Thursday, November 18, 2010

Are you kidding me?

I got the new gib and installed it, and the tables seem to be level to each other. I was getting excited about getting back to work on the table top. Got the cutters re-set and yeah I'm in business.
I reach over to tighten the fence in place and the locking nut just keeps on turning. The threads are gone on the bolt. Great! So I pull the fence assembly apart and take out the broken bolt. After looking at it, I decided to see if I could re-thread it. There isn't enough metal on the bolt to get a good thread so that idea is out the window. Next, I decide to get a new bolt and remove the original. I have great neighbors! One of them just happened to have a bolt that had just the right threads and was the correct length. The only problem was that it needed to be welded in place. I don't know how to weld.
So I go over to another neighbor's house that does to see if he could lend a hand, he wasn't home. I call another, he isn't home but he will be in about an hour. I wait for him to get home. Finally, I get the new bolt welded and put the whole thing put back together and tighten it up, awesome right?
Well not to be. I went in the house for something and when I came back, I placed a test board on the bed, turned on the machine, put just a bit of pressure against the fence and it moves. "What!" I think, "Oh maybe I didn't tighten it." Nope, the bolt, the new bolt is broken again !@.
So I'm down again. Oh well, what's another day of delay, right?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The Table top is on hold, my ut3482p3i012jif[22034!!!! Jointer is down. I found a broken gib on the infeed table today, I've been trying to get good straight edges so I can do the glue up but the tables were not in the right place and I was getting bad results. Anyway until, one I can get a new gib or a newish jointer I'm down and out on the table top. Well not really there are other methods of jointing so I'll be looking into those so I can get this project on the done list.



Friday, November 5, 2010

Table top

Well, the work on the kitchen table top has begun I got the Walnut a few days ago and began getting it prepped. Now if I could just get my jointer tuned up, I knew it needed some help but after running these long boards I'm seeing just how much it really is out. Guess I'll take a day or two and work on it and get it in shape again.
I'm not sure if anyone is even looking at these posts but if you are I'll post a few images in a day or so.

Bye for now.