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|1142 days ago||
Choosing HVLP Needle Size - 6 replies
I got a turbine-driven HVLP spray gun a while ago and have started my first real finish job with it. I am currently using Emtech EM6000 from target coatings (waterbase lacquer), but I was wondering, what relationship should there be between finish viscosity and tip size. This lacquer is relatively thin compared to other finishes. I thought th...
|1222 days ago||
Any Can't-Miss Lumber places near LA? - 0 replies
I’m going on a business trip the first week of April to LA (and Pt. Mugu) and wondering if there are any places that I need to check out while I’m there. Any suggestions would be great.
|1286 days ago||
Need Some Table Saw Help - 8 replies
Hi LumberJocks. I was just out in the shop ripping some lumber on the table saw and all was going well until I ripped some thin strips. While doing so, I was experiencing burning and what felt like some drag or other resistance to pushing the stock through. This was not happening with the wider pieces. A few days ago I made sure my fence was...
|1344 days ago||
Help Identifying Old Planes - 2 replies
So I found a deal on CL, a whole tub full of old tools for $10. I noticed a couple planes in the pictures, so I bought them. There were several brace and bits, wrenches, hand saws, files and rasps, etc. However, I only really gave much attention to the planes, as I have wanted to add to my block plane for a while now. The first plane is real...
|1373 days ago||
Building a clock with inserts - 1 reply
Several years ago I build my mom a clock for her birthday from paduak and used a nice looking insert in it. The mounting hole was 2 1/8” and the outside diameter was somewhere in the 3 1/2 – 4 inch range. I decided to build one for my wife and built the same specs and all. But now when I go looking for clock inserts, I don’t...
|1384 days ago||
Kinked Bandsaw Blade, Any Fix? - 8 replies
I have a relatively new Grizzly 1/4” 6 TPI blade on my bandsaw. I was cutting some 2” thick basswood and all of a sudden the saw made some noise and the cut quality really tanked. I took a careful look at the blade and it turns out the blade kinked a little in one spot. This means the blade travels smoothly except where the kink g...
|1388 days ago||
What do you do with your wood scraps? - 28 replies
This is the best place I could think to post this topic, since loose wood scraps can be a hazard in the shop. I work out of half of a 2 car garage and have recently been finding that more often than not, I just toss my wood scraps. Part of me thinks there has got to be a better way, but when I think about using a bin like my dad and others, I ...
|1423 days ago||
Tilt-out Drill bit storage - 1 reply
Hi guys, I am in the process of designing a drill bit storage cabinet and need a little help. I want to put most of my bits in little tilt-out blocks that have holes drilled in them. The idea is that they would be vertical while the cabinet is closed, but could tilt out up to 20 degrees or so to make it easier to pull the bits out. My questio...
|1437 days ago||
A great way to spend $1.75 - 2 replies
I was cruising through Lowe’s to get some hardware for another project when I found a great deal. A pair of vernier calipers was being clearanced for $1.75 (down from $10). This was very timely as my digital calipers’ battery died just last night. Thought others might be interested, since calipers are one thing I think everyone sho...
|1444 days ago||
Attaching Marble to Table - 3 replies
I’m starting to get close to finishing up a console table that I plan to put a 3/4” thick marble top on. However, I don’t know exactly how I am going to attach it. The table legs and frame are just a simple plan: post legs attached to each other via aprons on top and a stretcher on the bottom. I would like the top to be remo...
|1445 days ago||
Thrust bearing speed - 1 reply
I just spent a good while tuning up my bandsaw using the techniques shown in wood magazines video series that someone on here linked to (don’t have the link right now). The host on the video said to adjust the thrust bearings and blade guides very close to the blade, which I did using the masking tape method he suggested. I finished the ...
|1446 days ago||
HF Link Belts - 4 replies
As I was cruising through HF the other evening, I noticed they carry link belts now. At $25 for 5’ ($20 after the 20% coupon), the price can’t be beat. I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with these. I’m not looking for the generic HF opinions, but ones regarding this product. I heard somewhere that these ...
|1580 days ago||
Urethane tires throwing me for a loop - 8 replies
Hi there, Lumberjocks. I just found this forum and it’s awesome, but no time to waste. I have an old Taiwanese clone 14” bandsaw (labeled as a VBS-14, almost identical to the Grizzly G1019) that I recently inherited. It has seen little if any use the last 10 years, so I knew I would need to give it some care. Surprisingly, it ran...