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  1. I checked everything over on it. I can't find the Powermatic serial number plate but the motor on it has a manufacture date of 03/19/82. The blade is trashed but you can expected that. The blade is a very high tooth count almost like a hacksaw blade. What blade would you recommend for resawing only? The pin that goes in the table in the blade slot is missing a bolt is in it's place/ Wheels turn freely and have quite a bit of momentum. I tried to stop them spinning and won't do that again. The upper tire has a ½" triangle missing every 3" to 4". What would cause this kind of wear? The blade tracks straight. The blade tension wheel works smoothly and I was able to tighten the blade to the point that I could not deflect it. There is no saw dust in the machine so I expect it was used to cut metal. Is this any special cleaning need to make it a wood only tool. The 3 phase motor on it now is a 5-HP. If is a 1725 RPM motor as is the 7½-HP single phase motor that also came with it. Is there an danger with using the larger HP motor? Maybe PB can help me with this. Anyone know where I can get some original paint? Thanks for your help. PS My friend that loans me his forklift says that I need to get Robin Leech to narrate my shop tour and buy his forklift or one of my own.
  2. Well, if I don't get my shop stuff out of the semi trailer and it off our driveway, I bet my widow would sell it to you for a song. Tonight she hinted that she wanted it gone before our Christmas party on the 20th of December. My new shop floor won't finish curing until around the 3rd of December then I will have about two and half weeks to unload and arrange everything. But to complicate things I will have a lifting restriction until 9th of December following my stomach surgery later today. I think that my part of December pension check will go to Josh(friend and fellow retired vet) and his nephews to help unload and sort things. They will be much cheaper than Two Men and a Truck that loaded the trailer. My friend that put the heating system in told me today that we used almost twice the concrete estimated. Since he ate the overage, I am not having him pay for Two Men and Truck come back and unload the trailer. That reminds me that I need to update about the solar kiln/greenhouse.
  3. Yes It is Illinois. Near Peoria. I have a selection of Taidea whetstones 600g, 1000g, 2000g, 3000g, 4000g. 6000g. and 8000 grit. They are 8"x3". I have a grinder that will set a angle of 20º or 17½º. I then use the whetstones for finishing after I set the angle with the grinder. Could I use these with a jig or should you not use woodworking metal where you use food prep items? I am not a stranger to knife sharpening. That is what frustrates me about woodworking sharpening. It is very different from knife sharpening. I am quite good at sharpening kitchen items with this system. I have sharpened knives to the point that they will split a sheet of paper dropped on the edge. I was taught advanced knife sharpening at the Le Cordon Bleu School in Kyoto, Japan by custom knife makers. I made my own Yanagiba(461mm) and Hon-Deba(300mm) in the class. My instructor helped me make them because I was bashing my knuckles on the cutting boards using Japanese knives sized for Japanese hands that are longer and thinner than Western hands. Both are deeper and longer than the usual standard version. The class mainly taught me that I would rather use a knife than make one. I know there has to be jigs out there. I tried cutting a piece of wood cut on the SCMS to 25º and using it but holding the wood and iron together on the stone became a nightmare. I stopped because the angle that I was going to make was very different from the one on the iron. I used google and got jig overflow. I might have to wait until I can liquidate some excess tools to buy the Tormek. I might even have one in Paul's(He died and his son gave me his shop) stuff that I haven't gone through yet. Do they ever come up on the market place? Thanks for you help. I enjoy the zen aspect of polishing the soles of planes. It is like my honing of my knives.
