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10-15-2017 07:17 PM

Interested in your thoughts/methods- prep and Tung oil - 3 replies

Oh yeah, Tung oil but before we get there. I’ve been reading “Understanding Wood Finishing” and read that there is not much point to sand finer than 220. I think I’ve read that going finer can reduce a finished ability to penetrate. So now we come to the wood. Do more open pore woods lend themselves to a finer grit ...

10-04-2017 10:34 PM

Breaking Bandsaw Blades - 11 replies

Grizzly G0555LX Speed is set for 3100 FPM Laguna Proforce 93 1/2”, 1/2” 3tpi hook, both broke in the gullet. Both new blades. Resawing 4/4 strips in half about 4”s long then roughing out pistol grips. Then I got some Bosch blades and put in a 1/4” 6tpi blade and it ended up breaking in the gullet also. I was r...

10-01-2017 01:10 AM

Finewoodworking dot com - 1 reply

So in the process of researching stuff I always end up coming along an article on finewoodworking and it’s of course locked. Was looking up forstner bits reviews today and ran into it again. It’s $35 a year. Any of you guys on it? Worth it? Between here (my favorite), Sawmill Creek and Woodtalk and then throw in YouTube. Is it ...

06-24-2017 04:03 AM

Oscillating Spindle Sanders, Grizzly G0723? Or something else? - 25 replies

I am very much in “need” of a spindle sander. I was just going to get the Wen 6510 for around $100. Then I made the mistake of searching reviews and came across the grizzly G0723 and while it’s just about $100 more it looks pretty awesome and I am a buy once (or close to once as possible) and cry once kid of guy. That being...

04-30-2017 11:09 PM

Yeah, Dust collection, this is what I am thinking... - 37 replies

Ok guys (and gals), I suppose I will pick up some DC “system” before I get the jointer. I am in the process of building my benches and got a nice coat of dust even after blowing out the garage. It was late so I had to use the low setting on the blower… either way ;) So my wife has asthma and was complaining about the dust...

04-25-2017 01:57 PM

Combination benches? - 3 replies

With space being and issue in a small shop and as I get ready to start building benches and stations I have been batting around what to do. I will be placing my TS in a bench, looking at 6’ in bench top space with the TS taking up roughly 2’ making it 8’ total length. In my initial research I came across the Paulk style b...

04-22-2017 02:47 PM

How do you rank your tools in order of importance/use? (Now a conversation about Jointers) - 34 replies

I’m in the process of building my shop and I have the majority of the “main” pieces at this point. - Table saw (DeWalt DWE7491RS) which will lose its base and get put in a table this week hopefully- Miter Saw (DeWalt 12” SCMS DWS780) - Planer (DeWalt DW735X)- Bandsaw (Grizzly GO555LX 14”)- Drill Press (Grizzly G7...

04-15-2017 06:16 PM

Wood ID, Mahogany? - 6 replies

Just scored these. All around 4-6”x~10”x2-3”. Gal thinks they were Mahogany. Said she had a guy cut them and finish them for her. Sticker says “made in Bolivia”.

04-12-2017 12:16 AM

Routers and introduction - 26 replies

Hello all! I am in the process of buying all kinds of tools and starting up my million dollar business venture out of my garage so I can quit my day job…. Well that’s the idea anyway. So at this point I have been reading all kinds of reviews on here and other wood working sites and have come home with the following: DeWal...


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