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03-27-2019 03:37 PM

Didn't see it coming, close call... - 21 replies

I was in my garage yesterday and running some wood through the jointer. I was following all the rules of safety, until I broke one of them. This is why they say to keep both feet planted and move your upper body and not walk the piece through. Just as I was at the last bit, I felt myself stretching on a 5’ long board, I took a step a...

03-23-2019 09:01 PM

Just started running DC ductwork, any issues here? - 23 replies

This is my first DC setup and I have read up a good bit and all the information and opinions can overwhelm you. So far I just have it run to the jointer and up top I have it capped off where I am going to run it all the way across that wall with a couple drops. One drop is going to run to the floor then underneath the workbench in 2nd picture...

03-20-2019 07:29 PM

Replacing stair carpet with oak treads, any advice? - 23 replies

When we had this house built 5 years ago, the cost to do the stairs beyond carpet was extremely high. I am wanting to strip the carpet and install oak treads with the wood I have. Here is what I have: 1. 389bf of 6/4 red oak. These boards are roughly 9.5” wide and 8-12’ long. This wood is already finished as it came out of the ...

03-17-2019 09:30 PM

DIY Mitre saw dust hood - 3 replies

In the process of setting up my dust collection, I am getting all tools where I want them and working out how to maximize the efficiency of stray dust. One of the hardest tools I have found to control dust is my Mitre saw. Even with a hose connected to the built in dust port, it throws sawdust around like crazy. The dust hoods get good review...

03-09-2019 08:38 PM

New plug for my Pot belly jointer, 3 wire - 16 replies

The plug on the jointer I just got isn’t right for my outlets. It’s 3 wire and my outlet is the NEMA L6-20-R 20amp. I bought the Nema L6-20P. I’m pretty certain it’s the right plug, but not sure where the white and black go on the new plug. I know the green goes to ground and white is neutral and black is hot, but the ...

03-08-2019 12:08 AM

Any thoughts on this older Delta Rockwell Milwaukee jointer? - 44 replies

I just spoke to the guy, it said it’s in perfect working order, has an extra set of Freud knives and joints true. He was asking $695, but I told him I could make the 2 hour drive, but I would be a buyer at $550. He said if I come tomorrow he will run it for me, put a straight edge to the table to show it’s all in plane do some run...

03-07-2019 05:46 PM

Is this a good deal for this Grizzly jointer? - 9 replies

I have been setting up shop recently and looking for a jointer. I don’t want a benchtop and can’t really swing a brand new one and still get the other tools I want. I came across this and the guy is asking $995. I was going to ask if he would consider $895 and make the 1.5 hour drive today. It looks new. It has the HSS knives, but...

02-28-2019 03:58 AM

Advice on setting up my workspace? - 14 replies

I apologize for the long post in advance and would appreciate anyone willing to read my mumbling to understand where I am coming from. Anyone brave enough to read and respond, I will say a prayer to the dust god to ensure you avoid splinters or dust in your eyes for a solid year! I could really use some suggestions on how to best make the spa...

02-25-2019 02:45 PM

Finally have dust collection done! - 32 replies

Well I didn’t do anything special or new, but I got my first decent dust collection setup. I bought the Harbor Freight 2HP system, the HF dust collector accessory kit, Wood River cyclone lid and 30 gallon metal trash can. I built a simple cart from scrap I had laying around and used the casters that came with the HF DC. HF DC: $167....

02-23-2019 03:12 PM

New Harbor Freight Dust Collector - they improved it?!? - 10 replies

I just bought a new HF 2HP dust Collector and am modding it with the Wood River cyclone lid into a 30 gallon trash can. One of the things I read about some people upgrading is the impeller, changing it from the plastic impeller to a metal one. Well I am starting to build this today and when I unpacked it all, I discovered that it already has ...

02-17-2019 05:11 PM

What kind of outlets are these? Differences? - 8 replies

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum and I realize this is woodworking, not electrical, but LJ has been very helpful and figured some of you may have dealt with various 220 outlets. When we had our home built 5 years ago, I knew I would eventually need 220. The builder offered to install 220 to the garage. He said he was upgrading my s...

02-16-2019 11:34 PM

Think I lucked out, my first jointer - 6 replies

I have been busy turning my 24×20 garage into a woodworking shop. One of the tools I have been shopping for is a jointer. Yesterday I was browsing Craigslist and came across this ad and thought it must be a mistake with the price or something wrong with it. I called immediately and told the guy I wanted it. It was an hour and 15 minute d...

02-13-2019 01:01 AM

Craftsman 15 Inch Drill Press - 15 replies

I am in the process of turning my 2 car garage into a dedicated woodworking shop. I have been doing more and more over the years. I started with building storage buildings as a side job and bought a good bit of tools. I currently have a Rigid R4512 10” table saw and am restoring an older Delta Unisaw. My bandsaw isn’t mineR...

03-16-2018 06:38 PM

Need help with resawing ideas - 24 replies

Hello all, I am new to the forum and have run into something I could really use some advice on. I recently had a friend call me up and ask if I wanted some wood for free. I asked him if he always asks silly questions, where do I go? I end up getting about 21 boards between 12-14’, 8 boards between 6-8’ and a dozen or so 3-5R...


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