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02-07-2020 04:36 PM

Removing duck tape adhesive - 14 replies

Hi y’all, Several years ago I purchased a beautiful cherry bedroom dresser. It is of modern era and a finish coat, maybe clear lacquer, was applied at the factory. Problem is, that while relocating to a new residence and packing, I stupidly used duct tape to keep the drawers shut. After removing the tape, much of the ADHESIVE still remains...

02-02-2020 03:29 PM

First time band saw - 19 replies

Morning y’all, I’m due to have a 14’ band saw delivered soon. As the title suggest, this will be my first experience with one. Included with the saw will be an 1/8” blade. I’m not sure at this point, how much resawing I’ll be doing. But before I do anything, I want to install a new, wider blade. The manual is ...

01-16-2020 04:48 PM

Epoxy/hardener - 9 replies

Hi y’all, I recently posted a question on this forum titled “Finishing”. I was questioning how to finish and fill gaps in a hard maple cookie. The cookie will be used as an end table type for the wife. You can view the photos I posted for the topic in the Finishing section. I was gifted some filler and thickener from a very gra...

01-09-2020 07:11 PM

Re: filling & finishing - 20 replies

Hey y’all, I have a wifey project that will eventually need finishing. She wants a clear polyurethane finish, however, a large opening has to filled first,,,,,,her request. I was thinking of using some sort of filler for the opening, but wondering if poly would adhere to the filler. The top will be used for her T.V. only and is made from ...

01-07-2020 07:18 PM

dowel diameter to use? - 5 replies

Happy New Year LJ’s, I have table legs that are going to be attached using dowels. The width of the legs are very close to 15/16” square. What would be the appropriate size dowel to use and how far in from the edge should they be. Also in doweling, after glue up is there any chance of blow out or that the dowel will loosen? Thanks fo...

12-29-2019 06:57 PM

Epoxy or not? - 7 replies

Hi y’all, I have an oval piece of live edge maple that I’m making a table for my wife. She is dead set to epoxy the entire top. I have a couple of questions or suggestions answered first. One, would it be feasible to do that? Second is should I finish the legs with epoxy too or use something else. Third, there are a couple of cracks,...

12-26-2019 05:05 PM

Chipped router bit - 5 replies

Hi y’all, Hoping your Christmas was filled with joy. My neighbor gave me a 3/8 inch router bit. It is chipped on the cutting tip and says he does not want to mess with it. Appears to be an upcut spiral bit. Anyways, My hands and eye sight no longer permit me do such intricate sharpening. Would I be better off to send it to a tool shop or p...

12-10-2019 08:37 PM

TS protection from moisture - 3 replies

Hey y’all, Hope everyone has been good for Santa this year. I purchased a hybrid TS over the summer. Due to a very small workshop I’ve been keeping it outside underneath the carport. I live in the Triad area of NC. where high humidity is a consistent problem. A couple of weeks ago I had to remove some rust spots from the table. After...

11-27-2019 04:31 PM

Cutting thin strips from wide board - 36 replies

Hi y’all, Excuse me for being dumber than a box of rocks. When performing the above mentioned procedure, which is the most safest way to cut it? Wide side towards fence or narrow side against the fence? Thanks and to all LJ’s and families, have a safe and prosperous holiday season. In addition, I want to thank all of your for your he...

11-25-2019 08:41 PM

TS cleaning - 3 replies

Hi y’all. I have an extremely small shop——-about 200 sq ft. Therefore, I find it necessary to have a work station outside under my carport. Besides having a small enclosed workshop, I have a set of three steps to climb. I purchased a hybrid table saw near the end of summer and keep it outside under the carport. I was not going ...

10-05-2019 08:37 PM

What size electrical wire? - 11 replies

Hey guys, Finally had it with contractor saws. So I returned the Dewalt table saw to H-D and purchased a hybrid table saw from Grizzly. Anyways, to be on the safe side I would like your opinions and comments or thoughts. The saw is 2 hp. and prewired to run on 120 volts 20 amp. circuit. I have to run an extension cord about 50 ft. So what size w...

09-30-2019 01:52 PM

Mallet - 10 replies

Hi y’all, I am thinking of making a mallet and have a piece of hard maple from a project. Would or wood it be advisable for the head of this project? I am also thinking of using a contrasting exotic wood for the handle. Additionally, what dimensions would be appropriate for this project. Thanks for your continued support and help. God bles...

09-20-2019 03:17 PM

Table saw top - 20 replies

Good morning y’all. Right about now my head is ready to explode and frustration at an all time high. Because of limited space and funds, I just purchased a brand new DWE7480 job site saw. All unpacked and set up. Lots of nice features and very happy with it, except for one itsy bitsy feature…...table top. Because Dewalt haphazardly ...

09-14-2019 04:59 PM

Table saw fence - 8 replies

Hi y’all, hope that y’all are doing ok and having a great summer. I have a R4516 jobsite table saw with about the worst designed fence I’ve ever seen. Just a rhetorical question here, but why do manufactures sell these products with this kind of crap? Anyhow, I’ve had it with this fence. No matter what I do, the fence wil...

09-02-2019 03:34 PM

Round over router bits - 16 replies

HI LJ’s, So simple minds want to know? I am making a table top for my wife out of 3/4” birch plywood. I’ve cut the circle with my router and circle cutting jig (YEA) and need to round over the edges. First of all, what bit would give a better looking profile, a 1/16” or 1/4”. Secondly, what size shank? Thirdly, how ...

08-22-2019 04:12 PM

TS blade comments - 1 reply

Thanks y’all for comments on my post for TS blades. Lumberjocks are #1!!!!!!!

08-19-2019 02:07 AM

TS blade - 11 replies

Hi y’all, It’s been awhile and hope y’all are having a great summer. Anyways, I’m going into unchartered territory here and want to build a jewelry box for my cherished 7 year old granddaughter. I just finished a computer desk made of poplar for my grandson. It was my first project ever and had a few mistakes that IR...

07-20-2019 02:52 PM

Hand plane - 7 replies

Hey y’all, I have a chance to purchase a SB #6C fore plane in excellent shape for 110.00. Also, it has been tuned and sharpened. The sole is corrugated and well within reason as far as flatness. What do y’all think of the price and your opinions on a corrugated sole. In addition, I also have the option of buying a SB 5 1/4 jack pl...

06-12-2019 04:09 PM

Bench chisels - 3 replies

Hey guys and gals, I have an opportunity to purchase a used set of Bailey bench chisels, however, they are the tang type. I’ve read an article stating that tang chisels are for pushing and not hammering. What is your take on this topic. Furthermore, I will probably be performing both methods. In that scenario would it be better to purchase...

06-12-2019 01:48 PM

Bench chisels - 1 reply

Hi y’all. Anyone have a 4 or 5 piece set of bench chisels for sale? Please, kindly consider a senior on a limited budget!!!! Thanks.

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