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05-15-2011 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 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 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 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 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.

04-28-2011 04:06 AM

FYI:All woods dont float - 23 replies

I had a discussion with a carpenter friend yesterday and he said all wood will float at least until it gets waterlogged. So today I dropped a smallJatoba [Brazilian Cherry] cut off in a bucket of water and it sank like a brick! Im curious about how many other woods dont float?

04-24-2011 04:47 AM

what to use between coats of finish - 6 replies

I see people using 220 to 600 grit sandpaper,steel wool,etc between succesive coats of finish.They all seem to leave significant[visable] scratches so I have been using scuff pads.The green ones seem pretty agressive and the gray ones dont do a great job getting rid of dust nibs.Spar urethane is the finish in question[both sprayed and wiped on]....

04-22-2011 05:10 AM

Random orbit vs palm sanders - 11 replies

I have the Dewalt version of both of these{Buying the set was cheaper than buying separately].I dont use the palm sander much.Is there a need for both?What do you all use each type for?

04-21-2011 01:02 AM

Best value in 3x21 belt sanders - 14 replies

Is the Porter Cable at 169$ a MUCH better tool than the B&D for 59$?I know its better but is it 110$ better? I have finally just about killed my B&D and need to replace it.Thanks for your input.

04-20-2011 02:23 PM

breadboard ends on table tops - 8 replies

what is the function of these?Are they used primarily on larger tabletops?How are they made/attached?I know someone out there has these answers as I see breadboard ends on a lot of the tables posted.As always,thanks for taking the time to answer my queries.

04-12-2011 05:30 AM

butterflys/bowties - 7 replies

I keep seeing projects using these to stabilize cracks in slabs but I cant figure out how they are done.Anyone have a link,tutorial,or other help as I need to learn this technique.Thanks.

04-10-2011 04:40 AM

Aluminum Bar Clamps - 7 replies

I just saw a CL post fer 38 4foot alum bar clamps for $140.Ive never used these and would like input from someone who has.Dont know the brand but the CL post said they cost $28 a piece new so this seems like a bargain IF they are useful.

04-06-2011 05:06 AM

Dumb question from barely computer literate member - 6 replies

How do I remove a favorite from my favorites page?How do I remove read messages? Thanks for the help as my pages are getting cluttered and Im a neat freak!

03-31-2011 05:26 AM

Clogs in the DC hose - 10 replies

I have just started getting clogs in my 4” hose just before it enters the dust collectorGrizzly cannister filter type.Problem only occurs when planing cedar or pine[large fluffy shavings],no problems with oak,walnut,osage orange,etc.I have 10 feet of 4” hose,then 7 feet of 21/2” to the planer. No clogs in the 2 1/2 which I dont...

03-29-2011 04:08 AM

Value Issues:Freud Diablo vs. the other Freud Blades - 24 replies

Does anyone else REALLY like the Diablo blades from HD? I use these and am well pleased with the cut quality,quietness,and longevity.What makes the pricier Freud blades better?I know they have bigger carbide and can be resharpened but what else?

02-17-2011 05:50 AM

Daisey pin router - 3 replies

Do any of you have one of these? Do you consider it a good investment?What can you do with it that you cant do with a pattern bit?I would like more info before I drop 50 bucks on one.Thanks as always.

02-11-2011 05:48 AM

53 year old sears ras - 18 replies

I rebuilt an OLD craftsman RAS 2 years ago after my dad died and I inherited it.I had never used a RAS and this one had no blade when I got it so I put a blade on and trued everything up and have used it a lot since then.A friend recently visited and told me I had the blade on backwards!I obviously push it into the work instead of pulling it.Thi...

02-11-2011 05:26 AM

warpedplywood - 4 replies

I have several 4×4 sheets of half” plywood that has bowed BADLY. Is there any way to flatten it back out or is it trash?

02-06-2011 03:13 AM

Jet 12-20 sander problems - 3 replies

Ive had this tool for two years and have failed to solve the feed belt tracking problem it came with.It requires adjustment every few minutes or the belt runs off to one side and will shred the edge if not adjusted.Woodcraft (where I bought it) said it was me and not the tool.I called the tech dept. at Jet and this guy said a different brand of ...

01-31-2011 08:49 PM

wax over oil finish questions - 3 replies

How long should you wait after applying BLO before applying Renissance wax?What happens if wax is applied too soon?I put projects in front of the hot air discharge of my shop furnace on drying racks.Is this a good/bad idea to speed things up?gfadvm

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