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10-09-2011 at 01:50 AM

The Secret To My Always Clean Shop - 10 replies

My 4 year old granddaughter loves to help her papadoc in the shop. Ellie Mae (to me), Ella Marie to trhe rest of the world spent the day with us and told me it was time to clean the shop. She grabbed the shop vac and did the whole shop. I have definately raised her right! Couldn’t get a face pic as she was “too busy”. M...

10-07-2011 at 02:33 AM

"Incra Jig Joinery System" - 19 replies

I just saw this on local CL for $100. Can anyone tell me what this does? Is it a table saw thingy or a router table thingy (or both). It comes with the manual, templates, etc. All I could read on the cover of the manual was Incra Pro. Any info would be appreciated.

10-02-2011 at 04:19 AM

I Hate Beavers! - 27 replies

The annual beaver invasion has begun. So far this fall they have girdled 12 of my Aus trees, cut down 6 small Ash, and chewed on several more trees. They don’t live on my place but come in at night and do their woodworking so they are hard to get rid of. Guns and spotlights are illegal in combination in Ok. but I have dispatched a few this...

09-25-2011 at 04:08 AM

A Little Wax Was A Great Fix! - 9 replies

I recently started having problems locking the fence on my 8 month old Grizzly table saw. The problem was getting worse by the day and I was getting disappointed with my new purchase. I lifted the fence off, put a dab of paste wax on the cam and: I’m in love with my TS again! It is smoother than ever now. Thought I’d post this in cas...

09-14-2011 at 03:04 AM

Unfinishing Used Mystery Wood? - 7 replies

I’m not sure what this stuff is called but I see a lot of older/cheaper cabinets made of it. It is composed of strips of wood [poplar?] covered with an oak veneer. I salvaged a bunch of this from my daughter’s remodel and need info on cleaning it up. It is stained and then topcoated with something clear??? The finish seems too soft t...

09-12-2011 at 04:55 AM

Most Dangerous Tool? - 134 replies

What do you all consider the most dangerous tool in your shop. Not counting modified/homemade stuff like Greg’s circular saw. Statistically the table saw is probably #1 but I’m comfortable with mine. My worst injury has been with a table mounted router.

09-11-2011 at 05:10 AM

Tightbond Instant Glue for Wood to Rubber - 5 replies

I have been making rubber pads for my tall chairs from 3/8” thick strips of rubber cut from stall mats. These protect the bottoms of the char legs and prevent them slipping on concrete. I needed a quick bond so have been using TB Instant with accelerator for the last few chairs. Will this hold up [glueing black rubber to Doug Fir end grain] ?

09-06-2011 at 05:21 AM

Is This A Good Buy? - 3 replies

I have found a Jet mortiser and tenoning jig on CL for $235. Not sure what brand the jig is. Both look very new with little signs of use. The Jet comes with 3 bits and chisels.

07-11-2011 at 05:50 PM

Source/Info re: Epoxy - 12 replies

I want to do an end grain mesquite slab small table and fill the cracks with epoxy,glass,etc like I’ve seen others do. I’ve never used any kind of epoxy so am starting from scratch. Do you use 2 part stuff from HD or what? Buy it in qua rts,pints, or ? Any tips/pitfalls to avoid would be welcome. Thanks. ps I’d rather bu...

07-09-2011 at 03:18 PM

Post Pictures In Blogs - 6 replies

My summer help from Tx is getting me educated re: posting projects [I think] but we cant figure out how to put pics in blogs. I know Ive seen this answer before but cant find it. If someone will help, Ill favorite it so I dont lose it. Thanks as always! Barely literate but trying!

06-17-2011 at 04:23 AM

Clamping Question - 4 replies

I am building a dresser top valet with the top made uo of 11/2” squares. Each is glued at a right angle to the next[think parquet floor]. I got it clamped side to side and end to end but had a lot of problems trying to keep it flat. I figure all you cutting board wizards have this figured out. Care to share?

06-14-2011 at 02:01 AM

Ross single drum 38" drum sander anyone know about this tool? - 3 replies

There is one of these listed on the tULSA cRAIGS lIST FOR 800$. Is this a worthwhile investment? I cant find any info on line. Is this co. still in business? Sorry I dont know how to post a link to this site but you can look on CL[Tulsa,ok] and search drum sander to see the ad. It is cheaper than a new 16/32 Jet and a LOT bigger, hence my intere...

06-08-2011 at 09:57 PM

BOWTIES/BUTTERFLIES - 2 replies

When these are used to bridge cracks/splits,how thick should they be? Full thickness/half thickness or?

05-31-2011 at 05:58 AM

Brazilian Walnut ? - 18 replies

Does anyone know what this is? Lumber Liquidators sells this wood flooring and I managed to get a partial box on the cheap to play with.It is darker than black walnut by quite a bit and very straight grained.If Brazilian cherry [Jatoba] isnt a cherry, is this a nut bearing tree?. The guys at LL didnt know.

05-23-2011 at 12:57 AM

Abranet vs. Norton 3x - Best value? - 3 replies

Ive been a big fan of Norton 3x sanding discs despite their price for several years. A friend told me that Abranet is his disc of choice. Do any of you jocks have an opinion based on experience with both? Which is faster, lasts longest,etc. Abranet goes up to 1000 grit so might be useful for sanding poly before buffing with compound? Thanks in a...

05-15-2011 at 04:12 AM

Bandsaw Blade Lubricant ??? - 5 replies

I have been sawing quite a bit of 8/4 Jatoba and have noticed that applying candle wax to blade while running seems to make the blade cut easier and really helps with tight radius cutting in this stock. Im curious as to whether anyone uses some type of lube on bandsaw blades. What do you use? How often?

05-12-2011 at 01:30 AM

Hand Plane Question - 23 replies

Is a hand plane useful for smoothing/taking the “step” out of a less than perfect glue joint? If so, what type of plane? I have never used a hand plane and know less than nothing about them. Im sure to get some good advice as I know lots of LJs are hand plane addicts.

05-10-2011 at 05:35 AM

Poly vs "floor Poly" - 1 reply

I see cans of poly next to cans of poly for floors and I cant figure out the difference.The price is the same or close,the label doesnt spell out the difference,and I remain confused.Is the floor poly harder?More durable? Or what??? Ive been tempted to try it on some table tops.Anyone have any experience?

05-05-2011 at 02:10 AM

Hold Down Slots on Super sled - 1 reply

All of the table saw sled I have ever seen have the slots parallel to the blade[mine included].My LJ buddy wants to build a super sled like mine but wants to put the hold down slots perpendicular to the blade.Anyone see a downside to this?

04-28-2011 at 05:01 AM

"Claro" Black Walnut - 3 replies

What is this? Ive seen American and Brazilian black walnut as well as burled walnut of both species. But I never knew what claro walnut was.

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