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12-22-2009 06:51 AM

An excerpt "Finding the Right Wood" - 1 reply

This is a good read to refresh your understanding of reclaimed, sustainable, etc wood. Of course we know we should not be buying wood from unsustainable forests, but how do we know it is unsustainable? I am not sure if this article answers that, however it provides some helpful direction. “No material is more beloved for home decor...

12-10-2009 06:03 AM

100" plus band saw blades? - 6 replies

Hi folks, What do you folks know about buying 100” plus band saw blades. Is this some economical way of purchasing blades by cutting and what welding them together? Is this economical for the amateur wood worker? I feel like I am going through a lot of blades. EXAMPLE:Steel WoodWorking Bandsaw Blade 137”, 3/4” wide, ...

12-08-2009 06:28 AM

How do I get round objects through bandsaw? - 16 replies

Hi, I am digging into this book Box by Box by Jim Stack and I am having a dangerous problem in trying to get a few 3/8” slices off of this (see picture) bandsaw box. The oliptical shaped box keeps getting jammed into the saw teeth. The blade is a 1/2” 6tpi I believe. This is a Delta 14” 1HP bandsaw. Thoughts?Thanks!

11-03-2009 08:18 PM

Can't find Planer knives -5/8” x 1/8” x 15-1/4” - 3 replies

Hi Fellow LJs, Can anyone suggest an online dealer to buy 5/8” x 1/8” x 15-1/4” planer knives for my Powermatic PM15? It is not clear to me if the Powermatic re-stock knives are not the best quality. They are made of high speed steel, and are double sided. It is $120 for a 3 knife set. I have come across Amana and other brands but the...

10-03-2009 12:33 AM

PM15 - PM15 15-Inch 5-Horsepower Planer/Molder, 230-Volt 1-Phase - 3 replies

Powermatic 1120003 Model PM15 15-Inch 5-Horsepower Planer/Molder, 230-Volt 1-Phase Hi, I just won the PM-15 in an auction and wondered if any of you had experience with disassembling it. I would like to throw it in my minivan and probably need to disassemble the base stand to do that. Is that the way to go? Thanks folks!Mrod

08-03-2009 07:04 PM

Torsion box- Floating 8 Foot Shelf - 3 replies

Halo folks!!! Okay so with advice from Marc the WW and the just go and get it done folks at woodweb (http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Floating_Bookshelves_Without_Brackets.html) I slung up a floating bookshelf last night that is – get this – 8 FEET LONG and 11″ deep, 1.75″ thick. All on a nice 8′ long cleat of oak and well see the ...

07-29-2009 10:11 PM

LUMBER Auction - want to join in with me? - 26 replies

Hi Jocks, This is MRod in Henderson (Denver), Colorado. I wanted to know if anyone that lives along the Virginia to Utah i-64 to i-70 corridor wants to get in on an Auction from the irsauctions folks for Lumber. I love good deals on lumber and I feel with 3 other trusted LJ’s pooling our cash together we can all get a good deal. ...

06-23-2009 04:46 PM

Need help with floating shelf stability - 8 replies

Hi LJ family, Can you please provide some feedback on the following project questions: Am I crazy to think a shelf that is probably 40 lbs on its own can float with anchors into drywall? Will two 4’ shelfs butted next to each other work better? Should I be using different materials? DETAILS: Project Requirements:- 8’ ...

06-16-2009 03:31 PM

In Florida - any woodworking places to visit? - 3 replies

Hi gang, I am in Florida until Saturday June 20th is there anything I should check out in the Orlando area around wood working, maybe a unique wood store or even a museum? Thanks folks.MRod

06-03-2009 07:54 PM

Power Ideas for Off-grid Shop - 40 replies

Hi, I am sure one of you fine and upstanding individuals could lend me your experience in powering 120/240v tools in an off-grid workshop. Question 1 – My first thought is a used Generator with 120/240v hookups, but the pricing I am seeing is in the $1,500 range, is this type of generator at that price range overkill? Question 2 &...

