Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1950's Craftsman Lathe Restoration

I don't know how I missed posting this, since I did it back in 2010.

If I can remember more details, I may do a proper writeup. But for now, enjoy the pics.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Chinese 3040 CNC Machine

I can't believe I haven't done anything about this machine I picked up a little while back. I did a quick ugly video though, so here it is.

Once I get to spend some time on it, I'll post more.

Here's the video:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Upgraded Table Saw with Fence and Router Extension

I'm not sure how this happened. I did these upgrades to my saw back in October of 2014 but never posted about them.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Medicine Cabinet Shelves

Just a quick post because I haven't posted in a while...

The cheap plastic shelves that were in my medicine chest were cracking and sagging. I made new ones from scraps of birdseye maple and aluminum bar stock. Finished with spray poly. Took no time at all and looks great.

I would have preferred to replace the whole cabinet, but this is a rental. So rusty old cabinet it is!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Craftsman 10" Bandsaw Bearings

New bearing on the left, old bearing on the right.
Over the past year or so I had stopped using my Craftsman 10" bandsaw. I never thought about why, but I cringed a bit whenever I thought about using it. Turns out that the thing had gotten pogressively noisier. But like boiling a frog, I tolerated it for way too long.

Here's how I fixed it.