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Tapping the "button" with a hammer causes the the wedge to loosen so the blade can be adjusted.
Sheet Metal Tool Tray
Shop Storage: Bank of Drawers
Shopsmith Hack #3: Drum Sander Dust Collection
The Tower Box (Dice Case)
Making a Saw Bench
Shopsmith Hack #2: a More Stable Table
Rustic Campfire Bench With Basic Tools
Sliding Dovetail With Hand Tools.
Make a Router Plane
Inlay a Bow Tie by Hand
Curved Seat for Photographers
Hand Cut Dovetails Faster
Great job on the restoration and the article.I have a cutter that is the little brother to yours (10 inch) that I got years ago at a garage sale. It is used mostly to cut my grand daughters school photos. The cuts have been clean (no nicks on the blade) but it didn't feel really sharp. So last week, before cutting this years photos, I unscrewed the blade and sharpened it. I have a 1x42" belt grinder so I used that but I am sure a bench grinder would work as well. Set the tool rest to match the original angle and take light passes, don't let the metal get too hot. It took a while but eventually I got a sharp edge on the blade.What a difference, it cut OK before but now it is like a hot knife through butter.
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Propane Tank Aluminium Smelter (No Weld).