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|337 days ago||
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?
|340 days ago||
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...
|343 days ago||
Replacing knives on Ridgid Jointer ? - 14 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...
|345 days ago||
My Palm Sander Is Possessed! - 20 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...
|355 days ago||
First page of projects today - 15 replies
Is anyone else having trouble viewing the first project page today? The format is different than usual with 2 pics per line. The first is oversized and the second runs off the right side of the page and is partially hidden by the ad.
|359 days ago||
$75 Chainsaw mill including saw? - 8 replies
I saw this on CL in Tulsa yesterday and can’t imagine that this will work. I tried to post a link but failed. If you search chainsaw it will come up. Any thoughts on this unit?
|361 days ago||
Mulberry and Pecan Jackpot - 16 replies
My neighbor called to see if I wanted to help him clean up some wind damage. Resulted in a lot of work but LOTS of wood. Anybody used mulberry for anything? It is bright yellow. The mulberry was live, the pecan dead and dry. If anyone wants to pick some up in Tulsa, I’ll share.
|366 days ago||
Rout Patron Hinges Safely - 13 replies
David and I have been working on this and yesterday the solution occured to me : a piece of pine with a rabbit and a hole and pin on each end holds these small pieces securely. No more routed fingertips!
|367 days ago||
3M Instant Set Epoxy- NOT! - 16 replies
I needed to stabilize/fill some knots in some hedge today. I went to town, saw the ‘instant’, and bought it. Then the problems started: the 2 syringes attached to each other didn’t dispense equal amounts of goo. The clear was thinner so more came out. I mixed it up, filled the knots quickly, and 5 hours later it was still a goo...
|399 days ago||
Problem With Spiral Upcut Bit - 32 replies
My Woodcraft 1/4” solid carbide upcut router bit will not stay chucked in my collet. If I start to route a 1/4” deep slot, it will creep to over 3/8” within 3” of routing. This is a 1/4” shank but I have no problems with ANY of my other 1/4” shanks. I have tightened it tighter than the other bits to no avail (...
|404 days ago||
Shellac Question - 13 replies
When using shellac as the sole finish on small projects (boxes, pic frames, shelves), how many coats (brushed) do you use?
|405 days ago||
Money Saving Tip - 2 replies
I have been having my ‘disposable’ Ridgid planer blades sharpened for years (they cut better and last longer than the new ones) but had never considered having my Freud Diablo tablesaw blades sharpened. My sharpening guy said ‘Those are too expensive to throw away, of course I’ll sharpen them’. Just wanted to give y...
|408 days ago||
Picture Frame Question - 19 replies
I’ve been making some non-mitered, half lap pic frames and I’m looking for options to hold the glass/pic/backing in without using those turnkey things. The stock is too hard for those press-in thingys. I know someone here will have a novel solution that is shop made.EDIT: my wife said to add that they need to be idiot proof so she ca...
|412 days ago||
Shellac Over Stain - 7 replies
How soon can I brush shellac over oil based stain and not cause problems? I have sprayed poly when the stain was still tacky and got away with it. The project is a shelf unit, not fine furniture.
|415 days ago||
Remember The Kerfmaker Craze? - 24 replies
I got caught up in the kerfmaker craze and made 3 of them. They worked as advertised and I haven’t really found a use for them. I know hundreds if not thousands of these were made and I was wondering how many of them see regular use. I thought they might speed up my Shipwright hinges but not. Tell me what you use yours for.
|426 days ago||
Powder Post Beetles In A Finished Walnut Chair - 34 replies
I searched all the previous threads on this topic and didn’t get a definative answer so I’m posting this. I recently built a walnut folding chair, finished with several sprayed coats of Spar Urethane, and sold it for a good bit of $. The owners report tiny holes with bits of sawdust have appeared. I want to do the right thing but the...
|430 days ago||
Smooth Finish On Open Grained Woods - 17 replies
Can you apply enough coats of finish to fill the open grain on woods that you don’t want to use grain filler on? Grain filler imparts color that is not always desirable if the wood has marked contrasts in color and you would like not to blend these together. That sounds confusing. An example would be zebrawood or walnut with contrasting sa...
|430 days ago||
Dealing With Early/Late Wood - 5 replies
In woods where there is a marked difference in density between early and late growth wood, how do you get the piece sanded flat? It seems like the softer early wood always gets scalloped into valleys leaving late growth hills. This is less an issue with the drum sander and a big problem with the ROS.
|437 days ago||
Sealer For MDF? - 24 replies
I just built a 4’x6’ assembly/finishing table and am covering it with MDF. What would be best to seal it to keep glue, finish, etc from sticking to it? Thanks in advance.
|442 days ago||
Zinsser Bullseye Shellac - 6 replies
What # cut is this stuff right out of the can? I have read every word on the can and it doesn’t say. This is their clear shellac, not the seal coat. Thanks