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150 days ago

Paul Moore aka 'The Crazy Canadian' - RIP - 3 replies

I just read (in Woodturning Design magazine) that Paul Moore, ‘The Crazy Canadian’, passed away December 28, 2013. Those of you who have done business with Paul’s company, Stockroom Supply, located in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada, may have spoken with Paul on the phone … he often handled customer calls, and was a joy to ...

186 days ago

What is the purpose of the 'LumberJocks.com Site Feedback' forum? - 198 replies

Just curious … what does anybody think the purpose of the ’LumberJocks.com Site Feedback’ forum is? It is not intended for us to criticize those who post forum topics dealing with problems like the current mess the site is in. To quote from the Forum itself: ”Connect with the Website Gurus and tell us what you are t...

187 days ago

Who thinks the Forum format is good? - 93 replies

Honest to Pete … the forum page is all screwed up again! Who thinks it is a good idea to expose the entire contents of the original post (unformated) so you have to scroll through blobs of text? Yeah … it is not the end of the world and nobody has died, but it is annoying as h@ll.

205 days ago

McFeely's Customers Alert - 15 replies

If anybody has any pending orders with McFeely’s, you may be waiting for an order that will never arrive. I have been a McFeely’s customer for years and have always been happy with the products I bought from them and the customer service they provided. I placed an online order December 29. 2013 and got the customary email respo...

210 days ago

HF 12" Disc Sander -- Anybody have one? - 8 replies

I’m thinking about adding a 12” disc sander to the shop TO&E … specifically the Harbor Freight 12” Disc Sander: Does anyone have this sander? If so, I would appreciate any feedback you can offer. The reviews on HF’s website are generally positive … several comments about the aluminum table, etc. L...

214 days ago

Oh, for an 8" Jointer! - 14 replies

Today is the day I wish that I had an 8” jointer. Don’t get me wrong … I love my Grizzly G0452, but it is only a 6” machine. I am building a Christmas present (yeah, I know Christmas is over … that’s another story) with drawers that are 7 1/2” deep. I used to buy maple drawer stock (kiln-dried, ...

379 days ago

'Shops' Tab Changes - 18 replies

Just noticed the change in the ‘Shops’ tab … IMHO, it is a real improvement. Now, when I go to ‘Shops’, I can see which ones have photos and which ones don’t. FWIW, I have never been interested in reading about somebody’s shop without pictures.

560 days ago

DIY Sharpening Rig - 34 replies

This is based on a rig that was detailed in AAW’s publication (American Woodturner, December 2012, Vol. 27 – No. 6). It is a Harbor Freight 4” x 36” belt sander that sells for around $70. With a 20% off coupon, I paid under $60 for it … considering the cost of all of the other parts I have a total investment of u...

656 days ago

Any thoughts on Steel City 65120 3 Speed Air Filter? - 1 reply

I’m looking at better air filtration for the shop, and have found a Steel City 65120 Deluxe 3 Speed Air Filter at a very reasonable price ($270). Has anyone had an experience, thoughts, or recommendations? —Gerry

752 days ago

So ... How hot has your shop been? - 48 replies

Like a lot of the rest of the country, we have been sweltering in 90+ degree heat and high humidity. I know … those in warmer climates are saying ‘cry me a river’, but here is Wisconsin (I live northeast of Green Bay), we are unaccustomed to temperatures like that. The last time it was 100+ degrees here was almost 20 years ago....

791 days ago

Stacked Dado Recommendations - 29 replies

I’m in the market for a new 8” stacked dado set. I have been looking at the both the Oshlun SDS-0842 8-Inch 42 Tooth Stack Dado Set, and the Freud SD208 8-Inch Professional Dado. Both are in a price range I can afford. Any feedback on either of these sets would be appreciated, as well as any other recommendations! —...

951 days ago

Another Craigslist Funny - 9 replies

I like to browse Craigslist once in a while just to get a chuckle from the way people represent (or misrepresent) the stuff they are trying to sell. For example, this listing ( http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/tls/2764026251.html ) touts a Delta 10” ‘contractor grade table saw’ for only $300. The seller says: “One of ...

987 days ago

NOOK Tablet or Kindle Fire? - 31 replies

I’m thinking about adding a tablet to my tech arsenal, and am debating between Barnes & Nobles’s NOOK Tablet and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. I’m not going to do any heavy-duty lifting … just need something I can stash on the table by my easy chair that I can browse the web, do email with, and read an occasional boo...

992 days ago

Flattening Segments for a Turned Bowl - 10 replies

I’m toying with starting a segmented bowl, but am hung up on getting the rings flat after gluing the mitered pieces together. I know that a lot of people run them through a thicknessing drum sander, and that would be my first choice … if I had one! I have a V-drum sander that does a great job finish sanding, but I’m not s...

1003 days ago

Another CraigsList Hoot ... - 10 replies

Anybody ever hear of a ‘Woodworkers DoveTail Tenoning Jig’? Some guy in Wisconsin thinks he has one! http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/tls/2677843166.html If you want this, you better move fast … I hear these things go in a hurry! And at $135.00, you would only paying a few dollars more than you can buy one new! ...

1010 days ago

15,000 CFM Dust Collector! - 12 replies

Found this posted on our local CraigsList … http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/tls/2653186375.html The add says 15,000 CFM … I’m thinking that would be just about enough to suck the paint off the walls in my shop. Looks like a HF 2hp unit to me. —Gerry

1015 days ago

Benchtop Drill Press Recommendations - 13 replies

I’d be interested in some recommendations on a 12”, benchtop drill press. Specifically, I’m looking for a DP with 3” or more quill travel. Stuff like lasers, on-the-fly speed changes, etc. might be nice but aren’t required. I have considered a Delta DP350, but some of the reviews I have read are a little spott...

1071 days ago

What happened to the Videos Tab? - 33 replies

Just noticed that the ’Videos’ tab is missing from the row of tabs at the top of the page. What’s the deal? —Gerry

1120 days ago

Jet DC-650A Dust Collector Filter Advice - 10 replies

I made a pretty decent Craigslist score today … bought a Jet DC-650A (model 708640) Dust Collector in like new condition for $50. The guy bought it when retired and was setting up a shop, then decided he really didn’t like woodworking! If this DC was ever used at all, it saw only very light use. This is the 115 volt, 1hp model ...

1145 days ago

CPSC Drafting New Safety Requirements for Table Saws - 102 replies

Here we go … I feel like I’m lighting a bees nest on fire. Just heard on NPR News that The Consumer Product Safety Commission has directed its staff to draft new safety requirements for table saws. Consumer advocates were in Washington, D.C. last month, pushing tougher safety regulations for the industry. It appears the CPSC is...

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