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09-22-2016 09:22 PM

Blum Tandem 563H Soft - Close Full Ext. Under-Mount Drawer Slides Questions - 3 replies

Hi, has anyone installed these slides? Are they relatively easy to install? Are there any tips you can share? Thanks for any guidance.

08-19-2016 11:42 PM

Spray room ducting question - 17 replies

My shop is in the basement of my house. I have a room that I want to use for spraying WB finishes. The challenge is that the room is below ground and doesn’t have any windows. Duh!! :D There is a window in another part of the basement that sits in a window well that is about 20 feet from my intended spray room. My thought is to att...

07-31-2016 03:25 PM

Which Veritas Dovetail Saw? - 16 replies

I have resolved to start doing more work with hand tools. Toward that end, I thought I would pick up a Veritas DT saw and start practicing. I am so naive, I thought my search would bring up one saw and I would buy that one. However, Lee Valley has 19 entries if you search for “dovetail saw”, but I finally whittled my list down to ...

05-27-2016 03:32 PM

Magnetic switch ? for the electrically knowledgeable - 12 replies

I couple weeks ago I mentioned that I seemed to be having a lot of electrical issues. I briefly mentioned my table saw while asking about my sander. The table saw finally completely died and I found the out that the switch was the source of the issue. I replaced the switch and the TS ran fine for the test run, but my question is why it shorte...

05-02-2016 06:30 PM

My ROS Died - 18 replies

This is more of an electrical question so I will delete it if it isn’t appropriate for this forum. I was sanding and my 7 year old sander just stopped working. I tested it in another outlet (different circuit) and still no joy. I tried my shop vac in the original outlet and it worked fine. About 2 weeks ago, LOML’s mixer just s...

04-24-2016 10:46 PM

Dust Collector Issue - 16 replies

I have a Woodsucker cyclone dust collector with a 2hp Leeson motor that has been working fine. Today I turned it on to rip a 76” 4/4 piece of walnut. Maybe about 3/4 of the way through the task it stopped working. I checked and the circuit breaker had tripped. This was the first time I had run it in a couple hours. I reset the breaker...

03-30-2016 10:25 PM

Box lining ?s - 10 replies

I have been commissioned to make a very special box. Normally, I line them with felt, but I thought for this one I should step up to leather, but then I seemed to recall that a notable box maker here on LJs preferred ultra-suede to leather. Can anyone refresh my memory on this? Also, if I go with either leather or ultra-suede, are they inst...

01-15-2016 09:22 PM

Slab coffee table questions - 17 replies

My son bought a slab that he wants converted into a coffee table. I have never done any work with slabs and know very little about the process. He & his spouse want a waterfall edge for one leg and the other leg will be a cut off from the narrow end of the slab, I think, because he hasn’t come up with an actual design for their slab,...

12-25-2015 12:30 AM

Stickley Bow Arm Sofa??? - 11 replies

My son would like a sofa that looks like this chair=. The sofa would accommodate three 26” cushions making the seat 78” long. It doesn’t need to recline. I found plans for a similar chair in FWW May/June 2009 and Greg Paolini used backrest posts that were 1 1/8” thick by 1 5/8” wide, The top back slat was 3 7/8&...

12-19-2015 12:47 PM

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and some “messages” have been flagged.

12-13-2015 12:09 AM

Amazon-Buyer Beware - 20 replies

I felt the need to warn others that purchase from Amazon and pay for the “guaranteed” next day delivery service: Wednesday, I ordered via next day delivery a plumbing fixture that was needed to complete our bathroom remodel. I received a notification from Amazon that the item would be delivered to my home by 8pm Thursday. Therefo...

10-15-2015 08:43 PM

Hanging cupboard w/butt hinges ? - 7 replies

I am almost done making 2 cupboards. Each one has two doors that I hung with butt hinges. The first pair were as good as it gets, at least by my standards. The second pair have a problem I haven’t seen before: one door mostly closes but wants to remain 1/2” open and the second door is the same, but not as bad, it only encounters r...

10-04-2015 12:36 PM

Flatmaster sanders-great or gimmick? - 6 replies

I really don’t enjoy sanding. Before the neanders suggest an assortment of hand planes, I find those frustrating probably because their names are meaningless to me (4 1/4, 59 1/5, etc), I am not a great sharpener, I don’t have access to a skilled instructor and I don’t have the coin to get a complete set from the Lie-Neilsen ...

08-01-2015 10:50 PM

Pop Up Table Mechanism - 8 replies

I am considering making a pop up top coffee table. I can purchase the mechanism from Lee Valley and others, but they are expensive and aren’t rated for much weight. I think I recall seeing some guidelines here on LJ for making them, but haven’t been able to find anything. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you!

06-20-2015 11:53 PM

Shop lighting recommendations - 23 replies

Hi, I recently moved into a house that has a mostly unfinished basement which I will convert into a shop. I think I have most of my requirements figured out except for lighting. I have searched and read a lot and think that I will be best served by using T8s with 5000K tubes. The space has an 8’ ceiling and measures about 19’ by 2...

04-24-2015 05:28 PM

Angled sides for tray - 10 replies

Is there a standard angle for the sides of trays? I was thinking of making them at 45 degrees, but that looked to be too much once I drew it out full size. I know I could have them at 90 degrees, but I thought it might be more interesting looking with the angled sides. Thanks!

02-26-2015 07:30 PM

Stickley #220 Sofa-Project Completion - 8 replies

Last Fall I completed this project and posted it without the cushions and fabric since I would not do that work. We finally got it back from the upholsterer today so I thought I should show the fully dressed sofa. Thanks for looking.

02-18-2015 12:12 AM

Small box hardware source - 19 replies

I like making small, decorative boxes, but have not been able to find a single source for the hinges, latches and chain stops of a quality/price point I like. I really like the quality and price of Horton Brasses hinges, but they don’t offer the other accessories. The offerings from Rockler and, even, Lee Valley aren’t of comparabl...

02-07-2015 02:56 PM

Packaging imprint in finish ? - 15 replies

I finished a box with Danish oil, rattle can spray lacquer and Johnson’s paste wax. When the recipient opened the package the packaging had imprinted in the finish. The oli cured for a week before the lacquer which dried for 24 hours before the wax and that 3 days before putting it into the box. Any suggestions on how the client can eli...

02-04-2015 06:02 PM

Shop space in Ft Worth, TX? - 6 replies

We are considering moving to the Ft Worth area to be closer to our daughter & SIL, but mostly for the grandkids. Is anyone aware of shop space that is or might be available? I guess I am thinking like a woodworking coop, but I haven’t been able to find one on Google. TIA

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