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08-14-2019 02:56 AM

Advice on 8" Jointer - 33 replies

I’m hoping to get some feedback from the LJ community before I commit to the purchase of a jointer. I was looking this jointer from Grizzly, the G0858 which is the parallelgram bed with a 8” helical cutter. This will be my first jointer, so no prior experience with one. Is this overkill? would I just be better spending a lot less and...

11-07-2018 07:36 PM

Sourcing Hardware for My Project - 9 replies

I’m having a little trouble sourcing hardware for my project. I want to build a couple guitar stands for my collection and I found a design i really like. The hardware which holds the guitar by hanging it from the bottom of the head stock uses what looks like standoffs used for commercial glass shelving and displays. I’ve found some ...

09-25-2018 10:31 PM

Inherited Carving Tools - 3 replies

I have an uncle that used to carve duck decoys. He recently passed away and my Dad gave me all his carving tools. I received a Foredom powered shaft with about three tools, a GRS Gravermax with two chisel tools and a rotary tool, an silent air compressor, a few Flexcut knives, a set of Flexcut palm skew gouges, a set of Miller-Falls palm goug...

08-27-2018 12:37 AM

MIDI Lathe Chuck Advice - 22 replies

I have a Jet 1221VS lathe and I really need to get a chuck. From my reading, it seems that the Nova G3 is pretty much the go to for this size of lathe and I have seen a bunch of people also suggest the SuperNova2. Being new to turning, I don’t haven any experience with either and really have no clue as to the difference other than the G...

05-12-2018 02:19 PM

Kingsplor Abrasive Disks... Which to Choose? - 10 replies

I’m about to pick up some Kingsplor abrasive disks for my Bosch ROS65 and I have no clue which type of abrasive is best for woodworking. Which all the choice, I’m lost.. Stearate, Stearate Latex, Stearate A/O, Heavyweight, Lightweight, etc… Any recommendations where to start?

12-30-2017 04:17 PM

Just Got My Lathe, Now What? Wood Turner's Resource for Newbies - 86 replies

I have been woodworking off and on most of my life in some form or another. I mentioned to my wife that I would really like to get a lathe, and she thought that was a great idea. So not to argue, I spent the last week looking online to find a machine that will best suite my needs. I was on the fence about which to get, so I decided to increase m...

07-12-2015 08:02 PM

Black Locust? Wood ID help... - 18 replies

Not sure what this is… it’s hard…heavy…and not easy to work… Black Locust? Wiped with mineral spirits for pics…

09-08-2014 04:58 PM

Anyone Here Home Brew? - 9 replies

I love beer, especially European and craft beers, and I want to learn how to start brewing my own. If anyone have any good resources that they want to recommend, please do. Looking for web resources like forums and online suppliers and such. Any info would be much appreciated.

07-20-2014 01:21 AM

Media Console build, could use some advice. - 13 replies

Hey guys, I’m looking to build this media console that my wife is dieing to have. I built a similar console a little while back, but the construction was a little less complicated and my methods were a bit more crude. I had built that one just using a circular saw, combination miter saw, and cordless drill. I’ve picked up quite a few...

09-30-2013 06:25 PM

Table Saw Vibration When Powering Down - 22 replies

Hey guys, I have a quick question. I have a Craftsman 113 TS that I picked up recently off CL and I’m just getting to the point of having it set up right and all that stuff. Since this is my first TS I wasn’t sure about the vibration that I get when the saw powers down. When I turn it off, it goes into a two step like shut down. I...

09-05-2013 03:57 PM

Advise on Craigslist find: Drill Press - 13 replies

I found a Jet and a Hitachi drill press on CL at reasonable prices and I’m hoping to make one of them mine. Anything that I should be leery of on either of these? The Jet is an older one, blue Shopline series, and the Hitachi looks to me to be almost new. Jet JSL-14DP Hitachi B16RM

09-05-2013 03:49 AM

Band Saw Tuning / Blade Question - 8 replies

I recently purchased a Craftsman 14” band saw (Rikon Clone) and I noticed after installing my new Wood Slicer 3t x 3/8” Re-Sawing blade that it wants to move a lot on the wheels and you could see the movement between the thrust bearing too, but not as much since the thrust bearings guide it. The movement is from front to back, and it...

07-21-2013 09:44 PM

Grizzly 14" G0555 Series w/ 6" Extention - 28 replies

I’m in market for a band saw and after seeing some pretty good reviews on the Grizzly G0555 (specifically, the G0555LX or G0555LANN model) series I decided to give it a look. One of the things holding me back it that I want greater re-saw capacity. Unfortunately, that means that I’ll have to spend about double to gain that capacity, ...

06-25-2013 02:52 AM

Chisels...Where to start? - 29 replies

I’m looking for some advice on purchasing my first real set of chisels. Where do I start? Below are a few that I have found. I would like to get a good set under $100, but I am willing to go up to $200 if it’s worth the extra coin. Here are a few that have caught my eye: Sorby Sheaf River Series Stanley Sweet Heart 750 serie...

06-08-2013 01:27 AM

Where to start? Advice for a beginner... - 16 replies

I’m currently on vacation visiting my family back in VA and I received some nice goodies from my Dad. My uncle was an avid wood carver specializing in ducks and other wildlife. Well, he’s since retired from doing it and given all his stuff to my Dad, who in turn is passing it on to me. The lot of tools includes several knives, chi...

05-17-2013 08:32 AM

Advice on selecting a Table Saw - 69 replies

Hey guys, I’m researching table saws and thought I would join here and see if I could get some solid advice on what type of saw would best suit me. I currently don’t own a table saw and my last one was a cheap Ryobi that bought about 10 years ago to rip OSB and other construction needs when I was renovating my first house. When I ...

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