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|02-22-2015 09:46 PM||
Jet JWP-15CS planer: do I for $200 ? - 8 replies
I have a chance to buy this 3HP planer for $200. It is actually sitting outside in the elements and the pictures show brown/red rust everywhere 2 hours driving distance. I already have a Rigid 13” 4661 lunchbox planer. Just wondering if the rust / restoration is worth this planer.
|02-15-2015 11:10 PM||
Cleaning Shop. Glad to have mobile carts ! - 7 replies
As mother nature steals all the cold and bad weather for the East Coast, the vacuum created on the West Coast is beautiful! Gives one time to clean out the shop to get ready for great spring & summer wood working. Here is a picture of my 2 car garage with dust collection, Thein baffle, main 6” HVAC and blast gates… with the di...
|01-27-2015 01:54 AM||
6"ducting to machines - 16 replies
Coupling 6” ducting to machines is proving…. difficult to research. I really like the Rockler quick connect / disconnect, but it’s only for 4”. All of my machines are on mobile stands so quick connects are the way to go, but I REALLY do not want to downgrade to 4” for the coupling. It really seems there is no l...
|01-06-2015 01:57 AM||
It is now time for me to upgrade the air quality of my dust collector. My stats:3HP 220v Grizzly dual standard issue top and bottom bags dust collection (20 micron? 5 micron?). With a penny size hole in one of the bags. I do not know the exact model number because the model badge is missing. I only have the motor badge (3HP, 18amps, dated 2...
|12-12-2014 01:08 AM||
I had to do a job at the local humane society, today. Talked a little with the Director. I would like to construct inside cat litter houses and inside dog pens, leading up to outside dog houses eventually. Unsure of pricing just to cover my costs or a small extra percentage ontop as of yet. But was thinking, for every “adoption”,...
|11-20-2014 01:57 AM||
i wonder if this will work, since posties are not allowed. If you know of some good deals, eye catching flyer sales, jump up and down OMG I must have bargains for this 2014 holiday season, please post here. I guess, gots to ‘watch’ this thread to be notified of new posts. Please, include any pictures and links.
|11-18-2014 07:51 AM||
Wish there was a way for temporary purposes to have a sticky post stay uptop for folks to toss in upcoming black friday, cyber monday, or Christmas deals on wood working related items. I got all excited when I saw a post for 50% off Jet parallel clamps, but it was dated 2013 :(
|11-16-2014 05:51 AM||
Here is my current project that is about 50% completed. I am in the midst of a fliptop miter saw / table saw combo station. You can see the 6” HVAC ductwork I’ll be using for underneath the saw. While looking up to see how other’s have done the interior of their saws for air flow and such, it came to me I really should l...
|11-01-2014 07:28 PM||
A great learning vid of adjusting miter saw - 2 replies
I have been one of those guys getting started into wood working with little knowledge (granted, 2 years into it and still learning). Hence, my reliance on LumberJocks quite often good or bad.I bought my bosch compound miter saw refurbished with no instructions. All this time… I “asssssssumed” I had to cut relying on the degre...
|10-26-2014 03:26 PM||
|10-13-2014 11:25 PM||
I already have a Bosch 1617EVS and a Bosch Colt for handheld and misc routing adventures. I also have a Freud FT2200VCE 3-1/4HP plunge router that has been collecting dust. I would like this Freud to be in my next project of a dedicated router table with a DIY router lift. Of course, this is an older router that will not raise above the table...
|10-09-2014 12:31 AM||
drywall 2 car garage ceiling: type-x or type-c ? - 6 replies
The original ceiling was 5/8” 4’x8’ gypsum type-x fire rated drywall, 15 boards. I removed all of it due to wanting to insulated, run wires, and too many damaged areas. I’m ready to re-install before snow starts a coming. Someone mentioned the new stuff called type-C: better fire rating at 1/2” than the fire-x a...
|10-06-2014 12:29 AM||
I pride myself on figuring things out by myself by luck, determination, research, and common sense…. with alot of help from LJ forums, of course :) Since I started in woodworking, I had on hand a bosch 1617evs combo kit and bosch 1180 router table and a bosch 4100 contractor saw. The router table inserts are flimsy plastic with no precis...
|09-16-2014 09:49 PM||
I cut 42 1/2”x2” mortises with my Router Mortise Jig for a lunchbox planer / jointer fliptop table with 4’ stowaway infeed and outfeed table project that i’m in the middle of. I really should start a blog on this. Due to errors I made, I had to reset the router for different tasks. I learned precious placement of the ...
|07-19-2014 10:25 PM||
window a/c in shop - 9 replies
I “acquired” a new 15,000 BTU window a/c unit and wanted to use it in my garage, but did not want to modify my wall and outside stucco for the hole, nor to install a window as the bracing and building permit seemed too much of a headache and might take too long. I next considered cutting a square hole in my man-door, but decided not...
|07-16-2014 03:15 AM||
I have learned that I am rather horrible at precise measurement with my bosch 4100 table saw fence. I have seen the digital display on other bosch’s. Any help to make accurate cuts is welcomed so went looking for this unit. 85% of the places have it out of stock or no longer available. Did find one at Summit Racing (why does a auto pa...
|07-13-2014 11:20 PM||
Install window a/c in stucco wall...or man door? - 6 replies
I was “given” a new 12,000 BTU window a/c unit (free!). It’s time to put this puppy to work in my 22’x22’ garage. However, I have no windows. This unit is 19” wide and will fit between my 24” OC studs so no king stud framing or headers required. I have to decide to cut an opening in the OSB/stucco or...
|07-13-2014 06:19 PM||
I have both the Freud dado set and Forrest King dado set. One I use for general cutting of dado’s, one I will use as a premium when it comes time to do fine furniture dado’s.I’ve always had trouble with my Freud dado’s because I “thought” I read somewhere all teeth have to be offset from each other. This lef...
|07-06-2014 10:37 PM||
So I am in the process of building a clamp rack on wheels. Things are going great. Got to use my router mortise jig for the first time. I have a 3/4” plywood 4’x4’ and a mating dado in my base structure. I did all dry fittings and everything was dead-on and fitted perfectly. I toss glue in the dado and the plywood, clamp e...
|07-04-2014 03:13 PM||
I started my wood working hobby with the bare essentials of clamps: a set of Irwin quick clamps. They served their intended purpose rather well. I have since acquired 60+ more clamps with no home. My next blog project will be a clamp rack. But I am hitting a brick wall. Do I go wall mount system or roll around cart system? I am unable...