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  1. https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/handson/index.htm Hands-On Archives Below is a list of Hands-On issues that have been collected. 2000 Archived Issues September/October 2000 The Grandfather Clock -- Part 1 Gumball Machine The Dancin' Duck Puppet Frame and Raised Panel Construction Safety, A Matter of Respect November/December 2000 The Grandfather Clock -- Part 2 Toy Crane Build a Chess Set Six Easy Steps to Squaring a Board Dust Collection--It Shouldn't Be An Option! 2001 Archived Issues
  2. Tonight I pulled my end vise from my new bench. When I picked up my bench over a month ago, I noticed the vise was very stiff. Beyond stiff, actually the tube holes swelled around the tubes to the point of zero clearance, as a matter of fact the wood was tight around the tubes. I don't know when the last time was that the previous owner used his vise, it could have been years, judging by how his shop appeared to have not been worked in for a long time, he may have not known that his vise was nearly in-operable. at 95 years old, he may not have even been able to spin the handle, maybe, maybe no
  3. Years ago I was given this Sears Sander from a guy who said it was junk and would not spin, just hummed. At the time I discovered the tension was very tight. To get it going I pushed back on the tension arm and it worked so I went with that. Today I got to looking at this and wondered why does it not just fire up correctly. In looking at the belt as it spun I also noticed at the bottom pulley the belt was not tracking correctly. So I looked for an adjuster for tracking, much like on a hand held belt sander. Found that, and adjusted the tracking but the tension issue remained. Removed the cover
  4. schnewj

    HELP!

    I need some help, guys. With the passing of my mother earlier this year I, now, have total dominion over the garage space. This allowed me to do a little remodeling, rearranging, and creation of some much needed storage off of the floor. This created a lot of open usable floor space. So, I have moved my Delta 40-690 20" (DeWalt 788) from its home in the garden shed into the garage space to live with my other tools. Now, for the help. The saw was purchased second hand. I acquired it from a retired vet, who was selling everything and moving to Panama. He used it to scroll out service
  5. Use your wet or dry vacuum outside on the end of the drain line to suck out the lent and trash . I do this about once a year. A window unit don't count, only the central unit needs this help... Just let the window unit fall out the window and it will be clear after you set it back in..Second thought, I keep my shop unit tilting down outside to take care of the extra water build up so no worry there...The big unit inside does make a mess if not cleared regularly...
  6. Maintenance is always a hot topic but just how do you do it. The first video covers the tailstock and quill and I have used this as a guide.
  7. This one covers the rest of the lathe . Notice how spotless his lathe is
  8. If you are thinking about building a grandfather clock I built a grandfather clock from a kit from Emperor Clock in the 70s for my wife. I had few tools and little space, so a kit was the only way. I built one from scratch about 10 years ago for my daughter. Both clocks require a yearly cleaning/lubrication. Moving one is also a task. You must remove weights, pendulum and secure everything else. After you move the clock to do anything at all, you must level it so that the pendulum has balanced travel. All weights do not weigh the same and you must be sure you put the proper w
  9. Here are the two things you need to check weekly on your air compressor: Inspect Filters. If filters are clogged with dirt, your compressor won’t run efficiently. Clean or replace filters as needed for optimal performance. Inspect Belts. Look over belts for signs of wear like cracking or stretching. Replace as necessary
  10. Check the Safety Release Valve. Test the valve by pulling it out to make sure that it functions properly. Check and Tighten All Bolts. Check All Connections for Leaks.
  11. I'll tell ya something, you don't know what you have till you clean the old shop up! I am stripping out my cabinets of supplies, the finishing supplies cabinet, the hardware cabinet, the spray gun cabinet, and I forgot I had half of what I am seeing! Not too mention I am coming across items I forgot I had, yet I went to the big box store to buy anyway, I am finding 3 of the same items simply because I either forgot I had them or could not find them, and I went and bought another. Right now I am going through the finishing supplies stuff, about a dozen Minwax cans that must be 8 years old, sin
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