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78 days ago

Resaw or Not? A jointer or bandsaw first question. - 6 replies

Hello woodfolks, I have 14×8/4 7 inch wide 4ft long birch boards that need to be resawn down to 4/4 for an eventual 3/4” thick 6” wide board and I am wondering if I should joint one face before I resaw or just go straight to the bandsaw and joint after? The grain on the birch is pretty all over the place and I am afraid it is...

86 days ago

Questions about spray guns for hvlp turbine. - 8 replies

Hello out there! I just bought a Lemmer T-75 three stage turbine with the stock spray gun ($260 on craigslist yeah!) and I was looking to get a touch up gun for doing smaller projects and looking around online I see that I don’t really know anything about spray technology or what sort of gun I need. So questions: Can I buy any tou...

489 days ago

dry time for 8/4 maple - 15 replies

Hi All, I do not own a moisture meter. I have a stack of dry 8/4 maple that was bought about 2 weeks ago, it has been sitting in my very dry (woodstove) kitchen for that time, wondering if anyone has any idea how long I need to leave it before I can work with it. Thanks Luke

512 days ago

Which Saw? (Dare I ask?) - 57 replies

Ok I am looking at buying a new tablesaw and have found four I am interested in. 1- Ridgid 4511 $300 think I can knock him down though as it’s been listed every week for weeks 2- General 50-175 $500 3- General 50-175 with some sort of big aftermarket fence $550 4- Delta (not sure model but is a hybrid type) with Biesmeyer fence...

525 days ago

Workbench Thoughts - Ikea Countertops? - 16 replies

Hi All, A quick question, I am looking at building a workbench for myself and while looking for lumber sources I came across the idea of using Ikea butcher block counter tops for the top, they are available in beech, birch or oak, 72 inches long, 25 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. Price $199 canadian. Compared to a top from Lee Valley ($4...

540 days ago

Question about lathe motor - 12 replies

Hi All, I am planning on building my own lathe (blog to come) I have a 2Hp motor I recovered off an old air compressor (115V) and I am wondering if I can put a rheostat on it for speed control or if I need to get multi speed spindles for the belts. Basically wondering if putting a rheostat on will wreck the motor? Thanks Luke

543 days ago

Good source for higher grit PSA backed sanding discs in Canada - 6 replies

Hi All, I am wondering if anyone has a good source for higher grit (1000-6000) PSA backed sanding discs (6”) here in Canada. Looking for cheaper abrasives for my worksharp. Thanks Luke


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