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|46 days ago||
Speaker builders - question inside - 11 replies
I’m currently in the process of making my own sort of “wave radio”. It’s going to be a complete enclosure that I can play music through. I already have the design done (transmission line) and I have the amp. I have 2 infinity 6” subs i am going to downfire out of a sub-enclosure inside the “box” and exit...
|60 days ago||
Where can I get a 6" toolrest with a 1" post? - 24 replies
I got a new lathe by accident tonight. However it only came with a 12” toolrest. I need a 6”. The lathe has a 1” post and I am having a tough time finding a small toolrest. I know PSI sells adapters, but I’d rather not go that route if I don’t have to.
|72 days ago||
Another Table Saw Thread - 25 replies
I’ve finally realized the limitations of my R4512. I want to sell it while the used market is still good. I can easily sell it in my area with the ZCI’s and sleds I have for about 450. Unfortunately after being ripped off to the tune of about $40,000 in the past 18 months by my mother-in-law, our savings took a massive hit. There is ...
|74 days ago||
Lower bandsaw wheel very difficult to turn - 27 replies
I reasawed some butternut last night, came out awesome! My wife needed to trim some super long pieces off of a cutting board to plane it, but the table saw still had a rip blade on it. To save time, she just fired up the bandsaw. Well, not really. It wouldn’t turn on. It was laboring hard. I gave it a good cleaning, but I keep it clean any...
|78 days ago||
Sell or storage? - 46 replies
My wife and I made a decision a few years ago to move into my in-laws house and take over their mortgage. They moved into a small apartment. They have a very sizable tax lean on the house. The goal was they pay the tax lean off over a 4 year period, we buy the house for the remainder of the mortgage when paid off. Sweet deal right? If would have...
|83 days ago||
R4512 - Riving knife very loose - 6 replies
I noticed lately I have been having a really hard time clamping down my riving knife after blade changes. I took the back off the saw today to clean things out and noticed the riving knife armature is REALLY loose – I probably have a solid 3/4” play from left to right. Two questions - 1 – If anyone with an R4512 can take ...
|89 days ago||
Crappy joints on purpose - how to? - 22 replies
My wife wants a farmhouse style table for our dining room. I plan on making the table and benches out of walnut. The only thing I can’t really figure out is how to keep the laminated top looking like separate boards. Is this just stickered underneath like a picnic table with a tiny gap (dollar bill) between the boards? I was thinking of...
|91 days ago||
Looking for a GOOD 10" CMS (not a slider) - 18 replies
Now that my shop is cleaned out and getting organized, I am making careful use of space to increase productivity. I love cross cutting on a tablesaw. Some people think it’s a hassle, but my sled and my cross cut blade is my best bud in the shop. Capacity is not an issue. What is an issue is freaking miters. I cannot get a clean miter of...
|102 days ago||
As I have talked about, I recently cleaned out my garage and got a bandsaw. I chucked a lot of 12” pieces of scrap wood that had some imperfections. I swore “I’ll use that for something!” I never did. So it went. Tonight I was prepping some stock to make cutting boards. There was a big knot and a tapered edge on a piec...
|103 days ago||
Ripping on a bandsaw - 29 replies
I set up my bandsaw for some ripping operations on my lunch today. After some considerable tweaking, I can get perfectly straight rips. However the cut quality sucks. My only 2 blades are an Olson allpro 1/4” and an Olson allrpo 5/8” skip tooth resaw blade. I am obviously using the 5/8 blade, but as I mentioned, the cut quality is na...
|108 days ago||
Imagine if this was a woodworking finish? - 10 replies
|111 days ago||
Who's got the messiest shop? - 34 replies
Rather than clog up the HF thread, I’ll start a new topic. This is my shop. It is a disaster. I really wish I took some before pics. Keep in mind everything you see in this FULL 15 cubic yard dumpster was once in my shop as well: My shop is a stand alone, ~80 year old 20×20 garage The view from the driveway: Here is my ta...
|114 days ago||
Why is CA finish so popular? - 8 replies
Everywhere I look, CA seems to be the preferred and only “recommended” finish for pens. I have been using Shellawax or other friction type polishes with good results. Tonight I decided to give CA a shot. It’s a bit easier to apply than a friction polish, but I think it looks like crap. I tried all the CA glue I have. I did one ...
|115 days ago||
My tools are dripping wet - 30 replies
It’s been COLD here lately – like in the teens and twenties. Right now it’s about 55. I figure it’s a good time to get started on a project or two. I open the garage door, and everything is soaked. Not from dripping water, but condensation. My cast iron already has rust spots (including my brand new bandsaw which I haven&...
|124 days ago||
Finally bought a bandsaw - 39 replies
I’ve been in the process of buying a bandsaw for about 6 months. I weighed a lot of options and even purchased a used bandsaw a few months ago. It was an older Minimax beast that simply did not fit in my shop and needed a ton of work to get cutting. I sold that quickly for a little more than I paid for it. My intention was always to buy t...
|128 days ago||
Assault Weapons (not political) - 96 replies
This is not a thread about gun control. However before you either rally in favor or or against legislation, it’s good to understand what an “Assault Weapon” is and what it is not. As pointed out in the article, it has been illegal to buy an assault weapon for the past 30+ years (regardless of assault weapons bans in place or ex...
|129 days ago||
Walnut burl pen blanks - 6 replies
A friend of mine is getting married soon and wants me to make a bunch of bolt action pens. He wants them to be interesting as far as grain, but traditional gunstock material. We settled on walnut burls as regular walnut just doesn’t have enough figure (especially on a small blank pen like these). Where can I get some that is good qualit...
|131 days ago||
My wife caught the bug. First it was turning, last weekend it was cutting boards. At the woodworking show she was captivated by some of the scroll saw work that was done and wants to get one. This is an area I do not know much about. I’d like to steer her in the right direction with a decent little saw. I really want to be in the 200.00 or...
|137 days ago||
Lighting for finishing - 19 replies
I get dragged to craft stores a lot with my wife and always notice an abundance of “quilters lights”. They supposedly mimic natural daylight as closely as possible (5500-5900K) Has anyone ever used something like this over a finishing table? I always have to bring my work out into sunlight to really catch any swirl marks or spots I d...
|137 days ago||
Help me convince my wife to keep turning! - 13 replies
I almost hate to do this, but my wife is actually really good on the lathe. With no exposure, research, or education, anything I can turn she can turn better – and I ask a lot of questions here and watch a lot of videos. However she thinks the stuff she does is just mediocre and no one will like it, and often gets discouraged. Her friends ...