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|03-28-2014 12:07 AM||
Anybody padded on water based poly? - 7 replies
When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be padded on like shellac. I never tried it but I’m comfortablepadding shellac and I was wondering if it’s not worth the troubleto try to get water based poly to do it. I live in California and oil based finishes have become scarce. OtherwiseI’d mix...
|03-05-2014 05:23 PM||
Check out this interesting band saw - 12 replies
|02-25-2014 05:45 AM||
Cello neck repair. Best approach? - 27 replies
My nephew’s cello took a fall.
|02-10-2014 03:43 PM||
I have some gauges that don’t work very well anymore andI’m wondering if there’s something I can do to service themor do I need to replace them to get accurate readings?
|02-07-2014 06:44 PM||
3 phase contactor, what am I looking at? - 7 replies
Here are some not very good pictures of a toasted magnetic contactor. It’s an S-C35L. It’s a 35 amp 3 phase contactor from Asia. It’s probably about 25 years old. It looks to me like the basic contactor is stacked on another thing, a base, which I think functions to provide 110v power to a pneumatic solenoid valve. It’s f...
|02-06-2014 01:56 AM||
Wiring question - 8 replies
I’m setting up a new phase converter. I need to pull 2 live lines off it. One will be connected to a 3hpdust collector. The other will be switched around to differentmachines. The phase converter panel has one set of outputs. What’s the preferred way to pull these two lines off thatone set of outputs? Do I insert a pair...
|01-31-2014 05:55 AM||
Einstein's porch bench - 8 replies
I saw this picture and the design grabbed me. I’ve not seen thissort of proportion in a porch bench before and I like it. I thinkthe table is a separate thing. I like the generous spread ofthe bench arms, the cozy high back. Good stuff.
|01-31-2014 05:12 AM||
I think I need a cutoff cart - any good ones? - 2 replies
... saw this on my local CL, but too far to drive for somethinglike it. Any good ones or thoughts about good designsfor them?
|01-30-2014 03:23 AM||
I just gotta gloat - 37 replies
Acquired this day from a patternmaker shutting his business. Incredible array of tools in that shop… most of them already spoken for. It’s a 16” machine about 7’ long. 3 phase of course, and direct drive. I’ve been messing around with vintage machinery for about 15 years at this point. If you keep your eyes...
|01-19-2014 12:26 AM||
|01-15-2014 08:32 PM||
|01-15-2014 05:40 PM||
Stuck magnetic contactor? - 2 replies
I’ll probably take this thing apart to see if it’s a moving parts problem. If anybody has any other suggestion I’d like to know. To answer the question of whether a 5hp rotary phase converterwill start a 7.5 hp wide belt sander…. the answer is yes, it willstart it. The motor is not starting consistently though. ...
|01-12-2014 08:00 PM||
Nice deal on a planer in OC - 10 replies
I recommend offering a little more than the seller is asking…put your offer in your email subject line – you may go to the front of the line. http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/4284166906.html
|01-09-2014 10:47 PM||
repurposed fridge - 7 replies
|01-06-2014 01:35 AM||
Vertical clearance and raising table saw height - 15 replies
Anyone put a tablesaw up several inches? I’ve never tried it but I’m considering it so I can get the rightfence rail to clear over the iron work table on a weird Germanmachine I don’t use very often. I’m 6’1”. I have read about really tall people putting tablesaws and other machines up higher but I̵...
|01-04-2014 05:46 PM||
Bleaching walnut - 16 replies
I’ve ordered the material to do some bleaching to evenout the color on an already assembled walnut piece. Any suggestions on how to avoid lightening the lighterparts excessively while getting the darker parts lighterin an already assembled furniture piece (a chair in thiscase where some frame parts are a lot darker)? I’ve never...
|12-28-2013 06:53 PM||
I edge plywood with 1/4” hardwood strips using a special press. Noproblem if the whole edged board can be trimmed and finished asone piece… but I don’t have the space to really do that kind offilm finishing on everyday casework. I prefer prefinished maple ply which is no problem to edge band with the press. The issue is h...
|12-19-2013 07:04 AM||
Pet safety in furniture design - 3 replies
This cat looks like she is having fun, but if she were to get her head throughthe hole and slip down, it could kill her. Something to consider.
|12-19-2013 06:40 AM||
Lee Valley now has 8mm router bits - 0 replies
I just discovered they have a wide selection of 8mm shank bits. ... only really a point of excitement for those of us using certain little German routers in N. America, but somethingI’m thrilled about personally.
|12-04-2013 04:51 PM||
Marking dark woods - what do you use? - 5 replies
I’m running out of the yellow pencil I’ve had for awhileand I’ll need to get something else to mark locationsout on dark woods. What do you use?