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12-28-2014 01:19 AM

Looking for advice on finishing desk top - 3 replies

Hi all, I built my wife a desk. It is basically two small cabinets (about the size of a two drawer file cabinet) and then I’ll put a top on top of these. The top is a rosewood plywood and I put rosewood edging around it. I just finished sanding the desk top assembly to 220 grit. My plan is to use a Minwax natural stain on the desk...

06-11-2014 04:14 AM

Durable Paint and Primer Reccomendations for Desk - 5 replies

Hi all, I’m just about done building a desk for my wife. It is made of nice clear pine. She wants to have it painted. I have kids and know the desk won’t have the most graceful life. What do you recommend for a very durable primer and paint? Any recommendations on how to apply? Thanks a million in advance and have a grea...

12-29-2013 04:06 AM

speed control switch on Jet Lathe - 5 replies

Hi all, I found a used Jet Lathe, much like this one The speed control knob seems very stiff and wont turn counter clockwise. Feels like there is some sort of mechanical resistance. Is there some sequence or something else you need to do on these in order to turn this switch? I don’t know anything about lathes, but am thinking abo...

03-10-2013 03:00 AM

Gouge questions - 5 replies

Hi all, I’m going to be attempting my first rifle stock. I found a series of AWESOME videos on youtube (I hope he completes the series). Anyways, the gentleman in the video is discussing “gouges” and how he likes them because they keep chips from wandering off (I think he’s talking about splitting off the side like w...

03-10-2013 02:46 AM

Gorilla Glue - 18 replies

Hi all, Just thought I’d kick this out to see what everyone’s thoughts are. Basically, I’ve got a bottle of Gorilla Glue, the thick amber colored glue that kinda looks like maple syrup. Anyways, every time I use it, it bubbles up and expands out. I know its supposed to do this and luckily never learned the hard way. I ba...

01-30-2013 04:09 AM

How to do a wood top for a desk - 19 replies

Hi all, I’m going to make a desk for my wife’s office and we were thinking about doing a black walnut plywood top. Probably band the edges with solid stock. If not black walnut, then probably some other hardwood plywood. But, I do have a couple questions: 1) What do you think about using a hardwood plywood for a desk top?2)...

12-10-2012 04:15 AM

newbie saw blade assortment questions - 13 replies

Hi all, I’m new to woodworking and slowly building up my tools and whatnot…. Anyways, I have a Rigid 3650 table saw and I have it tuned pretty well. But, I don’t have good blades and it is getting painfully obvious. I’ve read a lot of the information here and feel that Freud is the brand I should go with based on qu...

12-05-2012 03:08 AM

Is it me or the jointer that has a problem? - 22 replies

Hi all, (I’m a beginner woodworker) I have a Rockwell 37-290. Its an old 4” jointer that I think is built pretty well. But, its used (new to me) and I recently spent some time on it. By this I mean I cleaned it up and tuned it. I beleive all my tolerances (tables paralell, coplanar, knives, etc.) are .003 or less. So now, w...

11-13-2012 07:23 PM

Cutting Board with a Letter in it, design questions? - 2 replies

Hi all, I’m wanting to make a cutting board for a freind whose last name starts with an “F”. I figured I’d make the board an end grain style and use walnut and maple. This will be a first endgrain and second cutting board project for me, so…....hope it goes well. My question to you deal primarily wit...

11-13-2012 04:14 AM

How Tuned is your Jointer - 6 replies

Hi all, I recently purchased a old/used Rockwell 4” jointer. I think I have it all tuned up pretty good (not too bad for the first time). But, my question to you is how tuned is yours? Hard to quantify I know, but let me digress some. I’ve used only three jointers. Friend 1, Friend 2, and mine. Friend 1’s jointer suc...

06-10-2012 10:35 PM

Where a good place to buy or get sharpened jointer blades? - 5 replies

Hi all, I recently purchased an old Rockwell 37-290 jointer. Its a 4” jointer, but I got it for a good deal. Anyways, before I begin tuning it up, I need to get the blades sharpened or buy new ones. I know I can sharpen them on my own, but I’m not good at sharpening anything and would simply like to take that out of the equatio...

06-05-2012 06:03 AM

Rigid TS3650 breakdown for transport Q's - 9 replies

Hi all, I bought a Rigid TS3650 saw from a family friend. Originally, I was told it was a R4512, but I think the TS3650 is probably a better saw, so I’m pretty excited. Anyways, the saw is about 500 miles away and I’m going to go get it in the next couple weeks. I have a Toyota Tundra (new model with the 5’ bed) with a ...

05-25-2012 05:20 AM

old Craftsman versus Rigid R4512? - 9 replies

Hi all, I’m just getting into wood working and have an old 12” direct drive Craftsman table saw. I think it says “professional series”. Its wired for 220 and passes the penny/nickle test. But, when you first start up the saw and shut it down, you can see the blade wobble. Sounds like runout and I’ve yet t...

05-02-2012 02:15 AM

Contmeplating a Makita 2012 Planer (older version) - 1 reply

HI all, I found a used Makita 2012 planer for sale locally. This is the older model that has a permantly mounted cutter head and the table adjusts up and down for thickness. The seller is asking $200 with the dust hood and an extra set of blades. It looks well taken care of. What do you think about the price? Any good tests to run it tho...

03-11-2012 04:56 AM

Cutting Board is Warping - 9 replies

Hi all, I built this cutting board not too long ago and it is warping (project). It was perfectly flat when I finished it. Also, I have applied multiple coats (some after it was begining to be used as a cutting board) of a mineral oil/wax combination. The board has warped over the short distance. Byu this I mean the two short edges are lo...

02-21-2012 03:53 AM

Zebra Wood Banana Hanger - 1 reply

Hi all, I’m building my wife a banana hanger for the kitchen. This is a stand type thing you hang bananas off of to keep them fresh longer. I’m building it out of zebra wood and would sure like some advice on how you would finish it. I really want the wood to “pop” like it does naturally. Thanks for any advice in a...

02-21-2012 03:32 AM

Bandsaw Questions (tires and wander) - 7 replies

Hi all, I picked up a cheap chinese/harbor freight style bandsaw real cheap (blue upright floor model, but brand names on it). I tried using it today (I’m very novice and no experience with a bandsaw) and it seemed the blade would wonder a lot. I set up the metal guide blocks based on information I found on the internet and slid the g...

01-01-2012 06:58 AM

Tuning old Craftsman contractor table saw - 3 replies

Hi all, I have an old Craftsman Table saw (model number 113.29930) that I’m finally getting around to tuning up. Its this one parts schematic Right now, the blade is not aligned with the miter slides. I often see threads on here about tapping the trunnion to pivot it around one of the four bolts to align the blade. But, two things...

03-29-2011 06:25 AM

Anybody know anybody really good at identifying and getting replacement bearings - 8 replies

Hi all, I recently purchased a couple of old used saws. One was a Powr Kraft 10” radial arm saw. I took it completely apart, degreased, re-lubed, and reassembled everything. While doing this, I found some bearings that need to be replaced. They are the bearings that allow the carriage to slide back and forth across the arm. I know ...

03-28-2011 05:16 AM

Can you plug a 220v table saw into a 60A plug/breaker - 19 replies

Hi all, In my shop, I have a 220 circuit that has only one outlet on it (completely normal, I know). I believe this was originally used for a welder and the breaker on the circuit is a 60A. My question is can I plug my table saw into this? I know I can change out the breaker to a lower amperage, but hope to have a welder soon and want to b...

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