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Today's Buys 20FEB16

02-21-2016 01:47 AM by Dex378 | 2 comments »

So today I had an hour to kill so I went up to my newest favorite store in XXXXwood, MA. It’s a junk store pretty much, they buy out estates and sell off the house contents, pretty damn cheaply I might add. Anyway, as a lover of all that is junk and all that is tools I picked my way through and found some decent stuff at a spectacular price! So I picked up a 25’ extension cord, a Stanley framing square (even though I probably have 6 of them at $0.50 cents I just had to have it...

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3

02-08-2016 11:51 PM by wdwrkr631 | 3 comments »

Hello Everybody,Here is part 3 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To9wK5_FAiA

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2

02-08-2016 11:48 PM by wdwrkr631 | 0 comments »

Hello everybody,Here is part 2 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjNNGNRA9ts

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #1: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #1

02-08-2016 11:45 PM by wdwrkr631 | 0 comments »

Hello Everybody,Here is part 1 of my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVLyHV7y2pQ

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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Table saw blade hard to go down????

01-27-2016 02:30 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 4 comments »

I have a General 50-200r model table saw. Lowering the blade is a chore becuase it feels like its binding. I’ve squirt some liquid wrench & WD40 on the worm drive screws & worked it up & down. It’s gotten better but there is still an issue. Wondering if anyone else is having this issue & what’s a good lubricant to use on these gears as well? Also what would be a good cleaner to clean the gears with as well? Thanks all.

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how to clean cast iron tables

01-26-2016 05:13 PM by haskins | 2 comments »

here’s a good video explaining how to clean cast iron tables.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X9XlQMRKKE

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How to Stabilize Spalted Wood #2: Finishing Up

01-25-2016 03:06 AM by bondogaposis | 4 comments »

The vacuum chamber is done, now we need to put in our piece of wood and weight it down, then fill the jar w/ resin. I use Turn Tex Cactus Juice. Make sure that the resin covers the top of the block of wood by at least 1/2” or more. Then pump the brake bleeder until you hit 25 on the guage. This will immediately cause the resin froth and foam as the air leaves the cellular structure of the wood and is replaced by resin. I like to leave it in the resin for at least 24hrs, longer ...

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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #5: Sanding, and the final touches

01-22-2016 02:13 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Lids were sanded down, and adjusted a bit. One of these days, I’ll learn how to make perfectly fitting lids…. Hinges had an issue as well, couple screws decided to come out the other side…hate when that happens. Ground the tips of the screws down, will replace when the shorter ones arrive. End of the box looked a bit too plain…dug up some thin Walnut scrap and sawed some 1” wide strips… Once I figured out how to cut the angles…nails and gl...

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Humidors #4: Humidor # 2 - Learning from my mistakes (Bubinga and Walnut)

01-18-2016 04:08 PM by McPheel | 0 comments »

So after being so careful with my first humidor only to screw it up on the hinge install, I tried a few different techniques on some scrap for installing the hinges than decided to build another box. This time I decided I would do mitered corners with veneer splines for strength, since I didn’t want to mess around with edging. I had a beautiful piece of quarter sawn Bubinga that had been sitting on my rack for a few months now, begging to be turned into something. I decided it wanted...

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