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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 January/February 2001 The Grandfather Clock -- Part 3 The Porch Swing The Kite String Winder Vertical Drill Press Set-ups Drill Press & Horizontal Boring Tips March/April 2001 Roll Around Barbeque Cart Patio/Deck Table The Pecking Chickens Wood Storage Tips Troubleshooting Worktable & Carriage Problems May/June 2001 Curio Cabinet Pot-Holding Garden Planter Kitchen Pasta Tools Gluing-Up Tips Table Saw Service Pointers July/August 2001 Butcher Block/Microwave Oven Table Gourmet Bird Feeder Recipe Box and Interlocking Play Logs All About Saw Blades Band Saw Service Pointers September/October 2001 Colonial Dry Sink Hanging Wall Desk Child's Pounding Bench and A Wooden Toy Top Finishing Touches--Pt. 1 Table Saw Safety Jointer Service Pointers November/December 2001 The Heirloom Rocking Horse The Child's Chalkboard Desktop Bookshelf 8-Bottle Wine Rack Finishing Touches--Pt. 2 Using Extension Cords Safety Tips 2002 Archived Issues January/February 2002 9-Drawer Workshop Toolbox Child's Desk and Chairs Candle Sconce and Desktop Pencil Holder Finishing Touches--Pt. 3 Safety is Your Decision Speed Changer Troubleshooting March/April 2002 The Garden Bench Wren and Blue Jay Bird Houses Tapered Planter Box Finishing Touches--Pt. 4 Ladder Safety Disc Sander Service Pointers May/June 2002 The Tall Bookshelf The Folding Party Tray The Mug Holder Shelf and Baseball Equipment Holder Finishing Touches--Pt. 5 Workshop Fire Safety Lathe Tailstock & Tool Rest Service Pointers July/August 2002 The Four-Poster Bed The Sunshade Sandbox The Secret Compartment Paper Towel Holder Finishing Touches--Pt. 6 Safety Dos and Dont's Keep Your Thickness Planer Running Smoothly Service Pointers September/October 2002 The Toy Train The Cold Frame The Toy Puzzles and Kitchen Helpers Using the Shopsmith Mortising Attachment to Drill Square Holes Using the Shopsmith Safety Kit Mark V Wedge Locks and Way Tubes Service Pointers November/December 2002 The Pembroke Table The Cheval Mirror The Child's Sled and Climbing Bear Scrap Wood Secrets Horizontal Boring Machine Setup and Safety RUST - The degeneration of tools and how to deal with it 2003 Archived Issues January/February 2003 The Classic Rolltop Desk - Pt.1 16-Drawer Apothecary Chest First Class Letter Box Should you have a Thickness Planer? MARK V Service Pointer Hearing Protection March/April 2003 The Classic Rolltop Desk - Pt. 2 Keyed Corner Jewelry Box Colonial Spice Cabinet Basic Techniques for Faceplate Turning MARK V Quill Feed Maintanence 12 Valuable Lathe Safety Tips May/June 2003 The Wall-Hung Curio Cabinet Mobile Potting Table Pencil and Stamp Holder Furniture Joinery MARK V Speed Change Mechanism Safety Do's and Dont's July/August 2003 The Knock-Down & Store-Away Table Home Shop Workbench Rolling Pin & Dried Flower Vase Clean Cuts - Pt. 1 Bandsaw Service Pointers Horizontal Boring Safety September/October 2003 Queen Anne Living Room Tables Covered Wagon Toy Box Tilting Shelf Sewing Thread Holder Clean Cuts - Pt. 2 Lathe Tool Sharpening MARK V Miter Gauge Service Pointers Safety First! November/December 2003 California Dream Toys The Mantel Clock Christmas Tree Ornaments Clean Cuts - Pt. 3 MARK V Saw Guards Proper Workshop Lighting 2004 Archived Issues January/February 2004 Designing, Remodeling & Creating a New Kitchen Pt. 1 The Wooden Utensil Rack & Knife Block/Cutting Board The Gallery Rail Paper Towel Holder Clean Cuts - Pt. 4 Keeping Your MARK V Running Smoothly Router Safety March/April 2004 Strip Laminate Bending The Turned Hall Tree Two Great Kitchen Gift Items Clean Cuts - Pt. 5 Troubleshooting the Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator Safety Cans for Flammable Liquids May/June 2004 Hanging Glass Door Cabinets Outdoor Duckboards Adjustable Plant Shelf The Ins and Outs of Using Woodturning Chisels Shopsmith Jigsaw Troubleshooting All About Respirators and Dust Masks July/August 2004 Antique Quilt Display Rack Heart-Shaped Display Stand Duck Napkin Holder Hardwood Information You Should Know Pt.1 MARK V Alignment New Woodworking Glues Safety Lessons I've Learned September/October 2004 Living Room Sofa Table Nob Hill Cable Car Two-Shelf Telephone Stand/Side Table Hardwood Information You Should Know Pt.2 Disc Sander Service Pointers Stepped Dowels Safety Lessons I've Learned 2005 Archived Issues January/February 2005 A Gift For Your Kitchen Outdoor Deck Chair Bandsaw Boxes Hardwood Information You Should Know - Pt 4 MARK V Vertical Drill Press & Horizontal Boring Machine Safety Lessons I've Learned July/ Aug 2005 The Heirloom Cradle The Spirit of St. Louis Airplane Making All Purpose Wooden Boxes Properties of Cabinet Lumber Bandsaw Service Pointers March/April 2005 The Sheltered Swing Turn-Of-The-Century Medicine Cabinet Puzzle Power Basic Joinery - The Mortise-And-Tenon MARK Vas a Table Saw Safety Lessons I've Learned September/October 2005 The 9-Drawer Tabletop Storage Chest The Flying Tiger Toy Airplane Verticle Paper Towel Holder and Bread-Shaped Cutting & Cheese Boards Disc Sanding Tips Jointer Service Pointers May/June 2005 The English Flip-Top Chair-Table Oval Magazine Rack Laminated Wooden Domino Set Joinery - Solving the Puzzle MARK Vas a Table Saw Nov/Dec 2005 Pendulum Cradle Candle Stand Pull-Along Dog / Salt and Pepper Shakers Copyright © 2017 Shopsmith All rights reserved.
