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540 days ago

Split Top Roubo vs. Standard Top - 3 replies

I have been toying around with the idea of making a WB and connot decide if I should make a standard or split top roubo. What are the advantages/disadvantages for a split top??? Any insights would be most helpful…..Drew

556 days ago

Help needed with a jointer refurbish - 10 replies

I have a Delta rockwell 6 1/2 inch jointer that was given to me free from my brother. I was lucky enough to find an online owners manual for the model, but I do not have a guidance to take it apart. The jointer beds sag from one end to the other and apex at the knives. I have tried adjusting the gibs, But I do not know the proper method. Is ther...

583 days ago

Radial Arm Saw...Yay or Nay - 106 replies

Been designing my shop layout for cabinets to build in the spring. I have a RAS and Compound Sliding MS. I get great use from the MS but I hardly ever use the RAS. I made a sled for my table saw to do all my wide crosscutting on the Table Saw which in essence replaces the need for a RAS. What is everyone’s take on the question….....

793 days ago

Items for sale!!! - 3 replies

I have delta T- fence 32” for sale. $50Also, a craftsman 12” bandsaw. $50 If you want pics just email me your request and I will send them out. dshort824@att.net Thanks!!Drew

911 days ago

Need Insight - 6 replies

Hey LJ’ers, I have recently built a two step platform for patients to stand on while getting their x-rays in my clinic I work for. The platform has a handrail used for balance on one side of the platform. During the build of this project I thought it would be a fine design but after the build was complete I am concerned about the handra...

917 days ago

Sleigh Bed Help!!! - 3 replies

Hey LJ’s, I am in the process of designing a sleigh bed crib for a friend as a gift for her upcoming twins. I have never built a sleigh bed before but I have built a crib. So I am fimiliar with how to make everything BUT the sleigh bed feature for the rails. Has anyone made the curved part that almost has a circular feature that runs th...

986 days ago

Input for shop cabinets - 24 replies

Hey fellow LJ’ers, First of all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!I am in the process of designing my cabinets for my garage shop. Since cabinets in a garage doesn’t increase equity that much, I want to keep my expenses to a minimum but still be good quality that will last. My question to all of you is, if I made the ...

994 days ago

Making a Cyclone - 7 replies

I have seen people make their own cyclones for DC. My question is, if I wanted to make one for a staionary DC system does the cyclone have to have a certain height and diameter to be most effective. If so, who can tell me what the measurements might be…..Drew

1000 days ago

CFM Rating - 3 replies

What rating is enough for a stationary DC system with runs of pipe to each tool. Mine isn’t high enough, at 650, but I have found DC’s from Harbor Freight that rate at 1375 and 2750. Will either of these work for a 2 car garage shop? Will the 1375 be a better choice than an overkill 2750? Thanks for the input in advance…......

1009 days ago

Dust Collection question - 11 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s, I have a Delta 650cfm dust collector. I am interested to know, is it possible to route piping around the shop rigged with blast gates to close off any other ports to help with suction? And if this was done, with a low cfm like mine of 650, will it work with this method or will I have to just cart the unit to each tool to ...

1017 days ago

Sawstop - 43 replies

I have been pondering purchasing a Sawstop b/c of the few close calls I have had with my saw and I also need a more accurate saw and with the added safety feature of the blade stop I will feel more secure. Does anyone have a SS and if you do you regret or love it??? Drew

1020 days ago

Bandsaw Boxes - 3 replies

I have never made a bandsaw box before. I see all these boxes and it has got me intrigued to do one myself. First off what would be a good blade to use for the tight turns and still leave a realitively nice cut without much sanding. Then after the cut how do you hide the entry point, or do you? I take it that the back is after it is all cut t...

1020 days ago

Need feedback on Delta 18/36 Drum Sander - 4 replies

Hey Fellow LJ’s,I just purchased from Craigslist a 3 year old Delta 18/36 Drum Sander for 425 bucks. I looked these up and the new models sell for 1100 dollars roughly. So I felt it a good deal and for the simple fact that big tools like this are much nicer when you can get them used for a great price. What I would like to know is if th...


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