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10-11-2018 12:32 AM

It's time. The need of a outfeed table has cometh. Fold down or assembly cabinet? - 19 replies

Sold off my Powermatic 66 to a good home. Now out of an outfeed structure (I had the PM66 and Unisaw facing each other for outfeed purposes) on my Delta Unisaw. Taking a gander at various options for outfeed tables, I’ve nailed it down to the fold down or static assembly table cabinet. How did you folks decide which?Remember, this wil...

10-04-2018 12:32 AM

Snagged a Foley 387 Filer and Performax 16/32+ for $425 - 4 replies

Finally! My first drum sander. I nearly picked up a $800 22/44 Pro III that would of been a 6 hour round trip but passed on it. Instead, found a more local 16/32 plus. Perfect tracking, homemade roll around stand, no infeed/outfeed tables, everything works. I was going to seriously consider a newer model after 2018 for $1200, but figured th...

09-27-2018 12:49 AM

A shot at a older Performax Pro III 22-44 for $800. Hmm...hmm.....? - 10 replies

A drum sander would be a machine that I think would feel at home in my shop. Never had one, always wished I did. Was thinking of buying a 16-32 Supramax this coming January. And this comes up from a friend who kept this sparsely used unit as a backup in case his 24” double drum sander failed. Now, he needs the space. He is asking $800...

08-22-2018 12:20 AM

A shot at Foley 397 saw sharpener for $50.... should I? - 3 replies

I have an opportunity to purchase a Foley 397 hand saw sharpener + attachments for $50. Not much out there in regards to what to look for in a used Foley 397, what attachments are mandatory, etc except for a youtube video of a 397 in action which was really cool. As told, is 100% operational and clean with attachments. I do have a number of h...

08-12-2018 09:40 PM

New shed project question - 17 replies

I am “almost” to the point of no return in my 12’x6’ lean-too shed project. I can still edit framing as I have not yet put plywood sliding up. Which is good thing. This weekend, found out my county does not require a permit…but my city does. So will put project on hold til talk to the city folk. Which works ou...

08-05-2018 06:30 PM

HVLP: how many sprayers do you have in your shop? - 6 replies

I have a HVLP CapSpray 9100 with the Magnum gun and 3mm needle that came with it that I rehabbed (in my blog series, somewhere). I do wonder, if it is better to have a 2nd machine just for painting. I can pick up a #5 needle for painting or one of those hand held sprayers for DIY painting for around $100. I have a 6’x12’ shed to p...

07-24-2018 11:34 PM

any HTTPS in the future for LJ site? - 52 replies

I’m no IT network guy but everyone is going towards the HTTPS for security reasons, instead of the ‘ol fashioned unsecured HTTP. Not sure if LJ site needs to be secured as it’s more so a community, not a banking site or retail site. Unless I’m missing something in between the lines of HTTPS vs HTTP for general webpage s...

07-03-2018 04:34 PM

Outdoor Lumber Storage needed. Ideas? - 12 replies

My 20’x20’ 2 car garage is getting to that point that my 4’ mobile lumber cart no longer serves my purpose, and no real estate for wall mounted rack. Looking at the options, I am strongly considering outdoor lumber storage as I have a 13’x6’ area out my rear man door against the shop back wall (never mind the junk ...

06-30-2018 12:38 AM

It's time. About to pull trigger on Roubo build. Tail vise or wagon vise? - 15 replies

there are waaaay too many discussion posts of tail / wagon vise discussions to read through them all. However, I am leaning towards wagon vise for it’s versatility over a one trick pony tail vise. I am seriously leaning towards LN’s wagon vise at around $275. One thing I’ve learned about wagon vises is the sag, but LN’...

06-25-2018 03:57 PM

Edge jointing with #8 always ending with a twist - 14 replies

I know practice makes perfect..but I am having a hard time correcting something that I am sure is a result from user error. I have a freshly sharpened rehabbed Stanley #8, edge jointing a 4’ x 3/4” board (also, I think I need a “board jack” for long pieces. Never see folks joint a long piece where it canters down from t...

