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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...

04-09-2016 06:37 PM

Always wanted a drum sander. But do I need one? - 8 replies

I have an opportunity to snag up a Delta 18”x36” 31-255x for $200. I have read of tracking issues, hard to find parts, etc. What I know so far, is replacement belt is needed… everything else is 100% aok (have not tested in person yet). I am torn between going for it now, or waiting down the road for drum sander. Someone tal...

03-04-2016 02:34 AM

Chainsaw Lumber Mill? After this video, maybe/maybe not - 13 replies

I know one day, I will venture into harvesting and milling my own lumber probably years down the road. What type of mill? Chainsaw would be the most economical. WoodMizer more practical. But here is a video showing the pro’s and con’s of using a chainsaw. The good part comes in around the 6 minute mark. The con’s :) Vie...

03-03-2016 02:13 AM

Wen Air Cleaner for $124. Looks identical to the Grizzly - 11 replies

Unknown quality but has 75+ 4-5 star reviews. Tis a good deal since it’s mostly $160-$180.Wen Air Cleaner on Amazon Prime

03-01-2016 04:46 PM

Rear panel of cabinet: structure bearing, anti-racking, or placeholder? - 4 replies

More specifically, a medium/large sized wall hanging hand tool cabinet with plane till & saw till 4’ wide and possible 4’ tall. I am undecided to go with 3/4” maple plywood as a backing for ease and strength, or hardwood panel (either breadboard or such) just for the needed panel & glue up experience, for I’ve ne...

02-27-2016 05:00 PM

How do you find the time to go pick up your lumber? - 17 replies

I work 8am-4:30pm Monday – Friday using my company vehicle (Chevy Colorado with ladders and boxes of wire in the topper’d back). My local 2 hard wood suppliers are not open Saturday or Sunday. Both close at 5pm weekdays. I plan on using hard maple for my roubo split bench in the future so want to use hard maple in my upcoming proj...

02-21-2016 03:17 AM

Your dust collection knowledge can help more than in your shop! - 9 replies

This is 1/2 NOT wood working related, yet 1/2 IS wood working related. Or maybe this belongs in the Home Refurb sister site. The experience you have acquired if you have dabbled with ducting and CFM and do’s/dont’s can help you more than your wood working shop. I WAS suppose to finish up my saw vice today but got sidetracked with ...

02-20-2016 12:13 AM

For those who built quality workbenches, what was the price tag? - 69 replies

I will be starting a hand tool cabinet project, then a router table … and finally a shot at a quality heirloom style work bench (Roubo or such). Since a Unisaw fell in my lap in January, free’s me up to start saving for something else. What was the price tag of your workbench? I know the selection of wood rises or falls depending...

02-19-2016 01:01 AM

OK. Which Lumberjock won this Stanley #1 at an auction for $950? - 5 replies

I fully understand the “hunger” for antique hand tools, as I have it myself at times. Spent $300 at this auction for 2 backsaws and 40+ wooden molding planes. I actually was hoping to snag this Stanley #1 for $50… but Lady Luck was not on my side as it went for $950 :( I can only think of someone here who snagged it. Do t...

02-11-2016 02:04 AM

So I purchased 1 Bahco 4-140-8-1-0 Bastard File and got 10. - 7 replies

I am curious. I am soon to delve MORE into the hand wood working. Specifically, refurbishing and then sharpening the hand saw blades I have. I (sadly) rely on Amazon for first purchases due to their availability and 2 day Prime Member shipping. I ordered 1 “Bahco 8 4-140-8-1-0 at a single unit price of $10 + $7 shipping. What I receiv...

02-02-2016 04:19 AM

Adding my Bosch 4100 into right extension wing of my Unisaw: bad or eh? - 23 replies

Just about all finished with my Unisaw tear down and re-build. Now the next question: sell the bosch 4100 or keep it? I think I want to keep it as it’s been my trusted friend for these 4 years and it has it’s uses. But if it keep where, where to store it? I could store it out of the way here or there, could purchase the gravity ...

02-01-2016 02:16 AM

Kreg KMS7801 Standard Swing Stop $11 at Amazon - 5 replies

If anyone is looking for some swing stops for various reasons, these Kreg KMS7801 Standard Swing Stops usually go for $30 each. But this Sunday evening, they are $11 via Amazon. I just bought 4 (I can see future needs) but unknown how much in quantity are available or for how long this lasts. Just wanted to pass a good deal along…

01-27-2016 01:08 AM

Before attaching Unisaw table top, anti-vibration washers or such? - 39 replies

I am to the point on my tear down / rebuild 1997 Delta Unisaw: new arbor & motor bearings, general cleanup of all metal. I was thinking today, would anti-vibration or rubber washers help/hinder/make no difference when it comes time to attached the cast iron top? Without the cast iron table top, it would not pass the nickel test but I thin...

01-21-2016 05:32 AM

After 1 year of using my Thien Baffle and dual canisters - 6 replies

I built my Thien Baffle nearly 2 years ago but had horrible luck finding the sweet spot for particle separation, plus had the default Grizzly 30 (or maybe 20) micron filter bags with a couple holes in them. I ditched the bags and went dual Wynn filters. A year after light to medium table saw use (sometimes, I did roll my table saw outside) up...

01-14-2016 01:03 AM

I am new to the Delta Unisaw world. - 26 replies

I picked up my used Delta Unisaw yesterday for $500. Got it home, dis-assembled fence, rail, extention, removed from truck and tucked away in the shop before calling it a night. With this being my first big boy table saw (coming from a Bosch 4100), I am somewhat at a loss at where to begin tune ups and refurbishing here and there. Also, I am...

01-12-2016 02:35 PM

4' Carpenters Workbench at Connecticut auction - 4 replies

A Live Auction of a antique workbench for those in the area 8:30 AM – Jan 17

01-12-2016 02:41 AM

Delta Unisaw 10" Tilting Saw.. do i pull the trigger for $500? - 29 replies

I have a Bosch 4100 and I am saving $$$ for a Grizzly 1023RLX for next year OR if something wonderful falls into my lap. Today, I came across this for $500. He does not know the model number (I think it’s a special edition 36-815 possibly late 90’s) nor HP, but it is 220v single phase.It is a right tilt… but eh, it’s ...

12-26-2015 05:13 PM

Quickie question about torsion box assembly and repeatable cuts - 37 replies

I cut strips of 1/2” MDF for my torsion box assembly table. They measure 3” high. During a non-glue rough draft placement of all pieces, I notice some pieces are slightly taller by 1/16 to 1/32” or so…enough to register by the finger tip. With this being an assembly table (roughly 40” x 40” table real estat...

12-20-2015 04:39 PM

$39 via Amazon: Bessey KR3.531 31-inch K Body REVO Fixed Jaw Parallel Clamp, 2-Pack - 25 replies

I am not sure why Amazon has this listed at $39 instead of the regular $89. But I quickly bought 2 sets :) My parallel clamp collection is rising after last years Jet sale and this year’s Jet sale. My order is on back order with these Bessey’s. Maybe others there may get that lucky as well. Also, I think this is only available v...

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