Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board

My drum sander’s conveyor recently quit. We were able (with help) to narrow down the problem to a component on the speed control. My husband said he is willing to attempt to solder on a new component (a new circuit board is over $240) but after...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #7: Sanding and Gluing

This project is almost finished. If I’m lucky the three main components of the baskets will be glued together tomorrow. Here’s what was done in preparation for that today. Sanding Nobody really cares about sanding. I’m just using the...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #16: Glue-Up and Details

With the marquetry all done and mounted the focus turns to getting the carcass finished and glued up and to the finishing details. First up is to get the back piece veneered with 1/16" Walnut inside and out and the R.E. magnets and concave end...

Where I'm at on the bench.

Just a quick note where im at. So far I have taken raw hickory that was stright line ripped and skipped planed to the mitersaw made all my rough length cuts. Hit the jointer then the thickness planner and took the wood that will become my raised...

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not...

My shop #2: Overvieuw

Below, counter clockwise, an overvieuw of my small garage shop. This is my 5 in 1 (saw machine, moulder, mortiser, planer and jointer) combination. You also can see my own build bandsaw and closet with dustcollector. My lathe which I bought...

Drum Sander speed control repair #2: PTL! It works!

I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two)...

Making the Fence

I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small off cut of Cherry and walnut There are 2 kind of element in that design. If you count...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #4: Tuning up

So I went out to the shop this morning, all set to get the sander all tuned up and ready for the velcro kit which should arrive today. Unfortunately I didn’t get to do much tuning up because everything was OK. First I stuck a straight edge on...

DIY thickness sander for lathe or ShopSmith #2: Structurally complete, down to details

*OK, I’m about *10 hours in now ( maybe 8 productive and two wasted on one bad measurement….don’t ask) and I have the structure built and mounted. Everything fits and it is very stable. The drum spins almost perfectly true and the dust collection...

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