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577 days ago

Tool Sharpening - 24 replies

I’ve been working on trying to increase the amount of hand tools in my collection and have not had a proper method of sharpening figured out. I purchased a Makita 9820-2 shapener to do my planer and joiner blades and have been using this to sharpen my blades which isn’t giving me a good enough edge for some of my projects. I have a 1...

1158 days ago

Hickory Questions - 6 replies

Last week I purchased over 600bf of 4/4 Hickory that has been sitting in a barn for the last 8 years. I’ve never really worked with Hickory but I’ve read that it can be difficult to work with. What are some of the challenges that it presents? I understand that it finishes real well, is that the case? I purchased it in rough form. ...

1164 days ago

Home Built Cyclone - 6 replies

I’m beginning to build a cyclone system for my shop. After researching for a couple weeks I’ve nailed down the design for the separator but I’m having a problem with the required air flow. I’m fairly knowledgeable in the HVAC field but I cannot figure out the required or desired velocity/CFM for a dual 4” system. I&...

1176 days ago

Equipment Collecting Dust - Any ideas? - 4 replies

I purchased a couple pieces of old equipment recently. I bought everything the guy had that would be useful to me but unfortunately I haven’t been able to figure out any uses for one. It is an old line bore machine. It works just fine as it sits but I’m not able to really use it for what I’m planning on building. I t...

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