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415 days ago

15-Gauge Nail Strength/Weight-Bearing Potential? - 9 replies

I am wondering what the rough strength of a 15-gauge finishing nail is? How much weight can it bear? I am fixing one of our kitchen cabinets that has come apart. I am trying to make it stronger, and have added an additional crossmember on the back of the cabinet that will also act as a frech cleat. The MDF back pieces are 1/2”-thick, so I ...

561 days ago

Thoughts on modifying a branding iron? - 4 replies

I have had a branding iron for about 2-years now. I bought it from Rockler. The branding iron plate is 2-1/4”-wide. I just got my first lathe and started turning on it yesterday. I decided to turn a bowl for my first project on the lathe. I also have a Supernova 2 chuck, so I decided to mount the bowl blank on the Woodworm screw for the in...

594 days ago

Triton Geared Eccentric Orbit Sander Release Date? - 0 replies

I’ve been trying to do a little research on this sander, as it seems like a great product for the price, but am having trouble locating much information on it. I understand it is likely going to be around $150 upon release. I first read about it on this Fine Woodworking page. Triton’s web site doesn’t seem to have any inf...

606 days ago

How often does the Delta 46-460 midi lathe go on sale? - 46 replies

I know there was just a promotion that when you bought the 46-460, you received the 46-462 stand for free. I have asked for a Rockler gift card for Christmas, and intend to probably use it towards a lathe sometime after the holidays, and can wait for it to go on sale again. I’ve been looking at lathes on-and-off for over a year now. Ori...

612 days ago

Is it safe to drill out a rare earth magnet? - 15 replies

The area in-question is the left inlay. I have a project that I want to finish up soon, and was almost done until I ran into a problem. I drilled 6-holes in the back of a piece of mahogany, then glued-in a neodymium magnet into each hole, slightly countersunk below the surface, around 1/16” or so. I say “or so” because I...

628 days ago

Using Empire Top Saver on Copper? - 4 replies

I have a bottle of Empire Top Saver that I use on my table saw and other cast iron surfaces. It works nicely for this. My question is: Has anybody ever used this on other metals to help protect against tarnishing? And more specifically used it on copper? I made a sculpture recently using a piece of copper pipe and some corks. I applied a laye...

641 days ago

Rockler has a livingsocial deal right now! - 15 replies

I apologize if someone else has posted this already, but I did a quick search and nothing came up. Not sure how many of you are or aren’t familiar with the various companies such as Groupon, livingsocial, etc., but Rockler has a deal on livingsocial that’s good for another 11-days. You pay $15 and get a $30 voucher. It doesn’...

827 days ago

Router Tabletop Sale at Peachtree Woodworking 50% Off - 1 reply

I just received this special via email. I have no affiliation with Peachtree Woodworking, but thought that my fellow LJs might be able to take advantage of this promotion.

855 days ago

Trend T4 Router Closeout Special at Peachtree Woodworking. - 5 replies

I just received an email, alerting me of this special, so I thought I’d pass it on to my fellow Lumberjocks. http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_032712.htm

896 days ago

The new Kreg Rip-Cut - 25 replies

This was just introduced today. Any thoughts on the new Kreg Rip-Cut?

912 days ago

Which Wynn Environmental Cartridge Filter? - 16 replies

I am looking at getting a Wynn 35A cartridge filter for my Delta 50-760 dust collector. I have a 1-micron bag on it, but wouldn’t mind gaining more air flow. They offer 3-different models, which can be seen here. What are your preferences between the 3-of these, and why? Please specify if you actually have one, or are just looking at...

917 days ago

Lee Valley set of 4-clamps for $69 - 0 replies

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43837,43838&p=68986 I haven’t used these, nor do I have any affiliation with Lee Valley. Just thought I’d pass it on to my fellow LJs.

927 days ago

Branding iron caused a split in end grain maple cutting board... what to do now? (Photo included.) - 15 replies

This is on the back side of an end grain cutting board that I’m almost finished with. I vacuumed it off this morning, then thoroughly cleaned it with mineral spirits and set it outside to dry. Not all that warm out today, so the board got down to probably 45-50 degrees over the coarse of several hours. I brought it inside, then used th...

931 days ago

For all you jig makers, here's a deal from Lee Valley - 11 replies

http://www.leevalley.com/US/hardware/page.aspx?cat=3,45962,51887&p=65642

966 days ago

Birdseye Maple Serving Board In-Progress, with Pictures - 7 replies

I am in the middle of making a birdseye maple serving board as a Christmas gift. It’s about 12”x14”x1/2”. I need to get my edges sanded exactly the way I want (smooth them out ever so slightly), then I’m going to really round over all the edges. I wanted this piece to be a little thicker, but alas, this is what I...

974 days ago

Has anyone used Behlen Swel-Lock? - 4 replies

Just found Behlen Swel-Lock online and am wondering if anybody has used it? It’s supposed to swell the wood fibers permanently. If so, what did you use it on, and how well did it work for you?

993 days ago

End Grain Cutting Board Teaser, with Photos. - 22 replies

This is an end grain cutting board I started on quite a long time ago now. I did the initial glue-up not quite a year ago. I am going to be finishing it up sometime in the next couple of weeks so it can be shipped to my in-laws for Christmas. The board uses 8/4-hard maple, 5/4-walnut, and 4/4-quartersawn cherry. I used Titebond III for the gl...

999 days ago

Has anyone used Behlen Qualasole? - 2 replies

I’m wondering if anybody has experience with Behlen Qualasole? It seems like a nice alternative and a real time saver to the traditional method of French polishing. If you’ve used it, how does it actually compare to true French polishing, or other similar finishing methods?

1035 days ago

Attention Denver LumberJocks, FREE Workbenches/Assembly Tables! (Pictures Included) - 4 replies

I work in LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver), across the alley from The Tattered Cover Bookstore at 16th and Wynkoop, and they are throwing a ton of stuff out. A minute ago, they just hauled 2-good sized benches/tables out to the rollaway dumpster. They appear to be in pretty good shape. They both look to be about 2+feet deep. One is probably 7+feet l...

1039 days ago

Difference between Mirka CEROS 5" and 6" ROS? - 1 reply

I have looked at these online several times since their introduction to the market. I have not yet had a chance to go and physically hold one though. I will get around to it sometime, but I thought I’d pose the question here to hopefully shed a little more light on these 2-sanders. From looking at the information available online, it ap...

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