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|35 days ago||
Frued Diablo Router bits - 17 replies
Since the Orange Big Box carries these, I know some of you have used them. Are they any good? I am totally frustrated with the woodtek aka woodcrap boxed set of router bits that i have. They burn and their cut is far far from supieror and these are bits that have low miles or should I say inches on them. I ran to HD tonight to pick up a ...
|36 days ago||
Im trying to use a 1/4” shank, 1/4” round over bit on a project that has mahagony and poplar stretchers. The mahagony pieces meet at 90° to the poplar and Im experiencing some slight burning on a few places here and there on the poplar. Whats speed range would be most appropriate to run the router? It’s a 1 3/4 hp Craftsman ...
|41 days ago||
So I’m sure most of you have heard of miter sleds and even planer sleds. I borrowed heavily from the planer sled idea and produced a sanding sled that in all actuality could function as a planning sled. I had 50 small blocks about 3/4” x 1” by 1 3/4”. The problem was I cut them out on the table saw at different times a...
|50 days ago||
Will it warp/sag? (photos insde) - 12 replies
Im in the middle of building much needed shoe racks for the garage as it seems its the place that collects most of the household shoes. With my wife and both of my daughters into equestrian you can only imagine the clutter and dirt thats gets tracked into the garage. Hence the shoe racks. I based my plans on a fellow LJ previous build here. ...
|64 days ago||
Bandsaw blade selection. - 5 replies
I have an older late 70s Rockwell 14” BS with 6” riser that I inherited from my father. I installed cool blocks as my dad still had the original steel or ferrous material blocks that came with the saw. I’m in desperate need of new blades as all my dads blades are pretty much shot. I figured the first blade I would get would ...
|70 days ago||
When my father passed away my brother and I divided up some of my fathers tools and one of the things I ended up with is an older model delta tenon jig. It sat on my shelf for the better part of a year and half and now I am in need of its use to make some open moritse and tenons on my current project (shoe racks) for purely asthetic reasons. T...
|79 days ago||
Im in the process of tuning up my dad’s old Rockwell Super 990 RAS. I built new tables for it and now Im in the cleaning/tuning stage of getting this saw ready for duty. This saw was made in 1963 before lubricants such as dry lubes were readily available. I was reading instructions for a super 900 saw that said “Lubrication –...
|80 days ago||
Arm-R-Seal and wiping it down between coats - 6 replies
Im using Arm-R-Seal satin and had a few runs in a project I’m into. I had to get out the razer blade to scrape the runs away. They werent major, more like puddled drops. I also had to do a little more agressive sanding than I had planned (with 320) in between coats and I’m left with a very milky white haze all over my project. My q...
|82 days ago||
Flushtrimming MDF and router speed - 2 replies
Installing a sacrificial MDF top on my new QS poplar Radial Arm saw table that I sanded and sealed with shellac. Im guessing speed doesnt matter when flushtrimming MDF. Am I correct in my thinking? I’ll be using a good bit from whiteside but I dont want to tear it up either. By the way, the MDF is only 1/2” thick. Thanks ...
|111 days ago||
I’m in the process of replacing the table on my Rockwell Super 990 RAS. My original top, which is 50 years old was made with very tight grained Douglas Fir that was glued up in 3/4” wide strips. (at some point my father added a 3/8” MDF top) I bought some 11” wide 5/4 QS Poplar and plan on using that as the underlaymen...
|112 days ago||
is this a decent deal on a Dewalt 733? - 10 replies
Made arrangements to buy this and wanted to check here to see what you folks have to say. According to the owner, its had maybe 35bf run through it so it should be fairly clean and mechanically sound. Ill be able to judge is conditon when I see it. It comes with the Dewal stand ($160sh on amazon) and the metal 4” dust hood. He want...
|122 days ago||
As the title suggests, my new Supermax 19-38 will be delivered in a few hours. It will show up with 80 grit paper already installed on the drum. My question to you guys is what grits do you find useful on your drum sanders?I’ve had experience using a Jet 22-44 at my friends shop and that was a big enough push to convince me I needed one for mi...
|151 days ago||
Up for sale is a set of Wedge Pro Smart Levels in 48” and 24” lengths. The heart of the unit is interchangeable between both beams. This set includes both storage bags. Id give the bags a fair rating and the levels a good rating. The Levels arent beat up but they do have a few nicks here and there but were always stored in the thi...
|154 days ago||
Whats a Performax 16-32 worth? - 16 replies
I have an opportunity to buy a nearly new as in maybe less than 1 hour on the machine, Perfomax 16-32 drum sander. Whats a fair price? I need to make an offer that wont be insulting but is fair for both the seller and myself. Ive had my eye on the new Supermax 19-38 and then this opportunity smacked me in the face. I know the designers of t...
|254 days ago||
C. P. Johnson Lumber open house - 0 replies
I just got back from visiting Chirs’s open house. Chris was of course there busier than a trader on the NY stock exchange floor. He did make time to meet and greet each of his guests and offered me a coke echo en mexico ala The real deal coke with all the real sugar. I got there too early for one of his havarti burgers as they were only...
|299 days ago||
Iturra Bandrollers for the bandsaw - 13 replies
Anyone ever use these rollers before as a direct replacement to stock factory guides or cool blocks? I read a review here and here and I like what I see. At half the cost of a Carter bearing conversion I am very tempted to get these. I guess my question is are they just as good as Carter bearings or somewhere in between Carter and cool bl...
|379 days ago||
I recently caught the HF 2hp dust collector on special for $159 so now comes the task of figuring out how to hook it up to my 1987 era Unisaw (34-802 type 1). Since the DC has 4”ports Ive settled on using a matching 4” connector on the lower back of the Uni. My question is.. What is the best/cheapest way to make a circular cut int...
|383 days ago||
Slipit instead of T9 - 5 replies
I just finished polishing all the finished surfaces of my previously loved Jointer. While I dont have any T9 readily on hand, I do have a can of Slipit silicone free tool lube. Does anyone have any experience with this product? My plan is to spray a coat of Slipit, let it dry over night then polish the tables again with a clean soft cloth fol...