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04-21-2020 11:48 AM

Bandsaw Blade -1/2" or 3 /4" - 8 replies

I need to order a new blade for resaw on my 16” Jet Bandsaw. I have been usually 1 /2” Woodslicer. But, I wondered if I should order the 3 /4” version. how much difference does it make with resaw to go to the wider blade?

10-24-2019 12:40 AM

Amazon Reviews and Bribes - 5 replies

I recently purchased a small portable mp3 player from Amazon and it is OK…nothing special but OK. I was very surprised to find a small card in the box that said that if I posted a 5 Star review and sent them a link that they would send me $20 by Amazon gift card or PayPal. This is clearly just a bribe for a good review. I do not t...

09-22-2019 02:51 PM

Nail Hole Filler - 15 replies

I am building some book shelves with Red Oak and using 18 ga brads in places. I want to fill the holes before finishing. I will be staining with oil based stain and will use oil based poly. What can I use that will take the stain and not be very visible?

07-22-2019 10:20 PM

Problems with MT2-JT33 Chuck and Arbor - 8 replies

I recently bought a keyless chuck for my drill press and it uses a MT2 – JT33 chuck arbor. The MT2 stays up in the drill press fine but the JT33 going into the chuck keeps coming loose. I have cleaned the arbor and chuck and made certain nothing was there. However, after a little use, the arbor to chuck connection comes loose. I have...

05-08-2019 01:25 PM

Lathe Chuck for Shopsmith - 2 replies

I am looking at getting a lathe chuck for my Shopsmith 5. The Nova G3 seems to be very good and I can get the adapter. What others should I consider and what size jaws? I will be turning smaller things and likely less than 6”” or so like a small bowl or box with lid.

04-12-2019 11:50 AM

2000 Mw Laser Engraver - 2 replies

I ended up with two of these Laser Engravers due to shipping problems. I would like to sell it for $45 + shipping costs. It is new but has been opened to check for any apparent damage.

12-18-2018 09:39 PM

2019 Projects - Challenging Yourself - 1 reply

In 2018, I built a Maloof style rocker and was the most difficult project that I have done. There were times that I wondered if I would get it done. But, I got it done and enjoyed it. For 2019, I am starting to look at projects which are a challenge. At the top of my list is a truck model like those others have done. It will be a real chal...

11-27-2018 12:28 AM

Wax Over Poly - How Long - 12 replies

I have searched and read a lot of posts on using wax over Poly. There are a lot of opinions about how long to wait before putting wax over Poly. I have read of people suggesting times as long as 30 days and most in the 7-10 day range. I have a project that has several coats of Teak Oil and then allowed to thoroughly dry. I followed this ...

08-19-2018 02:18 PM

Better Speed Control - 1 reply

I have a Harbor Freight Die Grinder that runs at 25,000 rpm. I wanted to slow it down and bought the Harbor Freight router speed control. It is identical to ones sold under a lot of names. However, it only slows it down to about 18,000 rpm and would like to go slower. Does anyone have experience with one that works better and d...

08-15-2018 09:45 PM

Monarch Butterflies - 4 replies

In the last couple of years, we have become involved in attracting and helping the Monarch Butterflies. We have culativated several large patches of milkweed as this is the main food for them and where they lay eggs. This is what a Monarch egg looks like and is only about 1/32” long This is what a full grown Monarch Caterpil...

07-25-2018 11:04 AM

Sealing Concrete Driveway - 5 replies

I want to seal my concrete driveway to reduce winter damage and other things from getting into it. I used something a bunch of years ago that worked well but no longer available due to VOC concerns. It seems many products are not rated very good. Does someone have a suggestion? Thanks

07-13-2018 12:42 PM

Supermax 16/32 Customer Service - 1 reply

Yesterday I called Supermax/Laguna with a question about my 16/32 sander and adjusting the tension hold down rolls. The support was very good and following the advice got me going quickly. A couple hours later, I got a call back asking if my problem was resolved. Quick, competent customer service will make me think of them the next time I...

07-04-2018 12:40 AM

Reviews - What do you like and dislike? - 10 replies

There was a recent review which said watch my unboxing video and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Personally, I do not care for video reviews with nothing else. So, what do I like to see in a review.. Price and comparison with similar itemsApparent quality….fit finishErgometricsSpecsPictures – good ones oriented properlyCommen...

06-14-2018 12:44 PM

Needing a Couple Rasps - 17 replies

I have a project coming up and will need a couple Rasps. I will need a half round probably coarse and medium. There are so many and some too expensive for me. Can someone recommend reasonably priced ones and best place to buy. I saw that Kutzall makes some. Anyone with experience? Also, are the Sureform Rasps useful.

05-18-2018 02:02 PM

Newspaper Subscription Rant - 19 replies

My wife does the bills and recently showed me the subscription for the paper in Northwest Indiana. She also had the bill from a year ago showing the subscription was paid for 52 weeks. The new bill showed that the subscription ended several weeks earlier than the newspaper originally stated. My wife does the paperwork on the bills but gives m...

05-10-2018 11:38 PM

Rocking Chair Classes - 1 reply

I have decided I want to build a rocker and take a class. So far, I am seriously considering either Hal Taylor or Bill Kappel. Both have posted beautiful rockers on LJ. Anyone with personal experience with either of these? Or another suggestion?

04-13-2018 08:16 PM

Craftsman Miter Box and Saw - NW Indiana..Crown Point - 5 replies

Craftsman Miter Box Model 881-36301 Very Good condition and works well. Saw is a 26” 12 pt back saw and is sharpened. There are no kinks or damage on the blade and no rust. I have had this for many years and am not using it. I would like to sell it rather than throwing it out with the trash. Asking $29. Would also trade for some hardw...

01-11-2018 02:09 PM

Shop Stools - 4 replies

A couple of times a year we see a bunch of stools or clocks posted on the project page. This is the result of a high school shop class in Wahoo, Nebraska. It is so great to see young people doing woodworking and not just watching their phones. So many schools have given up shop classes and it is a good thing to see one school keeping them. ...

10-02-2017 01:07 PM

Dust Deputy Static Pressure Loss 2.5" - 4 replies

I read so many articles about modifying the HF dust collector. However, few to none of them provide data on the effect on Static Pressure. While most people are only interested in flow, cfm, it is difficult to measure. It is much easier and more accurate to measure static pressure. Has anyone actually measured the static pressure loss with...

09-30-2017 01:13 PM

Weird Links - 16 replies

I have been getting some weird links in many of the posts. I do not think the authors are putting them in but they show up on various words and are links to advertisers. This only shows up on LJ and not on any other forum I belong to. It shows up on both my tablet and computer. Below is an example of what I am talking about. How do I get ...

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