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|1496 days ago||
Over the 4th of July I went home to help my mom get her mother & stepfathers house in order for an estate sale. My grandparents have moved into assisted living & my grandfather hasn’t been physically or mentally able to do any woodworking in a few years. They need the money, so we are doing an estate sale to raise funds rather than...
|1500 days ago||
Looking for nice yew staff - 3 replies
I’m looking for a couple nice yew staffs, 2-4” in diameter 5-6’ tall reasonably straight. No luck poking around on Google for such a beast. I’m in Colorado these days, would be a lot easier back where I grew up in Oregon, but such is life.
|1620 days ago||
I knew nothing about dovetails until recently & bagged a PC 4216 to learn on & for an upcoming project. Tonight I finally got the chance to mess around with the jig. First try I was using some junk 1/4” plywood… Lets just say it shouldn’t make gunshot type noises when you hit it with the router. Tear-out doesn’...
|1627 days ago||
I did something stupid (cranked my saw over towards 45 degrees while my zero clearance insert was in) & apparently damaged my Delta blade. It still seems in good shape, but the left side of any cut is just fuzzy & nasty. So anyway I went over to Woodcraft with the intent of picking up a Forrest WW2 (and a new zero clearance insert) as...
|1632 days ago||
I just ordered the PC 4216 dovetail jig (after a good bit of research on LJ) to try my hand at this whole dovetail thing. I’ve got a Bosch 1617 router. Will the bushings that come with the PC 4216 be compatible with my router, or do I need to get new bushings or an adapter? I saw something around here on LJ indicating the bushings &...
|1654 days ago||
Unisaw bolt size & pitch question - 8 replies
Does anybody know what size the 2 holes in the back of the table are for a 1986ish vintage Unisaw? Trying to work up a mount for a cheap out-feed table I got that was missing it’s legs. Planning on putting some all-thread in the holes & drilling matching ones in the out-feed table & mounting it with wing nuts. However my hardwar...
|1673 days ago||
I’ve read all of the generally pretty good reviews on the DP1550 and like the look of them when browsing in HD. Is there any similar sized drill press in a similar price range that I should be looking at? Still cruising Craigslist and may end up going the used route instead of new. A couple have caught my eye including a half priced use...
|1729 days ago||
Unisaw MDF extension wing - 7 replies
The used Unisaw I recently got has a pretty tore up 1” laminated MDF extension wing (54” fence 47 or 48” of MDF) on it. I can only track down 3/4” MDF locally. Should I just grab the 3/4” and adjust the brackets & shim or hold out and special order the 1”?
|1746 days ago||
110v vs 220v (how to wire my new Unisaw)? - 14 replies
Just picked up my new 20ish year old 3hp Unisaw http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11343... Right now I have 2 20@ 110v outlets I’ve personally wired into my garage (came with 1 GFCI & 1 non-GFCI outlet when we bought the house new). I’m planning on adding a couple more 20@ 110v lines, or at least extending one of the current ones ...
|1748 days ago||
After all the responses on http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11343 I think I’m gonna drive up to Denver and check out the Unisaw. It’s a little over an hour, so not too bad. I couldn’t find a manual or specs on Delta’s site (“Not available on-line, contact svc center.”)... Can anybody point me to a manual or at...
|1752 days ago||
Best table saw in the $500ish range? - 50 replies
I just bought/returned a Craftsman 10 in. Table Saw model 21807. Cheap piece of junk was so flimsy & sloppy… You get what you pay for I guess. So now I’m in the market for a real table saw, probably a hybrid, maybe contractor in about the $500 range. Hopefully I can track down something actually decent this go around. IR...