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|73 days ago||
Wixey WR510 Digital Planer Readout - 10 replies
I have a little christmas money to play with. I was looking for feedback on a planer digital readout. I have seen the wixey and wondered if that was it or are there other comparable units out there. If you have one please let me know what you think. If you have something else let me know. As always thanks guys.
|75 days ago||
Over flowing your DC - 10 replies
Well to start I want to say I have until 1/6/14 off work. I have been spending a lot of time in the shop planing. I was wondering what you all do to keep from over filling your DC. I have a custom 3 HP cyclone with a barrel separator in line before the cyclone. It can be seen here. It has a 50 gallon & 30 gallon barrel. I can plane for ...
|106 days ago||
Going to look at a new to me jointer - 14 replies
I am going to look at a G1018 tomrrow. Here is the add. The asking price is $400. This would be my first grizzly. The asking price is a little over half of what it cost new, so I am on the fence and don’t want to rush in. It is in the price range I just wanted some input from the The guys I respect for tool advice. I use my 6” ...
|152 days ago||
sharpening prices?? - 5 replies
I just dropped off my planer knives to be sharpened at the only place in town that could(20” knives). He charges $.40 an inch. That comes to $24 + tax. Also I asked him if he had any recomendations on a new set of knives. He said he could order me a set. I asked what quality they were and his response was “I use them in my machi...
|154 days ago||
DJ15 jointer advise. - 7 replies
I have seen a DJ15 posted on CL a few times. He is asking a little more than I was looking to spend. I was wondering if anyone had any input for me, also I was wondering if anyone knew the bed length? He’s asking $750 I know where I can pick up a dj20 for $850. The only reason I am looking to upgrade is for more bed length. I was real...
|169 days ago||
Skid gloat for post - 2 replies
I went to get some skids for stacking fire wood on. When I got to the place he said take all you want. So I went around back to the dumpster and found these. They are all W/O, cherry, maple, and a little hickory. I got 2 skids with 12’ w/o 3×4’s. I was wondering how they would weather as post for a lean to on the side of my sh...
|184 days ago||
need help with pricing quandary - 9 replies
I was contacted by the president of my local and asked to build something for my local union hall. I feel kind of special that out of 800 guys he called upon me to do it. That being said, what I am building is basically a 1/2 wall with raised panels. It will have a center section at 4’ x 4’ then on each side of that it will have a...
|206 days ago||
choosing a 23 ga pinner - 1 reply
Does anyone have this pinner? I was looking for real world insight because I might be able to pick you a used one for under $30. Also looking for opinions on a dewalt miter saw. I am not sure weather to go new@$330 or refurbished@$290.
|208 days ago||
15" knock off planer - 1 reply
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/tls/3994899672.html I stumbled across this and wondered. Since I have a 20” and don’t need another machine would it be wrong to buy this just to resell it for a profit? If you need it please jump on it.
|213 days ago||
!!!OFF TOPIC!!! KINDERGARTNER WITH AN IPAD!!! - 17 replies
So my baby is starting school this fall. I just came home from a meeting at my daughters new school and they are issuing all students K-12 (whose parents allow) a brand new Ipad for school/home use within the “proper use” policies. I am 31 and am a little unnerved at the idea. I understand that this is where school are heading to ...
|216 days ago||
variable speed feed for planer - 9 replies
I have been reading how people have been using treadmill motors to make old lathes variable speed. I have also been researching end grain cutting boards and how you can’t run them through a planer due to tearout. I was wondering if I could slow the feed rate of my planer to a crawl if I could run an end grain board thru it. I understand...
|217 days ago||
Apple wood?????????? - 19 replies
I have a neighbor that has an apple tree that is slowly coming down. is the wood good for anything??? I could have it sliced or turn it.
|243 days ago||
HUMIDITY AND SHRINKAGE ??? - 2 replies
I have been trimming in a hotel remodel on the local campus. I have been averaging 400+ running feet of crown a day by myself. I have noticed about 4 weeks ago they removed the dehumidifiers on all of the floors. The drywallers have a humidistat hanging on each floor. I noticed it read 72% and 83 degrees and it has been riding there for awh...
|252 days ago||
wet sharpener from Grizzly - 9 replies
I stumbled across this and wondered what you all thought
|258 days ago||
Lathe chucks for beginners ???? - 6 replies
I have recently gotten the bug to turn. I have an older lathe c-man and have been using the centers and a face plate. I have been looking for a chuck. I keep finding stuff like this and was wondering if any one makes adapters to fit a chuck like this to my lathe? also would a 3 jaw chuck work?I am not wanting to cheap out, but I don’t ...
|263 days ago||
Vegas - 2 replies
So I’ve been in Vegas for my 10 year anniversary for 2 days. As we wander around every palm tree I see I wonder what it would look like turning in the lathe. Then I wonder what airport security would say if I tried getting on the plane with a 4’ palm log on my shoulder. Is this just wrong? Having fun but I miss my shop.
|277 days ago||
rigid TS #R4512 - 6 replies
I started on a new sight today and was making a few rips. They had a R4512 on the third floor. My initial thoughts were wow how quiet. Being on the jobsite they have the riving knife, blade guard, and kick back foot installed. I did the right thing and tried to work with it. This was my first time using TS with all that stuff in 10 years. ...
|285 days ago||
cool video's you found - 2 replies
I have seen a lot of neat clips posted here I decided to try and start a place for them. Post what interests you. Here is the first one I was amazed by. Wooden cowboy hats
|296 days ago||
Quart Evapo-Rust Paint Cleaner - 4 replies
I stumbled on this in another topic and felt it deserved its own page. The price varies by area so check it out. it is $2.24 by my house but over $5 across town. Quart Evapo-Rust Paint Cleaner
|301 days ago||
3 Phase converter - 5 replies
I bought a 20” 5hp 3phz Planer for $675 this winter. It came with a static converter witch only lets the motor run at 2/3 power. I decided to build a rotary converter. I did some research and bought some plans from a guy on E-bay. I quickly learned it would cost more to build one than to buy the panel premade with a 3 year warran...