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04-11-2015 04:18 PM

Any need for a 13" Lunchbox planer AND a 15" Jet planer? - 17 replies

I am 75% done refurbishing my Jet 15” planer. Once it becomes fully operational, I will have 2 planers in my 2 car garage: Rigid 4551 13” lunchbox planer and the Jet JWP 15” planer. I see other posts of having 2 table saws, 2 of the same hand planes, 2 of this, 2 of that. Is there a reason to keep both planers? I COULD se...

04-05-2015 03:10 AM

Rust removal and then restoration assistance needed - 8 replies

I am now to the point in my Jet planer saved from dump blog, where I have to decide to do what I can to the rust spots on the base and to cutterhead cover panel. Electrolysis and EvapoRust were used on all kinds of parts. But, I’m at a roadblock with items that have the Jet vanilla colored paint. To those that have restored their wood ...

03-16-2015 05:27 AM

About to jump into my first electrolysis project. Couple questions... - 18 replies

I am in dire need of rust removal for my refurb project of a Jet 15” planer. You can see the rust I am going to go up against:’ll be using Evapo-Rust for the dinky parts (washers, bolts, etc). Electrolysis for the larger parts (rollers, tables, etc). 1.) 2 amp VS 10 amp. My manual batter...

02-22-2015 09:46 PM

Jet JWP-15CS planer: do I for $200 ? - 36 replies

I have a chance to buy this 3HP planer for $200. It is actually sitting outside in the elements and the pictures show brown/red rust everywhere 2 hours driving distance. I already have a Rigid 13” 4661 lunchbox planer. Just wondering if the rust / restoration is worth this planer.

02-15-2015 11:10 PM

Cleaning Shop. Glad to have mobile carts ! - 7 replies

As mother nature steals all the cold and bad weather for the East Coast, the vacuum created on the West Coast is beautiful! Gives one time to clean out the shop to get ready for great spring & summer wood working. Here is a picture of my 2 car garage with dust collection, Thein baffle, main 6” HVAC and blast gates… with the di...

01-27-2015 01:54 AM

6"ducting to machines - 16 replies

Coupling 6” ducting to machines is proving…. difficult to research. I really like the Rockler quick connect / disconnect, but it’s only for 4”. All of my machines are on mobile stands so quick connects are the way to go, but I REALLY do not want to downgrade to 4” for the coupling. It really seems there is no l...

01-06-2015 01:57 AM

'Tis time: Dust Collector bag to canister. Wynn or Donaldson? - 14 replies

It is now time for me to upgrade the air quality of my dust collector. My stats:3HP 220v Grizzly dual standard issue top and bottom bags dust collection (20 micron? 5 micron?). With a penny size hole in one of the bags. I do not know the exact model number because the model badge is missing. I only have the motor badge (3HP, 18amps, dated 2...

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? - 18 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...

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