No WHINING ALLOWED!
Cooler for my TIG torch. Built this little gem for less than $100. Lots of Ebay scrounging
Band Saw Modification
Got hold of an upright band saw at a garage sale. Put a new blade on it and it worked fine. After using the saw for a while, I wanted to have more versatility from the saw. I wanted to cut light gauge steel and aluminum. Put on a metal cutting blade and tried it. Big mistake! Burned the new blade up. I forgot that metal cutting blades cannot run as fast as wood cutting blades. Now what to do? How was I going to slow the saw down to use metal cutting blades and then speed it back up for the wood cutting blades? I thought about different size motor or saw drive belt sheaves. Way too much hassel.
I finally decided on using a variable speed motor. Found a DC motor and drive on eBay. The motor fit the base plate perfectly! All I had to do was move the drive sheave from the old motor to the DC motor. Now I have a variable speed bands saw! All the belt guards worked with no modifications.
Built drawers for my workbench