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by P89DC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: 6x48 Belt Sander with both drums crowned....
Replies: 0
Views: 3190

6x48 Belt Sander with both drums crowned....

My 1987 issue 6x48 belt sander came from the factory with both drums crowned. I understand this was a mistake that lasted for some time. The effect is that the sanding belt tracks poorly. In order to keep the belt between limits it requires constant fiddling with the tracking wheel at the nose of th...
by P89DC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Is this Normal for the 6" Belt Sander?
Replies: 7
Views: 8306

Re: Is this Normal for the 6" Belt Sander?

Mine came from the factory with both bolts.
by P89DC
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Need help on how get started!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 22460

Re: Need help on how get started!!!!

I bought the blue tyres from bandsawtirewerehouse on ebay. I followed their instructions and have no issues. They are working very well for the last six months. Yes to using your old cover and adding a viewing port, I've done it to two now. Don't forget the dust port upgrade too. There a nylon bolt ...
by P89DC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Inspirational workshop layout
Replies: 24
Views: 34697

Re: Inspirational workshop layout

RFGuy wrote: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG8mMPZEeEQ[/youtube]
My single car garage is about the same size, 11.5 x 22 = 253 ft square. The ceiling is almost 12 ft high, that helps.
by P89DC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Bandsaw aluminum table zero clearance insert
Replies: 2
Views: 3565

Re: Bandsaw aluminum table zero clearance insert

I use plastic from an old cutting board as material for jig/scroll/band saw inserts.
by P89DC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Need help on how get started!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 22460

Re: Need help on how get started!!!!

...The current Band Saw...internal parts are basically the same since the introduction in the 1950's only the Table and the cover plus it's attachment has changed.... Older bandsaws have bushing bearings for the guides. At some point Shopsmith switched to cartridge ball bearings in all three guides...
by P89DC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Movies you'll watch every time list
Replies: 11
Views: 19052

Re: Movies you'll watch every time list

In order:
Cool Hand Luke
Quiet Man
African Queen
Das Boat
Pink Panther (1964?)
First Star Wars (the one that came out in 1979)
by P89DC
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Best general purpose table saw blade for a newbie
Replies: 31
Views: 61296

Re: Best general purpose table saw blade for a newbie

Well, this is Doug Reid's take on it: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDvcH75I78[/youtube] Doug Reid claims the first 10" saws came out in the 50s. He's wrong. Delta Unisaw came out around 1939 with a 10" blade and a 5/8 arbor. Unisaw is a commercial saw, not a hobbyist rig. If ...
by P89DC
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Community
Topic: haven't seen snow on Halloween
Replies: 16
Views: 24110

Re: haven't seen snow on Halloween

Ten years ago they told us we wouldnt see snow in the Rockies by now. They used computer simulations that NOAA promised us were very accurate. How'd that work out? Record snowfall last year, no mountain biking most of the summer due to snow on the trails, now record low temps and early snow. Ski sea...
by P89DC
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Snapped Band Saw Tire
Replies: 19
Views: 23061

Re: Snapped Band Saw Tire

I will be surprised if the blue tyres fail. Over on old woodworking machines (owwm.org) they're used by many rebuilders and are thought of as a good option. That's why I went with them. Shopsmith should sell the blue ones instead of the orange. I almost bought a set of the orange disasters last summ...