04-24-2009 08:48 PM

Just bought JET - 12 replies

Hi fellow dust makers, I just bought this Lathe for $950. Did I get a good value? Any of you have any experience working with this Jet 16×42 variable speed lathe? I finally think I found a good deal and look forward to exploring the world of turning !!!! Thanks folks!SPECS2 HP 230 volt, 6.1 amp1720 rpm, 3PH16×42 variable s...

06-04-2008 12:43 AM

NORTH EAST Coast - PROEJCT WOOD COST? - How much should you pay for wood? - 1 reply

Hi folks from the NORTH EAST Coast (NY,NJ,CT,NEW ENG., PENN), OK, I am sick of not knowing what wood costs. Therefore THE PROJECT begins. This is a forum topic that I am going to post for each region of the US, including NorthWest/Canada, Mid-west, Rock Mtn Regions, etc… —————————...

05-22-2008 11:29 PM

Road Trip fr Colorado? - Idaho ONLINE Auction 575 lots - 1 reply

Hi folks, It’s 9 hrs from Colorado to this Idaho ONLINE auction of Bergmeyer Manufacturing Co., Inc. They have 575 lots of equipment and some wood up for grabs. I am interested in the Alder wood, and some equipment. I would like to split the cost of the uHual and if someone wants something at the auction we can road trip it toge...

05-22-2008 09:06 PM

PROEJCT WOOD COST? - West Coast (California) - How much should you pay for wood? - 23 replies

Hi folks from the West Coast, OK, I am sick of not knowing what wood costs. Therefore THE PROJECT begins. This is a forum topic that I am going to post for each region of the US. But first I am going to let it run with the West Coast (California) for a little while and work out the bugs. I hope you don’t mind. Next I’ll f...

05-22-2008 04:46 AM

AmI Paying too much for Black Walnut on eBay? - 9 replies

Hi Jockers, Am I doing the math right? I think this is only 3.5 bf in this auction. If I bid it up I could be spending almost $10 a board foot with shipping. Am I adding this up correctly?11 black walnut lumber piecesHere are the dimensions:2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 243 3/4×3 1/2×201 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 191 3/4×3 1/2×161 3/4 x 3...

05-21-2008 07:30 PM

Colorado - Can you make $$ in WWorking in Colorado? - 1 reply

Hi Folks, This is the latest in my series of local discussions that I am trying here at Lumberjocks (with Ms. Debbie and Martin’s permission). Once Martin implements Groups on the website these conversations will be more formalized… Well here it is: Question #1 – Do we have any Colorado wood workers here making money...

05-16-2008 07:54 PM

Workshop Question-Stationary Island or Mobile Tables ? - 12 replies

Hi, Option A (from this Taunton aritlce) I am trying to decide whether to build a stationary 10×6 island, with the table saw notched into the LEFT of the island, cabinets underneath, jointer on the LEFT side of the island, possibly built-in sunken Dewalt planner on the RIGHT of the island with the planner in-out feed level with the is...

05-14-2008 09:41 PM

MORE Power!!! 120 vs 240 volts - 81 replies

Hi, Question to you fine people: If I change my current 120v 1 1/2 hp Table Saw to 240v (the Rigid tablesaw I have should be able to do both) will I get more power behind the cuts or does it not make a difference? Thanks,MRod

05-08-2008 09:03 PM

ANYONE TAKE WOOD WORKING CLASSES HERE? Aspen Colorado WWorking Classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center - 2 replies

Hi LJs, Has anyone taken classes at the ANderson Ranch Arts Center up in ASpen Colorado for Wood Working. These are classes that span 1 day to many weeks up in da big Colorado Mountains. It seems interesting, some classes are begineer while other classes are intermediate to expert. I am thinking this would be a great opportunity to imm...

05-03-2008 08:30 AM

Colorado Site (example of new area forums?) - 7 replies

Hi,I would like to get the conversation started on creating local forums/mini-sites in LJ/local hang outs, here’s my reasoning: LOCAL CONNECTIONS and FRIENDS:I love the web’s ability to connect me to the world, but I also want to meet local wood workers to organize locally and understand the scene around me. For example, throug...

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