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04-04-2013 08:45 PM

Randon Obrital Sander Problem - 3 replies

Hi Everyone, it’s been a while. Oh well. I’m having a problem with my brand new Porter Cable Low Profile Random Orbital Sander. I was really looking forward to using it only ever having a Mastercraft sander I was hoping to up my game with this one. The sander has a bunch a great features and has gotten stellar reviews but right fr...

01-16-2012 09:50 PM

Enduro Var Water Based Varnish - 11 replies

Hey Everyone, I’m about to start a new cabinet project. It’s a bathroon vanity made from walnut (ply + hardwood). I’m researching finish right now and I’m having some trouble deciding. I tend to lean towards oil and wax for finishes, I like the natural feel and colour especially for something like walnut. For something...

08-24-2010 06:04 PM

Wood Lathe Question - 18 replies

Hello Everyone, A friend of mine emailed me yesterday asking how much an Delta-Milwaukee (Rockwell) wood lathe He siad it runs well and wants to know how much to charge for it. I don’t have a lot of experience with lathes and therefore haven’t done much research. Does anyone have an idea what to tell him? Thanks in advance! ...

05-28-2010 08:15 PM

Resaw Blades from LeeValley - 6 replies

Has anyone out there tried these bandsaw blades from LeeValley? (link below) Woodslicer and Timberwolf blades seem to be the popular choice for resaw blades but I can’t seem to find them locally in Canada and I don’t really want to order online. Lee Valley has these ones in stock but they’re much more expensive in comparison...

05-28-2010 04:34 PM

Cocobolo Question - 7 replies

Hi Everyone, I’ve been working on some pistol grips for a friend of mine and he had asked for them to be made from Cocobolo. The piece that I purchased had great grain and an interesting red orange colour. The problem that I having is that now that I have one grip almost finished, it’s lost a lot of the colour. It’s now more...

02-07-2010 04:16 AM

Bandsaw Tutorial - 7 replies

Hi Everyone, If you saw my last forum post you’ll know that I just bought my first bandsaw, a 14” Delta. It’s in great shape and I’m really happy with it. Although I’ve had a fair bit of experience working on a bandsaw, I’ve never actually owned one and been responsible for it’s maintenance. So I put ...

02-02-2010 10:43 PM

Used Bandsaw Advice - 11 replies

Hey Everyone, I just thought I’d run this ad by you to see what you all thought. I’ve been checking the classified ads for a couple years now for a decent bandsaw and this is the first possibility that I found. I was hoping to get some insight on this specific model and the “suggested” price point (I do plan to coun...

01-27-2009 06:04 AM

Dewalt 735 Benchtop Planer - 20 replies

I just wanted to put a quick question out there: I’m trying to decide on my first thickness planer. Due to budget and space a benchtop is definitely the way to go for me. My preference would be to go with the Dewalt 735 because of it’s obvious domination in the world of portable planers. My question is weather a dust collection sy...

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