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10-26-2015 12:55 AM

air filtration for compressors - 5 replies

Hello All, I finally decided to upgrade my 6 gallon oil-less pancake compressor with a stationary 60 gal. one. I primarily did it for the increased capabilities and because I’d like to use it for spraying finish with an HVLP as well. Im in the process of buying the filter/regulator, plumbing etc for it and am turning to the experts ...

09-16-2015 05:23 AM

Random Orbit Sander choices - 25 replies

Hello all, Just looking for advice on a random orbit sander. I am considering between the “DEWALT D26453K” and the “Bosch ROS20VSK”. both are variable speed and will be an addition to an older 1/4 sheet sander I currently own. It seems the bosch has better dust collection but many have complained that the surface ...

07-09-2015 08:01 PM

slats - to shoulder or not - 12 replies

Hello again everyone, I am building a crib and am getting ready to cut mortises for the slats. the wooden piece where the slats are going is 3/4 thick and the slats are 1/2” thick. My original plan was to shoulder the slats (tenons), something like 5/16 for the tenons and then make the mortises accordingly. My issue with this is mainl...

02-09-2015 10:22 PM

Too many routers not enough routers - 15 replies

Hello everyone, I need your help with a router buying question. I currently own two fixed based routers. A craftsman variable speed which has served me well and was one of my first tools and a PC690 which I bought when I outgrew the 1/4” only collet on the craftsman. I have the 690 on a router table attached to a separate speed control ...

01-05-2015 08:26 PM

WTB Jointer Plane - 8 replies

All, in the past year I’ve gotten more into hand planing and have been looking for a jointer plane for quite some time to expand my collection. However, I’m getting frustrated at constantly being outbid while looking for decent ones on Ebay. Thus, I am reaching out to anyone here who is willing to part with one they no longer use. ...

12-17-2014 05:17 AM

DIY Air Filtration - 6 replies

Some time ago I updated my dust collector for a larger one and was left with the old unit. I’ve noticed some DIY shop air filtration systems on the web and decided to make my own. It’s all made from 3/4” plywood and put together with glue and brads from a pneumatic gun. the filtration goes through three stages, the first is ...

06-11-2014 11:31 PM

Are these too good to be true? - 6 replies

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/detail-spray-gun-91011.html http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/industrial-paint-spray-gun-43760.html These guns claim to only needs 1.5cfm at 30 psi. Everything else I’ve seen that looks remotely like them requires 10X that flow. I asked one of the guys at the store if it was c...

03-05-2014 01:25 AM

suggestions for building this please! - 13 replies

So the mrs. has tasked me with redoing the laundry room. Ive already tore out the wall and am redoing the plumbing but wanted to get input from the experts on how best to tackle this next part. She wants me to make something just like what is pictured here to cover the washing machine and dryer. She’s already picked out the black counte...

01-18-2014 06:07 PM

electrical experts help! question about 220 wiring - 16 replies

Quick help from electrical gurus out there. I’m trying to wire up a 220 outlet to the wall for the plug pictured below. Does it matter which terminal I hook up the black and white wires to? When I’ve done 120 wiring the polarity seems to matter as the outlets have a gold and silver colored terminal but here theyre both the same. ...

01-08-2014 09:00 PM

Cherry Plywood has dings! - 6 replies

So I went to pick up two sheets of A1 cherry from my local lumberyard this morning and when I got home I found that both had a couple of dings on the good side. My question is primarily for those of you who use a lot of cabinet grade plywood, are dings something to be expected or are they enough for it to be acceptable to not want/return the ...

10-23-2013 05:36 AM

trouble with basic dadoes! - 11 replies

Ok so I finally got around to testing out my 8” freud stackable set on my TS and gotta say Im a bit frustrated. I’ve never used them before and was striving to make a perfect dado on the first try and here’s what happened. I stacked up the dado blades and shims and run a test cut on a scrap. I was close to the width of the p...

10-14-2013 10:46 AM

cross cutting dadoes on not so long boards - 4 replies

Hello All, I’ve been following this site on and off for a few months, learning quite a bit along the way and I’m finally getting around to posting my first forum question. Im building a simple tv stand that will have one shelf in the middle. This shelf will be glued to the sides having dadoes about halfway up. My question is ...


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