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05-29-2018 10:29 PM

Dipping your toes into Milling your own logs...best way? - 18 replies

So I’ve been trying to decide if I should get into some milling for a couple years now. I don’t really have the time for new hobbies, but with two relatives nearby with a few acres of trees, it’s tempting. My brother in law now has a very accessible cherry tree down, and my father in law has a oak and a walnut that might be wor...

04-19-2018 08:53 PM

Dartboard Cabinet, back panel material? - 20 replies

I am building a dartboard as a wedding gift. I have been wrestling with what to do for the back panel. Originally I was going to go with just some BB Plywood, perhaps painted, but now I really want to do something better. The cabinet is quarter sawn white oak, arts and crafts influenced design, and I am thinking of doing the interior drawers in ...

04-16-2018 02:11 AM

Antique Tool Collection, a once in a lifetime chance? - 14 replies

A friend of a friend of a friend is looking to sell his father’s lifetime collection of antique hand tools. The pictures I am posting don’t even do it justice. These are maybe a quarter of the tools available, but I’m told they are most of the best. Now, it’s not a holy grail kind of collection, but it’s seriously i...

01-23-2018 09:49 PM

Glue Cleanup on Pre-Stained Wood - 9 replies

I have really searched, yes even Google, but can’t find a definite answer here. I am going to do some pre-staining of some pieces before assembly. Not something I have done, but I need to stain some oak that will then it will be joined with some un-stained walnut. Then a poly over it all. Now, there is bound to be squeeze out, in corners n...

11-12-2017 04:50 AM

Miters to join a Cross - 17 replies

I am making a prototype of of a Cross for our church. Mainly because I KNOW that the joinery will be very difficult. Or at least it will be for me. I assume with the 8 miters joining in the center that it’s going to be quite tedious to finesse it tight and aligned, especially with there being a profile around the entire outside. Who has...

08-19-2017 04:14 PM

Fridge in the shop. Which electrical circuit? - 4 replies

I am adding a little mini fridge to my garage/shop and trying to determine which circuit to go with. I have 2 circuits of 15A 120v and 1 circuit of 20A 120v. One of the 120 lines services most of my machines, the other services the lighting. Right now, the ONLY thing on the 20A line is the shop vac which is part of the dust collection I use. Als...

08-02-2017 02:33 PM

A Simple and NEW take (maybe) on a overarm dust shroud - 7 replies

Originally, my problem was that I couldn’t run my DC, Saw and ShopVac all at once, so I wasn’t even able to really generate enough airflow. Once I got my electrical straightened out, and my DC permanently ducted and set, I was ready to tackle this problem for real. First, I just shoved a shop vac skinny crevice tool into the space...

06-05-2017 12:18 PM

A (maybe) new DC Duct Question - 15 replies

I realize these ducting questioning are done to death, but this might be a new one. I have a huge outfeed assembly table. just more than 4×8. The family likes to play ping pong on it in the winter. I just roll the table saw out of the way. Now, I am in the process of adding permanent ducts for a corner mounted Super Dust Deputy and HF...

05-19-2017 01:27 AM

Info on Delta Milwaukee JB82A910CW Jointer Blades - 5 replies

I have agreed to purchase a decent 6” jointer off CL for $200. It’s an old Delta, and the sticker says model JB82A910 CW on it. I have not picked it up yet, and now I am looking high and low for a manual for some blade sources so I can have a spare set and be ready to replace. Anyone have info on this machine or where to possibly get...

04-11-2017 11:28 PM

CL Advice Jet Jointer - 5 replies

This site has always been very helpful on advice, so I’ll just keep asking! I have been on and off searching for a jointer for over a year. A Jet JJ-60S just came up but it’s listed at $350 and has been for a week now. Now, to me that seems pretty high for what this machine is. It looks and claims to be in good shape, but I’...

04-09-2017 03:25 PM

Wen 2901 Wet Wheel Grinder? - 3 replies

One popped up on CL near me for a mere 20 bucks. Looks in great shape. Never heard of them. Wondering if it’s anything at all like a Tormek or if it’s at least on par with a dry slow speed grinder that would be $100 new. Think it’s worth it? Anyone use one? Are replacement wheels available anywhere? https://rmn.craigslist.or...

03-01-2017 03:06 PM

HF Dust Collector and Overarm Collector - 4 replies

I have searched around the web and here and haven’t really found a solid answer to this. Is anyone using a HF DC with a Thien separator and canister to power tablesaw collection with a split 4” to the cabinet and 2 inch to a overarm unit? Currently, I use the DC to the cabinet and a shop vac to the overarm. It works great except I tr...

02-23-2017 11:21 PM

Dust Collector Bin - Raised and attached to wall? - 14 replies

Has anyone here raised their collector garbage bin off the floor? I have a TIGHT space that I can just fit the whole system in the front corner of the garage, but due to a door in the same spot, the new piping would need to come out of the Thien at a height greater than the 7 foot door frame. As the separator is connected directly to the top of ...

01-26-2017 06:47 PM

Top Hat Baffle Design - Outlet Length and Angle - 5 replies

I haven’t been able to find information on this with searches, so here it goes. I am planning to build a top hat Thein baffle, and the two places in the shop that I may be able to permanently locate my DC have unique vertical space issues. Is there a draw back to have a long (say 4 to 6 foot) vertical outlet duct as opposed to the more sta...

12-18-2016 09:28 PM

Removing TONS of glue squeeze out - 23 replies

I got lazy doing a couple cutting board glue ups the other night because I was in a hurry. I used an abundance of Titebond III and didn’t bother to clean up the squeeze out while wet. The top wasn’t so bad, but when I unclamped this morning it is a mess on the bottom. Usually I use an old chisel or card scraper, but this thing is goi...

12-05-2016 02:23 PM

Problem with Poly. Options? - 8 replies

I have a stained cherry project (I know, why stained? Client wanted darker color.) I used a gel stain that I let dry for 2 days. Now my satin Poly refuses to play nice. Milky, small puddles and streaks. Tried many times. Stripped more than once. I just can’t believe that it’s moisture from stain that isn’t set. I have brushed a...

10-20-2016 03:48 AM

Material for Cheap/Quick workbench - 10 replies

I am about ready to build myself a decent hand tool bench, but it’s going to be a placeholder for a year or two before I get to a real lifetime quality creation. I have a sheet of unused MDF and also a 2×6 piece of nice maple plywood. I was thinking that since I HAD this material I would create a 2×6 bench with three layers (MDF-...

09-05-2016 06:38 PM

Window Seat - Minimum Height? - 4 replies

We have always dreamed of a window seat, and our new house has a perfect window, already framed by bookcases. It would be a quick, simple project, but I have issues with the height. The window is so big that it comes to low. It is 13.5 inches to the sill itself. I am thinking of making a test “box” just to sit there and see how it fe...

01-20-2016 05:24 AM

New Miter Saw, Sliding Craftsman vs Compound Ridgid - 9 replies

My old miter saw is dead. Need a new one and wasn’t planning that in the shop budget. I don’t want a cheapo, but want value and accuracy. For a similar ballpark range it looks like I could get an (on sale) sliding 10” Compact Craftsman or for a little less, a stationary Ridgid R4112. I like Ridgid, Craftsman worries me a little...

01-18-2016 01:51 PM

T.S. Dust Collection Blade Guard Help - 7 replies

Last year I was about to build a nice acrylic blade guard for dust collection, but then we went and moved. Now I have a great new deep garage to build a shop in, but I also have 12 foot ceilings. My old plan of using a ceiling mounted boom just doesn’t seem smart or easy. I hesitate to build a fixed boom arm from the right side of the saw ...

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