  4. Our 10 year old corgi, Blue, gave us a scare at 6am this morning. I took him for his morning walk and his pee looking like Hawaiian Punch. So I got ahold of the vet and they saw him at 8am. After x ray and ultrasound they decide he had bladder stones and a enlarged prostate. The had to neuter him to fix the prostate and removed 327g of bladder stones. I could post a picture but who wants to see calcified urine and blood. So we got to take him home tonight. He is doing great but has to wear the cone of shame. He was my partner at DHS as a S&R dog for 6 years. DHS allowed me to keep him when I got disabled. We are hoping for a complete recovery. This wasn't how I had planned on spending the day before my stomach surgery. I will have to torture all of you with photos of hospital food for the next 5-7 days. OK back to the purpose of this post. The vet says that bladder stones can be treated easier if they are food early. If you have a breed of dogs that are prone to them ask to have a urinary ultrasound added to your annual checkup. She said that it wouldn't cost much but would save you money and suffering of you pet.
  5. It is really becoming the No Fun League. I help out with a JROTC rifle team and we have a couple of high school football players on the team. I heard them complaining about having to go to the weight room at 5am every school day. I asked them why they did it if they were so upset about doing it. They said that they would get a college scholarship and then get drafted so they could get their pay day. I don't think that high school kids should be pushed so they have a 1 and a million chance of getting a pay day later in life. But that is how the local coach motivates them. I have a daughter so I can't really say any thing to him but I probably will.
  6. I will test this out when I go to the Steel Barn the next time. They have cutoffs by the pound policy.
  7. Thanks everyone. I think that I will keep the Fezzie tools on the CT's and maybe get some gates and "T" so I don't have to hook and unhook things. I doubt that I ever use more than one tool at a time.
  8. I use a walk thru freezer curtain on the door to my home as a dust barrier. I got mine used for $20.
  9. So you see my reason for being upset. But he is the only commercial sharpening service in the area. So we put up with his sh*t. He can do some stuff to help you out to offset the unexpected costs. Like, he repaired a 105 tooth saw blade that fell off a shelf at the store and they were going to pitch it. So I got it for free and it cuts great on my SCMS. I paid $19 for the blade repair and he said that the first resharpening is on him, too. It looks like hell but it works. So how much do I need to go to the finance mistress for to get a good sharpening setup. If I can, do other sharpening tasks especially needlework scissors that would be a big plus in the chances for approval. I already have a contract for having my power equipment blades sharpened for 2015 and 2016. We talked about reining in shop expenses. Because my shop expenses are approaching my pension income for 2014. I have been telling her that 2015 costs will be way down. I hope to offset some of the expenses by selling duplicate equipment once I get things sorted out. Like I don't need 3 bench grinders, 11 sanders, 7 cordless drills, 3 drill presses. 3 air compressors, a 6" jointer(I have a 8" helix), etc. I am also going to sell off some of the stuff that I know that I won't use like bowl blanks, turning bowl just isn't my thing, over 150 walnut gun stock blanks, black walnut crown molding, etc. In addition, we got a me a 1951 Mercury Monterey Coupe. So that is a new payment and insurance. Enough whining from me. So I am looking to save money in the long run? Will sharpening my own irons save money or will it just add to the outflow?
  10. OK I called about getting a single plane powder coated black with a gloss overcoat. Two different shops same prices $195 tptal. $70 for the paint and $125 for the setup. I can get my own powder coat gun and use a retired oven that likes to over heat and do it myself for less and I have more than a dozen planes to do. I guess it will be paint or I set up Chef's Powder Coat and Donuts...
  11. Mine come out of the box because they pre fill my insulin pump things and what is left over comes to me. So I have 4 partials rolling around the egg holders. So times they stay there for a couple months. He did ask for suggestions of boxes to make. I do like the hardwood block suggestion. I will post a picture when I get it done. I can also stick dates on the edge so i know which to use first. Reminds me of a test tube rack.
  12. At least your clamps are doing something other than hanging on the wall. Nice scoops. You can also get the scoop kit in brass for $11.
  13. I should let you know that my shop is empty right now due to a new floor and heating and cooling install. The floor is curing for 16 more days and has to be kept wet. So today when the temp dropped and the wind blew we had a thick fog int he shop when the contractot arrived to wet the floor. So what does my empty shop say about me? IDK.