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|09-21-2014 04:39 AM||
How to make quilted veneer green - 5 replies
A friend of mine wants me to make a showcase for a Spanish galleon he built as a kid. The ship is beautiful, almost museum quality. I’m thinking I can make the floor out a quilted veneer dyed green to approximate the color and wave like look of the ocean. In searching veneer sites, I’m finding the most dramatic, wave like figure i...
|09-08-2014 05:50 PM||
No more paint - 3 replies
I live in Southern California, North San Diego County inland. The sun here is brutal in the summer. I’m committed to making all new outdoor projects maintenance free. I’m rebuilding/redesigning a large and long patio cover that is Doug Fir and has been standing for 27 years (painted). I’m planning to build the new cover with Doug Fir timber...
|09-04-2014 05:47 AM||
Hope I'm in the right section here. - 2 replies
It’s not really a DC question I’m asking here. I’m adapting a working DC system to add a second bandsaw and a Performax 16×32 sander. The plumbing is 4” black drain pipe. I’ve got all the connections sorted out including increasing the Performax DC from about 2 1/2” to a four inch port. The new saw is the Rikon 18” 10-345 set ...
|08-07-2014 07:46 PM||
Could this be a blade problem? - 12 replies
I’m setting up my new Rikon 18” bandsaw. I’ve gone through all the adjustments according to the Snodgrass video. I think it’s the Woodslicer blade although I can’t be sure as there are no markings on the blade. I wouldn’t call this drift, more like dive left. The photo shows the problem. I can literal...
|08-02-2014 11:33 PM||
Band saw set up - 15 replies
I just set up my new Rikon 15” bandsaw as a dedicated resaw and plan to use my 22 year old 16” Grizzly bandsaw as a general use bandsaw. My question, what size blade should I use for general bandsaw use? Advice?
|08-02-2014 11:29 PM||
What to do about my Tormek grinder - 3 replies
After 22 years of moderate use my Tormek sharpener is acting up. If I apply anything more than light pressure while grinding the motor bogs down. I’m not very mechanically inclined so I’m thinking if it’s not something simple (like brushes) I’ll be needing a replacement. I don’t even know if the motor has brushes. Has anyone already solved t...
|07-29-2014 09:17 PM||
Split-Top Roubo question - 5 replies
As far as I can tell the reasons for the split top on the Roubo workbench is for portability and to allow for the slot stop feature. I don’t care about portability or stops. I’m making my bench 5’ long x 24” wide. I’m using the Bench craft leg and wagon vices. Are there any other benefits to splitting the tops that I’m missing?
|07-20-2014 02:47 AM||
11/2” legs from ¾” stock for a Greene & Greene table - 13 replies
I’m building a skirt and legs for a table top I’ve had banging around the shop since making it in a veneering class project 4-5 years ago. Low and behold after all that time, my wife want’s an end table “just like that shop class thing” I made. Perfect. It’s mostly walnut 191/2” X 191/2” X 3/4”. I’m building walnut skirt and legs, Greene and...
|03-24-2014 01:39 AM||
Porter Cable 20 V Lithium - 3 replies
After being initially pleased but later disappointed with the Dewalt 14V cordless drill. I had three of them, they worked well (well not wow) for about two years but then the batteries wouldn’t hold much of a charge. Last year I bought an extended power aftermarket battery that seems to work well, thought I’d replace all the old ones. Can’t r...
|03-01-2014 04:41 AM||
Why hasn’t anyone done this? - 5 replies
I’m setting up my new Rikon 10-345 18” bandsaw as a dedicated resaw tool. I’ve got the Kreg bandsaw fence. I’m thinking I want to make a jig with rollers for the right side of the blade to hold the stock between the fence and the jig. My thinking is that if the fence and jig are tall enough and I hold the material between them there is nowher...
|12-28-2013 06:09 AM||
Cleaning table saw trunnion - 6 replies
I got a Grizzly 691 table saw for Christmas two years ago. Nice saw. Last year when raising the blade it started to feel sticky and harder to crank. I shot some WD40 on the trunnions and it seemed to help. Now it’s happening again. I realized I never cleaned the packing grease of the trunnions. After researching different lubrication prod...
|11-26-2013 10:46 PM||
Can I use interior Waterlox original? - 3 replies
It’s for my front door threshold, made of Sapele. I live in San Diego CA. The door is totally covered with a long shingled roof. It never gets direct sun. We almost never have driving rain. I doubt it ever got wet from the weather. I have some left over Waterlox original that’s just going to waste if I use it and it’s good for wear areas l...
|11-10-2013 05:08 AM||
How badly will MDF dull my saw? - 2 replies
I have to saw by hand a Black Cherry open stringer. Each step is a slightly different sized tread and riser. There are eight tread and riser cuts to be made (about 15 linear feet). The Cherry is a big piece of expensive wood with little scrap value if I get it wrong. I’ve decided to make a flush trim router template of ½” MDF. I’ve scribed ...
|10-17-2013 09:40 PM||
Bosch GTS1031 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw - 2 replies
Just pulled the trigger to get this saw for a remodeling project about 30 miles from my shop and 691 Grizzly cabinet saw. My question: Is it really going to be 4HP? Says it is but I’m wondering.
|10-10-2013 01:08 AM||
Shop Vac to Festool connection - 12 replies
I just got my first Festool it’s the ETS 125 EQ. What a nice sander, light, very low vibration and great ergonomics. I want to attach the dust outlet to my Fein shop vac. I’ll need an adapter of some kind. Any one already solve this problem?
|05-28-2013 05:08 PM||
Anyone have this DC? I can’t find any reviews. Seems like a good price for 2800 CFM
|05-11-2013 05:49 AM||
How much does length matter? - 10 replies
As my tool numbers increase, so do my DC requirements.I’ve got a Delta 760 set up in a separate room (les noise) from my shop. I’m running my cabinet saw, an 8” jointer and a 15” planner off of it on four inch black plastic sewer pipe. Both the jointer and planner are on a 15foot run and are working fine. The table saw on its own run from the...
|05-03-2013 07:04 AM||
Adding 2nd DC - 3 replies
My shop is a two car garage. My DC is in a separate one car garage where I park my car, nice and quiet. My wife agreed to park outside, she’s a wonderful woman. I have a Delta 50-760 with about a 25 foot run of 4” black pipe to my cabinet saw on one leg and another 15-20 ft run to my 8” jointer, and 15”stationary plann...
|04-13-2013 06:52 PM||
Mahogany blend - 7 replies
I’m installing a Mahogany screen door and surround (built in place) for my front entry. Using a “mahogany” front door blank. They sold me the door as Mahogany, it looks great but if it is Mahogany, it’s the hardest Mahogany I’ve ever seen. Using on hand materials I have two different types/colors mahogany to cove...
|04-05-2013 05:17 AM||
DO CAST IRON WHEELS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? - 25 replies
I’m getting lathered up about getting a new band saw. I’ve got a 16” Grizzly I’ve been using happily for 15 years. Works “fine”. Under powered for resawing (1 1/2 HP) and only a 6” resaw capability. But a good cast iron heavy frame and wheels with upgraded guides. I do a fair amount of resawing th...