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04-25-2017 02:54 AM

Miter saw dust collection: underneath? - 4 replies

I am catching up on some needed dust collection through out my shop. One notorious mess-maker is my Bosch miter saw. It is sitting up on some blocks of wood to be aligned with my left/right fold out wings. Instead of a large project of a dust hood, I tried out to simply use my 6” flex. I did some trial runs and am very pleased with the...

04-22-2017 06:56 PM

Dust collection duct comparison: SDR vs Triplewall - 7 replies

While needed some edits to my 6”/4” HVAC dust collection ducting, I wanted to tryout PVC instead of metal ducting since this will be laid upon the floor where it would have a likelihood of being kicked or dented. So I went to my local water/irrigation distributor to pick up some green PVC sewer & drain (SDR35) pipe. After tellin...

04-18-2017 12:20 AM

SDR (green sewer drain pvc pipe) vs Poly Drain (triple wall pipe) pricing - 2 replies

Doing some edits upon my shop dust collection. I have a mixture of 6” and 4” HVAC metal latch duct at 26 gauge. Went to my local northern Nevada irrigation distributor and pick up some green pvc SDR for experimentation. Pricing is: 6”=$2.91 per foot / 4”=$1.61. I remember why I went HVAC metal duct now :) However, I ...

04-16-2017 03:22 AM

LJ project page: is Phishing site? - 5 replies

Any project posts I click on are sent to which my Google Safe Browsing has reported as a known Phishing site. This just started happening this Saturday. Has something changed in the background in regards to LumberJock site? Doesn’t affect blog, review, or forums posts. Just projects.

03-30-2017 12:38 AM

Why "adjustable" table saw / miter saw / router insert plates? - 2 replies

I’ll be looking to have a removable Porter Cable 121 OSS in my saw’s table top soon, and a question popped into my feeble scatter brained mind: why are manufactured metal insert plates adjustable? I can understand DIY insert plates to get that 0.005” +/- height in wooden inserts… but metal manufactured ones along with t...

03-01-2017 01:10 AM

Shopfox W1740 Drum Sander, $250? - 2 replies

I have a shot at snagging a decent looking W1740 for $250 minus the motor from a pawn shop. I looked up the new retail and it’s $800+. I’ve read some reviews that this is the bottom of the barrel drum sander with 12” capacity and questionable plastic parts.I think I talked myself out of it. But hmm….I always like to ca...

02-21-2017 01:07 AM

Liquid storage: only in garage or ok from kitchen foyer to garage? - 9 replies

With my ongoing garage organization spree going on, one of the things I must tackle is the “correct” way to store wood shop essential liquids, chemicals, and such items. I’ll have to research what stays in the garage and what can safely be possibly located in the foyer entry from kitchen to garage (as seen in picture below), h...

02-08-2017 02:54 AM

3 easy questions that have haunted me for a couple months now - 24 replies

1st question: air compressors. I have a 12 gallon air compressor that works 100%. Most air compressors I see in wood shops are the pancake style 2-3 gallon tanks. Is it because of the small foot print in relationship to storing out of the way? Storing a pancake looks soooooo much easier than a 12 gallon tank. Is it the price tag? Pancake...

01-03-2017 01:13 AM

When encountering tetris shapes when laying out, best way to cut? - 3 replies

Surprising I have not yet encountered this yet. And no luck with searching on LJ’s. Maybe it’s common sense and I’m just missing it ;) When you encounter some pieces while laying out that resemble tetris shapes (to conserve plywood material), how do you go about cutting them out? I used my grizzly track saw rail and bosch ...

01-01-2017 02:50 AM

Trying to beat out the Polar Vortex with RMAX garage door insulation - 8 replies

Friendly reminder for those with garages: insulate those doors!

12-26-2016 01:51 AM

Question on insulating existing drywalled walls with blown-in - 7 replies

Santa was kind to me in regards to employment bonus. Tomorrow, going to insulate garage door with 1.5” R-Max rigid insulation with foil. Next, I might actually tackle blown in insulation for the walls. But first, a question: I have 2×4 spacing between outside structure and inside drywall. I have seen many video’s of DIY blo...

12-12-2016 01:43 AM

Will the LumberJock store come Dec 15th again? Looking to buy some stuff - 2 replies

Cricket…will the store be making another appearance this season? I’ve never looked at what is available but am looking for baseball caps, tshirts, sweat shirts, etc.

11-29-2016 01:07 AM

need advice to build and fill a "woodshop" first aid kit - 53 replies

I just finished cutting some more 6” HVAC metal ducting for a redesign and blast gates. Of course, I nick places on my fingers pretty badly, but not hospital badly. I do not have a first aid kit in my shop. I had to scramble upstairs to the bathroom to find some band aids. I used to have a first aid kit I bought somewhere cheap…b...

11-23-2016 01:31 AM

HVAC dust collection fittings: what happens if you did keep everything reversed? - 5 replies

As most know, HVAC metal ducts & fittings are designed for outward airflow, not inward. Hence, the crimped ends in a wood shop would face toward the machine, not the dust collector, when bought at a store. We have to cut out the factory crimp ends and hand crimped other ends. I am in the midst of yet again, reconfiguring my 6” HVAC...

10-16-2016 07:02 PM

Bessey KR3.540 40-inch K Body REVO Fixed Jaw Parallel Clamp, 2-Pack $48. Sale is over, sorry folks. - 22 replies

Usual retail is $90-$120. Now as of Sunday at 12:00pm, $47.99 plus shipping.thought I would toss this out FAST

09-06-2016 09:36 PM

Pro's/Con's of converting 13'x16' living room into hand tooling shop - 61 replies

My 2 car garage is maxed out for wood working machinery, sprinkled in with un-organized hand tools. I live solo (no kids, no wife) in my 2 story house. I planned to remove the living room carpet to install vinyl wood flooring. That is when my friend suggested converting living room to a 2nd shop. Great idea! This would give me a dedicated r...

09-05-2016 09:11 PM

Looking for base design for mini pallet jack and cabinet saws - 5 replies

With my evolving / ever changing 2 car garage woodshop and finding great deals on wood working machines… it’s time to tackle mobile bases. I currently have my 8” jointer and 14” bandsaw on great mobile bases . My Jet 15” planer has it’s own in-line OEM wheels, but I really dislike them. I have my PM66 with...

08-02-2016 07:33 PM

Utility trailer. 8' or 12'? - 50 replies

I’m on the hunt for a new utility trailer. Have never owned one before. I have a 2001 dodge ram 1500. Been looking at 8” ones while also seeing the 12’ ones for a couple hundred more. Majority of use will be 4×8 MDF or plywood. Occasionally, auction finds and general household use. Those with 8’ cargo trailers, ever...

07-21-2016 01:01 AM

How does one tell if a table saw blade needs sharpening? - 19 replies

Here is a Forrest Woodworker II and a Forrest Dado King I picked up in a $150 PM66 cabinet saw auction lot. They both look well “seasoned”. Both cut 3/4” plywood like butter, like my other Freud blades. I was thinking of sending both to get sharpened by Forrest, just because :) But then I gots to thinking… I’v...

07-17-2016 11:11 PM

So I snagged a New In Box Porter Cable 121 OSS sander for $100... - 9 replies

yep..from local auction. Has been a good summer for me & auctions :)This is a portable OSS discontinued hand power tool. I was thinking of installing it in my Delta Unisaw extension wing. Long ago, I snagged one of those ‘ol dinky desktop shaper for pennies. Everything was tossed except the cast iron top. I think I can use the top...

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