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|29 days ago||
flexing finished boards - 1 reply
Hi My current project, a bench top has a moderate amount of cupping across its ~20” width. This will be easily solved when it is attached to the support pieces. However, I was hoping to add a coat of shellac (Zinsser), filler (Crystalac) and an oil topcoat (Arm-R-Seal) in my shop and before putting it in its resting place, where this wi...
|73 days ago||
top coat over paint for protection - 3 replies
i’ve finished my new mudroom bench/shoe rack – pics to come. Wife wanted it painted and thus it is. To add an extra bit of protection to it, as it will be beaten up fairly well, someone recommended that i put wax on it, and another to spray a coat of lacquer on it. Do either of these techniques seem right to the pros here?
|95 days ago||
coloring expoxy - 13 replies
when filling a knot with epoxy, is there any difference if using stain vs dye to color the epoxy? have a dark knot in a walnut board. Wondering if the stain would be more cloudy than a dye. thanks jocks.
|273 days ago||
ideas for used oak flooring - 5 replies
I am doing a home renovation and unfortunately will have to rip out 400 ft2 of oak flooring. Any interesting uses for this wood? It is in fine shape – i believe it is <5 years old, and sitting on an older wooden floor.
|280 days ago||
cleaning dust bag atop HF system - 3 replies
I’ve managed to fill my dust collection bag to about 40% and am about to empty it out. so i’m thinking if i should wash or otherwise clean out the big filter bag that hangs on top of the unit. what do you all do? wash it, vacuum it? other?
|295 days ago||
router plate ledge width? - 10 replies
I’m building my first router table and have the basic top done. When routing the opening for the insert, how much of a lip do i need? I purchased the Rockler leveling screws which will be put through the lip. If anyone has the Rocker plate as well with the lock down screws in two of the corners, how much of a lip did you leave in these ...
|325 days ago||
recommendation for remote for duct collection - 11 replies
Didn’t see any reviews, so I thought I’d post to see what people use..
|342 days ago||
MDF kitchen cabinets - 6 replies
I have reviewed about 10 pages of search results but didn’t quite find the right answer so I’m posting this hear. Hope you don’t mind another MDF related question. A purist would say to use solid maple for cabinets, but I am considering using off-the-shelf all MDF cabinets doors for my new kitchen , and am wondering if I sh...
|343 days ago||
Any suggestions on how to do this? I have figured out the connection for the router table end which butts up against the TS. However, it obviously needs more lateral support, and this is where i am having trouble. I am putting the router table on the left side of the TS (the attached photo is the back side of the TS). As you can see in the...
|347 days ago||
odd dust collection fitting - 9 replies
I have an old Dewalt random orbital sander. It has a hard filter box which is frankly not up to snuff these days, and i would like to instead hook it up to my dust collection system. The port connection is oddly shaped however: about 1.5” x 7/8” oblong. Does anyone have a nifty trick to attaching a dust hose to a shape like this...
|349 days ago||
dust collection for drill press - 15 replies
I have built a dust collection box under my drill press table and was about to cut a hole in it for the port to attach to, when i thought i’d ask the experts here if they recommend a 4” or 2.5” for the under table tubing? Thoughts?
|351 days ago||
crown bolt screws failing? - 3 replies
I have a habit of stripping the heads of most any Crown Bolt brand screw. is this just me or do you all have the same problem with these? better brand recommendations?
|406 days ago||
Drill bits - 16 replies
Sexy topic:I am in need of a new set of general woodworking drill bits. Wondering if the jocks have a preference on brand or set size
|509 days ago||
want to sell you dowling jig? - 0 replies
Anyone want to unload their dowelmax or comparable jig? I would pick it up.
|547 days ago||
Hi – I’d like to pick up the following: - 1 block plane. I’m looking for something used (of course) but would like it to be a somewhat nice one – adjustable mouth, tuned up. as someone put it to me ‘a 60 1/2 and above’. I’d like to get it from someone one here rather than ebay. - sharpening sys...
|553 days ago||
First plane: #4 smooth or block? - 19 replies
about to pick up my first plane. i can imagine myself buying a second or third down the road but i’m not there yet – but can’t justify it just yet. Lots of posts here suggest picking up a block plane as the first, but others say a #4 smoothing plane. Is there a big difference and which is better for being solo in my cupboar...
|559 days ago||
favorite woodworking magazine? - 17 replies
What are everyone’s favorite wood magazines? I see lots of discussion on great books to line the shelves, but what about periodicals? FWW, PW, etc etc
|561 days ago||
thickness planer vs jointer - 13 replies
I’m somewhat of a newbie and… I have an 8” jointer, but no thickness planer. I know this is the reverse order of acquisition for most folks but it is what it is. All of what i read about squaring stock is to joint 2 sides then plane and rip. My question is how sever a deficiency is it to joint both sides of a board vs usin...
|581 days ago||
sketchup - 10 replies
maybe i’ve missed it, but it would be great if there were a repository of sketchup plans that LJ’ers use for some of the great projects (and tutorials) that i’ve seen here.
|594 days ago||
workbench top overhang - 11 replies
what are folks thoughts on the amount of side and front overhang of their workbench top? In reading the forums, i see some people like top fronts flush with the leg and others with a bit of overhang to handle clamps. On the side overhand, some have short (8”) and others have much more (2’+). I’m have a solid core door 1.5R...