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02-04-2011 01:27 AM

What happened, did hell freeze over.... - 24 replies

Well, I think it would not happen here in sunny Arizona, but I did not work in the shop this morning because it was too cold. Normally I don’t work when it is above 105 degrees in the shop during the summer, but today, it was a cold 22 degrees (17 with windchill) when I went outside to go to the shop. Right now the shop is a 16×50...

12-14-2010 05:17 AM

Finishing Question? - 3 replies

I have used different finishes on outdoor items. Well, I am making some little boxes for the kids, I will be using some Lacewood, Paduck, PurpleHeart, Canary wood, Figured Maple and Walnut. I would like to know what finish I should try to get the best POP on the grain and color for these woods. I will be mixing woods, like Walnut for the fee...

12-10-2010 09:56 PM

Using a table saw as a Jointer - 10 replies

OK, I have seen this but don’t remember where, Using a table saw with a special fence as a edge jointer. Does anyone have any experience with this? Where can I see an example? That is all for now. Just need to clean up edges without spending money on a jointer. Thanks

12-10-2010 09:52 PM

What is the best resaw blade? - 18 replies

First, I have searched and seen the reviews for the Highland Wood Slicer blade, and I am impressed with the reviews. So, here are my questions, I have a Powermatic 14” bandsaw and I have not installed the riser block yet. I have a bunch (8) of 93.5” blades for it already and I want to resaw some wood for boxes, lids, and other it...

11-01-2010 06:11 AM

New blade for my SawStop - 9 replies

OK, it is about time to retire the blade that came with the machine. I would like to know what is the best for the money 10” table saw blade out there? I will be ripping and crosscutting. I have read many reviews in magazines and online and they all have their own opinion. Thanks

10-12-2010 05:18 AM

Fine dust in the shop - 7 replies

I need a way to capture the fine dust that is produced when using drum, band and other type of sanding machines. I would like one that does not require baby sitting in order to have an extended sanding job interrupted. I would like to be able to capture all of the dust if possible before going through a filter. I know that a cyclone would...

10-09-2010 11:51 PM

Dusty Dust Collection issues - 23 replies

I have a Jet DC-1100 unit with a canister filter, when using it for chip collection from the Table saw, Band Saw, Miter saw, Planer, and Drill press it works like a charm, that is after I clean it out. With the furniture I build I do a lot of sanding using my Band, Drum and Pneumatic sanders and they produce a lot of fine dust, thus the need fo...

09-24-2010 12:19 AM

Proud of my Daughter - 11 replies

After having my daughter graduate from high school and had been looking for work for over 9 months, finally gets a job, one close to my heart. She is now working for Craft Supplies USA, the site of the Wood turners Catalog... Being a proud father and possible discounts just makes me Happy… Just had to share the great news. David

09-15-2010 01:03 PM

Wooden train whistles - 6 replies

OK, I have a job to do and after looking online I am still a bit confused. I have seen a few whistles here in LJ but not train whistles. I am wondering if anyone has made some or knows where to find better instructions for the depth of the hole and the angle of the cut in the side. ThanksDavid

09-06-2010 03:59 AM

Minimizing snip on a Powermatic 15" planer - 4 replies

I have a Powermatic 15” planer and I have tried just about everything, but it is annoying to loos about 2-3” of each board. Has anyone been able to tune up one of these? I would like to have a few hints. thanks


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