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12-12-2014 01:08 AM

Need insight: inside cat litter houses and dog pens - 3 replies

I had to do a job at the local humane society, today. Talked a little with the Director. I would like to construct inside cat litter houses and inside dog pens, leading up to outside dog houses eventually. Unsure of pricing just to cover my costs or a small extra percentage ontop as of yet. But was thinking, for every “adoption”,...

11-20-2014 01:57 AM

2014 Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas sales: Please post here - 15 replies

i wonder if this will work, since posties are not allowed. If you know of some good deals, eye catching flyer sales, jump up and down OMG I must have bargains for this 2014 holiday season, please post here. I guess, gots to ‘watch’ this thread to be notified of new posts. Please, include any pictures and links.

11-18-2014 07:51 AM

Can have a temp sticky post for upcoming wood working sales? clamps, bits, tools, etc? - 2 replies

Wish there was a way for temporary purposes to have a sticky post stay uptop for folks to toss in upcoming black friday, cyber monday, or Christmas deals on wood working related items. I got all excited when I saw a post for 50% off Jet parallel clamps, but it was dated 2013 :(

11-16-2014 05:51 AM

Table Saw Dust Collection: underneath and overhead questions - 4 replies

Here is my current project that is about 50% completed. I am in the midst of a fliptop miter saw / table saw combo station. You can see the 6” HVAC ductwork I’ll be using for underneath the saw. While looking up to see how other’s have done the interior of their saws for air flow and such, it came to me I really should l...

11-01-2014 07:28 PM

A great learning vid of adjusting miter saw - 2 replies

I have been one of those guys getting started into wood working with little knowledge (granted, 2 years into it and still learning). Hence, my reliance on LumberJocks quite often good or bad.I bought my bosch compound miter saw refurbished with no instructions. All this time… I “asssssssumed” I had to cut relying on the degre...

10-26-2014 03:26 PM

Time to merge LumberJocks, Home Refurb, and Garden Tenders? - 11 replies

I tried to search lumberjocks for this question in case this has been suggest 100 times, but my javascript blocker (i think) is acting up or something else is, as it gives no results. So, I’ll just toss it out there…There are wonderful projects in the Home Refurb and in the Garden Tenders. But such a low traffic flow and interest, ...

10-13-2014 11:25 PM

Can modify a Freud FT2200VCE to work under router table? - 6 replies

I already have a Bosch 1617EVS and a Bosch Colt for handheld and misc routing adventures. I also have a Freud FT2200VCE 3-1/4HP plunge router that has been collecting dust. I would like this Freud to be in my next project of a dedicated router table with a DIY router lift. Of course, this is an older router that will not raise above the table...

10-09-2014 12:31 AM

drywall 2 car garage ceiling: type-x or type-c ? - 6 replies

The original ceiling was 5/8” 4’x8’ gypsum type-x fire rated drywall, 15 boards. I removed all of it due to wanting to insulated, run wires, and too many damaged areas. I’m ready to re-install before snow starts a coming. Someone mentioned the new stuff called type-C: better fire rating at 1/2” than the fire-x a...

10-06-2014 12:29 AM

Precision measuring height of router bit or table saw blade, how ? - 10 replies

I pride myself on figuring things out by myself by luck, determination, research, and common sense…. with alot of help from LJ forums, of course :) Since I started in woodworking, I had on hand a bosch 1617evs combo kit and bosch 1180 router table and a bosch 4100 contractor saw. The router table inserts are flimsy plastic with no precis...

09-16-2014 09:49 PM

How To.. line up a router bit more mortise or dado? - 6 replies

I cut 42 1/2”x2” mortises with my Router Mortise Jig for a lunchbox planer / jointer fliptop table with 4’ stowaway infeed and outfeed table project that i’m in the middle of. I really should start a blog on this. Due to errors I made, I had to reset the router for different tasks. I learned precious placement of the ...

07-19-2014 10:25 PM

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...

07-16-2014 03:15 AM

About to pull trigger on Bosch DC010 - digital carriage display. worth the $100? - 14 replies

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...

07-13-2014 11:20 PM

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...

07-13-2014 06:19 PM

How do you align your teeth on table saw dado sets? - 8 replies

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...

07-06-2014 10:37 PM

Do you add any additional measurements when glueing objects together? - 8 replies

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...

07-04-2014 03:13 PM

Clamp Rack do's and dont's ? Weight of your clamp collection? - 16 replies

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...

06-18-2014 01:38 AM

'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...

06-08-2014 07:30 AM

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...

06-05-2014 01:17 AM

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...

05-30-2014 12:10 AM

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...

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