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66 days ago

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...

66 days ago

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’...

81 days ago

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...

136 days ago

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 ...

154 days ago

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.

155 days ago

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...

173 days ago

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...

336 days ago

Leland Newman Motors - 4 replies

I have this 1.5HP Leland Newman motor with no cover and no wiring diagram. Currently the motor is wired for CCW rotation at 240V and I need CW at 240V. The motor is 12 lead with two massive capacitors. Does anybody have a clue how to wire this guy properly? Or even if Leland Newman moto...

359 days ago

Rustoleum NeverWet To Repel Dust - 2 replies

I had an idea that if the object can not get wet then theoretically dust/saw dust can not possibly stick to it either. For example you could coat the cast iron trunnions and everything under the table on a tablesaw then dust/gunk should never build up in the gears and joints. Has anyone tried the product? Do debris still stick to the surface?

364 days ago

Repairing Beaver 8" Table Saw - 19 replies

I just picked up a Beaver 8” table saw for free. I have no idea what model it is as the name badge is under the motor tensioner and the belt was too long so its just a convex rubbed hole. This saw has no safety features of any kind at all so I am not going to be using it for every day use and the fence has been snapped off at the one si...

364 days ago

DeWalt 740 Radial Arm Saw - 3 replies

I Just picked up a DeWalt 740 RAS for $25 and its in amazing shape. Everything works , there is no play or wobble at the end of the sliding assembly and the blade guard in intact. I have been saving up to buy a King 10” sliding compound miter saw ( when I ran into this guy, Figur...

367 days ago

Choosing Bench & Mortise Chisels - 18 replies

I am saving up to buy a set of chisels as I am using total crap right now and am starting to take up heirloom quality building. Bench Chisels:Veritas® PM-V11™ Bench ChiselsPros: supposedly stays sharp VERY long timeCons: Most expensive Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Socket ChiselsPros: Amazing warranty and customer serviceCons: ??? Mortise Chis...

424 days ago

Choosing 1st Jointery Saw - 20 replies

Hello all, I am just a weekend woodworker and I want to start working on good hand skills before defaulting to a power tool and a jig for everything I do. I have done a ton of research and the three styles of hand saws I have seen are:Japanese – Pull strokeWestern – Push StrokeEuropean – Bow Saws They all seem to have adv...

485 days ago

First Small Shop Jointer - 19 replies

First off I live in Canada so immediately half my tool choices are cut out of the list. I am in the process of building a new garage and am working some overtime to outfit it with some new tools. Currently I am using a home made 12” disc sander with a DIY jointer fence and it works surprisingly well. My only real problem is the speed of...

485 days ago

Freud or Forrest - 28 replies

I am getting to the end of the life of my affordable quality 10” table saw blades and would like to get a ripping and cross cutting blade that will last a long time. In a weekend hobbiest shop that makes home furniture for myself and the neighbourhood is the Forrest worth the 3x the price than the similar spec Freud? I take my blades to...

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