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55 days ago

small shop improvement - 3 replies

i have 2 box fan air filters in my shop, with one of them on a 1 hour countdown timer. i found a better timer that will countdown up to 4 hours. $6 on clearance @ HD. old on top, new on the bottom.

123 days ago

the rikon 10-325 is... - 4 replies

available from woodcraft for $800 through 5/30/14. it’s in a flyer from the local store, so internet price match is unkown. says price includes a work light and fence.

215 days ago

forums viewing has changed? - 14 replies

today, when i logged into lumberjocks, instead of seeing a topic and a few words concerning it within an area (like power tool), i see a topic with a much greater part of the initial posting in a thread. this means i only get to see 2 or 23 threads at one time on my screen. have i inadvertently changed something? and if i have, can i change i...

320 days ago

should i upgrade my drum sander? - 7 replies

i have a chance to acquire a grizzly 1066 drum sander for $450: http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g1066_m.pdf the pics look like it’s probably in good shape and it’s only 1/2 hr away. i presently have a ryobi 16/32 DS that i use infrequently. space is at a premium in my small shop and the ryobi fits in well. the grizz would stres...

373 days ago

cudos to weathertech - 2 replies

i purchased a set of floor mats from the above company two years ago: http://www.weathertech.com/product-education-center/floor-mats-all-weather/ the drivers side front mat wore out so there was a hole in it. i sent them a pic of the hole last wednesday and the replacement mats (both driver AND passenger side) arrived today. they were pric...

407 days ago

now this is a shame, no matter..... - 21 replies

what you think about sawstop or their owner/founder: http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/tls/3940945763.html

445 days ago

Craftsman 1-1/2 hp 10'' Table Saw (OR35505) - 3 replies

i just noticed the above TS on sears’ website: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-1-2-hp-10inch-table-saw-or35505/p-00922114000P?prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5 i was under the impression that all TSs sold to day were required to have riving knives and that splitters were no longer acceptable for new TS sales. if that’s tru...

451 days ago

drill press table - 4 replies

took a little time this weekend and fabricated a small table for a ryobi 12” benchtop drill press. it copies a best tip winner in this month’s shopnotes magazine. i got to try out a milescraft trammel kit i got @ lowes for $15, and curves are one step closer to becoming less of an issue. 3/4” plywood base and fence. bo...

452 days ago

blackened router bit - 7 replies

i had to route a slot in a dril press table which was 3/4” plywood topped with 1/4” MDF. this is what the bit looked like after the routing: when i routed a wider slot in the underside of the 3/4” plywood base with a larger router bit,it didn’t blacken, so i’m guessing it’s somehow related to the M...

460 days ago

R4512 - 25 replies

seen yesterday in the port chester, ny HD

477 days ago

delta unisaw and RAS - 7 replies

think these two are worth $500 total as a flip project (assume good operating condition): http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/tls/3791956817.html

482 days ago

vega pro 40 fence at amazon - 5 replies

FWIW: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000022621/ref=pe_54110_29568020_email_1p_0_ti

485 days ago

questionable nickel test - 16 replies

watch this nickel test. pay particular attention to the relationship of the nickel, the blade and the operator’s hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guYm02DSAiY

494 days ago

table saw blade guard dust collection, revisted... - 0 replies

a while back, i posted a thread related to blade guard dust collection for my two emerson built TSs: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/45386 i updated that application yesterday using the OEM splitter /blade guard and some scrap i had around the shop(i had previously used a blade guard form a grizlzy TS that was expendable). a piece of 8/4 o...

503 days ago

shopnotes TS insert leveling technique - 7 replies

i just got this and thought i’d share it. looks like a pretty good idea. any thoughts on downside? http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2013/04/11/leveling-a-table-saw-insert/

505 days ago

shopsmith magazine sharpening system ........ - 1 reply

or how a power tool woodworker sharpens his chisels. i had seen a sandpaper based sharpening system in shopnotes for sharpening chisels and plane irons a while back and always wanted to build one. finally got a scrap of 1/4” plate glass from a local glazier for $10 and some scrap plywood and 1x. got a 5 pack of wet/dry paper from autozo...

537 days ago

a great way to set.... - 2 replies

the height of TS blades and router bits (in a rouoter table) is in the 05/13 issue of wood magazine. it’s this month’s top shop tip and involves using a digital angle cube referenced off the the tool’s table. to set a blade or bit @ a height of 3/8”, for example, a 3/8” drill bit is placed on the tool surface and a ...

545 days ago

craftsman 113.228360 cheapo wood lathe - 11 replies

i’ve a question about the captioned lathe, that i got for $20. i’ll preface this by saying i’m a WW, but not a turner. i’ve no real interest in turning at this point, but for $20, i rounded out my tool arsenal with a lathe (of sorts), which was the only type of WW tool i didn’t have. my question involves the tailsto...

557 days ago

TS dust collection - 6 replies

for a while, i’ve had to attach a flex hose from the nearest blast gate to each of my table saws. this meant reaching under the respective TS in some way to fix the quick connect flex hose fitting to the receptacle on the tool. and that’s become a pain to do due to the reach needed to get to the saw receptacle. this weekend, i got...

587 days ago

which do i keep? - 11 replies

i presently have a ridgid tp1300ls. i got it new for ~$200. today, i picked up a NIB r4331 13” planer for $75. now the question is , which do i keep? right now, i have the 4331 on CL, but i wonder if selling the 4331 is really giving up a potentially better machine. i know the technical differences, which amount to 3 blades vs 2 blades and...

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