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806 days ago

Table Saw Cross-Cuts / Panels that are longer than they are wide - 8 replies

Hi all, I’m sorry I can’t find a good answer anywhere on Lumberjocks so if you have already answered this question please point me to your blog / forum! My question is simply this: how do you guys go about cross-cutting glued-up panels that are longer than they are wide? Let me explain – I am making a cutting board for...

1022 days ago

Cabinet Saw - New or Used? - 21 replies

Warning: I’m sure that this is a topic that will raise much discussion, so rest assured that I realize there is no correct answer to this question. I’m mostly looking for experienced opinions on this topic. Also, I should point out that I am a beginning woodworker, not a pro, not working in a big shop. I’ve recently decid...

1123 days ago

Bandsaw Thrust Bearing Question - how to remove? - 6 replies

Hi all, Sorry for this post but I am really stuck here and I need help! I am trying to replace the thrust bearing on my bandsaw and I am having trouble taking the actual bearing off the post/rod assembly that it is on. I have zero experience in working with machines / bearings, so this is not my forte. I have many replacement bearings of...

1244 days ago

Mini Cyclone Systems - Do they actually work? - 12 replies

Hi all, Another unfortunate question regarding dust collection. I’ve read just about every thread on Lumberjocks and tons of other forums about this topic, but there is still a lack of info for my question: Do mini cyclone systems work or are they just marketing ploys? I want to upgrade in the near future to a system that is capa...

1394 days ago

A Very Small Question...about dust - 12 replies

Hi all, I am going to buy a dust collector in the next month or two, and I’ve narrowed it down to two different models which offer what I need for my shop. My question is with regards to the top bag / dust filter: does 1 micron vs 2.5 micron make a difference in terms of the dust that goes back into the air? If so, how significant is ...

1591 days ago

Power - how to determine if a machine runs safely in your shop - 7 replies

Hi everyone, This is a rookie question so please bear with me. Well actually, this is an electricity / power question regarding bandsaws. I am thinking about buying a bandsaw sold at my local woodworking store, but it seems to me that there may be a power issue that has been swept under the rug and I am wary to see if there is a workable s...

1611 days ago

Lack of Woodworking Tools in Canada? - 20 replies

This is something which has been on my mind for quite a long time and I haven’t found any other blogs or similar discussion forums about this so I figured I would start it myself. As a new woodworker, one of the things I have been working hard at for the past year or so is properly setting up my shop with decent tools and machines. I a...

1667 days ago

Pipes and pipe clamps? - 10 replies

Hi there, This is my first time posting o this forum – and I’m still a rookie in the woodworking world so I apologize if the question seems amateur-ish! I need some pipe clamps for my first woodworking project (ongoing) which is my workbench. I’m going to be laminating about 25 2X3s to form my bench top, so I was going to ...


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