Maintenance Update 25 April/22

DeWalt Planer (on the patio) As mentioned last week, the problem with the screws holding the blades being proud and marking the work has been fixed. It looks like the generic blades we tried are not quite the same thickness as the DeWalt OEM blades. The planer is working beautifully and planes so well that […]

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Tom Haupt passed away 4/23/2022

Tom’s daughter Lori provided the following information: After struggling for sooo long with his heart failure, he declined very QUICKLY in the last 4-7 days from organ failure. Only moving to bed rest 2.5 days before his passing. He was very comfortable & peaceful which was a blessing. And he hung on for my sister […]

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For Sale – 3 Woodfast Lathes

These are the green lathes numbers 5, 6, and 7 with the following features: All are variable speed; 2 are 110 volts and 1 is 220 volts; 2 are 9½” swing and one 1 is 8½” swing; All are 18” between centers; and All have new bearings and variable speed controllers. These lathes are very […]

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Maintenance Updates Over The Summer

Thanks to Stewart Tagg for taking notes at the regular Monday maintenance meeting on April 18/22. Dave Bourque, who normally takes the notes and posts them as part of his weekly maintenance responsibilities, has returned home. Going forward, the plan is that Dave will drop in on Monday maintenance meetings via Zoom and post updates. […]

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Maintenance Update 18 April/22

12” DeWalt planer (for use outside on patio) This planer is leaving marks on planed boards. Gary examined the blades, retaining screws, pressure roller springs and guide blocks, all looked as they should. It was decided to replace the 3 blades with Genuine DeWalt replacements that are 0.018” thinner than the ones being used (not […]

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NEW: Video Tips And Tricks!

We hope to start a library of video tips and tricks. Before we post them on our website, the videos will be vetted by some shop members who are experts in safety and in woodworking techniques. 1. Glue Myths: are glued end grain joints the strongest? Conventional wisdom says no, but watch this video of […]

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Maintenance Update April 11/22

Sahuarita Food Bank has approached us to make some shelves for their location. We have made things before for the Food Bank. It is a very worthy cause and the donations made to the food bank go to families in the Sahuarita/Green Valley area. The food bank of Southern AZ serves large regions including Tucson […]

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Maintenance Update April 4/22

• Drum sander required new sandpaper due to wear. Some gummy/sap wood was sanded clogging the sandpaper and the paper had a few light tears that would eventually cause it to fail if left unattended.• Controllers on Lathe #1 and #4 needed attention. John & Gary spent time on this.• #2 vertical sander has a […]

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