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09-02-2019 01:56 PM

Thinning Paint for a Humid Day - 13 replies

I’m in the final bits of the kitchen cabinetry remodel. All of the doors and drawer fronts have been finished and installed. I need to get the end panels and the island wrap painted. At 10 am it’s already 77*f and 90% humidity out in the shop. I’m working with Benjamin Moore Advance Satin and it’s TDS calls for only...

12-12-2018 02:23 PM

Moving Sketchup 2016 - 15 replies

My fellow LJ’s that are also computer ninjas, I need your assistance. My IT work folks upgraded my work laptop and now I cannot open Sketchup 2016, that I had copied over from my Desktop PC. On the laptop it opens and says license expired, but it still opens fine on the desktop PC. Is there something else I need to copy to the laptop ...

10-19-2018 06:51 PM

Air filtration yes or no? - 18 replies

A new in box hanging air filter is on CL for a reasonable price. I do my woodworking in my 2 car garage generally always with the 20’ door open. Occasionally over the winter, I’ll do some projects where I’ve got a heater running and the door closed. For $100 to $150 would you get an air filter in this situation?

08-21-2018 11:11 AM

LED Lights on Clearance at Lowe's - 5 replies

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been on the fence to switch to LED’s, saw 4’ LED’s on 50% clearance at Lowe’s, and got someone to check the price. 4’ LED 4k lumens for $35 each. Store manager said it’s a non stock item and needs to go, see the pic for the model number etc.,

12-22-2017 11:45 AM

Vintage Walker Turner Scroll Saw - 6 replies

Hey LJ’s, Merry Christmas!!! Peeking on Craig’s List this morning, and saw this Vintage Walker Turner Scroll Saw for $50 I have a small dremel one that is used for the occasional times I need to cut something that can’t be done on the bandsaw. For $50 a piece of old iron seems like a good deal. For those of you with exper...

10-22-2017 09:08 PM

Another "What wood is it thread" - 9 replies

Neighbor has a friend of a friend with several 100 BF of this wood which was salvaged from the ceilings of boats in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake area. It’s a hard wood, does not dent easily with a thumbnail, no noticeable smell when planed or sanded, one end cut with a poor blade burnt just like cherry. carves like butter with a sharp chi...

09-18-2017 08:15 PM

Unifence Repair - 4 replies

Hey LJ’s looking to see if any or all can help me with getting this unifence repaired so that I can put on a new scale and have the cursor function properly. I got it free off of Craig’s list and jumped before realizing the scope of repair needed. The cast aluminum frame for the cursor is cracked off and gone, there is a bit of the...

07-24-2017 02:15 PM

Brad nailer, Rebuild or Replace - 15 replies

My PC BN200a stopped shooting nails last night after 13 years of use, (yes oiled regularly). Searching here I’ve found some older posts recommending the rebuild over the replacement because of the “cheaper” quality of the nailers. Given that I paid $100 for it in 03, and that they’re selling for the same now, I guess th...

03-05-2017 03:12 PM

PRO & CON These three sharpening kits - 14 replies

Looking to draw on the experience and wisdom of the LJ’s. I’ve got a variety of sharpening systems that are all largely oil stones, my arkansas stones are a bit too small for plane irons, my norton tri stone is a bit dished from culinary knives, and my one ceramic stone has really become my go to in the kitchen as it’s a one ...

12-21-2016 04:24 PM

CL Deal for a TS in the DC NOVA Area - 3 replies

Was looking around CL and saw this RIDGID saw deal in Sterling VA, looks to be a very good deal for all of the added accessories the seller is adding. If you’re running a bench top or one of the under 27” saws, this is a good upgrade. It’s fairly equal to what I’ve got now otherwise this would be a tool gloat post, fishi...

02-13-2016 07:45 PM

6 Bessy clamps for $15 - 9 replies

Jay Bates mentioned a Home Depot deal on 6” clutch clamps from Bessy. I had to check several with an online inventory check and found the HD’s over in Virginia had limited quantities Found them at the first stop in an end cap sales box & got two packs ,,,,,, $2 & change a clamp is a hell of a good deal for top qualty clamps

09-25-2015 05:04 PM

Top Check, must I breadboard? - 18 replies

In the midst of building a new entertainment center, I decided to increase the dimensions for more width in the cabinets forgetting that the pieces I had for the top were close to the total length and had some end checks. The stock is air dried cherry that I was able to get for $1 bf and I’ve been dealing with a few defects but overall it...

09-17-2015 03:32 AM

Sophie's Last Ride - 6 replies

Had a rough day today, went to the vet to pick up the cremated remains of the beautiful Rottie shown in my avatar pic. I was okay until I got to the car and realized that going for a ride was one of Sophie’s favorite things but this time I wouldn’t see her little nub of a tail wag like crazy. She’s in a wooden box now and she&...

09-05-2015 01:56 PM

R & S cabinet door inlay - 4 replies

In the midst of building a new entertainment cabinet for the family room. It’s essentially three spaces, open shelves in the center and a door covering shelves on each end. Working with QS cherry with lots of nice grain & figure, but thinking of some inlay to accent the cabinet. Pondering a walnut inlay border for the cabinet doors,...

08-29-2015 03:50 PM

Laminate panel or start over - 4 replies

In my gut I think the answer is to start over, but the cheapskate side of me is wondering about possible fixes, which brings me to the cumulative knowledge and talent of my fellow LJ’s Project is a QS cherry entertainment cabinet 60” x 22” x 26” divided into three cabinets with the left and right ones having 19” ...

05-19-2015 03:15 PM

Wood ID & Would you us it for a mallet handle? - 6 replies

Hello LJ’s Busy weekend coming so I’m stealing a mid week day off getting to get in some shop time. I’ve been wanting to build a mallet (3pc sandwich) for some time & I’ve got a pile of reclaimed wood to work with. The head will be built from mostly ipe, maybe a red oak center, and will be pretty solid & densely...

03-10-2015 12:04 PM

Overlapping dados for box top - 3 replies

Boxmaster LJ’s, I know I’ve seen it and now because i’m looking for it i can’t find it anywhere. While making a box you put a dado on the inside faces at the point where your lid will start when you cut the top from the box. I think the trick is that the cut off is actually a perfectly aligned dado on the outside...

03-05-2015 05:02 PM

Have you used a hole saw without the arbor? - 16 replies

Hey LJ’s, I need to make a burger press to speed up production. I’m going to cut down a polypropelene cutting board into a 5” width and then space 5 4” holes across it’s length. What I’d like to do is cut a second strip and mount the discs cut out of the 1st blank to the 2nd, with SS screws from the top ...

10-23-2014 12:02 PM

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10-23-2014 11:45 AM

Bar Top Finish Durabillity - 8 replies

Hello LJ’s,I’m curently workng to get a “Gastro-Pub” completed and opened for business, on the side of my “Real Job” and am fortunate to have some true craftsmen doing my millwork, and I’m very pleased with what they’re doing but I’m questioning the finish chioce made by our Architect. The b...

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