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834 days ago

Delta 22-580 Planer Replacement Knives? - 1 reply

Anyone have any suggestions for replacment knives for my Delta 22-580 planer? Should I just go with the standard ones from Amazon or are there other options?Thanks Guys and Gals!

928 days ago

Brass Hardware For Shop Made Tools - 4 replies

Hey everyone, So I have enough lumber that is or will be scrap, unless… there is enough for off spring projects of lager ones.I am planning on making a chisel hammer and a marking gauge.I want to know if anyone knows where to get the brass hardware and pins for the marking gauge? Any help or advice is appreciated.Thanks again,FMG

942 days ago

Large Taper when jointing - 5 replies

Hey everyone. I am excited to be back in the shop more and more lately. I bought some air dried rough cut lumber with the live edge still on it, and started to dimension it last night. Very exciting! Very frustrating also. While practicing on a less desirable pieces I had to take a bow out and on the joiner took it down about 1/4” by the ...

980 days ago

Removing wax from a dining table? - 7 replies

Hey all, Good to be back! Its been a while since I have been on here or even in the shop for that matter. I have a project and need a little help and or advice trying to remove wax and build up from our dining room table. I would like to attempt not to harm the original finish. If I am successful in doing so, what should I use to reseal the top...

1278 days ago

Case Hardening? - 1 reply

Is there any way to tell if a board has been case hardened before you try to rip it? Last night while ripping a board, approx 3/4 of the way through I noticed extreme resistance. I shut my saw down and removed the board only to find it had pinched at the end….. Ladies and gentlemen I believe that my riving knife has just saved my @ssThanks...

1297 days ago

150bdft for $150 - 4 replies

As usual putting the cart before the horse, I hooked up with a guy in PA on CL who has a portable mill. I am looking for some ash and maple to build a bed for my son. I am picking it up on friday (100 bdft ash and 50 bdft of maple). I was so excited at the price and thinking that he was local I committed. Now I realize the lumber is green, far a...

1364 days ago

Timber Framing Tools? - 5 replies

I am interested in building a shed and portions of it will be timber framed. I am looking for advice on what a good size/weight mallet and chisel would be to do basic joints in 4×4 and 6×6 post and beams.Thanks as always,FMG

1501 days ago

Sheet Good Prices - 10 replies

Just venting i guess. Is it me or have sheet good prices increased again. I know home center prices aren’t the greatest but 33 bucks for a 4×8x3/4” MDF and a piece of sand ply is no better…. come on! I am really getting tired of being ripped off. I totally hate politics also but to boot our money is supporting other countr...

1688 days ago

Apollo vs. Fuji Sprayers - 1 reply

I recently posted about being in the market for a sprayer. No hits on the 3M accuspray yet but I was wondering if anyone could compare an Apollo 825 and a Fuji 3, or if anyone has one of these willing to give me some input. Thanks as always,FMG

1689 days ago

anyone ever used a 3M ACCUSPRAY? - 2 replies

I am in the market for an HVLP Turbine system or an LVLP gun. I have a 1.8HP dewalt compressor 5.4cfm @ 90psi. No specs on 40psi that is common with HVLP’s. I am going to be spraying Latex, Laquer, Glazing and Enamel. I was looking at the 3M Accuspray LVLP 19C today at the paint store. It specifies only 5cfm at 43psi. Have any you guys or ...

1759 days ago

Building Cabinets and or Entry Doors - 4 replies

Anyone out there know of any good DVDs on building cabinets, and or entry doors? Thanks,FMG

1794 days ago

Table Saw Flatness - 9 replies

Hey Everyone, Slowly getting my new table saw together. I checked the main table and extension wings for flatness. The center of the right wing is .008” above the main table. Both the wings have a .006” sag at the ends. Imay have to file or shim. So my question is what is an acceptable limit for flatness?Thank you,FMG

1833 days ago

Lumber For Trim & Moulding? - 1 reply

Does anyone know a place near NJ to get lumber for milling trim or moulding? I am looking into milling my own base and casement trim for our home and am looking for white pine or doug fur. Any opinions or advise on what i should use are welcome.Thanks,FMG

1848 days ago

Planer/Moulder ?s - 2 replies

Has any one ever used a planer moulder? I was looking at the two that Grizzly have. Namely the G0477 or the G01073Z. I am purchasing a home that i would like to completely redo the trim on. I thought it would be cool to make my own moulding. I would like a quality planer also and have not seen many reviews on moulder planers. Sumed up i am looki...

1854 days ago

Raised Panel Router Bit Set - 13 replies

Hey every one. I am looking into making doors for a bathroom vanity in our new house. My wife seemed to like a beaded/decorative profile stile and rail with a raised panel. I want to purchase a router bit set but not sure what brand and size to go with. I was hoping to get something that would cover kitchen cabinet doors also. I don’t mind...

1868 days ago

Left vs. Right Tilt - 11 replies

Hey Guys and Gals, Anyone ever use a right tilt table saw? Any drawbacks? Seems that a left tilt gives you mor options having more room to the right of the blade for bevels. Any opinions?Thanks, FMG


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