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08-05-2014 02:09 PM

Minimum Diameter that you would harvest a black walnut - 16 replies

I have 5 acres of woods behind my home that have probably 40-50 black walnuts that are at least 12” minimum in diameter Of these, I would say about a third are 16-18” in diameter and a few are approaching 20-24” or larger in diameter. These are all “forest” trees and not “yard” trees hence they spent ...

04-03-2014 09:58 PM

What dimension lumber do you cutting board people start out with? - 13 replies

I want to make a few cutting boards and since this is the first time trying out my skills in this area, I have no idea what dimension stock I need to buy. The first cutting board I think will be your basic end grain checker board pattern. Id like to also try my hand at the end grain 3D boards as well. I have a bunch of 4/4 stock laying around...

03-22-2014 01:28 PM

Delta Rockwell Super 900 pricing. - 9 replies

Anyone know what this machine is worth? It looks to be in decent shape. The motor runs well however It will need a new table which is enough to manufacture. What is a fair price for this machine? I want to make an offer on it this afternoon. Thanks!

02-04-2014 01:22 AM

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 ...

02-02-2014 09:58 PM

Router bit speed selection on poplar and mahagony (pics added) - 2 replies

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 ...

01-29-2014 12:15 AM

Brrr.. its cold and snowy outside.. lets go sledding.. not what you think. - 1 reply

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...

01-19-2014 05:39 PM

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. ...

01-05-2014 03:13 PM

Bandsaw blade selection. - 6 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 ...

12-31-2013 12:49 AM

Delta tenon jig 34-182 and 34-183 what are the differences? (two part question) - 5 replies

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...

12-21-2013 04:07 AM

Is it safe to use a dry lube on the carriage track of a Rockwell Super 990. - 5 replies

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 –...

12-20-2013 08:27 PM

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...

12-18-2013 08:18 PM

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 ...

11-19-2013 05:55 PM

Opinons on radial arm saw table replacement Super 990 - 2 replies

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...

11-18-2013 11:45 PM

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...

11-08-2013 01:22 PM

New Supermax 19-38 drum sander on the way. What grits do you guys use? - 14 replies

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...

10-10-2013 01:28 PM

*price reduced*Wedge Pro Smart Level 48" & 24" $100 (Northern Va) - 0 replies

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...

10-07-2013 09:15 PM

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...

06-29-2013 03:28 PM

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...

05-15-2013 08:10 PM

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...

02-24-2013 02:11 PM

Cutting into a late 80's era Uni for dust collection - 9 replies

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...

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