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11-09-2015 03:01 AM

Refinishing 1996 stained built-in - scuff sanding to 220 ok? - 3 replies

I’m refinishing a 1996 built in that is faded. It looks like this built in was stained and then sprayed with a poly, varnish or lacquer. Not sure which. I will be spraying 2 coats of SW Kem Aqua Plus Surfacer primer and then two coats of SW Kem Aqua Plus white. I have been prepping the surfaces by scuff sanding with 220 to ready for prime...

07-17-2015 06:13 PM

Refinishing a 1996 stained and lacquered built-in - Kem Aqua Plus white mid gloss - 0 replies

As the title states, I am getting ready to refinish a 1996 stained and lacquered soft maple or poplar and birch ply built-in with Kem Aqua Plus white mid gloss. My proposed finishing schedule I have also used successfully on new wood- 1. Pre-sand with 150.2. 2 coats of BIN with 400 grit sanding in between each coat.3. 2 coats of Kem Aqua P...

05-24-2014 02:57 AM

1 5/8" outer diameter on Dewalt DWS780 dust collection? - 0 replies

It’s a 1 5/8” outer diameter on the Dewalt DWS780 dust collection pipe. Dumb question, but how do I hook up my wet dry vac to this thing? I can’t seem to find anything that fits the end of that other than the stick DC bag that can with it. Any ideas on how to hook up some DC to this thing?

05-09-2014 08:26 PM

Hard or soft maple for kitchen cabinet face frames? - 8 replies

Hard or soft maple for kitchen cabinet face frames? Would soft maple suffice for this sort of application? Any other paint grade wood I should consider? Thanks in advance….

03-31-2014 08:01 PM

Yet another "what is this molding" question..... - 8 replies

Do any of you know what molding this is or what bit would get me close? Me likey this molding…....

03-18-2014 02:17 PM

How do I cut out a router plate hole in a table saw insert? - 3 replies

I am making a router table insert for a Ridgid R4512 table saw and was wondering what the best way was to cut out the hole for the router plate in it. If I make a template of the router plate by building wood around the plate, can I then use a flush trim bit to cut out the hole on the table surface? I am concerned that if I do this, the hole...

11-24-2013 06:17 PM

How do I miter this tight angle? - 7 replies

I can’t seem to figure out how to miter this very sharp angle. (by the light switch) Any tips or tricks you can share?

10-24-2013 01:56 PM

How should I lay out this trim? - 17 replies

I am working on an applied molding project around our house which consists of a upper rail and picture frames and just got to my first question. How should I handle what is in the pic here? Do I need to pull out the old baseboard around the stairs and lay in a new piece of baseboard at an angle across the stairs and cut in the top pieces w...

08-27-2013 06:24 PM

What router bit do I need to make these? - 11 replies

I’m unable to buy these two profiles locally, so my choices are to have a custom run of each or buy some router bits and get it done myself. I’m thinking the latter, since I only need about 100 LF of one and 200 LF of the other. Thoughts? Suggestions?

07-17-2013 12:34 AM

Any way to fix this mess? - 13 replies

I think i’m totally screwed here. I put one coat of Enduro Var, let it dry, sanded it back with 320, and then sprayed a coat of tinted EV with Transtint cordovan hoping I could just spray on the color nice and even. This is what I have now. It looks terribly lighter in the corners and edges where the toned finish has run off. It̵...

06-20-2013 08:43 PM

Old Ridgid jointer for $200 - yay or nay - 31 replies

This looks like a year 2000ish jointer that looks to be in ok condition. He has come down to $200, but I think this is more worth $120ish, assuming it works and needs just new blades. Again, these can be bought new for about $500 delivered. Thoughts?

06-18-2013 12:04 AM

Ridgid "MagSwitch" Featherboard - Don't buy. They have cheapened it up big time. - 8 replies

I sought out a replacement for my Ridgid Magswitch featherboard that was bought in late 2011, because a numnut twisted one of the knobs like he was tightening down a screw and stripped the plastic inside. The newer make of this model has the same exact model number, but has much smaller magnets that do not hold as well as my original. What...

06-11-2013 03:09 AM

SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly? - 16 replies

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem Aqua Plus was similar or better than the Enduro Poly. Which do you prefer and why?

06-10-2013 03:09 PM

Scotch Brite Pads for sanding between coats? - 11 replies

I’ve been going through a lot of sandpaper lately and was wondering if I can/should use Scotch Brite pads in between top coats of paint/lacquer/cv. Is this standard practice or is 320 sandpaper the norm? This is what I have been doing for painted projects- 150 sand bare woodprime with BIN220 sand1st topcoat320 light sand2nd topcoat

06-07-2013 07:03 PM

Wagner HVLP Conversion Gun. Thoughts? - 8 replies

I’m getting ready to go pick this up for $40 bucks used. The guy says it looks brand new. Is this worth buying considering I already have several gravity feed guns with different tip sizes such as this? Do you think I will notice any appreciable perfor...

06-02-2013 03:22 AM

Old Grizzly Jointer G0543. Asking $1200???? - 8 replies

Just saw a CL ad for this 8” spiral jointer for $1200. My research showed that this unit is probably at least 8 years old and that it was probably purchased for around $1200 back then. I offered $500. Is this guy crazy for asking this much? I see a Grizzly G0490X for $1400 delivered brand new!!

05-30-2013 01:47 AM

Ridgid JP0610 jointer and Dewalt 733 planer for $150 each? - 7 replies

Just saw this in CL. Physically, they both look great. I know the DW733 is at least 10 years old. Not sure about the Ridgid. Is $150 for each of these a good deal? It says OBO. I figure I go over there, bring a few boards and test them out. What the heck. What should I look for in problems on each?

05-29-2013 02:25 PM

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel vs. Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel - 4 replies

What is the difference between these two paints? Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd EnamelSherwin Williams Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel I have used the Acrylic Latex in the past with excellent results but am wondering if the Alkyd is better.

05-28-2013 06:57 PM

cheap water based primer? - 5 replies

I’ve been using Zinsser BIN as a primer on bare wood, but i’m getting tired of cleaning with ammonia or denatured alcohol. I’m looking to change up to a water based primer, something that costs less that $42 gallon and sands easy and cleans up with water. Something that I can get from Home Depot or Sherwin Williams would be p...

05-22-2013 03:02 PM

Looking at a Ridgid jointer. Is this the right tool? - 40 replies

I’m looking at this Ridgid jointer – I’m hoping to be able to mill straight edges so I can make nice straight 3/4” stock out of 8/4 S2S boards that I buy. Is this jointer really needed on S2S boards? When the top an...

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