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|01-09-2013 12:57 AM||
Sanding Block Question - 34 replies
I have built a bunch of sanding blocks (one for each grit) from some I’ve seen done by fellow LJs. Now the question is: should they have some sort of ‘padded’ base or should it be just bare wood? I’ve used that thin white floor underlayment as cushion for some in the past but don’t know what others recommend.
|12-27-2012 04:11 AM||
What is this? - 12 replies
I see posts with a small square box with a red x in it. What is this?
|12-20-2012 01:50 AM||
Purebond Ply From HD - 20 replies
Saw a shop cab project posted made from this. It looks like a decent product. Has anyone else used it?
|10-27-2012 01:32 AM||
Wet Sanding vs Dry Sanding - 10 replies
When sanding finishes to 600 and higher grits, what is the advantage of wet sanding? Question #2: What lubricant is best for wet sanding shellac? Thanks for considering these.
|10-23-2012 02:48 AM||
Finishing OLD Recycled Redwood - 13 replies
I have some redwood 1×12s that came from a really old house torn down in Ks. The problem I’m having is that it soaks up finish like a sponge! Three coats of undiluted Zinsser shellac and NO evidence of any finish on the surface. It just soaks in. Any thoughts other than to just keep laying on more coats? Thanks for looking.
|10-18-2012 02:33 AM||
What is Danish Oil - 44 replies
I know this is a very popular finish but I’m unclear as to exactly what it’s composed of. Is it an oil/poly/MS combo? or what?
|10-13-2012 11:22 PM||
Nut/Tree ID ? - 18 replies
My neighbor brought these over this morning for me to ID. He said they were under a BIG tree he wasn’t familiar with. I have never seen nuts like these so posted this pic. A couple are cut in half. He will try to get me a pick of the tree next time he goes hunting.Anyone seen these before?
|09-06-2012 09:42 PM||
New Titebond Glue - 28 replies
I just saw an ad for Titebond Translucent Glue. Has anyone used it? Any pros or cons?
|08-21-2012 03:39 AM||
Video Page - 12 replies
Is it just me or is the format of the videos page funky? The right side is long and skinny and the left side is short, fat, and cut off on the right edge for the past 2 days.
|07-12-2012 02:58 AM||
I think my fan is dying! - 25 replies
I have one of those 32” diameter pedestal shop fans that just started getting hot and shutting down until it cools off. Then it starts again and runs for a while, shuts down….. I took the case off and blew it out with compressed air (but it really wasn’t vey dirty). This is an essential tool but I hate to spend $300 for a new o...
|07-06-2012 10:33 PM||
Creeping Bandsaw Tire - 29 replies
The tire on my 17” Grizz has just started creeping off the back of the upper wheel. It has done this with a 1” resaw blade and a 1/4” blade as well. Tire appears in good shape with no grooves or apparent defects and the blades track perfectly in the center of the wheels. Only the upper tire is affected. The tech guy at Grizz su...
|07-06-2012 02:07 AM||
Quilt Rack Design Change? - 10 replies
I’m in the process of building the quilt display rack from the latest issue of WOOD. I like the design but hate the allthread and acorn nuts. Does anyone see a problem with using 1/2” dowels and wedges rather than the allthread?
|07-04-2012 01:13 AM||
Rip Blades For Chainsaw Mill - 15 replies
I talked with a really nice guy at Bailey’s Arborist today about ordering rip blades for my little Alaskan mill. He said they will improve cut quality but not cutting speed so I passed. This info really suprised me as a rip blade makes a BIG difference in speed of cut on the TS. Primarily posted this as an FYI for others with chainsaw mill...
|07-03-2012 01:40 AM||
Change In Watchlist Format? - 8 replies
When I go to my watchlist I now have three pages whereas before only the items with comments were displayed. Is this a new ‘improvement’? My vote is to go back to the way it was. Just my 2 cents.
|07-02-2012 02:53 AM||
Dados For Box Bottoms - 47 replies
I use 1/4” ply for my box bottoms but as you all know it is not 1/4”. What do you all use to cut the dados for this undersized ply? Mitered boxes vs. boxjointed where stopped dados are needed? The ply I get is not even consistently undersized! It ranges from 3/16 to 7/32 and I hate those rattling panels. Greg uses strips of rubber ba...
|06-18-2012 04:13 PM||
Source For Ridgid Jointer Knives -PLEASE! - 20 replies
This has turned into a nightmare! I have spent hours on the phone and computer with no luck. I found one place that sells the blades individually for $17 a blade which seems high to me. My jointer is #JP06101. If anyone has bought blades for this jointer, PLEASE reply or send me a pm. Thank you.
|06-18-2012 02:10 AM||
Is this as good a deal as it seems - 6 replies
I just saw an 8 month old Shop Fox Bandsaw (#W1706) on CL for $350. And a Jet 16-32 drum sander (2 years old) for $750. I don’t really NEED either but they seem too cheap to pass on (esp. the bandsaw). What do you all think?
|06-15-2012 01:39 AM||
Box Joint Tip - 5 replies
There has been a lot of recent interest and discussion of box joint jigs and how finicky/tedious they are to set up. I very meticulously set mine up the FIRST time and then cut some very hard wood scraps tweaking it until I get perfect joints. Then I keep the perfect pieces and just use them for subsequent set ups. No measuring or fussing. I hop...
|06-12-2012 03:00 AM||
Replacing knives on Ridgid Jointer ? - 16 replies
I am overdue to sharpen/replace the knives in my Ridgid jointer (the newer orange one) but I get the impression this isn’t as easy as changing blades in my planer. Can I just remove the old ones and drop new ones in and be good to go like on my planer? I see all kinds of jigs and techniques for jointer knives so I’m a little hesitant...
|06-10-2012 01:54 AM||
My Palm Sander Is Possessed! - 30 replies
My wife just took her dog out, came back in and asked me what I had left running in the shop. I went out, unlocked the shop to a loud vibrating noise that I couldn’t identify. I finally found the source: my DeWalt palm sander was lying on its side on the shelf under the workbench vibrating away! This is the least used tool in my shop and I...