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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jan 17, 2019 - 06:25pm PT
Absolutely Gnarly, Q-Ball !
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 17, 2019 - 09:40pm PT
winky
winky
Credit: Wayno

I wanted to give my router-sled a test drive so I hacked a couple feet off of a 16' slab and whipped up a top for an old restaurant table base I had kicking around. The old weathered end of the slab is away from the camera. It's a bit rough but still cool. I used minwax spar for the finish.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jan 17, 2019 - 09:53pm PT
Hey Wayne, that is book matched heaven. Don't be shy, exploit what's left of your log to it's best potential.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 18, 2019 - 08:19am PT
I'm going to do a four foot coffee table next and then the countertops. Lots of countertops here and I have another sixteen footer. Beetle kill sucks for the trees but gives woodworkers great gifts.

the eyes
the eyes
Credit: Wayno

Here you can see the cracks and knots better. I didn't fill any cracks. There is a bug hole at the front and a pitch pocket at the rear that I filled with epoxy. I think they call it "rustic". I'm just lazy.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 19, 2019 - 08:47am PT
I mentioned earlier in the thread that my cheap-ass Harbor Freight table saw quit. It was the brushes. They are not easy to find. I ended up getting some that were close in size and made them fit. They fit better than the originals and that saw works better than before. In the meantime I scored an old Craftsman 8" tabletop saw built in the fifties. It was rusty and dirty and in pieces. After about thirty hours of work removing rust and grime all it needed was some paint and some new pulleys and a link belt. I'm waiting for a new 8" blade. Here it is:

done
done
Credit: Wayno

viola!
viola!
Credit: Wayno

The new pulleys are machined and run true and the link belt runs smooth. Very little vibration. This saw purrs.

This is my next resto project. A 12" contractors saw I got from Herr Grossman.

broken crank
broken crank
Credit: Wayno
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2019 - 08:52am PT
Wayno

That turquoise colored adjustable belt is expensive, right?

I saw it in a store and wanted to buy for my drill press but whoa its expensive.

I see a lot of people getting them though ....

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 19, 2019 - 08:58am PT
Werner, It cost me 32 bucks for 4 feet. Sure, more than a standard v-belt but stronger, totally adjustable and very smooth running. I did see some sellers that charged a bit more.
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:02am PT
yes, it's a good belt for sure.

Maybe later this year I will get one .....

Good job on your restoration projects.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:08am PT
Werner, check these guys out. This is where I got my belt and the arbor pulley. They didn't have a pulley for the motor, it was a 1/2" bore. Their pulleys are mostly 5/8" bore.

http://www.in-lineindustries.com/products/pulleys-belts/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:11am PT
Sweet! Now I know where my 35 yr old 5 horse Powermatic can go if I retire her.
A new Saw-Stop is tempting but I donít fear for my fingers enough to pull the trigger.
Biesemeyer fence is still dead nuts so if it ainít broke donít fix it, right?
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:13am PT
Thanks Wayno

I really want a TIG welder to weld aluminum to make custom fitting aluminum brackets and mounts for the vehicles I upfit ...
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:15am PT
Credit: Bushman
This winterís project,
a Spitfire for racing
...getting there
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:18am PT
Those fences are nice, Reilly.

Welding is one of those skills that I wished I learned. It's not too late, I guess. The stuff I could do... ...or redo.

Way cool, Bushman. Does it have a working gun?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:18am PT
Bushie, Iíd hate to see that beauty crash! I assume you buy the spinner?
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:22am PT
Banged out another 5.11 sport route with an East-side legend and Tom "paparazzi" Grundy:

Photo: Justthemaid
Photo: Justthemaid
Credit: Aeriq
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:23am PT
Yes, along with engine, servos, receiver, linkages, etc,.
The love is in the building...and the racing.
They all have an expiration date printed in an unknown location, somewhere deep within the fuselage to be found eventually, metaphorically, eventually.

No guns...I used to have guns...
Popeye forearms, and lots of spinach, bitd.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:31am PT
BTW, Iíve been in a real one as well as a P-38! 🤡
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:48am PT
Talking about resto projects and p-38s, have you heard about Greenland?

http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/arctic-p-38-lightning-mission-recovery.html
BJ

climber
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:59am PT
Harbor Freight sells those belts. Are you sure that is an 8" saw? Many of them were 9"ers. The arbor of almost all of them is 1/2".

I have my late fathers table saw, same model as you, with the single crank handle to adjust both tilt and blade height. I wish I had the two handle variety. I ripped the boxes apart, but I didn't change out the bearings because it looked too prone to a total f up.

I bought a Forest 9" blade with a permanently pressed arbor bushing to dedicate to it. McLendon's sells bushings, or I'm sure Eastside Saw could also press in a permanent bushing.
BJ

climber
Jan 19, 2019 - 10:00am PT
Oops, you don't live in Seattle anymore.
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