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09-10-2017 02:45 AM

Spray Gun's With Liners [Canada] - 10 replies

I am looking to get a spray gun that is easier to clean up after. I just finished a project with my HomeDepot Huskey HVLP Siphon gun and its pretty pitted(2 years use) and eroded from soaking in lacquer thinner over night. A friend of mine has a gravity fed airbrush kit that has cup liners and man cleanup is way easier. I know this question has ...

07-16-2017 04:00 AM

Overdriving A Belt Driven Compressor - 7 replies

I recently rescued a belt driven 3/4HP compressor. It has a cast iron single 3” piston for compression. I need to get a new motor for it and was wondering which would get the maximum CFM out of it, a higher HP motor or faster rotation? The compressor is this style from the 80’s I am thinking by the layers of paint. I took t...

06-25-2016 03:28 AM

Cloverdale PX Lacquer Primer - 3 replies

What is the proper way of using this stuff?! I read the label and MSDS sheet and am having a heck of a time with it! 1) It’s VERY thick, yet cut sheet says requires no thinning. 2) To thick to roll or brush on, will require tons of sanding. 3) Drys so fast if you do more than 1sqft any drips will be tacks and smoothing causes clum...

04-02-2016 10:51 PM

Compressed air dryers and filters setup - 0 replies

I have a split tank air compressor setup with a silent air oil bath compressor filling a small 1gal portable unit. From this unit I have a little regulator and inline separator ($12 mastercraft, nothing special). I also have an unregulated output I run to a 20gal wheeled tank.The big tank I charge up to 120psi and take around for nailing/paintin...

03-26-2016 02:07 AM

Jointing 6" Bamboo Safely - 4 replies

I have some projects I would like to do in bamboo but they require 12-18” wide boards and all that I have available locally is 6-8” boards. I did the RHchange X 0.00144 X boardwidth = expansion_mm and got a range of 0.2mm – 0.45mm possible over a year in my house. How would I go about jointing lengthwise two or three bamb...

03-25-2016 09:38 PM

Smoothing pine knots, interior painting - 7 replies

I put pine as my basement window casings but their was no 12” clear boards so their are a few knotts. As far as I know there is only one way to really cover them up: (I want a smooth white matt finish on the whole casing) 1) Power sand the knot into a dimple, do not push or it may come loose2) Fill with drywall compound or wood filler3)...

06-10-2015 11:54 AM

Painting between gaps - 6 replies

I recently finished a pine adirondack chair for my wife in a brilliant purple color and had one heck of a time getting paint evenly between the slats. I ended up cutting a 1” brush thinner so only 1/8” of bristles remained. This still did not work the greatest though. Any pointers?

04-15-2015 07:08 PM

Ethics On Replicating Products - 35 replies

I want to make my own Leigh FMT jig. It is very simply built so I am not going to re-invent the wheel and just make a duplicate from plywoods. I previously made a duplicate GRRipper and got flack for it because I was “Stealing money” away from an American company. As I will NEVER be spending $1000 on the FMT jig I do not feel like...

12-27-2014 07:03 AM

Dust Deputy - 3 replies

Anybody put their Dust Deputy on a larger bin? I just mounted mine to a 170L garbage tote and now the whole system does not work!! Not a single bit of dust goes into the bin, all into the vacuum… I put it back on the 5gal pale and it works great but you can fill the 5gal bucket planing one single board. What the heck is the secret to ge...

12-23-2014 02:34 AM

Horribly Warping Pine - 15 replies

I live in Saskatchewan and Pine does NOT like living here… Every single piece of pine I have ever bought does this, yellow or eastern white. I had a little 3/4” x 8” x 20” piece cup over 1” over last winter, tore a shelf apart. My humidity is always around 55%, I tried to dry some at work in a flour mi...

09-15-2014 04:43 AM

Unruly Pine - 3 replies

I took a trip to Windsor Plywood and picked up some clear pine to practice dovetailing on. I ask what species they stock and they said “whatever is available at the commodities price”, One worker said he believed it was western white pine (I’m in Saskatchewan). I took it home and was just messing around with it to discover t...

09-02-2014 12:03 PM

Hand Plane Poped Threads - 5 replies

I was using my #5 Stanley and the rear handle was loose, I gave it a quarter turn and it was tight for a few swipes and loosened up again. Now the threads jump and it can not hold the handle in place at all. Is there a common solution to this? I was thinking of getting a local welder to braze it into place but that seemed a little to extreme.

08-31-2014 03:06 PM

Restoring Disston Saw - 7 replies

I have inherited a 26” Disston from 1896-1917. The blade is well patinaed and the handle is coated in grime and has a split in the handle. I should be able to clean up the blade with steel wool and 3-in-1 oil then some buffing compound I think. The handle has the bottom section split right in half and where the handle meets the blade...

06-25-2014 01:03 AM

Garage Baseboard - 8 replies

I have finished my garage and am stumped when choosing how to finish the bottom drywall edge. I do not plan on getting my garage wet but i am sure it will around the doors during winter. My ideas: 1) Treated 2×4’s all around. Terribly ugly… 2) Std 2×4’s jointed, planned and stained. Culked to floor for a good se...

06-25-2014 12:55 AM

Torsion Box Design - 9 replies

I have just finished mudding and taping my garage (20’ x 22’) and have laid out how I want all my benches and stations. Now I am getting a preliminary material count and am stuck making the material choice for best support. I have several locations where I want 6’ of unsupported work surface. My current design has aa 6’...

06-10-2014 04:29 AM

Beaver Table Saw Price - 3 replies

I just finished restoring my Beaver table saw, specs: 8” Beaver Table Saw48” Fence with one cast iron wingT-square fence from Delta table sawRolling base1HP 240V Motor with linkbeltTrued spindle, cuts great I was wondering what you guys think its worth as I will be needing room soon and hope I didn’t spend too much fixing...

04-16-2014 01:05 AM

Starter Hand Plane Set - 24 replies

I am learning to work wood with hand tools only. I have recently tried chinese knockoffs (the rear handle threads stripped out) and restoring antique shop finds (needed a LOT of TLC to true up but it did work). I was looking at getting: (all amazon’s names) - Stanley 12-139 Bailey No.60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane- Stanley 12-204 No 4 ...

03-28-2014 12:55 PM

Choosing Sharpening Grits - 3 replies

I have a WIDE selection of grits to choose from and would like some advice on which to pick up. 80, 120, 150, 220, 350, 500, 1000, 1200, 2300, 9000 I was thinking the low grits are not so useful as you take knicks out on the grinder first.

03-27-2014 01:15 PM

Choosing Garage Heater - 3 replies

I have a 440sqft shop with a 7×17 garage door. The doors and windows are insulated, R15 in the walls and R40 in the ceiling. Now should I get a 1500W infrared heater or a 2400W forced air? I can not get a 2400W infrared as their ridicules prices, those two are all I can really afford. The garage door opens twice a day in the winter te...

03-09-2014 08:21 PM

My first hand plane - 9 replies

I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an antiques store. I was looking for tube radio but ended up finding a Stanley #5C. It has been repaired so I talked them down to a whopping $16. The damage is on one side of the plane and cracks down to the mouth but only on one side. It sat flat and its a pretty good repai...

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