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843 days ago

Mobile base for HF lathe - 9 replies

I am getting the HF 34706 lathe next week and I want to build a mobile base to move it around with. However I also want to lower it off the wheels when i use it to reduce movement and vibration. Any ideas? I have looked around and can’t find anything like I describe. I know one of you smart folks out there will have the answer.

1284 days ago

Need hardwood source near Huntsville, Al - 13 replies

Hey all, I haven’t logged in for a while, but I’ve been lurking. We just moved from Virginia to Huntsville, AL and I need to locate a source for hardwoods other than the big box stores. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,Gary

1546 days ago

Hitachi CW40 Scroll Saw being discontinued at Lowes - 1 reply

I have been thinking about getting a scroll saw for the last few months and after researching I decided the Hitachi CW40 sold at Lowes was the best saw for me in my price range. I was in no hurry to get the saw so I have been watching for sales. I noticed several weeks ago the Hitachi was no longer being listed online although it was still in ...

1575 days ago

Digital Angle Gauge - 6 replies

Hey all, Does anyone have any experience with the Cen-Tech Digital Angle Gauge from HF? It’s about $15 cheaper than the Wixey. I have a HF locally, but not a Woodcraft or Rockler to get the Wixey so there would be shipping on top of the additional cost. Yes, I am frugle (my wife says cheap) but if the gauge is not comparable then there ...

1580 days ago

Ridgid R4511 or Craftsman 21833 - 14 replies

Hey all. Need your thoughts, opinions, etc on a decision I am pondering. I am in the market for a new TS in the $400-$500 range. I have settled on the Ridgid R4511 or the Craftsman 21833. I can still get the Ridgid locally for $499 and with a 10% discount it would be around $450. The Craftsman is $550 but I have a Christmas gift certificate...

1719 days ago

Navy Lumberjock in Afganistan could use our help. - 1 reply

All, I just wanted to point folks to the post by TexasDawg. He is stationed in Afganistan and is building simple things with materials and tools on hand to improve his and his mates living conditions. You can see his latest project and comments at: “http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19845 Responding to a question he commented that...

1885 days ago

Central Machinery 2HP Dust Collector - 20 replies

Has anyone bought this recently? I received a Harbour Freight flyer yesterday and it is on sale for $180. Normally $250. There is only one entry in the review section for this so I thought I would ask for other input. Is it worth it? I buy cheap throw away hand tools at HF sometimes but have never bought anything of substance from them. Th...

1898 days ago

Need electrical help - 5 replies

I am making a dust filter from an old HVAC fan. The fan is a 220V, 2A, 1/3 HP fan with 3 speeds. I am planning to buy a 4 position switch for control. I was at the hardware store today and the switch I was going to purchase was labeled 230V, 3A, 1/4 HP. I didn’t get it because of the 1/4 HP rating. I know I am a little rusty with my ...

1971 days ago

Cleaning aluminum table saw top - 6 replies

I have a Bosch 4000 tablesaw in my garage shop. I bought the Bosch primarily because it folds up and stores away when not in use. I have been using it now for a couple of years and it has been a good saw. However, during the course of events I have used it not only as a tablesaw, but as an assembly table, staining/varnishing table etc. I hav...

2071 days ago

Best place to buy sandpaper - 7 replies

Between sanding my current project and sandpaper for scary sharp system to keep my chisels and planes sharp, I feel like I should buy stock in a sandpaper company. Where do you guys buy your sandpaper? The big box stores? Online? Do you buy in bulk? Any tips would be appreciated. I would rather buy a new tool than spend money unneccesarily...

2090 days ago

Glue Spots - 8 replies

I recently read somewhere that wiping your work with Mineral Spirits would show any glue spots prior to applying finish. I am about to finish a chest of drawers and wondered if anyone had tried this? Did it work? Did the Mineral Spirits affect the finish that you applied? Any other way to identify and clean up glue spots that work for you?...

2122 days ago

Glue - 9 replies

What glue do you use for complicated glue-ups that require an extended assembly time?


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