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02-11-2012 05:30 PM

How to fix this chair leg? - 17 replies

I have a busted chair leg: What’s the best way to re-seat the…I don’t even know what that threaded piece is called. Should I try to take it out, fix the cracks, then screw/glue it back in place? Or should I try to screw it back in now and then reinforce the whole piece?

01-25-2012 12:10 AM

Free Redwood tree in Monroe Oregon (not mine) - 1 reply

I’m not set up to be able to do anything with this, but if you’re in the Willamette Valley area and want a tree, someone on Craiglist is offering it for free:

01-07-2012 01:04 AM

Making acrylic pen blanks? - 3 replies

Someone on campus is offering some acrylic sheet material for very little money, and I am wondering if anyone knows whether acrylic sheet can be used to make acrylic pen blanks. I’ve never worked with acrylic at all. They said it’s “mostly 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, some thicker, including a foot square bit of 1” thick. 90% is stil...

12-28-2011 06:13 PM

Waxing and rewaxing power tool tables - 26 replies

Got a quick question this morning. Last year when I got my tools with large metal surfaces (table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw) I cleaned them off with WD40 and applied a coating of paste wax. I’d like to reapply some now, particularly to the jointer as I have noticed a bit of discolouration on one end of the table where you hold it...

12-28-2011 01:13 AM

Shops tab - how do I use it? - 15 replies

I don’t understand how to use the “Shops” tab on the top of the page. In map view it doesn’t show everyone (which it also tells you) and I don’t show up on it, so I don’t know who else in my area might also not be on it. But in list view, there doesn’t seem to be any way to sort by…well, anything...

12-24-2011 05:46 AM

Not the greatest packing job from Rockler - 2 replies

I ordered three metal lumber racks – which are heavy – and one plastic dust port – which is light. The thing on the left is the dust port on arrival. It was supposed to look like this: I’ll be contacting Rockler shortly…

12-16-2011 06:49 PM

Wood storage racks on sale @ Rockler - 0 replies

Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that Rockler is having a sale on their wall mounted wood storage racks. I’ve just ordered some as I’ve been thinking about getting them for a while but needed to wait till the ducting was up and I knew what wall space would be free. Here’s the link to the racks, 33% off.

12-14-2011 12:19 AM

Tips for making first wine cork board? - 14 replies

Hi all, I have been admiring the wine cord message boards people have posted here, so when I saw two bags of wine corks at a Goodwill recently I snagged them. I’ve got some questions for those who have made them, or for those who had made any kind of message board really, as I have never made one. What’s the best backing mater...

12-09-2011 12:05 AM

Western Red Cedar - best uses? - 9 replies

I’ve got an opportunity to buy some western red cedar offcuts from a milling company. They’re 2 feet long, 6 inches wide and about 7/8 of an inch thick; I’m assuming somewhat rough cut. They’re selling them in lots of 100 pieces for $20. I’ve decided to get one lot this weekend as it could be useful for practicin...

11-28-2011 07:45 PM

Grinder (dry) recommendations? - 12 replies

I’ve got a corner of my shop that doesn’t have a tool in it, and there have been a few instances over the last few months when I wished I had a grinding wheel, so I think there’s a purchase in my future. But I have no idea what I need. Background: I had a Grizzly wet grinder but sold it and am planning on getting a Tormek T...

11-24-2011 06:02 PM

For Sale/Trade in Oregon: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder & accessories - 1 reply

Hi all, After much deliberation and checking of the bank balance I have nearly decided to take the plunge and invest in a Tormek grinding system, which means my current Grizzly wet grinder is surplus to requirements. So I’d like to sell it. This includes the following: T10010 10” Grizzly Wet GrinderSpare water tray (the one t...

09-29-2011 11:42 PM

Title change: maple burl purchase - 18 replies

(Edit – Original title was “Is this a good deal for maple burls?”) No idea on dimensions (other than relative to the door) or drying, but someone locally has posted this ad: “I have five large maple burls. Looking for about $20 a piece. Thanks.” What do you think – worth a flutter at that ...

09-29-2011 08:24 PM

Wanted: Lois Ventura "Building Beautiful Boxes" book - 4 replies

I’d like to get a copy of Lois Ventura’s “Building Beautiful Boxes With Your Bandsaw” at a reasonable price. If anyone has one that they don’t want anymore, would you let me know, please?

09-26-2011 10:12 PM

Source for 2 inch vacuum hose? - 7 replies

I’ve got a Laguna dust collector which uses some 2” vacuum hose to create suction in the bottom of the dust bin and prevent the collection bag from getting sucked into places that it shouldn’t go. The supplied hose is 5 feet long but due to my collector’s placement I’d really like to have one that is about eight fe...

09-16-2011 11:16 PM

Drying green wood - remove the bark? - 11 replies

I’ve got several chunks of freshly cut maple that I got when someone in town was cutting down their tree. I have about six pieces, 2-3 feet long and ranging from 3 inches to about 10 inches in diameter. I’ve sealed the ends but I am wondering whether it would be better to remove the bark now or after it has dried? I am also thin...

09-03-2011 02:40 AM

Cutting metal dc ducting? - 33 replies

I’ve picked up my ducting for my dust collection system. I’ve got 60 feet of spiral metal ducting in ten foot lengths: 30 feet of six inch, ten feet of five inch and 20 feet of four inch. I asked the shop guys when I collected it (Woodcraft) what method I should use to cut it. They recommended using a metal cutting blade on my 1...

07-22-2011 05:32 PM

Electrical newbie thinking of rewiring bandsaw to 220v - 48 replies

I have a Grizzly 14” G0555 bandsaw currently wired for 110v. The specs say it can be rewired for 220v. I have a spare 220v socket in the ceiling almost above the bandsaw (put in and checked by an electrician last year). I am thinking about rewiring the bandsaw for 220 because a) I might as well since I have the socket and the capabili...

07-19-2011 06:46 PM

Is it OK to put a magnet on a bandsaw? - 24 replies

Sounds like a stupid question, and maybe it is. But that’s why I’m asking! I have a Grizzly 14” bandsaw. It is not located near a wall in my shop, and I dislike having power cables on the floor, so I ran it via a 12 gauge extension cable over the ceiling and down the wall. However, I can’t run the cable directly abo...

06-28-2011 06:31 PM

Question on shop lighting - 75 replies

I have a garage shop in a freestanding garage. It has five incandescent bulbs in the ceiling, though one of them is a dead bulb that I haven’t bothered replacing because it’s covered by the garage door when the door is open. These bulbs are 100 watts. The ceiling is nine feet up. I am not interested in putting fluorescent strip...

06-27-2011 08:49 PM

Small limbs: Maple and Magnolia - 4 replies

A neighbour had a tree cut down and has offered me a bunch of tree limbs ranging from 1 inch to 3 or more – I haven’t seen them so I don’t know the exact sizes. I’m thinking they could be great for small turnings. I’m going to pick some up tonight and was wondering, is there anything I should know about working th...

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