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by algale
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: DIY Mounting Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 5103

Re: DIY Mounting Base?

I like that design, Dennis! I use dollies for all my SPTs but they aren't that elegant!
by algale
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Fox in my back yard, the video
Replies: 44
Views: 2713

Re: Fox in my back yard, the video

Fantastic! I am lucky to somewhat regularly see foxes in my neighborhood and even in my front yard and occasionally in the back yard. Although I have seen them in daylight it is even more frequent after a snowfall to see their prints on my front walk and driveway.
by algale
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: table alignment
Replies: 104
Views: 29854

Re: table alignment

Plus one on drilling. Made my table much easier to align and I can see no downside to it.
by algale
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Shopsmith specific YouTube program
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: New Shopsmith specific YouTube program

Meh. There was a time when I would have probably left comments on the guy's video defending the Shopsmith. I'm over that. He's owned a Shopsmith or two and he has his opinions. I own one and I have my opinions. He's not changing my mind and I'm not going to try to change his. Most of us on the forum...
by algale
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

And we've shown that in operation the tilt lock does indeed squeeze the trunnions into firm contact with the tie bar bosses. Basically there is a spring effect in play, you open and close the gap by applying pressure to close it, via the tilt lock, or open the gap by relieving the pressure. The tab...
by algale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

It is a function of how far apart the trunnions are. The dollar tricks only purpose is to eliminate drag when you change table tilt (table tilt unlocked). In other words, the trunnions are always further apart than the width of the table bar measured at the bosses. David just said that the dollar b...
by algale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

It is a function of how far apart the trunnions are. The dollar tricks only purpose is to eliminate drag when you change table tilt (table tilt unlocked). In other words, the trunnions are always further apart than the width of the table bar measured at the bosses. David just said that the dollar b...
by algale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

...The piece of yellow sticky can be pulled out without effecting locking action. (the dollar bill trick). When I set mine up with a gap (dollar bill trick) that gap closes when I lock my table afterward. I confirmed visually with light behind it and using a thin (.002") feeler gauge. I'll try...
by algale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

I agree with almost everything you said. However, I do not buy into the theory that tilt lock is achieved by anything other than friction between the two aluminum blocks and the trunnions. The dollar bill trick only ensures that there is some spave between those bosses and the trunnion. To confirm:...
by algale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: Table Tilt Lock, Mark V Model 510/520

Yeah, that was a good read. I stand by all I said in that previous thread. In summary, when a table alignment is performed following the standard operating procedures, the bolts from the table to the trunnions are loosey goosey when the table lock is applied. This ensures the trunnions are in contac...