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by edma194
Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: How to Mount a Band Saw Blade Upside Down!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: How to Mount a Band Saw Blade Upside Down!

I remember one popping out like that but I think it was one I twisted into a figure 8 myself. It was a pretty narrow blade and I think I caught it when I tried to mount it. I have mounted a chainsaw chain backwards. It cut like a dull chain and it got very hot and the bar oil started smoking.
by edma194
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: What can you safely do sitting down? (on a shop stool)
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: What can you safely do sitting down? (on a shop stool)

Setup, drawings, filing and sanding little pieces by hand, assembling small things, sitting on a stool is fine for that. With the machine on I always stand. I'm hoping I can learn to turn on a stool. I guess I could do other things while sitting, and it would be great to lessen the pressure on my ba...
by edma194
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Headstock lock
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Headstock lock

DLB wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:34 pm Jim McMann left them off too, in that otherwise excellent video. I know others have mentioned leaving them off, I'm sure that is the reason.
That must be it! Looking back at my thread on the install I didn't know what the washers were for. reible explained it a couple of posts later.
by edma194
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Headstock lock
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Headstock lock

This got me thinking though. When I built my PowerPro, I removed the handle. Twice, cuz just like the video instruction I left out those washers. And that pin was seriously tight the first time. I think the right answer was zero, you don't have to take the handle off because you just need one side ...
by edma194
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Headstock lock
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Headstock lock

You want to turn both wedges in toward the center, this allows enough free play to get the assembly in or out of the headstock. He cut the rod with a hacksaw to start with. Unnecessary if he understood the direction of the screw on the handle end. I started giving him the same instructions before r...
by edma194
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Re: Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench

I like your custom bench top. It's inspiring me. A few months ago I glued a piece of plywood to a piece of foam to make a table protector. I realized quickly that I needed sides, something to hold a magnetic tray, and some kind of soft top material to protect sharp things. I didn't think of the hole...
by edma194
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: JessEm's Pow-R-Tek SR Router - ER20 collets and "special" cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: JessEm's Pow-R-Tek SR Router - ER20 collets and "special" cooling

P.S. Related to the PowerPro cooling thread a while back, I still wonder if there isn't some way to implement something similar to what JessEm has on this router for a fresh air inlet/outlet to the StriaTech motor inside of the PowerPro headstock. IF it is a TEFC motor then it is just a matter of g...
by edma194
Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Headstock lock
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Headstock lock

The wedge will unthread from the ends of your cut rod. Corrosion can make that difficult. Clean the exposed threads with a brush, get some penetrating oil into to the wedge threads and work them down the rod. Be careful, it's a steel rod but the wedges are made of aluminum and the internal threads c...
by edma194
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Sell 1955 Mk V complete or part it out?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Sell 1955 Mk V complete or part it out?

If you have just 4 square feet of floor space available you could turn your 1955 Greenie into a dedicated drill press or some kind of shorty. Most of the basic parts sell for less than $30 on eBay so you'd need to get a bunch of them sold to do better than $300 total, and then you'd have to deal wit...
by edma194
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Headstock lock
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Headstock lock

There should be a roll pin in the handle that has to be removed with a pin punch or similar instrument. You might be able to reuse that roll pin but I usually replace them. I usually use a cotter pin or a nail that fits initially until I'm sure I won't have to remove the handle again soon.