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06-23-2015 11:00 AM

Dust Collection for DW735 - 5 replies

I was at Lowes over the weekend to pickup some glue and of course had to make my way through the aisles… Connected to the DW735 they were selling was an excellent looking dust collection hood which I’m thinking I could get away with hooking the Shopvac directly to. This would remedy the only issue that I have with the 735… ...

04-14-2015 11:40 AM

Strength of 1 1/2 inch Red Oak Dowel Rod - 18 replies

My first project was that of my “shop bar” and it has long bothered me that I did not have a foot rest. It was my intent to purchase the typical brass bar but have not had the finances which I desired to devote to this and have made due to this point with a stack of my excess 2 by 4s under an old shower curtain rod… I have r...

05-29-2014 12:25 PM

Antique Michigan Maple Butcher Block Table - 18 replies

Hey there LJs, just wanted to share some pics of the great Michigan Maple Butcher Block I attained being handed down originally from my grandfather who used it in his grocery store. The bottom is stamped with 05/36 and has a faded label indicating that the block is subject to abuse and therefore not guaranteed. Has a really neat dovetailed to...

05-16-2014 03:25 PM

Working with White Oak Slabs - 15 replies

Work has attained two cross section slabs of White Oak with bark remaining on one side. They are about 6” thick and 39” across. Will post a picture later as I am unable to so at this time. One will be turned into a table, and the other is to be displayed at the Illinois Military Academy with markers within the tree’s rings f...

02-21-2014 07:59 PM

WWMM Sconces Make a Wish Foundation - 13 replies

I am writing this with the intent that you all wont be my competition but am super excited about the honor of owning signed Sconces from Woodworking For Mere Mortals/Steve Ramsey fellow LJ and a large contributor to my enjoyment of the craft of woodworking… Believe the Make a Wish Foundation who receives the full purchase price is a goo...

09-12-2013 05:52 AM

Bandsaw Milling and Wood Type - 29 replies

Evening LJs… Tonight was an entertaining evening for me as it was the first time attempting to mill my own lumber. I have to apologize for any and all milling sins committed and remind those experienced with this that it was predominately conducted as an experiment… A few weeks ago I passed by a sizable pile of firewood and inquir...

07-23-2013 11:39 PM

Porter Cable 14" Bandsaw Deal July 2013 - 7 replies

Hey there all, not on long as I need to go get it set up and try it out but wanted to let all interested know about my experience last night… My wife was able to trick me into going to Lowes after a 4.5 hr return trip from Chicago Land Speedway Nationwide races saying that she needed to attain forceps needle nose pliers for her vet tech co...

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