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05-27-2015 12:59 AM

Curious: work bench engineering. Why not 5 legs instead of 4? - 5 replies

If you look at planing, joinery projects, etc… most things are done in the middle of a bench. Why is there not a 5th leg in area for joinery (pounding for mortises and chisel work)? I am considering a roubo splt top down the road and was looking at all the existing projects and joinery videos. Everyone keeps saying to work over the leg...

05-20-2015 05:37 PM

Having never had one, is this a hybrid biesemeyer fence ? - 5 replies

This popped up on the local craigslist for $50. I am not interested in the saw itself, but the fence and rails. Maybe I could migrate this fence to my Bosch 4100 with some mechanical magic. but I can not figure out if this is a crappy clone of a biesemeyer, or a delta hybrid.

05-17-2015 12:47 AM

Ooooops... I did it again. GeeTech 8" Jointer for $55 - 14 replies

I went to this auction thinking this Geetech 8” Jointer was surely going to be sold for $300 – $500. I believe this model is the clone to Jet & Grizzly of the 2001 era of jointers. I knew parts were missing, but I could not refuse the $55 bid that was offered… I took it. Nobody else wanted it because of the rust (ha̷...

05-16-2015 04:14 AM

Possible to convert shaper cast iron top for use with hand held router? - 12 replies

Always on the look out at auctions, this pops up: I think it’s a duo-shaper from years gone past. What drew me to this item, was the cast iron top. But, it is a shaper. If I removed the underneath guts, is there a way to re-install lets say a bosch 1617 or a woodpecker router lift? I have a router table in mind down the road as a pr...

05-15-2015 04:44 AM

I hate asking, but I do not know what block planes these are - 6 replies

I picked these 4 block planes up at an auction for $10. Reading up on Stanley block planes is … confusing. To 60’s, to 9’s, to 220’s, to 110’s. I have a headache now. Here is a picture of my 4 block planes: #1 (left most) has no identifying marks, looks rather cheezy, as if made in China. My future glue remo...

05-14-2015 03:42 AM

Knotty Alder... any cons on using it for a hand tool cabinet? - 15 replies

Now that my Jet 15” Planer is done… time for a hand tool cabinet. I “could” go the plywood route (and I still might), but I feel it’s time to jump into some proper wood working beyond what I am used to (2×4’s, HD plywood, etc). I see most go the red oak route. When I picked up a 5’x5’ of ...

05-13-2015 03:08 AM

Saved a Jet JWP-15CS 15" Planer from going to the boneyard - 20 replies


05-02-2015 11:47 PM

15" Planer blade height & bevel question - 4 replies

I am doing the 3 knife blade installation and setting this weekend on my Jet 15” planer. Have to do this with dial indicators (did the same with my 6” jointer knives so no big deal). But,when I try to find out the height of the knives for this Jet machine, it always falls back to ‘use the jet gauge’. Well, I do not hav...

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...

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