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|108 days ago||
Does acetone dissolve shellac? - 3 replies
Does acetone dissolve shellac? Not as a substitute for alcohol, I mean in as far as damaging shellac finishes.
|111 days ago||
Simplest planer leg tapering jig? - 14 replies
I need to plane a slight taper on a piece about 42” long. I generally overbuild jigs if left to my own devices so I wonderif anyone has a real simple jig idea for planer tapering.
|115 days ago||
Early Maloof rocker - 4 replies
I’m not a big Maloof fan, but it’s interesting to seean older piece before the iconic rocker emergedfrom his studio. I had his book at one point butdon’t recall many pictures of his older work in it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sam-Maloof-Rocking-Chair-Leather-Seat-Vintage-1972-/231089400227?pt=Antiques_Furniture&hash=item3...
|120 days ago||
A guy left a message inquiring. I don’t want to do it, but I’ll passyou his number if you want to look into it.
|120 days ago||
Does pva glue to the back of plastic laminate? - 9 replies
I want to glue some laminate to a set of curved cauls and don’twant to mess with contact cement. Will PVA stick?
|124 days ago||
What's your opinion on extending glue life? - 7 replies
Do you suppose putting it in smaller containers, reducing exposureto air would help PVA glue not get clumpy?
|132 days ago||
Spring-loaded thing on a chuck key - 29 replies
What is the purpose of this thing? Is it just there to forceyou to push real hard?
|134 days ago||
Does it blow the air the opposite direction or just not work as well as it should? I have a 3 phase dust collector. Opening it up to see the impeller direction would be a hassle. I just wired in a new remote switch. 3 phase motors reverse by switching2 of 3 hot wires. This is why I am asking.
|142 days ago||
How to zero DRO on a planer? - 8 replies
I took my DRO off my drum sander and installed it on my planer. I can zero it on the drum sander but the planer only goes downto 1/4” or so. Is there a way to zero these things to planers or do I have towork to relative accuracy?
|145 days ago||
High-end pet furnishings - 6 replies
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/chimere_n_4122311.html I’ll comment that at these sorts of price points youcan’t just make the stuff, you need access to and favorfrom tastemaking operations. These can include journals and curated showrooms.
|146 days ago||
People here sometimes ask about setting up to make some money inwoodworking without having a lot of skill-building years under one’sbelt. Here’s an example of a sort of setup to manufacture a niche product. Ad on Craigslist: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/tls/4078100483.html “Over the last ten years the speargun...
|155 days ago||
How to put in 2nd 3 phase switch? - 8 replies
Bought a 3hp 3 phase dust collector. Switch is on the motorwhere I’ll have to walk over, bend down and push it. Machinemakes plenty of sound so I want to have a switch at eyelevel on a wall or something because I like quiet in the shopwhen I’m not machining. What type of simple switch could I use in a box on the wallto toggle th...
|157 days ago||
15" 4 post (invicta style) planer question - 7 replies
I just acquired a 15” Taiwan Invicta style 4 post planer. It workswell but the height gauge is off by 1/8” and there doesn’t appearto be any way to move the scale. This degree of scale error seems pretty weird considering the decent manufacturing otherwise. Any clues?
|170 days ago||
The fierce gentleman - 1 reply
Particularly ego-boosting to those of us with a woodworking compulsion: http://fiercegentleman.com/10-qualities/
|170 days ago||
Disk sanders - 18 replies
I’m doing compound joinery. Crazy stuff. I always thought disk sanders were kind of lame, like a tool youused if you really sucked at woodworking. Now I’m looking at these compound joints in chairsand I’m thinking “how much do I need to spend?” I’m look at the HF stuff, but there’s some stuff a...
|222 days ago||
Ultimate miter saw dust collection - 15 replies
Check out this wild setup: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bfs/3974285846.html
|223 days ago||
angle grinder smoking - 11 replies
I think it’s done… I did check the brushes and theylook alright. Any chance it need lubrication in thegear head or something like that?
|231 days ago||
Table saw bargain, so. Cal Los Angeles - 3 replies
A couple of people were looking for table saws in thearea. Here’s a listing for a saw that looks kind of bad, butit’s a General International and it looks to me likethe wings and fence were removed for storage,probably not discarded. Good price, anyway. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/3950873882.html
|233 days ago||
I’m building a steam box… I have some 1×6 materialI salvaged so I’ll use that. Question is will an Earlex steamer heat a 60” longx 4.75” inside dimension box sufficiently?
|234 days ago||
I’m considering a Japan-made planer with a heavy, cast ironbed about 3” thick. I’ve never used a real industrial planer with the thick bedsand I’d like to know if it contributes to more dimensionalconsistency… you know, in terms of like less ripplesto sand or scrape out.