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06-11-2015 05:37 PM

Minimum Thickness for a Roubo bench top? - 14 replies

I have the lumber for a bench build. Its all soft maple. The lumber I got for the top is 16/4 (just shy of 16/4 really). I have 2 options: I can rip the giant, heavy slabs, and face glue them, which will be harder, but will ensure I end up with a top of at least 4 inches. or, I can use them as slabs with a slab on either side of the sp...

06-02-2015 03:04 PM

Help Needed from Boise, ID area Lumberjocks! - 1 reply

Hi everyone, I recently acquired the lumber to build a new work bench, but it’s some pretty unwieldy stuff, mostly 12/4 and 16/4. Is there any one in the area that has a long bed jointer that I could use to square up the boards for the top? If any body has a beefy bandsaw with a large table, that would be helpful, too, as I need t...

05-23-2015 01:28 AM

Lumber Gloat! Roubo, here I come! - 5 replies

I love craigslist. A guy in a town 30 miles from here posted an ad for 1200 board feet of soft maple in thicknesses up to 6 inches. The ad said if someone bought it all, the could have it for $.75 a foot. I have been wanting to build a proper workbench for a while now, but I can’t afford the lumber at retail prices. I ended up gettin...

12-24-2014 04:30 PM

Blind Woodworker Has Tools stolen - 2 replies

This is the second story about a blind woodworker I have seen in the last year. This one is in my neck of the woods. Sad story. Poor fella.

05-19-2014 06:01 PM

Setting Planer Blades Delta/Rockwell/Invicta 22-650 or similar - 2 replies

Hello! I bought the following knife setting jig from Woodcraft, but I’m not sure how to use it. How far above the cutter head should the knives protrude? The manual does not say, because this planer came with a jig that would automatically set the knives to...

05-19-2014 05:55 PM

Delta/Rockwell/Invicta 22-650 Planer Wrench size for knives? - 8 replies

Can someone who owns this planer tell me what size wrench I need to pull the blades? A standard wrench wont fit in the slot, so I’ll need to grind one down, but I need to know which size wrench to grind. Thanks, Chris

03-29-2014 09:24 PM

Tool Gloat! - 21 replies

I have once again scored a great tool at a great price thanks to Craigslist, and a job that allows me the flexibility to leave in the middle of the day to go look at tools. 3 Fridays ago, I was looking at my local Craigslist and saw a 4 post planer listed for $50. I immediately called the seller and asked if I could come look at it. He agreed...

02-21-2014 03:54 PM

Weird tablesaw problem - 19 replies

Hello LJs I’m having some trouble with my tablesaw and I can’t figure it out. When using my miter gauge, which is square to the blade, I get an unsquare cut. It off over a 16th over 13 inches. In this picture one end of my One Way gauge is against the fence of my miter gauge, and the other side is against the teeth of the bl...

01-12-2014 12:27 AM

wood Gloat! - 5 replies

87 board feet of lumber for $150. About $1.72 a board foot. Mostly ash, but also some maple, birch, red mahogany, and a couple mystery boards. Pretty nice haul. ! !

12-09-2013 06:05 AM

Delta 22-560 planer dust collection solution - 2 replies

A while back, I bought a delta 22-560 planer that did not include the factory dust collection fitting. This thing, like all planers, shot shavings all over the place and was a top mess-maker in my garage shop. I had seen dust collection solutions on LJs but what I saw seemed complicated, which discouraged me., so I kept putting it off. Las...

06-18-2013 09:12 PM

Tool Gloat (Again)! - 16 replies

I’ve found some pretty great deals on tools, but this one takes the cake! Fella had a Delta 37-190 Jointer posted on Craigslist for . . . wait for it . . . $25. That’s right. Twenty-five dollars. I high tailed it over there as soon as I could. When I got there I asked him what he was asking for it, just inc ase he mis...

03-06-2013 03:52 AM

My Delta Bandsaw Refurb - 15 replies

Last September I was cruising my local Craiglist’s tools section and saw an ad for a 14” Delta band saw. The seller was asking $60. I had seen examples of this band saw advertised for upwards of $400, so I was intrigued. I called the guy, and he told me that a bunch of people had called, and that a guy was on his way to come look at it, but h...

02-14-2013 09:27 PM

Anyone parting out a 14" Delta bandsaw? - 12 replies

I’m looking for a Bearing load spring – Part number 928070107353, and a Pulley shaft key – part number 927030102650. Everyone online has them on back order. Seems like Delta is having more problems. I have an early 90’s Delta 14” bandaw. Please help! Chris

02-09-2013 12:18 AM

Boise ID - good deal on a table saw. - 2 replies

10-16-2012 04:19 PM

Upper Wheel Shaft Loose on Delta 14" Bandsaw - 15 replies

Hello LJs I bought a 14” Delta Bandsaw that I am currently reconditioning. I noticed that the upper wheel shaft is loose where it meets the hinge in the tracking mechanism. How do I fix this? I included a picture of the offending part.

10-16-2012 12:30 AM

Mega Tool Gloat! - 8 replies

Craigslist has been very good to me over the last week. Last Friday I got a Delta 12.5 inch planer for $60 And today, I got this sweet Delta 14” bandsaw for $60. The bandsaw needs work, but I think I can get it up and running for around $100. Pretty happy with Craigslist right now.

09-04-2012 08:18 PM

Miter slots standard? - 2 replies

Are miter slots a standard distance from the blade on table saws? In other words, if I bought another table saw, could I use my jigs in it? I currently have a ridged 3650.

09-02-2012 05:26 PM

How do I know when my chisels are sharp enough - 19 replies

A couple months ago I bought a 6 piece set of Marples Splitproof chisels second hand. They were in pretty poor shape when I got them. I spent a ton of time working on them, and now I can shave my arm hair with each of them, but is this really a good indicator that they are sharp enough for woodworking? What other tests are there for verifyi...

08-28-2012 07:42 PM

What do I need to make hand-cut dovetails? - 32 replies

Hi LJs! I want to learn how to cut dovetails by hand, but I’m not sure what tools I will need to accomplish this feat. Can you please provide info on this? Thanks, Chris

08-26-2012 05:35 PM

Hardwood drawer slides - 3 replies

Hello LJs! I am building a small night stand for my niece, and I want to use hardwood drawer slides (the kind where the drawer sides have a routed slot to accept the runner), and I have some questions. 1. What is the best type I’d wood to use for the runners and the drawer sides? 2. Is it ok to use just glue to attach the runner to...

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