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|01-13-2011 09:02 PM||
Rockler now carrying Laguna Tools - 7 replies
http://www.rockler.com/CategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=3134 Can Rockler enhance the reputation of Laguna for customer service, or … will Laguna still be the weak link in the chain. Stay tuned :-)
|01-05-2011 01:29 AM||
Some of you have probably heard of the ”stovepipe modification” for the Harbor Freight 2HP Dust Collector. Long story short … you replace the existing 5” flex hose (running FROM the impeller TO the housing that holds the filter and plastic collection bag) WITH 5” single-wall stovepipe and a couple of 5” 45 ...
|12-30-2010 10:52 PM||
Front Vise, Rear Jaw: how to drill counterbores ?? - 20 replies
My New Year’s resolution is to measure twice, and cut once—generally: to be more patient and thoughtful, before I start digging in ! So … in that spirit …. I’m working on the installation of the front vise, on my new workbench. I’ve already: - milled two beautiful chunks of hard maple for the front...
|11-16-2010 11:09 PM||
Woodpecker PRL5625. Step 1: install - 40 replies
A couple months ago, I noticed that the Woodpecker Precision Router Lift, Version 1, was on sale—$130 off—$199, total. For many months, I’d been eyeballing it, but … at $330 … it was WAY too rich for my blood. For two hundred bucks, though, I jumped. It was about a 13wk wait to get it, but it arrived yester...
|11-14-2010 09:41 PM||
Photographing Your Work - 20 replies
Something I definitely need to put a lot more time, effort, and thought into … NOTE: I think RalphBarker was probably right (thank you, Ralph). Posting the article in its entirety probably IS a no-no; therefore, I deleted the scanned images OF the article. It’d be good if we could simply use this thread as a place to discuss t...
|11-09-2010 11:51 PM||
Charles Neil helps us all to cope - 11 replies
I just finished some router table work. Although I DID buy a cool MLCS coping sled, at a garage sale, months ago, I didn’t use it, and I haven’t used it. What I did, today, though, BEGGED for me to use the darned thing. But I was rather lazy, and in a bit of a hurry, and simply didn’t feel like raising the bit to acco...
|11-07-2010 08:41 PM||
This is NOT about the garbage taking place on this site :-) I seem to have a real problem with building wine racks :rolleyes: From what I read, I should have been okay with cutting 1-1/2” holes in my (3/4” thick) side panels, and letting the wine bottles (nominally, the necks are about 1-1/10” in diameter) hang from those...
|11-02-2010 10:26 PM||
The Banana Boat Song - 22 replies
Harry Belafonte stopped by my shop today. And do you KNOW what he said ?? All of you who know it, and … it has to be MOST of you North Americans, at LEAST … feel free to sing along. DAYYYY-DO DAYYYY-DO Dado come and me wan’ go home. It’s just shadows. They’re straight, clean, 3/8” de...
|10-30-2010 05:50 PM||
Literally, EVERY profanity in the book - 47 replies
Quick and dirty…. I’m well into building a tapered QSWO wine display tower, for some friends. I had my 3’ x 1’ side panels all glued up, sanded, and the 1-1/2” holes cut, with a Forstner bit, on the DP, for the wine bottles to hang by their little necks. Then, I went to cut the stopped dados, with my router...
|10-26-2010 09:43 PM||
Slippery wine rack - 41 replies
I built this wine rack from an older (70’s?) woodworking book: I love it … except. The plans called for the REAR support to be higher than the FRONT support. But that angle causes/allows the bottles to SLIP, and … the way the plans were designed … there IS enough room for the back of the bottle to actually FA...
|10-26-2010 06:51 AM||
Souping up my band saw - 56 replies
I ordered - a 1/2” Wood Slicer for re-saw- a 1/2” 4TPI Lenox bi-metal for every day use- a 1/4” 6TPI skip-tooth Lenox bi-metal for scroll-type work ... all in 105”, for my 14” Grizzly G0555X band saw. When they come in, I’ll install the riser kit that I’ve been sitting on, for nearly a year. ...
|10-19-2010 08:23 PM||
Can I talk with you for a bit ? - 18 replies
A router bit. A brand spanking new, still in the Cosmoline router bit. This: I’m not particularly impulsive. Whether or not I made the BEST purchasing decisions regarding the stuff in my shop, I DID give each one a fair bit of thought, before pulling the trigger. And I KEEP hearing little snippets about “Glue Line Ro...
|10-09-2010 11:23 PM||
Best way to cut this notch ?? - 16 replies
Howdy ! So … since the wedges are done … it’s time to turn my attention to the false tenons for the Tapered Display Tower: Obviously, the outer cuts, chamfer, and edge taper are pretty straight forward (lucky for me !), but … What’s the best way to take that 3/4” bite out of the bottom-center of e...
|10-06-2010 12:59 AM||
A piece of nectarine - 6 replies
Hi there :-) While I was doing hard time in Boston, I met a lovely couple who described their property to me. One thing they mentioned was that they had a beautiful, and very productive, nectarine tree. I told them that—as a woodworker (they didn’t know that I’m a hack, so … why spoil it, huh ?)—I was inter...
|09-29-2010 01:06 AM||
Wood I-Beam Floor Joists - hanging a heavy bag ??? - 18 replies
Okay, so it’s a REAL stretch to consider this a WW question at all BUT … it KINDA is (!) and … lots of you are vast treasure troves of knowledge, so … here goes. I bought a 70 pound heavy bag: I want to hang it in my basement, ideally from the main level floor joists … which are … wood I-beams: ...
|09-05-2010 06:57 PM||
Storing lumber -- from an old FWW magazine - 7 replies
Our house has a whole-house humidifier that keeps the house at 42-45% RH. My shop is in the basement. Temps there range from about 65 in winter to about 72 in the heat of the Northern Colorado summer. In the Spring, I bought a BIG collection of old FWW magazines for a good price. Now, I flip through them, occasionally, when lounging in t...
|07-26-2010 05:36 AM||
Heating/Air Conditioning Register ? - 7 replies
I just did a quick search, and couldn’t find anything like this on the LumberJocks site. Anybody ever made … or … have any thoughts about making … heating/air conditioning floor vents ? Like …. OR I’ve wanted some (ours are the cheapest junk you could possibly buy … in an otherwise ni...
|05-15-2010 07:15 PM||
WILL YA' LOOKIE HERE !!! - 27 replies
I just popped by the GRIZZMAN’S Home Page and saw this: 1289 posts in 369 days Soooooooo….. Happy AnniversaryHappy AnniversaryHappy AnniversaryHAppy Anniversary HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPYHappy AnniversaryHAPPY, HAPPY HAPPY, HAPPYHappy An-ni-ver-sa-ry Thanks for being an inspirational LumberJock … and … a mo...
|04-15-2010 08:47 PM||
Hollow-Chisel-Mortiser Tune-Up - 17 replies
I didn’t know, originally, that virtually EVERY chisel that you buy needs to be sharpened, before you use it. Neither did I extend that reasoning to my Grizzly Benchtop Mortiser’s hollow chisel mortiser bits. But … after a LOT of use of the thing, and after always watching Norm Abram use what seems like SIGNIFICANTLY less...
|03-27-2010 11:22 PM||
Cards on the table time.... - 11 replies
Okay. Fess up. Who’s got a Mahogany Zero Clearance Insert on their band saw??? Ante up?? I’m in. ”Yankees never throw anything away….” :-) Those with a truly keen eye will notice the tiny blood stain, just to the left of the blade. This is how I’m signing my work … for now ;-)