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11-06-2016 02:05 AM

Enclosing a dust collector - 16 replies

Who all has done this? My DC is pretty dang loud. Was thinking about possible making a DC cabinet to control noise. Concerns are about getting the motor hot and allowing it to breath

09-07-2016 04:52 PM

Spraying lacquer over lacquered cabinets - 4 replies

Helping a friend out. He has a cherry stain on his cabinets with what I believe to be a laquer clear coat on it. He is wanting to spray a walnut color stain on it. Here’s my question. Can we spray a tinted lacquer over the existing finish? We were planning on wiping them down with a denatured alcohol to clean them. The plan was to d...

07-13-2016 03:37 AM

Portable A/C unit - 8 replies

I will be setting a shop up soon and am looking into ways to cool my 2 car garage shop. It is 21×23 with 9 foot ceilings. I live in the Fort Worth area so it’s hot in the summertime. I’ve been researching the port a cooler units, mini split a/c units, and am also looking at portable units. Has anyone had any luck with the ...

04-02-2016 03:08 AM

Good online source for metal ductwork - 5 replies

I was wondering if anyone has a good place for affordable 6” metal ductwork? Thanks

02-14-2016 10:45 PM

Best way to finish live edge - 2 replies

I have about a 3” thick piece of mesquite that was cut out of a tree. It is cut to be end grain and is about 18” around with bark still on. I am wanting to turn it into a lazy Susan for a friend. What I cant decide is if it would look better keeping the bark on it or peeling it off. Also, what would be the best way to finish thi...

12-16-2015 01:52 PM

Minimax ee 1500 - 1 reply

Anyone have one? If so, how do you like it? I currently have a different stroke sander and am planning on upgrading to the minimax. A good friend of mine is giving it to me so the price is right …...

11-10-2015 03:32 AM

Show me your 2 car garage (or 20x20) shop - 22 replies

I’m somewhat in a planning phase. As soon as I sell my house in NJ i am planning on buying a house here in Ft. Worth. We will be looking for a house with a 3 car garage and have the wife’s full support in putting a dividing wall down the garage and turning the 2 car garage into a wood working shop. Would like to see what other folk...

07-18-2015 10:32 PM

DFW area - 5 replies

Good evening I just accepted a position in Ft. Worth and will be moving there within a month. Was wondering who all on here was local to the area. I will be moving to the Keller area. Any good spots that have a good selection of domestic/exotic lumber? Thanks Tyson

01-06-2015 04:09 AM

Northern NJ area wood sources - 5 replies

I am getting close to getting my shop back set up since my move. Does anyone have some recommendations for some good places that carry a good selection of hardwood. I use 4/4 and 8/4 domestic and exotics I live in Blairstown, NJ Thanks! Tyson

01-02-2015 10:17 PM

Sawdust stoves - 2 replies

Who on here uses one? I will be setting up my shop soon. Now that i live in nj i know im gonna need some Heat so i can work in the winter. Im leaning towards a wood stove but was curious about the sawdust stove Thanks in advance

07-26-2014 01:35 AM

any North New Jersey LJ's out there - 3 replies

I have recently been relocated to NJ from Atlanta and am looking at buying a home in the Blairstown area. Just curious who all is out there… Thanks Tyson

12-15-2013 04:54 AM

question for those that use mineral oil and beeswax for finishing cutting boards - 10 replies

I have been using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish for my CB’s. I love the look it leaves and the ease of use but can’t stand the smell of it. I purchased some food grade mineral oil and was given some pure beeswax from a friend. I strained the wax and let it set up. I have started selling a good bit of these and think the mor...

12-10-2013 10:43 PM

belt size for woodmaster stroke sander - 3 replies

I just bought a woodmaster w-800 stroke sander. Problem is that it didn’t come with a manual and I was unable to get any info from Woodmaster since they dont produce these anymore. I have done an online search and came up with multiple answers. It did come with several belts and I laid them out flat and measured them then multiplied by 2....

10-29-2013 12:05 AM

table drum sander question - 4 replies

Know a guy that has a canadian made drum sander that is a lot like the sand flee. He is going to get me the make of it so I can do some looking into it. Thought I might ask on here to see if anyone might know who makes this. Anyone have an idea of a Canadian table drum sander? Did a google search but wasn’t able to find anything Tha...

10-05-2013 10:47 PM

Getting the Arbor out of my pm66 - 1 reply

Anyone have a good method for getting this darn thing out? I have a 2000 model pm66 that I’m replacing the Arbor on. It was bent slightly so I ordered a whole new one with new flanges, bearings, etc

09-18-2013 03:41 PM

Pinching between fence and blade - 9 replies

I am having issues with my PM66 and my lumber being pinched between the fence and blade. It seems that it is pinching in the back as it comes through the saw. The material tends to come away from the fence and toward the blade as it comes out of the blade. Don’t know whether or not that description makes sense. I have put a digital m...

05-05-2013 12:23 AM

riving knife/blade guard pm66 - 3 replies

So I have a pm66 (2000 model) that I bought about 6 months ago. It came with a riving knife and blade guard attachment. I have yet to use it. Id like to hear the pros and cons of using this. To me it just seems as if it would get in the way. Btw, I mainly cut 8/4 and 4/4 hardwood and 3/4 plywood. Thanks in advance Tyson

02-07-2013 01:14 AM

PM 66 Mobile Base - 3 replies

Built this mobile base last week for my new saw. It is amazing at how easy it is to move now. I will be putting an extension table on it and then finish the base up by putting some supports out on the end. [IMG]http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv312/0804tkg/Woodworking/Mobilebase_zps1edf7866.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i695.photobucket.com/a...

02-01-2013 12:40 AM

Powermatic 66 Starter/Switch - 37 replies

So, for some reason my starter will not start my motor. The green button that pushes the switch that is supposed to start the motor just hums. The motor will run when I push the blue botton that is just to the left of the one that is supposed to start the engine. However, it will not stay in and keep the motor running Motor is 5hp 230v 3 p...

01-19-2013 03:44 PM

Solid or ply for shelves - 14 replies

What’s the general concensus about what to use for shelves? I’m looking at building some either out of oak boards or ply or maple wood or birch ply. The longest shelf would be 48”, however, I believe there will be a divider which would make them slightly less than 24” each. Thanks

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