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03-15-2016 06:32 AM

Help! Need to find some 7 inch knives/blades for MY discontinued HF Jointer! - 14 replies

Hey LJ’s looking for replacement blades/knives for my 7 inch Harbor Frieght Jointer that sat in a box for 7 years. Looked on Google but nort finding any leads so I had assistance when I put it together from my felloe LJ’s who own this machine. I usually buy extras for situations like this but I’ve looked high and low. Fo...

03-10-2016 04:43 AM

Delta 22-540 Planer bladesalignment tool? - 6 replies

Hey LJ’s! You guys convinced me. gotta change planer blades. This is my first time and I realize I need the knife setting tool. This is the older model delta 22-540 planer knives alignment tool v2. Looking for the planer blade tool. I need to know where I can find one. Otherwise I have to make one from a Youtube video. Your...

03-07-2016 01:38 AM

When to change the blades on a lunchbox planer? - 28 replies

Hey Lj’s ! another ignorant question. LOL! And I usually get great answers that save me time. I’ve been using my early model Delta 12 inch lunchbox planer to mostly mill pine and fir in rehabbing construction materials. I’m now seriously into hardwoods that I have gathered or cut from logs. I was planing some walnut ...

02-29-2016 12:41 AM

How Long should a 10 inch 60 tooth carbide saw blade last? - 84 replies

Hey LJ’s! I just replaced my 40 tooth carbide blade in my Cabinet saw. I was cutting 45 degree miters on my table saw in pine. I noticed the blade burning the wood. Took it out and used a soft wire brush on the teeth and it seemed to work OK. I then took some oven cleaner and gave the blade a degunking. I was cutting a 1 and 3/4 i...

02-21-2016 07:34 PM

4 inch pvc for dust collection? - 48 replies

Hey LJ’s! Looking for suggestions and your experience in choosing 4 inch pvc piping for dust collection and how it works for you, OR why you wouldn’t use it? I bought a 1.5 HP 1200 cfm Delta dust collector many years ago before I was savvy about what I would be doing in my shop. since then I have built a 50 gallon Thein chip co...

01-16-2016 02:20 AM

Thankyou LJ's for your generousity for my friend Dallas! - 6 replies

Awhile back I posted a thank you to all of you who responded for my friend a fellow Lumberjock. Dallas has a heart condition and recently was given six weeks to vacate and he was terminated from his position without reason. He must move now. He tells me he has to sell all his tools and his wife is doing most of the work. He has also caught a...

01-08-2016 07:47 AM

two part epoxy - 30 replies

Looking for advice on brands and times for setting for 2 part epoxy when used as a filler for splits and cracks in Hardwood. Did a search and found some preferences. Have also watched a couple of YouTube videos. Checked out my local ( Menards) BIG BOX STORE today but only found one small kit and no real advice from a eager but ignorant new g...

01-02-2016 06:09 PM

Thankyou for your generousity for my friend! - 4 replies

Fellow LJ’s I wanted to say “Thankyou” for your donations to assist a fellow LumberJock, DALLAS who has been evicted from his employment and has a serious heart condition. The following is from his post to which many of you responded…Again thanks! “There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last few years...

12-26-2015 03:27 PM

Help a fellow LJ and a Vet? (Help other Vets) - 6 replies

Hey my fellow Lumber Jacks and Jill’s, Some of you may know Arlin Eastman? He is a recent veteran and a wood turner who is attempting to get enough money through donations to teach fellow veterans woodworking. See his LJ’s home page and his Gofindme site. Arlin is attempting to get money together to provide our recent veterans...

12-12-2015 01:21 AM

A question about rate of speed on bandsaw with different bandsaw blades? - 14 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s needing your insight and wisdom again I’m sure I can figure this out through trial and error but I’d like to reduce the error part? LOL! I’ve been using a 1/2 inch 3 tpi hook tooth, raker blade to remove some checks and cracks as Charles Neil demonstrated several years ago.. Charles told me more teeth...

