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post #1081 of 2940 Old 02-22-2017, 04:20 PM
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Got zero clearance inserts for my table saw. Pretty excited about that.


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Got a little fishing in, before the wind kicked up.
I only caught one ...
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Got the initial glue done on the walnut and oak chessboard I'm building. Going to be 20" playing surface with the 2 1/2" squares.

I put 4 #10 biscuits in each joint, 28 total.


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Got a little fishing in, before the wind kicked up.
I only caught one ...
Only one, but that is one nice fish!

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I got extraordinarily lucky today. I was raising the dado blade under my angle spline jig (while running =stupid) and the blade hit the edges of the metal dado insert. I didn't realize it was happening till I saw shards of metal and thought I'd hit a nail.
I was certain that was the end of this dado blade, but tested it on a piece of scrap maple and it still cuts flat and clean and from everything I can see it's still in fine shape.
The insert isn't in great shape, but the blades don't show any signs of damage.
I know this wasn't the greatest idea I ever had and won't do it again, but I think I'll drop a note to Freud to thank them for such a nice quality blade that withstood my own stupidity..
I think I'm also going to ditch the metal insert in favor of shop-made wood inserts..
What a sinking feeling to think I just tossed $100 in the garbage..
Anyone wanna buy a custom ground metal dado insert for a craftsman motorized table saw?

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It's cast aluminum. Shouldn't really harm the blade. If it's steel..... Check the tips. They might not be there anymore.

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Building some drawers.
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What I did today-Saturday 2-25-17 Cleaned Band Saw

I spent part of today cleaning the parts of my 14" Central Machinery Wood Band Saw. I decided to tear it apart 100% and have taken everything down to individual pieces and cleaning them and will probably do some re-painting before a full and complete re-assembly and adding some new parts i.e new bearings everywhere including the 3/4 HP motor, new wheel tires, new drive belts and cool blocks (trademark), and a convert the blade tensioner with a tall crank like the Big Horn (trademark) blade tension crank device.

If anyone has any other ideas on how to improve this bandsaw let me know. Thanks!
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Started a make-over of my old Craftsman Radial Arm Saw table. Taking me much longer than I thought it would. Installed new casters, readjusted height to match the table saw, replaced old plywood table with MDF. Old table was only 42 years old.
I still have the fence and new sawdust dust catcher to complete.
I will install a new T-rail on the new fence for a new adjustable stop and left & right adhesive tape measures I got at Rocklers.
After several hours, I started thinking, what was I thinking of to start this? The old table/fence was still working fine and I'm getting too old to lift heavy machinery. Much more time consuming than I thought it would be. I may post a picture when complete.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Blue Tilapia, BigJim. A Non-native fish here in Florida.
They are hard to entice with a fly rod. They are known to eat plankton sized particles of detritus, vegetation and diatoms. This one went 4 pounds 7 ounces, and put up a great fight. I can't believe they get up to 10 pounds !!!
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Blue Tilapia, BigJim. A Non-native fish here in Florida.
They are hard to entice with a fly rod. They are known to eat plankton sized particles of detritus, vegetation and diatoms. This one went 4 pounds 7 ounces, and put up a great fight. I can't believe they get up to 10 pounds !!!
I consider a big fish caught on a small fly more satisfying than saw dust. Love my 2 and 3 weight rods. :smile3:

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Started a make-over of my old Craftsman Radial Arm Saw table. Taking me much longer than I thought it would. Installed new casters, readjusted height to match the table saw, replaced old plywood table with MDF. Old table was only 42 years old.
I still have the fence and new sawdust dust catcher to complete.
I will install a new T-rail on the new fence for a new adjustable stop and left & right adhesive tape measures I got at Rocklers.
After several hours, I started thinking, what was I thinking of to start this? The old table/fence was still working fine and I'm getting too old to lift heavy machinery. Much more time consuming than I thought it would be. I may post a picture when complete.
Same story, different machine, here. I traded a one day install for a 20 year old, G1023 with a hydraulic motor (they're Amish), a 3 hp SawStop motor, and a homemade, 5' long fence with a 10' rail.

I brought it all home a week ago Saturday afternoon. I took it apart and cleaned it up the then. I took out a sheet metal catch pan that I think they had the dust collector hooked to. Yesterday afternoon I started trying to put things together.

The saw has a triple 3/8" belt pulley. All I could find locally was a double 1/2" belt pulley for the saw. I took the saw pulley shaft out to see if I could put a matching double pulley on it, but the shaft is metric and no place had metric shaft pulleys. I ended up using the double 1/2" pulley on the motor, the original triple pulley on the saw and running 3/8" belts on them.

The belts are very slightly out of parallel, but not enough to cause problems. The local auto parts store is used to me "creating" things. I grabbed a handful of belts to see what length I needed and took back the wrong ones. This belt and pulley runaround took most of the afternoon. :frown2:

The motor bracket doesn't quite line up, but I was able to use a 3/8" bolt for the belt tensioning slot and got the motor mounted and wired up. I tightened up few other things and quit for the day.

I am going to cut down the rail. I will probably go with 4 or 5 feet. It will take at least another whole day to get this thing up and running and get a table built around it. I wasn't planning on this much work, but I still think it was a good deal.
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Blue Tilapia, BigJim. A Non-native fish here in Florida.
They are hard to entice with a fly rod. They are known to eat plankton sized particles of detritus, vegetation and diatoms. This one went 4 pounds 7 ounces, and put up a great fight. I can't believe they get up to 10 pounds !!!
I know that had to be fun especially on a fly rod, beautiful fish!

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I consider a big fish caught on a small fly more satisfying than saw dust. Love my 2 and 3 weight rods. :smile3:
Me too. I do love working with wood, but given the choice, I'm going fishing.

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I know that had to be fun especially on a fly rod, beautiful fish!
Truly a blast. It's almost worth "chasing" them. But I'll take the occasional one while going after bass and sunfish.
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Thumbs up Strawberry Planter

The wife posted a picture of a Strawberry Planter made from a pallet on my FB page. That means "make me one." So since I have a small stash of good quality pallets I made her one. Brownie points for me.
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I began a basic bird house as my "first" project. It isn't anything special, but it was a good way to practice measuring and cutting. I need to get some more supplies for it before I can assemble it, but all the cuts have been made.
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It's cast aluminum. Shouldn't really harm the blade. If it's steel..... Check the tips. They might not be there anymore.
Unfortunately it's not aluminum unless magnets stick to aluminum these days.
I spent some time looking at the tips up close and they're going to need to be sharpened sooner than later, but they did get the job done of cutting several tenons and half lap joints. They aren't perfect, but still better than other blades I've used in the past.
You know, if I were a dishonest person I'd return them to the store and buy new blades, but this is a problem that I created without their help. A few people have already suggested that I do just that. I have many flaws in my character, but lying isn't one of them. Honesty gets expensive occasionally..
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I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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Ah yes, aluminum magnets. I found them on amazon
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The wife posted a picture of a Strawberry Planter made from a pallet on my FB page. That means "make me one." So since I have a small stash of good quality pallets I made her one. Brownie points for me.
That happens to me alot! From wife, sister-in-law, sister, cousins, nieces, and on and on.
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I began a basic bird house as my "first" project. It isn't anything special, but it was a good way to practice measuring and cutting. I need to get some more supplies for it before I can assemble it, but all the cuts have been made.
I made my first bird feeder last summer. Nothing fancy; just pine, a couple pieces of plexiglass and a bicycle inner tube for the roof hinge.



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