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910 days ago

Handplane Lateral Adjustment Question - 1 reply

Hi LJs, Is the lateral adjustment lever and subsequently the lateral adjustment of the blade supposed to be sloppy easy or should the lever cap be tightened down over the blade and breaker so that there’s a bit of resistance? Thanks for your advice.

911 days ago

Scraper Planes - Which would you rather have, a # 112 or a # 80? - 11 replies

Hi LJs. I can’t decide for myself so I thought I’d get your feedback. Would you get more use from a Stanley # 112 or from a Stanley # 80? Or would you use both? Thanks for your input.

936 days ago

Would you fill the grain or not? - 6 replies

Hi everyone, I’m getting ready to apply finish to a audio / video cabinet I’ve built from White Oak and Maple plywood. The White Oak is the cabinet exterior and the Maple plywood is the interior shelves, dividers, drawer bottoms, and the back. The cabinet sides are raised WO panels while the front is a WO face frame w/ WO door fra...

986 days ago

1/2 blind dovetails help needed - 4 replies

Hi Everyone and Happy Holidays. Let me start out by telling you that I have an Incra LS Positioner for my router table in addition to a Leigh D4 jig. I’ve been trying to cut 1/2 blind dovetails for some drawers with both of these units but cant figure out what I’m doing wrong. The drawer front is 3/4” Oak and the sides an...

1133 days ago

Which router lift for my new table? - 25 replies

Hello everyone. It’s time for a new tool again and this is always my first stop in my decision making process. I have a new Woodpecker router table with a Incra LS positioning system. Fantastic! I stuck a crappy Pinnacle phenolic plate in it just to get up and running but immediately discovered I want a lift. I’ve been reading every...

1354 days ago

Incra Miter Gauge Users - Would you do it again? - 30 replies

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve been here due to time constraints and work and family obligations. I hope everyone is well. As the title suggests, I’m going to buy a Incra Miter Gauge and I need your input. I’ve already got the 1000SE in my Amazon cart just wating for me to push the button but before I do ...

1570 days ago

Unisaw Power Problem - 14 replies

Hi LJs, I just got my Unisaw hooked up and made my first cuts in some 3/4” plywood with it. Unfortunately, when I put a load on the saw the blade slows down to almost a stop. I have a new sub-panel with 2 – 220 circuits in it. The new wire is 12/3 and the breakers are double pole 20 amps. Also, it seems a little slow getting up to...

1576 days ago

Cummins Wood Lathes - 7 replies

Morning LJs, Does anyone know anything about these lathes? I have a chance to grab a Cummins 3253 wood lathe with a set of chisels for $50.00 off of craigslist. It’s actually right in my town. I’ve seen other ads for Cummins lathes and when I googled them I come up empty on information. Does anyone have experience with these? $50....

1579 days ago

Cool Workbench - 8 replies

Hi Everyone, I thought you might like to see this if you haven’t already. I think I’ve found the perfect workbench! JackBench Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.

1596 days ago

Bandsaw Pulley Alignment Issues - 4 replies

Hi Everyone, I was messing around with my recently purchased used Powermatic 044 bandsaw and while setting the tracking and making small adjustments to the tracking knob while spinning the wheels by hand the belt popped off of the pulleys. I put it back on and tried it again and it happened again. I took a real good look at the alignmrnt of t...

1599 days ago

machinists tool chest - 11 replies

Hi LJs, While poking around in here and looking at others projects I saw a beautiful machinists tool chest that I’d like to try and build for my son. I just can’t remember who built it. If anyone has built one please let me know so I can take a look at your projects and see if it’s the one I wanted to try and replicate. T...

1599 days ago

Good deal on MLCS Router Bits 1/2" shank carbide tipped - 2 replies

Morning LJs, This might be a good deal. Check it out. MLCS 15 pc. 1/2 Shank Carbide Tipped Router Bits Kenny

1606 days ago

Delta Unisaw Model # 34-801F questions - 18 replies

Hi everyone, I’ve been searching for a table saw upgrade and I think I’ve found it. Just wanted to check in with you folks here and see what you think. Initially I was trying to keep within my budget of around $300 – 400 but then I ran into this deal and I think I have to jump on it. It’s a Delta Unisaw, Model# 34-8...

1615 days ago

Need Manual For Powermatic 044 Bandsaw - 5 replies

Hi Everyone, Just picked up a beautiful Powermatic 14” Bandsaw, Model 044, that I found on craigslist for $225.00. But in my haste to get it home I forgot the manual. I can’t find it online and was hoping a fellow LJ might have it and PDF it to me or at the least point me in the right direction to find one online today. I don̵...

1629 days ago

Table Saw Question - 13 replies

Hi Everyone, I have a chance to pick up a new table saw, new to me anyway, and thought I’d get some of your input. Right now I own a Ryobi BT3100 table saw system with all of the accessories including the router mount, miter slot extension, and some other miscellaneous stuff that came with the accessory pack. I’ve never mounted...

1631 days ago

Thank You All... - 11 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this but thought this might be the appropriate place. Hope I was right. I’d like to thank all of you nice people who welcomed me to LJs the other day. I was actually shocked that within five minutes of registering I was receiving welcome messages from members. Over the years I’ve belonged to many ...


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