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1293 days ago

What finish to put on aluminum? - 15 replies

I asked my finishing guy if he could clear-coat the aluminum pulls I had custom made for my Credenza. He said he has had really bad luck with any kind of clear-coat on aluminum and he didn’t want to do it. I was kind of surprised since he does automotive stuff too. I wanted to put something on them to protect them and soften the cold metal...

1441 days ago

Where can I find good headphones for the shop?! - 37 replies

I have a pair of shooting ear muffs that I bought for $15 that keep out almost ALL the noise, but they don’t play my music. I bought three different noise-cancelling “studio” headphones that totally cover the ear. I RETURNED each because they don’t block enough outside noise and the noise-cancelling feature only adds a...

1709 days ago

Wiggle Redwood??? - 14 replies

My dad’s friend dropped off these chunks of Redwood a couple of weeks ago. I’ve never seen anything like it. I am wondering if this wood can be “worked” or if it is just too weird. The grain is wavy or “wiggly” all the way through the boards. But it is so fibrous that you can pull on one of the wavy fibers ...

1715 days ago

Whats the best plane for a Shooting Board? - 13 replies

Whats the best plane for a shooting board? I am going to be making some shooting boards. I don’t mean anything new from a catalog. I know they make specialty planes JUST for shooting boards. What I’m talking about is an old Stanley or something. Is it just a Stanley no 4 or 5? What is the best length, blade angle, etc. Thanks!

1990 days ago

Used Tool Store... New Website: Feedback Please - 28 replies

I just finished the new website for our tool shop “Drew’s Used Tools.” Let me know what you think. Functionality, look, etc. Thanks! DrewsUsedTools.com

2061 days ago

Wiring Motor for 110v Please Help! - 17 replies

I need to convert my new jointer motor from 220v to 110v for now since I don’t have 220v. I am having a hard time understanding the wiring diagram, as simple as it looks. Here is the “wiring diagram” I found under the wire cover on the motor: This is a drawing I made of the way I found it (wired for 220v)... and by...

2093 days ago

Craftsman RAS Recall... $100 for free! - 30 replies

This topic is in response to Jimthecarver's question on what to do with his Radial arm saw. A few year back Craftsman did a recall on several models of their Radial Arm Saws. We own a used tool store and see these things come in all the time. They are a dime-a-dozen all across America. Nobody ever wants them, we can’t even give them awa...

2105 days ago

Your other talent... - 59 replies

What are your other talents, hobbies, interests or obsessions? What else makes you tick besides woodworking? Lumberjocks are a talented bunch and I’m sure there is all kinds of interesting things about you that we didn’t know. Please share it here. Maybe some of us will find other common interests! Feel free to include photos o...

2131 days ago

Help with an old Overarm Pin Router - 9 replies

We have an old Overarm Pin Router at our used tool shop. I would love to take the thing home and use it but it is not operational at the moment. I think it is missing the hydraulics that would raise and lower the router??? I don’t have a clue where to get something like this. I am assuming it had a foot pedal that controlled ...

2153 days ago

Does anyone have experience working with FLASH? - 8 replies

I need help… I am trying to build a website. I am using Yahoo SiteBuilder and I really like the program. I have learned a lot about website building this past week. I have gotten to the point where I would like to try incorporating some motion to my pages to bring the viewer in. I have even figured out how to insert HTML code into Si...

2212 days ago

Sand-O-Flex - 10 replies

I have 85 Sand-O-Flex refills that I am willing to sell. They sell new for $15.99 each. I will sell them half price for $8.00 each plus shipping.

2324 days ago

Changing Bearings on a Table Saw - 20 replies

It’s been on my mind for a while now. I have an old Rockwell/Delta contractor saw. The bearings aren’t terrible but they seem like they might be entering the end of there life. They are just getting a little rough. I’m not that serious about diving into this project right now, its not at the top of my priority list. But in c...

2331 days ago

Seeking Shop-Built Thickness Sander Advice - 24 replies

I have a few questions regarding the thickness sander I am planning on building. Mostly about the Drum. I plan on making the drum either 10” or 12” long (and maybe about 4” in diameter???) The tutorials and plans on the internet are pretty good. But I was just wondering: 1. How do you determine the size of the drum?2. Wha...

2380 days ago

The Best Bandsaw Advice EVER! - 66 replies

The original title of this topic was “Venting about my Bandsaw… I NEED HELP!” but I decided to change the title because there is so much good information here that it should be a reference for anybody with bandsaw problems. If you read the thread, you will find a goldmine of tips for fixing and tuning a bandsaw and how I got mi...

2412 days ago

Miter Trimmer - 21 replies

I have a chance to buy one of these from work for $40: Rockler seems to sell the same one for $179.99. Does anyone have experience with these? It seems pretty slick but I’m not sure if I would use it a lot or if it would be one of those things that sits on the shelf. The idea is that you would cut the miter to rough length on the...

2422 days ago

What does THAT mean? - 14 replies

I started this forum for anyone who has a question about woodworking terminology. Askers: Post your terminology question here no matter how big or small (for example: what is a mortise?). Add this forum topic to “Favorites” for future reference. Answerers: Look for this topic in the pulse and check it out when it has new commen...

2468 days ago

What do you Thinkra about Incra? - 72 replies

I wanted to start a blog on Incra, because wanted to know what you think. I am relatively new to the discovery. For a long time I was an anti-Incra snob. I saw the shiny gold colored aircraft aluminum and the huge price tag and stuck my nose up in the air. It seemed so extravagant and unnecessary. But I found a used Wonderfence by Incra and m...


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