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08-17-2014 07:58 PM

Bessey Uniklamp not holding...I cleaned and waxed the bar - 23 replies

My Bessey Uniklamps were pretty sad, all covered with glue along the bars from lots of use. They are my “go-to” clamps. So I googled cleaning them and watched a bunch of videos and read a lot of articles. Long story short, I cleaned them with mineral spirits, a soft brass brush, steel wool. Then I put some wax on them. Now they ...

10-16-2013 11:17 AM

Making a Doll House - 8 replies

This is so out of my realm that I’m appealing to my friends at LJ for some guidance. My landscaper and friend has asked me to help him (that should read – make it while he helps me) make a doll house for his daughter. She is designing it now and he is “sending the plans to Santa”. I will have the expert help of my fr...

07-15-2013 01:17 PM

Looking for someone in the Boston north area to refinish a desk - 1 reply

I got a request to refinish a desk. The person lives in Revere MA. I do not do this kind of work and I am too far away (over 1.5 hrs each way). Is anyone out there interested and willing to do this? If so, PM me and I will put you in touch with this person.Thanks.Ellen

09-28-2012 08:37 PM

I'm so tired of cleaning out my Wynn filter... does anyone have an easier way? - 16 replies

I have the HF dust collector that is the favorite of all the cheapskates… I got it about 2 years ago and it does exactly what I want it to do. I bought the Wynn 35 filter that the Wynn people recommend and I’ve been using that since I bought the dust collector. I have a separator and empty my 30 gal trash can when it gets to 2/3 fu...

01-23-2012 01:57 PM

Anyone with Experience with a General International 13" Planer with Helical Head - 14 replies

I have been looking for a new planer. Right now I have the Ridgid lunchbox which works well (I will be passing it along to a friend should I actually be able to find a new planer). I was at a local machine supplier 2 wks ago and saw the General International 13” with a helical head. I did as much research as I could on this machine and ...

01-02-2012 03:30 PM

Anyone going to the Woodworking Show in Springfield MA on Jan 13-15 and want to meet up? - 22 replies

The title says it all, pretty much. Moonls, Dustbunny and I are attending all 3 days and staying in the Springfield area. Are any other LJs going and do you want to meet up for dinner Friday or Saturday evening? I know Purplev and Dusty56 are planning to attend… but those are the only LJs that we have heard from. Last year we had an ...

05-17-2011 12:44 PM

Question on Worksharp - are we wasting sandpaper? - 16 replies

I have a Worksharp 3000. I was looking at the different grits of sandpaper used on the machine and I notice that we only use the center “ring” of the paper when sharpening. Has anyone come up with a way to use more of the paper and waste less (or am I missing something obvious!!!). I seem to have this nice area in the middle that ...

12-28-2010 07:44 PM

Work Sharp - Home Despot Order Cancellation -UPDATE! - 12 replies

I just called Home Depot to see why my order for the Work Sharp was cancelled. I talked with both Customer Service (the number on my email) and Credit. Seems the nice man at Customer Service said that my order was cancelled because my shipping address and credit card billing address didn’t match. We went over my shipping address and tha...

10-20-2010 11:48 PM

Problem with wax in the pores of the wood - 9 replies

I finished my 10 trays but ran into a problem I can’t seem to fix.I have 2 open pored woods – a phillipine mahogany and some wenge.I finished both with 2 coats of danish oil and 2 coats of wipe on poly… then 2 coats of wax.It seems the wax gets into the pores and turns white.Picture below (I hope): I have tried using acetone...

09-19-2010 09:12 PM

Drum Sanders - Jet vs Grizzly - 13 replies

I am thinking about replacing my Jet Performax 10-20. It died today. I bought it off Craig’s List about a year ago and it has been nothing but trouble since day one. Today, it just stopped working. It is probably the motor but given the fact that the paper is nearly impossible to get really tight (even with my home-made tool) and it wa...

