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10-17-2011 05:00 AM

Cleaning Bandsaw Blades? - 12 replies

How do you all do this? My blades are 131 1/2” long and I have not found a way to get the pitch/grunge off without spending a lot of time. There has to be a better way!

10-16-2011 04:51 AM

Simple Green For Cleaning Blades - 14 replies

After all the positive comments here, I bought a gallon of this today. Now the question: do you use it straight, dilute 1:10 (light cleaning) or 1:1 (heavy cleaning). The light and heavy came from the label. Do you soak blades or just spray and brush? Thanks.

10-12-2011 05:56 AM

1 HP Jet Shaper - 3 replies

I just saw this on Tulsa CL for $200 and it looks to be in good shape but I can’t find a 1 hp Jet Shaper on their website. Is this a discontinued item? Anyone have one? Good price? Any other advice?

10-09-2011 05:15 AM

Sanding Rolls For Drum Sanders - 5 replies

Is there a significant difference in quality between brands of sanding rolls? What’s the difference between alum oxide and alum zirconia? What type/ brands do you folks use (and why). Its time to reorder and I thought some research was in order. I do the bulk rolls, not the precut strips (much more economical). Thanks for any input.

10-09-2011 04:46 AM

Any Comments/Opinions Re: Chestnut and Hemlock (Eastern) - 13 replies

I went to a guys place to look at wood he had listed on CL. WOW! This guy had a 2 car sized shed FULL of various hardwoods (he estimates 5000 board feet. He had a second smaller shed filled with chestnut and hemlock. I’ve never done anything with either but I’m interested. He had slabs of chestnut and hemlock that were 17” wide...

10-09-2011 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 09:57 PM


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

05-31-2011 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 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...

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