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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.

05-26-2016 02:14 PM

Jet Vortex 1.5 HP Cannister Dust Collector - 0 replies

Jet Vortex Canister Dust Collector Works well and am selling as I have updaterd my shop to a larger cyclone dust collector. The Vortexx works well keeping the dust out of the canister filter. 1.5 HP—110 Volts ACCanister—2 MicronUpdated with Jet Parts for VortexAlso includes some 4” PVC fittings and blast gatesNew Dust ...

05-11-2016 08:16 PM

Router Table Dust Collection - 6 replies

I am building a new router table and a priority is dust/chip collection. I will run a 4” pipe to it and plan to tee off with a 2-1/2” to the top four through the fence. My concern is collecting from the bottom. Ok I will have the 4” come in near the bottom of where the router is. My question is where to put holes for air ...

05-07-2016 02:09 AM

Quietest Shop Vac - 11 replies

I am looking to put together a shop vac plus dust deputy combination like others have done. I was thinking of using the Ridgid WD1450. I would really like to find the quietest one possible. So, are any of the shop vacs quieter than others? I know the Festool and Fein are very quiet but not in my consideration.

05-05-2016 07:57 PM

Atlanta Woodworking Stores - 1 reply

So, I was passing through Atlanta and had time to make two expensive stops. Peachtree Woodworking I had often looked at their online store and prices and really liked it but shipping was not cheap. I stopped today and spent sometime and $$$. The store was large and not crammed together. I bought several dust collection pieces. I got ...

05-01-2016 03:38 PM

Sideways and Upside Down Photos - Rant - 14 replies

Rant On.. I really get discouraged seeing all the pictures that are posted sideways or even upside down. If I am looking at the forum on a tablet or phone, I can not turn the device to see the photo as the device has auto rotate and when I turn it the pictures turn and still are wrong. So many people just say, I do not know how this happe...

05-01-2016 03:10 PM

What is Orange, Red and Blue? - 1 reply

This is a great time of year in the upper Midwest. The tree, bushes and flowers leafing out and blooming. What is Orange, Red and Blue….the birds… On my back porch I saw this morning.. Indigo Bunting (blue)Blue JayCardinalRose Breasted GrosbeckFlickerBaltimore Oriole and a bunch more Have not seen Hummingbirds yet but t...

04-28-2016 09:26 PM

Places in Georgia and Florida - 0 replies

In the next month or so, I am making a trip thru Georgia and on down to Orlando. I plan on taking some time in Atlanta to visit Highland Woodworking and maybe Peachtree. Does anyone have some other suggestions? Are there any woodworking places in Orlando? I may try a place called Amazon Exotic Hardwood.

04-24-2016 10:06 PM

Forged in Fire - 4 replies

Anyone watch the blacksmithing show Forged in Fire? It is interesting watch them make a blade out of scrap. The last one I watched they had to make a blade out of anything they could cut off of a car. One of the contestants was a young kid who did well. It was good to see younger people blacksmithing.

03-07-2016 07:07 PM

Oneida Smart Dust Collector - 2 replies

I am looking for a new dust collector and have been reviewing 3 hp cyclones. One that is I find interesting is the Oneida Smart Dust Collectors. My understanding is that the motor is variable speed and adjusts itself so that it creates more suction (static pressure) at lower cfm. This means greater suction if you are using a 2.5” dus...

02-18-2016 03:42 PM

Dewalt Radial Arm Saw - 925 - 4 replies

My father bought this radial arm saw about 1960-1962. I am trying to figure out if I want to have it in my shop. It is a great saw and very solid. I have a miter saw, table saw and band saws in my shop. The saw is in great condition. The picture I am posting is of another one just like it that I found online. It has sentimental value but...

12-21-2015 12:33 PM

Mr . Gates 11 Rules - 16 replies

With all the idiots complaining about wanting a safe place and their mommy on college campus, I found the following rules would be good for them. Also, good rules for all young people who feel entitled. I have worked many different job before getting a degree. The most dirty difficult one was flipping burgers. I worked in a large cafeteria B...

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