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05-13-2017 01:45 AM

One of those Daze!!!! Murphy's circle jig for my band saw - 12 replies

As I’ve said before ”Murphy is the Master Teacher In my Shop” And He really wants me to learn all about what a simple circle cutting jig requires. Watched a couple of clever You Tube videos before starting my own. I also wanted to do it with what was lying around the shop. Used a half inch piece of plywood and it was to e...

03-21-2017 12:06 AM

Modifying a dust collector...is the venturi effect considered? - 13 replies

Talking with a friend about modifying my Delta 1.5 hp dust collector. I was explaining that the intake has a 6 inch diameter nub where the 4 inch dual connection screws on. And I noticed that the hole that allows the air into the shroud was smaller tan 4 inches??? He mentioned the venturi effect. Is this smaller hole important in creating th...

03-17-2017 04:38 AM

Do you cut your veneers from the inside or the outside of the bandsaw blade? - 22 replies

Hey Lumberjocks who mill ther own lumber or bookmatch veneers! I just got a new 17 inch 2 hp Grizzly bandsaw with cast iron wheels and trunion. Planning on sawing bookmatch veneers from lumber I’ve milled with my chainsaw. I’d started cutting veneers on my 14 inch grizzly but it was too slow for an ADHD guy like me. LOL! Even...

03-11-2017 07:45 AM

What type of ductwork would you use in your DC system? - 26 replies

Once again I’m mulling over “what to do” with re-configuring my dust collection? Been reading Bill Pence’s information and I went “whoa Tom!” So I thought I’ve gotten excellent accurate advice form LJ’s with experience. So I’m seeking Your counsel again…before Murphy and I screw it u...

02-19-2017 04:04 AM

Which is better? Aluminum alloy impeller or steel impeller in a dust collector. - 32 replies

Hey knowledgeable LJ’s I’m reading up on dust collector specifications. I would like your experienced input on which is better and why? I’ve talked to the tech guys at Grizzly and the aluminum alloy has less weight. But is that a good thing? Planning to upgrade the suction and air movement in my dust collection as I n...

02-17-2017 07:04 AM

How large a bandsaw blade can I use with my new 17 inch Grizzly?? - 53 replies

Hey LJ’s Once again I’m asking a question about bandsaws.Have learned a lot from previous Forum posts. I’ve also learned a lot from Matthias Wendal of woodgears. ca ( about blade size and flex ) I now own a new GO 513 extreme Bandsaw. It has balanced steel wheels and a cast iron trunion with 2 hp and two speeds. The lo...

02-10-2017 03:29 AM

Got a new tool(toy) in the Shop! - 35 replies

Had a really great day! My 17 inch GO513X2 Grizzly was delivered this afternoon. And we only screwed up once. LOL! I was planning and anticipating and cleaning up my chaos so I’d have room and space to work on it. Planned to move it off the truck onto my 3/4 ton and negotiate a couple of pallets and my refrigerator dolly. My f...

01-20-2017 08:50 PM

Aligning my Grizzly GO555 cast iron table? - 20 replies

Need some assistance from LJ’s who have experienced this problem My 14 inch Grizzly that I resaw on seems to have a problem with its cast iron table. the rear not being in alignment with the front along the blade slot. I think I’ve adjusted it but I’m not sure so ? My blade was not at 90 degrees initially so I tweaked th...

12-27-2016 05:41 AM

Looking for positive suggestions on ways to change blades in my 7" Harbor Freight jointer - 18 replies

Having some difficulty replacing the 7 inch blades in My HF /Central Machinery discontinued jointer. I was thinking ahead when I purchased my HF 7” jointer. I have looked at YouTube and I’ve seen several ways to change blades in an older style jointer. Bought 4 packages of replacement blades. Believe it or not I’ve never...

12-12-2016 07:31 PM

Best spoke shave for the lowest price? - 23 replies

Hey LJ’s, Once again I come to the people who might know? I have an old spoke shave that I’ve cleaned up. Been watching Paul Sellers and finding out lots of great hand tool advice. I live a long way from anyone who can help with this question. I’d like to purchase a new spoke shave. although they look simple there ar...

10-24-2016 06:53 PM

Attaching a floating table top? - 10 replies

Planning on building a piece with a floating top to add a modern design element and interest. When attaching a floating top to a table, how do you compensate for expansion and contraction? Thanks for sharing your expertise in this area.

09-04-2016 06:47 AM

Rustoleum Paint and Hardner - 17 replies

Didn’t know where to go with this question. I Googled it but after 3 pages I still had no answer. So I’‘m asking my fellow LJ’s again. LOL Has anyone used hardener with Rustoleum? It is used to harden the paint for other manufacturers that sell oil based paint for farm equipment. I’m wanting to know ....R...

08-22-2016 07:55 PM

A good word for Harbor Freight! - 39 replies

Hey LJ’s, Just received an email from HF in response to my asking if they could honor a warrenty on a tool I haven’t used until two days ago. The tool is a paddle switch 4.5 inch hand grinder. It sat on my bench unused since I purchased it Jan 2015! Bought it to practice shaping wood. While using it to grind rust off my mow...

08-22-2016 06:24 PM

More Power for My Bandsaw????? - 31 replies

Hey LJ’s, Have learned quite a bit about my Grizzly GO555 14 inch Bandsaw with riser. This is an original. Mathias Wendle did a great video on blade width. I know now I am at my limit with a 5/8ths blade The diameter of the wheels limits the situation and amount of tension. I’ve learned about blade type and teeth. I hav...

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...

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