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04-22-2016 02:48 PM

Question on Carter B/S blades - 9 replies

I received an email from Carter today that they have 15% off their B/S & Lathe accessories through April 26th. Their B/S blades appear to be a little pricey ( about $24.50), but discount would help. I have their guides & stabilizer (like them), but haven’t used their blades. I primarily use 1/8” to 1/4”. Any though...

01-23-2016 06:27 PM

Why I drink - 19 replies

People ask why do you drink… this could be a reason

11-04-2015 03:16 PM

I'm not a shill, but - 0 replies

I’m on a distribution list for this auction house since it’s so close to me (just north of Asheville NC), and I wanted to share the info I got in case anyone in East TN or Western NC wanted to go. I believe they have absentee & phone bids, but tough to bid without seeing the items/lots in person. Don’t think I’ve e...

06-11-2015 01:27 PM

Fantastic Transportation Museum - 4 replies

We just returned from a road trip to Maine (our 1st visit to that area) & found a real gem of a museum that I wanted to pass along if you’re ever in that area. It’s the Owls Head Transportation Museum located on the coast of Maine between Portland & Bar Harbor. They have an incredible collection of restored aircraft, autos, t...

09-02-2014 02:29 PM

Re-sawing fence? - 4 replies

I’m going to finally order a wood slicer blade for my Rikon 10-325 so I can re-saw wood into thinner pieces. The absolute max height of the wood would be 8”. I know that the existing Rikon saw fence really doesn’t work for me for several reasons, height being one. So I want to buy (not make) one for this purpose. I do hav...

05-22-2014 05:00 PM

Ultra Duster & Arm R Seal - 9 replies

I’ve been using Arm R Seal as the finish on my boxes for over a year, probably because of comments by Charles Neil. Anyway, I really like it but found I had a problem after using some that I had a skim covering over the liquid after re-opening the can. Now granted I was probably doing everything wrong – using from the can, dumping ...

12-05-2013 02:55 PM

Carter Promotion Sale - 1 reply

Received an email from Carter today that they are offering 20% discount on orders over $150. To my knowledge they only do this sale once a year. December 5 ends the 8th. Says to use coupon code WWW1213 on line or by phone. I love the stabilizer I have from them for my band saw boxes. Their web site is

12-02-2013 03:14 PM

Feedback on box design - 11 replies

I’m doing some valet boxes for nephews & would like feedback on the design. Attached photos shows how I cut out the top to allow 2 separate areas… the smaller one for change, keys, etc. Larger one for wallet, cell phone or what ever. Before I continue on finishing this one & starting the others, thought I ask for suggestions ...

11-05-2013 05:09 PM

New Glue - anyone used it? - 11 replies

Latest issue of Woodworker’s Journal mentioned Nexabond 2500 glue in the “What’s In Store” section of the magazine. I was wondering if anyone has used it & has comments. I thought it might have uses for me such as attaching wood pulls to my boxes.Thanks!Here’s the Bioformix site

09-16-2013 06:12 PM

Grizzly G0716 sander feedback - 5 replies

I’ve looked at the reviews and cannot find anything current on the Grizzly G0716 sander. Evidently there were issues early on, but if it’s a good unit it would fit my requirements. I’m mainly doing smaller items (boxes) do not foresee a need for large capacity (more than 8” width or 36” length – at most). Nor ...

08-15-2013 07:16 PM

White Walnut? - 7 replies

I was picking up some wood today from local mill & was looking for some more walnut. Said all they had at present in the kiln was “white walnut”. Since I didn’t have a clue what that was, asked more & sawyer’s wife told me she understood it is also called “butternut”.Quick search seems to indicate that...

06-14-2013 08:45 PM

New Reality Show - 2 replies

Okay – here’s my idea for a good reality show…. The Kardashian Family versus the Robertson Family (Duck Dynasty) on Survivor. Only problem might be that it wouldn’t go too many episodes. First I thought – have them compete on Family Feud, but this would be better. A great Father’s Day gift!

04-15-2013 05:22 PM

Heads Up on Ridgid 4424 sander - 6 replies

Just got a call from the authorized repair center for Ridgid on my EB4424 oscillating sander. Told me the motor was shot & they were told motors are on back order. It covered under warranty, but I sure hate being without it.It’s not been abused & less than 1 year old. Repair guy says there’s been a problem with these motors.

04-15-2013 03:08 PM

Wood crack issue - 5 replies

I’m doing several BS boxes & have one that has a crack that I’m concerned may allow a chunk to break off. I’d hate to lose the box since the wood is so nice. I could do nothing & hope for the best, but looking for suggestions…Would putting in some thin CA glue help stabilize this? See photos. Other thoughts?Thank...

03-07-2013 11:48 PM

Good Buy? - 3 replies

This is listed for sale by our local woodworking shop on consignment for $550. Arbor (Italian made) PFS2600, 11” Jointer/planner/horizontal borer, 2HP 220v. I don’t have a jointer or planner, is this something I should consider?I just saw ithe listing so have not seen it or asked about condition yet. Thanks.

03-05-2013 12:42 AM

Ridgid EB44242 Sander - 8 replies

Using my Ridgid oscillating sander today working on a band saw box… things Okay then when I had it off for abit, turned it on & just humming/buzzing sound & spindle wouldn’t turn. Purchased last June & used perhaps only 1 hour per week. Any suggestions on what to check/try? I have name of service place & guess if noth...

12-06-2012 04:10 PM

Carter Promotion Sale - 0 replies

I received an email from Carter Products that they have a sale on bandsaw accessories (only band saw items) ending tomorrow, Friday 12/7; for 15% ($75 or more order) to 25% off ($150 or more order). Phone orders only 888 622-7837 (8 to 5 eastern time) & must use code HOHO12. I’m going to take advantage of it myself.

10-20-2012 11:41 PM

Off Topic - TV Shows prior to 1980 - 56 replies

Watching some old TV shows… decided to check & see what the more senior LJ’s would pick as their favorite actor based on your criteria (not required to explain). I’ll list my 4 favorites (& the show they were in).Looking for shows & actors in them on the tube before 1970. Barbara Feldon – Get SmartFlorence ...

09-05-2012 08:27 PM

Mobile base for new TS - 2 replies

Purchased my first TS based on a lot of information from many of you… Ridgid 4512. Picked it up last week & brought home knowing it would be heavy to unload & move. BW (beautiful wife) was with me & enjoyed watching me trying to come up with a good method of moving it from the vehicle… There was this wagon I’ve ...

08-14-2012 07:50 PM

Need a mobile Base for new Grizzly Bandsaw - 19 replies

Finally I am purchasing one of my major pieces of equipment, the Grizz 14” Extreme G0555X band saw. It has 26” x 30” cabinet type base. Wt about 260 lbs. Looking for advice on good, solid mobile base that will lock down & be stable. Thanks!

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