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06-24-2014 02:56 PM

Staying signed in to LJ - 22 replies

Is it possible to remain signed in to LJs? It seems that after signing in, I’m automatically signed out after a day or two. Happens on multiple computers, different browsers, etc. It’s a little annoying to have to sign in so often. I could be completely wrong here, but this feels like a recent change to me. For some reason I remem...

05-23-2014 09:33 PM

First World Problems - LN Adjustable Mouth Block Plane or Rabbeting Plane? - 7 replies

Apparently I was a good boy recently as I got the LN 60 1/2 Low Angle block plane from my GF for my birthday. It’s a pretty awesome gift no doubt and I’ve been looking at one for a little while. My dillemma (if you can call it one) is this – I had actually had my eyes on the rabbeting block plane. The advantage I like with t...

03-19-2014 04:02 PM

Angle grinder recommendations for power carving - 10 replies

I’ve wanted to try my hand out at some power carving, specifically with a Turbo Plane or maybe a Holey Galahad. Still also need to get an angle grinder as well. I’ve already decided I don’t want one with a slide switch on the side. Was pretty much set on the Dewalt 28402: But then I came across the 28115: The pric...

03-16-2014 09:58 PM

Byrd head for Ridgid 6"Jointer - Worth it? - 32 replies

Just noticed that Grizzly carries the Byrd H7764 6” helical head that’s compatible with my Ridgid JP0610 jointer. Normally, I’ve seen them sell for in the $300-$350 range but Grizzly has it for $280, plus theres the 10% sale coupon available. With shipping, it would bring the total price to right around $281. Probably the best ...

02-09-2014 07:46 PM

Work Sharp vs. Wet Grinder? - 10 replies

I’ve been looking into a new sharpening system and I’ve about decided on either the Work Sharp WS3000 or the Grizzly T10010ANV wet grinder (Tormek is out of my price range). Both of them look like they’ll run me just south of $200 before I add in any jigs. Figure after adding all the different jigs I would need, either one woul...

01-18-2014 10:56 PM

Dust collector won't start - please help - 14 replies

Updating this thread because some of the info has changed. Original post follows. Originally this thread was about my dust collector motor making a squeaking noise while spinning down. Unfortunately, I didn’t heed all the advice my fellow LJ’s gave me and I seem to have screwed something up. I took a Q-tip to try to wipe off the c...

01-12-2014 05:05 PM

Shop Lighting Question - 3 replies

I’m in desperate need of upgrading my shop lighting. I’m setup in a 20×20 garage with 9’ ceilings. The right half is completely dedicated to the shop area, and fortunately my girlfriend’s car is pretty short, so I actually occupy about 1/4 of the other bay too. Also good is that if I’ve got a bigger project and...

08-09-2013 05:46 PM

Bow in Parallel Clamp Bar - Is it a Problem? - 6 replies

I just bought some 50” Bessey Revo clamps from Lowe’s and was able to get them delivered for no charge. When the delivery guy dropped them off, the dropped some of them on my porch. Clamps seemed to be okay, but it did make me inspect them a little carefully just in case. I noticed that 2 of the ones I got have a slight bow in the ba...

05-28-2013 05:10 PM

Upcoming SawStop Sale? - 4 replies

So, I just got the June Rockler flyer in the mail and I just noticed these prices: 1.75 HP Contractor Saw: $14491.75HP PCS, 36” Fence: $21193HP PCS, 36” Fence: $2549 Is there a sale coming up or is that a (very bad) pricing mistake? The normal prices for those saws are $1599, $2469 and $2899, respectively (make it a discount of...

05-19-2013 09:49 PM

Tried using Boeshield Rustfree - leaves residue... Any ideas? - 16 replies

I had read a couple of testimonials on Boeshield Rustfree and thought I’d give it a shot on my bandsaw CI table that had a couple of “oops” rust spots on it (I left it unprotected for about a year not knowing any better). I followed the directions on the bottle and wet down the surface, let it sit and wiped off after about 30 s...

