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In last weekend's video titled "Stupid Bandsaw Trick, Resawing & Straight Sawing with the Shopsmith Bandsaw" I did an awful job editing and left out the critical set-up that would have explained WHY someone might want to twist the blade on their Shopsmith bandsaw, and of course, some viewers noticed. I had planned on adding that "lost footage" to the follow-up mid-week episode of "Stumped Q&A", but because it was already running quite long I decided to only show the set-up but not the actual cut, and of course, some viewers noticed that too!

So here's the entire process, should you choose to attempt it. I don't recommend it, but as I say in the set-up, if you need to make this cut and all you have available to you is the Shopsmith, at least you have this ace up your sleeves!

Here's the entire "Stupid Bandsaw Trick, Resawing & Straight Sawing with the Shopsmith Bandsaw" episode: https://youtu.be/5lqzmibP3vg

And here's the follow-up "Stumped Q&A": https://youtu.be/AHYdzX3kPso

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A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

Products used in this video (in no particular order):
Timber Wolf 1/2" x 72" 4 TPI bandsaw blade for the Shopsmith bandsaw: https://amzn.to/34ShtU5

"Power Tool Woodworking For Everyone" book: https://amzn.to/355sqBU Be aware that there have been several printings, so make sure that the version you get features the tool you own.

Two options for a "Shopsmith Toolbox" AKA: Long 5/32 Inch Cushion Grip Hex T-Handle T-Key ball-end Allen (hex) wrench: https://amzn.to/3lAx7tg but a better deal might be this twofer deal: https://amzn.to/2Dj7ETO

#Shospmith #ShopsmithBandsaw #StupidShopsmithTrick
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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYfAVRUnqMk

In this episode of "Stumped? Q&A" we will tackle Questions, Comments and Cheepshots from my last video: "The Essential "Shopsmith Toolbox" (Update)" which you can view here: https://youtu.be/YRCo2OuL43s

0:00 - Intro
0:40 - Where to store your "Shopsmith Toolbox" on the Shopsmith Mark V (Thanks Andy!)
1:35 - BONUS: Where to store your Shopsmith SPT Coupling (Thanks again, Andy!)
2:37 - BONUS: Where to store your Drill Chuck Key (Thanks Glen!)
4:56 - Click that bell to really, REALLY Subscribe!

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Products used in this video (in no particular order)
Klein double-ended wrench: https://amzn.to/3gYAMgM
Super-Strong 1/2" X 1/4" Rare Earth Magnet: https://amzn.to/3hkDv4m

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A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!


#ShopsmithToolBox #ShopsmithWrench #ShopsmithAllenWrench
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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBCHalabqGk

Named after the inventor, Mr. Bill Bittner, the Bittner Nut solved the problems that I always had with the knobs on my shop-made Jigs & Fixtures:
- They can be expensive,
- They can be weak,
- That can be uncomfortable to turn, thereby making them hard to tighten or loosen,
- You never have them when you need them

The Bittner Nut was shared by Bill during a Shopsmith "Sawdust Session" way back int he late 1980's and these homemade knobs have been irreplaceable in my shop ever since.

- 0:00 Intro
- 0:38 Shopsmith Sawdust Sessions
- 1:33 My favorite hecklers: John Keller, Max Marshall & Bill Bittner
- 2:05 Bill shares the first "Bittner Nut"
- 3:07 How to make a "Bittner Nut"
- 4:45 Demo of the making of "Bittner Nuts"
- 6:00 Shopsmith T-Nut part #555916 available from http://www.Shopsmith.com
- 6:30 How to make a "Bittner Knob" (My invention)
- 9:05 The best thing about the "Bittner Nut"...
- 9:18 Bill Bittner in his own words

Watch the entire "Sawdust Therapy" video and you'll see a little more of Bill and you'll even get to meet John Keller, another of my favorite hecklers: https://youtu.be/siXRTXyRfcQ

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#KnurledKnob #BittnerNut #JigAndFixtureHardware
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#274456 by thedovetailjoint » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:12 pm

The “Bittner Nut” is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” things that was just too good not to share. The “Bittner Knob” was my own mod of the “Bittner Nut” that was a real problem solver. Who hasn’t needed a knob with a male thread that was a different length than one commonly available? Thanks for sharing, Scott

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thedovetailjoint wrote:The “Bittner Nut” is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” things that was just too good not to share. The “Bittner Knob” was my own mod of the “Bittner Nut” that was a real problem solver. Who hasn’t needed a knob with a male thread that was a different length than one commonly available? Thanks for sharing, Scott



All we need now is for woodpecker to make a 1/2" nut version of their knobs.(if they do not already)

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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JPG wrote:All we need now is for woodpecker to make a 1/2" nut version of their knobs.(if they do not already)


I doubt they would be as cheap to purchase as a "Bittner Nut or Knob" is.

