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|719 days ago||
Hi everyone. Its been a while since I’ve posted, so I hope everyone has been well. I still check in regularly but family life has kept me from doing much woodworking. I’m in need of a right angle drill attachment to fit into a VERY tight space. does anyone have any suggestions. I’m looking for cheap/borderline disposable...
|1006 days ago||
Hock #3 Chipbreaker - 4 replies
Hello everyone,I was just about to post this on ebay and started thinking that LJ’s might want a first crack at it. I’ve got a chipbreaker that fits a number 3 stanley plane (and may fit some other brands too). It sells for $36 after shipping on hocktools.com. I’m looking to sell it for $25 (shipping included). You must be ...
|1114 days ago||
I saw an article somewhere on the internet with some terrible news. The short rundown is that a young girl died in a car accident shortly after her 9th birthday. For that birthday, she had asked that people donate money to a charity in lieu of giving her gifts. She fell slightly short of her $300 goal and planned to try again on her 10th birt...
|1197 days ago||
How to use a purchased ZCI - 20 replies
I’m sure that most people that purchase a Zero Clearance Insert just pop it into the table saw, raise the blade and get to work. When it is time for a dado blade or an angled cut, they either forgo the ZCI and use the standard plate or they put in a new ZCI. This doesn’t sound like an affordable approach for me in the long term. ...
|1226 days ago||
Biscuits and their alternatives - 13 replies
Good Morning Everyone, I have hopes to build a bedroom suite based on some plans from wood magazine that were published about 10 years ago. I’m going to start with the dresser. I subscribe to the magazine, and I’ve got to say I really like the appearance of MANY of the projects they provide. That being said, it seems that there...
|1235 days ago||
Hey everyone,I’m hoping someone can help me with a favor. I’ve got my eye on some projects from the September – December 2001 issues of Wood Magazine. I’m debating whether to purchase one of the CD’s to get the plans for the Maple and Cherry Bedroom Suite. You can see photos here if it jogs your memory:http://w...
|1273 days ago||
how long does oil based poly last after opening - 5 replies
i was going to apply some water based poly to a shop storage cabinet I built. I like the idea of being more environmentally friendly as well as having less fumes for me to breathe, but I did find a can of older poly (probably 5 yrs old). Will this stuff still work? I think the best of all solutions is to use up what I already have so I’...
|1276 days ago||
Dust Vortex vs Dust Deputy - 5 replies
It seems like there have been two options for shop vac dust collection improvement. Buy a dust deputy or build a homemade separator. Today I saw a post about a new product being offered by rocker. It is called the dust vortex and you can get to it here: http://www1.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=30068&filter=Dust+Right+Vortex I think ...
|1280 days ago||
Does plywood orientation matter for strength? - 9 replies
I’m just wondering if the direction of the face gra matters when it comes to using plywood. I know OSB is intended to be placed in a direction so the strength spans gaps in joists/rafters. I assume a 5 ply plywood will be stronger in the direction that 3 of the 5 ply’s run. I’m just wondering if this would matter at all i...
|1304 days ago||
LJ's wishlist - 14 replies
While I’m extremely happy with the site as it is, I thought I’d put together my own personal wishlist for the site in the future. I think all of these are technical changes. If they don’t get implemented, that’s ok with me too, but it can’t hurt to ask. Here it is. 1) The ability to see all the posts within a ...
|1328 days ago||
This is probably a really dumb question, but does plugging in a tool that is already switched on cause any damage? For example, is it any different if I 1) plug in a shop vac and then switch it on2) leave it switched on, and then plug it it The reason I ask, is I’m thinking about setting up a drilling/miter station with a shop vac. Be...
|1376 days ago||
tip for blowing the dust from drilled holes - 3 replies
Maybe this isn’t the best tip, but maybe it will help a few of you. I was hanging some more lumber racks and needeed to attach them to my walls using lag screws that went through my drywall and into the studs. After drilling these large holes, I also needed to cut a recess for a large fender washer. The recess got all clogged with drywa...
|1394 days ago||
This is a 2 part question.1) I have a sink disposal that still runs well. Is there any point in trying to get the 1/2 hp motor out of it to use to make anything?2) what types of motors would someone want to keep (treadmill, kitchen stand mixer, garage door opener, etc? I don’t know much about motors or how they work. Basically, the on...
|1397 days ago||
how to determine the hook angle on a saw blade? - 4 replies
I bought a radial arm saw a little while ago and it came with an unlabeled blade. I was wondering if it is realistically possible to determine the hook angle on the blade without any special tools. my guess is that there probably isn’t an easy way, but some of you guys are pretty good at figuring out great solutions to problems like thes...
|1423 days ago||
RBI scroll saw models? - 6 replies
Because RBI went out of business and has since been purchased, I’m having trouble finding a good source of info about the various models they offered along with the prices. I’m trying to learn more about the big 3 of scroll saws (RBI, Excalibur, Hegner) but am particularly interested in finding out what models RBI manufactured over ...
|1429 days ago||
granit plate on craigslist - 6 replies
Hey everyone,I don’t normally post craigslist finds that I’m contemplating purchasing on a forum. In most cases, that would be inviting competition. This time, I’ll make an exception though because if I don’t, I have no idea if I’m buying the right thing. I’m also hoping there will be enough that I can stil...
|1433 days ago||
Next step after derusting? - 6 replies
Just wondering what the next step is after derusting. The 3 methods I’m aware of are; evaporust, acid, and electrolysis. When each of these 3 processes are done, there is something on the piece when you are done (either evaporust, acid, or sodium carbonate solution). How do you get this off? If you rinse it, you get flash rusting. I...
|1437 days ago||
Wanted - Mr Sawdust Book - 10 replies
Does anyone have the radial arm saw book by Mr Sawdust that they’d sell for a reasonable price? With shipping, it comes to almost $40 new and that seems pretty steep for such a short book. I just thought I’d ask.
|1437 days ago||
humor post - good on Sept 15 only - 0 replies
If you like cheesy woodworking humor, check out shirt woot today. Once there, click the image for a bigger picture. They are selling this:http://sale.images.woot.com/Square_Dance5weDetail.png
|1457 days ago||
What would you pay for a RAS? - 12 replies
I’m just wondering. I found an old Dewalt (1957 10 inch model) but the seller and I are far apart on price. I’m under the impression that it runs, but it definitely looks like a 50 year old machine. The table is pretty much worthless and one of the table leveling bars underneath it is bent about20 degrees (I’m thinking it ...