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800 days ago

Rikon 14" just stopped working. Any ideas to troubleshoot? - 7 replies

I own the Rikon 14” Deluxe Band saw and have been very satisfied with it for the two years I have had it. Today I went out and prepared to do some cutting and hit the on switch and nothing happened. No smoke, no buzz, no start then stop, it just won’t start. It worked fine yesterday up to the point I stopped using it.I flip flopped t...

1538 days ago

Any help for tracking on a Rikon 14" Deluxe??? - 3 replies

Picked up the Rikon 14” Deluxe and have so far been pretty impressed. One thing keeps popping up and I was wondering if anyone out there could help me. The tracking on the machine seems to be waaaaay off. I adjusted the bearing guides for the stock 5/8” blade and gave the wheels a spin by hand first. The blade immediately went to ...

1768 days ago

Stacked Dado blades recommendations please? - 36 replies

I have the new R4511 Ridgid 10” table saw w/ 5/8” arbor. Can I get a few of your opinions about 8” stacked dado sets. I really don’t want to spend $300 but will if the $300 set is flat out the best out there. I’d like to hear your opinions and experiences with brands like Olshun, Freud, etc.

1776 days ago

Retirement--Ideas wanted, needed and appreciated - 25 replies

Well, it looks like I’ve got about 10 days left before retirement. The reason the exact date is vague is because of the way the pension association works. Since woodworkers tend toward the more “mature” end of the spectrum, I wanted to toss this around the coffee lounge. I’ve been a police officer for almost 20 years (...

1806 days ago

Two Craftsman 10" Table Saws for $150 or Trade for Mini Lathe - 2 replies

Hi all. This offer is for the Denver area unless you are really motivated to come get these (fine with me). I have two Craftsman 10” Table Saws that I need to get out of the shop/garage. The first is a contractor style saw that is about 30 years old. It has been used but still cuts very well and runs very well. Comes with a miter gauge ...

1819 days ago

Equipment gloat--Cabinets from local school - 11 replies

It’s good to be married to a teacher, especially in this instance. I got a call from the LOML while she was at work. The school day care had received some new cabinets to replace some older ones and needed to get rid of the old ones to make room. My wife, always the smarter of the two of us, called me to see if I might be able to use them ...

1825 days ago

Recommended Band Saw Blade? - 6 replies

I took a look at the reviews and saw a ton of reviews for table-saw blades. While I’ll take that information with me when I upgrade my TS next month (woohoo!!), I was hoping to pick the 11,000 brains on LJ to see what the recommended BAND SAW blades were. I’ve used blades purchased at the big-box stores and found them lacking in dura...

1833 days ago

Another Finishing Question--Black Walnut w/ A Polyurethane Finish - 10 replies

I’m working on some Black Walnut and have been running into a little problem. I sanded up through the grits to 220, usually pretty decent for this hard of a wood. I then applied a natural tone stain (nothing fancy-Minwax-Natural). After that dried I put on a layer of semi-gloss polyurethane thinned 50/50 with thinner. I let it dry and w...

1846 days ago

Is the use of CNC machines killing the value of hand carved pieces? - 40 replies

I’m actually not a carver but have seen a big jump in the use of CNC machines lately. Do these machines push the hand-carver out of the market place? When you can program a computer to carve a piece for you faster and more dependably it seems like the carving artist is being stepped on and may go the way of the dinosaur. I don’t r...

1882 days ago

A tale of two goof ups, three fingers, 19 stitches and how to prevent it. - 17 replies

I am currently typing this story with all 10 of my fingers intact. This whole drama involves my Brother In Law (BIL) and his flubs. I was there when these accidents happened and thank my lucky stars they didn’t happen to me. I’m trying to be extra vigilant so I’m not the source of this type of story. BIL and I have been doin...

1887 days ago

Finish Sander? ROS? Reviews are confusing so I need some advice - 1 reply

I was looking at BeginningWoodworkers post about 1/4 sheet sanders and wanted to ask a similar question from a different angle. I do mostly small items such as boxes, cutting boards, etc. I have a stationary belt sander for the flat stuff but have a need to get into corners and to soften rounded edges. I tried the Black & Decker Mouse&...

1894 days ago

So...Will today (Tues the 19th) be the day for 10,000??? - 6 replies

I’ve only been here a couple of weeks but have been having a great time. I’m glad to be one of the 10,000!!!

1894 days ago

What is the true max blade width for a 14" bandsaw?? - 20 replies

This is a little question that has been bouncing around in my head for a while. I own a Ridgid 14” band saw (no laughing!). It has done a great job for me although the 6” cutting depth is a little limiting. In the owner’s manual it says that it can handle blades from 1/8” to 3/4”. I’ve put a 3/4” blad...

1903 days ago

Bringing out the deep 3-D chatoyancy in English Sycamore - 3 replies

I recently completed 2 boxes from English Sycamore (ES) with a standard band saw technique. This is the first time I have ever used ES. I laminated layers of ES with the top layer being the most vibrant figure of the wood. The reptilian scale pattern was amazing! Usually with a band saw box the end grain is either oriented to the top/bottom o...

1916 days ago

1 1/2 yr old Delta 50-760 Dust Collector now flipping the breaker - 34 replies

I’d like to get a little feedback if anyone has any ideas (not usually a problem here). I bought a Delta 50-760 Dust Collector about a year and a half ago. Like most everyone, I tweak the 4” system a little here and a little there. I added a remote start switch about 6 months ago and love it! About 2 weeks ago I fired the DC up...


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