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06-13-2017 03:27 AM

Sanding: do you over dimension your wood to take sanding into account? - 31 replies

My blog entry of screwing up my plantation shutter frames: super cray science computer says to use 1 1/16” thick x 2” wide stiles. I dimensioned them exactly to that measurement. Then I took out my ROS and screwed up. Mistakes were made and learned. But now I wonder for my next batc...

06-01-2017 05:56 AM

My head is swimming from sandpaper research.... - 18 replies

The more I delve into finishing, the more I learn that there is A LOT more to learn. From my previous forums posts, I’m new to the finishing arena. Bought “Understanding Wood Finishing” by Bob Flexner, read it all in a 5 hour period, which really opened my eyes to the not often spoke of finishing complexities. About to subsc...

05-30-2017 12:43 AM

My table saw maintenance day - 7 replies

When I won my Powermatic 66 at a local auction for $150, it actually was by accident because I didn’t believe it would go for that price (in the lot were 2 new with coating still on teeth Woodworker II’s, Biesemeyer cut off and auxiliary fence, bleh bleh bleh) and …well, it did. That is how I came to have both a Unisaw & P...

05-29-2017 04:45 AM

My new DIY home made table saw blade & fence gauge - 0 replies

Awhile ago, I bought a do-hickey (mag pro?) for miter slot calibration of table saw & fence, with the use of a dial caliper. While it worked 100% for my Unisaw miter slots, it did not work for my bandsaw nor Powermatic 66 (the body of the dial caliper was in the way of the device clamping). Recently, after purchasing the SharkGuard, I noti...

05-26-2017 03:59 PM

Guessing how much poly is needed to be used upon a project before hand - 7 replies

I am spraying a project for the first time using my Summit HVLP system. I’m happy with it (for a beginner). I have so far sprayed 2 coats upon roughly 4 window jamb pieces of 5’x4” knotty alder boards. I’m nearly 1/2 out of my quart. Unsure if I am using “too” much or if this is about right for the amount...

05-19-2017 11:01 PM

Plantation Shutters - UV protection? - 4 replies

My current first experimental plantation shutter project is in a 5’x5’ window with a porch overhang so not too concerned about direct sunlight and UV rays. However, my rear patio sliding glass door “future” plantation shutter project will see the sun from noon til sunset, and I’m 5,000 feet in the air. I am concer...

05-18-2017 12:25 AM

Suppose I know a guy....(automatic blast gate related) - 11 replies

I did some phone work at a local business that does national sales of LED, wiring, solenoids, light bars for police cars and ambulances, and other industrial electrical control stuff. We talked about woodworking as a hobby and he showed me his 15’x15’ wood working shop in his warehouse for some of his business ventures relating to w...

05-07-2017 03:55 AM

Almost clicked on "place order" on Laguna 14/12.... - 5 replies

I need a resaw bandsaw. Currently, I have one of those 2001 year clone 14” 3/4 HP (doubt it’s a true 3/4 HP) bandsaws. Tuned up as best I could after watching Mr Snodgrass youtube video on bandsaw tuneups. The blade is the Timberwolf 3/4” 3TIP resawing blade. 12” length 3/4” wide basswood experiment. The result...

05-05-2017 09:23 PM

Where to find 2HP+ electric motors? - 13 replies

I definitely see future projects this year on both a home made DIY 24” wide drum sander and the Mathias 20” bandsaw, both would require 2HP+ I believe.. Even way down the road, my DIY lumber mill with a 10HP electric motor (didn’t catch if it was 3phase or single phase of the YouTube video of a guy doing a fantastic build). I...

04-30-2017 09:11 PM

Cat urine on wooden hand planes. Ug! - 31 replies

Ooops! Saturday I accidentally left back patio door open while in the garage. Later in the next day afternoon, noticed that dreaded cat urine smell coming from….somewhere (it’s been warm in Reno so left windows open all night). I have my workbench and handplanes in living room as I’ve been blowing up my 2 car garage woodshop...

04-28-2017 04:34 AM

Convert 4" planer port to a 6" port? - 14 replies

I have a 15” Jet planer with a 4” hood. I’ve been taking a look at converting the 4” hood to a 6”. Of course, Jet only offers 4”. And after researching, I see 99% modification to various sized planers with a 4” hood end result. I also have a 3HP Grizzly DC with 6” mains. I have been using the ...

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 ...

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