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|328 days ago||
Thank you to the members - 27 replies
There have been many times on here that people have commented on my projects, comments, forums, etc…and I say thank you, but I really don’t feel like that is enough. I know we all have busy lives, but you guys still take the time to help so many others like they are a friend that lives down the road. 99% of the members are so kind an...
|329 days ago||
Arrival of my Baileigh table saw!! - 87 replies
My Baileigh tablesaw came in yesterday. YAYYY!! I finally got the arrival video done and posted. I am editing the assembly and first cut videos, so they should be posted soon. Thanks!!
|335 days ago||
Any idea how to get rid of wasps??? - 52 replies
We have a horrible wasp problem. As soon as it started getting warm these suckers have moved back in. I have been killing like 5 a day in the house, and there are always atleast that many in the shop. I have an electric flly swatter in the house, which is awesome!! For any of you that don’t have one, I suggest getting one if you have an in...
|336 days ago||
bandsaw problems - 16 replies
I decided to make my first bandsaw box the other day. I used a 3/8in blade. When I cut the drawer out, I felt like the kerf was too wide so I switched to a 1/4in blade. I noticed when I opened it up, the welded part was bent pretty bad, almost a 90degree bend. I straightened it out by hand and thought it was straight, but now my bandsaw is vibra...
|337 days ago||
Air filtration - 37 replies
I was thinking about getting an air filtration unit for my shop, but wanted to know if they make a big difference and are really worth it. It is impossible for me to keep my shop clean right now. I would have to dust like twice a day. It’s not only from my woodworking dust, we live on a gravel road so I get that dust too. So, for those of ...
|342 days ago||
how much for a rigid tablesaw? - 60 replies
I am trying to sell my rigid tablesaw. I am asking $375 and willing to come down to $350. Is this a fair price or am I asking too much? I have had 3 people interested, but they didn’t want to pay that much. It comes with everything(miter, wrench, fence, etc.) It is in great shape, nothing wrong with it. I am also offering the sleds and jig...
|348 days ago||
dust collector hose - 48 replies
I need to run some line from my dust collector to my tools. I would like to do 4in. I can’t beleive how expensive it is! I’ve looked into PVC, and the price is alot better. What about corrugated pipe? That would be the easiest/cheapest way to go, but I wasn’t sure if the currugation would cause too much friction. I looked into ...
|362 days ago||
which bandsaw blade - 32 replies
So, I finally ordered my bandsaw. I got the 17in grizzly with CI trunion. I know I need to get an aftermarket blade, but have no idea which one to get. I want something that’s good, but don’t want to spend a fortune. Is timberwolf the way to go? Any other suggestions?? Thanks!!
|370 days ago||
Extra grizzly coupon anyone?? - 16 replies
I am finally going to buy the 17in grizzly bandsaw!! I have been looking on CL forever, but can’t find a decent one. I am really excited but I HATE paying full price for anything. I know they offer coupons, but I don’t have any right now and was wondering if anyone had one they didn’t plan on using. Thanks!
|370 days ago||
I thought I had finished buffing out an application of laquer, but after putting some paste wax on it, it really brought out some defects that I would really like to fix. Is there any way to remove the wax without removing the laquer? Or can I just sand without removing the wax? I really really don’t want to start over since I have already...
|383 days ago||
Design for shelves - 8 replies
I am making shelves for a family member. They will be made of red oak and will wrap around the room except the wall with the door. There will be 2 14ft sections and 2 11ft sections and all 10in wide. I have a design picked out, but I was wondering if I should put a verticle peice either in front or back on the bottom side of the shelf to help pr...
|383 days ago||
To the Ohioans - 10 replies
Andrew Betschman informed me of the Woodworking Show http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/shows/columbus.htm coming to Columbus March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. I will be attending the 3rd since I have to work the other days. I was just wondering if any fellow lumberjocks will be there. If you are and recognize me, say hi! It would be great to meet som...
|386 days ago||
Was looking on craigs list to see if I could catch any good deals and ran across this:http://athensohio.craigslist.org/tls/3632415622.html)My first thought was how sad it is that a PM jointer is so rusty and abandoned:(Then I saw the TS and thought WTF! Why would you put this pic on there! clean the thing of for god’s sake!! Who the heck i...
|391 days ago||
Increasing CFM in air compressor - 28 replies
I have a 6 gal PC air compressor. I would like to be able to use it with a spray gun for finishing, but I’m pretty sure the CFM is to low (2.6 @90PSI). I really don’t want to have to wait on it to fill back up, or listen to it run all the time. I saw in a magazine where someone made a really neat air tool station that included a port...
|408 days ago||
Don't throw that away!! - 42 replies
I was messing around in my shop the other night, and started thinking of some of the things I do to save money. I thought of a few things that most people would throw away, that I keep and repurpose. Then that made me think of LJ and I thought it would be a good thread to start so we could all share our money saving ideas. Since I am putting mor...
|411 days ago||
finishing wet/green wood - 9 replies
So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so I am making my daughter a step stool. I cut the tree down that I am using about a week or 2 ago so it is still wet. (I have been told it is cotton wood) Are there any restrictions to putting a finish on green wood? It has been peeled for a few days so the outside feels ...
|419 days ago||
Gaurantee on your work - 21 replies
Do those of you that sell your work put any kind gaurantee on your work? If so, how long do you make it, and what are the specifications for it? I am trying to decide if I should put one on mine, b/c I if something should happen to it, and it was my fault, I know I would fix it for free…but until I build up a reputation my costumers don...
|425 days ago||
can you use elm for furniture? - 8 replies
obviously you can use anything you want, but i have never heard of elm being used for furniture or in woodworking. i was stocking the fire and came across some beautiful wood. when i asked my boyfriend what kind it was he said elm…i asked why people don’t use it in woodworking and he and his friend said it was too hard and stringy. d...
|426 days ago||
problems with spray lacquer - 14 replies
I decided to use spray lacquer on the paper towel holders i am making b/c it is faster. This is the first time I have ever used a spray finish. I am usin the deft semi-gloss. I cannot get the finish to look smooth like it does with brushed finishes. Its this just the way spray finishes turn out??? I put a bunch of light coats on, but if you look...
|442 days ago||
band saw with cast iron trunnion or without? - 22 replies
I am looking at buying a bandsaw soon. I got some xmas money that I plan to use to get a grizzly 17in but I don’t know if I should pay $850 and get the one without the CI trunion or $1050 and get the one with. The one without is on sale right now so will probably go back up to $950 soon. I really have no idea what having a CI trunion even ...