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|277 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 ...
|424 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...
|456 days ago||
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...
|469 days ago||
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...
|474 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...
|490 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...
|504 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’...
|690 days ago||
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.
|718 days ago||
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
|758 days ago||
The new Kreg Rip-Cut - 25 replies
This was just introduced today. Any thoughts on the new Kreg Rip-Cut?
|774 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...
|779 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.
|789 days ago||
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...
|793 days ago||
|829 days ago||
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...
|836 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?
|855 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...
|861 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?
|897 days ago||
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...
|901 days ago||
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...