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130 days ago

Bearing Check - 7 replies

So I was cutting some pallet wood on my 1981 Craftsman contractor table saw when smoke began bellowing out of the throat plate and by the pulley belt. After a short panic, I cleaned all the saw dust from my gravity feed dust collector beneath the saw. Not a single ember was found. I took the belt off the arbor and gave the blade a spin. Well...

1524 days ago

How sharp is sharp enough - 20 replies

I went to use my 4” joiner today and discovered that it left a profile of some dent that got in the knives, I know not how. So I quickly went to the back up knives I took out a long while back. I could see a dent in both of those knives. I settled down in my chair by the table saw for the long process of sharpening the four knives. I p...

1627 days ago

Need options for my shop floor - 21 replies

I have a small workshop in my garage and it has a concrete floor. About 1/3 of the floor is covered with those interlocking foam pads. I had back surgery last year and I can really feel it when I stand on the concrete for long times. The foam pads help with the back but are almost impossible to roll tools around on, which I need to do in my s...

1647 days ago

A cheap approach to dust collection - 2 replies

I have been seeing a lot of dust collector (really heavy sediment collectors) on LJ for the past few months and it got me to thinking. I use a 16 gallon shop vac with a hepa filter and a collection bag. With the bag, the filter stays pretty clean, but, bags are expensive. I also have a Master Mechanic shop vac that is over 30 years old and it...

1649 days ago

Milwaukee Woodworking Show - 12 replies

The Milwaukee Woodworking Show is coming up soon; Feb 5, 6, 7. Who is planning to go and which days.I’m planning to go on Friday. My wife and I will drive over there early Friday morning and she will proceed to some area quilt shops. I should have plenty of leisurely time to ogle tools. Hope to see LJ’s there.

1692 days ago

Suggestions of WWK places in Twin City area - 12 replies

I am in Inver Grove Heights for the next 5 days. Any suggested woodworking shops, tool stores etc. that I should be sure to visit?

1713 days ago

Posting on behalf of Jeano - a new member - 4 replies

I have a wallace universal table saw made by J.D Wallace co. I would say made sometime in the 1940s. I have been using it a lot lately . I is a gear driven saw that uses a timming belt to turn the gears. I was using it yesterday and the belt broke and i have not been able to find one. I found the saw on the web but nothing about any parts. The b...

1718 days ago

Workshop Upgrade posted - 6 replies

I’m far from done but decided to post a few pics of the shop upgrade. I originally boldly stated that I’d be done by Memorial day…2008. I’ll get there eventually. I had planned to wait until everything was the way I wanted before I posted again, but there have been a few Jocks with inquiring minds that wanted to know w...

1832 days ago

Long time Lumber Jocks - 5 replies

In the past few days we have had a number of active* Lumber Jocks celebrate their 3rd anniversary. Give them a shout out of congratulations.http://lumberjocks.com/Gary (Gary)http://lumberjocks.com/darryl (Darryl)http://lumberjocks.com/scottb (Scottb)http://lumberjocks.com/TonyWard (TonyWard) I think this is the largest number of 3 year me...

1864 days ago

New to Bandsaw - 3 replies

I have a 9” Craftsman band saw that has a 1/3 hp motor. I got it from my brother in law who said he never could get it to work quite right. I used it today and had some trouble with the blade popping off the wheels. I did get a lot of burning on the cuts whether I was cutting straight (or trying to) or making a curve. I did notice that...

1890 days ago

Planer purchase - 10 replies

Over the holiday weekend I visited a store called Direct Tools. They sell Ryobi, Homelite, Rigid and dust buster reconditioned tools. I talked myself out of a tool purchase twice but gave in the 3rd time I went back in there. I picked up a Ryobi corded plunge router for $44 and a 13” Rigid Planer for $189. Both come with a 1 year warra...

1984 days ago

Electric Saw - 13 replies

In Madison WI, the University runs a SWAP Shop (SWAP is Surplus with a purpose) where there are always some good deals to be had. They also sponsor an on line auction. This week an “Electric Saw” was posted. I checked it out and I had never seen an electric saw like this before. I thought the hand saws with laser sights were out ...

2063 days ago

Interesting Storage Designs - 4 replies

I’m not ever built anything that I designed, though I have tweaked designs of others to be more to my liking. With that in mind I go cruising the web for designs. Here is a site that I often find very interesting. It will bring you to yesterday’s feed about storage. Hope you like it. http://weburbanist.com/2008/12/03/shelves-ca...

2227 days ago

Help with Shop Walls - 21 replies

I am about to finish the walls in my garage workshop. I am trying to decide whether to use 1/2” drywall or to us 7/16” OSB. The workshop will be smallish at 13’ x 21’ but has 10’ ceilings. Which of these choices would you choose? There is only a small difference in total project cost between the 2 choices.

2237 days ago

How do you make a pyramid on TS to use as a post cap - 7 replies

I am trying to cut a pyramid to sit on top of some bed posts. I have taken a square piece of 3/4” stock, set the rip fence at 3/8” away from the blade, tilted the blade 12 degrees and set the height to allow for a small plateau in the center. I ran the stock through cutting the north edge, then the east, south and west. When I was...


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