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|495 days ago||
Anyone who has a drum sander (Performax, Jet, V-Drum, etc.) has long strips of sandpaper in various grits. Mine are 6+’ in length by 3” wide. I am looking for a good way to store the strips and the rolls I cut them from. Currently, I roll them up and use rubber bands. Then I throw them into a cardboard box. Has anyone come u...
|496 days ago||
Prefinished plywood? - 14 replies
Whenever I go my local plywood wholesaler for ply he always offers me prefinished. My understanding is that it has a finish sprayed on both faces. Cost difference is around $8 per sheet. I have never purchased any. Yesterday, while picking up another sheet of 3/4 ply I was offered the prefinished ply. Today as I glue up some drawers and h...
|496 days ago||
About a year ago, a well known nationwide woodworking chain, offered a 4 piece safety set for a good price. Yesterday, I needed a push block and opened one of the sets. I double-sided taped it to the piece and it worked well. But, when I attempted to pull off the block the glue that holds the rubber to the plastic was weaker than the double-s...
|497 days ago||
dealing with raised grain with water based finishes - 11 replies
I have always been taught to sand projects to 320 grit, wet the wood with water, and then sand again to remove the grain that the water raised. This is my first time of seriously using a water based finish. Many years ago, I was given a quart of water based poly and played with it, but I did not like the results. I have been told that water...
|498 days ago||
drying time of water poly? - 9 replies
I am trying out Minwax’s Polycryllic water based finish. On the Internet it said “dries to the touch in two hours.” Today I setup a table in the back yard and tried spraying several pieces of wood. The sun was shining; temperature was 80 F and humidly was 52%. I noticed that by the time I had the sprayer cleaned the wood wa...
|498 days ago||
It seems that my sinuses are getting worse or I am becoming more allergic to wood dust, so my fall shop upgrade project as revolved around improved dust collection. I have upgraded to the Harbor Freight (HF) 2 hp dust collector and I have noticed an improvement in suction. I am now thinking about the Wynn 35a nano cartridge filter. I ha...
|501 days ago||
Name for clear shellac? - 8 replies
I am looking for the correct name to use to refer to shellac that will not change the color of a piece of wood. I want the shellac finish but do not want to tint the wood. Some people call this Blond shellac, yet another distributor has “Super Blond” shellac. When I go to blahblah’s web site what type of shellac should I order?
|503 days ago||
looking for ideas on dust hood for chop saw - 19 replies
My shop improvement project for this fall is Dust Collection. The only stationary (debatable) power tool without dust collection is the sliding compound miter saw (DeWalt 718). I would like ideas on a box to surround the back of the saw. The box’s back can be the wall behind the saw. I plan to use a 4” PVC port.
|504 days ago||
air hose decinagrates, how to prevent next time - 18 replies
I have a small Harbor Freight air compressor that I occasionally use to add air to a tire or power a nail gun. The air compressor, regulator, hoses, etc probably have seen less than 3 hours use since I installed the system about 4 years ago. Recently, I needed to use my 23 gauge pin nailer and so I fired up the air compressor. There was a c...
|507 days ago||
advice on DC piping size - 11 replies
I am upgrading my 1 HP Penn State DC to a 2 HP Harbor Freight. I would like some practical advice on whether I should use 4” PVC tubing and fittings that I already have or upgrade the long run to 5”. I plan to have two “runs” of flexible hose. One will be by the DC. The other will be in the middle of the shop where ...
|509 days ago||
How flat and stable is melamine? - 3 replies
I am working on a new sliding cutoff sled for my table saw. I have a piece of 3/4” melamine I was thinking of using for the base. There would be a 2” high by 1.5” thick maple strip along the back to hold the Kreg track and stop. I have heard that MDF is extremely flat. How about melamine? How will melemine hold up in a...
|510 days ago||
Sliding cutoff table for band saw? - 1 reply
Today I found myself cutting a bunch of small parts out of 1/4” wood and started using my new Grizzly bandsaw for the cuts. This got me thinking about adding a sliding cutoff table instead of using the miter gauge. Has anyone done this?
|510 days ago||
So, this afternoon I decided to make a project from Wood magazine. I pulled out the patterns and took it to my trusty Koday EPS-9250 all-in-one printer. I pushed copy and got a sheet out. So far so good I thought. When I tried to stick it on the wood blank I noticed that the blank was too big. Measured the blank and it was the correct size....
|513 days ago||
Need advice on easy to spray water based poly - 4 replies
Many years ago, as water based finishes were becoming available to hobbyists a store gave me a small bottle of poly. I recall that it was off white liquid with a thick part that kept settling to the bottom. I tried it on some scrap and then a small box and was not the least bit satisfied with the results. Now I find myself with a request to...
|515 days ago||
4/1000s runout on router? - 7 replies
I am doing the fall tool alignment. Table saw was perfect, drill press had no runout, jointer was within 1/1000, then I got to the two router tables. The first router table has runout of about 4/1000s. I used my dial indicator in a miter gauge slot and a 6” stainless steel rod. The rod was advertised as a perfectly straight rod for a...
|517 days ago||
How do you store your bandsaw blades? - 34 replies
With the new 17” Grizzly bandsaw up and working I am now wondering how to store the various blades I will be accumulating. I figure I will not need to store more than 8 (1/2” that came with the saw, 3 3/4” resaw blades, a 1/4, a 1/8, and two spares). I am thinking of a box with an open front and separate compartments for each...
|519 days ago||
fluorescent light questions - 31 replies
I use 4’ dual tube fluorescent lights in my shop. They are 40 watt and have the two prongs on each end. As I prepare to replace the burnt out tubes, several questions popped into my mind. I am hoping that you can help me understand what is going on. Of the 12 fixtures in the shop 4 never give me any problems. The remaining have prob...
|520 days ago||
I use a 4” flexable hose to connect my dust collector to various machines. Currently I use a plastic tapered end that pushes onto the machine’s dust connection. Unfortuantly, sometimes this friction connection slips of and I find that the dust collector was collecting nothing. After some poking around on the Internet I came acro...
|522 days ago||
I am working on more drawers for workshop storage. The current set is 16” wide x 22” deep x 12” high and made of 3/4” plywood (it’s what I had on the rack). A couple of drawers will be holding close to 100 pounds each. Instead of using 1/4” ply, should I switch to 1/2”? If so, do you suggest that I c...
|525 days ago||
I am planning on upgrading my Dust Collector (hereinafter “DC”) with the Wynn 35a canister filter. From what I have read this will increase my suction. I was wondering if there is a quick, easy, and cheap way of measuring the suction before and after the upgrade?