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|496 days ago||
So what's the big deal about a riving knife? - 53 replies
Really. I don’t see any real advantage over a good splitter. Except maybe when ripping angles. Yes it goes up and down with the blade. So? At times I considered getting and installing one on my Unisaw but now I don’t know… There’s been talk about buying a new saw verses old/used to get new safety features like a ...
|501 days ago||
Delta 35-1080A 10" 80T Blade - 11 replies
Anybody have/use this blade? Rockler has them on sale for $49.99 normally $119.79. Rockler says it’s full kerf which is my preference but in the description it says Kerf: 0.087” and plate thickness 0.126”. That be a problem unless it’s reliefed, think they might have that backwards. Says ideal for miter saw but I’d ...
|613 days ago||
Craigslist Gloat - 18 replies
I’ve been watching Craigslist the past week for a $10-$20 router I could use as a trade in at Woodcraft to pick up a Porter-Cable 690LR, I really like that router. Even though I already have three one can never have enough and I’m worried about B&D dropping them or cheapening them up. So this morning I saw a listing for a 693P...
|616 days ago||
Semi Vaporizes SUV - 9 replies
This is sad. Caught on a dash cam. This is true, SUV vaporized and yes there were people in it. Don’t know the outcome but I doubt it was good. You have been warned. If you choose to watch it remember you were warned. Semi Vaporizes SUV
|616 days ago||
Granite Topped Tables Still In Vogue? - 1 reply
Or has the fad passed? Looks like Steel City is still using it a lot, General has one table saw, but doesn’t look like Ridgid does any more. Saw a granite table on a small jointer at Menards the other day and that got me wondering. Didn’t catch the brand and it could be old stock.
|617 days ago||
It appears to be actually two fold. I had heard from people I know, insiders, and that’s as far as I’ll go and no they’re not my third cousins girlfriend’s father’s bother-in-laws older sister’s ex-boyfirend’s brother… If you get my drift. Anyway, when B&D sold Delta it did not include the curr...
|618 days ago||
A friend sent me this link this morning knowing my battles with squirrel’s in the past, currently I’m winning that war.. But I think I may have found the solution to Robins stealing my cherries. Being a computer programmer, electronics designer, (some say geek for short), woodworker, and metal worker, combining these skills ma...
|619 days ago||
Proably Have Another Bad Cherry Crop This Year - 8 replies
I planted a Lapins Cherry tree a bunch of years back because I love sweet cherries and its cherries are like Bing cherries. The last couple of years it’s really started to produces a lot of fruit. But…. Spayed it today. Fours days late. Been fighting brown rot the last couple of years. It gets in the blossom then destroys the frui...
|621 days ago||
Laguna Mobile Cyclone - 2 replies
Happened to stop at the Rockler store during the week to drop off some blades for sharpening and as I usually do, like a kid in a candy store, browsed around the store. Happened to see a Laguna mobile cyclone on display, yeah yeah another cyclone. But I noticed it had some nice features. A two lever quick release system for the cover of th...
|622 days ago||
I'm worried about my garden - 10 replies
This warm weather we’ve been having has me a bit worried, plants may be waking up a bit early and we usually get below freezing days in April. My lilac bush, blueberry bushes, currant bushes and assorted other plants have leaves already. My lapins cherry tree started to bloom yesterday and that’s anywhere from about 2 to 4 weeks e...
|623 days ago||
I'm 3 years old today! - 9 replies
Well, in Lumberjock years that is. That’s when I first stumbled on this here place called Lumberjocks looking for woodworking information, and boy did I find it! To Martin, and Debbie, and all you who have made it an informative and fun and enjoyable place I just want to say a big THANKS!
|625 days ago||
Woodworking Tool Gimmicks, what's your thoughts? - 33 replies
I label some of the new wiz bang greatest things since sliced bread products that come out in the woodworking world as “Gimmick”. I’m not saying everything that comes out new or improved is a gimmick but I think some are. And the manufacturers go to all lengths to convince you you need it. Don’t get me wrong, some new pro...
|626 days ago||
Lumberjocks App - 5 replies
Where’s the LJ App for my Android? :-D
|632 days ago||
Thinking of installing a Shelix on my jointer... - 4 replies
After using the planer I put the Shelix cutterhead in for going on a year now and am really satisfied with, I’m now thinking about getting one for my DJ-20, so I’d like to hear others experience with Shelix cutterheads on jointers? Smooth as a baby’s bottom? Quieter? Vibration? etc. I had a 6dB (measured) reduction in noise on ...
|640 days ago||
When is long enough long enough? - 12 replies
Cleaning up and re-arranging my workshop. Well my three workshops which overlap each other. My woodworking shop, my metal working shop, and my electronics shop. So I’m replacing shelving units with taller and sometimes deeper units, sometimes shallower units because with what’s stored on the deep ones make it a pain to get something ...
|896 days ago||
I ordered a couple of blades that Topa posted the sale on a week ago. Have not heard a single thing from Peachtree except the order confirmation at the time of placing the order. I’ve only ever bought from Peachtree at the Woodworkers Shows, this is the first order I ever placed an order with them. Least to say I’m not at all i...
|905 days ago||
Bailey's No. 6 Plane (This may be a gloat) - 15 replies
I’ve been wanting a Bailey’s No. 6 plane for quite a while, been keeping my eye out for a used one and even considered buying a new one. Well my patience paid off. Was checking eBay for one last month as I’ve done many a time and came across one for $29.95 ‘Buy It Now’. Looked good in the picture, and I’m used...
|1119 days ago||
Tool KIng has these on sale today only with1 year warranty and $7.50 shipping if anyone is interested. I have mine for years, have to say the best finish out of any I’ve ever seen or used. Funny, that’s about what I paid for mine new at the time. Prices have gone up I guess. DeWalt DW735
|1124 days ago||
Hey Martin... - 4 replies
Was just looking through the Market on my droid for a LumberJocks App… (hint hint)
|1137 days ago||
New Belt & Disc Sander -- Well, new to me - 7 replies
Was looking for a 1” or 2” belt sander and checked out all the usual manufacturers and places. Went looked at a few 1” x 30” ones but they were just a bit too small and looked really cheaply built. Checked out Delta, Grizzly, Enco, and the like and some got pricey and I just didn’t want to wait for shipping. So I...