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|68 days ago||
Shops tab, the afterthought of Lumberjocks - 32 replies
A while ago (like 2 years ago) I started a forum topic asking if the Shop tab section was going to get updated to flow better and be more user friendly. I’m pretty sure I got feedback from the admin saying that it was in the works. That was 2 years ago. What happened???? Every tab at the top takes you to a page that is coherent and fits ...
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|132 days ago||
Another Harbor Freight Gem (quick gear clamp) - 5 replies
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen someone post about these before, so hopefully this post isnt completely redundant. I just bought these clamps at Harbor Freight. They were on sale for $12.99. They are awesome! The clamping force is very strong, and it seems like all the important components are metal (not plastic like their other crappy...
|155 days ago||
tap and die set - 12 replies
Anyone ever use a tap and die (the ones made for metal) on wood? I’ve seen the Wood Whisperer use a tap before in wood, which allowed a bolt to be securely held to the wood. You can see him do this here What about using the die to cut the threads on a dowel??
|162 days ago||
How to clean an HVLP gun - 24 replies
I just got an HVLP gun (woodcraft). I want to try using it for the first time. I plan on spraying some wax free shellac. It says on the can to clean shellac up with Denatured alcohol. So after i’m done spraying…what is the process of cleaning the gun?? How long can I keep the shellac in the gun before cleaning it out?? Than...
|166 days ago||
Riving Knife - 30 replies
I dont know why I havent questioned this before – maybe its because its not my saw (I use my bro-in-law’s wood shop), but I always wondered if I could add a riving knife to his Jet saw. It should have been obvious to me, especially since there is an opening in the plate for a riving knife, but it didnt click until I actually saw the...
|168 days ago||
.....and I’m not necessarily complaining….
|170 days ago||
Jointer question....almost there!! - 20 replies
So some of you have been following my other forum topics involving my jointer. (click link to see my jointer) I had a lot of trouble getting the bolts out (rusted) to replace the knives. Finally had to cut them off with my Dremel. Couldnt find any bolts that were only 1/4” long. So got 3/8” (grade 8) bolts and cut them down (usin...
|173 days ago||
HVLP sprayers - need some knowledge - 15 replies
For Christmas, my wife bought me the WoodRiver Pro spray Gun (see it here) There was a poor excuse for an instructional manual that came with it. It literally didnt tell me anything. I’m hoping to get some LJ help…. What can you spray with this thing?? Paint (oil/water based)? finishes? stains? which ones? Do I need to ...
|184 days ago||
Jointer knife question...(Updated) - 33 replies
I just bought new knives for my jointer, and realized they are not a match to the old ones. The new knives are taller than the knives that come with it. My question is, how far can the knives stick out above the slot in the drum? I already have my old knives out – they are nicked up and need sharpened. I need to use my jointer today. O...
|190 days ago||
Juniorjock.......(shaking my finger at you) - 13 replies
Amin – remove anytime….
|211 days ago||
Finish and kid's toys - 20 replies
What finish is appropriate for making toys that could potentially end up in a child’s mouth – like toy blocks or something? Shellac?
|211 days ago||
running finish through a planer - 27 replies
I just salvaged an old baby crib someone was throwing away. Made of all solid wood. I took it apart and cut (to length) all that could be saved. The wood has an old finish on it (starting to flake off) – Can this be run through the planer to get all the finish off, or get down to the bare wood? or will this ruin my blades?
|214 days ago||
Rockwell 14" band saw question.. - 19 replies
I’m going to an estate sale tomorrow. The reason i’m going is because there is a 14” Rockwell Bandsaw getting auctioned off. It doesnt say what model it is…here is the link to the auction site… the pic is really small – its hard to see. I’ve been trying to find a good deal on a band saw I know n...
|224 days ago||
Finishing question - 34 replies
I’m making an indoor dog house. My dog likes to sleep under things (tables, beds, etc) but he has no place to do that in our new place. This will double as a side table and his new “house.” I am using the two products you see here….. The Rust-Oleum stain says to use Poly as a top coat…..so i did It al...
|234 days ago||
My new toy!! - 18 replies
To make a long story short….I got this for free from a guy that said he didnt need it as he would never use it – i offered to buy it off of him – but he said he didnt want any money…..i didnt argue! Works great – just needs a little touching up. Here is my first forum topic I posted on it, but i reposted it with a...
|237 days ago||
I'm about to give up (on my jointer)....... - 78 replies
so I bought this jointer off a guy on craigslist for only $200. Its a Sunhill. He said the majority of its life has been sitting in storage – and it showed. I had to get a lot of rust off of it – mostly surface rust, thankfully. Everything works great, except I can not get these knives out to be sharpened and realigned. I̵...
|240 days ago||
Nature walk turns into finding cool roots!! - 9 replies
I took my nieces and nephews (and dog) out on some trails today. We hiked for about 2 hours. It was a great time, took some nice pictures, and spent some quality time with each other! The weather was perfect for Iowa—72 degrees! I should have taken more photos of this at different angles…but thought I’d share anyways. This w...
|293 days ago||
....when you go over to his house and see this in his garage…. ...a Woodtek 3 HP Overarm Router…. ....He says he wants to get rid of it…. ....You ask him what he wants for it….. ....He tells you you can have it for free if you load it up…. ....You turn it on and everything works perfectly….....
|304 days ago||
My Best Craigslist find Ever!! - 20 replies
So here’s the story: Guy on craigslist was moving in 2 days and had to get rid of some of his tools in storage. He had a Sunhill jointer that he had listed for $200. I bought it for $150. He also had a Delta drill press: Got that off of him for $200. Dont think I would have gotten it that cheap – except he was desperate to get ...