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by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Supporting Shopsmith on Lumberjocks forum
Replies: 37
Views: 21767

Cast Iron

Holy smokes!:eek: He put his drink on the Powermatic bandsaw! (The nicest and most functional piece of equipment in his shop) Cast iron and coaster rings don't mix well and now i have a deeper understanding of how great tools can look like junk in a few short years Maybe he has it WELL WAXED so NO ...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Garage heaters
Replies: 82
Views: 69256

Machine Shed Heat

[quote="My Dad spent thousands on on infrared heating system for his insulated machine shop on the farm and he is totally unsatisfied with it. He spends a great amount of his time in the shop as it is where he works on his tractors and farm machinery. He wants to put in another wood heater sinc...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: If I were to stock up on some parts.......
Replies: 17
Views: 27752

Threaded Chuck Adapter

I have a few keyless drill chucks from the Shopsmiths I buy. The last one was a keyless drill chuck with a 1/2" thread that someone used a short 5/8" arbor (non-shopsmith, but like the shaper arbor) with the 1/2" drill chuck threads and put the two together. Saw one like that on Ebay...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6854

Headstock Lock exam

[quote="pkni"]12/20/08, I ordered a switch for my 1975 MKV and have yet to see that it has been shipped. I replaced it with a DT/DP switch rated at 20 amps. No big deal, just have two "off" positions.] Next time try the following: Unplug power cord from wall recepticle(or whateve...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Can this be serious!
Replies: 49
Views: 31127

Snipes

Amazing how MOST of the bidding is in the last few minutes. I feel helpless as most 'auctions' end when I cannot 'be there'. Lost too many to mention by $0.50!!!!!:( Got some within the last 5 sec also.:) Guess that makes me one.:D I wish 'one click bidding' was different..(increase bid to above cur...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: pork chop
Replies: 34
Views: 17053

Idler shaft wear

I agree. The steel idler shaft does real well on wear but the control sheave can appear to wear excessively on the inside. I find the floating sheave on the motor shaft experiences the same problem. I believe that since the belt is only around about 2/3 of both sheaves at all times, it is putting p...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: pork chop
Replies: 34
Views: 17053

Funky control sheave keyway

Yah I got one with a triangular shaped keyway too. The key was also worn badly. It got so bad the control sheave was jumping into the next "slot" (the part where the two sheaves overlap.) This was NOT GOOD. Tended to jam things up a bit. The IDLER sheave had NO apparent wear. The control s...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Garage heaters
Replies: 82
Views: 69256

Cold Iron

Yes radiant heat will also warm the 'machinery' as well as the operators. It works well in places such as warehouses which would be prohibitive to 'heat'. So perhaps you are better with radiant heater, but don't complain about the air temp! I would think rafter mounted radiant heat would be needed t...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: My New Shopsmith Mark V Model 530
Replies: 12
Views: 14356

Dc Motor 'short course'

A DC motor has the following things going on when running: A Magnetic field is created either by a magnet or a field winding. For the most part(there are exceptions) these motors also have an armature with additional windings. These windings are connected to by way of brushes or some other commutati...
by JPG
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Garage heaters
Replies: 82
Views: 69256

Reflective Heater

Put a small fan near heater to move some air around it. Reflective is alright if you are trying to warm people who can feel it, but they are not very effective at warming up the atmosphere.

i.e. Radiant OK for people, Forced air better for heating shop!:D