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|695 days ago||
We bought a very used motorhome last month. Had an old tube-TV mounted in the dash, in the front, over the “dog house” or engine cover. It didn’t work very well so out it went. I’m building an insert that will go in it and want to add a few things to make driving on the road a bit easier on me. One of those things t...
|861 days ago||
I’ve been giving serious thought to building a lathe along the lines of Carlyle Lynch’s shown in FWW #57. It uses a lot of yellow-pine for the construction and that is not a problem for me. My issue is the headstock and tailstock spindles. I’m trying to understand what is needed. The description says 1” seamless met...
|1092 days ago||
Hardwood dealer(s) in Houston ? - 1 reply
I am in the east Houston area this week (actually between Baytown and Beaumount) and would like to maybe locate some nice hardwood for a memorial urn. My google-fu is weak so I would appreciate any pointers, addresses, etc. I’m basically looking for flat lumber as opposed to turning blocks since I don’t have a lathe anymore. The...
|1139 days ago||
Building Thickness sander - Drum Question - 16 replies
Building a thickness sander based on designs I’ve seen here and on the ‘net’. One thing I rarely, if ever, see mentioned is attachment of the wooddisk to the shaft. Some folks have said that the epoxy/glue they used to glue-up the drum was sufficient to hold to the shaft. Others don’t mention anything about it. I ha...
|1224 days ago||
Cyclone sizing for bucket/shopvac system - 7 replies
I’ve got limited space in my shop, or rather garage, so a fixed cyclone dust collection system is not an option. Been researching what folks have been doing with a 5gal bucket, a shop vac and homemade cyclones and that looks like a very viable option for me. But what I’m seeing is a lot of differences in the actual length or size...
|1225 days ago||
Router tables and dust collection - 11 replies
I need to redesign my router-table fence to accommodate some type of dust collection via shopvac. My table is similar to Norm/New Yankee design in that the router sits in its own space with a door to access. My question is this: Will hooking up my shopvac to the fence get enough dust or do I need to get a “Y” and hook up to the se...
|1233 days ago||
Quite a while back I picked up a Delta table-saw, 36-540 for next to nothing (ok, stop laughing, it does what I need it to do most of the time.) Recently, the breaker that is part of the saw keeps tripping for what I think is no apparent reason. I’ve blown the dust out of the bottom on the saw, replaced the blade with a new Freud Diablo ...
|1254 days ago||
Bet bit for use in a "router-planer" ? - 13 replies
My apologies if this has been covered before but my “search-fu” is weak…. Going to be needing to plane some boards down and don’t have a planer. BUT I do have a router (therefore I can do anything as someone wrote a while back). What’s the best bit for this? a dado bottom-cleaning bit, a bowl bit, plunge bit...