Now I am really peeved!

Today I went to sand my work and picked up a sander that was just disgusting. A brand new sander with its pad covered with at least 1/4 inch of red sawdust. (Yeah, you know who you are) There was no way the person who used it could not have noticed that they didn’t blow […]

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Room Air Filters

The room filters are cleaned regularly. It is remarkable how much dust particulate these filters pick up. The air in the shop is cleaner than it has ever been. Of note: I came into the shop one day around 12 noon. While I love the smell of cut pine and other materials, I could not […]

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New Drum Sander

The sander should be delivered within a week. The old list of authorized users is no more. Members will be invited by maintenance to train on the new drum sander. The list will be tightly controlled and users will be restricted to full time residents and to members who frequent the shop and whom are […]

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Radial Arm Saw Fence

The radial arm saw seems to not be cutting dead square. It was believed to be a fence problem and this was addressed. The blade was also replaced. The radial arm saw should never be used to cut small pieces. It is meant to cut long or wide boards that cannot easily be cut on […]

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Maintenance This And That

• hinge repaired on lost and found cabinet door• broken peg on coat rack near patio exit noted• white grinding wheel was dressed – it was pitted and not sharpening well• 1/2″ bandsaw blade replaced• 12″ chop saw adjusted to cut square – it was at about 89.7 degrees – the tolerance is no more […]

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Maintenance Update

The Maintenance Team had a very busy Monday afternoon. In addition to routine maintenance (checking saws, cleaning vacuums, cleaning room air filters), a number of more significant repairs were done. For more info , read the separate posts that follow this post.

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