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08-18-2014 07:39 PM

Help with Earlax Spray Station 5500 - 1 reply

I am trying to finish a murphy bed that I had built. I want to finish it with the same paint as are trim through out the house. We have a latex semi gloss finish. I put about a quart in the gun and then thinned it with 10% water. I am using a 1.5 needle since this is still furniture also. The problem is that I still get a orange peel look...

07-29-2014 01:07 AM

Question about making an assembly table - 6 replies

I am thinking about making a assembly table like the woodwhisper did with a torsion box top. My question about is that I think I would like to add another 3/4” MDF to the top so that I could put some t-track in it. Do you think that this would defeat the purpose of a flat surface. I am thinking with the t-track I will be able to line so...

04-07-2014 01:54 AM

Jointer or bandsaw - 20 replies

I am looking into expanding my tools currently I have a 12” portable planer, 50” table saw, router table, drill press, and a dust collector. I am moving into a brand new shop that is 22’x22’. I am stuck one which tool I should get next. Should I get a jointer, 6” or 8”, or should I get a 14” band saw. ...

08-20-2013 06:36 PM

Performax 16-32 plus drum sander - 1 reply

I am looking into buying a used performax 16-32 plus drum sander. What all do I need to look at to make sure it is properly working? Thanks in advance for any help. Pete

08-02-2013 06:25 PM

Looking to buy Grizzly G0586 jointer - 6 replies

I found this jointer for sale. They guy says it is still in the shipping crate. When I look it up on Grizzly it is discontinued and they have it for sale for $575. He is wanting $700 for it? Should I ask him to go lower on the price and is this jointer worth it? My other question is how hard is it to switch it over to 110 from 220? Right now ...

07-30-2013 12:19 PM

Where to buy lumber - 7 replies

I am new to the Clemson, SC and looking for places to buy lumber besides the box stores.

07-29-2013 12:21 PM

Looking for Baltic Birch or Appleply - 2 replies

Hi there I just moved to Clemson, SC and I am looking for some Baltic Birch or Appleply to use for some projects. Where I used to live I could buya sheet of Baltic Birch for about $60. Thanks for any help I may get in advance. Pete

06-18-2013 07:39 PM

Cutting Board Height - 4 replies

What is generally the smallest height you should do for end grain cutting boards. I was just wondering.

06-04-2013 04:03 PM

Wood for Cutting Boards? - 5 replies

I am thinking about making some cutting boards to give out as gifts and thinking that I am will use Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. My question is does it matter with the Maple if I get soft or hard? By the way this will be the first time I try making some cutting boards.

05-20-2013 04:09 PM

Finishing a Maple Crib - 13 replies

Here is a crib that I have made for are next little one. I am also making a matching changing table again out of hard maple. My question is if I am to stain it a chestnut color to match the first one I built out of Oak. What do I have to do to make sure it takes the stain? My second question is that if I want to leave and just put a fini...

05-15-2013 02:54 PM

Taking apart glued box - 7 replies

I am needing to take the box on the far right out that is painted gray after the tall skinny one. I need to resize it as there is not enough clearance for the router that and the lift I am putting in. I used Titebond II glue so can I get a heat gun and heat it up to get it lose. I have never done this and unsure how I am supposed to do it.

05-07-2013 02:54 PM

WoodRiver V3 #5 Hand Plane Help - 40 replies

I just bought this thing last night. This is the first hand plane that I have ever bought. I am buying it to flatten a table top for a changing table/dresser that I am working on right now. I took it out last night and wiped all the oil off of it and then sharpened the blade. Put it all back together but was not getting the results tha...

04-23-2013 08:18 PM

How should I stain this - 6 replies

Here are a couple of photos of the second crib I have built, my wife said I did too good of a job on the first one that the second child need one of his own. The first one I built out of all red oak and stained it with a chestnut stain. This one is made out of hard maple and she wants me to stain it again all the chestnut again. I thi...

03-31-2013 09:59 PM

What hand planes should I get - 15 replies

I am starting to want to work with hand planes. Which would be the basic planes to start with? Which brand would be the best to start with and which are the best to have? Pete

03-29-2013 04:25 PM

New Drill Bits from Lee Valley - 3 replies

I just bought some new brad point drill bits from Lee Valley. The have a substance on the end of them to protect them. Do I leave that on till I use each bit or should I take it off right away? Second question is what do I use to take that substance off with? Thanks for the help in advance.

03-20-2013 08:54 PM

Brad Point Drill Bit Set - 16 replies

I am purchasing a Drill press here shortly and wanting to get a nice set of brad point drill bits. I am wondering what would be a good set to last a long time.

01-13-2013 03:17 PM

Anyone tell me about this jointer? - 8 replies

I found a 8” jointer on craigslist. http://bham.craigslist.org/tld/3508287529.htmlIt’s a seco and have never really heard of them. Can anyone tell me about them and if this is worth it.

01-11-2013 03:54 AM

Google SketchUp Cut list problems - 6 replies

I am trying to install cut list for Google Sketchup but can not get it to show up in plugins. The only plugin that I get is cost. I am doing this on a Mac any help that I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pete

12-27-2012 01:38 AM

Earlex Spray Station - 6 replies

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinking of them? I will have some oil based paints and a lot of stains. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Right now I am leaning toward the HV5500.

12-21-2012 02:14 PM

Dust collection system - 13 replies

I have a Jet Vortex Cone Dust Collector 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V 5-Micron Bag Filter and looking to possibly run lines in the garage to it so that I don’t have to move it from machine to machine. I think that if I do this I need to get or build some type of separator and then run lines to all the machines. My question right now is what type of...

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