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01-02-2016 09:44 PM

Router profile? - 2 replies

I’m not at home so cant look it up- would anyone know how this profile is done?

12-28-2015 10:50 PM

Looking to streamline production - new contraption - 93 replies

Original message is below…. Well shut the front door! While I’d like to give credit to whoever gave me the idea, I surfed so much youtube that I don’t know who to thank. I was trying to come up with a better way of oiling the clothes pin halves.For the price of four casters and a HD bucket, I thought I’d try making a...

11-24-2015 11:00 PM

Do you have 3500K LED and do you like them? - 27 replies

In a few weeks, I’ll be having some wiring done in my dimly lit garage workshop. I’ve decided on LED lights and had formed the opinion based on my reading that 4000k would be a good colour temp. The electrician however can get me a really good price on dust proof LED fixtures that are 3500K. Looking at them in the new construction...

11-07-2015 02:29 AM

Breaking bandsaw blades on Rikon 10-325 - 22 replies

I’ve had my Rikon 10-325 for a couple of years now, and have learned a lot about mechanics by constantly having to adjust, fiddle, and figure out some of the issues that have cropped up. The first issue was the belt walking off the pulley. Turns out that the pulley was too close to the frame. Loosened the set screw and moved it back a...

10-15-2015 12:27 AM

Ridgid customer services comes through again - 14 replies

I bought my Ridgid R4330 in September 2012, and paid $399 Cdn at a big box store. I’m a hobbyist, but after getting the planer, I completely stopped buying dimensioned lumber and planed down rough lumber I bought on Kijiji or from local mills. The planer saw decent use. It was easy to use out of the box and I never had any issue whats...

08-17-2015 11:09 PM

Canadian Spring Manufacturer? - 13 replies

I’m thinking there’s no harm in asking… I’ve been making clothespins using the plans and the gracious help of LJ Farmbeet. I’ve been buying the stainless steel springs from him and would be happy to continue doing so however the exchange rate between the Cdn and US dollar is driving my costs way up. And then wh...

02-23-2015 10:27 AM

Show me your assembly table - 37 replies

With my husband’s snowmobile and the seasonal stuff now tucked away in the newly built shed, I’m enjoying a bit more shop space. High on the list of shop projects is an assembly table. I like the look of the large ones with a torsion box top that double as outfeed tables so feel free to post those, but I’m looking for somethi...

11-21-2014 12:58 AM

Question about door in workshop - 35 replies

I’ve finally tried out Sketchup. My results aren’t great, but I managed to measure out and draw our garage, aka my workshop. With the new shed complete, I’m going to be able to move much of the seasonal stuff out to the shed, giving me more room in the garage. Behind where the figure is standing, is essentially a 10...

08-17-2014 01:52 AM

FIXED! ...putting my Ridgid belt/spindle sander back together - 21 replies

After a few hours in the shop, I got tired so I decided to tidy up. I guess I was more tired than I thought. I had moved my sander onto my workbench during clean up. I wanted to take the sanding belt assembly off, so I started to turn the spindle knob. Because I had placed the sander on the bench backwards and because I was knackered, I wa...

03-17-2014 02:19 AM

Wiring on/off switch to router cabinet - 11 replies

I’m in the middle of building a router cabinet and purchased this to use as the switch: My experience with electrical work consists of shutting down all power to the house to change out light fixtures, replace baseboard heaters, simple stuff… I’ve been looking on LJ and elsewhere for some very basic instructions. I know ...

02-23-2014 02:05 AM

When your shop is a mess, what's the first thing you do? - 128 replies

At the moment, my shop is a complete disaster. I just finished a project, picked up some lumber and hardware on Kijiji and on top of that the garage stuff seems to have multiplied. Tomorrow’s mission is to get it back in order. So, I was just curious – for those of you who can’t relax unless there’s some order in your...

02-10-2014 01:05 AM

Lower wheel adjustment Rikon 10-325 - 40 replies

While overall, I’m quite happy with my Rikon 10-325, it has certainly pushed me past my comfort zone as far as mechanical ‘tinkering’ goes. When I was first trying to re-saw, I thought my saw was bogging down, but one of the issues was that the belt was slipping off. By the time I figured that out, the belt had been damaged....

01-29-2014 12:28 PM

Lee Valley Customer Service-UPDATE - 16 replies

Not only did my new vise arrive promptly in the mail, but I also received a nice note and a check refunding me the difference between the quick-release vise and the replacement one. Already loved Lee Valley – this is icing on the cake *About a year ago, I ordered a quick-release vise from Lee Valley.It was a struggle to install, ...

01-17-2014 01:49 PM

Spousal translation issue - 46 replies

Last night, I went into the garage (aka my workshop) where my dear hubby was changing the wear bars on his snowmobile. After 24 years together, we’ve mutually accepted the fact that he is NOT handy. At least he thought to ask before trying to use my impact driver to drill through metal. I try to be patient, but I gasped in horror and ...

01-15-2014 09:04 PM

Another Rikon bandsaw question - 8 replies

Now that I have re-sawing basically under control, I need to address another issue with my Rikon 10-325. Since getting the saw, the belt from time to time works its way off the pulleys. I tightened it up which seems to make it worse. So before looking into whether the wheels are co-planer and all the mess I can create by trying to fix that,...

01-13-2014 12:51 AM

Look Pa! I can resaw with my Rikon 10-325! - 22 replies

I bought my Rikon 10-325 a year ago and I was fairly happy with it with one exception – I could NOT resaw without significant drift. I read and read, and then bought a woodslicer blade. My resaw capabilities went from dismal to mediocre at best.More reading, particularly Taunton’s Complete Illustrated guide to Bandsaws. Then my ...

12-11-2013 01:14 AM

Look what an LJ Santa sent me!! - 26 replies

I’m almost, but not quite at a loss for words. After rambling on awhile ago about wanting to improve my router table, I got a PM from a fellow Canadian, LJ Doe. She had a router table top that she wasn’t using. After looking at some options to get it to me, and my protests, here’s what arrived by mail. Anyone who deals wit...

11-12-2013 05:43 PM

Ridgid planer update and question - 11 replies

I posted last week about my Ridgid planer and the seized screws holding the blades in place. By the end of it, I successfully removed one of the screws, but the other two broke off. The broken ones are on the same blade, but I was able to tightly seat the blade nonetheless. I contacted Ridgid, and they told me that to have it serviced, I ...

11-02-2013 12:17 AM

Ridgid planer blade question--Update - 29 replies

Well, it appears that the blades of my 13” planer either need to be replaced or at the very least flipped. There’s a good nick in one of them which would account for the gauging the last time I ran a board through. Being the instruction reader that I am, I set about using the supplied hex wrench to loosen the screws that hold the...

09-20-2013 02:27 AM

What I've learned in 365 days - 42 replies

To celebrate my first year on Lumberjocks, rather than saying something sappy (pardon the pun) I thought I’d list some of the things I’ve learned about woodworking. -Good tools are expensive-Hand tools aren’t reserved for the elite or the Amish. -Square and flat is the be-all end-all. Period.-Sharp is a close second.-There ...

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