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08-13-2017 10:13 PM

Banners blocking my view - 13 replies

I’m having a hard time believing the site is doing this on purpose. I understand the need but these are no ordinary pop ups or sideline banners. These banners are (a) blocking out parts of the pictures. (B) there is no way to move them out of the way or close them. They are blocking me (members?) from seing sometimes critical aspects o...

07-30-2017 08:18 PM

Has anyone improved the Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide System? - 4 replies

I’ve been successfully using the Mk.II for several years. I like this jig a lot. Sharpening and honing take quite a bit longer than free hand sharpening but I’m getting my chisel and plane irons really sharp with the Mk.II. I’m sure if I devoted the time and focus I could perfect the free hand method and save time. But, I’m very happy w...

06-28-2017 07:41 PM

Loss of CFM? - 9 replies

I’m considering a DC upgrade to a Cyclone machine I have a 1200 cfm delta machine with a Super Dust Deputy and a canister filter It performs “ok”. I read somewhere that the Super Dust Deputy causes a drop in CFM. Does anyone know how to calculare the CFM loss? I can’t really compare a new cyclone to my current setup w...

05-28-2017 06:54 PM

Are these logs good for anything? - 7 replies

I have three big trees that must be removed as they have become a safety risk. (Falling down)Here are photographs of the trees. They are some kind of pine I think. The trunks are about 80” in circumference and the branches are around 36” each. There is a lot of wood here. Does anyone know what the wood is? If it’s useful can I sor...

05-16-2017 10:51 PM

Technical DC advice please. - 17 replies

I have a Delta 50-760 1 1/2H.P ( I think it produces about 1500 CFM) with a Dust Deputy sitting on a 50 gal barrel in the single car stall next to my shop there are two 4” black sewer pipe runs (about 15 feet for each for my 10” Cabinet Saw, 8” Jointer two band saws(16” & 18”), a 19-38 drum sander and a 15” planner. See photos, It works “O...

03-26-2017 04:06 AM

What kind of hinge do I need? - 3 replies

I’m building a Greene and Greene Blanket Chest It’s pretty much done. The lid breadboard ends protrude ¼” from the hinge edge of the top. Hopefully the pics explain it better. I’m afraid the hinges I planned to use don’t allow much meat on the outer most screw when I move the knuckle out far enough for the ends of the breadboard ends to clear...

03-11-2017 04:50 AM

How often do you flatten your Shapton stones? - 6 replies

I flatten my Shapton stones after every use, sometimes during use. What do you all do?

03-02-2017 06:25 AM

Saw bench - 1 reply

My work bench for 25 years was an old bookshelf, turned on its side with two 3/4” slabs of plywood for a top and a record quick release vise. Then I built a Roubo bench. Wow, I can’t believe how much better a solid, unmovable bench works. I also wanted to build a Moxon vise and my wife got me the Benchcrafted hardware for Christma...

02-22-2017 02:34 AM

Glue up glue failure - 10 replies

I’m building (again) the Darrell Peart Greene and Greene inspired Blanket Chest. I’m using some recently purchased Mahogany I got from a guy on Graigslist who got it from an estate sale. I don’t know the city of origin data on the wood but it’s nice dark evenly red without any “Stripe” and dense. Around here that’s pretty nice Mahogany. What...

02-14-2017 06:15 AM

Surely Someone sells these - 11 replies

I have four Horton Brasses hinges in Antique brass to install, four screws per hinge. They came with slotted screws. They only sell slotted screws on their website. I’ve just spent 45 minutes searching the net for # 8 antique brass flat head Phillips head screws. It seams no one sells them except one site! And they require a $15 minimu...

01-20-2017 08:17 PM

replacement Grizzly Band Saw bearings - 10 replies

I have had the Grizzly 16” Bandsaw Model G1073 for decades. It’s been a great saw and a cast iron beast. The lower wheel bearings are sounding pretty rough and I think need replacing. Grizzly doesn’t make the parts any longer so I need an alternative supplier. I don’t know jack about bearings, specifying, sizing, remov...

01-03-2017 08:33 PM

dissapointing pop! - 10 replies

Happy new yearA few years ago I made a headboard with shop sawn quilted cherry. I used two coats of BLO followed by 4-5 coats of Liberon Furniture oil. The bed turned out very nice but the quilt hardly poped at all. It was mildly disappointing. Now I’m building a walnut sewing machine cabinet using a beautiful store bought highly figur...

10-30-2016 06:08 AM

Banjo tilt latch - 4 replies

I’m building a sewing center for my wife. One design aspext is a fold up top, sort of a rule jount set up. I bought these great looking Banjo tilt latches thinking i would use them to hold open the fold up top. I can’t figure out how to use them and can’t find anything helpful on the net. Can anyone help?

09-19-2016 10:10 PM

Router table fence dust port - 7 replies

I’m lying in bed with the flue ( or something) thinking about my next shop tool build, a stand alone routertable. Clicking around the net, I’m seeing most of the Diy fences and all the ” store bought” fences have those smallish (2”?) dust ports. I’ve been thinking mine would be a 4” port including an e...

09-11-2016 05:16 AM

Pocket/flip door hardware - 4 replies

I thought this would be an easy Google search over an hour ago. Now my head hurts. I’m building a sewing center for my wife I want to build two doors to cover the knee hole when it’s not in use that can be slid into the cabinet opening. Some places call then flip doors, some call them pocket doors. My questions are about the hard...

08-10-2016 11:51 PM

Flattening Shapton Stones - 2 replies

I have been using the Shapton Woodworker set of stones (1000, 4000, 8000 grit) for about four years. I love them. A while back I added a 500 grit stone to help flatten some new blades. It has been my practice; I guess I read or heard somewhere that you should flatten the stone after every use (Shapton?). So that’s what I’m doing. I use the S...

06-18-2016 09:21 PM

Cabinet saw set up - 1 reply

I have my cabinet saw set up roughly in the middle of the shop with router table extension on the right and a dc pipe coming down from the ceiling. I thought I should have access on all four sides. Last week I saw a shop with the ts against the wall. His doc came up from the floor along the wall. He said it never gave him a concern and didn&#...

06-02-2016 06:27 PM

Building those support thingies? - 2 replies

I’m building a Walnut sewing machine cabinet for my wife. The top will fold open from left to right (the fold out top will be 44” long and 27” wide) doubling the size of the top as a work surface. In order to make the support very strong I’m thinking about two pull out/slide out wooden arms that will be concealed until pulled out more than hal...

05-20-2016 06:04 AM

Help, I think I'm screwed - 6 replies

Long sad story shortened. African Mahogany treated(over treated) with Potasium Dicromate. It’s way too dark. Also, on top of the PD are two coateds of Liberon Finishing oil. Way too much detail to sand and start over. Is there some kind of acid or solvent that will lighten the color of the wood?

03-24-2016 07:02 AM

Cabinet hinges - 2 replies

It started out as a simple plywood sided sewing center from the Rockler catalogue for my great wife. Now it’s “evolved” into a black walnut Greene and Greene ebony spline and plugs masterpiece. Just started milling the walnut and started thinking about hinges. The Rockler plans call for piano hinges. It just doesn’t se...

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