06-12-2018 12:34 AM

Next Phase For Stanley Works Complex: Rubble - 3 replies

awww :(I wouldn’t mind buying a brick or floorboards from the complex as nostalgia items.http://www.courant.com/community/new-britain/hc-news-new-britain-stanley-is-tumbling-down-20180425-story.html

05-08-2018 04:55 AM

Drawbore vs Parallel Clamp ? - 15 replies

I’m getting near that stage in a project (joinery bench) that I will be using 3.5” long 3/8” dowel pins for mortise/tenon and bridal joints (2 for each joint). I’ve never done drawboring before but have long enough parallel clamps.If I went drawbore, my luck with douglas fir has not been all that great for planing and ch...

04-23-2018 04:12 AM

This helped keep 4"x6" piece square on my Bosch miter saw. - 1 reply

I had to dimension 4”x6” pieces for my joinery bench. These are pretty thick so used my Bosch miter saw. After cutting them, I double check their squareness with a square and also stand on end ontop of my Unisaw. Some were square, some were not! Confused, I tried something out. I think I brought the handle down too fast into the...

04-04-2018 03:22 AM

How critical is a 100% jointed flat lined 30" miter saw plate? - 2 replies

My Goodell-Pratt 30” miter saw is ready for sharpening. I lay a level along the tooth line and come to find out the front 4-5” has a 1/8” or so gap from the middle/rear of the tooth line. It appears, the saw has filed a groove in the moveable arm assembly which is the probable cause of this. Never have used a hand miter saw ...

03-26-2018 02:32 AM

Goodell-Pratt miter box disassembly: are these rivets? - 9 replies

I am in the midst of tearing down and rehabbing a $10 Goodell-Pratt miter box that came with a Disston “made for Goodell-Pratt” 5×30” miter saw (pretty sure that is the saw measurements).Have it nearly all taken apart except for the table webbing and the …fulcrum ””T”” connection. Are these r...

03-24-2018 02:11 AM

Dremel users: any reason to upgrade to the 3000 or 4000 series from older Dremel? - 11 replies

I have a corded Dremel 395 that has the main duty of removing rust and polishing upon refurbishing duties upon planes & saws. I “suffices” for it’s job at hand. But I see the newest Dremel with more fanicer features. Anyone with the newer generation of Dremel possible to convince me to upgrade? The cordless/battery vers...

03-10-2018 10:39 PM

My ghetto $5 miter saw hood! - 5 replies

This shall be temporary…or forever, undecided :) For the longest time, I needed a hood behind my miter saw. Always a simple project to do, but found that I always had to finish something else. Well, while browsing a local auction, I picked this up for $5. Comes with plastic structures and metal poles. I immediately though of a miter s...

02-28-2018 01:38 AM

Sawing 1.5" hard maple: 14TPI backsaw not suitable? - 11 replies

Sawing with my Veritas 14TPI tenon crosscut saw on 1.5”thick hard maple is…a challenge to keep a straight line while at the same time trying to keep the angle. I was thinking today… when gathering info on handsaws, I read somewhere it is ideal to have a maximum of 7 teeth in your material. Well, I’m using…21 teet...

02-27-2018 06:13 AM

New Stanley 750 sweetheart vs Dewalt Home Depot chisel - 4 replies

My new set of 8 piece Stanley 750 sweetheart chisels arrived over the weekend. Been using Dewalt chisels for a number of years as my main. Wanted to try out the infamous Stanley 750’s (granted, these are not the pre-WWII ones but eh….).I’ve only flattened and sharpened the 1/2” chisel. Use both chisels to hog out 1.5&#...

02-21-2018 02:03 AM

Picked up Disston Miter Saw for $5.... - 4 replies

With my ongoing desire phase in life with learning to use hand tools, I knew one day I would love a miter saw. Thanks to a Facebook Marketplace ad, I picked this up for $5. Nearly 36” from toe to heel, 5” plate, seemingly intact. Although it says made by Disston & sons, it was made for Goddell-Pratt. Either way, I’ll pu...

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