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04-09-2018 10:00 AM

Experience with HF DC, Rikon Impeller, SDD XL or 5", and Wynn Filter Mod - 1 reply

Trying to find someone with experience with the HF DC, Rikon Impeller, SDD XL or 5” and Wynn Filter Mod. As I stated in thiis thread,, I am ready to put it all together. The only thing I haven’t quite figured out is the best way to run the ducting. Those who have done this mod, are you using 5 or 6 ...

03-29-2018 08:40 AM

What (and where) lumber to buy during my RV Trip - 18 replies

Okay LJs, I’m taking an RV trip this summer and am looking for recommendations as to what type of lumber is local to the areas I’m driving through and if there is anywhere that I should stop for it. I am traveling with my loving wife, her grandmother (who is a doll), and three teenagers for about two weeks. I would like to stay clos...

03-22-2018 03:12 PM

Trying to find this round drafting table hardware....or somethig close. - 6 replies

My Google searching skills have provided me no results finding this stuff so I figured I would ask the pros at LJ. What is this called? Where can I find something like it? Thanks all,Roger

03-14-2018 07:11 PM


I know everyone has read a hundred times but I was hoping to get the most up to date info I can for the topic. While I am deployed I have read tons of stuff and have ordered a small pile of parts, tools, lumber, etc waiting for me in my new garage workshop (work in progress). I already had the newer version of the 2HP HF DC. I purchased the ...

03-07-2018 04:30 PM


Morning LJs, As some of you have seen I am currently on deployment in the Navy. Since I can’t help myself but to troll CL for deals I came upon a guy selling some pine lumber from large pallets. I worked with the guys via email and he delivered them to the house for me and my wife, who is a doll, piled them in the garage for me. She sa...

02-10-2018 03:52 PM

Is this paint or really dark stain? Can I do this to pine? - 1 reply

Looking for some help here. Is the table bottom in this picture stained or painted black? Also, anyone had success getting pine this dark? ThanksRoger

02-08-2018 10:25 AM

Which Bosch Jigsaw to buy? JSW70 or JS572 - 1 reply

Morning all, Lookin at some Jigsaws and have narrowed the field to the Bosch line. I am comparing the JSS470 and JS572 series. Aside from the 7.0 vs 7.2 amps the only big differences I can find, beside the $100 price difference, are…. The JS470 has an extra 3/8 of an inch in cutting depth and includes all of the accessories of the o...

02-04-2018 04:13 PM - Anyone ever use them? - 2 replies

Afternoon LJs, Looking through my FB feed and this site pops up. Lots of good results pictured on their FB page and their site…as one would expect. Does anyone have any experience with this stuff and have an opinion? Thanks,Roger

01-31-2018 01:29 PM

What wood is this clock made of? - 3 replies

LJs, I can’t remember if I found the picture here or not….if I did, WOW, this is beautiful….but can you guys tell me what type of wood this is? ThanksRoger

01-31-2018 12:54 AM

SawStop dado set recommendations - 24 replies

Being that I am in the search for a dado set I sent an email to SawStop. See below for their response. On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 5:52 PM, Technical Service wrote: Roger,•Forrest Dado King DK0824XXX (5/8” arbor)•DeWalt DW7670 8” Dado Stack•Freud SD208S 8” Dado Stack (NEW, March 2017)•Tenryu GMD-20340•King Canada KSC-8000•Amana 658040service...

01-27-2018 08:11 PM

Which Dado Set to buy - 11 replies

Hello everyone, I hope you guys are all having a good weekend. I am researching a dado set and because I am using a SawStop they recommend the following sets. · Forrest Dado King DK0824XXX (5/8” arbor)· DeWalt DW7670· Tenryu GMD-20340· King Canada KSC-8000· Amana 658040 Which one would you buy and w...

01-24-2018 07:19 PM


All, I am looking at purchasing a branding iron for my projects. I have looked all over ETSY and FB and was leaning toward Wolverine Custom Woodcrafts but looking at their photos it seems like there is always excess burn area around the brands. The folks on ETSY have some good looking products as well but I am hesitant to order from across t...

01-23-2018 07:11 PM

Is this jointer worth the price? - 11 replies

All, I’m looking for a bigger jointer as my projects are getting bigger and in turn so is the lumber I like to use. I found a listing for a Grizzly G0586. The guy has had it for a few years but it looks like it’s in great shape. Concern I have is there are no wheels and I am reading articles stating that new it was about $600-7...

12-17-2017 09:18 AM

Festool Sander and Jigsaw - 14 replies

As with a few other posts lately, I am interested in growing my collection of high quality tools and the reconditioned emails I am getting daily are peaking my interest. currently have an array of Ridgid, Bosch, and Ryobi RO Sanders. Much the same I have an Ryobi jigsaw. Question is this….are the sanders and jigsaws made by Festool ...

10-13-2017 10:04 PM

Going on ANOTHER Navy Deployment - Shop layup - 9 replies

Evening Lumbejocks, I am getting ready to head out on a short notice deployment and wanted to ask how everyone sets up their shops for long periods of inactivity. Here’s the story…After 21+ years my last deployment was supposed to have been the last one but due to recent events I am deploying again. The last time I deployed al...

08-18-2017 03:56 PM


Morning All, Getting ready to build a modified version of the Infinity Two-Sided Mobile clamp rack out of 2×4s and a sheet of maple ply. It will be 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall. I want to put it on casters but am unsure how deep I need t make sure the base is deep enough but isn’t so deep that it makes it unusable to hide my HVAC ...

05-28-2017 12:34 PM

Craftsman Table Saw 113.298240 or Ryobi RTS30 - 1 reply

Morning everyone, teething to compare two saws. I have been using a Ryobi RTS30 for a while now and it is rated at 13A 5000rpm. I am working worn a great guy on Craigslist for a Craftsman 10’’ Contractor Table Saw Model 113.298240 which is rated at 1HP sms 3450rpm. I’m not sure how to compare. Schick of the two would cut thr...

04-20-2017 03:05 AM

HF DC - Super Dust Deputy or Thein Baffle - 27 replies

This has been asked before but i was hoping for an updated set of responses. If $$$ was no concern would you add a Super Dust Deputy or Thein Baffle before the impeller onthe HF 2HP DC system…and why? Thanks, Roger

03-20-2017 02:35 PM

Help! Rikon 10-326 vs Grizzly G0555lx w/ Riser - 4 replies

I’m trying to decide between the Rikon 10-326 and Grizzly G0555lx w/ Riser. There are a few clear differences but with the freight for grizzly and the sale on Rikon the prices are only $100 off. Planning for the long haul on this one and need some help!

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