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10-07-2014 07:57 PM

difference between bosch 1617evs and bosch 1617evspk - 3 replies

I just picked up a Bosch 1617evs router from Lowes yesterday. I saw some references today online for the 1617evspk but can’t seem to find what the difference is. Mine did come with the fixed and plunge base, 1/4 and 1/2 collets, and a plastic carry case. Basically I am wondering if there is an advantage with the evspk model and if I s...

10-06-2014 07:34 PM

How to construct this table top? - 4 replies

I would like to build this style of table for outdoors. The top will be about 3’ x 3’. I have no plans, and only saw a photo of something similar in a magazine. There will be a slight gap between boards to allow for water to drain. I plan on using either white oak, cedar or cypress ~4/4. My question is how would I join these top...

08-07-2014 05:41 PM

Premium Kiln Dried Lumber - Big Box Stores - Harvest Table - 13 replies

I’m thinking about constructing a harvest style dining room table. Does anyone have any feedback with regard to using premium kiln dried lumber from one of the big box stores for this type of project? I am assuming this type of lumber must have lower moisture content than the regular lumber at these stores, but I don’t know what % ...

04-10-2014 09:37 PM

Delta RT40 Tablesaw listed at auction in central Texas - 1 reply

This looks like a beast. I don’t know anything about other than I just saw it posted online for an upcoming auction. Hopefully a LJ in Central Texas can pick it up. It’s too much saw for my garage. The listing is here:http://www.swicoauctions.com//onsite/?auction=315Click on industrial on the left column, scroll over about 1...

03-18-2014 05:26 PM

Dewalt router DW618PKB vs DWP611PK - 11 replies

DW618PKB 2.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at Lowes for $199http://www.lowes.com/pd_226742-70-DW618PKB_0__?productId=50037128 DWP611PK 1.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at HomeDepot for $179.10http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1-25-HP-Compact-Router-with-Plunge-Base-and-Bag-DWP611PK/203054747 I’ve been in the market for a dec...

03-18-2014 05:17 PM

LJ search error? - 3 replies

I tried to search multiple keywords just now within the LJ page search function. Any one else getting a 404 error?

03-15-2014 02:13 AM

OLD Porter Cable RAS - 6 replies

Just came across this listing. I’ve never seen a RAS quite like this one. Made in NY – how old do you think it is? http://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/tls/4373177114.html

02-19-2014 05:08 PM

Sketchup advice - 40 replies

I see some pretty amazing sketchup drawings and I can see how it would be very useful to have this skill.The purpose of this post is to collect some of the best tutorials, tips, or advice on how to best to get into using this program. Thank you for your input.

02-17-2014 06:42 PM

Scary Sharp - proper way to attach sandpaper??? - 13 replies

Scary sharp is the only sharpening method in my budget at the moment (19yo college and 16yo kids).What is the secret for attaching the sandpaper so that it doesn’t buckle/rip??? I first tried taping the top and bottom, that just loosens up, buckles and rips. I then tried spraying the back with a really tacky adhesive and that kept the sa...

02-06-2014 07:48 PM

Grizzly vs Diablo dado stack - 11 replies

Just got this email and I am wondering if this set is better than the $99 Diablo stack I always see at Home Depot.Does anyone have experience on which one is a better value? Thanks. EDIT: in case it is hard to see, it is on sale for $89 and is model G2795.

12-22-2013 08:02 PM

Grizzly 10% coupon - 5 replies

Last year around this time I gave a Grizzly 10% code to a fellow random LJ in need of one. This year I have a Grizzly purchase to make but I don’t have a 10% coupon or code. I am hoping this message finds another LJ willing to return the favor. If and when I get one, I will update this post. Thanks

10-04-2013 01:35 PM

Suggestions on how to repair the finish on this water-damaged jewelry box? - 3 replies

A friend discovered water damage on this. Yikes. I’m not sure of the existing finish on it. Thank you for any suggestions.

09-18-2013 05:05 PM

How to ID age of 2 stanely planes I have AND how to catch the plane fever - 17 replies

I have these two Stanley planes a # 5 and # 7. I picked them up used years ago. I like to try and know the age of my tools and I assume these were made for many years. How can one narrow down the date these were made? I don’t think they are very old. What are they worth? $50-$75 each? Both are in good shape, the #5 has a shiny japan...

09-18-2013 03:24 AM

plane ID please - 10 replies

A little plane I picked up somewhere years ago. There is no manufacturer listed on it. Is this considered a low angle block plane? Any info is appreciated.

09-12-2013 05:27 PM

GaryK pistol box - design considerations to create a similar project - 5 replies

Although I didn’t know or have any interaction with GaryK, http://lumberjocks.com/GaryKafter seeing the announcement of his unfortunate passing, I looked at some of his projects. What a unique individual and talented person he was, not just in woodworking but many other things.One of his projects in particular caught my eye: http://lumberj...

09-09-2013 05:20 PM

Cherry Slab - large split - future coffee table - a couple of questions - 24 replies

I recently acquired a good sized cherry slab. It has some sentimental value as my grandpa had this (with a few other pieces) stored in his barn for at least 40 years. It’s about 3 inches thick by 44 inches at its longest point. It’s got a pretty good sized split in it, but l plan on turning that into a feature. My questions are 1...

09-03-2013 05:38 PM

My Favorites - organizing? - 7 replies

I don’t see anyway to do it, but I think it would be VERY USEFUL if there were a way to organize my favorites, especially projects. I have more than 10 pages of favorites, not organized, which takes a while to go back and look through. It would be great to be able to file these away into “Benches”, “Jigs” or ̶...

08-27-2013 04:54 PM

recent acquisition of older chisels and brass wedge - any info? - 10 replies

I recently visited my dad and he sent me home with a few goodies. I am just getting started collecting chisels and have a lot to learn. The top two are stamped “Ohio Tool Co” and are extremely “beefy”. I assume they are mortise chisels orignally designed for mortising the old barn beams common in Ohio (where my dad liv...

08-26-2013 05:25 PM

active wormholes in old maple - 9 replies

I recently obtained about 30bf of old maple that was stored in my grandfathers barn for ~40 years. It has wormholes (which I actually like) however they appear to still be active. I know it has been mentioned here before on how to heat them in a kiln, etc., to kill, but I want to try and take care of this in my garage/driveway. I thought of ...

07-18-2013 05:37 PM

Suggestions on finishes for a couple of different wood doors. - 4 replies

I will be finishing a couple unfinished doors for a “cabin” home my mom has. There are two different doors.One is an exterior door with a type of mahogany veneer on it. The second door is an interior knotty-alder. In both cases it has been requested to keep the finish as clear as possible (no amber tint or yellowing after a while)...

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