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pcd7326 wrote:
JPG wrote:All we need now is for woodpecker to make a 1/2" nut version of their knobs.(if they do not already)


I doubt they would be as cheap to purchase as a "Bittner Nut or Knob" is.


Actually I said that in jest. Fer sure the wp knob would be easier on the hands. But with the wp knob, all you need is either a single nut or a single bolt either of a lesser grade(<<$).

Besides a 1/2" scaled knob would be too big for use with 1/4" threads. :eek:

I am curious how much torque(with a 1/2" wrench) the 1/4" hex nut press fit into the threads of a 1/2" nut would take before the press fit fails. Possibly greater than the 1/4" threads can take????

Gotta make a couple to satisfy my curiosity bump! :cool:

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBOzLpMLk_c

James Hamilton AKA: Stumpy Nubs posted an excellent video this past weekend talking about safety and saw guard use among Youtube content creators and the myth that using guards is somehow unmanly.

In this video response (of sorts) I go over how to install the modern Shopsmith Mark V and Mark 7 upper and lower saw guards. It's not difficult and it could save your hand.

And always remember, "Don't use remaining fingers as push sticks."

Watch James' excellent video "Table Saw Blade Guard Myths BUSTED!" here: https://youtu.be/YyB2Yeohvcw

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In this episode of "STUMPED? Q&A" we will tackle Questions, Comments, and Cheepshots from my last TWO videos: The Jigs & Fixture Hardware you've always needed: The "Bittner Nut" https://youtu.be/CBCHalabqGk and "Stumpy Nubs "Table Saw Blade Guard Myths BUSTED!" & How To Use Shopsmith Saw Guards. https://youtu.be/FBOzLpMLk_c

0:00 - Intro
0:43 - Welcome new Subscribers!
1:16 - Wrong way to assemble the Bittner Nut
2:00 - Watch out for partial threads!
2:37 - Bittner Knobs are ADJUSTABLE!
3:23 - Bittner Nuts are too small for some hands
4:02 - Weak vise option for making Bittner Nuts
4:35 - Harbor Freight Lock Nut Assortment
5:06 - Can we see some Jigs & Fixtures?
5:46 - Bolt and nut grades
7:08 - Budget T-Nut option?
7:36 - Magnets near the Shopsmith PowerPro headstock?
9:19 - Do I use a Shopsmith Accessory Shelf?
10:03 - Zero clearance table insert with upper saw guard
10:55 - Most watched Shopsmith video on Youtube! 621K views!
11:15 - Upgraded guards for early Mark Vs?
12:52 - Yes, I forgot to tighten the set screw
13:14 - Upper saw guard issues when table is tilted
14:18 - How long to convert Shopsmith between functions?
14:33 - Thanks for adding the "social" to social media!

A great chart with bolt grades:https://www.fastenermart.com/understa...

A similar chart with nut grades: https://www.fastenermart.com/files/nu...

Sub Jim Sevilla's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kd6vpe

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#Shopsmith #BittnerNut #SawGuard
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Ripping lumber (sawing the length of a board) can be challenging enough as it is, but add gravity on the outfeed side of the saw to the mix and things can get dicey fast. This super-simple to build and easy to use shop-made accessory fence will earn a place in your shop the first time you use it.

This fence any many other jigs and fixtures you will see on this channel utilizes the inexpensive and easy-to-make "Bittner Nut ", which was covered in detail in a prior video: https://youtu.be/CBCHalabqGk

- 0:00 Intro
- 1:30 Shopsmith Mark V Model 510 vs 520 tables and fences
- 2:05 The accessory fence on a Mark V Model 510 fence with "Bittner Nuts"
- 3:33 The accessory fence on a Mark V Model 520 fence with "Bittner Bolts" and Shopsmith T-Nuts
- 5:12 A hint at what's coming next weekend

Shopsmith T-Nut part #555916 available from http://www.Shopsmith.com

Visit http://www.MyGrowthRings.com
Follow on Instagram @MyGrowthRings
I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-...
and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot...

A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings!

If Amazon is more convenient for you than running to the hardware store,, here are some links for you:
- Stainless Steel 1/4-20 nuts: https://amzn.to/2FoYeHm
- 1/2-13 Grade 2 nuts: https://amzn.to/35wFvEq
- 1/4-20 Nylon insert locknuts: https://amzn.to/3itjKZR
- A reasonably priced assortment of nylon insert locknuts: https://amzn.to/3hsKXuu
- If you'd rather just buy some 1/4-20 knurled knobs, check these out: https://amzn.to/2RmfrUa

#Shopsmith #TableSawExtension #JigsAndFixtures
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