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1203 days ago

Need to sharpen turning tool - 9 replies

Hi, Santa brought me a lathe this year and I’m struggling to get the tools sharp. The straight tools are no problem, I was able to sharpen them on some sand paper stuck to granite. The tools aren’t HSS, but cheaper ones and burn quickly even with a white norton disk on my grinder. I am thinking about a Worksharp or slow spee...

1394 days ago

how much to pay for an old Stanley no7. - 7 replies

Hi I found an old Stanley no 7 near me on Craigslist. The asking price is 95. I wad wondering if this is a fair price. It needs tuned and cleaned. Just curious because I recently restored a no6. In similar condition. I bought the no 6 for 3 dollars. This is from my phone and I don’t know how to link to the page but its listed...

1463 days ago

Double Stopped Dados? - 10 replies

Hi, I’m making a toolbox that requires a series of dados that are stopped on both ends. Anyone have experience doing this? The only two ways to do this I can think of doing this are dropping it onto the router bit or raising the saw blade into it. Any other ideas? Thank You,

1464 days ago

Ridgid Granite Top TS and Jointer on Sale at Home Depot - 7 replies

Hey All, I was just at Home Depot (Washington, PA) today and I saw the Ridgid Granite Top Table Saw on sale for 399. I also saw the jointer for 299. Are they discontinuing these or is this just a sale? I’ve heard back and forth on the table saw, but I was wondering about the jointer.

1470 days ago

Coiled Bandsaw Danger! Always follow the instructions! - 6 replies

I’m a new bandsaw owner and I just uncoiled my first blade. The package said “Warning this blade is under tension” and to untie it and throw it on the floor. It also said to wear gloves which I wasn’t. I uncoiled it and threw it, but my thumb got caught. I got a pretty decent cut and just wanted to remind myself...

1478 days ago

Jointer knife setup - 3 replies

Hi All, I am working on setting the knives on my Delta benctop jointer and it sucks. I considering getting something bigger in the future. What are you thoughts on setting the knives on other jointers? Setting them on the Delta doesn’t seem that bad, so I’m wondering if there is something quicker and easier. Is this just...

1498 days ago

Router Bit Quiz part 2 - 3 replies

I found this router bit quiz over at the Wood Whisperer forum site. Kind of hard, especially since you only have 10 seconds to answer. Thanks Paul! http://www.toolstoday.com/t-router-bits-quiz.aspx

1511 days ago

What do I need for a Bosch 1617EVSPK router to work with a PC Dovetail Jig - 5 replies

Hi, I own a Bosch router model 1617EVSPK and I’m think about picking up a Porter Cable dovetail Jig. I have reviewed the jig’s manual and it says that I need a router that accepts the template guides supplied with the jig. Does anyone using a setup like this? Does anyone know if I need to get anything for the router to use this ...

1538 days ago

Dust Collection, What should I expect? - 9 replies

Hi, I am using a Rockler portable dust collecter on a Ridgid granite topped table saw. Its connected with a 21 section of flexible hose. What kind of results can I expect? So I still get tons of dust in the cabinet and very little dust is pulled out. Is this normal? I know I could probably seal up some of the holes in the saw, would t...

1560 days ago

Keim Lumber Company - 1 reply

Hi All, I just visited the Pittsburgh Remodeling and found a booth for the Keim Lumber Company. It look’s like huge store kind of like Cabellas. Has anyone hear of Keim or better yet been there? If so, I’d like your thoughts and experiences and also what their prices are like. Thank You,

1569 days ago

Unwanted bows in a jointer - 6 replies

HI All and Happy New Year! I am having a problem with my jointer. Its a small six inch delta bench top model, JT160 I think. Anyway, it seems to cut very smooth, but the problem is that I cannot get a flat edge. When I put two jointed edges together there is up to a 1/16 inch gap in the middle. The ends seem to meet up though. It se...

1650 days ago

Attention LJs in Pittsburgh Area, new tool Store - 7 replies

Yesterday I got dragged by the wife to the Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA by the wife. Much to my surprise a new store had opened and it was a tool outlet store. I can’t recall the name, but they have a mostly all reconditioned tools. Ridgid, Ryobi and Hitachi were the bulk of the tools. Mostly drills, drivers, miter saws and some o...

1665 days ago

Anyone use a portable dust collector? - 6 replies

I was thinking aobut a getting a portable dust collector to use with my table saw and due to the limited space I can devote to woodworking. Does anyone use one? I didn’t see any reviews for them and was just wondering if anyone had success with them. I will only be using it on a table saw.

1702 days ago

Where do I find wood in south western PA? - 6 replies

Are there any ‘jocks in south western PA? I’m wondering where I can find some wood other than Lowes and the Depot. I’m looking for some 5/4 red oak and I would prefer not to order it online. I checked Carter Lumber and 84 Lumber too. Heck, with “Lumber” in the name you would think that they would have more than ...

1727 days ago

Bench top mortiser as a drill press? - 2 replies

Hi, I just purchased a Jet bench top mortiser. I was wondering if you could also use it as a regular drill press. Would this cause harm to my new machine? Thank You,


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