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|4 days ago||
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?
|96 days ago||
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”?
|124 days ago||
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.
|128 days ago||
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.
|151 days ago||
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...
|305 days ago||
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?
|331 days ago||
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?
|374 days ago||
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.
|401 days ago||
Clamp Time - 9 replies
How long to leave clamps on when working w/ Titebond II as a minimum. Normally I try to glue up in the evening and un-clamp the next morning but I’m in a bit of a hurry to pull my clamps and move on to the next glue up. Is 2 hours sufficient?
|428 days ago||
Spinning brass - 8 replies
Can I turn brass w/ the same roughing scraper I use for turning wood? It is a carbide scraper. I’m just wanting to work a small ferule for an awl that I am making.
|460 days ago||
Is this a decent lathe? - 7 replies
Is this a decent lathe for $200. I have no experience w/ woodturning and thought this might be a decent lathe for the price, but I have no experience w/ lathes and also would appreciate a few tips as to what to look for.
|510 days ago||
The New Stanley - 22 replies
I wanted to give a friend a nice block plane. After losing a number of auctions on ebay for a vintage Stanley 60 1/2 I thought I’d try a new one. What a a surprise. I have not not bought any new Stanley tools for many years except maybe a tape measure. What a piece of junk the new plane is. The castings are horrendous, the sliding mo...
|584 days ago||
Is Safety Week Over Yet? - 3 replies
Man, I have had more accidents and near misses in my shop in the last two days than ever before. In fact I am going to take a break from woodworking for a few days to think about this. On Sunday I cut my right thumb on the bandsaw pushing a small part through. Luckily I did not have an aggressive blade on the saw and the cut is only minor. ...
|652 days ago||
Anybody else here use playing cards for shims? - 6 replies
I learned that since a deck of cards is approximately 1/2” thick and there are approximately 50 cards in a deck, that each card is approximately .01” thick, certainly close enough for most anything in woodworking. I use them whenever I need move a fence a smidgeon on a jig or I’ve cut them down and used them on my old dado tha...
|656 days ago||
Need LJ Dating Advice. - 18 replies
Ok, here’s the deal, my girlfriend and I met 2 years ago today. I wanted to do something special so I invited her over for a special dinner. Besides woodworking, I like to cook, so I have this great meal planned, so far this is all normal for us. Now for the tricky part, I have been finishing my unfinished basement and she wants to help...
|666 days ago||
What do you use to clean table saw blades? - 48 replies
I have a bunch of old dirty blades to clean and I’m just wondering what my options are for cleaning solutions.
|679 days ago||
I just got me a freight train! - 7 replies
I just picked up a Stanley #7 on ebay. Got it for a good price and it was in excellent condition. I slapped a freshly sharpened Hock iron in it and away we go. Once this thing leaves the station there is no stopping it. This my first experience with a jointer plane and I love it, it’s a monster.
|694 days ago||
Delta T2 Fence - 8 replies
Thanks to all Lumberjocks who posted tips and information about adapting a Delta T2 fence to an old Craftsman contractor saw. I bought this saw new in the ‘80’s and have put up with the original fence until yesterday. What a difference it makes! Why did I wait so long? The installation went well primarily due to information gathe...
|732 days ago||
Hi, I'm new here. - 7 replies
Hi all,I’m new here, and just wanted to say hello and introduce myself and wish you all a Happy Christmas.