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|01-26-2015 02:57 PM||
Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs - 16 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||
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||
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.
|11-14-2012 12:09 AM||
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?
|10-17-2012 11:53 PM||
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.
|09-16-2012 03:57 PM||
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.
|07-28-2012 02:10 AM||
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...