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  0 Thread: safe "dirt" removal
Post: RE: safe "dirt" removal

jteneyck Wrote: (12-03-2021, 09:07 PM) -- Sweat and oils often soften the finish and make an easy repair impossible.  But maybe you'll get lucky and find that it's just dirt.  I would start with mine...
EricBruns Woodworking 8 929 12-03-2021, 09:26 PM
  0 Thread: safe "dirt" removal
Post: safe "dirt" removal

I recently brought home a nice desk that has some age on it. It also has some residual human/organic dirt on the front edge I'm guessing where the owner leaned and laid his arms?  What is the safes...
EricBruns Woodworking 8 929 12-03-2021, 04:56 PM
  0 Thread: Carter bearings
Post: RE: Carter bearings

barryvabeach Wrote: (11-05-2021, 06:05 AM) -- Eric,  as the grease in bearings dry out,  they can get looser and roll more easily.  That is why a new bearing may feel "stiffer" than the old one.  No ...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 3 625 11-05-2021, 11:16 AM
  0 Thread: Carter bearings
Post: Carter bearings

I just ordered and rec'd some replacement thrust bearings for my bandsaw. The old bearings that had been on there were dinged up and did not seem to roll well on their inner ball bearings. Carter was ...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 3 625 11-04-2021, 03:02 PM
  0 Thread: whatchmacallit
Post: RE: whatchmacallit

Excellent - thanks - all that makes perfect sense based upon the types of things my friends dad loved to make. Got a ton of big clamps, pipe clamps, etc. but was stumped by these. Who needs Google whe...
EricBruns Woodworking 8 932 11-02-2021, 08:03 PM
  0 Thread: whatchmacallit
Post: RE: whatchmacallit

So, the scale may seem off in the pictures. The little ones are about 1/2 inch and the big ones are about an inch. The longer bars about 18 inches.
EricBruns Woodworking 8 932 11-02-2021, 03:42 PM
  0 Thread: whatchmacallit
Post: whatchmacallit

In a box of miscellaneous tools, I found these. Can anyone educate me on the correct label and use of these "?" Thanks! Eric
EricBruns Woodworking 8 932 11-02-2021, 03:09 PM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: RE: rust and table tops

Got an afternoon with nothing scheduled...which means time in the shop. Thanks for sharing the experience and tips. I'll post some "after" picks when I'm done.
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-26-2021, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: RE: rust and table tops

Admiral Wrote: (10-22-2021, 07:57 AM) -- I'd start with a single edge razor blade in a holder, and scrape off the gross surface rust first.  I do this when rehabbing handsaws; you get a lot of rust o...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-22-2021, 03:00 PM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: RE: rust and table tops

I'll be gentle with the top on the table saw, but what about this, the metal inside the planer bay. A lot more rust. Same approach?
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-21-2021, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: RE: rust and table tops

greenacres2 Wrote: (10-21-2021, 12:35 PM) -- Brake cleaner removes any oily residue.  New brake rotors are shipped with an oily finish to keep them from rusting, but you wouldn't want that on there w...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-21-2021, 02:45 PM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: RE: rust and table tops

rwe2156 Wrote: (10-21-2021, 09:05 AM) -- Most of what I see there is patina.  You'll never get that off with out resurfacing the cast iron, which would be a ridiculous thing to do. I would just wo...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-21-2021, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: rust and table tops
Post: rust and table tops

I just brought home a used machine. It's probably close to 30 years or more old. The shop it was kept in was not maintained at a moisture free level and there is some rust. I'm attaching a picture of ...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,984 10-21-2021, 08:41 AM
  0 Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: RE: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

So, the wall receptacle I posted above shows 20A. The current plug shows 15A.
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-18-2021, 03:41 PM
  0 Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: RE: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

sorry, crappy resolution on the plate - trying again
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-18-2021, 03:35 PM
  0 Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: RE: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

And, this is the plug I have.
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-18-2021, 03:32 PM
  Photo Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: RE: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

Sorry to leave y'all hanging. Busy weekend bringing home the x31 and some other unexpected gifts from my friend. Here are the plate, the plug, and what the motor looks like.
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-18-2021, 03:26 PM
  0 Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: RE: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

Thanks y'all! I'll get the manual out first thing I get home today and check it out. Had a trip to Lowe's already planned for getting some finishing supplies and will likely get my plug as well. Appre...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-13-2021, 06:58 AM
  0 Thread: 230 to 220/240 equivalence
Post: 230 to 220/240 equivalence

Need some guidance on a recent LT18 I brought home that was wired at the previous site for 230. My shop is wired for 220 and the plug is very different. Is it a matter of only switching out plugs or i...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,723 10-12-2021, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: Advice - tool acquisition
Post: RE: Advice - tool acquisition

I obviously don't spend enough time on here because you folks are gold level advice and wisdom. My friend spent his working years machine tool working - brilliant guy who knows his way around tool ...
EricBruns Woodworking Power Tools 13 1,983 10-04-2021, 07:52 PM

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