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12-01-2018 09:36 PM

Have you dealt with this problem? Looking for suggestions - 14 replies

Hey LumberJocks! Another problem that requires a positive solution. When is a box not a box? When its a soap making box! Client wants a box made by me. Problem: 110 degree liquid put into and enclosed box to set and cool. .1 internal temperature and moisture in an enclosed box, and durability? .2 Would pine covered on the i...

09-06-2018 01:42 AM

Looking for neutral reviews of the Chinese chainsaw! - 8 replies

Hey LJ’s , This is my next inquiry following input on the bore and relative power of a saw forum topic I posted. There is a flood of Chinese chainsaws on Ebay and Amazon. I have a 62 cc Timberpro, but they don’t seem to be selling them now! And I’ve now got a reason to bring out my sawmill. 3 6-8 ft 32 inch black walnut...

09-04-2018 11:15 PM

Capacity and bore of a chain saw - 14 replies

Hey LJ’s, Looking for some advice beyond my knowledge base and I didn’t find an answer through a search engine, as I was looking for a simple direct answer. SO…. if a chainsaw is claiming 105 ccs and 4.8 KW of power ( about 4 hp) What is the cc size of the bore of the engine. Seeing different numbers and sometimes,...

06-21-2018 07:53 PM

Which Planer? - 23 replies

Hey Lj’s, Another question to ask the experienced Lj’s in the know. I am on the edge of purchasing a 15 inch 3 hp planer. I have a very early 12 inch Delta Lunch Box Planer. I have a number of Grizzly tools which serve me well. Grizzly techs have always been great. And it’s in my budget. The 15 inch is around a thousa...

05-16-2018 03:17 AM

Can I use a 32 inch bar and ripping chain on a 455 Rancher? - 19 replies

Hey Lj’s! Neighbor just had her walnut tree cut down, Guess who got the majority of the wood.! Yep! ME! The heartwood on this black walnut is 30 inches in diameter! I have a 455 Rancher and my longest blade is 28 inches, with ripping chain for milling logs. Thinking about purchasing a longer bar but keeping this power head. ...

04-10-2018 02:04 AM

Looking for simple explaination on wiring size for 3 hp single phase motor? - 23 replies

Hey LJ’s, Started to look at assembly instructions and specifications for my new 3 hp dust collector. This is after I struggled and succeeded running two 30 amp lines, 30 feet through 1/2 inch metal conduit , had an electrician consult, screwed up bending the conduit but got it on the 3rd try. Walked back and forth, pushed and pull...

03-23-2018 01:22 AM

Any tricks or tips to setting up my new diamond whetstone plates? - 22 replies

Hey Lj’s, Watching Paul Sellars using diamond plate for chisel and plane blade sharpening and not finding any waterstones over 2 inches wide I bit the bullet and purchased 3 3 inch x 8 inch plates. And a CMT diamond hone for gouges I finally took out of storage. ( almost bought the same set twice????) Have one nice plate holder tha...

01-15-2018 01:40 AM

Improving shop efficiency and organization - 21 replies

Hey Lj’s, it’s super freekin cold everywhere. Have been doing maintenance and rebuilding of structures around my property. Do you keep things on bench tops and say ”I’ll get it later.?” My 2018 goal is to make all those projects that I have thought about creating. I’ve been upgrading shop equipment and a...

12-04-2017 11:08 PM

Density of wood species and moisture? - 30 replies

Hey LJ’s , Another ignorant question? LOL! Had a recent discussion with Matt Cremona. He owns an Expensive Wagner inductive type moisture meter. almost 400 dollars? Not making enough in woodworking to warrent it. After talking with Matt I decided to check out Amazon and found a RisePro Wood Moisture Meter inductive type that had...

11-26-2017 08:18 PM

Has this ever happened to you? - 15 replies

I’LL BE GOB SMACKED.Has this ever happened to you? This is not about woodworking. It’s about eBay and some of the crafty people on it. I consider myself a thrifty shopper and spend time looking at critiques as well as costs to get the best bang for my buck. I have owned a Schumacher, large, homeowner type battery charger for ...

