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03-10-2018 10:39 PM

My ghetto $5 miter saw hood! - 5 replies

This shall be temporary…or forever, undecided :) For the longest time, I needed a hood behind my miter saw. Always a simple project to do, but found that I always had to finish something else. Well, while browsing a local auction, I picked this up for $5. Comes with plastic structures and metal poles. I immediately though of a miter s...

02-28-2018 01:38 AM

Sawing 1.5" hard maple: 14TPI backsaw not suitable? - 11 replies

Sawing with my Veritas 14TPI tenon crosscut saw on 1.5”thick hard maple is…a challenge to keep a straight line while at the same time trying to keep the angle. I was thinking today… when gathering info on handsaws, I read somewhere it is ideal to have a maximum of 7 teeth in your material. Well, I’m using…21 teet...

02-27-2018 06:13 AM

New Stanley 750 sweetheart vs Dewalt Home Depot chisel - 4 replies

My new set of 8 piece Stanley 750 sweetheart chisels arrived over the weekend. Been using Dewalt chisels for a number of years as my main. Wanted to try out the infamous Stanley 750’s (granted, these are not the pre-WWII ones but eh….).I’ve only flattened and sharpened the 1/2” chisel. Use both chisels to hog out 1.5&#...

02-21-2018 02:03 AM

Picked up Disston Miter Saw for $5.... - 4 replies

With my ongoing desire phase in life with learning to use hand tools, I knew one day I would love a miter saw. Thanks to a Facebook Marketplace ad, I picked this up for $5. Nearly 36” from toe to heel, 5” plate, seemingly intact. Although it says made by Disston & sons, it was made for Goddell-Pratt. Either way, I’ll pu...

02-13-2018 12:43 AM

Joinery workbench apron & table wood movement question - 6 replies

Here is my theoretical rendition of what I believe I must do to tackle wood movement due to humidity and seasonal changes in the 2”x12” cut in half douglas fir table top to hard maple apron. I have read a lot about the need to address wood movement for workbench tops with elongated drawbore pins, bolts, etc. Does this sound/look c...

02-12-2018 04:35 AM

Found out, I have the infamous concave miter saw table. - 3 replies

I have the older Bosch double compound miter saw 12” (I forget the model). It’s not a slide or axial. For a long time, I have done accuracy test cuts on short boards with the use of a dial caliper, they always came out 0.001” area of perfection. Yet, when I cut a long board for 24” or 36”, the cut is not square. ...

02-04-2018 03:01 AM

Performax S/T... worth it for $150 ? - 4 replies

Always in the search of a drum sander, I came across a person selling a Performax S/T with a Lesson 1.5HP motor for $150. I know nothing about the S/T other than you build the stand for it. Usually I would have time to research and browse the internet for machinery, but time is of the essence with the upcoming Super Bowl and the “wowR...

02-01-2018 01:50 AM

Broken Samsung washer. Any wood working use of it's components before trash? - 19 replies

My Samsung washer died. Bought a new (non-front loading) one. Before I haul the 2010 Samsung front loading washer to the dump, can anyone think of it’s components that I should keep around for wood working use? Example: the stainless steel drum. I can’t think of anything other than a fancy backyard fire pit :)

01-20-2018 12:31 AM

Caution about Samsung front loading (possibly all front loading) washers - 16 replies

Just wanted to toss this out there about my first non-woodworking LJ post (I believe that is what Coffee Lounge is for?). My Samsung 2012 front loading washer no longer spins/agitates. After some research, the aluminum (or maybe pot metal) spider bracket assembly that holds the stainless steel drum to the motor in all Samsung front loading was...

01-10-2018 02:38 PM

Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing - 8 replies

Being in a 2 car garage, real estate is a premium. I have fretted how to dry parts after HVLP or by hand as I wanted to spray the entire part (up, down, sides) at once then dry. I do not have room for a dedicated horizontal shelf drying rack, is the big problem. Considered hanging from the ceiling or some other means. Until I came across thi...

