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|727 days ago||
Cartridge air filter on my dust colector - 10 replies
Yesterday I took my dust collector apart to modify it.I use it not very often and I clean the filter with an air stream quite often.I have a Thien style pre-cleaner.I was surprised and disappointed to see the amount of dust inside the filter.I cleaned the filter the best I could and I removed about one gallon of dust out of it and it still is fa...
|731 days ago||
Ridgid wet & dry vacumm and Dust Deputy - 8 replies
A while ago my wife bought me a Dust Deputy to use mostly with my ROS.Like every one else I connected it using hoses. It was looking like crap, so tired of looking at it , morning I took a few minutes and a few fittings to do that: I thinks that it looks pretty good
|731 days ago||
Sanding pads for oscillating tools - 8 replies
i own a HF oscillating tool for several year. I am delighted with it but the sanding pads suck. I am looking on line to buy another brand of pads on line, but do you know if they are all the same size?Thanks.
|734 days ago||
How to glue wood to steel? - 14 replies
I am making oak “covers” to put around metallic electric boxes.In the past I have used spray on 3M contact glue to glue them, it made a huge mess.Then I used Gorilla, it does not seems to hold very well.Then Liquid Nail, it drips all over the place.What would you use?Thanks
|748 days ago||
What is it? - 36 replies
Look at this link:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230687969152I just bought this plane.It is a Stanley 80 but it does not look like any other Stanley 80 I can find on the Internet.Do you know which vintage this plane is?Thank you.Ber.t
|765 days ago||
One more dust collector modification - 6 replies
You might want to read this interesting article on Popular Woodworking magazine:http://www.popularwoodworking.com/tools/shop-made-vortex-dust-collector-woks-onWould this modification be advantageous if one uses a separator?Would it keep more dust from getting in the filter?Bert
|765 days ago||
For sale - 1 reply
A friend a mine has a Shopsmith Mark 5 including a joiner for sale, he is asking $300.00 or best offer for it.It is in Slat Lake City Utah.His name is Lee, call him at 801 244 1289.Thanks
|800 days ago||
Harbor Freigth Chain Saw Sharpener for $17.99 - 2 replies
Last night I bought a chain saw sharpener at HF for $17.99 ( $19.99- 20%) instead of $49.99 and it works like a charm.Bert
|839 days ago||
This brand of sand paper is the one I have been using for scary sharpening for quite a while and until now I was satisfied with it. This morning, as I was ready to order more of this sand paper , I read about scary sharpening on this site:http://primeshop.com/access/woodwork/scarysharp/.and I read this :CAUTION: The much-vaunted Klingspor self-a...
|898 days ago||
Tablesaw replacement fence - 2 replies
As some of you know I have Ridgid R4511 table saw.The fence had a bow in since new. I put up with it until now. I am trying to get a new fence through Ridgid LSA but I am also thinking about upgrading to a better fence with out spending tons of money ( yes I am frugal or some would say cheap)What is your recommendation?I do no need a supper-dupp...
|1006 days ago||
Manual for Freud Freud JS104K Biscuit Joiner - 6 replies
This morning I bought at Lowes the display model of this plane joiner for $60.00. It has no case and no manual. I do not care about the case, I never use them but I would like a manual. I looked on line and I cannot find one. Does one of you have one that he could send to me as a PDF file or similar. Thank you.Bert
|1008 days ago||
How to use a router to cut biscuit slots? - 4 replies
How to use a router to cut biscuit slots?How thick are the biscuits?How deep to cut the slot?How to be right on center?What is the relation between the thickness of the material we assemble and the size of the biscuits?Thank you.Bert
|1008 days ago||
Biscuit or no biscuit? - 30 replies
I am considering buying a biscuit joiner to assemble the joints on the melamine cabinets I talk about in an other post.. As I read reviews and other documents I realize that some people love to use them and some hate them.A few years back they were all the rage, that has change, why?What is your opinion?What is biscuit joiner good for and when t...
|1009 days ago||
How to assemble melamine cabinets? - 28 replies
I am just starting to build a sewing room for my wife.She decided that she wanted everything made of white melamine (not my idea).I shall have a counter/bench in a corner, about 10” long on each side, to install two sewing machines with two or three cabinets full of drawers under. In one corner I shall have shelves and in the center of the...
|1034 days ago||
Do I need a WS3000? - 16 replies
Like many others on this forum I ordered a WS3000 because of the incredible price. I received it one week ago and I did not yet open the box.Do I need it?I already have multiple means and grinders to sharpen my tools and most of the time I use scary sharpening which for me works very well.What will the WS3000 do for me that I cannot do another w...
|1068 days ago||
Who has a good idea? - 6 replies
This morning I took the first step in improving the dust control in my shop. I went to buy a Rigid 5.00” ROS that I can connect to my shop vacuum.I had a Black & Decker ROS which was working great but it had no dust collection. Now I have a new issue: I have well over 300 sanding disks with the wrong hole pastern.The Black & Decker...
|1069 days ago||
Allergy to wood dust and air filtration - 17 replies
It seems that as I get older (I shall be 61 the day after tomorrow) I have developed an allergy to wood dust.I spent the day in the shop yesterday and today I have a pretty bad and uncomfortable allergy reaction.I have decided to buy an cartridge filter to put on my dust collector (long overdue) and now I am looking at also buying an ambient air...
|1072 days ago||
Refinishing a kitchen on the cheap - 8 replies
Our kitchen needs to be refinished. The cabinets are in good shape and the doors are OK, not great.The color is like a dark oak. I am planning on to refinish these cabinets and to replace the ugly hardware. Of course I could strip everything but I would prefer to not have to do that. I saw, in magazines, people painting their cabinets.Do you hav...
|1075 days ago||
Are you ready? - 7 replies
I read “Fine WoodWorking”. In one of the latest issue it was an article about “How to handle most cuts” http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopPDF.aspx?id=33750 Of course like anyone else I have a few band aids in my shop.My wife read the article and for Christ-mas she bought the the whole kit that this ...
|1082 days ago||
danish oil and water based polyurethane - 9 replies
I have a lot of water based polyurethane left from refinishing my floors.Can I use it on oil based tint or danish oil?