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|21 days ago||
Anyone have this DC? I can’t find any reviews. Seems like a good price for 2800 CFM
|38 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...
|46 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...
|66 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...
|74 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...
|105 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. ...
|130 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...
|134 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...
|147 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…...
|228 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?
|234 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...
|298 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...
|305 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...
|373 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...
|414 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 ...
|430 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...
|449 days ago||
My dust system is driving me nuts! - 10 replies
I running a Delta 50-760 1 ½ H.P. DC. I ran 4” black sewer pipe to my table saw and used a JDS automatic blast gate since the DC was in the other garage. I screwed and taped all the joints and used 45 degree turns with a short spacer to ease the turns. The table saw run is about 24 feet long with 9, 48 degree turns. Al...
|477 days ago||
Replacement blades for Delta 22-675 - 4 replies
I just picked up my first stationary planner a used 22-675 15”.I need to replace or sharpen the blades as there is a chip. In searching the internet I’m seeing a wide range in cost and offerings. The Delta site wants $126.00 for a set of three. I’ve also seen prices on other sites for as low as $57.00. Then there are the ca...
|479 days ago||
Delta DC-380 15X6 planer - 22 replies
I have the opportunity to buy a Delta DC-380 15X6 planer that needs new knives. The seller is asking $495.00. Is that a fair price?
|484 days ago||
Brush care - 9 replies
When you are brushing on a finish with 24 hours between coats how are you caring for the brush? I have been thoroughly cleaning my badger hair brushes with the solvent, washing with soap and water , thoroughly rinsing and treated again to a dampening of solvent. I then wrap it in a paper towel till the next application 24 hours later. Am I p...