Radial Arm Saw Step Up

Some members may not be able to reach the board to properly hold it against the fence. There is a step under the saw that can be used to assist in this issue. The maintenance team had a discussion about adapting the step to be on a hinge so it can fold down for easier […]

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New Drum Sander User Certification

A list of potential certified users for the new drum sander has been drafted and reviewed by the maintenance team. If you have been added to the list, you will be approached to take the certification. Note that some users of the old sander may not be invited to re-certify as the number of users […]

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Lathes # 1 and 2 Tailstock Issues

These lathes have damaged tail stocks. The quills (the piece that extends) are bent and the screw that moves this almost stripped. This damage is caused by too much force on the tail stock assembly. An extended quill used along with work that is extended from the chuck places significant force on the tail stock […]

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Maintenance Update

• continued discussion on lathe tailstock issues; damage is caused by misuse More HERE • #2 sawstop tripped – wet wood. More HERE • discussion of user certification list for new drum sander which arrived on Thursday. More HERE • regular maintenance on chopsaws, jointer (fence was out of square), radial arm saw, cleaning vacs and […]

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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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