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|517 days ago||
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...
|522 days ago||
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...
|523 days ago||
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?
|525 days ago||
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...
|526 days ago||
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.
|527 days ago||
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...
|540 days ago||
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.
|541 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?
|544 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...
|547 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...
|549 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...
|559 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.
|563 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?
|565 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.
|569 days ago||
Rout Patron Hinges Safely - 15 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!
|571 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...
|602 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 (...
|608 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?
|609 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...
|612 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...