Maintenance Update

Mostly routine maintenance today with the exception of a major problem with the drum sander – more on that HERE. Log saw blade changed; shop vac emptied, room filters changed – many thanks to Jim and Randy for this work; 1/4″ band saw has a thump, checking this out; the resaw band saw still has […]

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Annual fees past due?

A newsletter was sent yesterday that stated that members who have not paid dues by Jan 31/22 will have to retake orientation. This may be confusing. Members who owe dues from 2021 must pay the 2021 dues by Jan 31/22 (today). The “retake orientation” requirement kicks in for these members if the 2021 dues are […]

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Free Cuts On The Sawstop = very bad

Everyone knows how the Sawstop saws work – contact with skin will result in the brake being thrown into the blade and the blade will drop into the table. This happens in milliseconds. It is so effective that many times that blade contact with a finger does not even break the skin. By all estimates, […]

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Workshop: Women instructing women in woodworking

Date/Time: February 28-March 1, 2022, Monday and Tuesday, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Location: Woodshop Attendance: Six(6) women students Instructors: Marilyn French-St.George, Carmen Laht, Mary Ann Loftus Workshop Description: The students will construct a cutting board using a variety of shop machines and techniques that are required to mill rough wood into a finished product. Materials: Instructors will purchase […]

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Workshop: Finishing Basics

Date/Time: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Location: Woodshop Attendance: Ten(10) students Instructor: Bob Levy Workshop Description:  Bob is a fifty (50) year expert in the field of finishing who has worked for a number of famous clients including; Mrs Ira Gershwin, the Koch Brothers, Bruce and Patty Springsteen, Mrs. Walter Disney, Liz Taylor, Bob Hope […]

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Maintenance Update

The band saw tensioning gauge has arrived, it is being tried out to see how well it works. Use of this gauge will result in a more consistent tension of the saw blades which should result in a longer life for the blade. There was a discussion of the updated tool maintenance logbooks as well […]

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Morris “Moe” Pillers

Morris Allen Pillers (Moe) was born in Shamrock, TX on Dec. 31, 1937 to Alta Lee and Melvin Pillers. He graduated from Shamrock High School in 1956. Morris passed away Jan. 7, 2022 at age 84 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband to Myrna Pillers. He farmed in Twitty, TX then they […]

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“3-Day Bench Rule” To Be Enforced

Starting January 24th 2022. Due to the increase number in returning members, bench space in the winter months is always at a premium.  The “3 day bench rule” will be strictly enforced to allow equal access for all members to bench space in the busy winter months.  The Board of Directors will therefore undertake to […]

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Maintenance Update

SawStop Table SawThe technician connected with SawStop is coming Tuesday Jan 18 to install the new arbor for the new saw. He should be at the shop about 9:30am and the job is expected to take about 2 hours. In preparation for this work, the outfeed table was detached. Lathes #s 4, 5,6There is a […]

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Maintenance Update

Happy New Year to all! Welcome back to weekly Maintenance updates. 1. New SawStop saw issues2. Foredom tool3. Damage to the thickness planer (again!) SawStop Saw:The main issue that the club and maintenance have been facing are the problems with the new SawStop saw. There has been a wobble in the blade caused by a […]

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