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1522 days ago

dust control clarification questions - 5 replies

I just scored a great condition Jet 1100 1 1/2hp dust collector on Craig’s List. I’ve been researching how to set it up (I want to run ducts, not wheel it around tool to tool). A few questions based on what I have (and haven’t) found on my own: I’ve read a bunch about “to ground or not to ground” and I...

1563 days ago

72 1/2" bandsaw blade... will 72" work? - 8 replies

Hi all, I’ve got an older Delta 10” bandsaw. Inside the door is the diagram of blades, part numbers, and the different radii the different blade widths can cut. On that sticker it says they are 72 1/2” blades. Now everywhere I look, I see 72” blades (conceptually 1/2” short)... I’m wondering if those ...

1563 days ago

Bottle opener hardware? - 4 replies

Hi folks, Many of my friends (and I) are to beer what many folks are to wine. I thought it would be fun to give them (and me!) a Christmas present of a turned bottle opener. I saw this one at Craft Supplies, but it’s a little too fru-fru for my liking. I’ve also gotten the brass letter opener and it bends too much for my liki...

1571 days ago

Renewing a deck finish? - 4 replies

I guess this could technically be a woodworking question, so here goes. I have a deck in my back yard. From the half empty cans in the garage, it seems the previous owners built it, then oiled/finished it with Penofin 90% Brazilian Rosewood Oil, then some amount of Thompson’s Water Seal Waterproof Plus Clear. The deck is not beading...

1575 days ago

Dado shim placement? - 5 replies

I bought a Freud dado set, which comes with a variety of thin shims for fine tuning the width. Only problem is, for someone who has never used a dado, it doesn’t say WHERE to put the shims—do I put them between the outer blade and the first chipper? In between the chippers? If I need to use more than one, do i put them all in th...

1611 days ago

Find Jocks near me? - 5 replies

I just joined Lumberjocks and am really excited about its potential as a resource for my woodworking as well as a great community of people who seem really excited to help and interact. Once thing I was hoping to get out of it (especially after I was looking how to post information about my shop… coming soon!) was the ability to find ot...


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