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662 days ago

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.

666 days ago

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.

671 days ago

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?

675 days ago

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?

712 days ago

New Titebond Glue - 28 replies

I just saw an ad for Titebond Translucent Glue. Has anyone used it? Any pros or cons?

729 days ago

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.

769 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...

774 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...

775 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?

777 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...

778 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.

779 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...

792 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.

793 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?

796 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...

799 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...

801 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...

811 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.

815 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?

817 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.

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