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|51 days ago||
Hello! I bought the following knife setting jig from Woodcraft, but I’m not sure how to use it. http://www.woodcraft.com/product/0/4444/small-planer-knife-jig-set.aspx 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...
|51 days ago||
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
|102 days ago||
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...
|138 days ago||
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...
|179 days ago||
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. ! !
|213 days ago||
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...
|386 days ago||
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...
|491 days ago||
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...
|510 days ago||
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
|516 days ago||
Boise ID - good deal on a table saw. - 2 replies
|631 days ago||
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.
|632 days ago||
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.
|673 days ago||
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.
|675 days ago||
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...
|680 days ago||
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
|682 days ago||
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...
|699 days ago||
Charles Neil Tapering Jig Question - 7 replies
I built this jig, and had a good time doing so. But, I can’t figure out how to use it to do a four sided taper. Anybody else using this jig that can help?
|754 days ago||
What Did I do Wrong? - 6 replies
I’m working on building a small end table. I milled up all my wood for the apron using a jointer to joint an edge and a face, my table saw for the opposite edge, and a planer for the opposite face. But after I cut tenons, I discovered that some of my tenons were slightly undersized. I determined that this is because that piece of wood...
|758 days ago||
How to Get Massive Slab to more Manageable Sizes - 13 replies
Hi, I have the opportunity to by a very large slab (16/4 X 30” X 14’) of soft maple for about $1 a board foot. This is a good deal, but how do I get the wood to more manageable sizes? I have a 14 inch bandsaw, a 1.75 HP Contractor table saw, skil saw. What are my options? Also, how much will this slab weigh, approxamately?
|762 days ago||
Best set of chisels for $100 - 14 replies
I am working on a night stand for my niece and I need to buy my first set of chisels to round the tenons. What is the best, most useful set I can get for around $100? I’d like them to work well in a wide variety of operations. Thanks!