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01-20-2014 07:18 PM

A mobile wood turning station - 22 replies

I bought a wood lath from Harbor Freight years ago and I never used it much.In the last two weeks I used it three times.Tired of dragging it on the floor, this morning I decided to put the wood lath on casters and some more. Thank you for watching

01-19-2014 06:41 PM

Good old tools never die! - 2 replies

When I moved in the house that my wife and her mother owned, there was this wheel barrow, the steel part was in good shape but the wooden parts were gone. So I decided to replace the wooden parts.I used oak from pallets to make the new parts. As I already wrote in a previous post, when I cam from France 30 years ago I took with me number of t...

01-12-2014 10:26 AM

Installing a Shelix cutting head in a 13" Rigid planer. - 24 replies

For the same reason ( tired of damaged knives as soon as replaced and tired to have to mess with them) that I installed a Shelix cutting head on my Powermatic jointer, after hesitating for quite awhile, yesterday I finally ordered a Shelix cutting head for my 13” Rigid planer. Being a Maintenance tech by trade, I am not concerned at all...

01-07-2014 10:15 PM

How to know the truth about air cleaners/filters? - 31 replies

I know that it was a post about his subject last week but I believe that it was not fully investigated.Even if I never paid a penny for it, for many years I receive Wood Magazine. Like many if us I read the rather bad review about the Clear View cyclone dust collector.I never had allergies in my life until I moved to Salt Lake City Utah in 1999 ...

01-05-2014 02:18 PM

A farm table made out of old beams - 24 replies

A while ago when my wife and I went to visit Bruce (aka CPLUSWoodworker) and his wife, Bruce asked me why I never post my projects.So just for Bruce, here you go.Another friend named Robert is a carpenter. A while ago he built an expensive post and beam house.When the job was finished quite a few beams were left.He asked me if I wanted them for ...

01-04-2014 05:09 PM

What is the oldest tool that you bought new and that you still use today? - 108 replies

( my sander is exactly the same but with the Ryoby name on it) When I came to this country just a little over 30 years ago, I came with about five dollars in my pocket.My first wife was even poorer as she came from China as an illegal immigrant.Yet after only a few years we were able to put a down payment on a house in Long Beach Californ...

01-03-2014 01:45 PM

Tutorial for band saw blades - 5 replies

KnottScott did an outstanding job with his tutorial for table saw blades.I believe that many of us would profit from a similar tutorial for band-saw blades.Any volunteer?Thank you.Bertrand

12-30-2013 11:09 AM

What are your plans for 2014? - 23 replies

The new year is upon us.I am not talking about new year resolutions. What would like to achieve in your shop in your business or in your house in 2014?What new tool would you like to acquire?Which new skill would like to acquire?Which skill would like to improve upon? Personally I am planning on retiring in two year (2016) and I getting re...

12-28-2013 01:31 PM

What is your experience with your local Woodcraft store? - 69 replies

My local Woodcraft is in Sandy Utah. I go there as little as possible and only when I cannot find something anywhere else and that I believe that I can find it there.My last experience was a few weeks ago looking for a new blade for a #3 Craftsman plane that I rebuilt to give to a friend.As usual my experience was unpleasant, aggravating and uns...

12-25-2013 03:27 PM

Beware of Grizzly paddle switches - 49 replies

Disclaimer:-this is not a review , this is why it is not in the review section.-I do not say the Grizzly paddle switches are not working or not working as they should.I do not not say that I did not receive what I ordered. Some of you might remember the near-accident I had with my PowerMatic jointer when this one started unexpectedly and that...

12-22-2013 01:44 PM

Gimlets. Who know and who use these wonderful and inexpensive small tools - 24 replies

When I immigrated from France thirty years ago last week, I took with me a number of things.To this day I do not know why I took what I took.I took a Bible when I was not a Christian and I did not read it then.I took a Stanley 55 (made in England) that I bought years before and Ihad never used yet.I took a set of Aurioul rifler, that I never had...

12-21-2013 06:32 PM

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...

12-20-2013 04:18 PM

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...

12-20-2013 01:32 PM

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.

12-16-2013 01:38 PM

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.

12-12-2013 11:14 PM

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.

12-11-2013 06:25 PM

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 ...

11-23-2013 11:16 PM

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...

11-20-2013 03:24 PM

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 ...

11-14-2013 06:20 PM

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

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