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09-27-2015 02:25 PM

how much sanding is necessary for a shellac sealcoat? - 8 replies

Hello All,This is the first time I am using shellac; it will be as an undercoat or sealcoat beneath General Finishes Arm-R-Seal or Waterlox. I am preparing 4 test pieces of Paduok for my friends to decide what finish they want on their table.Each test piece is sanded to 240 and one half is coated with the shellac. After sanding, the entire pie...

09-01-2015 02:06 AM

Some of you have a Shop Dog, I've got a Shop Goose - 3 replies

Oakley is our 10 year old Canada that we adopted from a Wildlife Rescue organization near here. He seems very content to sit and watch me do woodworking outside of the garage. Angle (which stands for A Nice Goose Loves Everybody), our other Canada (not pictured) is usually entranced listening to radio broadcasts of baseball or football ga...

08-21-2015 01:58 AM

advice/suggestions wanted on leg size for paduak live edge slab table - 0 replies

Hello Group, A customer (co-worker) asked me to make a dining room table from a 14 foot, 42 inch wide, 1&1/2 inch thick paduak slab. I cut the ends off to reveal an 8 foot long table top and want to use the cutoffs for the leg components, retaining its live edge as well. Since the cutoffs are as wide as the top I was going ...

03-02-2015 01:17 AM

using a pin nailer on hard maple? - 5 replies

Hello Gang,(First, I plan to experiment on several pieces of scrap once I drag my compressor into my basement shop.)I am redoing our kitchen and to match my refrigerator I’m replacing the pine T&G boards on my closet and other areas with some mildly (curly) figured hard maple. Most of these board are attached to the framing lumber wit...

02-21-2015 03:25 AM

3 phase machines with voltages higher than 230/240 - 18 replies

Hey Gang,I hope this is the right forum for this query. I was looking at the schematics for the different voltage configurations of the Sawstop Industrial model on line and I noticed for the models with higher voltages- 415, 480, or 600V – they use a transformer to bring it down to 230 for the motor. Is this a typical set up for most 3 p...

10-11-2014 07:17 PM

sources wanted for heavy duty mobile base for 12 inch jointer - 6 replies

Hey Gang,Hope all of you are doing well. I am daydreaming about upgrading to a 12 inch jointer and its stated weight is 762 pounds. I have not seen any standard mobile bases that will accommodate this and wanted to know if anyone could recommend a source or a manufacturer. Grizzly and Powermatic do not show any mobile bases for machines larg...

04-24-2014 01:52 AM

breadboard ends; some questions - 2 replies

Hello Gang,Long time no visit but I wanted to tap in to the knowledge many of you possess. I am making an oak desk top, 67×31, 1&1/4 inch thick. The breadboard ends are 5 inches wide. The tenons are 1/2 inch thick, 2 inches long and there is a 1/2 inch stub tenon running contiguous (or continuous?,.... who cares?) front to back. The ...

12-24-2013 03:45 PM

noise issues regarding thickness planers, also straight knife vs. helical head - 6 replies

Hey All,Hope everyone is doing well out there. I am considering upgrading my 15 inch planer to either a helical head or buying a new planer that is already fitted with one. Besides the benefit of a “better” finish, diminished noise output is also claimed as a feature for these heads. I have a 15 inch Delta that exhausts through a ...

05-26-2013 10:46 PM

replacing the receiver in a remote dust collector switch - 3 replies

Hello All,My dust collector remote switch is defective and of course it’s a long weekend so I can’t contact the manufacturer until Tuesday. The DC still works but now I don’t have the luxury of using my remotes. It’s a 220volt system sold by Oneida and made by NHD Industrial out of Taiwan. The batteries in the remotes ...

04-01-2012 12:52 AM

Lumberjocks website volatility? - 5 replies

Hey All,Has anyone had LJ close its web browser when clicking on links or going to successive pages at the bottom of your current page? I’ve had it shut down all LJ invoked links such as threads of search topics or trying to go to the next page in my search results. If I have a browser opened with websites other than LJ they do not close...

08-20-2011 10:29 PM

Woodsmith magazines for sale, one dollar each (Shopnotes Sold) - 7 replies

(The Shopnotes have been spoken for, sorry to those who wanted them)Hey Gang,I still have the majority of WOODSMITH magazines for sale and I want one dollar each, plus shipping. Most issues are in very good condition but a few may have a tear here or there and there may be some sawdust or coffee rings too. Some issues still possess their prot...

08-17-2011 04:19 AM

Can anyone identify this item? - 6 replies

Hey All,(I hope this is appropriate to post here)A friend of mine asked me if I knew what this was and my only guess is that it might be used to sharpen or true circular saw blades. On the back side of the head it reads “Speed Corp. ” “Portland ORE.” and the letters “PAT.” The only other mark...

01-14-2010 02:20 AM

would you try this router bit set up? - 9 replies

Hey Group, I am making several cherry chairs and need to clean up the curved back and crest rails. I want to use a bearing guided router bit but the crest rail is 3 inches wide and the largest (longest) bit I have or can get is 2 inches. I was thinking about using a bottom bearing bit along with a masonite template to shape the lower half to t...

11-18-2009 05:05 AM

woodworking tool garage sale Millers MD November 21 2009 - 2 replies

Hey All,I am holding a garage sale this Saturday in Millers Maryland (about 30 miles north of Baltimore -Go RAVENS!) from 9AM until 3 PM Address is 4109 Church Road Millers MD 21102.Cash only please, no shipping. Below is a pasted list of some of the items. Hope some of you can make it.Most equipmnet is in great condition. I will try to re...

09-15-2009 05:11 AM

wood dust and exotic birds - 2 replies

Hey All,I have a basement shop and though its fitted with a good dust collector and air purifier I still get wood aromas and some woodd dust on my clothing and in some of our living areas. This has not bothered us nor our indoor Woodduck but now we are thinking about adopting an African Grey from a local wildlife rehabilitator. I know that Gre...

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