted. If it's still 0.005, you're gold. But if it isn't, it can't be corrected just by rotating the table. It means the table is canted forwards or...
by john_001
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Squareness of Way and Bench Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Squareness of Way and Bench Tubes

I'm not sure if this is true for all models, but generally, the bench tubes are 3/4" longer than the way tubes. Make sure the tubes are seated all the way. I went nuts for about 10 minutes once when the way tubes seem to have grown about 1/8". The set screws were loose at the hinge end and...
by john_001
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table flatness
Replies: 54
Views: 2205

Re: Table flatness

JPG wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:34 am Two diagonals do NOT verify a plane.
True. The diagonals would only indicate a twist. It could still be flat from side to side or front to back at any point.
by john_001
Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table flatness
Replies: 54
Views: 2205

Re: Table flatness

This thread got me curious about my 1958 Greenie's table, so I just checked it. It has a dip of about 0.002" in the area in front of the saw blade. From the blade back it's dead flat (I'm just using a 2' rule - I don't have a precision straightedge). This doesn't count the table insert, which i...
by john_001
Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Happy New year

Thank you. Same to you.
by john_001
Tue Dec 27, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Arbor For Sanding Drum?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Arbor For Sanding Drum?

The Shopsmith 1/2" router chuck https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/rm_routerchuckshield.htm has 5/8" female socket at one end and a 1/2" socket at the other, so I suppose you could mount short lengths (~1" or so) of 1/2" and 5/8" rod in one, chuck the 1/2"...
by john_001
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: cutting 2inch male and female wood threads
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: cutting 2inch male and female wood threads

The Woodsmith video uses a 5 tpi acme all-thread rod. The router bit is a double-bevel metal cutting bit, which makes V-shaped threads; but I guess you could make acme thread by using some sort of slot cutter bit. Getting the right size would be tricky. Unlike V threads, where you can control the wi...
by john_001
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: cutting 2inch male and female wood threads
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: cutting 2inch male and female wood threads

Woodsmith Shop had a show on making lidded canisters with threaded lids, and they cut the threads, male and female, using a router jig. Building the jig is some work, but it can be used to cut threads on work pieces of any size. This web page https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/shop-made-threading-j...
by john_001
Sun Dec 25, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Jet "Cyclone Seperator"
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: New Jet "Cyclone Seperator"

The main advantage I see is that it has a much lower profile than the Oneida Super Dust Deputy. But if that isn't important, then the SDD is cheaper and has a proven record.
by john_001
Sat Dec 24, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Is Shopsmith on your Christmas list?!
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Is Shopsmith on your Christmas list?!

Another way to look at it is a Model 10 was about 10% of the cost of a Dodge sedan, while the Mark 7 is about 14% of one. I chose Dodge because it's one of the only companies that offered a sedan in 1950 (Coronet) and still offers one, sort of (Challenger), today. But there's a big difference betwee...