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02-02-2018 01:17 PM

Contrasting color in Pecan Logs - 18 replies

I am currently removing some Pecan trees from an orchard that the new owners want thinned out a bit. So far a couple of the trees have this distinct contrasting color. It is not heart vs sapwood but something else going on. Any ideas? Fungus? You can see it is not uniform with the growth rings but red/rust color is contained within a sm...

12-11-2016 02:44 PM

RAMCO wide belt sander - 5 replies

Came across a local opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Got a deal on this RAMCO 25” wide belt sander. Unloaded it yesterday. 15HP 25×75 belt. I’m trying to find a manual for it online, but have come up short. Posting this here in case anyone is able to find one, or has more information. Thanks

01-04-2016 01:02 AM

What's it?! - 5 replies

A buddy inherited a couple of these (and many other items) from his father-in-law. It’s obviously a nice rail and type of clamp system, but I’ve never seen one like this, and am stumped on how it would be put into use. There are no holes drilled into the track to fasten it to say a benchtop or similar. Can anyone ID this and give ...

10-26-2015 09:10 PM

Care instructions for new dining room table - 10 replies

Possibly a silly question, but I searched and couldn’t find an answer. I just finished a dining room table and I am delivering it to the client tomorrow. I am anticipating she will ask how to clean and care for it. My finishing went like this – sanded down knotty alder to 220>wood conditioner>light golden stain>3 coats of oil-poly...

02-23-2015 06:09 PM

Grizzly hanging 3-speed air filter on sale for $109 - 3 replies

Just saw this in my inbox. the biggest air-handler but for ~$100 I think I’m going to get it unless others have poor feedback on this one. I’d hang it in my 2 car garage workshop. My biggest question is I see it is rated at 1 micron and up to 409cfm. I guess a ...

02-12-2015 10:50 PM

Next step after using a router sled - 12 replies

I’m starting to use a router sled I made to clean up some oak slabs I’ve been drying. If you look at the photo you can see some lines left after using the router. I used a new 1.25 inch bowl cutting bit but I am still getting some lines. My question is what should be my next step to get this cleaned up? I am not yet good enough...

02-04-2015 03:51 AM

older dewalt radial arm saw - 2 replies

I’ve been wanting to add a vintage radial arm saw to my shop. I’d like to find a model older than this one, but this is what is available right now. From what I can tell, this may be a late 1960’s model? I’ve heard that era is when Black and Decker took over it and they are not as good in quality as older ones. ItR...

01-17-2015 08:30 PM

220v from (2) 110v circuits - 11 replies

Found this: I’ve got a finished garage and I will likely be moving in a few years, so I don’t want to cut into the sheetrock near the panel to get a dedicated 220v outlet installed. What this guy came up with in the video seems to fit the bill perfectly (the need for occasional 220v),...

10-07-2014 07:57 PM

difference between bosch 1617evs and bosch 1617evspk - 3 replies

I just picked up a Bosch 1617evs router from Lowes yesterday. I saw some references today online for the 1617evspk but can’t seem to find what the difference is. Mine did come with the fixed and plunge base, 1/4 and 1/2 collets, and a plastic carry case. Basically I am wondering if there is an advantage with the evspk model and if I s...

10-06-2014 07:34 PM

How to construct this table top? - 4 replies

I would like to build this style of table for outdoors. The top will be about 3’ x 3’. I have no plans, and only saw a photo of something similar in a magazine. There will be a slight gap between boards to allow for water to drain. I plan on using either white oak, cedar or cypress ~4/4. My question is how would I join these top...

08-07-2014 05:41 PM

Premium Kiln Dried Lumber - Big Box Stores - Harvest Table - 13 replies

I’m thinking about constructing a harvest style dining room table. Does anyone have any feedback with regard to using premium kiln dried lumber from one of the big box stores for this type of project? I am assuming this type of lumber must have lower moisture content than the regular lumber at these stores, but I don’t know what % ...

04-10-2014 09:37 PM

Delta RT40 Tablesaw listed at auction in central Texas - 1 reply

This looks like a beast. I don’t know anything about other than I just saw it posted online for an upcoming auction. Hopefully a LJ in Central Texas can pick it up. It’s too much saw for my garage. The listing is here: on industrial on the left column, scroll over about 1...

03-18-2014 05:26 PM

Dewalt router DW618PKB vs DWP611PK - 11 replies

DW618PKB 2.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at Lowes for $199 DWP611PK 1.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at HomeDepot for $179.10 I’ve been in the market for a dec...

03-18-2014 05:17 PM

LJ search error? - 3 replies

I tried to search multiple keywords just now within the LJ page search function. Any one else getting a 404 error?

03-15-2014 02:13 AM

OLD Porter Cable RAS - 6 replies

Just came across this listing. I’ve never seen a RAS quite like this one. Made in NY – how old do you think it is?

02-19-2014 05:08 PM

Sketchup advice - 40 replies

I see some pretty amazing sketchup drawings and I can see how it would be very useful to have this skill.The purpose of this post is to collect some of the best tutorials, tips, or advice on how to best to get into using this program. Thank you for your input.

02-17-2014 06:42 PM

Scary Sharp - proper way to attach sandpaper??? - 13 replies

Scary sharp is the only sharpening method in my budget at the moment (19yo college and 16yo kids).What is the secret for attaching the sandpaper so that it doesn’t buckle/rip??? I first tried taping the top and bottom, that just loosens up, buckles and rips. I then tried spraying the back with a really tacky adhesive and that kept the sa...

02-06-2014 07:48 PM

Grizzly vs Diablo dado stack - 11 replies

Just got this email and I am wondering if this set is better than the $99 Diablo stack I always see at Home Depot.Does anyone have experience on which one is a better value? Thanks. EDIT: in case it is hard to see, it is on sale for $89 and is model G2795.

12-22-2013 08:02 PM

Grizzly 10% coupon - 5 replies

Last year around this time I gave a Grizzly 10% code to a fellow random LJ in need of one. This year I have a Grizzly purchase to make but I don’t have a 10% coupon or code. I am hoping this message finds another LJ willing to return the favor. If and when I get one, I will update this post. Thanks

10-04-2013 01:35 PM

Suggestions on how to repair the finish on this water-damaged jewelry box? - 3 replies

A friend discovered water damage on this. Yikes. I’m not sure of the existing finish on it. Thank you for any suggestions.

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