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..... ham radio operating,........
KC5SDI. Rarely ever operate anymore, but I should
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kc5sdi. Rarely ever operate anymore, but i should
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Got my General when I was a boat Captain in the oil fields in the gulf of Mex. very boring job.
Then when I started working on the oil rigs, I would set up wire antennas. Then after 9/11 and then the real push on safety, that killed all chances of transmitting. I now have the radio rig on my boat but rarely use it.
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I still have my equipment, but haven't fired it up for maybe a year or so.
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I still have my equipment, but haven't fired it up for maybe a year or so.
Thats a shame.:frown2: I have a Raspberry Pi2 that I use for APRS which is hooked up to my Wouxun KG-UV6D and then I have a Yaesu 2900 in my car for whem im out storm spotting. I did attempt at the General class a few months ago, but I had a lot going on with my moms cancer, and getting things together to start my own IT business, and unfortunately I did not pass, but I do plan to attempt it again eventually.

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Then when I started working on the oil rigs, I would set up wire antennas.
I got bit by the antenna bug. I have built a number of them, including a portable one I came up with, made from 2 arrow shafts and some piano wire. Ended up having a guy buy it just weeks after I put up the video for it on my channel. He uses it on the mountains. :)
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I used only verticals, either a wire from my work shack up to the heliport on the rigs to just plain loaded coils mounted on a handrail.

The rigs are all steel with legs going down through around 500 feet of sea water and then into several hundred feet of sand or mud below the gulf of Mexico with well pipe going down thousands of feet into the gulf floor. Talk about a ground plane SHEESCH

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I know that I should be more active. But I have been distracted by this new hobby called woodworking :-)

I have been a ham since I was 12. My 30+ year career has been developing radio technologies, including some of the very first cell phones.

Another reason that I have been slacking off is that the noise levels have increased so much at my QTH that weak signal work has become more challenging.

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 2 also. So maybe I will be inspired to hack around with that some and get more active.
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Well I got the saw home yesterday and started getting 'er all cleaned up. Before and after photos included. I had found out from the sellers father that it used to be his saw and hasn't been fired up for 10 years. With that said, it runs. I'm thinking I should maybe get a fresh belt on it. I also broke the wheel thing on the right side trying to get the blade to be up and down instead of 45 degrees. So I have to figure that all out. Do they have metal wheels that could be installed instead of the plastic ones? It did come with another platform deal for the left side. The corner of it is slightly broken, but I think I'll keep both of them off at some point because I want to build a table/cart for the saw (off of the pedestal) anyway.
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The"platforms" are the extension wings. I'd consider incorporating them into whatever you are planning as they add mass which AIDS in dampening vibration.

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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Congrats on your saw.
I'm sure it will give many hours of pleasure.

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The"platforms" are the extension wings. I'd consider incorporating them into whatever you are planning as they add mass which AIDS in dampening vibration.
Yeah, I started thinking this through more last night and had a few thoughts. One, it would slightly bug me to have the wings just laying around. Two, they are heavy and add width to the saw which I know I want anyway and without them, there would just be wood in their place, so I might as well use them. Thanks for pointing out the vibration aspect, that's a very good point. Thanks for the advice. :)
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breaking things?

before you install the extensions/platforms ......

The best advice I can give you it to turn the saw on it's back end after removing the motor and look inside. There are threaded shafts and gears that mesh which you have to clean thoroughly before you can expect it to function correctly. I've done this many times on my Craftsman saws.

A wire brush, a tooth brush an ice pick and a small diameter of cordage which you can wrap around the threaded rod and clean in between the threads. A flushing with WD 40 or other lubricant will also be needed. Don't use motor oil on anything, just a light lubricant. I use Gibbazise on my saws as it dries leaving a very thin film.

http://www.gibbsbrandlubricant.com/page/388212203

With the motor off, and the weight on the carriage being reduced, the tilt controls will work very easily. Same for the elevation control. Then you can set the tilt stops, which are small set crews in the miter slots, to 90 degrees and 45 degrees accurately.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Good luck with the saw. Did it come with a fence?
We aware (Actually, Beware) Looking at the fence rail, it looks like it had a fence like a CM saw my fil had. If so, the fence is crap imho.
The rest of the saw can be a decent saw, with the addition of a good fence.
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Good luck with the saw. Did it come with a fence?
We aware (Actually, Beware) Looking at the fence rail, it looks like it had a fence like a CM saw my fil had. If so, the fence is crap imho.
The rest of the saw can be a decent saw, with the addition of a good fence.
It did come with a fence. Doesn't look like anything special. i am guessing its the stock one. I would eventually like to upgrade to an extruded aluminum style fence. Considering the crazy prices on some of those, I'm thinking of building my own. i just cant justify spending $200 on a fence when most of my work is going to be around the house type stuff.
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$200 is nothing for a fence. That's basically the price to play. A good bisermeryer fence will be 500-600.

The delta t2 fence is a steal at 200

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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