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05-25-2017 01:28 PM

Which Drill Press?? - 6 replies

I have had a Jet floor model drill press for 10 years or so. It is Model JDP-17MF. It has been pretty good but lately I am not very happy with it. I measured run out on a large drill bit and get about +/- 0.004” which is OK. However, like many drill presses like this, the quill is loose. If I measure the run out of the quill only, ...

04-23-2017 08:29 PM

Family Hardware for Sharpening - 1 reply

The ad for Family Hardware out of Cape Coral, Florida keeps popping up with LJ. Seems like good prices and free shipping with 5 blades. Does anyone have any experience with them.

04-02-2017 02:30 PM

DIY Drum Sander Size and Speed - 5 replies

I am about ready to start building a thickness drum sander like Shipwright and other have built. I am going to build the drum from plywood disks cut with a hole saw and will be using Velcro with hook and loop abrasives. I am trying to figure out the size of the drum..some have built them with 4” PVC. The Supermax has a 5” drum. S...

03-28-2017 04:08 PM

Cyclone in Australia - 4 replies

I read where the Northeast Australia is getting hammered by a cyclone Hope the LJ members are not near it and are not in danger.

03-22-2017 12:42 AM

Hole Drill Size and Drill Press - 10 replies

I have a Jet floor drill press with a 3/4 hp motor. I want to use a large hole drill to cut 4” circles from 3/4” plywood. Is this too much for the drill press? I would use a fairly low speed and secure the plywood. I need to do about 20 or a few more. Of course, I could also cut them on the band saw but would have to spend m...

03-04-2017 03:59 PM

The Drum....Homemade Thickness Sander - 4 replies

I am going to build a homemade thickness sander like Shipwright has done. I have read a lot of the posted projects and online plans. People have made the drum from PVC, MDF, plywood, and hardwood. I do not like the idea of hardwood due to potential issues with dimensions changing with humidity. I have some minor concerns with PVC pipe due ...

02-21-2017 01:51 AM

Quadrant Hinges and Rockler Jig It - 1 reply

Has anybody used the Rockler Jig It to install quadrant hinges? It looks like a pretty good way to make them on a small box. I want to try them but hope someone has some experience.

02-04-2017 11:06 PM

Adding a Video - 1 reply

I recently posted a project of the Dynamo Men but did not know how to add a video and really did not want to go the YouTube route. Woodshaver (Tony) posted a blog on how to create an animated GIF which you make from your video and then can post it. It works great. Many thanks to him for the helpful blog.

01-06-2017 01:36 AM

Free Scroll Saw - 2 replies

I have an older scroll saw that I am not using and want to give to someone. It is the saw that I started out on and might be good for a beginner. I found a used Hegner that I am currently using. It was made by Penn State in 1990 and is a 15” variable speed one. The bellows does not work but it has an aquarium pump to blow dust away. ...

11-30-2016 11:29 PM

Dust Collector - 3 HP Cyclone Fan Performance Curve - 10 replies

Recently, we have seen a new design dust collector and has shown up as a Laguna, Jet and a couple of others. I was looking for some performance data and ran accross some confusing data. On the Jet Website, the max CFM for the JCDC-3 Cyclone Dust Collector Kit, 3HP, 230V was listed at 1240 CFM with the US method and 1963 CFM for the EU method...

11-18-2016 05:28 PM

WOW.....Much Faster - 7 replies

I saw a comment from Cricket saying they have upgraded to a new, faster server. I use a Kindle Fire Tablet and the site was slow at times. With the upgrade, the site it very much faster Thanks to Cricket….

10-16-2016 10:17 PM

Finishing Birdseye Maple - 1 reply

I found some good advice for finishing curly maple. I sanded to 220, stained with alcohol plus Transtint Vintage Maple, let dry and the sand with 220. I did this a couple of times and then used oil based poly. It came out very well… I have some Birdseye Maple and wondering about it. Several places suggested a similar procedure and I...

09-24-2016 01:59 PM

Old Iron #3 - Craftsman Jointer - 1 reply

Craftsman 4” Jointer with motor and new blades – $75Jointer Model Number 103.23340 from 1952/1953Jointer has all parts and works great. While a small jointer, it works very well with 4 ft long boards. Price includes 1/2 hp Craftsman 1725 rpm motor. I am selling two other old iron woodworking machines – a Shopsmith 10ER and Del...

09-24-2016 01:55 PM

Old Iron #2 - Shopsmith 10ER - 2 replies

Shopsmith 10ERSerial Number ER37978 – Produced about 1949Motor is AO Smith ½ HP Model CI56J4AMBThis is a very solid heavy cast iron and steel piece of machinery. I used this as my drill press for many years and has an almost 4” stroke. Also works well as a horizontal drill. I have used it as a saw but not very impressed. Price is $75 and...

09-24-2016 01:52 PM

Old Iron #1 - Delta Homecraft Bandsaw - 1 reply

Delta Homecraft Bandsaw 10” – $125 or best offer.Delta Homecraft 10” Bandsaw – Model 28-110Production date is somewhere around 1949 to 1952. Serial Number V2704Motor is original Emerson Electric ¼ HP. I have a copy of the Manual for this Band Saw.This is a very heavy piece of old iron and has a solid cast iron frame. The table tilts...

09-08-2016 10:27 PM

Burl Stabilization ? - 1 reply

I have a piece of maple burl that is 1-1/2” square by 6”. It is dry and fairly light and I think I need to stabilize it before turning. There are no obvious hole or inclusions. I have read about stabilizing hurls and many talk about using a vacuum treatment to pull the stabilizing fluid into the burl. I do not have a vacuum cha...

07-29-2016 05:48 PM

Dust Collector Bin Level Alarm - 12 replies

I would like to have a bin level alarm on my dust collector. I have an Oneida and there are too many people who have had problems with it. Does any have one that works or built a reliable one.

07-11-2016 12:50 AM

Steam Sawmill - 4 replies

I went to a steam show at the local county fair ground and was really impressed. They had a working old sawmill and was driven by a huge steam engine. I think the engine was from the 1920s. I can not image what it took to keep these things running. It powered the sawmill to cut large oak logs into lumber with ease. In addition to ...

07-07-2016 08:43 PM

To Vent or Not To Vent - 7 replies

For the most part, I have an indoor air conditioned shop. However, I just had a four week project in my garage where the typical daytime temp was over 90+. I have new respect for those down south with garage shops…..sweat shops. I have a multi bay garage with no insulation and just ceiling rafters. I am wondering if putting a roof ...

05-26-2016 02:17 PM

Woodcraft 220 Volt Remote Control - 1 reply

This is a Woodcraft 220 volt remote control for up to 3 hp. It has been used on a 1.5 HP Jet for some time and works well. On sale now at Woodcraft for $68. Selling for $50 including priority shipping.

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