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09-12-2013 12:29 PM

Robinair vacuum pump for veneer press - 2 replies

Looking to make an EVS vacuum press. Anyone have any experience/opinion about Robinair vacuum pumps? on paper, they look to be good bang for the buck. THanks Ev

08-24-2013 06:08 PM

Uses for old Horse bits - 7 replies

Hello all, My Mother in Law volunteers at Sunnyside Equestrian Center in New Jersey, for a program called SPUR (Special People United to Ride), http://www.spuronline.org/index.htm. They have a whole bunch of old Horse bits (the metal piece that goes into the horses’ mouth), and was wondering if i could think of a project with my wood...

02-24-2013 02:20 AM

New Veritas Large Shoulder plane - no micro bevel? - 3 replies

Sup folks, I just got a new Veritas Large Shoulder plane yesterday, i noticed something different on it from my other Veritas planes; there isn’t a microbevel on it from the factory. Is a microbevel something you shouldn’t normally have on a shoulder plane? Thanks! Ev

11-29-2012 02:40 AM

Wood Identification Help - 5 replies

Hi Folks, Grabbed these logs since they looked like walnut with only the endgrain exposed. Got to slice into one tonight, and, at least to me, doesn’t look or smell like Walnut. Any ideas as to what it is? (or confirmation on Walnut?) Thanks folks! Ev

11-22-2012 02:04 AM

Some Walnut from Sandy; how to store it - 2 replies

Hi Folks, Walking around a neighborhood in Jersey, came across some Walnut logs. Just too nice and clear to pass up. But, the home owner had already cut them into shorter pieces. So i figure, some bowl blanks, at worst. How should i cut and store these until I get a chance to turn? It will probably be a while before I get a chance too. Jus...

07-20-2012 01:31 AM

Wife's Grandfathers old Delta Unisaw - 5 replies

So, been doing a little research. Looks like it has a Bullet motor. Only 1 HP, but some say thats different because of the type of motor it is? Hoping someone smarter than me on this can explain why. I’m planning on refurbing it, I can’t wait to get it home (it’s in NJ rightnow) I’m wondering what everyone’s inpu...

06-20-2012 04:06 PM

New JessEM mortise Jig - 19 replies

Whats everyone think of this new jig?:http://www.jessemdirect.com/Pocket_Mortise_Mill_p/08200.htm It’s 69 bucks! I might just buy one for the hell of it since it’s so inexpensive

06-02-2012 02:16 PM

Nightmare! Dry lubing my planer bed rusted it - 25 replies

Hello, So the other day, i scrubbed down the iron bed with the back of a Scotch Brite sponge, and some Denatured Alcohol. I followed it up with a spray down of PB Blaster Dry lube (got it at Home Depot):http://www.blastergroup.com.au/dry-teflon-lube.html Next morning, the bed was all rusty. I freaked, as it was my Grizz G0453P Planer that ...

03-20-2012 06:21 PM

Got my first band saw; What blades should I get? - 7 replies

Hi Folks, So, my buddy was walking through Sears, and found this on clearance for $160. Quite a steal IMO: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00922400000P I was waiting to get a Grizz 17 inch with the Cast iron wheels, but for $160, hell, I couldn’t say no, and this will open up a lot more things I can do now. So, I’...

03-15-2012 12:03 AM

Anyone out there with a Grizzly G0453P? - 2 replies

Hi Folks, I got a G0435P planer back in December. The power cord on it was so pitifully short, that I went to change it to a much longer one, I’d rather not have to use an extension cord with 240v. So, when i unhooked the cables from inside the magnetic switch box, one came loose by accident, and I’m not sure where it goes....

03-12-2012 07:50 PM

Drawer building; Before or After main glue up - 2 replies

Hi folks, Last project, i made the drawers by clamping up the table, then fitting it. Do most people prefer/reccomend doing the main piece glue THEN creating the drawers after? I’m thinking this would have made my life easier

08-15-2011 02:12 AM

Bailey no5 Plane from Garage sale - Where do I get a blade? - 17 replies

Hello LJ’s, So, i’m a woodworking noob (about a year under my belt, only time to do it as a hobby). I’m even more of a hand tool noob. But I would love to change that, and “man up” and get my hands working with some hand tools. My buddy found a no5 Bailey plane at a garage sale. Only 5 bucks. Now, where ...

08-15-2011 01:39 AM

Water based poly and wiping - 11 replies

Never used waterbased anything So I know a loved varnish is 50/50 wipe on oil based poly and mineral spirits Can you do the same 50/50 thing with waterbased poly and water? Thanks in advanced Ev


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