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|29 days ago||
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...
|51 days ago||
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...
|57 days ago||
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...
|213 days ago||
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...
|286 days ago||
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...
|295 days ago||
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...
|302 days ago||
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...
|313 days ago||
Insulated flex duct as a cyclone muffler - 0 replies
I was looking over Bill Pentz’s design for a cyclone muffler (http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/muffler.cfm) 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 ...
|321 days ago||
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...
|323 days ago||
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...
|323 days ago||
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.
|326 days ago||
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...
|344 days ago||
New SawStop owner - first impressions - 21 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...
|344 days ago||
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...
|360 days ago||
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...
|425 days ago||
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 ...
|426 days ago||
Problems with table saw tripping circuit - 83 replies
I just received a new Grizzly G0715P table saw and I’m having troubles running it. I’ve done the conversion to 110 from 220 by changing the jumpers, installing a new 20 amp breaker at the switch and swapping out the plug. Tried powering it up and it very consistantly pops the breaker in my panel. I can reset the breaker and get the s...