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|460 days ago||
epoxy for mortise and tenon joints - 8 replies
I just viewed a video from AskWoodMan.com about using a chisel to square up mortises. On the audio track, the guy said that he swears by using PC-7 epoxy for the adhesive in his MT joints, citing its gap-filling properties and its longer working time to check for perfect alignment. I plan soon to glue up 32 MT joints with Titebond yellow glue. I...
|546 days ago||
Byrd-Shelix conversion for old 15" Jet planer - 3 replies
Yesterday, I upgraded my old 15” Jet planer with a Byrd-Shelix cutterhead. Things went smoothly, but the process is quite involved as other on LJ’s had warned ad nauseam. My question has to do with the gear box. How much gear oil is needed? I may have overfilled, judging from the slow drip of oil THROUGH the bearing of the lower ...
|644 days ago||
Spend $500 for a drill?!?! - 11 replies
I just got my new McFeely’s catalog. I love getting most of my fasteners from them. However, I always puzzle over the Festool line. I mean, is anyone out there actually spending $575 for a drill? I bought a corded drill from Harbor Freight over 10 yrs ago and it’s still going strong. In fact, I bought three more so that I can ha...