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953 days ago

shop speakers - 27 replies

I have a friend that’s heavy into audio and I was telling him my old shop speakers (pioneer hpm 100’s) were in sad state of repair. He told me with all my ww experience, I’m crazy not to build my own. After looking through all the different designs and the prices to build them I decided to go with the “http://speakerdesi...

972 days ago

mini cyclones - 3 replies

My shop usually stays pretty clean. I have a pretty good dust collection system that captures the dust at the machines. I need to do something about the dust that’s created by hand sanders and hand held routers. I just built a set of tall speakers out of MDF and if anyone has ever worked with MDF knows the amount of dust you can produce. ...

985 days ago

Jasper Circle Jig - 0 replies

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=365-260 I ordered the Jasper Circle Jig from parts express a couple of weeks back. I’m building my first set of speakers and I wanted a better hole cutting jig. I used it for the first time in the shop yesterday and I was extremely pleased at the results. Its a well designed jig tha...

1217 days ago

woodworking a year round hobbie? - 15 replies

In the winter I’m in the woodshop almost everyday. But when fishing season starts, I close the doors to the shop and I’m gone fishing every chance I get. The only time I’m in the shop in the summer if the weathers too crappy to go fishing.

1228 days ago

chalkboard gloat? - 3 replies

Before I started the remodeling of my shop I had a small 2’x3’ chalkboard in my shop, and I like drawing projects out as I create them. Now I acquired one that came out of a school, and this thing is massive. The best thing about it is I can right down the measurements of the pieces I need and at any time i can see it from any tool i...

1234 days ago

anyone interested in nordfab dust collection pipe - 2 replies

I’m in the process of remodeling my shop. I’m building cabinets for storage,painting and installing a new cv max cyclone from clearvue. I had a tough time deciding on what kind of pipe I wanted to use in my shop. I ended up going with Nordfab pipe. I already put in a $1,000 order and it came yesterday. I know its expensive stuff but ...

1234 days ago

first time this has happened - 18 replies

while cutting some birch ply in the shop for my new shop cabinets, I cut into a very thick disposable knife blade that was embedded into the ply between the veneer layers. I cant believe I didn’t put a nick into my 3/4” CMT ply bit, or notice it when I cut through it on the tablesaw.

1266 days ago

cyclone or bag...hmmmm - 2 replies

I’m getting ready to upgrade my dust collection system (Bill Pentz design) and I would like to go with a cyclone but the one thing I don’t like about cyclones is the little metal garbage can. Has anyone ever come up with an alternate method for a larger bin other than the small garbage can? I also have a widebelt sander and I’...

1271 days ago

Any advice for first time veneering? - 3 replies

I bought a minimax M16 about 5 years ago and had VERY little use…mainly cutting toe kicks on cabinets. I still have the original blades that came with it (Olson blades I think). I just ordered a Timberwolf 3/4 3 TPI (PC .032) for my first attempt at resawing.I’m planning on using some melamine to veneer to,I’ll be sanding o...

1274 days ago

need help with veneering - 5 replies

I’m building a set of hickory cabinets, the cases are white melamine and normally I build side panels for the end cabinets but I would like to try some veneering. Anyone ever veneer to melamine? I’m guessing you would have to scratch up the surface with some sandpaper so the glue would have something to hold to. What type of gl...

1289 days ago

Need help finding model # on old delta shaper - 1 reply

At the end of the day while blowing the wood chips off my old delta shaper I thought it would be neat to search the net for a owners manual or to see if I can still get parts for it ( for future reference). I searched high and low and could not find any info except for the serial #. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciative.


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