Well, its been one day since I posted that the "shop was complete enough that it couldn’t be an excuse anymore." I was premature.
I recently decided to replace my old used Craftsman tilt-head 12" bandsaw that had served me well in my very early days of woodworking. The Craftsman rattled and shook like an old sewing machine. So, I order a new Jet 14" Bandsaw from Amazon.com. While I was waiting for the new saw to arrive, I stripped the old saw for parts. Someday I will make a buffer out of the old motor.
The new saw arrived yesterday, and looked to be in good condition coming out of the boxes, but after assembly, the motor grinds like it is full of metal shaving….I guess I shouldn’t have stripped the old saw so soon! Monday I will call Jet and find out what to do.