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453 days ago

Good Woodworking Stores in Phoenix Az. - 4 replies

Hey Guys, I am going to be in Phoenix in June visiting friends and was wondering what places you would recommend a LumberJock stop by, not sure how much time ill have to go around to these places before somebody questions why we’re going to wood stores, but i need to stop by a few lol. Any places you know of/ like would be great, thanks!

655 days ago

Dust Collector Canister Filter Upgrade For Less $$ - 22 replies

I was thinking about a canister filter for some time now and started a forum topic and got a few good ideas, first lew suggested car air filters, I had thought about that before but thought it my be too much trouble to do it then Paul suggested a similar idea that he did himself before… Big rig air filters! I thought to myself where am I...

661 days ago

Cartridge/Canister Filter For Dust Collector - 9 replies

I have been thinking about upgrading my dust collector for a while now, ideally I would like to go to my machinery supplier and say get me a cyclone but unfortunately I dont have the space nor the cash flow to justify such a purchase at this time. so I am thinking about hooking up a separator and upgrading to a cartridge filter for my Delta 50-7...

694 days ago

Sketchup Question - Scale - 5 replies

Hey everyone, I have been using Sketchup for a while now to modle projects for customers before I make them, its a great way for them to see what it looks like and make any changes they want before its actually made, a lot of people can take 2D lines on a page and see the finished project in their head, sketchup is great for a relitavly quick an...

952 days ago

Ridgid R2401 Vacuum Adapter - 0 replies

Hey, Ive been looking around but cant seem to find much to hook up my festool vac to my trim router. The only thing i can find is this, but i dont think the small hose will do much of anything the help remove dust from the work piece. Has anyone figured anything out with their own trimmers or have any ideas please let me know.

1561 days ago

To Haul or Not To Haul - 7 replies

As some of you know, I have been away at college for the past year doing a Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking course. The course is coming to an end now and I need to figure out how to get the projects I have made home. The big question is call in movers or move it myself, I am going to get quotes for both but I am more looking at personal experie...

1591 days ago

Paint Fume Extraction - 18 replies

Hey guys, and gals. I am going to be preparing my finishing room for spraying finishes, I am going to make a filter box with ducting going to the next room, and then it will attach to a blower like the one pictured below. From there it will go through more ducting and then outside. My questions are where is a good place to shop for a blower like...

1596 days ago

Project of the week? - 9 replies

After reading darryl’s forum post where he said he got one of his projects to be the photo of the week on another woodworking site (congratulations by the way) it got me thinking a bit about Lumberjocks. Would anyone else like to see a project of the week or month and at the end of it all have a project of the year and maybe some sort of prize t...

1617 days ago

Are We Witnessing The End of The Three Knife Cutter Head? - 30 replies

As we already know, the helical cutter head is offered as an accessory or add on feature by many tool manufactures. They are slightly more expensive than the straight knives the woodworking industry has known for many, many years but the price is coming down with time. The helical head leaves a cleaner cut as it is cutting the wood in a shearing...

1633 days ago

1HP Motor - 20 replies

Hey guys, I am building a sander like the one pictured below, the plans recommend a ¾HP but after reading some reviews people say if they had their time back they would go with a 1HP so that is what I am going to do. My question is how much should I pay for a used 1HP motor in good condition? I am going to place a want ad on Kijiji later on and ...

1641 days ago

Table Saw Switch, Left or Right? - 28 replies

I was thinking the other day about the side of the table saw that the switch is on, my table saw at home has the switch located on the left side, out of the four we have at school (three Generals and one SawStop) two have the switch on the left and two have it on the right hand side. I prefer mine on the left as I am right handed and usually sta...

1645 days ago

Recommendation for cutlist/layout software - 3 replies

I am looking for input on which cutlist/layout program is good to get. I am looking for something rather cheep and if there is an adequate one out there for free that someone could recommend that would be even better.

1697 days ago

CNC Software - 18 replies

I am currently enrolled in a Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking program at Holland College and for our big year end project a friend and I are thinking about building our own CNC, we both are capable of manufacturing the moving pieces and my friend used to be in IT and is good with the computer programming aspect of the project. We are wondering w...

1701 days ago

Moncton Wood Show Review - 9 replies

Yesterday I attended the Moncton Woodworking Show, there were many exhibitors there, everything from small supply shops to big names such as Powermatic and General as well as many woodworkers and tradesmen. I kept a pretty tight leash on myself as I only spent about $100.00, it was hard but I managed to resist the urge to purchase some tools tha...

1715 days ago

Craftex? - 7 replies

Does anyone have any experience with the Craftex brand? I saw a few reviews on here but not many. This seems to be Busy Bee’s “house brand” like Mastercraft is to Canadian Tire. Is this just a Canadian version of Grizzly, I know that Busy Bee and Grizzly had a non-compete agreement, I think it had something to do with two broth...

1717 days ago

Canadian Grizzly owners beware... - 20 replies

I learned today that Grizzly tools could be obtained in Canada through Busy Bee, while very happy and prepared to purchase an 8” jointer I phoned Busy Bee but unfortunately I was told that they had been handed a stop order. They told me that Grizzly’s equipment isn’t CSA approved thus it cannot be shipped commercially across the bord...

1718 days ago

Workshop Tab - 8 replies

Hey everyone, I don’t know about you guys but I really enjoy taking tours of my fellow Lj’s shops but it is kind of a process to get to them, you have to go to jocks, click the buddy icon, click workshop and hope that they have added their shop, never really knowing until you get there. What I would like to see is a workshop tab next to th...

1724 days ago

Leaving the shop for a year - 2 replies

I am living in PEI now, had to leave Newfoundland to go to school. It killed me to leave my shop but I couldn’t exactly take it with me and set it up in my apartment… the landlord may not like that lol. I took the tension off the bandsaw, cleaned everything up, put the heat on to room temp. for the winter, locked the door and left. I have ...

1725 days ago

Boat Restoration - 4 replies

Someone in my cabinetmaking class told me about this site today, a man in Main restores sail boats, “one man, one boat at a time”. He documents each day of work that he puts in and posts pics each night. There are some interesting angles that he has to duplicate with wood on the interior of the vessel. Direct to interior woodworkin...

1728 days ago

Moncton Woodworking Show - 4 replies

Hey, anybody living in Atlantic Canada the Muncton Woodworking Show is comming up, November 13th – 15th. They have lots of great vendors ready to answere questions and put off demos, hope to see you all there. Here is a link to the web site http://www.woodshows.com/

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