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522 days ago

Disc Sander's - 13 replies

I am looking for a good accurate disc sander. I am wanting if anyone out there can recommend a good one. I know the get what you pay for but I prefer to spend as little as possible. What I am mainly wanting to do is be able to accurately square small blocks of wood. Say about 2 by 2 by 4, 3 by 2 by 5, 1 1/2 by 2 by 4 blocks.I see grizzly has a G...

533 days ago

Finishes for Wenge? - 1 reply

I have some Wenge that I am playing around with. I put on some “wipe on poly” and it seemed to really darken the wood to where it hid the nice grain. What is a good finish for Wenge that wont darken it so much? Thanks

598 days ago

Electricity and machinery? - 25 replies

Not sure if im posting this in the crrect forum topic or not but here it goes. I know nothing about electricity. I am planning a wood shop in my basement. I have 3520B on order. I know it is 220 because it says so. But some machinery doesnt say if it 110 or 220 and that where im having problems. Example: The Jet 1000CFM Air Filtration Sys...

604 days ago

Table saw vs Festool - 16 replies

I will eventually need a good accurate table saw and I do not have room for a full size saw. I have been reading reviews and there is good and bad about all I read.Then, I seen the Festool equipment and is sounds almost too good to be true. They make is sound as if it is perfect all the way around. It appears to do it all. I was wondering what ...

609 days ago

Lathe placement in the shop? - 18 replies

I feel kinda stupid asking all these seemingly silly questions but I want to do things right this time around. I will be purchacing a 3520B soon and maybe eventually the 50” bed extention and possibly the 18” tool rest extention for the other end. The Powermatic 3520B footprint is, Overall Dimensions: 75” L x 27”W x 58...

610 days ago

Jet 1642, 2hp lathe bed extention? - 7 replies

I am thinking of buying a Jet 1642, 2hp lathe and I am trying to find out if they sell a bed extention for that lathe. I see where they have bed extentions for the 1642 1 1/2 hp but cant find anyehere where it says it fits the 2hp lathe or it is specifically says there is one for the 2 hp lathe.Would anyone here know the answer? Thanks

611 days ago

Sealing green wood - 4 replies

About a month ago I cut down a Hickory tree that has died.I want to dry some of the short log pieces that I cut for later turning.Is there something that your supposed to paint on the ends to prevent or minimize checking and cracking? Thanks

613 days ago

Dust collection - 7 replies

Hello all, Im new here and after giving up woodworking about 10 years ago I have the bug to get back into it. This time I am going to do it right and get a dust collector. I have heard that Harbor Freight has a good 2 hp for about $199. I am wondering it it is worth the money and is there any coupons out there the get it any cheaper.Idf there ar...


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