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|05-12-2016 12:59 AM||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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||
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...