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|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||
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 eReplacementParts.com - 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.http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=spring+pole+lathe&mid=603EA7658EF259021B07603EA7658EF259021B07&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1Thought 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, ...
|12-03-2011 10:09 PM||
I sure don't want to sound snotty, but...... - 54 replies
Many of the questions posted do not include any/some/little detail. It may be a case of the posters not knowing what info to include or how to fully describe the issue in question.Whatever the case, and please, don’t misunderstand my post, the more information you can offer the better the answers will be. There is a bunch of really good ...
|11-22-2011 01:25 AM||
I know that I'm a sissy....... - 38 replies
I never hear (no pun intended) anything about hearing protection. I practically wear my headgear when I’m using the elec. toothbrush. What are you folks doin’?Bill
|11-16-2011 09:25 PM||
Sharpening info. Just a tip..... - 13 replies
Though not related directly to woodworking, I do a lot of knife sharpening for a local kitchen specialty shop that sells high-end knives, etc. You can’t believe the condtion of some of the expensive knives I get, and am expected to rehab.I consider knife sharpening the same art as plane/jointer knife treatment, and certainly wouldn’...