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by BuckeyeDennis
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Cleanup and Repair
Replies: 70
Views: 1995

Re: Jointer Cleanup and Repair

I agree about the unusual pattern on the jointer infeed and outfeed tables. I followed the cleaning steps of using Scotch Brite pads and WD 40 to clean up the tables with some success but the pattern is still there. The tables are now smooth with no visible rust except for the odd "pattern&quo...
by BuckeyeDennis
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1044

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

Here's a semi-quantitative measurement. I just tried putting my entire weight (about 230 lb.) on a single hand-tightened leg, and it slipped. Then I tried it with two legs in parallel. They still slipped, but not until I had almost my entire weight on them. So I'd estimate the slipping threshould of...
by BuckeyeDennis
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?
Replies: 53
Views: 1044

Re: Looking for Ideas for Storing Shopsmith Tables?

I think the amount of torque applied when 'adjusting' the length has a lot to do with the threshold of slipping under load. They WILL slip. Nylon gripping smooth aluminum tube. Then there is the presence of JPW! I agree — the load at which they slip should be pretty much proportional to the tighten...
by BuckeyeDennis
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Turning project question for you or you or even you
Replies: 21
Views: 18735

Re: Turning project question for you or you or even you

Those turned out great, Ed!

Forgive my ignorance, but what’s the one in the middle? The only thing in my gardening-tool arsenal that looks even a little bit similar is for digging up dandelion roots without breaking them off in the ground.
by BuckeyeDennis
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Removing extension table dog bone studs
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Removing extension table dog bone studs

I’d start with JPG’s suggestion. If you remove the rail, you can adjust a Crescent wrench such that it just slips over the bent table “skirt”. Then tweak the skirt straight gradually, moving the wrench up and down the bent section. If you can’t get it straight enough that way, but the other rail mou...
by BuckeyeDennis
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Jointer Cleanup and Repair
Replies: 70
Views: 1995

Re: Jointer Cleanup and Repair

Hey Mark, that’s a BEAUTIFUL job you did on the jointer restoration. Most of the greenies I see are tired old machines on Craigslist. But looking at yours, I can almost feel the pride that the original owners must have felt. And a good restoration is an even better feeling. Because you didn’t just b...
by BuckeyeDennis
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'
Replies: 2097
Views: 2070237

Re: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'

This one isn’t a steal. Unless, that is, you value your time doing restorations at more than maybe $5 per hour. But it is mighty purty — think restorations by Skip Campbell or maybe J.S. Burger. https://dayton.craigslist.org/tld/d/dayton-shop-smith-outfit-lots-of-acc/7378172391.html And don’t forget...
by BuckeyeDennis
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Scraps project - suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 1968

Re: Scraps project - suggestions

Cool! Do you have a spot picked out for the table?
by BuckeyeDennis
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: New guy, old machine
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: New guy, old machine

I’m curious, AmishMachinist. What do you see as the advantage of a DC motor and drive over a 3-phase Frame 56 AC motor, paired with a VFD? I haven’t priced that hardware in a while, but your budget would probably cover it up to 1 hp and maybe more, and you’d never have to worry about brush replaceme...
by BuckeyeDennis
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Center of Gravity for a Shopsmith
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Center of Gravity for a Shopsmith

For my model 520, with the table in drill-press position, the answer to Dusty's question is "yes". My machine will remain in the vertical position (with reasonable tipping stability) even if I don't engage the conical tilt-lock screw. Ergo, it had to have reached "neutral" tippin...