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292 days ago

Using ash for end grain cutting boards? - 3 replies

I’ve been doing a bit of reading about using ash for cutting boards and while flat grain boards seem to be quite acceptable, most people seem to dislike the idea of using ash for end grain boards. The reason being, end grain boards with open grain woods, absorb liquids and harbor bacteria. Doing some shopping, I see a handful of end gra...

475 days ago

Is this the good Harbor Freight jointer? - 4 replies

Hi guys, I am looking for a decent budget jointer so I can work with some twisted boards, reclaimed lumber, non S4S lumber, etc. I don’t need anything fancy so a basic 6” jointer should work pretty well for me. I know that the discontinued Harbor Freight model gets good reviews for being a decent, no frills, machine which would be...

501 days ago

Delta 34-444 vs. Ridgid R4512 - 49 replies

Hi Guys, I have another flamebait… I mean, comparison thread to throw up here that maybe you could help me with. A guy on CL has a Delta 34-444 contractor saw he would sell for $400. It has new machined pulleys, a link belt, both cast iron extension wings, a couple shop made jigs, and an upgrade to the dust collection system. He is a...

513 days ago

Rockwell 34-345 Table Saw -- Fix or Part out? - 18 replies

Hi Lumberjocks, I’ve been lurking here for a long time and love the community but I’ve finally got a question that I can’t search my way to the answer… I just drove about an hour away to pick up what I was told was a Rockwell 10” 34 series contractor saw. He didn’t have any pictures and apparently couldn...


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