07-28-2010 10:39 PM

A special gift from a special person... - 22 replies

Today, I received a gift from Mike, AKA Littlecope. It is a beautiful box with inserts. What is more beautiful about the box is that it was made by Mike for me as a thank you for something that was easy for me to do for another LJ. Another thing… some of the wood was a gift to Mike from David AKA Patron. So, I have 2 of my LJ friends i...

06-23-2010 11:30 PM

Solving the Problem of the Jet Drum Sander Paper! - 7 replies

If necessity is the mother of invention… this tool needs to be “invented” by Jet!The last episode of my sad story was that I was running through sandpaper at quite a pace. And, the sandpaper was about $6/unit! Everyone was so helpful on LJ with their suggestions. I thought I’d post my “solution” to the prob...

06-23-2010 01:11 AM

Problem with Performax 10-20 Sander - paper keeps ripping - 11 replies

I have a Performax 10-20 drum sander and I am having a problem with the sandpaper. I know the space to get to the sandpaper clamps is tight… even for my small hands. However I’m not sure that is the problem. I ripped 2 new pieces of sandpaper roll today while running some boards through the sander. I can’t tell if the paper...

06-08-2010 10:42 PM

Grizzly 8027 vs Harbor Freight 2 HP industrial dust collector - 14 replies

Question for my LJ friends: I am looking at 2 dust collectors. One is the Grizzley 1 HP and the other is a Harbor Freight 2 HP. Both are the same price range: $149 + delivery (Grizz) vs $179 (HF). I am very partial to Grizzley as I am very happy with my table saw and bandsaw from them but I am wondering if the unit from HF is any good. The...

10-27-2009 07:56 PM

uh, oh... !!!! - 25 replies

I got this today through a private message! I am taken aback! My profile is just not that interesting!!!Enjoy a laugh with me!!!! Hell Dear I am Vivian dabah, 22yrs old girl from Sudan . I read your profile, and find it truly interesting. That is why I am contacting you so that we can get to know each other better for personal relationship,...

06-02-2009 07:33 PM

dado sets - 10 replies

I have been looking at dado sets this week. I actually ordered the Grizzley H777 set for $50. I’m not sure what’s going on with Griz but they have an incredible back order list including this set – not in till July 13. I was wondering what other LJs recommend for “inexpensive” carbide tipped dado sets. I looked ...

05-11-2009 04:25 PM

Grizzley left vs right tilt table saws - 14 replies

I ordered a new Griz 0444 table saw that was a right tilt table saw. They are back ordered until the end of June (on Thursday, they were back ordered till May 15!!). Today, I called and they can ship out a left tilt G0575 – same table saw just with left tilt. So I asked them the difference (I know the obvious difference!) and Customer S...

03-22-2009 12:53 AM

Uses for Ipe - 13 replies

My neighbor gave me some ipe wood. He used it for a deck railing. I am not really interested in building a deck…or a railing. Can Ipe be used for anything else…like cutting boards (or parts of cutting boards) or band saw boxes or other indoor woodworking projects? It is hard as hell, dense and heavy. Will it ruin my new bandsaw ...

02-26-2009 02:57 AM

How do you get that waxy stuff off turning blanks? - 8 replies

I bought a turning bowl blank to try my hand at a band saw box. It came with a covering of a waxy substance that the clerk at Woodcraft said was used to prevent checking and drying of the wood. It is now time to get that stuff off. I guess I could just scrape it off or sand it off (I think it would totally gum up any sandpaper pretty quickly)...

01-20-2009 02:21 PM

Rip cutting maple without the burn - 28 replies

I have several 6-8 foot maple boards that need about 1/2 inch ripped off. I know (from experience) that cutting maple can cause burns. Since I am a novice at this, I was wondering what, if any, the trick is to doing it without burning. These were expensive pieces and I really really need them nice and clean. The boards are a hail over 3/4...

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