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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 FASThttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HSO6TK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A37PM3LLALXATG

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...

07-09-2016 12:08 AM

Moving a PM66 solo question - 16 replies

When I bought my Unisaw from craigslist, the guy nicely used his forklift to put it into the back of my Dodge Ram 1500. I removed the fence and rails to get it out of the truck without much difficulty using the flip over method. So now, I have this PM66 bought from an auction that I am picking up solo in the morning. I’ve taken a cabi...

07-03-2016 11:54 PM

Ooops. I did it again, again at an auction. Lie-Nielson, Veritas, PM66. 2 table saw setups? - 17 replies

A sweet day at a local in person auction which leaves me in a bind. I now own two cabinet saws: a previously purchased $500 Delta Unisaw Right Tilt 3HP single phase that I have torn down and added new belts and bearings too already. And my newly $150 purchase of a PM66 beast. A pic of both my Unisaw (with my bosch 4100 saw) and PM66. $35 ve...

06-29-2016 01:26 AM

General Roubo style workbench questions before pulling trigger on build - 11 replies

Background:Will be purchasing 2”x12” Douglas Fir Kiln Dried at my local lumber supplier. Costs a little more than the green wood at HD & Lowes, but I think work it for the kiln dried as I want to get this started instead of more delays. Purchased a moisture meter to check moisture content. Douglas Fir for 100% of the build fro...

06-04-2016 12:33 AM

See the new Bosch Reaxx in action from this youtube review... - 2 replies

for those interested in sawstop alternatives with at $1200+ price tag…View on YouTube

05-30-2016 02:12 PM

Upcoming Georgia Auction some may be interested in... - 0 replies

Complete Liquidation of a Great Woodworking Shop Kyle Waters Auction Company 770-710-1692Auction Date Jun 04 AuctionLocation 98 Sanders StJasper , GA

05-12-2016 12:59 AM

Looking for articles or published books about medium - large capacity hand tool cabinet construction - 2 replies

My summer project is the construction of a hand tool cabinet, the almost family heirloom type. Example: I’ve scoured reading about hand tool cabinets here on LJ’s and general internet. But what I have found missing, is the foundation and construction. The Do’s and Don’ts so to speak. It’s not a simple questio...

05-02-2016 12:39 AM

Auction item/price that makes you look like you are unsure if you have checkmate - 10 replies

I love auctions. I keep my eye out for great prices and great items. My garage is 75% full of just that sort with fantastic deals. But every once in awhile, some lots come up and make you question people’s intelligence. For example:This can be purchased for $159 at Harbor Freight. Yet, the auction price so far with 2 hours to go is $3...

04-17-2016 05:06 AM

Resolved: Jet JWP-15CS 3HP motor start capacitor - 5 replies

Finally getting back in the shop after a month hiatus. I’ve been working on new blast gates and my Jet 15” planer motor woes. Last month, I went to turn on the planer. The motor hummed but no belts turned. Oh crap… I can not afford a new 3HP motor. So, investigation and research time… I come to find out, the #1 reas...

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