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08-01-2010 05:23 AM

How to check for nicks on a carbide insert? - 0 replies

I have a Byrd shelix cutterhead in my planer. I can tell that one, or more, cutterhead(s) has a nick in it. What is the best, and safest, way to dermine which ones I need to rotate?

02-26-2010 01:03 AM

Jointer - 10 replies

I’m ready to buy a new jointer. I currently plan on buying the Grizzly G0490 8” jointer and later buying the Byrd Shelix cutterhead. I have a few questions. First, for those who have the G0490X are you satisfied with the Grizzly helical cutter head? Should I save some money and buy the G0490X? The G0490 plus the Byrd Shelix cu...

07-29-2008 06:00 AM

Looking for owner of a portable sawmill - 4 replies

We had a huge storm about a week ago with straight line winds of up to 95 miles per hour. There are trees down all over the place. I hate seeing these trees turned into wood chips or firewood. If I knew of an owner of a portable sawmill I’d try to salvage some of the trees. In the park close to where I work there are at least five larg...

03-08-2008 05:18 PM

Gross Stabil Clamps - 1 reply

Does anybody ever have enough clamps? I know I don’t. I’m looking to add to my limited collection and have been considering buying Gross Stabil F clamps. I’d really like to buy some Jet parallel clamps but can’t quite justify the cost yet. Do any of you LumberJocks have any experience with Gross Stabil clamps? Would ...

03-03-2008 05:39 AM

Mica? Shoji? - 9 replies

After I finsh our new Mission style bed I’d like to make matching lamps. There are several examples of beautiful mission style lamps that other lumberjocks have made. Many of these lamps use mica. I’ve never used mica and have no idea what it is. Can someone enlighten me? How is it worked? Please teach this dog some new tricks....

01-26-2008 05:05 AM

Requesting review of mortising machines - 24 replies

I build a lot of Arts and Crafts style furniture which means lot’s of mortise and tenon joints. I’m tired of drilling out the mortise and cleaning them up with chisels. Anybody that has a mortising machine I’d love to hear a review of it. I’d like to see reviews of multiple brands, Jet, Delta, General Machine, Grizzly,...

01-11-2008 04:22 AM

Dust Collector - 5 replies

I currently own a Sears Craftsman 21337 1.5 HP dust collector. This months issue of Wood magazine has a review of 15 different dust collectors. The Craftsman didn’t do too bad except in the bag filtration category. The reason for the low rating is that it has a 30 micron bag instead of a 5 micron or less. The top model was the Delta 50...

01-04-2008 06:31 AM

Hickory, Cherry, Chokecherry? - 2 replies

I was given this log and so far the person giving it to me has said that it was cherry, no it’s chokecherry, and now says it is hickory. I have no clue what it is. I’m getting two more logs of the stuff regardless. I don’t know if I should paint the ends and wait a year or cut it up, sticker it and let it sit. Any suggestio...

12-30-2007 03:16 AM

Tax advantages for the semi-pro shop - 6 replies

Now that I’ve been doing woodworking for a year and have sold several pieces I’m considering going through the process of becomeing a “legitimate” business. I know for the state of Iowa I have to get a Doing Business As certificate. I will also likely go through the process of becoming an LLC. My question is, what ar...

12-21-2007 12:59 AM

Jet/Performax 22/44 vs Grizzly 24" Dual Drum Sander - 2 replies

I thought I was all set to order the Jet 22/44” drum sander. For another couple hundred bucks I can get a dual drum sander from Grizzly. Does anyone have experience using both a single and a dual drum sander? My main use is to reduce the amount of hand sanding, thickness sand highly figured wood and to sand veneer/lamination. I’d...

11-28-2007 07:07 AM

Zero Clearance Inserts and Height Adjustment - 10 replies

Last night I made a couple zero clearance inserts for my table saw. This is the first time I’ve ever had any. I used 1/2” baltic birch plywood with counter top style laminate. The inserts weren’t quite tall enough so I removed the set screws used to adjust the height from the standard insert. I drilled four holes in the ins...

11-23-2007 06:45 AM

Parallel, (K body), bar clamps - 4 replies

I don’t currently own any parallel bar clamps. I plan on starting to purchase some soon. I was planning on purchasing Jet clamps. I see that Woodline has come out with their own line of parralel bar clamps. Anyone have any experience with the Woodline or Jet parallel bar clamps? I’d be interested in any reviews. Thanks in advance.

11-19-2007 04:11 AM

Help me identify wood. - 11 replies

I need help identifying the wood attached to this topic. All of the wood was milled from a single piece. I have a bunch of this stuff that someone gave me. I think it’s spalted soft maple but I’m not sure. I can’t really decide what to do with it. I was going to try and use it to make bookshelves but that’s out with ...

10-18-2007 04:49 AM

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer with Spiral Cutter Head - 7 replies

Has anyone purchased the Grizzly G0490X 8” Jointer with Spiral Cutter Head? If so I’d like to hear your review. Does this model contain the Byrd Shelix cutter head or another type? Please provide as much feedback as possible as I am considering purchasing this jointer. If the spiral cutter head on this unit is not a Byrd would yo...


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