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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

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...

03-27-2014 02:38 PM

Adding a Project, How too? - 8 replies

It appears as though the site has changed, I used to be able to click on projects and have the option to add a new project, that doesn’t seem to be there anymore am I missing something?

03-27-2014 01:57 PM

Sold a Box For an Unusual Purpose Yesterday 3/26/14 - 16 replies

OK so I’m driving back home from the post office after shipping off a new custom order sale I had just completed and received a phone call but waited until I got home to listen to the message, A customer (lady) living in the same local area I live in wanted to buy one of my boxes, she found me by way of google which brought her to my faceb...

03-14-2014 10:05 PM

For you Amazon Prime members, get ready for membership increase 2014 - 58 replies

I just received an email from Amazon in regards to my Prime membership, there’s been a change as of my renewal date for this coming July I will have an $15.00 increase in order to keep my membership. For me that’s a deal breaker, I’m going to cut the ties come time for renewal, myself I don’t even think the video steam...

03-14-2014 02:31 AM

Cypress or Cedar? I need some help a block of wood I received. - 33 replies

Hi I just received a block of wood that had been on the ground in the sun with grass growing over the top of it so it appears it’s been there for several years, the lady told me it was Cypress and I tend to believe her as I don’t think cedar gets this big. The block in the pictures is 12” wide x 4” thick, was hoping so...

03-11-2014 05:20 PM

Dust collection bag for HF dust collecter, where to get one? - 18 replies

Hello I was hoping someone could direct me to where I can get dust collection bag for my Harbor Freight 70 gallon dust collector, the stock bag that came with it is just a simple clear 70 gallon plastic bag which has already seen it’s better days, I can’t seem to find a replacement bag that will fit, I’ve looked all over onl...

02-24-2014 01:14 PM

Passing the buck to fellow LJ's, Anyone That Wants it, Custom Order For Box Builder. - 16 replies

A custom order to any LJ box builder that wants it, I’ll put you in contact with customer, please let me know, as it’s a little much for me. Details below I just had a customer contact me through my business page on facebook wanting a custom box built to hold or house 72 watches, she wants three trays each tray to hold 24 watc...

01-28-2014 02:04 PM

Important info for Wood Burning Stoves and Fire Places - 68 replies

I was looking online at fire places and came across this important bit of information that I never took into consideration nor did I realize, and thought I’d share it here since it also addresses wood burning stoves. There’s another thing besides sawdust that we now have to worry about in protecting our lungs. The Wood Stove / Fir...

01-06-2014 01:42 PM

Needing help, opinions on specific magazines geared toward box building - 19 replies

I was hoping someone might suggest a magazine or two that are more geared toward small box building, designs etc… I know they aren’t focused on one certain item but just to have a magazine that adds new idea’s, Jewelry boxes, designs etc…. every now and then would be what I’m looking for. Thanks

12-26-2013 05:10 PM

Ryobi Planer Just Laid Down On Me. In the Market for a new one, Assistence needed. - 48 replies

I’ve had this Ryobi 2 knife planer for around 6 years now, daily use, a couple months ago, I replaced the brushes, today the motor locked up completely. I don’t know if that’s average for all planers be it low quality or high quality? But I’m done! with buying junk or cheap crap which includes Ryobi, HF etc… Righ...

11-29-2013 02:28 PM

Needing A List Of Some Good Online Bandsaw Blade suppliers - 28 replies

I’d please like a list of online bandsaw blade suppliers for purchasing online, for the past few years I’ve been purchasing from a local supplier in which his blades are not holding up to per welds breaking (see this forum thread) Welds Breaking and I’m growing tired of it, I tried goggling but not having any luck. The bla...

11-27-2013 11:00 PM

Bandsaw blades breaking at the weld. Dilemma and Question - 19 replies

I have a dilemma along with some questions. First I want to say that I’ve always purchased my blades from a local supplier which I believe to be simple carbon steel, he makes up what I need and does the welding on them, I’ve only purchased name brand blades a few times, not enough to compare to his blades as his has always done th...

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