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288 days ago

Minimax MM16 question - 3 replies

Greeting all, I have a couple questions for ya. 1. I sold my Rikon Deluxe and purchased a new MM16, hopefully I get it next week. Anyway, what do you think is best, just wiring a short pigtail and making extension cord or wiring probably 20’ of 10g or 12g wire with a plug direct to the saw? I would rather do a pigtail so I don’t h...

315 days ago

Rikon 14" deluxe value - 8 replies

Greeting fellow jocks, I am going to sell me Rikon 14” deluxe. Where is a good starting price point? Its 2-3 years old and I have several blades for it. I know what I paid new, but am unsure if I should mark it down 50% from there or what. Thanks… Joe

634 days ago

PM 15" W/Byrd or Grizzly G0453Z Planer - 3 replies

Looking at taking advantage on these sales going on. I am tossed between the PM 15”/Byrd cutterhead and the Grizzly G0453Z 15” spiral cutterhead planer. The cost difference 914 dollars if you include grizzly shipping. I can pick up the PM at my local Woodcraft. I have read most of the reviews and was wondering from owners if you are still sat...

919 days ago

Powermatic PJ882 question - 3 replies

Thinking about buying this jointer with the helical cutter head. The Powermatic planer comes with the Byrd Shelix cutter head but the jointer doesn’t come with Byrd. I called Byrd and asked what was the difference between theirs and PM? They said they don’t know but PM just uses them for their planers. They cost 2,999 with the PM Helica...

1001 days ago

Worksharp 3000/WoodRiver #4 - 3 replies

I have a worksharp 3000 that I want to sell. I am using water stones now and don’t have a use for it. Not really sure what a used one is worth.I also have a WoodRiver #4 I am selling. (70.00) If interested in any of the items, PM me and make an offer. WorkSharp is SOLD…..

1014 days ago

Lie Nielson plane - 4 replies

I made the 4 hour trip to the LN hand tool event in Annapolis, MD. We had a decent time and it was worth the trip. They had most of everything they sell out so you can play with it. They also showed a lot of demonstrations on their way of sharpening, cutting, shooting ect..ect. I found it very useful to me. I picked a #4 and #7. That’s what I...

1018 days ago

Lie-Nielson hand tool event - 7 replies

Is anyone going to the Lie-Nielson hand tool event at Annapolis, MD this weekend? I am going to make the drive on Friday. If anyone has gone in the past, do you know if the tools are cheaper at the event?

1616 days ago

Winsor dovetail saw - 11 replies

Anyone have any info on these saws? I really like the fact they are made in the USA (Chicago). Lord knows we need more stuff built here. Saw comes with a free lifetime sharpening and a seven day money back guarantee. http://www.winsorsaw.com/index.htm

1623 days ago

Work sharp Question - 8 replies

Greeting all, I have been researching for the past month an easier way to sharpen my tools. I used float glass and sand paper with a MK II Veritas honing guide. That worked great but I wanted something faster and less time consuming, especially when I need to re-sharpen in the middle of a job. After reading everything I could find on the net tw...

1704 days ago

We should see some new toys - 2 replies

Well it’s Christmas so we should see a lot more tool reviews soon, unless you all have been naughty this year.

1707 days ago

To cut or not to cut - 7 replies

Need some advise? I purchased 64 BFT of red oak from a cabinet shop. I am going to make a gun cabinet for my Dad.The plans say to cut three pieces out of a five inch wide board and edge glue the three boards alternating the grain pattern, making it a 15”. Final side dimension will be 13” X 52”. All my lumber is over 9” wide and three...

1719 days ago

Rabbet Advise - 7 replies

Greetings LJ, I’m starting on a gun cabinet for my father. The door frame calls for a rabbet for the glass. Is it better to cut all the rail and stile rabbets on the table saw before glue up. Or use a router to cut the rabbet after assembled? It’s probably a matter of taste but I am not sure. Thanks….

1747 days ago

1" bullnose router bit alternative - 7 replies

Fellow LJ, the plans call for a 1” bullnose router bit. Unfortunately I don’t have one and really don’t want to buy one. Can I use a 1/2” round over on each side and get the same effect?

1779 days ago

Table saw for sale or trade - 3 replies

I have a Delta 36-980 contractor 1.5Hp with 30” T2 fence for sale or trade. The extension wings are cast iron. It’s less than a year old. Reason for selling is I moved up to a Delta cabinet saw. You can see pictures on my workshop page. If more pictures are needed, I can provide them. I think $475 seems to be a fare price. I could not find any ...

1781 days ago

Building a shop/ garrage - 15 replies

So I am looking at having a shop/garage built behind my house. Just kicking it around right now and looking for ideas. I am sure a metal building would be the most cost efficient. I know Morton building are big where I grew up in IL. I plan on making it somewhere around 24X30 or 30X40 and a 10 foot overhead door. I will want it on a slab and ...

1783 days ago

HELP 220v plug adapter???? - 23 replies

Ok, I want to fire my new unisaw up, but one big problem, no 220 outlet in the shop. For the time until I get one installed can I use my dryer outlet? My dryer outlet has the big 3 prong plug my saw has a small 3 prong plug with both flat blades facing the same way and the third being round. What is the easiest short term fix for this? An electr...

1971 days ago

Stain question? - 2 replies

Well I finished the other table and started prepping for the finish. For those that don’t know the tables are made from maple. I decided on general finishes. I purchased some pre-stain, new pine gel and some Arm-R-Seal. I tried the stain out on some scrap looked ok. I put a coat on the top and wiped it off. It looks orange to me. I don&...

1978 days ago

Finishing question? - 7 replies

Fellow Jocks, I have almost completed the second bed side table. I now have to decide what finish to use. I don’t have a spray gun, I do have a compressor. I thought about buying a decent gun and an oil/water filter. Even if I don’t spray these tables I would use the spry gun later. Should I wipe or spray..hmm. This is the first large project I ...

2014 days ago

Delta Mortising Kit for the drill press - 11 replies

Anyone use or have one that would like to opine on. I am thinking on getting one and seen mixed reviews on Amazon. Don’t really want to spend the money on a dedicated mortise machine but don’t want to buy something that wont work well either.

2015 days ago

Planing question??? - 3 replies

Greetings all, After I get two sides at 90 degrees on the jointer, I go to the planer. I know to put the side down that was jointed. Is it better after you plane the side down (90 degrees from side), to alternate faces(flipping the board) or just take it all off one side down to desired thickness ?. Thanks….

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