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05-31-2019 04:10 AM

Before I buy books and plans, recommendations on entry door construction? - 15 replies

Finally… I get to include my woodworking with my recent home defensive projects. Namely, entry doors. I have the typical tract home construction main front entry door that I think a 8 year old could kick through. Looking to beef that sucker up by constructing my own front door. I did search through the forums and projects first but I ...

05-29-2019 01:20 AM

Home Camera Systems for security - 22 replies

To those that somewhat know about me here on LJ’s, I was smack in the middle of my roubo bench build a couple months ago when a close friend had a house break in while she was not at home, luckily. After some time reflecting on house security, I came to realize I have NONE except 2 cats & a deadbolt. I stopped everything and dove into...

04-20-2019 12:42 AM

now THAT is a total mobile workshop.... - 5 replies

saw this while driving to work this week. full sized delta unisaw, generator, 14” bandsaw, and miter saw. that’s some dedication

03-26-2019 03:49 AM

Byrd Shelix Head for planer or jointer, or both? - 30 replies

I was seriously considering picking up a 8” byrd shelix head for my 8” GeeTech jointer for the $420 price tag. While on the site, I took a gander at what a 15” head would be for my 15” Jet planer of $694. That is lots of dough for both. I gots to thinking… maybe is best to just purchase the shelix head for the 1...

03-23-2019 08:43 PM

How do you safely store your straight edges? - 6 replies

I have a 8’ precision straight level from a BORG purchased 5-6 years ago. I believe stated 0.005” precision (dout over the length because it’s more of a carpentry level than machinist precision level). It’s one of them True Empire levels. It is what I’ve been using to make things coplaner and flat. However, when...

03-19-2019 03:09 AM

How flat... is acceptably flat? - 4 replies

My ongoing hand plane and hand tooling adventures has brought up questions I have not seen asked (I think).While working with a some 3’ long pieces of douglas fir to play around with, I thought I had a nice flat 2×8 face…by feel. I used a scrub plane at 45 degree angle to make things level. Proceeded by a #5 to knock things do...

03-10-2019 03:04 PM

Nice informative Youtube video on how to clean parallel clamps and maintenance - 1 reply

I have around 36 parallel clamps in my arsenal that have NEVER been cleaned or lubed. After the slab lamination glue up of my ongoing Roubo workbench project, it will be time to hit all of them finally. After reading a bunch of LJ posts and research, the King’s Fine Woodworking folks have a great video of just this subject by testing 8 d...

02-25-2019 05:24 AM

WorkSharp 3000 vs Diamond Stones vs Sandpaper/Veritas Mk II - 22 replies

I tried something out today. I have the Worksharp 3000, Eze-Lap diamond stones, precision granite block with sandpaper and the Veritas MK II.With my 8” power jointer out of temporary action, figured I best rehab a Stanley #7 that needed some loving and have a go at my Roubo bench project with hand tools.So I take the Stanley #7 iron which...

02-24-2019 01:22 AM

Jointer pulley blew up. Time to learn hand planing from start to finish! - 12 replies

Grr.. of course. Of course. Of course. My 8” Geetech jointer double pulley went kapow. Pain in the butt to find replacement parts when I rebuilt this thing from pieces. Loma Tools was my goto place but now I think they are bye bye. Saved the emails from Judy at Loma Tools 4 years ago. Wonder if she is still at the email address. W...

02-19-2019 10:04 PM

using 2 router edge guides with 2 rods for mortise or hog out. O1 steel question - 11 replies

While digging into Roubo workbench construction I am pursuing, I came across a video of someone using a Festool router with 2 edge guides for the 5” beefy legs and chop, one edge guide on each end. What a fantastic idea! Should solve any racking that comes with using a single edge guide, or so I strongly hope. As this would apply to oth...