01-04-2018 06:11 AM

what is the purpose of a saw bench fence? - 6 replies

I’m in the midst of building a split top saw bench to further advance my hand sawing experience. Looking around to see what bells & whistles I can add to it (will be using holdfasts), I see saw bench fences for crosscutting purposes. However, I can not be 100% sure of how to use this fence. Is it used to butt up a long board against...

12-26-2017 05:04 AM

Sharing some shop projects that I built that you may find of use. - 0 replies

Here are some of the organizational projects in my workshop I built that you may or may not find a use for, or build better versions. I was only out for quick functionality instead of looks. This all fits into a standard 20’x20’ 2 car garage. When I pulled everything out this weekend, my neighbor asked me how all this fits? I tol...

12-17-2017 09:21 PM

which panel hand saws should be in one's arsenal? - 33 replies

I have been doing lots of reading about 24”+ handsaws last couple of days, and have my variety of estate sale plates being cleaned up along with some backsaws. I will soon have to decide how many I keep and what their purpose are for.Let me see if I get this straight:1.) you should have both rip & crosscut for 4/4 softwood.2.) you s...

12-10-2017 11:52 PM

Electrolysis Tub: Mk III. Making more bubbles better! - 11 replies

Knowing I have many rusty planes and other items to hit up with electrolysis, I really needed a stable easy wide (instead of deep) tub at the minimum to fit my Stanley #8. So I came up with this, my 3rd attempt at a decent tub.1.) I previously used rebar for my anodes. This time, I went with solid steel bars. I found the rebar worked 100% th...

12-09-2017 05:24 PM

Which to convert to my first scrub plane... - 18 replies

I have at my disposal some trial & error expendable metal & wooden hand planes to convert to my first ever scrub plane. Fascinating read about the history of the scrub plane. However, I am undecided which one to use as my primary scrub plane (would be wise to have a secondary scrub plane?). Those that have kept your #40/#40 1/2, conve...

12-02-2017 01:52 AM

question about purchasing "new to me" rough lumber and acclimation - 7 replies

One thing that has confused me about when you purchase rough sawn lumber at your local hardwood dealer. I’ve always read “purchase and then let it sit for a bit”. Maybe other hardwood dealers are different than mine but my local dealer has open roll up doors in the warehouse that “should” be same temp / humidity (...

11-22-2017 04:35 AM

First time spraying frames for shutter. How to spray all sides, front, back? - 5 replies

I’ll finally get around to using my happily cleaned up HVLP sprayer & gun this coming weekend. I have sprayed the window trim which was easy because did not have to worry about the looks of the underside of the pieces. But for these shutters, I do. I know to spray the edges first before front & back. But if I do that, how to ke...

11-09-2017 01:52 AM

Joinery Bench: possible to be constructed as a knock down? - 4 replies

I believe my next project (besides a outdoor doggy door and mini-remodel of under the stairs dog house) after completion of my plantation shutters will be a joinery bench. I do plan on a roubo project down the road but first I want experience in bench building and I want tons of experience with joinery and hand tools. One thing I learned about...

10-19-2017 12:41 AM

HVLP Gun question - 1 reply

I am tearing down and rehabbing (to a degree) my Capspray gun that came with my Capspray CS9100 (most folks say it should be a Titan Maxum II, but I have my doubts). I am curious. What makes one HVLP gun better than another? The purple Harbor Freight gun is around $100 while the high end ones are $350+. What makes a high end gun a high end? ...

08-12-2017 12:45 AM

Lee Valley & Veritas opening distribution center in Reno, NV. Faster shipping! - 4 replies

I probably have spent over $1k at Lee Valley in the last 5 years. Always disfavored the length of shipping time. Thankfully, they will be operating a west coast distribution center to help alleviate that issue. Great! Also, it’s in the works to do Will Call (purchase online and pick up in person) if lucky enough to be in the area…...

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