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08-20-2013 12:04 PM

Need advice from Finish Experts - 14 replies

We have a job coming up very soon. The customer wants alder and wants it stained. We actually have never built out of alder that I can recall. His brother has an alder kitchen and is beautiful. I know if it is stained correctly it will look very nice. He sent me pics of the kitchen color he wants. I will include those pics for color repres...

08-19-2013 02:38 AM

Looking for Craftsman near San Antonio for small cabinet projects??? - 2 replies

I am not sure who all from LJ might live in or near San Antonio that might be interested in taking on some custom cabinet jobs such as built in units and media cabinets. I have one job right now that consist of 1 built in and one media cabinet. We tend to get very busy with new construction and remodel kitchen cabinetry and I typically get a s...

08-17-2013 01:07 AM

Resawing Mesquite for Fun :) - 8 replies

So recently we resawed a few slices off the old log. Last winter we did a ton of resawing and I was so excited about the adventure I did a video that never got uploaded and was eventually lost due to me drowning my phone :) So the other day we sawed some 10 – 11” Mesquite boards with our new Lenox Woodmaster C-Sharp 1” wide...

08-15-2013 12:48 AM

3 phase converter update: Running, pic added to thread - 22 replies

Well, I had been giving it a lot of thought every since Loren suggested going with a rotary phase converter. So today I pulled the trigger. I bought an old compressor that has a 3 phase 10 hp motor. The motor works fine but the pump was broken. I was able to get the entire compressor with pressure switch, Baldor motor, magnetic switch, tank ...

08-12-2013 01:07 AM

Our new family member, Quincy Mo. 325 - 2 replies

So on Monday morning my wife called, our big green Munster (80 gallon speedaire) was not working. I went to the shop to discover pump was the issue. New to this stuff, I went home to research. Short if spending a grand, my options were not bright. Good deals are usually for those not in a pinch. I searched Dallas, Houston, Corpus, Austin, S...

08-09-2013 02:54 AM

My Wife has joined LJ Community :) - 3 replies

My wife, the lady I love the most and one of the best woodworkers in our family, has joined our community. She has been the most supportive and loving wife and cherish her more than anything. She works full time at our shop building doors / shaper work, dovetails our drawers (oh yeah, I have learned not to mess with her drawers :), some cabine...

08-09-2013 12:48 AM

Update on the Compressor Issues... - 6 replies

So being cheap, or is it FRUGILE :), I have gone a totally different direction with our Pump issue on our Speedaire compressor. I removed the motor off of the Speedaire compressor and in doing so I discovered the motor pulley is spinning clockwise as I am facing the pulley. But looking at the flywheel on the pump it has an arrow that shows the...

08-08-2013 11:41 PM

If motor is marked 230/460 can it be wired single phase or 3 phase? - 4 replies

So the new Unisaw we got at auction has a 5 hp 3 phase motor. But looking at the motor tag it states 230/460 and gives a diagram for wiring low voltage or wiring high voltage. Does this indicate I can wire it single phase if I don’t have 3 phase? Thanks. By the way, this is the Unisaw. We are looking to re sell it, came with a 5...

08-07-2013 11:22 PM

Unisaw re sale Value??? - 4 replies

Does anyone want to provide any input on a table saw I bought today. I bought it actually just to re sell the saw. It is a Unisaw, has a 5 hp 3 phase motor, 52” Bies fence and overarm DC/blade guard attachment (just the arm, no actual DC/gaurd which may have gotten lost over time). It is fairly clean condition, looks to be more than 10 ...

08-05-2013 06:41 PM

advice on buying new pump for Air Compressor - 22 replies

Well, we work our compressor hard. Our air compressor gets used more than anything in our shop. The pump has gone bad on the compressor. It is a speedaire 80 gallon 7.5 hp. A new pump through grainger is 1400.00 and just a rebuild kit for the pump is just shy of 500.00 after taxes. I am considering getting an Eaton pump that comes with a 5 ...

08-01-2013 04:12 PM

Older Rockwell 20" bandsaw - 19 replies

So I was blessed with a 20” Rockwell bandsaw for 150.00. I can only find the Serial number 123-334 but cannot find a model number. The wheels measure 20” and spin freely. The throat from blade to far left is 20” so I am assuming this is a 20” bandsaw. The seller stated it was a 16” bandsaw but it is comparable i...

07-31-2013 01:57 AM

3 phase on single phase service question - 20 replies

So I might buy a power feeder. I am thinking it is 1 hp but I know it is 3 phase. The seller says it works fine. Here is the power feeder: So my question is this. I have never done anything with 3 phase equipment and have read a few threads. But I really don’t know my options but I know I don’t want to spend a lot but w...

07-31-2013 01:45 AM

Hopeful Tool New to me tool acquisition ahead :) - 1 reply

I will not call this a gloat or anything. But I am scheduled to visit with a seller tomorrow. He has a few great buys on some machines. He has a single phase 16” rockwell bandsaw he wants 150.00 for it. He listed a picture and it looks pretty decent. He advised me the only issue is it could use a new guide bearing for the blade. We a...

07-27-2013 01:07 AM

Does anyone recognize this table saw? On CL - 8 replies I have arranged to meet with the seller first thing tomorrow morning to buy the saw. He states he does not know the maker of the saw but it is mfg in Taiwan and has a 2 hp motor and works great. Stated it takes up a lot of room in his garage and he just does not use a table saw. So he is...

07-24-2013 11:34 PM

Paslode 16g cordless Gun FOR SALE - 3 replies

I have rarely ever used this gun so it has few miles on it. The gun does have some minor scuffs but has spent most of it’s life in the case stored in our shop. It takes gas cartridges and a rechargeable battery to operate the gun. As far as I know the battery works fine, we ran out of gas cartridges a few years ago I never bought any re...

07-24-2013 11:27 PM

18g Senco Finish Pro 15 FOR SALE - 2 replies

We have this 18g nail gun, it is very good working condition. We are diligent about oiling our guns. There has been a fair amount of mileage on this gun but it is built to last. Basically, even with the mileage we have put on the gun, it is better than many brand new guns in the 100.00 range, such as bostich guns for example. With proper air...

07-17-2013 03:42 PM

Baileigh equip vs competitor equip - 25 replies

Every since Baileigh has decided to market through LJ, they have been on my mind. When I first looked I quickly noticed they cost more than Grizzly but seem to look nearly identical. They seem very comparable but Grizzly is much cheaper. In fact the

07-15-2013 11:48 PM

New wall unit project completed today :) - 3 replies

Anyone interested, I posted a new white wall unit project in my projects page. We do a lot of these types of wall units and they always tend to turn out nice. Have a look if you like…

07-15-2013 02:33 AM

Shop build update - 8 replies

Well, we are going at a snails pace. We aim to build with cash so our next planned progress will be estimated October through November, maybe moving in by Thanksgiving. At this time we have poured the foundation for an 80 by 40 with 11’ tall side walls. The center peak will be around 16’. I have been designing layout on sketc...

07-11-2013 03:05 AM

Questions about Lumber Core sheet goods - 6 replies

I was at Roddis today, I never shop there as I go to Paxton. They had a sample of some lumber core setting at the desk. I was impressed. It actually looked very solid, good stuff. I was thinking, this stuff has got to be 70-80 a sheet at least. The entire core was a solid, although light weight, wood. But the veneer is unfinished and I hav...

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