LumberJocks

Justin's Forum Topics

  • Advertise with us
View Justin's:homeworkshopprojects (10)blog (0)reviews (0)forum topics (14)buddies (7)favorites (997)activity logWatch
419 days ago

Steamer Trunk - 5 replies

I was recently asked to build a custom trunk with a false front, removable tray and drawers to hold family photos and personal items. I pretty much have the design done. Ive been looking for the right hardware for the style I am going for but not having much luck. The second photo is the style I had in mind, a dark stained trunk with antique bra...

920 days ago

Designing Tool Chest - 5 replies

I am in process of designing a tool chest for my hand tools that I can place on my bench top but I would also want to be able to bring it with me if need be, similar concept to the one in the photo below. My plan is to have a place to put all my tools (not just tossed in a drawer) so they don’t get damaged when moving the chest around. ...

925 days ago

Random Orbit sander stopped working - 8 replies

I was using a random orbit sander and knocked it off the table onto the floor(it wasn’t running). when i went to use it again it wouldn’t work anymore. any ideas on what could be wrong and how to fix it? I though I could of knocked the brushes back or something but i haven’t had a chance to look at it yet.

999 days ago

Dewalt DW735 vs General 30-005HC M1 - 7 replies

I am looking into getting a planner this winter but I cant decide between the Dewalt DW735 and the General 30-005HC M1. The two planners cost about the same so price isn’t a big deal. I am pretty much just looking at the performance side of things. I’ve used the Dewalt a fair bit at work and never had any problems with it but it seem...

1087 days ago

Table Saw Wiring Question - 25 replies

I am pretty sure I am going to order the 10 Inch Left Tilt 2 HP Table Saw from general but i got a question about the wiring for the motor. It says the motor is pre-wired 230 (2 HP, 115/230 V, 19.5/9.5 A). I currently only have 120 running in my shop so I will need to change the saw over from 230 to 115, from what I gather all you need to do is ...

1097 days ago

Granite vs Cast Iron tool surfaces - 20 replies

I am thinking about buying some tools so i am just wondering if there is any pros/cons to having a granite surface rather then cast iron tops, other than not rusting I cant think of any major ones. Is there a risk of it cracking if knocked kind of hard? is there any maintenance with granite? Ive only used equipment with cast iron surfaces so I h...

1210 days ago

Mobile Assembly Table - 4 replies

Currently my shop is located in a 16×24 garage that we also do car repair in so i have to be able to clear enough space for a car/truck to pull in. So my idea was to make a mobile assembly table that i can move outside the door once every month or two but I didn’t want it to move while working on it. I also didn’t want to have wheels on it ...

1214 days ago

Pipe Clamp lengths - 12 replies

I’ve ordered some pipe clamps from lee-valley because of the free shipping they have available until 28th. So ill need to pick up some pipes soon. I would like to be able to glue up table tops, cabinet doors, or cabinets when needed for a project, so i was wondering what length of clamps do you commonly use alot?

1221 days ago

mobile assembly table wheels - 3 replies

I am started to plan out for a mobile assembly table for my 16’ x 24’ shop that is shared between car repairs and wood shop so the table may have to pulled outside on the gravel/grass now and then to make room for car repairs. So my question is, would the larger Heavy-Duty Polyurethane Casters be able to roll a assembly table (around...

1337 days ago

Busy Bee Tools and Craftex? - 11 replies

I’ve recently found out about busy bee tools. They seem to sell a lot of Craftex Products along with a few other brands. So here is my question.. what is the quality of Craftex and has anyone ever dealt with busy bee tools before? I was wondering this because I looked at some tools and the prices are really cheep but not sure of the qualit...

1359 days ago

Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee - 6 replies

Came across this book Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee while i was just randomly surfing the internet. I never had a chance to read it all but i thought that some of you might be interested in it. The book shows how to sharpen just about everything from chisels, saw blades, to drill bits.

1365 days ago

Jokes in the woodshop - 23 replies

Let me start off by saying that I do not encourage dangerous pranks in the shop. I am simply just wondering if you have ever pulled a “harmless” joke in the shop when someone new comes in or if you ever had one pulled on yourself? For example asking them to find the wood stretcher or to stain a door natural stain. I wasn’t ever...

1372 days ago

What router bit brands would you recommend? - 4 replies

I’ve brought a 3 1/4 HP router with a 1/2 collar/shank so i plan on slowly building up a 1/2 bit collection. I plan on buying some raised panel, moldings, etc. bits but i don’t want to buy something that is just a waste of money because like most of you i don’t have unlimited amount of cash. Ive been looking at Lee Valley mostl...

1403 days ago

any suggestions for a jointer and a planer? - 12 replies

Ive been thinking about buying a planer and jointer once i finish up trades school this year so i was just wondering if you had any suggestions or comments about the few i looked at. I am looking to spent a little bit but not much more then $400-700 each. edited This is what Ive though about for planners:Mastercraft 12 1/2 planer - $330 ...


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase