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|10-12-2014 02:05 PM||
HF Polisher on cast iron? - 9 replies
I’m never able to get a nice sheen on my cast iron so I was thinking of going the power tool route to buff the wax out and using this: http://t.harborfreight.com/6-inch-compact-palm-polisher-90219.html Would this work? I’m assuming I’d need to use a buffing pad instead and it looks like someone in the comments converted it t...
|09-21-2014 02:29 PM||
Incra Wonderfence and feather boards? - 4 replies
I was routing some rabbets in 3/4” maple this weekend and I wanted to put feather boards on the wonder fence to hold them down to the table so I just had to focus on pushing the stock through and against the fence. I tried the Kreg and Rockler feather boards and neither ones slots allowed me to put the FB high enough to clear the stock com...
|08-24-2014 06:41 PM||
SawMill Creek - Fun Times - 34 replies
I’ve been a member of LJs since I started woodworking almost 3 years ago now and for about a year I could not figure out why I couldn’t join SMC when I tried to register my usual username that I use on almost every forum wood related or not, mprzybylski. I eventually read somewhere that they only allow real names to be registered so ...
|08-12-2014 08:54 PM||
Grizzly 10% Coupon Code Available - 2 replies
Hey everyone,I got my Wood magazine today and they bought out the whole cover with a Grizzly ad with a 10% coupon. I don’t plan on purchasing anything from Grizzly anytime soon so if you’d like it send me a PM and its yours. First PM gets it.
|05-05-2014 02:35 PM||
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...
|04-30-2014 06:17 PM||
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)...
|04-27-2014 04:08 PM||
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...
|04-03-2014 10:32 PM||
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...
|03-16-2014 05:40 PM||
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...
|02-16-2014 05:51 PM||
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...
|12-21-2013 04:25 AM||
#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...
|12-20-2013 03:41 PM||
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...
|09-01-2013 02:06 PM||
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...
|09-01-2013 12:18 AM||
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&...
|08-03-2013 11:46 PM||
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...
|07-14-2013 11:51 PM||
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 ...
|07-04-2013 05:43 PM||
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...
|07-01-2013 08:31 PM||
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...
|06-20-2013 01:07 AM||
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...
|05-18-2013 10:15 PM||
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...