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12-28-2012 03:30 AM

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 ...

12-16-2012 08:13 PM

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...

12-11-2012 03:06 AM

Juniorjock.......(shaking my finger at you) - 13 replies

Amin – remove anytime….

11-20-2012 02:06 PM

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?

11-19-2012 05:34 PM

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?

11-17-2012 01:52 AM

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...

11-07-2012 03:05 PM

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...

10-28-2012 02:05 AM

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...

10-24-2012 07:44 PM

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...

10-22-2012 03:34 AM

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...

08-30-2012 04:55 AM

When is it ok to kiss a grown man on the lips? (tool gloat) - 52 replies

....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….....

08-18-2012 10:47 PM

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 ...

08-02-2012 12:13 PM

Awesome new hardware. Question.... - 45 replies

I have a new prototype I’m working on and want to incorporate these hinges into my design. I’ve looked high and low and these are the only hinges I’ve found that are adjustable locking hinges….. Here is what the website has to say about them…. Economical-yet-rugged locking hinge made of tough black th...

07-17-2012 04:19 AM

Cutting board question - 8 replies

I bought a bamboo cutting board for our new condo (I know, I know….why didn’t I make one? Well school has been busy, so don’t have the time, nor the tools to make one to satisfactory…yet). So the directions say to coat it with oil (I’m using mineral oil) every 2 days for a month. This seems like overkill to me. Is ...

05-31-2012 03:12 AM

Craigslist find - good deal? good jointer??? - 6 replies

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/tls/3046052260.html

05-26-2012 02:36 PM

Finally Found a Craigslist deal for lumber!! - 8 replies

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/mat/3036930438.html Found this guy today in Iowa, near Cedar Rapids. its exactly what I need. I make chiropractic benches and chairs, like this one (safe lumberjock link). I need 2X2 oak or maple for the legs. This seems like a great deal. Its air dried. I havent seen it in person yet, but gonna take a l...

05-18-2012 05:30 AM

Got a Match? Awesome Stripped Screw Hole Fix - 9 replies

Reference: http://www.livinghomefurniture.com/got-a-match-furniture-quick-fix

03-11-2012 01:35 AM

A Woodworking story (with pictures)! - 14 replies

Hey guys, For those of you who know me, you know that I dont have my own shop or tools. My neighbor has a workshop that he doesnt use very much anymore (at least not for woodworking). He now mostly concentrates on fixing up his old John Deere Tractor…. His tools are kind of old, but I’ll take anything to get my woodwor...

02-24-2012 12:35 AM

Upload multiple pictures at a time....we need this. - 9 replies

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to add pictures to a project or blog ONE at a time! It takes forever. I wonder if anything is in the works to allow us to upload multiple pics at one time? And maybe while at it, changing the features of editing. If a person was allowed to add more than one pic and had a lot of pics uploaded...

02-10-2012 02:46 PM

Community Box Project here on LJs - Starting this week!!! Still need ideas! - 49 replies

Hey guys – I think this is what we are going to do for this community box project I am going to go to my local woodworking store and get some nice wood. I will cut it to the approx size of the box we want. I will also add a piece of wood I want the next person to incorporate into the box. I’ll take pictures of what I’m go...

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