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08-24-2015 05:05 PM

Wall mount fan for your workshop? - 11 replies

My basement is in the workshop, so it stays pretty cool and comfortable, but it starts to feel muggy and stale because of no moving air. I am looking to add in a wall mount fan to help circulate the air a bit…has anyone added on to their shop that they can recommend?

08-17-2015 01:12 PM

Shapeoko 3 vs X-Carve? - 14 replies

Thinking of getting a CNC machine, more of a fun new toy that a necessity, so not looking to spend a ton of money. The Shapeoko 3 and X-carve both seem to fit the bill. Does anyone have any strong feelings for or against these 2 machines?

07-31-2015 12:29 PM

My lumber score of the week! - 4 replies

Picked up ~225 bd ft of cherry. probably 60% 4/4 and the rest split between 6/4 and 8/4. Not all FAS, but pretty dang clean stuff. The boards in the middle pile are all about 12” wide. $2 a bdft which is a steal here in CO! ...Now I have to figure out how to hid it from my wife!

07-22-2015 12:38 PM

Woodworkers are honest folks? - 16 replies

So most of the woodworkers I chat with seem just like honest good guys (and gals). I was talking about this with a buddy and how I previously had bought a veritas hand plane off of craigslist from the wife of a guy, but paid her way more than she was asking because she had no clue what it was. He said I was definitely the exception, so decided...

07-10-2015 05:43 PM

Dead magnetic switch? - 6 replies

I have a Grizzly G0453z planer (15” spiral head) that wont start. I get power to switch on the pedestal (buttons light up), so checked, no power to the motor. Pulled the case on the magnetic switch, I have 240V going into the switch (makes sense, the circuit works with other machines), but still nothing happens when I hit the power butto...

06-15-2015 01:23 AM

Hardware storage? - 13 replies

Just curious what everyone does for hardware storage…all those nuts, bolts and screws that just seem to be everywhere. Anything off the shelf people really love or creative solutions for storage?

06-06-2015 09:45 PM

Dewalt Scoll Saw Vibration? - 3 replies

Brand new to scroll sawing, just got the Dewalt scroll saw as an early father’s day present. All of the reviews of the saw said it was great and vibration free. So I wasn’t surprised when I turned it 9n and it was solid as a rock. I started slowly going up through the speeds, and right about at speed 4, some vibration was introd...

04-14-2015 01:44 PM

Epoxy Floor Coating Cost? - 16 replies

Has anyone paid to hair their shop floor covered w/ epoxy? Care to share details on the job and costs?

02-17-2015 02:10 PM

Sale on SawStop? - 31 replies

Anyone privy to any news of upcoming “sales” on SawStop professional saws? Officially in the market for one and I know on rare occasion they have a sale like they did last year where you got the mobile base free. I do not mind waiting a couple months for this if needed. Thanks in advance!

11-07-2014 02:22 PM

Prototype for a Dust Collector Fill Monitor - 9 replies

Maybe I’m the only person that worries about this, but I hate when my dust bin overfills and next thing I know I get dust in my filter and have a mess. I looked for commercial versions, but the cheapest I found was from Oneida for close to $150. I decided to pick up an arduino (a microprocessor on a board with inputs/outputs and power bu...

11-04-2014 04:58 PM

Has anyone used carpet tiles for their workshop? - 16 replies

Working on a basement workshop and would love a bit of cushion under foot and not just hard cement. I was looking at carpet tiles like these: http://rockies.craigslist.org/mat/4666188136.html Does anyone have any experience with these in a workshop? Obviously would make it hard to sweep, but i dont mind vacuuming. Im worried how these w...

10-06-2014 03:56 PM

Unbiased cyclone dust collector reviews and comparisons? - 34 replies

Looking at upgrading the dust collection set up in a new shop, so thinking of getting a cyclone collector. Is there any source that actually compares these with some real world tests?

09-30-2014 12:57 AM

Any sparkies here familiar with NEC 2014? - 6 replies

Trying to figure out if i need AFCI breakers in a shop i am adding in the basement. From NEC 2014, they list where they need to go, but “workshop” is different from the explicit call outs, I’m not sure.

09-29-2014 11:31 PM

Carter and Sons Toolworks? - 3 replies

Has anyone else seen the “new” lathe tools and woodcraft made by Carter and Sons Toolworks? I dont know much about them, but they look well made, have a good heft to them, and are made in the US. They also come with a steep price tag.

09-21-2014 08:58 PM

Casters for the Jet 16-32 drum sander? - 2 replies

So still rolling my eyes at the price Jet is asking for the casters for this sander ($129!). What have others used for casters? Is it a half inch stem?

07-23-2014 09:11 PM

Free Standing Lumber Racks? - 12 replies

So moving to a new house in Denver where we have to float our basement walls. The old plan of hanging 500 board feet off the walls just wont work anymore so am looking at freestanding lumber racks. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to get premade ones at a decent price? Looking for something that will hold a few hundred board feet an...

06-09-2014 05:14 PM

FREE - Passion For Wood - Jointer and Planer Secrets - 1 reply

Well, almost free. If you’re in the Denver, CO area you can pick it up or else pay for shipping. I won this on a contest here on LJ’s and finally just watched it this weekend. I would say this is definitely for those who are very new to milling lumber or those looking for an insomnia cure (my review). Hopefully it will be of us...

06-06-2014 06:19 PM

Free - Big big arse root ball in Denver, CO - 21 replies

Found this root ball for free, sitting by the dumpster…not sure what species it is. Unfortunately I do not have a way to get it…it’s about 3’ tall and has to weigh a few hundred lbs. Thats a full sized 55gal trash can behind it.

05-28-2014 01:49 PM

Is it just me... - 27 replies

Or do more and more ads show up every day? Yesterday, this little floating box popped up at the bottom of my page. This morning, before I logged in, there was this terrible drop down ad that would expand up at the top making it impossible for me to click on other links. I’m all for the site making some $$$ off ads, but its getting a bit...

04-22-2014 01:25 PM

Need some ideas for toys to make on the lathe - 15 replies

I need a bit of creative help from all of you other wood turners out there. My son is turning 3 here shortly and for his first 2 birthdays I’ve made him a nice present made out of wood. Well unfortunately all of my woodworking gear is buried in a storage unit while we’re waiting for our home to be built…everything except the ...

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