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|84 days ago||
I purchased this planer used a year or two ago and it came with the fold down particle board in/outfeed tables instead of the nicer roller tables. The guy that had it before me lost the hardware that attaches the metal table support arms to the stand so he attached some cheap L brackets and used those, however that causes the tables to be very ...
|121 days ago||
Proper method for applying laminate to countertop - 10 replies
I am working on a counter top that is 1.5” thick, 6’ long and 14” deep with a half circle on one end. It will look like this: I am planning on making it out of a lamination of two 3/4 pieces of MDF. I am going to put white formica on the top and on the edges as well to hide the MDF. Now to my question, I have done f...
|171 days ago||
DIY Window moulding? - 8 replies
I have a small window in my guest bathroom which just has a very simple wood sill plate that’s painted white and isn’t very attractive. On either side and above the window is drywall. It looks out of place to me without something between the window and the surrounding wall to create a transition. I was thinking about putting som...
|192 days ago||
How to remove pitting from table saw top? - 4 replies
My saw had some built up surface rust from sitting in a non-climate controlled Florida garage so I sprayed the top pretty liberally with Boeshield Rust Free and was letting it set for about 30 seconds when my wife came in and asked for help with something in the house. Long story short, I forgot about what I was working on and didn’t reme...
|213 days ago||
Title sums it up. There is a woodcraft about an hour away that has it but it’s pricey and the selection isn’t great. Hoping to find an alternate source. Thanks for any info.
|251 days ago||
Enlarging cutout in a corian countertop - 4 replies
I know this isn’t really woodworking related, and have posted this over on home refurbers, but the LJ forum is a lot more active, and I’m sure some folks here will have some suggestions. My wife dropped a cast iron pot on our glass cooktop, so I just bought a new one and am in the process of replacing old with new. The old one wa...
|269 days ago||
Rust removal from cast iron - 11 replies
My garage was accidentally left open during a rain storm at some point and my brand new jointer got wet. I didn’t find out about it until yesterday when I happened to walk through the garage and see it with a huge coat of rust over all of the infeed and about half of the outfeed table. I looked online and found some recommendations for u...
|318 days ago||
which resaw blade? - 9 replies
A friend cut down a tree and I am thinking about trying to mill up some of the logs and air drying them. Not sure what kind of tree it is, but I want to do it more as a learning experience so really don’t care too much. I have a Grizzly 17” band saw and need to get a resaw blade for it. I have seen the woodslicer blades highly rec...
|356 days ago||
I was recently spraying a project using my trusty HF spray gun and I noticed that it had developed a small air leak where the gun connects to the hose and some water was coming out of the hose at that area. I started looking at filters on amazon and gather that there are filters that take out particulates and there are filters that take out moi...
|362 days ago||
I purchased a second hand Delta 22-675 planer a few months ago. It has the particleboard in/outfeed tables and they are quite saggy and not at all useful. The tables are foldable so they can be lowered when not in use to reduce the footprint of the machine, when they are raised they are supported by a metal bar support that runs from the botto...
|371 days ago||
Need some workbench build advice - 11 replies
I have been using my outfeed table as a workbench / assembly table for the past two years while I tried to decide what kind of bench I want to build, how much to spend on it, what features I want, etc. I was at Barnes and Noble this evening looking through Shopnotes and I was reading an article about benches and saw a photo of one that I real...
|372 days ago||
A few questions about Performax drum sanders - 10 replies
I recently picked up a used Performax 16-32 drum sander and have a few questions for those with the same or a similar machine. First, I need to pick up some sandpaper for it, but the reviews on Amazon say the Jet paper (I guess Jet bought Performax) is junk. I remember reading a recommendation somewhere where someone recommended an OEM but now...
|429 days ago||
Delta 22-675 15" planer - 6 replies
One of these popped up on craigslist today and I was thinking of taking a look at it after work today. The guy is asking $400. It includes the planer, stand and mobile base. He said the knives need to be sharpened, so I take that as they probably need to be replaced as he said they’ve been sharpened previously and I don’t know how...
|433 days ago||
Zero clearance insert causing blade noise - 16 replies
I purchased a leecraft ZCI for my Unisaw. I followed the instructions that came with it to adjust the set screws to get it to fit tightly in the opening, then clamped a 2×4 over it and slowly raised the blade. Now I have zero clearance around the blade, but there is considerable “blade noise” now, which I assume is caused by t...
|434 days ago||
...well, yes…sorry, another one. So I bought a Ridgid JP0610 off craigslist a while back, and it’s always run a bit “rougher” than I thought it should (i.e. vibration, etc), but initially it cut fine. However, over the past 6 months or so, I noticed that when I would try to joint a board, the front and read of the boa...
|450 days ago||
Harbor freight dust collector power draw - 2 replies
I relocated my dust collector this past weekend and had to run a new circuit to its new location, so while I had the panel open, I put an ammeter on it and measured starting and running loads. I’ve seen a bunch of “will it work on a 15 amp circuit” threads at various forums but oddly enough never really saw anyone bring real d...
|471 days ago||
Composite materials - 1 reply
I have been thinking about making a picnic table for my back yard and want to make it out of something that isn’t going to rot or warp. I’ve seen lots of outdoor furniture at restaurants, marinas, etc that is made from the grey colored composite material. The stuff I’ve seen looks like it comes in standard dimensional lumber ...
|483 days ago||
I’m building a pine rocking horse and sprayed it with amber shellac. The first coat went on nicely a couple days ago, tonight I sprayed the second coat and noticed that about 3 hours after I sprayed it, it started to form a white film over the shellac. I sprayed both sides of it in my driveway at dusk and left it out for about half an ...
|493 days ago||
I have a Ridgid BS14002 14” band saw which is the model that used to be sold at Home Depot. The upper wheel hinge cracked, so now I can’t adjust the angle of the upper wheel and as a result the blade doesn’t track correctly. This is the part that I need:http://www.ereplacementparts.com/shafthinge-upper-wheel-p-156756.html ...
|528 days ago||
Storing extra latex paint - 12 replies
Not sure that this is the proper place to ask this question, but I found surprisingly little info when Googling the topic. This past weekend, I bought some paint to touch up some spots on my house. Since I had to have the paint custom mixed to match my color, the smallest qty the store would sell is a gallon but the whole job ended up using on...