|View TheDane's:||home||workshop||projects (108)||blog (18)||reviews (21)||forum topics (34)||buddies (4)||favorites (82)||activity log|
|143 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.
|324 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...
|420 days ago||
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
|516 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....
|555 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! —...
|715 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 ...
|751 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...
|756 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...
|767 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! ...
|774 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
|779 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...
|835 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
|884 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 ...
|909 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...
|909 days ago||
Has anyone had an experience with the Rockwell RK3734K Low Profile Jigsaw? My jigsaws (an old B&D and a cheap Skil) are both shot. I noticed the Rockwell on salew today ($85) at the local big box. —Gerry
|956 days ago||
Scroll Saw Advice - 14 replies
I am thinking about replacing my Dremel 1830, and am vacillating between the DeWalt DW788, and the Excalibur EX-16. Grizzly has the DeWalt for under $500 … Seyco and WoodCraft have the Excalibur for about $575. Any advice or feedback would surely be welcome! —Gerry
|956 days ago||
Carter Spring Sale - 0 replies
If anybody is looking for a decent deal on a Quick-Release or other band-saw accessories, Carter is offering discounts from 15% to 25% plus free domestic shipping on phone orders through April 28th. They had a similar promotion last year, and I got my Quick Release for $120.00. —Gerry Here’s the spiel … For 4 days o...
|1044 days ago||
SharpeningSupplies.com Customer Service - 6 replies
I’d like to share a customer service experience I had with a supplier. I have been ordering supplies for my WS3000 from SharpeningSupplies.com of Madison, Wisconsin for the last year or two. Recently, I decided to add Japanese Waterstones to my arsenal, and bought a set of Naniwa stones (120 / 1000 / 3000 and 8000 grit) plus a Naniwa Fl...
|1053 days ago||
Would you buy this 'Antique'? - 13 replies
This popped up on our local Craigslist … http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/tls/2166036978.html Don’t know how anyone would know it “works beautifully” ... and if it comes with stand, why is laying on the floor! I wonder if anybody will actually bite on this! —Gerry
|1059 days ago||
MLCS 5 Star Customer Service - 7 replies
Last week, I ordered a profile router bit and corresponding setup block from MLCS for a cabinet project I am building. When the arrived yesterday, I discovered they had shipped me the wrong setup block (there was a one-digit difference in the part number, which, in my book, is an honest mistake), so last night I sent them an email describing ...