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03-01-2017 01:10 AM

Shopfox W1740 Drum Sander, $250? - 2 replies

I have a shot at snagging a decent looking W1740 for $250 minus the motor from a pawn shop. I looked up the new retail and it’s $800+. I’ve read some reviews that this is the bottom of the barrel drum sander with 12” capacity and questionable plastic parts.I think I talked myself out of it. But hmm….I always like to ca...

02-21-2017 01:07 AM

Liquid storage: only in garage or ok from kitchen foyer to garage? - 9 replies

With my ongoing garage organization spree going on, one of the things I must tackle is the “correct” way to store wood shop essential liquids, chemicals, and such items. I’ll have to research what stays in the garage and what can safely be possibly located in the foyer entry from kitchen to garage (as seen in picture below), h...

02-08-2017 02:54 AM

3 easy questions that have haunted me for a couple months now - 24 replies

1st question: air compressors. I have a 12 gallon air compressor that works 100%. Most air compressors I see in wood shops are the pancake style 2-3 gallon tanks. Is it because of the small foot print in relationship to storing out of the way? Storing a pancake looks soooooo much easier than a 12 gallon tank. Is it the price tag? Pancake...

01-03-2017 01:13 AM

When encountering tetris shapes when laying out, best way to cut? - 3 replies

Surprising I have not yet encountered this yet. And no luck with searching on LJ’s. Maybe it’s common sense and I’m just missing it ;) When you encounter some pieces while laying out that resemble tetris shapes (to conserve plywood material), how do you go about cutting them out? I used my grizzly track saw rail and bosch ...

01-01-2017 02:50 AM

Trying to beat out the Polar Vortex with RMAX garage door insulation - 8 replies

Friendly reminder for those with garages: insulate those doors!

12-26-2016 01:51 AM

Question on insulating existing drywalled walls with blown-in - 7 replies

Santa was kind to me in regards to employment bonus. Tomorrow, going to insulate garage door with 1.5” R-Max rigid insulation with foil. Next, I might actually tackle blown in insulation for the walls. But first, a question: I have 2×4 spacing between outside structure and inside drywall. I have seen many video’s of DIY blo...

12-12-2016 01:43 AM

Will the LumberJock store come Dec 15th again? Looking to buy some stuff - 2 replies

Cricket…will the store be making another appearance this season? I’ve never looked at what is available but am looking for baseball caps, tshirts, sweat shirts, etc.

11-29-2016 01:07 AM

need advice to build and fill a "woodshop" first aid kit - 53 replies

I just finished cutting some more 6” HVAC metal ducting for a redesign and blast gates. Of course, I nick places on my fingers pretty badly, but not hospital badly. I do not have a first aid kit in my shop. I had to scramble upstairs to the bathroom to find some band aids. I used to have a first aid kit I bought somewhere cheap…b...

11-23-2016 01:31 AM

HVAC dust collection fittings: what happens if you did keep everything reversed? - 5 replies

As most know, HVAC metal ducts & fittings are designed for outward airflow, not inward. Hence, the crimped ends in a wood shop would face toward the machine, not the dust collector, when bought at a store. We have to cut out the factory crimp ends and hand crimped other ends. I am in the midst of yet again, reconfiguring my 6” HVAC...

10-16-2016 07:02 PM

Bessey KR3.540 40-inch K Body REVO Fixed Jaw Parallel Clamp, 2-Pack $48. Sale is over, sorry folks. - 22 replies

Usual retail is $90-$120. Now as of Sunday at 12:00pm, $47.99 plus shipping.thought I would toss this out FAST

09-06-2016 09:36 PM

Pro's/Con's of converting 13'x16' living room into hand tooling shop - 61 replies

My 2 car garage is maxed out for wood working machinery, sprinkled in with un-organized hand tools. I live solo (no kids, no wife) in my 2 story house. I planned to remove the living room carpet to install vinyl wood flooring. That is when my friend suggested converting living room to a 2nd shop. Great idea! This would give me a dedicated r...

09-05-2016 09:11 PM

Looking for base design for mini pallet jack and cabinet saws - 5 replies

With my evolving / ever changing 2 car garage woodshop and finding great deals on wood working machines… it’s time to tackle mobile bases. I currently have my 8” jointer and 14” bandsaw on great mobile bases . My Jet 15” planer has it’s own in-line OEM wheels, but I really dislike them. I have my PM66 with...

08-02-2016 07:33 PM

Utility trailer. 8' or 12'? - 50 replies

I’m on the hunt for a new utility trailer. Have never owned one before. I have a 2001 dodge ram 1500. Been looking at 8” ones while also seeing the 12’ ones for a couple hundred more. Majority of use will be 4×8 MDF or plywood. Occasionally, auction finds and general household use. Those with 8’ cargo trailers, ever...

07-21-2016 01:01 AM

How does one tell if a table saw blade needs sharpening? - 19 replies

Here is a Forrest Woodworker II and a Forrest Dado King I picked up in a $150 PM66 cabinet saw auction lot. They both look well “seasoned”. Both cut 3/4” plywood like butter, like my other Freud blades. I was thinking of sending both to get sharpened by Forrest, just because :) But then I gots to thinking… I’v...

07-17-2016 11:11 PM

So I snagged a New In Box Porter Cable 121 OSS sander for $100... - 9 replies

yep..from local auction. Has been a good summer for me & auctions :)This is a portable OSS discontinued hand power tool. I was thinking of installing it in my Delta Unisaw extension wing. Long ago, I snagged one of those ‘ol dinky desktop shaper for pennies. Everything was tossed except the cast iron top. I think I can use the top...

07-09-2016 12:08 AM

Moving a PM66 solo question - 16 replies

When I bought my Unisaw from craigslist, the guy nicely used his forklift to put it into the back of my Dodge Ram 1500. I removed the fence and rails to get it out of the truck without much difficulty using the flip over method. So now, I have this PM66 bought from an auction that I am picking up solo in the morning. I’ve taken a cabi...

07-03-2016 11:54 PM

Ooops. I did it again, again at an auction. Lie-Nielson, Veritas, PM66. 2 table saw setups? - 17 replies

A sweet day at a local in person auction which leaves me in a bind. I now own two cabinet saws: a previously purchased $500 Delta Unisaw Right Tilt 3HP single phase that I have torn down and added new belts and bearings too already. And my newly $150 purchase of a PM66 beast. A pic of both my Unisaw (with my bosch 4100 saw) and PM66. $35 ve...

06-29-2016 01:26 AM

General Roubo style workbench questions before pulling trigger on build - 11 replies

Background:Will be purchasing 2”x12” Douglas Fir Kiln Dried at my local lumber supplier. Costs a little more than the green wood at HD & Lowes, but I think work it for the kiln dried as I want to get this started instead of more delays. Purchased a moisture meter to check moisture content. Douglas Fir for 100% of the build fro...

06-04-2016 12:33 AM

See the new Bosch Reaxx in action from this youtube review... - 2 replies

for those interested in sawstop alternatives with at $1200+ price tag…View on YouTube

05-30-2016 02:12 PM

Upcoming Georgia Auction some may be interested in... - 0 replies

Complete Liquidation of a Great Woodworking Shop Kyle Waters Auction Company 770-710-1692Auction Date Jun 04 AuctionLocation 98 Sanders StJasper , GA

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