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17 days ago

Help with bunk bed design/stability - 2 replies

My wife would like me to make a bunk bed for our daughters by next year, so I’m starting now. I need to make a frame for a twin bed that can be lofted above a full bed frame, that I will make by next year, hopefully. I was thinking of making the legs out of 8/4 walnut, 2” wide. I have a piece that is around 80” long, so I coul...

360 days ago

16/4 Black walnut - Twin Cities, MN - wanted - 1 reply

I am looking for some 16/4 black walnut. I have 3 4”x4”x48” posts that I’m using to make a dresser and I need a fourth, obviously. If anyone has anything that would work, I’m willing to pay for it. I’d like to make a changing table/dresser for our next baby (due in 5 weeks). Something like this http://lumber...

373 days ago

Silent Auction Donation for fellow woodworker - 0 replies

A friend, and fellow woodworker, of mine was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He’s a family man with 2 kids and has been a great resource of woodworking questions for me. We are going to put on a fundraising benefit to help with medical expenses. I’m seeing if there are any LJ’s in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, metro ar...

470 days ago

Powermatic DC Filter - 0 replies

I just picked up a 1.5hp Powermatic dust collector off craigslist. I’m wanting to get a cartridge filter for it to really keep the dust down. The outside diameter of the filter housing is 13 3/4” The filters from Wynn are bigger than the opening. I’m curious if anyone has an idea of where to get a filter from. I think Penn...

588 days ago

Tool restoration and gloat - 3 replies

Earlier this year I was able to pick up 3 tools for my job from a coworker. A floor model bandsaw, 6” jointer, and a sanding disc/belt station. The tools were her dads who had passed away years ago. All the tools worked once I got them home except the jointer motor needed a new capacitor. I have cleaned up the bandsaw already and put on...

916 days ago

Brand new workshop - limited space - 5 replies

I’m sure this has been posted before and, well, I’m too lazy right now to look for it (work on a Friday afternoon). My wife and I just bought a house and I have not been told that I can’t build a new workshop. So basically the ok. What size would you build other than extremely large? What are some tips, features, and needed...

1018 days ago

Spraying lacquer - 12 replies

I’m about ready to finish a project that I started a long time ago. I’ve never done this, but I want to spray lacquer on it for finish. I’ve sprayed poly before and I really like spraying. I’m just wondering what types people have for using lacquer? I have gotten the retarder so that I have a longer working time with it.

1144 days ago

Maple glue up - 8 replies

I just read an article on FWW website about wood glue up. In the article they use an equation to help suggest the number of clamps needed for a proper glue up. The equation is Surface area (sq. inches) x Recommended Clamping Pressure (maple is 600 for quartersawn, 1200 for flat sawn) divided by the strength of the clamps (1050 for 3/4” ...

1224 days ago

Which Finishing Book - 6 replies

Just posting a general question to all LJ’s on here. Which finishing book do you have or would you like to have? And why? Is it comprehensive, does it have good tips, techniques, does it answer most of your questions….

1228 days ago

Wood for Jigs - 3 replies

I’m not quite sure where to post this so I thought it might go well here. I don’t much of a shop nor a place to buy quality cabinet wood, but I do have a Menards close by. They have a plywood bargain area and I have been getting full sheets of particle board and MDF anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4 for $2.00 a piece. All of these pieces h...

1289 days ago

Thinking of adding a new rip fence to a Craftsman table saw?? - 6 replies

I have a slightly older Craftsman table saw and I’m thinking of trying to put on a Delta Unifence. Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions or has tried it? I’m just not sure if mounting the Unifence will be easy or not.

1395 days ago

Looking for a Dewalt battery charger - 3 replies

I was lucky enough to find a 14v cordless drill while I was overseas. It was in great condition and had two batteries but no charger. Does anyone have a charger they don’t need anymore? Just reply to this if you do! And thanks!

1513 days ago

Power Tools Needed - 15 replies

I’m looking for a biscuit joiner and a regular jointer. I’m just starting to acquire enough tools to have a decent woodshop and my wife would like me to build a few projects this summer and I’ll need these tools. I would like something that is in pretty good shape since they will have to last me a while. I think a table top ...


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