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12-23-2012 12:17 AM

HF Router - 27 replies

Merry Christmas to all! I was just today looking at a router at Harbor Freight. It looks like an off-shore built knockoff of a Porter Cable router, complete with a half-inch collet. I was wondering if it would be worthwhile in a router table application and not as my primary router. The $45 price tag was very enticing but I was wondering a...

08-30-2012 02:09 AM

Planer Sled - 12 replies

I need your thoughts and experiences on building a planer sled before I take the plunge. I am thinking about building a planer sled to effectively lengthen the planer’s infeed and outfeed tables. I own a DeWalt planer. The sled would be built from half-inch MDF, appropriately supported along its length, and covered with a piece of lamin...

08-05-2012 03:14 AM

A Feature to Select Forum Topics - 5 replies

Here is a suggestion for Martin that I’d like comments from my fellow LJs as to whether or not they’d be interested in it. How about the Forums button have a selection feature (perhaps a “Favorites Forums” orsomething along those lines) with which I could pick the Forum Topics that I want to look at? Right now, my c...

06-20-2012 02:00 AM

Pear Wood - 7 replies

I have been given a number of logs from a pear tree. Two questions for my fellow Lumberjocks: FIRST QUESTION: I was hoping to make some mallets for use with wood chisels but am not sure if the wood is hard enough for this application. Your thoughts? SECOND QUESTION: Assuming I roughcut the logs into one-inch quartersawn slabs and sticke...

12-04-2010 04:50 AM

Need a Replacement Delta Table Saw Fence - 2 replies

I recently purchased a very nice used Delta bench saw at an even better price. (I wouldn’t claim a tool gloat, but I’m smilin’!) The saw did not come with a fence so I need to find a replacement – hopefully, an original replacement part. I don’t want to spend the money on an upgrade type fence. It is a Delta M...

12-02-2010 10:00 PM

Uses for Cottonwood? - 68 replies

A few of us were talking at lunch about some old cottonwood trees. The conversation came around to what would you use the wood for. It’ll burn in the fireplace but leaves a big mess of ash and sparks and pops while burning. None of us had any experience with using cottonwood nor did we remember ever seeing cottonwood lumber for sale....

11-20-2010 04:02 AM

Impact Driver - 5 replies

I’m in the market for an impact driver. I currently own DeWalt 18v tools with plenty of spare batteries. But I don’t like the weight because of the batteries. I no longer make a living with my tools so the advantage the 18v gives in duration power is no longer a factor. I’ve always had good luck with DeWalt tools. I’m ...

07-21-2010 02:20 AM

Coffee Filters - 11 replies

Has anyone had any experience with using coffee filters to strain lacquer and sanding sealer to shoot in an HVLP gun? It seems that mesh cone filters have gotten expensive since I last bought some! Thank you in advance!

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