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10-19-2013 01:43 AM

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: “Over the last ten years the speargun...

10-09-2013 07:12 AM

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...

10-08-2013 03:19 AM

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?

09-24-2013 08:18 PM

The fierce gentleman - 1 reply

Particularly ego-boosting to those of us with a woodworking compulsion:

09-24-2013 08:16 AM

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...

08-03-2013 04:16 PM

Ultimate miter saw dust collection - 15 replies

Check out this wild setup:

08-02-2013 04:08 PM

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?

07-26-2013 02:29 AM

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.

07-23-2013 08:34 PM

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?

07-23-2013 01:45 AM

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.

07-15-2013 05:29 AM

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, ...

07-10-2013 07:03 PM

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?

07-02-2013 04:26 PM

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 ...

05-25-2013 07:07 PM

Good deal on cabinetmaker's track saw - 0 replies

Ran across this auction: 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.

05-16-2013 05:13 AM

Bargain on digital readouts - 7 replies

I wanted to order a DRO for my drum sander andfound this site selling them: Free shipping May 15% off coupon code: CRAZYDEAL

05-01-2013 04:53 PM

How to locate used machinery in any area - 0 replies

Craigslist and other sites are far from the only ways tofind machinery. No matter where you live, there is likely plenty of unusedmachinery sitting idle in storage. Who owns it? Widows,retired pros, people who inherited machines and neverused them. Just because these owners are actively trying to sell themachines doesn’t mean the...

04-13-2013 02:18 AM

How to make a hide glue pot - 6 replies

I used a small crock pot… it doesn’t have any switches, it’seither on or it is off. It has a plastic lid and is reallynot much of a cooker… it’s the sort of thing you’duse for nacho cheese at a party. I cut a hole for my glue jars in the top. If you do it tryto use jars that are the same size since you&...

04-04-2013 04:31 PM

The problem with the 151 spokeshave - 2 replies

... is if you drop them they might break. My old one did anyway,a couple of days ago when I dropped it about 4 feet onto concrete. The presence of the adjustment screws means that a lot of material is removed from the casting at what is already a vulnerable point. I have a newer 151 too… and I think it may be made of a toughernew a...

03-28-2013 12:20 AM

Auction of Hammer k3 saw - 3 replies

I know some people have been considering acquiringthis model saw.

03-06-2013 08:15 PM

Source for 2" spring steel straps for steambending? - 5 replies

I’m setting up to do some steambending. I’ve done itbefore years ago and I made a compression fixtureout of low carbon weldable steel. It works wellbut the strap I have is low carbon steel too and it’s going to retain too much shape in bending I think. I know I could buy the Veritas rig but it seems abit overpriced to me c...

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