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|921 days ago||
Resawing Question - 19 replies
Question: I resawed a spalted maple board hoping to get a book match that I could use for a table top. I may have messed up. I jointed one flat surface and adjoining edge before resawing. The original board was silightly over 1” thick. I resawed the board down to 1/2” as soon as I finished the cut, the board began to move. Now ...
|945 days ago||
Alternate use for Dado Outside blade - 6 replies
I am looking at cutting a few slots for some spline joinery. I am not quite ready to buy a rip saw blade to get a flat bottom cut. Can I use a single outside dado blade to cut a flat bottom groove and is it safe to do so. Thanks, Dalec
|973 days ago||
Retracting casters contractor style saw base - 2 replies
I am in the process of re-organizing my garage and have a set of 4 casters I no longer need. I drilled an additional hole to mount the casters, does not affect the intergity of the caster. The casters work fine. You will have to purchase bolts, washers and nuts to mount the casters, Here is a link to woodcraft showing the casters: http:/...
|1254 days ago||
Just ran across a special listed on Highland woodworking.com for an Amana I copied the following: “This 10” table saw crosscut blade has 60 Alternate Top Bevel (ATB) teeth with a 12° positive hook for smooth crosscuts in solid wood. 5/8” bore, .126” kerf. Amana #MD10-600”. The blade is on sale for $29.99. I ...
|1257 days ago||
What happened? - 9 replies
I recently bought a new random orbit sander and thought why not buy a hose to use with the hose adaptor that comes with the sander. Should reduce the amount of saw dust floating in the shop. As it turned out, hooking the hose to my small shop vac, the hose begins to whistle this high pitched loud noise that gets me reaching for hearing prote...
|1315 days ago||
Fire Extinguisher - Smoke Detector Questions - 8 replies
I have just checked my kitchen and garage/shop extinguishers (not rechargeable). Both gauges show that they are still good, but just barely, so replacements will have to be purchased soon. In the house an ABC rated chemical extinguisher would be fine. These same extinguishers will also work in the shop to cover wood, solvent and electrical ...
|1365 days ago||
When is 1/16th of an inch not 1/16th? - 13 replies
I have a low end digital caliper that I have been using with the thought that it is a whole lot more precise, then again maybe not, than using a tape measure, especially with my vision not being nearly as good as it use to be. The digital caliper displays in mm, in fractional (64th) and digits. I found that opening the caliper when it initia...
|1418 days ago||
Used Jointer - 21 replies
Hi LJ’s I am slowly accumulating a set of woodworking power tools. The pace has slowed as my funds go up and down. In any event, I know I will need a jointer, if I get more into woodworking. I have found a listing for a used Grizzly jointer (G1018), so the jointer is a generation or two older than the current offering from Grizzly. ...
|1520 days ago||
In am installing cast iron wings on my new table saw and have a question about leveling. I do not have a precision straight edge, but initially put the wings on being sure the mating surfaces were aligned, but found using 48” straight edge (one bought from one of the big box stores years ago), that I can see the outer edges of both wings ...
|1525 days ago||
Powematic pm 2000 limited edition TS on sale - 4 replies
I just received an e-mail from CPO with a special on a Powermatic PM2000 limited edition table saw. I found it again by googling “powermatic pm2000 limited edition”. There were 4-5 vendors selling this sale (comes with 3HP 1 phase motor, 50in fence system) for $2200. This is advertised as a limited quantity sale. I just ordered ...
|1550 days ago||
Free plus cost of shipping - 3 replies
Awhile ago, I accidently damaged several blades of my Freud SD208 dado set. The three good blades are the left outside and 2 – 1/8” chippers. The 1/16” chipper has a small gouge behind one carbide tip, tip is not damaged and may be salvageable. The remaining (right outside blade and two other 1/8” chippers) are pretty b...
|1553 days ago||
Hi, I posted this topic on another forum, but something tells me I will get a better and quicker response on LJ. I am new to routers, and have actually purchased a Bosch Colt for a small trim job and just got the Bosch 1617EVS. Had not had time to begin using the 1617 as yet. I have been asked by a friend to help out with a project whe...
|1568 days ago||
How to best apply top coat finish - 6 replies
I am in the process of applying the top coat (General Finishes – Arm-R-Seal, Oil Urethane Topcoat) using old “T shirts” and wiping on to a table top. I am finding it hard to wiping on the finish without leaving streaks. The application directions says not to apply too much pressure on the rag, and also not to apply too heavy ...
|1572 days ago||
Cutting groove in Polystrene or styofoam sheets - 26 replies
I started a forum topic on homerefurb on this topic, but did not get a good answer. It may have been how I articulated my question. I am interested in insulating my garage door. It is a typical uninsulated garage door. I have considered various garage door insulation kits, including bubble wrap sandwiched between foil, poly foam sandwiched...
|1578 days ago||
Freud FT1702VCEK Advice - 21 replies
Hi, I have just received a woodcraft flyer advertising a Freud FT1702CVEK router which includes both a fixed and plunge base. I have been leaning toward the Bosch 1617EVSPK, when my budget would allow. The Freud is on sale (while supplies last) for $129. Although I was not quite ready to buy a router, the price causes me to consider this r...
|1699 days ago||
staining fir door - 5 replies
This weekend a friend and I installed a set of three fir interior doors. I used a Miniwax Polyshades 1step stain& polyurethane. We did not have much time (less than two hours to complete the finish work. So was unable to take the time I usually do to test the finish. By the time I finished applying the stain-polyurethane, the wood looked...
|1767 days ago||
Delta Unisaw Seattle listing - 1 reply
For any LJ who may be interested in a used cabinet saw. I just found this listing on Craigslist for the Seattle Area. I made an inquiry and found the saw is a left tilt 230V single phase delta unisaw platinum edition. Comes with a mobile base. Here is the link. You may have to copy and paste the link to make it work. http://seattle.c...
|1831 days ago||
fixing chip out on exisit furniture - 10 replies
Need some help. I have started a small project – cutting down the size of a mytle wood coffee table. The owner wanted to avoid fully disassembling the table top. Have gotten as far as cutting and joining to parts of the table top togehter. One problem is fixing some chip outs. Looked up the Woodwhisperer site and got info on using...
|1884 days ago||
Circulating funny story - 8 replies
Enjoy, Dalec Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘W...
|1925 days ago||
Milwaukee Tools - Opportunity? - 15 replies
I was surfing and ended up at the Toollogics site and saw an article about Lowes’ plan to drop Milwaukee tools from their tool inventory. The article ended with the suggestion that there may be some good pricing on Milwaukee tools at Lowes as they close out their inventory. Don’t have any confirmation that Lowes will no longer carr...