1980's Orbiteers
Photos from Tom Wilson
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Powermatic SafeStop Switch
Mar 7, 2006

Here's a few shots of the Powermatic SafeStop Switch I built recently. The SafeStop can be used in any number of applications requiring a sure stop from just a 'slap' at the switch.

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First real woodwork
Apr 15, 2005

These are some shots of my first attempt at 'real' woodworking; a small box. I wanted to find out if I could do well enough to take on making a really nice tool chest for some of my machine tool instruments.

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Dremel 580-02 Table Saw Manual

NOTE: I need to make many changes here. Please see most current info on the Dremel pages at www.theaerosmith.com


Here is a copy of the Dremel table saw manual. The 580 is identical to the 580-02 except for the motor shaft sizes and nameplate colors. I hope this is useful for those in need. Get a .pdf copy emailed from bob@theaerosmith.com

There are SEAMLESS belts available now, available from zimbyoproducts.com. These have gotten good feedback to me from quite a few people. Personally, I haven't used them because I converted my saw to use O-rings for drive years ago when there weren't any belts available. The owner's name is Pete Wells. Please provide feedback about your experience with them. I understand he sells blades, too. a link to him is on my site at www.theaerosmith.com


For more about the saw, where to buy blades, belts, etc, look under The Mighty Dremel Table Saw at www.theaerosmith.com Carbides blades are a HUGE improvement to the saw; be certain to get them if you don't get anything else for yours. MicroMark has them, expensive, but very fine. Harbor Freight just discontinued selling ones I've recommended for years and years at far less and every bit as good.

Since Harbor Freight just discontinued theirs, very disappointing, I searched and searched, and found a source here in the US that has just excellent blades. You have to buy them in large quantity, so I decided I'd buy them and make them available one at at time to people who contact me about the manual I give away.. They're imported as are MM and HF (I WISH I could find US made...) but these are EXCELLENT, better than either the MicroMark or Harbor Freight blades at half the cost of the MM blades. Drop me a note for details.

February 2012: I just added a new page, DREMEL ACCESSORIES. On it there are several items being made by Bill Wilson, a retired machinist in Florida. The stuff is really nice and quite reasonably priced. The miter gage and rip fence are HUGE improvements over the stock stuff. The vacuum dust shield is a big improvement to the machine, too. Be sure to check that page...get these things before he stops making them...it's just a hobby for him, and lucky for us that he's making the stuff available.

See it all at www.theaerosmith.com Click on the Dremel saw pages.

Reach me here:

Bob@theaerosmith.com

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Moore machine tools and related

Some of the collection of Moore tooling in use here on the very old, but extraordinarily accurate Moore #1 Jig Bore.

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Gang saw for cutting cooling fins
Mar 26, 2006

This is a 'gang saw' for lack of a better term, or lack of knowledge for a proper name for it. It's a group of twelve .057, 3" diameter, 170 tooth HSS cutters.

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Easter in Fallbrook, 2006
Apr 16, 2006

Some shots around the Beecroft home in Fallbrook, California.

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Grandmother's cigarette/music box restored

Ths is a short series of photos of my mother's old music box from 1948. May 2006 I decided to give it a little TLC, and save it for a birthday or promotion present for daughter Ashley.

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Twin engine Soap Box Derby tether car.
Jun 16, 2006

A couple of shots of the new Cox .020 twin engine Soap Box Derby Racer. The car is
6½" overall length.

Questions?

Bob@theaerosmith.com

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BP covers

These are the simple steel sheet metal covers I bent-up. The front edge has a piece of sheet soldered in place to form a piece going down. The table has some thin magnets on the front edge to keep the covers in place.

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