This past week the motor went out on my 14" bandsaw. I started with a few quick phone calls to only be passed on to Black-n-decker then porter cable only for all them to point the finger back at each other for who could help me track down a new one. Once this did not lead to anything useful I also attempted to call Woodworkers depot where I purchased my saw. Lets just say they gave me the same useless phone numbers I had called. Even if they could have landed me a part I was told the motor would have been over $600.
This is when I turned to a few small businesses here in Appleton. I was so happy with the responses I received from many of the small companies and how they referred me to similar small businesses who could help. I finally found my motor at Electric Motor Supply in Kaukanua.
Friday, August 3, 2012
We vacation this past summer in International Falls, MN. While in International falls we enjoys 7 wonderful days on a houseboat on Rainy Lake. We were outfitted from Rainy Lake Houseboats and the service was nothing short of exceptional.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I had the day off today and got a jump start on the finishing. After a couple hours prepping the shop I got the spray booth all setup to begin spraying. The temp and humidity were perfect today and i was able to get two full coals applied. As you can see from the photos below the finish turned out like glass. I used one full gallon of coating which was twice as much as thought it would take.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
http://turbinaire.com/turbinaire_compguns.html. For this project I will need to characterize a new material so it should be fun to get all the new pressures and gun settings dialed in.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Working from the left to the right I am going to be stacking my surround sound receiver and cable box. Just to the right of the cable box I have created some slide out drawers to hold the Wii and video games. In the middle I made room to hold the center channel speaker with a fully extenable drawer beneath for some blankets or more of the kids stuff. To the right of this I created a few more small pull out drawers for movies and remotes. On the far right I created another location for electronics such as blu-ray, DVD, Laser Disc, etc.
If you visit entertainment center page you can see some other details on how I integrated a PVP tube for some conduit from end to end to help with the cable management.
Friday, March 23, 2012
http://www.fineboxes.com/DowndraftTable.htm. The outfeed table has now been converted into a fully functional downdraft table, outfeed table and storage cabinet. The base of this cabinet consists of 1/2" plywood construction and 2"x2"s with Hard Maple for top.
If you want to attempt this project here is a list of supplies:
(3) 1/2" X 4' X 8' plywood
(9) 2" X 4" X 8'
(1) 60min timer switch
(1) 120VAC outlet
(10) Power cord 10-2AWG
(2) Box of Screws
(1) Door gasket / weather stripping (to seal the removable fan side)
(4) 20" X 20" furnace filters
(2) 1" X 1" steel angle iron to improve surface rigidity
(6) 1.25" Pan Head screws
(1) Hard Wood Top (Size to vary based on your shop)
(1) Old Furnace fan or blower
(1) Old Furnace fan or blower
The finished dimensions for the base of my downdraft table are 39" X 43". The height of my downdraft table was customized to match the height of my table saw and thickness of the hard maple top. Since the downdraft table in my shop is a permanent fixture I finished the base with a hardwood trim to ensure it remains level with the floor and table saw.