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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

About to pull trigger on Bosch DC010 - digital carriage display. worth the $100? - 13 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...

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

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...

25 days ago

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...

27 days ago

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...

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...

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