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06-19-2012 09:07 PM

Kinda like a skill, but............... - 0 replies

Ya know when you’re retired and don’t get in the truck every day.Jumped in the old and trusty Dakota today to go to Wally World and Lowe’s.What’s that on the dashboard? It is MUD! What?Danged dirt dauber built a complete nest/tube on my dash since Sunday. Anybody want any dead spiders?I just wish I could finish a proje...

06-08-2012 06:07 PM

Bandsaw question for ya... - 2 replies

How many of ya use a bottom wheel cleaning brush, and which one?I’ve even seen a vid on using a toothbrush, but it was kinda cobbled together.Is there a good brush that will fit the G0555?Bill

06-06-2012 08:34 PM

Just a bit of price point info for ya... - 2 replies

Needed to buy some bandsaw blades for the new 14” Grizz 0555LX.Looked on line. Freaked at some of the prices I saw.Local company supplies the furniture and foam industry, so I went to check ‘em out.Prices are what I paid today for 93 1/2” .025” thick blades. Have not cut with ‘em as yet, but the welds are good, ar...

06-05-2012 08:35 PM

Bandsaw tires opinions wanted. - 19 replies

I keep seeing varied opinions on the merits, or lack thereof, for the urethane or rubber tires for bandsaws.I have no experience with urethane, and rubber tires have served me well.Just wondering what the bandsaw mavens REALLY think and why.Bill

06-03-2012 03:13 PM

Bandsaw blades ?? fer ya.. - 9 replies

Where are you buying bandsaw blades? I’m lookin’ at Highland (the Woodslicer), and they’ve got some high priced blades.Suggestions? Brands?93 1/2” general purpose and resaw. 1/4’, 3/8”, and 1/2” on the resaw.Bill

06-01-2012 01:37 PM

The Grizzley has landed. - 5 replies

G0555LX-Ordered on Tues., shipped from S’field Tues. PM, arrives Tupelo dock Thus. PM, in my truck Fri. mornin’. That’s pretty quick delivery.Now all I have to do is unpack, assemble, tune up, put it on the mobile base, buy good blades, read the manual 6 times.Hope all this come together before August.Bill

05-29-2012 12:15 PM

G0555LX Grizz. Bandsaw?? - 20 replies

Gettin’ ready to pull the trigger on a new BS. Anybody own one of these? Looks pretty much the same as the 0555, but has cast iron wheels.I welcome your thoughts.Bill

05-28-2012 05:27 PM

Just a thought about your profile.... - 33 replies

Sure would be nice if everyone would put a location in the profile section. Does not have to be anything more exact than a state or even a region.It would make responses more fitting. I see lots of questions about “where can I buy, how do I dry, tech support on equipment, etc.” Just my thoughts…..Bill

05-09-2012 09:33 PM

Just a plane rehab tip for ya...... - 7 replies

I rehab a bunch of planes. All the usual de-rust, tune, sharpen, etc.One tip I’ll pass is that about totes and knobs on the old Stanleys with the great rosewood.Unless they are just plain (don’t go there) crap, I will get out the buffing wheel, load it with green buffing compound, and give ‘em a good buff. Then, a coat of pas...

03-04-2012 08:42 PM

Clear up something for me if you will..... - 6 replies

I have my TS fence set with a slight outfeed offset for clearance. Fence is normally set to the right of the blade. I would change it for the rare work right of the blade to prevent pinch. Is this the correct procedure, or do ya set it exact with the infeed side of the blade? I seem to find different opinions. Imagine that!What do you guys do...

02-29-2012 09:13 PM

Stupid me. I broke it. - 1 reply

Cleaning up the shop this afternoon, hung a foot on the mobile base for the Magna (Shopsmith) band saw, pulled it over, and TRASHED the plastic front cover. Anybody got a Shopsmith 11” bandsaw front cover? The saw survived, but this sure crapped out my afternoon.

02-18-2012 08:29 PM

Kinda/sorta a WWing topic (I guess). - 1 reply

Anyone who might have cultured marble vanity tops…This is for you.I have sold miles of CM countertops over the years. My fabricator does very good work, but after the homeowner gets hold of the tops, uses them, and gets some surfaces lightly scratched, they want to know how to eliminate the blems. Ah HAH! The cure for the homeowner̷...

02-17-2012 10:54 PM

Need a device or guide for scribing eliptical tops. - 5 replies

I have seen some string/nail options for an ellipse (did I spell that correctly?). Anybody got some guides?Bill

02-17-2012 06:47 PM

Just wondering about the Craftsman brand.... - 22 replies

There was a time when that brand had some degree of quality if not excellence. I just wonder if anyone who represents this brand EVER monitors WWing sites???My old C’man stuff is prized in my shop, but I don’t even visit the local store anymore.Bill

02-06-2012 12:31 AM

Dust collector stupid question......... - 9 replies

Lots of post about all the time consuming/high tech/low tech/venting issues about the HF DC. I just added good bags from Highland. What am I missin’? My shop is pretty dust free except from what I kick up from non-collected tooling.OK, I empty the bags…..........Big deal.Not tryin’ to sound like a smarty, and I don’t h...

01-25-2012 07:47 PM

Big round of applause for - 12 replies

Porter cable 333 ROS decided to throw up Sunday. Ordered replacement parts 1/22/11. Got ‘em in the mail-YES THE USPS mail today 11/25/11. Pretty darned good service from ‘em I’d say.Bill

01-20-2012 11:27 PM

Wondering about glue technology............. - 4 replies

Sure wish we could see some tech info about PVA and epoxy glues. I am brain dead from all the posts about “I use , and “what glue should I use”, “can I use this glue at 30,000 feet below sea level/300% humidity”, oily woods, extermely dry climates, etc. Not tryin’ to be a snot, but there has to be some solid...

01-10-2012 08:21 PM

Talk about a skew..... - 2 replies

Look at the size of the monster skew the turner is using on the vid. ya would be interested.Bill

01-10-2012 12:28 AM

Just how sharp is sharp???? - 6 replies

I keep seeing more and more options to buy stones and stuff that will allow me to sharpen my planes/chisels to an almost impossible edge with a gazzilion micron edge. I sharpen with my Makita 9820 and waterstones with great results, and just don’t understand the need to end up with honing on 8000+ grit stones so that I will be able to tak...

12-11-2011 09:46 PM

A suggestion for the new woodworkers - 25 replies

My first project was to build a box. A SQUARE BOX!!!My shop instructor was a very basic fellow who thought that if ya couldn’t build square, you couldn’t build anything. Well, I thought that was a simple project a best. Man, was I wrong.Machine set up, accurate measuring, miters, clamping, glueing. Whewwww! Took me a few tries, ...

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