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11-05-2017 07:08 PM

RAS's and SCMS's - 14 replies

Before sliding compound miter saws(SCMS), there were radial arm saws(RAS). Miter saws then added rails so the head could slide rather than to just cut on the “chop” stroke. It now resembles the RAS, except for the “chop” feature. Why is it said to pull the head forward, then put in the chop position and then push the blad...

10-28-2017 05:16 PM

Learning about Tools and other things - 3 replies

When I was growing up, magazines like Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Mechanics Illustrated and Science and Mechanics were the only magazines sold on the news stand and that is where I got my interest in all things mechanical. They had articles on woodworking, fixing your car, building electronic devices, etc. Today only PS and PM survive, b...

10-26-2017 08:51 PM

The value of forums like these - 13 replies

I have to declare these forums are very valuable; not just Lumberjocks, but all forums. I say this because when I think back 40 or more years ago, when you were looking for advise, ideas, recommendations, etc. you either went to the public library or your local hardware. Hardware stores back then were treasure troves of information. The clerk wa...

10-24-2017 05:00 PM

I have finished my deck....... - 10 replies

...and am now looking to finish/preserve it. The deck boards are pressure treated southern pine. They are wet with the recent downpours. What is the best way to preserve it? I was thinking Thompson’s water seal and a stain. Should I wait for the wood to dry out before applying any finish/preservative and if so how long until it’...

10-19-2017 04:58 PM

Deck construction - 3 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this so I ask here. I’m building a deck and I have framed it all up ready for the floor boards. I stretched a string across the joists and found 2 or 3 joists are way out of line. In other words, they have a crook. I want to remove them and either reverse them so the crook faces up (bow) or replace them wi...

10-17-2017 02:05 AM

Wood competition in Japan - 6 replies

I found this video on you tube; totally amazing. Turn up the sound.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs9X-XzFGHI

09-08-2017 04:53 PM

Irma - 3 replies

I’m sure there are many LJ’s in Irma’s path. I pray that they are safe and will come home to their workshop as they left it. I lived through Katrina in 2005 and thank God, I was spared.

09-03-2017 10:39 PM

HiFi Stereo Equipment - 4 replies

I was looking on the internet for a new drive belt for my old Dual 1241 record turntable. I found it and ordered it, but while browsing the site, I came across new turntables they sell. One of them cost, can you believe? $170,000. It also weights around 450 pounds. Of all the over priced things in this world, HiFi equipment has to be the most. M...

08-29-2017 10:06 PM

A Public Apology - 17 replies

I have posted several threads to this forum that were perceived as “stirring up the pot”. I assure you that was not my intention, but if that was the way it was perceived, then I apologize and will strive to put in the clutch before shifting gears before posting anything that could be inflammatory. I enjoy this forum, have learned mu...

08-29-2017 09:33 PM

Electrical question - 27 replies

This is a woodworking forum and I know there are some electricians on this site, so I have a question for you. I am extending a circuit from an interior receptacle, going through the wall to the weather and terminating in a switch which will in turn provide a path to outdoor receptacles. Obviously all wiring devices will be in weatherproof boxes...

08-26-2017 09:52 PM

Meetings customs - 4 replies

When two people meet, they shake hands. When two Eskimos meet, they rub noses. When two Frenchmen meet, they kiss each other on the cheek. When two Latinos meet, they hug. When two dogs meet, they smell each others butt. To each his own.

08-26-2017 09:47 PM

Demonstrators - 44 replies

If the demonstrators and agitators were busy with woodworking projects, they would forget what it was they were demonstrating against.

08-24-2017 09:17 PM

Old Delta 14" drill press - 6 replies

I have posted reviews in the past on power tools that have been in service for a number of years. My reasoning was to aid buyers of used machine tools to decide when they come across such a used tool. I have posted these on the “reviews” tab, but the tool I want to now review is about 75 years old. I am speaking of a Delta model 970 ...

08-17-2017 05:27 PM

How safe is Sawstop? - 174 replies

Please don’t get all defensive over my question. I don’t own a Sawstop, but I do appreciate it’s safety feature. We all know nothing is perfect. The best tool, car, machine, airplane, etc; you get the point. That said, What is the probability that any flesh sensing technology, (Sawstop) could fail resulting in loss of fingers o...

08-12-2017 09:49 PM

Looking for the right adhesive - 34 replies

I want to fabricate a built-up beam comprising (2) 2×8’s and a 2×4. I will nail them together , but want an adhesive to develope the beam strength. The catch is; the wood is pressure treated, ground contact. I don’t know if the preservative used will prevent the adhesive from bonding. My thought would be to use PL-3 or an e...

08-12-2017 06:12 PM

Festool quality - 56 replies

I have read rave reviews on Festool tools, but have yet to hear anything negative, other than price. I just can’t imagine anything being so good as to not have a weakness of some kind. Is there anyone out there who has anything negative to say about Festool? I’m tempted to buy a Festool, even though I can’t afford it, but I do ...

08-11-2017 04:52 PM

Lumber for a deck - 3 replies

I finally bought all the lumber I will need to build a 16’x16’ ground level deck. It’s all 2x”s and pressure treated for ground contact although only the posts will be in the ground. The lumber has been sitting outdoors at the yard and has absorbed much moisture. A 2×10x16’er that would normally weigh around 55...

08-02-2017 05:45 PM

Menards - 9 replies

I;m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes. I live in Mississippi and my closest Menards is 440 miles away in Missouri. Obviously I’m not going to go there when I need something. Lowes and Home Depot are the only big stores around me, but I found Menards was so much better in the range of products they sell. I̵...

07-25-2017 08:12 PM

Building a CNC machine - 6 replies

I have been in the process of building a CNC router now for several years. It is 36”x84”, built from MDO plywood; using vee groove wheels riding on aluminum angle guide rails. It is a gantry style machine. I plan on using a PC 630 router; NEMA 34 for the X axis and NEMA 23 for the Y and Z azis. I’m sure it will work with wood, ...

07-16-2017 03:06 PM

Woodworking machines at auction - 3 replies

This link is for an auction near Pasadena, Tx. The school district is auctioning off machines from the schools shop classes. https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/list/current?orgid=181290

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