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286 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?

290 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?

298 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?

300 days ago

What happens if you run a dust collector impeller in reverse? - 5 replies

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.

308 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?

312 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.

312 days ago

Example of equipment for turnkey niche woodworking shop - 0 replies

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...

322 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...

323 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?

336 days ago

The fierce gentleman - 1 reply

Particularly ego-boosting to those of us with a woodworking compulsion: http://fiercegentleman.com/10-qualities/

337 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...

388 days ago

Ultimate miter saw dust collection - 15 replies

Check out this wild setup: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bfs/3974285846.html

389 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?

397 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

399 days ago

Steam box volume question. Earlex steamer output. - 6 replies

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?

400 days ago

Will I get more dimensional consistency with an industrial planer? - 5 replies

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.

408 days ago

York pitch vs. middle pitch - 15 replies

In hand planes standard is 45 degrees. Almost all ironbench planes have this angle. A little bit higher is York pitch at 50 degrees. This makesmore of a scraping cut and navigates reversing grainand figured hardwoods a little more like a scraperthan a standard pitch plane. Higher still is middle pitch at 55 degrees. The higher you go, ...

412 days ago

What glues silicone to metal? - 8 replies

I’ve tried contact cement and it just peels right off thesilicone rubber gasket material. It’s been roughedup with 100 grit paper and still peels off. Is there some way to degrease the silicone or something like that?

420 days ago

How to close this corner? need ideas. - 20 replies

This is a large “day bed” piece, almost done. It isput together with mechanical fasteners and mustbe disassembled and re-assembled on site. The corner needs to be attached with mechanicalfasteners and you can see there are some gaps dueto twisting and/or imperfections in my assembly stage.The piece is 90” x 100” so ...

458 days ago

Good deal on cabinetmaker's track saw - 0 replies

Ran across this auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/EZ-Smart-Tracksaw-System-100-PorterCable-MAG325-by-Eurekazone-/261219138457?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd1dfbb99 The saw would set you back about $100 (used – no longermade but a very good saw) and the rest of the stuffabout $350 new, plus shipping.

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