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01-10-2018 02:38 PM

Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing - 8 replies

Being in a 2 car garage, real estate is a premium. I have fretted how to dry parts after HVLP or by hand as I wanted to spray the entire part (up, down, sides) at once then dry. I do not have room for a dedicated horizontal shelf drying rack, is the big problem. Considered hanging from the ceiling or some other means. Until I came across thi...

01-04-2018 06:11 AM

what is the purpose of a saw bench fence? - 6 replies

I’m in the midst of building a split top saw bench to further advance my hand sawing experience. Looking around to see what bells & whistles I can add to it (will be using holdfasts), I see saw bench fences for crosscutting purposes. However, I can not be 100% sure of how to use this fence. Is it used to butt up a long board against...

12-26-2017 05:04 AM

Sharing some shop projects that I built that you may find of use. - 0 replies

Here are some of the organizational projects in my workshop I built that you may or may not find a use for, or build better versions. I was only out for quick functionality instead of looks. This all fits into a standard 20’x20’ 2 car garage. When I pulled everything out this weekend, my neighbor asked me how all this fits? I tol...

12-17-2017 09:21 PM

which panel hand saws should be in one's arsenal? - 33 replies

I have been doing lots of reading about 24”+ handsaws last couple of days, and have my variety of estate sale plates being cleaned up along with some backsaws. I will soon have to decide how many I keep and what their purpose are for.Let me see if I get this straight:1.) you should have both rip & crosscut for 4/4 softwood.2.) you s...

12-10-2017 11:52 PM

Electrolysis Tub: Mk III. Making more bubbles better! - 11 replies

Knowing I have many rusty planes and other items to hit up with electrolysis, I really needed a stable easy wide (instead of deep) tub at the minimum to fit my Stanley #8. So I came up with this, my 3rd attempt at a decent tub.1.) I previously used rebar for my anodes. This time, I went with solid steel bars. I found the rebar worked 100% th...

12-09-2017 05:24 PM

Which to convert to my first scrub plane... - 18 replies

I have at my disposal some trial & error expendable metal & wooden hand planes to convert to my first ever scrub plane. Fascinating read about the history of the scrub plane. However, I am undecided which one to use as my primary scrub plane (would be wise to have a secondary scrub plane?). Those that have kept your #40/#40 1/2, conve...

12-02-2017 01:52 AM

question about purchasing "new to me" rough lumber and acclimation - 7 replies

One thing that has confused me about when you purchase rough sawn lumber at your local hardwood dealer. I’ve always read “purchase and then let it sit for a bit”. Maybe other hardwood dealers are different than mine but my local dealer has open roll up doors in the warehouse that “should” be same temp / humidity (...

11-22-2017 04:35 AM

First time spraying frames for shutter. How to spray all sides, front, back? - 5 replies

I’ll finally get around to using my happily cleaned up HVLP sprayer & gun this coming weekend. I have sprayed the window trim which was easy because did not have to worry about the looks of the underside of the pieces. But for these shutters, I do. I know to spray the edges first before front & back. But if I do that, how to ke...

11-09-2017 01:52 AM

Joinery Bench: possible to be constructed as a knock down? - 4 replies

I believe my next project (besides a outdoor doggy door and mini-remodel of under the stairs dog house) after completion of my plantation shutters will be a joinery bench. I do plan on a roubo project down the road but first I want experience in bench building and I want tons of experience with joinery and hand tools. One thing I learned about...

10-19-2017 12:41 AM

HVLP Gun question - 1 reply

I am tearing down and rehabbing (to a degree) my Capspray gun that came with my Capspray CS9100 (most folks say it should be a Titan Maxum II, but I have my doubts). I am curious. What makes one HVLP gun better than another? The purple Harbor Freight gun is around $100 while the high end ones are $350+. What makes a high end gun a high end? ...

08-12-2017 12:45 AM

Lee Valley & Veritas opening distribution center in Reno, NV. Faster shipping! - 4 replies

I probably have spent over $1k at Lee Valley in the last 5 years. Always disfavored the length of shipping time. Thankfully, they will be operating a west coast distribution center to help alleviate that issue. Great! Also, it’s in the works to do Will Call (purchase online and pick up in person) if lucky enough to be in the area…...

07-21-2017 10:47 PM

Charring Basswood. And then, afterwards? - 11 replies

I am about ready to continue my plantation shutter project and pretty much decided to go with basswood with a single coat of shellac then charring both then scraping with a wire brush.But after I do that, what are the do’s and don’t following charring? I was thinking of putting couple coats of shellac and followed by a number of pol...

07-11-2017 12:32 AM

1/2 HP GE motor.... has a boo boo :( - 6 replies

Backdrop: I was planning to use my 15,000 BTU window A/C for my garage workshop. My main house A/C has a squeaky bearing so do not want to use it til I get A/C folks out here. I won auction lot of a 5,500 CFM evaporative cooler for $10 and was going to use that for house. Well, the evap cooler 1/2 HP motor is non functional :( This is the f...

07-08-2017 12:13 AM

slightly embarrassing :) anything LJ members can help with Home Refurb? - 11 replies

“HomeRefurbershome | projects | blog1 post in 1064 days12-08-2014 05:45 PMHello Everyone, My name is Philip; I am a new community manager joining the site and working alongside Cricket and Juan M.” And then followed by 186 spam bots :) ————————- Every so often, I like to cruise...

07-02-2017 06:39 PM

How to finish all 4 sides of work pieces? - 14 replies

How does one finish (shellac, stain, poly spray) all 4 sides of a piece in one setting? I’ve done window jambs & casings but didn’t have to worry about the underside so they laid flat while I worked on them. I have 16 28” long stiles & 16 10” rails plus the 50 or so 10” shutter louvers to work on by end of...

06-30-2017 12:16 AM

Snagged a Capspray CS9100 for $100. Opinions? - 1 reply

I won a lot at an online auction (I swore I would stop with the online auctions… but of course, always looking for quality HVLP, 20” bandsaws, and Performax drum sanders) of this Capsray CS9100 4 stage HVLP with hose & some gun for $!00. I currently have the Summit HVLP single stage HVLP with all plastic parts (was on sale for ...

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...

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