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550 days ago

Jet overhead filtration unit AFS 10008 - 2 replies

Hello to all my woodworking coleagues! I have a Jet overhead air filtration unit (model AFS 10008)When I removed the outer filter to get to the inner pleated one to clean it, and removed it….I was surprised to find 3 styrofoam blocks 12.75” sq. X 2” just inside the cavity.This is the first time I’ve ever removed or tri...

1050 days ago

finding a smaller kitchen vented hood for my cabinet 11.5" x 273/4" - 1 reply

Hello LJ members!Well….(drum roll please!!)......I’ve finished my kitchen cabinets and am almost ready to install. One problem I’m having is my poor planning. MY underside cabinet “nest” is 11.5” X 27.75”. Can anyone suggest a manufacturer or brand name that sells a somewhat smaller footprint to accomoda...

1368 days ago

looking for a recommendation for my first set of dovetail chisels - 6 replies

Hello friends,I’m looking to purchase my first set of dovetail chisels. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Is there a high quality chisel set that will not break the bank roll? All suggestions are welcomed. I did spend some money on a Lie Nielsen dovetail saw…now my budget is woefully shrinking. Thanks to everyone for the...

1395 days ago

building a right side table saw extension support for an Excalibur dust collector hood. - 2 replies

Hello LJ members, I purchased an Excalibur dust collector hood for my General Intn’l table contractors saw, and now need to change my right sided extension. The Excal is a very HEAVY item, and needs a real helfty support for it.I am considering a torsion box system, but have not built one. If anyone has built a support for this system, ...

1454 days ago

General Intn'l floor contractors saw dust issues (need advice for back side) - 1 reply

Hello all,I need someone to share photos of adding a dust collection template on the rear of my General Intn’l 10” table saw. I am adding the top Excalibur table saw dust hood.I’ve read enough to know not to close in too much, as it reduced air flow. If anyone has photos to share on how to build this back template, I’d re...

1617 days ago

Upper corner design face frame to carcass...any suggestions ?? - 6 replies

Hello my LJ friends…Well…look at my blog, and you can see where I am with my upper corner cabinet. The carcass is dead on for square and plumb…and now I need some help figuring out how to attach the face frame. I suppose I could 45 degree my sides and shelving, and that might work, or I could also notch the face framewith a 45 ...

1622 days ago

HELP !! How can I get photos from my Photobucket to my blog ???? :) - 10 replies

Hello woodworkers,I am having trouble importing photos from my Photobucket site to my blog. My computer has Vista OS system,and I’m so used to XP. Darn these new fangled things !! (I’m a computer CAD/CAM & graphic art programmer)If someone can walk me through it clearly, I’d be appreciative. Paul :)

1656 days ago

Fein multi master reciprocating tool opinions please - 24 replies

Hello all,I have to modify my Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, and remove some of the boards to repair. I watched an informercial on Feil Multi- Master reciprocating tool. Can anyone tell me which Fein tool (or other similar one)to buy to accomplish this? The carpenter tool, (professional kit) was over 700.00; way too expensive.As most of you...

1687 days ago

Kreg jig for building upper kitchen cabinets - 13 replies

Hello fellow Jumber Jocks,I’m about to start my upper kitchen cabinets, and am not sure how to proceed. Should I start by building the carcasses first or the face frames? 1 issue I have if I build the FF’s first is they might warp if I do not hurry to follow up with the carcasses, and because I am slow, and have other things pending,...

1708 days ago

I'm looking for pool table plans - 4 replies

Hello fello LJ fans,I’m looking for a set of pool table plans. The length I wish to build is 9 feet by 4.5 feet. If anyone here knows a source for a good set of plans, please let me know.

1750 days ago

Not sure how to approach using my wide ogee router bit ? - 6 replies

Hi LJ folks,I’m in the process of building cherry doors with raised panels. I bought a set of cope and stick Freud bit, along with a wide angle ogee panel bit. What speed do I run this wide bit at, and how much stock should I remove at a time? I suppose I should try it on some scrap soft lumber first? The panels will be glued up cherry har...

1751 days ago

What grade cherry plywood for cabinet doors? - 1 reply

Hello LJ members & friends,I’m looking for advice on buying plywood for my cherry cabinet doors. Is it A1 grade I need to buy?

1755 days ago

gluing up cherry for panels for kitchen cabinets - 9 replies

Hello all,I’m about to start my kitchen cabinet doors, (cherry hardwood), and need a bit of advice. Should I use biscuits for the glue up? I know I first have to joint, plane to same thickness and cut oversized length. If anyone who has more detailed info, and or a link to a tutoral, it would help immensely.

1755 days ago

I need some advice on buying a new gas pressure washer; price limit is 450.00 - 5 replies

Hello LJ members,I’m in need of a new gas pressure washer, and I know how bad some of them are. If anyone has had exceptional reliability with theirs, and can make a solid recommendation, I’d really appreciate it.

1786 days ago

How can I flatten a phenolic zero clearance insert ? - 5 replies

Hello gang,I recently purchased 2 phenolic zero clearance inserts, and for some reason, they are slightly bowed, so they do not fit flat at each end. Can anyone tell me if or how I can flatten it? I did get it as flat and level with the set screws, and clamped a plank on top, and slowly raised my dodo blades until I was through 1/2 inch.What oth...

1797 days ago

I need advice on purchasing a spray gun setup. - 5 replies

Hi All,I want to purchase a spray gun for my finishing, and have no clue what to buy. I’d appreciate any help from the experienced finisher. Thanks as always beforehand.

1798 days ago

Can I polyurethane in humid weather? - 4 replies

The Summer has been very humid, and I want to polyurethane my kitchen cabinet carcasses & lazy Susan shelves. Will the humidity affect the plywood? What kind of polyurethane should I use? Lumberjocks has been great with all the advice I have received, and I’m appreciative for all the people who have contributed.

1806 days ago

what is considered acceptable moisture in basement woodshop - 16 replies

Hi all,My basements’ humidity is around 40%, and I want know if that is considered too high. I do run a dehumidifier during the Spring and Summer months on high to help reuce it. The walls are all bare concrete. Will I have to install walls to solve my problem?Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

1815 days ago

Using the planer to remove a bow? - 4 replies

Hello everyone !I’m trying to remove a bow from a piece of cherry. Should I plane the convex or concave side first? I just used my 13” planer for the first time on this past Sunday.I have a Rigid planer.

1869 days ago

Choosing a varnish, laquer or polyurethane for kitchen cabinet carcasses - 1 reply

Hello all, Here is a multiple questions concerning the same project:I want to finish my unassembled kitchen cabinet carcasses, but first must choose which one is best. I’m sure many of you have gone through this dilemna, and have worked out the details. So, what whould you recommend? Drying time for me is not an issue, so if poly takes a f...

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