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|04-20-2016 08:48 PM||
HVLP setup - 9 replies
I’m thinking about buying the Harbor Freight Professional HVLP (68843), I’ve read some really good reviews for what it costs. However it requires 12-15 CFM @ 40 PSI. My compressor is really small. Only an 8 Gal, with 5 CFM @ 40PSI. Of course this is too small of a compressor. My question is, could I still run this gun on this ...
|01-29-2016 03:20 AM||
craigslist find - any thoughts? - 10 replies
http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/5423269702.html Anyone familiar with this model? Tried looking it up but couldn’t find it. Its listed for only $50. Seems like a beast of a sander!
|01-13-2016 02:04 AM||
Winter shop: pole barn (heating question) - 45 replies
Question…. I have a double wide, double deep, pole barn/garage (roughly 20×30 garage). This is my first winter in the shop with all my tools in there. There is zero insulation in it. Insulating the garage is not in the budget at the moment, and and may never be – as this is not a forever home… I’m wondering ...
|11-18-2015 04:28 PM||
What are your thoughts on this Craigslist find? - 23 replies
http://iowacity.craigslist.org/tls/5319161471.html Is this a cabinet saw? I’m looking to upgrade my jet contractor saw – it just doesn’t hold the blade position very well. Not very repeatable. Think this saw would fit the bill?
|10-04-2015 11:43 PM||
Viscosity cup - Thinning latex paint - 2 replies
So am I missing something?.... So I finally bought a viscosity cup to help get better/more consistent results thinning my latex paint to shoot it through my Woodriver Pro HVLP sprayer. Lots of forums I read say to thin the paint by roughly 10%, or that the viscosity cup should be 120secs or less (give or take).... I put a little bit of ...
|10-03-2015 07:24 PM||
Poly after paint - 24 replies
Hey guys – quick question. I just got done painting some of my kitchen cabinets that I’m building. How long do you guys wait for the paint to dry before putting poly on? I plan to use Minwax (water based) Polycrylic – Clear Satin (not sure if I should brush on, or spray on – how bad is cleaning the spray gun up after...
|08-20-2015 02:11 AM||
please add this feature - 6 replies
Maybe this is already possible, and I’m just not seeing it…. It would be nice if you could do a search on lumberjocks for the tags/keywords and sort them by projects, forums, blogs, videos, etc. When you do a search, you just get links to every post with those keywords, which makes it tedious to search through the list when you...
|08-18-2015 10:59 PM||
UPDATE: kitchen cabinets (questions) - 26 replies
Gonna try my hand at making some kitchen cabinets. At Menards they have some prefinished (I believe Birch or Maple) plywood that I was going to use, to save my self the step of finishing the inside of the cabinet when done…. However I plan to make the outside of the cabinets white. Not sure if it’s a good idea to prime/paint ove...
|06-04-2015 04:26 PM||
Craigslist Find: Bandsaw - what are your thoughts? - 24 replies
Since buying a new house and finally having some shop space, I’ve been in the market for some tools!! (yay me!). Came across this gem on Craigslist today. I’m no expert on machinery (especially old ones like this) Wondering your thoughts on this old band saw? http://dubuque.craigslist.org/tls/5011776518.html
|05-11-2015 09:49 PM||
Lawn mower Question - 26 replies
......I know this isn’t a woodworking question, but this is the only forum I’m a part of, and figured I’d ask here first. I turned my Self-propelled lawn mower on its side and sprayed the underside with water and cleaned it all up. After that I put it back in the garage. 4 days later (today) I got it back out to cut the gr...
|02-11-2015 10:26 PM||
First coat with HVLP gun. How's it look? - 11 replies
So (like I posted in a previous forum topic), I’m painting some doors white. Here is a pic of the doors before they were sanded. I got these doors in the bargain area at Menards. They were already stained but, had no top coat on them. I sanded it down, cleaned it up really well, and put the first coat of paint on. (I didnt use p...
|02-11-2015 02:35 AM||
HVLP spraying question - 3 replies
So I used my HVLP sprayer for the first time last weekend (practicing) and it seemed to work pretty well! I thinned the paint out with Windshield Washer fluid. For my first time using it, I think I got pretty good results. I have the day off tomorrow and plan on painting some of our doors (for our house remodel). I have a few questions. ...
|01-22-2015 04:07 PM||
Making cabinet doors - 33 replies
I’ve started previous threads on my kitchen remodel. However I wanted to get some of your opinions…. I am making mission style cabinet doors to upgrade our kitchen. They will be painted white. The accuracy and repeatability of my table saw makes this process super slow. I’m wondering instead of doing the tongue and gro...
|01-17-2015 09:10 PM||
Beat to death discussion: SawStop - 102 replies
Alright guys. I’m sorry for this… (I’m sure this has been answered MANY times before, but….) We just moved in to our first home and I finally have my own shop space – I’m starting to accumulate some tools to fill my shop.. I have been saving my nickels and dimes for a while now to purchase my “for...
|12-29-2014 03:54 PM||
Anyone know if this table saw is a good buy? - 29 replies
I have been holding out for a SawStop (I’m a Chiropractor – need those fingers), however my wife and I are just about to start our DIY kitchen remodel and I need a good saw to do some cabinet work. I found this Dewalt “cabinet” saw on Craigslist (I don’t think its a true cabinet saw). Anyone have experience with t...
|11-16-2014 03:07 PM||
Miter Saw Advice - 24 replies
Hey guys. Looking to buy my first miter saw. Just bought a new house and it has a double wide and double deep garage (pole barn). The back half is going to be my new shop! (pics to come).... I have some projects coming up, and the miter saw I borrowed from my brother-in-law is horribly inaccurate. Wondering your thoughts on Miter Saws? ...
|11-06-2014 04:54 PM||
HVLP sprayer question - 24 replies
I have the Woodriver Pro HVLP sprayer. I just ordered the 2mm needle kit so I can spray some latex paint. I have never used this sprayer yet. My wife and I bought a house and have a ton of painting to do. I have about 7 doors that we are going to paint white. I am also refinishing all the kitchen cabinets (white as well). Do I need to ...
|10-25-2014 01:18 AM||
Lowes discount warehouse - 5 replies
I had a patient of mine tell me that he buys supplies for really cheap at a Lowes discount warehouse. He said it is where Lowes sends damaged returns/etc that they sell for a discounted price. The one he goes to is in Waterloo, IA. He said there were 3 in Iowa total. I’ve never heard of such a place. Anyone else familiar with this? And/o...
|10-11-2014 01:27 AM||
need some help with the fireplace! - 10 replies
Hey guys. Its been awhile since I’ve posted! I still come on here to check out the projects almost every day, just no time to actually “get involved” as of late. My wife and I bought a 100 year old house (really well taken care of) and have been doing some cosmetic updating to it, along with a few minor repairs. To the po...
|07-15-2014 02:33 AM||
Building cabinet doors.... - 75 replies
Hey guys, I need some help building some cabinet doors. My wife and I just bought our first house (YAHOO!!) and we are planning on updating our kitchen cabinets. The cabinets themselves are in good shape, however the door style is not our taste. We also plan to paint the cabinets white. I bought some select pine boards from Menards and wa...