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654 days ago

shellac as a sealer - 9 replies

I’ve been using Zinser dewaxed full strenght as a sealer. The directions say to cut it by 25%. Is that really necessary? I’m using it on poplar for a sanding sealer.

674 days ago

Makita Router Question (RF1101 varible speed) - 8 replies

My router (after 7 years) has decided to speed up and slow down. I checked the brushes and they don’t look that bad. Controller board?? Anyone got a suggestion?

681 days ago

Water Poly and particle board - 2 replies

Anyone see a problem with using water based poly straight on a particle board to seal it?

703 days ago

Red Alder - 0 replies

Anyone have a source for Red Alder?

725 days ago

digital 3 in 1 marking mortise gauge by Rockler - 7 replies

Has anyone used this? If you have, is it worth it?

741 days ago

Outfeed table,built for function not beauty - 3 replies

I needed more storage in my shop so I came up with this rolling table/outfeed table.Built from materials I had on hand.The unique part of this is the top raises up two inches to accommodate my table saw and I can use it as an outfeed table. Both sides are adjustable to allow for any uneveness in the floor. It’s on locking casters so I ...

742 days ago

For the people that have ts mounted routers??? - 19 replies

Are you satisfied with having a router mounted on the TS over a cabinet mounted router? Would you do it again?I have an Incra LS-25 on my router table. I’m getting the Incra TS-LS for my General TS and am wondering if the router table on the saw is really worth it.

743 days ago

How's this grab you??? - 19 replies

I just bought (like today) a 12v Dewalt impact/drill. The drill works fine the problem I have is trying to register it.Their goofy sign in/register screen has a place to “type these two words so we know it’s not spam” well that’s fine except the words are so glued together an old geezer like me cannot read them. After tr...

781 days ago

This site - 15 replies

It seems to me this site is becoming more attuned to everything but woodworking.Religion,politics “new non woodworking products” etcYeah,I know if you don’t want to look don’t click but when it just says non shop talk you don’t know until it’s opened what it is about.

789 days ago

Ridgid 3650 and Ridgid Joiner - 0 replies

Anyone around Tampa Florida. I’m going to put these on C/L next week. Both are in excellent shape(pictures next week on C/L) both for $500.00(cash). No knicks in knives on Joiner. Anyone in the area interested message me and I’ll provide a phone number.I bought both of these machines new. Don’t use the joiner and bought new cab...

790 days ago

General saws Need an answer quick - 10 replies

Does anyone know anything about the General 50-200R? WC has them on sale and I’m looking. They only have 2 so I need to know pretty quick about them. Any alignment issues etc Looks just like a grizz 690.ThanksHowie

795 days ago

Ridid 3650 Odessa Florida - 4 replies

nzxnp-3074879063@sale.craigslist.org Not my saw, just passing this on. Bit high on the price maybe.

801 days ago

grapefruit - 4 replies

Has anyone ever used grapefruit to build anything?(boxes etc) I have a log about 4 ft long drying and wonder if it’s worth fooling with.

806 days ago

GO690/691 reviews and or comments - 1 reply

I know there is a few comments on the “search” section but these are mostly old.I would like to hear from the guys that have either of these saws that have had them for a goodly amount of time and comment on one or the other. Doesn’t have to be a review just a comment on whether you like them or not. I have a 3650 and am seriou...

807 days ago

Ridgid 3650 craigslist-tampa Florida - 7 replies

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/tls/3058166930.htmlLooks good in the photo. Don’t know anything else about it. Price is right.

861 days ago

Jet 16/32 Sander (Jet are you listening?) - 23 replies

Dear Jet Tools. This is not a review. I love my 16/32 for the work it does. But…are you listening…The right hand clip to hold the paper to the drum is a totally assinine piece of crap. Now before you say operator failure I’ve even had the people where I bought it(WoodCraft) show me how that hook is SUPPOSED to work. Well mine d...

888 days ago

Tampa Woodshow - 10 replies

Started today. Totally disappointing. Been looking forward to this for 6 months. Wife and I have been going to these shows in this state and other states for several years. They seem to offer less and less. Cost me $25.00 for parking and admission so I don’t think I’ll be going next year.Just my HO.I’m not even going tomorrow t...

892 days ago

Tampa woodshow - 0 replies

This coming week end Friday thru Sunday.(16-17-18)

900 days ago

threaded inserts for jigs - 18 replies

Found 25 for $6.97 at Lowes in the windows department. They were in the Hurricane Supply dept.( Of course not all of you have this dept.) these were 1/4-20 brass. I thought they were a good buy for the $$$.

902 days ago

Planer question - 9 replies

I’ve seen several posts before stating that a planer will not flatten a board. I have a 735 that I’ve been using for several years and have run several hundred bf and never had any issues with flattening a board. What am I missing? I don’t even use my jointer to “edge” I use an Incra LS.

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