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03-29-2016 05:41 PM

Recommendations for custom branding iron. - 4 replies

I need a new branding iron, any recommendations?

12-21-2015 04:43 PM

Compressors?? - 13 replies

School me about compressors. I’ve never owned one, what should I look for? I am wanting to run a brad nailer off of it and be able blow out filters and fill tires. How big of a compressor is needed for such uses? What does oilless mean? Is that good or bad?

12-10-2015 04:39 PM

A Different Approach - 7 replies

I found this site and thought that this is really innovative and would be of interest here.

10-09-2015 07:42 PM

What's the difference between a shop vac and a dust extractor? - 13 replies

Besides the huge price difference. Any insight?

01-26-2015 02:57 PM

Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs - 23 replies

I have been thinking about getting into pocket hole joinery and I am wondering what Kreg jig to get. There seems to be so many. My main focus will be to make face frames for cabinets. I can’t decide between the K4 and the R3. There are quite a few others that I would consider, I am just baffled by all of the choices. Any advice from e...

01-14-2015 04:23 PM

Smoking GFI outlet in shop - 27 replies

I was happily working away yesterday when I turned on the planer. Suddenly the power went out and I smelled smoke, burning plastic. The GFI outlet that didn’t have anything plugged into was all black I took off the cover plate and it was a melted mess. Why would this happen? The outlets in my shop are 20 years old. I’m going to ...

10-31-2014 11:50 AM

Great Minds Think Alike - 4 replies

Happy Halloween from my shop to yours! Jack came into being after I made a pumpkin carving saw, see projects page.

09-28-2014 05:45 PM

What is a good paint to use on machinery? - 16 replies

I am in the process of refurbing a Boice Crane jointer and need advice on paint.

09-25-2014 07:41 PM

Nice Tables - 7 replies

I found these on line and thought that other LJ’s might like to see them. Not all of them are wood, but most are, some really creative designs.

08-30-2014 03:00 PM

Stanley No. 12 scraper plane - 16 replies

Are there any LJ’s that have experience w/ this plane? I was thinking about buying one of these and just wonder what other LJ’s that have used this plane think of it.

08-28-2014 01:13 AM

Free for price of postage. - 2 replies

Free to a LJ that wants to build the Shop Notes router lift. This is a project that I started and never finished. Since that time I purchased a Master Lift II, so I no longer need these parts and they are just adding to the clutter of my shop. So I would like to see somebody get some use out of my lost investment. Here is a list of component...

01-16-2014 07:59 PM

Free to a Good Home - 3 replies

I just replaced the filter bag on my Delta 50-760 collector w/ a Wynn filter. If anyone would like a 1 micron filter bag for the cost of shipping PM me. It is in good shape and has not been used a whole lot.

12-16-2013 01:55 PM

Is this Jointer worth the price? - 10 replies

I saw this jointer on craigslist I think the price may be a little high, but maybe there is something about these old machines that make them worth more. What are your thoughts?

09-15-2013 06:10 PM

Question for those who own the Rigid oscillating belt/spindle sander. - 25 replies

Where do get the spindle sleeves? I think the industry standard for oscillating spindle sanders is 4 1/2” the rigid has a 4” spindle, do you buy the 4 1/2” and cut them down or is there a source for the 4”?

08-17-2013 11:47 PM

What in the world do the Chinese use for glue in their plywood? - 8 replies

That stuff is nasty. This is the last time I’m going to use made in China plywood. I choke and gag w/ from the very first cut. I never have that problem w/ other plywoods.

08-13-2013 10:47 PM

Someone highjacked my profile? - 17 replies

I got an email today that said “asiruuslp commented on a profile” Now when I click on my profile home it comes up briefly then kicks over to Canadian Drugstore website. WTF! This happen to anyone else? What is the fix? I use a Firefox browser w/ ad blocker.

07-21-2013 06:52 PM

Electric motors - 18 replies

For those of you that have some experience repairing electric motors, how hard is it? I have an old Rockwell motor from my old lathe, probably ‘70s vintage. It still runs but get very hot after a short session and is starting to make growling noises as well. I assume I need to replace the brushes and bearings. Where do you get the part...

02-18-2013 02:20 PM

Hacksaw - 14 replies

I’m in the market for a new hacksaw. I find myself cutting metal more and more as I am learning to make some of my own tools. My ancient Craftsman works okay, but I am thinking that one of the newer high tension hacksaws might be better. Does anybody have recommendations?

01-23-2013 12:35 AM

Bandsaw support? - 5 replies

I need a way to support some rather heavy bench legs while I cut them on the bandsaw. The table on the saw is too small and my HF roller stand is a couple inches short and rather flimsy. Anybody got any good ideas?

12-10-2012 07:50 PM

HVLP - 11 replies

I have been thinking about adding HVLP to my arsenal of tools. I have no experience w/ spraying other than rattle can. What should I look at to get started purchasing what do I need to get started. I don’t currently own a compressor. One thing I know for sure I want to spray is milk paint.

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