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02-08-2016 06:54 PM

Will Grizzly t25666 rail connector work well in Festool T55 track saw? - 6 replies

I need to join two Festool 55 inch rails for a TS 55 track saw. According to Internet information I need two of the Festool rail connectors at $18 each + shipping. Currently Grizzly has their track saw rail connectors (for their saw) in stock for $3.69 each and I have a coupon for free shipping. Has anyone used the Grizzly rail connectors w...

01-31-2016 06:50 AM

Will stainless steel bolts rust & seize up? - 16 replies

Today got up into the 60s so I decided to start with an outdoor project – replacing the broken wood handle on my wheel barrow. For the last few weeks I have regularly sprayed the nuts with WD-40 hoping that they will become loose. They did not. So my question is will stainless steel bolts and nuts rust and seize up over a period of ...

01-24-2016 02:59 PM

Used stanley 7c or a new veritas jointer plane? - 19 replies

I am mainly a power tool woodworker who is getting interested in hand tools (saws, hand planes, etc.). I have had several discussions with friends and salesmen who suggest that I look towards a long jointer plane. Last year I played with a Lee Valley jointer plane. I recently found a used Stanley 7c type 13 plane for $85+shipping. I am wonde...

01-23-2016 02:22 PM

Dust Collector duct size / cfm? - 19 replies

The Internet is a great resource and I don’t know how I would live without it, but there is a lot of contradictory information some of which might even be inaccurate. I am looking at a new Dust Collector for my shop. I am looking at 3HP units which have an 8” inlet. Some sites say you should keep the largest duct size possible a...

01-17-2016 01:26 AM

Using a planer sled in place of a jointer? - 15 replies

I only have a 6 inch jointer. Although I would like to upgrade it to a 10 inch or larger it just is not going to happen in the near future. For the occasional need to join the first surface of a board wider than 6” I have been investigating the use of a planer sled. I understand how they can take twist out of a board. How does it wor...

12-20-2015 03:17 PM

Is the Portamate wood rack the same as the Triton wood rack? - 2 replies

I was in Lowes yesterday and noticed that they had the Portamate wood rack on sale for $29.99. I already have two sets of the Triton wood rack (wra 001) does anyone know if the Portamate is the same spacing between the shelves?

12-13-2015 07:06 PM

Toys and Joys customer service? - 5 replies

More than a week ago I e-mailed Toys and Joys to ask what restrictions they placed on completed projects made from their plans. I have yet to receive a reply. Is this normal for them? Can anyone point me to a web page where they specifically say if a project can be sold?

11-26-2015 05:08 PM

outdoor bolts that dont rust or seize up? - 2 replies

Many years ago I bought a cast iron Chimenea from ACE hardware. Every few years I have to replace the vertical chimney due to the sheet metal rusting. The chimney is attached to the cast iron top using 10-32 bolts a half inch long. They screw through holes in the vertical pipe into threaded holes in the cast iron. Unfortunately, being expose...

10-31-2015 08:24 PM

How do I know when a blade is dull? - 6 replies

I am a beginner at scrolling. I release the easy answer to my question is “when the blade stops cutting”, but how does a beginner know?

10-21-2015 10:06 PM

Thinking of a 2hp Laguna cyclone - 16 replies

Through Friday Woodcraft has the Laguna 2hp cyclone on sale for $1259.10. I called the local store and they said if I bought it at the store and then picked it up from the store there would be no shipping charge. Some places charge between $75 and $150 for shipping even if you pick it up. The specifications are 1750 cfm @ 14.8 static pressu...

09-15-2015 07:21 PM

value vs. cost of replacement double hung thermal windows? - 11 replies

At the end of July I had the chance to add a Mitsubishi ductless heat pump for heating and cooling. The worst of summer gets into the high 90s and the worst of winter is around 0. Currently I have 20+ year old single pane wooden windows that I installed and have swelled shut and will not open. The new part of the shop is insulated to R-19 w...

09-03-2015 10:32 PM

How do sharpening grits compare between water, oil, and diamond stones? - 2 replies

The title says it all. When discussions come up concerning sharpening how do translate / compare the grits of water, water and diamond stones?

08-26-2015 03:27 AM

Cast iron casters on concrete? - 7 replies

I have a 15 year old heavy-duty HTC mobile base that holds my Grizzly 17 inch bandsaw that weights over 600 pounds. Over the last two years the plastic wheels have been falling apart. I have decided to replace all four casters with heavy-duty casters from Grizzly. I am looking at the T21871 and T21872. Each caster is rated at 330 pounds. ...

08-22-2015 03:18 AM

planning on buying a G0738 air filter - 0 replies

As the title says I am planning on buying a G0738 air filter while it is on sale ($40 off) and I have a coupon for free shipping. The long term plan is to use two units to create a circular air flow and to assist the HVAC air handler move the air all the way down my 39 foot shop and then pull it back. There are several reviews from a coupl...

07-21-2015 02:05 PM

anyone have problems with audio from a Popular Woodworking / ShopWoodworking video download? - 0 replies

Last week one of the enumerable e-mails from Popular Woodworking / Shop Woodworking was for a discount on a video download of Frank Klausz video on joinery. I thought I would take a chance and buy it. When I play the downloaded MP4 file I don’t have any audio. I can see his mouth moving but no sound. I have tried: multiple downlo...

06-29-2015 08:58 PM

How do I laminate 2 pressure treated 2x8s together? - 14 replies

When the extension to my shop was built a pressure treated (pt) 2×8 was used as the bottom plate against the concrete slab. This piece extends across the doorway as a sill. To make a small ramp for moving heavy items into the shop I want to add an additional pt 2×6 and cut a slop in the two pieces. I have cut a slope in the existi...

06-28-2015 09:58 PM

On a Dust Collector what about placing impeller before cyclone? - 17 replies

From what I read adding a cyclone before the impeller decreases efficiency (cfm or suction?). If the goal is to maximize dust collection and keep it out of the pleated filter (wynn nano filter) what would happen if I placed the impeller first and fed the output of the impeller into the input of the cyclone? My equipment:Harbor Freight 2HP ...

06-18-2015 02:37 PM

Masking off wood before glueing and J-B Weld? - 1 reply

I normally use 3M blue painters tape to mask off areas that I don’t want glue squeeze out to get on. This method has worked well for Titebond woodworkers glue. The other day I did the same procedure and then used J-B Weld glue and found that the tape lifted up and J-B Weld got under it. I was wondering if there is something in J-B Wel...

06-09-2015 12:51 AM

Shop electric heat & AC - seer rating considerations? - 4 replies

Currently my shop is not air conditioned and I use a unvented propane heater for the winter. As I age I am getting more sensitive to heat & humidity which cuts back on time in the shop. With current temperatures it may be September before I can comfortable be back in the shop. I talked with my Brian my HVAC person and he recommended tha...

05-27-2015 04:49 PM

How to clean J-B Weld off of tools? - 17 replies

A friend has convinced me to use J-B Weld to repair a broken piece of furniture I may have to use a putty knife to get the J-B Weld all of the way into the cracks. Afterwards how do I clean the still liquid J-B Weld off of the putty knife?

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