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02-27-2017 04:57 AM

Festool RO 125 sander - 6 replies

For those that have this sander – can you tell me what the life span you get from the gripper pad. I’ve had mine a little more than 2 years and its no longer doing a very good job of holding onto the sanding disc. I’ve cleared it and it did do a better job holding on for a few short sanding sessions. I’m going to have ...

12-14-2016 08:29 AM

My boards are on a store's website - 18 replies

Not sure how I feel about this, but I was going through Pinterest looking for unusual and unique wine themed doodad for a friend’s Christmas present, and I saw a cutting board that looked very familiar. Turns out the company has three of my boards on their site. They also use my information on cutting boards pretty much word-for-word. They...

10-24-2016 05:56 PM

Odd tree term - 6 replies

On my lunch hour but this popped into my mind and not wanting to forget to ask – thought I had better jump on the site with my question. I was in Red River, New Mexico this past 5 days (beautiful place by the way). Driving along one of the streets we passed a sign that read “no tree gutting allowed.” My initial thought was t...

09-30-2016 03:43 AM

Router bases - 14 replies

I’m lining up some projects I want to do that require using hand held router. I’ll need to make a wider base. Acrylic seems to be the product I see discussed as the go-to product. Two questionswhat is the best thickness of acrylic should I use?Rocker carries 12×12 1/4” base for $17. I didn’t see that Woodcraft car...

09-11-2016 12:01 AM

Off topic post - Military History Magazines - 8 replies

Every couple of years I try to take different magazine subscriptions to broaden my understanding of different topics. Of course, woodworking is the main magazines I take. Over the years I’ve taken subscriptions on dozens of different topics from animal husbandry, to psychology, to quilt making. I usually take out a two year subscription fi...

09-08-2016 03:55 AM

Cutting board poll - 19 replies

As many of you know I make and sale my cutting boards at local farmer’s markets. I don’t make many boards with a juice groove. I’ve really never had much call for it. This year though, I’m getting a lot of requests for the grooves. How many of you routinely cut juice grooves in your boards? Do you take boards with a...

09-07-2016 03:33 AM

So do you think men will ever get used to ..... - 36 replies

A woman who can work wood; A woman who knows the difference between a screwdriver and a wrench; A woman who can swing a hammer better than a big percentage of men; A woman that knows how to figure board feet and knows the difference between lineal feet and board feet; A woman that can actually replace a sink disposal all by herself;...

07-03-2016 08:50 PM

Inspiring conversation at yesterday's show - 9 replies

My show yesterday was a bit lackluster in terms of sales. No one was doing very well – but that was probably due, in large part, to the stifling hot temperatures. So while I did have my lowest sales ever – I had a very nice conversation with a lady who I’d say was probably in her mid to late 80s. She came to the show with her s...

06-23-2016 12:17 AM

Noise reduction - 15 replies

As we all know planers are loud! I’ve got mine mounted on a rolling cabinet – metal to wood with bolts. Does anyone use any type of noise reduction material under the planer – or is such a thing even available? I’ve not had any noise complaints from my neighbors but I’ve notice my little 4-legged buddy Peter gets...

06-05-2016 12:23 AM

Wixey WR300 angle gauge - 19 replies

Curiosity question – I have the Wixey angle gauge and it seems as though I’m always having to change batteries in it. I had it about a year before I had to change out the original battery. In the last 3 months or so I’ve gone through 4 batteries. The first replacement I chalked up to maybe to just getting a bum battery, but now...

05-31-2016 12:30 AM

Would Wood type make a difference - 16 replies

Can’t remember how long exactly I’ve had my DeWalt 735 planer – but at least two years. I’ve never had this problem before but when planing face grain boards my planer’s fuse pops. I take small bites on each pass through. I plane all of my end grain boards with zero problems and until just the last two weeks or s...

05-13-2016 01:59 AM

Saw Stop mechanical issue - 17 replies

So, once again, I’m showing my lack of mechanical skill and/or understanding. Last night I hit a nail with the blade – that tripped the brake into action – just like it’s supposed to. Tonight I have changed the brake. Now – when I try to raise the blade all that moves is the the riving knife section and the...

05-08-2016 10:45 PM

How It's Made episode - 12 replies

I’m addicted to the show How It’s Made. I’m watching an episode now from December 2010. There’s one section of the episode that deals with wooden kitchen items. One item is, of course, a wooden cutting board. Must admit the set up they have for gluing and clamping is pretty impressive, but the part that worries me is they...

04-17-2016 03:02 AM

Amazon - 10 replies

Anyone who’s been on LJ’s for long – know I’m not the best with electronics and the associated particulars. So now I’m stuck on Amazon and need a little help. I ordered a product – it says it’s shipped and it to arrive 4/4 which is well past. I’ve tried to find a number or email to contact Amazon a...

02-14-2016 05:01 AM

Casters - 18 replies

I have these poly casters on most of my mobile bases. I believe they are all 10 years old (give or take 1 or 2). They are now all coming apart. Every time I move a tool more and more of the poly comes off – they don’t roll very well when all of the poly comes off either. ...

02-14-2016 04:45 AM

CA glue for tiny holes - 7 replies

I’ve got a board that I think looks pretty good. Here it is: Now you’ll notice the little specks in the middle. The second shot show a “long” speck. I want to fill those tiny specks. I usually use two part epoxy for knots and any other small defects. But these particular specks are small enough that you couldn’...

02-09-2016 03:34 AM

Fixed - Spring sprung - DW735 planer - 8 replies

So now I have an issue with a spring. The spring popped out and landed in the little devit under the crank handle. I am no mechanic – but I’m pretty sure that I need that spring to be attached to something. I’ve looked at the plans and I think the part is number 106. Question is how to fix this – I know I could take it to...

11-29-2015 10:49 PM

Dewalt 318 jig saw problem - 11 replies

Things were going great – then bang – my blade in the jig saw broke. No big deal – happens all the time. But, of course, this time is different. The blade broke inside the clamp. The lower part of the blade just fell away, however, the part above the set screw is stuck in place. I’ve taken the set screw out all the way an...

11-08-2015 12:00 AM

Reviews - paid off again - 1 reply

I love the reviews on this site. Most are well thought out, pros and cons, and then there are generally replies yea or nay with opinions each way. The banter back and forth is very helpful. This is the review I’ve used most recently. I was looking at seeing if I could save a little money on sand...

11-01-2015 04:37 AM

pipe clamp maintenance and a Bessey fix question - 15 replies

I have pipes for, obviously, pipe clamping jobs. Some of these pipes are older than Moses and have seen better days but are still sound. But what I’ve been finding lately is that some of the pipes have so many little nicks from the clamp mechanisms that they are almost a ratchet clamp. So my first question is what would be the best way to ...

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