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116 days ago

Cleaning the shop - 16 replies

A while ago I realize that when in the shop I always do one of two things:-make a mess-clean a mess. I have Asrperger syndrome and I cannot stand any kind of mess or disorganization, physical, moral , spiritual none.A mess makes me very uncomfortable, too much noise, too many people, too much talking all make me very uncomfortable and nervous...

117 days ago

Grizzly G0513X2 band-saw installation - 11 replies

I received my Grizzly G0513X2 two days ago.The first thing that I noticed is how crappy the crate is, it was all broken, not one piece intact.Surprisingly enough is was not damage to the saw.The saw is top heavy. I first installed it on casters to be able to move it around. That made it very unstable.I removed the caster but it still is not as s...

118 days ago

Tools for sale in SLC, Utah - 0 replies

I live in SLC Utah ad I have these tools “for sale” on KSL and Craiglist. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=28066765&cat=&lpid=1&search=band%20saw&ad_cid=5 Thank you for reading.

122 days ago

Grizzly G0513X2, which blades do you use the most? - 27 replies

Yesterday I ordered a Grizzly G0513X2 ( 17” band saw) .In addition to 2×1/2” wood slicer,which common blades should I get?Thank you for reading and for your help.

125 days ago

TOOL of the YEAR - 107 replies

Which tool that you bought since the beginning of 2013 most:1-improved your work.2-made your work easier3-made you a better wood worker4-made your work safer For me this tool is very humble and very inexpensive.This the FastCap Glu-Bot.I “love” this tool, it makes my life and my work much easier and for very little money.

126 days ago

Working with Ash wood - 30 replies

At work we got shipments of product which are protected with 1’x6’x4’ pieces of what looks to me to be ash wood.I am not very familiar with ash wood and at first I tough that it was some king of pine wood as the color is very light. But in the past, someone told me that my kitchen cabinets are made of ash wood and the figures ...

144 days ago

How long a Band Saw Blade should last? - 12 replies

In the past I bought Wood Slicer band saw blades.Now I buy my blades local to give my business this Christian small business.The blades that I buy there look identical to Wood Slicer blades and initially they are extremely sharp, may be too sharp as I damaged several of them on the very first cut as they grab so much.I use 1/2×3 TPI on my 1...

148 days ago

How would you finish a pine farm table? - 12 replies

A friend of mine gave me old and dry 6×12 and 8×16 fir beams.Last Friday I started (I am not sure why) ripping these beams to make a farm table.(I already have farm table)I ripped them at 1 1/2” ad I got 1 1/4 finishThe top is now finished.I wonder what I should do for finish it.In the past I just used a stain oil form Lowes and ...

153 days ago

A new 8" Shelix Head on E-bay for $350.00 - 2 replies

If you are looking for a 8” Shelix cutting head for your jointer, there is a new on Ebay for $ 350.00.I believe that I paid $600.00 for mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Byrd-Tool-8-inch-SHELIX-joiner-cutter-head-Model-G-8-/301009614357?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4615923615

159 days ago

This has nothing to do with wood-working but with water-softeners - 20 replies

I plan on retiring in a few years and while I have an income I try to replace everything in our house that need to be replaced. I remodeled the whole house and added to it and I have replaced about everything that can be replaced, the last thing about 6 weeks ago what the furnace.Now the very last thing that need to be replaced is the 20+ years...

166 days ago

Another option for helical jointer/planer replacement cutting head. - 18 replies

This morning, wasting my time on the Internet and shopping for an helical replacement cutting head for my Ridgid R4330 planer, I found this brand of helical jointer/planer replacement cutting heads that I never heard off before: Global Tooling. http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/products/heads-journal/planer-journal-heads.html The d...

166 days ago

Accu-Head versus Shelix spiral cutting head - 19 replies

I am looking at replacing the cutting head on my Ridgid planer with a helix head. I notice that two manufacturers sale cutting heads for this planer : Byrd Tools sales the Shelix (which I installed on my Powermatic jointer) and Accu-Head.The Accu-Head is quite bit less expensive, why?Is the quality of the cut/finish between both head noticea...

168 days ago

How to attach a file to a post or to a personal message? - 3 replies

This morning I was trying to forward a PDF file to another LJ, then I tried to attach it to a post but I could mot find a way to do itIs it a way to do that?

170 days ago

Lumberjocks around the world. - 40 replies

I wonder where you were born and where you now live. I was born in France and I now live in Salt Lake City Utah. USA.In between, I lived and worked in 27 different countries.This coming December, I shall celebrate my 30th years in the USA.In the USA I lived in Houston Texas, several places in California , then Portland Oregon ( my favorite pl...

172 days ago

Which router bit set? - 31 replies

I have been using a HF router bit set for many years, It has been working great for me but now I have decided to replace it.For the last week or so I have been looking at many sets.Which one do you sue and recommend?I am looking for a 50 bit set.

173 days ago

Would you buy it for $400.00? - 31 replies

This band saw is for sale on my local classified for $400.00.I am tempted but it is huge.(where would I put it?)Which brand is it?Would you buy it?

183 days ago

Some advertisements on LJ's website are almost immorals - 17 replies

Yesterday I saw on LJ’s website a Grizzly advertisement for their 17” band saw anniversary edition for $795.00.This band-saw is gorgeous and the price is excellent..It would seat pretty in my shop.I should be forbidden to post such advertisement on a woodworking website.Of course I am kidding but the temptation is almost to strong to...

183 days ago

I need your opinion, what would you do? - 35 replies

So now I have the refund for my welder (read the other post if you did not already do it) and so far no one asked me to return the welder,I imagine that the cost of shipping it back make this uneconomical.So should I have this welder repaired or buy another one? I ask the question because so far I found only two shops in all SLC which repair ...

184 days ago

Thank you Marc and Alibaba - 7 replies

Those of you who are not familiar with this story read my previous post at: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53937. Marc and Alibaba made good on their promises of protecting the buyers and this morning I had a full refund of the purchase price in my bank account. Of course buying equipment direct from China with out any intermediary is a lit...

186 days ago

1 3/4 x 6 Hand Plane Iron - 8 replies

I am looking for a 1 3/4×6 hand plane Iron to restore a craftsman plane.Where can I find an inexpensive ( $25 or less) iron for it?I have been looking around but without luck so far.Thank you.

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