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04-05-2014 08:11 PM

Choosing a dust collector - 16 replies

I am comparing three- 2HP dust collectors to decide which one to buy. Currently I own a 15 year old collector North State UFO 101 that I bought usedSpecs: 2 HP, 1150 CFM, 12 amps@220 Can’t determine the Static Pressure Rating I’m considering a Penn State DC2000B Specs: 2HP. 1500 CFM, 9.5 amps@220, Max Static Pressure 9.5” $235 also ...

04-03-2014 12:25 PM

Better impeller for better dust collector performance - 5 replies

I came across an article online at the American Woodworker website titled “Soup up Your Shop” about half way down on this page http://www.americanwoodworker.com/blogs/reviews/archive/2013/11/12/soup-up-your-shop.aspx they suggest replacing the dust collector impeller with a better one.: 4. Better Impeller. Has your shop outgrown y...

04-06-2012 07:54 PM

New life for bar clamp - 16 replies

I’ve owned this small bar clamp for over 30 years and used it often. Lately the sliding jaw didn’t have an grip on the bar when tightening the clamp. I realized that the edge of the leaf that grips the bar has become rounded by wear. I drilled out the rivet at the end of the bar and removed the sliding jaw, I removed the leaves...

01-24-2012 01:15 AM

Can't start a Blog - don't know why - 4 replies

I am a new Lumberjock member. I’m impressed, great forum. Many cool projects.I wanted try blogging (new to me also). I clicked on blog entry, filled in the form and posted what I wrote. When I was done I was surprised to find that I had actually created a new “Forum entry”. I’ve gone back and tried to figure out what...

01-21-2012 06:31 PM

Mortising Jig for Bed Hardware - 2 replies

The design of this came about when we decided to update our mattress for out bed. We’ve had a water bed for a long time and decided to buy a standard mattress. We didn’t want to change the headboard and foot board that I made a few years ago as it matches out bedroom furniture nicely. The waterboard had box frame that couldn̵...


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