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12-12-2017 12:51 AM

branding iron - 6 replies

I sometimes use a branding iron to sign my work, I have the Rockler electric branding iron. It works well and I have no issues with it. I ordered one for a woodworking buddy Christmas gift and they sent me the non electric version that requires a torch by mistake. I’m wondering if I should return it, and reorder the electric version, If...

11-28-2017 08:13 PM

Need help finding an after market spring for my Delta 8" Jointer - 2 replies

I have a Model 37-380 8” Jointer and the spring that controls the blade guard is broken and unusable. Was a time when Delta would have it in stock, no more. All the parts sources I find online say the part is obsolete and no longer available. It’s a spring. Surely one of you resourceful woodworkers have solved this problem. Any ...

11-13-2017 04:36 AM

Replacing the bearings on my Grizzly bandsaw - 9 replies

I’ve had an 18” grizzly band saw for about 25 years. The bearings have gotten pretty noisy and I want to replace them, I have no clue how to accomplish this task. I bought the replacement bearings and can imagine the type of tool to pull the old ones but I don’ really know how to go about this. So I have two questions you al...

10-28-2017 03:29 AM

Shapton Stones have dissapeared, now what - 2 replies

I have been using Shapton Glass Stones for several years now and love them. My 1000 grit stone is finally wearing a bit thin and I’m thinking it’s time to get a replacement. But…. they have dissapeared, on back order or out of stock every where I look. I understand the company has been sold. Does anyone have the inside sco...

10-23-2017 10:13 PM

How can I make this a good long term investment? - 18 replies

Sorry for posting this twice, I screwed up the first time and posted the wrong Craigslist ad and I really want the LJ members input on this. Here’s the ad. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mat/6339865861.html. It’s for a remarkable 11000 bf of Black Walnut.I contacted the seller and he wants $15.00 a bf and wants to sell it all...

10-23-2017 03:58 PM

What do you all make of this? - 28 replies

Folks, please re read this again. I origionally posted the wrong ad. This is for 11000 BF of air dried black Walnut Found this on Craig’s list. He wants $15.00 a bf for 11,000 bfHere is the correct ad https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mat/6339865861.html What are your thoughts? If you could afford it all, what would you pay ?

10-16-2017 10:33 PM

Can I soften cured CA glue? - 12 replies

It is my practice, not sure why, to put a few drops of CA glue in the screw holes for hinges and other hardware on final assembly. Not sure if someone recommended it or if it’s my own idea. My thinking is that it helps protect the wood from the cutting action of the screw threads over time preventing them from loosening. Anyway, I have...

09-24-2017 07:05 PM

How can I learn hoow to glue up a Sinister Type cutting Board without paying Photobucket? - 12 replies

I don’t need Photobucket (except for this one time use) . I have the patterns and have made all the parts for a Sinister Type Cutting Board. And now it’s glue up time. I can’t see anywhere how see/learn to accomplish this step without buying a subscription to Photobucket. Here’s a picture of the jig/sled I made a wit...

09-22-2017 03:59 AM

JessEm Clear Cut Question - 8 replies

This is a question for JessEm Clear Cut Stock Guides owners.I’m thinking about upgrading my router table. One of my considerations is adding the JessEm Clear cut stock guides but I have a question I have been unable to find an answer to. Do the guides hold the stock down tightly to the table as well as the fence?

09-13-2017 09:26 PM

Oneida Dust Sentry Automatic Dust Bin Level Indicator - 10 replies

Anyone have one of these? Seems like a great Idea, if it works.

09-11-2017 01:50 AM

Universal width Resaw fence - 13 replies

To eliminate the hassles of constant blade changing, I have two band saws, one with a narrow set of blades for curved work and one dedicated to resawing. It was still a bit of a pain to change the height of the resaw fence to keep the upper bearings close to the material for a variety of width boards. I don’t remember where I saw this idea but...

08-28-2017 06:20 AM

Where should I drive to for great Black Walnut at a good price - 5 replies

Here in southern california, great walnut at a good price is… impossible to get. I’ thinking about a road trip to Missouri? Iowa? Where? And picking up a few (3-4) hundred board feet. I’m thinking a sawmill moreso than a retail lumber yard. Where should I go? A recommendation for a Specific person or mill would be greatly...

08-13-2017 10:13 PM

Banners blocking my view - 15 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...

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