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10-04-2016 10:06 AM

FESTOOL DF500 or SLOT MORTISER - 5 replies

Hi all LJs, I have simple question for all. To by FESTOOL DF500 (new sold as used – realy good price 420 $) and to sell home made horizontal table slot mortiser with accessories (see in my projects) or not?My aim is, if possible, to sell it for aproximately same price, to get even – no profit – no lossCheersIvan

06-17-2016 06:54 AM

Bandsaw tention - 23 replies

Hi all fellow LJs Can you please tell me, can I keep my bandsaw under tention when not used or should I pull handle down to release tention?I read somewher about scrollsaw, that its’ good to release tention when not used, in order to prevent bearings to get flat spots by the time. Does same apply to bandsaws?Thanks for all answers in ad...

05-02-2016 06:38 PM


Dear LJs, I would like to hear your opinions about mini/midi lathe – STEPLESS (VARIABLE) or MANUAL speed change? Thanks for all answers.Best regardsIvan

04-19-2016 07:10 PM

Mini lathe power - 10 replies

Hi all LJs Little advice from all experianced woodturners.Does 0,37 kW (0,5 hp) or 0,55kW (0,7 hp) enough power for mini lathe for woodturnig beginer like me?I’ve got some good advices from my buddy ‘ZAGREB’, but still want to hear some more oppinions.Thank in advance.CheersIvan

03-11-2016 10:47 PM

Computer sketch up or rough drawing - 41 replies

Hi folks, I would like to explore one more aspect of woodworking and it’s pre-woodworking activity. I’m not so into making videos and using sketch ups on computer (not because I don’t know how ot use it). I usualy take paper and pencil and draw some rough draft and make all on the way having all in my head (or just print...

03-11-2016 10:15 PM

Views of projects - 13 replies

Hi folks, By my own experience, projects which gets far more views are home made maschines,powertools or tools. Like it is more interesting than just some things or objects made of wood. I find it very interesting.I would like to hear some other experiances regarding this topic. Am I right?CheersIvan

03-04-2016 02:13 PM

Drillpres speed - 14 replies

Hello all LJs, I would like to know, from your own experience, which drillpress speed is comonly used for most of woodworking project?I want to avoid constantly changing of top belt set-up and adjust one speed which will be sufficient for most of projects – so drilling from 3 – 40mm holes. Thanks for all answers and suggestion...

05-12-2015 05:25 PM

Video link - 7 replies

Hi all, Can any body tell me how can I post video, besides photos, of new project?Thanks in advance, best regardsIvan

01-28-2015 05:53 PM

Drill press dust collection - 3 replies

Hi LJs I saw, some guys made drill press with some sort of dust collection hoses with holes in proximity of drill press fence.My question is, does it realy works? Which percentage of chips and dust is actualy sucked?Thanks for answer,Ivan

01-16-2015 09:16 PM

Cyclon vacuum cleaner - 11 replies

Hi all, I have question (problem) regarding my cyclon vacuum cleaner. It’s home made and everything works smoothly, with all maschines except with planer. Since planer produce the most chips it almoust all ends in vacuum bucket (bag) or arround planner when there is no sufficient suction any more, instead in additional sawdust tank . Is...

02-18-2014 07:30 AM

Drill press WATS - 7 replies

How many WATS are enought for drillpress for most (amateur) woodworking projects?

12-12-2012 04:26 PM

Drill press - 3 replies

How many Ws or kWs are efficent for drill press? Is it 0,5 to 1,0 kW or more, for all types of woodworking projects (boards and planks max up to 8cm ticknes 16-20 mm holes)?

05-11-2012 06:24 PM

End grain cutting board - 1 reply

Hello LJs, I have question about end grain cutting board. I saw some videos and tips in which end grain posittioning of wooden squared blocks is better than blocks with horizontal posittioned wood fibers. They said that end grain posittioned blocks are more resistive to knife’s cuts and I can understand that.But, what about if I work wi...

05-01-2012 02:17 PM

Which bandsaw to buy - 12 replies

Hello LJs, I have one simple doubt about buying bandsaw.There are two bandsaws on market here in Croatia with good prices and good caracteristics for amateurs. ELEKTROMASCHINEN BSEm 750 0,75kW, max. cutting height 170mm, max cutting width 300mm – 500 $ and ELEKTROMASCHINEN BSEm 10001,0 kW, max. cutting height 230mm, max cutting...

02-11-2011 08:19 AM

hornbeam - 5 replies

Hello woodworkers, Do you have any experience with hornbeam wood?I soppose it’s good enough for small bandsaw and scrollsaw projects?Any advice is usefull.Thanks.Ivan

02-11-2011 07:13 AM

bandsaw box - 2 replies

Hello woodworkers, I would very appreciate if you could tell me if 105mm cutting height of bandsaw is enough to make most of bandsawboxes I see here on LJ’s? Or, you recomend to buy at least 6’’ bandsaw max. cutting height?Thanks for tips.Ivan

02-09-2011 05:38 PM

Table saw mark planing - 11 replies

Hello woodworkers, Is it possible to remove table saw mark on plank (side) with planner, for example DW 735?Something like to turn plank 90 degrees and put it in planner.Thanks for tips.Ivan

01-28-2011 11:46 AM

Noise from scrall saw - 13 replies

Hello woodworkers, Can you tell me please which tool makes more noise jigsaw or scrall saw.I’m in doubt to buy accesories (table)for jig saw to be used scrall saw or to buy srall saw.I want solution with less noise.Thanks in advance for all answers. Ivan

12-21-2010 08:15 PM

Planer JET JWP 12 - 7 replies

Hello woodworkers,Can anybody tell me something about this JET JWP 12 planer?Kind regardsIvan

12-13-2010 10:05 AM

PLANER Metabo DH330 - 5 replies

Hello woodworkers,I would appreciate any suggestion about this planner,if there is anybody with expiriance of using this planer.Maybe to compare to Makita 2012NB.I know that DW 733,734,735 are better, but I’m hobby woodworker so I don’t have so many rough woods to work.Thanks in advance for all advices.Best regardsIvan

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