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940 days ago

Rockwell Router - 7 replies

Hello All,I recently received an old Rockwell router and am having trouble dating it. Does anyone know about these routers or any websites with dating info. Also was/is Rockwell part of Porter Cable? They seem to have the same of similar model numbers.RockwellModel 6302 motorBase: model 6301Thanks!

1044 days ago

spray systems - 7 replies

I’m just about ready to get into a spray system. I’ll be using it for more than the occasional project. I make storage crates, and at least right now, I’ve got 200 of them in the shop waiting to be stained and finished. I use mostly water based stain and or dyes, and water based poly. After doing some leg work, reading reviews,...

1055 days ago

staining maple - 10 replies

Not sure if this is the right place to put this but didn’t see a staining fourm. My supplier has changed matierals and the best fit to the existing one is maple. I have been using water based produts (General Finishes) up until now. However the first few panels came out awful despite the test pieces coming out fine. I am considering moving...

1156 days ago

Riving Knives - 8 replies

I think I’m finally getting brave enough to take my blade gaurd off my TS (Delta 34-44). Dose anyone know if there is an aftermarket riving knife that will fit this model? Thanks!

1745 days ago

Questions about Planers/Jointers - 16 replies

I am currently looking into recycling old pallets. Great source of free lumber, but most of it is cupped. I do not have a planer or a jointer. Even used two machines don’t exactly come cheap. So, just to flaten not to edge join, which is the frist of the two one should buy. The end result I’m looking for are 2 1/2’’ X 24&...

1758 days ago

Stain & Shellac - 15 replies

I think this is the right fourm. Simple question…. can you add shellac as a sealer over water based stain? (General Finishes stain & Bullseye clear shellac) Thanks!

1784 days ago

Delta/Rockwell 4'' planer or a jointer? - 13 replies

I’m looking at an old Delta/Rockwell 4” planer on craiglist. That’s how it’s listed anyways. Looks like a jointer. Planer or jointer, I need them both.Any thoughts on weather or not this would be a good way to get in? Might this be a good unit to learn on? Also does this look like a “planer/jointer”? HereR...

1796 days ago

How'd I do? - 3 replies

So, I bought my drill press. It’s a Jet JDP-14j benchtop. It’s in great shape, just some rust on the table and a little on the column. Poor thing’s been sitting in a garage for “2 or 3 years” unused. Bought my TS from the same guy. It’s great anytime I need a new machine I just call Terry. I talked him into $...

1799 days ago

Raising Grain & Branding Wood - 5 replies

These might be silly questions, but it wouldn’t be the first time I didn’t know something before I learned it! I am making boxes, and would like to brand and stain them. Should I sand at all before raising grain?Should I sand to final grit, brand, then stain? Thanks folks,

1801 days ago

Table saws, Dust collection, and me - 6 replies

A little backround: I only have a shop vac for dust collection and move it from place to place. This is fine as I rent and will not be setting up anything permanent. When I run both the table saw and the shop vac I sometimes blow a fuse down there. Some of this is operator error, I’m sure, and will get better as I learn to feed properly. ...

1802 days ago

More drill press questions - 11 replies

So, I have a decision to make about a couple of drill presses and was wondering if I could gat some thoughts. Decision: “older Craftsman” floor model for about $100 if we can ever cross paths. Or, this Delta benchtop with free shipping. http://www.deltaportercable.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=15000 Oh yes, the main use,...

1805 days ago

Making them shine for delivery - 7 replies

I’m making LP storage crates for the record store kids and they are excited. So am I! Question is: Do any of you use a buffing product after your topcoats, to really make’em look nice before delivery? Something simple. I don’t need a complex procedure and don’t have a buffer. Something by hand maybe? I have my first mee...

1807 days ago

Drill press - 4 replies

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the Craftsman 10’’ 21900 benchtop drill press? http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00921900000P?keyword=drill+press I find myself in need of one and it’s on sale, in budget, and in town. I will mainly be using it to brand, but i’m sure I’ll find other uses for it....


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