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|167 days ago||
Electrical Advice Sought - 8 replies
Hey Everyone, hoping one of you electrical types can tell me if I can do this or not. I want to hook a timer into a surge protector that I want to use for charging my drill batteries. Unfortunately, while I was expecting the timer to be like a light switch, with the incoming wires and the outgoing wires. Instead there is one set of 4 wire...
|193 days ago||
Beissmeyer fence help - 9 replies
Hey gang, Would one of you kind folks who has a Beissmeyer fence please go out and measure the gap between the from wall of the angle iron that is bolted to the front of your table saw, and the rectangular tube that the fence itself clamps too? I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 3/4” if I remember right. I am making new ...
|236 days ago||
Have you ever reduced the size of your TS fence? - 15 replies
I am moving into a MUCH smaller workshop, and I am concerned about the TS. It a 5hp Delta Uni with a 56” fence. The shop is only 16’x10’. I am considering looking into getting a smaller fence to reduce the footprint of the saw. Is the a good idea? I know I would have to come up with more creative ideas for cutting larger...
|271 days ago||
Trying to hunt down these plans... - 11 replies
I am hoping someone can help me hunt down these plans… http://www.woodsmithstore.com/w0931.html The link above is to the Woodsmith Setting Up Shop book. I am very interested in the rolling workbench/cart that you see on the cover. Now, I am not averse to buying the book, but the thing is, I have one of those cds with a bunch of ol...
|273 days ago||
Making the best use out of small storage space. - 6 replies
Hoping to get some feedback from everyone on the best use of my loft storage space. Sorry these picture are so crappy. Bad lighting for pictures. What you are looking at is one of my storage lofts. They are 8 feet wide and four feet deep. In the middle the height is about 30”, 18” on the sides. I do NOT want these to become...
|300 days ago||
Grinding wheel for hand grinder - 4 replies
I have a new (old) hand grind, and new a new wheel for it. I would like to use it for general sharpening of chisels and hand planes. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of general purpose wheel I should get, and where I can buy one? Thank you, Milo
|307 days ago||
Quality Pallet Wood - 55 replies
Two of the top 25 are excellent examples of quality projects from quality pallet wood. It got me thinking, where can you find quality pallet wood? Good, solid hardwood pallets. What businesses would be most likely to receive stock from areas which would ship with hardwood pallets? What businesses receive stock from overseas that would ...
|319 days ago||
Dealing with slabs - 11 replies
I recently go my hands on two fresh cut live edge oak slabs. They are around 30 – 36 inches in diameter, 3 – 4 inches thick, with a very nice edge to them. Does anyone have any idea how I should properly prepare these to turn into small tables? I don’t have access to a kiln, or anything. Unfortunately they are already sta...
|326 days ago||
Huh. What to do with THIS? - 3 replies
I new acquaintance who is a builder gave me a trunk load of most Redwood and some mahogany that was left from some builds he did. Now, I’ve never worked with Redwood before, and was wonder if anyone can give me some advice on it, what it’s good to use for, etc. Is it primarily used for outdoor use? Is it an adirondack chair wait...
|382 days ago||
Hand Plane Restoration: How long in the bath? - 45 replies
Hey folks, I have some hand plane parts in an eletrolytic bath, and I was wondering how long you generally left the parts in the tank. One article I read said until it stopped bubbling. I am working on the smoothing plane from my previous post. Is this true? That could be a very long process. I appreciate your feedback. Milo
|388 days ago||
Hand Plane info sought - 7 replies
While I am waiting to be able to get started on my new shop, I thought I’d try and finally get serious about my hand planes. I figure the first step is to properly ID them. Below are a few pics. If you can illuminate me a bit on what they are and the proper us, I’d sure appreciate it. A Stanley 78? With 2 irons? Rig...
|397 days ago||
Corner Unit Design - Advice sought - 7 replies
Ok, hoping to get some advice from you experienced cabinet makers and furniture makers. I HOPE to start on a major corner unit build sometime in the near future (next month?), and am actually doing my due diligence for once and planning out the build in advance. I have some questions I am hoping to get answers for, and would appreciate the...
|399 days ago||
Those funny Craigslisters... - 10 replies
I already emailed this guy to say if someone actually calls him, please let me know because I want a source for $50 slabs too! http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mad/3519551202.html Wanted Heavy wooden slab. – $50 (Tallahassee)Hi, Looking for heavy wooden slab. 62 inches long and about 14 inches wide, Thickness 1.5 You must have...
|433 days ago||
Building the new shop - 22 replies
I wanted to get some feedback from you guys regarding my news shop. After a lot of looking I think I am going to (have to) go with a 12×20 gable roof shed/shop. This is a massive downsize from my 2 car garage that I had at the old place, so I am throwing out and giving a way everything I don’t or haven’t used in a while. Wh...
|443 days ago||
North Florida Saw Mills - 5 replies
This is just a first step, but here area few mills and suppliers I have found in the central panhandle area (found online) using Manta.com search engine. Paul FontaineRealwood Industries294 Littman RoadQuincy, FL 32352-5218Phone: (850) 875-3300 Stamper Sawmill5112 W W Kelley RoadTallahassee, FL 32311-9147Phone: (850) 878-9780 Swindell...
|447 days ago||
Hey North Florida Jocks, Is the lumber supply place in Blountstown that offered exotics closed down? I can’t remember the name of the place, but when I tried to look it up online, I couldn’t find it. Any info on good supplies of wood in the Panhandle would be appreciated. Milo
|469 days ago||
Vomit pile of my dreams.... - 6 replies
brrrrraaaaaauuuuccccckkkkk Sorry, its just, well, you know, I’m SICK of…. brrrrraaaaaauuuuccccckkkkk
|533 days ago||
Brainstorm with me, Please! - 27 replies
Hey Gang, Well, I’m moved to Florida, and my beautiful shop is no more. ARGH! :( I hope to get the ACC of my neighborhood to allow me to build a new shop in my back yard. LOTS of hoops to jump through there. I think the key will be to attach it to the house somehow… ANYWAY, the FIRST problem is this. I have an 8’x10&...
|569 days ago||
North Florida Saw Mills - 5 replies
Well, I’m heading back to Florida, and am hoping some fellow LJ’s can give me the heads up on North Florida saw mills where I can get rough cut lumber. I remember that there is a really good supplier in Blountstown, but they are not a mill. I also found Big River Cypress & Hardwood just outside Blountstown. I’ll be in ...
|570 days ago||
I need to get the lettering and signs off my van pronto! Can anyone suggests a good, simple method that won’t destroy the paint? Thanks!