12-06-2015 01:49 AM

Grain direction in a Walnut limb - 14 replies

Need a recommendation on the best way to proceed? I’ve been milling the walnut limbs which are 12 inces in diameter. Used my staight edge jig and my table sled to square up the highly figured pieces. A lot of intermix between heart wood and sapwood. My chain saw mill cut it pretty clean and straight. Wanted to clean up the faces ...

12-02-2015 01:40 AM

Taking the wobble out of the grinding wheel? - 14 replies

Hey Lj’s! Went to do a quick sharpening of my carpenter Stanley work chisels. Pulled out my 8 inch Porter Cable variable speed grinder. I had purchased a Norton white wheel for finer grinds and I have one that came with the grinder. Set it on a very smooth surface and it started dancing with vibration. Put a pad under it and start...

11-24-2015 08:05 PM

Using a Husqvarna 455 or 460 rancher in a chainsaw mill? - 15 replies

LJ,s I’m looking to upgrade from my 50 cc Poulan Pro to a Husqvarna with a bit more power? I’m looking for a fellow LJ who might have used this set up, and/or opinions on the quality and durability of these saws. I know this is somewhat under-powered but it may be what I can manage? I’ve been working on my milling (mo...

11-16-2015 04:56 PM

Laminating thick veneer to a substrate for making cabinet doors - 22 replies

Hey LJ’s I’ve been spending my summer attempting to mill some logs with my chainsaw mill. Spent most of it learning chainsaw repair. GRRRRRR! I did manage to acquire some interesting wood. I’m planning on using this personal lumber with interesting wood grains and patterns in a 1/4 inch veneer on a substrate. When I ask...

09-03-2015 01:23 AM


USING ASH FOR MAKING FURNITURE? I am currently organizing, itemizing materials I have saved over many years to use someday. TODAY IS THAT SOMEDAY! I will be building a 12’ x 12’ Tractor Shed, which will also hold (hopefully) wood that I will harvest with a chainsaw mill I am learning to use. I have uncovered Ash and Oak hardw...

08-25-2015 03:43 AM

6 year anniversary! - 30 replies

Wow! I’ve been on LJ’s for 6 years now. I’ve made friends from Puerto Rico to New Zealand. The morning coffee and lumberJocks email to see if my mentors and friends has become a daily ritual. I’ve grown in my understanding of designing and building furniture being guided by suggestions on reading and then meeting fo...

07-29-2015 02:47 AM

Do you use a chainsaw mill to harvest lumber? - 36 replies

An Inquiring mind wants to know. I now have two panther pro 24 inch mills and a 50 cc and a 55 cc chainsaw. I was advised to just buy my wood but we have a compost site near that often has decent logs that may go to firewood or just get burnt. I am now actively learning all I can before I slab some logs. I will be doing a blog on my ...

07-12-2015 02:39 AM

Joining Dissimilar Woods - 14 replies

Looking for suggestions on what not to do and why. I’m going to be trying out different joinery to see how it looks . A little like Krenov might do. Two woods of similar density should have similar expansion and contraction rates? So a joint made in winter dryness won’t split in summer swelter. But what woods should not go tog...

05-31-2015 06:03 PM

Forstner Bit vs. Hole Saw, what do you think? - 21 replies

I just posted a forum topic regarding carbide or steel forstner bit’s, Thanks for your replies. I also have a hole saw kit. I used this a number of times. Recently used it on my Drill Press Table build. Put the hole saw on the drill press and cut the hole. I got a lot of chatter while cutting. Did the job. I expected what happened . ...

05-31-2015 01:39 AM

Forstner Bits, any recomendations? Carbide or not? - 26 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s, Trying to finish up a Drill Press Table I am building, I was using a forstner bit which I got in a kit from You Guessed iI, Harbor Freight. and I checked out on line, guess what, they don’t carry the set I purchased some years ago. I commented on another forum topic about my plan was to start w/Harbor Freight an...

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