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04-23-2020 01:34 PM

Film faced plywood - 7 replies

It seems that film ply is fairly popular in EU and Asia. I think there is a place in CA that imports it so it is in the US to an extent but only limited size availability and because of cost of shipping not much value for those of us not in that area. Sure wish some company here in the US would start producing it in good quality and with thick...

04-05-2020 09:54 PM

Shop vac to pocket hole jig - 0 replies

My dust control hook up to the pocket hole jig:I cut the bottom end off of an old popup sprinkler housing. Then using a hole saw, I drilled the threaded end out to approximately the size of the vacuum adapter of the pocket hole jig. Then I enlarged it just so it fits snugly on the pocket hole adapter piece. I cut off the hose connection porti...

03-22-2020 08:34 PM

Shop Vac - One minor irritation relieved - 1 reply

The wide floor attachment I use with my shop vac kept sticking to the floor when I was trying to vacuum. Couple that with having to bend over to vacuum because the wand was too short, it was getting very irritating. There are several ways to address this problem but here is my fix: I decided to modify the foot by heating it on both sides an...

03-15-2020 03:23 AM

Comb flip-top tool and jointer cart - 20 replies

Nothing new here, just getting ready to cut some plywood for this tool cart tomorrow. Just want to say that I appreciate all the info other lumberjocks have shared on the stands they have made. Some really nice projects for sure. Because of my new work space, I too will have to combine some tools to keep them handy but out of the way. I have...

02-19-2020 09:46 PM

protection for plywood shop floor? - 23 replies

Sorry if I am posting this is in the wrong forum. Didn’t really know where it fits. I am just about to the point in my new workshop of putting down the plywood flooring. Actually it will just be finished one side plywood from the big box store which, I will put over the cdx plywood subfloor.. However, I am unsure about whether to put ...

12-14-2019 03:09 PM

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11-18-2019 09:40 PM

New-to-me antique bench grinder - 10 replies

I just picked this today. I would really like to know the manufacturer but so far I am not coming up with any look-a-likes to go by. I think I will give it a good clean and maybe under some of the crud there will be some indication. The big cast housing measures 8-3/4” across. The thing weighs a bunch. If anyone can narrow down the ma...

10-22-2019 02:38 AM

Old GE 1/2 hp, Sleeve bearing, type KC motor, worth fixing up? - 11 replies

This thing is fairly old best I can tell. It is 1/2 hp and, I think it weighs just under what 1/2 a horse would weigh. I’m wondering if it would be worth hauling to a motor repair shop to get it cleaned and checked out, add a new 3 wire cord and ? It was on a little table saw that is probably older than me and that is going back a ways....

09-29-2019 09:58 PM

getting started on the shop finally - 7 replies

I posted earlier in the year that my wife and I were planning a workshop. I was tied up for the summer building a couple decks onto the house so I didn’t start in on the workshop. I finished up the decks so I’m getting going on it now and have a real plain and simple drawing of it. Going in to the planning office this week to get ...

09-01-2019 03:38 AM

problem accessing LBJ "Forums" on iphone - 2 replies

Probably something I am doing wrong but, when I click on the Lumberjocks icon on my iphone, it takes me to page 2. When I click on page one, it will open it but also allows a spam site to join in which I have to close by closing LBJs. Anyone know what I got going there? BTW, the third party that comes in only has one option for you to selec...

08-30-2019 09:52 PM

help ID a pin (or headless) nailer - 6 replies

I might be calling it a pin nailer when it possibly is not. Here is what I am trying to find out. I was working on a deck that was constructed back in 1990. When removing some of the boards, I found that they had been toe nailed with a 3-1/2” thin galvanized nail with a small head. Almost half size of a round head nail but still 3-1/2&...

07-18-2019 03:56 AM

bandsaw cut, not good - 1 reply

I have a 14” Delta bandsaw with a resaw blade on it. tonight I tried to cut a notch in a 4×4 piece of redwood. I already had the saw set up for the longer rip cut of about 7” so I decided to cut that cut first instead of cutting the 1-1/2” cut in from the side. As I am feeding the 4×4 through, it pinched and stoppe...

05-22-2019 03:23 AM

sealed ball bearings - 8 replies

I found out that noisy sealed deep ball bearings like the 6203 may only need a little TLC. I had two in a pulley that seemed to be running rough. I took a very fine tipped screwdriver and pried the seal sides out, gave the bearings a good shot of WD-40 from both sides to get rid of the dried grease, hit them with compressed air, then repacked ...

04-19-2019 03:20 AM

my replacement sharpening wheel - 8 replies

I put together a different sharpening wheel. My old one was too large and too heavy to move around. It also had a 1/2 hp motor. I found a $5, 1725 rpm, 1/4 hp Dayton motor so I figured now was the time to build a new wheel. I used a sanding disc from an old Craftsman belt/disc sander. The thing is nothing special, just a box with the motor ...

02-16-2019 02:46 AM

Leveling a tilting concrete slab - 12 replies

I hope I am putting this in the correct forum. I just wanted to see if anyone else on here has had experience with leveling a tilting concrete slab? I have a 10’ x 10’ slab at the bottom of the deck stairs. I dug under it in a couple places and put jacks under it. I raised it up so that it was level if not a tiny bit more than ...

02-12-2019 10:30 PM

Wood floor versus concrete - 24 replies

If you had the opportunity to design a woodworking shop from ground up, would you consider a wood floor with floor joists and all that or would you go with concrete? I’m more into hand tools and will be using hand planes so an impact with a concrete floor is a concern, although not a big concern. I do also have tools like table saw, and ...

01-01-2019 02:53 AM

Dewalt DWP611 - want to buy right - 8 replies

I want to buy the more useful combo of the DEWALT DWP611. I have another full size router with plunge base (PC 690) so my question is…how important would it be to buy the plunge base for the compact router? I have been looking at the DEWALT DWP611 bundled with the round base thinking that would be my best buy. I want to be able to use t...

12-27-2018 10:15 PM

something to do on cold winter days - 7 replies

Now that I have this cart built for the boxes my wife gave me, I’m about to embark on a sorting and labeling endeavor. I should have plenty to do on those cold dreary days this winter. I just need to get it settled in my mind first as to how I’m going to sort and label a gazzilion screws, nuts, washers, bolts, etc. I think I have ...

11-28-2018 01:30 AM

trees down along I-10 Tallahassee on west - 5 replies

Trees, trees everywhere but none for me. WOW, we got to see some of the destruction from hurricane Michael as we drove I-10 from Tallahassee to nearly Destin turn off. That’s a long stretch and for quite a lot of the way, 85% or better of all the pines along there for the most part were either simply blown over or they were snapped off. ...

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