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02-05-2016 08:47 PM

Vacuum pump suggestions - 3 replies

I am in the process of building a veneered door and was looking into using a vacuum pump and bag instead of clamps. I know nothing about vacuum pumps so need advice/suggestions. Door is 82”x29” so will need a pretty large bag. Thanks

02-03-2016 06:39 PM

How to decide on lathe HP - 5 replies

I am thinking about upgrading my lathe but I can’t decide if the 1.5 or the 2 horse power is better. Like most machines I am steering towards the 2 horse power because the higher the horse power the better but I don’t know if that is always the case with lathes. I currently have a Jet Mini Lathe that is .75 horse power. The two mo...

11-09-2015 09:14 PM

Rare earth magnets - 10 replies

I am need of a good source of 1” or larger rare earth magnets. Anyone know of a place where the can be purchased for a good price?

08-06-2015 04:57 PM

Help with championship ring display - 2 replies

I have been asked by a sports team to build a ring display box for the head coach. He would like to display 20 bowl/championship rings and watches. I need help sourcing the velvet inserts for the inside that will hold the actual rings/watches. Has anyone ever built something similar and can help me find a supplier? Promised I would have it d...

08-04-2015 06:17 PM

Outdoor extendable table - 2 replies

Have a potential client that is interested in an outdoor extendable table made of light colored wood. What do you think of using maple outdoors with an epoxy finish to protect it? Does anyone know of aluminum table extensions that can be used outdoors?

07-14-2015 03:46 PM

Heavy figured/quilted cherry in central Pennsylvania - 4 replies

Need some help from Pennsylvania woodworkers. I am in need of roughly 90 board feet of 8/4 dimensional cherry with heavy figure/quliting. I have an order for 2 Maloof rocking chairs and my usual source is out. I have checked Hearne Hardwoods near West Chester PA and they don’t have any. Need suggestions.

06-24-2015 11:42 AM

Makita or Dewalt 12" sliding compound miter saw? - 5 replies

I have alot of money in gift cards to Grizzly left over from Christmas that I need to use. I am not a big fan of grizzly equipment so I am thinking about getting a 12” sliding compound miter saw. They have 2 available that I am interested in. http://grizzly.com/products/LS1216L-12-Dual-Slide-Compound-Miter-Saw/T23182 http://grizzly...

05-06-2015 10:56 AM

Anyone ever used irsauctions.com to buy equipment? - 8 replies

Has anyone ever used IRSauctions.com to buy used woodworking equipment? I found a local cabinet shop that closed and has equipment posted on the site.

05-01-2015 07:18 PM

Help explain West Systems epoxy numbers - 7 replies

Can someone explain to me the different numbers for the West System epoxy. I am looking on Amazon and there is a 105 resin and a 205 hardener but then there are other numbers and I don’t understand which combo I need. I am looking to use epoxy to help fill voids in hardwood and use on table tops to help stabilize cracks.

04-21-2015 01:47 PM

Maloof furniture on Antiques Roadshow - 3 replies

I saw some still pictures yesterday of a Maloof set on Antiques Roadshow in CA. Anyone know where the video can be found? Can’t find anything on YouTube

04-14-2015 12:29 PM

Need drum sander recommendations - 11 replies

I need some help with recommendations for a large capacity drum sander. I would like a drum sander that has the ability to table tops. I currently have a Jet 16/32 and I am not a huge fan of the open end for wide pieces. Drum sander doesn’t have to be a double drum model.

01-06-2015 07:38 PM

What do you do with oily rags - 23 replies

What do you do with your oily rags? I put them in a bucket outside but I hate that in the winter it turns into a huge block of ice.

12-22-2014 02:58 AM

Blue tooth safety ear muffs - 12 replies

I am looking for blue tooth safety ear muffs so that I can listen to music on my phone without headphone. Does anyone know if these exist?

12-01-2014 06:17 PM

Anyone use Uship? - 5 replies

Has anyone used Uship? If so what has your experience been like. I am bidding on a job that would require me to ship a dining room table from PA to IA.

09-22-2014 01:33 AM

Large jointer (16") or a wide belt sander - 30 replies

I currently have a 6” jointer with a segmented head and am thinking about upgrading to a used 16” jointer. Recently I have been looking into a 30+” wide belt sander instead. Should I sell my current jointer and go with a 16” or get a wide belt sander that can flatten wider boards and costs about the same?

08-25-2014 07:04 PM

Best router bit for Offerman router sled - 2 replies

What is the best router bit to use in a homemade Offerman style sled? I am building a live edge cherry table and will be flattening the slabs with the sled. I am using a Festool OF1400 router

08-05-2014 08:02 PM

Best oil finish for a crib - 3 replies

I am about to finish a black walnut crib and I need some help with the finish. I want to use an oil finish but it needs to be safe just in case the kid starts chewing the crib some day. Suggestions.

08-05-2014 01:10 AM

End grain countertop over dishwasher - 5 replies

I have a customer that wants a 24” square end grain counter top over their dishwasher. Should I be concerned about excess moisture.?

04-23-2014 02:06 PM

Grizzly cyclone dust collector quality? - 3 replies

This past Christmas I got several Grizzly gift cards from everyone (Grizzly is 20 minutes from my house). I was going to get a jointer but I am going to opt for a used Northfield instead. So I think I am going to upgrade my dust collection. I was leaning towards a Clearvue cyclone but since I have the money to Grizzly I have been looking at t...

04-10-2014 12:26 PM

I am lost when it comes to phase converters - 19 replies

I am interested in purchasing a 12” – 16” used Northfield jointer but I don’t have 3 phase power in my shop. Everything that I have been reading is very confusing. Can a jointer run on a static converter or do I need a rotary converter? What size convereter do I need? I just build my shop 6 months ago and I have ALOT ...

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