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05-13-2011 01:28 PM

My Separator batting .1000 - 13 replies

My DC is the 2HP Harbor Freight pulling from the separator and to outside. Separator Parts Used: - Jet 30 gallon drum dolly- Global 30 gallon white poly drum with solid lid (no bung holes) and with lid clamp (but clamp not needed)- 1/4” plastic sign maker sheet (was 24×48, but I used half)- 3 each 3/8” x 8” carriage bol...

04-26-2011 08:25 PM

Has anyone tried the carbide blades from McGill's Warehouse ? - 4 replies

I came across the web site for McGill’s Warehouse while looking for 10” continuous rim diamond blades for tile saws. Then I see they have a huge selection of carbide blades in all sizes and number of teeth… at low prices. Example: I have to wonder: Has a...

04-23-2011 05:49 AM

Wrong time of the year, but anybody use antique "Perfection" Kerosene Heater for shop heat ? - 7 replies

I nearly bought a Perfection model #525 over the winter, but hesitated too long and lost it. I will need something this winter to knock the chill off the shop. I see other models as well. Does anybody have one of these that you use for heat inside or out? I would really like to have your opinion of them. Please tell me about yours. Tha...

04-20-2011 09:50 AM

Dust Collector Plumbing through Wall. Using 4" ABS pipe. How to adapt to Rockler 4" Dust Right ? - 20 replies

I don’t have much “plumbing” to do for the DC system in my small shop. It is very minimal by design. I have three connections to make: 1) To connect 4” flexible hose from the separator feed to 4” ABS pipe on the “dust closet” side. The ABS goes through the wall (sheetrock on closet side / T-111...

04-16-2011 05:19 AM

Opinions Requested, Please. Floor Model Router Table Complete (Except Router) - 7 replies I came across this during my many searches on the net trying to decide whether to go with a table saw router extension or build my own router table. This looks good to me… and I might be hard pressed to build one for any less. I even like the fact that it is ready to finish (unfin...

04-12-2011 08:41 AM

Installing HF 2.0 hp Dust Collector. Questioning grounding concept with unique setup. ? - 15 replies

The fan/motor unit is being mounted to the wall at the time of this post. Let me quickly describe the planned setup: The dust collector motor and fan will be about 6’ off the ground in a closet with the output pointing directly to an outside wall about 4 feet away (with no elbows, bends, etc… a straight shot to outside). This 4&...

04-08-2011 06:20 AM

Workshop Countertop out of Flooring ? What do you think ? - 9 replies

I will soon be building the fixed work bench along a 10’9” end of the workshop room. I have one cabinet base with drawer and 2 doors that I will use in the middle of the span, then cleat support at the ends where it meets the walls. I had post formed laminate countertop before, but it was kitchen height (36”). I want to go...

04-04-2011 07:56 AM

My Shop Remodel and Refurb: A pictorial as it happens - 36 replies

The woodworking shop project has just begun. I am completely through with the “automotive” two bays except for the epoxy floor that will come soon. Right now, the auto side is filled and overloaded with woodworking stuff that does not currently have its usual home in bay 3… yet. I will start my sharing of the project with ...

04-04-2011 06:14 AM

Help ! I can't seem to find the right table saw router extension for my Ridgid R4512 - 7 replies

Dear Fellow Lumberjocks, I have been looking, believe me. To start from the beginning, I have the saw already together and working great. I ordered a 3 1/4 HP Triton the other day based on some tips from Lumberjocks (including where some great sale prices were), so that will be the router I will be using on the extension wing. I want the...

03-29-2011 07:06 AM

On the prowl for a Router extension table, but have a router question first... - 31 replies

A cast iron router extension for my R4512 is in the near future. I have been looking at lifts (both factory and home made). I own two non-plunge routers, but have never owned a plunge router. Of course I know what the plunge is FOR, but what I do not know is this: Can a plunge router be table mounted and then the plunge feature used as the ...

03-21-2011 10:45 AM

Rockler Dust Right... Any Users with Feedback for me before I buy ? - 5 replies

I searched and found very little about the Dustright fittings, collapsible hose, floor and worktable nozzles, etc. My HF 2HP DC should be here later this coming week. I will mount just the motor/fan unit inside a closet (to cut WAY down on the noise) that is between my shop room and outside. I will pull in to a separator/can (also in the cl...

03-12-2011 01:31 AM

Dust Collection Plans - 9 replies

My shop is actually the 3rd bay of my 3-car garage, but I put a wall and door between the first two bays and the end bay that is the wood shop. All three have 9×7 doors. This bay is about 14 1/2 wide by 24 feet long. There is a 4×7 closet on the side wall that will be the home of the dust collection system. One wall of that closet ...

03-09-2011 10:04 AM

Does anyone manually sharpen their own circular/table/miter saw blades ? Questions for you. - 14 replies

I have seen a few videos of how to sharpen saw blades. One of the most intriguing was where the carbide blade was sharpened with a vise and a diamond file. Do any of you dress / sharpen your used blades in this manner ? What “diamond file” do you recommend and where do you get them ? Another video was all about the “trick...

03-08-2011 09:34 AM

Garage or shop shelving with neither overhead nor lower supports - 3 replies

We were challenged to provide bulk storage up high on the back wall of a garage. This first garage had higher than normal ceilings, so we were able to get two levels of shelving above 6 feet off the ground. Each shelf measures 16’ length and 3’ depth for a total of 48 sf per shelf… 96 sf overall. The best thing about this ...

03-08-2011 08:03 AM

Bending Cypress Question - 13 replies

I have four (4) each 1×4 sticks of cypress 16 feet in length. I bought them with the intention of bending them and laminating them together to make a curved hammock stand. Can I soak them in my pool in order to prep them for bending ? How long should I leave them in the drink before removing them ? Can I clamp them together bent and l...

03-08-2011 07:50 AM

Opinions, please: Skil HD5510 6.5 Amp 5-1/2-Inch Circular Saw - 5 replies

I like worm gears just because they are “right handed” if you know what i mean. But I hate their weight and expense. I came across this last fall at Lws for less than $90 and wish I had snagged it:

03-07-2011 09:06 AM

Woodworking Glue Extraordinary Results - 4 replies

Just thought I would share something that some of you might not be aware of… or possibly are aware but skeptical: We often have to install crown molding on top of full overlay cabinetry that does not go all the way to the ceiling, so most often there is a piece of ogee mold flat on top of the wall cabinnet hanging just over the edge, th...

03-05-2011 09:32 PM

Workcenter project needs sacrificial table saw. Question for the experienced... - 12 replies

Hello to all. This is my first post, though I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing through numerous posts for quite some time. I am in the planning and gather-of-materials stage of a work-center project for my home shop. It will need and incorporate a table saw frame (no legs), motor, top… and that is about all. I will toss the original ...

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