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10-21-2018 12:07 PM

Bandsaw question - 2 replies

After having a blade come off of my Delta 14’’ BS the upper wheel had a grating sound when turned by hand and did not spin freely when spun by hand. I changed the bearings and installed new rubber tires to both wheels.The upper wheel still has the same problem. I can finger tighten the nut and it will spin freely up to point when it...

10-16-2018 04:19 PM

Bandsaw tires - 7 replies

I just received the black rubber bandsaw tires I ordered. Do the tires have a crown on them after installation? I took off the originals and do not recall if they had a crown. Is it necessary that a crown be present? Alex Snodgrass stressed this in his video.The bandsaw is a 14’’ Delta about 30 years old. Thanks.

10-10-2018 08:08 PM

Resawing Question - 14 replies

I have a new 3/4’’ Timber Wolf 3 tpi BS blade. I was told some time back that this would be the go to for resawing. I have later learned that it is best to use a 1/2 blade on a 14’’ BS. At present I have no 1/2 blade to use and would like to resaw some poplar. I have ordered a 1/2 in blade. Would it be adviseble to wait...

08-21-2018 08:44 PM

Liquid Hide Glue - 8 replies

I have a friend that needs to glue 2’’ conchos into a red oak coffee table. Would Old Brown glue do the job?He has no way to access the net to research this.Thank you.

07-24-2018 11:52 PM

Water Seal - 17 replies

Any thoughts about water seal for newly constructed wood patios? The only prevalent one I see is Thompson’s.

07-04-2018 03:44 PM

Mitered Bevel - 11 replies

This is the third doll cradle my wife, Susan, and I have made. They are all the same design. We had to get updated plans as the first one was lost. The sides have a 10d bevel as the ends. The end sides have are mitered @ 10d with a 3d bevel. We preassembled the four pieces and taped them together. No matter what we did the end pieces show a ga...

06-15-2018 12:22 AM

Router table enhancement - 3 replies

I plan on installing a T-Track and miter track onto my old router table. What is the best distance from the tracks to the bit? What track should be closest to the bit?

06-01-2018 11:36 PM

PC 5'' 5 hole RO - 7 replies

I bought the first model that came out many, many years ago. I cannot find the dust collector attachment but I am not sure, nor is the vendor, if the device that fits the new ones will fit mine.I have searched high and low and even have the serial # but I am still unsure. This is the new model. Help please.

05-21-2018 07:50 PM

Lee Valley Grinding Jig - 4 replies

I cannot figure out/understand the jig that has the rest, clamp and setting the angles with gauge provided. My wife and I have gone over and over the directions and they make no sense to us. I am out of practice blades and had to take my smoother to a service to have reground to 25d. I had messed it up that bad.I just don’t know how to a...

05-13-2018 12:39 AM

Tapered Dove Tail splines - 8 replies

I have seen a couple of very brief explanations of making these splines but I still have no understanding on how to make them. I have very little mechanical ability and I learn from instructions poorly. As an example I have great difficulty reading plans/drawings. Any takers in explaining how to make them?Thank you.

05-12-2018 05:49 PM

DeWalt 735 - 2 replies

Any ideas why I cannot raise the planer higher than around 4’’? i have not used it in about 8 months and I just ran some lumber to 3/4’’ thickness. When I crank it up it gets tighter from about 3.5’’ and will stop just proud of 4’’.

04-25-2018 11:54 PM

Brush - 6 replies

I am going to apply Waterlox satin over the original in the near future. What would be the best brush for this and were would one get it?

04-21-2018 08:32 PM

Spoke Shave Sharpening - 1 reply

I have a couple of Wood Joy shaves. I have a devil of a time holding the small blades to hone them The “Bladder Monkey’’ jumps on me about 0300. While trying to return to sleep an idea came in from nowhere.In the morning I found one of those paper clamps. The black real stiff ones about 1.25’’ wide. I held it open...

10-17-2017 06:48 PM

Bar Top - 20 replies

I have a friend that is going to finish a long, 30 ft., bar top. the wood is red oak and he will be brushing it. Any suggestions for a product that novice could handle?

10-03-2017 10:07 PM

Steve Knight Jointer - 1 reply

The jointer is 30’’ razee made from sapele. It 3 5/8’’ wide, 2 3/8 thick at the front and 1 5/8’’ at the rear. the iron is 2 1/4’’ wide and 1/8’’ thick and is used bevel down. The mouth is adjustable. The hammer is included.This is one of the last planes made by Steve.I used it on two l...

05-21-2017 10:43 AM

Secretary Cabinet - 0 replies

01-02-2017 10:32 PM

Shop Filter - 3 replies

I have the fan from the air handler I kept after a new A/C install. It is nine inches in diameter and eight inches wide. It is the squirrel cage type.The motor is new. It is 220v, 2.7 amp and 1.5 hp. I would convert to 110vThis seems skimpy in HP to me. Could it be used as a shop filter?Thank you.

09-17-2016 08:23 PM

Enduro-Var Gloss - 7 replies

So far I have sprayed two coats of Enduro-Var gloss on a test cherry board. It was sanded with 220 as directed and wiped clean. I sanded the first coat after 2.5 hours with 320 as directed and wiped clean.The second coat is now curing and I will probably shoot #3 in the morning. They recommend 3 coats. I plan on shooting a couple of more coats...

09-08-2016 09:02 PM

Waterlox OSF - 1 reply

On several finishing forums I have never seen the subject of brushing this product. They always call it a wiping varnish. The Waterlox site does discuss brushing it.It would seem that if the manufacturer has instructions on how to apply it this way it should be a viable application method. They did, however, say the last application should be...

08-03-2016 07:49 PM

Glue - 4 replies

I was given an old socket chisel about 1.5 in. wide and about 3 in long. The handle came out of it in its entirety.What glue would be best to use to reattach it? I have hot hide glue and all of the usual suspects of Titebond.There seems to be some gappossis in the handle tenon which is round. Would it be advisable to use a thin strip of hard...

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