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10-27-2015 05:24 PM

allignment question for Supermax 19-38 drum sander - 4 replies

I have had this drum sander for about 2 months now. Best purchase in my work shop. I do a lot of end grain cutting boards and this tool has cut the sanding down to almost nothing. Of course I still have to do my final standing with a ROS, not a big deal though. Now, the problem is that the conveyor belt has become slightly un-parallel with...

10-23-2015 02:34 PM

J weight or X weight for drum sander? - 1 reply

I have to buy new paper for my drum sander. This will be my first time ordering. I plan to order rolls and cut myself to save money. I know to order cloth backed, but not sure about J or X weight. I have the SuperMax 19×38. Also, who has the best prices? Thanks

09-17-2015 03:07 PM

question about my new Supermax 19x38 - 13 replies

I picked up a new Supermax 19×38, love it so far. But I do have a small issue. I run about 3 end grain cutting boards through it and the paper rips on one of the ends. I have been through about 4 strips of sandpaper so far. I make sure it is on tight. I run 1 board through it and then re-tighten it, due to the stretch of it heating up....

09-01-2015 07:18 PM

Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander *for sale* - 2 replies

I am going to be putting my sander on Craigslist later today and thought I would give fellow Indianapolis area Lumberjocks a chance first. Sander works perfect, I just don’t use it as much as I thought and I can really use the room. Asking $100 on Craigslist, but will take offers from here first. If your are in Indianapolis and need t...

08-29-2015 06:20 PM

accepting credit cards and new laws - 3 replies

The last couple of years I have been using Square and love it. Now I am hearing of new credit cards coming out and different ways of paying, ie; Apple iPay. Square isn’t coming out with a new reader until late this year. Just curious as to my options, what are others using to accept these new payment methods?

08-21-2015 03:02 PM

Finally! a new drum sander, now for a question - 12 replies

Finally! I pick up my new drum sander today. I make end grain cutting boards and I am really looking forward to my new toy. I do have a question for all you drum sander users. What sanding grit do you use on the drum to finish an end grain board? I have been told 150 grit but wanted other opinions. I am going today to buy a few rolls and wanted ...

08-01-2015 10:55 AM

drum sander- sand smart technology - 6 replies

I see numerous used older Performax or Jet drum sanders for sale on Craigslist for around $500. But these older models don’t have sand smart. With the Jet sale coming up next month, I can get a new drum sander with sand smart technology for around $1100. Is sand smart worth the extra $600 over buying used? Thanks for any info

07-29-2015 12:12 AM

prices for a new Jet 16-32 drum sander ? - 2 replies

Earlier I stated that I will be purchasing a used drum sander from Craigslist. Well….good news, my wife said, just go buy a new one instead! So now I am on the lookout for best prices on a new 16-32. Anybody know of any sales or upcoming sales on a NEW Jet 16-32 ?? Thanks again

07-27-2015 09:43 PM

Sanding end grain cutting boards - 7 replies

After several years making and sanding hundreds of cutting boards with ROS, I finally have the wife’s approval to buy a drum sander. I found a Performax 16-32 on Craigslist for $450 that I will be picking up Wednesday. Now the question for others that use a drum sander; what grit do you normally start off with? What do you finish wit...

07-22-2015 12:44 PM

Ryobi WDS1600 - 3 replies

Seller is asking $600. What is a realistic price for this? Looks like new, very little noticeable wear. I am need of a drum sander for my cutting boards, but $600 seemed a little steep. Thanks

01-07-2015 04:53 PM

end grain cutting board near steam ?? - 1 reply

I have a customer wanting me to make her an end grain cutting board for the top of her portable dishwasher. How will the board stand up against the heat and steam produced by the dishwasher? Thanks.

12-19-2014 03:45 PM

good problem to have - 4 replies

I was given hundreds of wood samples from a retired cabinetry salesman. These “tiles” are approximately 8×4 and come in just about every kind of wood and color known. I just didn’t know what to do with them. My wife suggested to make end tables and coffee tables with them. So, here is what I came up with. The ...

12-17-2014 10:58 PM

finishing help needed - 4 replies

I am finishing up a cherry coffee table. I have put 2 coats of poly on it. The can says to lightly sand with 200 grit after the 2 coats have dried. 200 grit seems to me like it would show scratches. I have also heard that i should use steel wool. What would be best? Thanks for any help

11-09-2014 04:05 PM

Butcher block counter top - 2 replies

I recently had a customer that requested an end grain cutting built into his kitchen counter top that he was remodeling. The outcome is a perfect fit. We didn’t mount the board which allows him to flip it over if needed, oil both sides and keep it clean. He now considers this the center piece of his kitchen. Oh and his wife loves it.

10-30-2014 05:25 PM

Antler pen blanks - 0 replies

My lathe broke last year and since then I have been selling off all of my pen making supplies. Today I came across these antler pen blanks, a few bottle stopper blanks and a bunch of misc. antler pieces. Some of the blanks have already been drilled. I was thinking of selling them on ebay, but wanted to give my fellow lumberjocks the opportunit...

10-15-2014 09:31 PM

finally did it- my router sled - 4 replies

I have been using a belt sander to finish end grain cutting boards with horrible results. I finally got around to building a router sled. Wow! what a difference. I finish with my ROS and get a perfect finish every time. I used 3 inch PVC pipe that I had laying around with 1 inch aluminum for the router track. Its not in the picture, but I ...

10-06-2014 10:52 PM

router sled for end grain cutting boards- question - 2 replies

I have decided it is time to take the time and make a router sled to fix some of the cutting board issues that I have been having. Just a few questions for those of you who use this technique on end grain: What is the best router bit to use? Once the board is flat, do you use a ROS and what grit do you typicallly start with? I am trying to g...

10-06-2014 12:08 PM

I need belt sander help - 7 replies

I started making end grain cutting boards. I am using a 3×21 belt sander with 80 grit paper to smooth the board and then a ROS starting with 80 grit and finishing at 220. The problem I am having is with the belt sander; The board is smooth but “wavy” and has sanding lines all over it and it is almost impossible to get these l...

09-26-2014 05:45 PM

Miter gauge question, Incra -VS- Osborne - 15 replies

I need a new miter gauge for my table saw [R4512]. I see Rockler has the Incra 1000HD on sale right now for $119. I believe normal price is $179, so thats a heck of deal. Now, I hear that the Osborne Miter Gauge could be better, and the every day price is $119. So my question, for $119 which way should I go? Thanks

05-24-2014 06:38 PM

what I accomplished yesterday / easy patio bench - 5 replies

My wife has been wanting some benches for the back patio. Found a simple plan to try. I think they turned out pretty good. 2 benches cost less than $50. Also finished an end table for a customer that wanted a bar top finish. First time trying this type of finish. Easy to do and Customer loved it.

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