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06-05-2020 05:39 AM

Trouble signing in - 2 replies

Hello. I am having trouble signing in. I keep getting the message in the pic I sent. I wanted to change my email to see if it would clear the problem but I get the same message when trying to access my account settings. Fortunately I was still signed in from a previous post but if I sign out or get booted then I won’t be able to use this useful ...

06-05-2020 01:35 AM

Planet knives for powermatic 15 - 18 replies

Hi. I just bought 3brand new knives for my powermatic 15 from amazon. They have edges on both sides for double the life. They are absolute garbage. Easily nicked and pretty expensive. At first I thought it was my knive set up but after re-setting them to pretty near perfect the knives nicked again and left an unpleasant look on my board. I am re...

05-31-2020 08:59 PM

Powermatic 15 issue - 20 replies

Hello everyone, I just did a maintenance on my powermatic 15 planer. I also replaced the blades with 3 new ones. I put a board through it and it’s leaving gouge marks in the wood the entire length of the board. Same look you get when there are dings in the blades. Again… the blades are brand new and I did recheck them.

04-25-2020 12:38 AM

Tablesaw insert under sled? - 14 replies

Hey there everyone! I have built and been using crosscut sleds for my tablesaws. Are there any disadvantages to removing the insert on my saw? I have built sleds that have replaceable inserts for various applications. I have either misplaced or lost the factory insert for my one of my saws and was wondering if it was necessary to buy a new one o...

04-20-2020 07:23 PM

Square sled fence - 2 replies

I just built my first table saw crosscut sled. Pretty happy with the results. This may be a pretty dumb question but I’m wondering about the fence accuracy. I used the 5 cut method(with lots of practice) and I’m getting an off millimeter reading of -.126. (Negative point 126). Is that ok or should I go further with it. Thank you.

01-07-2019 12:45 AM

Sprayingsealcoat,capset - 7 replies

Hello all. I have th Fuji semi-pro 2 and am using it for the first time. I need to put some seal coat (Zinsser) on something and was wondering if the needle it came with will Work. I have a 50/50 seal/denat al with some trans tint ready to go.

12-15-2018 07:21 AM

Starterhvlp - 10 replies

Hi all. Any recommendations on a decent hvlp? I have an older gravity feed spray gun. Can I use that with my air compressor? I’ve never tried to spray finish before but I read and hear that it’s the way to go.

12-10-2018 04:29 AM

Adding mosers fresco colors to Zinsser seal coat? - 6 replies

Hi there. I am experimenting with toners in dewaxed shellac. Zinsser. I have purchased some mosers fresco colors and I was wondering if that is ok to mix with the seal coat. The directions have me scratching my head. I did experiment a bit with it and the color that I index up with is awesome looking. I am staining birch plywood and black birch ...

11-14-2018 06:47 AM

Deft product compatibility - 14 replies

Hello. I’m really enjoying my new adventure in the world of finishing. I’ve asked plenty of questions and have read many articles on what finish works better than others on certain applications. I now have a new question in mind. If I were to use the deft brushing lacqeur on a project and on the final coat use their clear wood finish spray can,...

11-11-2018 03:48 AM

How do I get that smooth finish - 17 replies

Hello. I have just refinished a family room set that is made of black walnut. I got the old finish off and sanded it down to the bare wood. I then put on a coat of blo mixed with spirits and let dry for a few days. Looked fantastic at this point. I chose arm r seal for the finish which is a wipe on urethane. It’s taking a bit to get a solid Shee...

11-06-2018 03:03 PM

Tack trunk Lumber moisture - 1 reply

Hi everyone. I’m building a tack trunk for my daughter. I’ll be using some black birch lumber for most of it. The lumber has been in my garage for 6 months and the moisture is still reading around 15 %. My question is, since the trunk will be in an outdoor barn with most likely the same moisture content as my garage should it be ok to build with...

10-26-2018 04:04 AM

Oil or water base - 20 replies

Hello, I am planning on making kitchen cabinets for my personal use. I will be using black birch for the doors, drawers(raised panel) and face frames and Baltic birch for the boxes. I have been reading conflicting experiences about what final finish would be best for cabinet application. Water based seems more of a natural look and less odor w...

04-07-2018 06:05 PM

Making a straight edge with my shaper - 10 replies

Hello all, I need to make a straight edge on some 12-14 ft. boards for moulding on a basement project. My jointer will work(obviously) but I wanted to use my shaper with a power feeder. I have the correct cutter to do this but I was wondering on the steps required to have a good result. Not finding a lot on line. Any thoughts?

03-14-2018 03:11 AM

Voids and cracks epoxy??? - 17 replies

Hey gang!! I have a beautiful slab of oak that I want to make into a bench. Unfortunately it has some dry rot in a couple of places. A simple filler won’t do it. I was wondering about some different, more suitable solutions for larger cracks, voids and rot. I do have some experience with butterfly joints but I was more looking towards a pourable...

03-13-2018 02:33 AM

Black birch cabinets - 8 replies

Anyone ever use black birch for kitchen cabinets? I had about 400 bf sawn(thought is was cherry) and I think the wood is absolutely beautiful. Wondering on its durability. Using it for the faces and also the raised panels and drawers.

03-12-2018 09:48 PM

Stubborn board - 5 replies

Hello everyone, I have a nice piece of slab walnut that I was going to use as a table top. Moisture was around 20% when I got it and brought it inside next to my wood stove. . Moisture level was around 6 after about 3 weeks or so. When I took it to my shop(in the garage) I planed it and it was flat. I left it for a couple of days and I noticed i...

03-12-2018 09:41 PM

Stubborn board - 2 replies

Hello everyone, I have a nice piece of slab walnut that I was going to use as a table top. Moisture was around 20% when I got it and brought it inside next to my wood stove. . Moisture level was around 6 after about 3 weeks or so. When I took it to my shop(in the garage) I planed it and it was flat. I left it for a couple of days and I noticed i...

03-11-2018 01:14 AM

Need help on 1995 powermatic planer - 4 replies

Hi gang. I am confused on the necessary lubrication on the used plane I just got. It’s a 1995 powermatic 15. The pics show the gear box. I get that except how much oil to put in. The other question I had was, these plated on both sides of the planer top are saying to lubricate with light oil and arrows pointing. All I see on one side...

03-09-2018 02:34 AM

Rust remover, sealer and lubrication. - 6 replies

Hi all. I use a product called seal 1 to clean and protect my guns. Spray or wipe application ion anything rusty. Let sit for a few and wipe off or use 0 down to 0000 steel wool on really bad rusty or corroding metal surface and the results are amazing. The reason for my post is because I have used it on used machines with cast iron tables and I...

03-07-2018 01:05 PM

Powermatic planer problem - 6 replies

Hi there. I’m brand new here. My question is on a 1995 powermatic 15 planer. Just picked it up today and looks to be in excellent condition. We ran some boards through it before I took it homeand worked fine. The power cord was too short for my shop so I had to install a new one like I have for all my 220 machines. I installed the wires exactly ...


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