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About collinb

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  1. Identify this, please

    That's a digital version, but the same thing. tx.
  2. Planer replaced

    So I order an extra set of bolts and this set comes with a new handle/driver. (If you like me purchase a used DW735, this is important.) The new nuts and driver are Torx. The old was Allen. But, the new nuts will take the Allen (as long as the nut head is clean.) But stick with the Torx for the best fitment. Yet, the cover bolts remain Allen. As a result you should also order new cover bolts to match the blade bolts -- if you want to keep just one driver on hand.
  3. Planer replaced

    Probably the only think I don't currently like about the planer ... Previous owner(s) didn't clear sawdust out of hex head bolts before attempting removal. The heads got a smooth edge. Hard to remove even after clean sawdust out with a brass wire bush. Have to replace a few. Alas.
  4. Planer replaced

    Might be time to open a store. Be the only one in your region.
  5. Planer replaced

    One important key to garage shop simplicity.
  6. Planer replaced

    I was happy with it. But I'm debating blades: The almost $200 carbides or an almost $400 helical? I have an extra new set so the decision can be put off for probably a year.
  7. Planer replaced

    Found a reasonable price on a used DW735. Roars like a jet engine and has the exhaust to match. Just add humidity to create a vapor trail ... Anyway, it just needs a little TLC. Came with an extra set of blades. I did a test with it on slow and I couldn't see any sign of the washboard that went with the 2-blade Delta that I just parted with. Pretty smooth. And the coming tune-up will make it even better. (there is some build-up on the back edge of the cutters. Not corrosion. Feels more like wood residue from being left sitting around for 6 months after its last use.) It's missing at least one blade screw. Looks like my next week is all mapped out. Have to build a new cut-out in my planer table to allow this one to fit where the Delta used to sit.
  8. Identify this, please

    Perhaps dual function. The caliper portion had reasonable precision markings but the triangle seemed only for the angles. Perhaps a way to check an angle and get the length of one side without having to do the math?
  9. Identify this, please

    At an auction Tue evening (woodworking stuff) I saw a caliper that looked pretty useful. Went for more than I thought it would, but I can't seem to find them online. It's about 20" long with a triangle between the two tips, something like what I've put in the attached drawing. Anyone know about these?
  10. Plunge Router Recommendations

    There is help available.
  11. Starting to understand

    When you said comprehensive it was not any exaggeration at all. The book goes through all the equipment (only slightly dated), a number of woods, a variety of styles, a host of methods for both milling and assembly. Anyone who gets this book's demands down will be able to make most anything. The first ones that I came across were Craftsman and were probably from the 60s. The were pretty sturdy. The idea is good -- it's half of what a featherboard does -- downward pressure but without the kickback resistance. It has its place. The concept could be improved by making a t-channel mount instead of the clamping system. I was thinking that a pair or two of these might be useful on my jointer outfeed. That would feeding long pieces easier. Would take some experimenting for adjustments ... or I could make a wide featherboard to do the same thing, and lighter weight. I'd just have to come up with a clamping system.
  12. Picked up the book "Cabinetmaking and Millwork" by John Feirer, 1970 This book does a great job of not only discussing the things that need done for a quality project but why as well. There may be better books but, for me, this is a good one for where I am at. Also, some things of interest. 1. A couple of years ago I found some spring thingies. It seems they were used the way we would use a feather board. 2. Using a radial arm saw like we would use a router or shaper. Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Tapatalk
  13. Powermatic jointer score!!!

  14. Planer diagnosis

    After work yesterday I took it apart. Turns out it's the gear box on the roller drive. And the parts are no longer available. So I'm thinking that I will either a ) part it out or b ) remove the rollers & blades, add a speed adjustment pot, and turn it into a 12" drum sander for smaller items. Maybe.
  15. Sawstop Savings in Cincinnati

    I've seen rapidly growing firms do all sorts of stuff, throwing money around. It's not that uncommon. But it is not common for the one-man shop to do this. Except those who by Lie Nielsen to set on the shelf to look pretty. :-)