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09-08-2014 08:28 PM

earlex 5000 HVLP seal leaking - 0 replies

I have had the Earlex 5000 HVLP spray system for about four years and it has been doing a good job. ALthough I only spary about four or five times a year. Today I sprayed water based Poly and as I was cleaning up I noticed a little bit of poly in the back half of the needle where the spring is located. I suspect that the seal that the needl...

08-26-2014 01:29 AM

hole size for a MagJig? - 0 replies

A while back Peachtree Woodworking had the MagJig on sale. I purchased two and the corresponding 40mm forstner bit. Last week I was making a jig and thought I would try out the MagJig. After drilling the home with the 40mm bit I found that it took a vice to press the MagJig into the hole and I needed a piece of scrap wood and a mallet to re...

08-13-2014 04:39 PM

pocket joinery and wood movement question - 1 reply

I am interested in securing my two inch thick workbench to the frame using pocket hole joinery. Along the back I want the top fixed and not moveable. Wood expansion would move the front of the top towards the woodworker. My question is about using pocket holes along the sides and front. Is the hole size sufficiently large to allow wood mov...

07-16-2014 05:35 PM

water based poly over danish oil? - 1 reply

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture intended for use in my shop. With this week’s cool weather I am planning on spraying some wb poly on another item. Will wb poly go over danish oil after it has been drying for over three weeks? Is there anything I need to consider?

06-12-2014 02:18 PM

how to clean spray nozzles? - 11 replies

It seems that I am forever grabbing that can of temporary spray adhesive to attach a pattern to a piece of wood and finding that the plastic nozzle is clogged. What method(s) have you found to clean the plastic nozzle on a can of spray adhesive? (I was not sure whicch forum to post this in)

05-08-2014 05:52 PM

hot hide glue for small parts? - 17 replies

I am working on building some toys that have multiple small parts. I have seen various videos about hide glue where you simply rub the parts together and hold for a minute and the glue has set. I have no experience with any form of hide glue. Would hot hide glue be appropriate where the pieces may only be a 1/4 inch wide?

02-07-2014 04:32 AM

anyone a member of "Woodworkers Guild of America"? - 1 reply

Yesterday I got an e-mail from The Woodworking Shows offering me 67% off of a years membership to Woodworkers Guild Of America. Is anyone a member? If so, is it worth the cost?

02-04-2014 04:54 AM

saw blade with a _minimum_ depth of cut? - 13 replies

I never heard of a saw blade having a minimum depth of cut until I read the latest e-mail from Woodworker’s Supply. They list a series of freud saw blades and for each one they list a minimum depth of cut when crosscutting and a minimum depth of cut when ripping. Do saw blades (10 inch) really have a minimum depth of cut?What happens i...

01-14-2014 05:23 PM

will a 240V electric heater work ok on 220V? - 17 replies

I found a local company that is selling a 17000BTU (5000 watt) electric heater at a good price. Using online calculators my shop needs between 12,000 BTU and 18,000 BTU heat. But the heater is listed as 240 Volt. Will a 240 volt heater work ok and provide the same heating on 220 volt? I should say this is single phase, and local ordinanc...

11-16-2013 10:14 PM

How much clearance around rods in an end vice? - 1 reply

I am finally making time to finish the end vice on my workbench project. I have a woodriver hardware to make an end vice. I will be using wood for the faces of the jaws. I was initially thinking that I would drill the clearance holes in the wood an 1/16 over the size of the two rods and the acme thread. A friend was concerned with wood mov...

11-08-2013 01:43 AM

using 4" infeed fitting on thien top hat and 5" out - 4 replies

I am having problems finding a reasonably priced 5” fittings to build the thien top hat from. Since I will be immidently reducing the inlet from 5” to 4” for the hose to connect to different tools, is there a problem with using a 4” elbow as the inlet into the top hat and a 5” outlet into the dust collector?

11-05-2013 09:05 PM

harbor freight spray can for finish? - 6 replies

I have several of the harbor freight spray cans where you open the top, pour in a liquid, screw the top back on and then use an air compressor to pressurize the can. (A quick scan of hf’s web site did not bring up a link.) I have had good luck using this to spray WD-40, etc. I have always wondered if it would work for spraying a finis...

11-02-2013 08:18 PM

best way to plug & seal holes in dust collector ring? - 7 replies

I am continuing the project of revamping my harbor freight dust collector. I have designed a new mounting system for the dc ring. I need to decide how to plug and seal the various holes that used to have bolts in them. There are three sets of two threaded holes for the old mounting method, and one set of two holes where the plastic handle use...

10-29-2013 12:53 PM

finish on back of hvlp needle (Earlex) - Problem? - 8 replies

Yesterday I sprayed two coats of Minwax PolyCrylic water based poly. Between coats I cleaned the front part of the spray gun (fan control, spring, nut, nozzle and wiped off the tip of the needle). After the second coat I pulled the needle out to clean all of it and I noticed white colored staining of the back end of the needle, it’s spri...

10-28-2013 07:30 PM

Does shellac pound cut change color of finish? - 4 replies

Shellac is not a finish I normally use. I was wondering if the “pound” of the cut affects the color of the finish? Could you make a given color (blonde, super blonde, gannet …) lighter by adding more alcohol and darker by using less? Would mixing two colors (say blonde and orange) give you something in the middle?

10-14-2013 05:02 PM

Should I use Metal or Plastic in dust collector refit? - 6 replies

In replacing the plastic bag on the bottom of my Harbor Freight dust collector I am wondering if I should use a metal trash container or a more economical plastic model? I was planning on metal until I got to wondering if the seams in the metal container would leak over time. What do you think?

10-13-2013 09:24 PM

How to Seal Dust Collector Modifications? - 2 replies

I am modifying my Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector (dc). I have dust leaks from where the Wynn nano filter attaches in place of the top bag, and dust comes out from around where the bottom plastic bag attaches. I would like to use MDF to form rings that will better seal the Wynn filter and to replace the plastic bag with a ridged container (t...

10-08-2013 07:47 PM

ATB saw tooth layout and Table Saw alignment? - 3 replies

I started to align the contractor’s saw today. As I was using a dial indicator in the miter slot to verify that the saw blade is parallel to miter slot, I noticed an unusual thing. As I slide the dial indicator’s tip across the side of a carbide tooth the dial indicator changed its reading by a 2 – 3 thousandths. So when I t...

10-07-2013 06:02 PM

Runout in router - How much? - 2 replies

As the temperature falls into the 70s and 60s for highs it is time to get back out into the shop. As is usually I start with a tune-up of the tools. This morning it was the Triton Router in the router table. I am ciours about how much runout do you think is acceptable. I clampled my dial indicator to the table and placed a 6” steel...

07-23-2013 11:55 PM

meaning of writing on back of sandpaper? - 2 replies

I recently purchased 2 rolls of sandpaper for my drum sander. As I was unrolling some to cut a length to go on the sander I was wondering what all the words / codes meant. Can anyone interpret the following for me? XA911+ P100 Aluminum Oxide LV 22-19 01 P100 The 100 is the grit, and Aluminum Oxide is the type of grit. What does the rest...

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