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08-21-2014 12:48 PM

Serendipity? - 22 replies

Serendipity is defined as “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. Not sure the following actually conforms to the definition, but I found it sorta neat. In order to neutralize some acid, I mixed up a couple tablespoons of baking soda in about 12 ounces of water. I used a short piece of 3/...

07-15-2014 02:26 PM

Could be useful - 7 replies

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked dinghy seat but, it would work as well on new wood that may be exposed to the weather. And, I’m wondering if it could be used on a bar or counter top. Certainly useful on any project where you’d want a super durable finish.

04-28-2014 10:31 PM

IE Explorer Very Vulnerable Now - 8 replies

Got this message on another forum.Be aware. The following is an excerpt from an email I just received from our IT manager: We have come to that point: It’s no longer safe to use Internet Explorer 8 as your web browser. Because Windows XP (and its Internet Explorer 8) are no longer supported by Microsoft, their security was already ha...

04-08-2014 10:58 PM

A precision fence for my Shopsmith - 11 replies

I know that most people here on LJs are not Shopsmith users, but some one might get an idea for another application. Besides, I wanted to show off my little jig. I’m sorta proud of it. The Jointech fence and router table attached to my MK5 is an absolute joy to use….as long as frequent table height adjustments are not needed. (as ...

04-01-2014 05:38 PM

Free NIB!!! - 49 replies

As of 4/1/14 I’ve got a whole unopened box of post holes to give away.Just pay postage.

03-20-2014 10:30 PM

Incra Freebie - 13 replies

I was reorganizing the shop and ran across these items. Pic#1 shows an Incra “Mike” Micro Positioner, the box it came in, the hex wrench to adjust it and a stop for the Incra fence. The Positioner is 12” long.I have no use for these and would like for someone to have them that can use them. Just pay shipping. Pics# 2 & 3...

02-13-2014 03:46 PM

Anybody know anything about this plane? - 15 replies

Picked this up a few years ago. No identifying marks. The remaining blade is a Craftsman. I’d like to restore it. Maybe even use it, but not being a galoot, I don’t really know what task its for. Two blades???? And, it’s missing a fence. Any thoughts about where one could find a fence for it? Thanks in advance for...

01-27-2014 07:37 PM

Has this ever happened to you? - 20 replies

Went out to the shop this morning and found that all my tools had been stolen and replaced with exact duplicates.

01-20-2014 03:05 PM

What Happened to the "ZOOM PICTURE" Function? - 17 replies

When I hit the “Zoom Picture” I get a 1/3rd page picture and no ability to move to the next picture.

12-17-2013 11:22 PM

I really goofed and need some advice - 11 replies

I screwed up two drawer fronts really bad. Unrepairable.The drawers are constructed of BB ply sides and backs and solid maple fronts. TiteBond II was used in rabbeted drawer joints. Can anyone tell me how to get the TiteBond to release? Thanks in advance for your help!

09-11-2013 06:53 PM

CNC work needed - 9 replies

I have a Jointech router table and fence. I need a few fence inserts milled as Jointech is out of business.Please PM if interested.Thanks, guys.

07-02-2013 04:33 PM

Summit HVLP System First Use Impressions - 17 replies

I already had a gravity fed gun I used with my 7 hp, 80 gallon compressor. It was sort of a hassle to get 10 lb of pressure consistently and the air hose weight and stiffness inhibited movement for spraying insides of projects. That’s why I jumped on the sale Peachtree had on this no frills complete system. Out of the box, it was ready ...

06-25-2013 01:05 PM

HVLP Question - 5 replies

I have an unused and inexpensive HVLP unit with which I want to spray Defthane clear. Are their any precautions I should be aware of? Will it need to be thinned?Thanks, folks.

05-30-2013 06:32 PM

I Box Review - 7 replies

Got to use the new I Box yesterday. It only took me 3 hours to set it up correctly. The joys of a Shopsmith! And, the agony of being as mechanically inclined as an aardvark. The set up and use CD that accompanies the I Box was/is extremely helpful. The fit and finish of all the parts is excellent. No surprises there. Incra tools have always b...

05-20-2013 09:42 PM

Oklahoma LJs please check in - 10 replies

Please let us know how you are doing and if you need anything.

02-11-2013 06:03 PM

Wixey Planer Unit - 6 replies

Anybody mount one on a Delta 22590?

12-11-2012 09:36 PM

Finished Nathaniel's Gun Case - 15 replies

Came out pretty good. He should be happy. He can go to the range in style, now!Three coats of 50/50 Dark Walnut Watco and Marine Varnish. Followed by three coats of straight marine varnish. All rubbed out with Scotch Brite pads, Maroon through white. Finally a coat of Trewax.Foam cover inside is Denim. Thanks for looking.

12-06-2012 08:19 PM

Nathaniel's Gun Case - 17 replies

Here it is after one coat of my super secret, highly technical wiping varnish formula. :-)Nothing fancy. Just a utilitarian case to carry guns from home to the range and back.Mesquite veneer over BB, maple, and walnut. Here’s the inside. The wife made a tool bag that will lay in the space next to the bullet block. She’s going to c...

10-15-2012 02:37 AM

Bib Overalls Of Your Dreams - 10 replies

Each to be hung near where the tools are used most often. Better than tin cans and plastic bins.Note that each has at least one pencil! :-)

10-01-2012 02:56 PM

May I get a little help from you computer guys, please. - 8 replies

Hope someone who understands these infernal machines can advise me. It’s probably a simple fix. I’m just so very inept, though. Within the last couple of days, I’ve lost the automatic spell check. It used to underline misspelled words with a squiggly red line and right clicking on it would bring down alternatives. Now, that&...

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