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11-13-2017 03:42 AM

To fill or not to fill? - 5 replies

I have some redwood slabs I plan on coating in epoxy bar coat. I’m toying with the idea of filling the cracks before pouring the resin but I’m not sure what product will work well with wood this thick. I have used regular fillers dyed black before but not on anything this big. The slabs are about 4-5 inches thick

11-07-2016 02:54 AM

Tablesaw stand reccomendation. - 10 replies

Does anyone know of a decent generic tablesaw stand? the stand on my olds craftsman broke today and isnt worth salvaging. Normally I’d just weld up a new one but I don’t really have time for that anymore. the body of my tablesaw is 15 inches by 17 inches.

10-30-2016 08:47 PM

vintage shaper identification - 2 replies

Anybody know anything about this shaper? someone in my area is selling it for $50. I’m thinking about buying it but I have no idea if it will fit modern shaper bits or how big it is for that matter. it’s a 2 hour ferry ride to even go look at it so any info you have will be helpful. from what i can tell the fence system is broken ...

11-18-2015 06:35 AM

most extreme woodworking challenge: climate edition - 7 replies

Right now I am in week two of constant wind/rain storms with mornings going as low as 38 degrees. My shop is not heated or insulated so I haven’t been in it unless absolutely necessary. This brings up an interesting discussion idea. For those like me that have unheated shops or poorly heated ones. What is the worst weather you guys wi...

04-03-2015 11:02 PM

craftsman 113 arbor replacement and motor rebuild. - 14 replies

I just purchased a craftsman 113.22401 tablesaw similar to one I already have. I intend on refurbishing it but the arbor shaft is bent. from other forums I have heard that a ridgid arbor will fit this saw does anyone know if this is true? If it isn’t possible I can just buy a salvaged arbor from ebay.

01-13-2015 10:26 PM

question about filling cracks and rot with resin - 11 replies

A customer ordered a slab coffee table top and hand picked a specific slab for me to use. It finally came in the mail today and it has a LOT of cracks and punky spots. My question is what brand or type of pour on resin would you recommend to fix this? the outer portion of the slab is very porous and would require a decent quantity of resin to...

11-11-2014 05:20 AM

Looking for a good reliable router - 31 replies

My useless craftsman router cannot be trusted. After only having it for three years the bearings sound bad and the collet will not hold a bit tight enough for consistent work. So with that in mind I would like to know what folks in the LJ community would recommend as its eventual replacement. I am looking for an all purpose router for things...

05-29-2014 11:23 PM

wood sealants - 0 replies

I have a customer that requested some cedar benches made that they plan on gel staining later on. so I am wondering if there is any sealant/wood preserver I can apply to the bench that will not interfere with the stain. I don’t want to leave the bench unprotected in all the joints since those would likely not get stained by the customer ...

09-16-2013 03:27 AM

machine info needed - 10 replies

today I bought a montgomery ward 2025A lathe and would like to know if anyone has information on this machine. after a few googles searches I havent really found ny info on this machine and didnt have much either. i bought it because it has a variable speed which goes down to 800 rpms and figured it might work for turning bowls.

06-14-2013 08:23 AM

radial saw motor and carriage bearings - 0 replies

it is looking like my motor and carriage bearings are going downhill. I found information on the parts i need. does anyone know what I am up against as I have never stripped down a motor before . It is a 1969 dewalt 7740

03-04-2013 04:12 AM

I need hardwood at a decent price - 8 replies

I need A LOT of hardwood for a corner cabinet a customer wants me to make but the cheapest i could find so far was poplar for $4.25 a square foot. I’m going to email some local lumberyards for quotes hopefully i can find something for less than that

12-24-2012 11:05 PM

planer problems - 15 replies

when I was planing the material for my toys I noticed the boards have large black rubber marks on them and the boards are not feeding properly. Does anybody know how to resolve this? I have only had this planer for about a year and already the knives are needing to be rotated most likely because the wood i used has a lot of knots and sap in it...

04-10-2012 02:37 AM

portamill in seattle - 16 replies

about a week ago at 5 am i was woken to up the merry sound of a 60 ft black locust falling down in my front yard, clipping my roof, and taking out my power line. fast forward to friday april 6. that tree and all the other 6 nearby have been cut up into logs so now i have several thousand pounds of logs in my yard and no way to take advantage ...

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