05-12-2013 03:29 PM

Mineral oil over varnish (Behlen Salad Bowl Finish)? - 12 replies

I just made a cutting board for mother’s day and finished it with Behlen’s Salad Bowl Finish, which I believe is an oil varnish blend. I wanted to part off a little bottle of finish so she could refinish herself once the board is starting to look a little dry, but I’d rather not have her having to deal with trying to apply a va...

05-01-2013 06:42 PM

Insulated flex duct as a cyclone muffler - 0 replies

I was looking over Bill Pentz’s design for a cyclone muffler ( and I came across this tidbit …it would have been easier to just use a length of fiberglass insulated HVAC flex duct in place of the muffler as a long enough length does a better job and costs far less. I tried that ...

04-23-2013 05:00 PM

DC filter surface area - how much do I need? - 5 replies

I’ve started work on my new dust collector (3hp motor, eBay cyclone separator and Wynn Nano filter(s)?) and I’ve got a question about how much surface area I need for the filters. I previously used my Wynn C-1425 filter with a Jet 1.5HP dust collector and it was a good combination. Since I’m moving to a 3hp motor, I’ve...

04-21-2013 09:43 PM

Garage Sales - What Sells? - 12 replies

Thought this would be an interesting topic. Has anyone tried selling things that they’ve made at garage sales with the intent of making a buck or two (not just to clear out space) and had any luck? What kind of things sell well? We just had a community garage sale in my neighborhood, so there was a decent amount of traffic. I thought th...

04-21-2013 06:54 PM

Free Grizzly 10% off coupon - 8 replies

Completely forgot I had one of these. Was planning on using it but decided not to. It’s the 10% off coupon code that was found on the cover of the previous WWJ. Good through the end of April. Shoot me a PM if you want it. The only thing I ask is that you actually use it. I’ll update this when it’s gone.

04-18-2013 04:38 PM

28 ga duct for dust collection - any good? - 15 replies

I know the recommendation for galvanized ducting for dust collection is min 26 ga. My local big box stores all have 30 ga and that does seem very likely to collapse. I was all set to go the S&D PVC route when I checked a local plumbing supply store and found that they have 28 ga snap lock duct for very cheap. A 5 foot length of 6” duct...

04-01-2013 04:39 AM

New SawStop owner - first impressions - 34 replies

Just bought a new SawStop 3HP PCS (36” fence) and thought I’d share some of my initial impressions. I thought for a second about writing this as a review, but let’s be honest. I’ve only had the saw assembled for less than 48 hours so how can I really write a review based on that? I’ll post a review when I get some a...

03-31-2013 10:56 PM

Paste Wax Swirl Marks in my Shiny New CI Saw Top - 9 replies

Trying to protect the cast iron top on my new saw and I did the following process: - mineral spirits to remove all the cosmoline; very shiny mirror like finish- applied a coat of Boeshield T9 and rubbed it in, let it dry overnight. used a clean ran to clean off the excess and remove some of the tackiness. Not as shiny as before, but still a n...

03-16-2013 12:56 AM

Looking to upgrade my dust collection - motor specs confuse me! - 6 replies

My current dust collection setup consists of a motor from a Jet DC1100 (rated at 1.5hp) that I mounted on top of a cyclone that I got off eBay . I use a single nano cartridge from Wynn . Since I’ve got most of the workings of a “real” cyclone, I’ve been looking to upgrade the motor to a 2hp-3hp unit to increase perform...

01-09-2013 04:59 PM

What kind of wood is this? - 2 replies

My dad was in Thailand recently and brought me back a plank of wood of unknown variety: It’s really quite beautiful. I doubt that shows through on the monitor. The heartwood is a pinkish/reddish cast, while the sapwood looks whitish in comparison, it’s still got a slight yellow / pink hue (close to cherry). There’s even ...

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