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09-25-2015 09:57 PM

Random Orbit Sander Question - 8 replies

My fellow LJ’ers,I have owned a Bosche 5” ROS that has served me well with one exception. The “hooks” on the pad seem to wear out and the sand paper disk migrates out from under the sander. I have replaced the pad (soft) in the past, but here we go again. The question is, is this common to all ROS’s, just the Bos...

08-31-2015 08:18 PM

Scale Stick Refinish - 1 reply

I have been given a task to refinish an (old?) Scribner log scaling stick that appears to be made of hickory and finished with a surface coating of varnish. The log volumes are imprinted on the body of the stick according to diameter and log length in decimal c format by machine. This stick was and will be a working tool, so I wanted to highli...

08-19-2015 11:07 PM

Chop Saw Fence Adjustment? - 1 reply

I have an old Makita Mo. 2400B 10” miter saw that was given to me some time ago. I noticed for the first time that there is a gap of about 0.017” on both sides of the fence at the throat when a straight edge is laid against it. There is no adjustment to the fence other than overall alignment since the piece is a sol...

06-23-2015 07:59 PM

Father's Day Wood Gloat - 1 reply

I don’t know how you guys did on Father’s Day, but my son arrived from San Jose and handed me a piece of Ebony (4/4×3”(min.) x 54”). Seem’s that a longstanding lumber retailer (Southland Lbr.) is closing it’s doors and all merchandise is 1/2 off. Although the inventory was already picked over, he did sn...

06-11-2015 12:54 AM

Screws?? - 8 replies

My fellow LJ’ers, I’m looking for some help here in finding some wood screws.Perhaps a little background is called for here to frame my request. Some time ago I agreed to build some missalette racks for the back of the pews of an old church here in town to replace the originals that had become a maintenance problem and were to small...

04-29-2015 05:17 AM

Wet wood glue? - 12 replies

A quick question for my fellow LJ’ers, I’m trying to glue up some fresh sawn Incense Cedar. Titebond III failed to set up satisfactorily (I assume from to much moisture content of the wood). Do you think that a polyurethane (ie., Gorilla Glue) would perform since it is moisture activated or would I still have the same problem?Your ...

02-24-2015 05:01 AM

Salvaged Wenge - Wood Gloat? - 10 replies

I was visiting my son last weekend in San Jose to attend a Sharks vs. Kings game (a sad story in itself) and he presents me with a piece of hardwood that served as a ledge on a short stem wall that was being demo’d for his girlfriends rented shop space. The handyman knocked it out and was going to toss it with the rest of the refuse when my boy...

02-03-2015 07:40 PM

Band Saw Blade Guide Followup - 3 replies

Last January 27th, I posted a question regarding replacement part options for an old band saw blade guide. Thanks to “Greenacres2” I found that the RIGID make of BS’s uses the same guide design. The replacement part came from and the unit fit in with no further “machining” on my part. ...

01-27-2015 07:06 PM

Band Saw Blade Guide - 3 replies

Several years ago (25+) I purchased a Taiwanese knockoff of the Delta 14” model with the brand name of “Alltrade” Since then the marketing group All Trade has quit carrying the saw and parts are no longer available. I have lately run into a problem with the upper blade guide casting which has shown a crack in the castin...

11-17-2014 04:58 AM

Mother of Pearl Laminate Question - 1 reply

My fellow LJ’s I am contemplating using mother of pearl laminate for the panel of a small box lid. The laminate is 0.006” thick (which I believe might be somewhat translucent) and I was thinking of applying it over a 1/4” baltic birch ply. My questions are: 1) should I paint the plywood white to hide any grain that mi...

03-05-2014 11:13 PM

ShopSmith Jointer Setup - 1 reply

I need a little guidance here. I’m the proud owner of an older model SS (10ER) with a 4” jointer accessory. I’ve never had satisfactory results with the unit and of course I don’t have the accompanying manual for setting up the unit. I just received my freshly resharpened knives and now need to set up the jointer again...

08-08-2013 12:37 AM

Tool Donations? - 2 replies

My brothers & sisters,I have recently been contacted by a woman who’s father had just passed on and she wished to donate his shop tools to some place that would use them to teach kids woodworking skills. I understand that the public schools in this area (No. California) no longer offer wood shop in their curriculum although I will inv...

07-10-2013 07:41 PM

Off Topic Small Rant - 8 replies

Fellow LJ’ers, I’ve been quiet around the shop for a while due to some self inflicted community involvements, but my terms are up and I was looking forward to making some more byproduct sawdust from the wife’s honey do list. Off I went to the orange big box store down the road to pick up some raw material for an integral side ...

05-23-2012 03:32 PM

Shop Smith Owner's Guide (10ER) - 2 replies

My fellow LJ’ers,In going through my tool manual books, I came across an extra owner’s guide for my Shop Smith (mod. 10 ER) which I would like to offer up to anyone needing said manual. The publication is printed on an 8 1/2” x 11” format. This is not the owner’s manual showing set-up or maintenance of the machine...

04-15-2012 04:49 AM

Where did my Pics go?? - 1 reply

Fellow LJ’s, I was uploading some pics to Photo Bucket on a new (small) project when some of the pics turned into blue question mark icons. I checked other albums I had created and those pics turned into blue Q’s also. Back checking on older LJ blogs that referenced the direct links to Photo Bucket resulted in the same. What have...

03-29-2012 11:17 PM

Downloadable Files?? - 1 reply

This is a bit off topic, but how do I imbed a downloadable file (like sketch-up) into a blog? I suspect I need an offsite storage place, would photobucket work?

03-27-2012 11:42 PM

A Musing - 6 replies

I find myself between projects and some idle time (the rains have set in). I made my last blog update and found some time to reflect on where I am. I’ve on been a member of LJ’s for lets see……..yes, only 506 days, but I wish to convey my appreciation for this web site and all the members of it. It is truly a blessing that I fell into this pla...

03-24-2011 01:49 AM

Compound Angles?? - 3 replies

Fellow LJ ‘ers, I have a small problem for a small project. I have taken on a request from a friend to build a four legged tower to support a 1 1/2” glass globe. The tower will only stand ~3” tall with a 2” square platform on the top. The legs will splay outward from the platform 10 deg. in both directions. I’m...

03-23-2011 06:34 PM

Advertisement Banner - 0 replies

Not knowing whom to address with this question, I’ll just put it out there. When viewing enlargements of pictures on review blogs, I get a holdover of the advertisement that lies just below the LJ logo at the top of the page. I cannot move it or minimize it, it just lays over the top of the picture. Any advice other than hitting the ta...

01-06-2011 05:25 AM

Minimum Laminate Radius - 6 replies

I’m building a simple play table and chair for my grand daughter; I wish to laminate the top and sides of the tabletop with a laminate. Question is: can I bend and glue the laminate around a 1” radius corner, or should I plan to make the radius larger? My table overhang is 3” from the leg/apron and the tabletop thickness is...

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