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|14 days ago||
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...
|31 days ago||
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 ...
|54 days ago||
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.
|62 days ago||
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?
|196 days ago||
Anyone have this DC? I can’t find any reviews. Seems like a good price for 2800 CFM
|214 days ago||
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...
|222 days ago||
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...
|241 days ago||
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...
|250 days ago||
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...
|280 days ago||
Opportunity to buy a new tool? - 12 replies
I’m restoring the interior walnut burl wood trim in my 1988 560 SL. Actually I’m replacing it. I purchased a kit from Ecklers, and it’s beautiful, walnut burl, finished to a high gloss and mounted on a thin aluminum substrate. Most the pieces (Console, ash tray, and instrument cluster) go in with no modifications required. ...
|306 days ago||
How tight is tight enough? - 9 replies
I just installed a new PC 3 ½ HP router in my table. It’s my first router that requires two wrenches. Using ½” bits, I’m tightening it pretty tight when I installing a bit and sometimes it’s really hard to loosen it to remove the bit. I’m thinking I’m over tightening but I’m concerned that if I don...
|309 days ago||
Like most of you I am pretty much self taught. I have taken two semesters at Palomar, one on hand joinery and another general furniture building. I’ve also taken Darrell Perl’s Greene and Greene details class. But that’s it for hands on training. All the rest comes from magazines, books and the web (including you a...
|322 days ago||
Has anyone worked with Magnolia? - 5 replies
I’ve got a small Magnolia tree that has to come down to make room for a carport. The trunk is about 24” in diameter and 20ft tall. I’ve never heard of anyone making anything with Magnolia wood. I hate to waste any wood so I’m wondering…...
|403 days ago||
What was the name of that brush? - 5 replies
I thought it was on this forum that I read about a brush for applying water based finish. I can’t find it. The woodworker raved about a new kind of brush that was the best he ever used. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Or have a recomendation?
|409 days ago||
Not using Waterlox again - 12 replies
I really love the look of my cherry stairs darkened with Potassium Dichromate and finished with Waterlox. Fantastic. The problem with Waterlox is the fumes. They are really bad. I’m doing two flights of cherry stairs, the first flight is done and looks great (to me). Photo. But the fumes… I got a migraine every time I used...
|473 days ago||
How are walnut rifle stocks finished? - 8 replies
I’m planning to build a Greene and Greene desk and bookshelves for my home office. I have enough black walnut for the job, even though the Greene and Greene “standard” is mahogany. I did a small test with ebony plugs and think it could look great. I’ve been playing with dye and stain to minimize the color differences i...
|480 days ago||
Cutting Rail Road Ties??? - 11 replies
I’m planning to build a 120 ft three tie high retaining wall as well as a few road curbs flower beds and steps with RR Ties. What ’s the best tool for cutting the ties? I’m thinking that using a chainsaw will ruin the chain at some considerable cost. I cut one with a sawzall but it wasn’t easy or very accurate. I̵...
|549 days ago||
Fleeting beauty??? - 6 replies
On a driving vacation up the California coast, and while in Mendocino I picked up two small natural edge slabs of Redwood. Both reclaimed. One of the pieces is a about 40” long (photo attached a few minutes after wiping down with mineral spirits) and is a section of root that was submerged for I think a very long time. It’s g...
|589 days ago||
What do you use your old planner knifes for? - 18 replies
I just replaced the knifes in my (new to me) delta 15” planner. The old ones are overdue for sharpening or replacement but they are still nice looking knifes. I can’t see me throwing them away, but I don’t want them to nag me to make something of them or put them to use every time I come across them in the bottom of a drawer ...
|606 days ago||
Will this work outdoors DF? - 19 replies
I’ve got a line on eight finish grade 4×8x20 Doug fir beams for $100.00 each. I think it’s a good deal the beams are new, straight and smooth. I started looking for cedar but the cost of these distracted me. I’m wondering how they will hold up outdoors (Southern California). Is this the wrong material? I don’t wa...