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03-11-2013 03:16 PM

Dewalt DW705 12" compound miter saw & adjustable saw station - 0 replies

Dewalt DW705 12” compound miter saw & fully adjustable saw station with dust hood. I’m the original owner & the saw has been used very little & well cared for. Saw station has adjustable fences with adjustable stop, dust hood with hose attachment for dust collector. Saw can be positioned in the center, left or right of st...

01-07-2013 04:34 AM

Why isn't there a list of Moderators or a tab on the home page for contacting them! - 14 replies

I have looked in all areas of LJs that I can think of but where do you find a list of Moderators when one has a question or a problem?

06-26-2012 02:24 PM

Freedom of speach and our non shop talk forum! - 10 replies

I have no issue with the non-shop talk forum. Politics, religion, whatever you wish to discuss as long as it’s not vulgar, racist, or attacks on other members, but today this forum was used to attack and make unfounded accusations against one of our members. GMman has posted a topic that I feel has not just crossed the line of decency but...

06-20-2012 11:50 PM

Custom Canes for Wounded Warriors - 4 replies

There is a lady that makes custom canes and she is looking for help achieving a grant to help her and her husband continue to produce canes for Veterans. This is a quote from her on another woodworking website. It doesn’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your time in order to vote for her business. _”Here is where I need you...

05-05-2012 05:24 PM

Cordless tool packages, are they worth the money? - 22 replies

I’m looking to purchase a battery powered tool package and I have a few questions. Which package has the best bang for the buck I.E. Dewalt, Porter cable, Makita, etc etc? Do the tools provide enough power to be able to cut plywood, 2 X 4s etc etc? I’m building a shed and am looking to get cordless tools to make the construction easi...

01-16-2012 06:49 PM

3D cutting board - 2 replies

Here is my rendition of the 3D cutting board. It’s made from Walnut, Hard Maple & Cherry. For a run down on how it was constructed see my blog http://lumberjocks.com/RetiredCoastie/blog/27568 Thanks for the ideas and assistance from SPALM & CALGARYGEOFF! If you have questions I will try and answer as best as I can. Co...

10-01-2011 02:19 AM

Incra Router table build - 10 replies

Earlier this month I began building my router table cabinet. The cabinet is built from 3/4” maple plywood, the face frame is poplar. I painted the inside “Machinery Grey” and applied 4 coats of General Finishes oil & urethane to the outside of the cabinet. Drilled the hole and attached a 4” dust port then mounted and ...

05-20-2011 11:46 PM

Looking for an original PORTALIGN drill guide - 6 replies

If anyone out there has an Original PORTALIGN drill guide. They were distributed by Sears and another company. The newer versions are not suitable for my purposes, and yes I’ve tried Craig’s list and E-Bay and the ones I’ve found have been sold. I’d like to either buy it or trade for it. Please PM me if you can help o...

05-05-2011 03:18 AM

Between centers pen turning and a great company! - 4 replies

The other day I was looking for a supplier for a Dead Center for turning pen blanks between centers. WWW.penturnersproducts.com was recommended so I ordered the dead center and as a bonus they had a 3” SS tool rest for my Jet 1014 lathe so I ordered it as well. I ordered them on the 2nd of May and I recieved the tools on the 4th. Thats...

04-22-2011 06:57 PM

Incra router table system & Questions on Cabinet Designs - 2 replies

After putting in some overtime hours at work I was finally able to purchase a router table and fence system. I went with the Incra combo system and matched that up with the Triton 3.5 HP router. Now for the fun part, I’ll be building a cabinet for this system so that I’ll have storage and some noise insulation along with dust col...

03-17-2011 11:14 AM

Router Plate Question - 8 replies

I just got a good deal on the Triton 3.25 hp TRC001 plunge router from Woodcraft and I’m looking to buy a router plate so I can mount it in a table. I’m looking at the aluminum plate from Woodpeckers http://www.woodpeck.com/aluminsert.html. The plate is 3/8” thick and it’s the only one I can find that has the thickness I ...

02-20-2011 09:19 AM

Reversing the JET 1014VS lathe - 0 replies

Just before Christmas my lathe speed controller died on my JET mini lathe. I finally got a replacement circuit board and got it installed. While waiting for the board to come in I stumbled across this website: http://www.frontrangewoodturners.org/misc_pdf/reversing_the_jet.pdf which tells how to add a reversing switch to the JET 1014VS lat...

02-18-2011 04:58 AM

Tool Gloat Jet 16-32 Drum Sander - 13 replies

I finally got my bonus today so I bought the drum sander I’ve had my eye on which was on sale this month at Woodcraft. Assembly was very easy and the drum was factory set perfectly level with the feed belt. It works absolutely perfect. With the dust collector hooked up there is absolutly no stray sawdust. The tool was packaged very...

02-17-2011 12:13 AM

Dust Collection Seperator - 9 replies

Went to Rockler last week to use my 20% off coupon and while I was there I saw a package of fittingshttp://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25225 for building a separator for $19.00. I have seen all of the home built and store bought separators so I figured I’d try making one myself to go along with my dust collector. The drum is a...

02-15-2011 07:15 PM

For those looking for a shop stool - 3 replies

I’ve been looking for a good adjustable shop stool but all of the ones I’ve seen range from $60.00 to $120.00 and they weren’t very sturdy. I found this stool at Costco here in the Portland Vancouver area for $39.00. It’s very sturdy and has hydraulic seat height adjustment. It’s very well made. The only issue I had...

02-02-2011 04:07 PM

Rope lighting in the shop - 9 replies

I’m in the process of completing a shallow cabinet that will mount above my counter tops in the shop. I’m looking to incorporate some low profile task lighting under the cabinet. My questions are has anyone used the rope lighting in the shop environment? Do they hold up and do they provide good task lighting? Are the ones sold in Low...

01-28-2011 07:39 PM

Contractor Saw or Cabinet Saw! What to buy? - 38 replies

Since I’ve been visiting LumberJocks I’ve read many opinions regarding the purchase of a table saw when asked by new wood workers. First let me say in no way am I finding fault or critisizing anyones opinion. Many craftsmen buy different tools for different reasons be it cost, the tools reputation or it’s capability or ones lim...

01-05-2011 06:23 PM

Reverse turning with a ONEWAY TALON chuck - 5 replies

I have a Jet 1014VS lathe that I’m replacing the circuit board on and at the same time I will be adding a switch to allow reverse turning. I have a ONEWAY TALON chuck. Is there a way to lock the chuck for reverse turning. I noticed some threaded holes on the thread adaptor that could be used for installing set screws but I dont want to dam...

12-27-2010 06:09 PM

Modding a Jet Midi Lathe for reversing - 4 replies

While looking for answers to my problem with my speed control on a 1014VS Jet lathe I found this article for modifying my lathe for reverse turning. I thought some of you may be interested. My lathe is out of warranty so I will be doing this to mine as soon as I get my circuit board repaired. There are two articles, the 1st is by Bruce Perry at ...

12-24-2010 06:58 AM

HELP!!! I think my speed controller on my mini lathe died! HELP!!! - 6 replies

I have a jet mini lathe model # JML-1014VS. I was turning today and my lathe all of a sudden went into warp drive. Do any of you folks know if it’s the circuit board or maybe the potentiometer (rheostat)? Will I have to replace the control assembly? If I run this without the controller working on the low belt settings will this damage the ...

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