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365 days ago

Question regarding painting MDF - 11 replies

I’m in the middle of building a router table with the top made from MDF. I applied a few coats of Rustoleum gray primer I had left over from another project, but it does not seem to be drying to a hard finish. What would you suggest I use? I want the finished project to be a flat light grey and very hard to take a lot of abuse.

515 days ago

It's time I learn Sketchup - 38 replies

My wife’s wish list of things for me to build seems to be a continually stretch of my skills. This time she wants a sewing cabinet which will require some design work first, because she wants one that is a composite of several designs she’s found. So as to minimize mistakes and not waste the sapele she wants it made of it’s time to learn Sketc...

607 days ago

Grizzly or Wood River air cleaner question - 3 replies

I need an air filter for my small shop (16’x20’x7’) and was about to get the Grizzly G0738 for $199 plus shipping, but I just received a flyer from my local Wood Craft store with a Wood River 3-speed cleaner for $250 on sale from $300. The Wood River is much stronger and has the same db rating (noise level is an important issue with me), but I ...

1096 days ago

Needs some advice about turning chisels - 15 replies

My new Delta 46-460 arrived last week and I was able to play a bit by Saturday, only to find my cheap turning tools that I bought a couple years ago are a real disappointment. And of course the purchase of the lathe has put a big dent into my budget, so I need to think about what is absolutely essential. On the other hand, I keep remembering m...

1101 days ago

Need advice on which lathe - 13 replies

My wife wants to give me a lathe for my birthday (yes, I am a very lucky man), and I need some recommendations. This will be my first lathe, so I know almost nothing. I did attend two 2-day turning classes (one in Boston and one in Asheville, NC) resulting in my having some idea of what I might want. Now the parameters: 1). It needs to be ...

1334 days ago

Back pain from cement floor - 34 replies

I’ve had terrible back pain these past few days, and the only thing I can find to blame is the cement floor on the new workshop after working in it for the past three days. My old shop had tile over a plywood subfloor that was over insulation boards and I never had any trouble. I’m wondering if anyone experienced this and what they did to fi...

1338 days ago

Question about Harbor Freight - 62 replies

I just found out there is a Harbor Freight Tools store near me, but I know nothing about them. Can someone give me some feedback and impressions of their quality and price? Thx,

1500 days ago

Any LJ's in or around Asheville, NC - 2 replies

We’re back on our trek to find a place to retire, and I’m am wondering how strong an LJ presents there is. Thanks, John

1567 days ago

Veteran's discount at Lowe's - 4 replies

I went into Lowe’s yesterday with a copy of my DD-214 for their 10% discount. They told me the policy has changed, and they now only accept either an active military ID or a Veteran ID available through Veteran Affairs. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of a Veteran’s ID, so now the task is to figure out how to get one. They did hono...

1574 days ago

Grizzly Showroom in PA - 9 replies

While on vacation, I got a chance to visit the Grizzly showroom in Muncy, PA. It was good to see all of the models of tools sitting side by side for comparison. I’m wondering why they put the showroom in Muncy, however. It’s a bit off the beaten path. Warning! This is something a man needs to do without his wife, unless he’s ...

1587 days ago

Our search for a new home - 14 replies

We’re in a process of finding someplace warmer to live than northern New Hampshire, so we’re taking a two-week trip through the southern states. We made it to Virginia today after a long drive from RI and eight other states. I’m always happy to be past New Jersey and really wish they’d secede from the nation (I know I should feel the need to a...


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