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|38 days ago||
Painting finished wood and laminate - 5 replies
I bought a very used old crappy desk that I would like to paint as an easy way to make it a little nicer. My last desk that I painted went poorly as the paint started peeling off almost immediately. I was told to get “Zinsser 1-2-3 primer” followed up by a latex paint. This apparently was not the right way to go. I do not want ...
|124 days ago||
2 HP motor on 110 Voltage - 5 replies
I just inherited my Grandad’s older Craftsman tablesaw. At some point he upgraded the motor to a 2 hp motor also from Craftsman. He had it wired for 220 but at my apartment garage I only have access to 110. The motor can be wired for 110 but has a big warning sticker saying it needs a 30 amp circuit to work. Oddly enough there is a 1...
|148 days ago||
Punky wood turning with old Craftsman tools - 13 replies
I have a big piece of Ambrosia Maple that I am working on turning into a bowl. It seems to be a little too rotten to turn very well. I am getting a lot of tearing as I am turning. I am sure there is a better way to stabilize it but will a mixture of water and an Elmers or Titebond glue work to stabilize it? I have an older Craftsman tube s...
|405 days ago||
Stainless Lathe Bed Question - 7 replies
This is my first post but I have been lurking for about 6 months so far. I am currently designing a substantial bowl and spindle lathe. Currently, it will have a 21” swing and about 48” between centers. The 21” dimension is to make the most out of my nova chuck and the 48 inch dimension is somewhat arbitrary and I figure i...