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449 days ago

What is proper glue-up for split spindle? - 7 replies

I’m doing the glue-up for a 3” x 43” stair post for my husband to lathe. It will be split to be used for opposite sides of the stairway. ..We have read that it should be glued with a piece of paper between to make it easy to split, but we don’t remember the details. What kind of paper? My husband thought newspaper was...

1396 days ago

Porter Cable Router 7518 - 1 reply

LJs, I’m looking to buy a dead or dying Porter Cable 7518 (router base model #75361) so I can permanently mount a base on my router table and not have to remove the one on my horizontal router table. Does anyone have one of these around that is just taking up space and you would consider selling? Thanks. L/W

1630 days ago

HELP! What to do about warped MDF . . . - 12 replies

I’m in the process of recycling lab cabinets from university surplus into a workbench that will be the outfeed table for my saw. This is a very low budget bench and I’d like to keep it that way. I purchased 1-1/8” MDF for the top ($3.00 a sheet). The one that I cut for this bench is rather dirty on one side and it is warped. In the picture...

1777 days ago

Tamarack/Larch - How much does it weigh? - 3 replies

Can anyone help me out with how much 900 board feet of Tamarack would weigh? Also, am I correct in thinking it could be a good wood to be used for a deck? It’s decay resistant, but is it strong enough? Thanks for any help you can give me.

1826 days ago

Powermatic Model 45 wood lathe - 3 replies

I have an opportunity to purchase a Powermatic Model 45 wood lathe in “VERY NICE CONDITION, COMES WITH TOOLS, PLATES AND RESTS. MOST OF THE KNIVES ARE BUCK BROS. HAS 110V 3/4HP DAYTON MOTOR.” Can anyone tell me if this is a worthwhile lathe. I understand it is no longer made and wonder if parts, etc. are a problem with Powermatic...

1931 days ago

HELP! I need a new fan blade for a Grizzly 1023 table saw 3HP motor - 2 replies

I purchased a used G1023 Grizzly tablesaw. The previous owner did not take very good care of it. The plastic fan blade was loose on the motor and hitting the guard cover so it is “ground down” on the end. The Grizzly manual does not break down the motor parts to order a new fan blade. Does anyone know where I can buy one? The ...

2114 days ago

Help! Does anyone know something about the Supermax 25x2 drum sander? - 2 replies

I have an opportunity to purchase a Supermax 25×2 drum sander with digital depth gauge for about $1100. It was used for about one year by a woodworker who is now disabled. Rockler’s price with shipping and tax would be $4361.09—that is without the digital depth gauge. It adds an additional $500.00. The retail price is some...


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