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04-15-2017 06:28 PM

Custom arbor wrenches - 2 replies

Hello jocks, My buddy cut me out some custom arbor wrenches for my Unisaw. I was tired of tightening the blade with one wrench and a piece of wood. These are also longer than a standard arbor wrench to keep my carney hands from getting nicked. They are mild steel .180 thick and 13 ” total length . Let me know your thoughts. If there is...

04-09-2017 03:51 PM

What is this For? - 3 replies

I say what be this cluster of disc upon my buddys bench grinder? Just curious. Thanks

02-14-2017 02:23 AM

Lathe Id - 2 replies

Hello all, a lathe came across my radar without any description or manufacture information. The auction house hasn’t got back to me regarding my questions. Any ideas or input is welcome, I have to decide tomorrow if i attend this auction. all i know is it looks old and heavy,which is how i like my tools.

01-02-2017 08:57 PM

Is profanity allowed on this forum? - 6 replies

Just need to know, I couldn’t find it in the forum rules. I’m wondering how a lumberjock member/donor can address someone else as an ’’A hole’’. I’m not against profanity, i use it every day, just not on a woodworking forum.

11-21-2016 03:44 PM

Failed glue up. - 29 replies

Hello all, just thought i would share a rather unpleasant experience while making a cutting board. Sorry no pics. last night I was making an end grain cutting board with walnut and maple, after squaring all the strips I started the glue up with titebond 3 and pipe clamps. After an hour i pulled it from the clamps and started cutting strips t...

10-20-2016 03:14 AM

ATB+F flat cut? - 2 replies

Hello all, I am in need of ftg ripping blade but i have found an amana age 24 tooth ATB+F blade for dirt cheap. I have really been impressed with amana and figure i would try the german line of blades. Will a ATB+f leave a flat cut? Any opinion on A.G.E. series by amana?

10-13-2016 07:23 PM

Cupping and splitting in slabs - 7 replies

Hello all, I just left my local wood supplier where they carry large slabs and dimensional rough sawn lumber. I noticed that all of the slabs were cupped pretty bad some over a 1” for a 24” wide slab. Most of the rough sawn dimensional hardwoods had deep wide cracks near the ends of the boards and were cupped too. I ask the gent...

10-06-2016 03:48 AM

Thanks - 6 replies

I just thought I would lighten up the forum today by saying Thank You to everyone that has contributed to this forum. I lurked on here a while before joining because I wanted to make sure I was joining the best online woodworking forum. As a new woodworker you all have patiently answered all of my noob questions without any hesitant, ego, or at...

10-03-2016 12:22 AM

RAS Blades suggestions - 21 replies

Hello all, I recently picked up an old Dewalt radial arm saw, With your help i was able to diagnose and fix the problem that kept someone else from buying it. I have went through the saw completely and she is ready for a blade. I would love to have a 10 inch full kerf blade with a flat bottom grind or a triple grind that leaves a flat bottom...

09-27-2016 02:04 AM

Need help with old dewalt RAS - 7 replies

Hello all , I bought a 1964ish dewalt 1500 203800 yesterday for a good deal. The motor is very slow to get to speed (5 seconds) and very weak when it does. I rewired all of the bad wiring and it is still the same. The wire to the capacitor are sodered to the post so i don’t know if i am getting accurate numbers while testing. There ...

09-25-2016 01:18 AM

Help Identifying A R.A.S - 4 replies

Hello again, I need a little help identifying and old dewalt ras. The picture I have posted is not the actual saw for sale , but the seller says it is identical. He believes it is a 1501 made in the early 60s. The seller cant send pictures which makes me think he made be an older gentleman. any help or advice or appraisal would be helpful. ...

09-22-2016 05:16 AM

Table saw blade height? - 6 replies

hello all, I was just curious how high you set your blade above your material while ripping or crosscutting? I watched a forrest video on you tube where they recommenced to raise your blade well above your material to help with cooling to prolong the life of the carbide. I always shoot for 1/2 inch above lumber while ripping but I have watche...

09-20-2016 08:19 PM

Brand Loyalty - 34 replies

Hello all, Yesterday my buddy stopped by on his way back to work. He was asking my opinion about replacing his 20v dewalt 1/4’’ inch impact. He is a lineman and for some reason they all use 1/4’’ impacts with 1/2’’ socket adapters. I told him that home depot had 18 volt makitas for 99 bucks, He asked if m...

09-10-2016 12:38 AM

Table Saw Pulley Ratios? - 4 replies

Hello all, MY 1750 rpm 1.75 hp motor on my old Taiwanese saw is gutless and needs replaced. I will be replacing it with a 3hp 3600rpm from harbor freight. changing the motor pulley will be the easiest, I really dont want to touch the arbor pulley if i dont have to. If anyone has went from a 1750 rpm to 3600 please comment. And yes my sa...

08-19-2016 08:14 PM

Green rough cut oak questions - 6 replies

hello all, I found a good cheap supply of rough cut 1×6x9 red and white oak boards from a sawmill. All lumber is freshly cut air drying at the moment. My use for this wood would be for farmhouse/ vintage industrial tables. I have the space in my shop to build a hobo kiln with a tarp and a fan while running a dehumidifier.I of cour...

08-18-2016 03:51 AM

Thoughts on construction grade lumber tables? - 6 replies

Hello Jocks, Earlier this summer I turned down the opportunity to make simple rustic tables for a thriving furniture store. The designs was super simple and consisted of all construction grade lumber from lowes. Screws showing, not even countersunk, boards mounted crown down, shoddy work in my opinion. I am no hardwood snob but with i knew the...

08-12-2016 03:50 AM

New Hitachi lazer 12" sliding miter saw - 1 reply

Hello all, I just returned from lowes and I gave the NEW hitachi lazer saw a look over and I was less than impressed. I have recommended the c12rsh to anyone that was in need of a 12 inch sliding miter saw. The new saw is not even comparable to the model it replaced. The slide on the saw I scrutinized was very rough and hard to slide, I bel...

08-10-2016 07:20 PM

Sawmill up charging. - 4 replies

How much would you say this lumber is a board foot? $3.50, right? It somehow came out to be $7.00+ to havefive 2×10x8’s cut from and 9 foot beam. When i ask about the sawing fee I was simply told how good of a price that was, then the maple beams were compared to home depot pricing for hard maple. What? I ask about th...

07-31-2016 06:12 PM

Led shop lights troubles - 7 replies

hello jocks, I walked out to my shop today to find two of my 48 inch led shop lights not working properly. One of the lights turns on but is very dim, the other light will flash when you pull the chain but not light. We had a nasty storm this morning and did lose power but i don’t think lightning hit my shop or house. I have other brand ...

07-07-2016 02:45 AM

Spalted Maple price? with picture! - 4 replies

I had a rather confusing experience today at a small sawmill. fresh 2ishx12×8’ Live edge pecky spalted maple was on the menu today. The sawyer had posted other slabs and boards and his prices were good. The slabs were all cut from trees that a dozer had knocked down last year. The slabs were not sealed, were starting to crack...

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