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01-15-2018 01:40 AM

Improving shop efficiency and organization - 21 replies

Hey Lj’s, it’s super freekin cold everywhere. Have been doing maintenance and rebuilding of structures around my property. Do you keep things on bench tops and say ”I’ll get it later.?” My 2018 goal is to make all those projects that I have thought about creating. I’ve been upgrading shop equipment and a...

12-04-2017 11:08 PM

Density of wood species and moisture? - 19 replies

Hey LJ’s , Another ignorant question? LOL! Had a recent discussion with Matt Cremona. He owns an Expensive Wagner inductive type moisture meter. almost 400 dollars? Not making enough in woodworking to warrent it. After talking with Matt I decided to check out Amazon and found a RisePro Wood Moisture Meter inductive type that had...

11-26-2017 08:18 PM

Has this ever happened to you? - 15 replies

I’LL BE GOB SMACKED.Has this ever happened to you? This is not about woodworking. It’s about eBay and some of the crafty people on it. I consider myself a thrifty shopper and spend time looking at critiques as well as costs to get the best bang for my buck. I have owned a Schumacher, large, homeowner type battery charger for ...

09-25-2017 07:22 PM

Regarding Grizzman's passing - 8 replies

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been working hard to get outside maintenance while weather and work allow it. will be making and shaking some projects as the weather cools and I go into the shop. Wanted to share with any folks who respond to my postings that the wife of a fellow LumberJock who was always supportive of fellow woodworkers like...

06-27-2017 12:04 AM

What wood artist inspires you? - 56 replies

Hey LJ’s, While staining my fence and thinking about other things I’d rather do, I thought about people who have inspired me to “think outside the box.” We have a few here on LumberJocks that take the work into the art form area. We have some gifted box makers. Andy, Greg the Cajun Box Sculpture, and Klaus Keifer...

06-23-2017 01:16 AM

Does walnut blotch without using a sealer? - 23 replies

Hey LJ’s, I have a gallon of mineral spirits based walnut stain that I want to use up. I would like to even out the color on the different walnut boards I have , including my chainsaw milled pieces. This is my first time working with finishing walnut and I’m looking for some advice to keep Murphy at Bay. I usually use a non ...

06-16-2017 08:58 PM

Need input on repairing my air nailers! - 13 replies

Hey I’m looking for experienced LJ’s who have repaired their nail guns. I have a FR350 magnesium round head nailer. It’s been around for awhile and it’s discontinued. The weather was getting colder and I was using the nailer to put up barn board I was up-cycling to my new lumber/tractor shed. This time the trusty (lig...

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 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...

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