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|1357 days ago||
Sharpening into or away from the blade - 7 replies
Hi all, I bought a slow speed grinder this year and have been sharrpening my tools so that the stone is turning away from the blade. After I’m done I touch up the back on a flat oil stone to remove the burr. I’m hearing from others that it’s better to have the stone turn into the blade. Whats the reasoning behind this and...
|1523 days ago||
Drill Press Table and Miter Saw Table - 1 reply
Good Morning Everyone, This weekend I’m hoping to build a mitersaw table/station and a table to fit on my drill press. Anyone have any pics or advice on building these two things. Things you would do different, or things you like about your set-up. I have looked through the projects and seen a couple, but thought I’d through th...
|1526 days ago||
Posting Pics from Picasa - 1 reply
Hi all, I’m finally getting around to doing something with my profile and putting a pic or two one here. I see that you have to use something like Picasa to link your pics from. Is there somewhere that tells you how to put pics on your profile or projects page? Thanks.
|1530 days ago||
Sharpening "throw away" planer blades - 15 replies
Hello everyone, I have a DW planer with the “throw away” blades. Do anyone sharpen these like you would a good set of blades or do you all just bite the bullet and buy a new set? If you do sharpen them….what’s the easiest way to sharpen such a long piece of steel so its decently sharp? Thanks for the advice!
|1543 days ago||
Hi all, I’m working on my first “real” workbench. It is made of 8/4 red oak with 5/4 pieces of walnut every so often for an accent stripe. Anyway, as far as the edges of the bech go…. is there a reason to keep the edges square? I kinda like the look of a small roundover but I didn’t want cut it until I asked ...
|1545 days ago||
I have and older lathe with a 1 hp single phase motor. Is it possible to add a speed control to it and/or a reversing switch? Thanks for the input!
|1548 days ago||
Hello all, I too, like a couple of the previous post, have started using “more” hand tools. I still like my power tools :). I have found that having very sharp tools is a must. I have always taken my tools to my father shop to sharpen them, but tI think it time to get my own. He has the Tormek. It’s very nice, but very p...
|1566 days ago||
18" Laguna Bandsaw - 4 replies
Hello all, I am looking at getting a used (15 years old) Laguna BS. What is a reasonable price for a saw this old? I seen one for $1200….that seems kinda steep. What do you guys think? Thanks.
|1605 days ago||
Whick HVLP to purchcase? - 1 reply
Hello all, I am getting ready to purchase my first HVLP gun. My dad has the fuji Q3. I would like to get the four stage model of any of the guns so that i won’t have to thin latex too much. Any reccomendations for great, guns to stay away from, or must have options would be greatly appreciated. Right now I am really liking the Fuji ...
|1633 days ago||
Speed Control and Reverse on Delta 46-200 Lathe - 2 replies
Does anyone know if it’s possible and/or have any references about putting a speed control and a reversing switch on a single phase motor?? Thanks!
|1638 days ago||
Hello everyone, I’m planning my first “real” work bench. I would like to dovetail the endcaps and I don’t really want to do them by hand (b/c of my lack of skill nothing else). I have a PC 1220 doveatail jig. The manual says that you can only use it with wood up 1-1/8” thick because of the clamp capicity. If ...
|1692 days ago||
High Speed Steel for Making Lathe Tools - 3 replies
Hello everyone, I’m trying to locate a good source to buy high speed steel for making my own lathe tools. Does anyone have any good sources for purchasing high speed steel? Thanks!
|1721 days ago||
Difference in Dado Blade and Box Joint Blades - 2 replies
I’ve been looking at dado blade sets and was wondering what is the difference in a regular dado blade set and a box joist set?
|1726 days ago||
Show us your workbench - 14 replies
Hello everyone, This is my first post. I just signed up for LJ. So anyway I’m building a new traditional style workbench and would love to see what others have built for themselves. I look forward to seeing everyone’s work! God Bless, Tim