02-15-2019 05:22 PM

Workbench against the wall. Where to put hand tools? - 6 replies

After getting workshop organised these last couple months, I am now ready to tackle hand tool storage and future workbench project. However, due to the limited real estate, my workbench would have to be settled against a wall (at least,82% sure that I can see no other location for a 6-8’ x 32”-36” table top). That leads to th...

01-30-2019 04:57 AM

Router bits + O-rings + bottoming out question - 7 replies

About to do my beginners attempt at the nicest cabinet I can make (surely will not be heirloom quality but better than my usual utilitarian look) using tongue & groove router bits. Was watching the Sommerfeld video with Marc S about placing an O-ring inside the collet shaft so that the matched router bits are at the same height during chang...

01-17-2019 03:23 AM

ohoh... gorissen youtube code gen webpage down. now what for LJ vids? - 10 replies

I’ve always used this site to embed youtube vids into posts here on LJ’s. now, the gorissen website is offline (temp? perm?). Now how to do youtube vids?

01-12-2019 01:34 AM

Those few with a WEN 4225 15" floor drill press... happy with it after months? - 1 reply

I have an first dibbs shot at purchasing a Wen 4225 floor drill press new in the box for $250. Currently, I have a benchtop Delta 10” drill press. The Delta is great for smaller items, but have found it’s limitations so was looking to go floor drill press of 15”-18”. Sticker shock :) Looks like WEN was around in the 5...

12-20-2018 04:27 AM

Dust Collection: If squished 4" wire hose to 1" oval, venturi effect? - 4 replies

I am working on my bandsaw dust collection. Will have a 6” duct feed to it branched off to 4” wye so will have 2×4” ports. One will be installed to the lower wheel area. What to do with the other 4”. After some vids and topic discussions, I wanted to try something. I currently have a damaged 4” spiral wrap...

12-19-2018 12:40 AM

14"+ Drill Press Hunting. Specific Brand/Model to look for? - 2 replies

I currently have a Delta 10” benchtop drill press which has served me well these last 5 years. Due to upgrading my shop and some machinery, I would not mind a stand alone drill press. The new ones such as Porter Cable and Wen are (at this time) beyond what my wallet can afford. So that leaves me looking at craigslist and estate/garage/m...

12-05-2018 04:16 AM

Looking to buy Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R. Does Rockler usually have Christmas sales? - 10 replies

Tis time to be jolly…to me!I have the Bench Dog Tools 40-102 ProMax Cast Iron Router Table Extension fitted to my Delta Unisaw. Love that thing! However, unsure if I can swing $369 for the only router lift (I think) that will fit the proprietary Rockler/Bench Dog router table. And since the Jessem is in the top 3 of router lifts, I̵...

11-12-2018 08:58 PM

I got lucky. Know where your emergency shop kit and closest Urgent Care are! - 32 replies

I got bit. Not by a high rpm spinning saw blade or pounding upon a chisel, but by a utility knife. I was working on the top of a plastic 55 gallon lid to accept a 6” duct after jigsawing a rough circle and then fine cutting with utility knife. I installed a fresh utility blade and on the first fine tuning slice, something went amiss and...

11-08-2018 01:42 AM

Dust Collection related: square to round..loss of CFM? - 4 replies

I am in the midst of converting my 3HP dual armed Grizzly DC to blower on top of SSD XL. The dual arm DC is square’ish (4 5/8” x 4 7/8” or something like that). I am having a HVAC friend make me a square to round connector so I can continue the exhaust into dual wynn filters via round ducting.Watching some forum topics across...

10-28-2018 08:07 PM

how to modify 3HP Grizzly dual arm DC for sitting ontop SSD XL? - 2 replies

I am purchasing the Oneida Super Dust Deputy XL to replace my aging beat up well used Thein Baffle top hat that has served me faithfully for the last 4 years. Lighter weight, easier to handle, and I’m hoping will not clog as the Thein Baffle inherently does with it’s cut out slot when it comes to planer/jointer chips. My dust colle...

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