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94 days ago

My Bandsaw is Smoking!!!!! - 13 replies

I have a Rikon 10-325 and I must admit that so far it has been a pretty good machine. I use it infrequently, but whn I do I am cutting 12” logs, which seems to be taking its toll. When I mount my new blade and tension it, the wheel is incredibly hard to turn. Not impossible, but it seems like it should be easier. I can hear a noise that so...

203 days ago

Best joint for a bookmatched panel? - 1 reply

A customer on my Etsy just requested an order for a 16 X 16 panel. I have a 2” thick walnut slab that I will bookmatch to create the panel. The customer lives in New Mexico and I live in Kansas, so I want the board to be able to adjust to the dry conditions. So, What is the best way to attach these panels? I have heard butt joint, dovetail, dowe...

203 days ago

Best joint for a bookmatched panel - 6 replies

A customer on my Etsy just requested an order for a 16 X 16 panel. I have a 2” thick walnut slab that I will bookmatch to create the panel. The customer lives in New Mexico and I live in Kansas, so I want the board to be able to adjust to the dry conditions. So, What is the best way to attach these panels? I have heard butt joint, dovetail...

338 days ago

How do I combat polyurethane clouding? - 11 replies

I just finished a coffee table with minwax high-gloss polyurethane. I sanded from 400 to 15000, but it still looks cloudy whatever I do. Any techniques or tips to combat the cloudiness?

442 days ago

best contractor table saw? - 18 replies

I’ve been looking around for a new table saw for a while now. I currently own a $150 skil saw which is ok but doesn’t give me nearly the accuracy I need for some of my newer projects. It also seems somewhat unsafe since the safety mechs aren’t fully functional. Anyways, I have been looking on Craigslist for a good deal and ever...

546 days ago

which miter saw? - 15 replies

First of all I would like to thank the people of LumberJocks for their help. I am deciding between the Harbor Freight saw hereand the cobalt saw here=:the harbor freight has a bigger blade and capacity but the Kobalt is a name brand. They are the same price, which one would you pick?

546 days ago

ANYBODY HAVE SHOPNOTES ISUUE 121? - 5 replies

I have looked all over to try to find this. Anybody have the router plan they could scan and email to me or take a picture of it???? thanks,Paul

553 days ago

Best drill press - 2 replies

I am looking to get a bench top drill press for less than $200 the cheaper the better what would you guys choose? I was thinking maybe the Craftsman 10” or 12” I probably dont need the extra height but there are some extra features that come withit any suggestions?

742 days ago

Planer delima - 5 replies

Contemplating a decision and hoping my fellow LJ’S could help. Theres a $200 Ridgid 13” planer on craigslist that is lightly used and appears to be in very good condition. Theres also the ryobi planer thats 230 new at HD. The Ridgid is 400 new. the ryobi actually gets better reviews than the ridged on HD. any help?

753 days ago

Lathe issues - 12 replies

I have a problem that I thought you guys might be able to answer. About a month ago I bought a jet 1014I lathe and have been pretty happy with it up until now. The tailstock just doesn’t tighten down. If I tighten the bolt underneath it works once then loosens. I tried thread lock to no avail. Any help?


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