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|83 days ago||
DeWalt DW735 "streaks" on wood - 17 replies
Hey everyone,I have a DeWalt DW735 and it’s a very reliable machine. I have, however, noticed that I sometimes see what look like streaks on wood after planing. I’ll attach an image, but from what I can gather it looks like some of the chips that accumulate on the beds during planing get “pressed” into the wood during t...
|88 days ago||
Hello everyone,I’m looking for detailed dimensions on the Incra 27” x 43” Offset Router Table Top. Specifically, this is what I’d like to know: 1) Front of table to front of insert plate2) Side to insert plate left/right3) Hole positions for mounting positioner at back as well as hole diameter4) Thickness of the top5)...
|91 days ago||
Festool TS55 EQ-Plus $500 - 1 reply
Hey everyone,This is a VERY lightly used Festool TS55 track saw. I’m a hobbyist and work alone in my garage. I also maintain my tools very well and this was only used to break down sheet goods here and there. It comes with everything that the original does including a T-Loc systainer storage box, plug-it power cord, 48-tooth carbide tipped...
|115 days ago||
Grizzly 0604X Table Parallelism Problem - 10 replies
Hey everyone, I’m just about at my wits end here. When I got this jointer over a year ago (almost two years ago now) I was not very good with machine setup and had no idea what I was doing. On top of that, at that point in my very young woodworking hobby, “close enough” was good enough for me. As I’ve matured as a wood...
|133 days ago||
I’m selling the following items (will not break this up, everything must go together, prices are just for comparison’s sake to retail). I bought this two years ago and never used it. It’s still sitting there un-assembled and I just have not found a time when I was needing to use it as I don’t do many boxes (actually I’ve never made a box :) E...
|161 days ago||
Help me value this lot please - 15 replies
Hey everyone, I ran across this posting on CL the other day and have been communicating with the guy the past two days. He’s sent me pictures of the power tools and lumber. The power tools are in pretty good condition, look relatively solid but have been used, and the lumber looks great and there is a LOT of it. On top of that I asked a...
|219 days ago||
#4 Smoother vs. Bevel-Up Smoother - 13 replies
I went a bit nuts on the Lee Valley Cyber Monday sale and picked up a PMV-11 Block Plane, Medium Shoulder Plane, and bevel-up Jointer. I also had the low-angle smoothing plane originally but decided to not get it. I then got into an email exchange with one of their CS reps (who was awesome at answering my questions, very nice people) and I tol...
|219 days ago||
Hey everyone,I’ve been tracking this scroll saw for about a year now and this is the lowest price I’ve seen it as. It’s part of the amazon gold box deals of the day and I believe you can combine it with the $25 off $100 dewalt promotion as well if I’m not mistaken to make it right around $300 which is a tremendous value f...
|329 days ago||
SealCoat streaks - 7 replies
So I was sealing in some gel stain yesterday on red oak and I brushed on Zinsser SealCoat. The stuff dries extremely fast and as I was brushing it, it would dry in one spot before I could blend it. Today I see there is some overlap marks that stick up in some spots. What’s the best course of action now to even this out? I want to get the o...
|330 days ago||
Just got back from HD to pick up, oddly enough and totally unrelated, stirring sticks. I did my usual perusal down the tool aisles looking for that yellow tag and spotted one for $29. Looked up and it was the scroll saw but all out of stock. I had them check surrounding stores and one close by had 2 in stock so I went and picked it up. Now I&...
|358 days ago||
How do YOU finish rail and stile doors? - 10 replies
I’ve got four rail and stile, raised panel doors that I need to finish. The parts are all done except for sanding. None of them are put together, everything is piece by piece still, and I’m debating how I should finish them. For what it’s worth I’ll be applying a gel stain and top coating with enduro var poly (both from G...
|378 days ago||
Considering this AC/heater, thoughts? - 8 replies
It’s hot here in the Chicago area (and extremely humid) and I’ve been unable to get out into the garage to do much as a result. A friend just sent me a message that he has one of these and offered it to me free of charge: http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-AC12000H-Heat-Portable-Conditioner/dp/B003E40WCK My question is around safety ...
|388 days ago||
Wood ID - 4 replies
Happy 4th everyone! A friend’s dad cut down some trees in his backyard and was splitting them into firewood. I told him to send me a picture of it so he did and I’m wondering if someone can help me identify what wood this is and if it’d be worth trying to turn some of this into lumber? I know its not an ideal picture but it...
|391 days ago||
Harbor Freight 5 Speed Benchtop Wood Lathe Questions - 19 replies
Hey everyone,I’ve been considering doing some turning for a while now (just small stuff, pens, maybe a few bowls, some tool handles, etc) and with the 4th of July coming up, HF is having a 25% off one item sale. I’m thinking that item would be their 5 speed benchtop wood lathe (5 speed benchtop wood lathe). What are your thoughts/e...
|403 days ago||
Wood usage guide? - 9 replies
Hello fellow jocks,I’ve considered for a while now buying some lumber that is outside of what I’m accustomed to working with (read: exotics). Rather than jumping on here every time that I’m thinking about placing an order and polluting the forum with questions about certain woods, I was wondering if there is a guide available o...
|435 days ago||
Question regarding riveting - 20 replies
I bought a rivet gun from Harbor Freight and overall it seems to work well (it got good reviews on their site: http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-17-1-2-half-inch-hand-riveter-with-collection-bottle-66422.html). I riveted some plastic from a pop bottle today to my separator trash can and the rivets came out well on the front but the back th...
|442 days ago||
Ridgid OSS stopping with mild pressure - 11 replies
I was using my ridgid oscillating spindle sander today for the first time using the spindles and I had the 1.5” on there. I was rounding off some 3/4” ply and I pushed it into the drum. To my surprise with what I consider relatively mild pressure the drum would come to a dead stop until I moved the piece back to take really light por...
|484 days ago||
Spray Finishing Woes - 4 replies
So, I have an Earlex 5500 and I’m spraying General Finished water based poly (gloss white). I’ve sprayed this before with what I thought was success but it was on a VERY small project. Well today I am spraying a much larger project and I’m spraying it in the basement. I put up some thin plastic paper on the walls and tarp on...
|486 days ago||
Pocket Hole joinery for drawer boxes - 25 replies
Hey everyone,Im working on my miter stand cabinet system and am designing the drawers. I was thinking about using 1/2” ply all around (including the bottoms) and 3/4” false front. For the joinery, I wanted to use pocket screws (the Kreg mini jig version for 1/2” ply) to connect the front and back to the sides, AS WELL AS usin...
|489 days ago||
Shop Cabinet Dimensions - 3 replies
So I went to design some shop cabinets yesterday in SketchUp and while I have all the construction in mind I realized I never really thought about dimensions. I’m going to be creating a bank of lowers for my miter saw station and uppers to store some stuff. It’s all going to be 3/4” ply construction except the bottom of the c...