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09-08-2016 04:03 PM

Spraying Kilz Primer - 3 replies

Yesterday, I used a compressed air spray gun to spray Kilz original primer on a project that I am working on. I sprayed about 1/3 of a gallon on a cabinet that only had about 80 square feet of surface area leading me to believe that way too much of the primer ended up in the air. The can specifically said not to thin, but I think that part o...

06-01-2016 12:52 AM

Hvlp spray gun help - 18 replies

I’d like to get an hvlp spray gun soon. I’ve used a friend’s set of cambel and hausfelds that had a small and medium gun and thought it worked well. I think it was probably just some Chinese set though. I’m looking to spend less than 150 ideally and would like to get a sprayer that uses compressed air although I won&...

02-10-2016 05:51 PM

Air Compressor in Crawl Space - Good Idea or Not? - 15 replies

I have been thinking about putting my air compressor in the crawl space of our house. Barring any sound issues (we have decent insulation), can anyone think of a bad reason to not do this? I have thought about the humidity and needing to drain the tank more often. I think I can deal with this by just draining it often enough.

11-30-2015 05:31 PM

Un-Cup a Glued Panel - 14 replies

I have 4 panels that I have glued together out of ~12” wide Sapele. Each panel is ~24” x ~30” with ~1/4” cupping across the 24” direction. When I bought the boards, they were flat and surfaced on both sides. I suspect that the moisture in my garage is too high and that gluing them one side down towards concrete...

02-19-2015 06:18 PM

Exciting to see Project on Front Page - 3 replies

I just wanted to share how nice it feels to see a project come back up in the “roll the dice” box. I had forgotten that I posted this and it was neat to see it come back up! Just another reason that I like this site.

01-02-2015 04:16 PM

Floor Mounted Air Filter - 2 replies

Since I have a rather small shop, I try to make tool setups to incorporate more than one operation to save space. I am working on a table saw base that will include a router table and an air filter. My question is does anyone see a problem with having a floor based air filter rather than one attached to the ceiling? I should be getting betw...

10-24-2014 02:53 PM

Is a normal fan ok to build an air cleaner with - 2 replies

I am interested in building an air cleaner for my shop. Ideally, I would like to use an old furnace blower because it seems as though most air cleaners are built with squirrel cage fans. I have not been able to find an old furnace blower yet and am considering using a fan that I already have. Below is the link to that fan.Fan at Lowes= T...

08-22-2014 06:43 PM

Table Saw Fence Options - 10 replies

I have a roughly 50 year old Craftsman contractors table saw. I have what I suspect is the original fence and I recently broke it. The eccentric cam on the locking lever broke so I can no longer tighten the fence. I have been interested in getting a different fence anyway so it worked out alright. My problem however is that it doesn’...

04-10-2014 01:28 PM

Lignum Vitae Bearings - 14 replies

On another forum, I saw that Lignum Vitae bearings have been used for over 100 years on things such as hydro turbines and ship propeller shafts. Has anyone had any experience using lignum vitae as a bearing? It is supposed to be a self lubricating wood. Since most of the uses I have seen tend to deal with parts in water, I wonder if it must...

11-13-2013 08:14 PM

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 ...

08-19-2013 02:59 PM

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...

07-26-2013 01:52 PM

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...

11-11-2012 03:57 AM

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...


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