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1232 days ago

Jointing and Surfacing "green " wood - 2 replies

I am going to bend some green white oak for chair arms and they are 1” x 5/8”. Before I upgraded my jointer and planer I used my old three blade jointer and 12 inch delta planer to get them shaped from rough stock I had cut on my bandsaw. The current jointer and planer have the carbide insert spiral cutterheads and the manual says n...

1234 days ago

Search Function - 17 replies

How do we do a search? I can’t find the search window I was used to using in the upper right.

1343 days ago

Routing Inlay Beginners Question - 3 replies

I am beginning an inlay for a cutting board and have confused myself about the direction of travel to move the router and creating a climbing cut. Let’s say you are routing a circle. Would you always move the router in a clockwise direction? On part of the circle would it be a climbing cut? Thanks in advance for clearing the fog I have cr...

1449 days ago

Shellac flakes in a lump - 5 replies

My son gave me a jar of shellac flakes that has morphed into an irregular lump. Any thoughts how I can salvage or use small amounts of it for small batches of shellac. I would guess there is somewhere around a pound in the bottom of jar. Thanks LJs

1528 days ago

Need a used banjo - 1 reply

I am looking for a used banjo for a Powermatic Model 90 restoration project and I also need one of the sheaves for the varible speed drive. Do any lumberjocks have some old Powermatic lathe parts they would like to sell, or recommendations where I might search for one. Any idea on what a used banjo would cost?

1603 days ago

Does anyone know when Powermatic Model 90 lathes were made? - 2 replies

I am looking for a used lathe and have seen some powermatic model 90 lathes in at least three different colors.Green, a reddish brown color, and a gold color. Does color indicate production date and which is the most recent. When were the model 90’s made? How about Model 45’s? And what was before the 3520A? Thanks for any help and if...

1661 days ago

Penn State Grinder - 1 reply

Does anyone have any experience or recommendation on Penn State’s 8” 2 speed grinder. I have been looking for a grinder to sharpen lathe tools primarily and locally there is little to choose from. How about Woodcrafts 8”?Thanks

1687 days ago

Spindle Duplicator - 2 replies

Could anyone recommend a duplicator for an older delta lathe. One with a short learning curve and not a lot of tinkering and readjustment would be preferred. Thanks

1774 days ago

Pine legs for a Windsor Chair? - 4 replies

I was practicing turning spindle legs yesterday with some “blue pine” and the color or pattern of blue stain in the turning is very attractive. So now I am wondering what the down side of using this pine for chair legs would be. Any thoughts. The pine is actually from a ponderosa pine or commonly known in western Montana as yellow pi...

1963 days ago

Does anyone have experience with the 10" Grizzly jointers? - 3 replies

I was getting ready to order an 8” jointer from Grizzly when I realized some of the work I plan on doing requires glueing up 9 1/2” boards. I am wondering if any one has experience with the 10” jointers or any recommendations?

1982 days ago

Hall Tree Joinery? - 3 replies

I have an old hall tree that I would like to use for a pattern for making a couple for my children. The joint(s) in question are: what are the joints for the side and front attached to the leg with. The old one looks like it has a butt joint with a wood block(gusset?) glued in place inside in each corner. The front legs are continous up the fron...

1990 days ago

Cyclone vs bag dust collector - 12 replies

I have a 900 sq ft shop with all the normal equipment except a dust collector. I was hoping to get some pros and cons of the cyclones compared to the bag collectors. They basically have similar performances but how about the ease of changing out bags/drums, noise, any difference in frequency of changing? How about the filter looking affairs vs t...

2023 days ago

Spiral cutting heads worth the investment? - 3 replies

I am getting ready to upgrade to my jointer and planer and am looking at the Grizzly 8” jinter and 15” planer.Are the spiral cutting heads worth the investment? I will be using them for a small furniture shop. The noise reduction and indexable cutters is appealing to me. Does anyone have experience with any of grizzly units and have ...


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