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02-23-2015 02:42 PM

Rust Removal by Way Of Electrolysis - 9 replies

In the past I’d been using Apple Cider Vinegar to remove rust from steel and iron but I was just recently introduced to rust removal by using Electrolysis, I did a search here on LJ’s on this method and found that a few members had written a blog on their process with using electrolysis and after my research it appears that rust remo...

01-15-2015 03:02 PM

GRR-Ripper Versus the Saw Stop Table Saw When It Comes To Safety. - 52 replies

An odd question but I’d like to know if I’m in the ballpark? I just purchased the Gripper(TM) 200 Advanced System a week or two ago and have yet to use it so after reading the comments and the reviews on the safety factor this jig provides can I assume that it’s a substitute with a much lower cost over purchasing the saw stop tabl...

01-13-2015 01:55 PM

What Was Left In Santa's Sleigh That Wasn't Delivered. - 15 replies

After Christmas Purchase Gripper™ 200 Advanced System – Assorted Colors (Black or Yellow) Since I don’t have a Saw Stop and don’t plan on getting one, I figured this would be the next best thing for keeping my fingers safe and much… Much cheaper. Freud 34-124 Quadra- Cut 3/8-Inch Radius Rounding Over Bit wi...

12-13-2014 07:02 PM

Adding Elastic Velvet / Felt To The Lid Of A Jewelry Box? - 6 replies

I’ve seen jewelry boxes with elastic felt strapped into the under side of the lids of jewelry boxes but with my search I’ve not found any source on how it’s done, Does anyone have any information, links, video or possibly a blog on how this is done? Thanks

12-10-2014 09:45 PM

Load bearing or not load bearing wall? Question for framers, engineers, carpenters - 8 replies

I was hoping I might get some opinions or guidance on whether or not I need to worry about a header. I’m planning on adding an addition onto the end of my shop, the shop is a 12’ x 16’ I’m adding an additional 8’ to the end, the Trusses on the current shop are sitting across the side 16’ walls, the wall I will...

11-30-2014 12:53 PM

Obtaining a permit for an addition - 30 replies

Just to let everyone know tomorrow morning I’ll be heading into my city permit building in order to pull a building permit, it’s high time I expand my 196 SQ FT workshop to 320 SQ Ft so if all goes well and as planed I’ll start work on the addition right away. Wish me Luck!

11-26-2014 11:41 AM

Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust. - 22 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 ...

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