09-25-2017 07:22 PM

Regarding Grizzman's passing - 8 replies

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been working hard to get outside maintenance while weather and work allow it. will be making and shaking some projects as the weather cools and I go into the shop. Wanted to share with any folks who respond to my postings that the wife of a fellow LumberJock who was always supportive of fellow woodworkers like...

06-27-2017 12:04 AM

What wood artist inspires you? - 56 replies

Hey LJ’s, While staining my fence and thinking about other things I’d rather do, I thought about people who have inspired me to “think outside the box.” We have a few here on LumberJocks that take the work into the art form area. We have some gifted box makers. Andy, Greg the Cajun Box Sculpture, and Klaus Keifer...

06-23-2017 01:16 AM

Does walnut blotch without using a sealer? - 23 replies

Hey LJ’s, I have a gallon of mineral spirits based walnut stain that I want to use up. I would like to even out the color on the different walnut boards I have , including my chainsaw milled pieces. This is my first time working with finishing walnut and I’m looking for some advice to keep Murphy at Bay. I usually use a non ...

06-16-2017 08:58 PM

Need input on repairing my air nailers! - 13 replies

Hey I’m looking for experienced LJ’s who have repaired their nail guns. I have a FR350 magnesium round head nailer. It’s been around for awhile and it’s discontinued. The weather was getting colder and I was using the nailer to put up barn board I was up-cycling to my new lumber/tractor shed. This time the trusty (lig...

05-13-2017 01:45 AM

One of those Daze!!!! Murphy's circle jig for my band saw - 12 replies

As I’ve said before ”Murphy is the Master Teacher In my Shop” And He really wants me to learn all about what a simple circle cutting jig requires. Watched a couple of clever You Tube videos before starting my own. I also wanted to do it with what was lying around the shop. Used a half inch piece of plywood and it was to e...

03-21-2017 12:06 AM

Modifying a dust the venturi effect considered? - 13 replies

Talking with a friend about modifying my Delta 1.5 hp dust collector. I was explaining that the intake has a 6 inch diameter nub where the 4 inch dual connection screws on. And I noticed that the hole that allows the air into the shroud was smaller tan 4 inches??? He mentioned the venturi effect. Is this smaller hole important in creating th...

03-17-2017 04:38 AM

Do you cut your veneers from the inside or the outside of the bandsaw blade? - 22 replies

Hey Lumberjocks who mill ther own lumber or bookmatch veneers! I just got a new 17 inch 2 hp Grizzly bandsaw with cast iron wheels and trunion. Planning on sawing bookmatch veneers from lumber I’ve milled with my chainsaw. I’d started cutting veneers on my 14 inch grizzly but it was too slow for an ADHD guy like me. LOL! Even...

03-11-2017 07:45 AM

What type of ductwork would you use in your DC system? - 26 replies

Once again I’m mulling over “what to do” with re-configuring my dust collection? Been reading Bill Pence’s information and I went “whoa Tom!” So I thought I’ve gotten excellent accurate advice form LJ’s with experience. So I’m seeking Your counsel again…before Murphy and I screw it u...

02-19-2017 04:04 AM

Which is better? Aluminum alloy impeller or steel impeller in a dust collector. - 32 replies

Hey knowledgeable LJ’s I’m reading up on dust collector specifications. I would like your experienced input on which is better and why? I’ve talked to the tech guys at Grizzly and the aluminum alloy has less weight. But is that a good thing? Planning to upgrade the suction and air movement in my dust collection as I n...

02-17-2017 07:04 AM

How large a bandsaw blade can I use with my new 17 inch Grizzly?? - 53 replies

Hey LJ’s Once again I’m asking a question about bandsaws.Have learned a lot from previous Forum posts. I’ve also learned a lot from Matthias Wendal of woodgears. ca ( about blade size and flex ) I now own a new GO 513 extreme Bandsaw. It has balanced steel wheels and a cast iron trunion with 2 hp and two speeds. The lo...

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