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11-26-2014 11:41 AM

Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust. - 19 replies

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I’m looking for, my question is what are most of you workshop owners doing when it comes to applying a finish to a completed project but yet still making sawdust in your shop. I currently have a 12’ x 16’ shop, 192 Sq Ft stand alone in the back yard, ne...

10-30-2014 09:44 PM

When is it safe to remove the clamps? - 33 replies

Lets say we are using titebond I II & III, I’d like to hear from others when doing clamped glue ups at what time and point do you feel comfortable and safe to remove the clamps on any given project be it large or small.

10-05-2014 02:06 PM

What good is a table saw if you can't use it to it's full potential? - 17 replies

Well I started thinking a few days ago in regards to my Table saw, it’s the Hitachi C10FL hybrid table saw which is no longer in production, I purchased it new many years ago at Lowes and to this day it’s been an awesome working TS, I’ve made a couple upgrades with a new delta fence and adding an router extension table to it bu...

10-02-2014 01:01 PM

Orbital Sander Shopping Dilemma - 30 replies

I’m planning on purchasing 2 orbital sanders today and have read more positive then negative reviews on the HF Chicago electric Random Orbital Palm Sander but with the past luck I’ve had with HF (all bad) I made a vow to be very selective of what I buy from there, the only item that I still have that’s working like a champ to ...

08-10-2014 10:41 PM

Question for the furniture makers, I'm sure we have a few right? :) - 43 replies

OK I’m stepping into new waters, away from my box making into some small tables, I am just now attempting my very first mortise and tenon joints making, attaching the legs to the under skirt so my question is, once I have the legs and skirt joined together what method do I use to attach the skirt and legs to the under side of the table? Th...

07-22-2014 12:06 PM

Mesquite Experts - 14 replies

Since I’ve been dealing with a lot of mesquite as of lately, every now and then I run across a project made from mesquite that the woodworking is referring it as Black Mesquite, it appears this is a made up ruse in order to enhance it’s appeal to a would be buyer in deceiving them to purchase it? I’ve done research and perhaps...

07-19-2014 09:20 PM

Another use for wood glue, you'll be surprised. - 21 replies

Using Titebond to clean a record, how many of you have ever heard or tried this?

07-18-2014 03:37 PM

Question, is Ipe and Nogal the same? - 6 replies

I recently read a topic and in some of the comments Ipe is considered to be a Brazilian walnut but Nogal is also so I was wondering if they were both one in the same, just two different names such as other species? Never Mind I neglected to research before asking this question, Nogal is Peruvian not Brazilian.

07-17-2014 05:50 PM

Table Saw Cutting Issues, Blade type or Blade Dull The Reason? - 12 replies

I just noticed that my table saw not cutting properly, the board I am using is alder and was purchased with a single straight edge, the pre cut has a nice flat butt against the fence but after my blade cut I’m seeing slight gaps shown in the pictures below so I’m wondering if it’s the nature of the blade I am using or is it p...

06-24-2014 03:21 PM

Once again I turn to fellow LJ's for help, inlaying coins into coasters. - 20 replies

I was just commissioned to build four sets of coasters, 8 coasters per set, customer is also is wanting 3” dia military coins inlayed in each coaster, knowing that condensation will be on the coins, what method should I use to inlay them with? 2 part epoxy is what I’m thinking. Thanks

06-21-2014 05:59 PM

Boo Boo that needs fixing, Help! - 26 replies

I was requested from a close friend needing an URN built for his father-in-law, and so I told him I’d be honored too make one for him, I asked him some typical questions the size for the container he gave me the measurements, he gave me free rain on wood of choice so I chose Sipo, my next question was did he want a cross on the box and he ...

06-02-2014 09:35 PM

For those of you that were following my most recent project ( A better Apron) - 11 replies

For those of you that commented and are following my most recent project posting A better Apron that was put on by way of video from woodsmith, using dowels along with magnets to secure the apron cord from the back instead of tying is a flop, failure, doesn’t work worth beans, every time you stretch to reach, bend over, sand, pretty much a...

05-23-2014 02:27 PM

Question For All Those That Have Lumber Mills - 30 replies

For all those of you that have lumber mills, I am curious as to what’s the strangest thing you’ve come across inside of a tree when cutting that has either destroyed a blade or not? What prompted this question is that I just had a Mesquite tree milled a good size tree, I just received a call from the mill that two blades were dest...

05-16-2014 08:15 PM

Table saw and Router Table Combo problem resolved - 6 replies

A week 1/2 ago I posted a topic Does it matter which side of the tables aw a Router table Ext can be placed? with the help of replies and responses I received got me to thinking of trying new ideas along rearranging the shop, low and behold my problem has been resolved, what I wand up doing was turning the table saw so that it sat in the center ...

05-12-2014 12:40 PM

Does anyone actually shop at Grainger? Talking About Sky Rocket Prices. - 56 replies

I have no idea how they are still in business, with their prices. OK so I’m in the market for a router for my newly purchased table saw extension router table and after online shopping I’ve found Lowes to be the best local for the Dewalt 618 fixed base at $149.00 and Amazon to be $154.00 for the online price with free shipping an...

05-04-2014 04:04 PM

Does it matter which side of the tablesaw a Router table Ext can be placed? - 33 replies

My question since I am limited in shop space and the position of my table saw my only option would be to set the router table extension to the left side if the tablesaw blade opposed on the right side, does it matter where you install the router extension at? Thanks

05-01-2014 06:51 PM

Bandsaw Guides Locking Up Due To Sawdust. - 22 replies

I’m now at the point that something has to be done, I’m tired of working oil into the bearings of my guides to unfreeze the bearings locking from sawdust, I understand Carter makes kits but is this my only alternative? I have the Grizzly GO555P 14” and the guides are stock guides that came with the saw. The only time I use ...

04-23-2014 12:32 PM

Why use a trailer when you have a truck - 14 replies

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04-07-2014 12:03 PM

Mesquite tree finely coming down - 35 replies

I bought my house back in 96 and this Mesquite tree has been in the back yard ever since, I’m not real sure how old it is but only that it’s always been a mature tree, I kept it for personal reasons, for it’s nice shade mainly but due to my dog eating the seed pods that fall to the ground and also the thorns, she doesn’t ...

04-01-2014 02:09 PM

For shop users, Corded or Cordless Drills and why? - 88 replies

I’d like to get opinions and preferences on cordless and or corded drills, and why? What brought this question on is that in my past I’ve purchased cordless drills and have found them to be useless when needing a drill only to have a dead battery in which takes 8 hours to charge or either a battery that doesn’t take a charge...

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