  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 not. I was able to turn the handle, it was tight but functioned. I removed the end vise from the bench top, I had to remove 4 bolts and unscrew the tube supports from under the top, the straight slot screws were a joy to spin out. Image below, end vise removed. Once it was unbolted and unscrewed, I had to wiggle it off the hard wood spline you see in the first image. I quickly set it on the floor, it was heavy. It is as wide as the bench, and takes up about a half of the real estate under the bench. Jim, the previous owner, all his work was and is so precise, I have viewed his metal working, leather work, and woodworking, and all his work was done with careful precision, I am only surmising here, but with his machinist background I am wagering he made this vise to operate with very close tolerances, regarding the tube holes, possibly not taking wood movement or swelling into consideration. But then as I type this, I am telling myself, he was a highly experienced woodworker, he must of known about wood movement, so the fact that his home is only blocks from the ocean, may have more to do with the swelling around the vise tube holes than the manufacturing process. Top of the vise, note the dog holes in the top face. I had to remove the pins that held the sliding block in place on the operating tubes. The two inside tubes are fixed, the two outside tubes slide. The tubes were so tight, I had to use a combination of pounding, and letting the vise do its own work against it self. I inserted two blocks of wood between the end tubes, and the stationary block, then screwed the vise closed, and pushed the end stationary block off the tubes. Vise is flipped over and viewing bottom of vise. Finally, after much persuasion and heavy thinking, I got the entire assembly separated. I had to carefully beat and push the blocks off the tubes, imagine how stiff the vise was to actually operate. Now the work begins to create some daylight between the tube holes, and the tubes themselves. I am being creative right now on how to do this, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. My first thought is to spend some time with a sanding drum on a drill, and just sand the inside of the holes till I have about 1/32nd all around the tubes. I love this old vise, I hope to breath new life into it, and have a fully functional end vise, I know I will, just takes a little elbow grease.
  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 and went poking around and found another adjustment requiring two allen head bolts to be loosened then reposition and tighten. Again fired it up and now it does as it was designed. Would have helped if I had the manual years ago! Or had I gone online and downloaded it, easy enough to find. But for years I knew how to get it running and just went with it. Probably would not have ever looked but had to look for something in my manual book and realized this tool has no manual and I never made a sheet for maintenance for it. Two tips here, one is of course where the adjustments are for this particular type of sander. Second have a manual and if something does not work correctly look into it and see if adjustments are needed. Sears Model 351.22676 BELT TRACKING ADJUSTMENT SCREW ADJUSTMENT ARM FOR BELT. Move forward and back and applies tension to the belt. If too far forward will over tension belt.
  4. schnewj


    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 branch plaques. It is in excellent shape but I have no maintenance history on it. Although I have used it a lot, it needs some TLC and it could use a PM on the internals. There is an excellent tutorial on R&R of the bearing, bushing and lubrication of the essential points, that was published in 2014 by Gwinette Woodworkers. In the four part video there was a reference to a bushing parts list and associated bearing numbers. However, the published link for the information no longer exists. The bushing are no problem and were all ordered yesterday. However, the bearings are different story. They aren't listed in the parts breakdowns and since the Gwinette list no longer exists I have no means of ID ing the bearings short of tearing apart the saw. I don't what to do that until I have the parts on hand. Experience dictates, that, I don't leave pieces and parts lying around waiting for replacement parts...use your imagination on that... So, by any chance, do any of you have experience or bearing numbers? If I can ID the bearings I'll just go order them...I'd rather have and not need, than need and not have. Bill
  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 weight in where it belongs. When I see a clock in someone's home, it is usually not running, due to lack of attention. It costs to have them cleaned and cared for. Now that I am older and have problems with my hands, this maintenance is twice as difficult. Big hands in small places don't work well. Of course a dropped tiny piece always goes to the most difficult location. The older clock is worn and does not chime properly. I'm thinking that it will stay that way
  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, since I don't use Minwax anymore they are old and crusty, going into the trash. I cleared out my hardware cabinet and half of that is going to dad's home for his "catchall" bucket of fastners and hardware. I just fired up the compressor so I can blow the cabinets out, came in to escape the noise. Ok, back out we go! CHAARRRRGE! What prompted this? I went out this morning to get reacquainted with my and realized, I need to get organized, this is ridiculous, I cannot work in chaos! Wish me luck!
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