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|12 days ago||
window a/c in shop - 9 replies
I “acquired” a new 15,000 BTU window a/c unit and wanted to use it in my garage, but did not want to modify my wall and outside stucco for the hole, nor to install a window as the bracing and building permit seemed too much of a headache and might take too long. I next considered cutting a square hole in my man-door, but decided not...
|16 days ago||
I have learned that I am rather horrible at precise measurement with my bosch 4100 table saw fence. I have seen the digital display on other bosch’s. Any help to make accurate cuts is welcomed so went looking for this unit. 85% of the places have it out of stock or no longer available. Did find one at Summit Racing (why does a auto pa...
|18 days ago||
Install window a/c in stucco wall...or man door? - 6 replies
I was “given” a new 12,000 BTU window a/c unit (free!). It’s time to put this puppy to work in my 22’x22’ garage. However, I have no windows. This unit is 19” wide and will fit between my 24” OC studs so no king stud framing or headers required. I have to decide to cut an opening in the OSB/stucco or...
|18 days ago||
I have both the Freud dado set and Forrest King dado set. One I use for general cutting of dado’s, one I will use as a premium when it comes time to do fine furniture dado’s.I’ve always had trouble with my Freud dado’s because I “thought” I read somewhere all teeth have to be offset from each other. This lef...
|25 days ago||
So I am in the process of building a clamp rack on wheels. Things are going great. Got to use my router mortise jig for the first time. I have a 3/4” plywood 4’x4’ and a mating dado in my base structure. I did all dry fittings and everything was dead-on and fitted perfectly. I toss glue in the dado and the plywood, clamp e...
|27 days ago||
I started my wood working hobby with the bare essentials of clamps: a set of Irwin quick clamps. They served their intended purpose rather well. I have since acquired 60+ more clamps with no home. My next blog project will be a clamp rack. But I am hitting a brick wall. Do I go wall mount system or roll around cart system? I am unable...
|44 days ago||
'Tis the season to align power tools - 0 replies
First.. the pieces coming off my jointer were cupped enough to rock a piece left & right. I have had an ongoing issue with my jointer, blaming my technique for all the faults (except knowing my fence is not 100% 90degree, leaving a 1/32nd gap at one end). I busted out my newly acquired magnetic base and dial indicator to find out all 3 bla...
|53 days ago||
If financially challenged, consider auctions: - 14 replies
I actually just wanted to see what the WorkSharp 3000 would go for. But couldn’t pass these items up even though my wallet will scream at me later. Lot 136A: Bosch 1/2” Slotting Cutter Router Bit, 1/2” ShankYour final bid: $5 Lot 139A: Rabbiting Router Bit Set, 1/2” ShankYour final bid: $15 Lot 149: Wood River 4...
|57 days ago||
sharpening jointer blades - 0 replies
for the longest time, i never checked the height across my blades and always wondered why i was getting cupped and odd results on my rockwell 6” jointer. i thought it was my technique. so, i took out my dial indicator and magnifying glass. whooa… the indicator said +- 0.0030 across all 3 blades. and the blade positioning was all...
|63 days ago||
T-Track pressure limit before busted pull out? - 6 replies
I am about to start a project on building a mortise jig. 3-4 days on SketchUp after looking over other LJ mortise jigs and such, I will be using 2 T-Tracks for stop blocks and sliding the front apron up and down. The stop block T-Track will be screwed into 1/2” of hardwood (yet to be determined what species). The sliding apron up and do...
|69 days ago||
Any slow motion videos of cutting wood? - 1 reply
I remember a link here on LJ’s last year, about a micron microscope showing how different positioning of the blade on a plane cuts wood with the grain and against the grain. Scientific :) And made me understand some ‘why do this or that’. With my ongoing venture into dust collection and creating a foundation for my fliptop w...
|87 days ago||
Ever LOST hand tools or power tools? - 32 replies
I bought a bosch colt router 6 months ago new from amazon, along with the rockler ellipse jig won at a auction for $5. I KNOW I had them in my possession. But after all the 2 car garage remodel and shelving and fliptop work stations… moving stuff around here and there, they have magically disappeared! I have tossed out alot of stuff (wh...
|112 days ago||
So I bought the Long Ranger III 220v ... - 12 replies
It came time in my wood working journey to add a remote start for my dust collector. Having a 3HP 18amp grizzly , from other internet searches it seems the Longer Ranger III should suffice even tho it says only for 2 1/2 max HP. I’ll run with it and see what happens.I received it from amazon. I go to plug it in. The male outlet plug fr...
|149 days ago||
Price tag of your dust collection layout ? - 29 replies
I had no idea about the dust collection science, people’s intensity, safety and health concerns when I first stepped into wood working. I figured, a good sized shop vac is all that’s needed. Boy, was I wrong :)2 years later.. I have a Grizzly 3HP dual bag dust collector, a in-progress Thien Baffle (blog entries ongoing) and curre...
|154 days ago||
After Separator but Before Impeller connections? - 9 replies
getting my HVAC parts for the Thien Baffle project. I originally was going to relocate the blower from being vertical on it’s Grizzly stand to horizontal above the Thein Baffle chamber. I “thought” the outlet arms to the 2 filter bags were joined by square joints, but they are rectangular. Which means, since i rotate the mot...
|165 days ago||
And so... the education of Thien Baffle begins - 20 replies
With a economical source locally for spiral ducting and wye’s, I begin my journey into the realm of understanding dust collection and building a Thien baffle. I spent a good amount of time Saturday reading everything I could about constructing the top hat baffle. Not too many picture results come up via Google or lumberjocks, which I fou...
|167 days ago||
Knotty Alder and Baltic Birch pricings - 1 reply
I did some telephone repair stuff at a McKillican American location today. I did not want to leave :)My next attack are 3 more projects by summer: build a Thein seperator, 6” dust collection ducting, and then various cabinets (hand tool cabinet for starters). So I asked what’s the going price of the 5’x5’ baltic birch ...
|177 days ago||
HVAC spiral pipe question - 6 replies
I am still running my 3HP dual-bag Grizzly dust collection system without any ductwork. Which means, 20’ 4” hose snaked over the place to get the job done. Frustrating. I played telephone vendor to a HVAC supply house today. Manager was grateful I fix the dialtone issue and we started talking. Told her about my plight of my wall...
|179 days ago||
How do you store your power tools? - 31 replies
after a lumber cart and clamp rack.. next up is storing power tools: 3 routers, 3 drills, 2 sanders, jigsaw, circular saw, grizzly track saw, etc. I have some ideas floating around in my head. I searched high and low this weekend to see other ideas and quite frankly, not much out there. There are cabillions of hand tool cabinetry, router sta...
|189 days ago||
Just how old IS LumberJocks.com? - 22 replies
looking at the first forum post available in history, is 2728 days ago and 2871 days ago for projects. so a little under 8 years.i am curious of it’s history and roots. who came up with the idea? how were the first couple years of members?i never knew i could purchase a LumberJocks tshirt :) which now i know, i will soon! just wish the...