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10-22-2014 10:36 PM

What does everyone use to keep glue off of their workbench when doing glue jobs - 62 replies

I am looking for answers as to what is the best type of protection for my workbench when doing glue jobs. I have tried sheets of tempered hardboard and tried putting down wax paper. Does anyone have any “secrets” on how to protect my workbench top from the mess of glue when doing joints. Thank You !!!

08-28-2014 05:16 PM

Need input on dining table with breadboard ends - Thanks ! - 1 reply

My new daughter in law would like a “farm style” dining table constructed out of Red or White oak. She has requested “breadboard” style ends on this table. I am looking for information as to how to prevent any problems with this construction. She is wanting a thick top table ( 5/4 lumber ) As I have never installed thi...

07-25-2014 10:25 PM

Ridgid magnesium router problem - 1 reply

I have TWO Ridgid routers that are made of magnesium (the motor housing as well as the Bases for these routers) that are corroding bad. The router slips slips into a choice of 2 bases. the corrosion is getting bad enough that it is almost impossible to move the router up and down in its base. I have been in the diecast business as a toolmaker ...

02-08-2014 03:46 AM

Music in the shop - what to use ??? - 20 replies

I have a old stereo radio in my shop that gets poor reception. I need some options as to what to use. I like to listen to music and ocassonal pod casts – right now all i can get is OLDIES – I do not have good reception (with an antenna on the radio) I do not have a computer connection in the shop. any chance I could record a day at...

01-17-2014 06:23 PM

Sanding sleeves for my Jet sander - 3 replies

I purchased a Jet osc/orbiting sander and Im looking for a source to replace some of the paper sanding sleeves – also does anyone make additional sanding sleeve holders/spindles for this model machine – it has left handed threads on the machine side of the spindles – thanks

12-17-2013 06:27 PM

Alergie to Maple ??? - 13 replies

I have been working with a project made of maple this week and I have experienced a odd occurance. I have had issues with my eyes matting shut and my nose running like CRAZY this week. I seem to have a reaction to this type of wood – I have NEVER had any problem with any other type of wood (oak, walnut, pine, cedar, ect) Has anyone else...

12-05-2013 06:33 PM


I received a pile of maple boards from a friend of mine this week. A bunch of boards just the right size for small boxes for children of my friends. i have always used watco danish oil for my walnut and oak boxes with great luck. I have tried danish oil on maple before and was not impressed with the penetration and finish – does anyone h...

11-24-2013 07:10 PM

crawdad issue !!! - 14 replies

Ok – I have a crawdad that insists on digging holes under my wood shop and in the flower beds that my wife has planted around this building – I have made it my mission to “evict” this unwanted guest. We have locked horns and thus far he has won. I have made the decision to NOT use chemicals to rid my yard of this gentle...

11-12-2013 06:13 PM

Looking for a source for accurate hard wood dowel rod - 9 replies

I am planning a project for my grand daughters and I am looking for a source for good quality hardwood dowel rod – looking for walnut and oak in lengths of say 3 to 4 foot lengths – any body have a “great” source for this purchase – Thanks for the help locating these !!!

11-07-2013 11:36 PM

Table saw sled - Need help - 16 replies

Purchased a used powermatic 2000 table saw. I am in need of building a new set of sleds for this saw. I in the past used 3/4 inch MDF for these sleds. I was wondering if I am using too thick material. What is the consensus from the members of lumberjocks for the proper thickness and what material to use for the cobstruction of these sleds (c...

09-04-2013 09:20 PM

Dust collection with a Powermatic 2000 - 20 replies

I receintly purchased a very slightly used Powermatic 2000 table saw. I have it hooked up to my Jet dust collector (1.5 hp with a 2 micron canister) using a 4 inch hose about 8 foot long. What I am finding is that when i run this saw I am getting a pretty fair amount of dust that comes “over” the factory installed crosscut blade a...

08-05-2013 05:09 PM

clamping pads - 7 replies

I have several bar type clamps and several “c” clamps that I use on wood working projects. I am looking for a way to pad the clamping surfaces for these projects. I purchased a sheet of tanned leather and stamped out 1 1/2 diameter circles that I tried to glue on the clamp faces. Some of these clamps had origional rubber faces tha...

07-16-2013 10:39 PM

Boy I screwed up !!! - 7 replies

I was in a hurry to work on a doorway in my garage. I was painting the building and I noticed that the wooden brick mold around the walk thru door was in bad shape. I made a mad dash to the lumber yard and picked up “vinyl” brick mold to replace it with. I have had good luck here in Missouri getting the vinyl to stand up to the we...

05-28-2013 05:26 PM

Chisel question ? - 7 replies

Ok – I am very new at actually using a wood chisel as a finish tool. I have had a few nice furniture projects the past weeks using Oak as a designated wood. I had to “chop” some areas square and had to do tenons and the mating holes for them. I have a “cheap” wooden handled set of chisels that I have sharpened to...

04-25-2013 04:49 PM

Looking for a business that sharpens table saw blades - 12 replies

Looking for input – recommendations of business that will re-sharpen table saw and compound miter saw blades – Come on “lumber jocks” give up your best keep secret of who is the best at re-sharpening. Thanks !

04-23-2013 05:29 PM

Any glue up tips?? - 36 replies

Anybody care to share any glue up tips so a person doesn’t have to sand so much when finishing ?? How to keep glue off finish surfaces, what is the most user friendly glue how to apply with percision, etc.

04-23-2013 09:36 AM

Watco danish oil and poly ? - 9 replies

I have several small childs step /potty stools and I am wondering if a person can use Watco danish oil as a “stain” and then apply satin “poly” over the top after it dries – I have not had a lot of experience finishing nice wood projects so far. I am looking for the best way to preserve the finish appearance of the...

04-19-2013 05:27 PM

Using a digital height gage as a planer height gage ?? - 3 replies

Am I the only one who is using a digital height gage as a scale for my planer? I just take a cut on a board and the measure it with my calipers. I then take my digital height gage and bring it down against my planer body and “zero” the digital scale. I crank down the planer body the amount needed while using the digital scale on t...

03-26-2013 01:44 AM

LPS 1 - Will it work in a wood shop ? - 5 replies

The factory I work at uses “LPS1” spray lube and I have an opportunity to purchase at cost. I did a search on the internet and the manufacturer says it does not contain silicone. I am needing something to put on my precision hand tools to keep the rust at bay. Has anyone used this spray in there wood shop with good results ? is th...

03-06-2013 11:11 PM

upgraded dust collector need input on bag replacement ! - 1 reply

Ok I just ordered a new Jet dust collector with the cartridge filter unit on top. What does everyone do with the clear plastic bags for the chips – do you throw it away every time it gets filled or do you just dump it out ? What about replacement bags for this type of dust collector – where is a good place to re-order – help a...

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