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01-11-2018 02:09 PM

Shop Stools - 4 replies

A couple of times a year we see a bunch of stools or clocks posted on the project page. This is the result of a high school shop class in Wahoo, Nebraska. It is so great to see young people doing woodworking and not just watching their phones. So many schools have given up shop classes and it is a good thing to see one school keeping them. ...

10-02-2017 01:07 PM

Dust Deputy Static Pressure Loss 2.5" - 4 replies

I read so many articles about modifying the HF dust collector. However, few to none of them provide data on the effect on Static Pressure. While most people are only interested in flow, cfm, it is difficult to measure. It is much easier and more accurate to measure static pressure. Has anyone actually measured the static pressure loss with...

09-30-2017 01:13 PM

Weird Links - 16 replies

I have been getting some weird links in many of the posts. I do not think the authors are putting them in but they show up on various words and are links to advertisers. This only shows up on LJ and not on any other forum I belong to. It shows up on both my tablet and computer. Below is an example of what I am talking about. How do I get ...

09-16-2017 01:14 PM

Cancel Vacation to St. Louis - 11 replies

I had planned a vacatin to St. Louis next week and looked forward to going to the zoo, museum, botanical gardens and other places in the city. There is a lot of things to do. After reading this morning about the riots and plans for more “actions” by masked Antigua activists, I cancelled my plans. I feel sorry for many working p...

07-14-2017 02:02 PM

Bluetooth Speaker Parts - 7 replies

I want to build a Bluetooth speaker for my shop with 4” speakers. I have to admit that I know very little about the boards and parts. Can someone who has actually built one recommend a specific Bluetooth board and amplifier, speakers, and controls. I have found various boards and some have built in control buttons and others requir...

07-02-2017 10:41 PM

Drawer Side Thickness - 16 replies

I am building a dresser 34” wide and 31” tall from Red Oak . The drawer boxes are about 29” wide, 17” deep and 6” tall and will be made from Ash with dovetail corners. The drawers will run on wooden runners with slick take. The Ash stock is currently 3/4” thick and I think they look to heavy and considerin...

06-26-2017 10:58 PM

Sawstop Acquired by Tooltechnic - 17 replies

Sawstop has been acquired by the company that owns Festool.

06-07-2017 11:17 AM

Surge Protector for Drill Press - 2 replies

I just bought the Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press. The manual says to use a surge protector because of the electronics. Is there any special type of surge protector or just anyone rated for 15 amps. Do people who have the Nova lathe use a surge protector.

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...

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